Supertech seeks 1,500 crore from pressure fund to finish 12 housing projects
NEW DELHI: Realty firm Supertech on Sunday said it has sought $1,500 crore from the government’s recently created stress fund to finish its 12 ongoing housing projects at Noida and Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh.
The company said these 12 projects comprising 20,000 flats are in an advanced stage of completion and it requires last-minute funding to complete the pending works and deliver units to homebuyers.
In November, the central government announced a $25,000-crore finance to help complete over 1,500 stalled housing projects, including even the ones that have been announced NPAs or admitted for bankruptcy proceedings.
The move is likely to help 4.58 lakh housing units across the country. Just projects with positive net worth will be provided funds. Real estate developers were asked to apply to seek money from this fund.
“We’ve applied for stress fund of $1,500 crore for our 12 projects nearing completion in Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway to complete 20,000 flats in 1-2 decades,” Supertech Ltd Chairman R K Arora told PTI.
“We are qualified for stress fund and hope to get the same,” he added. The Finance Ministry had said that the maximum funding would be $400 crore for any single project that will seek help in the’special window’ or the alternative investment fund (AIF).
SBICAP Ventures has been appointed to manage the AIF.
The Centre would infuse $10,000 crore while the remaining would be provided LIC and by SBI. Lakhs of home buyers are stuck in various housing projects throughout the country. The National Capital Region is the most affected as many builders, including Amrapali, Unitech and Jaypee Infratech, failed to give possession of flats in time. Developers are banking on this fund to help boost sluggish demand in residential property industry but also to bail out the business.
Dell will soon allow users to interact in their laptops with their iPhones
It looks like Dell is attempting to create it’s laptops more appealing to users that are iPhone. According to a report by Boolmberg, the computer manufacturer will be releasing software that will let users mirror their iPhone’s screen on their Dell laptops. The report notes that the upgrade will rollout to Dell’s Mobile Connect software in the coming months as an upgrade. The software currently works with Android devices, and permit users to pair their Android phone.
The report adds that the software would work with the Dell XPS, Inspiron, Vostro and Alienware laptops which ran Windows 10, and requires users to download of an app on the iPhone. Those using the program will be able to get notifications and send texts.
They will also have the ability to drag and drop photos, videos and other files .
Dell is also expected to showcase a number of different devices at CES 2020. It would incorporate a DEll XPS 13 as well as new additions to the Latitude lineup of devices and displays that are new.
With the Consumer Electronics Show just a few days away, Dell, isn’t waiting around for the expo. The business has announced several products across multiple portfolios including many new displays an updated version of the XPS 13 and even additions to the lineup of machines.
Dell claims that the XPS 13 houses the world’s first four-sided display that is near-bezelless. It is believed to come with a 16:10 aspect ratio for the display. The new XPS 13 features slightly broader keycaps, placed in the carbon fiber keyboard island. The Dell XPS 13 will feature processors from the 10th generation Ice Lake chips of Intel. In addition to this new XPS 13, Dell is also announcing a Developer edition of the XPS 13 that will include Ubuntu 18.04LTS rather than Windows 10. The new XPS 13 is reported to be available onwards in select countries for a price of $999. Globally availability to start in February.
Alien life is out there, but our theories are not helping us find it
If we discovered evidence of alien life, would we even realise it?
But is interpret the data we have with our current best theory, not with some upcoming idea. This is a significant issue for those involved in the search for extraterrestrial life.
Anticipate the unexpected.’
However, is it possible to’expect the unexpected’? These reflect a level of luck on behalf of the researchers involved. When it comes to alien life, is it enough for scientists to assume’we’ll know it when we see it’?
Results seem to tell us that expecting the unexpected is extraordinarily difficult. ‘We often miss what we do not expect to see,’ according to cognitive psychologist Daniel Simons, famous for his work on inattentional blindness. His experiments have shown how people can miss a gorilla banging on its chest. If our attention is occupied, in the former case, we overlook the gorilla. From the latter, we overlook the anomaly because we have prior expectations.
There are a lot of examples in the history of science. Philosophers describe this sort of phenomenon as’theory-ladenness of monitoring’. What we detect depends, quite heavily sometimes, on our notions, concepts, background beliefs and prior expectations. What we take to be important can be biased in this way.
By way of example, when scientists found evidence of low levels of ozone it was initially dismissed by them as data that was poor. It was ruled by the scientists out in advance, with no prior theoretical reason to expect a hole. Thankfully, they were minded to double check, and the discovery was made.
Could a similar thing happen in the search for extraterrestrial life? Scientists studying planets in other solar systems (exoplanets) are overwhelmed by the abundance of possible observation targets competing for their attention. In the last 10 years scientists have identified more than 3,650 planets – more than one a day. With missions such as NASA’s TESS exoplanet hunter this trend will continue.
Every exoplanet and each is full of physical and chemical complexity. It is so easy to imagine a case where scientists don’t double check a target that is flagged as’lacking significance’, but whose great significance will be recognised on closer analysis or using a non-standard theoretical approach.
We shouldn’t exaggerate the theory-ladenness of monitoring. From the Müller-Lyer illusion, a lineup in arrowheads pointing outwards appears shorter than an equally long line with arrowheads pointing inwards. Yet even if we know for sure that the two lines are the exact same length, our perception is unaffected and the illusion remains. Similarly, a sharp-eyed scientist might notice something her concept tells her she should not be seeing. And if just 1 scientist sees something significant scientist in the field will know about it.
History also demonstrates that scientists are able to notice surprising phenomena, even biased scientists who have a pet theory that does not match the phenomena. The 19th-century physicist David Brewster thought that light is made up of particles traveling in a straight line. But this didn’t influence his observations of numerous phenomena related to light, such as what is called birefringence in bodies. Sometimes observation is definitely not theory-laden, at least not.
We need to be open-minded
Certainly, scientists can’t proceed by just observing. Scientific observation needs to be directed. But at the same time, if we are to’expect the unexpected’, we can’t allow theory to influence what we see, and what counts as important. We need to remain open-minded, encouraging exploration of the happenings in similar scholars of yesteryear and the style of Brewster.
Studying the universe isn’t only a scientific endeavour – . The tendency to describe science disparagingly as’fishing expeditions’ is very likely to damage scientific progress. Areas need exploring, and we can not know in advance what we will find.
In the search for life, scientists have to be. And this means a certain amount of encouragement for techniques and non-mainstream ideas. Examples from previous science (including latest ones) show that non-mainstream ideas can sometimes be strongly held back. Space agencies such as NASA must learn from these cases if they believe that, in the search for alien life, we should’expect the unexpected’.