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Make Your Handset Battery Last
Useful tips on squeezing the most out of your cellphone’s battery
 
For almost every mobile handset user, the most important question at the end of the day is: “Will my mobile’s battery last until I reach home?” This was not the case a few years ago, when we used a basic handset. So what has changed? Well, for a start, we upgraded our handsets to the newer, larger smartphones and are using more apps and consuming more and more data. No wonder, the battery fails to last for a day on a single charge.
For Android devices, there are plenty of apps that claim to increase the life of the battery. However, most of them, being free, are loaded with unwanted ads and end up consuming data. After using several such apps, I can say from experience that they hardly make a difference in saving, or increasing, the battery life of your mobile device. 
 
One simple tip for increasing the battery’s life is to reduce the brightness of your mobile screen; then slow the CPU speed (if possible) and disable unwanted apps running in the background. In addition, keeping your handset cool also helps. So avoid using mobile in extreme temperatures or near warm places. Car-owners should especially refrain from keeping mobile handsets on the dashboard where it may be exposed to direct sunlight. 
 
Another issue is about how we charge the battery. Most people keep the mobile for charging overnight, which is not good. The reason is that most batteries are designed to operate at about 3.6 volts but can accept voltage up to 4.2 volts. In rare cases, the battery may either get damaged or become hot if the charger releases higher voltage. So it is better to charge the battery only until it attains full charge. Unlike the older batteries, the new ones have a slow and low rate of self-discharge and can last long. Moreover, for these batteries, there is no need to discharge it fully before extending its life. Ideally, you can charge the device when the battery level is down to 15%-20%. Some people recharge their battery whenever they can. Nothing wrong with this; but keep in mind that the life span of a battery is calculated in charging-discharging cycles of, typically, 1,000 cycles or recharges.
 
There are new mobile handsets in the market that claim to charge quickly. This makes everyone, even those with old handsets, fall for fast-charging device chargers. But, remember, fast charging or discharging (like playing an action game or watching video on mobile handset) generates excess heat, which takes a toll on the battery’s life. Therefore, if you have been using the device for long and want to recharge, first allow the device to cool a bit, at least until it reaches the room temperature level. Mobile batteries do not accept full recharge when hot. In addition, make sure that the device is not becoming hot while charging. You can check it by touching the device, especially the place where battery is located (no need to remove the cover). If it feels hot, your charger is sending more current through the battery. Stop charging and let the device cool for some time. Again, check how it feels to touch. If it is cool, you can charge it again. Also, make sure you are using the same charger that came bundled with your mobile device. Never use any sub-standard charger for charging your handset.
 
One important issue is: Do not use a battery if there is a bulge or the battery is swollen. This happens due to high-pressure build-up of toxic gases inside the battery. If such a battery is used in extreme conditions, it may explode. In such cases, immediately replace the battery. Use batteries specially prescribed for your handset and buy it from an authorised or authentic shop only.  
 
Many people believe that one gets an electric shock or is burned if he/she uses the mobile handset while the device is charging. This is an erroneous impression. Unless the charger is faulty, the device battery would continue to be charged at 5-12 volts which is incapable of giving a ‘big shock’ or burn the user.

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Abhijit

1 year ago

If you have a smart phone, here is what you should do.
Disable Wifi, Blutooth, GPS whenever not needed.
Turn off the screen immediately after the call. Hi-res screens consumes lot of juice.
If you know how to shutdown unwanted background app, do it.

Citizens can play a defining role in 'Make in India' effort
Branding is not just related with marketing but delivery on the ground. In order to create a good product on ground, the role of common man is important, says Amitabh Kant while speaking at an interactive session organised by Moneylife Foundation in Mumbai
 
The 'Make in India' project is extremely inclusive because the effort to improve ease of doing business, enabling manufacturing through industrial corridors, infrastructure development and smart cities is aimed at improving lives of 1.25 billion citizens and everyone can play a defining role in this effort, says Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) - Government of India. He was speaking at an interactive session organised by Moneylife Foundation in Mumbai. 
 
Mr Kant, who is in-charge of the 'Make in India' initiative, and the man behind successful marketing campaigns, like 'God's Own Country', 'Incredible India', and 'Atithi Devo Bhavah', said, "Role of the common man is critical to make the efforts a success. This is because branding is not just related with marketing but delivery on the ground. In order to create a good product on ground, the role of common man is important."
 
"The government has laid immense emphasis and focus on making India an extremely easy place to do business. We are planning to increase the number of services on the e-Biz platform to 26 from the present 14, by the end of this year. Over the period of time, we will integrate all the state and central government services so that there is one paper and one point of payment to make India an easy and simple place to do business."
 
Mr Kant admitted that the present scenario of doing business in India was extremely unfriendly. He said "India can grow as a manufacturing nation only if we are able to dismantle the myriad of approval systems. It requires a mindset change. And this is a huge challenge".

He said India must use technology to leapfrog by converging and integrating services. He also said human interface should all together be done away with and replaced by technology, to weed out corruption embedded in the system. "Everything should be online, there should be no paper work" he added.

The DIPP Secretary also informed that the Ministry of Commerce & Industry would soon release a list of states ranked on the basis of ease of doing business. "We are trying to build a spirit of competition on ease of doing business among the states.  This is a positive sign. Investors as well as public must know which are  the best and worst performing states.  We will release a list by next week" he said
 
India is embarking on a strategy of infrastructure driven growth. One of the major challenge for India over next few decades is how fast and meaningful we can make the urbanization process, he said.
 
Mr Kant said, "We will be doing more construction in the next four decades than what we have done in the last 400 years. And thus the challenge for India is to do a very innovative and a very sustainable model of urbanization. I think how do we recycle our water, how do we do public transportation, how do we manage our waste- are huge challenges for India." 
 
According to a McKinsey study, by 2050 India will have 700 million additional Indians getting into the process of urbanization. "By 2030 we will see 350 million Indians getting into the process of urbanization. Therefore challenge is that India has to create two and a half Americas by 2050," Mr Kant added.
 
"Our existing cities cannot absorb this kind of mass migration and therefore we need to build new cities and create modern infrastructure for serve citizens," Mr Kant said, adding, "we need to build cities that are far more innovative and sustainable. Since we do not have abundant supplies of land, energy and water, these new cities have to be compact, dense, vertical, and built on the back of an extensive mass transit system.”
 

Talking about boosting manufacturing in India, Mr Kant emphasised on the need to improve exports as well. "We cannot just produce for domestic consumption. India can become a manufacturing hub only when the exports will increase and it must grow rapidly. India's share in global trade is very low and it is time for us to penetrate markets overseas with greater vigour and energy," he said.
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 'Make in India' campaign last year to promote domestic production with the aim of increasing the share of manufacturing to 25% of GDP by 2022 from 16% at present. 
 
Mr Kant said branding was not merely about advertising, but about good product delivery. "Brand-building is all about delivery - the convergence of good advertising, good product and good delivery," he said.  He added that public branding presented greater challenges than corporate brand building. 
 
"Make in India campaign was all about making India a global player in manufacturing, liberalizing FDI regime, making India an innovation hub and making it a part of the global supply chai," he added.
 
The major objective behind "Make in India" is to focus on 25 sectors of the economy for job creation and skill enhancement. The initiative hopes to increase GDP growth and revenues. Make in India also aims at high quality standards and minimising the impact on the environment. The initiative hopes to attract capital and technological investment in India.
 
According to official reports, during September 2014 and August 2015, the Indian Government has received proposals worth Rs1.10 lakh crore ($17 billion) from companies interested in manufacturing electronics in India. In addition, about 24.8% of smartphones shipped in the country in the April-June quarter of 2015 were made in India, up from 19.9% the previous quarter.
 
 

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Hemen Parekh

1 year ago

MYTH OF JOB CREATION ?

Or , if you like , call it :

Truth of Job Creation !

In its poll manifesto ( 25 March 2014 ) , Congress party promised to create 100 million new jobs in 5 years ( ie: 20 million / year )
If elected to power , of course !
This , despite having created only 1.3 million jobs between 2004-2009 ( from 457.8 million to 459.1 million / NSSO report )
But the leaders who drafted BJP manifesto were much more practical / pragmatic

In its Manifesto , BJP said :
" Encourage and empower our youth for Self Employment - incubating entrepreneurship as well as facilitating credit "

Why did it say so ?

Take a look at the following news ( DNA / 11 Sept 2015 ) :

Against 368 vacancies of " Peons " advertized by UP Govt , applications received were as follows :

* Total Number of applicants.............. 20 lakh
{ 5,435 applicants for each post ! }
* No of PhDs.................................... 201
* No of Master Degree holders............ 20,056
* No of Bachelor Degree holders.......... 1,23,000
* No of 12th Standard pass................. 6.00.000
* No of 10th Standard pass................. 8,20,000
{ Minimum prescribed Edu Qualification }

I suppose these are those 20 lakh unemployed youth who registered on the UP Employment Exchanges , within the first 7 months of Shri Akhilesh Yadav forming the SP government !

Of course , those not getting appointed as Peons , will continue to receive every month , Rs 1,000 , by way of Unemployment Allowance , earlier announced by SP Govt

Now , if " Providing Jobs / Employment " , is a " State Subject " , then SP Govt in UP , may want to stop this dole-out , and replace it with the " Start Up Act - 2015 " described in detail on :

hemenparekh....in....Blogs

{ A New Economic Order ? aka " Start Up Act - 2015 " }

It is time to dispel the Myth that either Industry or Government can ever succeed in creating 12 million new jobs each year !

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hemen parekh
14 Sept 2015
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Hemen Parekh

1 year ago

" BACK FACTORY " OF THE WORLD ?

China is known as the " Factory " of the World
India is known as the " Back Office " of the World
Can India become the " Back Factory " of the World ?
Wrong question !
Right question is : WHEN can we become the " Back Factory " of the World ?
Answer is " hiding in plain sight " !
This week , an astronaut , sitting in a satellite 400 km above the earth and hurtling through space at 16,000 km per hour , operated a robot on the earth
Earlier , scientists sitting in NASA space centre or in Shri Harikota space centre , have operated Mars Rovers / MOM ( Mars Orbital Mission ) remotely
From a distance of millions of miles
And soon , astronauts will be sending emails to earthlings from millions of miles away , using " Space Internet " on their Mobile phones
Invariably , each such team of scientists , comprised Indians !

So , WHEN can our scientists - and software Start Ups - enable Indian workers , sitting in Hyderabad / Chennai etc , to operate / manipulate , machinery in factories of Europe / America / China ?

I believe this can become a reality by 2020 , if Central Government and State Governments , just get out of the way of our scientists / Start Ups and leave them alone !

Then tell them :

[ " You are our next generation of Freedom Fighters .
Free our millions from poverty / starvation / jobless depression / ignominy / suicides
Like war - ravaged people of North Africa , Indians cannot invade Europe / Australia / Canada , in search of jobs / better life
We depend upon you to bring the jobs to India - jobs such as ,
* Operating Machinery in Factories abroad
* Controlling Air Traffic at Airports around the World
* Operating upon patients in Hospitals , all over
* Teaching students in Schools , in remote Africa
* Any job that currently requires immediate presence of a worker

And , if you set up a " Back Factory " , you don't need to pay Corporate Income Tax for next 10 years !

Simply register on web site of Income Tax Department as a " Back Factory " owner and file annual " Zero Corporate Tax Return " ]


When this happens ,

> Millions of skilled Indian workers will operate factories around the World ,
sitting in , internet connected " Back Factories " in small Indian towns
> Foxcon will not need to replace its high-wage Chinese workers with one
million robots ( as officially announced sometime back )
At half the wages of those Chinese workers , Indians will operate Foxcon
factories , all over the World , remotely !
> " Contract Labour Act " will need to be replaced with " Back Factory " Act
> " Minimum Wages Act " will need to be scrapped !
> India will not need to fight with WTO on " Manpower / Service Exports "
> " Make in India " will morph into " Make from India "

I hope NDA Ministers and members of NITI Aayog will ask , Narayan Murthy / Sam Pitroda / Azim Premji / Sundar Pichai / Satya Nadela / Ray Kurzweil etc :

" How soon can this be done ? How can you help ? "

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hemen parekh
10 Sept 2015
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J Pinto

1 year ago

India will be like a developed nation.

The date was projected as sometime in 2045 assuming 8.5% (using the old methodology) GDP growth year on year.

Given a slowdown to 5.5% (using the old methodology) we now need to extend the date by a few more decades.

Are the young a restless youth of the nation ready to wait until then?

No. Not unless they all are made to practice Yoga and Meditation every day.

Hemen Parekh

1 year ago

A NEW DAWN ?

On 05 Sept 2015 , I had an opportunity to listen to Shri Amitabh Kant ( Secretary - DIPP ) at Jaihind College , Mumbai

Topic was :
How can ordinary citizens contribute for the success of Make In India ?

Here are a few revolutionary IDEAS that he laid out , in respect of ,
" Ease of Doing Business " in India :

* All interactions with Industry Ministry to become online / digitized

* No industrialist / businessmen need to visit Udyog Bhavan , ever

* A single window application / clearance of online Investment proposals

* Industry Ministry will internally co-ordinate with all other Ministries

* Investment projects will be monitored thru Project Management Software

* Project Status Reports will be visible to public on a dedicated web site

* No need for any permission / approvals for Start-Ups

* No physical interaction of tax-payers with Income Tax officers


But , as far as contribution of ordinary citizens is concerned , he had only one advice :

" Branding must not be confused with glossy / virtual / animated
advertising / publicity on TV or on Social Media
Branding is the REAL user experience on the ground of a product / service
Eg :
Not throwing garbage on the streets , is also branding of Make in India
Citizens must not look up to the Government for directions on everything
There is urgent need to put an end to the dependency on " Sarkar Maa-
Baap " culture
Let each citizen think up of his own unique contribution to Make in India "

I was reminded of a song from an old Hindi film ( free translation ) :

" The darker and depressing the long night ,
the brighter and colorful will be the dawn "

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hemen parekh
07 Sept 2015


Court to hear Koda plea seeking Manmohan's summoning September 21
 A special court on Friday set September 21 for hearing the CBI's reply on former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda's plea seeking summoning of former prime minister Manmohan Singh in the coal block allocation case involving Jindal Steel.
 
Special Judge Bharat Parashar listed the matter for September 21 after special public prosecutor R.S. Cheema submitted that the Central Bureau of Investigation will want to know the opinion of other accused on Koda plea before advancing its argument.
 
The court directed other accused to file a reply on the plea by September 21.
 
Koda has filed a plea last month seeking summoning of Manmohan Singh in the case.
 
In his plea, he said: "Materials placed by the CBI shows the said conspiracy, if any, cannot be complete without the involvement of the (then) coal minister (Manmohan Singh) who had the final say in the entire allotment."
 
He also sought summoning of the then energy secretary Anand Swaroop and the then mines secretary Jai Shankar Tiwari, saying they were part of the three-member sub-group formed by the Jharkhand government to evaluate the pleas of firms and suggest suitable application for recommendation by the state.
 
The court was hearing a case related to the allocation of Jharkhand's Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block to Jindal Steel and Gagan Sponge.
 
Apart from Koda, Congress leader Naveen Jindal, former union minister of state for coal Dasari Narayan Rao, former coal secretary H.C. Gupta and others have been named as accused in the case.
 
They have been charge sheeted for criminal conspiracy and cheating as well as under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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