New Delhi: Students who have applied for undergraduate programmes at DU under the Extra Curricular Activity (ECA) quota will face the priliminary round of trial from June 25. Moreover, the university has included “Yoga” for first time in the ECA category. Students who will qualify in the ECA trial will not be given more than 15% concession/relaxation in academic merit for the last relevant cut-off list. They will also have to fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria of the programme. Up to 5 percent seats are reserved by every college for ECA admissions. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkIn the first phase of the trial, students will not be required to submit any certificate but will have to carry a printout of their registration form. Students who have not registered for ECA trials will not be allowed to perform. Students have been asked to upload one “best certificate” while filling the application form. This certificate will only be verified if they qualify in the final trial. “Weightage of 75:25 will be given to trials and certificates respectively,” said the university. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe applicant must secure at least 50% marks in final trials (38 marks out of 75) to be eligible for the final list of selected candidates. The university said that more weightage is being given to the performance trial instead of marks for certificate so that they will be able to judge the students knowledge and skill level instead of relying on certificates. Professor Rasal Singh, Member, Academic Council said that the varisty has alloted 5 percent supernumeray seats for ECA and sports category but some colleges do not give admission under ECA catergory, therefore, admission committee has instructed every colleges affiliated with the DU to give at least 1 percent of seats under ECA. He also said that it is essenstial to promote the talents of debate, drama, music, dance etc, meanwhile, transparency will also be made in this category so that all deserving candidates can get fair chance and talented students, who perform well can get the opportunity.
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Murtagh spends much of his time pondering solar eruptions CMEs don’t harm human beings directly and their effects can be spectacular By funneling charged particles into Earth’s magnetic field they can trigger geomagnetic storms that ignite dazzling auroral displays But those storms can also induce dangerous electrical currents in long-distance power lines The currents last only a few minutes but they can take out electrical grids by destroying high-voltage transformers—particularly at high latitudes where Earth’s magnetic field lines converge as they arc toward the surface In 2012 satellites tracked this coronal mass ejection from the sun as it barely missed Earth NASA The worst CME event in recent history struck in 1989 frying a transformer in New Jersey and leaving 6 million people in Quebec province in Canada without power The largest one on record—the Carrington Event of 1859 named after the UK astronomer who witnessed the accompanying solar flare—was up to 10 times more intense It sent searing currents racing through telegraph cables sparking fires and shocking operators while the northern lights danced as far south as Cuba “It was awesome” says Patricia Reiff a space physicist at Rice University in Houston Texas But if another storm that size struck today’s infrastructure she says “there would be tremendous consequences” Some researchers fear that another Carrington-like event could destroy tens to hundreds of transformers plunging vast portions of entire continents into the dark for weeks or months—perhaps even years Murtagh says That’s because the custom-built house-sized replacement transformers can’t be bought off the shelf Transformer manufacturers maintain that such fears are overblown and that most equipment would survive But Thomas Overbye an electrical engineer at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign says nobody knows for sure “We don’t have a lot of data associated with large storms because they are very rare” he says What’s clear is that widespread blackouts could be catastrophic especially in countries that depend on highly developed electrical grids “We’ve done a marvelous job creating a great vulnerability to this threat” Murtagh says Information technologies fuel pipelines water pumps ATMs everything with a plug would be rendered useless “That’s going to affect our ability to govern the country” Murtagh says A major event could occur within our lifetimes Research suggests that Carrington-like storms strike Earth once every few centuries; a recent study found a 12% chance that such a storm will occur in the next decade But at least we will see it coming Solar telescopes spot CMEs right when they form and spacecraft stationed a million miles from Earth measure critical parameters as they pass by Armed with information like the orientation of a CME’s magnetic field scientists can tell whether the particle cloud will flow around Earth like “a rock in a river” Reiff says or whether the field will connect with Earth’s to stir up a geomagnetic storm Forecasters can then issue alerts 30 minutes to an hour before the CME hits Such warnings are useful only if governments and grid operators are poised to respond and countries around the world have just started to take the threat seriously Last year the White House released a comprehensive National Space Weather Strategy and an accompanying Action Plan laying out the need to reduce vulnerability and improve preparedness A bipartisan bill to turn parts of the plan into reality will soon go before the Senate One pillar of the plan is to fortify the electric grid Spurred by regulatory authorities operators have already begun taking stock of vulnerable components and critical assets The next step will be to protect the grid by installing current-blocking devices such as series capacitors already common in the western United States because they aid long-distance power transmission and by developing emergency procedures for manipulating power loads to limit transformer damage Overbye says the power industry’s swift response has been encouraging But full protection against a Carrington-like event might never be feasible Overbye says simply because of the cost Instead operators may react to an impending megastorm by preemptively shutting down large portions of the grid to save transformers embracing short-term devastation to avert a long-term disaster Threat two: Cosmic collisions The Pan-STARRS telescope on Maui in Hawaii is part of an astronomical network that scans the night sky for bodies that could someday collide with Earth Stephen Alvarez/National Geographic Creative For another menace from the sky—an impact by a large asteroid or comet—there is no way to limit the damage The only way for humanity to protect itself researchers say is to prevent the collision altogether “That’s something that we as a species can absolutely never ever ever let happen” Ed Lu says “That’s the end of human beings” In 2002 Lu a former astronaut founded the B612 Foundation in Mill Valley California—a private organization that works to protect the planet from near-Earth objects or NEOs Everyone knows about the 10-kilometer-wide asteroid that helped destroy the dinosaurs but even something a fraction of that size could devastate humanity says Michael Rampino an earth scientist at New York University in New York City The impact site would be obliterated and massive earthquakes and tsunamis could radiate across the planet But the lingering effects would prove most devastating Models suggest that depending on the speed and angle of approach an object as small as 1 kilometer wide could throw up enough pulverized rock to block out the sun for months Adding to the pall would be soot from wildfires ignited by debris falling back to Earth “All this stuff coming back into the atmosphere heats up and it’s like setting your oven on broil” Rampino explains Together the smoke and dust would cast the planet into a so-called impact winter causing crop failures and mass starvation Fortunately asteroids of this size strike Earth only about once every few million years and “dino killers” only once every 100 million years or so Averaged annually your chance of dying because of an impact is only slightly higher than that of perishing in a shark attack says Mark Boslough a physicist at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque New Mexico But like sharks it only takes one to do the trick Astronomers have spotted almost 15000 objects in Earth’s neighborhood including hundreds more than 1 kilometer across NASA/JPL-Caltech That’s why in 1998 NASA launched the Spaceguard survey at the request of Congress The goal was to enlist astronomers to identify 90% of the estimated 900-plus NEOs bigger than 1 kilometer—a goal the agency officially met in 2010 Ongoing efforts now aim to find any remaining giants and tag 90% of bodies larger than 140 meters by 2020 although NASA says it won’t meet the deadline Of the nearly 15000 NEOs discovered so far none are currently on a collision course with Earth Eventually however an Earth-bound NEO of some size will confront humanity with a disaster movie scenario And when that day comes “it’s going to go from science fiction to science real pretty rapidly” Lu says Science is already on the case In Defending Planet Earth: Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies a 2010 report by the US National Research Council researchers highlighted several potential options for fending off an interloper given a few decades of warning We could whack it off course by ramming it with a spaceship or two slowly alter its orbit with the sustained gravitational pull of a spacecraft called a gravity tractor or blast it with nuclear explosions Right now these planetary defense strategies exist mainly on paper but some may see real-world tests in the next decade NASA the European Space Agency and other partners are exploring a joint mission called AIDA (Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment) to test the impactor method on the asteroid Didymos when it passes near Earth in October 2022 NASA has also announced plans to use an enhanced gravity tractor—in which the spaceship collects material from the asteroid to increase its mass—on its Asteroid Redirect Mission which was set to launch in 2021 but now faces funding setbacks In the event of an actual threat many researchers favor a combination of these techniques just to be safe But for objects larger than 1 kilometer across—and for comets which could appear with little notice—some scientists think the nuclear option is the only option The idea would be to jolt the body not blow it up which could do more harm than good Although the 1967 United Nations Outer Space Treaty currently bars sending nuclear weapons into space scientists already have a good understanding of the technology and last year NASA and the Department of Energy announced a joint effort to hone its use against asteroids Ultimately NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office established earlier this year will decide when and how the United States should respond to a potential impact Threat three: Supervolcanoes The most inexorable threat to our modern civilization however is homegrown—and it strikes much more often than big cosmic impacts do Every 100000 years or so somewhere on Earth a caldera up to 50 kilometers in diameter collapses and violently expels heaps of accumulated magma The resulting supervolcano is both unstoppable and ferociously destructive One such monster the massive eruption of Mount Toba in Indonesia 74000 years ago may have wiped out most humans on Earth causing a genetic bottleneck still apparent in our DNA—although the idea is controversial Ash blanket Ash spreads across North America in computer-simulated eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano Image credit: Larry Mastin By geological convention a super-volcano is one that produces an explosive eruption of more than 450 cubic kilometers of magma—roughly 50 times more than the eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Tambora in 1815 and 500 times more than the Philippines’ Mount Pinatubo in 1991 Geologists read the histories of such blasts in deposits of erupted material called tuff and the rock record shows that super-volcanoes tend to be repeat offenders Locations that remain active today include Toba the Yellowstone hot spot in the northwestern United States the Long Valley Caldera in eastern California the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand and several spots in the Andes Supervolcano locations Science None of these danger zones now poses a threat But in the event of another eruption everything within a hundred kilo- meters or so would be incinerated and ash would blanket continents Just a few millimeters of the stuff can kill crops; a meter or more can make land unusable for decades says Susanna Jenkins a volcanologist at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom Ash can also crush buildings foul water supplies clog electronics ground airplanes and irritate lungs These regional impacts could ripple around the world in unexpected ways Even the minor disruption in air traffic following the 2010 eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajkull—a far cry from a super-volcano—caused millions of dollars in losses for Kenyan farmers whose perishable exports to Europe went to waste “The more interconnected our society becomes the more vulnerable we are to something even quite small that happens over on the other side of the world” says Hazel Rymer a volcanologist at The Open University in Milton Keynes UK (Graphic) G Grullùon/Science: (Data source) USGS Most far-reaching of all however would be the effects on global climate which would resemble those of a large asteroid impact Sulfate aerosols injected into the stratosphere by a supereruption could drop temperatures over much of Earth by 5°C to 10°C for up to a decade devastating global agriculture Just how bad things would be is hard to say “Volcano science is based on experience” says Ben Kennedy a volcanologist at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch New Zealand and scientists have never witnessed a supervolcano Knowledge of smaller eruptions can help but it may be an unreliable guide For instance although supereruptions probably produce loads of sulfate aerosols the aerosols may be larger and rain out faster than those from smaller eruptions according to research by Claudia Timmreck a climate modeler at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg Germany and others Timmreck’s team has also found that for midlatitude volcanoes like Yellowstone the season in which the eruption occurs determines how widely its aerosols spread The biggest uncertainties surround potential warning signs Researchers think that widespread clues such as earthquakes increased outgassing and ground deformation due to rising magma would precede a major eruption This unrest would begin months if not many years in advance theoretically affording ample time to evacuate residents and set emergency response plans in motion However scientists would struggle to decide when to sound the alarm says Jacob Lowenstern of the US Geological Survey in Menlo Park California the scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory “It’s going to be hard for scientists to convince themselves just because of our only partial understanding of the complexity of the processes that are taking place” he says Then there are the political challenges of responding to the threat The 1985 eruption of Nevado del Ruiz in Colombia killed 23000 people in part because the government ignored scientists’ forecasts False alarms can cause trouble too In the 1980s geologic unrest caused officials to warn that California’s Long Valley Caldera could erupt It didn’t but local real estate values tanked and the economy suffered The challenge for scientists is to tell which indicators portend a catastrophic eruption instead of a small one—or none at all “We’re terribly good at recognizing precursors after the event” Rymer says For now researchers say their best bet is to continue studying the plumbing that feeds volcanoes and to squeeze as much information as possible from smaller future eruptions before the next supervolcano lets loose (Graphic) G Grullùon/Science; (Data Sources) Top graph: Plag et al Extreme Hazards (2014) ESF; Natural Disasters Graph: EM-Dat: The Int’l Disaster Database; Fatalities graph: EM-DAT: The Int’l Disaster Database Threat four: What if it happens In the end no amount of research can do much to prevent or mitigate supervolcanoes or other freak events such as nearby supernova explosions and cosmic blasts of gamma rays Our only hope of surviving them is a fallback plan And the bottom line in that plan is food At least two scientists have already sketched out a blueprint In their 2015 book Feeding Everyone No Matter What David Denkenberger and Joshua Pearce propose several ways to feed billions of people without the help of the sun Denkenberger an architectural engineer at Tennessee State University in Nashville started moonlighting as a catastrophe researcher a few years ago after reading that fungi may have thrived after previous mass extinctions If humans ever face a similar threat he thought “Why don’t we just eat the mushrooms and not go extinct” Indeed people could grow mushrooms on leaf litter and on the trunks of trees killed by the disaster Denkenberger says Even better would be raising methane-digesting bacteria on diets of natural gas or converting the cellulose in plant biomass to sugar a process already used to make biofuel Denkenberger and Pearce—an engineering professor at Michigan Technological University in Houghton—calculate that by retrofitting existing industrial plants survivors of the catastrophe could produce enough of such alternative foods to feed the world’s population several times over Of course a few other ingredients would have to survive as well: infrastructure international cooperation and the rule of law Whether human society endures or snaps is the unknown on which everything else could hinge says Seth Baum executive director of the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute in New York City a nonprofit think tank whose researchers include Denkenberger “How would we fare I think the only reasonable answer one can give to the question at this time is that we have absolutely no idea” Baum says To him social resilience after a catastrophe is just another question for scientists to address instead of leaving it to dystopian writers and doomsday preppers Not that he has anything against survivalists “As much as they might seem silly on television I’m actually a little happier knowing that there are people out there doing that stuff” Baum says He quickly adds “Hopefully it’ll never come down to just that” Additional articles in our Natural Hazards feature package: the planet has been exiled to the cold outer reaches of the solar system. download shlf1314n Express App More Related News 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