Archive for: December 2014

Kudankulam Nuclear Reactor starts generating electricity commercially

Kudankulam Nuclear ReactorIndia’s largest nuclear reactor at Kudankulam started generating electricity on a commercial basis from Wednesday.

Reportedly, the1000 MW reactor made with Russian assistance is generating electricity only on experimental basis after its turbine suffered damage a few months ago.

Though the unit has been running at full capacity of 1,000 MW since last ten days, the commercial operation would get KNPP better tariff from the grid, KNPP Station Director R S Sundar said.

In July last year, the first unit attained criticality and has been generating power and connected to the southern grid.

Village vigilantes in Navi Mumbai ban nightgown in public

nightgown in public finedA women’s group in Gothivli village near Rabale kicked up a controversy this week by issuing an order banning women from wearing nightgowns outside their homes, calling it an “indecent practice” and imposing a fine of Rs 500 on those flouting its diktat.

The women in the group, called Indrayani Mahila Mandal, are the original inhabitants of the village, which has seen an influx of migrants from different parts of the country in recent years.

The women’s group used the notice boards of the village committee on Monday night to issue the directive. Soon there was an uproar in the village, which falls under the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation jurisdiction. Read more

Office & Office Assistant Posts in Prathama Bank

Prathama BankPrathama Bank invites applications for the post of Officer in Middle Management Grade (Scale III), Officer in Middle Management Grade (Scale II), Officer in Junior Management (Scale I) Cadre and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) for those who have qualified at the Online CWE-III for RRBs conducted by IBPS during September/ October 2014. Read more

Officer & Office Assistant Posts @ Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank

Karnataka Vikas Grameena BankKarnataka Vikas Grameena Bank invites applications for the post of Officer in Middle Management Grade (Scale III), Officer in Middle Management Grade (Scale II), Officer in Junior Management (Scale I) Cadre and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) for those who have qualified at the Online CWE for RRBs conducted by IBPS during September/ October 2014. Read more

Crop Loan Waiver: Beneficiaries List Released

Crop Loan Waiver Beneficiaries ListapThe Andhra Pradesh Government on Sunday released the first list of crop loan waiver beneficiaries.

The list has been made available on the Internet and the list of the beneficiaries would be read out at the gram sabhas. Check out the list at

The Chandrababu Naidu government’s much-publicised web link giving details of crop loan waiver created more problems than it addressed. The details hosted on the website were ill-prepared, incomplete and confusing. Read more

Google Glasses app that gives Users Encyclopedic Knowledge

google glassAlthough the immediate commercial future of Google Glass appears bleak, a series of apps to be showcased here this coming weekend and deployable on that wearable computer provide a glimpse into its long-range potential.

One example is “Glass Genius”, an application created at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where over the past three months, 11 students experimented with the Google Glass eyewear to create a useful tool for media professionals. Read more

School of Planning and Architecture Bill Cleared in Lok Sabha

LOGO-finalA bill to convert three Schools of Planning and Architecture into centres of excellence and enable them to confer degrees to its students was introduced in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
The School of Planning and Architecture Bill, 2014 was introduced in the House by HRD Minister Smriti Irani.

Its passage will especially benefit students of SPA Bhopal and Vijayawada who are still awaiting their degrees.

These two institutes were set up in 2008-2009. To confer degree to graduates, the institute has to be so authorised under an Act of the Parliament or declared a ‘Deemed to be University’ by UGC. Read more

Baahubali at Instagram

SS Rajamouli’s dream project Baahubalihas all that’s needed to hit headlines. Thanks to its ensemble cast – Prabhas, RaNa, Anushka, Tammanah, Nassar, Ramya Krishna – the film is creating a buzz everyday.

Rajamouli is using every which way to promote his multi-starrer. After hitting roof in popularity on Facebook , Rajamouli’s team made their fabulous presence felt in Comic Con.

Later, the Baahubali team made their debut in Whatsapp and became the tollywood film with largest followers. Not satisfied with records created, Rajamouli now entered into the world of Instagram!!

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LPG Gas rate cut by Rs 113 & jet fuel prices by 4.1 pc

lpg gasThe price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) was on Monday cut by a sharp Rs 113 per cylinder and that of jet fuel (ATF) by 4.1 per cent on the back of slump in international oil rates.

This is the fifth straight reduction in rates of non-subsidised LPG, which the customers buy after exhausting their quota of 12 cylinders at subsidised rates, since August.

A 14.2-kg cylinder of non-subsidised LPG will now cost Rs 752 in Delhi, Rs 791 in Kolkata, Rs 770.50 and Mumbai and Rs 749.50 in Chennai. Read more

Neck Pain

neck painNeck pain rarely starts overnight. It is triggered by a specific event such as sports injury, motor vehicle accident or wrong posture while sleeping or sitting. Awkward resting position, sleeping on hard pillows and reaching or pulling movements which are sudden in nature can also cause neck discomfort and culminate into a pain in a few hours or days.

Mostly, people are not aware of what has caused the pain. They claim it to happen “out of the blue” which is not the case. Several factors lead to neck pain like poor posture, declining muscle strength, stress, arthritis, degenerative disk diseases and even lack of sleep. One must not take the issue lightly. Read more

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