Centre issues fresh thunderstorm warning for Bengal three other states

first_imgNew Delhi: A fresh warning about thunderstorm and squall hitting West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh was issued on Friday, the home ministry said, and noted that 124 people were killed while more than 300 injured in five states due to thunderstorm and lightning in the last two days. The maximum casualty was reported in Uttar Pradesh where 73 people were killed, while 91 others were injured.Most of the deaths and injuries in the state took place in Agra region, a home ministry spokesperson said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIn Rajasthan, altogether 35 people were killed and 206 injured, while eight people were killed in Telangana, six in Uttarakhand and two in Punjab. Nearly 100 people were injured in Telangana, Uttarakhand and Punjab.Following the thunderstorms, power supply was cut off in many areas as the squall uprooted trees and snapped electricity cables. At least 12,000 electric poles were uprooted and 2,500 transformers damaged in the affected states in the last two days. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe home ministry spokesperson said a fresh warning had been issued about possible thunderstorms accompanied with squall which may hit four states – West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh – on Friday.The thunderstorm accompanied with squall are very likely at isolated places over Assam and Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura.Isolated places in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Punjab, Bihar, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Odisha, northwest Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Rayalaseema, north coastal Andhra Pradesh, interior Tamil Nadu and Kerala are very likely to experience thunderstorm along with gusty winds. Heavy rains are very likely at isolated places over Tamil Nadu and Kerala, while dust storm and thunderstorm very likely at isolated places over Rajasthan.The home ministry has also issued an advisory for Saturday saying thunderstorm accompanied with squall are very likely at isolated places in Uttarakhand, Assam and Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Sub Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.A thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds are very likely to occur at isolated places in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Gangetic West Bengal. Heavy rains are very likely at isolated places in Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura. Dust storms are Most likely at isolated places in Rajasthan, an official said.In Hyderabad and the outskirts, heavy downpour with hailstorm and strong gales uprooted trees in several areas in the city, damaging vehicles and bringing the traffic to a halt. Many parts of the Telangana capital have been without power since Thursday night. Six people were killed in weather-related incidents in Telangana including two boys killed by lightning in Hyderabad.last_img read more

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Do You Need to Learn to Code

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » November 26, 2018 My employees, students, advisees and investees have all asked me the question, “Do I need to learn to code?” My basic answer is, “Yes. And you’re going to love it!”Also, it’s important. As famed innovator Marc Andreessen put it: “The spread of computers and the internet will put jobs in two categories: people who tell computers what to do, and people who are told by computers what to do.”Related: Why Your Next Hire Should Be a Coding School GraduateTo be one of those people telling computers what to do, you don’t need to be a career coder. Innovation skills like figuring out what software might do for a customer that’s valuable and how the user should experience your software remain extremely important. That said, you want to make sure you have the creative confidence to be intimately involved in the process of software creation.My advice is to start by practicing with something small and relevant to your line of work. It won’t be hard, but it will take some energy and endurance. Other than becoming a career coder, here are three good reasons you might want to learn how to code along with suggestions on how to get started:1. Change web page content on your own without tapping someone on the shoulder.Yes, great idea! Honestly, in my opinion not being able to work with HTML and CSS (code for creating web pages) is equivalent to being illiterate. I know that sounds stark, but the good news is that this problem is easily solved.Codeacademy has terrific online courses in subject like HTML and CSSthat are totally free. For best results, pair tutorials with a project you can work on, so you can apply skills immediately.When learning to code, it’s more about creative confidence and the ability to figure things out that’s key.2. Present your ideas with prototypes instead of PowerPoints.Good on you! You’ll be much more convincing and engaged with a prototype. This isn’t separate from the above item, but it will involve use of design to figure out what you want to build and a programming language like Javascript or Python.For this, you’ll need to chart your own path. I recommend starting out with a clear objective, so you don’t get lost in the details. Classes that offer design-driven case studies, supporting materials and starter code you can use are beneficial because they show how modern software relates to actual development.Related: Google Launches a Game to Teach Adults How to Code3. Be a better collaborator to the engineers/developers you work with.Yes! Many groups inside companies like Google require that product managers, for example, have a STEM undergraduate degree. These groups have found that it’s a reliable way to make sure they can engage with their collaborators in development.Learning to code will give you intuition about what it is to move from design to code, what’s hard when and why, as well as a sense of what level of detail your collaborators need from you on a particular item.These are all good places to start and having a specific project in mind will allow you to start small.Additionally, here are three bad, or misguided, reasons you might want to learn how to code, along with suggestions about what to do instead:1. Give your developers instructions on how to code in order to work better/faster.No one likes to be told how to do their job. However, they do like to know what constitutes success and the more you can clearly show how what your team is building will be valuable to the user, the better.The punchline here is that for more than 90 percent of the cases I’ve seen, the product/businessperson needs to better test and validate what’s valuable to the user and translate that into development-friendly inputs like storyboards and user stories.For learning how to do that testing and provide those great inputs, I recommend a balanced approach to both designing and coding. Make sure you stay focused on a specific design outcome while you’re coding.Related: Today’s Shortage in Code Development Presents Entrepreneurs With a Massive Opportunity2. Dispute estimates with your collaborators in development.Basically, it’s best to assume your developers know what they’re doing, have good intent and to focus on what you need to do to get them great inputs. If you’re still unsure about that, talk with a development manager or development lead to get some additional perspective.3. Build an app.Great idea! Maybe. You should use tools like design thinking to learn about your customer and the “lean startup” concept to test your idea. Then getting the goodwill and capital to build your software will be a lot easier. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 5 min readlast_img read more

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