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Evening brief: Science behind Ram Lalla's Surya Tilak; Adani family stake in Ambuja Cements now 70%, more news

Apr 17, 2024 07:47 PM IST

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The Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bengaluru, under the Department of Science and Technology, played a pivotal role in the Surya Tilak project in Ayodhya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi witnessed the 'Surya Abhishek' on Ram Lalla live via iPad. Abhay Karandikar, Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology, shared insights on how the project was executed. Sunlight was directed onto Ram Lalla's forehead at noon on April 17, 2024, to mark Sri Ram Navami. IIA, Bengaluru, calculated the Sun's position, designed the optical system, and performed integration. Despite the temple's incomplete status, IIA adjusted the design for the existing structure. The final design with four mirrors and four lenses will be implemented upon the temple's completion. Detailed calculations ensure the system aligns with the changing position of the sun on Sri Ram Navami. Opto-mechanical designs by Optica, Bangalore, and implementation by CBRI, Roorke, ensured the successful execution of Surya Tilak. Dig deeper

The forehead of Ram Lalla's idol is anointed with a ray of sunlight, known as 'Surya Tilak', on the occasion of Ram Navami, at Ram Janmabhoomi Temple, in Ayodhya on Wednesday. The Surya Tilak was done through an elaborate system connected with mirrors and lenses in the temple. (Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra-X)
The forehead of Ram Lalla's idol is anointed with a ray of sunlight, known as 'Surya Tilak', on the occasion of Ram Navami, at Ram Janmabhoomi Temple, in Ayodhya on Wednesday. The Surya Tilak was done through an elaborate system connected with mirrors and lenses in the temple. (Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra-X)

Billionaire Gautam Adani and family have injected an additional 8,339 crore into Ambuja Cements, elevating their stake to 70.3%. This follows previous investments of 5,000 crore in October 2022 and 6,661 crore in March 2024, part of a warrants program totaling 20,000 crore. Ajay Kapur, CEO of Ambuja Cements, hailed the infusion, enabling growth acceleration and bolstering the company's balance sheet. Adani's acquisition of Ambuja Cements and ACC Ltd. for $10.5 billion in 2022, financed by global bank loans, underscored the group's cement sector ambitions. Cement holds increasing importance in India's infrastructure modernization drive. Adani aims to secure a fifth of India's cement market by FY28, leveraging projected industry growth of 7 to 8% annually. Dig deeper

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