Saturday, July 14, 2012

Indian Navy to create cyber cadre


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With cyber terrorism on the rise and the fight against it getting acute, the Indian Navy will soon have an exclusive cadre of cyber warriors to combat the menace and to counter the ubiquitous attacks of hostile hackers.
For the purpose, the Indian Navy has set in motion the process of recruiting its first batch of dedicated officers for information technology who would work at creating networks for the maritime force, man the networks and maintain the systems.

Website leaks iPhone 5 test sample images


Images of an Apple device, supposedly the next-generation iPhone or iPhone 5, have surfaced on the internet. A website called KitGuru has published these pictures of the device, which boasts of a larger screen and other modifications, in line with the ongoing rumours about the next iPhone. 

KitGuru's Yong Lei has posted, "Out in the Far East, an early iPhone 5 has been spotted and we have managed to capture its reflected photons." The post on the website goes on to call these images 'pre-release test samples' that are likely to be 'cleaned up' before the production model is unveiled. 

Angry Birds maker hits No 1 with new brand


The first non-Angry Birds game in more than two years from Rovio Entertainment hit No. 1 on download charts on Thursday, showing the Finnish startup behind the world-famous gaming franchise was more than a one-hit wonder.
Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds games - in which players use a slingshot to attack pigs who steal the birds' eggs - has been valued by analysts at $6 billion to $9 billion, roughly on par with struggling cross-town phone maker Nokia (NOK1V.HE).
Rovio's new puzzle game, Amazing Alex, became the No 1 paid app on the key United States app store shortly after the launch. Amazing Alex is a physics-based game that features challenges that curious boy Alex has to solve.

LIC ups stake in Infosys, buys Rs 2000 crore worth shares



 The country's largest insurer LIChas hiked its stake in Infosys to a record high level of 6.3% with purchase of shares worth an estimated Rs 2,000 crore in the first quarter of the current fiscal.

Life Insurance Corp of India (LIC), also one of the biggest investors in the Indian stock market, saw its holding in the IT major rise from 4.9% to 6.3% during the quarter ended June 30, 2012.

Based on the average market price during the period, the increase in LIC's Infosys holding could be worth more than Rs 2,000 crore. LIC is the largest non-promoter shareholder of the company.

Acer launches Travelmate TM P243 notebook

Image Acer India has announced the launch of its new notebook range under the TravelMate series - the Acer TM P243. The notebook, which offers a 25,000-cycle recharge, is priced less than Rs 36,000. 

Targeted at the SMB and SOHO segment, the TM P243 has enhanced multitasking capabilities and is powered by 3rd generation Intel Core i processor with Turbo Boost Technology. The notebook has a 14" high-definition LED backlit display with 16:9 aspect ratio consumes less energy and saves more than 30% of power in comparison to the tradition display. 

Monkeying around on the weekend

Bangalore’s current darling, Monkey Bar, is chic, delicious and affordable. Introducing India to the Gastropub, it brings together the best of two worlds – pub culture and a great dining experience. 

At Monkey Bar they serve up some decadent food, great cocktails, and a funky ambience to bring in the weekend with friends. Chill over a cocktail that’s been flipped on its head, shoot some pool and explore the menu at leisure. Begin with some pickled beef and a plate of devilled fish, tease your palate with the delectable galouti killer and some sinfully caramelised ribs. And when you’re finally ready for the heavy lifting, order a burger. But be warned, it packs quite a punch.

Fit again Zaheer targets Lankans


Says too early for him to prioritise formats



BANGALORE: Like beer and the inevitable belly, fast bowling and injuries go hand in hand.
 
India’s bowling spearhead for the past decade, Zaheer Khan, is no stranger to such physical inconveniences, having broken down in matches and on tours, most famously when he hobbled out of action on the opening day of India’s first Test against England, at Lord’s in 2011.

Friday, July 13, 2012

10 largest shopping malls in the world


This is a list of the world's largest shopping malls based on their gross leasable area.


10 largest shopping malls in the world

1. New South China Mall
Dongguan, China
Gross Leasable Area (GLA) : 659,612 sqm
Photo: By David290 (David290) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

If You Can not Get More Money, Get More Perks


If you were just offered a new job or your annual performance review is approaching, you might be thinking about how to negotiate your pay. But with recession-wary companies still pinching pennies and hesitant to open their wallets, your salary may be non-negotiable. Still, if a raise is out of the question, you can bargain for more benefits, instead.
"A perk can be defined a number of ways," says Marty Latz, author of Gain the Edge!: Negotiating to Get What You Want and chief executive of Latz Negotiation Institute. "Perks can vary from things like parking spots to who will be on your staff, to flextime. No matter what it is that you want, it's critical that your employer does what they can to satisfy your needs. If they can give you the perks you want, you will be happier, more productive and more efficient."

Warning signs of skin cancer


Skin cancer can be a deadly battle to fight. With most symptoms left undiagnosed, it can become quite a threat to one’s health. The following guide will help you detect those early signs and seek treatment before it gets too late.

1. Actinic Keratosis
Also known as Solar Keratosis, this condition implies natural and scaly patches of skin found most commonly on the head, around the neck or hands, and these are a result of overexposure to the sun. Although these can deemed as the early signs of skin cancer, the chances of these patches becoming cancerous, is entirely subjective. However, most dermatologists recommend patients should attend to these patches to facilitate early treatment.

Make time for yourself


Sometimes life is just so hectic that by the time you’ve worked your way through all the tasks in the day there’s no time to devote to yourself. Even if you get up earlier or go to bed later in an attempt to extend your day, it may still often seem like there’s not enough time for you to do everything. And when that’s the case, the first thing you usually give up is your ‘you’ time.


If you struggle to remember the last time you did something just for yourself, then it’s definitely time to break free from the habit of not giving yourself some time off. You can do this by following these realbuzz.com top tips on how to get some ‘you’ time!

1. Make the decision

10 facts about the Agni 1


Weighing 12 tonnes, the 15-metre-long Agni-I, which can carry payloads up to 1000 kg, has already been inducted into the Army.


BHUBANESWAR: Giving a boost to its missile arsenal, India Friday test-fired it's indigenously developed nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I missile from a military base in Odisha. Here are 10 facts about the missile:
#1 The missile can strike a target 700 km away and can carry a one tonne nuclear warhead.

#2 Agni-I has a specialised navigation system, Ring Laser Gyro- INS, which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy.

Fill it, shut it, forget it

Recently I visited a bank branch in Mumbai with my 4 year old daughter. As part of their ‘start saving young’ campaign, the branch manager gifted my daughter a piggy bank. Excitedly she started examining the fluorescent orange piggy. She found the slot to put the money in. I offered her a few coins to drop into the piggy but she refused. She didn’t want to put the money in till she figured how to get it out. And this bank had built the piggy such that you could not take the money out. If you wanted the money, you would have to break open the piggy. And it made my daughter very nervous when she found this ‘technicality’ out. 

Worries of the New Age Parent

Twenty-first century parenting throws up unique challenges. Here are five issues that crop up as new concerns and some strategies to help you walk the talk. Mamma, today you are our papa. Papa, will you tie my hair into a ponytail?" 

Some days, three-year-old Maya decides to address her mother as Papa. It was an idea Geet Oberoi-single mother of Maya and her 6-year-old sister India-devised when her elder daughter came back home from school, upset that the teacher had asked them to bring their fathers along. "That's when I told them I was both their mother and father," says Geet, a special educator by profession. 

No love marriages for women in this UP village


The panchayat has issued a order that anyone resorting to love marriage will be boycotted by the community and anyone found helping them will face a similar fate.


LUCKNOW: Women under the age of 40 in the Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat area can't visit a market unescorted, get married to the man they love or use mobile phones.

In a Taliban-like diktat, the village panchayat has barred women up to the age of 40 from going to the market alone, using cellphones and being seen in public without their head being covered to safeguard them from eve-teasing and harassment.

TCS aims to hire 50,000 in FY 2012 13

Image Infosys has promoted another 4,000 people taking the total number of promotions this year to 20,000, effective July 1, 2012. This is about over 13% of the company's total strength of 1,51,151 as on June 30.

TCS has a target to hire 50,000 people this year while Infosys will hire 35,000 people, which includes 13,000 jobs for its BPO operations.

"We have done the promotions and progressions as we talked last time, we have done 20,000 across the corporations," said Infosys CEO SD Shibulal said. 

Yahoo reports theft of 400,000 accounts


Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) reported the theft of 400,000 user names and passwords to access its own site as well as those of other companies, saying that hackers had taken advantage of a security vulnerability in its computer systems.
Company spokeswoman Dana Lengkeek did not identify the other companies whose credentials were stolen or say how many of the stolen logins were for Yahoo's sites.
She said the data was included in "an older file."
"We are fixing the vulnerability that led to the disclosure of this data, changing the passwords of the affected Yahoo! users and notifying the companies whose users accounts may have been compromised," she said.

LinkedIn testing new website design


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Professional networking site LinkedIn has said that it is testing a redesign of its website. The moves comes few weeks after the website stopped displaying content from the popular micro blogging platform, Twitter.
The new-look is intended to make people want to stay on the site longer, according to a report that said the new site emphasises building relationships and more effectively curates content shared by users.
According a report by TechCrunch, LinkedIn's new look includes a menu bar that remains at the top of the page when users scroll down, and it has also switched to a darker look, with gray replacing the white background and black being the color of the menu bar.

Infosys cuts hiring in first quarter


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In a reversal of trend, Infosyshired less employees in first quarter (June-April) of 2012-13 fiscal than in the fourth quarter (January-March) of the last fiscal due to negative growth in business and lower revenue forecast.
In a regulatory filing Thursday, the IT bellwether said gross addition for the quarter under review (Q1) was 9,236 as against 10,676 in the last quarter (Q4) and 9,922 a year ago.
With a whopping 8,079 employees leaving the company during the quarter as against 5,770 in fourth quarter and 7,182 year ago, net addition declined to 1,157 from 4,906 in last quarter and 2,740 a year ago.

TCS Q1 profit up 38 pct, beats f casts


MUMBAI (Reuters) - Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (NSI:TCS.NS - News), India's top software services exporter, reported a 38 percent rise in its fiscal first-quarter profit, beating market expectations, helped by a weaker rupee and increase in demand for outsourcing.
TCS posted net profit of 32.8 billion rupees for the quarter ended in June, compared with 23.8 billion rupees a year earlier. Revenue rose 37.7 percent from a year earlier to 148.69 billion rupees.
Analysts had forecast a net profit of 30.5 billion rupees, according to the latest Thomson Reuters data for the company, whose customers include Citigroup Inc (C.N) and BP Plc (BP.L).

Why I love my mother in law


Others witness the warmth and intimacy of our friendship with surprise – for this is a relationship renowned for its capacity for venom and petty spite – an astonishing 60% of married women cite their relationship with their husband's mother as bad.


My mother-in-law, Cheryl, forgot the birthday of my youngest son two years running. As I shrieked to my husband, "He's only had three of them!" So when we belatedly celebrated Caspar's third anniversary the following weekend, I was notably frosty towards her.
But this is not a typical tale of monster-in-law woes. Emergencies, including my little niece breaking her arm, made the oversight understandable. Later, I felt awful for treating Cheryl badly, and called to apologise. She said, "Oh, Anna, you know I'd never do anything intentionally to upset you." I did know, which made it OK. I adore my mother-in-law.

Weary Lee quits international cricket


Lee said he would continue to play the less demanding Twenty20 cricket in the Indian Premier League and the Australian Big Bash League.


Brett Lee addresses media representatives at a press conference to announce his retirement from International Cricket …

Diesel hike likely after July 19, oil ministry source


By Nidhi Verma
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is likely to raise diesel prices after a presidential election on July 19, a highly-placed oil ministry source said on Thursday, as Asia's third largest economy battles to avoid a sovereign downgrade to "junk" by two ratings agencies.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has long vowed to curb a worrying fiscal deficit by raising the price of heavily subsidised and widely used fuels such as diesel, but has not followed through because of worries about a political backlash.
"This has been the thinking for quite some time," that a price rise could come after presidential polls, the source said, requesting anonymity. The last diesel price increase was in June 2011.

Meet The Most Universally Hated Exec At Microsoft, Lisa Brummel


Since we first told you about Microsoft's employee review system, and Vanity Fair published an expose on it, more details have leaked out.
Network World's Andy Patrizio published a great post on it.
Microsoft's Stack Ranking review process predetermines the number of good, bad and mediocre reviews the company gives to its employees.
Microsoft uses a 1 to 5 scale, with 1 being the best and dictates that 20% of employees get a 1, 20% get a 2, 40% get a 3, 13% get a 4, and 7% get a 5. Those people probably get fired, explained anonymous Microsoft blogger Mini-Microsoft in one of his many blog posts about it.

Must eat foods for a healthy diet


Many people believe that the crux of a healthy diet is the exclusion of unhealthy foods. However, rather than just focusing on cutting things out, a good diet should also incorporate an increased intake of nutritious, health-boosting foods. Fortunately, there are many foods out there which will improve health and wellbeing as well as protect against future illness. Here are 10 of the best foods for healthy eaters to stock up on


milk

Milk: Remember how your mother would force you to have 2 glasses of milk every day when you were a child? She would do it for a number of good reasons. Milk is extremely rich in calcium and also aids in burning fat. With increased cases of osteoporosis and arthritis among elderly males, a regular intake of fat-free milk will do wonders to their health. A glass of milk at breakfast, and one before going to bed will fulfil the daily dietary needs.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The 10 Commandments Of Investing

The biblical Ten Commandments were intended to act as a driver's manual for the road of life. "Thou shalt not kill." "Thou shalt not bear false witness." These are life's versions of the stop-at-the-red-light-and-advance-when-safe rules of the road. In other words, they are all guidelines to keep people out of trouble. Because life's highways are full of potholes, blind turns and bad drivers, the investing world also suffers from scandals, scams and dishonest companies. Here are 10 commandments for the investing world designed to help keep investors - and their money - safe.

By Andrew Beattie | Investopedia


1. Thou Shalt Set Clear Goals

1. Thou Shalt Set Clear Goals If you don't have a purpose or a set of clear goals to guide your investment strategy, don't invest. This sounds harsh, but there are so many types, styles and flavors of investing that, without a particular destination, you will be lost at sea.

How a poor monsoon could hurt your groceries

How a poor monsoon could hurt your groceries


Monsoon rains in India, the world's leading producer of some farm products, have been 23 percent below average since the four-month season began on June 1, delaying sowing of some summer-planted crops such as rice, lentils and oilseeds.
(Reuters)


How a poor monsoon could hurt your groceries

The annual rains are crucial for farm output and economic growth as nearly half of the country's arable land is rain-fed. The farm sector makes up about 15 percent of a nearly $2-trillion economy, Asia's third-biggest. Here are some facts about rains and summer crops.


How a poor monsoon could hurt your groceries


LENTILS
Patchy rains have hit lentils, popularly known as pulses in India. The country will have to step up imports from Australia, Canada and Myanmar if output drops again this year. In the 2011/12 crop year, output of summer-sown pulses fell to 6.19 million tonnes against 7.12 million tonnes in the previous year.
Between June 1 and July 6, farmers have sown pulses on 1.3 million hectares compared to 1.24 million hectares a year ago.
Key growing states such as Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh got less rain, but showers have improved since.

How a poor monsoon could hurt your groceries

RICE
Up to July 6, farmers had planted rice, the main summer crop, on 5.54 million hectares, down from 7.51 million a year earlier. Sowing is lagging in the top producing states of West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh.
Lower water levels in reservoirs and poor rains have also hit states such as Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Sowing has been picking up after rains in the past few days.

How a poor monsoon could hurt your groceries

CANE
The crop is in poor condition in the top producing state of Maharashtra and in neighbouring Karnataka. In Maharashtra a shortage of cattle feed has led to some cane being diverted for fodder. But overall cane planting in higher in the country.
Farmers in India, the world's top sugar consumer and the biggest producer after Brazil, have so far planted cane on 5.28 million hectares against 5.03 million hectares a year ago.

How a poor monsoon could hurt your groceries

OILSEEDS
As the rains turned patchy, the sowing of soybean, the main summer oilseed, got delayed in the top producing states, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. A revival in rains could help sowing.
Until last week, soybean was sown on 1.9 million hectares, down from 2.5 million in the year earlier period.
Groundnut, or peanut, is another important summer oilseed. The key peanut growing states of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh have received sharply lower rains, delaying sowing. Farmers have planted peanuts on 0.59 million hectares compared to 0.94 million hectares a year earlier.





8 Forgotten Fat Loss Weapons

Hormones can be the cause of weight gain, but they can also be your body's secret weight-loss weapons. Here's how to use nutrition to help maximize your weight-loss progress: 

1. Ghrelin: Ghrelin is your hunger gremlin. It is produced in your stomach and, like many fat-loss hormones, works with your brain to signal that you are hungry. Reducing calories, in an effort to lose weight , causes an increase in ghrelin. Even after 12 months of a reduced-calorie diet, research shows that ghrelin levels stay elevated. In other words, your body never adapts to eating less and constantly sends the "I'm hungry" signal, which is why maintaining weight loss is often harder than losing it in the first place.
The good news: Intense exercise decreases ghrelin levels, making it a key component to fat loss and weight maintenance.

Eat smaller bites to lose weight


London, July 10 (ANI): A team of scientists led by one of Indian origin have suggested that cutting food into smaller pieces can help dieters shed those extra kilos.
Researchers found that both humans and animals judge the amount of food they are eating by the number of pieces in front of them.
A serving cut into several pieces will appear more filling even if contains the same number of calories.
During the research, the scientists observed that when rats were trained to associate one part of a maze with a 300mg pellet of food and another with four 75mg pellets, they preferred the latter area.

Infosys outlook cut dims recovery hopes, slams shares


By Harichandan Arakali and Aradhana Aravindan
BANGALORE/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's IT heavyweight Infosys Ltd (NSI:INFY.NS - News) made a deeper-than-expected cut to its sales forecast on Thursday as global economic uncertainty took a toll on tech spending, sending its shares down 10 percent and slamming hopes for a second-half recovery.
The prevailing dim global economic climate, competition for a bigger share of the outsourcing business and sharp currency fluctuations have slowed the pace of growth for Indian outsourcing companies and in recent quarters Infosys has been underperforming key rivals.

London Assembly says Dow sponsorship damages Games


LONDON (Reuters) - London politicians called on Olympic officials to rethink their sponsorship contract with Dow Chemical on Wednesday, saying the company's links to the 1984 Bhopal disaster damaged the reputation of this month's Games.
Members of the London Assembly, the body which oversees the work of the capital's mayor, said London Olympic organisers (LOCOG) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) should give more weight to environmental, social and ethical records of companies when awarding such contracts.
"There is a genuine excitement and enthusiasm about the Games across London, but it is in danger of being tarnished by association with companies like Dow Chemical," assembly member Darren Johnson said in a statement.

Lightning Bolt targets breaking own 9.58 sec world record at London Olympics


London, July 11 (ANI): Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt is targeting to break his own world record and achieve new heights at the London 2012 Olympics.
The Jamaican star can attain a legendary status at the Olympics, but faces the toughest lineup of opponents ever, including himself, as he shared his plans to further push the 'boundaries of human potential'.
"I won't lie to myself, people are looking forward to me running 9.4, anything that's amazing. That's why people are coming to the Olympics. I want to do that," the Daily Mirror quoted Botl, as saying.

The 9 Best Tips for Submitting an Online Job Application


Statistics show that approximately 50 percent of mid-sized companies and almost all large corporations use an applicant tracking system (ATS) to screen candidates for job opportunities.
There are a variety of reasons recruiters and hiring managers adopt this type of technology. With an ATS in place, human resources departments can automate and store hiring documents online soHR professionals never have to worry about sifting through stacks of paperwork or hundreds of emails to find what they need.
Colin Day, the founder and chief executive officer of iCIMS, Inc., a provider of talent acquisition software for growing businesses, is in an excellent position to advise job seekers on how to maximize their online applications. Here are Day's top suggestions for getting the most visibility out of your online application:

Gambhir, Always wanted to be a leader




India, July 12 -- He may no longer be the India vice-captain, but that does not bother Gautam Gambhir, for he aims for a much bigger role - one that can make do without an official designation. In a freewheeling chat with HT, the opening batsman speaks out about being a leader of men beyond the playing field - and explains his sullen game face.

T shirt that charges your phone


Scientists at the University of South Carolina have found a way to use a cheap T-shirt to store electrical power.It could pave the way for clothes that are able to charge phones and other devices.Experts predict that new technologies including roll-up smartphones and laptops will be on the market soon.These developments would spur on the need for "flexible energy storage", said theprofessor behind the project.
Xiaodong Li, a professor of mechanical engineering at the university teamed up with post-doctorate researcher Lihong Bao to find a solution.

Android Jelly Bean updates begin


Google has started uploading the latest version of its Android system to users' smartphones.Owners of the HSPA+ version of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus - available in the UK, most of Europe and the US - are the first to receive the update.
Google says the Jelly Bean software offers an improved search experience.

At dollar 152 in cost, Google s Nexus 7 leads way for cheaper tablets


That $199 Nexus 7 tablet Google sells directly to consumers costs $151.75 in parts, according to anIHS iSuppli teardown and reported by AllThingsD. The bill of materials figure implies that Google could be making a small amount of profit on the 8 GB Nexus 7 tablet and even more on the 16 GB model which sells for $50 more than the base model. With high performing parts and a lower cost of materials, this could signal lower priced tablets in the future or similar pricing for better tablets while still maintaining reasonable profit margins.

IDC, Analytics a dollar 51B business by 2016 thanks to big data


The market for business analytics softwaregrew 14 percent in 2011 and will hit $50.7 billion in revenue by 2016, according to market research firm IDC. And, that segment will grow at a 9.8-percent-a-year clip until then, IDC predicts, driven in part by the current hype around big data.
The renewed importance of analytics software comes as the idea of  big data has opened companies’ eyes as to the types of insights their data can provide far beyond what traditional analytics efforts yielded. Platform technologies such as Hadoop are letting companies store more data than ever before possible and crunch types of data not traditionally used.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 may arrive in August

Image Speculation is rife that Samsungwill debut the successor to its popular tablet-smartphone hybrid Galaxy Note at the upcoming IFA event scheduled to be held inBerlin in August end.

Likely to be called Galaxy Note 2, the hybrid device also known as phablet, is expected to hit retail stores in October.

According to MK Business News of Korea,Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will feature a 5.5-inch touchscreen, slightly bigger than the current version's 5.3-inch display. However, the dimensions of the 'phablet' are reported to remain same.

Eight Indian companies in Fortune 500 s 2012 list

Eight Indian companies in Fortune 500's 2012 list

Eight Indian companies have made it to Fortune magazine's 2012 list of world's 500 largest companies with public sector Indian Oil and Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries among the top 100. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Files)

Revealed The 10 most competitive cities in India


Latest report has been founded on four pillars -- the factor conditions, demand conditions, context for strategy and rivalry, and the quality of supporting and related industries. [Text: IANS]


delhi

India's capital, New Delhi (with a score of 69.732) has emerged the most competitive city in the country as per the India City Competitiveness Report-2012, compiled by the Institute for Competitiveness (IFC) that conducts studies in this area for use by businesses and governments.

Indian boxers at London 2012


Mary Kom, Vijender Singh and Krishan Yadav lead a strong Indian boxing contingent to the London Olympic Games.


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Mary Kom (Women's Flyweight): She is a five-time successive World Boxing champion, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six World Championships. She came back from a two-year sabbatical to clinch her fourth successive World Amateur boxing gold in 2008, a feat that prompted the AIBA to describe her as 'Magnificent Mary'. Mary was one of the three brand ambassadors selected by AIBA to make a successful bid for the inclusion of women's boxing as an Olympics programme. Mary is the only Indian woman boxer to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics, the quota she achieved in the 2012 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships after reaching the quarter-final, where she lost to world number two Nicola Adams of England.

Indian archers at London 2012


Deepika Kumari, Bombayla Devi, Chekrovolu Swuro, Rahul Banerjee, Tarundeep Rai and Jayanta Talukdar are India's representatives in the sport at London.


Archery At Lords - Great Britain v China v India

Laishram Bombayla Devi represented India at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the women's individual as well as team events, but failed to reach the finals in both events. Bombayla won the gold medal at the recurve team event in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. The Indian women's recurve archery team of L Bombayla Devi, Deepika Kumari and Chekrovolu Swuro earned three quota places for the London Games when they won a silver medal at the 46th World Archery Championship in Turin, Italy in July 2011.

Natural Hair Conditioners


Ditch those expensive, chemical-based over-the-counter hair conditioners and whip up your very own customised hair moisturiser to make your locks lustrous – naturally!

Hair conditioners help smoothen unruly hair and make them look neat and silky. They are usually applied on the lower half of the hair strands.
Although the market is flooded with options, we know they are loaded with chemicals. When you can achieve the same effect by using natural ingredients available in your home, why buy those expensive products?

7 things men find unattractive about women


While many look at women as the ones who like to nitpick, men do have their nit-picky moments, too. Find out what they hate!

Unattractive female habits

Too much makeup, talking about bodily functions, and belittling the opposite sex are just a few of the female habits that men find unattractive about women. We know that not all women are like this, but when we meet them, boy do we know about it. Here are seven things men find unattractive in a woman:

Unattractive female habit 1: Being too drunk

Soon, space age dress shirts to banish sweat stains


Washington, July 11 (ANI): University graduates, including one of Indian origin, have come up with a high-tech dress shirt made of space age material that they hope will help white-collar working men deal with the sweat stains during summer time.
Gihan Amarasiriwardena, Aman Advani, Kit Kichey, and Kevin Rustagi from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, collectively known as the Ministry of Supply, have a history working in futuristic fashion.
The MIT grads all worked on designing space suits for astronauts at school. From there, it was an unusual leap from the world of outer space science to New York City fashion.
The Ministry of Supply shirts are called Apollo shirts. On their company's Kickstarter page, they explain the science behind the fashion.

Most Popular Outsourced Jobs


Outsourcing occurs when a company contracts out a portion of its business to another company; these jobs would have traditionally been done by in-house employees. It's important to make a distinction between outsourcing and offshoring. Jobs can be outsourced to local companies that specialize in that particular area. Offshoring, though still a form of outsourcing, is when a company outsources portions of its work to be done overseas. This is a growing trend as companies find that outsourcing and offshoring lead to greater efficiency and cost savings as they don't have to pay salaries and benefits to employees, and instead pay contract fees for completion of duties. This also allows companies to allocate greater resources to parts of the company that they excel at.

Guide to understanding your Form 16


As a salaried tax payer, you are issued a Form-16 by your employer. It’s quite simple to prepare your Income Tax Return using the information in your Form-16. We have created an annotated image to explain the most relevant portions of your Form-16.
The Form-16 can be conceptually broken up into two parts. One part is employer provided information, the other part is, information that you (the employee) provide to your employer.

10 things to plan before you go into labour


It’s time to leave the frantic mad dash to the hospital in the back of a taxi driven by Bruce Willis to the movie set, and look at a stress free delivery.. now is the perfect opportunity to plan ahead.

It’s time to leave the frantic mad dash to the hospital in the back of a taxi driven by Bruce Willis to the movie set, and look at a stress free delivery.. now is the perfect opportunity to plan ahead.
 Midwifes and Dr’s generally time labour from the first time we feel contractions, or our waters break. First babies are known to take their time, but the average time for labour is about 8 hours. Of course it could also be much less or much more than this, but usually no longer than 18 hours.  Labour and birth rarely go exactly how you've planned so it's a good idea to be prepared.

My aim is to win a medal at the Olympics

By Bharat Sharma

Comfort-wise, is it better to play in front of a home crowd or in the international arena?


Playing in front of the home the crowd is always special. The crowd really pushes you up when you are struggling. I come from the Southern India, but I love playing in Delhi. The courts there are the best in the country and a sizeable crowd turns up to watch the game.

How do you prepare yourself mentally before a big game?

Preparation is same for all the matches. I make sure I do my warm-up exercises and stretching properly. When I am tense before a match, I put my I Pod on. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Android 4.0 source code now available, Google


Google has rolled out the source code of Android4.1 (Jelly Bean) for developers, who can receive it from Android Open Source Project. 

With this release, the manufacturers who use Android in their smartphones and tablets can begin working on the latest edition of Google's open source mobile operating system for existing and upcoming devices. 

Custom firmware providers like CyanogenMOD and MIUI will also use the source code for JellyBean to build the next iteration of their firmware. The team at CyanogenMOD has already stated that it will commence working on CM10, whereas the plans for the previous edition of its custom firmware are on schedule. 

Firefox OS will be cheaper than Android


 The first device with Firefox OSwill cost less than $100 (Rs 5,500). This was revealed by Matthew Key, the chief operating officer of Telefonica, a telecom operator which will be using Mozilla's upcoming mobile operating system that was announced recently. He also revealed that Brazil will be the first country to receive the device, which will arrive before March 2013 and will be manufactured by Alcatel and ZTE. 

Key also said, "The operating system will be better and cheaper than the Android operating system from Google, and will also address update and fragmentation issues that plague Android." 

Facebook launches App Center in India, six other countries

Image Facebook has launched its application centre -- App Center -- in India and six other countries, a move that will help users to find games, music services and media content easily.

The social networking giant had launched the App Center in the US last month.

"The App Center is now available to everyone in the US, Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and the UK," Facebook Software Engineer Drew Hoskins said in the blog yesterday.
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