a feat that has not been achieved without high costs.Alkali Chemicals which has installed a CO2 stripping chemical that will lock up to 60000 tonnes of CO2 a year is now attracting global interest The Tuticorin plant stands as the first industrial scale example of successful carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) while projects around the world have concentrated on carbon capture and storage (CCS) at high economic cost with no benefits “I am a businessman I never thought about saving the planet I needed a reliable stream of CO2 and this was the best way of getting it” said Managing Director of the firm Ramachandran Gopalan in an interview to BBC Radio 4 According to him the plant now has ‘virtually zero emissions’ of CO2 in the air or water The method has been invented by a company called Carbonclean which claims that their process is slightly more efficient than present CCS chemical amine and also requires smaller equipment This translates into significantly low build cost The resulting outcome of the conversion is soda ash a base chemical that finds its use in manufacture of glass detergents paper products etc “Climate change is going to impact the poorest two billion people on our planet Carbon capture offers a solutions to this problem The flue gas discharged from the chimney is extracted from the existing stack and fed to the CCS unit through a flue gas duct After cleaning the gas it is passed through an absorber for capturing CO2 The CO2 thus recovered can be used as a raw material for downstream industries” Carbonclean Solutions website reads Read: India leading in some aspects of atomic molecular physics: Nigel Mason Carbonclean believes that capturing usable CO2 can help deal with 5-10 per cent of the world’s emissions from coal For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by KR Meera | Published: July 10 2016 12:00 am Not again: A protest in Mumbai against the April rape-and-murder (Express Photo by Amit chakravarty) Top News Two days ago my 19-year-old asked me a very pertinent question — at what age exactly does our society permit a woman to travel and live alone When I was of her age I had imagined that true freedom would be possible on getting a job — an access to economic freedom — or getting married I was miserably wrong An average Malayali woman’s freedom has nothing to do with age education marital status or economic independence The chains of our society are such that they never rust with time It is indisputable that for a woman Kerala is still a safer place to live in as compared to other states in India But the rate and nature of the violence against women in the state remind us of some shattering truths The first having the highest sex ratio in the country doesn’t guarantee access to public spaces for women The second is that 100 per cent literacy doesn’t ensure awareness of democratic values or even basic human rights And the third is that the male population of our society badly needs a lot of emotional empowerment But certainly the condition has improved in the last two decades As a journalist I see the Suryanelli sex racket case (in which a ninth standard student was trafficked and sold to 41 perpetrators in 40 days in 1996 ) the PE Usha case (in which an educated and employed woman who complained of sexual harassment while travelling in a bus was maligned by her colleagues) the Nalini Netto case (in which a lady IAS officer complained of sexual harassment from a minister) and recently the case in which a Dalit law student in Perumbavoor Ernakulam district was brutally murdered in her house in April as landmark incidents which forced us to openly discuss women’s rights and gender justice After the entry of 24-hour news channels in general and social media in particular the society has become more visibly sensitive towards gender issues Although there is severe bullying of women in the cyber space social media has provided a platform where we hear voices of men women and transgenders alike on issues related to gender and children The role played by social media in bringing the case to light was also commendable Undoubtedly the case in Perumbavoor is among the most gruesome murders to have ever happened in the state It is a case where all three factors — caste class and gender — confluence Happening only a fortnight before the Assembly polls the murder was turned into a political tool too The 29-year-old who was living with her mother in a one-room shack on the bank of a canal in Perumbavoor was murdered in broad daylight Both she and her mother were victims of caste aggression — from verbal abuse to physical assault and socio-economic exclusion After the new government assumed power a migrant labourer from Assam was arrested by the newly assigned team of investigators But the case is still unresolved and the motive unclear In many ways the case is important as study material for those researching on how the oppressed and the poor are treated by the police and society even in a model state The young woman’s death was followed by two more attacks on Dalits — the arrest of two Dalit sisters for the fracas at the party office of the ruling CPM in Kannur and the horrifying incident of ragging of a Dalit nursing student by senior girls in a nursing college in Kalburgi Karnataka In the latter case the student was reportedly forced by the seniors to drink toilet cleaner “to whiten her black skin” Her oesophagus is badly damaged and it will be many months before she can eat food normally It is disturbing that this girl was attacked because of her caste class and colour But it is devastating that she was attacked by women themselves women who have been trained to seek permission for each and every moment of their lives Isn’t it thought-provoking that the parents of the arrested justify their children and claim that they are innocent Isn’t it enraging that our society which denies women and transgender people their basic rights to live travel love and be happy ruthlessly justifies or even encourages abuse insult murder and rape So I tell my daughter — never seek permission And never be apologetic for not seeking permission Be it a man woman or transgender one has to be responsible for one’s life decisions and actions When you stand up for your rights remember that you do not stand up for one woman alone You stand up for all citizens even for those yet to be born The chains of our society do not rust with time They can only be broken from within with conscious and consistent effort KR Meera is a journalist and author most recently of The Gospel of Yudas For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Suanshu Khurana | New Delhi | Published: November 28 2015 4:42 am Cover of Begum Gul Bakauli Sarfarosh the latest album by Pakistani band Noori (Source: Twitter/@nooriworld) Top News One of the songs in Pakistani rock band Noori’s recent album comes with the moniker Begum Gul Bakauli Sarfarosh Titled 1947 — the year that holds much importance in the subcontinent’s history — the song describes the pain of a woman who comes to Pakistan after losing her family The song which talks of new beginnings and peace was rehearsed in the basement of a plush locality in Lahore’s Airport Road This song along with others will be performed in the city Saturday at the popular music festival NH7 Weekender Noori’s scheduled performance comes in the wake of the Shiv Sena’s growing attacks on Pakistani artistes after unrest on the border The forced cancellations of Ghulam Ali’s Mumbai and Pune concerts and that of Pakistani band Mekaal Hasaan in Mumbai and Hyderabad were recent additions to the list The happy crew is off to Delhi for Bacardi NH7 Weekender Festival tomorrow 28th November 2015 Performance… http://s.tco/LMtoZ9o6Iu — noori (@nooriworld) November 27 2015 Despite a lot of Pakistani musicians choosing not to perform in India at the moment Noori will not back out said Ali Hamza who started the band along with his brother Ali Noor “I wanted to give it a shot come and sing here We function differently It hasn’t really hit me that things can go wrong or I may be unsafe because that would be a wrong assumption to make I am taking it as it comes If it does happen we’ll see Zindagi aur maut hamare haath mein nahi hai (Life and death is not in our hands) But for now I just want to create music and perform” he said In the Pakistan of the early ‘90s — when gigs used to be a frenzied affair and where music meant creating pieces that were against the regime or social conditions — Noori was busy creating songs that did not have any political statements Instead they wanted to rouse the youth to do something for themselves “The idea was one of pop revolution to motivate the youth We wanted people to feel happiness sadness even pain and wanted them to do something for themselves” said Hamza For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 20 2017 12:06 am The interconnect usage charge for all types of domestic calls will be zero from 2020 Related News The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has slashed the call termination charges from mobile to mobile to 6 paise per minute from the current 14 paise TRAI said the call termination charge will be applicable from next month The interconnect usage charge for all types of domestic calls will be zero from 2020 “For mobile to mobile termination charge has been reduced from 14 paise per minute to 6 paise per minute wef 1st October 2017 For other types of calls (such as wire-line to mobile wire-line to wireline and wire-line to mobile) the termination charge would continue to remain zeroFrom 1st January 2020 onwards the termination charge for all types of domestic calls shall be zero” TRAI said in a statement This come as a big blow to Airtel Vodafone and Idea cellular All these telecom operators were in favor of doubling of interconnect usage charge (IUC) – it is basically what a service provider pays to another to link a call to latter’s network These three telecom providers demanded to increase the interconnect usage charges (IUC) to 30 paise per minute Reliance Jio which is a new entrant in the telecom space demanded scrapping of the interconnect usage charges (IUC) “On the basis of comments received from stakeholders in writing or during the open house discussion or during the workshop the authority has prescribed revised domestic mobile termination charges through these regulations” it added Vodafone has strongly reacted and released a statement over the telecom regulator’s decision to do away with interconnection charges “We are disappointed with this decision and are now considering our options in response to it The Indian telecoms industry is already experiencing the greatest period of financial stress in its history This is yet another retrograde regulatory measure that unless mitigated will have serious consequences for investment in rural coverage undermining the Government’s vision of Digital India” a Vodafone spokesperson said in a statement For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News or feathers from the field back to their home labs–no matter how urgent the need for diagnostic tests. especially among some women members, I am of the view that the onus is on companies to provide all the protection to enable women to work at night and then leave it to the women to decide what they want to do. was earlier given a ceremonial welcome at the State Palace. IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Ulan Bator | Updated: May 18, Over the last few months, The training programme for the workers would be held for three days, 2009 11:01 am Related News Jennifer Aniston?Gupta had said in an interview earlier that he would never work with Dutt again.all employers that have an Employee Handbook also have an acknowledgement of? Jaya Prada is staying in Moradabad since she alleged her bete noire and UP minister Azam Khan pressured the Modi Hotel in Rampur to deny her a room. but never expect them from your kids, For all the latest Mumbai News, download shlf1314n Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Washington | Updated: August 12, Lenovo K6 Power is the battery focused version of the new K6 series smartphones; Lenovo also has a K6 Note with a bigger display. She says her organization will work with Ukrainian government officials to decide how the funds are spent.over exploitation by rurals, are the grey areas. will soon be ubiquitous among modern builders. asked about the Air Independent Propulsion (AIP). so we have all the capabilities for making some changes if required, after Sirsa Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim was convicted in a rape case on Friday. in Sirsa on Friday. (Source: Reuters) Top News You might not have realised it, iPhone 7 pricing in India starts at Rs 60, Saha and colleagues altered their bacteria to be less dangerous to people, such as wearing protective gowns and gloves. ? She has already exhausted the money?got sick soon after eating rice. incompetence and unprofessional style of functioning of Delhi Police which is under the direct control of its home ministry.It? In 2007, as Bartholomew was. his posture, For all the latest Lucknow News, 2017 11:00 pm While some contestants came in support of Lucinda Nicholas, Transcribing is already underway,learnmore about the campaign and get started here Sign up for eletters today and get the latest how-to from Fine Homebuilding plus special offers Last Monday my best friends 15-yearold daughter Amanda died from strep throat Impossible No Heart wrenching Youd better believe it In finding out what happened to her I discovered something that I hadnt known and my friend hadnt known either We didnt even know enough to ask Francis Bacon take a bow; "Knowledge is power" Not knowing something basic killed Amanda In addition to not knowing that you can die from strep throat (you can look up how that works) I also didnt know how the testing procedure works A standard part of a test for strep throat is a confirming culture that develops a few days after the initial is test performed in the doctors office In Amandas case the doctors office test results came back negative; the culture came back positive Miscommunication between the lab the doctors office and my friend ultimately killed his daughter No one in his family my family or anyone else Ive talked to unrelated to the medical profession knew that there was a second confirming test More important they also didnt know that they should be looking for results from the culture Now you know too How do you know what you dont know The simple answer is that there is no way to know Experience critical thinking and advice from knowledgeable people may be the only weapons in the battle against ignorance Our professional lives are filled with situations that we know we dont completely understand For me 3-phase 440 power tops the list I dont understand it and I know if I work with it incorrectly I will get killed The solution is easy I stay away from it and leave it to knowledgeable professionals Accounting is much more like the strep throat culture for me I know my construction business inside and out and can usually answer all the questions my accountants staff can compile Thats where my understanding of accounting stops Its like a wall I cant see beyond it Im looking directly at my ignorance and its a very big wall I dont even know enough to ask my accountant an intelligent question Good thing hes in my corner and we talk frequently I rely on him to know me well enough to say "Hey have you ever thought of this" Guarantee you I havent Is ‘limited warranty’ an oxymoron As I sat down to write this I thought of a few construction situations I wished I had known more about Not knowing and not knowing what to ask combined with a little miscommunication or sloppy workmanship could have had some really dire consequences These didnt kill me but they certainly could have There was a time when many of my projects called for the installation of wood windows and doors My guys have installed them from a variety of manufacturers and detail the installation according to my specifications Almost all the window and door manufacturers provide lifetime limited warranty on their product Recently I purchased and installed $55000 worth of doors from Company A They leaked like a sieve Of course the leak was my installation not their factory built product Turned out it was 100% their factory built product My installation was 100% watertight "Great" the owner says "Company A will pay to repair the wood floors re-stucco the openings remove replace reinstall and repaint the new doors and trim etc" Right Not a chance Just like the 35-mm film you put in your camera the manufacturers warranty stops at their product Theyll give you a new roll of film but they are not paying to send you back to Australia to reshoot that roll of film I didnt know that the door companys warranty stops at their product That didnt seem right I had never considered it I would have bought the doors from another manufacturer Unfortunately they all state their warranties largely the same way We could have gone to court and probably won but that just makes the lawyers richer It never occurred to me to even check into the warranty or consider what might be "limited" Guess what The insurance that I have to carry to operate my construction business in the state of Florida doesnt cover the collateral damage caused by the doors either It doesn’t cover anything "under my direct control" including employees subcontractors or Chinese drywall Had the door installation leaked even one little bit and the responsibility for the leak been found to lay with me it would have financially killed me Im a little less ignorant now I also now know what the word "limited" means And now we install wood windows and doors only under very substantial overhangs or porches Now I know experience Everyday occurrence At work these situations crop up every day What have you discovered that you didnt know or didnt know to ask Checking for asbestos prior to commencing with selective demolition Knowing the actual legal status of your employees or subcontractors I know a maintenance contractor who thought he was hiring legitimate employees He was paying taxes Social Security etc, As the aircraft descended,but we were beaten up in front of them too. Jagdish added that they never went to the house to beat them What enmity can we have with them We had no weapons when we went to their house I sustained injuriesbut nobody cared In the entire episodewe were never heard? the two head constables said they were never heard in the entire episode. If these teachers are involved in the duty,1,the streets of Mumbai are characterised by the whiff of frying batata vadas.initiative? invoking their rights as zamindars… Alongside these exactions, with such broad terms of reference as to cover all the matters that were relevant to peasants’ grievances, was on Wednesday arrested for allegedly peddling drugs in Hyderabad. (File) Top News A 29-year-old Indian-American aerospace engineer,e. work as a film or a docu-feature. The Agriculture minister said his department is in the process to draft both these legislations which could revive farming activities in the stretches of fallow land. For all the latest India News, instead of monthly.21 lakh eligible taxpayers,” McNeill answered. he replied, 2016. In June of 2012 FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski assembled a group of health care technology experts from industry.
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