Xiaomi Unveils ’90 Minutes Ultra Smart Sportswear’ Shoes Powered by Intel

There are very few companies that can boast of a product portfolio as diverse as Xiaomi. Now, the Chinese company has expanded its product range even further as it has launched its smart shoes powered by Intel technology. The ’90 Minutes Ultra Smart Sportswear’ shoes (yes, this is the name) come with Intel’s Curie chip and provide users with information such as distance travelled and calories burnt.

The smart shoes from Xiaomi, developed by Shanghai-based Runmi Technology Co. Ltd, come with 60 days of battery life and have Intel’s compact Curie chip that stores all the fitness related data, reports GizChina. The shoes are reportedly aimed at professional runners/athletes and come with arch design and anti-skid features.Xiaomi Unveils '90 Minutes Ultra Smart Sportswear' Shoes Powered by Intel

The shoes are able to detect movement and can be used for walking, running, or even climbing, as per the report. The smart shoes from Xiaomi are available in Black and Surf Blue colour options for men while Black and Pink colour options for women. Further there is a special “Blue Edition” of the shoes that glows in the dark.

The shoes have been priced at CNY 299 (roughly Rs. 2,900) and will be available from the company’s crowdfunded Mijia platform via the Mi Home website, and shipments begin from April 15.

It should be noted that these shoes are currently available for purchase exclusively in China. If you can look past the name, it does appear to be an attractive offering from the company at an affordable price.


Chandigarh: Panjab University hikes fee by up to Rs 82,000 a year

Panjab University, Chandigarh.(HT File Photo)

 A year after hiking the fee by 5%, Panjab University (PU) senate on Sunday approved an average of 12.5% fee hike for all courses of university departments and its regional centres for the session 2017-18, on Sunday. However, the fee for some courses has multiplied by several times.The decision means that from the new academic session starting July, the tuition fee will see a minimum increase of Rs 2,000 and a maximum increase of approximately Rs 82,000 depending on the course. Students of courses like BPharma, who were paying Rs 5,000, will now pay Rs 50,000.

A Bachelors in Arts or Commerce will pay Rs 10,000 against the Rs 2,200 now.

The MA in journalism has also become dearer by six times to Rs 30,000.

PU vice-chancellor Arun Kumar Grover justified the fee hike stating that it was nominal considering the financial condition of the varsity.


The fee hike was approved, in principle, with a sub-committee authorised to finalise the details as well as formulation of scheme of concession for students belonging to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) after the implementation of the fee hikePanjab University


The new fee structure shall be applicable only to the students admitted afresh in academic session 2017-18. For existing students, the existing fee structure would be applicable after allowing an increase of 5% on tuition fee.

This will also be subject to a minimum increase of Rs 500 and maximum Rs 1,200.

In the last syndicate meeting, the V-C had stated that the Think Tank committee formed to look into the financial concerns of the varsity had recommended enhancement in internal revenue by 20% in 2017-18


The varsity also approved a number of fee concession schemes for all courses (other than self-financed in which scheme of freeship is already there).

For instance, students who have studied and qualified their Class-12 examination from a government school or government aided school with annual family income up to Rs 5 lakh will be eligible for fee concessions up to 50% of the tuition fee.


Challenges faced by the real estate sector can all be overcome through Yoga


As the third International Yoga Day celebrations kicked off in Lucknow today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking every citizen to make Yoga a part of their lives, the real estate fraternity, currently trying to come to terms with the new regulatory environment, said all challenges such as GST or RERA can be overcome through Yoga.

“CREDAI congratulates all of you on the occasion of International Yoga Day. I recommend Yoga to everybody. If you want to convert your difficulty to opportunity, Yoga is the only way to overcome that difficulty – whether it is in business, society or in personal life. If you want to change your outlook towards life, without any expense, Yoga is the only way – whether it is RERA, GST etc,” said Jaxay Shah, president-national, CREDAI.Image result for Challenges faced by the real estate sector can all be overcome through Yoga

Parveen Jain, President of National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) – the apex body of the real estate sector, also said that to remain mentally and physically fit – yoga is very essential. Everybody should perform Yoga both for physical fitness and mental peace.

As many as 200 employees of Gaursons India Pvt Ltd participated in the Yoga Day celebrations held at the company’s office in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh this morning. “This is the third year in a row that we are celebrating International Yoga Day. The idea is to keep our employees mentally and physically fit,” said a company spokesperson.

Prime Minister Modi also said in Lucknow that “it is not important to perform yoga for 24 hours. 50 or 60 minutes (is fine) because it lends harmony to the body, mind and intellect. If 1.25 billion Indians and people around the world can attain this state of well-being, then humankind can also tide over problems born out of human thoughts.”