HMD Global launches first smartphone, the Nokia 6 in China

Espoo, Finland – 8 January 2017: After securing the exclusive Nokia brand licensing rights in mobile phones in late 2016, HMD Global Oy (“HMD”) is proud to announce the launch of its Nokia 6 smartphone in China. The Nokia 6 marks the first step in HMD’s ambition to set a new standard in design, material quality and manufacturing innovation across every tier of its products by building on the hallmarks of a true Nokia phone experience. The device, which is designed explicitly with the needs of users in mind, combines quality and in-built durability to deliver a real-life premium smartphone experience at a price point for the highly aspirational Chinese consumer. The decision by HMD to launch its first Android smartphone into China is a reflection of the desire to meet the real world needs of consumers in different markets around the world. With over 552 million smartphone users in China in 2016, a figure that is predicted to grow to more than 593 million users by 20171, it is a strategically important market where premium design and quality is highly valued by consumers.
With the arrival of Nokia 6, consumers will see superior craftsmanship and design quality in action. It takes 55 minutes to machine a single Nokia 6 from a solid block of 6000 series aluminium. It then receives two separate anodising processes, taking over ten hours to complete, with each phone being polished no less than five times. The end result is an aluminium unibody with the highest level of visual and structural quality.
Delivering quality to the core, the Nokia 6 display has a bright hybrid in-cell 5.5” screen with full HD resolution and incredible colour reproduction wrapped in 2.5D Gorilla Glass. The display stack is laminated together with a polarizer layer enabling excellent sunlight readability and slim form. The build is completed with the latest generation Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 430 processor with X6 LTE modem designed for excellent battery life and superior graphics performance.
The Nokia 6 has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage with which to run the latest version of Android Nougat and is packed with entertainment to bring to life the latest that Android has to offer. The dual amplifiers deliver a 6dB louder sound than a regular amp, giving higher voice, deeper bass and unmatched clarity. Dolby Atmos creates powerful, moving audio that seems to flow all around users. The Nokia 6 packs a 16MP phase detection auto focus rear camera for sharp detailed pictures, and an 8MP front camera. The f/2.0 aperture lenses and exclusive camera UI with automatic scene detection make it easy to take great shots every time.
Arto Nummela, CEO, HMD Global said: “Just a short while ago we announced the launch of HMD Global. From the outset we have stated that we intend to move with speed to establish a position as a player in the smartphone category and create products that truly meet consumer needs. The Nokia 6 is a result of listening to our consumers who desire a beautifully crafted handset with exceptional durability, entertainment and display features. Our ambition is to deliver a premium product, which meets consumer needs at every price point, in every market. We start today, with our premium, high quality Nokia 6; built to deliver a fantastic core user experience for Chinese consumers. We look forward to unveiling further products in the first half of this year.”
Nestor Xu, Vice President Greater China, HMD Global said: “China is the largest and most competitive smartphone market in the world. It is no coincidence that we have chosen to bring our first Android device to China with a long-term partner. JD.com is known for its upwardly mobile customer base and it has for many years believed in the Nokia brand and sold millions of our products to Chinese customers. Launching our first smartphone device, in such a strategically important market, with JD.com a trusted online retailer marks a signal of intent.”
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global said: “We have set ourselves a mission to deliver the best possible smartphone experience, with a beautiful premium design touch, to everyone, at every price point. By building on true Nokia phone hallmarks of leading design and materials, an obsessive focus on the latest technology and solving real-life issues, we believe we have a unique proposition for consumers. The Nokia 6 marks the first step on our journey, with more to come in 2017.”
Shengli Hu, President of 3C Business Unit, JD.com, said: “The Nokia 6 marks a new milestone for the iconic brand, and JD.com is proud to work with HMD on this exclusive launch in China. Our 200 million active consumers come to JD.com to shop for guaranteed high-quality products from the world’s leading brands, and we are proud to provide a trusted outlet for them to reconnect with Nokia phones.”
Nokia 6 will debut exclusively through JD.com in early 2017 in China. Competitively priced for the aspirational smartphone user, the Nokia 6 is 1699 CNY at JD.com.

Police seize Rs 93.52 lakh cash in Rs 2000 Notes in Jaipur

Police seized Rs 93.52 lakh in Rs 2,000 currency notes from seven people in Jaipur on Monday. Three people were arrested and the others detained in the two separate seizures. Two people were detained allegedly after Rs 64 lakh, of which Rs 58 lakh was in denomination of Rs 2,000 notes, was seized from them, police said. "On a tip off, a joint team of the CID's Crime Branch and local police intercepted their car when it was roaming in the area apparently to facilitate exchange of demonetised notes," DCP (West) Ashok Gupta said, adding of the total amount Rs 6 lakh was in denomination of Rs 100 notes. The Income Tax department has been informed about the seizure and they are probing the matter, he said. 
In another incident, three persons were arrested for allegedly robbing a Bikaner-based businessman of Rs 83 lakh that was in denomination of Rs 2,000 notes. "Three of the five accused in the case have been arrested. All of them were friends of businessman Rajesh. Police have also seized Rs 28 lakh from their possession," Gupta said, adding the other accused, both policeman, are absconding. The incident occurred two to three days back when he had come here to meet them and exchange his money in demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, he said.

Rajasthan cabinet reshuffle: Vasundhara Raje inducts 6 new ministers

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today inducted 8 new ministers in her government today in her second cabinet expansion after October 2014. Five Parliamentary Secretaries were also appointed separately. The development came on the eve of the Raje government completing 3 years in power. BJP MLAs Srichand Kriplani (Nimbahera) and Jaswant Singh Yadav (Behror) were inducted as Cabinet rank ministers while Banshidhar (Khandela), Dalit face Kamsa Meghwal (Bhoplagarh), Dhan Singh Rawat (Banswara) and Sushil Katara were inducted as State Ministers.   State Ministers Ajay Singh and Baboo Lal Verma were also elevated to Cabinet rank while Jeetmal Khant and Arjun Lal Garg were dropped. The Governor administered oath to the 8 ministers (6 new and 2 elevated) at a ceremony in Raj Bhawan. The council of ministers, apart from the chief minister, now has 29 members with 17 Cabinet and 12 State Ministers. Shatrughan Gautam (Kekri), Kailash Verma (Bagru), Narendra Nagar (Khanpur), Omprakash (Mahwa), and Bhima Bhai (Kushalgarh) were appointed as Parliamentary Secretaries. 

Rajasthan Cabinet reshuffle likely today

Cabinet reshuffle in Rajasthan is likely to take place today after a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje here. The ministers have been asked to be present for the meeting here at 11.30 AM. The oath ceremony will take place at 2 PM in Raj Bhawan, official sources said.  The announcement of reshuffle or expansion will be made in the meeting. Governor Kalyan Singh, who is out of the state capital, will reach the city in the noon, sources added.

Rajasthan High Court scraps 5% SBC Reservation

Rajasthan high court has rejected special backward class (SBC) reservation in the state. The high court, which on previous two occasions had stayed the SBC reservation for crossing the 50% upper limit, said on Thursday that the SBC Reservation Act was illegal so does the notification regarding its implementation. After the state Assembly passed two separate bills for providing 5% quota to the SBC, and 14% to Economically Backward Classes of unreserved categories in September 2015, a month later, the state government notified the SBC reservation. Notification for the EBC reservation was still pending. Since, Rajasthan already had 49% reservation that includes 21 per cent for OBCs, 16 per cent for SCs and 12 per cent for STs, the overall reservation in the state went up to 54% after the new SBC reservation Act of 2015 came into effect. If the EBC quota Act too came into force, the overall reservation would have reached 68%. However, two separate petitions were filed challenging constitutional validity of the SBC Reservation Act, 2015.
The SBC quota was first created in July 2008, when the Vasundhara government gave into Gurjar community’s demand for separate reservation following two violent protests in 2007 and 2008. While 5 per cent reservation was earmarked for the SBC comprising Gurjars and five other communities; another 14 per cent was given to Economically Backward Classes. That took the quota over 50 per cent, attracting a legal challenge and a stay on its implementation. The Act of 2008 was stayed by the high court first in 2009 and again in 2013. In 2010, the high court directed the state government in 2010 to carry out a quantifiable data collection exercise to justify quota to the SBC. In 2012, the state OBC commission, on the basis of a quantifiable survey justified SBC reservation and recommended inclusion of Banjara/Baldia/Labana, Gadia/Lohar/ Gadolia, Gurjjar/Gujjar, Raika/Raibari and Gadaria/Gayari into the new category.  Rajasthan Government issued press note on 9th December to challenge the decision after study of detail judgement of High Court.

Rajasthan Gram Sevak Admit Card 2016

Rajasthan Gram Sevak Admit Card 2016: Rajasthan Subordinate and Ministerial Services Selection Board, Jaipur (राजस्थान अधीनस्थ एवं मंत्रालयिक सेवा चयन बोर्ड, जयपुर) has issued Admit Card / Call letters for 3948 post of Gram Sevak  (ग्राम सेवक) and Hostel Superintendent Grade II scheduled on 18th December 2016. 

Download Rajasthan Gram Sevak Admit Card 2016 at official website of RSMSSB, Jaipur: 

राजस्थान का ‘‘बेटी बचाओ अभियान’’ देश के सर्वाधिक सफल कार्यक्रमों में शामिल

राजस्थान में पीसीपीएनडीटी एक्ट की सख्ती से पालना, निरन्तर लिंगानुपात में हो रहे सुधार, सुढ़ मानिटरिंग तंतर््, रिकार्ड डिकॉय आपरेशन एवं बेटी जन्म को प्रोत्साहन के लिए संचालित विभिन्न योजनाओं को केन्द्रीय कार्मिक विभाग द्वारा प्रकाशित बुकलेट ‘‘रि-क्रिएटिंग एक्सीलेंस’’ के प्रथम दस पृष्ठ पर प्रभावी क्रियान्वयन हेतु सर्वाधिक सफल कार्यक्रमों में शामिल कर सर्वोच्च प्राथमिकता से प्रकाशित किया गया है। अध्यक्ष राज्य समुचित प्राधिकारी पीसीपीएनडीटी श्री नवीन जैन ने बताया कि केंद्रीय स्तर पर प्रकाशित इस बुकलेट में देशभर में विभिन्न राज्यों के सर्वाधिक सफल कार्यक्रमों के बारे में विस्तार से जानकारी प्रकाशित की गयी है। श्री जैन ने बताया कि इस बुकलेट में प्रकाशन में प्रदेश में समाज में बेटियों को बचाने की मुहिम के लिये संचालित डाक्टर्स फार डाटर्स, डाटर्स आर प्रीसियस, बेटी जन्म पर बधाई संदेश कार्यक्रम, टोल फ्री नम्बर 104-108, मुखबिर योजना एवं आनलाइन पोर्टल के जरिये शुभलक्ष्मी एवं राजलक्ष्मी योजना के तहत कन्या जन्म पर प्रोत्साहन राशि का लाभार्थी तक सीधा भुगतान, इम्पैक्ट साफ्टवेयर के जरिये सुढ़ मानिटरिंग तंतर््, एक्टिव ट्रेकर एवं पीसीपीएनडीटी ब्यूरो आफ इन्वेस्टीगेशन के बारे में भी विस्तार से जानकारी प्रकाशित की गयी है। अध्यक्ष राज्य समुचित प्राधिकारी ने बताया कि पीसीपीएनडीटी इकाई द्वारा एक्ट के तहत अब तक 9 हजार से अधिक निरीक्षण किये गये हैं। अब तक अवैध भू्रण लिंग परीक्षण जैसे घिनौने अपराध में लिप्त 137 लोगों को सजा दिलवायी जा चुकी है। उन्होंने बताया कि इम्पैक्ट साफ्टवेयर के जरिये गर्भवती तक उसके मोबाइल नम्बर पर लिंग परीक्षण एवं भ्रूण हत्या न करवाने का संदेश पहुंचाया जा रहा है। साथ ही संभावित गर्भवतियों पर विशेष निगरानी भी रखी जा रही है।  

हनुमान बेनीवाल ने दिखाया "किसान हुंकार रैली" में दमखम

खींवसर से निर्दलीय विधायक हनुमान बेनीवाल की 'किसान हुंकार रैली' में प्रदेश भर से किसान जुटे एवम नागौर एवम अन्य भागों से आये किसानों के भरपूर साथ से एक सफल रैली आयोजित कर, आगामी चुनावों के लिए तीसरे मोर्चे का नागौर में दम भी दिखा पाने में सफल रहे। रैली के लिए आज सुबह से ही लोगों का पहुंचना शुरू हो गया और रैली में लाखों की तादाद में आसपास के कई जिलों से किसान एवं बेनीवाल के समर्थक पहुंचे है, जहां बेनीवाल किसानों के कई मुद्दों पर राज्य सरकार पर हमला बोला। रैली मे लालसोट विधायक किरोड़ीलाल मीणा सहित प्रदेशभर से वे जनप्रतिनिधि पहुंचे हैं, जो राज्य मे कांग्रेस और भाजपा दोनों ही दलों की विचारधारा की खिलाफत करते हैं और तीसरे मौर्चा बनाने की योजना पर काम कर रहे हैं।
हनुमान बेनीवाल ने पिछले महीने ही खरनाल में तेजाजी महाराज के दर्शन कर किसान हुंकार महारैली का प्रचार शुरू किया था और समस्त राजस्थान से किसानों को हुंकार रैली में पहुँचने का निमंत्रण भेजा था।  नागौर के के कॉलेज मैदान में हुए इस आयोजन मे प्रदेश के विभिन्न जिलों से किसान पहुंचे। खींवसर विधायक हनुमान बेनीवाल ने दावा किया है कि ये रैली प्रदेश की सबसे बड़ी रैली है, जिसमें लाखों की तादाद में लोग पहुंचे हैं।  रैली का मकसद किसानों से जुड़े विभिन्न 36 मुद्दे हैं, जिनमें किसानो की प्रदेश में मुफ्त बिजली, सभी प्रकार के किसानों के ऋण माफ करने, बाड़मेर में ही रिफाइनरी, राजस्थान मेटोलफ्री करने की मांग की जाएगी।