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Why All Made in India Mobiles Assembled?

How do you know that your mobile is Made in India without understanding the difference between manufactured or assembled mobiles?

Quick facts about Chinese mobiles

  • 73% of mobiles sold in India in the Q1 of 2020 were of China origin
  • Most Chinese mobiles sold in India are made locally in the country
  • There is company making fully Made in India smartphones

With PM Narendra Modi putting more focus on Made in India, the government has floated a scheme to encourage mobile manufacturers to increase their local production by 2025. 

Companies are given incentives to start making mobiles in the country but there is a long way to go before the country gets its fully functional mobile manufacturing units. 

Made in India mobiles are assembled phones

Mobile manufacturers including Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo of China and Samsung of South Korea make phones according to in “Make in India” program that allows assembling of devices in India. 

Since it isn’t possible to get everything needed for making a mobile in the country, the manufacturers import many components from factories situated outside the country like in China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Vietnam. All the important components of a mobile are brought in India and assembled at local factories. 

Mobile components brought from outside the country

Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets is a good example of imported mobile components. Since the technology needed for making these chipsets isn’t available in India, they have to be imported from their country of origin. 

Lack of natural resources in the country for making mobile components is also a reason for relying on foreign countries. For example, Sony makes mobile camera lenses in Kumamoto in Japan where it gets incredibly pure water needed for making high-quality camera sensors.

Locally made mobile components

Xiaomi makes 65% of its mobile components in India. Realme has 60% components of its phones Made in India and Infinix buys 40-50% components of its from Indian manufacturers. These components include batteries, frames, back panels and printed circuit boards (PCB). PCB makes the bed for laying other components and it accounts for 50% cost of an assembled mobile. 

How the government will boost local manufacturing?

The government is incentivizing the manufacturers to start making maximum mobile components in India. Incentives amounting to Rs. 50,000 crore are offered to set shop in India and meet set targets. Industry captains want PCB manufacturing to get a big boost with the incentives. But Samsung had already started looking for options to set a $500 million display manufacturing unit in India even before the incentive was announced.

Google Launching Pixel 4a, Pixel 5, Chromecast 4 Sabrina, Revamped Google Home Speaker In 2020

The world has come to a halt due to viral infection. The supply chain is impacted but it is the technology that has suffered the most. But there will be no more delay in launching high-end tech gadgets especially from Google that has long list of products to launch. Google has reportedly started working on the launch of its high-profile products that include Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 and Sabrina Chromecast and much more. 

Pixel 4a

Google Pixel 4a is a mid-range phone. It sports a 5.81-inch OLED screen and features Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor paired with 6GB RAM. But it has a single 12MP camera. But the phone has a single 12MP camera. On the brighter side, it provides a headphone jack and a 3,080mAh battery. The phone has cleared the FCC in the US and can be announced anytime soon. It is expected to give a tough competition to Apple’s iPhone SE 2020.  

Pixel 5

Next in the line of launching is Google Pixel 5 that will give an amazing mobile experience with its advance features. And rumors are that this phone will be much different in design, features and functionality than its predecessor that is Pixel 4a. According to whatever information available about the phone, it features an advanced Snapdragon 768G processor and a redesigned camera module including an ultra-wide-angle lens. And the rumors about its price suggest that it will cost much less than the cost of the base-variant of Pixel 4. 

Chromecast 4 (Sabrina)

The wait for Chromecast 4 codenamed “Sabrina” is going to be over as the next-generation Android-based dongle will be released anytime this year. This dongle is rumored to be capable with a low-latency gaming mode, HDMI 2.1 and Dolby Vision support and a dedicated media remote. And it is the first time that Google will provide this remote. Also, Google can launch a redesigned Android TV interface with the new Chromecast.

Revamped Google Home speaker

Google removed its mid-ranger speaker from market as soon as the US discontinued the sale of original Google Home speaker. There could be many reasons behind this removal of a high-end gadget but Google can launch a Revamped Google Home speaker this year. It is expected and the world is waiting to hear from Google. Presently there are Mini and other models with displays but a new home speaker is needed to fulfill the market demand.

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Vikram Sarabhai

Google Doodle Story of Vikram Sarabhai

Google Doodle of 12th August 2019 was special for two reasons – 100th Birthday of Vikram Sarabhai and launch of Chandrayaan2 Spacecraft.

The Doodle design

It has an image of young Dr. Vikram Sarabhai looking at the space. In the image, he looks bigger than the space emerging above the clouds. Also, there is moon below the image and the Chandrayaan2 Spacecraft on the right of the image. The Doodle is painted black-and-blue to make it look like space.

Vikram Sarabhai

Vikram Sarabhai

Instrumental in establishing Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Vikram Sarabhai is considered the father of India’s space programme. Born on 12th August 1919, Google with India celebrated birth centenary of Vikram Sarabhai.

Personal life

Vikram Sarabhai belongs to Sarabhai family that was an industrialist family committed to the Indian independence movement. Sarabhai dedicated his life to the development of science and this is evident from his achievements.

Professional life

After completing his education in Cambridge in 1947, Vikram Sarabhai returned to India with to establish the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL). The institution had a modest beginning at the residence of Vikram Sarabhai but it became the cradle of space research institutions in India.

Started with the help of charitable institutions including M.G. Science Institute, Ahmedabad and Karmkshetra Educational Foundation, PRL focused its research on cosmic rays and the properties of the upper atmosphere. Later the PRL researched theoretical physics and radio physics with the help Atomic Energy Commission.

Sarabhai led the family-owned business but his interests vary from science to statistics and sports. He set up following research institutes to pursue his interests.

• Operation Research Group (ORG) that became the first market research organization in the country

• Nehru Foundation for Development in Ahmedabad

• Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)

• Ahmedabad Textile Industry’s Research Association (ATIRA)

• Darpana Academy of Performing Arts

• Faster Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR) in Kalpakkam

• Variable Energy Cyclotron Project in Calcutta

• Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) in Hyderabad

• Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) in Jharkhand

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

Vikram Sarabhai father of ISRO

It is a premium institution started by Vikram Sarabhai for the fabrication and launch of an Indian satellite. Considered the biggest achievement of Sarabhai, ISRO designed the first Indian satellite Aryabhata and successfullylaunched it in space and then put in its orbit in 1975. Aryabhata was launched from a Russian cosmodrome.

It is said that Vikram Sarabhai took inspiration from the successful launch of Russian Sputnik to start a space research organization of India. He went ahead with his idea of starting ISRO by educating the then Indian government about the importance of a space research organization. It was his idea that today India successfully launched Chandrayaan2 Spacecraft. The Chandrayaan2 would land on the moon on 7 September 2019.

Awards

Vikram Sarabhai was decorated with Padma Bhushan in 1966 and awarded Padma Vibhushan posthumously in 1972. But his achievements are far bigger than the awards and position he held in his lifetime. He left behind a legacy that is still guiding the space research programme of India.

India vs New Zealand ICC 2019 Semi-Final Live: Weather Seems To Be batting For The Men In Blue

India vs New Zealand ICC 2019 Semi-Final Live: Weather Seems To Be batting For The Men In Blue

India is going to play World Cup semi-final with New Zealand but the Men in Blue seemed a little worried about the pace battery of Black Caps that has rattled Indian batting order in warmup fixtures.

India in World Cup

With 15 points, the Men in Blue are on the top of the table. Their chances are bright in case of complete washout. But Virat Kohli-led Indian team was helpless before the Kiwis pace battery spearheaded by Trent Boult in a warmup fixture.They shouldn’t take the Black Caps lightly.

 

New Zealand in World Cup

The Black Caps stand on the fourth position with 11 points but they can make a comeback, if their pace battery works like it did in the warmup fixture. Now all eyes are on the weather that is expected to be rainy with overcast conditions

Weather forecast

The World Cup 2019 witnessed several washouts and it is expected to remain a key player in the semi-final too. But the good thing is that the semi-finals have reserve days. If today’s match is washed out, it would be played tomorrow.

In case the rain plays spoilsport, ICC would work with DLS method of revising balls and score to continue the match. But if it is a complete washout, the match would be shifted to the reserve day. The reserve day match would have the same procedure in case of rainy conditions and the point sharing would be applied only in washout condition.

Reserve day forecast

Whether the match starts at its usual time would be clear later in the day but according to weather reports, there would be overcast in both the match day and reserve day. If it rains, the DLS system would work and if it is complete wash out, India would enter the final.

Interesting fact

League match between India and New Zealand was also washed out due to heavy downpour and the points shared between the teams.

Source:

https://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket-world-cup/india-vs-new-zealand-semi-final-rain-weather-5820238/

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