Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Micromax Andro A60 priced at Rs. 6999

Micromax Andro A60
running on Android 2.1 Eclair
Micromax has launched India's cheapest Android phone A60 priced at Rs. 6999, price is now conformed and is official. This Andro smartphone runs Google Android 2.1 operating system and is the cheapest android phone available in India right now. Main features of this Micromax Andro A60 model are 2.8 inch resistive touchscreen display, 3.2 MegaPixel camera, 600 Mhz processor and a 2GB SD card in the box with 150 MB internal memory for storage and processing.

Micromax is currently the largest mobile vendor in India and is now targeting high technology high end mobile phones for the youth at lower price range. Another example of such phone is Modu T by Micromax which is the world's lightest mobile phone with 3G technology enable weighting only 55gms.

Office website of the Andro A60 by micromax is reachable at My first Android. Currently Andro A60 uses Android 2.1 as the operating system which doesn't allow to install apps on memory card and with only 150mb internal memory you need to cut the amount of apps you can install on the phone. This may be overcome easily soon when micromax release update for A60 with android 2.2 updated.

Sharman as lead in Ferrari ki sawaari

Sharman Joshi
Vidhu vinod chopra has conformed on Saturday that Sharman joshi will get a lead role in his next movie Ferrari ki sawaari. In vidhu's last blockbuster film '3 Idiots' Sharman played very important role and also passed the screen test for the Ferrari role.

They believe that Sharman has understood the role and has done very well in the screen test so they finally have decide to give him the lead role in Ferrari ki sawaari. Work for this movie may start in the earlier part of 2011. This would be Sharman's first big movie in a lead role after few success like Rang de basanti and 3 Idiots.

First sole movie of the Sharman Joshi as a lead role will be directed by debutant director Rajesh Mapukar who has assisted big directors like Raju Hirani. Sharman Joshi traditionally belongs to a Gujrati family of actors and performing artists. Joshi's father, sister and cousins acted in Gujarati theater for many years now and still are active.

Sweet coffee may improve your memory

Coffee Beans
Research Scientists at University of Barcelona, Spain has found in a recent study that sweet coffee is not only good for health and keeps you awake if you are working late nights but also is good for your memory. This may be is good news for students and teachers alike, around the world, who use coffee to remain awake all night for studies.

This may improve the attention span and working memory for a human scientists believe after the study. This study found that the caffeine is a nervous system stimulant and can work better with sugar, more effective than they work separately on brain. Participants in the study were low caffeine consuming people to make it more effective.

The results of this extensive study have been published in the journal, Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, in its latest addition. Researchers revealed that the combination of sugar plus coffee worked better than they worked separately on brain, it should be understood that glucose a type of sugar plays very important role of providing energy to the brain cells to function properly.

Brain scans of 40 volunteers were used to arrive at this findings by the scientists and researchers. Researchers also found that taken one or two cups of caffeine daily is good but if taken in larger quantities it may develop a kind of tolerance for caffeine and may reduce good effects of active memory boost drastically.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

First ODI between India and NZ

New Zealand Cricket Match
Inexperienced Indian ODI Team full of youngsters is going to play against New Zealand at Guwahati in the first match of the 5 ODI series. This series is also considered as the litmus-test for Indian ODI team's young guns before the world cup in sub-continent earlier next year. Gautam Gambhir is Captain for this series against New Zealand and all eyes are on Yuvraj singh as he is going through bad form for sometime now.

Big names of Indian Cricket Team like  Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan have been rested for this series because of India playing lot of Cricket before the world cup. Wriddhiman Saha is going to keep wickets instead of Mahindra Singh Dhoni and many are considering him part of the team for the world cup if he performs well.

New Zealand side needs even more practice in sub-continent conditions as world cup is just few months away and they had humiliating defeat of 0-4 against Bangladesh before they came for the Test Series and 5 ODI matches in India. Because of early sunrise in Guwahati match may start an hour earlier than regular time for the matches during the rest of the series.

Elephant gets dental surgery in Kerala

Kerala Elephants Festival
An elephant named Devidasan undergone a dental surgery for pain due to cavity very large in size in its tusk. Indian doctors used 188gm or resin to fill this cavity after a root canal surgery on elephant, now elephant's five year old suffering is over as surgery was successful.

Devidasan is a 24 year old quite young elephant and was suffering from this cavity 50 cm long and 4 cm deep for last 5 years. Doctors are not sure for how long this cracked is going to remain sealed as not a single operation like this was done before.

If the crack opens again the operation would be necessary again as open crack means dust can enter it and can become the cause of infection that can prove deadly for Devidasan. Owner of the elephant was also happy as now the bull elephant can be used in the Hindu festival ceremonials as well as in marriages as his tusk is filled with resin.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Arundhati Roy, Geelani can be prosecuted

Arundhati Roy
New Delhi: Today PTI (Press Trust of India) reported without giving further details that Arundhati Roy and hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani can be prosecuted under Indian law. Delhi court ruled to book charges against both and instructed Delhi Police to do so before 6 Jan, 2011.

Sushil Pandit registered a complainant against both Geelani and Roy at Tilak Marg Police Station on 28th of October this year after their speech at a conference 'Azadi - The only way' in Delhi that complainant said was anti-India and felt that sedition charges can be filed against both.

India and Pakistan both claim Kashmir as an integrated part of their country since Partition of India in 1947 and has fought three wars since. Dispute over Kashmir can bring unrest to the sub-continent and South Asia in general as both India and Pakistan are nuclear countries with hostilities towards each other.

India's Golden run - 2010 Asian Games

Asian Games 2010
India finished at 6th spot on medal tally at Guangzhou with 14 gold, 17 silver and 33 bronze medals totaling 65 medals, India's best performance so far in the Asian Games. China clearly dominated the tally with winning almost half of the gold medals on offer now performing much better and finishing well ahead of old arch-rival Japan who finished at third place with South Koreans on second.

This games was of immense importance for India as Olympics is just 2 years away from now and India have done well in recent commonwealth games as well as Asian Games hopes are now high that India is going to perform well in the coming London Olympics as well in 2012. The next edition of the Asiad will be held in Incheon, South Korea, in year 2014.

India was deprived of the Gold in the national game Field Hockey but done really well in the athletics now with 5 gold medals winning medals in total 7 disciplines including boxing, track and field, kabbadi and shooting. With a broken finger Indian boxing sensation Vijendar Kumar won a Gold medal beating World champion from Uzbekistan.

India women also won a gold medal in 4 x 400 meter relay and a gold in kabbadi for women that is introduced this time around in the Asian games where kabbadi for men is a regular tradition now with India wining it for last 6 games and dominating it for decades now.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

India test-fires nuclear ballistic missile

Agni-I Missile
India successfully test fired Agni-I missile on Tuesday from her chandipur range. The 700-km range Agni-I medium range ballistic missile was test-fired from the Wheeler Island off the Orissa coast on Thursday morning adding strength to India's missile program. The launch took place at 10:20 am in the morning and missile reached the designed target in the bay of bengal.

This latest version of Agni-I is a 12 ton in weight with latest advanced navigation system and can carry payload of around 1,000 kilograms making it nuclear capable. As the standard practice goes pakistan was informed beforehand the test to avoid any confusions said Defense Ministry spokesperson Kar. This missile was last test-fired in March 2010, that is earlier this year.

All eyes are now set on Agni-V that is going to be fired from the same launching range in earlier 2011. Agni-V is more targeted at China than Pakistan with range of around 5000km and payload that can carry a nuclear bomb. Agni-V will be able to cover most parts of China. After series of test-fires now Agni-III is also ready for the induction in Armed forces as many senior scientists believe.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

CBI to team up with NASSCOM to fight Cyber Crime

New Delhi: India's top law enforcement agency CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) has decided to team up with NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies) to fight against cyber criminals. Under the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the two CBI is going to train it's personal in cyber crime related issues and are going to setup Hi-Tech Crime investigation and Training Center (CHCIT).

Nasscom and Data Security Council of India (DSCI) will provide support to CBI in issues related to cyber security and data security. These facilities will be used to investigated cyber crime related cases as well as in computer forensics. CBI is going to provide computers and laptops to agencies investigators and also going to train them in handling cyber security related issues.

Now as the cyber crime is increasing world wide it is good for both government and private sector companies to team up against the cyber criminals and to keep the data and critical information away from the hands of hackers and cyber criminals. Now as cyber security is undergoing many critical changes this is a welcome step by CBI and Nasscom to fight cyber crime.

Buzz around Big Boss 4

Pamela Anderson
Salman Khan hosted Big Boss 4 televised on Colors Channel has managed to remain in business (and news) at prime time in India despite of many attempts by Information and Broadcasting ministry to classify its content as adult and pushing the program away from prime time (9PM) to late night (11PM) show. I&B Ministry says that the promoters of the colors television are the biggest violators in recent times which accounts for 60% of total violations reported.

After Dolly Bindra's abusive language and much hype and drama she was pushed out of the show but she later said she apologizes for her behavior during the show and wants to come back on board. In the latest stunt for the publicity colors paid heavy sums to Pamela Anderson to be on the show for three days and gained lot of TRP after Bombay high court's stay on the decision of I&B Ministry to push the show to 11PM late night slot.

Show is still on the prime time until 3rd Dec. when Bombay high court will decide the fate whether it will be removed from the prime time or not because of the accusations made that it contents dialogues that are not suitable for all audience and may be considered as Adult show.

Slow start for Guzaarish at Box Office

Movie Poster of Guzaarish
Guzaarish had less than 50% opening at the box office and is not doing really well. As considered as one of the costliest movies ever made in India this expensive dream of Sanjay Leela Bhansali is not doing as expected on the box office. Online reports suggest that movie has some audience in Metros but did badly in rest of the India. Few believe that start is slow but steady and may improve with the time.

Weekend collection for Guzaarish was mere Rs. 15 crore with expected loss of revenue worth Rs. 40 crore during the first week of the release. Movie is doing even bad than Hrithik Roshan's last big hope 'Kites'. Sanjay tried to make a fork between the art and main stream cinema and found audience from neither of them. Online reports suggest that there is nothing for 'aam-janta' in the movie and nothing extraordinary for art movie lovers too.

This week is open for the movie to recover as there were no big releases last week but next week end with few big movies is going to give Guzaarish a tough run. Golmaal 3 did good business and is now near to touching the Rs. 100 crore mark while Action Relayy did poorly at box office during the second week also. And finally about the Guzaarish, India is still not ready for this kind of 'Surrealistic Dark' movies as large number among the audience still comprise of 'aam-janta' who come for the light-hearted entertainment and not to appreciate the art of movie making. Indian directors need to learn these facts fast.

BlackBerry Bold 9780 priced at 26,900 in India

BlackBerry bold 9780 with OS 6 is now ready for sell in India and it is priced around Rs. 26,900 initially. Few believe that it was a disappointment for them after such a hype and especially to them who are not touch screen devotees reported a website. Few out there still believe that it is overpriced compared to other phones with similar features.

This phone comes with OS 6 latest mobile operating system and is the only second blackberry phone in India to run on this operating system. Both hardware and software interface is improved for the latest version of the BlackBerry bold series phone and few specifications are given below for your reference:

Screen size and resolution: BlackBerry bold 9780 has a 2.44 inch screen size with a 480x360 resolution and color output of 65K colors.

Hardware and Navigation: The BlackBerry Bold 9780 comes with the usual Blackberry keyboard and uses a touch-sensitive optical trackpad. This feature is similar to the one found on its predecessor- the Bold 9700 without much change in the navigation interface.

Phone Hardware: BlackBerry 9780 has 512MB of RAM which makes it much faster than predecessors and is powered by a 624MHz processor. The 9780 has 256MB of internal storage memory and supports microSD cards up to 32GB in capacity.

Software Interface & Connectivity: It runs on the latest Blackberry operating system OS 6 and supports features like Wi-Fi, 3G and GPS.

Multimedia & Entertainment: The Bold has a 5 Mega Pixel autofocus enabled camera with an LED flash light for better photography options. It can also play DivX and XviD videos along with regular mp3 and other audio and video files, supporting most of the audio/video formats.

Sensex 265 points down due to global crisis

Mumbai: Sensex ended in red at close with 265 points down due to worries about global crisis and war like situation in Korea following drop in world markets like United States stock index. In the early trade today morning it was 615 points down but recovered after few hours of trading still closing in red.

This was one of the sharpest declined in stock market history and biggest since August 17, 2009. Market breadth was negative today with 819 advances against 2,221 declines in the market. Meanwhile the war like crisis situation in Korea has affected other Asian Markets as well. European and American markets were also down today due to worry over global crisis.

Markets are not likely to recover easily tomorrow if crisis in Korea continues and it is also likely to affect the other Asian Markets as well. European markets may end in red also due to various speculations regarding crisis in Korea.

War like crisis in Korea

North Korea and South Korea are firing artillery shells and houses are ablaze after war like situation and tension in Korea. BBC reports that this is one of the most serious incidents after teh ceasefire in korea in 1953. You can read more live crisis report updates that refreshes automatically at BBC here: BCC Live: Korean Crisis

South Korea says North Korea's attack on the island is very intentional and may not an accident. Despite of many warning by N.Korea many shells were fired by S.Korea said the reports and they are taking immediate military actions against this attack. Still there are no reports of damages from either side.

United states stock index dropped due to this crisis situation in Korea. Watch video report on YouTube:

Yeddyurappa not ready to quit

Congress and Communist party of India (Marxist) is not happy with the BJP's (Bhartiya Janta Party) double standards regarding corruption charges on Yeddyurappa and problems in Karnataka. There are likely chances that B.S Yeddyurappa may not resign and continue as the Chief Minister of Karnatka and Congress and CPI (M) criticized this move by BJP.

Since opposition parties in Parliament is demanding a Joint Parliamentary committee (JPC) investigations over 2G Telecom scam involving former Telecom Minister A. Raja, this move by BJP not to ask Yeddyurappa to resign in scams involving land and property issues is regarded as double standards over corruption by both Congress party and CPI (M).

Video Report on YouTube:

Quantas resumes Airbus SAS A380 services

Quantas resumes Airbus SAS A380 services 23 after grounding the fleet following an engine explosion mid-flight few weeks back. Few of the engines with trouble are replaced and modified by the company and fleet is now ready for flights.

Watch the detailed report video on Youtube:

Asian Games: Somdev wins another Gold for India

Guangzhou: Somdev Devverman today become the first Indian to win a Gold medal in Tennis single's event in Asian games. He really played very well to win against first seed in the tournament and world ranked no. 44 Denis Istomin in straight sets 6-1 6-2. This is the seventh Gold for India at Asiad and second in Tennis. India currently stands at 7th spot with 7 Gold medals in medal Tally.

India won total 5 medals in Tennis events and that is a remarkable achievement with 2 Golds this time. Somdev played well in both sets against his counterpart from Uzbekistan to secure another gold medal for India. Sania also had won a silver medal in women's singles event of Tennis earlier and finished her campaign at Guangzhou Asiad.

Somdev is currently ranked world No. 106 in World Tennis Rankings and with this fantastic performance many believe that he is going to improve a lot in the coming years and will be ranked among top 50 in the world soon.

India wins Test series 1-0

Nagpur: Finally today India proved that why it is still No.1 Test playing nation in the world by beating New Zealand comprehensively by innings and 198 runs. New Zealand's second innings was wrapped up in just 51.2 overs with 175 runs added to the score board. Rahul Dravid was declared the Man of the Match and Harbhajan Singh Man of the Series.

Ball turned and bounced heavily since the evening of day 3 and continued to do so on the fourth day here at Nagpur. First time in the series pitch favored the bowlers and not batsmen and we had a result in the Test match. Both Ishant Sharma and Harbhajan Singh grabbed 3 wickets each to wrap up the New Zealand innings. 5 ODI series between India and New Zealand will start from 28th November, Sunday.

This was India's third biggest test win and second biggest at home. India finished the series with 1-0 and without losing an single Test match in year 2010, a remarkable achievement at the least. This was the New Zealand's biggest lose against India either at home or away.

Watch photos from this famous win by India here and read the bulletin here. Now Mahendra Singh Dhoni is by far the most successful Test Captain of India.

Delhi Marathon: Former Miss India Gul Panag molested

Delhi: In a press conference after the Airtel Delhi Half-Marathon former Miss India and Bollywood actress Gul Panag told media that she was molested sexually by some unknown people during the run. She further added that in last 7 years mostly nothing about the mentality of Delhi male is changed since she left Delhi and women is still not safe in Delhi even after organizing big international events like Commonwealth games in 2010.

Gul said that she is not surprised as she thought this is going to happen in Delhi as people are still same and nothing has changed about men's attitude in Delhi. She further added that this is typical north Indian male mentality and this is not going to change soon. She said this would have had never happened in Mumbai where this kind of Marathon is a yearly event.

Gul didn't filed any police complaint against unknown people who sexually molested her during the Airtel Delhi half-marathon.

Asian Games: Somdev, Sanam Singh wins Gold for India

Guangzhou: Indian mixed doubles team of Somdev devverman and Sanam Singh bagged gold for India in Tennis men's doubles event at Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. India won 3 medals today and is on the eighth place on medal's tally. Somdev also won his Singles semi-final today and moved in to the final of Single's event in Tennis.

Sania Mirza and Vishnu Vardhan lost in the mixed doubles finals and are left with a silver medal. There were no medals from the track and field events today as athletes left the field without any medals.

Without stars like Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupati and Rohan Boppana a gold in men's doubles and a silver in mixed doubles is big achievement for rising Indian Tennis stars like Somdev and Sanam Singh.

Asiad Hockey: India beat Pakistan

Guangzhou: After winning against Pakistan in Delhi Commonwealth games 2010 with score of 7-4, Indian team is high in spirits and registered yet another win against Pakistan in Asiad 2010 at Guangzhou, China. Now Indian team is one step closer to qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics as FIH, highest body in Field Hockey, has decided for the direct place in the Olympics for the Asiad Champion in 2010. India is going to face Malaysia in the semi-finals.

Last time India miserably finished at fifth place and also lost the chance to qualify for the Olympics for the first time in history. India has more Olympic golds in Field Hockey than any other country in the world. Semi final match between India and Malaysia will be televised live on Ten Sports in India from 2:30 PM IST on Tuesday, 23 Novermber 2010.

In another semi final clash Pakistan is going to face former Champions Korea. Lets hope that India win both semi-finals and finals and qualify for the Olympics directly this time around.

India close to win in Nagpur Test Match

NAGPUR: After first two rather boring draws and spectacular bating display by Harbhajan Singh result of the third test match in Nagpur between India and New Zealand is going to be different from the first two matches. After long and solid innings by Rahul Dravid and Dhoni, who unfortunately missed the century and got out at 98, India is again close to another test win and a series Victory. This is going to strengthen India's position at no.1 in ICC Test Rankings and going to leave them unbeaten in 2010.

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India declared inning 566 for 8 in 165 overs that gave them lead of 373 runs. At the end of third day's play New Zealand were 24 for the loss of one wicket. Mcintosh was Harbhajan's first victim today who got out at 8 in 38 balls.

Match details at the end of third days play:

New Zealand won the loss and elected to bat first
Test debut of AJ McKay (New Zealand)

Umpires for the match:
NJ Llong (England) and SJA Taufel (Australia)
TV umpire: SS Hazare
Match referee:RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire: K Srinath

Details at the end of day's play

day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 148/7 (BB McCullum 34*, TG Southee 7*, 56 ov)
day 2 - India 1st innings 292/2 (R Dravid 69*, SR Tendulkar 57*, 82 ov)
day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 24/1 (BB McCullum 15*, GJ Hopkins 1*, 11 ov)
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