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Tokyo blackout leaves 350,000 houses without power
A fire at a power facility triggered a huge blackout on Wednesday in Tokyo, leaving 350,000 households and several government buildings without electricity and halting trains during rush hour.
 
The Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) is probing the cause of the fire while Tokyo authorities have ruled out a terror attack as the reason, EFE news reported.
 
Footage from public broadcaster NHK showed a cloud of black smoke rising from the TEPCO facility located in Niiza, north of Tokyo, from a fire that is said to have caused the outage, according to the company.
 
The firefighting service detected an explosion before the fire.
 
TEPCO said 350,000 houses across the city were affected by the power cut though the supply was resumed around two hours later.
 
Many people trapped in elevators had to be rescued by firefighters and traffic signals at several locations in the capital also stopped working. 
 
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Gurumoorthy Mahalingam is the new Whole Time Member of SEBI
Reserve Bank of India (RBI)'s Executive Director Gurumoorthy Mahalingam is appointed as Whole Time Member (WTM) of market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), replacing Prashant Saran, who retired in June. 
 
In a gazette notification, the Financial Market Division in the Ministry of Finance, says, Mahalingam is being appointed as WTM of SEBI from the date of his assuming charge for next five years or till he attains the age of 65 years. SEBI can have three WTMs besides a Chairman. At present Rajeev Kumar Agarwal and S Raman are two other WTMs. SEBI Chief UK Sinha is scheduled to retire next while the term of one WTM will end this year. 
 
Mahalingam is former regional director of RBI. He has also been associated with the National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), an educational initiative of SEBI, as part of its visiting faculty. He has been associated with RBI for last 30 years in various roles as inspecting officer, chief forex dealer, chief investment dealer, and head of internal debt management department.
 
An MSc in Statistics and Operations Research from IIT Kanpur and an MBA in International Banking and Finance from Birmingham Business School, Mahalingam, at present is involved in monitoring and surveillance of money, forex, government securities and derivative markets intervention operations, besides conduct of liquidity operations, forex intervention operations and open market operations at RBI.

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Eraser: Delete Files Correctly
When you wish to retire your old computer, you will do well to delete all files on your hard disk, before giving it away or selling it. However, you should be aware that deletion of files, or even formatting the hard disk, does not remove the data completely from the hard disk. What happens is that the system just removes any reference to the file and the file lies intact on your hard disk, until overwritten by some new file.
 
This is where Eraser comes in. Eraser is an advanced security tool for Windows which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. This leaves no chance for the data to remain on your hard disk and avoids possible misuse. Eraser is a free tool and can be used on Windows XP, Windows 7, 8, 10 and several other platforms, including servers. So before you chuck out your old machine, remember to delete ALL your data effectively.

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