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New Delhi: Reliance Jio will foray into the broadband service with the commercial launch of Jio Fiber on September 5. As announced by RIL Chairman and Managing Director, Mukesh Ambani at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) last month, the cheapest plan by Reliance Jio will be starting at Rs 700 per month with a minimum speed of 100Mbps. The speed by Jio Fiber could go up to 1GBps on some of its plans.

Jio has kept key details about Jio Fiber plans a secret and it would be revealed on the operator’s website on Thursday. Reliance Jio made some important announcements about its plans to ensure wide reach of its broadband service.

It has not yet announced how much it is going to charge the subscribers for the installation. The company is less likely to charge anything. Just like the preview pack, new subscribers too can get the service with a refundable security deposit, which will be announced later. The Jio Router is expected to cost less, probably at around Rs 1,000 as the company would want to make it affordable for a wider set of users.

Jio has announced a ‘Welcome offer’ during the AGM under which it will give an HD or 4K LED TV as well as 4K set-top box for free with their Jio Fiber connection to those who opt for the annual plans or the ‘Jio Forever plans.’ The 4K Set-Top box will provide features such as video conferencing, access to apps and online gaming and will work with traditional cable network.

Also it will provide access to Jio’s own apps such as Jio TV, Jio Saavan Music and Jio Cinema. These apps will be bundled free of cost to all Jio Fiber customers. Reliance Jio offered complimentary access to these apps to its wireless subscribers. Reliance Jio also announced that it is planning to bundle access to third-party streaming services such as Eros One, Voot, ALT Balaji, and more.


Nasa finds Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram with help of Indian engineer




New York: NASA has found the crash site and debris of India’s Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander following a tip from an Indian space enthusiast who examined pictures of the area of the moon taken by a US orbiting camera.

The site was located by Shanmuga Subramanian, who on his own scoured the pictures taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbital Camera (LROC), NASA and Arizona State University announced on Monday confirming the find.

The first mosaic image of the likely crash site made from pictures taken by the LROC on September 17 was downloaded by several people to look for signs of the Vikram, NASA said.

One of them, Subramanian, contacted the LROC project with a positive identification of debris, it said.

Arizona State University (ASU), where the LROC project is located, said: “After receiving this tip, the LROC team confirmed the identification by comparing before and after images.”

When the images for the first mosaic were acquired on September 17, the impact point was poorly illuminated and could not easily be identified, it said.

But two image sequences were acquired on October 14 and 15, and on November 11 were better.

The November mosaic shows best the impact crater, ray and extensive debris field. The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and cast a one pixel shadow.

The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and casts a one pixel shadow.

The university said that based on Subramanian’s tip, the LROC team scoured the surrounding area in the new mosaics and found the impact site and the debris field.

The impact site is located at 70.8810 degree S, 22.7840 degrees E, at an elevation of 834 metres, it said.

“The debris first located by Shanmuga is about 750 metres northwest of the main crash site,” ASU said.

Vikram lost contact with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) following its launch from Chandraayan-2 moon orbiter on September 6 when it tried to make a softlanding near the moon’s south pole.

In a statement NASA said: “Despite the loss, getting that close to the surface was an amazing achievement.”

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