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India and Pakistan to Fight against Terrorism

indo-pak-newUS government wishes that India and Pakistan, the two neighboring asian countries must join their hands together in eliminating terrorism. The US government has urged India to support Pakistan in its war against Al Qaeda and Taliban insurgents along the Afghan border.It will be important for India to make clear that as Pakistan takes steps to deal with extremists on its own territory and India will be supportive.

Steinberg said that New Delhi has a ‘huge stake’ in making sure both Pakistan and its neighbour Afghanistan is stable.The US has also called on India to pull back its troops that were deployed on the Pakistan border after the Mumbai terror attacks last year, the report said. Over 170 people were killed and many more injured in the attack.Pakistan, in response, moved thousands of its soldiers from its border with Afghanistan to the Indian border. Read more..

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April 22, 2009 Posted by | Fact, India, Issues, News, Personal | , , , | 3 Comments

Brain injury????

Scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden say that the brain may be injured by the noise produced by the firing of anti-tank weapons or a howitzer.

While a number of reports in the past have suggested that the brain seems to be sensitive to the blast, the current study focused on how whether the occupational standards for the highest levels of blast exposure were valid enough to avoid brain injuries.

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They found that the maximal peak levels of the blast were unexpectedly high in the brain, i.e. that skin and bone appeared to protect the brain poorly.

According to them, their findings showed that the degree of transmission of a pressure wave from air or water to the brain depends on the dominating frequencies in the frequency spectrum of the noise; low frequencies are transmitted considerably better than high frequencies.

Upon the microscopic examination of the brain, the researchers observed that the blast from certain weapons produces small haemorrhages (bleeding) in the brain tissue and the meninges (lining of the brain).

They further observed that blast exposure leads to the development of brain edema, i.e. increased fluid content, a finding that they were later able to support this finding with other measurements.

The researchers said that the results of their study were in agreement with findings in the brains of soldiers who had been injured or died after being exposed to explosions in wars, from WW1 to the war in Iraq.

Based on their observations, the team came to the conclusion that the maximal peak levels of blast generated by the firing of certain weapons led to a small but measurable effect on the brains of pigs and rats.

The study also showed that this effect on the brain becomes worse with increasing maximal peak blast levels.

The results poses the question as to whether exposure to even lower levels of blast than previous thought injurious might be contributing to the large numbers of mild traumatic brain injuries in American military personnel.

April 20, 2009 Posted by | Fact, Personal | , , | Leave a comment

Ganguly not a Captain?

kolkataknightridersJohn Buchannan, the coach of Kolkatta Knight Riders decided that former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly will not be the captain in IPL as expected. Ganguly fans were entirely disappointed on hearing tis view. Buchanan has reportedly opted for destructive Kiwi keeper-batsman Brendon McCullum.

Buchanan had earlier removed Ganguly as the sole leader at KKR in March causing protests in Kolkata. However team owner Shahrukh Khan had maintained that Dada will continue to remain the ‘main man’ in the team. But this latest development is sure to raise eyebrows in Kolkata’s cricketing circles.

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April 17, 2009 Posted by | India, News, Personal, Sports | 3 Comments

Indian Central Election commences

india-election1Indian Central election is on its way. Polling began on a peaceful note in 13 parliamentary constituencies in Maharashtra.The 13 constituencies are in eastern Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region and part of the Marathwada region. The seats are Buldana, Akola, Amravati, Wardha, Ramtek, Nagpur, Bhandara-Gondia, Gadchiroli-Chimur, Yavatmal-Washim, Chandrapur, Nanded, Parbhani and Hingoli.

Around 18.1 million voters will decide the fate of 246 candidates, including 119 independents. Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. There is adequate security and there have been no reports of any untoward incidents so far.The dominant issues here are suicides by debt-burdened farmers, inflation, lack of drinking and irrigation water supply, Maoist insurgency and development.

The polls will unravel the fate of three ministers from the ruling Congress-led-United Progressive Alliance (UPA) – Praful Patil, Suryakanta Patil and Vilas Muttemwar. This is a good peaceful start for this huge election and everyone in India hope that the election polling will take place in a peaceful manner in all the states.

April 16, 2009 Posted by | India, News, Personal | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ancient Footprints reveals earliest signs of modern feet

footprintAncient footprints discovered in northern Kenya are believed to be the oldest sign that early humans had feet like ours.The footprints were found in two sedimentary layers, 1.5 million years old, near Ileret in the eastern African nation.

“These rarest of impressions yielded information about soft tissue form and structure not normally accessible in fossilized bones. The Ileret footprints constitute the oldest evidence of an essentially modern human-like foot anatomy,” according to a team of anthropologists who detailed the discovery in the February 27 issue of the journal Science.

According to the authors of the journal article, there were three footprint trails in the upper sediment layer. Five meters deeper, another sediment surface preserved one trail of two prints and a single, smaller print, likely from a child.

“In these specimens, the big toe is parallel to the other toes, unlike that of apes where it is separated in a grasping configuration useful in the trees. The footprints show a pronounced human-like arch and short toes, typically associated with an upright bipedal stance,” the scientists said. The size, spacing and depth of the impressions were the basis of estimates of weight, stride and gait, all found to be within the range of modern humans.

The size and other characteristics of the prints led the authors to conclude the prints belonged to the hominid Homo ergaster, or early Homo erectus. This is the first hominid to have had the same body proportions with longer legs and shorter arms called as modern Homo sapiens.

April 14, 2009 Posted by | Fact, Life, Personal, science | | 7 Comments

IPL Sensation!!!

ipl-newIPL, one of the most entertaining is event is all set to be played at South Africa from April 18 to May 22. This one month is going to be filled with fun and excitement. The second season of IPL is played at South Africa due to lack of Security. Since the dates of general elections clashes with the dates of IPL, the IPL authorities are forced to take this decision of hosting the tournament abroad. The reputed teams participating in this tournament are:

  • Chennai Super Kings
  • Rajasthan Royals
  • Mumbai Indians
  • Kings XI Punjab
  • Bangalore Royal Challengers
  • Hyderabad Deccan Chargers
  • Delhi Dare Devils
  • Kolkatta Knight Riders

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April 13, 2009 Posted by | India, News, Sports | , , , | 1 Comment

Windows 7 Downgrade Option

windows7 Windows 7, the operating system designed and developed by Microsoft, allows users to downgrade their system to lower version of system. It enables the user to utilize this advanced downgrade option if needed.

Downgrade rights have long been a part of the Windows license for certain versions, particularly for businesses. With Vista, the downgrade right was not only marketed by computer makers, but, once Microsoft stopped selling XP, some PC makers sold Vista machines that were “pre-downgraded” to Windows XP.

Microsoft is actually expanding that Vista downgrade rights program slightly, the company confirmed on Monday. Under the new program, PC makers will be able to ship pre-downgraded machines based on anticipated demand for those systems. Until now, computers makers could only ship XP-downgraded machines if a particular customer had specified that is what he or she had wanted.Microsoft plans a similar program for Windows 7, allowing users to go back not only to Vista, should they choose, but also to Windows XP.

Microsoft hasn’t detailed exactly how downgrade rights will work with Windows 7–beyond confirming that users will be able to go back to XP–but presumably the rights will be attached to the Ultimate and Professional versions of Windows 7.

April 7, 2009 Posted by | Business sector, News, Personal | , , , , | 3 Comments

Windows 7 Server to Release!!!

windows_server_roadmapWindows server boss, the prestigious Bill Laing told that the server version of Windows 7 will ship this calendar year. Windows 7 continues to be tracking ahead of schedule. Although Laing’s comments referred to Windows Server 2008 R2 and not to the desktop version, server products traditionally ship after desktop operating systems based on the same code base, owing to greater testing needs.

Although the R2 product is a relatively minor release for the server unit, it still packs more features than he would have expected a year and a half ago.
As was the case with Windows 7, Microsoft shipped a beta version of the server update in January, after sharing it with some early customers in December. The next version, a release candidate, is due soon.

The release is  not far away, but we don’t have a final date yet.Microsoft’s desktop unit has tried to give itself a lot of wiggle room by not committing to launch Windows 7 this year, although it has been working toward that goal for months. I’ve heard that the company plans to finalize the code as early as June if all goes well with the release candidate.

April 6, 2009 Posted by | News, Personal | , , , | 3 Comments

Obama to abolish limits on Cuba?

obamaBarack Obama, the reputed president of the United States of America, has decided to fulfill a campaign promise and allow Cuban Americans and Cuban emigres to freely visit and send money to their families.A White House official confirmed the administration’s intentions to lift the restrictions, but said the measure was not a new policy statement and was not imminent.

The administration has conveyed that our policy towards Cuba is being reviewed and the president has stated that there’s a sense that restrictions on family visits and cash remittances should be lifted and the focus remains on the need for democratic reforms and human rights in Cuba.

The removal of limits on family travel and cash remittances would allow Cubans living in the United States to travel freely to the island, instead of once a year as at present. It would also remove the ceiling of $1,200 per person in cash remittances to needy family members in Cuba.

This is a good humanitarian move that honors Cuban Americans’ right to visit and aid their relatives as they see fit but it creates one class of Americans who can travel to Cuba at will, so it will add to the momentum in Congress to lift restrictions on all other Americans, who have a right to travel too. The move was probably meant to signal a new attitude toward both Cuba and other Latin American countries that have pressed Washington to end a trade embargo that has sought to isolate Havana for more than four decades.

April 4, 2009 Posted by | Fact, Issues, News, Personal | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Skype set to launch Mobile IPhone Applications!!!

iphoneSkype is set to launch a mobile application for the iPhone, one for BlackBerry devices in May.The iPhone application will be announced on Tuesday during a press conference at the CTIA Wireless 2009 trade show in Las Vegas.
Skype, which is owned by eBay, has been a noticeable latecomer to the App Store, which features several other Voice Over Internet Protocol applications.One of those, Fring, uses Skype’s API. People can make free Skype-user-to-Skype-user calls, or use SkypeOut, a paid service where people can call landlines and mobiles via Skype. The iPhone Skype application can only be used over Wi-Fi and not over the cellular networks, a condition demanded by operators so as to not steal voice revenue.
Skype does not yet have a native application for BlackBerry devices, although third-party developers again have utilized Skype’s API. One of those services is IM+ for Skype, which enables chat, free calls to Skype users and SkypeOut. Skype did not provide the application’s May launch date.Skype’s application for the Windows Mobile OS has been available for several years.

March 30, 2009 Posted by | Fact, News, Personal | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments