Two months after a cow was issued an admit card by Jammu and Kashmir authorities, A dog was issued an AADHAR card in Madhya Pradesh and now the owner of the dog is behind the bars. Azam Khan (35), who is working as a supervisor at an Aadhaar enrollment agency in Umri town, about 45 kms from the district headquarters, was arrested on Thursday following a complaint that he had made an Aadhaar card for his dog, Bhind Superintendent of Police Navneet Bhasin said today. The dog’s Aadhaar card reads: ‘Tommy Singh’, s/o Sheru Singh, Year of 26/11/2009 and sex as male, he said. The matter came to light when the locals complained to the Umri Police that they were facing lot of problems in registering for Aadhaar card, while, they alleged that the agency was issuing cards in the names of dogs and other animals. Following probe, Khan was arrested and a case of forgery was registered against him. Police is further investigating the matter to know whether the accused had made more such cards. Earlier this week, a bizarre image of an admit card that had a dog's picture on it also surfaced. The card was made for a certain Soumyadip Mahata, an Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) aspirant, for a common entrance examination at the West Bengal State Council. Instead of his photo, a dog's picture had been attached on the card. Soumyadip, who passed Higher Secondary Examination this year, soon contacted the nodal officer for conducting the examinations in the area and was assured of assistance. Later in the evening the dog's photo was removed from his admit card. Soumyadip could appear for the Common Entrance Test (CET) under West Bengal State Council for Vocational Training with the new admit card today. An inquiry has been ordered into the incident, the nodal officer said.
On Monday, Bank of America released a report on annual Trends in Consumer Mobility Report, which reveals socking facts on consumers’ behavior toward their gadgets. The results claimed that a sad number of Americans (It’s not sad. its ‘SICK’) are bringing their phone to bed with them or keeping it within reach at night. The report shows how the gadgets intervenes our sleeping patterns. ‘Having it near the bed is not really shocking, as many set up the alarm in their mobiles. But holding it while sleeping like a teddy bear is worrisome’, quips the analysts. The survey was conducted among 1,000 Bank of America account holders, age 18 and above, who also own smartphones. A large majority of respondents, 71 percent, said they usually sleep with or next to their mobile phone -- and 3 percent of those people said they sleep with their device in their hand, 13 percent said they keep it on the bed and 55 percent leave it on the nightstand. Almost one in four said that at one time or another, they've fallen asleep with their smartphone in their hand. Thirty-five percent of respondents said their smartphone is the first thing they reach for when they wake up. Only 17 percent said they grab coffee as soon as they wake up, 13 percent said they go for their toothbrush and just 10 percent said they reach for their significant other. (A 2014 survey found that Americans consider their smartphones to be more important than sex; and in 2013 almost one in five Americans between 18 and 34 admitted to using their phones while doing the deed.)
While the increased population is emerging as the biggest concerns along with the pollution (in all forms) all over the world, a resident of the Sarajpura Road in Bangalore with his discovery has proved that has discovered a solution for water pollution with the help of the population. His discovery will change wastage into usable water. With his discovery Sekar believed that the water can be converted to usable water. Details in the below paragraphs: Srinivasan Sekar, who is the managing director of a firm, TerraCura Solutions, which specializes in creating sustainable solutions, tries to install a great deal of filters in his residence, which purifies waste water. As a result, Sekar is able to use the water for different purposes, such as gardening and washing. With this, he ensures there is no wastage of water as the water discharged is re-used. Sekhar uses different types of filters — ranging from charcoal to passing the water through plants, which absorb the nitrates and phosphates. “The water molecule is the most important. Even in waste water, there are different molecules other than water. So if one filters out the other molecules, all that is left is water. In fact, when I wanted to check where the waste water went eventually, I found that it would end up at a sewage treatment plant. Considering that water accumulates at such plants, with no outlet, I realized that there is no need to throw away the water and that it can be re-used,” Sekar said. Sekar also practices rainwater harvesting. He said rain is a good source of water that can be stored for future use. “In fact, due to the recent rains in the city, I got about 50,000 liters of water. This is a huge amount and can be used for five months at least. Apart from the rains, all I need is around six-seven tankers of water a year, at the rate of around Rs 300 per tanker. My expenditures have come down drastically. The best part is that the model is sustainable and can be incorporated in bigger establishments,” he said.
One cannot believe that a group of 13-14 year kids designed the new era Condoms, which can detect the “Sexually Transmitted Diseases.” It might not materialize in countries like India, but in U.K. the invention fetched them the award in “TeenTech” contest. The smart contraception device S.T. Eye detects the infection in the wearer and the partner, if any. The idea is the brainchild of Muaz Nawaz, 13, Daniel Ali, 14, and Chirag Shah, 14, who are all from the Isaac Newton Academy in east London. The condoms are still at the concept stage but the developers have been approached by a condom manufacturer that believes it can make their idea a reality. "We really want to make this a realistic thing, but we understand that it is not the easiest thing in the world to do," Nawaz said. "With today's molecular technology, it is quite possible," said Dr. Ward Cates, distinguished scientist and professor emeritus at fhi360, a nonprofit "human development" organization. "It would be quite sophisticated and my guess is quite costly," he said, adding that it might be too expensive to make condoms that detect more than one STI. "Anything that would get youth to wear condoms, I am for," said Cates, who was not involved in developing or judging the idea. Color-changing condoms could promote use because they are novel, and also because teens want to know their infection status, Cates said. Although it might be unrealistic to think people would stop in the heat of the moment if the condom changed color, the condom would be on and hopefully prevent the spread of disease, Cates said. "As a public health person, I applaud their creativity and willingness to transfer innovation to a world that usually doesn't have much consideration in that age group," Cates said.Some people took to Twitter to offer praise, as well as questions. Two things to discuss here: Firstly, when the whole world comes to know about AIDS, they stop behaving like careless animals. But the contraceptive devices again gave them the freedom. Now with the new smart devices, there is no need to rush to labs to test your STDs. Secondly, why did a group of 13-14 year old students designed condoms, as if there is nothing in the world to think about? what kind of school it is and what kind of studies they are teaching? God only Knows.
Now with the ever changing world, Kerala also has started commercializing and standardizing. As a part of it, the Kerala Government has taken a great initiative to bring in foreign sportsperson, a legend sporting a new hat. The tennis legend Steffi Graf is to promote Ayurveda, the ancient system of traditional health care in Kerala by wooing the tourists who are coming from abroad. A decision in this regard was taken by the cabinet on Wednesday. The proposal had come from the state Tourism Department and a formal agreement on this would be reached with Steffi Graf soon," said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy after the cabinet meeting. Ayurveda is very popular in Kerala. Almost all towns has at least one Ayurveda clinic/hospital and a qualified Ayurveda doctor (5 year medical course). There are more 18 Ayurveda medical colleges in Kerala. This small state has more Ayurveda colleges than most other states. Ayurveda medicines are available in most pharmacies in Kerala. However, the ill effects that some people say about Ayurveda are because of non-qualified Ayurvedic doctors and absence of many good commercial Ayurvedic medicines. In fact, Kerala is far away from many States in India in progress. They have planted more than 150 cameras in Highways. That means they are "online" in transport. Many think that it is totally illogical to recruit Steffi Graf as a brand ambassador to Kerala Ayurveda. But anybody who regularly travels from parts of Europe to Trivandrum connecting Dubai or Doha will notice plenty of Germans on their flight whose main reason for the trip was a two or three month Ayurvedic rejuvenation holiday to Kerala. So it stands for a reason.
Hyderabad's Salar-Jung Museum is going to own second record less than a year. Last year it holds the record for the nation’s first rooftop solar plant Museum. Now the news is that the Museum is all set to become first free Wi-Fi enabled Museum in India. Last year KCR (Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao), the Chief Minister of the youngest state in India, Telangana announced that the city will blaze ahead with free Wi-Fi zones. Making it true, the Museum is going to add in the list of free Wi-Fi zones. Museum authorities have initiated steps to provide Wi-Fi for the visitors by next month with the facility made available at all the exhibition areas spread across three blocks. The Museum attracts a wide range of tourists from every nook and canny of the World. The museum has 38 galleries located in Central, Eastern and Western blocks showcasing a part of its rich collection. As a beginning step, the Museum authorities recently invited tenders for Wi-Fi on two floors of the visitor areas and some service providers have already inspected the premises. “Few issues are to be addressed and after re-tendering, we expect the facility to be in place before July end,” said M.Veerender, Deputy Curator. The ground and first floor of the museum is open for public while the second floor houses library and the third floor is allotted for office space. “To start with, the indoor Wi-Fi hotspot would cater to the first two floors and we will consider spreading it to the library area at a later stage,” he said. Certain security issues were also being considered for incorporation in the Wi-Fi facility, based on the advice of security staff. Salar Jung Museum recently got rooftop solar plant installed and trial runs initiated with the authorities expecting the move to bring down electricity bills considerably by addressing at least 50% of power needs
Among the hundreds of politicians who took to the mats across India to mark International Yoga Day was Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) chief Vijaykanth. DMDK chief lead a Yoga session at his party headquarters in Chennai. He later said that Yoga was the reason for his fitness. “Yoga is peace,” said the 62-year-old who was once the most popular action stars of Tamil cinema in the 80s and early 1990s. Vijayakanth, the Tamil actor, was quoted saying, "Everyone must do yoga because it is a way to keep healthy and attain peace. I have done 108 padmasanams regularly earlier in life and this is one of the reasons for my fitness. Yoga is Peace." But the video below shows the other way round. It has gone viral due to its comic gestures of Vijayakanth. The occasion of the International Yoga day has been converted to a comedy day by the actor. Once a popular action hero, now also thinks that the reel doings can be imitated in real life. By Premji
Young boys and girls, from highly educated backgrounds such as MBAs, advocates, IT specialists having qualifications of BE, BTech and MTech, accountants, science graduates and PGs, doctors and even pharma engineers are joining IB to become "spies". Many of them have alreadyresigned from their better paying careers as they see being an IB officer is more exciting and challenging. "A young boy even left his job where he was earning Rs 1.5 lakh per month to become an intelligence officer," said a top official.Many of these youngsters are in the age-group of 18 to 27 years and are from across the country from the states including Nagaland, Manipur, Telangana, Maharashtra, Delhi, Karnataka, J&K and others are excitedin the tough job and have shown interest in gathering intelligence for national security."These are the boys and girls who are go-getters for the IB," said an official. "All they need is a telephone, a tele-printer and a computer and they send their daily reports to their local SIBs and headquarters. They are the eyes and ears of the government," said the officer."Intelligence Bureau's men on the ground don't get the kind of facilities Pakistan's ISI operatives have access to. What was happening for a long time was that IB officers on the ground filed their 'daily reports' like a routine with whatever limited information and knowledge they had from their area/sources. Sometimes, the alerts sent to the states were recycled and sufficient verification wasn't done or there was no coordination at the local SIB (Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau) level," the officer said.Intelligence gathering is one of the toughest jobs, especially in "hard zones" (disturbed/conflict areas), an officer said, "Being a field intelligence officer, ACIO, requires a lot of motivation and skills. At a time when militants are upgrading and new threats are emanating from the cyber world, the IB using age-old methods and people is not working."By Premji
Mindy Kaling bombed a comment which shocks the entire Hollywood. In her upcoming release Why Not Me?, which is slated for a September release, the American Actress, comedian, and writer reveals that sex scenes are actually fun to shoot. The Washington Post obtained an excerpt from the book in which Kaling says actors and actress who say otherwise are lying. “Obviously on screen sex is not actual penetrative sex, but, as any religious high schooler will tell you, simulating sex can be pretty damn enjoyable as well," she writes, adding that she's even fine with a gaggle of crew members around. “To that I say: the more, the merrier! Most of those people are artists whose job it is to make sure your physical imperfections are cloaked in mysterious shadows. By the end of the shooting day, you’ll wish there were more people there.” She claims that that a fair amount of actors and actresses with significant others might want to downplay it. She even added that these artists are very arrogant about getting paid to film a pseudo-sex scene. This fact might not echo with those outside the biz. “People already think acting is the world’s easiest and most frivolous job,” she says. “So we all have this tacit agreement to keep our traps shut about the world’s best job perk.” Kaling, who knows a thing or two about what it's like to film intimate moments, said it was "a joy" to shoot a sex scene with Chris Messina, who played her on-screen boyfriend on "The Mindy Project." "Chris Messina is the most in-touch-with-his-body person of all time, and all he does is make you feel beautiful and confident," she previously told to a magazine. "I’ve known him now for quite some time and we’re so comfortable with each other that I wasn’t self-conscious at all. I wish on every actress that they get to shoot a sex scene with Chris Messina, because it’s great fun."
Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi has turned 45, today. Congress workers are celebrating their leader’s birthday in a big way. This is for the first time in more than 10 years that Rahul Gandhi is in India on his Birthday. Scores of Congress workers celebrated the birthday of party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who turned 45 today, with fanfare by bursting crackers and raining flower petals outside his residence. Rahul's mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi drove to his 12, Tughlaq Lane residence, to wish him. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended birthday greetings to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who has turned 45 today. “Wishing the Congress Vice President, Shri Rahul Gandhi a Happy Birthday. I pray for his good health & long life,” Modi tweeted. Along with the celebrations by the Congress workers, Twitter is trending with an handle #VishwaPappuDiwas. Some of the popular tweets are given below.Mahaveer @MahaveerM A Very Happy Birthday 2 Suit-Booted @OfficeOfRG on His #VishwaPappuDiwas Birthday! Nikhil Dadhich @nikhildadhich Congratulations All @rishibagree @HARDIKBHAVSAR10 @YesIamSaffron #VishwaPappuDiwas Trending Worldwide At 5Th Sanjay Rathod @Sanjay_Vis I demand "United Nations" declare today as #VishwaPappuDiwas RT in support. Shakuntala Iyer @shakkuiyer 'Karan Johar to launch RaGa, movie will be titled "Akal Ho Na Ho" thru WhatsApp #VishwaPappuDiwas Ravi Bhadoria (NaMo) @ravibhadoria ch ch ch a Big Lol to all Congressies #VishwaPappuDiwas is trending worldwide @vistadreamz @INCIndia @OfficeOfRG *Keep Smiling* @upma23 Birthday wish for comedy king. #VishwaPappuDiwasKatakiya Toka @AbhedDas On #VishwaPappuDiwas I thank Late Sri Rajiv Gandhi. We Indians are indebted to you Sir for gifting us a fulltime comedian & lots of laughs.Madhvi Thakur @madhvithakur18 Beechara pappu has to celebrate #vishwapappudiwas In india poor baby modi uncle makes him do things he won't ever have thought ofDr. Tyagi @TheRenouncer Sickulars might have differences wid us over #worldyogaday But on #VishwaPappuDiwas we Indians are United. #GauravPradhan @DrGPradhan #VishwaPappuDiwas u get paid workers 2 message tweets but where u will get Sanskar, it comes from family @officeofRG By Premji
Concerns of possible outbreaks in North America have been raised due to the highly pathogenic strains of bird flu. Cuba has suspended all imports of chicken from the United States due to a suspicion of the bird flu epidemic. From June onwards, eggs, both in shells which are sold to consumers and cracked eggs which are sold to the bakeries and restaurants, had hit all-time highs in prices due to the shortage caused by the outbreak. “The scale of this outbreak has been unprecedented, so we think it is important we take every possible step to limit the chance that this disease will spread any further,” said Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. “This [bird flu outbreak] is a moving target, and the number of farms affected has continued to increase We don't know what the ceiling will be,” Mark Dayton, Minnesota governor. All auctions, swap meets and live bird exhibitions, including at the Iowa State Fair, have been canceled due to the H5N2 bird flu outbreak, health officials announced. Dayton has declared a state of emergency over an H5N2 bird flu outbreak, which is responsible for the deaths of 2.5 million turkeys from 46 Minnesota farms. Minnesota's poultry industry has already lost $310 million from the bird flu outbreak, University of Minnesota researchers said. Around 46 million turkeys are raised in Minnesota each year, generating $600 million. Highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus was found in a backyard poultry flock in Indiana, the USDA announced. Seventy-seven birds died and the rest are removed. This is the first time the strain is found in the central U.S. H5N8 is different from H5N2, which has led to 30 million bird deaths. By Premji
The biggest restaurant operator in China, KFC said that it will sue all the three companies for spreading rumors on social media against it. KFC asked for 1.5 million yuan ($242,000) and unconditional apologies from each of the companies, who have said that the restaurant uses genetically modified chickens with six wings and eight legs.Shanxi Weilukuang Technology Company, Taiyuan Zero Point Technology Company and Yingchenanzhi Success and Culture Communication, are the companies which operate in Shenzhen city and are being sued by KFC. KFC with more than 4,600 restaurants in China has alleged that the companies were "misleading the consumer" on its Chinese-language website. KFC said that they have stopped using meat from the supplier, Shanghai Husi Food. The Shanghai Food and Drug Administration had banned the production at Husi after an inspection. The inspection was followed by a TV report that has shown Husi reprocessing expired meat. KFC has been in the wrong news for a long time in many countries. There were many allegations against KFC and the recent one being KFC served a fried rat instead of chicken. By Premji