Friday 29 April 2016

Bombay High Court orders demolition of Adarsh Society building

The Bombay High Court on Friday ordered the Union Environment Ministry to demolition 31-storeyed Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society.
The court also directed the state to initiate criminal prosecution against officers involved in the scam and to restore the plot. The order to raze the building comes after the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) passed an order to demolish the scam-hit society in 2011, following which its members approached the Bombay High Court challenging it. The ministry had on January 16, 2011 directed the Society to demolish within three months the "unauthorised" building for violating coastal regulations.
The court directed the defence ministry to conduct a departmental inquiry against its officers for not taking action earlier.
The society, originally meant to be a six-storey structure to house Kargil war heroes and war widows, was converted into a 100-metre-tall .

Sunday 27 March 2016

Padma Awards to 112 people in 2016 by President Pranab Mukharjee.

Padma Awards to 112 people in 2016 by President Pranab Mukharjee. 

The list comprises 10 Padma Vibhushan, 19 Padma Bhushan and 83 Padma Shri awardees. Here's the complete list.
Padma Vibhushan
1. Ms. Yamini Krishnamurthi — Art-Classical dance — Delhi
2. Shri Rajinikanth — Art-Cinema — Tamil Nadu
3. Smt Girija Devi — Art-Classical Vocal — West Bengal
4. Shri Ramoji Rao — Literature & Education-Journalism — Andhra Pradesh
5. Dr Viswanathan Shanta — Medicine-Oncology — Tamil Nadu
6. Shri Shri Ravi Shankar — Others-Spiritualism — Karnataka
7. Shri Jagmohan — Public Affairs — Delhi
8. Dr Vasudev Kalkunte Aatre — Science & Engineering — Karnataka

Tuesday 1 March 2016

Exam Oriented Current Affairs for the Month of February

Top Headlines – 01.03.2016

1. Shri Dinesh Sharma, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance and India’s Governor to the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD).

वित्त मंत्रालय के अंतर्गत आर्थिक मामलों के विभाग के अतिरिक्त सचिव श्री दिनेश शर्मा अंतरराष्ट्रीय कृषि विकास कोष (आईएफएडी) की संचालन परिषद के अध्यक्ष निर्वाचित हुए।
2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed Shri Vinod Rai, Former CAG of India, as the Chairman of Banks Board Bureau.
प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी ने पूर्व कैग प्रमुख श्री विनोद राय को बैंक्स बोर्ड ब्यूरो का अध्यक्ष नियुक्त किया।
3. Most Prestigious Oscar awards for cinema were announced for the year 2016. Leonardo DiCaprio won the Best Actor Award for “The Revenant” and Brie Larson won the Best Actress Award for “Room”.
सिनेमा के लिए सबसे प्रतिष्ठित ऑस्कर अवॉर्ड 2016 का ऐलान किया गया। लियोनार्डो डिकैप्रियो का ‘‘द रेवनैंट’’ के लिए सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता और ब्री लार्सन को ‘‘रूम’’ के लिए सर्वश्रेष्ठ सह अभिनेत्री का ऑस्कर पुरस्कार मिला।

Monday 11 January 2016

Some Amazing Facts about
googol is a large number equal to (i.e., a 1 with 100 zeros following it). Written out explicitly.
  1. Google's original name was BACKRUB. Then Google came as the spelling mistake of word "Googol". May be that's why googlers get free massages in office.
  2. Google's headquarter is called "Googleplex" which means the number equivalent to ten raised to the power of a googol.
  3. In Googleplex, TGIF (Thank God Its Friday) used to happen on each friday as weekly all-hands where Larry, Sergey and other googlers discuss about Google. As friday afternoon at Mountain view was too late for other offices of google worldwide, now it happens on each thursday and its

Sunday 10 January 2016

What are some amazing facts about Google or Microsoft?

The Google reCAPTCHA Project

We have all come across the ubiquitous captcha - the colourful images with distorted text - a reverse Turing test of sorts. These work because no algorithm at present can read distorted text as well as we humans do. However not all the distorted texts are unreadable by machines. About 200 million captchas are solved everyday, amounting to more than 150,000 hours of work each day. Considering the numbers involved, a safe captcha generation system was needed. Enter Google reCAPTCHA. To make a positive use of this immense human effort, the reCAPTCHA channels the effort spent solving captcha online into "reading" books.
To archive human knowledge and to make information more accessible to the world, multiple projects are digitizing physical books that were written before the computer age. The book pages

Wednesday 6 January 2016

Tuesday 5 January 2016

India's combined internet speed is 36,000 Gbps!
  1. Where does your Internet service provider get internet from? 
  2. How does Internet reach India?  

Let us dive into the world of networking .
More than 99% of the internet traffic relies on high quality fiber optic cables connecting various countries. Only a minuscule part of the traffic goes through satellites.

These cable networks are laid and maintained by various governments and giant companies. Such projects are usually undertaken by multiple companies due to the large cost of investment. There are three tiers which differentiates the size of the network held by a company.

Monday 4 January 2016