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iLogitron CoCoBot [Corona Combat Bot]
Regular inspection of corona positive patients in corona ward has become a big we at iLogitron have come up with a challenge for health workers.
So, iLogitron Technologies have come up with a supporting to help our frontliners fight with COVID more actively & safely. A robot controlled through an android app, which can carry important stuff to patients inside the Corona ward and help doctors supervise the patient's condition through the android app.
You guys want to learn Garo language? It is a language spoken by Garo or A.chik people, a small group of tribal people from Meghalaya India. Lemme know if you guys are interested.
Have y'all heard of Shillong, Meghalaya? Nope? Yeah! So it's a small city in India, it's called the Rock City because you know people are cool af and everyone is so fashionable. It is one of the coolest hill station in India. There are lots of cool tourist spot out here like it will take me pages to write them all. It is also called The Scotland of The East. I recommend y'all to visit Shillong once in your life.
July 18, 2020
众所周知 纳加斯从一开始就是战士。们在第一次和第二次世界大战中进行了许多战斗。尽管是战士，但他们过着简单的生活。 它是残酷而卑鄙的印第安人，它们强行夺走我们的土地，不带走我们所有的东西。他们承担了我们前辈的生活，我们的权利和我们的身份。他们接受了我们的一切。 尽管如此，它们仍然会为我们做奴隶。他们像对待动物一样对待我们。 即使在现代生活中，印度人仍会毫不客气地吸引纳加人的暴动。世界上没有印度人比这更糟糕。我们在印第安人手中遭受了如此巨大的苦难。我们想拥有自己的自由和自己的国家。我们，纳加斯人和我们的未来一代永远无法永远保持奴隶制。我们的前辈对印第安人感到如此痛苦，牺牲了自己的血液，牺牲了自己的生活，牺牲了一切，为现在和将来的生活提供了更好的生活。我们也是人类，人类应该像其他任何人一样过着正常的生活。我们不会让我们亲爱的祖父母牺牲。亲爱的中国同胞们，作为我们从中国来的拜访者，我，一个纳迦自由战士，相信我们是相似的血液，因此，我恳请您帮助我们对抗印度人并帮助我们归还我们的国家。我们对您始终是正确的，并将始终站在您的一边。十年前，印度政府就一直授予我们自由，但他们一直在与我们的领导者一起玩游戏，但我们的领导者却变得毫无希望，然而，作为自由斗士的我们将永远不会放弃我们将努力奋斗，直到我们为我们的国家提供最后的呼吸。我们将我们的血液推向全国.阅读此博客的任何人，请对我们宽恕，请帮助我们使我们的国家恢复原状。 娜迦自由战士。
To the whole world.
Environmental awareness is to understand the fragility of our environment and the importance of its protection. Promoting environmental awareness is an easy way to become an environmental steward and participate in creating a brighter future for our children.
What is Environmental Awareness?
To define environmental awareness we must first understand the environmentalist movement. Environmentalism is an ideology that evokes the necessity and responsibility of humans to respect, protect, and preserve the natural world from its anthropogenic (caused by humans) afflictions.
Environmental awareness is an integral part of the movement’s success. By teaching our friends and family that the physical environment is fragile and indispensable, we can begin fixing the problems that threaten it.
How to Promote Environmental Awareness
Before you can begin promoting environmental awareness in your community, you must first make sure that you have a thorough understanding of environmental issues. Stay up to date on environmental news, read books and other resources, and learn about the issues affecting your own community. It’s much easier to talk to others about the environment if you’ve already taken the time to educate yourself.
Numerous resources are available to promote environmental awareness and education: group learning (inside or outside of the classroom), informational and inspirational seminars, online courses, books, articles, videos, and brochures are just a few of the tools that can get you involved in promoting the environment.
A good course of action that ensures your continued participation is to pick an environmental issue that strikes you as the most urgent. The amount of environmental issues seems limitless, and while they are all important, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Try choosing one issue to focus on at a time. You will soon see that all environmental issues are intertwined and will find your niche of interest.
Examples of Environmental Issues
Here are several cause-and-effect problems that harm our environment:
- Oil Drilling- This issue is one that causes a great deal of environmental destruction. Our dependence on fossil fuel is a global addiction that affects every aspect of the world. Oil spills and offshore drilling poison marine life, oil drilling (on land) suffocates the earth, and the combustion of fossil fuels add to the increased atmospheric CO₂, which in turns causes the progression of global warming and ocean acidification. This is a multifaceted issue and is a good cause to get involved with because it covers such a broad spectrum of issues.
- Deforestation- Millions of acres of forest are cut down for industrial benefit, such as large scale farming, oil mining, and the production of paper goods. Deforestation causes wildlife and biodiversity extinction because the loss of habitat threatens many species’ existence. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has a Red List of environmentally threatened species with up-to-date information.
- Production of Plastic Goods- Currently our society creates a great deal of waste and much of that waste consists of plastic. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2010 alone 31 million tons of plastic waste was created. This waste ends up all over the globe in both land and water, a good example is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Not only is plastic waste an issue, but the production of plastic is also dependent on fossil fuel combustion. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in 2010 191 million barrels of liquid petroleum gases(LPG) and natural gas liquids (NGL) were used in the U.S. alone to produce plastic goods.
Share Your Knowledge
After you’ve chosen an issue and educated yourself, engage your community, family, and friends in a conversation about the issue’s urgency and importance.
By engaging your community in the conversation, you are not only promoting environmental awareness, but you may also find opportunities to participate in communal projects or to get involved in other related causes.
Make a Difference
Once you’re well versed in environmental issues, you can use that knowledge to start beneficial projects in your home and/or in your community.
Possible Project Ideas
- Instead of driving to work or school, take the bus, carpool, walk, or ride your bike to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions. According to the EPA transportation adds to 33% of the total atmospheric CO₂.
- Consider investing in appropriate technology like clean power (solar or wind), if not for your home then maybe for a community center. This supports a transition to clean and renewable energy.
- Buy reusable products such as glass bottles, reusable bags and reusable cups. Avoid buying disposable goods such as paper towels, plastic bottles, and plastic bags.
- Start composting and recycling, which will help cut down our waste production.
- Support local businesses and farmers, and buy organic and pesticide-free food when you can. Or, start your own community garden.
Once you have chosen your cause and have started a personal or community project, share it with the world! Get your coworkers, neighbors, friends, family, or even your local government involved. It’s much easier and more effective to spread environmental awareness and start a local project if you collaborate with others in your community.
Promoting environmental awareness is a crucial part of being an environmental steward. Start participating in the change and teach your community what is needed to create a sustainable future.
Manas National Park
On 11 Dec 2020, we left Guwahati at 11:30am in a sturdy Bolero.I was accompanying Madhurima Ma'am, the Secretary of Forests,Govt of Assam who was on an inspection tour of the famous Manas National Park.It was an official duty for Ma'am while it was a dream outing for me that was realized after seven years.
When we reached Sonapur, our driver Kalita da stopped the vehicle to buy some oranges.The sun was directly overhead by that time and in that warmth, the sweet
and tangy oranges tasted heavenly.Kalita da then deftly speeded up the SUV on the smooth highways.
At 2:40pm, we reached Bashbari IB(Inspection Bungalow) of the Manas NP.The director of the Park, Amal Sarma had been waiting for us and we were warmly welcomed.Then,we were ushered inside the dining hall for lunch.As it was
my fasting day, I brought a tiffin of Sagoo Khichhri.After lunch, Ma'am and I set out for a jeep safari.As it was an open vehicle, we put on our woollen caps and sat down comfortably behind the driver's seat.Ma'am was ready with her Nikon DSLR camera to shoot any bird or animal that we would come across.We had to travel for around 3km to reach the Rest House at Mathanguri where we would put up for the night. On the way we saw Fatimabagh tea garden.After five minutes, we reached the gate of Manas NP.Inside the wire fencing of the Park, many colourful peacocks and jungle fowls were roaming around.
The driver, Ajay Ramchiary stopped the vehicle so that Ma'am could click some pictures of the birds.Ajay also acted as our guide who told us that there are 479 species of Bulbul inside the Park.We rode through the kuchha road where there are Simul trees on either side.The cool breeze that blew on our faces was becoming chilly and I put on my thick and long jacket.
At 3:50pm, we reached Buraburijhar camp where we saw hugu(a bird) and some long-tailed bird species.As we rode along, we saw Sorfully camp on the way.It was 4:30pm and after a few minutes,it became dark.We had to depend on the front lights of the vehicle to look around.I could see another light coming from behind ; it was Kalita da who was following us on the SUV. On the right side of the road, we saw a huge,brown-coloured Sambar that was drinking water from a stream.A little ahead,a group of deer were standing near the same stream.Suddenly, an elephant was about to cross the road in front of us.Ajay put on the brake in time and let the animal to pass by.After sometime a deer appeared and ran across the road before it disappeared among the bushes.Ajay was driving at a slow speed so
that we do not miss out on any sightings.His sharp and experienced eyes then sighted two burning eyes in the dark.He pointed out to us and stopped the
vehicle.Lo! a leopard appeared on the right side and it quickly crossed the road.Ajay warned us not to make any sound.In the darkness, we could spot those two burning eyes of the cat.It did not go far away but instead sitting there as if it was posing for a photograph.It was too dark to see its whole body.We knew it was moving around slightly among the bushes but we were unable to capture its pictures in the dark. With sighs of regret we moved along and reached the Upper Bungalow of Mathanguri at 6pm.This is a one-storeyed building painted dominantly with green, symbolising the colour of the forests.We climbed up the wooden stairs to the upper floor where we were accomodated in the room of the Field Director of Manas Tiger Project.The wooden floor made a creaking sound under our feet.From the verandah, we could hear the dashing sound of the Beki river that was flowing just next to the building.Ma'am and I took baths in turn and at 9pm, we went down to the dining room to have dinner.Again, I took out my tiffin to complete my fast for that day.This time I had beet halwa made with the fasting flour while Ma'am had chicken curry, dal,salad etc.I offered a little halwa to Ma'am and she liked the taste.
Tired, I slept early.But Ma'am had to sit up for sometime as she was expecting some of her office colleagues.I covered myself under the quilt and in no time, entered the dreamworld.
Economic conflicts over the South China sea
BA(HONS)in Economics and politics,
Visva Bharati University.
It’s important as tensions rise in the South China Sea, we need to understand how this complexity began and what international law says about freedom of navigation and competing for maritime claims in the waters. The view we have for the last couple of decades is not that much clear one, in fact, In 1982, the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea was adopted and signed, formalising extended maritime resource claims in international law. At this time, no fewer than six states had laid claim to the disputed Paracel and Spratly islands in the South China Sea. Since then, it has been a creeping militarisation of the waters by nations seeking to secure extended maritime resource zones. In 2009, Vietnam began reclaiming land around some of the 48 small islands it had occupied since the 1970s. On the other hand with a vital response, China began its much larger reclamations on submerged features it first began to occupy in the 1980s. By around 2016, these reclamations had resulted in three military-grade, mid-ocean airfields that sent shockwaves around the world, provoked in part by China breaking its own pledge not to militarise the islands. So what brings all these countries so much despair about this conflict? The answer is simple. The South China Sea is a marginal sea of the Western Pacific Ocean. It is bounded in the north by the shores of South China, in the west by the Indochinese Peninsula, in the east by the islands of Taiwan and northwestern Philippines (mainly Luzon, Mindoro and Palawan), and in the south by Borneo, eastern Sumatra and the Bangka Belitung Islands, encompassing an area of around 3,500,000 km2. It communicates with the East China Sea via the Taiwan Strait, the Philippine Sea via the Luzon Strait, the Sulu Sea via the straits around Palawan, the Indian Ocean via the Strait of Malacca, and the Java Sea via the Karimata and Bangka Strait. The Gulf of Tonkin and Gulf of Thailand are both parts of the South China Sea, and its shallow waters south of the Natuna Sea. The South China Sea is a region of tremendous economic and geostrategic importance. One-third of the world's maritime shipping passes through it, carrying over USD $3 trillion in trade each year. Huge oil and natural gas reserves are believed to lie beneath its seabed. It also contains lucrative fisheries, which are crucial for the food security of millions in Southeast Asia. The South China Sea Islands, collectively comprising several archipelago clusters of mostly small uninhabited islands, islets (cays and shoals), reefs/atolls and seamounts numbering in the hundreds, are subject to competing claims of sovereignty by several countries. These claims are also reflected in the variety of names used for the islands and the sea. Japan and South Korea rely heavily on the South China Sea for their supply of fuels and raw materials and as an export route, although the availability of diversionary sea lanes bypassing the South China Sea provides non-littoral states with some flexibility in this regard. So it’s clear that the economic gateway for many countries is lying under the seabed of the south china sea. So geographically the sea plays a vital eco-political role here. The South China Sea has been a longstanding source of tension and distrust in the region Competing for claims of territorial sovereignty over islands for more than a couple of decades. The UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea), which was formed in 1982 and came into force in 1994, established a framework intended to balance the economic and security interests of coastal states with those of seafaring nations. UNCLOS enshrines the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), a 200 nautical mile area that extends sole exploitation rights to coastal nations over marine resources. However, this exclusive zone was never intended to serve as a security zone, UNCLOS also guarantees wide-ranging passage rights for naval vessels and military aircraft.
In 2010 spring, “PRC reportedly communicated to United State officials that the South China Sea was "an area of non-negotiable 'core interest', with Taiwan and Tibet on the national agenda. However, Beijing appears to have backed away from that assertion in 2011”. Again after a year and a half around 2012 October the PRC's Global Times newspaper, published by the Communist Party People's Daily group, editorialised on South China Sea territorial disputes under the banner "Don't take peaceful approach for granted". The article referenced incidents earlier that year involving the Philippines and South Korea detaining PRC fishing boats in the region. "If these countries don't want to change their ways with China, they will need to prepare for the sounds of cannons. We need to be ready for that, as it may be the only way for the disputes in the sea to be resolved.
In the bigger context, a BBC journalist writes, “the Trump administration has pledged to overturn what it says is 40 years of policy failure concerning China. Washington has recently criticised Beijing on issues ranging from its handling of the coronavirus pandemic to human rights violations against Muslim minorities in Xinjiang and how it has dealt with pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. But it was China's land reclamation projects in the South China Sea that prompted the rest of the world to reassess Beijing's international ambitions. And the stakes in the region are incredibly high. In these seemingly insignificant island chains and reefs, there are growing risks of military conflict between the world's two most powerful countries”.(Zhaoyin Feng, BBC Chinese)