Friday, November 17, 2017

Glacial dust streams into the Gulf of Alaska

16th November 2017
Glacial Dust from the Copper River Valley
The NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite’s VIIRS instrument captured this plume of glacial dust streaming into the Gulf of Alaska from the Copper River Valley. As glaciers flow, they grind against underlying bedrock, which produces a very fine powder known as “glacial flour” or “rock flour.” Rich in iron, this silty substance often flows into rivers and lakes, giving the water a brown or grey tinge. When water levels are low, the flour dries out on riverbanks and deltas. Winds then lift the dust into the air and can transport it over several hundred miles of open ocean. Researchers are using satellite data to better understand how glacial dust events in the Gulf of Alaska can trigger phytoplankton growth, which affects marine ecosystems in the region.

Although true-color images like this may appear to be photographs of Earth, they aren't. They are created by combining data from the three color channels on the VIIRS instrument sensitive to the red, green and blue (or RGB) wavelengths of light into one composite image. In addition, data from several other channels are often also included to cancel out or correct atmospheric interference that may blur parts of the image.   
(Image and details source:NOAA/NASA)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Heavy rain and snow battering the Pacific Northwest

14th November 2017
The storm system will deliver high winds and heavy rain

A strong low pressure system approaches the Pacific Northwest in this image from NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite, taken November 14, 2017. The storm system will deliver high winds and heavy rain to coastal areas, while heavy snow is expected across the mountain ranges of the Pacific Northwest and parts of the Sierra Nevada. The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings in high-elevation regions of the Pacific Northwest, and gale warnings are in effect along the Oregon and Washington coasts.

Created by our partners at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, the experimental geocolor imagery enhancement displays geostationary satellite data in different ways depending on whether it is day or night. In daytime imagery (shown here), land and shallow-water features appear as they do in true-color imagery. Please note: GOES-16 data are currently experimental and under going testing and should not be used operationally. (Image and detail source:NOAA

NOAA National Weather Service 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Flag March by Revolutionary Party of India (RMPI)

Centenary Celebration of Russian October Revolution

Ludhiana: 7th November 2017: (Punjab Screen Team)::

The Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI ) organised a flag march in the city today to commorate 100 years of Russian Revolution led by com. VI Lenin. This revolution left an indelible mark on whole world. It brought Russia to the status of a world super power ending poverty and unemployment . it paved the way for Quality Education Health and other basic needs for all its citizens. not only that Russia could help many countries to win freedom and embark upon the path of development. It also impressed thousands of thinkers intellectuals and revolutionaries like Shaheed Bhagat Singh who also set forth Socialism as a goal for India alongwith winning freedom from the British Imperialists.

        As a result of such sacrifices our country could win freedom in 1947 but the goal of Revolution ( Inqulab ) to a socialist India is still unfulfilled. The dispensations at the helm under both congress led UPA and BJP led NDA have been working to serve the interests of Indian and foreign MNC's thus forcing millions of workers peasants small traders and enterpreneurs to live a miserable life. The present capitalist path of development  has led to so called jobless growth thus leading to unprecedented groth of unemployment for the youth particularly the ones who got costly and unaffordable education. The only solution for India's problems is a socialist revolution. This was stated by com. Jagtar Singh district secretary RMPI  Com Raghbir Singh and Com Mohinder Singh Acharwal Amarjit Singh Sehzad Jamhoori Kissan Sabha leaders Harnek Singh Shaheed Bhagat Singh Naujwan Sabha Leader Com Charanjit Singh MNREGEA workers union leader. This flag march starting from Verka Milk Plant passed through Bhai Bala Chowk Ghumar Mandi Domoria Bridge  Raiway Station  Jagraon bridge Dholewl Chowk Bus Stand New courts Pakhowal Road and culminated at Phullanwal Ludhiana.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Smog Blankets Upper Indus-Ganga Plain

2nd Nov 2017
Heavy traffic also among contributing factors to the pollution
Smog covers the Upper Ganga Plain in India and Pakistan and settles in the valleys of the western Himalaya Mountains in this Suomi NPP VIIRS image from November 1, 2017. Cities of this region like Delhi are experiencing spikes in pollution levels and very poor air quality. Local news sources report heavy traffic, waste burning and crop fires to be contributing factors to the pollution. (Detail and Image Source:NOAA)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Unconcerned, Casual and Callous Attitude alleged

Central Bank Employees Criticized Bank Management 
Ludhiana: 17th October 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

The employees and officers of Central Bank of India in large number staged a demonstration against the management to press for their long outstanding demands. This was held in front of the Regional Office of the bank situated at Ferozepur road Ludhiana. Their demands include immediate appointment of the wards of the members who died in harness which are about 200 in number and  lingering for the last two years. The second major demand is recruitment of  all the officers  and clerks allocated  by IBPS. This demonstration is part of the all india agitation call given by All India Central Bank Employees Federation and All India Central Bank Officers Association. Speakers told that the compassionate appointment scheme has been reintroduced in the banks from 5th August 2014 after a long persuation by our apex body AIBEA. Only 7 or 8 substaff members have been given appointment, whereas around 200 appointments are kept pending  for the last more than 2 years. Similarly recently IBPS has allocated around 1860 single window operators, around 500 AFO’s and around 300 PO’s  at the request of Central Bank Management. Bank has preferred to appoint very less number of employees and officers contrary to the need of the branches, leaving the majority of the vacancies unfilled. The leaders criticized the unconcerned attitude of the central office management towards the family meembers of the deceased employees. They declared that if the demands are not fulfilled then there will be one day strike on 7th December 2017. The leaders who addressed included Com. Rajesh Verma-- President, Com. M S Bhatia- Regional Secretary of Central Bank Of India Employees Union ( North Zone) and Com. Gurmeet Singh- Deputy General Secretary and Com. Sunil Grover- Regional Secretary, Central Bank Officers Union( Chd. Zone). The unions are affiliated to AIBEA and AIBOA.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

'International Ozone Day' was celebrated by GCG

Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 5:02 PM
Poster making competition was also organised
Ludhiana: 16th September 2017:(Punjab Screen Bureau)::

'International Ozone Day' was celebrated in Govt. College for Girls, Ludhiana by Environment Society of the college. College principal Prof.(Dr.) Mohinder Kaur Grewal was the honourable chief guest on this occasion. Dr. Manju Sahni, Head of department of Botany gave a warm welcome to principal madam. Pertiksha and Anchal welcomed the audience. With the help of Power point presentation, they made the students aware about the formation of ozone layer. A small open quiz was also organised to check the awareness about ozone layer created among the students. Poster making competition was also organised on the occasion. The winners of this competition are:
1st Jasmeet Kaur, M,Sc. I
2nd Sandhya Chaudhary and Amandeep Kaur, M.Sc I
3rd Tanveen Kaur and Zakia, M.Sc. I
Consolation Prize: Taranjeet Kaur M.Sc.I
The function beautifully ended with the precious words of respected Principal Madam.   

Friday, September 15, 2017

SPS Hospital will organise “DIL KI DAUD”

Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 1:57 PM
Registrations starts on 3 places
Ludhiana:September 15th 2017: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
Satguru Partap Singh Hospitals Ludhiana will organised a Mini Marathon under the name of DIL KI DAUD on september 30. It will be starts from Guru Nanak Dev Stadium. We are announcing the opening of registrations for the 4th Edition of SPS 10K Run from Today. The 10K run and 5K run event would be held at 06:00 AM from Guru Nanak Dev Stadium on 30th September 2017.
The registration forms are available at:
  • SPS Hospital Ludhiana–Sherpur Chowk, GT Road Ludhiana.
  • SPS Dialysis Centre–Model Town, Ludhiana.
  • Pavilion Mall–Near Fountain Chowk Ludhiana
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jugdiep Singh, MD – SPS Hospitals Ludhiana said, SPS 10K Run which is now in its’ 4th edition is a renowned event promoting healthy lifestyle amongst the citizens of Ludhiana and Punjab. This event is conducted regularly every year near the World Heart Day to spread awareness on the idiom of “Prevention is better than Cure”.

Mr. Jai Singh, Director–SPS Hospitals Ludhiana added that this time the event is going to be a timed event and would also be broadened to include 400m, 800m, javelin and shot-put throw, so as to give more opportunities to the budding athletes of the city and the state.
Dr. Ajay Angirish, COO – SPS Hospitals Ludhiana, further added that such events are better executed when society and organizations join hands, and seeing the overwhelming support from last 3 years, we are encouraged to conduct such health awareness events every year. Mr. Tejdeep Singh Randhawa, Senior Marketing Manager and Mr. Gurdarshan Singh Maangat, Marketing Manager were also present.