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All India Mayors’ Meet Ends with Firm Resolve to Implement Programmes to Save Every Drop of Water

Agra Mayor Navin Jain, who was unanimously elected President of the All India Mayors' Council, said a campaign would be launched

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The focus was on environmental conservation and promoting water harvesting systems to optimise the use of precious water resources. Pixabay

The two-day national convention of Mayors ended with a firm resolve to implement programmes to save every drop of water.

The focus was on environmental conservation and promoting water harvesting systems to optimise the use of precious water resources.

Agra Mayor Navin Jain, who was unanimously elected President of the All India Mayors’ Council, said a campaign would be launched by all municipal corporations to save rain water for which the Prime Minister’s help would be sought.

A team of the Mayors’ Council will meet Chief Ministers to sensitise them on environmental issues and seek support for promoting water harvesting mechanisms at the local levels. “Within a short period results will start showing,” Jain said.

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The two-day national convention of Mayors ended with a firm resolve to implement programmes to save every drop of water. Pixabay

Around 85 Mayors who attended the convention which ended on Sunday evening agreed to promote greening of urban areas on a priority basis under the PPP model. The sewerage systems in cities would be expanded to reach out to populations in newer areas.

The Mayors felt the time had come to strengthen and expand the activities of local bodies, for which more powers were required. In Uttar Pradesh, the Mayors have been given the power to record the confidential reports of Municipal Commissioners.

Some Mayors wanted a big push to the current campaign to contain the menace of polythene.

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The consensus was in favour of a uniform system of governance at the municipal level. The mayors wanted acceptance of the principle “one country, one system.” (IANS)

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Flipkart Brings First Nokia-branded Smart TV in India: Report

The visuals of the TV are bolstered with "MEMC" technology, which eliminates blurs and judders for a screen shift devoid of lags, thus, offering better picture definition

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New e-commerce norms to impact e-tailers: Flipkart. IANS

Flipkart on Thursday launched the Nokia Smart TV in India as part of their strategic partnership. Priced at Rs 41,999, the Nokia-branded smart TV is currently available in a 55-inch variant and features “Sound by JBL”.

The smart TV will be available on the e-commerce platform starting December 10 and the firm will expand the line up of 4K variants in the coming months.

“The acoustics of the Nokia Smart TV has been engineered by JBL, which will let customers experience clear vocal tones and minimal harmonic distortion. True to JBL’s brand recall, the Nokia Smart TV will also enjoy deep bass tones, typically popular with Indian audiences,” the company said in a statement.

Notably, this is the first time that JBL is extending its audio expertise in television space in India.

The TV is powered by 24 watt built-in speakers, “DTS TruSurround” and Dolby Audio to enhance the overall audio experience.

Flipkart will provide complete TV protection for Nokia-branded smart TVs, which is available at a launch price of Rs 999.

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Flipkart earlier entered into a strategic partnership with Nokia to launch Nokia smart TVs in India. Wikimedia Commons

The programme gives consumers a coverage of three years against manufacturing defects and accidental damages, along with a guaranteed buyback value at the end of three years.

The Nokia Smart TV offers intelligent dimming that helps produce deeper blacks through accurate backlight control and a wide colour gamut.

It comes with the Android 9.0 Operating System (OS) that will allow users access a host of apps on the Android TV Play Store.

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It sports a quad-core processor and 2.25GB RAM and 16GB ROM.

The visuals of the TV are bolstered with “MEMC” technology, which eliminates blurs and judders for a screen shift devoid of lags, thus, offering better picture definition. (IANS)