Nokia 2: two-day battery life on a single charge

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the launch of the Nokia 2. Nokia phones are associated with great battery life; today, we announce a smartphone that takes it to a whole new level. With two-day battery lifei, the Nokia 2 is built to keep going long after other smartphones need recharging.

Its impressive two-day battery lifei doesn’t come at the expense of performance. Combining a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ and a 5 inch, high quality display with the pure, secure and up to date AndroidTM experience, the Nokia 2 offers technology that you can depend on, all day every day.

Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, said:

“People rely on their phones so much these days with many people subconsciously rationing their battery life when out and about so they can last the day. We don’t think you should have to do less with your phone which is why we created a smartphone that can power through when other devices need a pit stop.

“With the Nokia 2, we wanted to replicate the unique Android experience we’ve delivered so far with the long-lasting battery which so many fans associate and expect from their Nokia phones. To make this a reality, every component of the Nokia 2- from the display to battery, chipset to system design – has been engineered to draw as little power as possible from the huge battery to give fans a long-lasting phone they can rely on.”

Built to last in every way

The Nokia 2 delivers unrivalled durability in design, drawing on all the hallmarks of the Nokia phone heritage of quality, simplicity and reliability. Its sleek frame is precision-machined from a single block of aluminium while Corning® Gorilla® Glass is complemented by sculpted polycarbonate on the back delivering both a great feel and the build-quality you expect from a Nokia smartphone. Premium materials and thoughtful, ergonomic design combine to create a unique model that’s as practical as it is stylish, leaving you free to enjoy an affordable, long-lasting smartphone experience.

Freedom to do more

It’s not just about the high capacity 4100 mAh battery, the 5-inch LTPS LCD HD display offers a bright, crisp viewing experience while delivering lower power consumption. The Nokia 2 gives you the freedom to fully immerse yourself in continuous entertainment – from HD videos and crisp, clear photos to your favourite songs, social media, and web browsing – without worrying about running out of battery.

With an 8MP rear camera featuring automatic scene detection and auto focus, the Nokia 2 ensures you get fantastic shots every time. Using the 5MP front camera, you can capture the moment from any angle. You will always have the extra capacity you need for the memories you capture with its dedicated memory card slot and unlimited[i] photo and video uploads to Google Photos.

Always pure, secure and up-to-date Android

Nokia smartphones always offer a pure, secure and up-to-date Android experience, with incredible features like Google Assistant but no preinstalls or skins. Launching with Android Nougat and Android Oreo ready, the Nokia 2 receives monthly security updates so you can be sure that your smartphone is safe and up-to-date.


The Nokia 2 will be available in Pewter/Black, Pewter/White and Copper/Black for a global average retail price of €99.

Technical specifications for the Nokia 2

  • Networks:
    • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
    • WCDMA: 1, 2, 5, 8
    • LTE: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40
  • Network: LTE Cat. 4, 150Mbps DL/50Mbps UL, VoLTE, Video Calling, VoWiFi
  • CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile Platform
  • OS: Android Nougat
  • Storage: 8GB e-MMC (up to 128GB with MicroSD card)
  • Display: 5.0” HD 1280 x 720 LTPS LCD, In-Cell Touch, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • Camera:
    • Primary camera: 8MP auto focus with LED flash
    • Front-facing camera: 5MP fixed focus
  • Connectivity: 11 b/g/n, BT 4.1, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/Beidou, FM/(RDS)
  • Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass
  • Battery: 4100 mAh
  • SIM slot: 2 Nano-SIM + 1 uSD slot (Dual SIM) / Nano-SIM + 1 uSD slot (Single SIM)
  • Input/output: Micro USB (USB 2.0), 3.5mm audio jack
  • Dimensions: 143.5 x 71.3 x 9.30 mm

Mobility Solutions would serve purpose provided these are available to Masses Anytime & Everywhere: PHD Chamber

A conference on Making New India by 2022: India goes Digital – Mobility Solutions for Centre & States (Presented by HP Inc.) held here under aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry has recommended that such solutions would acquire a meaning provided the State’s services are delivered to common masses anytime and everywhere.

This would be possible in case data integration of States services are done with, disruptive nature of services so that delays do not occur in disbursement of government services of all sorts as this is the only way through which the common man will gain in and become the beneficiary of well intended government’s move since delays cost money and time.

The aforesaid advisories were mooted by the public functionaries and experts that participated in the Conference comprising Director, Ministry of Planning & Programme Implementation, Mr. Ganga Kumar; Principal Resident Commissioner, Jharkhand, Dr. D K Tiwari; Founder & CEO, Right2Vote Infotech Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Neeraj Gutgutia; Founder & Chairman, Bharosa Trust, Mr. Sanjay Bhargava and Sr. Vice President, PHD Chamber, Rajeev Talwar.

The Conference, which was presided over by Mr. Talwar, appreciated that mobility solutions for centre and states are well intended and beginning for their deliveries has been well initiated and would advance gradually for making new India by 2022.

However, it was acknowledged that its pace needed to be accelerated with best of available technologies so that possible fallacies and inaccuracies on its way are arrested at the beginning itself and the objectives and purposes associated with it are well served.

The Conference concluded with a happy note that mobility solutions are the realities of the emerging times as the people and common masses of India are already fed with this aspirations that emphasizes that all government services and benefits of its social schemes would reach at their doorsteps.


Columbia Asia expands in India with its 5th super specialty hospital in the city

Columbia Asia, the reputed international chain of hospitals, expanded its footprint in India by commissioning its twelfth facility here at Sarjapur Road, Bangalore. With eleven floors for clinical services and spread across an area of 2,60,000 sqft of built up area, this will be Columbia Asia’s biggest hospital in the country. With 206 beds and advanced facilities, this tertiary care hospital in the city will have a team of highly qualified medical personnel and nursing staff practicing International protocols and providing the best possible care to the community.

“It gives us great pleasure to launch this world-class facility in Bangalore. With the growth of specialty healthcare and focus on providing the best of patient care, our new unit – Columbia Asia Hospital Sarjapur Road provides a powerful, best-in-class product to healthcare providers that will aid them in their efforts to exceed patient expectations in quality healthcare. Columbia Asia presents to the city a truly International healthcare facility”, said Dr. Nandakumar Jairam, CEO, Chairman and Group Medical Director, Columbia Asia Hospitals Pvt Ltd.

The hospital will cater to all healthcare specialties including cardiology, general surgery, neurology, oncology, gynecology & women care, orthopedics, ophthalmology, pediatrics, pulmonology, urology and many more.

Speaking about the launch of the new centre Mr. Jasdeep Singh, Chief Operating Officer, Columbia Asia Hospitals said, “Columbia Asia has served Bangalore since 2005. We have always been in the forefront in meeting the expectations of the people and are committed to give the Bengalureans the best in class healthcare facilities through our hospitals. This is evident from the fact that we have now five hospitals in different parts of the city, allowing the citizens easy access to quality healthcare closer to their doorstep. At Columbia Asia, patients are the centre of our attention and we aim to provide them the care they expect from us”.

“Sarjapur road is a hub for corporates, IT parks, educational institutions and many more; our hospital is situated on the main outer ring road and is a full-fledged tertiary care centre that will support in enhancing the quality of lifestyle and health amongst citizens. We have the entire gamut of medical and surgical specialized services with modular state-of-the-art Operation Theatres, 50 dedicated critical care beds, 24X7 services of Emergency, Blood Bank, Lab, Radiology and Pharmacy.  The launch of our newest & largest super specialty hospital at Sarjapur Road further signifies our commitment to clinical excellence”, said Ms Manisha Kumar, General Manager, Columbia Asia Hospital – Sarjapur Road.

The Columbia Asia hospital system, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, was created two decades ago with an innovative business model focused on modern, efficient and affordable multispecialty hospitals located close to where patients live and work.

Columbia Asia’s parent company, Columbia Pacific Management, has unprecedented experience in delivering healthcare to Asia and the United States.  Besides Columbia Asia, the company has three senior living facilities in China through its China senior care affiliate, Cascade Healthcare.

IIFL Foundations brings 25000 out of School Girls back into the Fold of Education

IIFL Foundation, the CSR arm of the financial conglomerate IIFL Group has brought 25,000 ‘’out of school girls” into the classrooms in just one year in association with the local communities through ‘Sakhiyon Ki Badi’, or community school for out of school girls in rural remote areas of Rajasthan.

IIFL foundation also works on rehabilitation of Govt. Schools by improving the infrastructure by building additional classrooms and providing a digital classroom to provide a state of art digital education to the children. At the inauguration of one such school in Kadechavas of Udaipur district on Saturday, MP, Udaipur, Mr. Arjunlal Meena said, “We appreciate the work by IIFL Foundation and promise to extend them all the support for their educational initiatives in Rajasthan.”

CEO of IIFL Foundation Sarika Kulkarni said, “We have started our initiatives in South Rajasthan and aim to reach the whole state and ensure that every single girl attends school. The government and local communities have been extremely supportive and have made our initiative successful.”

India is home to millions of illiterate and out of school girls. Rajasthan alone has about 10 lac out of school girls, as per 2011 census. Multiple problems keep girls away from education including household responsibilities, absence of schools in remote areas and parents not being interested in sending girl children.

IIFL Foundation’s ‘Sakhiyon Ki Badi’ school for girls has a mission to provide best in class education to the illiterate and out of school girls in remote and rural Rajasthan.

IIFL Foundation’s Sarika Kulkarni said, “In the last one year we have mobilised out of school girls, identified locations, organised massive teachers training camps, created simple and interesting training booklets for easy learning.” IIFL has also installed smart classroom equipment which facilitates creative interactive learning through digital boards.

Melody Rejuvenated old times of Salil Chowdhury

India’s Habitat centre witnessed a pulsating evening on Friday when Legendary Indian Music Composer Salil Chowdhury was paid tribute by Singer and music composer Runki Goswami on the occasion of his upcoming 95th birth anniversary.

It was a pleasure to perform on the songs of iconic personality Salil Chowdhury says Runki Goswami. I am a big fan of his composition; it is privilege to sing Salil Chowdhury’s song. The moment was overwhelming and paying tribute to such a legend is like a dream come true. It is like a test for my singing ability because if any singer can sing Salil Chowdhury’s song that means it can sing any song.

The evening started when Runki rendered her performance with hit classics of Salil Chowdhury “Kahin Dur Jab Din Dhal Jaye” and “Rimjhim k yeh pyare pyare geet liye”. The audience was swaying to her performance on songs like “Janeman Janeman tere do nayan”.

The stealing performance of Runki on classical music has left the today’s generation songs behind. She has proved that current songs may be catchy but what stole the heart of the audience were old classics songs. The evening brought back the golden period and revived the memories with some unforgettable songs of Salil Chowdhury. Runki Goswami believes that new generations are taking up classical songs to the top and they are giving various version of classical song.

She ended with a note that this evening is like a blessing for me. And the musicians were the life and the soul of the evening. Without them I wouldn’t be able to sing.

No doubts, the event has created a lasting impression on the Delhiites.

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Jaipur revelled at Radio City’s Gig City LIVE with SalimSulaiman and Mame Khan

Radio City’s Gig City presented the McDowell’s No.1 Soda No. 1 Yaari Jam concert at Gig City LIVE with the musical duo SalimSulaiman and Rajasthan’s own folk artist Mame Khan in Jaipur. The concert was a perfect amalgamation of soulful music by Salim Suleiman with a flavour of folk music by Mame Khan which took Rajasthanis on a musical detour.

This concert was a part of the four city tour that kick-started in Delhi followed by Kanpur, Jaipur and culminated in Udaipur. Gig City is one of its kinds on air concert where artists perform LIVE and give their listeners an experience like never before. Owing to a great response of Gig City Season 2, the concert extended on ground with the theme “YaarJahan, Concert Wahan, and gave fans an opportunity to witness their favourite artists perform LIVE.

“After entertaining 5.25 crore Indians with Radio City’s Gig City Season 2, we are overwhelmed by the response that we have garnered for Gig City LIVEwith McDowell’s No.1 Soda No. 1 Yaari Jam concert. Salim Suleiman are not only fabulous composers but also amazing performers who kept the Rajasthanis grooved to their music. It was indeed a scintillating and an entertaining evening in Jaipur, where the duo mesmerised Rajasthanis with their music and flamboyance said Mr. Kartik Kalla –EVP& National Head, Programming, Marketing & Audacity, Radio City.

Speaking on the concept of the No.1 Yaari Jam, Salim – Sulaimansaid, “Music has been the core of our upbringing since childhood and it is because of music that we have formed some of our most memorable yaaris that now transcend time and distance. We love McDowell’s No.1 Soda’s ‘yaaron se bane hum’ idea as it represents the kind of deep bonds that we personally enjoy with our No.1 Yaars.  It has been a great experience to be associated with Radio City’s Gig City and we are happy that the magic was recreated on ground as well”

IIFL Home Loan becomes major lender under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna

India Infoline Housing Finance Ltd (IIFL Home Loan), has become a major lender under the Government’s Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) Urban scheme. IIFL Home Loan has so far facilitated about 11% of total subsidy under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (Urban) and is ahead of most banks and housing finance companies in subsidy distribution.

IIFL Home Loans aims to add 15,000 customers under the Government’s Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) Urban scheme by the fiscal year ending March 2018. This is one of the biggest customer additions likely under the scheme.

“Prime Minister’s ambitious Housing for All – 2022 aims to build 2 crore houses for urban poor Indians. We want to contribute for this objective by reaching maximum number of needy urban poor who aspire to own a house. We are also looking forward to building association with state housing boards as a key loan partner to affordable housing projects.” said Monu Ratra, CEO, IIFL Home Loan.

IIFL Home Loan is a part of Rs 20,000 crore IIFL Group, a leading financial conglomerate. IIFL Home Loans is one of the fastest growing housing loan companies in India and has a customer base of more than 33000.

The Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) under PMAY for Economically Weaker Section, Low Income Group and Middle Income Group offers interest subsidy from 3%-6.5%. The subsidy results in a monthly savings in EMI between Rs 2200-2550, depending on which segment the customer belongs to.

“The subsidy helps many lower income group customers to fulfil their aspirations of owning a house. It also helps to afford a house not earlier in their budget.” Ratra said.

IIFL Home Loan being a major partner in Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna has expanded its footprint across smaller towns and rural areas in India.

“We have facilitated subsidies loan under PMAY (U) in 17 states so far and are available across length and breadth of India,” Ratra said. IIFL Group serves over 40 lac customers and has 1,100 branches across India.

Disinvestment of hotel Ashok & Samrat in Delhi on hold due to security sensitivities: Dr. Mahesh Sharma at PHD Chamber

Minister of State-Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma on Thursday made it abundantly clear that dis-investment of Hotel Ashok and Hotel Samrat will be kept on hold on account of issues relating to security as these two properties surround the Prime Minister House.

Speaking at 112th Annual Session of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today, Dr. Sharma, however, added that 15 other such hotels run by the government would be disinvested as scheduled as the government of the day holds that it is not its job to run businesses.

The Minister was categorical that the disinvestment of properties relating to Hotel Ashok and Hotel Samrat would stay put on hold due to security reasons as the Prime Minister House is located nearer to these two premises.

Dr. Sharma also emphasized that India would have to preserve its cultural diversities including complexities and make sure that economic development is carried out without hurting the ecological sensitivities.

Developmental projects would not face unnecessary and uncalled for environmental and ecological regulations but at the same time, regulations would not loose their strength and teeth if these confront with ecological and environmental sensitivities.

In his welcome remarks, President, PHD Chamber, Mr. Gopal Jiwarajka laid a stress urging the minister that balance should be maintained between the economic developments and ecology so that developmental projects take off and executed without any controversies.

Sr. Vice President and Vice President, PHD Chamber, Mr. Anil Khaitan and Mr. Rajeev Talwar in their respective remarks praised the initiatives of the government of the day for preservation of Indian culture which had played a unique role for ages to maintaining balance between environment and ecology on the one side and economic development on the other.  Secretary General, PHD Chamber, Mr. Saurabh Sanyal was also present on the occasion.

Anil Khaitan is the new President of the PHD Chamber

Mr. Anil Khaitan, Chairman of SNK Corp. has taken over as the new President of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today following conclusion of its 112th Annual Session.

He is a MBA from IMI, Geneva and has diversified business experience in Jute, Paper, Pharmaceutical, Copper and Steel Industry apart from the international operations.

Prior to becoming the President of the PHD Chamber which has been set up way back in 1905, Mr. Khaitan was its Senior Vice President and is deeply engaged and associated with various industrial activities for decades with deep industrial and economic insight within him.

He also holds various offices such as Member of World Presidents’ Organization, Institutional Member of AIMA & DMA and Director-Board of Studies, AIMA.

For him life is a continuous journey and he aims to achieve excellence in each sphere of life.