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खास बातें

  1. वकील माजिद मेनन ने कहा- नाम बदलने से ज्यादा जरूरी विकास
  2. सियासी फायदा उठाना चाहती है यूपी की सरकार : प्रशांत भूषण
  3. कुम्भ हमेशा प्रयाग में होता है, इलाहाबाद में नहीं : अमिताभ सिन्हा

नई दिल्ली: सुप्रीम कोर्ट के अधिवक्ता और यूनाइटेड मुस्लिम फ्रंट के अध्यक्ष शाहिद अली इलाहाबाद का नाम बदलने को सुप्रीम कोर्ट में चुनौती देंगे. उनका कहना है कि इलाहाबाद का नाम बदलना भारत सरकार द्वारा जारी दिशानिर्देश अधिसूचना  27.09.1975 का उल्लंघन है. इसके मुताबिक किसी भी शहर या सड़क वगैरह का नाम अगर वह ऐतिहासिक नाम है या इतिहास से उसका कोई भी संबंध है तो उसे बदला नहीं जा सकता.

शाहिद अली ने एनडीटीवी से कहा कि भारत के संविधान के अनुच्छेद 51 (एफ) में यह बताया गया है कि यह हमारी समग्र संस्कृति की समृद्ध विरासत को संरक्षित और मूल्यवान रखने के लिए हर नागरिक का कर्तव्य होगा और इस कर्तव्य का निर्वहन करने के लिए हमें कोर्ट जाना होगा. सरकार जब गलत करने पर अमादा है तो हमारे पास सिर्फ और सिर्फ एक ही रास्ता बचता है. उनका मनना है कि गाइडलाइन कहती हैं कि इसके अलावा, उन नामों को बदलने के लिए जो ऐतिहासिक नहीं हैं, कम से कम 45 दिन का समय लेते हैं.

 

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शाहिद अली.


उन्होंने भाजपा पर आरोप लगाते हुए कहा कि भाजपा सरकार में हैं, तो क्या कानून को ताक पर रख देंगे. यह वास्तव में शर्मनाक है. उन्होंने कहा कि हम यूपी सरकार के इस भयानक और अवैध कृत्य की निंदा करते हैं और भारत के माननीय सर्वोच्च न्यायालय के समक्ष जनहित याचिका पेश करेंगे.

 

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माजिद मेमन.

प्रसिद्ध वकील माजिद मेनन का मानना है कि इलाहबाद का नाम बदलने की क्रिया प्राथमिक क्रिया थी कि नाम बदल दिया जाए.पूरे उत्तर प्रदेश में बहुत सारे मुद्दे मुंह फाड़े मौजूद हैं लेकिन मुख्यमंत्री उस तरफ ध्यान देने के बजाय नाम बदलने की मुहिम में लगे हैं. उन्होंने कहा कि एक नाम बदलने से कितना राजस्व का नुकसान होता है इसका अंदाज़ा लगाना मुश्किल है. नाम बदलना किसी तरह का विकास कार्य नहीं है बल्कि देश और प्रदेश को राजस्व का नुकसान सहना पड़ता है जिसका बोझ जनता पर पड़ता है.

 

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प्रशांत भूषण.


प्रशांत भूषण का कहना है कि इलाहाबाद का नाम बदलना पूरी तरह से गलत है. सरकार का एक ही काम रह गया है कि जहां-जहां मुस्लिम नाम दिखाई दे उसको बदल दो और हिन्दू नाम रख दो. सरकार हर जगह नफरत फैलाना चाहती है और इस पर वह राजनैतिक रोटी सेंक रहे हैं. ज़माने से जब इलाहबाद जाना जाता है तो आखिर परेशानी क्या है. अगर कुछ करना ही है तो उत्तर प्रदेश में सैकड़ों मुद्दे ऐसे हैं जिससे जनता पूरी तरह से परेशान है. लेकिन उनको इससे राजनैतिक फायदा नहीं होगा, इसलिए ऐसे मुद्दे उठाते हैं जिससे उनको सियासी फायदा मिल सके.

 

सुप्रीम कोर्ट के अधिवक्ता अमिताभ सिन्हा का मानना है कि पुनः नामकरण करने की प्रक्रिया के उदाहरण देश ही नहीं वरन पूरे विश्व में मिलते हैं. ये लोकप्रिय स्थानीय जनभावनाओं पर आधारित होते हैं. लोकप्रिय जनभावनाओं का प्रतिनिधित्व लोकतांत्रिक रूप से चुनी हुई सरकारें करती हैं, इसके उदहारण हैं. त्रिवेन्द्रम को तिरुवनंतपुरम, कोचीन को कोच्चि, मद्रास को चेन्नई , कलकत्ता से कोलकाता, गौहाटी को गुवाहाटी , बॉम्बे से मुंबई करना. बॉम्बे को छोड़ सभी कांग्रेस, लेफ्ट और विभिन क्षेत्रीय पार्टियों ने पुनः नामकरण की प्रक्रिया पूरी की.

 

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अमिताभ सिन्हा कहते हैं कि जहां तक इलाहाबाद का विषय है, इलाहबाद प्राचीनतम नगरों में से एक है और हज़ारों साल से कुम्भ की व्यवस्था चली आ रही है और कुम्भ हमेशा  प्रयाग में होता है, इलाहाबाद में नहीं. ऐतिहासिक तथ्यों के आधार पर अकबर ने अपनी पारिवारिक परम्पराओं का अनुकरण करते हुए पुनः नामकरण प्रयाग से हटाकर अल्लाहाबाद किया था. अतः प्रयागराज पूर्णतः उपयुक्त और सामयिक कदम है, भारतीयता के पुनर्जागरण के संदर्भ में.

 

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एमएल शर्मा.

सुप्रीम कोर्ट के अधिवक्ता एमएल शर्मा कहते हैं कि राजनीति से अलग करते हुए नाम बदलने में कोई बुराई नहीं है, लेकिन अगर नाम बदलने के पीछे राजनैतिक भावना है तो इससे घिनौनी बात नहीं हो सकती. शर्मा आगे कहते हैं की इलाहबाद का पहले नाम अल्लाहाबाद था अल्लाहाबाद से पहले इसको प्रयाग कहते थे. इलाहबाद नाम ऐतिहासिक नहीं है इसलिए इस पर विवाद नहीं होना चाहिए, लेकिन अगर राजनीति के लिए सिर्फ नाम परिवर्तित किया जा रहा है तो वो बहुत बुरी बात है.



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In Patriarchal Pakistan, This Woman Car Mechanic Is Driving Change


Just a year into the job, and promoted to general repairs, Nawaz moves with the ease of a seasoned pro

Multan, Pakistan: 

Since picking up a wrench as one of the first female car mechanics in conservative Pakistan, Uzma Nawaz has faced two common reactions: shock and surprise. And then a bit of respect.

The 24-year-old spent years overcoming entrenched gender stereotypes and financial hurdles en route to earning a mechanical engineering degree and netting a job with an auto repairs garage in the eastern city of Multan.

“I took it up as a challenge against all odds and the meagre financial resources of my family,” Nawaz told AFP.

“When they see me doing this type of work they are really surprised.”

Hailing from the small, impoverished town of Dunyapur in eastern Pakistan’s Punjab province, Nawaz relied on scholarships and often skipped meals when she was broke while pursuing her degree.

Her achievements are rare. Women have long struggled for their rights in conservative patriarchal Pakistan, and especially in rural areas are often encouraged to marry young and devote themselves entirely to family over career.

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Pakistani motor mechanic Uzma Nawaz, 24, poses for a photograph during an interview with AFP at her home in Duniya Pur in Punjab province. 

“No hardship could break my will and motivation,” she says proudly.

The sacrifices cleared the way for steady work at a Toyota dealership in Multan following graduation, she adds.

Just a year into the job, and promoted to general repairs, Nawaz moves with the ease of a seasoned pro around the dealership’s garage, removing tyres from raised vehicles, inspecting engines and handling a variety of tools — a sight that initially jolted some customers.

“I was shocked to see a young girl lifting heavy spare tyres and then putting them back on vehicles after repairs,” customer Arshad Ahmad told AFP.

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Pakistani motor mechanic Uzma Nawaz, 24, helps her father prepare food for cattle at their home in Duniya Pur in Punjab province.

But Nawaz’s drive and expertise has impressed colleagues, who say she can more than hold her own.

“Whatever task we give her she does it like a man with hard work and dedication,” said coworker M. Attaullah.

She has also convinced some of those who doubted her ability to make it in a male-dominated work environment, including members of her own family.

“There is no need in our society for girls to work at workshops, it doesn’t seems nice, but it is her passion,” said her father Muhammad Nawaz.

“She can now set up the machinery and can work properly. I too am very happy.”

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)





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PM Modi Says AI, Blockchain Will Change the Nature of Jobs


Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday allayed fears of job loss due to technological development, saying artificial intelligence, blockchain, and other technologies will change the nature of employment and provide more opportunities.

Speaking at the launch of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, PM Modi said his government is open to policy changes to help reap benefits of the fourth industrial revolution. He said ‘Industry 4.0’ and the expansion of artificial intelligence (AI) would lead to better healthcare and reduce costs. It would also help farmers and benefit the agriculture sector, he said.

PM Modi said that as work progresses in the country, one of the targets is ‘Solve for India, Solve for the World’. “Some people are worried that the advancement of technology will have negative impact on jobs but the reality is otherwise. The Industry 4.0 will touch those aspects which still remain untouched so far. It will change the nature of job and create new opportunities,” PM Modi said.

Recognising this aspect, PM Modi said the government has launched several initiatives like Start Up India, Stand Up India, Digital India and Atal Innovation Mission. Noting that India is going to play a major role in the fourth industrial revolution, the Prime Minister said diversity, demographic potential, fast growing market and digital infrastructure have the potential to make India a global hub of research and innovation.

While the previous industrial revolutions eluded the country, India’s contribution to the fourth industrial revolution would be astonishing, PM Modi said. “India was not independent when the first and second industrial revolution happened. When third industrial revolution happened, India was struggling with challenges of just attained independence,” he said.

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, blockchain and big data hold potential to take India to new heights, the Prime Minister said. Launching the centre, Modi said it opens the door to immense possibilities in the future. The centre at Mumbai is the fourth in the world after San Francisco, Tokyo, and Beijing.

“Emerging fields, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things, blockchain, and big data can take India to new heights of development, and improve the quality of life of its citizens,” PM Modi said, adding for India, this is not just an industrial transformation, but a social transformation.

Listing the achievements of his government, PM Modi said teledensity has increased to 93 percent and nearly 50 crore Indians now have mobiles. India is the largest mobile data consuming country in the world and also the one with the cheapest data rates, he said, adding mobile data consumption has increased 30 times in four years.

Over 120 crore Indians have Aadhaar, he said, adding that work to connect all the 2.5 lakh village panchayats with optic fibre would be completed soon. On blockchain technology, the Prime Minister said it would help in promoting the vision of minimum government and maximum governance. It will help in fast-tracking government services such as management of natural resources and property registration, he said.

The government is working on a national strategy for blockchain technology and will also announce a drone policy, the Prime Minister added. Speaking at the event, RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani said the future India will be propelled by three powers – next generation digital infrastructure, power of youth and power of the largest pool of next generation entrepreneurs.

“Each one of these three pillars supported by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Digital India programme… I think this will create plethora of opportunities,” the Prime Minister said. The new technologies, including Internet of Things and blockchain, will help India to address challenges in education, healthcare, agriculture, job creation and environmental stainability, PM Modi said.

“I strongly believe that government, private sector and civil society have to form a coalition to tackle these most complex challenges,” PM Modi said, adding that the results can double the income of 115 million farmers. The Prime Minister added that India is a country that will make this whole industrial revolution a people-centric revolution.



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Fourth industrial revolution will change the nature of employment, opportunities will be increased : PM Modi – पीएम मोदी ने कहा


खास बातें

  1. डब्ल्यूईएफ का ‘सेंटर फोर दी फोर्थ इंडस्ट्रियल रिवॉल्यूशन’ शुरू
  2. मोदी ने कहा- चौथी औद्योगिक क्रांति में देश का योगदान शानदार रहेगा
  3. सभी ढाई लाख ग्राम पंचायतों को ऑप्टिकल फाइबर से जोड़ा जाएगा

नई दिल्ली: प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने गुरुवार को प्रौद्योगिकी विकास से रोजगार घटने की आशंका को दरकिनार करते हुए कहा कि चौथी औद्योगिक क्रांति से रोजगार की प्रकृति बदल जाएगी और इससे रोजगार के अधिक अवसर पैदा होंगे.

मोदी ने यहां विश्व आर्थिक मंच (डब्ल्यूईएफ) के ‘सेंटर फोर दी फोर्थ इंडस्ट्रियल रिवॉल्यूशन’ की शुरुआत के मौके पर कहा कि उनकी सरकार चौथी औद्योगिक क्रांति के फायदों का लाभ उठाने के लिए नीतिगत बदलाव को तैयार है. उन्होंने कहा, ‘‘हमारी विविधता, हमारी जनसांख्यिकीय क्षमता, तेजी से बढ़ता बाजार का आकार और डिजिटल संरचना में देश को शोध तथा क्रियान्वयन का वैश्विक केंद्र बनाने की संभावना व्याप्त है.’’

उन्होंने कहा कि पिछली औद्योगिक क्रांतियों से भारत को अलग-थलग रखा गया लेकिन चौथी औद्योगिक क्रांति में देश का योगदान शानदार रहेगा. मोदी ने कहा, ‘‘जब पहली और दूसरी औद्योगिक क्रांति हुई तब भारत आजाद नहीं था. जब तीसरी औद्योगिक क्रांति हुई तब भारत तुरंत मिली आजादी के समक्ष खड़ी चुनौतियों से जूझ रहा था.’’ उन्होंने कहा कि आर्टिफिशियल इंटेलीजेंस, मशीन लर्निंग, इंटरनेट ऑफ थिंग्स, ब्लॉकचेन और बिग डेटा में देश को नई ऊंचाइयों पर ले जाने की क्षमता है.


यह भी पढ़ें : बूथ कार्यकर्ताओं से बोले PM मोदी- चुनाव जीतना किसी को परास्त करने का अहंकार नहीं, ये सेवा करने का एक अवसर है

मोदी ने अपनी सरकार की उपलब्धियां गिनाते हुए कहा कि दूरसंचार की पहुंच का घनत्व 93 प्रतिशत हो गया है और अब करीब 50 करोड़ भारतीयों के हाथों में मोबाइल है. उन्होंने कहा कि भारत विश्व में सबसे अधिक मोबाइल इंटरनेट उपभोग करने वाला देश है और दरें भी सबसे कम हैं. उन्होंने कहा कि मोबाइल डेटा उपभोग पिछले चार साल में 30 गुणा बढ़ा है.

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मोदी ने कहा कि 120 करोड़ से अधिक भारतीयों के पास आधार है. उन्होंने कहा कि सभी ढाई लाख ग्राम पंचायतों को ऑप्टिकल फाइबर से जोड़ने का काम जल्दी ही पूरा कर लिया जाएगा. 2014 में सिर्फ 59 पंचायत ऑप्टिकल फाइबर से जुड़े थे जबकि अभी एक लाख पंचायत इससे जुड़े हुए हैं.

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Fourth Industrial Revolution To Change Nature Of Jobs


Prime Minister Narendra Modi allayed fears of job loss due to technological development (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday allayed fears of job loss due to technological development, saying the ‘4th Industrial Revolution’ will change the nature of jobs and provide more opportunities.

Speaking at the launch of the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, he said his government is open to policy changes to help reap benefits of the fourth industrial revolution.

“Our diversity, our demographic potential, fast-growing market size and digital infrastructure has potential to make India a global hub for research and implementation,” he said.

While the previous industrial revolutions eluded the country, India’s contribution to the 4th Industrial Revolution would be astonishing, he said.

“India was not independent when the first and second industrial revolution happened. When third industrial revolution happened, India was struggling with challenges of just attained independence,” he said.

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, blockchain and big data hold potential to take India to new heights, the Prime Minister said.

Reeling out the achievements of his government, PM Modi said tele-density has increased to 93 per cent and nearly 50 crore Indians now have mobiles.

India is the largest mobile data consuming country in the world and also the one with the cheapest data rates, he said, adding mobile data consumption has increased 30 times in four years.

Over 120 crore Indians have Aadhaar, he said, adding work to connect all the 2.5 lakh village panchayats with optic fibre would be completed soon.

In 2014, only 59 panchayats were connected with optic fibre while presently 1 lakh are connected, PM Modi said.





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PSN Name Change Feature to Enter PlayStation Preview Program for PS4 Soon


After many a leak, Sony has finally confirmed that you will be able to change your PSN name. The feature will be rolled out to those in the PlayStation Preview Program for PS4 and then to everyone else. Much like Microsoft with the Xbox One and Xbox 360, your first PSN name change is free and after that you’ll pay $10 (around Rs. 750). If you are a PS Plus subscriber, you’ll pay $5 (close to Rs. 375) for the privilege. No PSN name change release date has been revealed just yet and all Sony has said is that it would coming “soon” with plans of it exiting the PlayStation Preview Program at the end of November 2018 and that a “full rollout” is slated for early 2019.

“When you change your online ID, you will have the option to display your previous ID with your new ID, so your friends can recognise you,” a post from the company reads. “Once you decide to display your old ID or not, you won’t be able to adjust this after completing the online ID change process.”

This feature will work with all PS4 games published after April 1, 2018 and a large number of “most-played” PS4 games released prior. That said, Sony states that there may be errors in certain games for PS3, PS4, and PS Vita.

“Reverting back to an old ID will resolve most issues caused by the ID change. In addition, when this feature officially launches, a list of compatible games published before April 1, 2018, will be provided on PlayStation.com for reference before you make a change,” claims Sony.


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World Has Barely 10 Years To Get Control Over Climate Change: UN Experts


Risks of extreme heat and weather events just rise and rise as temperatures do. (File)

The world stands on the brink of failure when it comes to holding global warming to moderate levels, and nations will need to take “unprecedented” actions to cut their carbon emissions over the next decade, according to a landmark report by the globe’s top scientific body studying climate change.

With global emissions showing few signs of slowing and the United States – the world’s second-largest emitter of carbon dioxide – rolling back a suite of Obama-era climate measures, the prospects for meeting the most ambitious goals of the 2015 Paris agreement look increasingly slim. To avoid racing past warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) over preindustrial levels would require a “rapid and far reaching” transformation of human civilization at a magnitude that has simply never happened before, the group found.

“There is no documented historic precedent” for the sweeping change to energy, transportation and other systems required to reach 1.5 degrees Celsius, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, wrote in a report requested as part of the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

At the same time, however, the report is being received with hope in some quarters because it affirms that 1.5 C is still possible – if emissions stopped today, for instance, the planet would not reach that temperature. It is also likely to galvanize even stronger climate action by focusing on 1.5 C, rather than 2 degrees, as a target that the world cannot afford to miss.

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Nonetheless, the transformation described in the document raises inevitable questions about its feasibility.

Most strikingly, the document says the world’s annual carbon dioxide emissions, which currently amount to more than 40 billion tons per year, would have to be on an extremely steep downward path by 2030 to either hold the globe entirely below 1.5 degrees Celsius, or allow only a brief “overshoot” in temperatures.

Overall reductions in emissions in the next decade would probably need to be more than 1 billion tons per year, larger than the current emissions of all but a few of the very largest emitting countries. By 2050, the report calls for a total or near-total phaseout of the burning of coal.

“It’s like a deafening, piercing smoke alarm going off in the kitchen. We have to put out the fire,” said Erik Solheim, executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme. He added that the need to either stop emissions entirely by 2050 or find some way of removing as much carbon dioxide from the air as we put there “means net zero must be the new global mantra.”

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The radical transformation also would mean that, in a world projected to have over 2 billion more people by 2050, large swaths of land used to produce food would instead have to be converted to growing trees that store carbon and crops designated for energy use.

“Such large transitions pose profound challenges for sustainable management of the various demands on land for human settlements, food, livestock feed, fibre, bioenergy, carbon storage, biodiversity and other ecosystem services,” the report states.

The document was produced relatively rapidly for the deliberative IPCC, representing the work of nearly 100 scientists. It went through an elaborate peer review process involving tens of thousands of comments. The final 34-page “summary for policymakers” was agreed to in a marathon session by scientists and government officials in Incheon, South Korea, over the past week.

The report says the world will need to develop large-scale “negative emissions” programs to remove significant volumes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. While the basic technologies exist, they have not caught on widely, and a number of scientists have strongly questioned whether we can scale up in the brief time period available.

The bottom line, Sunday’s report found, is that the world is woefully off target.

Current promises made by countries as part of the Paris climate agreement would lead to around 3 degrees Celsius (5.4 degrees Fahrenheit) of warming by the end of the century, and the Trump administration recently released an analysis assuming about 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2100 if the world takes no action.

The IPCC is considered the definitive source on the state of climate science, but it also tends to be conservative in its conclusions. That’s because it is driven by a consensus-finding process, and its results are the product of not only science, but negotiation with governments over its precise language.

In Sunday’s report, the group detailed the magnitude and unprecedented nature of the changes that would be required to hold warming to 1.5 Celsius, but it held back from taking a specific stand on the feasibility of meeting that goal. (An early draft had cited a “very high risk” of warming exceeding 1.5 Celsius; that language is now gone, even if the basic message is still easily inferred.)

“If you’re expecting IPCC to jump up and down and wave red flags, you’re going to be disappointed,” said Phil Duffy, the president of Woods Hole Research Center. “They’re going to do what they always do, which is to release very cautious reports in extremely dispassionate language.”

Some researchers, including Duffy, are skeptical of the scenarios that the IPCC presents that hold warming to 1.5 C, particularly the reliance on negative- emissions technologies to keep the window open.

“Even if it is technically possible, without aligning the technical, political and social aspects of feasibility, it is not going to happen,” added Glen Peters, research director of the Center for International Climate Research in Oslo. “To limit warming below 1.5 C, or 2 C for that matter, requires all countries and all sectors to act.”

Underscoring the difficulty of interpreting what’s possible, the IPCC gave two separate numbers in the report for the Earth’s remaining “carbon budget,” or how much carbon dioxide we can emit and still have a reasonable chance of remaining below 1.5 C. The upshot is that we are allowed either 10 or 14 years of current emissions, and no more, if we want a two-thirds or better chance of avoiding 1.5 C.

The already limited budget would shrink further if we fail to control other greenhouse gases, such as methane, or if and when Arctic permafrost becomes a major source of new emissions.

Meanwhile, the report clearly documents that a warming of 1.5 Celsius would be very damaging, and that 2 degrees – which used to be considered a reasonable goal – could approach intolerable in parts of the world.

“1.5 degrees is the new 2 degrees,” said Jennifer Morgan, executive director of Greenpeace International, who was in Incheon, South Korea, for the finalization of the report.

Specifically, the document finds that instabilities in Antarctica and Greenland, which could usher in sea level rise measured in feet rather than inches, “could be triggered around 1.5 Degree C to 2 Degree C of global warming.” Moreover, the total loss of tropical coral reefs is at stake because 70 to 90 are expected to vanish at 1.5 C, the report finds. At 2 degrees, that number grows to more than 99 percent.

The report found that holding warming to 1.5 degrees could save an Alaska-size area of the Arctic from permafrost thaw, muting a feedback loop that could lead to still more global emissions. The occurrence of entirely ice-free summers in the Arctic Ocean goes from one per century to one per decade between 1.5 and 2 degrees, it found – one of many ways in which the mere half a degree has large real-world consequences.

Risks of extreme heat and weather events just rise and rise as temperatures do, meaning these would be worse across the globe the more it warms.

To avoid that, in barely more than 10 years, the world’s percentage of electricity from renewables like solar and wind would have to jump from the current 24 percent to something more like 50 or 60 percent. Coal and gas plants that remain in operation would need to be equipped with technologies, collectively called carbon capture and storage (CCS), that prevent them from emitting carbon dioxide into the air and instead funnel it to be buried underground. By 2050, most coal plants would shut down.

Cars and other forms of transportation, meanwhile, would need to be shifting strongly toward being electrified, powered by these same renewable energy sources. Transportation is far behind the power sector in the shift to low-carbon fuel sources – just 4 percent of road transportation is powered by renewable fuels.

The World Coal Association challenged the report’s statements on the need to jettison coal.

“While we are still reviewing the draft, the World Coal Association believes that any credible pathway to meeting the 1.5 degree scenario must focus on emissions rather than fuel,” the group’s interim chief executive, Katie Warrick, said in a statement. “That is why CCS is so vital.”

That’s an approach largely embraced by the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, which under Trump has taken numerous steps to roll back regulations on the coal industry.

In an interview with The Washington Post last week, the EPA’s acting administrator, Andrew Wheeler, said the United States will “continue to remain engaged in the U.N.’s effort,” despite the fact that Trump has said he intends to withdraw from the Paris climate accord as soon as legally possible.

But asked specifically about what it would take to keep the world below a dangerous level of climate change, Wheeler declined to identify a specific threshold. The agency’s regulatory approach is that it would allow the coal industry “to continue to innovate on clean coal technologies, and those technologies will be exported to other countries.”

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)





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मौसम में बदलाव के साथ दिल्ली में बढ़ने लगा प्रदूषण

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नई दिल्ली: बारिश का सिलसिला थमने और मौसम के बदलने के साथ दिल्ली में प्रदूषण की समस्या फिर सिर उठाने लगी है. राजधानी में हवा की गुणवत्ता में कमी आने लगी है.

हवा की दिशा बदलने से दिल्ली में शुक्रवार को वायु की गुणवत्ता ‘खराब श्रेणी’ में आ गई. अधिकारियों ने बताया कि अब इसने प्रदूषित भारत-गांगेय मैदानी इलाकों से चलना शुरू कर दिया है.

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एयर इंडेक्स क्वालिटी (एक्यूआई) शुक्रवार शाम चार बजे 259 दर्ज की गई, जो खराब श्रेणी में आती है. इससे पहले मंगलवार को यह खराब से मध्यम श्रेणी के बीच दर्ज की गई थी. शून्य से 50 के बीच एक्यूआई को अच्छा समझा जाता है. 51-100 को संतोषजनक, 101-200 को मध्यम, 201-300 को खराब, 301-400 बेहद खराब और 401-500 को गंभीर समझा जाता है.



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PSN Name Change Feature Is Coming Soon: Report


Sony may finally allow you to change your PlayStation Network (PSN) username in the near future. Multiple game developers claim that they’ve been revisiting their games to ensure they are compatible with Sony’s plans. Speaking to Kotaku, one of them even shared a photo from Sony’s own internal documentation of a PSN profile that had an option to ‘edit username’. According to that source, the documentation was a guide for changing one’s PSN username. Since PSN’s inception in 2006, the service has lacked the ability for users to change their names. After 12 years and many requests it may finally arrive.

“We don’t yet have any sort of timeframe for the feature, and those developers have suggested that as a result of how PSN IDs were originally implemented (linking your account ID to your username rather than some sort of universally unique identifier), retroactively fixing old multiplayer games might be a time-consuming and difficult prospect,” writes Kotaku’s Jason Schreier. “Sony did not respond to a request for comment.”

This comes on the heels of a report that stated Sony would allow for Fortnite PS4 cross-platform play with Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, PS Now would allow for PS2 and PS3 game downloads, and PSN name changes were on the way.

“PSN ID name changes are finally going to come this year. Apparently, the framework will be included in the September update but it will not be enabled until the PlayStation Experience 2018 in December. The reason personalities haven’t been speaking about this feature recently is because they are aware it’s being planned,” claimed The Loot Gaming’s Adam Llewellyn back in June who further stated that this is being done as “preparation for the next console generation.”

It will be interesting to see Sony would finally allow for PSN name changes and if they would charge users for the privilege of doing so. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long to find out.


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