Notably, it cost the government Rs 115 crore to build a track for connecting Balangir to Bichhupali. Considering that the Railways’ revenue is far lesser than its spending, many would regard the maintenance of a station such as this one an unnecessary burden on the strained coffers. … [Read more...] about Odisha railway station inaugurated by PM Modi gets 2 passengers daily
Quincy adams station
If the island can succeed in transitioning to microgrids at a large scale, it could be a model for what can happen in other parts of the U.S. In California, where hundreds of thousands of people lost power last summer when as utilities tried (and failed) to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires, PG&E, one utility, has talked about accelerating community-scale microgrids. In the Northeast, where blizzards and hurricanes can take out power, Sunrun is creating a network of thousands of homes with solar panels and batteries that can work together to keep the grid operating. But it’s possible that things could change even more quickly in Puerto Rico. … [Read more...] about How have Puerto Rico’s new microgrids performed during its massive power outage?
Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa on January 16 said one needs to have a "strong character" to get the better of a class act like India captain Virat Kohli, who he has dismissed six times in limited overs cricket so far. Zampa said despite enjoying an upperhand over the Indian captain in limited-overs, Kohli is a hard nut to crack. … [Read more...] about India vs Australia: Zampa expects an ‘even more switched on’ Kohli after first ODI
But with her call for Franken’s resignation came a characterization that Rebecca Traister called the “seventh dwarf of female political personalities.” Gillibrand was swiftly dubbed an opportunist, for whom denouncing Franken was politically expedient and self-serving—labels that were often lobbed at the likes of Clinton. The framing of Gillibrand as an opportunist then came up during the July debate, when she questioned an old op-ed Biden wrote that claimed that when women worked outside of the home, it led to “the deterioration of the family.” Biden retorted by saying Gillibrand had previously praised his efforts around gender equity, and that he could only think of one thing that had changed since. “I don’t know what’s happened except that you’re now running for president,” he said. … [Read more...] about 6 moments from the 2020 presidential race that mirror what women face at work
Passover begins on Friday. At most seders, the story of this Jewish holiday will be read from a book around the table–a tradition students at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have put a spin on. They’re telling the story of Passover using materials like pulleys, dominoes, weights, kiddush cups, and matzo, rigged into an elaborate Rube Goldberg machine. … [Read more...] about The Story Of Passover, Told Through A Crazy Rube Goldberg Machine