Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), one of the country’s leading media and entertainment companies, on Wednesday announced the launch of a new television channel, Zee World, in Johannesburg.Zee World will be available from February 3 on DSTV channel 166. It is a general entertainment channel and is the first offering from ZEEL for mainstream viewers in Africa. The channel aims to showcase television series, Bollywood movies, reality shows and more action-packed content through the new channel. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cash”The corporate positioning of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ meaning ‘the world is my family’ is the driving force that enables us to bring authentic and entertaining content to global audiences, with a vision to reach a billion viewers by 2020,” Essel group and ZEEL chairman, Subhash Chandra said in a media statement. Speaking about the new channel, ZEEL chief executive officer – Middle East and Africa, Mukund Cairae said, “We will launch with four award winning series like Saloni, Laali, Married Again and The Promis.” Also Read – Lanka launches ambitious tourism programme to woo Indian tourists“The channel will also introduce other genres such as world drama series and shows on kids, food, reality and health before the end of the year 2015.” All content that will be aired has undergone extensive research and customisation including editing and dubbing with most of the channel’s content dubbed in South Africa using local talent. With a strong worldwide presence, boasting over 34 channels which entertains 730+ million viewers across 169 countries, ZEEL first ventured into Africa 18 years ago as the company’s first international territory.
Kolkata: In yet another horrific display of atrocity on minors, a Class IX student of a school in South Kolkata was found unconscious at Golf Garden area on Friday morning with injury marks on various parts of her body. She has been fighting for life at MR Bangur Hospital. She had gone missing while going to school on Thursday.Her school uniform was found torn and there were blood stains on her clothes. According to the circumstantial evidence, police suspect that the teenager might have been raped and also beaten up by the assailants. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsA woman, who was passing through a narrow lane near BD Memorial School on Friday morning to deliver newspapers, spotted the girl lying on the road. Her school bag was also found next to her, containing some clothes. The woman immediately drew the attention of the local residents, who rushed to the spot and took the victim to MR Bangur Hospital where she has been fighting for life. The doctors are examining to ascertain whether the girl was raped before she was thrashed and dumped on the road. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedPolice said that the narrow lane where the girl was found connects two residential apartments in the area and it often remains desolate. Police are also investigating to know when the assailants had dumped her on the lane.Local people alleged that she had been raped before being dumped on the lane. Police have recovered a locket and a chain from the place.Police were unable to record her statements as her condition has been stated to be serious. According to the police, the victim is a resident of Jadavpur and studies in a school in Tollygunge. She did not return home from school on Thursday afternoon. She was supposed to go to a private tuition class at Kalabagan area after returning. As she did not come home, her family members believed that she had gone to the tuition class directly from the school. As the victim did not return in the evening, her family members started a search operation. After failing to get any trace of her, they registered a complaint at the local police station at around 11 pm on Thursday.The family members told police that she had stepped out of the house at around 10 am on Thursday, for going to school. According to the preliminary investigation, police came to know that the victim did not go to school on Thursday. The investigators believe that she might have been abducted while going to school.Police are going through the CCTV footages in the nearby areas to identify the culprits. They suspect that she was dumped in the area in the wee hours of Friday. There were several injuries on her forehead and other parts. Police said that the girl used to live with her grandparents. The investigators are waiting for the medical report of the victim.
‘An evening with Japanese sake’ was hosted by Ambassador Hiramatsu, at his residence, to spread the charm of Japanese Sake among the food and beverage industry of India on September 8.The Embassy of Japan in India is working to raise awareness of Japanese food and sake (Rice Wine) in the country. With the cooperation of Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association, four Sake breweries and ‘Miss Sake’ – Asami Sudo, from Japan were the guests for the evening. A Sake promotion event is also being organised – for targeting the Indian hotel buyers and importers – in association with the Hospitality Purchasing Managers’ Forum (HPMF). Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAfter Hiramatsu’s opening remarks and a speech by Asami Sudo – a lecture on Japanese Sake was given by the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association – followed by a Sake-tasting session. A business matching event was also held between the sake brewers and Indian hotel buyers and importers, after the tasting session.At this event, sushi prepared by using fish imported from Japan was served. Japan has just reached an agreement on sanitary certificate for fishery products imported from Japan to India, earlier this March. Japanese food and Japanese fish were also promoted on the occasion.The Indian guests enjoyed tasting different types of sake, such as, sparkling, ume-shu (plum sake), ko-chu (aged sake), and ginjo, that was served along with a variety of cuisine.
On 8th October, at it’s ‘Fall Desktop Launch Event‘, Intel unveiled the 9th-generation Core i9-9900K, i7-9700K, and i5-9600K processors for desktops. With an aim to deliver ‘the best gaming performance’ in the word, the processors also come with fixes for the much controversial Specter, Meltdown, and L1TF vulnerabilities. Major features of this launch include, #1 Security fixes for Specter, Meltdown, and LITF Faults In March 2018, Intel announced that they would be adding hardware protection to forthcoming CPUs protecting users against some of the processor’s security flaws. These ‘protective walls’ added in the hardware would keep malicious code in a physically different location from areas of the CPU were speculative execution is taking place. Intel kept its word by announcing hardware mitigations in the 9th Gen CPU’s for Spectre/Meltdown. Former Intel CEO Brian Krzanich stated in a press release, “We have redesigned parts of the processor to introduce new levels of protection through partitioning that will protect against both Variants 2 and 3. Think of this partitioning as additional “protective walls” between applications and user privilege levels to create an obstacle for bad actors.” It has not been detailed what specific hardware changes were made to add protection. It was noted that the previous software and microcode protections added would cause a performance hit on older CPUs. These new CPUs are powerful enough that any performance hit caused by these protections should not be noticeable. #2 Forgoing HyperThreading Intel is forgoing HyperThreading on some of the Core i9 parts. This will partly help make the product stack more linear. This could also possibly help mitigate one of the side-channel attacks that can occur when HyperThreading is in action. Disabling HyperThreading on the volume production chips, ensures that every thread on that chip is not competing for per-core resources. #3 Hardware Specifications Source: AnandTech Core i9-9900K The Core i9-9900K processor is designed to deliver the best gaming performance in the world. Users can enable up to 220 FPS on Rainbow Six: Siege, Fortnite, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds. It comes with8 cores, 16 threads and a base frequency of 3.6GHz which can be boosted up to 5.0GHz. This processor is aimed at desktop-based enthusiasts and with a dual-channel DDR4 and up to 40 PCIe lanes. The i9-9900K is based off Intel’s 14nm process. Hyperthreading is an added bonus in this processor. Core i7-9700K The i7-9700K comes with 8 cores and 8 threads. With a base clock speed is of 3.6 GHz (which can be boosted to 4.9 GHz on all cores), the processor comes without hyperthreading. It can turbo up to 4.9 GHz only on a single core. The i7-9700K is meant to be the direct upgrade over the Core i7-8700K. While both chips have the same Coffee Lake microarchitecture, the 9700K has two more cores and slightly better turbo performance. That being said, it has less L3 cache per core at only 1.5MB per core. Core i5-9600K The i5-9600K is clocked at a base frequency of 3.7 GHz and can be boosted up to 4.6 GHz. With 6 cores and 6 threads, it comes without Hyperthreading. This processor is really similar to the Core i5 of the previous generation, but with an added frequency for better performance. It would be interesting to see how these new processors will help in mitigating security flaws without impacting their performance. For detailed information on each of the processors, you can head over to AnandTech. You could also check out BleepingComputer for additional insights. Read Next NetSpectre attack exploits data from CPU memory Intel faces backlash on Microcode Patches after it prohibited Benchmarking or Comparison Meet ‘Foreshadow’: The L1 Terminal Fault in Intel’s chips