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France to provide over 2 billion euros for ‘Smart Cities’

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New Delhi: The French Development Agency (AFD) on Friday said that it is committed to providing over 2 billion euros in next three years for India’s ‘Smart Cities’ project.

“AFD’s commitment is to provide 2 billion euros over the next 3 years of loans to support smart cities and sustainable development in India,” its chief Pascal Pacaut told media here after it and the Indian finance ministry’s department for economic affairs held their 6th annual negotiation meeting on Thursday regarding the implementation of India’s ‘smart cities’ project.

France has extended its support in investing in building ‘smart cities’ here, Ambassador to India Francois Richier told media.

“It is our priority to support green and inclusive growth in India,” he said.

He said the focus will be on the three cities of Chandigarh, Nagpur and Puducherry, while there is an investment of 200 million euros for the extension of Bangalore metro.

“Our priority is also to create energy efficiency in municipal street lighting with EESL (Energy Efficiency Service Ltd) at (an outlay of) 50 million euros,” he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited France in April and France had committed 600 million euros for ‘Smart Cities’ and projects related to sustainability, including in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Richier had also visited Puducherry himself to review the implementation of the project. He will also visit Chandigarh for the same purpose.

 

 (IANS)

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OPPO Launches A5s Budget Smartphone in India

It is the first smartphone in India which is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 processor

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OPPO launches first India R&D centre in Hyderabad. (Wikimedia Commons)

Chinese handset maker OPPO on Monday launched a budget-friendly A5s smartphone in India for Rs 9,990.

The OPPO A5s features waterdrop screen and runs on MediaTek Helio P35 chipset.

The device is powered by a robust 4230mAh battery and has Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm optimisation to reduce power consumption, the company said in a statement.

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The A5s comes in 2GB RAM+32GB ROM variant and 4GB RAM+64GB ROM version and the latter would be available in green and gold colour starting next month on both online and offline channels.

“With the launch of OPPO A5s, we aim to push the envelope further by giving our users more power with advanced technology at a budget friendly price point,” said Charles Wong, CEO, OPPO India and President OPPO South Asia.

There’s a 6.2-inch LCD waterdrop screen with an aspect ratio of 19:9. The A5s is packed with an 8MP front camera with F/2.0 aperture. At the rear is a 13MP+2MP dual camera system.

It is the first smartphone in India which is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 processor. A MediaTek Helio P35 is an octa-core chipset built on TSMC’s advanced “12nm FinFET” node. (IANS)

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