Sculpting thoughts

first_imgThis exhibition exhibits various form of sculpture such as imagination, leaf composition, Ganesh, melting form, emerging form, Akshay-Bateshwar, head series, bird bath etc by Gyan Singh. On the other side the rhythmic, architectural and many other forms are presented in the exhibition by young talented and versatile sculptor Amit Singh.National award winner and a gold medalist from BHU Varanasi, senior most sculptor Gyan Singh is the only world fame sculptor who works in variety of stones in the traditional ancient Indian form as well in the contemporary art form. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Gyan Singh has been working on rhythmic series since a long period of time. His abstract yet attractive sculptures are worth watching. He has organised many national how along with solo shows and  has participated in numerable sculpture shows. He has been associated with world class camps and has been a mentor of many throughout the country. He has always converted his thoughts into sculptures. On the other side Amit Singh, post graduated from College of Art, New Delhi is a talented and versatile young sculptor who has earned many prestigious awards on National level. Contemporary artiste Amit works independently and he mostly carves on marble and do metal casting. Amit Singh is more than familiar with the artiste who mouthed the golden words. While he regards the works of Michelangelo as a textbook on sculpture, he draws inspiration from closer quarters. His father and the socio-economic developments in his immediate environment.Where: Sculptor Court, Triveni kala sangam, Tansen MargWhen: On till 11 AprilTimings: 11 am till 7 pmlast_img read more

Centre to offer six CBM blocks for bidding in fifth round

first_img“We have identified 6 CBM blocks for offering in the next round of CBM block auction,” the official said. The blocks are GJ(1)-CBM-2013/V, GJ(2)-CBM-2013/V, GJ(3)-CBM-2013/V, GJ(4)-CBM-2013/V, GJ(5)-CBM-2013/V and GJ(6)-CBM-2013/V, all in Gujarat.In the previous rounds, a total of 33 CBM blocks spread over 16,613 square kilometers had been awarded. The blocks awarded hold 62.4 Trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of in place reserves, out of which 9.9 Tcf has been established so far. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cash“So far only 8 blocks have reached development stage and only one block has reached commercial production stage and four others are producing incidental CBM,” he said. The government, he said, is keen to push for CBM extraction in a big way and will soon announce the 5th round of bidding. “The bid round has to be approved by the Cabinet and once that happens, the government will issue Notice Inviting Offer (NIO),” the official said. “Fiscal and terms of CBM block offering are under finalisation and will need to be approved by the Cabinet.”  Also Read – Lanka launches ambitious tourism programme to woo Indian touristsRoadshows will be held in India and abroad to attract global majors to invest. Of the 33 CBM blocks offered in the first four rounds, four blocks have been given up for poor prospectivity and 12 others are under the relinquishment. Prospecting license for three other blocks had not been granted.So in effect, there are only 14 operational CBM blocks. Among the companies which have relinquished the blocks include Australia-based Dart Energy, which gave up four out of five blocks it had won. BP plc of UK, the only other big foreign name to have bid for CBM blocks in India, too is relinquishing its CBM block in West Bengal. The official said Great Easter Energy Corp’s Raniganj (South) block in West Bengal is the only one on commercial production since July 2007 and is currently producing 0.42 million standard cubic meters per day of gas.last_img read more

Malicious code in npm eventstream package targets a bitcoin wallet and causes

first_imgLast week Ayrton Sparling, a Computer Science major at CSUF, California disclosed that the popular npm package, event-stream, contains a malicious package named flatmap-stream. He disclosed the issue via the GitHub issue on the EventStream’s repository. The event-stream npm package was originally created and maintained by Dominic Tarr. However, this popular package has not been updated for a long time now. According to Thomas Hunter’s post on Medium, “Ownership of event-stream, was transferred by the original author to a malicious user, right9ctrl.  The malicious user was able to gain the trust of the original author by making a series of meaningful contributions to the package.” The malicious owner then added a malicious library named flatmap-stream to the events-stream package as a dependency. This led to a download and invocation of the event-stream package (using the malicious 3.3.6 version) by every user. The malicious library download added up to nearly 8 million downloads since it was included in September 2018. The malicious package represents a highly targeted attack and affects an open source app called bitpay/copay. Copay is a secure bitcoin wallet platform for both desktop and mobile devices. “We know the malicious package specifically targets that application because the obfuscated code reads the description field from a project’s package.json file, then uses that description to decode an AES256 encrypted payload”, said Thomas in his post. Post this breakout, many users from Twitter and GitHub have positively supported Dominic. In a statement on the event-stream issue, Dominic stated, “I’ve shared publish rights with other people before. Of course, If I had realized they had a malicious intent I wouldn’t have, but at the time it looked like someone who was actually trying to help me”. As a support to Dominic, André Staltz, an open source hacker, tweeted, Users affected by this malicious code are advised to eliminate this package from their application by reverting back to version 3.3.4 of event-stream. If the user application deals with Bitcoin, they should inspect its activity in the last 3 months to see if any mined or transferred bitcoins did not make it into their wallet. However, if the application does not deal with bitcoin but is especially sensitive, an inspection of its activity in the last 3 months for any suspicious activity is recommended. This is to analyze the notably data sent on the network to unintended destinations. To know more about this in detail, visit Eventstream’s repository. Read Next A new data breach on Facebook due to malicious browser extensions allowed almost 81,000 users’ private data up for sale, reports BBC News Wireshark for analyzing issues and malicious emails in POP, IMAP, and SMTP [Tutorial] Machine learning based Email-sec-360°surpasses 60 antivirus engines in detecting malicious emailslast_img read more