nubia brings gaming smartphone to India

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Chinese handset manufacturer nubia on Wednesday launched a gaming smartphone Red Magic in India for Rs 29,999.The smartphone would be available on Amazon.in from December 20, the company said in a statement.The 5.99-inches full-HD smartphone is packed with an optimised Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with 8GB RAM and dual-lane 128GB Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.1 storage.”The launch of Red Magic has especially been crafted for the rising gaming community in India and will be a benchmark in its segment,” said Dheeraj Kukreja, Director, nubia India.The device runs Android 8.1 Oreo and houses 3800mAh battery.”We truly believe that with some of the unparalleled features like RGB strip, GameBoost Mode, Cooling Fans, 3800mAh battery that we have packed in this revolutionary device, the experience will be power packed in every way,” Kukreja added.The smartphone sports a 24MP rear camera and a 8MP selfie shooter.–IANSvc/na/bglast_img read more

Town Hall Meetings to be Held about PEP

first_img Scheduled to run until January 21 next year, the meetings will serve to heighten public awareness of the initiative, which is a new assessment of students at the primary level that will replace the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). Story Highlights Beginning November 13, the Government will convene town hall meetings across the island in preparation for the roll-out of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) in 2019. PEP, which will consist of three key components – a Performance Task, an Ability Test and a Curriculum-based Test – is designed to provide a profile of where the student is academically, the student’s strengths and weaknesses, and his or her readiness for grade seven. Beginning November 13, the Government will convene town hall meetings across the island in preparation for the roll-out of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) in 2019.Scheduled to run until January 21 next year, the meetings will serve to heighten public awareness of the initiative, which is a new assessment of students at the primary level that will replace the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).This was noted by Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, at a post-Cabinet media briefing at Jamaica House on November 1.He pointed out that this is one of several pre-administrative activities to prepare students, teachers and parents, to allow for a smooth implementation of the programme.Senator Reid told JIS News that the venues for the meetings are currently being finalised and that further details will be provided shortly.PEP, which will consist of three key components – a Performance Task, an Ability Test and a Curriculum-based Test – is designed to provide a profile of where the student is academically, the student’s strengths and weaknesses, and his or her readiness for grade seven.The Minister informed that PEP assessment coordinators are already being sensitised, with their one-week training coming to an end today (November 1).In addition, leading up to the implementation period, teachers of the targeted cohort are also scheduled to be trained on assessing the 21st century learner, interpreting and scoring rubric, and administering the performance task.Other preparation activities include cognitive labs and small-scale trials, and national pilots of Performance Tasks for grades four and five.In the meantime, Minister Reid explained that PEP will be implemented on a phased basis, noting that students who are currently in grade five will be the first PEP cohort.He noted that PEP will assess students’ knowledge in addition to placing increased emphasis on assessing students’ skills of communication, critical thinking and creativity.“As the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information seeks to have students staying in school longer (up to grade 13), the provisions of PEP is a forward-thinking approach that will make students better prepared for the workforce. Students will, therefore, be exposed from an early age to critical thinking,” he said.He said the ultimate goal of this new assessment is that all students will graduate with the equivalent of an associate degree at the end of grade 13.“PEP’s assessment process will measure students’ performance through demonstration of 21st century skills aligned to the National Standards Curriculum, and generate an academic profile of each student,” the Minister added.last_img read more