Xiaomi Says It Shipped 9.2 Million Smartphones in India Last Quarter

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi shipped 9.2 million smartphones in Q3 2017 This is a record for the Chinese company in the country Xiaomi Redmi Note and Redmi 4 are the top selling smartphones Xiaomi has announced that it shipped 9.2 million smartphones, a record number of units, in India in Q3 2017. The announcement was made by Manu Kumar Jain, Vice President Xiaomi and Managing Director Xiaomi India in a tweet. Jain also shared a piece of trivia about Xiaomi smartphones shipments in the country. “We started with a humble beginning of…

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TSPSC FSO exam answer key 2017: Last date for raising objection extended

The Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) on Friday extended the date for raising objections against the preliminary answer key for the written exam to recruit Forest Section Officers (FSO) in the Forest Department of the state. The last date for receiving objections was November 3, which has been now extended to November 9. In a notification issued on the official website of TSPSC, the commission said, “ The last date of receiving objections on the Preliminary Keys which was declared as 03/11/2017 is now extended upto 09/11/2017. Candidates are…

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This country tops the best expat destinations for 2017. Last year it barely made it to the top 20

It may not be top of mind, but this small country in the Persian Gulf managed to leapfrog its way from 19th place in 2016 to the top spot this year, due mostly to the ease of settling in and high career satisfaction, as reported by its expat citizens. For the survey, conducted by networking site InterNations, 13,000 expats representing 166 nationalities, living in 188 countries or territories, were asked to rate 43 different aspects of life in their host country, which were then pooled into six categories: quality of…

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The secret of Namibia’s ‘fairy circles’ may be explained at last

The marks on the ground in the Namib desert resemble a vast sheet of polka dots, or to the less romantic observer, perhaps a bad case of chickenpox. In local myths, the bare, red circles fringed with grass are footprints of the gods, or patches of land once poisoned by the breath of a subterranean dragon. But even among scientists, who strive for more convincing theories, the curious, repetitive patterns have proved hard to explain. Since “fairy circles” became the focus of scientific study, researchers have proposed a host of…

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New academies laws were passed by Parliament last night: here is what they mean for you and your school

The government has passed legislation that will turn ‘inadequate’ schools into academies The Education and Adoption Bill, which will force all schools deemed to be “failing” to be turned into academies, completed its passage through Parliament last night. It will become law “as soon as possible” once it receives royal assent, the Department for Education has said. But what is a “failing” school, and what could the new law mean for you? If a maintained school is rated “inadequate” by Ofsted, it will become an academy This is the bill’s…

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Registrations for JEE Advanced 2016 to begin from April 29 – Check last date, eligibility here

The dates to register for JEE (Joint Entrance Examination ) Advanced 2016 have been declared. This year, the JEE exam will be conducted by IIT Guwahati. Registration: Important dates – The registrations for JEE Advanced 2016 will begin from  from April 29 and will close on May 4 Examination date The JEE The exam is scheduled to be conducted on May 22 by IIT Guwahati. Who are eligible to apply? Only the top 2 lakh rank holders of JEE Main will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2016. An…

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10 new professions appeared in the last year

As a very loud disclaimer, just let it be known that just because these jobs exist does not mean they are of value to our community or that they will last. If a person runs around saying he scrubs people’s auras for $600 per session, it does not mean he or she is adding to our society in any way other than removing money from fools. Some of these jobs may become common, and the rest will probably disappear in the same way that “change engineers” and “staff firelighter trainers”…

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