Jharkhand Election Trend- It’s again proved that public votes differently in assembly and general election

first_imgThe only Chief Minister of Jharkhand who completed full five-year term had to bite the dust. BJP lost Jharkhand to a resurgent JMM along with its ally Congress. The opposition especially Congress, TMC and others immediately started throwing barbs on BJP and its top leaders. P Chidambaram said that BJP is dented, denied and defeated’. Mamata Banerjee said it’s a win of people against CAA. There will be a lot other political comments that are to come and BJP had to tolerate those.What went wrong? I think it doesn’t require deep analysis. Raghubar Das and Manoharlal Khattar were the two most unpopular BJP CMs. Khattar led BJP factually lost Haryana but Bhupendra Singh Hooda Led Congress couldn’t win Haryana. It’s another matter that BJP managed to retain power in Haryana through a post-poll alliance with JJP.In Maharashtra, people, in fact, gave a mandate to Devendra Fadnavish led NDA. Fadnavish no doubt is a popular CM in Maharashtra. It’s another matter that it’s allied Shiv Sena broke away from NDA and allied with Congress and NCP. It won’t be said loss for BJP.In Jharkhand, not only CM Raghubar Das but also many ministers either lost or trailing. This proves how Raghubar Das government was unpopular. There might be arguments that BJP contesting alone is a blunder. Saraju Ray’s rebellion dented BJP. And there would be another hundred of excuses. But the fact remains that Raghubar Das’s government remained highly unpopular. Completing full five-year tenure is not important rather the delivery of service to people is the main criteria to which the public judge.Social media are now full of rhetoric. Anti-BJP supporters expressing their unbounded joy throwing pot-shots on BJP and its followers. On the other hand, BJP followers along with Modi-Bhaktas expressing their frustrations. I really wonder why people are ignoring the smarter and mature voters of the present day?In many of my blogs on this platform, I have repeatedly reiterated that present-day voters are smarter and mature. They vote differently in the state election and central election. When MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh were lost by BJP, many said that Narendra Modi had lost his aura. BJP too performed very badly in Telangana assembly election. But in general election 2019, BJP swept Hindi heartland along with Karnataka with an impressive show in Telangana. It also won 18 seats in West Bengal. In Odisha, both state and central elections took place simultaneously. People voted BJD for the state and gave more mandate to BJP for the centre.Then after the general election 2019, people thought the opposition is totally decimated. But Congress emerged in Haryana, NCP emerged in Maharashtra and JMM won in Jharkhand. What does it say? If we closely look into elections from 2018 till date, people are voting differently. They are just not influenced rather judge the performance of the political parties. Only Narendra Modi’s charisma can’t win you a state election if state-level leaders are underperformer. Similar you can’t just win abusing Narendra Modi or offering just sops like Congress offered minimum income guarantee scheme (NYAY) in 2019 general election campaign.Democracy is said to be a lesser evil than any other type of governance system. For a better democracy, its main stakeholder, the public has to perform its duty of punishing underperformer and rewarding better performers. If the public started voting sensibly doing proper scrutiny of their representatives, then democracy always becomes mature and accountable as politicians have to be on their toe to perform. The same is happening for at least the last two years. Isn’t the public now wins the elections instead of parties or individual leaders?Instead of making ourselves as loyal to a party or ideology let’s celebrate democracy. The mature and smarter public always makes a democracy great. I am proud of Indian democracy. Aren’t you too?last_img read more

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10 KW COTS L-Band Pulsed Power Amplifier for Radar Applications

first_img User selectable output power management modes – AGC (Automatic Gain Control), ALC (Automatic Level Control) and MGC (Manual Gain Control) Selectable RF power detectors optimized to your waveform Optional Filter/Switches for improved harmonic rejection can be specified Compact, lightweight and portable for easier maneuverability in lab environments or tactical deployments Modern and multi-faceted Monitoring and Control user interfaces, including a Web browser, TCP/IP Ethernet, factory configurable serial RS-422 or RS232 interface and a front panel touchscreen display. Empower RF has announced the availability of their field proven Model 2185 high power pulsed amplifier that operates from 960 to 1215 MHz at 10KW Peak with duty cycles from 0.1% to 5%. This compact and versatile radar transmitting amplifier, with flexible operating modes, is ideal for radar component testing, advanced research, and system development. It is also well suited for mobile EW and threat simulator applications.Tactical Transmit applications include distance measuring equipment (DME), military identification friend or foe (IFF), tactical air navigation (TACAN), secondary surveillance radar (SSR), and Joint Tactical Information Distribution System/Multifunctional Information Distribution System (JTIDS/MIDS)The amplifier features user selectable operating scenarios in the event of certain alarms or device failures that either keep the amplifier transmitting at reduced levels (for mission critical duties) or shuts down.  In all cases, alarms are pushed out the LAN port so polling is not required.The amplifier has built in Protections and Remote Monitoring This COTS High Power Amplifier has a flexible feature set making it ideal for research and threat simulation, with the benefit of a future proof architecture. Some of the key features include: The user interface capabilities of this amplifier are the same as all Empower next generation designs and allow the user to initiate remote management and diagnostics via an embedded web server or M2M interface, enabling network managed site status and control simply by connecting the unit’s Ethernet port to a LAN. Using a web browser and the unit’s IP address (IPV4) allows ease of access with the benefit of multilevel security. Click here to See More Information on Model 2185. Excessive VSWR with user selectable fold-back or Shutdown on fault – Electronic VSWR Protection Duty cycle and pulse width protection exceeding your pre-set value Power supply faults including input line voltage faults Output power limit Input overdrive Cooling and Electronic thermal management and fan health speed RF section component failure – will back down power to a safe operating level with “Graceful Output Power Degradation“last_img read more

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British baby Charlie Gard dies, was center of legal battle

first_imgFILE- In this file photo dated Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Connie Yates, mother of critically ill baby with a rare genetic disease Charlie Gard arrives at the Royal Court of Justice in London. British media are reporting a family announcement that 11-month old Charlie Gard, has died Friday July 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE) LONDON | Charlie Gard, the critically ill British baby at the center of a contentious legal battle that attracted the attention of Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump, died Friday, according to a family spokeswoman. He would have turned 1 next week.Charlie suffered from a rare genetic disease, mitochondrial depletion syndrome, which caused brain damage and left him unable to breathe unaided.His parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, raised more than 1.3 million pounds ($1.7 million) to take him to the United States for an experimental medical therapy they believed could prolong his life. But Charlie’s doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London objected, saying the treatment wouldn’t help and might cause him to suffer. The dispute ended up in court.Charlie’s case became a flashpoint for debates on the rights of both children and parents, on health-care funding, medical interventions, the responsibilities of hospitals and medical workers and the role of the state.Alison Smith-Squire, a family spokeswoman, confirmed to The Associated Press that Charlie died Friday but no further details were released. In a statement, Yates was quoted as saying “our beautiful little boy has gone, we’re so proud of him.”After months of legal battles, High Court Judge Nicholas Francis ruled Thursday that Charlie should be transferred to a hospice and taken off life support after his parents and the hospital that had been treating him failed to agree on an end-of-life care plan for the infant.Under British law, it is common for courts to intervene when parents and doctors disagree on the treatment of a child. In such cases, the rights of the child take primacy over the parents’ right to decide what’s best for their offspring. The principle applies even in cases where parents have an alternative point of view, such as when religious beliefs prohibit blood transfusions.The case made it all the way to Britain’s Supreme Court as Charlie’s parents refused to accept decisions by a series of judges who backed Great Ormond Street. But the Supreme Court agreed with the lower courts, saying it was in Charlie’s best interests that he be allowed to die.The case caught the attention of Trump and the pope after the European Court of Human Rights refused to intervene. The two leaders sent tweets of support for Charlie and his parents, triggering a surge of grassroots action, including a number of U.S. right-to-life activists who flew to London to support Charlie’s parents.The hospital reported that its doctors and nurses were receiving serious threats over Charlie’s case and London police were investigating.The intervention of two of the world’s most powerful men made the case a talking point for the planet. Images of Charlie hooked to a tube while dozing peacefully in a star-flecked navy blue onesie graced websites, newspapers and television news programs.Medical ethicist Arthur Caplan said the case shows how the medical profession is struggling to adjust to the age of social media, which puts the general public in the middle of decisions that in the past would have been private issues for doctors and the family.“I do think that in an era of social media, it is possible to rally huge numbers of people to your cause,” said Caplan, of New York University’s Langone Medical Center. “The medical ethics have not caught up.”The heated commentary prompted Judge Francis to criticize the effects of social media and those “who know almost nothing about this case but who feel entitled to express opinions.”But in the end, the increased attention did little for Charlie.While offers of help from the Vatican’s Bambino Gesu children’s hospital in Rome and doctors at Columbia University Medical Center in New York were enough to reopen the case, the High Court ultimately decided the proposed treatment wouldn’t help Charlie. His parents gave up their fight on Monday after scans showed that Charlie’s muscles had deteriorated so much that the damage was irreversible.“Mummy and Daddy love you so much Charlie, we always have and we always will and we are so sorry that we couldn’t save you,” his parents wrote when they announced their decision. “We had the chance but we weren’t allowed to give you that chance.“Sweet dreams baby. Sleep tight, our beautiful little boy.” FILE – In this file photo dated Monday, July 24, 2017, Chris Gard, the father of critically ill baby Charlie Gard reads a statement next to mother Connie Yates, right, at the end of their case at the High Court in London. British media are reporting a family announcement that 11-month old Charlie Gard, has died Friday July 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)last_img read more

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