Coffee prices are at a 13-month high in international markets, after rain hit world’s largest-producer Brazil, lifting share prices of Indian coffee companies on Wednesday. Tata Coffee was the biggest gainer at 6.21 percent on the BSE at around 2.30 p.m., followed by Tata Global Beverages and Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation. “In Brazil it is raining too much in the Arabica areas, and this is definitely causing quality concerns,” Reuters had quoted a European physical coffee trader as saying last Friday. An Indian coffee grower said heavy rainfall is bound to impact harvesting of coffee crop.”Rains at the time of harvest can damage the crop as the beans will fall off. As a result, Arabica prices have been looking up in the last few days. Also, one cannot wish away the effect of drought in Brazil earlier in the year. Hence, it may not turn out to be a bumper crop as projected but not a bad crop either,” the Economic Times quoted coffee grower Anil Bhandari as saying.On June 17, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) had forecast world coffee production for 2016/17 to rise by 2.4 million bags from the previous year to 155.7 million bags (60 kg per bag). The estimate was based on Arabica output in Brazil increasing to about 60 percent of total production, neutralising lower Robusta production in the country, along with Vietnam, and Indonesia.Arabica and Robusta are two main categories of coffee worldwide. The Arabica crop determines global coffee prices.After factoring global consumption at 150.8 million bags, the USDA said exports from Indonesia, Vietnam, Brazil and India are likely to remain lower (than last year). India had exported 3.20 tonnes of coffee in 2015-16, up 13.39 percent from the previous fiscal.After from being the largest producer, Brazil is also the largest exporter of coffee.
IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:49Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:48?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close Oppo R17 Pro’s SuperVOOC flash charging review: Nothing like it! Oppo upped its game in India with the launch of Reno-series and the Chinese smartphone giant is all set to bring the latest Reno 2 smartphone to the market. Oppo Reno 2 will bring various upgrades to the original Reno, focusing primarily on the camera for all the enthusiasts out there.Oppo Reno 2 marks several firsts for the company, most importantly offering a quad camera setup. Packed within that quad-camera setup is a bundle of innovative features to boost mobile photography techniques effortlessly. Oppo is already boasting the 20X zoom capabilities of the Reno 2 smartphone alongside Ultra Dark Mode and more.”In line with the legacy of introducing innovative technology, the Reno Series was launched as the catalyst for OPPO’s smartphone and creative development, the soon-to-be-launched OPPO Reno 2 Series will take this creativity one step further as it will challenge users to ditch clichéd photography techniques in favour of never seen before camerawork,” Oppo announced.According to the company, Oppo Reno 2 supports 20x digital zoom and 5x hybrid zoom, which will be clearer than the former. But the capability of zooming past the regular levels is an achievement we’ve witnessed in some phones like Huawei P30 Pro. Oppo Reno 2 will be among the few handsets with cameras that can capture the subjects from a distance. Oppo Reno 2 launch in India confirmedTwitter/OppoOppo also talks highly about the 48MP sensor in use and some nifty features such as Ultra Dark Mode and Ultra Steady Video. If you’re into short film making or like to capture videos more than stills, the Ultra Steady Video looks promising. It is expected to give clear and smooth videos, something that can be matched to that of action cameras.Ever since Google’s Night Sight picked up the pace, OEMs have been trying to get better at it. Oppo doesn’t want to be left out, so there’s Ultra Night Mode in the Reno 2. Oppo is able to deliver bright images in dark environments using software dynamic exposure adjustments. The processing is also done faster with the help of an integrated NPU.Oppo Reno 2’s camera is only a significant part of what the handset is going to be. The teaser confirms the side-swing “shark-fin” pop-up camera, allowing for a full-view screen. All four cameras will be arranged vertically and we can expect at least one variant with gradient finish on the back. Oppo Reno 2 launch in India confirmedOppoAs per rumours, Oppo Reno 2 will sport a 6.43-inch AMOLED display, a 48MP primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 13MP telephoto sensor and a 2MP monochrome lens. The handset is expected to sport a 4,065mAh battery with VOOC fast charging support.Oppo has sent out invites for the Reno 2 launch event to be held in New Delhi on August 28, where we expect to know more details about the phone.
Jashne bachpan, organised by Sanskaar Rang Toli of National School of Drama was inaugurated by eminent actor Dr Mohan Agashe. Held at Abhimanch auditorium, National School of Drama campus, the inauguration was followed by a performance of Dakghar by Bodhir Bidya Bhawan, Kolkata.The participating groups at Jashnebachpan 2012 are from different regions of the country and will perform in various Indian languages at Abhimanch, Sammukh and Shri Ram Centre. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The plays will be performed in Hindi, Bangla, Assamese, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Nepali, Manipuri, Tamil and English and most of the plays will have sub titles.Scheduled from November 18 to 28, the focus of the festival is performances by special children. Three plays will be performed by special children including Dakghar as the opening performance and Dastaan-E-Dilli by Arth-Aastha, Delhi as the closing performance besides Buddhuram by Seagul Theatre, Guwahati. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThis 11 day theatre festival will showcase 17 plays and will see performances directed by Dadi D Pudumjee, Feisal Alkazi and Radhika Alkazi, Swatilekha Sengupta, KG Krishnamurthy, Bhagirathi, Susanta Mondal, Kiran Bhat and Dr Sripad Bhat, N Jadumani Singh, Jaimini Pathak, Mandya Ramesh, Anurupa Roy, Krishna Bhuyan, Saggherr Loadhii, Kannan, Manish Saini, Rajiv Krishnan, Bijon Mondal.In addition to this an interaction session is scheduled to take place from 19 to 29 November daily from 10.30 am onwards with the directors, group leaders and members so that the participant groups of Jashnebachpan interact to absorb energies, skills and processes in order to gain inspiration for their future work.Apart from Jashnebachpan, Saanskar Rang Toli organises Bal Sangam, a festival of Indian performing folk and traditional arts presented by children practising these arts from different regions of the country every alternate year.
Kolkata: As many as 10 idols that have attracted pandal-hoppers during Durga Puja this year, will find their place at the refurbished art gallery beside Rabindra Sarobar. This will not only provide an opportunity to those who could not make it to the pandals but also the art lovers, as they will be able to witness the same throughout the year.The outside of the main hall within the boundary walls of the gallery that has space for accommodating three idols, has already been occupied. The idols of Bhowanipore 75 Palli and Dum Dum Park have already made their way to their second address, while last year’s idol of Chetla Agrani has also been placed. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSeven other idols will be placed on separate concrete structures inside the main hall. The idol of Behala Friends Club will reach on Monday and the idol of Bakulbagan in Bhowanipore will also find its place there. “The five other idols will be decided after the Pujo Carnival on Tuesday. It will take some more time to arrange the idols in a systematic manner. The gallery is expected to be thrown open for the public soon after Kali Puja,” a senior KMDA official said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be mentioned that KMDA has given a major facelift to the gallery that was created in 2012 for preserving the best Durga idols. The gallery, a brainchild of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, preserves around 10 idols every year, which are replaced by new ones the following year. Some issues over maintenance had cropped up after 2016, following which the decision of facelifting it was taken. The work that involved around Rs 2 crore, was supervised by KMDA executive engineer Sudhin Nandy.