YK MYK WEATHER TODAY MAX 29 C MIN 23 C AUTUMN'S SHADOW ON THE ARAB SPRING OPINION Rainfall may occur. Rs. 5 RANCHI TUESDAY, 7 SEPT, 2021 PG-12, YEAR—11, ISSUE—125 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) AT A GLANCE JNU CONVOCATION BY THE END OF THIS MONTH NEW DELHI: The Jawaharlal Nehru University will host its convocation by the end of this month, vice chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar said Monday. In a Facebook live session, Kumar and other university officials answered students' queries ranging from scholarships to hostel allotment, to resumption of physical classes and hostel repair. Regarding resumption of physical classes, Kumar said, "Many people might say that schools have started physical classes but there is a difference between schools and universities." "Our university has students from across the country and many of them might be living in areas where COVID-19 is still prevalent. In schools, students are from nearby local areas and are mostly from the same cluster. It is not advisable that we let a large number of people inside the campus and risk spreading the infection," he said. He also announced that the university will be holding its convocation by the end of September and a notification will be issued soon. 08 TECH www.sanmarglive.com CLICK Morning India TUESDAY, RANCHI, SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 NOISE UNVEILS NEW SMARTWATCH IN INDIA APPLE WATCH SERIES 7 TO HAVE A LIMITED LAUNCH STOCK: REPORT SAN FRANCISCO: Apple is expected to launch a new Watch Series 7 next month in larger 41mm as well as 45mm case sizes and now a new report has claimed that the production problems may delay the release of some or all models. According to Mark Gurman's "Power On" newsletter, the issues in production could lead to one of three outcomes, rather the announcement of the models will be delayed, Apple will release the new models on time but in small quantities, or Apple will announce the models on time but delay the sale to consumers, reports AppleInsider. However, Gurman believes that an announcement in September will still go ahead, with a mix of limited stock releases for some models. The Apple Watch Series 7 may feature a smaller "S7" chip, potentially providing more space for a larger battery or other components. This new chipset will be built from Taiwanese supplier ASE Technology. On its website, ASE Technology confirmed that its double-sided technology will allow for module miniaturization. Based on previous reports, Apple Watch Series 7 models are expected to debut later this year, with Mark Gurman claiming that Apple has tested thinner display bezels. The Cupertino based tech giant is also planning to introduce a new lamination technique that reduces the gap between the display and the cover glass, due to this the overall chassis of the Watch may be slightly thicker. D omestic tech-lifestyle brand Noise on Monday launched a new smartwatch 'NoiseFit Core' at Rs 2,999. The Smartwatch is available for sale on Noise's website in charcoal black and silver grey colour options. "Everyone at Noise seeks to provide our consumers with products that are specifically tailored to meet their demands. We aim to unleash the limitless possibilities of technology and budget, which redefine smartwatches. With the launch of NoiseFit Core, we strive to provide the customer with an affordable yet professional, technologically driven smart wearable experience," Gaurav Khatri, CoFounder, Noise, said in a statement. The smartwatch features a round dial display of 1.28 TFT with a 240 x 240 pixels fluid resolution. It has a button on the right side of the watch for navigating across UI to perform multiple tasks. The NoiseFit Core is equipped with a heart rate monitor along with 13 sports modes and is certified to be sweat and water-resistant with an IP68 rating. The smartwatch is compatible with the NoiseFit app and aims to offer seamless sync with Bluetooth 5. Users are also provided with access to weather updates, calls, messages and are enabled music and camera control after connecting the smartwatch with the app. With the 285mAh battery, the ELECTRIC MINI-BIKE UNVEILED F or the last couple of years, foldable smartphones have been the most talked-about tech topic in India for the smartphone industry as well as for users. Now, Samsung which initiated the new-age foldable war with Galaxy Fold is back with Galaxy Z Flip 3 that folds into the size of a wallet. The smartphone has been launched with top-end features in two variants including 8GB RAM + 128GB of storage and 8GB RAM+256GB of internal storage. The Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G 8GB RAM +128GB storage model comes at a price of Rs 84,999 while the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model has been launched at a price of Rs 88,999. The smartphone comes in two colour options Phantom Black and Cream. We used the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage Phantom Black model for around a week and here is what we think about this new device. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 features a 6.7-inch main screen on the inside, which is vertically foldable. Best clamshell foldable you can buy The main Dynamic AMOLED display provides a resolution of 2,640 x 1,080 pixels, a high screen refresh rate of 120Hz, and Gorilla Glass Victus protection. The smartphone is also equipped with a small 1.9-inch display on the outside, which has a resolution of 260 x 512 pixels on the outer side next to the cameras which shows the time and other important notifications. The smartphone has a sidemounted fingerprint sensor and the IPX8 certification for protection against water and dust. The main display of the device is superior and one would not face any trouble in bright sunlight. Even the secondary display is good enough to view notifications. Overall, we feel that the main display offers a good experience while watching movies, gaming, or just reading long articles or e-book. smartwatch offers longevity of up to 7 days in addition to a standby time of up to 30 days. Recently, Noise has been ranked as India's number 1 Wearable Watch Brand for the fifth consecutive quarter. The homegrown brand leads the industry with a 28.6 per cent market share in 2Q21 as per International Data Corporation's (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker, Q2 2021. GOOGLE WORKING ON 'HUMAN PRESENCE SENSOR' FOR CHROMEBOOKS CE 02 Leading German luxury car-maker BMW Group has unveiled its CE 02 concept electric mini-bike. According to The Verge, the CE 02 has an 11kW belt-drive motor, which can help the bike reach a top speed of around 90 kilometres per hour (about 56 miles per hour). BMW isn't sharing the battery capacity, but claims the CE 02 can go about 90 kilometres on a full charge. The vehicle comes with a futuristic design and is available with an LED headlight and LCD instrument console. Wheel size is 15 inches and the weight of the bike is 120 kg. The BMW CE 02 is a concept electric scooter and it is unclear whether the vehicle would head to production. Earlier, the company launched the iX xDrive50, the production version of its iNext concept electric vehicle, in the US. The BMW iX has been created to provide something beyond just mobility -- an exhilarating driving experience combined with a sense of well-being for both drivers and passengers all the while enjoying the journey with safety, security and luxury. The iX xDrive50 brings together the company's latest developments in the fields of design, sustainability, connectivity, electrification and digital services. The expertise accumulated by the BMW Group over many years in the area of sustainability has been channelled into the manufacturing of the BMW iX xDrive50. The newly launched Galaxy Z Flip 3 smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 888 processor. This processor is coupled with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage space. It runs on Android 11-based OneUI 3.0. The smartphone performs really well and during our review we did not face any issue during our daily usage. Apart from daily usage, gaming on the device was smooth. We played a few games at its highest settings and it ran just fine. The foldable smartphone has stereo speakers, and surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology, which includes Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus. For connectivity, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 has Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth v5.1, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou and 5G technologies. In terms of optics, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 has a 12MP wide-angle camera and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle dual rear camera setup. There is also a 10MP camera on the front for clicking selfies. The rear camera setup is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass protection and it offers up to 10x digital zoom, HDR10+ recording and auto-focus tracking feature. During our testing, the photos clicked in daylight or in the presence of perfect lighting came out as good as other premium devices. It had a great amount of detailing and the right amount of sharpness. Surprisingly, we loved the selfie camera more. During our review, we used the phone to shoot some of our review products, and overall, the quality of the video was decent. The battery pack onboard is a 3,300mAh pack with support for 15W fast charging. About the battery performance, during our regular use with social media apps and video watching, it could last more than a day, which is not bad at all. Conclusion: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 comes with lots of promises. In our opinion, the Flip3 is an overall good package with a decent set of cameras, good performance, and a 120Hz screen. Above all, it is the best clamshell foldable you can buy right now. SAN FRANCISCO: Tech giant Google is working on a "Human Presence Sensor" (HPS) for upcoming Chromebooks, which could be used for face unlock or other long-awaited Chrome OS features. Earlier this year, in a blog post celebrating 10 years of Chromebooks, Google included a small teaser of what's next for Chrome OS. In it, there's a promise of using acesensor technologies for more personalized experiences," 9To5Google reported. While there has been significant work done over the last few months to make this human presence sensor work on a hardware level, there's only been one clue so far as to what Chrome OS will do with it. Specifically, if a Chromebook has an HPS, there will be an eye-shaped icon in the system tray, the report said. For now, while the feature is early in development, the icon is static, but it's plausible that Chrome OS will show a different icon, depending on whether or not it can detect your presence. The tech giant is developing the human presence sensor in collaboration with Antmicro, a "software-driven tech company developing open and modern industrial edge and cloud Al systems". Among other responsibilities, Antmicro appears to be working out how to work with the sensor hardware using opensource software where possible, the report said. This is not the first time that Google and Antmicro have worked together, as the two companies -- both Platinum Founding Members of the RISC-V Foundation -- collaborated to create the Coral AI developer board, along with some other projects. CONVERTIBLE ASUS ROG FLOW X13 FOR POWER-PACKED PERFORMANCE NEW DELHI: Riding high on the success of beastly gaming machines, Taiwanese tech giant ASUS is undoubtedly one of the most liked brands for gaming enthusiasts across the globe. And its convertible gaming laptop "ROG Flow x13" -- launched at Consumers Electronics Show (CES) 2021 -- might woo the audience once again. The ROG Flow x13 is priced at Rs 1,39,990 and the XG Mobile is available in two configurations -- RTX3070 with 8GB RAM priced at Rs 69,990 and RTX3080 with 16GB RAM that costs Rs 1,39,990. The ultra-thin laptop is available with a 120Hz full HD panel or a high-res 4K panel that's protected by tough Corning Gorilla glass and features a narrow-frame design. We used the laptop for a while and here's how it fared. Unlike its predecessor, the ROG Flow x13 features a subtle design with the branding done on a metal nameplate. We found that the 360-degree hinge does a great job in converting the laptop into different modes and it is sturdy and stands firmly in whichever position you keep it. Users can leave it in clamshell mode for traditional laptop usage or flip the screen to the back to use it as a tablet. They can even switch it to tent or stand modes to increase cooling that lowers processor temperatures by up to 8-degree Celsius. The ROG Flow x13 is an ultra-thin laptop that weighs 1.3 kilograms and is 15.8mm thin. The laptop with a 13.4-inch display looks stunning. It also has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button for that extra layer of security that worked perfectly fine. One can choose between an immersive 4K panel and a full HD+ 120Hz panel for super-smooth gaming. Both are pantone validated with a 16:10 aspect ratio, giving more space for toolbars and tabs. Also, both panels are covered with Corning Gorilla Glass, protecting the touchscreenenabled panel. Also, talking about the keyboard, we found it to be comfortable to use. The convertible laptop is powered by AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS clocked at 3.30GHz coupled with 16GB RAM and 1TB PCIe SSD. And for lag-free gaming, there's an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU. We found that it is powerful enough for tasks like playing games, editing files or photos, etc. The ROG XG Mobile reinvents external graphics by combining performance and versatility with true portability and advanced vapour chamber cooling keeps the ROG XG Mobile's graphics strong. The ROG Flow x13 includes a 62Wh battery that can be charged via a 100W USB Type-C charger. We found it to be above average as it lasted for around half a day on a single charge. The audio output is serviceable for a small room, as we did not found it to be very loud in a larger space. Conclusion: ASUS ROG Flow x13 packs a powerful performance. It is definitely a boon for gamers at the same time it is also relevant for those who are looking thin and easy to carry laptops for office purposes, editing as well as general usage. CMYK PAGE 8 CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 33,035,200 TOTAL DEATHS: REGION Morning India CM inaugurates sub-stations in Palamu division SANJAY SAHAY RANCHI: Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Monday launched a 132/33 KVA substation at Bhagodih in Garwah district and laid the foundation stones of sub-stations at Nagar Uttari and Chhatarpur in Palamu district. The CM took part in the function online from the Project Bhawan here. Speaking on the occasion the CM said that the entire Palamu division is facing water and power shortage for years adding these problems affect every household and citizen. He said that state government is focusing on devel- opment basic infrastructure of this division apart form implementing mega projects. Soren stated that it is the responsibility of the state government to provide quality power to far-flung villages of the state. He said that substation at Bhagodih would provide power to Makri, Pandaria, Buka, Garda, Saraiya , Arsali and other areas. He added that people, traders, schools and other institutions would now get rid of low voltage power supply. He said that work on water and irrigation project is also going on to lessen the drinking water shortage and ensure adequate irrigation facilties. The CM stated that Nagar Utari and the Chattarpur substations would meet the future power demand of the Palamu division. Both of the units would be complete within 24 months he said adding that gas insulated switchgear is being used for the first time in the Chattarpur sub-station. Minister Mithlesh Thakur said that government was fulfilling the promises made to the people of Garwah and Palamu. He said the people of Garwah are now self dependent in power. Several senior officials including chief secretary Sukhdeo Singh and principal secretary to the CM Rajiv Arun Ekka were present on the occasion. CM writes to Prime Minister for release Rs 312 cr SANJAY SAHAY RANCHI: Chief Minister (CM) Hemant Soren has requested Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi to intervene for release of funds allocated to Jharkhand for fighting malnutrition by the 15th Finance Commission for the year 2020-21. In a letter to the PM, Soren has asked for release of Rs 312 crore allocated to state in this regard. The CM said that in view of widespread malnutrition, it has been recommended to give an additional allocation of Rs 7,735 crore to various states under the supplementary nutrition program. The commission has recommended an additional allocation of Rs 312 crore to Jharkhand in this regard. The letter read, “A substantial part of the population in Jharkhand belongs to ST and SC community, where major cases of malnutrition are reported. Therefore, on behalf of all the citizens of Jharkhand, I would like to request that the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, be directed to release the recommended amount to the state of Jharkhand.” 30 YEARS OF SUFFERING ABATES AFTER CM’S INTERVENTION RANCHI: Acting on the direction of Chief Minister (CM) Hemant Soren, the Gumla district administration has covered Fucha Mahli, who was rescued from bonded labour in Andaman, with various government welfare schemes. Mahli, a resident of Fori village in Gumla district was rescued from Andaman after more than 30 years of suffering. Mahli and his family members had met the CM at the Vidhan Sabha premises on Friday and thanked him for the intervention to get him rescued. As an immediate relief, the district administration has provided the family with more than one quintal of rice and pulses in addition to Rs 2000 cash. Apart from this, a public distribution system card has been issued in the name of Mahli’s wife. Additionally, Mahli has been covered under the old-age pension scheme and allotted house under PMAY. " I had abandoned all hopes to see my family. Due to the Chief Minister’s intervention I am not only with my family, but the administration has also provided us with ration card, food item, old age pension. They have also committed for providing a house,” said Mahli. The CM threw light on the situation of malnutrition in the state saying the National Family Health Survey-4 states that every second child between the age group of 0-6 years in Jharkhand is suffering from malnutrition. He said 45 percent of these children are underweight, 23 percent are reported to be skinny, 11.3 percent are severely malnourished and 40.3 percent are stunted. He said, “Apart from the programs of the Government of India, the state government has decided to fight malnutrition with its limited resources. Recently, the state government has planned to provide egg and other equivalent protein-rich food to children between three to six years of age group from its resources.” In such a situation, if the central government releases the funds allocated for the cause, it will prove to be a big support for the state government, the CM added. FOURTH TEST: INDIA WIN BY 157 RUNS, TAKE 2-1 LEAD IN SERIES TECH & CLICK CMYK INDIA, AUSTRALIA NAVY EXERCISE TO PROMOTE STABILITY IN INDO-PACIFIC 440,894 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 221,785,447 TOTAL DEATHS: 4,585,662 LONDON: India pulled off a sensational 157-run win in the fourth Test against England, only their secondever at The Oval and first at the venue after 1971, to take an unassailable 2-1 lead in the five-match series. This is also only the second time in history -- after 1986 -- that India have won two Tests on one tour of England. They had beaten England by 151 runs in the second Test at Lord's last month. England had resumed the fifth and final day strongly placed at 77 without loss and even though they lost a couple of wickets in the first session, they had moved to 131/2 and looked good to draw the Test. However, within 35 balls, between overs 61.3 and 67.2, pacer Jasprit Bumrah (2/27) and spinner Ravindra Jadeja (2/50) turned the game in India's favour, sharing four wickets to spear the heart of England batting. Jadeja removed opener Haseeb Hameed (63 off 193) through one that turned from the rough and clipped his off-stump. BRIEF SCORES: INDIA 191 AND 466 VS ENGLAND 290 AND 210 ALL OUT IN 92.2 OVERS (RORY BURNS 50, HASEEB HAMEED 63, JOE ROOT 36, JASPRIT BUMRAH 2/27, R JADEJA 2/50, UMESH YADAV 3/60, SHARDUL THAKUR 2/22) Bumrah then hit England with a double whammy as he breached the defences of Ollie Pope (2) and Jonny Bairstow (0) in his successive overs. Jadeja then picked Moeen Ali caught bat-pad. Virtual courts suit some lawyers, some suffer, says SC NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday sought the stand of the Bar Council of India and the Supreme Court Bar Association on a plea seeking to declare that the right to access to virtual courts in the conduct of any case proceeding is facet of a fundamental right guaranteed in the Constitution. A bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, B.R. Gavai and B.N. Nagarathna observed that virtual courts suit some senior counsel, who, sitting in their office, argue in several cases but a majority of lawyers are suffering. It sought response from the bar bodies in four weeks while refusing to stay the Uttarakhand High Court's August 16 order, declaring that court will resume physical hearing and no request for virtual hearing will be entertained. The plea has been filed by All India Jurists Association, a body of 5,000 lawyers, and others. Senior advocate Sidharth Luthra, appearing for the petitioner, stressed on continuation of hybrid hearing as it will be a relief for the litigants. He added that litigants will save cost on the lawyers to travel and also reduce the carbon footprint. The bench queried: "How will young lawyers learn? In court, there is an eye-to-eye contact and the matter in which you argue is also effective." It also pointed out that there is a difference between online and offline courts. Luthra submitted that the hybrid option should continue. At this, the bench pointed out that some countries have resorted to the use of artificial intelligence in decision making. "But we've said clearly that it can't be used in Indian courts," it added. The top court also pointed out that the Bar Council of India Chairman on Saturday, during a function, said that lawyers are suffering due to virtual hearings. Counsel, however, empha- sised that hybrid hearing should continue as access to justice is a fundamental right. After hearing arguments, the bench said: "We will issue notice to the BCI and the SCBA. Let's see what their response is." On the aspect of staying the high court order, the bench said: "We've seen the order but we're not going to stay it." The plea had said: "The virtual court has been proscribed, by directing that no such request shall be entertained. Pertinently, the copy of the said letter has been forwarded to the Registrar Generals of all the High Courts, with an anticipation of issuance of similar such orders by other High Courts of the country." It argued that the high court's order is a death knell for the idea of virtual courts, which is an accessible, affordable justice in the country being propagated by the e-committee of the top court. chopped the ball onto the stumps. Woakes followed at the stroke of tea, caught at midwicket off Umesh Yadav (3/60). India had picked six wickets in the session between lunch and tea. They mopped up the tail quickly post-tea. The victory was through a remarkable turnaround for India as they had been bowled out for 191 in the first innings. But they managed to restrict England's first-innings lead to just 99 runs on a placid wicket. Virat Kohli's men then ensured better batting in second innings. The top three batsmen shone and India, with contribution from middle and lower order took the total to 466 and set England a target of 368 to win. It was too much for England to handle. Shardul Thakur was the silent performer who made the difference as he hit fifties in both innings and picked three crucial wickets. The first innings half-century took India to 191 and the second innings fifty helped him stitch a 100-run partnership for the seventh wicket with Rishabh Pant and took the lead beyond 300. Rohit Sharma scored his maiden overseas Test century in the second innings. Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli chipped in with a fifty each. Umesh Yadav, making a comeback, took six wickets while Jasprit Bumrah took four wickets in the game. England went from 141/2 to 147/6. A 35-run partnership between Joe Root (36) and Chris Woakes (18) kept England alive. But then Root was unlucky to be bowled off Shardul Thakur as he PM MODI TO CHAIR BRICS SUMMIT ON THURSDAY States asked to send adequate number of samples for sequencing: Centre NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the annual summit of the fivenation grouping BRICS on Thursday in the virtual format and it is expected to focus extensively on the situation in Afghanistan. The meeting will be attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). The BRICS (Brazil-Russia-IndiaChina-South Africa) brings together five of the largest developing countries of the world, representing 41 percent of the global population, 24 percent of the global GDP and 16 percent of the global trade. "As part of India's ongoing chairship of BRICS in 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the 13th BRICS Summit on September 9 in virtual format," the MEA said in a statement. This is the second time Prime Minister Modi will be chairing the BRICS summit. NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday said the states have been repeatedly advised to send adequate numbers of samples for sequencing. Quoting some media reports alleging that genome sequencing and analysis of Covid-19 has declined sharply in the country, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs said that the sample sequencing by INSACOG has progressively increased. The sequences analysed in the IGIB SFTP are as per the collection date of samples and does not depict the number of samples sequenced in a particular month. The samples sequenced by labs of INSACOG consortium also depends on the samples sent by the respective States, said the ministry in a statement. The initial part of sequencing of samples by INSACOG labs was aimed at detecting the Variants of Concern (VOC) among incoming international travellers and also to see whether any person with VOC has entered the country in the past one month from the date of establishment of INSACOG. For the detection of presence of VOC inside the country, 5 per cent of the positives by RT-PCR tests were targetted for sequencing. Both the objectives were achieved by end of January, 2021, said the statement further. Many states like Maharashtra, Punjab and Delhi started showing rising trends in the month of February. And as a response, the sequencing was enhanced in four districts of Vidarbha, 10 districts of Maharashtra and around 10 districts of Punjab. In addition to the sentinel sites, there is an option for the states of sending vaccine break-through, reinfection or other unusual presentation samples for sequencing to INSACOG Labs. Since July onwards, for accurate sharing of sample particulars and timely communication of the WGS results, data for samples for WGS by the sentinel sites is being shared via IHIP portal which ensures real-time sharing of sample particulars and WGS results. Accordingly, 9,066 samples were sent through sentinel sites in July and 6,969 samples were shared in August, added the statement released by the ministry.