first_imgAndhra Bank has posted 35% growth in net profit during the quarter ended September.The net profit was ₹144 crore, a jump of 35% quarter-on-quarter.The core operating profit of the bank during Q2 stood at ₹710 crore compared to ₹622 crore during corresponding quarter of previous year.The bank said its total income grew by 16% year-on-year. It stood at ₹4,424 crore compared to ₹3,818 crore during Q2 of 2013-14. This comprised interest income of ₹4,146 crore and and non-interest income of ₹278 crore.Total business of the bank stood at ₹260,012 crore, an increase of 13% year-on-year.The deposits grew from ₹129,343 crore to ₹145,084 crore, an year-on-year increase of 12.2%.The gross bank credit during the quarter stood at ₹114,928 crore, a growth of 14% over corresponding quarter last year.last_img read more

first_imgClose Huawei P30 Pro First Impressions, a super camera smartphone with extensive photography skills The joy of getting the latest software update is next to buying a new smartphone. In that context, Huawei is making a lot of folks happy with the rollout of its latest Android Pie-based EMUI 9.1 update to a long list of smartphones. The Chinese tech giant released a list of 49 smartphone models eligible for the EMUI 9.1 in the days to come.Huawei has three categories based on which it will release the Android Pie-based EMUI 9.1 to eligible smartphones. Huawei has already updated a few smartphones in the list, such as the flagship Mate 20 series, which are a part of the first category eligible for EMUI 9.1. They include Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X and Mate 20 Porsche Design edition.Moving on, the next category consists of a mix of Mate-series, Nova and Honor smartphones. But the phones are only open for internal testing (closed beta), MyDrivers reported. They include Mate 10 series, Mate 9 series, P20 series, P10 series, Nova 4, Nova 3, Nova 3i, Honor 8A, Honor 8X, Nova 2s, Honor 7, Honor 10, Honor V10 and others.Other Huawei and Honor smartphones that are eligible for EMUI 9.1 upgrade include Nova 4e, Nova 3e, Enjoy 9 Plus, Enjoy 8 Plus, Enjoy Max, Enjoy 9s, Enjoy 7s, Enjoy 9e, Honor 9 Lite, Honor 8X Max, Honor 20i, Honor 9i, Honor Play. If you use one of Huawei’s tablets, the EMUI 9.1 is going to roll out to MediaPad M5 Lite (10.1 inches), MediaPad M5 Lite (8.0 inches), MediaPad M5 (10.3 inches), Honor Tab 5 and a few other tablets soon. Huawei EMUI 9.1 update listHuaweiEMUI 9.1: What’s new?We’ve tested EMUI 9.1 in both Mate 20 Pro and Huawei P30 Pro and it has got to be the best UI upgrades in all these years. Unlike previous iterations, the ROM is fast and efficient. There are a lot of new themes, icons, yet the UI is simple and expressive.Huawei’s EMUI 9.1 supports GPU Turbo 3.0, and the effect of it can be clearly seen in seamless gaming. The overall performance has been significantly improved, the random read speed is 20 percent higher and saves space too. Huawei EMUI 9.1 update listHuaweiEMUI 9.1 has undergone optimisation at the DNA level, making it the highly fluent in handling multiple tasks. There are new smart features like AR Measure, health tracking with new treadmill mode, and seamless sharing with Huawei Share OneHop.last_img read more

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Other animals (besides humans) such as chimpanzees and dolphins have demonstrated in various ways that they are capable of dreaming up solutions to problems in their head and then carrying them out. Called “aha” moments by researchers, such thinking, a form of insight, is one of the hallmarks of higher intelligence. Most people who have ever worked with elephants will attest to the fact that they are indeed intelligent creatures; though no one (at least in the research community) had ever witnessed an elephant using insight to solve a problem. This has perplexed scientists for several years, and has caused them to study the seeming paradox. It appears now that the team working with Kandula has seen it in action, that previous research had been attacking the problem from the wrong angle.In the new study, the team did what countless others before had done. They set some fruit up out of reach of the test subject elephants then lay some bamboo sticks about hoping one of them would get it in his or her head to use the stick to knock the fruit down so they could eat it. Every attempt at this failed. The next go round fared much better. Explore further Citation: Study shows elephants capable of insight (2011, August 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-08-elephants-capable-insight.html Elephants in Experimental Conditions. Image: PLoS ONE 6(8): e23251. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023251 More information: Foerder P, Galloway M, Barthel T, Moore DE III, Reiss D (2011) Insightful Problem Solving in an Asian Elephant. PLoS ONE 6(8): e23251. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023251AbstractThe “aha” moment or the sudden arrival of the solution to a problem is a common human experience. Spontaneous problem solving without evident trial and error behavior in humans and other animals has been referred to as insight. Surprisingly, elephants, thought to be highly intelligent, have failed to exhibit insightful problem solving in previous cognitive studies. We tested whether three Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) would use sticks or other objects to obtain food items placed out-of-reach and overhead. Without prior trial and error behavior, a 7-year-old male Asian elephant showed spontaneous problem solving by moving a large plastic cube, on which he then stood, to acquire the food. In further testing he showed behavioral flexibility, using this technique to reach other items and retrieving the cube from various locations to use as a tool to acquire food. In the cube’s absence, he generalized this tool utilization technique to other objects and, when given smaller objects, stacked them in an attempt to reach the food. The elephant’s overall behavior was consistent with the definition of insightful problem solving. Previous failures to demonstrate this ability in elephants may have resulted not from a lack of cognitive ability but from the presentation of tasks requiring trunk-held sticks as potential tools, thereby interfering with the trunk’s use as a sensory organ to locate the targeted food. © 2011 PhysOrg.com Study: Elephants might seek revenge (PhysOrg.com) — Kandula, a seven year old Asian elephant living in Washington D.C.’s National Zoo, has proven that elephants are as smart as those that spend a lot of time around them have believed. In an experiment carried out by researchers at the zoo, the little elephant figured out all on his own, without resorting to trial and error, how to go get a cube to use as a footstool to help him reach some food that was just out of reach. The research team, led by Preston Foerder of the City University of New York, has published the results of their study on PLoS ONE. Play This video shows the elephant’s first use of the cube as a tool to acquire food. In the second experiment, the team set the fruit up out of reach as before, but this time, tossed a heavy duty cube into the enclosure. At first nothing happened; in fact, it took eight 20 minute sessions before Kandula, suddenly appeared to get an idea after studying the fruit for a few moments. He immediately ambled on over to where the cube lay, then rolled it over to a position just below the fruit, stepped up with his front feet so as to prop himself up, then very easily grabbed the fruit. It may be that Kandual is exceptionally bright however as the neither of the other two elephants came up with the solution to the problem.The authors note in their posting that now that they have seen an elephant using insight, they themselves have had an “aha” moment of their own. Expecting elephants to use a stick to help get food, they say, is akin to asking a person with eyeballs in his hands to look at something after handing them something to hold. Elephants use the tip of their trunk to both touch and smell while searching for food; filling it with a prop would essentially blind them in their search. Duh.last_img read more

first_imgMitra was arrested in a case relating to Saradha Realty on charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating, misappropriation of funds as well as deriving undue financial benefits from the Saradha Group, a CBI spokesman here said.”Mitra was arrested on prima facie evidence of criminal conspiracy, cheating and misappropriation as well as deriving undue financial benefits from the Saradha group,” CBI official said.He was taken into custody after five hours of intense questioning at the Salt Lake CGO complex housing the CBI office.Balodia had drafted the letter which Sudipto Sen had sent to the CBI, he said.The CBI had earlier arrested two TMC MPs Kunal Ghosh and Srinjay Bose in connection with the Saradha scam.last_img read more