Business

Sponge Iron from Magnetite – A Novel Process Developed In India

New Delhi (India), October 12: With India eyeing record Steel exports in FY22, the Indian Steel Industry is quickly becoming hot property. Along with it, Sponge Iron, one of the essential raw materials used in steel productions, is bound to have a growing domestic demand. Accompanied by rising coal prices, there is tremendous room for technological and market development to adequately satisfy the expected demand.

At such a stage, a novel process to produce high quality sponge iron that matches international standards has been developed by Subhanjan Mohanty, Founder of Involute Metal Powders. With 40 years of experience as a Chief Consultant in the Indian metallurgical industry, and numerous patents, he has pioneered the technological development of various ferrous and non-ferrous metal powders.

Sponge Iron production usually employs the DRI Process, undertaking solid state reduction of hematite ores with equal proportions of coal. This is brought about by the use of a coal fired Rotary Kiln, with the environmental impact of the entire process putting Sponge Iron plants under ‘Red Category’ industries. These industries generally have a high pollution potential, alongside a risk of numerous health hazards. The use of Electrostatic Precipitators can subdue the environmental effect, although not to the required extent.

Involute Metal Powders, in their latest technological development, have created a process that reduces the coal usage, subsequently reducing the environmental impact. This is done by using a tunnel kiln, instead of the usual rotary kiln, making it a one of its kind static bed process in India. The coal usage drops by up to 85% for each cycle, resulting in a smokeless, eco-friendly operation.

The process also switches over the raw material from hematite, to magnetite, which contains much higher amount of pure iron at 72.4%. Magnetite ores comprise more than 30% of the India’s iron ore deposits, which are heavily underutilized. Offering the highest iron recovery, magnetite  sponge iron can be a revolutionary turn in the Indian metallurgical industry, shares Soumitra Mohanty, the executor of the success trials of the above project.

India has been the largest producer of sponge iron globally, since 2003. Since 2014, India’s contribution to the sponge iron has crossed 25%. With this strong global performance, and the massive effect of the Steel Industry on the Indian and global economies, the powder metallurgical industry is gaining ground. Novel processes such as this one by Involute Metal Powders, will definitely continue to support and strengthen the industry.

Highlights of the Process are:-

  1. Utilizing Magnetite Iron are that comprises 36% of our countries Iron ore deposits and has not been able to find quantitative usages so far.
  2. Using only 10-15 % coal against equal Proportion of Iron ore and Coal.
  3. Complete smokeless operation.
  4. Eco-friendly Process.
  5. Highest degree of Iron recovery.
  6. Minimum cost of production.
  7. Lower investment compared to Rotary Kiln Process.
  8. Return of Investment within 1 year compared to 3 to 4 years of Rotary kiln process.

For more details, mail on: contact@powdertechnologies.com

Business

Ace Cricketer Yusuf Pathan Inaugurates the Cricket Academy of Pathans in Jodhpur as part of its PAN India Expansion

Yusuf Pathan visits the Blue City-Jodhpur to Inaugurate the Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP)

Jodhpur (Rajasthan) [India], October 12: Ace cricketer Yusuf Pathan inaugurated the 27th academy of the Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP) at Jodhpur, in the presence of Mr. Harmeet Vasdev, Managing Director (CAP), at a press conference held at the academy ground located in Shikargarh area of Jodhpur. With technology-enabled, strong on-ground curriculum and a team of experts providing high level cricket coaching, this new CAP centre promises to fulfil the aspirations of budding cricketers in Jodhpur.

Yusuf Pathan, Director, Cricket  Academy  of  Pathans,  said,  “We  invest  copious  time  and  energy interacting with students and their parents. With the launch of CAP in Jodhpur, we are expanding in Rajasthan and are looking to tap into the huge reserve of young cricket enthusiasts and give them world-class coaching infrastructure so that the city can start churning out district, state, national and International level players”. Talking about the successful training strategy of CAP, he added, “Through our world-class coaching, our students have started representing their states at the national level tournaments like Vinoo Mankad Trophy, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Ranji Trophy. We have plans to open more academies across India which will assist the budding cricketers of the country to get trained in the right manner.”

CAP is providing quality coaching to the young players across India and helping them to fulfil their dreams of playing at the highest level. In the recent past 70 students have already been selected for various district, state and national level matches. CAP hopes to continue this trend in Jodhpur also and produce some national and International level cricketers in the future.

According to Mr. Harmeet Vasdev, Managing Director, CAP, “We plan to expand our operations to tier II and tier III cities to give an opportunity to all the budding cricketers who love the sport and need access to world-class coaching infrastructure. India has a massive pool of talent and most of it lies in these cities. We are excited about the prospect of utilizing the talent pool and produce cricketers from these cities. We are aiming to launch 19 more academies in the cities of Bhopal, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Srinagar, Itanagar, Visakhapatnam, Coimbatore, Agra, Bijnor, Malihabad, Gulbarga, Berhampur and have pledged to invest INR 2.85 crores towards this goal. We hope to become the preferred academy for cricket coaching across the country and we are committed to it.”

CAP uses state-of-the-art technology tools to help leverage the performances of all the students. Apart from the already in use PitchVision technology, a recent addition has been of CAP-Stance Beam, a smart cricket bat sensor which gives shot analysis in real time and instant 360-deree batting performance data analytics to players and coaches. With real-time collaboration with the coaches, this tool keeps track of the practice sessions, enabling the coaches in providing instant course correction. An in-house app, a tool developed recently, helps the management and coaches keep up-to-date with the daily activities.

Lifestyle

Hina Khan Has Broken Up & Is Inspiring Women Too to ‘Break Up’

Mumbai, October 12: Popular star Hina Khan took to Instagram this morning looking visibly upset. Her sad story indicated that she wants to break up as she felt she did not have the right partner who could support her properly.

‘I don’t feel supported, Maybe this isn’t the right match for me, Time to Break Up” stated her story.

Her fans are pouring in to support her as concern on this news grew. They are asking her to stay strong and not feel alone.

Find out more about this break up on her recently posted a video on Instagram:

 

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In an attempt to create awareness about the importance of wearing well-fitted bras, M&S has partnered with popular actress Hina Khan and many fashion bloggers for a digital campaign. #TimetoBreakUp. The brand offers a free consultation at all their stores in India and would like really like all women to get the right fitted lingerie.

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M&S has been a trusted lingerie brand in the UK for over 90 years and is equally loved and trusted by consumers here in India as well. The brand has gained popularity for offering the perfect fit at great value and is available across stores and its flagship website www.marksandspencer.in

The Exclusive Lingerie stores are a popular shopping destination for complete innerwear needs. These stores showcase the very best of M&S’s exceptional quality, stylish lingerie, with edited collections bringing the season’s key trend to the market. Hailed for its varied sizes and elegance, offers a wide choice of lingerie styles, from everyday t-shirt bras to clever underwear solutions such as strapless, maternity or post-surgery bras as well as glamorous silk and lace pieces in different shapes, styles and sizes.

Entertainment

Young filmmaker Manya Gadhok won accolades for short film Soulmates, stars Shruti Bapna and Jatin Sarna

New York (USA), October 12: The first short film Soulmates helmed by young filmmaker Manya Gadhok based in New York has received recognition and awards from numerous international film festivals. The film features Shruti Bapna and Jatin Sarna.

Soulmates, is a short narrative fiction film that centres around the relationship of Reyansh and Anaisha, a newly married couple who suddenly find themselves at crossroads on a chilly winter night. What happened to them? Where did their love go?  Did the rigid patriarchal value embedded in their families make their love disappear? The short film is a dark twisted thriller where a quarrel turns into a nightmare.

Filmmaker Manya Gadhok shares, “Films are the most powerful tools of expressing one’s reality to the world, aiding to change the perspective of the audience by providing them an alternative lens to how they view their ‘reality’.”

“Being a filmmaker I have learned that every work you produce is a reflection of ‘you’. That is the sole reason as to why I enjoying making films over just watching films as I want my work to have an impact and make this world a better place to live,” she adds.

Actor Jatin Sarna shares, “t was really fantastic working with Manya, she is young and her choice of subject was very sensitive. I feel this subject needs to be addressed to the society and our film will surely contribute to the society. I wish Manya good luck.”

While Soulmates received an official selection at prestigious film festivals that include Tagore International Film Festival, Gofobo Fast Forward Film Festival, Syracuse International Film Festival, Salt City International Film Festival, 9th Indian Cine Film Festival, 11th Pune Short Film Festival and Toronto Independent Festival of CIFT, it also got nominated in Indian Film House and Shorted India.

The short film received Honorable Mention at Salt City International Film Festival, Outstanding Achievement Award for Short Films (Less than 40 minutes), Outstanding Achievement Award for Film on Women (Any Length) and Outstanding Achievement Award for Short Script at Tagore International Film Festival, Runner up best acting and Runner up Audience Award Best short film at Gofobo Fast Forward Film Festival, Best Short film in student category at Indian Cine Film Fest and Finalist Film for September’s issue at Toronto Independent Festival of CIFT.