Sunday, 17 June 2007

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Saturday, 16 June 2007

India’s only trillionaire - Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has more than Rs 1,00,000 crore of wealth through his shareholdings
Now, just how big is a trillion? For those who are blasé about figures, writer Bill Bryson has a useful perspective. In his book Notes From a Big Country, he writes: “If you were locked in a vault and you could keep every dollar bill you initialled, (we’re assuming that you initial one bill every second and that you don’t need to eat, sleep or take comfort breaks) do you know how long it would take you to make a million dollars?”

It would take you 31,709.8 years to get to your first trillion.

In March, Forbes estimated Mukesh’s stakes at $20.1 billion

India eyes first woman president

On 14th June, United Progressive Alliance(UPA), the ruling alliance of political parties in India and the Indian left nominated Pratibha Devisingh Patil as their candidate for the Presidential Election to be held on 19 July 2007. This could make her the first female President of India. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi described her nomination as a "historic occasion" in India's 60th year of Independence.

Thursday, 14 June 2007

Tribal girls to be trained as air hostesses

The Jharkhand Government has decided to provide air hostess training to 25 tribal and Dalit girls of the state.These girls will be provided air hostess training and the state government will bear the cost.The decision was inspired by the positive response to an earlier programme that trained tribal boys as pilots. Most of those boys have now been placed professionally.

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Process begins today to elect new Indian President

The process to elect the new President of India will be set in motion with the Election Commission expected to issue a formal notification in this regard today.

The Cabinet late last week gave its formal approval to the tentative election schedule prepared by the EC.

Home Minister Shivraj Patil as the ruling coalition's nominee.

Sunday, 10 June 2007

Abdul Kalam says human life on Mars in 75 years

President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has suggested that an industrial complex on the moon and human habitation on mars could become a reality within 50-75 years.

Kalam said this while addressing scientists after dedicating the Insat-4B communication satellite to the nation Friday from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) facility at Hassan, about 200 km from Bangalore.

He said space missions beyond earth were vital for sustaining the spirit of deep exploration.

"Such missions enable us to bring minerals and other special materials from the moon, asteroids and mars. They will also help build infrastructure for solar power generation, industrial complexes on moon and initiating human habitat on mars."

This, the president added, could turn out to be true in 50-75 years.

"Though these missions require large mass flow into space, they greatly enhance the space market by expanded utilisation of the core competencies built in many launch vehicles, spacecraft and ground systems."