Thursday, October 22, 2009

India on a human space flight programme with Chandrayaan-2

India's first Chandrayaan-1 mission intended to study the Moon using eleven scientific instruments built in India.With this, preparation of a 3-dimensional atlas of the lunar surface and chemical and mineralogical mapping of entire lunar surface has been undertaken by scientists from India and abroad. India has also been discussing at various levels the need for embarking on a human space flight programme. Exploration of outer space using planetary missions will be furthered with Chandrayaan-2 and its follow on missions.

India takes special interest in capacity building and services for enabling the developing countries in the application of Space technology. So far 824 scholars from 31 countries from the Asia-Pacific region and 27 scholars from 17 countries outside the Asia-pacific region have benefited from the educational activities of this Centre,

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dashing duo of Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh returned to the India Team for a seven-match series against Australia starting October 25

The dashing duo of Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh returned to the side after recovering from their respective injuries that forced them out of the Champions Trophy. India's 15-member squad for a seven-match series against Australia starting October 25 is announced. Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh returned to the side. But the 36-year-old Dravid, who made a comeback to the one-day fold recently in the September tri-series in Sri Lanka and the ensuing Champions Trophy in South Africa, failed to find place in India squad for the first 2 ODI’s

Rahul Dravid's one-day future was today thrown into uncertainty after he was dropped from India's 15-member squad for the first two ODIs of a seven-match series against Australia starting October 25.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Reliance Communications has launched Simply Reliance Plan: a new tariff plan

Today Reliance Communications has launched a new tariff plan for its GSM and CDMA customers which will cost 50 paise a minute per call.

The Simply Reliance Plan will be available from today for prepaid and post-paid users. To avail of this plan, existing or new prepaid customers have to purchase a one-time special tariff voucher worth Rs 48 for lifetime validity. Post-paid customers can also go for this plan at a monthly subscription fee of Rs 99.

Messaging within the country will also cost the same. There will be no monthly charges for prepaid customers.

This single rate of 50 paise a minute applies to all local and STD calls, to any mobile CDMA or GSM or landline from anywhere in India. The same charge will apply to incoming and outgoing calls, be it roaming or anytime of the day.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Google's New wave technology

The new online tool named as Wave, which marries real time communication with natural language tools.

Google issued invitations to developers to test its new online tool. Google issued invites to 100,000 developers, who can each ask five other testers to join their wave. Google also has asked developers to create their own APIs for the Wave offering. The new technology lets users create a wave and add people to it. Members of a wave can use richly formatted text, photos, gadgets and feeds from other Web sources. In addition, users can directly insert a reply or edit in the wave. And since it’s live, concurrent rich-text editing, users can instantly see what their fellow members are typing in their wave.

Natural language processing is another Wave feature, which is basically an automatic spell correction system. Wave also features e-mail gateways that link to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Actor Vijay’s 50th film Sura: A remake of Chota Mumbai

Actor Vijay’s 50th film Sura is rumored to be a remake of super star Mohanlal’s Chota Mumbai (2007), directed by Anwar Rasheed.

The movie Sura is being directed by S.P. Rajkumar and produced by Sangili Murugan, But director S.P. Rajkumar has refused to reveal anything on the film’s storyline. The movie will have Tamannaah as a heroine.

In Vettaraikan movie vijay has a song to be completed , he has already started working for Sura, being shot across the coastal areas of Kerala.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

India bages Most of the ICC Awards

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was adjudged the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year. Indian opener Gautam Gambhir was named the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year, while Mitchell Johnson won the Cricketer of the Year award. Rahul Dravid announced Australia’s Peter Siddle as the ICC Emerging Player of the Year. Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan was adjudged the ICC Twenty20 International Performer of the Year.

Kiwis claim award: New Zealand bagged the Spirit of Cricket award. Receiving the prize from Haroon Lorgat, CEO, ICC. Pakistan’s Aleem Dar walked away with the Umpire of the Year prize. Ireland captain William Porterfield was named the ICC Associate Nations’ Cricketer of the Year.

The ODI team of the Year:

M.S. Dhoni (capt.), Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle, Kevin Pietersen, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Yuvraj Singh, Martin Guptill, Andrew Flintoff, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ajantha Mendis and Umar Gul; 12th man: Thilan Thushara.

The ICC Test team of the Year:

M.S. Dhoni (capt.), G. Gambhir, A. Strauss, A.B. de Villiers, S. Tendulkar, T. Samaraweera, M. Clarke, Shakib-ul-Hasan, M. Johnson, S. Broad, and D. Steyn; 12th man: Harbhajan Singh.

These awards were given away for performances between August 2008 and August 2009. The winners were selected by an elite panel that included Clive Lloyd, Anil Kumble, Mudassar Nazar, Stephen Fleming and Bob Taylor.