Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Kannur International Airport inaugurated by Minister Suresh Prabhu

Kannur International Airport inaugurated
Kannur International Airport Ltd.- Terminal Building

Kannur International Airport- Kerala’s fourth International airport inaugurated on Sunday, 9th Dec 2018 by Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. They jointly flagged off the first Air India Express flight with 186 passengers on board flying to Abu Dhabi. The airport is located at Mattanur town near Kerala.  The Kannur International Airport is located 30 km from Kannur city.
With this Kannur International Airport  inauguration Kerala State has four international airports along with Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode and Kochi.  With this Kerala is the only state in India to have four international airports.

Area of the airport

The Kannur International Airport is spread across 2330 acres with a runway length of 3050 meters.
KIAL- Arrival & Departure halls.


The Kannur International Airport being built with public-private partnership (PPP) mode with State and Central undertakings. Whereas State owns 32.86 % and 22.54% share is by Central Public Sector Undertakings. Additional  35.21% is owned by other qualified institutional buyers, individuals, companies and remaining 9.39% is owned by Airports Authority of India.

Terminal building-

Kannur International Airport’s terminal building is built with the modern facilities spread across 95,000 square meters.  Airport has 24 check-in counters, there is a scope to increase to 48 counters in the future requirements.
Kannur International Airport inaugurated,Kannur airport-Beach


Airport will help non-resident Keralites travelling to Gulf countries
Boosts Economy, tourism and exports
Helps in creating many job opportunities.
Many flight operations- Air India Express will operate services to Abu Dhabi, Riyad, Sharja and Doha.
Go Air is going to operate domestic  connectivity flights to   Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Nokia 8.1 Launched with Android

Nokia 8.1 featuring 6.18 inch with Full HD+ display, 4GB RAM& 64GB storage.

Android Phone - Nokia 8.1

Nokia 8.1 Smartphone has already been launched in China. The company HMD Global is organizing a launch event in Dubai today 6th November 2018.  In India, Nokia 8.1 is set to launch on December 10th.  Nokia 8.1 comes in Iron/Steel, Blue/ Silver, Steel/Copper color variants. Nokia 8.1 looks identical as compared to Nokia X7

Nokia 8.1 has 6.18i inch PureDisplay with an aspect ratio of 18:7:9 and HDR10 support. In addition, the phone runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 processor and powered with 4GB of RAM and 64GB & 6GB RAM with 128GB  of internal storage which can be expanded up to 400 GB with a micro SD card.

Camera in Nokia 8.1 has  13-megapixel primary camera and 12-megapixel secondary
camera sensor with aperture F / 1.8.
For the people of Selfie, the phone has a 20-megapixel front camera and its aperture is F / 2.0.
Nokia 8.1  has a dual rear camera setup with Zeiss optics and with the primary 12 Megapixel. With a dual photodiode technology also with a dual- LED flash. The secondary camera is of 13 megapixels fixed –focus lens, which is meant for depth sensing. Nokia 8.1 has Bothie feature, with which you can take both the front and rear camera. With Bothie feature both front and rear camera can be used simultaneously.

nokia 8.1 plus price in india

In short- 
Primary Camera -12 MP (f /1.8) + 12 MP (f / 2.2) Dual Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera - 20 MP (f / 2.0) Camera
Video Recording - 2160p 30fps, 1080p 30fps
Camera Feature - Geotagging, HDR, Panorama

PROCESSOR- Nokia 8.1 smartphone works on Android 9Pie.
3G - HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
2G - GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Dimension - 154.8 x 75.76 x7.97mm
Body Material - Metal Frame

Screen Size -- 6.18 inches
Form Factor Touch Resolution -1080 x 2244 Pixel
Touch Screen- Capacitive Touch
Screen Screen -Type IPS LCD

The Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass.

Nokia 8.1 smartphone is powered with 3500 mAh battery with fast charging mode with 18W fast charging.

In India Nokia 8.1 is expected to be priced at Rs.31,900/-
In Europe, the Nokia 8.1 price has been set at EUR399/-

Nokia 8.1 will be launched in India on 10th December 2018, and it is going to be an affordable premium smartphone. Recently launched OnePlus surpassed the Apple phones in the premium category. So Nokia 8.1 is going to be target OnePlus market. 

As per IDC report from August 2018, OnePlus became the second biggest player by surpassing Apple by achieving 21% market share in Quarter 2 of 2018. OnePlus recently launched its flagship model OnePlus 6T .

Sunday, December 2, 2018

G20 summit 2018

India presented 9-point agenda on economic fugitives at the G20 summit.

G20 Summit 2018

The G20 (Group of Twenty) is an international forum which brings the world’s 20 leading industrialised and emerging economic countries.  As it is mentioned in Wikipedia –‘Collectively , the G20 economies account for around 90% of the gross world product (GWP), 80% of trade, two-thirds of the world population and approximately of half of the world land area.’
Recently, Government of India started preparations to curb economic criminals fleeing lakhs of rupees from Indian banks. In order to prevent such crimes, the Prime Minister has made a concerted initiative with the G-20 countries to bring fugitive financial criminals to the court complexes. India has sought a strong and active cooperation from the G-20 countries to tackle the fugitive economic criminals, identify their identity, extradition and seize their properties.


In order to deal with the financial widespread approach, India advocated a strong and active partnership, presenting a 9-point agenda on Friday, 30th November 2018 between 20 member countries. In the second session of the G20 summit on international trade, international financial and tax system, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented his agenda.
He said, 'confiscation of property of criminals like collaboration in legal procedures and their extradition should be ensured'. The PM said that the principles of UN Convention on International Cooperation (UNOCAC) and International Organized Crime Against Corruption (UNOTC), especially international cooperation should be implemented fully and effectively.
Prime Minister Modi said, "The decision to set a standard definition of fugitive economic criminals should be assigned to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). FATF should decide standard procedures for dealing with fugitive economic criminals, their extradition, extradition and prosecution, which all agree on. This will help in dealing with such cases in G-20 countries.
India has also advocated creating a common platform for sharing successful experiences of extradition, the current system of extradition, and legal support, etc. Also, it has been said that the G-20 forum should start working on considering the properties of fugitive economic criminals.
It was stated in this agenda that "to freeze the revenue arising from crime by effectively mutual cooperation in the law process, to bring back the culprits at the earliest and to arrange the method of transferring the income from the crime back to that country”
Simultaneously, India has called upon the G20 countries to create such a mechanism so that financial fugitives can be prevented from coming here and providing a safe haven.
Further, it was decided -"Head of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), United Nations Convention Against Organized Organized Crime (UNOTC), especially the 'international cooperation', should be implemented effectively."
Addressing the  G-20 conference in Argentina, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that  India will be hosting G-20 in 2022. He said that  ‘we had requested Italy, who hosted the proposed G20, which Italy has accepted. Instead of 2021, the G20 conference will be held in India in 2022.’

PM Modi said that ‘I am thankful to all countries and invite all the world's people to come to India in 2022’

Mr. Trump & Mr. Modi at G20 summit 2018
Mr. Trump & Mr. Modi at G20 summit 2018