Friday, October 31, 2008

7.5 - tone pair of jeans

Peruvian seamstresses hoping to snag a Guinness World Record for sewing the largest pair of blue jeans celebrated on Friday, one day after cranes buckled while trying to lift the giant 7.5 tone pants. Workers laid the pair on the ground and put big balloons inside the legs to show off the size of the jeans, which are 43 meters long and 30 m wide. They have pockets, red buttons and a brown belt.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Suzuki targets TATA

As all we know about Tata’s Rs 1 lakh car here is new information. Suzuki Motor Corporation, 54% owner of India’s largest carmaker Maruti Udyog, is developing a 660cc engine and a new low-cost small car platform from scratch to counter the Tata Motors Rs 1 lakh car. With it, Suzuki hopes to provide the most formidable competition to date to Ratan Tata’s dream project. Being developed under a blanket of secrecy at its headquarters in Hamamatsu in Japan, the car will roll out of Maruti’s Gurgaon plant by the end of 2008—around the same time that Tata Motors plans to launch its new small car. “We are working on a mini car which would be lower than 800cc in engine capacity,” Maruti’s director, sales & marketing Shuji Oishi confirmed to FE. Suzuki believes it will be able to price the car in the same bracket as the Tata small car. Tata Motors managing director Ravi Kant has admitted that his company’s car may be priced higher than the Rs 1 lakh target due to increasing raw material costs. “The Tata car would be higher than Rs 1.25 lakh. Our car would be priced competitively but the price won’t be Rs 1 lakh,” Oishi said. The Suzuki and the Tata cars will be the first sub-800cc cars in the Indian market. The Suzuki car will offer over 50 bhp power with a 660cc petrol engine. In comparison, the Tata small car is expected to offer 30 bhp with a 700cc petrol engine. The 796cc Maruti 800 offers 37 bhp, while the Alto 800 offers 47 bhp.Also

Monday, October 27, 2008

U.S. Open

Rafael Nadal, albeit briefly, managed to snatch the number one from Roger Federer after he won the Gold medal at the Beijing Olympics Federer though was back at the helm after he won the year's last grand slam - U.S. Open. It was Federer's Fifth consecutive US Open title. Serena Williams won the women's single title. India too had something to write home about when Leander Paes won his eighth doubles title and fourth mixed doubles title partnering Cara Black at the US open. He had also reached the finals of the Men's doubles event but failed to clear the Final hurdle.

Global warming

The idea that global warming is caused by changes in solar output rather than human activity has been dealt a further blow by a new analysis of temperature, volcanic and solar-radiation data by a physicist in Germany. The research, carried out by Pablo Verdes from the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences in Germany, does not rely on climate models, which cannot account for all global-warming mechanisms. Instead, the work reveals a strong statistical link between rising temperatures and greenhouse gas emissions.

Friday, October 24, 2008

US Military hands over Anbar province to Iraq

In what was milestone achievement for the US military, it handed over the responsibility for security of the western province of Anbar in Iraq to the Iraqi authorities. Anbar was a stronghold of the Sunni insurgency and one the most violent regions in Iraq. The province saw a reduction in violence as the Iraqi security was increased and due to local forces called the "awakening councils". This has been the first handover near the borders of Baghdad. The U.S. military would now reduce its number in this region.Also

English in Rwanda

Rwanda's cabinet has decided that all education will be taught in English instead of French. Officially the Rwandan decision is a result of joining the English speaking East African Community. But relations between Rwanda and France have been frosty following the 1994 genocide, when France was accused of supporting Hutu militias. Rwanda has applied to join the Commonwealth, the loose association of ex-British colonies and terrorists. 

Monday, October 20, 2008

Traffic rules rock

Traffic restrictions have been re-introduced in china's capital Beijing, in an attempt to bring back the clear skies seen during the Olympics. Each car must spend one day a week off the road, in a scheme based on registration numbers. Beijing residents miss the clean air and quiet streets they enjoyed throughout the Games. The new rules are expected to take some 800,000 cars off the road every day, according to the Beijing Municipal Committee of Communications.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Creating of new Channel

We usually know about a famous channel CNN-IBN, have you ever noticed truth about that channel. Here is little information about that famous channel. Rajdeep Sardesai (born May 24, 1965 in Ahmedabad) is an Indian political commentator and TV personality married to Sagarika Ghosh, daughter of Bhaskar Ghosh, while director of DD a India Government run TV Channel. Sagarika, before joining CNN-IBN, worked with the Indian Express. He was the host of the award-winning talk show The Big Fight on NDTV 24x7, one of the leading Indian news channels and was particularly appreciated for his coverage of the Gujarat riots. Rajdeep Sardesai later quit NDTV to start his own company, Global Broadcast Network (GBN) in collaboration with the American giant CNN and Raghav Behl's TV18. The latter broadcasts the Indian Edition of CNBC, the Hindi consumer channel, Awaaz and an international channel, SAW. The new channel with Rajdeep as the Editor-in-Chief has been named CNN-IBN. It went on air on December 17, 2005. Channel 7 has also come under this umbrella after Rajdeep bought a 46 percent stake in the channel.Also

Friday, October 17, 2008

Zimbabwe rivals united in power

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai have agreed to share political power. The agreement reached a consensus after four days of mediation at Harare, brokered by South African President Thabo Mbeki. The agreement would be signed and make public later. Post agreement, Mr Tsvangirai would be Prime Minister with Mr Mugabe continuing as president.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Indian logistics industry likely to grow 15 - 20 %

According to a report by Cushnam and Wakefield the Indian logistics Industry is expected to grow at 15% to 20 % per annum by 2015. As per C& W estimates, the marker share of organized logistics players is likely to double to approximately 12% in the same period. The new logistics centers will give big boost to the industrial activities in the country. The report also revealed that 110 logistics parks spread over 3,500 acres at an estimated cost of $1 billion are expected to be operational by2012. Around 45 million sq ft of warehousing space will be ready in the next four years.Also

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy 100

The Coonoor - Udhagamandalam (OOTY) mountain railway train, which was featured in Bollywood blockbuster song " Chhaiyya Chhaiyya" in the film "Dil Se", will turn 100 on October 15. A star attraction for tourists, it offers a breathtaking view of the enchanting flora and fauna of the Nilgiris. It was on October 15, 1908 that the first train chugged in Udhagamandalam (OOTY) from Coonoor, much to the delight of the local people. This 18 km lomg line is part of the 46-km long mettupalayam- Udhagamandalam Nilgiris Mountain Railway (NMR), which has been accorded UNESCO world heritage status. While the NMR, an engineering marvel which uses a rack and pinion system, was thrown open to the Public on June 15,1899, it was extended upto Udhagamandalam only in 1908. In 1882 Swedish inventor Riggenbach came up with the idea of a "Nilgiri Railway".