March 31, 2012

China cracks Whip on Social Media Websites

In an attempt to stop rumours on the internet, Chinese government has ordered the closure of the social media websites and detention of people involved in fabricating and disseminating online rumours.

At least six persons have been detained so far and 16 social media sites including and were closed for allegedly disseminating fabricated reports.

The State Internet Information Office (SIIO) and Beijing police said that the websites were shut down for spreading rumours of military vehicles entering Beijing and something wrong going on in Beijing, which reports were fabricated by some people.

The rumours have put a very influence on people. The state-run Xinhua news agency said that people, who were involved in spreading rumours on the internet, were admonished and educated.

Action has been taken against the websites including two popular social networking sites and, on which such reports were posted and shared by users.

The run by Tencent, has been suspended from March 31 to April 3 delete the posts and other illegal information shared by the micro-bloggers. Similarly, the run by Sina announced that the services would be suspended during the same period.

The police in a statement have urged the online users to follow the state laws and be vigilant against online rumours threatening the accused will be punished as per the law.

March 30, 2012

India to become World's Largest Economy by 2050

As per a recent report, India would become the largest economy by 2050 overtaking the United States and China. It is also assumed that neighbouring China will take over the US by 2020.

The report produced by Citi Private Bank and Knight Frank, an international property consultancy, suggested that Indian will reach $85.97 trillion size in terms of purchasing power parity by 2050.

The report has some more interesting analytical forecasts to reveal too. Firstly, when Indian economy would reach a maximum point of $85.97 trillion size by 2050, the Chinese GDP would be $80.02 trillion during the same period. However, World’s largest economy of today the US would be in the third position then.

Secondly, coming to the growth rate of the economies during 2010 to 2050, India would be in the second position with a velocity 8 percent growth rate. It maintains that Nigeria will be on the top with a growth rate of 8.5 percent.

Thirdly, the GDP of North American and the Western European countries would drop from 41% in 2010 to a mere digit of 18% in 2050. However, Asia’s share is expected to rise from 27% to 49% during this period.

Finally, the report also pointed towards people’s frustration regarding inequality of income which would be reflected in big movements like the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations.

Get a Family Doctor @ Rs 8,000 Per Year

In an attempt to provide individual patient oriented family healthcare service, the Srikon Healthcare Services Limited of Hyderabad has launched a scheme to provide family doctors.

The patients can avail treatment from the family doctor by dint of an annual subscription package of Rs 8,000-Rs 10,000.

The concept of family doctor is an old one. There are certain benefits of having a family doctor. In this case the doctor individually takes care of the specific patient. Hence, he would have always a firsthand knowledge of the heath status of the patient.

The benefit of knowing the medical history of the patient solves a lot of problems that arises during an acute medical emergency.

Again, it is also true that besides the medicine, the doctor’s attachment with the patient is also a basic factor in healing. But in these days, often doctors don’t bother for this emotional angle.

The healthcare service was launched on Wednesday under which the families can avail the service with an annual subscription from the in-house doctors of the medical centre who will be individually assigned for specific patients.

March 29, 2012

Scientists invent Gel to stop Beard Growth

Shaving could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a fresh study performed by the scientists from the University of Pennsylvania who claim that they have discovered a gel that can check growth of beard.

Ladies can also take benefit of it as it also works on legs. It would bring a great relief to everybody if it does really works as both men and women need to spend a huge amount of money to get their hair removed.

It is estimated that on an average a woman spends not less than £12,000 in her lifetime to get silky smooth skin and for men even the situation is almost the same, as he also needs to expend a lot of money on shaving.

The team from the University of Pennsylvania found that a drug, widely used to treat viral infections of the eye, helped stop the growth of unwanted hair when it was added to a rub-on gel and applied on some people during the experiment.

When the combination was applied on a man it was observed that the product checked his facial hair to grow up to six weeks.

The common reason of excessive hair growth in women is the presence of more male hormone/androgen in her which can be termed as polycystic ovarian syndrome.

If this study eventually brings out a permanent solution to the unwanted hair growth, then a new era is sure to come in the world of fashion.

March 28, 2012

Telecom Links in All Villages by 2014, says BSNL

BSNL, the state-owned Telecom Company of India has planned to establish links in all villages of the country including rural, far-flung areas through an ambitious Rs 20,000 crore project by 2014.

"The Rs 20,000 crore project for the creation of a 'National Optical Fibre Network' (NOFN) for providing internet and other telecommunications connectivity to villages has been launched recently. It would be completed by the next two years," BSNL CMD R.K. Upadhyaya told in Agartala on Saturday.

BSNL hopes that they could provide banking, health and other basic services online up to the villages and rural areas through NOFN.

The senior BSNL official also informed that, to improve the telecommunications connectivity in the northeastern region, BSNL has undertaken projects to upgrade the existing Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) network and RailTel cable network. Currently, BSNL has OFC networks with some European countries, Nepal, Myanmar and Bhutan, he also told.

Currently, 80 percent of the landline connections, 90 percent of the broadband connections and around 30 percent of the mobile connections in India have been provided by BSNL.

March 27, 2012

Nupur Mehta to sue 'The Sunday Times'

Bollywood actress Nupur Mehta, who had hit headlines after her name surfaced in a match fixing allegation, will legal action against the British daily 'The Sunday Times'.

The actress could file a civil and criminal defamation against the news Tabloid for accusing her of being involved in the alleged match-fixing.

Earlier, Nupur had clarified that a picture used by the newspaper in the match-fixing story had been taken from her film 'Jo Bole So Nihaal'.

Even, she was condemned by the Sri Lankan board for the alleged report that she had gone with Sri Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan during 2009 T20 World Cup in England.

The British Tabloid had also carried the report that Nupur was seen with Dilshan and she was dating him.

However, the actress rubbished all the allegations saying she was "clueless" about match-fixing in cricket and she was never indulged in such activities.

She also refused to term the entire episode a "publicity stunt". She said that it is a serious matter. "We are bold and confident people but that does not mean we are emotionless".

"Have you ever realised the kind of trauma I had been going through? I have been getting calls from all over the world, including friends from cricket playing nations like Australia, New Zealand and Canada. So many friends have boycotted me. I am not going to sit back quietly", she further said,

Nupur's lawyer, Gaurang Kanth, was confident that they would be able to sue the British Tabloid on the morphed picture.

"These are strong allegations against my client and they are not true. It has caused a lot of anguish to my client and his family members. People could easily identify the picture and she was left with no option", he said.

March 24, 2012

Women get Right to Husbands' Property

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cleared a bill granting wife a share in her husband's property, which is described as a significant move for women.

Apart from giving women the right to their husband's property, the cabinet approved various proposals seeking amendments in the Hindu Marriage Act of 1955 and Special Marriage Act of 1954 aimed at providing ‘irretrievable breakdown of marriage’ as a new ground for parting ways.
The redrafted Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010 also gives rights to adopted children on par with biological off-springs in case a couple goes for divorce.

The Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill was earlier introduced in the Rajya Sabha in August two years ago. It was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice and Personnel.

The Committee had supported the bill in March last year which seeks to make "irretrievable breakdown of marriage" a new ground for the divorce but opposed the prevailing waiting period of six months to 18 months before moving a joint motion for annulling marriage. It had also recommended that women should have share in their husband's property in case of divorce.

The government also accepted the recommendation of the Committee but the quantum of share will be decided by the courts on case-by-case basis.

With the decision, now the divorce will be granted immediately by the courts and wife will get the property of the husband after divorce.

According to the Cabinet Note, a wife can oppose the husband's plea for divorce under the new "irretrievable breakdown of marriage" clause, but the husband can not oppose wife's divorce plea in the court.

March 23, 2012

વિકસતા ગુજરાતના ઉદ્યોગોની કડવી વાસ્તવિક્તા પણ જાણો

ઔદ્યોગિક ક્ષેત્રમાં હરણફાળ ભરી રહેલા ભરૂચ જિલ્લામાં એશિયાની મોટામાં મોટી ઔદ્યોગિક વસાહત અને રાજ્યના ગ્રોથ એન્જિન ગણાતા અંકલેશ્વર-પાનોલી ક્રિટિકલ ઝોનમાંથી પસાર થઇ રહી હોવા સાથે છેલ્લા પાંચ વર્ષથી સરકારની એન.ઓ.સી. મળતી ન હોવાથી મોંઘવારી તેમજ સતત ભાવ વધારા વચ્ચે સરકારી બંધનોની અનેક ભીંસથી ઉદ્યોગોનું ઉત્પાદન છેલ્લા ત્રણ વર્ષથી અડધું થઇ ગયું છે.

અંકલેશ્વર અને પાનોલી ઔદ્યોગિક વસાહતો હાલ સંઘર્ષમય સમયમાંથી ગુજરી રહી છે. છેલ્લા ત્રણ વર્ષથી ક્રિટિકલ ઝોનની સમસ્યા સામે ઝઝુમતી બન્ને વસાહતોમાં નવા ઉદ્યોગો સ્થાપવા કે વિસ્તૃતિકરણ માટે સરકાર તરફથી એન.ઓ.સી. આપવામાં આવતું નહીં હોવાથી ઉદ્યોગગૃહની હાલત દિનપ્રતિદિન કથળી રહી છે.

ઉદ્યોગો માટે પ્રતિકુળ પરિસ્થિતિ વચ્ચે ઉદ્યોગકારોને તેમની ઉત્પાદન પ્રક્રિયાનો દર ૧૦૦ ટકાથી ઘટાડીને ૫૦ ટકા ઉપર લાવી દેવાની ફરજ પડી છે. વિશ્વમાં મંદીનો માહોલ, ડોલર સામે રૂપિયાની ઘટતી જતી કિંમતો તેમજ ક્રૂડ ઓઇલના કૂદકે ને ભૂસકે વધતા જતા ભાવો સતત મોંઘવારી વધારી રહ્યાં છે.

ઉદ્યોગોને પણ ગેસ, વીજળી, પાણી અને કામદારોનો વેતન વધારો સહિતમાં ભાવ વધારો સતત કનડગત કરી રહ્યો હોવાથી તેઓ તેમના અસ્તિત્વ ટકાવી રાખવા માટે સંઘર્ષ કરી રહ્યાં છે. બિનકુશળ કામદારોના પગારમાં બે ગણો વધારો, વીજ ભાવમાં ૩૦ ટકા વધારો, ગેસમાં બે ગણા વધારાનાં ખર્ચને કારણે ઉત્પાદન સતત મોંઘુ થઇ રહ્યું હોવાથી અંતે ઉત્પાદન ઘટાડવાની નોબત ઉભી થઇ છે.

મોંઘવારી, ભાવ વધારો, વૈશ્વિક હરિફાઇ, અનેક સરકારી બંધનો અને ઉપરથી ક્રિટિકલ ઝોનની સમસ્યામાં ઉદ્યોગો કઇ રીતે ધમધમતા રાખવા તે અંગે અંકલેશ્વર અને પાનોલીના ઉદ્યોગકારો મુઝવણ અનુભવી રહ્યાં છે.

- દર વર્ષે બજેટમાં એક્સાઇઝ ડ્યૂટીમાં થતો ૨ ટકાનો વધારો

કેન્દ્ર સરકાર દ્વારા પ્રતિવર્ષ રજૂ કરાતા સામાન્ય બજેટમાં એક્સાઇઝ ડ્યૂટીમાં ૨ ટકાનો વધારો કરવામાં આવતા ઉદ્યોગોને પડતા ઉપર પાટુ પડી રહ્યું છે. વર્ષ ૨૦૧૦ના બજેટમાં એક્સાઇઝ ડ્યૂટી ૮ ટકા હતી જે વર્ષ ૨૦૧૧માં ૧૦ ટકા કરવામાં આવી હતી. વર્ષ ૨૦૧૨માં એક્સાઇઝ ડ્યૂટી ૧૨ ટકા થઇ ગઇ છે.

- ૪ વર્ષમાં ઉદ્યોગો માટે યુનિટ દીઠ ગેસ ૨૬ રૂપિયા મોંઘો થયો

ઔદ્યોગિક વસાહતોમાં વપરાતા ગેસ પુરવઠા ઉપર પણ સતત એકધારો વધારો કરવામાં આવી રહ્યો છે. વર્ષ ૨૦૦૮માં ઉદ્યોગો માટે યુનિટ દીઠ ગેસનો ભાવ ૯ રૂપિયા હતો જે વર્ષ ૨૦૧૨માં ૩૫ રૂપિયા થઇ ગયો છે. જેની સીધી અસર ઉદ્યોગકારોને ઉત્પાદન ખર્ચ ઉપર પડી રહી છે.

- ૭ વર્ષમાં બિનકુશળ કામદારોના વેતનમાં ૮૩.૩૦ રૂપિયાનો વધારો

સતત વધતી મોંઘવારી અને વેતન વૃદ્ધિ ઉદ્યોગોને પણ નડી રહી છે. વર્ષ ૨૦૦૫માં બિનકુશળ કામદારોનો રોજીંદો પગાર ૮૭.૬૦ રૂપિયા હતો. જે વધીને ૨૦૦૭-૦૮માં ૯૮.૬૦ રૂપિયા થયો હતો. હાલ ૨૦૧૨માં આ કામદારોનો પગાર વધારો ૧૭૦.૯૦ રૂપિયા થઇ ગયો છે. વળી, કુશળ-અનુભવી કામદારોનો પગાર બમણો અને ત્રણ ગણો થઇ જતા ઉદ્યોગો ઉપર આર્થિક ભારણ સતત વધી રહ્યું છે.

- ઉદ્યોગો ઉપર વીજદરમાં પ્રતિવર્ષ ૩૦ પૈસા યુનિટ દીઠ વધારો

ઔદ્યોગિક વીજ વપરાશકારો માટે પ્રતિવર્ષ વીજળીના યુનિટ દીઠ ભાવમાં ૧૫ થી ૩૦ પૈસાનો વધારો થઇ રહ્યો છે. વર્ષ ૨૦૦૯માં ૧૦ એચ.પી. પર યુનિટ દીઠ ૩.૬૦ રૂપિયા હતા. જ્યારે ૪૦ એચ.પી. પર ૩.૮૫ રૂપિયા હતા. હાલ ૨૦૧૨માં ૧૦ એચ.પી. પર ૩.૯૦ અને ૪૦ એચ.પી. પર યુનિટ દીઠ ૪.૨૦ રૂપિયા વીજદર થઇ ગયો છે.

- ૫૦ ટકા ઉત્પાદને પણ વાર્ષિક ટનઓવર ૩૦ હજાર કરોડ

અંકલેશ્વર અને પાનોલી ઔદ્યોગિક વસાહત ઉપર પ્રદૂષણને પગલે લાગેલા નિયંત્રણોને પગલે ઉદ્યોગોનો વિકાસ રૂંધાયો છે. બીજી તરફ તમામ ક્ષેત્રમાં વધી રહેલા ભાવો અને મોંઘવારીનો માર ઉદ્યોગો પણ સહન કરી રહ્યા હોવા સાથે સંઘર્ષભર્યા સમયમાંથી પસાર થઇ રહ્યાં છે. માત્ર અંકલેશ્વર ઔદ્યોગિક વસાહત હાલ ૫૦ ટકા ઉત્પાદન કરતું હોવા છતાં અડધા ઉત્પાદને પણ ૩૦ હજાર કરોડનું વાર્ષિક ટર્નઓવર છે. જો ક્રિટિકલ ઝોનમાંથી બહાર નીકળે તો વિકાસ અને વિસ્તૃતિકરણની ક્ષિતિજો ખુલી જતા વાર્ષિક ટર્નઓવર ૭૦ થી ૭૫ હજાર કરોડ થઇ શકે અમે છે. સાથે જ રોજગારીની તકો પણ ઉજવળ બની શકે છે.

Source: Divya Bhaskar

Gujarat Porngate: FSL gives clean chit to BJP MLAs

Two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs, who were accused of watching porn on a Tablet PC in the Gujarat Assembly, have been given clean chit by the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL).

The FSL submitted its report to the Assembly Speaker Ganpat Vasava on Friday, which said that there were no obscene videos or pictures on the iPad belonging to MLA Shankar Chaudhary, one of the legislators accused of watching porn pictures in the House.

The FSL report would be handed over to the privilege committee of the house, which is investigating the entire issue.

According to the report, the iPad contained over 4,000 pictures and 11 video clips, but none of the pictures or clips was porn. The Tablet had been submitted to the Speaker after they were accused of viewing porn inside the House on March 21.

The Gujarat assembly had witnessed a huge uproar after MLAs Shankar Chaudhary and Jetha Bharvad were caught on a journalist's cell phone while allegedly watching porn pictures during the proceedings of the House.

The opposition had stalled the House soon after the allegation against two BJP MLAs.

Journalist Janakbhai Purohit, who had captured them on his mobile phone while watching the obscene pictures of girls, said, First they started by watching the pictures of Swami Vivekananda, then cartoons and then pictures of women".

He said that even he complained it to the Speaker but both the MLAs continued watching the pictures for more than 20 minutes.

However, Chaudhary had denied the allegations saying it as baseless. He accused that an attempt has been made to malign his image. He defended saying that the proceedings of the House are recorded in CCTV and the footage should be checked to know the fact.

Bharwad had also defended him saying he would resign if found guilty of watching porn pictures at the House.

Airtel Money - Convenience or Hype?

Airtel Money is can definitely be termed as hype but conversely it is also a convenient way to avail a lot of different fiscal services. The transaction process can also be termed as mobile banking.

Using the Airtel Money service, which is now live in India, one can deposit money (called loading cash) and pay for various products & services, send money to others, book movie tickets, recharge mobile phones and digital TV, pay mobile / utility bills, pay for shopping and so on.

This mobile wallet service of Bharti Airtel is now available across 300 main cities in India. The service allows its users to load cash on their mobile devices and spend it to pay utilities bills and shop at more than 7000 merchant outlets.

Express account
Power account
Account open charges
Rs. 50
Minimum Account Balance
Single Transaction Limit
5000 (unless using special SIM)
Daily Limit
Rs. 10,000
Rs. 50,000
Maximum Account Balance
Rs. 10,000
Rs. 50,000

Transaction charges
Express account
Power account
Airtel payments (bills, recharges etc.)
Non-airtel utility payments
Rs. 10
Travel ticket booking (online)
1% of transaction amount, subject to a maximum of Rs. 50
Movie ticket booking
Not available
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Mobile banking is the use of mobile phones to access bank accounts, primarily for account inquiry, mobile transfer, retail payments, micro insurance, savings remittances, mobile top-up, utility bill payments and government collections.

Hence, the convenience of the service cannot be ignored. Think of the big queues in banks to transfer money through core banking. Is it not a great way? Yes, definitely (what I feel). Again, the different services that you can avail just at your fingertip anywhere anytime is quiet admiring and time saving.

It is true that Airtel is not providing the service free of cost. But still the convenience part is present and so Airtel money service is a convenience rather than hype.

March 22, 2012

A Story of Puma

Puma is one of the world’s top three sports brands that include Nike and Adidas. Today, Puma is not just a company that makes sports wear and shoes. Puma is a lifestyle label, with products created by world famous fashion designers and which can be found next to those of Gucci, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana.

Through unprecedented access to Puma archives and the main players, the author tells the extraordinary story of Puma’s rise in world sport and fashion. It’s a story based on a family quarrel between two brothers, which resulted in the creation of two companies – Adidas and Puma – by each of the brothers. Competing furiously against one another, the brothers turned their companies into world beaters, dominating the global sporting stage for decades after the War. Today Puma is a $1.75 billion company, and became the most powerful sports brand in the world when it sponsored the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, and his rise to megastardom during the Beijing Olympics.

Footballer dies on Field in Bangalore

A football player of the Bangalore Mars Club suffered a massive heart attack and died on the spot while playing a match at the Bangalore Football Stadium.

Venkatesh (34) is a first division player of the local club. He collapsed on the ground while warming up in the practice area during a match against South Western Railways.

Police said that there was no ambulance present at the stadium during the match. He was rushed to a hospital by his teammates in an auto. However, he was declared dead in the hospital.

The cause of his death would be ascertained after the post-mortem report. The initial diagnosis suggested that he died due to cardiac arrest.

March 21, 2012

Don't Be a Martyr

The best bosses shelter their people from disruption and stress. But you shouldn't put your employees' happiness first all the time. Sacrificing yourself will only lead to burnout and resentment. This is especially true if you have weak or destructive people on your team.

Whether you hired or inherited, your job is to help them improve and, if they don't to help them move on.

March 20, 2012

Poverty in Odisha declines by 20% in 5 Years

Odisha witnessed a significant decline in poverty by around 20% in five years, which suggested the ruling BJD government under the leadership of Naveen Patnaik achieved the goal partially.

According to a report prepared by the Planning Commission of India, Odisha had the highest poverty headcount ratio (57%) in 2004-05. However, it has been reduced to 37% followed by Bihar (53.5%), Chhattisgarh (48.7%) and Manipur (47.1%).

The report said that poverty in India has declined by 7.3 percentage points to 29.8 per cent of the population over five years to 2009-10. The poverty in rural areas has declined significantly as compared to the urban cities between 2004-05 and 2009-10.

The poverty has declined in the states like Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttarakhand along with Odisha by about 10% points and more, the report says.

The data revealed that the poverty has increased in North-eastern states of Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland. The poor states such as Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh witnessed a marginal decline in poverty ratio.

The report is based on methodology recommended by the Tendulkar Committee, which includes spending on health, education, and the calorie intake.

The report said that the Sikh community has lowest poverty ratio in rural areas at 11.9 per cent, while Christians have the lowest proportion of poor at 12.9 per cent. The poverty ratio for Muslims is high at 33.9 per cent in rural areas of the states like Assam (53.6 per cent), Uttar Pradesh (44.4 per cent), West Bengal (34.4 per cent) and Gujarat (31.4 per cent).

Similarly, the ratio is the highest for Muslims at 33.9 per cent in urban areas of the states like Rajasthan (29.5 per cent), Uttar Pradesh (49.5 per cent), Gujarat (42.4 per cent), Bihar (56.5 per cent) and West Bengal (34.9 per cent).

The highest level of poverty was recorded in the ST community at 47.4 per cent followed by SC at 42.3 per cent and Other Backward Castes (OBC) at 31.9 per cent as against 33.8 per cent for all classes in rural areas.

The SC community has poverty ration of 34.1 per cent followed by STs at 30.4 per cent and OBCs at 24.3 per cent against 20.9 per cent for all classes in urban areas.

Nearly two-third of the SCs and STs are recorded poor in the rural Bihar and Chhattisgarh, while Manipur, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh reported more than half poor in those communities.

Internet accounts for 3.2% of Indian GDP: Google

Head of Google India, Rajan Anandan has claimed in a session in New Delhi that 3.2% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in India is raised through internet. The India Chief of the internet giant was speaking at a session at the 11th India Today Conclave, last Friday in New Delhi.

The topic of this session was 'Who will win the web'. The two most successful webs in India, Google and Facebook were represented in this discussion.

It was a session to come to a consensus that who will emerge victorious in the web wars in India. Facebook India head, Kirthiga Reddy was present there to compete with Google on the topic.

However, Anandan kept the internet users in the sovereignty status and pushed that it was useless to argue which company would emerge the winner in the internet war. Undoubtedly, India is an emerging country in web use, where number of users is growing in a fast rate.

According to Anandan, mobile internet, video content, social networking and e-commerce, these four big online facilities are used by maximum number of Indian web users.

The Indian Google head said “I expect mobile internet users to cross the 1 billion mark in four years, out of which 200 million will be from India.”

March 19, 2012

5 Surefire Tips to protect your Skin in summer

Summer is perfect for other outdoor activities as well, such as picnicking in the park or going out on a vacation or attending outdoor music festivals.

But as tempting as it is to spend loads of time outdoors absorbing the sun, there are some things you should know before you cause serious damage to your skin. Avoid the sun when it is strongest - between 11am and 3pm – try and sit in the shade.

There are a few simple tricks for the best summer skin care so that you can show off great skin and take good care of it at the same time. Let us discuss five surefire tips to protect your skin in summer.

• Women should wear makeup with SPF coverage as it protects their skin from harsh sun rays. Also wearing lip balm with SPF protection is vital in summer as the skin of lips is thin and delicate and needs to be kept.

Sunscreen lotions should be applied 20 to 30 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours; always reapply after swimming, exercise or excessive sweating.

• Wearing close weave cotton clothing in the sun – closer weave garments (such as cotton t-shirts) is beneficial as it gives better protection, but loose weave fabrics like cheesecloth, don’t give very much protection at all. Wear long sleeves and trousers and a hat that shades your face and neck.

• Getting up early and do some relaxing exercises are also important. Practice sheetali, sitkari or nadishuddhi Pranayam daily also protect your body from heat.

• While going out you should wear sun glasses with UV protector and carry umbrella or cap to protect your hairs from damage. Remember to protect your eyes with good quality sunglasses too, bigger or wrap-around sunglasses will also protect more of your face.

• Drink plenty of water and fresh juices. Fruit is low in fat and it contains the best source of glucose to maintain your blood sugar levels correctly, plenty of water-soluble fiber, and all the antioxidants that prevent cancer and slow down the ageing process.

It’s high in magnesium, which helps your muscles relax, and this in turn helps you cope with stress. Eat fruit in the morning, as this is when the body steps up its elimination function.

March 17, 2012

Next Mother India: Jaya Bachchan files Nomination for Rajya Sabha

Actor-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan filed her nomination for the Rajya Sabha from the Samajwadi Party today. She was seen during the swearing-in ceremony of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday.

Mrs Bachchan if re-elected in the polls, it would be het third term to the Rajya Sabha on the SP ticket. She was first elected to the House in 2004.

Jaya joined the race for the Rajya Sabha election among other SP candidates including Naresh Agarwal, Brij Bhushan Tiwari, Kiranmay Nanda and Munawar Salim, who had filed their nominations for the Upper House in presence of Akhilesh Yadav on Friday.

A total of 58 seats will be vacant in the Rajya Sabha on April 2. There will be 10 vacancies from UP on the basis of strength of the state assembly in Rajya Sabha.

The SP can send 6 candidates out of 10 member limit to Rajya Sabha in proportion to the party position in the UP assembly. While the BSP will send two, one each seat will go to the BJP and the Rashtriya Lok Dal-Congress.

Sunny Leone returns to India for 'Jism 2'

Canadian Porn model-cum-actor Sunny Leone is back in India to shoot her first ever Bollywood film 'Jism 2'. This sexy star had sizzled up Indian small screen segment days before with her eventful stint in the Bigg Boss house.

A large excited crowd, including co-producer of ‘Jism 2’ Dino Morea was present at the CST International Airport in Mumbai to receive the adult actor last Wednesday. Sunny arrived with her husband Daniel Weber. She was looking delighted returning back to India.

This beautiful model will be on a training session for the film for a while and the actual shoot of Jism 2 will begin in April.

Sunny Leone and her upcoming Bollywood movie Mahesh Bhatt directed ‘Jism 2’ had already been the talk of the town during her stay in the Bigg Boss’s house.

It is time now to wait and see how much this Canadian sexy model can pull the audience with her Jism. At that time it was expected that Sunny after acting in a Bollywood film may surpass Katrina Kaif. She had created a buzz on the web following her appearance in the Bigg Boss house.

"I am more than excited. I am so honored that they have chosen me as the lead for 'Jism 2'. It is something that every single girl in this country hopes to do and to have the opportunity to do it is absolutely amazing," Sunny said after arriving in Mumbai.

March 16, 2012

Economic Survey: Growth for 2013 pegged at 7.6%

The fate of the railway budget might be in darkness, but the government's Economic Survey paints an optimistic picture of reviving growth and falling inflation in the country for the years 2012-13 and 2013-14.

The economic survey prepared by Finance Ministry's Chieg Economic Advisor shows that the current year’s growth will be 6.9 percent due to weakening industrial growth. But the survey sees that the growth will be 7.6 percent in 2013 and 8.6 percent in 2013-14.

The survey seems to prove people's assumption false. While the year 2012-13 is supposed to see increased taxes, subsidies cut and heavy expenditure, the finance ministry came up with the survey report ahead of the Union Budget, which will be presented on Friday.

The Economic Survey has also recommended fixed subsidy per litre of diesel sold. The inflation is showing a clear sign of moderation.

The survey states that as the fiscal consolidation gets back to track, savings and capital would rise, suggesting the moderate inflation in the coming months. The RBI could reduce the policy rates, the investors could be encouraged and there could be a positive impact on growth.

It is found that the agricultural and service sectors have a significant growth in the previous year, while the industrial sector witnessed unsatisfactory growth in the country. The GDP during April-December was 3.6 per cent as compared to 8.3 per cent in the corresponding period of the previous year.

The Economic Survey 2011-12, presented by the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Lok Sabha today predicts that the services sector continues to perform well as its share in GDP was recorded from 58% in 2010-11 to 59% in 2011-12 with a growth rate of 9.4 per cent.

Similarly, the agriculture sector is estimated to achieve a growth rate of 2.5 per cent in 2011-12 with the rise in food grains production, which may cross 250.42 million tonnes.

The Survey points out that the inflation, which is measured by the wholesale price index (WPI), was high during most of the current fiscal year 2011-12. However, the slowdown was recorded by the year end in price rise. Particularly, the food inflation dropped significantly in the country.

Govt slashes EPF Rate from 9.5% to 8.25%

In a setback for the employees, the government has slashed the interest rate of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) from 9.5 per cent to 8.25 per cent for the year 2011-12.

With the decision, over 4.7 crore employees will be affected. The cut was proposed by the Finance Ministry and a notification has been issued by the Labour Ministry on Thursday.

The subscribers were provided 9.5 per cent interest rate by the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) for 2010-11.

However, the Labour Ministry had recommended 8.6 per cent rate of interest for the current fiscal year to the EPFO subscribers.

The 8.25 per cent interest for 2011-12 would leave a deficit of Rs 24 lakh, while 8.5 per cent rate of return would translate into a deficit of Rs 526.44 crore.

However, the government's decision was opposed by Hind Mazadoor Sabha. The organisation secretary AD Nagpal, who is also an EPFO trustee said, it is unfair to the employees. The matter will be discussed at the next meeting of the Central Board of Trustees.

The Finance Ministry had intervened to the matter after the EPFO trustees failed to decide on the interest rate of the EPF for the current fiscal year.

There was a sharp difference among the trustees on the issue. While the EPFO had suggested the interest rate of 8.25 per cent for 2011-12, the trade union members suggested retaining 9.5 per cent.

March 15, 2012

Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Resigns

Union railway minister Dinesh Trivedi finally resigned from his post after Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee put a question mark on the fate of the Railway Budget and asked the Prime Minister to remove Trivedi as the Railway Minister.

Trivedi sent his resignation letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday morning. According to reports, Trivedi was forced by Mamata to quit as the Railway Minister after the TMC leaders objected the railway budget demanding rollback of hikes in passenger fares.

Last night Mamata had sent a letter to the prime minister asking him to remove Trivedi and suggested Mukul Roy's name for the railway minister post just a few hours after he had presented a bold Railway Budget.

The PM is likely to accept Trivedi's resignation and accept Mamata's demand. After sending the letter to the PM, Trivedi said that he will participate in the question hour in Parliament. Meanwhile, MOS Railways Muniyappa to return to Delhi from Bangalore.

He said that the TMC wanted him to resign from the post. He decided to hike fares as country comes first above the party. He said that he had consulted the common men of the country not the party chief before preparing the railway budget.

Meanwhile, Trivedi told a local news channel on Thursday morning that he had not resigned yet. "I have not resigned yet, but if the party wants then I will. Mamata made me the railway minister, she may choose to remove me," he told.
For the first time in a decade, Trivedi was the only Railway minister, who dared to hike in passenger fares. He justified the fare hikes saying he has done what was required. It was not a political budget, but an economic budget.

Trinamool's Rajya Sabha MP Mukul Roy, who was earlier rejected by Manmohan Singh for the railway candidature, is likely to replace Trivedi. Roy arrived in Delhi following the latest development.

Roy may be sworn in on this weekend after Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presents the Union Budget on Friday.

March 14, 2012

Union Railway Budget 2012-13 - Highlights

Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi presented his maiden Railway Budget in Lok Sabha today with a clear focus on safety and security of the passengers and railway properties. He has announced a fare hike across all categories, including the Sleeper Class and AC Tiers.

This is the first time in 10 years, the Railways has increased the passenger fares, saying it was inevitable becuase of the losses and lack of budgetary support from the Centre. The platform ticket will now cost Rs 5 instead of Rs 3.

The second class fares have been hiked by 2 paisa per km, while the AC Chair Class tickets will cost 3 paisa per km more. The sleeper class tickets will cost 5 paisa per km more. The AC Tier 1, 2, 3 tickets will cost 20 paisa, 15 paisa and 10 paisa per km respectively.

"I am grateful to the 'Maa', 'Maanush' and 'Maati' (Mother, Human and Soil), he said before presenting the Railway Budget. Dinesh Trivedi attempted to modernise the Indian Railways with a great vision. He also introduced 75 new Express Trains and 21 Passenger Trains this year.

Dinesh Trivedi thanked the PM, Finance Minister, UPA Chairperson, Leader of Opposition and former Railway Ministers Mamata Banerjee, Lalu Prasad Yadav and Ram Vilas Paswan. He also thanked the people of India for giving him a chance to present the Railway Budget today.

"I tried to learn from the past and took the cue from my predecessors while preparing my maiden Railway Budget. I always received Lalu's blessings and won't be able to get to his stature. I also took the direction from Mamata Banerjee," he said with all humility.

"Safety is main concern and sole emphasis. I am not satisfied with the existing safety standards. I plan to remove all unmanned level crossings in India in the next five years. We will set up an independent Railway Authority," he said.

The Railway Minister revealed that he met all Chief Ministers before preparing the Railway Budget and received 5,711 requests from all states. "We should be ready to bite the bullet to modernise the Indian Railway," he said.

Anil Kakodkar will head the Railway Safety Committee, while Sam Pitroda will head the Railway Modernisation Panel. The Railway Minister termed the budgetary support for Railways by the Centre as "inadequate", but said the Railways will hire one lakh employees in 2012-13.

March 13, 2012

Become a Creative Leader

Yesterday's leadership skills will not work in today's fast-moving and evolving world. Only creative leaders who are visionary and empathetic will succeed. Here are five things you can do to succeed as a creative leader:

 - Instead of commanding, coach your team and organization towards success. 

- Don't manage people; facilitate them. Often, the know-how, experience and solutions are there; help people to discover them.

- Cultivate respect by giving it, instead of demanding it.

- Know how to manage both success and failure, not just success.

- Be gracious. Be humble about your successes and whenever possible, give someone else the opportunity to shine.

What Women want from Union Budget 2012?

The budget is the annual announcement of the government’s monetary strategy changes. It announces the tax changes proposed for the following tax year and also how the government plans to spend the returns.

Union Budget sets goals and targets for the next one year, the Economic Survey focuses on the growth achieved the previous year and the factors that contributed to it.

Every individual want something beneficial from the Union budget. People expect the simplest from the government, to provide security from undesirable rise of food prices, secure environment, to see to it that children below poverty level get basic food and education after all they are as much Indians as you and me.

In India, women constitute almost 50 per cent of the population and as equal citizens; women have a right to stake a claim to their entitlements under all categories of public spending and not just token women’s programs. They expect many benefits from union budget 2012. The expectations of women from Union budget are:

• There should be a restriction on interest rates which women need to pay and women should also get concessional interest rates.

• The escalation rise in the prices of vital commodities and increase have had a particularly adverse impact on women, and on families from the more disadvantaged and marginalized strata of society. Therefore in this budget, there is a need to give a special thrust to bringing down the prices and also focus on specific welfare schemes for women, especially those from the marginalized sections.

• In all metropolises -class I, II, III, IV and V cities- safe public transport in terms of buses and trains must be provided to working women. For women vendors and traders, luggage compartments in the trains and buses should be provided.

• Primary health centers, drinking water, electricity, girl's hostels in tribal areas and dalit habitations must be adequately budgeted.

• In any budget, women give the highest priority to nutritious food for the family. The objective is good health. Purchasing power is needed to buy food. Purchasing power depends primarily on availability of work or employment opportunities for the able bodied and remuneration or wage or salary for work.

• A social security should be provided to women. Concerted efforts need to be made to attract and keep hold of girl children in school.

• There must be a toll free help line available for women for crisis management such as fire, disaster, riots, feuds, domestic violence etc.

Though for many years, Women were always neglected from their rights. Because even the most poverty sensitive of policies and legislations such as the Right to Work, are mostly gender blind or gender undemocratic.

Until now, the gender budgeting efforts have primarily concentrated on expenditures in women related sectors and several aspects like taxation, trade, capital flows, etc. have remained out of its purview.

As the country is rocked with multi-crore scams and rising prices of food, this Union budget thus is looked upon with great expectation and is a critical point to make things better for the ruling government.

There has been much speculation about the Union Budget 2012. Every single person was waiting with bated breath with the expectation that the Finance Minister will give them something which they can cheer about.

The Budget was delayed because of Assembly polls in five states — Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Uttarakhand and Punjab.

The Budget session of Parliament began on March 12 and the General Budget will be presented in Lok Sabha on March 16.

March 12, 2012

Antarctica under siege from Aliens!

Scientists fear that the seeds accidentally brought to Antarctica by the tourists and scientists from different countries of earth may introduce alien plant species which could threaten the survival of native plants in the icy continent.

The study was reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal published on Tuesday.

More than 33,000 tourists and 7,000 scientists visit Antarctica each year by ship and aircraft. An international team of scientists has reported that the thousands of seeds inadvertently carried in to the world's last relatively untouched continent Antarctica could fundamentally alter ecosystems of the frozen continent.

They are afraid that the growth of these herbs there would lead to an increase of temperature which would hamper the lives of other native species of the continent.

Steven Chown of Stellenbosch University in South Africa along with an international team of scientists surveyed nearly 5,700 tourists, scientists, ship's crews and support staff during the 2007-08 summer seasons for the experiment.

They searched the clothes, bags and other travel kits of about 850 people and found 2,686 stowaway seeds of the alien species.

Astonishingly each of them had knowingly or unknowingly carried an average of 9.5 seeds. In this toll, while the visitors were carrying the minimum number of seeds, scientists were carrying the double of them and field staffs were carrying even more.

About half of those seized seeds were found to be carried from some cold climate region like the Arctic or the Alps like the Iceland Poppy, Tall Fescue Velvet grass and Annual Winter Grass which are very good for surviving and thriving in the harsh polar environment.

In this way the Antarctic Peninsula, where most tourists travel is although covered with ice, still these days it has transformed into a hot spot. But this increase in temperature is not a good symptom as it would make easier for the alien seeds to propagate there.

The report was given after a long three years of research and experiments.

March 10, 2012


Hours after Bollywood Actor John Abraham was sentenced to 15 days in jail in connection with a rash driving case, he was granted bail by the Bombay High Court.

Earlier in the day, John Abraham was sentenced to a 15-days jail term by the Mumbai Sessions Court, which upheld the verdict given by a lower court in 2010.

John had crashed his bike and injured two pedestrians in Mumbai's Khar Danda area in 2006. He reportedly took the victims to the hospital and took care of their medical expenses.

John Abraham was taken into custody soon after the Sessions Court order. However, he was granted bail by the High Court on a personal bond of Rs 20,000. He can appeal against the verdict in the High Court.

March 9, 2012

Start asking the right questions (and stop asking the wrong ones).

Asking questions can create patterns of activity that compound daily into solutions, for better and for worse. Instead of asking "What job can I find today?" what if you asked, "What kind of job can I create today?" The slight twist of one word, from find to create, might hold the key to more helpful answers. 

To guide your job search, try a simple exercise we call "questionstorming." Take four minutes a day to write down nothing but questions about your job search. Doing this consistently for thirty days will take you down new paths as your questions change and your patterns of action follow. For example, an executive in his mid-thirties and in a career transition began by asking "How can I make a bucket of money?" 

 Over time, that question changed to "What will make me happy for the long term?" Which then changed to "How do I create something for the long term?" As a result, he's moved into different kinds of job interviews, landing one with a big multinational company that otherwise would never have happened had he not changed his question.

Why Divorce Rate is high in Urban Areas?

In the old days, there was a considerable amount for shame attached to being divorced. Divorce was not seen as an option to get rid of a troubled relationship for long.

Couples stayed together even if they were miserable and extramarital affairs went on for years without breaking up marriages because married couples didn’t want to hurt their children or lose face with their parents.

In some urban areas it has become almost cool to be divorced. People are less concerned about their future with their partners as now-a-days the rate of DINKs (Double income No kids) have increased. Because of this, people are living their life in their own ways without having the fear of how divorce will make an impact on children.

As the role reversal has entered the modern era, the rise in the conflicts between them also increased. Where women expect high from their male counterparts, men also expect high from their wives.

About 25 percent are related to sexual problems and another 25 percent "emotional incompatibility." The other reason is alcoholism, mental and physical abuse. There are many basiss of the high rise of divorce rate in India. Greater social acceptance is one of them.

In a survey, Detectives say that many of the cases they handle involve wives seeking information on their husbands and their mistresses. Some of them claim that 80 percent of divorces are triggered by “third parties.”

Empowerment of women has initiated the extinction of marriage in urban areas as financially educated women are now open to the option of ending the relationship rather than to bear lifelong abuses silently. The campaigns on gender equality are now giving rise to ego clashes between the husband and wife, especially if the wife too is the bread earner of the family.

The sanctity of marriage is becoming less day by day. The attitude of people towards marriage is changing especially in urban areas. The divorce rate is more in urban areas as compared to rural areas. There is still a stigma attached to divorce but considerably less than in the past.

Sachin Tendulkar pays Tribute to Rahul Dravid

A golden era in Indian cricket will come to an end tomorrow when 'The Wall' and 'Mr. Dependable' Rahul Dravid will announce his retirement from Test Cricket.

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who has been playing with Dravid since the latter's debut in 1996, has paid rich tribute to the cricket legend, saying he cannot be replaceable.

"For someone who has played 164 Test matches and scored 13,200-plus runs, no tribute can be enough. All I can say is there was, and is, only one Rahul Dravid and there can be no other. I will miss him in the dressing room and out in the middle," Said Tendulkar.

"I have shared my best moments with Rahul Dravid in the middle. Our many century partnerships are a testimony to the hours we spent together," he further added.

March 6, 2012

કંપનીઓમાં કેમ વધી રહ્યા છે કર્મચારીઓ દ્વારા ફ્રોડના બનાવ?

વધી રહેલા ગ્રાહકવાદમાંથી નથી બચી શકતા કર્મચારીઓ -યુવા કર્મચારીઓમાં વધી રહેલું ફ્રોડનું વલણ ચિંતાજનક

વધી રહેલો ગ્રાહકવાદ મધ્ય સ્તરના એક્ઝીક્યુટીવોને તેમની લાઇફસ્ટાઇલની જરૂરિયાતોને પૂરી કરવા છેતરપિંડી કરવા પ્રેરી રહ્યો છે, તેમ એક સર્વેમાં જણાવાયું છે.

વધી રહેલા ગ્રાહકવાદ (કન્ઝ્યુમરીઝમ)ને જોતા છેતરપિંડી માટેનું મુખ્ય કારણ 'નીડ' માંથી 'ગ્રીડ'માં પરિવર્તિત થયેલો હેતુ છે, તેમ કન્સલટન્સી કંપની અર્નેસ્ટ એન્ડ યંગ ઇન્ડિયા તેના 'ફ્રોડ એન્ડ કોર્પોરેટ ગવર્નન્સઃચેંજિંગ પેરાડાઇમ' ના મથાળા હેઠળના અહેવાલમાં જણાવાયું છે વધી રહેલા કિસ્સાઓમાં જણાયું છે કે યુવાન કર્મચારીઓ દ્વારા તેમની લાઇફસ્ટાઇલને નિભાવવા માટે છેતરપિંડીનો સહારો લેવો પડે છે, કેમ કે તેમની આવકમાં તેઓ પોતાની લાઇફસ્ટાઇલને જીવી શકતા નથી.

દેખીતી રીતે છેતરપિંડી કરનાર કર્મચારી ઘણો મહત્વાકાંક્ષી મિડ મેનેજમેન્ટ કર્મચારી હોય છે, જે નિવૃત્તિના સમયથી ઘણો દુર અને પ્રાપ્તિ કે સેલ્સ વિભાગમાં કામ કરે છે, તેમ અહેવાલમાં જણાવાયું છે.

છેતરપિંડીનો વધુમાં વધુ ભોગ બનનાર બેંકિંગ અને ફાઇનાન્શિયલ સેક્ટર ઉપરાંત ઇન્ફ્રાસ્ટ્ર, આઇટી/આઇટીઇએસ અને કન્ઝ્યુમર પ્રોડક્ટસ સેગમેન્ટમાં પણ છેતરપિંડીના કિસ્સા વધ્યા છે, તેમ તેમાં જણાવાયું છે. સર્વેમાં સામેલ કરાયેલા 60 ટકા લોકોએ કહ્યું હતું કે તેમની કંપનીમાં ગયા વર્ષે છેતરપિંડીના કિસ્સો નોંધાયો હતો.

ટેકનોલોજીના વધી રહેલા ઉપયોગને કારણે ટેકનોલોજી આધારિત ફ્રોડના કેસમાં વધારો થયો છે. ફ્રોડ રિસ્ક મેનેજમેન્ટ માટે એક સક્રિય વલણ આજની તારીખની જરૂરિયાત છે. ટેકનોલોજી અને ઝડપી વ્હીલસ બ્લોઇંગ વ્યવસ્થા આ પ્રકારના જોખમોને ઓછા કરવામાં મહત્વપૂર્ણ ભાગ ભજવી શકે છે,તેમ ઇ એન્ડ વાયના પાર્ટનર અરપિંદર સિંઘે કહ્યું હતું. 

Source: Divya Bhaskar

Cricketer Runako Morton dies in Road Mishap

Former West Indies opener Runako Morton died in a fatal road accident on Monday. He was 33. Morton's life and career remained controversial before he breathed his last on March 4.

Morton played 15 Tests for the West Indies and scored 573 runs at an average of 22.03. His highest score was 70*. He scored 4 fifties in Tests. Morton also played 56 ODIs and scored 1,519 runs at an average of 33.75. He scored two hundreds and 10 fifties. His highest score was 110*.

Morton scored just 96 runs in the seven T20 matches he played. He had made his ODI debut against Pakistan in 2002 and played his last ODI against Australia in 2010. Morton made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2005 and played his last Test against Australia in 2008.

During his cricket career, he played with the West Indies, Leeward Islands, Nevis and Trinidad & Tobago.

His cricket career was full of controversies. He was expelled from the West Indian Academy in July 2001 on disciplinary grounds, but was recalled after one year. HE pulled out of the ICC Champions Trophy in September 2002, faking his grandmother's death.

Morton was arrested on stabbing allegations in January 2004. However, he was released without any charge. In March 2011, Morton and Leeward Islands all-rounder Tonito Willett were arrested for the possession of marijuana. They were later released on bail.

Morton's former captain Chris Gayle tweeted, "We lost a True Warrior W.I Cricketer Runako Morton-May is soul rest in peace! Our memories together Live On!-My Condolences to his Family."

England all-rounder Kevin Pietersen condoled his death. "My thoughts go out to Runako Morton's family this morning... Such sad news!! What a lovely guy & fierce competitor!! RIP bossman!!!" he tweeted.

March 5, 2012

Infosys to set up Rs 100-cr Unit in Nagpur

India's leading IT major Infosys will set up a software development centre in Maharashtra's Nagpur with an investment of Rs 100 crore as a MoU has been signed on Sunday.

The MoU was signed between the Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) Vice-Chairman and Managing Director UPS Madan and Shibulal, the Managinf Director of Infosys, in the presence of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. This suggested that the city will be the second destination in the state for the software engineers after Pune.

As per the MoU, the software firm will be allocated 142 acres of land for the centre at Mihan. Infosys will start operations within three years at the centre and will create 2000 jobs over five years.

The company will invest a total of Rs 415 crore and create jobs for 14000 IT engineers over 10 years when the centre will be fully developed.

Study: Marijuana linked to Short-Term Memory Loss

A recent study has revealed that smoking of Marijuana leads to short-term memory loss. The article about the findings of this experiment was published on science Journal ‘Cell’.

Neuroscientists Xia Zhang of the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research and Giovanni Marsicano of the University of Bordeaux, France had performed this experiment.

In the experiment the scientists applied tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient of marijuana to a horde of rats to know about the link between astrocyte signaling and cognitive function of the brain.

The researchers found that the compound weakens the connections or synapses between neurons in the hippocampus, a structure that is vital for memory formation. They had implanted microelectrodes into the brains of the horde of anaesthetized rats.

The scientists reiterated these experiments in two types of mice.  One type of mouse lacked CB1 receptors in hippocampal neurons; the other lacked in those that synthesize the neurotransmitter GABA. The mice had been genetically modified to alter their production of CB1 receptors, the molecules that interact with THC in the brain.

In fact the experiment found some solid evidence that ‘astrocytes’ control neurons and memory both. Astrocytes are a kind of signaling mechanism between neurons and non-neuronal cells.

Astrocyte was earlier considered important only for protecting neurons. Temporary memory loss by marijuana is due to the activation of astroglial CB1R and is associated with astroglia-dependent hippocampal Long Term Depression (LTD) in the living organisms.

I am a Woman, No Less than a Man (Own Musings)

Women have a very imperative and important role to play in the society. No matter if it’s mother, daughter, sister, wife or daughter in law, she always remains undemanding, lenient and tolerant.

But, I sometimes really feel sorry sight to see her in this plight. She suffers the most yet the responsibility to keep everyone happy, without even caring for her happiness. Men always have so many expectations from women without even understanding women’s expectations from them. They always want perfect women, no matter if they themselves do not deserve.

However, women are capable to give a stiff competition to men in many fields. In multi tasking, doing outside and household chores, managing accounts, looking after children and family, women are better than men without a doubt.

Generally we tend to criticize or praise other people. Seldom, I get a chance to express my own qualities as a woman from my own perspectives. Certainly, I always have swollen with pride being a woman. It is a proud feeling to be a daughter, a sister, a wife, a friend and a mother.

In our society, I have also seen people giving importance to their male child than to females. The conception behind this is- a boy keep the name of his family and so is why he is important.

But being a woman I always have enough confidence that I am a woman who is no less than any man. I can do many things far better than any man. I feel honored and privileged when I am appreciated and cherished in work and household chores.

I believe women are the best part of universe. These lines are for that every woman who is unaware of her dynamism, significance and I appeal my group to be proud of their survival. I am a proud woman who knows who I am and where I am going.

I know how to smile in the worst situations of my life. I am a strong woman who keeps her dignity and self-respect as the first priority of my life. I am a woman who is not swayed by the opinions of others, but who knows what is right and what is wrong.

I know and I believe in me that I am no less than any man. Men who think women as a pathetic gender must know that where women know how to love and protect, she also know how to raise sword. Where she knows how to make man a tiara of her head, she also knows how to put them under her feet.

However, I am also lucky to always have such men who adore me with dignity, respect and admiration. My father, friends, husband, son and boss always bring the best out of me. I wish every man could realize the power and supremacy of women and look at them with respect and gratitude.

As a woman, I really thank God for giving me such a beautiful life where I am capable of bringing a new life in the world. This is the biggest virtue of any women’s life.

It is high time for every woman to stand up for them and to show the world that you’re not footwear but a crown of man’s head.

I am a woman, I have a voice and I can make a choice. With pride I can say I am the only me that there is. I am no less than any man. None the less, I am me and I am proud of that.

March 3, 2012

Mobile beats Television in Media War

Mobile Ad network InMobi has revealed the outcome of its worldwide Mobile Media use Survey at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona and presented that Mobile has surpassed Television in use of media.

The survey unveiled that mobile Internet users spent 33 per cent of their media time on mobile, which is higher than any other medium, including TV, which received 27 per cent of their media time.

The survey had been conducted in 18 markets across the world covering 20,000 mobile consumers including more than 2,200 users only from India.

The survey says that in India the mobile Internet users spent time on entertainment at a ratio of 41 per cent on mobile compared to 26 per cent on TV. Then, with regards to information, the proportion was 58 per cent on mobile compared to 20 per cent on TV.

InMobi’s Mobile Media Consumption Survey was carried out on its global mobile ad network between September and November 2011 including a full range of Smartphone and feature phone subscribers.

Indians should be proud of InMobi, which is the largest independent mobile advertising network in the world head quartered at Bangalore, India. The company was founded by Navin Tewari in 2007 and has business set up in Africa, US, Europe, and Japan besides Asia.

Dissimilar to other mobile ad networks, InMobi has massive reach, mobile technology expertise and real-time post-click ad optimization technology on a global extent to help connect publishers, advertisers and consumers anywhere in the world.