Three days after the Supreme Court delivered the historic judgment in the Ayodhya case – giving the disputed land to Ram Lalla Virajman to construct a temple, and an alternate 5-acre plot of land to the Sunni Waqf Board – the temple town remained calm.No incidents of communal clashes have been reported so far, courtesy extremely tight security arrangements in sensitive areas across Uttar Pradesh as well as various cities, including Delhi and Mumbai. Security has also been enhanced for the five judges, including Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, who delivered the verdict.Here is what is next in the pipeline post-Ayodhya verdict:Close Meeting with NSA related news 100X.VC to invest over Rs 200cr in startups Traffic resumes on Jammu-Srinagar highway, Mughal road remains closed for the 7th day National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval met with Hindu and Muslim religious leaders to ensure that communal passions remained under check, The Times of India reported. … [Read more...] about Ayodhya verdict: As historic SC ruling paves way for Ram temple, what’s next?
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Trend alert: Recycled plastic is now in style. Over the last few years, fashion brands—particularly in the direct-to-consumer space—began rolling out products made from discarded plastic. In 2016, the shoe brand Rothy’s launched flats made from recycled water bottles. Last year, the clothing brand Everlane made the commitment to swap out all the plastic in clothes to recycled plastic, also made from plastic bottles. And just last week, the luggage brand Paravel said it had swapped out all the plastic in its bags, backpacks, and packing cubes to the recycled kind. advertisement advertisement This seems like a step in the right direction. After all, the world is drowning in plastic. Since the material was first invented in 1907, 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic have been produced to date. Of this, 6.3 billion metric tons was waste. Only 9% of this plastic has been recycled, and a further 12% has been incinerated, a process that spews carbon and toxic … [Read more...] about Recycled plastic isn’t going to save us
At an event in March put on by the New York chapter of the professional design association AIGA and the design team for the Hillary Clinton Campaign, graphic designer Ida Woldemichael opened her speech with a bang. “So you’ve all heard the phrase, ‘I’m With Her,’ yes?” she asked, and then paused. The crowd’s strong applause seemed to suggest the answer was yes. “I wrote that,” she responded simply. advertisement advertisement It wasn’t a humble brag—the story that proceeded that statement, about how Woldemichael came up with “I’m With Her,” illustrated the way that setting up a branding system for the campaign allowed for deliberate design decisions to be made even in the most harried of scenarios. “I’m With Her” went from Woldemichael’s sketchbook to a bumper sticker in a matter of days. Of course it does—all things do. And … [Read more...] about The Story Behind “I’m With Her”
As cellphone carriers and users await the rollout of 5G networks, researchers at the University of Iowa and Purdue University warn in a new paper that the system may still have some serious bugs to work out. Among the 11 flaws they found are bugs that could potentially allow hackers to monitor 5G cellphone user locations, send fake emergency alerts to phones, or simply deny service to users or force their devices to downgrade to an older network like a 4G system, they write. One of the researchers, Syed Rafiul Hussain, says he’s most concerned about attacks that could expose a person’s location, Wired reports. The flaws have been reported to the GSM Association, a telecom industry body, which added the researchers to its security hall of fame. The bugs the researchers found are all flaws in the formal specification of 5G, rather than any particular carrier’s implementation, and they didn’t actually test their findings against a live network. It’s unclear … [Read more...] about Report: Security flaws in 5G could let hackers spy on your cellphone