Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Are politicians encouraging US telephone companies to overcharge Americans?

Do you feel that you're paying way too much to your phone company. If you don't, you will, after you read this latest development from India.

Recently we have come across market reports, that Reliance Jio may launch their services as early as February first half, at least in some 13 cities of India – if not pan India. Though the company have confirmed that they shall launch their services Pan India somewhere in April, 2016.

As per the reports, Reliance is planning to offer as much as 5000 call minutes, 5000 sms and 50GB as bundled with their first handset launch. However, this is not yet finalized that this is their monthly standard offering or it is supposed to be some longer period usage offer.

Reliance Jio is planning to introduce their own branded handsets, under “lyf” brand and they shall develop 4 sub-brands categories as well – Earth, Water, Fire, Wind. Their first to introduce market model is going to be Earth-1. This is going to provide stiff competition to the latest mobile phones that are going to be launched in 2017.

Key specifications of Reliance Earth is quite top notch and they are worth to try for.
  • 5.5-Inch Amoled Screen with Full HD Resolution (1080×1980)
  • 401 ppi Pixel Density
  • 1.5GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC
  • Andreno 405 GPU
  • 13MP + 2MP – Dual Rear Cameras
  • 5MP – Front Camera
  • 32GB Internal Memory
  • 3500 mAh Battery
We also learned that Company is trying to incorporate cheaper version of QualComm processors like Snapdragon 410 chipset to bring down the overall handset cost. Reliance Jio have earlier claimed that they shall launch affordable 4G smartphones with price tag of around INR 4,000 only ($80).

However, our question to the company about tentative launch of these super ultra low priced 4G handsets remained unanswered. Company have not yet indicated any launch date for the same. It should be worth to note that Reliance Jio have already started importing “lyf” branded handsets since October, 2015 and it is believed that they are anticipating huge demand for their handsets.

The 13 cities, where Reliance is expected to launch the services are Bengaluru, Baroda, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, and Pune.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

US Politics: Donald Trump Withdraws USA from Paris Climate Agreement

US president Donald Trump has proclaimed to withdraw USA from the Paris Climate Agreement, as per his promise during election campaign. He has declared this on June 1st, at rose Garden, White House. This decision has been criticized by the world leaders since then. This news about US politics is the topic of discussion today. 

Paris Climate Agreement

The agreement was formed in 2015 in Paris. 188 countries, including USA, agreed to the proposal. The chief aim of this agreement is to hold the global average temperature below 20 above pre-industrial levels.  

Trump’s Argument behind this Decision

Mr. Trump reflected that this agreement hurt US economy. He also said that he was fulfilling the ‘America First’ campaign, which he pledged to help American workers. Additionally, according to him, this agreement would cost nearly 2.7m American jobs. “I cannot in good conscience support a deal that punishes the US. We don’t want other leaders and other countries laughing at us any more and they won’t be.”said Mr. Trump. He added that he is interested in an agreement that is not against the interest of USA. Although, if that is not possible, his government will not be worried. 

Before this, Mr. Trump quit the Inter-Pacific Trade Agreement quoting the slogan ‘America first.’ But, that did not have much effect, which this decision may have. This can result in environmental hazard all over the world. This was the reason the agreement happened in the first place. 

Reaction of the World Leaders    

Many Democrat leaders criticized this decision severely, while the republican leaders welcomed it. 

Most of the countries included in the agreement pledged to maintain the conditions of the agreement.

Former president Barack Obama, who had important contribution behind this agreement, said, “The nations that remain in the Paris agreement will be the nations that reap the benefits in jobs and industries created.” 

Following Trump’s declaration, German chancellor Angela Merkel, French president Emanuel Macron, and Italian president Paolo Gentiloni issued a joint statement. They regretted America’s quitting a “cornerstone in the co-operation between our countries, for effectively and timely tackling climate change.”   

On a separate video address, Mr. Macron echoed American president’s campaign slogan “Make America great again.” He said, “We all share the same responsibility: Make our planet great again.”

Downing Street reported that UK prime minister Theresa May had “expressed her disappointment with the decision.” 

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau told that he was “deeply disappointed.”

The environment minister of Japan, Koichi Yamamoto said, “I am deeply disappointed by President Trump’s decision to turn his back on the hard-won wisdom of humanity.”

This decision of the US president may not bring good results for USA, US politics, and for the world. Mr. Trump should rethink his decision for the greater good of humanity.      

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Changing trends that effect US politics

The United States of America is the name of the strongest power among all the countries of the world. It is considered as an example to many countries to build up their nation and be one of the developed countries. There are quite a lot of reasons for considering the US as such powerful country.
Their economy, trades, military power and political trends are mostly recognized as the strength of this country. The political leader or the president of US is recognized as the most powerful individual in the world. There is a long history lies behind the present state of politics in the US. The US politics is also known for its complexity. Politics can be compared to a science that helps to predict what is going to happen in the future by deducting previous situations. In this topic, we can bring up what john Lubbock said, “Great battles are won years before they are fought.”

US politics have improved throughout the time of its previous presidents. This progress can be traced to the beginning of the time when President Clinton was in power. Though he stated that he was a liberal president in a conservative timeline, his skills were way beyond recognition that served the nation to a significant level. His political skills along with a successful economic record helped him a lot to blunt Republican attacks on ‘tax and spend’ liberalism.

Presidencies of Clinton and Obama along with the contrasts of George W. Bush have created a baseline for the future leaders to follow and the introduction of semi-realignments. Some of the changing trends that are shaping the US politics are given below: 

1. Demographics: From a Census Bureau report from May 17 of 2012, it was said that a new America has emerged. As the report showed that whites were the minority in babies born in the United States by an approximate amount of four million babies. While in 1992, the share of white electorates was close to 90 percent. The share fell down to nearly below 70 percent in 2016. 

2. Single Women: If an independent and pro-life woman is given a chance to vote, she will probably vote for the Republican candidate. But all the states and regions are filled with women who feel threatened by the law-makers. These law-makers have established the law to call those women murderers even when they exercise their constitution right to end their pregnancy. This has caused the number of single women to increase. And this increased population is leaning towards the Republicans for their support.

3. Losing religion: The numbers of Americans who belong to Christianity have decreased from 78 to 70 percent. On the other hand, people who are unaffiliated with religion have increased from 16 to 23 percent. This has affected their choice as electorates in many aspects. 

From this changing trends and information, it is not hard to predict the future state of US politics. 

Are politicians encouraging US telephone companies to overcharge Americans?

Do you feel that you're paying way too much to your phone company. If you don't, you will, after you read this latest development ...