Jiddat Web Desk ,April 16,2018 ::Tesco is the largest and most popular UK-based multinational grocery store. In terms of profits, it is the third biggest retailer in the world. In terms of revenues, it is the 9th largest retailer in the world. The reason Tesco gained popularity was the fact that apart from having Superstores & Supermarkets, the company started convenience store business, having its branch on every corner. Now the question is that what does a UK-based grocery store has in common with Pakistan’s biggest oil company, Pakistan State Oil Company Limited? It is the marketing & business strategy that they have in common. PSO is slowly becoming Pakistan’s fastest growing retailer in Pakistan with its ever-increasing convenience stores in the country just like Tesco. As new local and foreign brands are entering Pakistan’s retail market, PSO is just growing & developing further. Competition has allowed the company to expand and explore its boundaries. PSO is the biggest fuel importer in Pakistan. It fuels half of Pakistan’s vehicles. Its profits are surging through fueling of 80% air traffic, a fifth of power generation and the whole railway traffic. PSO has the biggest distribution network in Pakistan with 3,754 outlets. 3,565 of the outlets are for the retail sector while the rest are for its majority customers. Sheikh Imran ul Haque, the managing director of the country’s largest oil company said, “We already operate around 3,500 stores nationwide and are adding over 70 new shops each year to the retail network.” He said this at the seventh international Retail Leaders Conference in Lahore Adding, “Globally Oil companies are earning 30-40pc of their revenues from their non-fuel retail operations.” The company is also planning to introduce coffee shops, restaurants, tourist stores by the end of June.
Malik Riaz gift a home to a rickshaw driver who is also the author of fourteen books.
Jiddat Web Desk ::Malik Riaz the Chairman of Pakistan’s biggest real estate development firm—Bahria Town has made an announcement to gift a home to a rickshaw driver who is also the author of fourteen books. Fiaz Mahi—who was a classmate of the Minister for Water and Power—Abid Sher Ali—has been living his life in difficult circumstances. He is a rickshaw driver and by it, he earns the bread and butter for his family. Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Shami—famous journalist and analyst in his popular program—Nukta-e-Nazar appealed to the Chairman Bahria Town to help this poor talented guy.
As per the details, Mahi has written fourteen books and lives in a rented house. He said that there is not enough space in his home to accommodate all his family members to sleep under one roof.
He mentioned that he had spent sixteen years of his life playing cricket with Abid Sher Ali, however, the Minister of Water and Power took no notice of his miseries and difficulties.Soon after the request of Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Shami, Malik Riaz took an action and announced to give Fiaz Mahi a home where he could live happily with his family. Previously, Malik Riaz has narrated his life-changing experience for the youth who were disappointed in or with their lives, adding that difficulties are what that makes a man stronger.
The Bahria Town Chairman informed in his message that his mentor told him that everyone who desires to acquire greatness has to go through tough times, no big names are made without experiencing some kind of distress in their lives. Problems and difficulties are like profits for the world leaders, creators and developers.
Device of the future RED Hydrogen One Phone.
Jiddat Web Desk ::RED, is a brand known for its high-end camera. The company is now venturing into the smartphone market. There has been a lot of mystery regarding the Red Hydrogen One phone but now there are bits of news that are giving a concrete shape to the phone. Some of the specs of the phone are that it will have 5.7-inch screen with a pixel resolution of 2,560 x 1,440. It also runs Android, there’s a dual-sensor camera on the front and the back, and it’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 (yes, the flagship chip for 2017), as well as a 4,500mAh battery.
The phone is thick and heavy with textured grooves on the side making it easier to hold. The phone has a large camera module and grey-and-red color scheme, which makes it different from every other specimen on the market. The highlight of the phone is the nanotechnology between the LCD and the back-light to create a 3-dimensional (3D) effect. However, the catch is that the content has to be supported by the display-which is sort of holographic-to work well with audience expectation. To overcome this barrier, RED is launching a content platform witch downloadable material. The company has the tech to convert 2D content to 3D content. If the content is not 3D then the screen can be used to view normal 2D material.
The audio bit of the phone aims to get close to reality as possible with headphones on. There is a lot of 3D audio processing which enables spatial sound. This has been executed before in Dolby Atmos-supported devices.But all of this remains to see when the device hits the main market.
Pak Suzuki has issued a letter to all its authorized dealers and ordered them to stop booking vehicles for the non-filers
Jiddat Web Desk ::Pak Suzuki has issued a letter to all its authorized dealers and ordered them to stop booking vehicles for the non-filers.Toyota and Suzuki the leading auto giants in Pakistan have barred non-filers from booking a vehicle.Individuals and corporate firms both are included in this. Non-filers have been suspended from buying a vehicle in Pakistan.
The decision has been taken in accordance with Finance Act 2018 bill which prevents non-filers from booking and purchasing new vehicles from July 1, 2018. Finance Bill FY19 states, “Any application for booking, registration of purchases of a new locally manufactured motor vehicle or first registration of an imported vehicle shall not be accepted or processed by any vehicle registering authority of excise and taxation department or a manufacturer of a motor vehicle respectively, unless the person is a filer.”Pak Suzuki has issued a letter to all its authorized dealers and ordered them to stop booking vehicles for the non-filers. The order is effective immediately.
Qualcomm and Facebook joining hands to provide speedy and quality of internet.
Jiddat Web Desk ::At the Facebook F8 developer conference, held back in 2016, the social networking giant made an announcement about its gigabit Wi-Fi network. Terragraph is aimed at maximizing the wireless network speeds and data transmission to router in efficiently. The news reports by The Verge hint out that the organization has come together with the major chip maker Qualcomm to speed up their project. The Terragraph project is based on bringing multi-node wireless network which will aim to bring high speed internet connections to people living in cities and urban communities. Partnering with Qualcomm, Facebook will be able to develop a network based on 60GHz technology to “improve speed, efficiency, and quality of internet”. The tech employed for this will be more cheap than the expense of deploying fiber optics-which makes it all the more amazing to have. Terragraph will be the first gigabit connectivity solution, due to the cloud controller and Qualcomm’s 10 Gbps link which is to consume even less power to give users a more powerful and fast connection. The Terragraph tech will aid the Qualcomm chipset’s to upgrade routers to enhance speed of the broadband connections.
In other news, Qualcomm is busy working on 5G chips for smartphone manufacturers like Samsung and United States carriers like AT&T. Qualcomm’s 5G chips are to be based on Samsung’s 7nm node extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography technique. Whereas, the Chinese phone manufacturer, OPPO has recently made the world’s first successful 5G video call using 3D technology.
While many other telecom giants like Huawei, Broadcom are already grinding away on bringing 5G technology before 2020 at an industrial scale, it appears Facebook-Qualcomm coalition will certainly make its worth by providing the most upgraded wireless network.
The FIFA World Cup 2018,Neymar Jr.Salah Can Make a Difference.
Jiddat Web Desk ::The FIFA World Cup 2018,Neymar Jr.Salah Can Make a Difference.It’s been some time since Neymar left FC Barcelona and enjoying its counterparts in French leagues and playing currently for Paris Saint-Germain. In an interview with Redbull content team, the Brazilian “Jaguar” has revealed some interesting thoughts. In answering a question Neymar has name the possible winner of the world cup 2018 which could be any of the one, he named “Germany, Spain, Brazil, France and Argentina” as the top contestants in the World Cup.
Answering another question about the real surprise in the world cup he said, “Belgium holds a bunch of very good players currently and makes an excellent team, Belgium is the team which could surprise all the spectators in the world cup. So you can now imagine the team going into semis or even finals.
The most interesting comments he gave was about Egypt’s Mohammad Salah, he said Mohammad Salah is a very good player who could create a difference at the World Cup 2018.Salah currently players for English Club Liverpool, he also played for Chelsea previously.Who will make the real difference in the tournament is yet to be watched, and who will make it to the finals is still dubious as Neymar said, none of the games in the world cup are easy to play, every game is hard that is why it’s called “World Cup”.
Netflix to produce TV shows Partners With Barack Obama and Michelle.
Jiddat Web Desk ::Higher Ground Productions owned by former US President Barack Obama and her lady Michelle Obama will start producing content for Netflix, the company has revealed in a press release. According to the press release the collaboration with jointly produce a diverse mix of content including scripted and unscripted series, documentaries, docu-series, and features.
Since March many reports rumored that Obama-Netflix partnership is going to take place soon in the future. Now the rumors have taken the shape of reality and Obama expressed his excitement in a statement. President Obama says, he and Michelle are partnering with Netflix in order to share better experiences of others. “We hope to cultivate and curate the talented, creative and inspiring voices across the country who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples and help them share their stories with the whole world”.
A statement from Michelle Obama says, “Netflix’s unparalleled service is a natural fit for the stories we want to share, we are looking forward to starting to this new exciting partnership. Obama has inked a multiyear partnership with Netflix, President Obama has the relationships with Netflix, recently, he appeared in Netflix’s notorious talk show “My Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman”
Samsung is launching two of its budget friendly handsets Galaxy J6 and Galaxy J4 in Pakistan..
Jiddat Web Desk ::Samsung is launching two of its budget friendly handsets Galaxy J6 and Galaxy J4 in Pakistan. The specs of the two phones have been listed on the official website. However, we are still unsure about when the devices will hit the nearest market.The Galaxy J6 comes with a bezel-less super AMOLED infinity display which makes the color more vibrant and beautiful. The J6 has a 5.6-inch super AMOLED Infinity display with a 18.5:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1480×720. The phone is to run on Android 8.0 Oreo and is foundation upon Samsung Experience Skin. It is powered by Exynos 7870 processor with a 3GB RAM and 32GB Storage space. Furthermore, the phone has the battery capacity of 3000mAh.
The device is packed with a 13 megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/1.9. The front camera is perfect 8 megapixel with an aperture of f/1.9 for gorgeous selfies. Both the front and rear cameras come with LED flash that help in taking bright pictures during the night. The phone has a fingerprint scanner on the backside as well. The device is available in black, orchid grey and gold color but there is a consideration for the color purple also. We can expect the Galaxy J6 to cost around PKR 24,000 in Pakistan.
Samsung Galaxy J4 can be truly called as the next budget friendly phone in Pakistan.
It has a 5.5-inch HD display with 720 x 1280 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio.The phone comes with 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos 7570 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of local storage space. Galaxy J4 has an Android Oreo out of the box and a powerful 3000mAh battery with a minimum of 20 hours talk time.
The phone has a 13-megapixel rear camera sensor with LED flash, however, on the front side, a 5-megapixel camera sensor with adjustable LED flash does the job for awesome selfies. The phone also has a fingerprint scanner on the front home button.Galaxy J4 also comes with black, orchid grey and gold color options. The expected price of the phone in Pakistan will be around PKR 18,000.
Petrol prices are expected to increase by Rs 5 to Rs 6 per liter from June.
Jiddat Web Desk ::Petrol prices are expected to increase by Rs 5 to Rs 6 per liter from June. An increase in petrol price is expected as the price of crude oil and diesel has increased in the global market.
Media reports suggest that an increase by Rs 5 to Rs 6 per liter is expected at petrol prices from next month.As per an industry source, the petrol price will increase by Rs 6 per liter and High Octane price is expected to increase by Rs 8 per liter. As per sources, due to the devaluation of rupee against dollar, the petroleum prices in Pakistan will get affected.