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Monkey survives fall but triggers Nationwide Blackout in Kenya

The vervet monkey survived the fall and was turned over to Kenyan Wildlife Service, the KenGen company said

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  • A nationwide blackout was triggered in Kenya by the fall of a monkey on the transformer
  • The nationwide blackout that lasted for nearly three hours
  • The company is looking for different measures to enhance the security of the power plants

In an ill-fated incident that took place on Tuesday, June 7, a nationwide blackout was triggered in Kenya by the fall of a monkey.

The company, Kenya Electricity Generating Company  or KenGen, claims that a monkey of the Vervet species climbed onto the roof of the Gitaru Power Station. The monkey in question jumped off the roof of the power station, landing on the transformer.  The fall tripped the transformer, causing the other machines to trip on overload as well. It leaded to a loss of over 180MW.

The nationwide blackout that lasted for nearly three hours, proved detrimental for the businesses. There were some houses in Nairobi that complained of power loss even on Wednesday.

The company has posted the image in their Facebook page, KenGen Kenya about the incident with the image of the monkey.

kenGen building in Kenya. Image source: www.esi-africa.com
kenGen building in Kenya. Image source: www.esi-africa.com

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In a statement that KenGen issued, the company stated that this accident was an “isolated incident” that they deeply regretted. It also said that the power installations in the hydropower station are “ secured by electric fencing which keeps away marauding wild animals”.

The company stated that it is looking for different measures to enhance the security of the power plants.

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The vervet monkey survived the fall and was turned over to Kenyan Wildlife Service, the company said. It also uploaded a picture of the culprit on its facebook page.

KenGen is locally known for its high electricity costs. It claims that the system had been restored and is functioning to its normal capacity.

-By Devika Todi, an intern at NewsGram. Twitter: devika_todi

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4 Most Popular Forms of Home Loans in India

The requirement varies borrower to borrower, for example, one borrower will need loan for purchasing the home where another borrower will ask for a loan to renovate his house.

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Home loan is a thing which is required for everyone at least once in their life to fulfill the wish of owning a house.
The requirement varies borrower to borrower, for example, one borrower will need loan for purchasing the home where another borrower will ask for a loan to renovate his house. Pixabay

Home loan is a thing which is required for everyone at least once in their life to fulfill the wish of owning a house. Borrower always wishes to get the loan at less rate of interest and at the same time the company also wishes to get the profit. Now coming to the home loan there is not only one type of one form where a borrower will get a loan to purchase a home. There are other various forms of home loan where a borrower can get a loan as per their requirements. The requirement varies borrower to borrower, for example, one borrower will need loan for purchasing the home where another borrower will ask for a loan to renovate his house. In this 21st century building a home is not everybody’s piece of cake but there is always a way for a will hence home loans provide you the way to own a house.

Many people are used to considering the home loan as a loan with the help of which we can purchase a house. But let me correct you guys who have this misunderstanding. You need to know we can get the loan for various purposes. The list below will tell you the forms of home loans

  1. Land purchase loan-

A land is used as a base to build the house. It is a property where the only land is presented and not the whole house. In this case, you are taking a loan only for a land on which you are going to build your house. Land purchase loans are given by banks or non-banking companies. It is not restricted to a person that a land should use only for building a house on it, you can also purchase is an investment.

  1. Home purchase loan-

In this form of a home loan, you can actually take a loan for purchasing a well-built house. The interest rate varies company to company for this type of home loan. Axis bank home loan provides this type of home loan.

  1. Home construction loan

This type of loan is applicable where you have your land or co-owned land and on which you are going to construct the house. The loans are given for overall construction of the house and not for the land or ready-made house. The borrower needs to predetermine the cost that will need to construct a house.

Home loan is a thing which is required for everyone at least once in their life to fulfill the wish of owning a house.
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  1. Home extension loan

Extension basically means extend the thing which you already have. And hence increasing the area of your house is called an extension of the home. These form of the loan are provided for suck kind of extension. Most banks consider this as the home improvement loan.

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  1. Home improvement loans

Owning a home is the first step but after some years what if you want to renovate your house? For this home improvement, you have a home improvement loans at your service. This form of the home includes overall cost required to reconstruct or renovate your home

  1. Home loans for NRIs

Why only Indians??? Don’t worry if you are NRI and you want to purchase home in India. Indiabulls bank home loans makes it available for you to buy a house in India. The structure of this home loan is similar to the regular home loans but paperwork can be exhaustive.