New Communication Satellites Of ISRO To Lead In High-Speed Internet Epoch

New Communication Satellites Of ISRO To Lead In High-Speed Internet Epoch

ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) is aiming to guide in an epoch of high-speed connectivity of Internet in the nation with the roll out of heavy-duty satellites for communication. Giving information related to the forthcoming roll outs in 2018, Dr K Sivan, the chairman of ISRO, claimed to the media in an interview: “We will roll out Gsat-11 in May or sooner in April.” The satellite having a weight of 5,725 kg will transport 40 transponders in the Ka-band and Ku-band frequencies. It is capable of offering connectivity with high bandwidth with almost 14 Gbps (gigabit per second) speed for data transfer.”

New Communication Satellites Of ISRO To Lead In High-Speed Internet Epoch

“We will roll out Gsat-11 from the spaceport of Europe as it is a satellite worth 5 Tons. Around the similar period in May, ISRO will roll out Gsat-29 from Sriharikota via our GSLV Mk III rocket. After that, we aim to roll out Gsat-20 itself from India by 2019,” the ISRO chief claimed to the media. On June 5, 2017, the space agency of India had rolled out Gsat-19, which also carried Ka-band and Ku-band transponders with high throughput communication.

Dr Sivan claimed, “Jointly, all these satellites will offer high connectivity for bandwidth of almost 100 Gbps. They will offer high-speed connectivity of Internet in rural regions as well and assist bridge the digital gap.”

The satellites are extraordinary since they employ various spot beams (a special type of transponder that works on a high frequency) that will elevate the connectivity and speed of Internet. A spot beam is a signal from satellite that is particularly aimed in power so that it wraps only a restricted geographical region on the planet. More power is generated if the beam is narrower. These satellites will use “beams” (signals) again and again various times so as to cover the complete nation. On the other hand, traditional satellite employs a broad sole beam (not aimed) to wrap wide areas.

Gsat-19 rolled out in 2017 employs 16 beams and is capable of transferring information at the sped of 13 Gbps. GSAT-20 will employ 40 beams. Every beam will have 2 polarizations, which will efficiently convert them to 80 beams. This device will have speed of 60–70 Gbps for data transfer.

ISRO’s decision to roll out these satellites for communication is coming at a time when Space X (the Elon Musk-established US space firm) is also engaged on making the biggest satellite-supported network of Internet in the globe.

Meghalaya, Tripura Gear Up For Assembly Elections

Meghalaya, Tripura Gear Up For Assembly Elections

Meghalaya and Nagaland are ready for the assembly elections which will take place on Tuesday. Both the states have 60 seats in the house but elections are held for 59 seats only. The elections have been cancelled in Williamnagar of Meghalaya after its NCP candidate was killed in a blast. NDPP supremo Neiphiu Rio has been elected unanimously for the constituency of Northern Angami-II of Nagaland. The results will be out on March 3, 2018.

Meghalaya, Tripura Gear Up For Assembly Elections

Congress has been in power in Meghalaya since last 10 years but this does not stop BJP. After establishing itself in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Manipur, BJP has held its hope high for this election and is on its way to gain power in North-East. In Meghalaya, Congress and BJP will be contesting on 59 seats and 47 seats, respectively.

In Meghalaya, BJP and NPP are contesting separately but they will be united for the elections in the North East Democratic Alliance. In Nagaland, BJP is contesting on 20 seats in alliance with the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party which has 40 candidates. On the other hand, Congress is filling candidates in 18 seats only.

The process for declaring candidates was started on January 31, 2018. A total of 370 contestants will be running for elections in Meghalaya. This includes 32 women. There are 18.4 lakh voters in the state. In Nagaland, there are 11.9 lakh voters. After the process of sorting, 227 candidates are contesting in Nagaland.

To make sure that the elections are held out in peace, the state has stationed 281 companies of CAPF apart from the police force of Nagaland. Safety has been of prime importance during this difficult and controversial time of elections in Nagaland, so all the polling booths will be protected by the CAPF assisted by the state police force.

Airtel Aims High With Its Rs 93 And Rs 92 Plan

Airtel Aims High With Its Rs 93 And Rs 92 Plan

The Rs 98 offer of Bharti Airtel now provides consumers 5 GB 4G/3G Internet data for a validity of 28 Days. The recharge offer provides only data advantages and there are no calls benefits with it. This indicates that consumers will receive just 5 GB data as there is no free voice calling advantage with this prepaid offer.

Airtel Aims High With Its Rs 93 And Rs 92 Plan

The Rs 98 offer has no daily data limit. This indicates that consumers can invest the complete 5 GB data limit in a single day too. So far this offer is available only in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh circles according to the official website Airtel.in.

In addition to this, Airtel has amplified the validity period to 28 Days of its tariff plan worth Rs 93 just days after Reliance Jio began providing a 28 Days of validity period with its pack worth Rs 98. Up to now, the Rs 98 plan of Reliance Jio, a fraction of its Republic Day scheme, was amongst the most affordable offers with approximately a validity of a month. The Rs 98 plan of Reliance Jio provides a total of 2 GB data and has a 28 Days of validity. It provides 300 SMSs and free voice calls.

The Rs 93 pack of Bharti Airtel now provides free roaming, unlimited STD and local calls, 1GB data, and 100 SMSs per day for 28 Days. The same Rs 93 prepaid plan of Airtel previously provided 1GB 3G/4G data, unlimited calls (STD, local, and roaming calls), and 100 SMS per day with validity of 10 Days. So the huge alteration here is the period of validity days. The same has been elevated from the previous 10 Days to 28 Days.

Here unlimited STD and local calls have a cap of almost 1,000 Minutes each week and 250 Minutes each day. Airtel pre-paid users who drain 1,000 Minutes each week cap will be charged 10 Paise each minutes.

Insurance Claimed Can’t Be Denied On The 90 Day Limit Basis

The NCDRA (National Disputes Redressal Commission) has directed to pay the relative of a deceased policyholder an amount of Rs 2.5 lakh excluding the 9 percent interest by the insurance company, even if the holder on the 90th day of the policy purchase dies.

Insurance Claimed Can’t Be Denied On The 90 Day Limit Basis

HDFC Standard Life Insurance was paid an amount worth Rs 45, 999 by Kulwinder Singh Fazilka from Punjab On May 26, 2010, and passed away on August 25, 2010, due to a severe heart attack. Referring to the details of the case, the family was liable for full insurance amount but instead received only the premium amount by the insurance company as paid by Mr. Singh earlier.

Justice M Shreesha, the single member bench, referring to the case instructed the insurance company for paying the full amount of insurance while also referring to an order from IRDA the insurance regulator to the similar insurance firm on June 27, 2012. National Disputes Redressal Commission, referring to the order instructed all the insurance firms that they can’t reject claims and apply a 90 days wait period. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) observed that the insurance firm citing the 90 day wait period reason has rejected 21 claims on which the company is charged with Rs 1 crore penalty by IRDA.

As per the National Disputes Redressal Commission mentions that by default the deferred period is 90 days even in the instant cases. The family of Singh has submitted the cash payment of the premium made on May 26, 2010, by the deceased which only came into effect from May 29. Since there was a cash payment of the premium, the family of Singh pleased that the risks cover to begin from the same date.

Referring to other policies from various companies held by the deceased, the risk coverage in those cases begins from the date of the proposal as observed by the National Disputes Redressal Commission. After the disappointing turn down from the State Consumer Commission on the district forum’s order for the payment of Rs 2.5 lakh to the relatives of Singh, the family then moved to NCDRC in 2014.

Security Alerts Sparked Off In Maldives Owing To Chinese Observatory

Security Alerts Sparked Off In Maldives Owing To Chinese Observatory

China’s ocean observatory in Maldives sparks fresh security threats for India. The opposition leaders of Maldives claimed that the observation station will also host military application along with prearrangement’s for a base that will shelters submarines.

Security Alerts Sparked Off In Maldives Owing To Chinese Observatory

The location of the observatory in Makunudhoo, island in the north towards the extreme west which is not far from India, will facilitate China to get an angle of a significant shipping route via Indian Ocean by means of which several traders and vessels pass, as per the sources in Male. The location is uneasily near to the Indian waters and check red lines regarding liaison with Maldives.

Indian officials affirmed that an authorized agreement between Maldives and China for the establishment of the observation station has been made final previous year. However, they said they will evaluate the particular of the contract before making any comment.

A major opposition party’s leader in Maldives said that it will be a challenge for India to make sure the observatory does not become another noteworthy addition to the geopolitical theory on potential Chinese intentions in the Indian Ocean region, encircling one that undercuts the long-established security liaison of India with Maldives.

The concern for India is the plan of observation station seems upsettingly similar to Beijing’s announcement for SCS previous year.

Brahma Chellaney, expert in Strategic affairs opined India should mark this as a red line concern and warn Maldives and China that allowing such ocean observatory is out of question.

The crisis in Maldives left no easy options for India and any step to incline excessively on the present government can subvert the situation and amplify the risk of civil turbulence. The international bodies are eagerly waiting for India’s reaction to this issue. Until now, India has persisted Abdulla Yameen, the president of Maldives, to reinstate democratic operation but avoided urgings of intervening militarily.

Nepal Likely To Face Political Trouble, May Face Instability

Communist Party chairperson of Nepal, K P Oli became the Prime Minister. Bidhya Bhandari,

At last the Communist Party chairperson of Nepal, K P Oli became the Prime Minister. Bidhya Bhandari, the President looked considerate towards K P Oli, her boss for a long time in the party. She ignored recommendations given by the retiring PM, Sher B. Deuba representing Nepali Congress.

Communist Party chairperson of Nepal, K P Oli became the Prime Minister. Bidhya Bhandari,

An entrustment headed by Nepali Congress’s youth front chairperson, Jitjung Basnet, commenced a sardonic protest against Bidhya Bhandari, the president by giving her a constitution’s copy. Bhandari is undoubtedly Oli’s favorite, but whether Bhandari can hold on to the position greatly depends on the way Oli manages the sections among his party.

Regardless of the amalgamation of the Maoists and UML, and the formation of government moved forward considerably, there silience of the later is doubtful. The vital matter of political standard or principles that is likely to be suitable to both the parties that stood against each other for Maoists revolution that continued for a decade and concluded in 2006, April.

Chinese Communist Party’s vice minister and member, Guo Yezhou was present in Nepal at the time of Oli overtaking office, emphasized that the strategic significance of Nepal has perked up and other political parties should come together to bring political stability.

Oli, after becoming PM, said he would give the contact of $2.5 billion for the Budhi Gandaki hydropower project to Ghezouvaba, the Chinese company, the same project that the ex government cancelled. He also expressed his desires to carry forward the agreement on transit trade that was signed in 2016, April with China.

K P Oli also considering to putting an end to Gorkha enrollment in Indian Army. Undoubtedly, under the governance of K P Oli, Nepal is as unstable as the past eleven governments from the year 2006. However, Oli is not likely to incline towards India, in spite of the olive branch Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister has extended from the time of election results.

Indian Origin Teacher’s Heroic Deed Saves Life In Florida Killing

Indian Origin Teacher’s Heroic Deed Saves Life In Florida Killing

Shanthi Viswanathan, a math teacher from Indian origin was saluted for saving her students from getting killed in the shooting riot at a high school in Florida in which 17 were killed.

When, for the second time the alarm rang on Wednesday, Shanthi Viswanathan closed the doors and windows in the classroom where she was taking algebra. She asked the students to bend down on floor. This is how she kept the students out of the sight and reach of the terrorist.

Indian Origin Teacher’s Heroic Deed Saves Life In Florida Killing

Dawn Jarboe, one of her student’s mothers, said that she quickly used her common sense and acted really fast.

When SWAT, a selected team of police came to knock the door and asked her to open, Shanthi thought it could be the gunman’s trap to enter the room. She asked the knocker to break the door or use a key to open. She didn’t open it by any means.

Biran, son of Dawn Jarboe and Ms Viswanathan’s student texted that SWAT police opened the window and helped them get out of the room.

Nikolas Cruz, an ex student of the same school, entered into the high school premise located in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018, and blank fired with AR-15 in which 2 staff members of the school and 15 students got killed.

The motive behind such killings has not yet been found.

However, the gunman had a disturbed childhood and previously said that he will shoot up school in a YouTube video.

The matter was given to FBI, but media says the investigation is closed without locating the criminal.

The shooter dropped his gun during the chaos and ran away. Later, he was caught in a nearby town within 40 minutes.

As per statisticalatlas.com, the total Broward County nestles 22,600 Indian people. However, among the dead, no one was of Indian origin.

 

High Net Worth Families Rise By 12%, Total Wealth Gains 5%

High Net Worth Families Rise By 12%, Total Wealth Gains 5%

An interesting study had been conducted which shows that the high end families have increased in 2017, though the net worth of their wealth has not seen much hike.

Mumbai: India has always faced the issue of unequal distribution of wealth and this concern once again saw light when a recent study showed fast growth of families with over Rs 250 crores of assets; at present there are 1.6 lakh such households and the number has increased at a faster rate in India than most of the countries around the world. The collection value of wealth of these families is Rs 153 trillion. When more clearly observed the growth rate in net worth of assets for these families has been low, with just 5%.

High Net Worth Families Rise By 12%, Total Wealth Gains 5%

This research was done by Kotak Wealth Management and proves the point raised by economists Thomas Piketty and Lucas Chancel that the imbalance in the distribution of wealth has increased over the years. This same point was also highlighted by a non-profit organization, Oxfam before the start of the World Economic Forum, which was held at January 2018. As per Oxfam the top 1% of the wealthy families of the world has 73% of the assets generated in 2017.

Jaideep Hansraj, the chief executive of Kotak Wealth Management also informed that their main intention in this report was to check the current status, future and saving intentions of this class instead of dealing with issues like inequality.

He also commented that despite demonetization, this class of the society have been successful in retaining their wealth and have grown financially as expected over the years.

The data points used to come to this result has not only been the GDP growth rate but also amount of savings made in mutual funds, real estate, gold and in the equity market.

Reversing The Brexit Decision Would Be Disastrous Says Mr Boris

Reversing The Brexit Decision Would Be Disastrous Says Mr Boris

Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary for United Kingdom commented that if Britain decides to go back to European Union that will be destructive for the economy.

Reversing The Brexit Decision Would Be Disastrous Says Mr Boris

Mr. Boris tried to showcase a bright picture for the British economy after Brexit. Fears are still lingering in the Marley about Britain’s future after it quits EU and Boris informs it will be more damaging for the country if they decide to go back to an outdated union.

British government has come up with a campaign to bring in awareness about Brexit and remove fear from the hearts of commons and investors and the initiative is known as ‘Road to Brexit.’ He termed European Union as a backdate economic group. This was the first speech delivered by the secretary as a part of the campaign. He said European Union had noble ideas when it was started but now it is not par with the modern way of running business. He also went ahead to comment that as Britain adopts Brexit now, later when this endeavor succeeds history books will have excerpts written about how the country boosted its economy with this strategy.

He supported the present Prime Minister of UK, Theresa May, by saying that the PM has cure to the faltering Brexchosis. When press asked him how committed is he to stay in the office if his Brexit strategy fails and his colleagues turn against him, Boris avoided the question by complimenting his luck to have the opportunity to serve the nation.

May is still looking for support at the Cabinet to get approval for Brexit and Boris feels if the cabinet denies this step then it will be a historic mistake for the country.

Boris is a veteran leader in politics and aged 53 years; he beckoned the public in his speech to come together and bring up a confident United Kingdom.

Online User Spending To Cross $100 Billion By The End Of 2020

Online User Spending To Cross $100 Billion By The End Of 2020

Online user investment is anticipated to increase to almost USD 100 Billion by the end of 2020. This will almost 2.5x growth that will be led by increment in travel and hotel, e-commerce, digital media, and financial services, claims a report. People in Indian currently invest almost USD 40 Billion via digital payments. “Possibility exists for digital payments to increase 3x to USD 100 Billion from almost USD 40 Billion by the end of 2020,” the Boston Consulting Group’s report in association with the search behemoth Google claimed this week.

Online User Spending To Cross $100 Billion By The End Of 2020

E-commerce for goods such as consumer electronics, accessories and apparel, food and grocery, and durables is expected to be the largest ingredient with the size of the market expected to cross USD 40–45 Billion by the end of 2020, from almost USD 18 Billion currently. Digital transactions for hotel and travel is expected to cross USD 20 Billion by the end of 2020 from the present USD 11 Billion; financial services to cross to USD 30 Billion from the present USD 12 Billion; and digital media to cross USD 570 Million from USD 200 Million, as per the report.

Online consumers has increased almost 2x in 4 years to cross 430 Million consumers currently, driven by cheaper data, cheaper smartphones, and more local language or mobile-specific content, it claimed. The report further claimed that new users and women from non-tier 1 towns and shoppers above age of 35 will boost this development.

It also predicts that by the end of 2020, the female consumers will elevate 2.5x and older users will grow over 3x in comparison to the present. “With the enhancement of infrastructure, online shopping will start in the countries from cities further than metros and together it is anticipated to include over 50% of the entire online user base by the end of 2020,” it claimed.