Kedarnath’s trailers have teased a film that combines sweeping Bollywood romance and grand visual effects. Starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan as lovers caught between social and environmental obstacles, the film will be released on December 7.Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, the film has had a difficult production, with a legal spat erupting between production companies and also between Kapoor and his actor Sara Ali Khan. The issue was eventually resolved and Sara, the daughter of Saif Ali Khan, is making her film debut with Kedarnath, which is said to be set against the backdrop of the 2013 Uttarakhand floods.We’ve seen several films that dramatise the mass mayhem and loss of life that takes place during a natural disaster in the past. Can Kedarnath match up to these five films, all set against a backdrop of aquatic natural disasters?PoseidonThis remake of the 1970’s classic starred an ensemble cast that included Kurt … [Read more...] about Can Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan’s Kedarnath match up to these 5 water-bound disaster movies?
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Beijing: China on Friday said its research ship sailed through India's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) near Andaman Islands in September, but it did not conduct any experiment. Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh on Tuesday said a Chinese naval ship was driven away from the EEZ in the Andaman sea recently, asserting that such activities will be dealt with sternly. Military sources in New Delhi said the research ship Shi Yan 1 forayed into Indian waters in September but was forced to retreat after it was suspected to be involved in spying. The ship entered the area without Indian Navy's prior permission, they said. Singh said anyone operating in "our region, will have to notify the Indian Navy". The Chinese Foreign Ministry in a statement on Friday said, "China has taken note of the remarks made by the Indian navy chief of staff on the Indian navy's expulsion of the Chinese research vessel 'Experiment-1' in September." "It has been verified that the research vessel 'Experiment-1' was … [Read more...] about China Denies Its Research Ship Conducted Any Experiment Near Andaman Islands in Sept
Video PlayerClose BEIJING, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- The following are the highlights of China's key technology news from the past week: ROCKET-CARRYING SHIPS China's rocket-carrying ships Yuanwang-21 and Yuanwang-22 wrapped up their mission of transporting the Long March-5 Y3 rocket and arrived at a port in eastern Jiangsu Province Monday. The two rocket-carrying ships departed from northern China's Tianjin Port on Oct. 22 and arrived at Qinglan Port in Wenchang in southern Hainan Province after a five-day voyage. NEW EARTH OBSERVATION SATELLITE China sent a new Earth observation satellite into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern China's Shanxi Province at 7:52 a.m. Thursday (Beijing Time). The satellite, Gaofen-12, was launched aboard a Long March-4C rocket and entered the planned orbit successfully. It was the 320th flight mission of the Long March carrier rocket series. Gaofen-12 will be used in land surveys, urban planning, road network design and crop yield … [Read more...] about Tech China Weekly: rocket-carrying ships, new earth observation satellite, artificial sun
LONDON: An Iranian oil supertanker, its Indian captain and three other Indian crew members have all been released on Thursday by authorities in Gibraltar, despite a last-minute claim on the vessel by the US Department of Justice. "I am grateful and thankful for my release. And I am grateful to all who have facilitated my release in my legal team," the Captain of the Grace 1 tanker said in a statement. A spokesman for Gibraltar's government also confirmed that police proceedings against four members of the crew had ended. The arrested Indian crew members – the Master, Chief Officer and two Second Mates – were aboard the Panama-flagged supertanker that was detained off Europa Point in Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory on the Spanish coast, last month. The Gibraltar authorities had said the vessel is loaded to capacity with crude oil enroute to Syria, in breach of European Union (EU) sanctions. But after a hearing in Gibraltar on Thursday, the local Supreme Court of … [Read more...] about All 24 Indian crew members aboard seized Iranian ship released
Intelligent shipping, which involves the use of informationization and digital technologies, could well be the silver lining for the global shipping industry to stave off an industrial recession and the ideal conduit for China to become a global maritime power, said experts. After reaching a peak in 2008, the global shipping market has been facing a torrid time due to the sluggish economic fundamentals. New regulations have made it mandatory for the shipping industry to reduce its carbon footprint, leading to steps like the 2020 sulfur cap, water ballast regulations and carbon emission reduction rules, said Martin Stopford, nonexecutive president of Clarkson Research. New technology is now the buzzword in the shipping sector as companies are exploring the possibilities of using digital tech for ship design. … [Read more...] about Intelligent shipping to sharpen maritime edge