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Women prisoners over 70 years of age and repartition to be released by India and Pakistan

March 12th, 2018

On Wednesday, India and Pakistan as a joint committee agreed on a humanitarian ground proposal to release prisoners specifically women with more than 70 years of age and “Resumption of Visits” in both the states.

Women prisoners over 70 years of age and repartition to be released by India and Pakistan

Sushma Swaraj, the external affairs minister, noting on the issue mentions that in October prior to this year had suggested the High Commissioner of Pakistan the 2 sides of the world, i.e. India and Pakistan should progressively work on the humanitarian problems specifically related to women, elderly, mentally abnormal prisoners and children. She further mentioned that Pakistan had positively responded to the suggestion of the minister in their recent move.

In the statement of the ministry, Sushma Swaraj had advised to work on the repatriation and release prisoners in both the sides, specifically the age group of 70 years of women. Further, the statement mentioned that to meet the mentally abnormal prisoners will be given an opportunity to meet the team of medical professionals for ensuring their repatriation process.

The statement further mentioned that the joint judicial committee will be resumed again on the approval from the government of both the sides that will look into the matter of the custody in both the countries of prisoners and fishermen. In October 2013, the last visit of Joint Judicial Committee to India was conducted.

The officers from both the countries will precisely analyze the understanding on the issues related to humanitarian and conclude the necessary actions to implement. Mohammad Faisal, the spokesman of Pakistan Foreign Office in Islamabad stated earlier that Khawaja Asif, the Foreign Minister had approved the proposal from the Indian side regarding the humanitarian issue after consulting all the stakeholders.

The foreign office further claims that the Foreign Minister has further stretched two more proposals on humanitarian grounds, of which the first one states the exchange of child prisoners that are below 18 years and the second states the exchange of prisoners that are above 60 years. It further stated that proposal from Pakistan will receive the positive response from India.

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First Launch Of Falcon Heavy Rocket Counted Down By SpaceX

SpaceX counted down to the first ever roll out of the Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket in the world in process, which might one day transport resources to the Mars or the Moon. Laden with red Tesla roadster of CEO Elon Musk, a dummy in a spacesuit, and a playlist having “Space Oddity” of David Bowie, the maiden voyage of the monster rocket has captured the imagination of the world.

Will it travel deep into the space, conveying an Earth-manufactured car around the Sun into a distant orbit? Or will it blow up on the launch pad? Musk himself has put the chances of failure or success at no more than 50-50. “It is certain to be thrilling, by hook or by crook,” the 46-year-old peculiar wealthy and space visionary entrepreneur claimed to the media in an interview this week ahead of the launch.

First Launch Of Falcon Heavy Rocket Counted Down By SpaceX

“I might think it a win if it just takes off the pad and does not explode the launch pad to pieces,” he claimed. “I mean, that is equivalent to 4 Million Pounds of TNT.” If victorious, it might stand out to NASA, the U.S. space agency, as a mean to fast-track its aims to go to the Moon one more time since 1972 for the first time. And even if it is unsuccessful, experts claim that the roll out will be a triumph for the California-located firm, which is fast turning out to be a major in the worldwide space market.

Specifications Falcon Heavy

“When the Falcon Heavy takes off from the similar launch pad of NASA that was the base for the Moon missions in the Apollo era of the 1970s as well as 1960s, it will be the most influential equipped rocket by a factor of two in the world,” SpaceX claimed to the media in an interview. That indicates it can carry 2x the goods of Delta IV Heavy of United Launch Alliance, at a far low price. This cost can be almost $90 Million for every launch, which is less in comparison to $350 Million for its rival.

But the Falcon Heavy is not the most influential shuttle ever. But it is indeed the largest in working in this era. The Saturn V shuttle that took astronauts to the Moon can transport additional payload in the space. The Energia of the Soviet era that flew 2 times in 1988 as well as 1987 was also more dominant.

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CoinCheck Allows Withdrawals Post Theft, Submits Report

Coincheck Inc., Japan’s cryptocurrency exchange, submitted a report to the Financial Services Agency on Tuesday detailing the notorious heist of digital money in huge sums of $530 million around end of January. Yusuke Otsuka, its Chief Operating Officer disclosed the inclusion of the investigation details and measures undertaken to beef up the security system in the report.

On submission of the report, Coincheck withdrew the withdrawal restrictions placed on cryptocurrencies and the Japanese Yen. The daring robbery brought into open the lacunae existing in the regulatory system of cryptocurrency trading in Japan. The disparity between importance attached to cryptocurrency trading between Japan and other Asian countries became all the more glaring as embargos have been announced on the trade in India, China and South Korea.

CoinCheck Allows Withdrawals Post Theft, Submits Report

Otsuka revealed that withdrawals amounting to 40.1 billion Yen took place on Tuesday and assured that there were sufficient funds for making promised repayments hereafter. Though no time period was specified for the repayment he confirmed their pledge for repaying the lost amounts totaling to 46.3 billion Yen. He did not however reveal the obtaining of FSA certification declaring the existence of sufficient funds to repay the dues.

He also stated that limits could be placed on withdrawals of cryptocurrency till they were satisfied on the security aspect of their operations. Otsuka referred to the appointment of an outside security organization for checking on the network’s safety considerations.

There was a likelihood of a lawsuit being filed against Coincheck by a set of few traders operating in the exchange through their lawyer for restrictions placed on cryptocurrency withdrawals. The traders wanted private wallets to be made use of for the purposes of withdrawals.

Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan assured the public by stating that the bank was closely monitoring the cryptocurrency trading and there was nothing to fear as of now over the strength of the settlement procedures currently in existence.

He reiterated two facts typical to cryptocurrency and that was not being considered legal tender and not having assets for their value backup.

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China Says It Can’t Understand US’s Insecurity

Geng Shuang at a recent press conference said that United States should come out of the big power mentality and join hands with China and Russia to boost the peaceful environment around the world.

China expressed its surprise at the immense insecurity that United States feels from China. The country spokesperson Geng Shuang informed this as an answer to an American report which accused China to be one of the largest cyber threats to the world. He went on to comment that United States of America is the most powerful country across the globe and is strengthening its position each day with its incomparable military force.

China Says It Can’t Understand US’s Insecurity

At the daily news briefing Geng also said that China is really clueless about the reasons why America is feeling to insecure. He also expressed hopes that soon the country will shun the armor of power and cooperate with China and Russia to enable a peaceful environment around the world.

Dan Coats, the director of US National Intelligence informed that besides China, North Korea, Russia and Iran are also acting as major cyber threats. He also said that United States is preparing them to counter such attacks which may occur in future.

United States have also informed that China is trying to hack security information from Pentagon and use the same to get confidential US data related to defense, intellectual data which is copyrighted, financial reports and last but not the least, details about US power grids.

China and America has been at a Cold War from a long time now. While China is seen boosting its marine defense at South China Sea and Indian Ocean, America has joined hands with Australia, South Korea and Japan to defend their position. Coats has also informed at a Senate meeting about the increasing strength of North Korea in regards to ballistic missiles

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Shutdown Again In US…Budget Bill Gets Delayed

The US Federal Government has had to shut down on Friday, the second time in past three weeks largely due to dysfunctional congressmen and objections of a single conservative senator. Though the closure is likely to be brief and is not likely to disrupt federal workers and normal activities. Though a large spending deal was scheduled to pass through both Senate and House, parliament administrators were expecting a short shutdown due to strong opposition from liberal democrats and several republicans. The opposition is rigid because they suspect the bill to be a massive bipartisan deal that would lead to excessive expenditure on military and domestic programs, increase federal debt limit and push aid to hurricane-ravaged areas.

Shutdown Again In US...Budget Bill Gets Delayed

Though legislatures McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., unveiled it this week expecting easy congressional passage, conservatives complained about its excessive expenditure on defense while Senate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., demanded a vote on amendment to show how this deal would curb past promises of curbing federal spending. As he was refused permission to offer the amendment vote, he refused to allow the bill to go forward stating that “these new wars will lead to collapse of stock markets”. Though his adamant behavior irked many, absence of agreement among senators led to delay in votes.

Other problems were also looming over the house as Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her group of liberals wanted to discuss plight of young undocumented immigrants facing threat of deportation. She is under pressure from interest groups in her caucus to take a stand for people that were given work permits under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program that was rescinded by Donald Trump.

There was dissent among members of both groups as some Senate Democrats were keen about spending while others wanted to address immigration concerns. Conservatives were concerned about sharp increase in federal spending as most would go into deficit as it would have far reaching effects on healthcare programs and tax breaks.

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2 Year Old Freezes To Death In Front Porch In Ohio

On Friday, a shocking mother found her toddler lying dead on the porch. The mishap occurred at Akron, Ohio. The child was on the outside porch of her home. Her mother found her stone cold and not breathing outside the house.

The infant was just 2 years old and she was carried to the Children’s Hospital of Akron by the police. The doctors at the Hospital declared the child dead when they reached the hospital.

2 Year Old Freezes To Death In Front Porch In Ohio

Investigations are in place and the cops refused to provide any information about whether they are going to put any charge for this accident. The name of the mother has not been revealed and she reported to the cops that she found her younger daughter unconscious at the outside of the house. The police visited the home on the afternoon of the same day to investigate the case.

When the child was outside, the mother was out with her other child who is a son and 4 years in age; the toddler was left back with her father.

Police have also spoken on the same lines stating that they have evidence that the mother was out for almost couple of hours when the mishap took place. The neighbors were at extreme grief at the incident and said that they really cannot believe the fact that a toddler was left alone to be outside the house in the freezing cold and there was no one to take her in.

The medical examiners of Summit Country are going to perform an autopsy to determine the exact cause of the death. It was a grief stricken scene to see a mother hysterically pump into the mouth of her dead daughter trying to bring her back to life; she cried frantically and kept on saying that her daughter is not breathing.

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The Details Of The Senior Citizens Have Been Requested By The Supreme Court For Continual Denial Of Haj Pilgrimage

On Tuesday, the Centre has been asked for statistics of 65 years old people who are consecutively applying for visit the Haj pilgrimage but are getting rejected from past 5 years due to the decision drawn by lots, says Supreme Court.

The constitutional bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra was explained in detail about the new Haj policy by Pinky Anand, the additional solicitor. The policy stated that in an attempt to show the flaws in the allocation of the permission to commence subsidized Haj pilgrimage and that there is discrimination as per the constitution’s Article 14 where the petitioner had failed to prove it.

The Details Of The Senior Citizens Have Been Requested By The Supreme Court For Continual Denial Of Haj Pilgrimage

Beeran mentioned that in the year 2012, the Supreme Court had given a green signal to the Haj policy by the central that out of 100 percent, 75 percent will be given to that state committee Haj quota while the remaining will be allotted to the private trip machinists. He further mentioned that the private tour operators charge an expensive amount of Rs 4 lakh for the stay in Saudi Arabia and travel while the state committee charges Rs 2 lakh for the same.

The Haj Committee of Kerala mentioned that nearly 4.48 lakh pilgrims had requested for this year’s pilgrimage but only 1.23 lakh pilgrimage can be accommodated by the state due to the reduced number of quota.

It further stated that the reduction in state Haj quota will result in exploitations of the pilgrimage by the private tour operators while also mentioning that there is no specific justification for the reduction.

The allocation of Haj quota to the states has shaped into discrepancy as per the thoughts of Bhushan. He further stated that there are minimum applications in many states for the pilgrimage for Haj as compared to Kerala but the states still enjoy the highest number of Haj quota but unlike them, states like Kerala the reduced state quote for Haj will suffer to meet the heavy applications for the Haj pilgrimage.

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Record-Breaking Hybrid Drone Remains For More Than 4 Hours In Air

Drone tech is getting more improved continually, and one region people are putting a lot of effort into is driving the amount of time the things can remain in the air. Quaternium, the drone manufacturer, is attempting a new landmark in this region, after launching its fuel-electric HYBRiX.20 quadcopter for 4 Hours 40 Minutes in what it defines as a record-breaking flight for a self-fueled multicopter.

Most drones in the multicopter sector you can pay off the times for shelf boast flight up to 25–30 Minutes, even though we have witnessed custom-built multicopters launch for far much time. In 2017, for instance, an operator of commercial drone employed a bespoke quadcopter in a 72-minute jaunt to travel the English channel, while others such as Skyfront have earlier grabbed endurance records well more than 4 Hours.

Record-Breaking Hybrid Drone Remains For More Than 4 Hours In Air

For what it is valuable, Guinness World Records displays the longest flight of the drone as 2 Hours 6 Minutes 7 Seconds. Hence, while drones might have been present for longer in the air, no officials of Guinness were present to record the event. As a method of proving the legality of its accomplishment, Skyfront made a video of time lapse to demonstrate its drone in action and that is the similar method Quaternium has taken with its newest attempt of record-setting.

The video dials the Hybrix.20 multicopter of the company with a clock in the foreground flying in the air for a time frame of 4 Hours 40 Minutes. Also similar to the drone employed in the video of Skyfront, and as the name perhaps recommends, the multicopter of Hybrix.20 is a gasoline-electric hybrid drone, employing the endurance and considerable range this configuration provides for uses such as mapping, surveillance, inspections, and crop-monitoring.

So, these efforts may be good for making some publicity, as per the company.

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Steve Jobs Scammed Apple For Free Food

While at Apple, Scott Forstall was a close buddy of late CEO Steve Jobs and he was in command of designing the software that operates on iPhones. Jobs has a prominently deserved status as a difficult individual to work with, but at the time of an on-stage discussion last week at the Computer History Museum, Forstall claimed that Jobs also had a huge sense of humor.

Steve Jobs Scammed Apple For Free Food

Apple is renowned in Silicon Valley for making its workers pay for food and coffee from its canteens, on the contrary to firms such as Google that offer food free of cost. But although the food was reasonably priced (almost $8 as per Forstall) Steve Jobs, the multi-billionaire CEO, still found a method in order for the employees to pay for it.

Here’s the story in Forstall’s words:

“He and I would go to the cafeteria at Apple all the time, and he would insist on paying. I was like, you’re paying me enough that I can afford the $8 lunch, but he’d always, if he got his food before he’d wait at the line for me to get up there and he’d pay. And he made it so you could pay with your [Apple] badge. So you’d come up there and you’d badge in, and it would be directly withdrawn from your paycheck. Somehow, I was like, ‘Why are you, really, go sit down, I feel like an ass when you’re sitting up there waiting for me and I can’t get any long-cooking food,’ and he said ‘No, no, no, this is great. I only get paid $1 per year. I don’t know who’s paying every time I badge!’ He was a multi-billionaire scamming Apple!”

This funny little story was only one of various never-before exposed tales that Forstall enlightened about working at Apple during the era of Jobs and the creation of the iPhone.

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Samsung To Develop Its Presence All Over Channels In India

As Samsung heats up the handset industry in 2018 with two fresh products, the South Korean behemoth is seeking to increase its business all over channels, comprising online, as the year proceeds. This data was given by Global Vice President for Samsung India, Asim Warsi, to the media in an interview last week.

Samsung To Develop Its Presence All Over Channels In India

“We are anywhere our consumers are. And that is why we have the biggest retail system in the nation with more than 150,000 touch stores. We are continually seeking to develop our trade and are looking to pave development tales in all channels comprising the online segment,” Warsi claimed to the media. Samsung, which is readying up to take on Chinese competitors in the online space, has rolled 2 one after the other online exclusive smartphones. The 2 handsets Galaxy On7 Prime and Galaxy A8+ are from separate price sectors.

While A8+ has a price tag of Rs 32,990 and will vie in the premium sector, On7 prime begins with a price tag of Rs 12,990 and will vie in the mid-price and highly competitive sector. “A8+ will assist Samsung merge its control in the premium sector (more than Rs 30,000) where Samsung has almost 60% volume of share in the market,” Warsi claimed to the media in an interview. Until now, Samsung was unwilling to go all out in the online sector as it has major shares in the offline business, with more than 1.5 Lakh retail shops.

Samsung has 43% share of the market in the offline segment, which adds up for almost 75% of all handset business. Besides Flipkart and Amazon, Samsung has associated with Paytm for online business. It lately employed more than 5,000 online sellers as fraction of its joint venture with Paytm Mall. Galaxy A8+ will vie straightly in the premium sector with OnePlus, while On7 Prime is a sturdy candidate in the price bracket of Rs 10,000–15,000.