Monday, March 30, 2015

CNN - IBN Indian of the Year 2014


Category
Winner
Awarded For
Narendra Modi
Indian of the Year 2014
He was chosen for making the story of Lok Sabha elections 2014 - the story of Narendra Modi.
Arun Jaitley
Indian of the Year 2014: Politics
He is credited with ending the festering and unresolved leadership issues within the BJP post the Vajpayee - Advani era.
Jitu Rai
Indian of the Year 2014: Sports
He won three medals including Gold at World Cup, a Commonwealth Gold, a Silver at World Championship and won India's first Gold at Incheon Asian Games in 2014.
N Chandrasekharan
Indian of the Year 2014: Business

He is known for his management and leadership style. He has been the CEO and MD of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) since October 2009 and was re-appointed a few months ago by the company's board for another five year term.
Chetan Bhagat
Indian of the Year 2014: Entertainment

An investment banker, an author and now a screenplay writer, Chetan Bhagat has churned six best-selling novels.
Tongam Rina
Indian of the Year 2014: Public Service

In 2012, Tongam Rina, the Associate Editor of Arunachal Times was shot at close range for writing against the endemic corruption in her state.
Satya Nadella
Indian of the Year 2014: Global Indian
Hyderabad-born Satya Nadella is the third CEO in technology giant Microsoft’s history
K Chandrasekhar Rao
Indian of the Year 2014: Popular Choice

He steered the oldest statehood movement of India that led to the creation of Telangana in 2014 and went on to become the first Chief Minister of Telangana.
P Vijayan
Indian of the Year 2014: Popular Choice
IPS officer P. Vijayan is the force behind the Student Police Cadet Project that started in Kerala and is now set to go national. The project trains high school students to respect the law and develop empathy for vulnerable sections of society.
Kangana Ranaut
Indian of the Year 2014: Special Achievement
She was recognised for positioning herself as a fearless actor who prefers to speak her mind on and off the screen.
Pankaj Advani
Indian of the Year 2014: Special Achievement

Unlike most of his sporting contemporaries, Pankaj Advani does not have the lure of the Olympics to motivate himself.
Kailash Satyarthi
Indian of the Year 2014: Outstanding Achievement
The Nobel Peace Prize winner of the year 2014. His organization Bachpan Bachao Aandolan has rescued over 82000 children from a life of exploitation
Azim Premji
Indian of the Year 2014: Outstanding Achievement
The famously reclusive Chairperson of WIPRO, Azim Premji launched the Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative in 2014 to fund non-profit organizations working in key areas like nutrition, disabilities and governance.
ISRO
Indian of the Year 2014: Lifetime Achievement
For Mangalyaan its mission to Mars had the world gasping in 2014

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Bharat Ratna to Vajpayee


Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee was conferred the country's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, at a special function at his residence. In a rare departure from protocol, President Pranab Mukherjee, himself a veteran parliamentarian, drove to Vajpayee's residence at Krishna Menon Marg in Lutyens' Delhi to confer the honour at a simple ceremony as the latter is ailing and has been out of public life.
The brief event took place in the presence of select dignitaries including Vice-President Hamid Ansari, PM Narendra Modi, home minister Rajnath Singh and close family members that included his foster daughter Namita and foster son-in-law Ranjan Bhattacharya.
The citation read out at the occasion described Vajpayee as a statesman known for a subtle sharpness that engaged, attracted and brought many together. In his six-decade-long political career, five of them in Parliament, Vajpayee was elected to Lok Sabha 10 times and twice to Rajya Sabha. Prime minister from 1998 to 2004, Vajpayee has faded from public life due to age-related illness. The event was kept out of media glare.

Considered the moderate face of BJP, he has been credited with taking bold initiatives for forging good ties with Pakistan which included a historic bus journey to Lahore in 1999 when he signed the landmark Lahore Declaration with Nawaz Sharif with both sides pledging to push for peace and security.
After the presentation of award, a tea was hosted for leaders who were invited for the function that included former President A P J Abdul Kalam, former PM Manmohan Singh, BJP leader L K Advani, Arun Jaitley, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav and CMs Parkash Singh Badal (Punjab), Mufti Mohammed Sayeed (J&K), N Chandrababu Naidu (Andhra Pradesh) and Vasundhara Raje (Rajasthan).


Monday, March 23, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Somewhere in Bihar




Family members and friends of students climb the wall to give answer chits to those appearing for 10th standard exams at a centre in Vaishali.


'100' for M. S. Dhoni



Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Delhi, Kerala, Tamil Nadu top in girls’ education

A new data from the Ministry of Human Resource Development and UNICEF, reveals Delhi, Kerala and Tamil Nadu are India’s best-ranked States in terms of gender-related education indicators. Using district-level indicators of girls’ education, health and social disadvantages, the government aims to identify the most backward pockets of the country, requiring the most attention.
Vrinda Sarup, secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, said that, earlier, survey used to look at the gender gap in indicators, and this is narrowing. However this, it was felt, was no longer adequate. The new data from the Digital Gender Atlas for Advancing Girls’ Education will help States better channelise their resources to the areas that need it most.
While the atlas uses data earlier collected by other government agencies, it also creates a new composite index using 21 indicators to do with girls’ education, along four axes — access, infrastructure, teachers and outcomes.
Best
Worst
Primary
Education
Secondary
Education
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
Almost remaining all States (North Eastern States not considered for the survey)
Kerala
Kerala
Punjab
Delhi
Delhi

Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Delhi and Punjab are in the top 25% of the index’s range for elementary education, and the two Southern states and Delhi make the top quarter of the index for secondary education as well. Central and northern States, including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, are among the worst performers.
Women joining Workforce and marriage at the right age
Best
Worst
Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh
Remaining all States
However, the data shows that pockets of backwardness exist in better-off States too. Ramanathapuram, Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts in Tamil Nadu do as badly on the composite girls’ education indicator as Barabanki, Bahraich and Shrawasti in Uttar Pradesh. Bangalore’s urban and rural districts do as well as Mumbai or Pune, but the neighbouring district of Tumkur is among India’s worst off districts.
The atlas also creates a Vulnerability Index of factors which impinge on girls’ education, including the likelihood of joining the workforce early and early marriage.

The two southern States, along with Delhi and Himachal Pradesh, are the best performers here, with Gujarat, Rajasthan and the central and northern States among the worst.

CII needs TN Govt to pay attention on 9 Districts


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Women's Day - Quiz





(01) Way back in 1921, ______ was the first legislature in British India to pass the women’s suffrage resolution by a considerable majority
Madras

(02) The first Indian woman to contest the Presidential elections in India is
Capt. Lakshmi Sahgal in 2002 against Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

(03) The Indian woman who was named as "Woman of the Millennium" in a poll organised by the BBC in 1999 is
Indira Gandhi

(04) As per the Current Lok Sabha, who is the longest-serving woman member?
Sumitra Mahajan

(05) The only woman to be the Judge in the Supreme Court of India (as of March 08, 2015)
R. Banumathi

(06) “A Rajya Sabha Member; Padma Bushan Award winner;  Vice President of 'International Vegetarian Union' for 31 years;  Morarji Desai offered to nominate her for the post of President of India, which she turned down”
Whom we are speaking about?
Rukmini Devi

(07) The woman athletes who was India's National Flag bearer at the Summer Olympic Games are
Shiny Wilson (1992) and Anju Bobby George (2004)

(08) The first woman to be the 'Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha is
Sonia Gandhi

(09) The first Woman CM of Delhi is
Sushma Swaraj

(10) Number of Women Chief Ministers in India at present is
03 (Rajsthan, West Bengal and Gujarat)


Death rocks TN State Cabinet


Union Minister hails 'Honourable Amma'

Union Minister Piyush Goyal heaped praise on former chief minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa on her achievements on the power front. In a media interaction after his 90-minute-long talk with Chief Minister Mr. O. Panneerselvam and his team at the state secretariat, the Union minister repeatedly addressed the AIADMK leader as “honourable Amma“ and said it was she and her team, who had done good work in the power sector and brought down peak energy shortage. Recalling the schemes that would benefit Tamil Nadu, Goyal, who is also the BJP national treasurer, said they demonstrated the commitment of PM Narendra Modi to support the people of TN and efforts of Amma and her government to provide uninterrupted, affordable and quality power to the people.

Friday, March 6, 2015

World's Best Cities to live in

World’s Best Cities to Live In
(Top 10)
#
City
Country
1
Vienna
Austria
2
Zurich
Switzerland
3
Auckland
New Zealand
4
Munich
Germany
5
Vancouver
Canada
6
Dusseldorf
Germany
7
Frankfurt
Germany
8
Geneva
Switzerland
9
Copenhagen
Denmark
10
Sydney
Australia















World’s Worst Cities to Live In 
(Bottom 10)
#
City
Country
230
Baghdad
Iraq
229
Bangui
CAR
228
Port-au-Prince
Haiti
227
Khartoum
Sudan
226
N’Djamena
Chad
225
Sana’a
Yemen
224
Brazzaville
Congo
223
Kinshasa
Congo
222
Conakry
Guinea
221
Nouakchott
Mauritania















Indian Cities
#
Global #
City
State
1
138
Hyderabad
Telangana
2
145
Pune
Maharashtra
3
146
Bengaluru
Karnataka
4
151
Chennai
Tamil Nadu
5
152
Mumbai
Maharashtra
6
154
New Delhi
Delhi