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India Isloated in Region
After being "dropped" from a key rail project in southeastern Iran along the border with Afghanistan, India is also set to lose an ambitious gas field project in the country that had been in the pipeline for past 10 years.
India's Ministry of External Affairs in a statement on Thursday said Tehran would develop the Farzad-B gas field in the Persian Gulf region "on its own" and might engage India "appropriately at a later stage".
Last week, Masoud Karbasian, managing director of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), told reporters that a new operator had been roped in to develop the gas field, replacing India's ONGC.
The field, estimated to possess 21.7 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves, 12.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 212 million barrels of gas condensates, was discovered in 2008 by a consortium of three Indian companies — ONGC, Oil India Limited and Indian Oil Corporation.
According to the deal, the Indian side was supposed to develop the field but they abruptly stopped work in 2012, following the intensification of sanctions against Iran.
After sanctions were eased in 2015 following the signing of a nuclear deal between Iran and Western countries, India showed its willingness to return to the project.
However, things again fell apart amid the reinstatement of US sanctions on Iran in May 2018, which further "discouraged" India from making headway in the project, said sources familiar with the issue who requested not to be named.
"By May 2018, the two sides had made tremendous progress and agreed on key details of the project," the sources said. "However, the US sanctions played the spoilsport."
The two sides had disagreements among themselves as well, particularly on the number of pipelines to be laid and financial investment in the development plan, according to reports.
In May 2019, Iran's oil minister, Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, said his ministry had devised a plan to finance the development of the Farzad-B gas field.
The NIOC had asked the Indian side to submit a financial plan for the field's development. However, Tehran was "not impressed" with the plan and asked for a new one, said the sources. India had reportedly made a $5.5 billion investment plan
In August 2019, after slow progress by the Indian side to submit a new plan, Karbasian said Iran would proceed with another operator for the project.
India's External Affairs Ministry, however, said the "follow-up bilateral cooperation" was impacted by "policy changes on the Iranian side".
India's loss of the project marks a "big setback" for relations between the two countries, Tehran-based analysts, who asked to remain anonymous, told Anadolu Agency, as the Farzad-B gas field and Chabahar port were the two largest bilateral accomplishments between the two sides.
Earlier reports claimed that Iran had "dropped" India from a rail project after the Indian side showed reluctance to start work due to US sanctions.
Read: Iran drops India from key Chabahar project
The memorandum of understanding to construct the 628-kilometre railway line from the port city of Chabahar to Zahedan was first discussed between the two sides in May 2016.
It came on the sidelines of the signing of a trilateral agreement between India, Iran and Afghanistan to develop a transport and trade corridor from India to Afghanistan through the Chabahar port in southeast Iran. The port has been operational since 2016 and has been exempted from US sanctions.
India's External Affairs Ministry dismissed the reports that Iran excluded it from the rail project as "speculative," saying Tehran was to "nominate an authorised entity to finalise outstanding technical and financial issues". The matter, it said, was "still awaited".
"IRCON was appointed by Government of India to assess the feasibility of the project. It was working with CDTIC, an Iranian company under their Ministry of Railways in that regard. IRCON has completed the site inspection and review of the feasibility report," the ministry said in a statement on Thursday, referring to the state-run Indian infrastructure firm undertaking the project.
"Detailed discussions were thereafter held on other relevant aspects of the project, which had to take into account the financial challenges that Iran was facing. In December 2019, these issues were reviewed in detail at the 19th India-Iran Joint Commission Meeting in Tehran."
Read: US sanctions, coronavirus make for Iran's toughest year, says Rouhani
An official from Iran's Ports and Maritime Organisation has also denied the reports. However, he said Iran "has not inked any deal with India" for the construction of the Chabahar-Zahedan railroad.
"Iran has only signed two agreements with Indians for investment in Chabahar: One is related to the port's machinery and equipment, and the second is related to India's investment to the tune of $150m," Farhad Montaser told state news agency IRNA on Wednesday.
According to the 2016 MoU between India's IRCON and Iran’s CDTIC, IRCON was to "provide requisite services for the construction of Chabahar-Zahedan railway line which forms part of transit and transportation corridor in trilateral agreement between India, Iran and Afghanistan".
Services to be provided by IRCON, as part of the MoU, included all "superstructure work and financing the project", estimated to be around $1.6 billion.
However, the two sides failed to reach an agreement, sources said. Last week, Iran went ahead with a track-laying ceremony for the rail line, which will eventually stretch to Zaranj on the Afghan side.
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A step Forward to Bright Future of Pakistan CPEC
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be a ‘game changer’ for the motherland, bringing unprecedented prosperity and progress to the country.
“It (CPEC) is a project that will take Pakistan to new heights [of prosperity],” the prime minister said after witnessing the signing of agreement with China Gezhouba for Azad Pattan hydropower project at a ceremony held at PM Office on Monday.
“Pakistan can learn with the progress made by emerging economic power, China, during the last 30 years,” Mr Khan said. He said he was glad that the hydropower project was being commissioned under the CPEC. “Earlier, the CPEC was confined to road connectivity, but now other aspects of the corridor are being unfolded,” he added.
A part of CPEC, with an investment of $1.5 billion, 700.7-megawatt Azad Pattan will not involve fuel import, thus enabling the country to move towards cheaper and greener power while generating local job opportunities.
The project is located at River Jhelum and is expected to be completed in 2026.
“Time would prove the long-term benefits of CPEC, which is based on the economic cooperation between Pakistan and China,” the prime minister said, adding that Pakistan could learn a lot from the emerging world economic power, China. He expressed the optimism that the two countries would continue to benefit from the time-tested cooperation in diverse fields.
Referring to the signing of the agreement for Azad Pattan hydropower project, PM Khan said it was part of the investment to complete the power project based on clean energy. “Unlike the past, the project will not burden the people. The previous governments launched costly projects, which were made functional with imported fuel, thus increasing the cost of energy manifolds and stressing the local currency,” he added.
Mr Khan said that power projects based on imported fuel cost the country dearly, with the result that the industry could not compete with those in the neighbouring countries which were using low-cost energy. “This also caused burden on domestic consumers,” he added.
The prime minister said the hydropower generation was considered as a major source of clean energy, which was also in line with his government’s policy of ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ and regarded as environment friendly. “It will also diminish the impacts of the global warming,” he added.
Mr Khan appreciated the energy ministry, CPEC Authority, the governments of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab for the agreement regarding the power project.
Speaking on the occasion, CPEC Authority Chairman retired Lt-Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa said the project would be completed by utilising the indigenous resources. “Work on CPEC projects continued with full force despite Covid-19 pandemic, generating job opportunities,” he added.
He said during the last 10 days, they had signed agreements for bringing in $4 billion investment and for generation of 1,800MW low-cost power. The projects would also provide jobs to about 8,000 locals, he added.
Chinese ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing, Chinese company authorities, ministers and senior officials also witnessed the signing of the agreement.
India Spoiling Afghan Peace Process To Damage Pakistan Concerns
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday warned about ‘spoilers’ trying to undermine the peace process in Afghanistan as efforts for kick-starting the long-elusive intra-Afghan dialogue continue.
“Afghan peace process has entered a critical phase. We, therefore, need to remain alert to the elements, who are attempting to sabotage the progress,” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told US Special Envoy for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad.
Mr Khalilzad, accompanied by his delegation, reached here from Tashkent (Uzbekistan), as part of his three-nation trip that will also include Doha (Qatar). In Tashkent, the special envoy met foreign ministers from five Central Asian States — Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyz Republic — under the C5+1 dialogue format to urge them support the Afghan peace efforts.
Mr Qureshi, while reaffirming Pakistan’s continued support for peace efforts, said: “Pakistan remains committed to working with international and regional stakeholders for sustainable, peaceful, and political resolution of the Afghan dispute.”
The foreign minister welcomed the readiness of both Afghan government and the Taliban for participation in the intra-Afghan dialogue and announcement of their negotiation teams. He said the dialogue would pave the way for lasting peace in the war-ravaged country that has been in conflict for decades.
Qureshi in meeting with Khalilzad urges ‘all sides’ to reduce violence
The Afghan government and the Taliban have also agreed on Doha as the venue for their talks. However, the delay in the release of prisoners has been holding up the start of the negotiations, which were originally scheduled to commence on March 10 following the signing of Doha Accord between the US and the insurgent group.
Afghan authorities, as per the agreement, were to release 5,000 insurgency fighters, while the Taliban were to set free 1,000 Afghan forces men in their custody. Kabul claims to have released 4,000 Taliban and the Taliban say they have freed about 700 government soldiers. There are, however, differences between the two sides over the numbers.
Head of Taliban Political Office Mullah Baradar, in a video conference with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday night, said the delay in the start of negotiations was because of slow process of releasing the detainees, and the establishment of security points by government security forces.
Another sticking point is the heightened violence. The Taliban say their fighters conducted ‘operations’ against Afghan forces trespassing the areas held by them, otherwise they have abided by the understating on lowering violence by not attacking major cities and military installations.
Mr Qureshi expressed the hope that release of prisoners would be completed soon. He further urged “all sides” to reduce violence.
There have been questions about high-profile assassinations and attacks in and around Kabul, including the June 23 killing of Afghan prosecutors and government employees, and the bombing of a vehicle carrying human rights activist Fatima Khalil on June 27.
These attacks have not been claimed by any group. Amb Khalilzad had after the killing of the prosecutors tweeted: “This attack underscores what we all know: Spoilers (both domestic and foreign) are trying to disrupt and delay.”
Mr Qureshi, in his meeting, re-emphasised the need for being alert to the sinister designs of the ‘spoilers’.
Mr Khalilzad is being accompanied on this trip by Chief Executive Office of US International Development Finance Corporation (USDFC) Adam Boehler. He is pushing Trump administration’s plans for increased regional connectivity, trade and development.
The USDFC was set up in 2018 for American investments in development projects in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Many suspect it to have been set up for countering China’s Belt and Road Initiative and its flagship project China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Nothing was said in the Foreign Office’s media statement about what is being offered by the USDFC.
Death of Elephants in Bostwana
Hundreds of elephants have died mysteriously in Botswana's famed Okavango Delta, the head of the wildlife department said on Thursday, ruling out poaching as the tusks were found intact.
The landlocked southern African country has the world's largest elephant population, estimated to be around 130,000.
“We have had a report of 356 dead elephants in the area north of the Okavango Delta and we have confirmed 275 so far,” Cyril Taolo, the acting director of the department of Wildlife and National Parks, told AFP in a text message.
He said the cause of the deaths was yet to be established with anthrax having been ruled out.
“We do not suspect poaching since (the) animals were found with tusks,” he said.
Samples have been collected and sent to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Canada for testing.
Similar deaths were first reported in May when authorities found 12 carcasses in just a week in two villages in the northwest of the country.
The latest discoveries were flagged by a wildlife conservation charity, Elephants Without Borders (EWB), whose confidential report referring to the 356 dead elephants, was leaked to the media on Wednesday.
EWB suspects the elephants have been dying in the area for about three months.
According to the report dated June 19, 2020, “70 per cent of elephant carcasses were considered recent, having died about a month ago, and 30 per cent of the carcasses appeared fresh, ranging from one day to two weeks old”.
“There was good evidence to show elephants of all ages and sex appear to be dying,” said the report penned by EWB director Mike Chase.
Several live elephants appeared to have been weak, lethargic and emaciated, with some showing signs of disorientation, difficulty in walking or limping, EWB said.
“One elephant was observed walking in circles, unable to change direction although being encouraged by other herd members,” said the report.
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Genes mutation detection using DNA hybridization method (DO IT YOURSELF TECHNIQUE):
Author: UMAIR MASOOD
In biology mutation is a change in the nucleotide sequences of the DNA of an organism Mainly there are three types of mutation: point mutation, deletion and insertions. Once the mutation has been defined allele specific oligonucleotide hybridization, amplification, heteroduplex formation method referred to as a diagnostic method some advance technique like CRISPR cas9 system is using for selected mutagenesis. The investigation of mutants obtained using CRISPRCas9 requires particular methods for mutation detection and the enzyme mismatch cleavage technique is used for this purpose. T7 Endonuclease (cleaves non-perfectly matched DNA) to detect on selected CRISPRCas9 editing events in cells. The PCR by-product is denatured and reannealed to construct heteroduplex mismatches where double-strand breaks have to happen, resulting in insertion, deletion. The principle behind mutation detection using hybridization method that a complementary sequence of gene can be isolated from healthier Organism (pig, Mouse, Monkey, bacteria, cow) Bind to the mutation gene can be isolated from patient. However, gene are labeled with fluorescent the mixture of healthier gene and mutation gene combine in a single tube the mixture is incubate 37°C and then cool so the Healthier gene and mutation gene can bind to each other. After the reaction is done hybridization genes (healthier and mutation gene) can be observed under P51™ Molecular Fluorescence Viewer. We can use a fluorescence color, fluorescence are absorbed UV-light and emit the energy backout the visible that we can see. The hybridization or mutation detection based on color intensity of fluorescence in this case hybridization means the desire gene which is going to tested is healthier because they can completely bind with healthier gene and emit a fluorescence light
Bacterial cell gene editing protocol:
- Take an Agar media, such as “LB Agar Media”, “LB Strep/Kan Agar Media”and discard its contents into the 250mL glass bottle.
- utilize the 50mL conical tube add 150mL of water to the glass bottle
- Heat the agar to dissolve it, then it will harden when it cools
- pour the seven plates
- store in your fridge at 4°C
Making competent bacteria:
- Add reagents in the following sequence:
- Polyethylene Glycol 10%
- Dimethyl Sulfoxide 5%
- 25mM Calcium Chloride 25mM
- Streak out a new plate of bacteria using an inoculation loop and let it grow
- 100uL of Transformation mix to a new microcentrifuge tube
- utilize an inoculation loop, soothing scrape some bacteria off of your fresh
- plate and mix it into the transformation mix. Mix until any big cluster have
- Find the DNA tube tag “Cas9 and tracrRNA” and, utilize your pipette, put-on 10uL to your competent cell mixture
- Find the DNA tube tag “crRNA” and, utilize your pipette, add 10uL to the
- same competent cell mixture
- Incubate tube in the fridge for 30 minutes
- Incubate the tube for 30 seconds in 42°C water
- Put-on 1mL water to one of the LB media microcentrifuge tubes and waggle to dissolve the LB
- utilize the pipette, put-on 100uL of LB media to your competent cell mixture
- containing your DNA
- Incubate the tube at 37°C for 1 hour
- utilize the pipette, put-on100uL of your CRISPR transformation mixture on
- top of an LB Strep/Kan Agar plate
- utilize an inoculation loop, softly spread the bacteria around the plate and let dry for 10 minutes
- Incubate the plate at 37°C for 16-24 hours
Crispr cas9 Gene editing:
- A few years ago, some researchers realized that they could use CRISPR cas9 to gene-editing tools. A part of DNA I like to change if I know the sequence of a gene. I can build a CRISPR that carry a matching code. one inside the cell CRISPR cas9 will scan the DNA until it finds that exact spots. when it does, it cut the DNA right there. now I have the broken gene I can inserted new sequence into the gap.
1. Cas9 Protein
2. GuideRNA (gRNA)
3. Template DNA
- The Cas9 protein is the scissor of CRISPR. It binds the gene targeted for editing. If a gene is a match, the Cas9 protein will cut the DNA.
cas9 protein components:
- REC I, REC II
- Bridge helix
- Pam interacting
RECI and REC II:
- REC1 and REC2 domains bind the complementary area of the guide RNA. Mutations to the REC2 causes a minimum decrease in Cas9 activity, while mutations in the REC1 terminate activity completely.
- The RuvC Nuclease start cleavage of the DNA strand not complementary to the guide RNA. Mutation of any of the catalytic amino acids cause a loss-of-function of the RuvC nuclease
- The HNH nuclease of Cas9 cleaves the DNA strand complementary to the RNA guide. mutation causes inactivating the nuclease so the DNA would remain bound without cleavage
- Bridge helix mainly increases or decreases the Cas9 sensitivity to mismatches.
- A protospacer adjacent motif (PAM) is a (2–6-base pair) DNA sequence straight away following the DNA sequence targeted by the Cas9 nuclease. Domain found in the C-terminal of bacterial type II CRISPR system Cas9 endonuclease is located in the structure-DNA-complex to accept the PAM sequence on the non-complementary DNA strand of the crRNA
- Guide RNA that guides the insertion or deletion. The terms "guide RNA" are also used in prokaryotic DNA editing.
3. Template DNA:
- Once the Cas9 protein cut on the gene cell start to try and repair the process called Homologous Recombination. During this repair process, the cell is looking for a DNA template to figure out how to fill in the gene that was cut.
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Piratas informáticos lograron hacerse con 130 cuentas, y en 45 de ellas pudieron iniciar un restablecimiento de contraseña y tuitear con el fin de realizar una estafa con criptomonedas.
Los 'hackers', que realizaron el ataque masivo contra Twitter este miércoles, "manipularon con éxito a un pequeño número de empleados y utilizaron sus credenciales para acceder a los sistemas internos de Twitter", ha revelado la plataforma este 18 de julio, al compartir los últimos avances de su investigación. Tras acceder a las herramientas que solo están disponibles para los equipos de soporte interno, los piratas informáticos apuntaron contra 130 cuentas de la red social. "En 45 de esas cuentas, los atacantes pudieron iniciar un restablecimiento de contraseña, iniciar sesión y tuitear", han señalado. Además, los investigadores de Twitter creen que los 'hackers' podrían haber intentado vender algunos de los nombres de usuario y al menos desde 8 de las cuentas afectadas intentaron descargar la información personal a través de la herramienta 'Your Twitter Data' (Sus datos de Twitter), con la que el propietario puede obtener un resumen detallado de las actividades de su cuenta. Desde la red social aseguran que ninguna de estas 8 cuentas era verificada. A qué datos accedieron Desde Twitter han asegurado que "la gran mayoría" de sus usuarios no debería preocuparse de que los 'hackers' vieran alguna información privada de sus cuentas. No obstante, en lo que se refiere a las 130 cuentas afectadas "los atacantes pudieron ver información personal, incluidas direcciones de correo electrónico y números de teléfono" que se muestran a algunos de los empleados que usan las herramientas de soporte interno de Twitter. Además, es posible que los 'hackers' hayan podido ver alguna "información adicional" de las cuentas afectadas, indican desde Twitter, especificando que varios equipos trabajan 24 horas al día para investigar el ataque y determinar acciones a largo plazo para mejorar la seguridad de sus sistemas. Twitter ha señalado que de momento se guarda algunos detalles, en aras de proteger lo que están descubriendo. Posibles responsables El periódico estadounidense The New York Times afirma haber contactado con un grupo de al menos 4 personas jóvenes que aseguran haber participado de un modo u otro en el reciente 'hackeo' masivo de Twitter. Uno ellos —quien interactuó bajo el apodo 'lol'— dijo al periódico que vive en la costa oeste de EE.UU. y tiene unos 20 años. Otro supuesto pirata informático se hace llamar 'ever so anxious' y afirma que tiene 19 años y vive en el sur del Reino Unido con su madre. Ambos afirman que fueron contactados por una tercera persona, Kirk, que supuestamente desempeñó un papel clave en el ataque cibernético contra Twitter. Este contó a 'lol' y 'ever so anxious' que estaba trabajando en esta compañía y para demostrarlo les mandó varias capturas de pantalla de las cuentas a las que accedió mediante las herramientas internas de Twitter. Tras efectuar el ataque cibernético Kirk dejó de responder a los mensajes de sus cómplices y desapareció.
- Piratas informáticos accedieron este 15 de julio a las cuentas de varias personalidades, como Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Kanye West, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, entre otros
- Haciéndose pasar por las personalidades mencionadas publicaron en sus perfiles un mensaje pidiendo a los seguidores transferir bitcoins a una cuenta especificada con la promesa de duplicar posteriormente la cantidad transferida
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Vols spéciaux: les tarifs sont-ils réellement fixes? La compagnie répond - Médias 24
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