Russian passenger aircraft with 220 onboard crashes

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EI-ETJ is an Airbus A321 that belongs to airline Kogalymavia airline.

The flight was traveling from the Egyptian resort to St. Petersburg. It belonged to the Kogalymavia airline, which also uses the brand name Metrojet, an operator popular among Russian tourists going to Egypt.

The plane was supposed to contact air traffic in Turkish Cyprus’ Larnaca after leaving Egypt’s airspace, but failed to do so.

A source at Sharm El-Sheikh Airport told RIA Novosti the pilot of the missing plane requested a change of course, saying the jet would have to land in Cairo.

The source said the crew of the crashed plane had complained to the airport’s technical service that the jet had engine problems.Russian plane carrying over 220 people from Egypt to Russia disappeared from radars, and crashed in central Sinai, according to Russian and Egyptian authorities.

Kolavia Flight 7K9268, an Airbus A321, went off radar 23 minutes after taking off from Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport, Sergey Izvolskiy told the media citing preliminary data.

The plane was carrying 217 passengers and 7 crewmembers, he added. Seventeen of the passengers were children. According to the Russian embassy in Egypt, all on board were Russian citizens.


Launch of Swipe Elite 2


Swipe launches premium yet affordable 4G smartphone ELITE 2 exclusively on Flipkart from 8th November onwards


New Delhi, October 30, 2015: Swipe Technologies, India’s leading mobile technology company, and No. 4 brand in the tablets space in the country, has announced the launch of its ONLINE-ONLY flagship smartphone ELITE 2. ELITE 2 is Swipe’s most affordable 4G device to be sold exclusively on Flipkart from 8th November 2015. The device is competitively priced at Rs 4,666 only. The company has also announced the EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW SALE of ELITE 2 for Uber customers, where in Swipe will deliver ELITE 2 directly to Uber customers in Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi.


Expressing delight on the new device and the innovative ventures, Mr. Shripal Gandhi, Founder & CEO of Swipe Technologies said: “ELITE has been a huge success for Swipe, and it was sold out on Flipkart in record time when launched in August this year. For Indian customers, quality wins over everything else. Keeping this in mind, we are coming up with this exciting new offering. We received an overwhelming response for ELITE from the online space and are looking forward to replicate the same magic this time, too. We strongly believe that ELITE 2 will be a true Value for Money proposition that the brand has to offer. Our aim is to offer the best in technology at an exciting price range which absolutely suits the pockets of aspiring youth of India. Also, partnering with Uber will enable us to target the tech-savvy, aspirational online customers to get their hands on this new device.’’


Mr. Sandeep Karwa, Director, Mobile, Flipkart said: “We are excited to partner with Swipe once again for the exclusive launch of ELITE 2. Swipe’s ELITE was a huge success & the product has picked up great momentum on Flipkart. With the launch of ELITE 2, we look forward to enhance the customer traction from across the nation for this most affordable 4G smartphone.’’


Powered by a powerful 64 bit 1.3 GHz QuadCore Processor and 1GB RAM, ELITE 2 guarantees a quicker and seamless multitasking experience and ensures a hassle-free performance. ELITE 2 has an internal memory of 8 GB, which is expandable up to 32 GB. It comes with a stunning 4.5” qHD IPS Display, which enhances the viewing experience. On the camera front, the device has an 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera. Powered by 1900 mAh battery, the device comes with a Quick charge feature and it can be fully charged within 1 hour 30 minutes. ELITE2 will be loaded with the Swipe’s innovative Freedom OS, an android-based operating system. Freedom OS promises to take the smartphone user experience to the next level by assuring freedom in the hands of the smartphone user with attractive customization features. This OS will certainly give ELITE 2 an edge over its competitors.



Swipe ELITE 2 – Specifications

Display: 4.5’’ qHD IPS (11.43cms)

CPU: 64 bit 1.3 GHz quad core processor


Memory: 8 GB + 32 GB expandable

OS: Android Lollipop v5.1

SIM: Dual SIM 4G

Dual camera: 8 MP Rear & 5 MP Front

Connectivity: Wi-Fi, USB, FM, Bluetooth, GS

Battery: 1900 mAh battery

Bundled Accessories: AC power adaptor, USB Cable,User Manual, Warranty Card, Silicone Cover

The 4G-enabled budget smart-phone runs on the latest OS, Android Lollipop, 5.1, for better experience. Other features such as the Dual-SIM 4G support will ensure unmatched user experience and deliver a true high-performance 4G experience comparable to the best in India at the most affordable price for consumers.


About Swipe Technologies:

Swipe Technologies is an innovation-centric mobility solutions company, having started its operations in July 2012. Within a short span of time, Swipe has become the leading tablet and Smartphone maker in India. Swipe was started with an aim to bring exciting devices in the growing Indian market and today, it is the leading consumer brand with key innovations across products, pricing and customer support.


Founded by technocrat Mr. Shripal Gandhi, Swipe raised $5 million in May 2014 from the Venture Capital firm Kalaari Capital. In the last three years, Swipe has won a number of accolades including the “Top 50 Inspiring Entrepreneurs of India” by The Economic Times, the “Most Innovation-driven Company in India” by World Brand Congress, the “Most Innovative Start-up” by Franchise India, the “Best Integrated Campaign” by the World Brand Congress & the “Best Youth Brand Tablet” by CNBC. Also, Swipe’s young founder Mr. Shripal Gandhi has been recognized as the “CNBC Young Turks” for his breakthrough strategies and innovation in the field of mobile communication technologies. For details, logon to

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Worldwatch Institute study suggests CARICOM-wide energy and climate targets and outlines strategies and initiatives for achieving them
Washington, D.C.—-The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has receivedrecommendations for reaching an ambitious regional target of 48% renewable energy generation by 2027. The Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS) Baseline Report and Assessment, released today by the Worldwatch Institute, also suggests a 33% reduction in the region’s energy intensity. Achieving these sustainable energy goals would result in a 46% decrease in carbon dioxide emissions over the period. The report details a work program of Priority Initiatives, Policies, Projects, and Activities (PIPPAs) as concrete steps for achieving these ambitious but feasible objectives. Supporting the full report are two slide decks visualizing the report’s main findings as well as the energy situations of individual CARICOM Member States.
“A month before the milestone United Nations climate summit in Paris, and on the day of the launch of the Caribbean Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, this report leads the way for CARICOM and its Member States to become global sustainable energy leaders,” says Alexander Ochs, Director of Climate and Energy at Worldwatch and lead author of the report. “We were extremely excited two years ago when CARICOM Member States reviewed an early draft of this report at a Meeting of Energy Ministers and agreed on the preliminary goal of a 48% renewable electricity share. Today’s updated and extended report adds energy efficiency and climate mitigation to the equation and is accessible to anyone in the region. It provides the analysis and tools necessary to realize the vision of an economically and environmentally sustainable Caribbean region.”
Caribbean governments are increasingly aware of the enormous financial, environmental, and social costs associated with continued dependence on fossil fuels. Only one CARICOM Member State, Trinidad and Tobago, has substantial fossil fuel resources of its own. All others spend sizable shares of their gross domestic product-including at least a quarter of GDP in Guyana and Montserrat-on imported petroleum products. In Jamaica, the cost of electricity is four times that in the United States. And in Haiti and Suriname, large portions of the population still lack access to modern energy services.
These and other concerns have spurred a broad regional dialogue on improving energy security and independence, fostering sustainable economic growth, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the development and efficient use of local and renewable resources. CARICOM has aimed to provide guidance and support for Member States that are willing to transition to more sustainable energy systems. In 2013, the region reached a milestone when it adopted a regional energy policy— CARICOM’s first region-wide agreement on joint energy goals— that included the preliminary 48% renewables target. This commitment has since been lauded by UN Secretary General Ban Ki­-Moon.
“C-SERMS is pivotal to the attainment of the sustainable energy and development goals of the Caribbean Community. CARICOM envisions that implementing the C-SERMS Baseline Report and Assessment advances regional goals whilst simultaneously supporting Member States,” says Devon Gardner, Program Manager for Energy in the CARICOM Secretariat and Head of the CARICOM Energy Unit. “All CARICOM Members have contributed to this Roadmap and the CARICOM Secretariat is excited to have this first in a series of assessments, which will provide guidance on the vision and strategy for building resilient energy systems within the region.”
Established in 1973, CARICOM is a regional organization representing 15 Member States: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. Despite their diversity, CARICOM Member States, with a total population of over 17 million people, face many shared energy challenges.
For most Caribbean states, inefficient transmission and distribution networks, geographic remoteness, and steep topography increase the high costs of energy systems that rely on fuel imports. The loss of large shares of GDP to energy imports diverts large sums that otherwise could be invested domestically. As a consequence, national debts rise at the expense of a country’s financial ratings, and high electricity tariffs discourage economic development and foreign investment well beyond the energy sector. Additionally, all CARICOM Member States share a particular vulnerability to the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of climate change, caused largely by the burning of fossil fuels. Impacts include sea-level rise, water scarcity, coral bleaching, and increased strength and frequency of tropical storms.
“Caribbean countries are, and increasingly will be, affected greatly by the negative consequences of global climate change,” says Ochs. “They have a strong incentive to demonstrate to other countries that it is possible to reduce climate-altering emissions quickly. But even if the problem of global warming did not exist, and the burning of fossil fuels did not result in extensive local air and water pollution, CARICOM Member States would still have a mandate to transition away from these fuels as swiftly as possible, for reasons of social opportunity, economic competitiveness, and national security. They owe it to their people.”
Significant renewable energy resources exist across the CARICOM region and have yet to be fully harnessed, including biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, waste-to-energy, and wind. There are also tremendous opportunities to dramatically improve energy efficiency. However, realizing these sustainable energy potentials in the region will require a robust and dynamic framework of policy and legislation that, so far, remains inadequate. Although all CARICOM Member States have national energy strategies in some stage of development or implementation, most of these lack a coherent long-term vision and concrete policies and measures. Efforts so far have been disjointed and incomplete, and they face a variety of technical, financial, institutional, and capacity barriers.
The C-SERMS Baseline Report and Assessment aims to serve as a key planning tool for tackling existing barriers and communicating priorities that allow for a swift transition toward sustainable energy systems in CARICOM Member States. Suggested PIPPAs range from coordinated regional fuel efficiency standards and targeted model legislation on net metering, to the development of regional generation technology risk mitigation funds and country-specific electric system modelling efforts. The report distinguishes actions to be taken at the regional or national levels, or both, and specifies the required timeframes. It also highlights three broad priority areas for future action: transportation, regional energy trade agreements, and the water-energy-food nexus.
“Sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy can be provided throughout the Caribbean, and this report helps us see how,” says Andreas Taeuber, leader of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance (REETA) project, which supports the CARICOM Energy Unit in fulfilling its political mandate. REETA is a project of the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), which has supported the C-SERMS project and its Baseline Report from its inception. The Inter-American Development Bank also provided support for the project.
“Through regional collaboration, CARICOM Member States have a tremendous opportunity to spearhead sustainable energy development region-wide,” says Gardner. “Full transformation of the region’s energy sector will be a long-term process, requiring extensive and dedicated collaboration among Member States as well as regional and international actors. The regional approach outlined by C-SERMS ensures that no Member State will travel this path alone, but instead will be supported by a network of actors and institutions, united under a common vision for sustainability.”
The C-SERMS Baseline Report and Assessment is the latest outcome of Worldwatch’s longstanding and intensive engagement in the Caribbean and Central America. The Institute also recently published national sustainable energy roadmaps for the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Jamaica, as well as regional studies of Central America and Latin America and the Caribbean.
— END—
For more information or to download a free copy of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS) Baseline Report and Assessment, or contact Gaelle Gourmelon at
About the Worldwatch Institute: Worldwatch is an independent research organization based in Washington, D.C. that works on energy, resource, and environmental issues. Worldwatch Institute delivers the insights and ideas that empower decision makers to create an environmentally sustainable society that meets human needs. For more information, visit
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ALTERNATIVE NUMBER ONE : There is a mind, a body, and a soul.



Looks like one of the following must be true:
1) There is a Mind, a body, and a soul
2) There is a Mind and a body ( but no soul )
Lets discuss :

At first let me specify the initial condition … which is : “Immortality of consciousness“… ie ..“We are forever conscious… as we were unconscious of our unconscious tenures if any“
This initial condition is very much necessary … on the premise …that we don`t remember ever asking the question : `Where is the universe for me?`

ALTERNATIVE NUMBER ONE : There is a mind, a body, and a soul.

That the `I` in me is a soul. It has a permanent identity. But this `I` which is identified with my brain does not include a mind of its own. That mind is not the exclusive property of the `I` of the brain. That `mind` is available to all the `I`s of all the brains, and is common to all. It is always on the lookout for an appropriate biochemistry to give itself consciousness, and life. “We all have the same mind“… Its just that our consciousness is always in the singular. On the other hand, the soul … is indeed the exclusive property of the `I` of the brain. It is extended in space. It is `matter` but of a different kind in the sense that the events in time and space that take place inside a living organism ..which contains a `soul` …are unaccounted for by the normal laws of physics and chemistry.
So when did `I` ie my Soul first arrive in this universe ? …
We can only speculate : Perhaps the souls were manufactured in Supernovas and assembled in the aftermath. The smallest constituent parts viz the Quarks arrived in the very first microsecond… In no time at all, they combined in sets of three to form Protons and neutrons.. before the first second was over they fused with each other to form Nuclei. The electrons joined them about 300 000 years later and atoms were formed. At first they were atoms of Helium and Hydrogen only. They travelled in space for millions of years before joining a star which was about to die as a Supernova. Nucleosynthesis was the process in that Industry ( The Supernova) where the other categories of atoms were manufactured such as Carbon, Oxygen, Nitogen, etc etc. .. And after the Supernova explosion .. at first they were dismembered into their original state (Quarks), later they coalesced to form molecular units .. in a precise ultra strong binding force.. in a precise mix..under a precise environment.. at a precise temperature… all as fixed by the programmers. Of course only an insignificantly small component of matter would have such good luck.. the rest would be ordinary matter …going into tables and chairs etc.
And so the souls were formed… and they travelled in space in search of biochemistries that gave them consciousness. Once experienced in this venture.. the souls had no difficulty in subsequent searches for obtaining consciousnesses.. and so they are forever conscious.
This is of course philosophy… by no means impossible for souls to be formed this way … or any other way …but rather difficult to believe.
And why is it ( the soul ) required ? … except to satisfy our egos… Or is it a motivation to perform better in life ?… but whats the use ?… we are not going to remember anything of our past lives…
Besides … the initial condition.. Immortality of consciousness` … can very well be taken care of in the second alternative.
But there is one problem … a certain paradox that is difficult to resolve without this `soul` … we`ll come to that when we discuss the second alternative.

ALTERNATIVE NUMBER TWO : There is a Mind and there is a body ( but no soul)
(to be continued in Part two)

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Surendra Kumar Sagar PART TWO:
ALTERNATIVE NUMBER TWO : There is a Mind and there is a body ( but no soul)
In this alternative … the Mind is all in all…the singular as well as the plural..the part as well as the whole.. Each alternative ensures immortality. Here too the co
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Naresh Kumar Sagar Material and spiritual r two ends of lifestick

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Naresh Kumar Sagar One has to experience the two simultaneously to get over intuitive science which come effortlessly Just an opinion

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Naresh Kumar Sagar Hope not disturbing my bigbrotheren

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Surendra Kumar Sagar Not at all NKS… and thanks for your comments

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Ray Tomes
Ray Tomes The Buddha said that there is a mind and a body but there is nothing permanent.

Naresh Kumar Sagar
Naresh Kumar Sagar Veda-Gita put soul as permanent & perennial on which depends the entire spiritual structure thus more than half of world may not be able to reach the subtle cosmos

Ray Tomes
Ray Tomes The subtle cosmos is impermanent also, it just has longer time periods.

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