Tamil Nadu real estate series Part 4: Rampant construction make realtors richer as water table goes poorer

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In Pulicat, 56 km away from Chennai, an astounding transformation is taking place — a resort with grand individual villas and at least two residential townships are to be constructed soon. The catch? It is at the lakefront of the Pulicat Lake and is dangerously close to the lagoon in the ecologically sensitive area. Another catch – government departments and agencies are aware of this development, which private builders are more than happy to market and cash on.

This is not new. In 2002, when Pallikaranai marsh was finally declared a conservation site, realtors were happy to flock to the area. How did they manage to build atop the marsh? The conservation site status was withdrawn at an unknown point and there began the market for green homes. An activist who refused to be named said, “The moment the government decides to take action on a lake or an area with rich vegetation, real estate agencies rejoice because the demand and prices increase for townships and residential plots near these areas. Lake views are the real estate dream.”

Here’s where real estate affects the waterbody from the process of construction to occupation by residents by converting it into a residential area.

Speculative buying

When a piece of land is up for sale, usually agricultural, the news goes out to a cartel of buyers. The coveted piece of land is the one with plenty of water availability. The buyers in the cartel independently negotiate areas adjacent to the piece of land. In the event of procuring a 100-acre piece of agricultural land, the land is left fallow for three-four months. Once the land is drained of all water, the agricultural land is naturally converted into non-agricultural land. And that paves the way for the real estate agents to build on farm lands and eventually decimate the water content of areas rich in the resource.

No Objection Certificates

“It’s extremely easy,” says John K, a developer based in Chennai, “to obtain a No Objection Certificate from the Tahsildar.” An NOC is required to clear the land of any issues such as blockage of waterways, irrigation channels or inundation. A sum of Rs 5,000 must be furnished as a bribe to the tahsildar, according to the developer. The new regularisation rules as discussed in Part 1 and Part 2 of the series detail the illegal requirements to regularise unapproved layouts which had not followed the regulations by the government.

“But what is the point of regularising buildings from 2010 or even later which have already violated these rules and obstructed waterways?” asks VBR Menon, the advocate who filed the PIL which brought back the blanket ban on unapproved plots and layouts. “These are 90 percent of the constructions today. A mere 10 percent may have followed the rules but we don’t even know that for sure,” he says.

The slow decline of rainwater harvesting systems

“The state government was the first in the country to pass the Chennai Groundwater Regulation Act in 1987, which sought mainly to curb the commercial groundwater exploitation within the city limits. In 1998, borewell digging from Adyar to Mahabalipuram was banned. In 2001, rainwater harvesting became mandatory in multi-storeyed buildings. But due to irregular monsoons, very little can be used,” says Joseph Thomas, a researcher at the IIT Madras Research Park.

After regular droughts, in August 2003, the government passed an ordinance making RWH mandatory for all buildings (existing and new) in the city and throughout the state. It further set a deadline of 31 October, 2003 for this process to be completed. But RWH is long forgotten due to the effects of drought, irregular monsoons brought on by climate change. “Very few homes have systems currently because of heavy reliance on borewells. It’s an easier quick fix,” says Thomas.

A dangerous substitute for rainwater harvesting

Many know little about the extremely worrying consequences of borewells on water recharge areas and buffers which have already been encroached on. Apartment residents have resorted to indiscriminate use of borewells to meet their water needs. Real estate developers, while having to follow compulsory rainwater harvesting regulations, are also resorting to borewells to extract water.

According to a 2006 publication, Vaidyanathan and J Saravanan summarised the action of the government in this regard. “Since the 1970s it is evident in the sinking of increasing numbers of open wells and deep bore wells. This trend, a symptom of the increasing water scarcity in the city, led to a progressive decline in groundwater levels as well as seawater intrusion in coastal aquifers,” it says.

The government, therefore, had no other choice but to allow the use of borewells provided the ground water was used only for purposes other than drinking and cooking. But with the advent of RO filters, residents in prime aquifer recharge areas used the filtered groundwater as drinking water. This, as a result, has led to a lower water table over the years.

The consequences of over-extraction

The total dissolved solids level, which determines the drinking water standards of groundwater, has deteriorated over the past five years, rendering water in various areas unusable. TDS levels are high when dissolved ​solids come ​from organic ​sources such as ​industrial ​waste, sewage and rocks and ​air that may ​contain calcium ​bicarbonate, ​nitrogen, iron ​phosphorous, ​sulphur, and ​other minerals. ​Many of these ​materials form ​salts, ​which are ​compounds that ​contain both a ​metal and a ​non-metal. These salts turn the water saline. The most important factor that determines whether water can be used for drinking is its saline concentration.

According to the Board of Indian Standards, the acceptable TDS level is between 500-600. But most places in Chennai have exceeded this number, and stand at a whopping 1,000-1,200. None of this water can be used for drinking. “There are two reasons. The aquifer quality may naturally be at that TDS level,” says Packialakshmi, an assistant professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Sathyabhama University.

“But the major reason we should all be worried about is over-extraction. In Tambaram and Perumbakkam water tankers extract the most amount of ground water. Fifteen years ago, the water quality was good in both areas, and water could be extracted barely 25-50 ft from the ground,” she says.

Due to the indiscriminate use of tanker lorry water by industries and high rises, many from the lower economic backgrounds have had to suffer. Slums and housing board areas which depend on sumps can no longer do so because the groundwater has drastically dropped. Borewells in middle and upper-class residential colonies have extracted most of the water. “All that’s left is fossil water – water collected during ancient periods that should not be touched at all. Like crude oil,” says Thomas.

“Water is common property and we must use it accordingly. We all forget that. And equity is just as important as regular water supply,” Packialakshmi says.

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Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Pro With Dual Front Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications

Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Pro With Dual Front Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications

Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Both smartphones come with front-facing dual cameras
  • The smartphones are expected to be announced on August 17
  • Asus recently started sending out invites for launch of ZenFone 4

Asus recently started sending out press invites for the launch event of its ZenFone 4 smartphone on August 17 but the company’s online store has already listed two models of the handset on its website. Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro ZD552KL and Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie ZD553KL have now been listed on the online retail store of the Asus France site and all the specifications as well as images of the smartphone are now available for customers to see. There’s no information of when the products will go on sale however.

While the Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro has been priced by the company at EUR 399.99 (roughly Rs. 30,050), the ZenFone 4 Selfie will be available for purchase at EUR 299.99 (roughly Rs. 22,550). As the names suggest, both smartphones are focused on selfies and come with dual cameras at front. The Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro bears a front-facing dual camera setup with a 24-megapixel sensor and another 5-megapixel sensor. The ZenFone 4 Selfie on the other hand comes with a 20-megapixel sensor and another 8-megapixel sensor at the front of the handset. At rear end, both new Asus smartphones feature 16-megapixel primary cameras.

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Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie

Moving to the other specifications, both the dual-SIM (Nano+Micro) Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro and the ZenFone 4 Selfie run Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and sport 5.5-inch displays but the former packs a full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Super AMOLED display while the latter settles for an HD (720×1280 pixels) LCD display. The ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2.0GHz coupled with 4GB of RAM. The regular ZenFone 4 Selfie is slightly underpowered and is kept running by a Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM.

Both the new handsets come with 64GB of built-in storage, which is expandable via microSD card up to 128GB) with a dedicated slot. The Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro and the ZenFone 4 Selfie both house batteries with 3000mAh capacity but minutely vary in measurements and weight. The Pro variant measures 154.02×74.83x7mm and weighs 145 grams while the regular variant measures 155.66×75.9×7.85mm and weighs slightly less at 144 grams.

The connectivity options offered by the Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro and the ZenFone 4 Selfie include 4G connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.1. Both smartphones come with a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button at front and will be offered with warranty of 2 years by the company.

As of now, there is no option to purchase the smartphones from the Asus France’s online store but interested customers can sign up to receive updates regarding the availability.

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Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro

Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.50-inch

Processor

2GHz octa-core

Front Camera

24-megapixel

Resolution

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

16-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3000mAh

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  • Asus ZenFone 4 A450CG (Red, 8GB) – SOLD OUT – OFFER
    Rs.4,199
  • Asus ZenFone 4 A400CG (Yellow, 8GB) – SOLD OUT – OFFER
    Rs.4,499
  • Asus ZenFone 4 A400CG (Black, 8GB) – SOLD OUT – OFFER
    Rs.4,499
Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie

Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.50-inch

Processor

1.4GHz octa-core

Front Camera

20-megapixel

Resolution

720×1280 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

16-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3000mAh

Also See
  • Asus ZenFone 4 A450CG (Red, 8GB) – SOLD OUT – OFFER
    Rs.4,199
  • Asus ZenFone 4 A400CG (Yellow, 8GB) – SOLD OUT – OFFER
    Rs.4,499
  • Asus ZenFone 4 A400CG (Black, 8GB) – SOLD OUT – OFFER
    Rs.4,499

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Xiaomi Redmi 4 Flash Sale at 12pm Today via Amazon India, Mi.com

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Flash Sale at 12pm Today via Amazon India, Mi.com

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Xiaomi Redmi 4 price in India starts at Rs. 6,999
  • Amazon India and Mi.com have their own sale offers
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4 price goes up to Rs. 10,999

Xiaomi Redmi 4 (Review) will be made available to purchase in the country via Amazon India and Mi.com. The flash sale begins at 12pm IST, and each e-commerce site has different sale offers listed. While Amazon India is offering up to 30GB additional data from Reliance Jio, a free 12-month subscription to Hungama Music, a free 3-month subscription to Hungama Play, and Rs. 200 Kindle promotion credits, Xiaomi’s own Mi.com store is offering a free 12-month subscription to Hungama Music and 10 percent SuperCash for MobiKwik users.

The Xiaomi Redmi 4 was launched in India in May, and differs significantly from the Redmi 4 launchedin China. The Indian variant is in fact the Redmi 4X that was launched in China in February, and is powered by the Snapdragon 435 SoC instead of the Snapdragon 430 SoC on the original.

Xiaomi Redmi 4 price in India

The Xiaomi Redmi 4 price in India starts at Rs. 6,999 for the 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage variant, and goes up to Rs. 8,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant, and Rs.10,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant.

Xiaomi Redmi 4 specifications

The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Xiaomi Redmi 4 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It sports an all-metal body and a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. The smartphone bears a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display. It is powered by a Snapdragon 435 SoC, with up to 4GB of RAM.

The Xiaomi Redmi 4 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. On the front, it packs a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture. Xiaomi Redmi 4’s inbuilt storage is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).

Connectivity options on the Redmi 4 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB with OTG, Bluetooth v4.1, and 3.5mm audio jack. It also sports an infrared sensor. It measures 139.2×69.6.x8.6mm, and weighs 150 grams. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 is powered by a 4100mAh battery.

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Xiaomi Redmi 4

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Buy
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  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Good build quality
  • Compact body
  • Solid battery performance
  • Excellent value for money
  • Bad
  • Average camera performance
  • Hybrid dual-SIM
  • Limited availability
BUY AT
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4
    Rs.6,999
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4 (Black, 16GB, 2GB RAM) – 
    Rs.6,999
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4 (Gold, 16GB, 2GB RAM) – 
    Rs.6,999

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 to Get a Big Sale on Flipkart on Wednesday

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 to Get a Big Sale on Flipkart on Wednesday

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The sale will provide exchange options and other offers
  • The smartphone was recently confirmed to get Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was launched in India earlier this year

The Redmi Note 4 has been one of the more popular Xiaomi handsets since its India launch earlier this year and in order to mark its 6-month anniversary, Flipkart is organising a “Big Redmi Note 4” sale on Wednesday – its regular weekly flash sale day. The sale for the Xiaomi smartphone will start from 12pm IST on Wednesday and the company will offer exchange offers, EMI facility, and buyback guarantee options.

As part of the Big Redmi Note 4 sale, Flipkart is offering assured “Buyback Guarantee” for a price of Rs. 249, across all variants of the phone, i.e., 2GB of RAM/ 32GB of inbuilt storage , 3GB of RAM/ 64GB of built-in storage, and 4GB of RAM/ 64GB storage. The website will also be offering an assured 40 percent value back when the smartphone is exchanged within a period of 6-8 months, from the date of purchase.

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“Customers can also exchange their old smartphones for a new Redmi Note 4 for as low as Rs. 999, availing up to Rs. 12,000 off,” the company said in its release. The customers can also avail an additional discount of Rs. 500 on MI Air Purifier 2, with every purchase of the Redmi Note 4. The site is also promoting EMI’s via Citibank credit card.

Importantly, Flipkart has said that it has ensured “ample stock availability” for the Big Redmi Note 4 sale. To recall, the Flipkart listing of the Redmi Note 4 recently revealed that the smartphone will be getting an upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat eventually.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Rs. 14,999
Buy
  • REVIEW
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Solid build quality
  • Great battery performance
  • Decent cameras
  • Bad
  • Hybrid SIM slot
  • Too much software bloat
BUY AT
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Gold, 64GB, 4GB RAM)
    Rs. 14,999
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Black, 64GB)
    Rs. 15,499

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 to Get a Big Sale on Flipkart on Wednesday

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 to Get a Big Sale on Flipkart on Wednesday

The Redmi Note 4 has been one of the more popular Xiaomi handsets since its India launch earlier this year and in order to mark its 6-month anniversary, Flipkart is organising a “Big Redmi Note 4” sale on Wednesday – its regular weekly flash sale day. The sale for the Xiaomi smartphone will start from 12pm IST on Wednesday and the company will offer exchange offers, EMI facility, and buyback guarantee options.

As part of the Big Redmi Note 4 sale, Flipkart is offering assured “Buyback Guarantee” for a price of Rs. 249, across all variants of the phone, i.e., 2GB of RAM/ 32GB of inbuilt storage , 3GB of RAM/ 64GB of built-in storage, and 4GB of RAM/ 64GB storage. The website will also be offering an assured 40 percent value back when the smartphone is exchanged within a period of 6-8 months, from the date of purchase.

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“Customers can also exchange their old smartphones for a new Redmi Note 4 for as low as Rs. 999, availing up to Rs. 12,000 off,” the company said in its release. The customers can also avail an additional discount of Rs. 500 on MI Air Purifier 2, with every purchase of the Redmi Note 4. The site is also promoting EMI’s via Citibank credit card.

Importantly, Flipkart has said that it has ensured “ample stock availability” for the Big Redmi Note 4 sale. To recall, the Flipkart listing of the Redmi Note 4 recently revealed that the smartphone will be getting an upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat eventually.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 to Be Available for Purchase Today via Flipkart

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 to Be Available for Purchase Today via Flipkart

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, the popular budget smartphone from the house of Xiaomi, will go on sale in the country on Wednesday. The smartphone, which was launched in India at the start of this year, will be made available to buy via Flipkart at 12pm IST. Unlike previous weeks, the smartphone will only go on sale via the e-commerce site, with Xiaomi appearing to be saving its inventory for the 3rd Mi Anniversary sale on Thursday and Friday. As before, the smartphone will be made available in three variants in India – 2GB RAM/ 32GB storage 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage. Four colour options – Gold, Grey, Matte Black, and Silver – will also be on offer.

Flipkart is also offering a 5 percent discount on Axis Bank Buzz credit cards on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, with a Buyback Guarantee also being provided.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 price in India, specifications

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 price in India starts at Rs. 9,999 for the 2GB RAM, 32GB storage variant, going up to Rs. 10,999, for the 3GB RAM, 32GB storage variant, and  Rs. 12,999 for the 4GB RAM, 64GB storage variant.

The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Redmi Note 4 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) 2.5D curved glass IPS display with a 401ppi pixel density. Powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC, it comes with 3GB and 4GB of RAM, depending on the variant.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4’s rear camera bears a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor equipped with PDAF (phase detection autofocus), an f/2.0 aperture, 77-degree wide angle lens, and dual-tone LED flash. The front camera sports a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor, coupled with an 85-degree wide angle lens. Expandable storage is available on the Redmi Note 4 via a hybrid dual-SIM card configuration, supporting microSD cards (up 128GB).

As for connectivity, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 offers 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/g/b/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, Micro-USB, and Infrared. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, electronic compass, and proximity sensor. Redmi Note 4 battery capacity is rated at 4100mAh battery, and the new Xiaomi smartphone measures 151x76x8.35mm, and weighs 175 grams.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 will go on sale today at 12PM via Flipkart

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 will go on sale today at 12PM via Flipkart

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is one of the best selling smartphones in India, thanks to its affordable price tag and great specs.

The Redmi Note 4 goes on sale during Wednesdays and Fridays on both Flipkart and Mi.com. The device is also available offline at an additional cost of Rs. 500 than the online price. But there is a one-off sale that has been announced by Xiaomi. Going by the same, the Redmi Note 4 will be going on sale today via Flipkart.

For today’s sale, Flipkart will list two variants of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 – one is the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant priced at Rs. 10,999 and the other is the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant priced at Rs. 12,999. These variants will be listed in three color options – Gold, Matte Black, and Grey. Like the usual flash sales, this Special Sunday Sale of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 will start at 12PM today.

To refresh on the specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, the device is fitted with a 5.5-inch FHD 1080p 2.5D curved glass IPS display. Under its hood, the smartphone is equipped with a Snapdragon 652 SoC. The imaging department is taken care of by a 13MP rear camera with PDAF, 77-degree wide-angle lens, dual tone LED flash and f/2.0 aperture. Up front, there is a 5MP selfie camera with an 85-degree wide-angle lens.

While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is available in three storage variants, the device has a hybrid dual SIM card slot that supports expandable storage up to 128GB using a microSD card. The device comes packed with other aspects such as 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, Infrared, and a 4100mAh battery. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow topped with MIUI 8.

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Apple Releases First Beta of New WatchOS 4 Operating System to Developers

Apple today announced new versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS at the keynote event of its Worldwide Developers Conference, and is now providing betas to developers for testing purposes. watchOS 4, the latest version of the operating system that runs on the Apple Watch, is now available for download.

Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the watchOS 4 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General –> Software update.

To install the update, the Apple Watch must have 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone.

watchOS 4 introduces three new watch faces, including a dedicated Siri watch face that displays dynamic information unique to each individual, new Disney-themed Toy Story watch faces starring Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and Jessie, and a Kaleidoscope watch face designed to turn static images into “mesmerizing patterns.”

There are new complications for Now Playing and Apple News, and an enhanced Workout app. GymKit, a new technology platform, will allow the Apple Watch to interface with gym equipment for workout data sharing purposes, and Activity app will offer up intelligent coating and tailored encouragement, plus new monthly activity challenges.

A redesigned Music app syncs automatically with the Apple Music new Music Mix, and there are auto-sets for for swim workouts. There’s also a new High Intensity Internal Training workout option, and the Apple Watch supports the new person-to-person Apple Pay feature.

watchOS 4 is only available to developers and will not be provided to public beta testers, so non-developers will need to wait until the software is officially released in the fall to try it out.

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Rupee good run continues, gains 4 paise against dollar

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The rupee’s good run continued into the 8th straight session today as it firmed up by another 4 paise in early trade to 67.33 against the dollar after the US currency saw higher selling by exporters and banks amid foreign fund inflows. Forex dealers said the weakness in the greenback against other currencies overseas and a higher opening in the domestic equity market also supported the rupee.

Yesterday, the rupee had surged by 10 paise to close at a nearly two-month high of 67.37 on sustained dollar unwinding from exporters and banks amid weak overseas trend. Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose 53.97 points, or 0.19 per cent, to 28,280.58, in early session today.

[Source:- indianexpress]

January security update starts hitting Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung has started rolling out a new update to its Galaxy Note 4 smartphone. Currently hitting units in Germany, the update brings Android security fixes for the month of January.

Although it’s not set in stone, the Netherlands, Poland, and the UK should be next in line to receive the update.

As is usually the case with OTA roll-outs, it may take some time for the update to hit your device. Meanwhile, if you feel impatient, you can manually check for the update by heading to your handset’s Settings menu.

[Source:- gsmarena]