Sunday, 23 Oct 2011

Turkey hit by devasting Earth Quake of magnitude 7.3

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 shook southeastern Turkey on Sunday, Turkey's Kandilli Observatory said, triggering the collapse of buildings and killing scores of people.

Turkey's main seismography center says the quake could have killed up to 1,000 people... 

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Date: 23 Oct 2011 , Author: / Category: International Happenings / Views: 1497/Rating:0

Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011

ISRO: PSLV C18 Launches four satellite including indo-french Megha-Tropiques successfully

  Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in its twentieth flight PSLV C-18 proved its reliability and consistency by successfully launching four satellites with a total pay load of 1047 kgs from Satish Dhawan Space Centre(SDSC) - SHAR, Sriharikota on 12th october 2011. The four satellites are Megha-Tropiques, an Indo-French mission to study the weather and climate in the tropical regions of the world; SRMSat, built by students of SRM University, near Chennai; Jugnu, put together by Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur students; and VesselSat from Luxembourg...  

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Date: 12 Oct 2011 , Author: / Category: India Space / Views: 3276/Rating:3.4

Friday, 7 Oct 2011

Three Ladies to share Nobel Peace Prize 2011 - For non-violent struggle for women's rights

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 is to be divided in three equal parts between Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work. We cannot achieve democracy and lasting peace in the world unless women obtain the same opportunities as men to influence developments at all levels of society.  

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Date: 7 Oct 2011 , Author: / Category: International Happenings / Views: 1684/Rating:0

Thursday, 6 Oct 2011

Nobel Prize Literature 2011: Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2011 is awarded to the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer

“because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality”. 

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Date: 6 Oct 2011 , Author: / Category: Education Info, International Happenings / Views: 1599/Rating:5

Nobel Prize Chemistry 2011: Quasi Crystals

 In quasicrystals, we find the fascinating mosaics of the Arabic world reproduced at the level of atoms: regular patterns that never repeat themselves. However, the configuration found in quasicrystals was considered impossible, and Dan Shechtman had to fight a fierce battle against established science. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011 has fundamentally altered how chemists conceive of solid matter...

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Date: 6 Oct 2011 , Author: / Category: Science / Views: 2684/Rating:2.3

Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011

Nobel Prize in Physics 2011 : Universe Will End In Ice

"Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice..." * What will be the final destiny of the Universe? Probably it will end in ice, if we are to believe this year's Nobel Laureates in Physics. They have studied several dozen exploding stars, called supernovae, and discovered that the Universe is expanding at an ever-accelerating rate. The discovery came as a complete surprise even to the Laureates themselves.  

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Date: 5 Oct 2011 , Author: / Category: Science / Views: 1790/Rating:5

Saturday, 1 Oct 2011

Remembering Gandhi The Mahatma!!!

In the history of nationalism a single individual is often identified with the making of a nation. Thus, for example, we associate Garibaldi with the making of Italy, George Washington with the American War of Independence, and Ho Chi Minh with the struggle to free Vietnam from colonial rule. In the same manner, Mahatma Gandhi has been regarded as the ‘Father’ of the Indian nation.

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Date: 1 Oct 2011 , Author: / Category: Indian Legends / Views: 23813/Rating:4.8

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