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Google Nexus 5, new Nexus 7 tablet now available in India

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Google Nexus 5, new Nexus 7 tablet now available in India
Google Nexus 5, new Nexus 7 tablet now available in India

New Delhi – Google Inc’s newest version of its Android Smartphone—Google Nexus 5 and its second generation Nexus 7 tablet are now available in India. Both the devices can be bought from Google’s Play store using credit card registered with the play store.

The Nexus 5 can be bought for Rs 28,999 for 16GB and Rs 32,999 for 32GB variants. The Wi-Fi version of Nexus 7 having 16GB internal stoarge comes at Rs 20,999 and Rs 23,999 for 32GB internal storage.

The Google Nexus 5 features a Snapdragon 800 processor, five-inch display with 1080p resolution, wireless charging, 8MP rear-facing camera and 1.3MP front-facing camera. It weighs about 4.6 ounces. Google claims the battery lasts 8.5 hours on Wi-Fi, 7 hours on LTE.

The new Nexus 7 has more powerful and better graphics processor. The device is almost as twice as fast that packs Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor.

The new Nexus 7 will also be the first device to get the 4.3 version of its Android software. It boasts a higher-definition 17.5-centimetre display screen promising a retina-quality display, higher pixel density (323 pixels per inch vis-à-vis 216 on the old model).

The device sports a 5-megapixel rear camera though it is being widely said that the camera is not certainly the best in range.

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has commissioned a red mud powder producing unit at Lanjigarh refinery in Odisha, describing it as first of its kind in alumina industry tackling major environmental hazards. “The unique project of producing red mud powder has been commissioned in a fully mechanised and automatic plant. The system has been developed in-house after continuous research for more than three years,” a senior company official said in a statement on Tuesday. Giving details of the project, Mukesh Kumar, president and COO of VAL said the project which was commissioned last week is the first of its kind in the world and has been set up with a capital expenditure of around Rs. 50 crore. This will have advantages like savings in caustic consumption by 10-15 kg per tonne of alumina, minimising land requirement by 50 to 60 per cent, and doing away with wet red mud storage thereby eliminating environmental hazards, he said. The powdery red mud can easily be utilised in cement industry as well as in other Industries, Mr. Kumar said. Red mud is a waste from alumina industry and its disposal and utilisation has always been a matter of concern for environmentalists as well as alumina industry. Although, the alumina technology is more than 100 years old but no solution could be evolved by the industry to avoid storage of red mud slurry, sources said. As the slurry is alkaline in nature and its generation is nearly one and a half times of alumina, world over millions of tonnes of red mud is lying in various red mud ponds except in some countries where it is discharged into the sea. In any alumina refinery, a major portion of land is used for handling this waste. Although, red mud is rich in iron and titanium, no use could be made till now mainly due to presence of caustic soda. Looking into the serious nature of hazard such red mud ponds may have, MoEF has formed a special project only few months back as National Mission for Red Mud to sponsor and promote research in red mud utilisation, sources said.

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