Saturday, 5 Mar 2011

Video: The Most Shuttled Spacecraft "Discovery" about to retire after it's ongoing Final Flight

Retirements are parts and partciple of life. Retirements make us remember the fact that nothing is permanent in this world - may be it is Dictator of a nation or a Space Shuttle.

NASA will be missing it's one of the most sincere and reliable workhorses soon. Space shuttle Discovery roared off the launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to begin its last mission to the International Space Station. The 39th flight of NASA’s most flown shuttle is scheduled to last 11 days (Now extended by NASA to 13 days),began it's journey on Thursday, Feb. 24.Space shuttle Discovery and the six-person STS-133 crew lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Feb. 24, 2011, and reached the International Space Station Safely after one day.

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Date: 5 Mar 2011 , Author: / Category: Science / Views: 972/Rating:0

Sunday, 27 Feb 2011

UN Launches UN Women as Powerful Driver of Women’s Equality

 

And finally On 24 February 2011, The United Nations Celebrated the historic launch of UN Women, its newest organization, with an evening including luminaries from the worlds of politics, entertainment, business, the media, music and film in the UN General Assembly Hall. 

UN Women, formally known as the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, combines four previous UN bodies and represents the United Nations’ most ambitious effort ever to accelerate actions to achieve gender equality. Around the world, supporters of women’s rights have heralded its debut.

 

 

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Date: 27 Feb 2011 , Author: / Category: International Happenings / Views: 13458/Rating:3.8

MIT helps Brazilian waste pickers to fuel their trucks with left over cooking oil

The estimated half-million garbage pickers in Brazil, known as catadores, turn waste into gold: they sort out recyclable items in the country’s dumps, then sell their findings to recycling companies. The collection of recyclable material in Brazil is largely from these waste pickers. Waste picking activities are supported by government. In Brazil waste picking is now recognized as an occupation . And organized waste pickers are seen as legitimate stakeholders who can voice their opinions at the local, state, and national levels.  But the catadores typically receive only a fraction of the value of the materials they collect because they usually sell to middlemen who earn most of the profits. The process of getting the recyclables to their final destination involves fleets of fuel-consuming vehicles which accounts for one-fifth of their operating expenses.

Now — with help from some MIT students — the catadores have a less-expensive and environmentally friendly fuel option: recycled cooking oil. 

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Date: 27 Feb 2011 , Author: / Category: Environment, Energy / Views: 2916/Rating:5

Monday, 14 Feb 2011

Borobudur- Indonesia : One of the Largest Buddhist monuments with Video

Borobudur is one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world. Founded by a king of the Saliendra dynasty, it was built to honour the glory of both the Buddha and its founder, a true king Bodhisattva. The name Borobudur is believed to have been derived from the Sanskrit words vihara Buddha uhr, meaning the Buddhist monastery on the hill. Borobudur temple is located in Muntilan, Magelang, and is about 42 km from Yogyakarta city... 

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Date: 14 Feb 2011 , Author: / Category: Travel / Views: 3534/Rating:4.4 / Comments:

Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.2 shakes various parts of Pakistan - tremors felt in India

In Pakistan, a powerful earthquake measuring 7.2 degree on the Richter scale shook various parts of the country in the wee hours today. It jolted residents of cities as far apart as Delhi and Dubai, but the epicenter was far from major population centres... 

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Date: 19 Jan 2011 , Author: / Category: Environment, International Happenings, India Happenings / Views: 2721/Rating:0 / Comments:

Sunday, 2 Jan 2011

The Story Of Bamiyan Buddhas - creation -massacre and reincarnation

 

It’s almost a decade the World’s tallest standing Buddha’s statues of Bamiyan were obliterated…An incident which can't be justified on any account . It's inherent human nature to create and destory...

Ancient archaeological remains have been thrust into the cruel world of today's seemingly endless conflicts — the ever-changing aims and alliances of international politics, religions dueling on the world stage, and the ironic trade-off of providing aid to conserve the material heritage of the past but not to preserve the lives of modern inheritors of that past. Arrayed against the tolerant and measured messages of Buddhism, the quagmire of the "Bamiyan Massacre" was perplexing at best.

 

 

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Date: 2 Jan 2011 , Author: / Category: Travel / Views: 11610/Rating:4.4 / Comments:

Saturday, 25 Dec 2010

GSLV Mission Failed - Explodes in mid-air

It happened to be a disaster - when the launch was scheduled today evening - all awaiting eyes have cheered the smooth lifting , but no one expected it to be a disaster... 

 Launch of India's latest communication satellite GSAT-5P onboard homegrown GSLV-F06, powered by Russian cryogenic engine, failed today when the rocket developed a snag soon after lift-off from the spaceport here...

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Date: 25 Dec 2010 , Author: / Category: India Space / Views: 2007/Rating:3

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