A quick and informative video tutorial for controlling your camera focus in After Effects & Cinema 4D!If you’re a new AE or C4D user or simply looking to get better looking animations (note: every user!) then this quick tutorial by Joren Kandel at ThePixelLab.net is well worth the time.In the video tutorial Joren explains how to control the center focus of your virtual camera by either adding a null layer (Cinema 4D) or modifying the point of interest (After Effects).You may have noticed when you’re moving the virtual camera in After Effects you have trouble keeping it centered on an object. In the tutorial, Joren demonstrates how to pick a focus point in Z space so that the camera can rotate around any point in the video frame. A simple tip, but one that may be not completely obvious for some users. This may save you a major headache down the road!The video kicks off with Cinema 4D and then explains how to achieve the same result in After Effects at about 1:45.
For ant larvae and pupae, getting sick is a death sentence. When adult ants spot an infirm individual in their spotlessly clean nest, they simply chuck it out and leave it to die. This extreme “hygienic behavior,” as it’s technically called, is an effective way of containing disease outbreaks in crowded insect colonies. But some pupae have worked out a way to avoid nest eviction—by growing inside bug-proof cocoons and dodging disease, reports a study published this week in BMC Evolutionary Biology. Scientists have long wondered why in some ant species the pupae spin silk cocoons around their bodies, whereas in others the pupae are “naked.” In a few odd cases, ants can even swing both ways: In the same species, some pupae build cocoons, but others live happily without one. Or maybe not. When researchers infected different ant species (with cocooned, naked, or indecisive pupae) with a deadly fungus, the adults swiftly removed the diseased brood from the nest. However, cocooned pupae were often left behind, and even though they remained exposed to the fungus, they didn’t get sick. The authors conclude that cocoons act as shields against fungal invasion. It’s a win-win situation for the ants: The pupae don’t get sacrificed and the colony stays safe from an epidemic.See more ScienceShots. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)
In a gain for the Shiv Sena-BJP combine ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly polls, Sena candidate Ambadas Danve on Thursday won the Maharashtra Legislative Council (MLC) biennial election from the Aurangabad-Jalna local authorities’ constituency.Mr. Danve coasted to victory by defeating his nearest rival, the Congress’s Baburao Kulkarni, by a comfortable margin of 418 votes. According to election authorities, Mr. Danve polled 524 votes while Mr. Kulkarni could manage only 106.Before polling, the BJP-Sena had the support of 330 public representatives, the Congress-NCP of 250, while the Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM and other independents made up the remaining 77 of the total 657 public representatives from different local self-governing bodies – including co-opted members and panchayat samitis – across Aurangabad and Jalna districts.Of these, 647 public representatives – 321 male voters and 326 female – had cast their votes in the election that was held on August 19.At a time when the top Congress-NCP leadership in the State is doddering with defections en masse, Mr. Danve’s win brings to fore the sharp divisions pervading within the camps of both parties.Cross-votingThe margin of the Sena leader’s win proves that cross-voting was rampant within the Congress-NCP combine, with even several AIMIM representatives supportive of Mr. Danve, who was also backed by the weight of rebel Congress MLA Abdul Sattar and his followers.“We [the Sena-BJP] secured only 292 votes, with 40-45 more votes given to us by Independents who assured us of their support…we had intimations that we would also get support from ‘invisible hands’ of certain Congress representatives. As this is a secret ballot, I presume that a number of councillors, corporators and other elected representatives from the Opposition must have voted for me. I am thankful to all them,” said a jubilant Mr. Danve.In fact, his win was considered a fait accompli as there were clear indications that several elected representatives of the Opposition parties would cast their vote for the candidate from the saffron alliance.“Elected representatives from local self-governing bodies in Jalna and Aurangabad have now weaned away from the Congress and the NCP and have no faith in their top leadership any more, given the number of defections taking place at the State level from both the parties,” Mr. Danve said before the results.However, the Congress district leadership in Aurangabad have accused the Sena of ‘buying votes’ with money by putting up representatives in plush hotels.The win certainly is a boost for the Sena’s – and Mr. Danve’s – prestige in the region as he had been trounced by the BJP’s Prashant Bamb in the 2014 Assembly elections when the two saffron parties contested separately.Mr. Bamb had beaten Mr. Danve in the contest over the Gangapur Assembly segment in Aurangabad.
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BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Stan Wawrinka set up an all-Swiss quarterfinal against Roger Federer by outlasting Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 at the Swiss Indoors on Thursday.Wawrinka saved two break points when serving at 5-5 in the decider, then converted his second match point after six deuces in the next game.After the 48th-ranked Tiafoe couldn’t handle Wawrinka’s fierce backhand passing shot, the two men hugged at the net.Now aged 38 and 34, respectively, Federer and Wawrinka teamed up to win doubles gold for Switzerland at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.Wawrinka is playing Federer’s hometown tournament for the 14th time. They have faced each other just once in Basel, in a 2011 semifinal won by Federer.Stefanos Tsitsipas and Roberto Bautista Agut advanced to their 13th quarterfinals in 2019, joint best on the tour.The third-seeded Tsitsipas beat Ricardas Berankis 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-4 and conceded just a single break point against the 70th-ranked Lithuanian.Earlier, fourth-seeded Bautista Agut won 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 against Richard Gasquet.Hard-serving American Reilly Opelka upset sixth-seeded David Goffin 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 7-5 with the help of 29 aces.In the deciding set, Opelka used his one break point of the match to force the only service break in any of the five sets he has played in Basel this week.___TweetPinShare0 Shares
Amar Singh was born on December 4 in 1910 in Rajkot, Gujarat.Amar was part the CK Nayudu-led India team in their first-ever Test match when they travelled to England in 1932.In India’s debut Test, Amar bowled the opening spell with Mohammad Nisar and played an instrumental role in helping the team bowl England out for 259 at the Lord’s in London. He picked up two wickets.In England’s second innings, Amar bagged two wickets once again to finish with a match haul of 4/159.Chasing an improbable 346 for a win, India crumbled under pressure but Amar proved his worth as a handy batsman. He, in fact, scored a blazing half-century and in the process became the first Indian to hit a fifty.Born today in 1910, 108 yrs ago: Amar Singh, the first to make a Test fifty & also hit 1st Test six for India @ Lord’s 1932.Was India’s first genuine Test all-rounder (7 Tests frm 1932-1936; 292 runs & 28 wickets).Also first to do a double of 1000 runs-100 wkts in #RanjiTrophy pic.twitter.com/sxBPAsOWCS Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 4, 2018Interestingly, Amar was also the first Indian to hit a six when he sent one out of the park during his 51-run innings in that game.However, eight years after making debut, tragedy struck as Amar died on May 21 in 1940 from pneumonia at his residence in Jamnagar. He was aged 29.England great Wally Hammond, who had faced Amar Singh in the 1932 Test match, once praised the Indian paceman. “As dangerous an opening bowler as I have ever seen, coming off the pitch like the crack of doom,” Hammond had said.Another England legend Len Hutton termed the Indian pacer as the best he had faced. “There is no better bowler in the world today than Amar Singh,” Hutton was quoted as saying in 1970.Amar had established himself as a genuine all-rounder. He played 7 Tests and picked up 28 wickets, with the best of 7/86.advertisementAlso Read | Recapping a few iconic moments from India’s tours of AustraliaAlso Read | India will win Test series in Australia 3-0: Sunil Gavaskar to India TodayAlso See:
If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Chucky Hunter is absolutely terrifying. (USATSI)1. Is there anyone you want to sue this week?Porter: Whoever owns the Twitter handle @pistolsfiring and hasn’t tweeted since June 19, 2008. JUST GIVE IT UP!Shepherd: I’d like to sue my friend Trevor. He looked at me before kickoff last weekend and said “I really think we’re going to win, man.”Amilian: My unborn son: My wife hasn’t been…normal (kidding, she’s been great, most of the time)Carson: Mr. Coffee. My coffee maker isn’t working this week and it’s making me very grumpy in the morning.Ames: I’d like to sue Zach Mettenberger for excess of awesomeness. I’m actually just looking for a way to promote this ‘stache.Southwell: I can’t think of anyone… Everyone is being sued.Dave: I’d like to sue myself for thinking it was a good idea to go down to Fort Worth last week.Nolo: The university of Wyoming.Boone:2. What is your favorite Dana memory (you better have a good one, Southwell)?Porter: I’m only bummed that I can’t find video of the flea flicker against Baylor in 2010. it was his Picasso.Shepherd: The Red Bull. Allll of that Red Bull. So wonderful.Amilian: The 4th quarter flea flicker against Baylor in 2010…up 30+Carson: When he put up 725 yards on Baylor. The skullet was on fire. Which was on par with his greatest blackjack heater, probably.Ames: He had some beautiful windsuits, which is the most Dana-esque outfit.Southwell: Hearing the word “skullet” for the first time was pretty awesome. But there was a time when Chelf threw a corner to me and I went all out, dove, caught it, and flipped from all the momentum; Coach Holgorsen was giving me praise for my effort using several expletives.Dave: This excerpt from a Berry Tramel column: “Maybe in Oklahoma, Holgorsen dabbled in the kind of behavior he exhibited in West Virginia — removed, intoxicated, by peace officers from a casino at 3 a.m. — but there’s no record of it. He directed Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon on how to score a ton of touchdowns, and an OSU season billed as rebuilding instead became historic, with 11 victories.”Nolo: I heard a rumor from someone in the athletic department that the janitor found empty fifths of vodka randomly hidden around his office after he left. RBV’s and film. All. Night. Long.Boone: The creation of Weeden2Blackmon was something special.3. As of right now who starts at QB for this team in 2015?Porter: Patton.Shepherd: I’m really hoping for Mason Rudolph. Not sure how that works with Walsh back in the mix, though.Amilian: I’d like to see Rudolph but I think Walsh is most likely.Carson: J.W. PattonAmes: Rudolph, while utilizing JW in a package that best suits his skillset (like at the end of the 2012-2013 season).Southwell: J.W.Dave: Walsh, who will somehow find a way to be involved in every QB race for the rest of the decade.Nolo: Has to be Walsh. Yes he limits the offense but with our inexperienced offensive line, we have to have somebody who is mobile.Boone: Rudolph. He has all the skills J.W. possesses just better arm strength.4. Would you trade Tyreek Hill for Juwan Staten straight up?Porter: You get 19 more games of the Freek or 30+ of Staten. I think I’ll keep the Freek if only because there’s hope that OSU could bring somebody in for 2015 who could introduce him to space.Shepherd: Nope. I’d like to trade for a game plan built around Tyreek, though.Amilian: Nah. Ford wouldn’t use Staten any better than Yurcich uses Tyreek.Carson:Ames: I would say yes due to the fact that Yurcich doesn’t utilize Tyreek the way he should, but I’ll say no because I don’t think PG will be our weak spot this year.Southwell: Tyreek can beat everyone in football and in track. More dynamic than a basketball player. I’ll stick with the Freek.Dave: Toss in Huggins and I’m listening.Nolo: I’m a basketball homer so I’m sticking with Staten.Boone: If this was a year ago, maybe. I’m all in on the Freek.5. NOW, has your opinion on which team wins the Big 12 changed?Porter: It’s changed back to the team I never should have left. Love you, Bill.Shepherd: Totally. Thought it was Baylor/OU. Now it’s one of two teams that wear purple.Amilian: There could be a 4-way tie for first. There’s plenty of good games left on the schedule so I’ll just stick with my original pick, Baylor.Carson: I had OU…so, yeah. I’ll go with TCU. I like the way their schedule sets up.Ames: I’m with Carson, on both fronts.Southwell: I had Kansas State, then doubted them on the road against OU for my gambling picks (what was I thinking?!) The Big 12 will go to a team in purple this year.Dave: I no longer follow Big 12 football.Nolo: I like TCU. They’re talented enough to beat anyone else in the Big XII at home or on the road.Boone: Still sticking with Baylor…6. OSU Homecoming: Overrated/Underrated/Properly rated?Porter: I think it’s a little [ducks steel pipe thrown by AGR house] overrated. But only because I think every other football weekend in Stillwater is underrated. OSU is a sneaky great tailgating spot.Shepherd: Overrated if you’re locked in the basement of a fraternity house pomping all night. In every other aspect, it’s properly rated. Just unreal.Amilian: I have nothing to compare it to. I love it. I definitely appreciate all the work the students put in pomping. I sure don’t see how it could be underrated, so I’ll roll with properly rated.Carson: Properly rated. Everyone (locally and nationally) raves about it. Though I always found a way out of pomping.Ames: Properly rated, it’s an awesome weekend any way you look at it.Southwell: Properly rated. I think it gets the national attention it deserves, and it lives up to the hype.Dave: Properly. It’s a great event.Nolo: Properly. To me it’s all about the traditions. Midnight Madness, the house decs, the parade, the Greek students leaving at halftime after their house is announced. It’s great.Boone: Properly rated. Gets a lot of well deserved attention.7. OSU had 51 yards in the second half. If you gave 11 PFB contributors pads and helmets could we have gotten 51 yards against TCU in a half?Porter: Our line would concern me. Of course our current line concerns me. I’d say yes but if Chucky Hunter so much as touches my uniform I’m going to feign a concussion and somebody else will have to take over behind center.Shepherd. There are some former athletes on the staff, yes? Best of luck to you guys, ‘cause I’m likely concussed after the first drive.Amilian: Well Justin Blackmon came on a podcast one time, so if Porter just throws to him every single play, we’re bound to connect for a few passes. So sure, why not (there are actually plenty of reasons why not).Carson: Yes. I’ll throw some fades to Southwell and Nolan and hope for flags. Penalty yards count, yes?Ames: We might have to get a little funky…..Annexation of Puerto Rico?Southwell: Yes. I’ve had enough practice against Perrish Cox, Brodrick Brown, and Justin Gilbert to know I would gain my fair share of yards.Dave: Is Yurcich calling plays for us?Nolo: Pistols Boy threw low 90s in college, Southwell is a BCS bowl champion, and I’m 6’6″ with more hops than an IPA. The rest can’t be much worse than our current O-line. I think we could complete a few quick hits and jump balls and get more than 51 yards.Boone: In Southwell I trust.8. If West Virginia loses this game on a really, really bad call Dana Holgorsen will ______________.Porter: Say the F-word. Likely more than once.Shepherd:Amilian:Carson: Dana vs. Big 12 RefAmes:Southwell:Dave: This:And then this:Nolo:Boone:Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets.
Overweight people are more likely to have overweight dogs, partly because they are more likely to feed them treats, said Danish researchers. Study by the University of Copenhagen lends credence to the saying “like owner, like dog”, the scientists wrote in the journal Preventive Veterinary Medicine. “The prevalence of heavy or obese dogs is more than twice as large among overweight or obese owners (35 percent) than among owners who are slim or of a normal weight (14 percent),” the researchers said. Also Read – The Puja carnivalOf the 268 dogs studied, 20 percent were overweight. Average-weight owners tend to use treats for training purposes while overweight owners prefer to provide treats in convivial situations, “for example, when a person is relaxing on the couch and shares the last bites of a sandwich or a cookie with their dog,” the study’s main author, Charlotte Bjornvad, said. In developed countries, 34 to 59 percent of dogs are overweight or obese, which can reduce their life expectancy and mobility or cause diabetes and cardiac disease just like in humans, another international team of researchers found in 2016. The University of Copenhagen study also showed that castration tripled the risk of being heavy or obese. “Castration seems to decrease the ability to regulate the appetite in male dogs and at the same time, it might also decrease the incentive to exercise which results in an increased risk of becoming overweight,” Bjornvad said.
Greater Noida: Aiming to make Greater Noida a plastic free zone, the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA), Saturday, organised an awareness campaign at main markets of the city to encourage shopkeepers and other people to refrain from using polythene bags. The authority has already organised similar drives at schools, colleges, residential societies and RWAs of the city. As per a Senior GNIDA officer, the ‘say no to plastic’ drive has been initiated keeping in mind the upcoming 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. “The authority has been putting efforts and organising ‘Nukkad-Natak’ as well as other similar activities to encourage people not to use plastic” the officer said. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesEven as plastics have become an important part and parcel of modern day life, the flip side is that plastics are non-biodegradable and can persist in environment for decades causing soil pollution and choking water bodies thereby having numerous detrimental effects on environment especially single use plastics. Stray animals such as cows, buffaloes as well as underwater creatures such as sea birds, fishes etc. are known to gulp plastic mistakenly as their food intake which chokes them to death. Despite these negative impacts, plastic has remained popular because of its ease of use.
When you heard the title Dream Girl, did you think that it might be about you? Yes of course, I thought that. By any film industry standard or normal English language standard the meaning of Dream Girl will be that it is about the girl in the film. But when they said that there is this twist in the film that the hero is actually the ‘dream girl’ of many, my initial reaction was, ‘Wait, tell me more about it.’ Because, when you listen to a storyline like this, it will catch anyone’s interest. Your first reaction will be – How can this happen? How will it happen? And when I finally heard the full narration, I just could not stop laughing. I went on laughing for an hour. I felt like this is such a quirky take on the story that there was one Dream Girl so long ago whom no one can replace. If this was a girl’s story, there would have been a direct comparison, which would never ever be justified. In fact, I think that in 2019, we are making such quirky cinema with such great stories and it is such a great idea to take a boy and make him the Dream Girl. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger There is a grey image attached to you with the success of your films like the Pyaar Ka Punchnama series and of course, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. Do you think that with Dream Girl you will be able to break it? I didn’t plan to break that, generally speaking. But with Dream Girl, I guess that it has been broken. In this film, for the first time, I am not playing anything grey. I am pure white. I am an ati sundar pure soul, white from within. And I love this man from within and eventually marry him. But yes, this is the first film where you will see me actually getting married on-screen. My first successful on-screen wedding. (Laughs). Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap up You have had a steady rise to success. What learnings do you have when you look back now? I have learnt a lot. All of that learning has helped me become who I am right now. And everything that has happened in this course, I am thankful for it. Whatever, be it the good, bad or the ugly, I am genuinely thankful for it. To everybody who rejected me, I would like to say that thank you very much because if they hadn’t rejected me, I would have done those films and they would not have worked. Stuff like that also happens. I am happy where I am and I am happy that I am still starting off in a place where there is not too much pressure on me. I like being in a space where I can experiment, do things that I like doing. I like that I am still new. But you also have experimented with new concepts in cinema. What elements do you choose your films on? Just the story. I hear a narration and then I read the script, I think about it from the audience’s point of view. But every kind of audience, I feel, has their own sensibilities. One group may like something and the other may like something else. So, if I like something then it doesn’t mean that it has to match with what the masses are thinking. It will not be a call where the opinion is unanimous. But since I like it, I enjoy it, I instantly want to essay that part or be part of that film and be in that world. Then I just say yes.
Mumbai: Shaktikanta Das has played down many jokes and spoofs about his history background soon after his surprise appointment as the 25th governor of the Reserve Bank of India last December after the ‘protest’ resignation of Urjit Patel. Academic qualification of the head of the central bank is not relevant, but what matters is his/her grip on the economy, general awareness about the issues facing the economy and professional experience, is how Das has deflected the question from an audience who sought to know whether his non-economic academic background has weighed him down as the governor. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraDas pulled out from retirement and dashed to the Mint Road within two days of Patel’s calling it quits on December 10, 2018, after many a run-in with the government. Both Patel and his predecessor Raghuram Rajan have illustrious academic records. While Rajan is an internationally acclaimed economist, writer and sociopolitical thinker, Patel is known for his papers on monetary economics from among the world’s universities. Rajan is also known for exactly predicting the 2008 global financial meltdown more than a year before it really engulfed the world at the annual Jackson Hole retreat of the US Federal Reserve with economists. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysAs against this, Das has done history from St Stephen’s, New Delhi, who, after this, joined the civil service and retired in May 2017 as the economic affairs secretary. At the time of joining the RBI, he was a member of the 15th Finance Commission. Das’ role in the note ban and how he managed the changing narratives for the government in its aftermath has got him the moniker of a being an insider who will toe the government line as the past two governors hardly were on the same page with New Delhi on most matters. “The chief of US Fed (Jerome Powell) has a political science background, the incoming chief of the European Central Bank and former IMF president Christine Lagarde has a legal background and the chief of the Bank of Japan (Haruhiko Kuroda) has a civil service background,” Das has said at the India Today Conclave over the weekend here. Das was responding to a question from the audience whether his academic qualification has weighed him down as the governor. Stating that policymaking involves a lot of complex realities, which is less academics and more of experience, Das argued, “when it comes to policymaking, whether you did a particular course 35 or 40 years ago, I think it is not relevant as it would appear. “I think what matters more is your awareness, your grip on what is happening in the real economy, the kind of experience you have had in your entire professional life,” Das smiles. The governor then goes on to pointing out that the RBI has an “excellent research team” and there is “no dearth of technical inputs from them” and it is not necessary for the governor to go into each equation and take a policy decision. “It is necessary for the RBI governor to understand what is the role of monetary policy, and the importance of financial stability, it also important for the governor to understand the nuances of the real economy and have the ability to take into account all the incoming data and take the appropriate decision,” he explained offering a peak into how he conducts his affairs from the 19th floor corner office. However, the 62-year-old Das who hails from Bhubaneswar, is in all praise of his predecessors Patel and Rajan. “Both of my immediate predecessor and the one before that have made their contributions to the RBI. The RBI and the nation are fortunate to have had a number of outstanding governors over the years,” he smiled.
Mumbai: Actor Neena Gupta recently spoke about the casting of Bhumi Pednekar and Taapsee Pannu as two women who become champion sharpshooters in their 60s in Saand Ki Aankh. Both Bhumi and Taapsee had to transform through make-up to play Chandro and Prakashi Tomar, respectively. A Twitter user pointed out how Gupta, Shabana Azmi or Jaya Bachchan would have been a better fit for the movie but the makers went with contemporary names who are in their early 30s but are playing women double their age. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger”I love @bhumipednekar and @taapsee but I kinda wish older actors were cast in these roles. Could you imagine @Neenagupta001 and @AzmiShabana or Jaya Bachchan? #SaandKiAankh,” the user wrote. Gupta, who earned critical and commercial success for her role in Badhaai Ho!, agreed with the sentiment, saying, “Yes, I was just thinking about this. Hamari umar ke role toe kamsekam humse kara lo bhai (At least cast us for the role that suit our age)”.
Take a moment and look around, you will realise how dependent we are on plastics. It has become an unavoidable part of our lives in the past three decades or so. According to the recent UN Environment Programme report, the world produces 400 million tonnes single-use plastic (SUP) waste annually (47 per cent of the total plastic waste). It is estimated that only 9 per cent of plastic is getting recycled worldwide. Like any other country, waste management is a pressing issue in India, especially with the unceasing growth of consumerism throughout the nation. Interestingly, almost 60 per cent of the total plastic waste generated in India gets recycled while the remaining escapes into the environment. However, most of this plastic is down-cycled. At this juncture, India needs robust and stringent waste management tools to substantially improve the situation. Also Read – Hijacking Bapu’s legacy Emerging shift Since the 1980s, many global north countries have predicted the inexorable unintended consequences of using plastics in the long run and began to address the matter at a slow pace by adopting legal measures, instruments or punitive actions to dwindle the distribution and consumption of plastics across these countries. Subsequently, countries such as Rwanda, Kenya, Indonesia and many other global south nations followed the lead. In 2008, Rwanda became a pioneer in banning disposal plastic among the developing nations and has transformed into one of the cleanest nations on the globe, in spite of its financial constraints. Also Read – The future is here!Conversely, Ethiopia’s ban on import and production of carry bags thicker than 330 microns, plateaued out in a short period. This is the matter with many developing countries including India, despite strengthening their stance against packaging plastics, they fail to effectively implement it due to the dearth of infrastructure, enforcement, and availability of affordable alternatives. Besides this, most policies cease to exist due to impracticality and the absence of penalties to bring a long-lasting change. A form of punitive punishment binds citizens from illegal activities. For example, in the case of Kenya, about 500 people have been imprisoned for the offence of distributing or manufacturing plastics and some were fined between Kenya Shillings 50,000 and 150,000. Currently, about 25 African countries have taken legal initiatives to curb the consumption of SUPs and Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda are exploring sustainable disposal methods for their plastics waste. If these bills are diligently implemented, then they are one step ahead in fulfilling six targets of Sustainable Development Goals: Good health and well-being Clean water and sanitation Sustainable cities and communities Responsible consumption and production Life below water Life on land Apparently, various governments across the world have come up with creative policies to mitigate the plastic threat, for instance, a new policy was introduced in one of the cities of Indonesia to collect used plastic bottles in exchange for free bus rides across the city. Whereas, the UK government passed a policy (which is yet to come into effect from 2022) that encourages the use of recycled package products among the producers by imposing plastic packaging tax on production and importation. Other special attempts pushed by South Africa is a memorandum of understanding, signed by actors in the plastic sector with the government to monitor efficiencies of various stakeholders viz, manufacturers; the Ministry of Tourism; packaging industries and the Department of Environmental Affairs to reduce the usage of disposable plastics. It’s quite similar in Singapore, which includes a broader set of actors from the private sector, companies, shopping mall managers who are committed to reduce packaging waste by five years. This approach thrusts the actors to use other sustainable alternatives instead of SUPs in the value chain system. Additionally, an emerging practice, “precycling” (bringing own mugs and reusable bags), in South Korea’s supermarkets, grocery stores and cafes is curbing the consumption of disposables. Preventing single-use plastics It’s time to rethink the way we manufacture, use and dispose of plastic items in the most favourable way. While banning plastics in some countries such as Rwanda and Zanzibar (in Tanzania) has effectively countered main challenges. However, long-term impacts and the overall problem of the issue can be addressed only by establishing better waste management systems viz, by improving source segregation; designing an effective municipal solid waste (MSW) plans; ensuring collection and transportation of segregated waste and encouraging the country to identify and use affordable plastic alternative products. Besides national-level bans on SUPs, there are regional leaders such as, January Makamba (Union and Environment Minister of Tanzania), Paul Kagame (the then President of Rwanda), Li Ganjie (Chinese Minister for Environmental Protection) among others who have raised their voices to address the issue and signed agreements to prevent the movement and production of single-use plastics across borders. The objective can be achieved only if the governments solemnly take active steps within their countries. So to halt the illegal movement of plastics in cross-borders and to promote the use of sustainable packaging substitutes, governments of Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, and the United Republic of Tanzania signed the East Africa Community Polythene Material Control Bill in 2011. This gave the signatories to have common environment control regulations, incentives and standards like Burundi is planning on adopting East African Community Material Control Bill 2011 in early 2020. On the other side of the world, the EU’s policy on packaging waste dates back to the 1980s. It introduced Directive 85/339/EEC to address the issues on production, use, recycling and refilling of containers for consumption and on disposal of consumed plastic waste. Other directives such as Directive EU 2015/720 (in 2015) and amendment of Directive 94/62/EC states how to tackle the problem regarding the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bag. This Directive obliges member states to reduce the per capita consumption of plastic bags to 90 per cent by the end of 2019. The responsibility falls on the shoulders of the government to adopt a comprehensive strategy that can prevent the excessive generation of disposable plastics and then ascertain techniques to sustainably manage the end-of-life of their products. This includes paving a smooth legal roadmap for extended producers responsibility (EPR), co-processing and incineration in the nation. It not only resolves the issue of treating the waste but also creates jobs and business opportunities. As shown by Germany which provides employment opportunity for about 250,000 people and generates a revenue of 70 billion euros. End-of-life management comes later in the waste management hierarchy. Nations across the globe have a plethora of post-use disposal mechanisms ranging from Deposit Refund Systems, Targeted Product Taxes, Advanced Disposal Fees to Voluntary Agreements Supported by Regulations. Certain countries have taken distinctive measures like supporting recycling and recovery structures by indicating the role of EPR and PROs, etc. South Africa for instance, passed National pricing strategy for waste management which includes EPR fee along with custom and excise duty on the product. While this policy has had negative implications on trade and infrastructure for the country, EPRs adopted in other nations show a more positive outcome such as the Singapore Packaging Agreement of 2007 which has led to the reduction of packing waste by 46,000 tonnes. Further, this approach has encouraged the producers to reduce the thickness of packaging items and redesigning products so as to eliminate unnecessary packaging. Besides, spreading awareness and educating consumers about the concerns regarding plastic waste guarantees a future generation of conscious consumers. Global challenges Plastic is ubiquitous, it’s visibly the backbone of globalisation. As we know, eliminating it is quite difficult, although half of the world is struggling to encounter this threat with reasonable and pragmatic solutions. Passive attitude found among the developing countries hinders advancements due to their inadequate legal provisions, waste infrastructures, resource constraints and lack of awareness among the public. For an effective nation-wide Waste Management performance, it is imperative for the government, local bodies and civilians to achieve a common target. For example, the Indonesian government introduced a three-month trial program in 2016 which levied a fee of 200 rupiahs on plastic bags in 23 of its cities. This led to a 55 per cent reduction in the use of SUPs, which is a remarkable feat. Lamentably, following the trial period, retailers refused to proceed further since it slowed down their business and there was no legal base to continue charging the customers. Finally, this led to the failure of excise on plastic bags in 2018. Furthermore in Kenya, the banning of plastics can disrupt the economy as well. When carry bags were phased out in Kenya, 3 per cent workforce lost their job. In addition to the challenges mentioned above, developing countries are unable to fully discharge their duties due to financial constraints and lack of capacity. However, this can be met by levying a tax on plastics which can, in turn, meet the operating cost of waste management. Adding to the failure of policy frameworks, plastic industry lobbyists are more powerful than central regimes. They are capable of quashing prolonged attempts of the national government in banning SUPs. For example, the government of Malawi passed the Environment Management (plastics) Regulations in 2015 which effected a national ban on plastics greater than 60 microns. This was a second attempt by the government to phase out SUPs after initial attempts to ban the plastics in 2012 was dismissed by a court order lobbied by the Plastic Manufacturers Association. The implementation of the ban was again delayed due to the involvement of the court and Plastic Manufacturers Association. Thereby, weakening the enforcement of the policy on the grounds. United States, Australia and many other countries were left in the lurch when China enacted its National Sword Policy in 2018. China, a major importer of plastic waste in the recycling market, out of the blue banned the imports of plastic scraps (polyethelene, polystyrene, polyethylene terephthalate and Polyvinyl chloride) to recycle and accentuated the debate of global plastic waste crisis. Following the ban, coasts of its neighbouring nations like Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, etc, faced illegal dumping of plastic debris while exporters of plastic waste saw an unprecedented accumulation of untreated plastics in their cities. An urgency emerged among the exporters to seek for alternatives. Therefore, in view of the above, combatting these challenges will require robust National Action Plans; establishing and monitoring domestic recycling; incentivising the recyclers; promoting sustainable alternatives of plastic; setting criteria and standards for packaging plastics; life cycle and cost analysis of plastic alternatives; elucidating legal rules and cooperation among the local bodies and laymen, among others to bring the change. DOWN TO EARTH (The views expressed are strictly personal)
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the parties involved in a plea seeking permission to rebuild the Guru Ravidas temple in Delhi’s Tughlaqabad forest area to come back to it with an amicable solution on a better location for the temple.The temple was demolished by the Delhi Development Authority following the court’s direction. The top court said it respects everybody’s sentiments but the law has to be followed. A bench comprising justices Arun Mishra and S Ravindra Bhat said Attorney General K K Venugopal is also appearing in the case and all parties can hold discussion to find an amicable solution on a better location where the temple can be built. “You find an amicable solution and come back to us. Any day we can pass the order. We respect the sentiments of everybody on the earth but we have to follow the law,” the bench said. It posted the matter for further hearing on October 18.
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