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Avian Influenza: H5N8 cases confirmed in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh.



The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying on Tuesday (January 12, 2021) informed that more cases of Avian Influenza (H5N8) have been confirmed in the states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

According to the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, additional cases of Avian Influenza have been confirmed in HCL-Khetri Nagar in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan and in dead crows and pelican in a zoological park, Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. They also informed about the confirmed cases in dead crows in Jagnoli and Fatehpur village in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.

Avian Influenza is also confirmed in a poultry sample from the Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh received on Tuesday from NIHSAD (National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases – Bhopal).

Notably, the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying has issued an advisory on the testing protocol to states, encouraging them to undertake screening at state level ensuring suitable biosecure facilities.

After the confirmation of the spread of Avian Influenza in Maharashtra through samples of dead birds, a central team has been deputed to visit Maharashtra and Gujarat to monitor the epicenter’s of AI outbreak in those states.

“Constant efforts to generate awareness about Avian Influenza and how to deal with the situation is being shared among the general public through various media platforms including social media platforms like Twitter,” said the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying.

They added, “States are advised to maintain sufficient stock of PPE kits and accessories required for culling operations.”


Smartphone manufacturer Realme reduce price rates of its mobile phones:View reduced rates



Realme 8 has got a Rs. 500 discount in India on purchases through Flipkart, the company has announced. It will now be available at a starting price of Rs. 14,499 instead of its original price of Rs. 14,999. The phone was launched in March this year alongside the Realme 8 Pro. It comes with a triple rear camera setup and a hole-punch cut out for the selfie camera. Realme 8 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G95 SoC and comes with a 5,000mAh battery. The Realme 8 with discounted price is listed on the Realme India site as well.

Realme 8 price cut in India

Realme has announced through a press release that the Realme 8 now starts at Rs. 14,499 for the 4GB RAM + 128GB variant, a Rs. 500 discount from its launch price. The 6GB + 128GB model can be purchased for Rs. 15,499 instead of Rs. 15,999 and the 8GB + 128GB model can be purchased for Rs. 16,499 instead of Rs. 16,999. Realme 8 is offered in Cyber Black and Cyber Silver colours, and the new pricing has been updated on Flipkart and Realme India website. It should be noted that as per the Realme India website, the discount is valid till May 14 only. We’ve reached out for clarity.

Shipping for the phone will depend on the region the phone is being shipped, based on the latest government guidelines with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The dual-SIM (Nano) Realme 8 runs Android 11–based Realme UI 2.0. It features a 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 90.8 percent screen to body ratio, 1,000 nits peak brightness, and a 180Hz touch sampling rate. It is powered by the octa-core MediaTek Helio G95 SoC and Mali-G76 MC4 GPU. The phone comes with up to 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage that is expandable via a dedicated microSD card slot.

In terms of optics, the Realme 8 comes with a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.79 lens, an 8-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle f/2.25 lens and 119-degree field-of-view (FoV), a 2-megapixel macro shooter with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2-megapixel black and white sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. On the front, there is a 16-megapixel Sony IMX471 sensor with an f/2.45 aperture lens housed in a hole-punch cutout.

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