Flipkart The Big billion Days sale will start from Wednesday and run til October 14.
Ahead of Diwali, if you want to buy new appliances, phones, and watches, among other things, you can choose from a wide array of online shopping platforms. E-commerce giants are back with their festive season sales this year. As the competition heats up, archrivals Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal are going all out to woo the maximum number of customers. Amazon is running the Great Indian Festival Sale from October 10-15, Snapdeal will start with the Mega Diwali Sale from October 10-14, and Flipkart’s The Big billion Days sale will start from Wednesday and run til October 14.
Given below are details of The Big Billion Days sale of Flipkart:
Flipkart’s The Big Billion Days offers
Under Flipkart’s The Big Billion Days sale, customers can avail up to 90 per cent off on fashion apparel, up to 80 per cent discount on home, furniture, TVs and appliances and “jaw dropping deals” on mobiles, the company said.
Customers can also get 10 per cent discount on HDFC Bank debit and credit cards. EMI (equated monthly installments) transactions can also be made. Customers can also avail no-cost EMIs subject to terms and conditions.
(Customers can also get 10 per cent discount on HDFC Bank debit and credit cards.)
Flipkart’s The Big Billion Days discount
Flipkart’s The Big Billion Days sale will open between October 10-14 for certain products and between October 11-14 for others.
Between October 10-14, customers can avail up to 90 per cent on fashion products, up to 80 per cent off on TV and appliances, between 50-90 per cent off on home and furniture products, between 50-90 per cent off on beauty and sports products and toys, and up to 80 per cent discount on smart devices and other products, stated flipkart.com.
Between October 11-14, customers can avail up to 80 per cent discount on gadgets and accessories.
The Big Billion Days offers for Flipkart Plus members
Flipkart Plus members will get three hours of early access from 9 pm on October 9 and 10. Flipkart Plus is a loyalty program that aims to reward customers for the purchases they make on the online marketplace.
Earlier this year, Walmart, in a $16-billion deal, acquired a 77 per cent stake in Flipkart to become its largest shareholder.
Applying sunscreen on your skin is a common practice but most people end up ignoring their lips. In fact, your lips will suffer sun damage far quicker than your skin. So, how do you make sure your lips are soft, moist and not totally ruined by the sun? Experts give their take.
Hema Sharma Datta, Head, Skin Care and Cleansing, R&D, The Himalaya Drug Company, shares why it is important to protect lips in summer.
* Lips lack natural protective oil: Our skin contains sebaceous glands that secrete the natural oil called sebum which keeps our skin moisturised. However, our lips do not contain these glands and therefore, it is essential for us to keep them protected and hydrated through the day. Therefore, using a lip balm that is enriched with natural ingredients in this weather is a must.
* Harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun affect the lips: UV rays are extremely harmful for our skin, and our lips are no exception. Since they have fewer melanocytes in them, they are more prone to sun damage caused by UV exposure. It impacts the production of collagen in our lips in the long run thus damaging their health and appearance.
* Sudden changes in temperature can make your lips dry: The sudden and drastic change in temperature is quite detrimental to the health of our lips. For this reason, carrying a lip balm that nourishes and soothes our lips is extremely essential.
A lip balm enriched with the essence of oranges is the best bet for you to protect your lips from the sun. (Shutterstock)
Shikhee Agrawal, Head Training, The Body Shop, Geetika Mittal Gupta, Founder and Medical Director at ISAAC (International Skin & Anti Aging Centre), Sham Kumar, Education Manager at Kiehl’s India, give tips to protect the lips.
* A lip balm enriched with the essence of oranges is the best bet for you to protect your lips from the sun, owing to its natural photo protection and skin conditioning properties.
* We have a habit of licking our lips when they feel dry, instead use a hydrating lip balm, switch to lip balms enriched with bees wax. Use SPF protected lip balms to reduce the harm.
* Exfoliation is as important for the lips as it is for skin, apply a sugar scrub using a toothbrush once a week to get rid of the dead skin layer.
* You can use butter stick as well. Butter stick lip treatment is hydrating. It will make lips feel and look softer, smoother and moisturised.
* Eat plenty of green vegetables and fruits as fruits rich in vitamin help in increasing the water intake too.
* Lips do turn black in the summer heat. So you can mix saffron and curd and apply daily 2-3 times to maintain the natural lip colour.
* Maintain a regular night lip regime. For this you can take half a teaspoon of glycerin, castor oil and lemon juice. Apply this mixture on to your lips and leave overnight.
* Drinking up to 12 glasses of water keeps your body and lips hydrated and helps stimulate the blood circulation of the skin.
This is one of those moments when you believe you might have stumbled upon something truly interesting.
It’s not a sexy little lippy, but it’s interesting. And potentially life-changing. Particularly if you are just… below par. Could be that you are exhausted all the damn time, or your joints are achey or your digestion is shot. If you are not responding to traditional treatment, then this is worth a look.
Carnosine has long been whispered about as a supplement with powerful anti-ageing properties, but you needed to use a vast amount for it to have any noticeable effect. This is where it does get quite sexy (in a Cold War kind of a way) because this is where the Russians come in.
They wanted to send a man to Mars but they had to find a solution to the added stresses of space travel, including that from cosmic radiation. So they potentised the hell out of carnosine and now it is available as mitochondria therapy from licensed practitioners. Mitochondria, by the way, are like little batteries that generate power in our cells. Power, people. I shuffled off to see incredibly energetic Lilias Ahmeira on Harley Street, properly compromised by fatigue. Fed up. Sick and tired, as they say, of always being sick and tired. She prescribed carnosine, turbocharged it with some coenzyme Q10 and backed that up with the immune-system booster, flavonoid. Four weeks later I was waking up feeling like I had slept. I started going out to dinner again. My shoulder injury started to sort itself out. As I said… interesting.
Ever reached for a multivitamin at the first sign of a sniffle, in the desperate hope you can ward off the dreaded flu before the full-blown symptoms hit? Yup, we’ve all been there and we know what it feels like to want results fast.
That’s why we hit up Jessica Sepel, nutritionist and founder of JSHealth Vitamins, for her expert intel as to how long it actually takes for supplements to take effect.
How long does it usually take to notice a difference after taking a supplement?
It really depends on what’s in the supplement. If you’re lacking in minerals and nutrients, it can take a few days for supplements to kick in. From personal and clinical experience, iodine can work within days. It’s a great source of energy production because of its ability to enhance the thyroid and metabolism, which drives energy. Many people are so iodine deficient that when they start supplementing it they notice a difference in energy and mental clarity within a few days. Generally speaking, it takes around three to six weeks for noticeable changes.
Will the severity of your deficiency determine how quickly you start to feel better?
Yes, definitely. If you’re deficient, you’ll notice how much better you feel when you start supplementing with those minerals.
What about the cause of the deficiency?
The cause of deficiency can be brought on by several factors such as diet, digestion, stress, IBS, inability to absorb nutrients, the state of your digestive function, the foods you’re eating and the soil in the country that you live in.
Does the time of day you take the supplement make a difference?
I tell my clients to take supplements first thing in the morning with breakfast. Some supplements contain minerals that help with energy production, so it’s great to boost that at the beginning of your day.
How does the quality and dosage of the supplements come into play?
Where you source your nutrients and minerals does matter.
What foods can inhibit supplement absorption?
It’s best to avoid taking supplements 30 minutes before or after coffee. Taking this product with food is important because taking zinc on an empty stomach can make people nauseous.
What foods can help supplement absorption?
It’s definitely important to take care of your gut as having healthy microbiome helps you absorb your minerals with ease. It’s beneficial to take a daily probiotic, practice stress reduction and increase your intake of fibre, nuts, seeds, and greens, too. I also recommend reducing your intake of gluten, refined carbohydrates and refined sugar and ensuring your stomach is acidic enough by adding lemon or apple cider vinegar to water.
The traditional diet of people in Mediterranean countries has been linked to numerous health benefits and has been shown to cut the risk of obesity. Although popular elsewhere, this healthy eating pattern is relatively new to the USA. New research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Vienna, Austria (23-26 May) uses geospatial techniques to identify which US states have the greatest adherence to this Mediterranean-style of eating. Western and northeastern coastal areas of the USA including California, New Jersey, New York City, and Massachusetts lead the nation following this healthier eating pattern, while residents of the South and East North Central states such as Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Michigan are least likely to adopt the Mediterranean-style diet.
The Mediterranean diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and olive oil. It’s low in red meat and other saturated fats, and it contains few processed foods or refined sugars. This eating pattern has well known health benefits, including reduced mortality and lower risk of chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
Current dietary guidelines reveal that around three-quarters of Americans do not eat enough vegetables, fruit, and dairy, and most exceed the recommendations for added sugars, saturated fats, and salt. The estimated annual healthcare costs of obesity-related illness are a staggering US$190 billion or a fifth of annual medical spending in the USA. Increased adoption of the Mediterranean diet could help reverse this public health crisis, but little is known about the popularity of this dietary patternacross the USA.
In this study, researchers led by Professor Meifang Chen from California State University, Los Angeles investigated adherence to the Mediterranean diet among almost 21,000 adults (aged 45 or older) from 48 contiguous states and Washington DC taking part in the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. The study is tracking stroke incidence and mortality from an ethnically and demographically diverse sample of the US population.
Participants completed detailed food questionnaires at the start of the study, and the researchers calculated a Mediterranean diet adherence (MD) score for each participant based on the types of food they ate—ranging from 0-9, with a higher score showing greater adherence. The researchers used geospatial and hot spot analysis to see the geographical distribution and pattern of Mediterranean diet adoption across study areas. Modelling was also used to identify factors associated with high adherence.
The average MD score was 4.36, and almost half (46.5% of participants) closely followed the Mediterranean Diet. The researchers found that higher Mediterranean diet adherence clusters were mainly located in the western and northeastern coastal areas including Californian, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City, Connecticut, and Massachusetts; whereas lower adherence clusters were largely seen in South and East North Central regions such as Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Michigan and the northern area of Indiana (see map).
Further analyses showed that, irrespective of geographical location, people who live in socioeconomically disadvantaged, rural, minority neighborhoods with smaller populations are least likely to follow this ‘healthier’ diet pattern. Being older, black, not a current smoker, having a college degree and above, an annual household income of US$75,000 or more, exercising at least four times a week, and watching less than 4 hour of TV a day were each linked with a higher likelihood of eating the Mediterranean-style diet.
The authors conclude: “Given the skyrocketing obesity rates in the USA over the past few decades, identifying and promoting obesity-modifying dietary approaches is a top priority. Our study identifies and characterises locations and at-risk populations across the USA where Mediterranean diet promoting interventions and policies might have the greatest effect in combating the obesity.”
The authors note some limitations, including that the MD score was calculated based on self-reported dietary intake data, which might not accurately represent participants’ food consumption. For instance, inaccurate recall of food intake, or a tendency towards social desirability resulting in individuals over-reporting healthy food intake, and underreporting unhealthy food intake can’t be ruled out. They also note that dietary intake data was only assessed once at the start of the study, so the stability of the dietary pattern is unknown. Lastly, the study represented only two racial groups (non-Hispanic white and black) and mid- to old-age populations, so the findings might not be generalisable to younger generations and other racial groups.
BlackBerry is all set to launch three new smartphones in the coming days. According to a recent leak, these phones come with code name Athena, Luna, and Uni. After years of dominating the smartphone market along with Nokia, BlackBerry has gone off the rails. WIth another set of Android devices, the company would want to establish a strong foothold.
In the last couple of years, the company has launched smartphones like the BlackBerry Priv, BlackBerry KeyOne, and BlackBerry Passport. Now, the company is all set to refresh this lineup with these newer offerings. These devices are expected to be officially launched at the upcoming MWC 2018 in Barcelona.
WIPO has published a new patent from BlackBerry Limited for a smartphone with a sliding mechanism. In fact, the sketch resembles the BlackBerry Priv, which was launched in 2015. Back in the October 2017, a report claimed that the company is working on a new smartphone, is this one in the question?
The only difference between these models is the placement of the camera. The camera will be hidden until the slide is open. The back-case offers a camera lens, which might offer features like a wide-angle lens, fish-eye vision, a zoom lens or a macro lens.
Registered Patent for upcoming BlackBerry smartphone
Specifications of BlackBerry Uni, Luna, and, Athen:
As of now, we just have the specifications of the BlackBerry Uni. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core processor with 6 GB or 8 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. The screen resolution of Uni (1620 x 1080) hints that the phone might resemble the BlackBerry KeyOne. This confuses a bit, as it has a mechanism like Priv, but a screen resolution of KeyOne? Considering that these devices will be launched in 2018, BlackBerry might go for a bezel-less design, which might be the reason for this different screen resolution.
Presently, the specifications of the other two models are still unclear. As the MWC approaches, we will have a clear idea about all three devices.
At least on paper, these smartphones look promising. BlackBerry should make sure that these devices run on latest Android OS with a competitive price tag at the time of launch.
TCL will reportedly launch three BlackBerry smartphones in 2018, and according to new rumors, their codenames are Athena, Luna, and Uni. There is no official info about any of these smartphones, so, at the moment, we can only rely on rumors and speculations. LetsGoDigital has just discovered some patents and trademarks filed by TCL which may be related to the phone codenamed Uni. According to the patents, the design of this device may be similar to BlackBerry Priv, the first Android phones released by the Canadian giant, before being acquired by TCL.
The patent regards the camera module and if you want to get more info about it you can visit our dedicated article. Anyway, take it with a pinch of salt as some rumors are pointing out that this design is just a reference point to describe the patent.
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BlackBerry Athena is rumored to be a device with a physical QWERTY keyboard included, and it is expected to be released in two variants with different model numbers: BBE100-1 and BBF100-1. It is also tipped to come with 6 or even 8 GB of RAM, paired with 64 GB of internal storage. This makes us thinks that we may be talking about a high-end device: the first real high-end phone released by TCL under the BB brand. Rumors are suggesting that the phone may be powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 660 SoC, which is actually the best midrange SoC released by Qualcomm. At last, there is Luna, but we don’t have much details about it. It is rumored to be a mid-range phone which aims to focus on the quality-price ratio. It may come with a physical keyboard just as the Athena, but for now we are only talking about speculations.
Samsung Electronics will slash output of its organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels in response to its customer Apple’s decision to cut production of iPhone X amid weak demand, the Nikkei reported on Tuesday.
Samsung Display now plans to make OLED panels for 20 million or fewer iPhones at the South Chungcheong plant in the January-March quarter, significantly lower than its initial goal of supplying panels for 45 million to 50 million iPhones, the Nikkei reported.
Samsung Electronics stock fell as much as 2.3 percent in morning trade, while shares of Japanese OLED component makers, such as Hodogaya Chemical Co and Hirata Corp, also declined.
Samsung Display has yet to set a production target for the April-June period, but a further cutback is possible, the Nikkei reported, without citing sources.
Samsung Electronics was not immediately available for comment.
Apple will halve its iPhone X production target for the first three months of the year to around 20 million units, the Nikkei reported last month, adding to growing concerns about weak sales of the $999 phone (roughly Rs. 64,000).
The iPhone X was the first phone to get a major design overhaul since the launch of the iPhone 6 in 2015, and many expected it to lead to blockbuster sales.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro fans in India are in for a treat as the company prepares to make all four colour variants of the handsets available for the first time during the flash sale to be held on March 7. Gadgets 360 has learnt that Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro will be sold at 12pm on March 7 in Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Lake Blue colour variants in the flash sales to be held simultaneously on Flipkart and Mi.com. The 6GB RAM variant of the Redmi Note 5 Pro will also be sold, albeit only in the Black colour option.
Launched in India last month, the two mid-range smartphones saw their first sale on February 22 with a claimed 300,000 units sold in a matter of 3 minutes. This was followed by another sale on February 28. The third flash sale will be held on March 7, which will provide users with numerous options to choose from – in terms of RAM and colours, with the full selection of colour options set to be available in the country as mentioned earlier.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro specifications
Both smartphones sport 5.99-inch displays full-HD (1080×2160 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The Redmi Note 5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, while the Redmi Note 5 Pro has a more powerful Snapdragon 636 SoC. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is available in 4GB/ 6GB RAM variants with 64GB storage, and the Redmi Note 5 is available in 3GB RAM/ 32Gb storage and 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variants. In terms of software, both phones run MIUI 9 on top of Android Nougat out-of-the-box. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is expected to get an upgrade to Android Oreo in the near future.
In terms of camera, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has a dual rear camera setup, with a 12-megapixel primary sensor sporting an aperture of f/2.2 and a 1.25-micron pixel size, while the 5-megapixel secondary sensor has a f/2.0 aperture and 1.12-micron pixel size. There is also an LED flash on the back. On the front, the smartphone has a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor that is accompanied by an LED selfie-light. The Redmi Note 5 has a 12-megapixel rear camera sensor with a f/2.2 aperture and 1.25-micron pixel size. On the front, the handset has a 5-megapixel camera sensor with an LED selfie flash module.
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