Weird Geology Requires Faith

first_imgIf you are an evolutionary geologist, you don’t need much data to get an incredible story published.Aerial view of Grand Canyon (DFC)Weird rocks in Australia are a missing piece of the Grand Canyon (New Scientist). Lucas Joel reports a new theory that parts of the Grand Canyon originated at the antipode, the opposite side of the planet – Tasmania, to be exact. Believe it or not!The Grand Canyon in Arizona has a bizarre Antipodean link. A chunk of the rock sequence that has been sliced through to form this natural wonder of the world now sits thousands of kilometres away in Tasmania, Australia.How did Jack Mulder, a geologist at Australia’s Monash University, come up with this notion? “He thinks these rocks – which are between about 1.1 and 1.2 billion years old – look just like similarly ancient rocks in Tasmania.” In other words, just because some rocks he saw on the ground looked out of place and had some similar minerals to layers in Arizona, he drew a connection:“We concluded that although it’s now on the opposite side of the planet, Tasmania must have been attached to the western United States,” he says.“We concluded that Tasmania must have been attached to the western United States.”To support his idea, he envisioned an ancient continent called Rodinia breaking up and going different directions long ago. His idea got published with five co-authors in the prestigious geological journal of the GSA, Geology. He calls his Tasmanian rocks a “Rodinian devil in disguise.” To work, his theory has to cover up some evidence and invent forces:A 1.14–1.07 Ga connection between the combined Grenville-Maud orogen and the Musgrave orogen of central Australia is compatible with paleomagnetic data but requires ∼4000 km of relative motion between Australia-Antarctica and Laurentia prior to the final assembly of Rodinia at ca. 0.90 Ga. We hypothesize that the final assembly of Rodinia was achieved by dextral motion between the crust of Australian and Laurentian affinity along a plate boundary concealed beneath ice cover in East Antarctica.Renewal at Mt. St. Helens 32 years after its 1980 eruption.Explosive lies: how volcanoes can lie about their age, and what it means for us (The Conversation). Three guys from down under say that a volcanic caldera in New Zealand is an inveterate liar. It’s last eruption was more recent than it looks. And therein lies a warning about radiocarbon dating:Lake Taupo, in the North Island of New Zealand, is a globally significant caldera supervolcano. The caldera formed after the collapse of a magma chamber roof following a massive eruption more than 20,000 years ago.Now it seems that the Taupo eruption that occurred in the early part of the first millennium has been lying about its age. But like many lies, it was eventually found out, and it reveals exciting processes we hadn’t understood before.The eruption of Taupo in the first millennium has been dated many times with radiocarbon, yielding a surprisingly large spread of ages between 36CE and 538CE.You can trust the new age these guys came up with. They wouldn’t ever tell a fib. Not on purpose, at least. Their paper in Nature Communications, “Evidence for magmatic carbon bias in 14 C dating of the Taupo and other major eruptions,” was peer reviewed, so it’s official truth – until geology lies again. “Our reinterpretation implies that ages for other proximally-dated, unobserved, eruptions may also be too old.” Don’t ever take a proxy’s word for it. Dating works better when observed.A Deadly, Fast-Spreading Form of Super-Ice Could Be Killing Off Alien Life-Forms (Live Science). A form of ice called “Ice VII” has been found in diamond, and it’s pretty scary. Reporter Rafi Letzer cues the horror music:It forms at speeds of more than 1,000 mph (1,600 km/h), it lies deep beneath our feet, it could destroy hopes for alien life, and — finally — scientists understand how it works.Back in March, researchers writing in the journal Science revealed that they have found the first evidence for this ice, called “Ice VII.” Scientists had predicted its existence beforehand. Under the right conditions, it was believed, ice could form in a pool of water without a layer of heat at the leading edge of its growing surface. That — along with super-intense pressures and temperatures — would allow the ice to form without most of the usual brakes that slow its growth, Science Alert reported. It would also have a different crystal structure, or arrangement of atoms. Now, scientists say they’ve found that elusive ice for the first time in the frozen-water cores of diamonds that bubbled up from deep inside the Earth.Since this ice could destroy life trying to form on other planets, astrobiologists now have an excuse for the Fermi Paradox, in case no life is found by SETI activists.This could pose problems for the hunt for alien life, Physics Central reported. Pressure spikes — say, from meteor impacts — could cause the explosive formation of Ice VII on watery planets otherwise suited to alien life. But the mass formation of this cubic ice at ripping speeds would likely prevent any such life from forming or surviving. On worlds where this happens, life could get snuffed out before it really began.The question then remains, why didn’t it happen here? Are we just lucky to live on a privileged planet?Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. Genesis 1:9Geoscientists discover an overlooked source for Earth’s water (Phys.org). Secular planetary scientists are still struggling with the question, ‘Where did Earth get its water?’ According to the old Nebular Hypothesis, Earth should have formed from a dust cloud that was mostly hydrogen. As it condensed, it would have become far too hot to hold onto any volatile compounds, such as water. Theories have come and gone to get around this little problem. A popular one we call the “water balloon theory” postulates that a water-rich, Mars-sized planet crashed into the Earth, bringing its water by special delivery (23 July 2012). Comets used to be popular as a source, till it was discovered that the deuterium-to-hydrogen ratio (D/H) didn’t match. Asteroids were postulated, but it would have taken many lucky strikes, since they have much less water. Theories come and go, making a splash, but dry up eventually (2 April 2014, (20 March 2017).A team from Arizona State led by Jun Wu thinks that Earth may have sourced its own water in spite of the magmatic heat. To make this idea work, the Earth would have had to send most of its nebular hydrogen into deep storage in the core of supposed “embryos” from which the planet was supposedly made. But wait; hydrogen is not water. What about the O in H2O? Well, silly, “oxygen is abundant.” Surely the two must have gotten together somehow, even if the hydrogen was mostly locked up in the core, and the exothermic reaction requires energy to get H and O to to join. One educational website at the University of Illinois explains the problem for students: “To combine hydrogen and oxygen to make water, you basically have to mix the gases together and light them with a match. Just mixing the gases together isn’t enough – you have to do something to get the chemical reaction started. The problem is that this creates a big explosion.”Creationists are often ridiculed for ideas that sound implausible to secular minds. Well? (Visited 616 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

When a parent is deployed: Implications for military families service professionals

first_imgHuebner and Mancini (2005) emphasize the importance of educating youth-serving professionals and other support personnel about the unique situation of adolescents with deployed parents. Because a broad array of formal support organizations come in contact with adolescents in military families, all could benefit from receiving information about families and deployment.  They say it is important to:Ensure appropriate support systems for the at-home parent.Recognize signs and symptoms of depression and other mental health issues in adolescents.Support formal and informal networks of adolescents by intentionally developing networking skills among adolescents that include how to communicate feelings and how to develop bonds with other military adolescents.Recruit adolescents to participate in programs that include recreation as well as life skills development (e.g. stress reduction, cooking, car repair, babysitting, budgeting, etc.).Partner with other youth-serving organizations to increase the number of program options.Develop public awareness campaigns to educate local communities about issues facing military families.Recognize the range of emotions experienced by adolescents when a parent is deployed and tailor intervention efforts to deal with these complexities. Exploring Military Deployment Through the Eyes of Youth: Implications for Research and PracticeAt the Children, Youth and Families At Risk (CYFAR) Conference 2008, San Antonio, TX, Dr. Huebner discussed her research on the impact of parental deployment on teens in a research presentation entitled, Exploring Military Deployment Through the Eyes of Youth: Implications for Research and Practice. Heather Williams, a teen whose father was deployed three times in the Navy, Marines and Army, discussed her personal experience.In this archived video of their presentation, Dr. Huebner and Ms. Williams discuss implications for service providers working with youth in military families. When a parent is deployed:  Implications for military families service professionalsMilitary families are currently experiencing emotional trauma and issues of deployment at unprecedented levels. Many parents will be deployed for at least a year—and some will experience multiple deployments.Over 1.4 million men and women are on active duty in the U.S. military, and another 848,000 are serving in the reserve forces or the National Guard.  More than one third of these 2.2 million service members are married with children. Many of these families are young, newly married couples with infants and young children.  Many have limited financial resources.Although children will have different reactions, all children are likely to experience stress when a parent is deployed.  The National Council on Family Relations recommends an increase in prevention and outreach programs to promote resiliency among military families.But what, specifically, are the implications of multiple deployments for those who work with military families?  In their report to the Military Family Research Institute and Dept. of Defense’s Quality of Life Office, Angela J. Huebner, Ph.D. and Jay A. Mancini, Ph.D., (2005) focused on the affect of deployment on children. Their findings provide a context for exploring new ways to support children who have a deployed parent.  The following highlights their recommendations (p. 4-6):Develop educational materials for parents that include information about the importance of taking a developmentally appropriate and intentional approach to discussing deployment and subsequent family changes with adolescents.Recognize that adolescents’ behaviors and emotions may vary with different stages of the deployment cycle, each requiring attention from parents.Model appropriate self-care and stress reduction, so that adolescents do not feel responsible for parental emotional well-being.Focus on the importance of consistent expectations about school work and behavior when families are experiencing stress related to deployment.Emphasize the importance of maintaining family rituals and creating new ones to support family identity and continuity.Develop an awareness that adolescents often do not have adequate ways to discuss their worries about deployment, and that some adolescents do not speak with anyone about their concerns.Encourage adolescents to gain new life skills in areas such as stress management, cooking, budgeting, car maintenance, and lawn care—skills that can prepare them to take on more responsibilities at home. ReferencesHuebner, A. J., & Mancini, J. A. (June, 2005). Adjustment among adolescents in military families when a parent is deployed: A final report submitted to the Military Family Research Institute and the Department of Defense Quality of Life Office. Falls Church, Virginia: Virginia Tech, Department of Human Development. Retrieved September 17, 2011 at:  http://www.juvenilecouncil.gov/materials/june_8_2007/MFRI%20final%20report%20JUNE%202005.pdflast_img read more

Modi hits out at Congress over Sam Pitroda’s remarks on anti-Sikh riots

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday evoked the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Haryana’s Rohtak to target the Congress party in the backdrop of Sam Pitroda’s remarks over the riots.Hitting out at Congress leader Sam Pitroda over his Hua to Hua (whatever happened has happened) remark with regard to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Mr. Modi said “The three words from the Congress leader — ‘hua to hua’ over 1984 anti-Sikh riots reflects the character, mindset and arrogance of the Congress party.”Prime Minister was addressing a BJP’s ‘Vijay Sankalp’ rally in Rohtak.Mr. Modi said: “This leader (Sam Pitroda) is close to the Gandhi family… he is their confidant… he is the ‘Guru’ of the ‘naamdaar’ president of the party. Several Sikh families were killed during 1984 riots. In Delhi alone over 2,800 Sikhs were killed – but for Congress leaders it’s only ‘Hua To Hua’.”Mr. Modi, said people will never forgive the Congress party for its arrogance and would teach a lesson to Congress, which due to its anti-people approach has already been reduced to 44 seats in the Lok Sabha.Mr. Modi said that when the Samjhauta Express blast took place near Panipat, the Congress targeted and harassed innocent people in the name of Hindu terrorism, but later their conspiracy was exposed.‘Congress failed in securing nation’s security’Mr. Modi also took a dig at the Congress on national security and corruption issues, saying the grand old party has such a poor history that it can not boast anything when it comes to nation’s security and defence.“BJP government made a strong defence policy for the country whereas the Congress, which remained in power for seven decades kept silent on defence policy for the country. Before 2014, day in and day out Pakistan did brutality with our soldiers and the Congress government at the Centre restricted itself to only giving statements. But the strong government that you brought to power gave strength to the brave soilders and we gave them a free hand to tackle the situation on the spot,” he said.The Prime Minister again launched a veiled attack against former Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra and former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, saying Congress leaders involved in corruption have been taken to the court and would be put in jail within the next five years.last_img read more

2nd Test: Misbah-ul-Haq makes 99 again, Pakistan in strong position against West Indies

first_imgPakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq was dismissed for 99, a week after he was left stranded on the same score, as his side took an 81-run first innings lead during the second Test against West Indies in Barbados on Tuesday. (Scorecard)Misbah had the dubious honour of becoming the first player from his country to finish on 99 not out during their first innings of last week’s seven-wicket first Test victory in Jamaica.Seeking his 11th Test century on Tuesday, the 42-year-old failed to control a rising delivery from West Indies captain Jason Holder with the ball hitting his glove and popping up for an easy catch at second slip.Despite the personal disappointment, his team ended day three in a strong position after opener Azhar Ali scored his 13th Test century.West Indies had to endure a nervous 14 overs in their second innings before stumps and were 40 for one at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, still 41 runs behind Pakistan’s 393.Kraigg Brathwaite was on eight with Shimron Hetmyer on 22 at the close. Opener Kieran Powell had been caught behind by a diving Sarfraz Ahmed for six off Mohammad Abbas to give the visitors the start they wanted.With the pitch starting to offer considerable assistance to the slow bowlers, Pakistan leg-spinners Yasir Shah and Shadab Khan will be salivating at the opportunity to have a crack at the hosts on Wednesday.The home team had done well to restrict Pakistan to under 400, with pacemen Shannon Gabriel (4-81) and Holder (3-42) the best of the bowlers.advertisementHowever, it was leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo who dismissed Azhar, caught behind for 105 after a 278-ball stay at the crease.last_img read more

24 days agoChelsea manager Lampard positive Kante will face Lille

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea manager Lampard positive Kante will face Lilleby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed N’Golo Kante is a chance to face Lille in the Champions League on Wednesday night.Injuries have disrupted Kante all season, with a hamstring niggle the latest ailment that caused him to miss Saturday’s win over Brighton.But the World Cup winner returned to training on Tuesday and Lampard was confident he could play against the Ligue 1 outfit.”He trained this morning and he got through training okay,” said Lampard.”He is still one we have to assess in the morning but we are positive he will be fit to play.”The injury doesn’t relate to the Europa League final. What that injury did do, regardless of whether he played that game, was meant he had a broken pre-season.”It’s a slight domino effect. The main injury is now feeling good, but he’s probably got a couple of niggles since that, and a tackle at Manchester United in the first game that affected him on the ankle.”There’s a bit of bad luck in there as well. Everyone is working towards getting him regularly fit so he can play continuous games, and I’m hoping that’s coming really soon.” last_img read more

Ready Set RACE PLAY New THE AMAZING RACE CANADA InShow Game Brings

first_imgAdvertisement TORONTO, June 28, 2017 – Hot on the heels of last week’s @CTV_PR #MeetTheRacers team announcements on Instagram and Twitter, CTV unveiled two new innovative viewer experiences ahead of the epic fifth season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, beginning July 4 on CTV and CTV GO.First, CTV revealed today a new game, RACE PLAY, that integrates race action from the broadcast into in-show polls and trivia, prompting viewers in real-time to answer on their second screens – mobile devices and desktop – during all original broadcasts across the country. Powered by CTV.ca, viewers can weigh in on pivotal moments throughout the episode, such as what Detour to take, and predict the order teams hit the mat. The results will appear on a leaderboard on their second screen so viewers can see how they stack up with the rest of the country. Fans who create an account will have their answers count towards a season-long leaderboard. RACE PLAY is powered by iPowow, worldwide leaders in participation television.CTV also announced today new THE AMAZING RACE CANADA VR360 experiences that bring fans right to the starting line and inside some of the most grueling challenges throughout the race. The VR360 experience begins by featuring the season premiere episode, which CTV confirmed today will kick-off in St. John’s N.L., and see Racers travel more than 5,000 kilometers across the country to Vancouver. Facebook Using VR360 immersive video capture, audiences can share and explore THE AMAZING RACE CANADA environments, incredible places, and some of the most exciting moments of the season, including the starting line at Signal Hill National Historic Site in St. John’s N.L. Narrated by host Jon Montgomery, VR360 was captured in five Canadian legs of the race in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation. The VR360 experience is available on CTV.ca and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Facebook Page, as well as the SamsungVR app, the YouTube VR, and Facebook 360, and is accessible via mobile, desktop, and Oculus (VR headset). THE AMAZING RACE CANADA VR360 experience is produced by Tyger Shark Inc. with the financial participation of the Bell Fund.“With RACE PLAY and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA VR360 experience, we’re engaging RACE fans like never before, while also extending the brand across multiple platforms,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Content and Programming.“It’s been a lot of fun integrating RACE PLAY and the VR360 experience into the show,” said Executive Producer John Brunton. “Whether it’s inviting viewers right to the starting line or testing their knowledge of the Racers and the places we visit, we are thrilled to deliver a new and layered viewing experience to audiences for the new season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA.” Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment To get to know the roster of Racers competing on the new season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, fans can visit http://www.ctv.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada/Teams and explore the team pages presented by Chevrolet. The site features videos, bios, fun facts, and exclusive content. For full episodes, sneak peeks, and extras, head to the site after the Season 5 premiere on July 4.Season 4 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA averaged 1.9 million viewers per week, making it the #1 series of the summer for four consecutive years and a Top 20 program in Canada in 2016.Hosted by Olympic Gold Medalist Jon Montgomery (@jonmonty), Season 5 will see Racers travel across Canada and beyond, tackling non-stop challenges in the country’s favourite summertime adventure. Canadians can also look forward to special challenges and storylines to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation throughout the season.This season’s grand prize is a Next Generation 2018 Chevrolet Equinox True North Edition for each of the winners, a once-in-a-lifetime trip around the world for two, $250,000 in cash, and the coveted title of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA champions. Racers will also be competing for special leg prizes, awarded to the first team to cross the mat in each of the episodes leading up to the finale.Encore presentations of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA air Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT and Sundays at 5 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO. Visit CTV.ca to check local listings. Previous seasons are also available for streaming now on CraveTV.Season 5 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA welcomes back returning partner Chevrolet, which has been with the series for all five seasons, and BMO, which enters its third consecutive season as a partner. New partners this year are Sinorama, Canadian Tire’s Woods brand, and Campbell’s.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter:@CTV_Television@AmazingRaceCDA @jonmonty#AmazingRaceCanada  #MeetTheRacersFacebook:Facebook.com/ctvFacebook.com/AmazingRaceCDAInstagram:@amazingracecdaSnapchat:Follow amazingracecdaAbout Insight ProductionsInsight Productions, known for its award-winning ratings juggernauts, is Canada’s most established content producer. Headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby, Insight is an industry leader in the development, financing, and production of hit programming, both scripted and unscripted. The Amazing Race Canada, The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration; The JUNO Awards 2016 and How To Change The World collectively took home 14 Canadian Screen Awards in 2017. Smash hit and Top 20 series Big Brother Canada delivered huge audiences, and was one of the highest engaged Canadian TV programs on social. Past productions include Intervention Canada, Project Runway Canada, Battle of the Blades, Ready Or Not, Falcon Beach, The Truth About Alex, and Canadian Idol. Insight Productions was founded in 1979 and has since created thousands of hours of groundbreaking content. In 2015, Insight received the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television’s inaugural Icon Award in recognition of its 35th anniversary.About CTVCTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 16 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.Source: Numeris, Summer 2016: May 23 – Sep 11, 2016. 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Police nab man with heroin worth Rs 2L

first_imgKolkata: The narcotics cell under Detective Department (DD) of Kolkata Police has nabbed a person with heroin worth Rs 2 lakh from in front of the police morgue located behind the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital (CMCH)The man has been identified as Arvind Singh. According to a source, police officers recently got a tip-off that the heroin smuggler was operating in and around Sealdah-College Street area. Based on the information, police officers came to know that Singh sold heroin to school and college students in the city through a few local drug peddlers. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaDetective Department personnel came to know that the area behind the medical college and hospital has turned into a hub of drug addicts since the past few days. During investigation, sleuths came to know that Singh operated from the area. Police officers immediately started search operations to nab Singh at his residential area in Girish Park but were not able to locate him. On Wednesday evening, a source of police informed that Singh has been seen around CMCH. Immediately, a team from DD raided the spot in front of the police morgue behind CMCH and arrested Singh. Sleuths have also seized 275 grams of heroin from him which he intended to hand over to some drug peddlers who allegedly did not come. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAccording to the police, the increase in drug addiction in students has become a major issue since the past few months. Recently several drug dealers and drug peddlers have been arrested, who sold ganja, heroin and other drugs to school and college students. To curb the menace, police are mulling to get in touch with school and college authorities and make an initiative to conduct counselling sessions for students to prevent them from getting addicted to drugs. On March 14, police officers had arrested two persons and seized 4kg ganja. Sleuths came to know that drug peddlers were trying to sell ganja to students of various schools and colleges. Three more were arrested with other drugs from multiple locations. They also sold drugs to students. Singh’s name cropped up during investigation in these cases.last_img read more

Beneficaries of SC quashing RBIs bad loans circular

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court decision to annul the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) February 12 circular of last year on resolving bad debts is set to benefit several stressed companies which were staring at insolvency proceedings. According to rating agency ICRA, as of September 2018, nearly 70 borrowers with bad debts worth over Rs 3.8 lakh crore, could have eventually being referred for insolvency proceedings as a result of provisions of RBI’s February 12, 2018, circular. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details While the court’s order will have no impact on the classification of a stressed account as a non-performing asset (NPA or bad loan) or on provisions that banks need to set aside on this account, it will give more time and discretion to banks on finalising a res olution plan. The RBI circular mandated lenders to initiate resolution or restructuring of loans of Rs 2,000 crore and above within six months from the date of default, on which the court found that the central bank had acted beyond its legal powers. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday After the expiry of the 180 days, the defaulting borrowers, under the circular struck down by the apex court, had to mandatorily face proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). One of the biggest beneficiaries of the Supreme Court order may be the financially troubled Jet Airways, which has a debt of around Rs 10,000 crore. As part of the resolution plan, the State Bank of India (SBI)-led lenders consortium has taken over 50.5 per cent stake in the airline, with a view to selling the shares to a potential buyer in the coming months. Under the nullified RBI circular, banks would have had to finalise a resolution plan for the airline by June if they wanted to avoid insolvency proceedings. With the Court’s quashing of the circular, the bankers have now more time to seek a resolution. Among the large power companies, which might have faced the heat, is the Lalitpur Power Generation Co, the Shishir Bajaj Group’s 1,980 MW thermal power project in Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh which had been struggling for several years. Multiple efforts were made by the lenders to find a resolution for the account but no headway had bee made. Similarly, the KSK Mahanadi Power Co, a former subsidiary of KSK Energy Ventures, has a total debt of Rs 15,702 crore. Delayed repayments from state-owned power distributors led to cash flow strains for the company and it could not purchase sufficient coal. KSK Mahanadi operates a 3,600 MW thermal power plant in Chhattisgarh, which sells power to Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. Another such case is Jaiprakash Power Ventures, with an aggregate capacity of 2,220 MW comprising hydro (400 MW) and thermal (1,820 MW) across the country. It owes banks Rs 14,000 crore. Earlier last year, lenders tried to sell near 50 per cent stake in the company but there was a lack of interest among buyers. Various experts have said that the February 12 circular had introduced a lot of rigidity. On the impact of the Supreme Court decision, they said it will not have significant impact on assets of the non-power sectors that are already under resolution.last_img read more

AAP West Delhi candidate files nomination

first_imgNew Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) west Delhi candidate, Balbir Singh Jakhar, who was the last of seven candidates announced by the party, on Thursday became the first to file his nomination in the national capital. The 45-year-old filed his nomination papers in the presence of senior party leaders Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai among others at the District Magistrate’s office in Raja Garden. Jakhar is the President of the Dwarka Court Bar Association and Chairman of the Co-ordination Committee of the All Delhi District Court Bar Association. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder Starting from the West Delhi, the other AAP candidates will file their nominations in the coming days, Rai said. Before filing the nomination, the AAP leaders along with Jakhar held a roadshow in west Delhi appealing to people to vote for the party to take up the demand of full statehood for Delhi. Addressing the public, Sisodia and Rai explained to the people about the importance of full statehood for Delhi. “In 2014, you voted for BJP. Their MPs have not done any work for the city. The BJP promised statehood for Delhi and did not say a word in Parliament about that,” Rai said. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings He urged the people to vote for AAP to make the city a full state in just two years. The AAP had in March announced all its candidates for the national capital, where polling will be held on May 12. The AAP has fielded Pankaj Gupta from Chandni Chowk, Dilip Pandey from North East Delhi, Atishi from East Delhi, Brajesh Goel from New Delhi, Gugan Singh from North West Delhi and Raghav Chadha from South Delhlast_img read more