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Micromax to focus on offline sales, Yu to cater to online market

first_imgMicromax and Yu are set to embark on a dual brand strategy, says the company itself. At the launch of the Yu Yureka Black today the company announced dual brand strategy, highlighting on which it further notes that from now on, Micromax phones will be available only on offline stores, while Yu phones will be available on online retail stores. Launched today, Yu Yureka Black is set to be available exclusively on Flipkart starting June 6.Earlier, reports were such that Micromax will discontinue Yu mobiles brand. Now, with the announcement of the dual brand strategy we are not quite sure if Micromax is really shutting down Yu mobiles. Although, what is confirmed for now is Yu mobiles will be available only via offline stores, whereas all Micromax mobiles will be available on online retail stores.Micromax’s sub brand Yu has come back to India after a long break. To recall, Yu launched its last smartphone in India back in August. Today, at an event in New Delhi, the company launched Yureka Black today, at a price of Rs 8,999. The new Yureka Black comes with 5-inch full HD PS LCD display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top, 3,000mAh battery, 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable via a microSD card.On the optics front, Yureka Black features a 13-megapixel rear camera coupled with LED flash. While on the front, the smartphone sports an 8-megapixel front facing camera, which also comes coupled with LED flash. The newly launched smrtphone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box and juices its power from Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC paired with Adreno 510 GPU.The device also comes with a 3.5mm jack on the top. Yureka Black is available exclusively on Flipkart.advertisementMicromax recently launched Dual 5 and Evoke series of smartphones in the country.Also Read: Yu Yureka Black with striking all black design, 4GB RAM launched for Rs 8,999last_img read more

Indias crucial contribution in ITER hope for energy freedom

first_imgCadarache (France): The upcoming $25 billion plasma-based fusion reactor ITER, in which India is a partner, is the hope to energy freedom and also a solution to the world that is gripped with a threat to survival primarily by the use of fossil energy and fast depleting conventional energy resources. These were the views expressed by former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India, Anil Kakodkar, who was at his maiden visit on Tuesday to ITER facility being built in Saint-Paul-les-Durance, some 35km north of Aix-en-Provence in southern France. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year India is one of the seven partners, both in-kind and in-cash, in a first-of-a-kind global collaboration. Talking to IANS on the sidelines of an event to mark India achieving a significant milestone in fabrication of the world’s largest high-vacuum chamber — crucial cryostat — that is now ready for installation, Kakodkar, 76, said fusion energy has the potential to provide abundant energy supply sustainably, avoiding climate change concerns. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India “ITER is a unique global technological effort of an unprecedented magnitude. It is thus the way to new energy paradigm that the humanity is desperately looking for,” he said in an interview. Saying that this was his first visit to the facility, Kakodkar, a member of Atomic Energy Commission, said the slope of progress in ITER has gone up remarkably in a short span of time. “Despite intense international discussions, the target of limiting global warming to within 1.5 degrees Celsius with respect to pre-industrial levels seems nowhere in sight. Studies have shown that without a significant contribution from non-fossil base load electricity generation, such a target would be too expensive to be realised in practice,” he said. In today’s context this essentiality meant greater role of the nuclear energy. “Going forward, this also highlights the important role fusion energy would be required to play in future. The challenge then before the technology community is to ensure that these options are a reality as early as possible,” he said. Certainly before the world reaches the cliff edge, he said the ITER project, in which countries constituting more than half of the world population have come together to address this important global challenge, is thus a mission that must be timely accomplished. Remembering the role he played in shaping up India’s participation in ITER collaboration, he said he fondly remembers the formal events in Brussels and Paris that brought ITER and the international organisations for driving it into its formal existence. An optimistic Kakodkar added that he is looking for the day when fusion burn would become a regular feature in ITER. Designed to demonstrate the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion power, ITER will be the world’s largest experimental fusion facility. Fusion is the process that powers the sun and the stars, when light atomic nuclei fuse together to form heavier ones, a large amount of energy is released. Fusion research is aimed at developing a safe, abundant and environmentally-responsible energy source. ITER is now 65 per cent ready. The project aims to complete through first plasma in 2025, a key milestone toward full fusion power by 2035. ITER is a global collaboration. Europe will contribute almost half of the cost of its construction, while the other six members of this joint international venture (China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the US) will contribute equally to the rest.last_img read more

LIC assets rise to Rs 3111L cr completes 63 years in business

first_imgNew Delhi: Insurance behemoth LIC on Sunday said its assets have grown to over Rs 31.11 lakh crore, mainly helped by a bouquet of 32 plans under individual business. With the increased business, the market share of the insurer rose to 73.1 per cent at the end of July 2019. “Starting with an initial capital of Rs 5 crore in 1956, LIC has assets of over Rs 31,11,847.28 crore with life fund to the tune of Rs 28,28,320.12 crore,” the insurer said in a statement on the occasion of its foundation day. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalLIC had started with 168 offices in 1956, and today it has over 4,851 offices. The insurer has over one lakh employees, 11.79 lakh agents, 29.09 crore plus policies, it said. During 2018-19, LIC registered a growth of 5.68 per cent in the new business in terms of the first year Premium. Total first year premium amounted to Rs 1,42,191.69 crore at the end of March 31, 2019 capturing 66.24 per cent of market share. LIC’s market share in terms of number of policies was 74.71 per cent, garnering over 21 million new policies as on March 31, 2019. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostIt further said the focus of the Corporation is to enhance the e-presence and e-delivery capabilities and to transform existing enterprise IT systems in sync with the expectation of the users. LIC is also issuing ePolicy along with physical policy document, it said. LIC has already revamped its portal system with latest technological platforms to enhance digital experience and provide online services and has more than 1.13 crore registered users with an average daily login count in excess of 1 lakh users. Various options are available in the portal like Product information, downloading Plan brochures of LIC, Premium Calculator, Apply for Policy, LIC Office Locator, Policy Self Servicing options like Policy Information, Online Premium Payments, Advance Premium payments, Revivals, Online Loan Request, Loan Repayments, ULIP statement, Grievance Redressal etc. Various alerts and notifications keep the Customer updated on his policy details. LIC offers life insurance protection under group policies to people below poverty line at subsidized rates under social security group schemes like Converged Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (Converged PMJJBY) and Converged Aam Admi Bima Yojana (Converged AABY). These schemes provide life insurance protection to the persons living below poverty line and marginally above poverty line. LIC is present in 14 countries abroad through its branch offices, wholly owned subsidiary and joint venture companies. The corporation has deployed its funds to the best advantage of the policy holders as well as the community as a whole. “National priorities and obligation of reasonable returns to the policyholders are the main criteria of our investments,” said the company in a statement adding that the total funds, so invested for the benefit of the community at large are Rs 29,84,331 crore as on March 31, 2019.last_img read more