Amazon said to have paid $90 million to acquire maker of Blink Security cameras

Amazon plans to use the chips Blink have for their in-house devices
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Amazon.com Inc. has acquired the maker of Blink security cameras for $90 million (Rs 580 crores), in a secret bet on the startup’s energy-efficient chips, as reported by Reuters.

The foundation and the price tag of the deal highlights how Amazon is vying to sell more than just the next big camera. Amazon is venturing into using the exclusive Blink chips, which could extend the battery life of gadgets and lower the cost of production. The online retailer is looking to work on its Cloud Cam and then tap into its Echo speakers using the Blink chips.

The in-house devices that Amazon develops are done with a view of building strong relationships with its customers. Both, the Cloud Cam and the Echo Speakers require power source through plug-ins.

The technology developed at Blink enables their cameras to work for 2 years at a stretch using just one pair of AA lithium batteries. This acquisition could give birth to a generation of gadgets that are heavy on direct current, thereby increasing the portability of the gadgets.

The deal so far hasn’t gathered significant attention. The camera producer declared its takeover by Amazon with inadequate details of interest in a December 21 blog entry.

Examiners have seen Blink as a component of the retailer’s technique for Amazon Key, another program where customers can set up a smart lock and reconnaissance camera so deliveries can be done by slipping bundles inside their homes when they are away. Amazon additionally observes opportunity in the surveillance camera market as home innovation extends.

Sources: NDTV, Indian Express

Trump Signs Order To Keep Prison At Guantanamo Bay Open

An executive order was signed by President Trump on Tuesday to keep the Guantanamo Bay prison open. This comes after Trump ‘promised to load up the bad dudes’ at the prison during his campaign.

The order was signed a brief while before trump gave his first State of the Union address. In his speech, Trump emphasized on how in the past, hundreds of prisoners have been released only to meet them in battlefields again.

 

“I am asking Congress to ensure that, in the fight against ISIS and al-Qaeda, we continue to have all necessary power to detain terrorists, wherever we chase them down, wherever we find them. And in many cases, for them, it will now be Guantanamo Bay,” said Trump.

Trump’s request denies one issued by President Obama in his first days in office that required the office to close, which had been a key Obama campaign guarantee.

Albeit numerous prisoners were discharged from Guantanamo under Obama, he was not able follow through on the vow to close it inside and out, because of worries over the fate of a few detainees considered excessively dangerous for either being liberated or moved to U.S. soil.

No new detainees have been put into Guantanamo in over 10 years. At the point when Obama left office, eight years in the wake of marking the closing order, there were still 41 detainees. They remain, including five who had been cleared for discharge by government offices when Trump took office

Source: CNBC,Guardian

Shubh Mangal Savdhan rakes in 33 Crore at the box office

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, released on September 1, has garnered adoration and love from moviegoers. Its steady run at the box office has not been influenced by the new releases a week ago, Poster Boys and Daddy. On Tuesday, it earned Rs 1.02 crore, which conveys its aggregate collection to Rs 33.92 crore.

On its second end of the week, the motion picture governed the movies and managed to mint Rs 7.83 crore. In spite of being a small budgeted project, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan has earned good cash till now and has just been announced a hit.

RS Prasanna’s motion picture opened to positive surveys from both film critics and crowds.

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan spins around the lives of Mudit (Ayushmann Khurrana) and Sugandha (Bhumi Pednekar), who are going to get hitched. Their lives flip around when Mudit understands that he is experiencing erectile dysfunctionality, days before their wedding. What takes after is a silly story of how the couple deals with their unexpected issue.

RS Prasanna’s motion picture is a Hindi redo of the 2013 Tamil hit, Kalyana Samayal Saadham and stars the much-cherished jodi of Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar in lead parts. The jodi had already highlighted together is another crowd pleaser, Dum Laga Ke Haisha.

Sources: Business Today NDTV

Owners of Ryan group denied anticipatory bail in student murder case

The proprietors of Ryan International School, where a seven-year-old kid was killed recently, failed to get protection from arrest today. The Punjab and Haryana High Court issued a notice to Haryana on their demand for safeguard and presented the case on Monday.

Ryan Pinto, the CEO of Ryan International, and his family father Augustine and mother Grace Pinto, who are the founders, had gone to the High Court last week asking for an anticipatory bail.

On September 8, Pradyuman Thakur, a Class 2 student of the Ryan International school in Gurgaon, was found dead with a slit throat after he went to the washroom close to his classroom. A school transport conductor accepted to be present in the washroom when the kid entered, and the conductor was also spotted in the security footage fleeing the crime scene.

Justice Inderjit Singh did not allow the Pintos any relief today. “The single seat has issued a notice of motion to the Haryana government looking for its reaction on the anticipatory bail plea,” said the lawyer for the Ryan trustees.

The Pintos moved to the Punjab and Haryana High Court after the Bombay High Court dismissed their demand for insurance from arrest on September 14.

The murder is being explored by the CBI after Pradyuman’s parents asserted that the police examination was not up to the mark.

Sources: NDTV, DNA

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Chandrababu Naidu promises action against traffickers in the state

Moved by the nerve-racking recall described by a child trafficking casualty, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu guaranteed her arrangement as an Anganwadi instructor and a settled store of ₹5 lakh in her name.
The girl was abandoned by a lover who sold her for ₹35,000 in Hyderabad and landed her in a brothel house in Mumbai. She asked for the police to check women – trafficking in Kurnool and Nandyal and act sternly against traffickers. Mr. Naidu has guaranteed ventures to check trafficking in the State.
The Chief Minister likewise declared a settled store of ₹5 lakh for the sake of another young girl who was assaulted by her dad. The girl of Gudumbai Thanda in Orvakal Mandal, who was freed from child labor, said she passed the fourth standard from the Andhra Pradesh private school, specifically passed SSC and was acting as an ANM. She said her three siblings had settled as a police constable and an instructor. M. Syamala Devi, a vagrant who was a drop-out after the first standard, said she was considering the seventh standard in the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayam.

Sources : Business Standard, TOI

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Aung San Syuu Kyi breaks her silence over communal turmoil in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi in a 30 minute televised speech reached out to the global community for support in a refugee crises that the UN has labelled “ethnic cleansing”, gathering outsiders to help her unite her Nation across ethnic and religious lines.

Communal brutality since August 25 has left hundreds dead and driving more than 410,000 of the Rohingya minority from Myanmar into Bangladesh.

“Despise and dread are the primary scourges of our reality,” she said  “We don’t need Myanmar to be a country isolated by religious convictions or ethnicity”.

While expressing her distress for “all” crowds dislodged by savagery, she said her Nation stood prepared “whenever” to reclaim displaced people subject to a “confirmation” process.

It was not promptly clear what number of the evaluated 410,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar would fit the bill to return.

The UN has blamed Myanmar’s armed forces for “ethnic purging” over a campaign of claimed murder and arson that has left scores of Rohingya towns in ash.

The military denies that, demanding its operations are a relative reaction to the late August assaults by Rohingya activists, who they mark as “extremist Bengali terrorists”.

Sources: Reuters, NDTV

U.S. – South Korea begin bombing drills, Russia – China commence naval activities

The U.S. military organized bombing drills with South Korea over the Korean peninsula and Russia and China started naval activities in front of a U.N. General Assembly meeting on Tuesday where North Korea’s atomic risk is probably going to pose as a potential threat.

The whirlwind of military drills came after Pyongyang fired mid-range ballistic rocket over Japan on Friday and the disruptive North led its 6th and most intense atomic test on Sept. 3 in resistance of United Nations sanctions and other international weight.

A couple of U.S. B-1B aircraft and four F-35 planes flew from Guam and Japan and joined four South Korean F-15K warriors in the most recent venture, South Korea’s guard service said.

The drills are the second part of China-Russian maritime activities this year, the initial segment of which was organized in the Baltic in July.

China and Russia have more than once called for arrangement and converses to resolve the issue.

On Sunday, U.S. Diplomat to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the U.N. Security Council had come up short on alternatives on containing North Korea’s atomic program and the United States may need to turn the issue over to the Pentagon.

Sources: SBS, Newsweek