Breaking, Informative and Interesting News from Around the World (Version-2- July 2010)


Breaking, Informative and Interesting News from Around the World (Version-2- July 2010)

Latest News From Around The World

This knol’s main purpose is to make note of the breaking and informative news from around the world to the knol community—the authors/visitors and readers.

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Thanks to one and all. PVA


(THIS KNOL IS THE CONTINUATION  OF THE KNOL "Breaking, Informative and Interesting News from Around the World - Version - 1)  
(Knol Creation Date: 3rd July 2010, 9.30 P.M)
 
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INDIA SET TO GET A NEW RUPEE SYMBOL


This designs are made by chethstudios.net
NEW DELHI: July 17 2010, In keeping with India’s growing economic might and its status as a major investment destination, the hitherto humble rupee is all set to get a distinct identity in the form of a new symbol. The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its approval to the symbol which combines the Roman letter ‘R’ with the Devnagri ‘Ra’ .

The symbol will catapult the rupee into the company of four ‘elite’ currencies which have similarly distinct identities — the US dollar, euro, yen and British pound.

The Rupeesymbol and the designer Uday Kumar
and on the right bottom the minister Ambika Soni

Pic. Credit.jajodia-saket

The symbol has been designed by D Udaya Kumar, an IIT Bombay post-graduate , who has just joined as a teacher at IIT Guwahati. Kumar will receive a prize money of Rs 2.5 lakh for his efforts. The symbol will standardize the expression for the Indian rupee in different languages, both within and outside the country.

"It is very important for India to have a symbol for the rupee. In terms of other currencies, like the dollar or the Euro, there is no ambiguity on how the currency is represented. It will also make calculation easier, especially when you have data on an excel sheet," says Pradeep Parappil, lead product manager, (Windows/Windows Live), Microsoft India.  Read More. Here & Here

Source: PTI, economictimes.indiatimes.com, rediffmail.com, business standard
Posted by AP

FIRST YOUNGEST INDIAN IIT PROFESSOR


athagat Avatar Tulsi (Centre) poses
with his parents after becoming
 the youngest assistant professor  in physics at the
Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, in Patna on Tuesday.
Photo: PTI/Hindu
July 14 2010. The 22-year-old Patna-born prodigy Tathagat Avtar Tulsi is all set to become the country's youngest faculty at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Powai in Mumbai.

Official sources said that Dr. Tulsi, will be joining as an assistant professor in the Department of Physics next week.
Mr. Tulsi, who completed high school at the age of 9 years, had secured a B.Sc. degree at 10 and his M.Sc. degree in Physics at the age of 12. and a PhD in Quantum Computing from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, at 21.
In 2003, he was named as one of the world's “seven most gifted youngsters” by Time magazine. 
Tulsi will teach Physics at IIT Bombay from July 19, having chosen the institute over Waterloo University, Canada, and the Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER), Bhopal, both of which had offered him jobs. But he preferred to stay back in India. In a recent interview with CNN IBN's Rajdeep Sardesai the "wonderkid"  said, though i have faced humiliation in the year 2001 by some scientist in Germany, I am now happy that I have achieved something and I am very happy to join an IIT as faculty, and my aim is to achieve Nobel Prize."
Knol Author's Note:
"Well Done Dr. Tulasi, We are proud of you, though you are humiliated in August 2001 with false allegation in Germany by some scientists, you have now come out with flying colors with all praise from everywhere. I just heard yesterday your interview with Rajdeep Sardesai of CNN IBN, my respect towards you is increased a hundred fold. Keep up my boy oh! sorry Prof. Saheb,  your aim to reach the Nobel prize. I Wish you All Good Wishes to you for the new assignments as well to achieve your goal or gaining Nobel Prize."
Source: The Hindu Daily, Press Trust of India, Yahoo.com,

PVA & AP


FACEBOOK FOR WORLD PEACE: YET ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO PROMOTE/BRING PEACE


Yet another attempt to promote/bring Peace, Facebook the fast growing social website joined hand with Stanford University’s Persuasive Technology Lab to take their Peace Dot campaign online to form a human web across the world in promoting the global peace and oneness.
Yet another attempt to promote/bring Peace, Facebook the fast growing social website joined hand with Stanford University’s Persuasive Technology Lab to take their Peace Dot campaign online to form a human web across the world in promoting the global peace and oneness. For More Click Peace.campaign  
Source:
yahoo.in
peace.standord.edu


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                    BEWARE OF BOTTLE GOURD

Lauki (Bottle Gourd) Juice can be Injurious to Health 
Lauki juice or bottle gourd juice can be harmful for health? Yes, says doctors at a private hospital.

A CSIR scientist died after consuming bottle gourd and bitter gourd juice on an empty stomach in New Delhi. The 60-year-old scientist Sushil Kumar and his wife had been consuming the bottle gourd juice for more than four years to keep their diabetes in control.
According to Dr M P Sharma, Head of the Department, Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine at Rockland Hospital, the couple had diabetes problem. But Sushil Kumar passed away after the consumption of bottle gourd juice, whereas, his wife complained of vomiting blood and severe diarrhoea, but had a narrow escape. The doctors conducted an endoscopy on his wife and found her entire stomach was inflamed. There were ulcers in her stomach.   Read more:
Source: NDTV
Picture Credit> G pullareddy flicker.com

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SPAIN IS ON TOP OF THE WORLD

WON THE FIFA WORLD CUP 2010


Glittering Closing Cermony of the FIFA World Cup 2010
Courtesy: msnIndia


THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE

'D' DAY FIFA WORLD CUP FINAL




    THE HOLE THAT STUNNED THE WHOLE WORLD


Hole Drilled by the storm called 'Agatha'
The month of June woke up with a stunning image of a naughty nature that decided to drill a perfect hole in Guatemala City, Central America. On May 31, armed with a `drilling machine' called Agatha, a tropical storm, nature burred a massive and perfectly circular sinkhole right in the middle of a highly populated area. The hole swallowed an entire intersection gulping down a clothing factory in a matter of seconds. A combination of rainwater saturating the ground after tropical storm Agatha, which swept through Central America and poor drainage systems were blamed as the cause of the hole that looks bottomless. The sinkhole is being reported as 30 meters (98 feet) in diameter and 60 meters (196 feet) deep. See More such stunning pictures click Here

Source:  http://news.in.msn.com

    A WOMAN BELIEVED TO BE 157 YEARS-OLD:

AGELESS WONDER:



Turinah  The Ageless Wonder: A 157 year old woman
Yet another amazing news from Msn.com.
If Agatha was amazing, so was Turinah, an Indonesian woman. A photograph taken on June 1, 2010 showed Turinah, who was believed to be 157-years-old. The grand old lady was seen chopping onions at home in a village in South Sumatra. Officials discovered the woman during a national census and they believe Turinah's claim to have been born in 1853. Which means she was born before the World Wars, much before the first aeroplane, telephone, cars, television were invented. The secret of her health? Well, plain living and stress-free life.  See more news Here











Source: msn.com








HERE IS AN INTERESTING AND


INFORMATIVE WEEK-END READ

 “Life is short. Have an affair,”

The commercial was ending as I returned with my snack into the living room. The website address and the catch phrase remained on the screen like a stain on the carpet.  “Life is short. Have an affair,” read the website’s catch phrase. My shock was entangled with confusion and disbelief. Was this a crude joke? Did I just see an advertisement promoting an extra-marital affair? Has the concept of “Whatever happens here stays here” overtaken every aspect of life ? Read More

Source: http://tomorrowsworld.com 
Lehman B. Lyons, Jr.





 WE WISH ALL OUR READERS A

HAPPY  SECOND HALF YEAR 2010.



 Good wishes To All


TODAY (09.07.2010)

IS A SPECIAL DAY.

SMILE :-) THIS


 YEAR'S MIDDLE

 DAY.  WE HAVE


COMPLETED 182

DAYS.  STILL

REMAINS

 ANOTHER 182 DAYS.

SO HAVE A HAPPY


SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR 2010.


SMILE SMILE  AND SMILE. :-) :-) :-)AND


KEEP SMILING AND KEEP READING.

 Picture Credit. sxc.hu

AND NOW, ELECTRICITY FROM POULTRY LITTER!


Picture Credit. Reuters
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) engaged in poultry farming in Haryana will soon use poultry litter to generate power for the state power grid.
The initiative, by a cluster of over 150 poultry farms in Haryana's Barwala belt, will convert poultry litter into power, thereby both checking environmental pollution and adding to the power availability in the region. 
The project is being implemented by Green Industry Bio Energy Private Limited, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) formed by Emergent Ventures and US-based Indus Terra.
The power project, costing Rs 62 crore, will convert poultry manure into electricity and slurry into fertilizer by the process of anaerobic digestion at a high temperature through a process called thermophilic digestion.
The President of the Haryana Poultry Farmers' Association, Pramod Singla, said poultry excreta had become a health hazard, apart from emitting a stench. 
Members of the association conducted a study on how the litter could be utilized, and came up with the idea of a power plant.
The 5.6 Mw power project would be built in two phases. Phase one would have a capacity of 1.4 Mw and the second phase 4.2 Mw. Read More:
 Source: 
green.in.msn.com
Business Standard
Pic. Credit: Reuters


FIRST SOLAR-POWERED AIR PLANE
SUCCESSFULLY  MADE ITS FIRST
TEST FLIGHT AT PAYRENE
SWITZERLAND

Solar Impulse takes off for its first night flight  at Payrene air port
Picture credit: Reuters
Payerne, Switzerland: July 8th 2010.  A solar-powered airplane designed to fly day and night without fuel or emissions successfully made its first test flight above the Swiss countryside on Wednesday. The aircraft took off July 7 at 06:51 am and reached an altitude of 28,543 feet by the end of the day. It then slowly descent to 4,921 feet and flew through the night on the batteries, charged during the day by

12,000 solar cells, which powered the four electric motors. The aircraft glided for 87 minutes above
western Switzerland at an altitude of 1,200 meters. The propeller plane, with a 61 meters wingspan, is powered by four electric motors and designed to fly day and night by saving surplus energy from its 12,000 solar cells in high-performance batteries.   The aircraft landed on July 8 at 09.00 am  Read and see more pictures  Here
Reuters
Posted by AP

TODAY (7th JULY) IS BIRTH DAY OF FRANK GILBRETH- A PIONEER INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER


Frank Gilbreth
PIc. Credit. Google images
On Knol we announced Knol Day of Industrial Engineering on 7th July.

Number of new knols on Industrial Engineering are being published on the occasion of the day.

http://knol.google.com/k/narayana-rao-k-v-s-s/knol-day-of-industrial-engineering/2utb2lsm2k7a/2632












    INDIA LOST RS. 13,000 CRORE FOR BANDH OVER PRICES



Agitators at New Delhi
Pic. Credit; India Today
INDIA LOST RS. 13,000 CRORE FOR BANDH OVER PRICES
A DC report says: The nationwide bandh called by the NDA and Left parties over the recent fuel prises hike disrupted normal life across India on Monday, but with the exception of Maharashtra and Rajasthan, its impact was felt mostly in states ruled by the NDA and Left parties. Read More Here





Source:
Deccan Chronicle, Secunderabad
Pic. Credit:  India Today

Today 6th July is Dalai Lama's Birthday


Posted by AP

    MAN SEES JESUS CHRIST ON GOOGLE EARTH

 A news item from Deccan Chronicle, Secunderabad.
An Internet fan has claimed that he saw Lord Jesus Christ’s image in a farm on Google Earth.
Zach Evans, 26, spotted Christ’s image as he strolled the map site looking for holiday destinations.
Reportedly, Christ can be clearly seen in satellite pictures of a field on farmland near Puspokladany, Hungary.
“I’m not a religious person looking for images of Mary or Jesus in everything, but this is obvious,” the Sun quoted Sales assistant Zach, a resident of Southampton, as saying.
Visit: Deccan Chronicle  Here
Source: Deccan Chroncle Daily, Secunderabad

Controversial Question Paper: Professor's Hand Cut Off


Injured Professor
pic.credit. manoramaonline

 Muvattupuzha: A college professor, currently on bail for preparing a inflammatory question paper, had his right palm chopped off by a group of eight unidentified people Sunday morning, police said.
T.J. Joseph was returning home with his family after attending morning prayers when a group of people in a van pulled him out of his car. Joseph’s right palm was chopped off and thrown some 200 meters away, police said.
 He also suffered deep cuts on the body and was rushed to a specialty hospital at Kochi for a surgery to reattach the severed palm. Read More on Manoramaonline.
Source: Manoramaonline.com


INDIAN CRIKET CAPTAIN DHONI WEDS SAKSHI - HIS CHILDHOOD FRIEND


Dhoni & Sakshi
Pic. Credit: India Today
Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni tied the nuptial knot with childhood friend Sakshi Singh Rawat in a private ceremony attended only by family members and close friends, including a few of his team-mates, at a farmhouse in Dehradun. To see more pictures, videos, and news please  click Here










source: Indiatoday.intoday.in


Poste by AP

Bharat Bandh Cripples Life Across India

An India Today Report:
A View of the Protesters
New Delhi, July 5, 2010 The 12-hour nationwide bandh called by the Opposition in protest against price rise affected life across the country, with road, rail and air traffic hit and shops and business establishments shut. Read and watch videos Here



Headlines Today Bureau/PTI

Posted by AP

Acai Berry: The New Energy Diet,

 A New Wonder Food Exposed:

Miracle Diet or Scam?


Acai The Wonder Food
Pic. credit. readnewstoday.com Juia Miller
5th July 2010. Acai Energy diet combined with a Liquid boost is the latest weight loss fad that is taking America by storm. These so called Super Foods that you take as a supplement to lose weight have been getting a lot of international attention. Like you have probably already seen; they are all over the internet in blogs and success stories of people who have apparently used the pills and lost a ton of weight. Here at News 6 Health, we were a little skeptical and weren’t sure that we’ve seen any real proof that these pills work for weight loss. Since we have been seeing so much publicity about this "Super Diet," we decided to put these products to the test. What better way to find out the truth than to conduct our own study?
This is featured at Top American Television channels like: health news 06, CNN,, abc, cbs news, real age live life to the youngest etc.  Read More Here.
Source:
Also watch this Youtube  "Acai bery the new wonder:

YouTube Video


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This knol’s main purpose is to make note of the breaking and informative news from around the world to the knol community—the authors/visitors and readers.

This knol is under Moderated collaboration
The knol authors and readers are invited to contribute to this knol.
Please make sure to note the news source at the bottom of the knol.
Thanks to one and all. PVA














































HERE IS AN INTERESTING WORLD CUP


CALENDAR FOR THE FOOTBALL FANS


PLEASE CLICK HERE  PVA



  Badminton Prodigy Creates History


Saina Nehwal, The Badminton Wonder
Pic. Credit. DNA

Saina Nehwal, the badminton wonder created history on June 2010 with three titles in three successive weeks.  Read More Here.
















Source:  Dna.com/ Dev S Sukumar

Posted by Ann

India, Canada Sign Civil Nuclear Deal


rime Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh and his Canadian counterpart
Mr. Stephen Harper

Pic. Credit. dnaindia.com
Toronto: Ending a 36-year-old freeze in nuclear cooperation, CanadaIndia with prime minister Manmohan Singh assuring that imported uranium and atomic technology will not be used for "any unintended purpose." signed a landmark civil nuclear deal with
Singh said the nuclear cooperation pact "breaks new grounds" in the history of Indo-Canadian cooperation in the atomic sector while his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper called it a good agreement because "we cannot live in the past of 1970s". Read more HERE
Source: V S Chandrasekar & Bal Krishna / PTI/ DNA

Posted by Ann


  TODAY 'S HEADLINES


SPORTS/FOOTBALL:
Football World Cup Quarter Finals - Winners - Netherlands, Uruguay
Netherlands won against Brazil and Uruguay against Ghana. Two more matches will be played to day.



 TECHNOLOGY:
FIFA has chosen the Google Search Appliance..
Official Google Enterprise blog
As the world turns to FIFA, FIFA.com turns to Google.  FIFA has chosen the Google Search Appliance to power search on their website. With the GSA, FIFA.COM can provide universal search across all types of content. Try searching for “Messi” from FIFA.com’s search box, and you’ll see all kinds of data: statistics, news results, images and videos—all pertaining to Messi.
For more on the Google Search Appliance and how FIFA is putting it to work, check out this blog. Enterprise blog.


Courtesy: Vijay Koduri, Product Marketing Manager, Enterprise Search
pva
3rd July 2010
WORLD'S FIRST FLYING CAR

Flying Car.
Pic. Courtesy: Yahoonews
Toronto, July 1 World's first flying car  gets green signal to take-off            
The world's first flying car, which was caught in a legal snarl in the US, has finally been given the green signal.
Costing about $200,000, the flying car will travel up to 725 km in the air at a speed of more than 115 km per hour.
 Fueled by gasoline, it will have front-wheel drive on the road and a propeller for flight.  With its wings folded, it can be parked in an ordinary car garage.  The company claims the flying car has been successfully test-flown many times.  It says tests have shown that the vehicle can drive, fly and switch from being a plane to a car in just 30 seconds. Read More Here
Source: Economictimes, yahoonews, (IANS)
 pva
3rd July 2010

   A Real Time Traffic Analyzer For Google's Bloggers'


Introducing Blogger Stats


Blogger, world's leading blogging platform powered by google, now introduced an own real time traffic analysis feature for their bloggers. This feature is integrated with individual blogs & can be found at the 'Stats' tab on their dash board.
This is very similar & powerful as any other third party traffic analyzers & even like google analytics in a very useful way. For checking/ enabling this feature, pls go to: http://draft.blogger.com/home. For more details/ reading, click here.



Courtesy: draft.blogger.com
rejoy poomala
2nd July 2010

    THE HIGHEST PAID CEO


TCS CEO Chandrasekaran
 NEW DELHI: 1 Jul 2010, Directors at India’s largest technology services company, Tata Consultancy Services, received commissions four times their salaries, making them some of the highest paid in the IT industry. Executive directors at TCS were paid commissions ranging from Rs 95 lakh to a whopping Rs 2.5 crore, leading to a rise in their gross compensation package.
Comparisons on a total salary basis reveal that TCS CEO earned almost thrice his counterpart at Infosys. For example, for the last fiscal, N Chandrasekaran earned Rs 2 crore as commission — as a board member — against a salary of Rs 46 lakh and Rs 51.1 lakh of perquisites, taking his annual salary to almost Rs 3 crore.
On the other hand, Infosys’ MD and CEO S Gopalakrishnan earned Rs 1.01 crore as annual compensation for the fiscal to March 31, 2010. This included an annual salary of Rs 32 lakh, perks and incentives of Rs 61 lakh, apart from contribution to provident and other funds of just Rs 8 lakh. Of course, Infosys CEO also holds a stake in the company, being a founder.  Click Here to read More
Courtesy:
Harsimran Julka & Srividya Iyer, Economic Times Bureau
Picture Credit: Copyright © 2010 Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd.
pva
1st July 2010

INDIA:ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING LINKEDIN COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD


July 1 2010, LinkedIn in India has surpassed 6 million members with more than 2.6 million new professionals joining in the past six months - keeping it one of the fastest growing LinkedIn countries in the world.
As Indian professionals continue to expand their footprint on the global economy, having a strong professional profile on the internet becomes more and more important. People are searching for you online. Make an impression with your LinkedIn Profile which ranks high on search engines like Google.
Tip: LinkedIn Members with complete profiles are 40 times more likely to receive opportunities through LinkedIn. Update your profile along with your photo. People are more likely to connect with members they can see. 
Courtesy:
Hari V. Krishnan, Country Manager, India, Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/harivk

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