Sunday, June 29, 2008
To sell 50000 cars in the India. One-lakh units to be exported. It will be manufactured at its Manesar plant. Maruti claims that according to the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), the A-Star delivers a mileage of 19.59 km per litre.
Maruti A-Star powered by the company's new KB10 998 cc petrol engine and will be rolled out in three variants. The price of Maruti A-star is expected to be Rs 4 lakhs.
6th October 2008.-Tata Motors' Tata Nano will be rolled out on Durga Pooja.
The strategy of Maruti will be
*To reduce price of Maruti 800
*To generate revenue by exporting more cars.
*To produce cars like A-Star and Splash.
*To use Indian advantage in all possible ways...
Since government is not a shareholder of Maruti now I believe Maruti will come up with an open offer soon...
Watch the video of Maruti Suzuki Ad here
Download Maruti Suzuki Ringtone.zip
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Rediff . com India Limited ( Nasdaq : REDF ) , India ' s leading online portal , today announced that it has invested an undisclosed sum in Vakow.com ( http : / / www . vakow . com )
Vakow.com is an imitation of twitter.com but with an Indian mobile number than a shortcode
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
UPDATE 1: India's largest lender, State Bank of India, raised its benchmark prime lending rate by 50 basis points to 12.75 percent with effect from 27 June 2008.
RBI. hiked Repo Rate Hike Half Percentage points . After repeated mention of calibration and soothing yesterday, RBI Governor Yaga Venugopal Reddy surprised Indians just now by hiking the Repo Rate by .5% points
He misleaded market by giving unfortunate statements yesterday.
The repo rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) is increased from 8.00 per cent to 8.50 per cent with immediate effect.
CRR on net demand and time liabilities
July 5, 2008
Listen to CNBC-TV18 Banking Editor Vankatesh's statement.mp3 after hearing this. She criticizes RBI Governor due to his change in stance after one day.
What this means to borrowers.
Banks will hike rates. Borrowing costs go up for banks so all banks will hike rates inclding PSU banks.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Brazil (Brazilian time 2pm), United States, Poland(7pm at Poland Standard Time), Italy(7pm at Italian Standard Time) are countries in the world with more than 500,000 people pledged to download the firefox 3 on launch time. The number of people who have pledged in India is 33k so far...
Download Firefox Three from India.
Please help Google ...
Monday, June 16, 2008
The merit list contains 3141 candidates and the circles alloted to them.
350+ Females and 2700+ Males are in the merit list.
The selected candidates are advised to contact the Office of the Chief General Manager of BSNL Telecom Circle from where they appeared for examination for further instructions.
Download the JTO Results from http://bsnl.co.in/company/jtoresult2007/result.pdf
If you wonder why LK Advani's "My Life My Country" is a top query now in India then the reason is it was a question among 30 others in Junior Telecom Officers JTO exam's General Knowledge section.
Other questions and solutions from the BNSL JTO exam were
Which is the Oldest iit in India? :IIT Karagpur, is popularly known, is the oldest IIT in the country.The choices included IIT Bombay, Calcutta etc.
Shimla Agreement was between India and ___:Simla Agreement was signed between India and Pakistan . The choices included China,Nepal, Pakistan,Bagladesh.
Who is known as Iron man of india ->Sardar Vallabhai Patel.
first round table conference was held at London. The choices included Paris, Culcutta...
First Women's GrandMaster from India is not Humpi or Humpy Koneru!!!.Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi became first woman GrandMaster of India. This is worth reading more
Which is cultivated more in Kerala : Rubber or Coffee ??? Any guesses?
Another stumping question was which state is not a neighbour of Myanmar.
choices were Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur etc..
A question from CS .The minimum size for a FAT32 partition in a hard disk is about __ MB. Choices were from 1MB,260MB , 32MB and so on.
A question from EC. Ceramic is used as
Some more questions and answers, thanks to commentators(anon,sugunakar )
1.Which Vitamin is found in Oranges and Lemons? vitamin C in oranges :)
2.Shimla Agreement was done between India and_________and Pakistan
3.Who is known as Iron man of India? Saradar Vallabhai
4.Which is oldest IIT (Indian Institute of Technology)?
5.With which Indian state does the International border of Myanmar does not touch?
6.Fill in the blanks with preposition- I agree ______this proposal.
Ans: I agree with the proposal.
7.What is the antonym of Obsolete.( Answer- Current).
8.A map was given with West Bengal and Kerala was shaded. Question was- what is the main product of the shaded places?
Major Tea Producing States In India
* North India – Assam, West Bengal, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland & Himachal Pradesh
* South India – Tamilnadu, Kerala & Karnataka
9.Four sentences were given and a grammatically correct sentence was to be founded.
French live in France.
10.What is Hinyan? Its Hinayana Buddhism
11.What is Kalpana-2 Satellite meant for?
Kalpana is tracking monsoons.I think there is only Kalpana-1.
You see satellite images of Kalpana-1 tracking the onset of Monsoon and depressions in Bay of Bengal.Click here imd.gov.in Satellite Image
12.Where was the First Round Table Conference Held?
13.Who is the writer of the book-‘My Country My Life?’
14.Who Got First Woman Grandslam?
Its not Grandslam. Grandmaster. The answer is S. Vijayalakshmi.
15.When is Telecommunications Day?
Telecommunications Day celebrated last month.May 17. BSNL celebrates it.
16.Which Gas is responsible for Green House Effect? Carbon Dioxide ???
17.A group of Islands is known as__________
A large group of islands is know as archipelago
Section -1 &2 mixed
1.What device is used to measure very low resistance? (Kelvin Double Bridge)
2.L and C given and Characteristic impedance was to be found . Formula is sqrt(L/C). Though exact values of L & C is not remember but answer was 60 Ohm.
3.ZL and Z0 was given and SWR was to be calculated.
4.After what wavelength all the properties of Tx lines repeats itself?
5.As compared to twisted pair lines , the repeater spacing requirement in Optical fibre is more or less or same?
6.How much is the minimum HDD partition size for FAT32 Format?
7.What is the value of ‘a ‘ after execution of this programme? Ans 16
8.A RAM has 32 address lines and 16 Output lines. What is memory size?
All answers were in GB. If anyone knows the exact answer…pls tell me.
9.A question was there that a C programe can be complied with C++
complier or C++ programe with C Compiler or Fortran Compiler. C can be compiled in c++
10.Which interuppt of Microprocesser is edge triggered…?
11.Which programmable interface of microprocessor is bit set reset mode?
12. An EX NOR gate was given . One input is T and other input is grounded.
What is its output?
13. What is binary equivalent of 74H and what is its 2’s compliment ?
0x74 = 0b1110100,
14. A Figure was given….which part is snubber circuit?
15. Which of the antenna is non resonant?
16. An instrument gives 1% error for 500 V full scale measurement? What is %age error for measuring 250 V?
17. For A 5 varibale K map Minterms was given and SOP expression was to
18. An assembly language programme was given and T states for all instructions were given. Total frequency was to be calculated.
19. If O/P resistance is more and I/p Resistance is less…which feedback configuration is used?
20.The S matrix of lossless network?
21. In a microstrip line what exists? TE or TM or TEM or Quasi TEM?
22. Which is preffered for TE and TM? Coaxial cable or Stripline or Dielectric filled waveguide?
23.A RC series cct with R= 3k and C=2 micro F was given . Switch was initially open and closed at t=0. The ratio of voltage across C at t=0 and t= 6ms. Calculate?
24. A 10 V sorce with internal r= 250 and Load R=500 is there. A voltmeter with r= 500 is connected across R. the % chane in voltage wrt true voltage without taking the r of voltmeter.
25.If distance between 2 plates of capacitor is reduced by 10% how much is %age change in capacitance?
26. Specific resistance for Cu and Al is given. Diameter of Cu is given. For same resistance per unit length what is radius of Al in mm.
27. Conductance of a metallic wire is directly/inversely proportional to length and directly/inversely proportional to area.
28. A Memory was there.with input lines A0- A11and Chip Select Low Line was through NAND gate having input and A14 –A15. What is address range?
29. In order to measure the volatage of thermocouple the amplifier should have …………..greater slew rate or lesser input offset current or--------- or --------“?
30. MASER RF Amplifier is not used for_________?
*Question on CMOS capacitance..
*Voltage Controlled Voltage Amplifier... Current Controlled ....
*Skottky : Fast; four options which is true.
*Current on change in dimension - Piezo Electric Material
*Some materials conduct at room temperature can be a controversial question...
*The guy who put question was a Thyristor fetish.
*Also opamp gain question.
*Then N-circles ??? represent
*A question on solenoid. uNI.
*Which is true. LED operated in Fwd bias, etc. etc
*Triac conducts in more than one direction..
*Need of transformer in output side of thyristor..
*Range possible if SNR drops by 20DB.
*Diameter of N circles.
*Questions on breakaway points in a bode plot.s/(s-1)(s-2)
A RAM has 32 address lines and 16 Output lines. What is memory size?
All answers were in GB
Ans: it is 8GB because 32 address lines means 2^32 i.e. 4*1024*1024*1024 adress locations available and each location has 2bytes(16 output lines). So total memory is 2*4*1024*1024*1024=8GB
Which Vitamin is found in Oranges and Lemons - Vitamin C
When is Telecommunications Day - May 17
Which Gas is responsible for Green House Effect - carbon dioxide
A group of Islands is known as____ an archipelago ( check spelling ) answer was (a)
What is Hinyan - a buddhist category - choice (B)
Which interuppt of Microprocesser is edge triggered… RST 6.5
Which of the antenna is non resonant - Rhombic Antenna
MASER RF Amplifier is not used for - Radio Astronomy
What is binary equivalent of 74H and what is its 2’s compliment ?
answer was choice (b) as only that choice had the 2's compliment matching with the 1 st choice.
I calculated the right pair of 2's compliment from given answers.
BSNL JTO Reservation Chart
Results -of B.S.N.L -J.T.Os. 2007 Examination on November 2008 ???
The result of the Graduate Engineer JTOs Examination 2005 held by BSNL on 22nd January 2006 was declared on June 2006.
The BSNL JTO Examination of 2007 was conducted on June 15, 2008. So we can expect a similar time delay if not more delay. Thus November 2008 is a fair bet.
The selected candidates will have to contact the Office of the Chief General Manager of BSNL Telecom Circle from where they appeared for examination for further instructions. Don't forget to retain your Hall Ticket with Roll No: JTO/2007/[ ]/[ ]/[ ].
Gayathri Govind wins Asianet Vodafone Thakadimi/Vodafone Takadhimi. The prize money is a hefty Rs.45 lakhs or a limo.
She beat 3 other contestants in the final round of Vodafone TakaDimi, including Akhila Sasidharan who was the favourite of many. The recordings got over today and it will be aired on 21 and 22 June.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Actress Asin Thottumkal is in dual roles as Kothai-Radha and Andaal in movie Dasavathaaram that will be released today.
Look at the Search Volume for Asin also the News Reference Volume in Google Trends compared to Kamal Hassan.
Asin is more popular than Kamal Hassan in both search Volume and news generation.
The search volume is so high. The top requests related to Asin are users searching for Asin pictures , wallpapers and asin online.com, her official site.
In short if we compare Asin's popularity on
Trivandrum (India),Chennai (India),Colombo (Sri Lanka),Delhi (India),Mahape (India) Hyderabad (India),Bangalore (India),New Delhi (India),Mumbai (India),Jakarta(Indonesia)
one can conclude that when 100 people are searching for Asin Thottumal, Kamal Hassan gets 6 search requests.
But this is not entirely true...
Asian is wrongly spelt as Asin in many queries... like asian markets, asian elephants, asian school girls, asian girls, asian food and so on.
Another reason is dual names -Kamal Hassan and Kamal Haasan
Asin,22 is from Cochin in Kerala.
Visit Asin-official website. Asin's photo gallery contains photos even when she was 45 days old.
Have you booked tickets of Dashavathram? How is the movie ? Is there any link to download Dashavatharam torrent?
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The reason for ban- The ad was found indecent, vulgar and suggestive and thus violative of Rule 7 (8) of the Advertising Code of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995.
Watch the 30 sec Lux-Cosy(Luz-Cozy) Ad on youtube...
Monday, June 09, 2008
Latest iPhone 8GB = $199 = less than 9000 in Indian Rupees.
The iPhone started at a price of $599. It now sells at $399 and the latest price from July 11 is 199$
Steve Jobs unveiled Apple's new iPhone 3G with GPS at this lower price today.
The 3G iPhone will be released on 11 July in many countries but later in India. Airtel will release new iPhone in India. China is not included in the list...
Tools for Developers-iPhone 2.0 software, Scientific Calculator. Location based services with 3G.
Asian Language support-Chineese,Japanese
Support for documents including microsoft documents.
iPhone2.0 software free for iPhone owners, $9.99 for iPod Touch owners.
Developers can reach 62 countries with iPhone.70% profit.
On July 11 only the following countries can purchase iPhone.
- Belgium (French),Belgium (Dutch)
- Canada (English),Canada (French)
- Hong Kong
- Netherlands,New Zealand
- Spain,Sweden,Switzerland (French),Switzerland (German)
Current users can update the software here
Nokia and RIM will reduce price of their smartphones because iPhone is cheap now.
Sunday, June 08, 2008
"As part of India’s largest retail chain, we enjoy the benefits of buying in bulk for the entire group and keep our margins low, so you get a great range of products at great prices."
*Future Bazaar costs 17% more for what it claims to be a 40% discount!
Here are some of the fun involved
FutureBazaar.com reserves the right to accept or reject your offer anytime they want.
Futurebazaar.com shall not be liable to any person for any loss or damage which may arise as a result of any failure by you to protect your password or account.
Your money may be blocked for quite some time
You may get emails like this after a few days
"We are sorry to inform you that due to certain unavoidable reasons there has been a delay from our end in dispatching. "
The delay in crediting your money back in case of issues is too long.
The High Court of judicature at Mumbai alone shall have the jurisdiction and the Laws of India shall apply. So if you are from a different state in India you lose again.
Future Bazaar Helpline number
Phone: (022) 40490490 is a number located in Mumbai , it is not a toll free number. Moreover if you want to talk to them you have to call them during your workhours.
Typically respond within two working days but can take a week. If you don't add the email address in your email account the reply mail might end in your spam/bulk folder.
Delivery of items
The delivery time will be typically 20 days or above. Of course there are some items which will be shipped and delivered within 7 days.
Simple, Clear 15-day Return Policy
This is just an eye-catching statement. If you read more it says..
Note: Some Products cannot be returned in this manner as they may have been assembled and/or installed. These include furniture and consumer durables such as Televisions, Refrigerators, Washing Machines, Air Conditioners, Microwaves, Home Theatres, Music Systems, Computers & Peripherals, DVD Players, Juicer Mixer Grinders, Digital & Other Cameras, Camcorders, Food Processors, Hand Blenders, Irons, Toasters, MP3 Players, USB Drives and iPods.
Suppose if you order a 4GB USB stick and you got 2GB USB stick by mistake after 20 days , you won't be able to return since sending them this via courier will again take time and money and it will take atleast a month to get the 4GB back again.
If you have opened the packet containing the USB pen drive Future Bazaar will not take that back even if the capacity is different.
There are additional terms in the physical receipt you get which is not displayed in the website.
Since a USB pen drive is cheap these issues won't matter much but for expensive items its a pain.
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Friday, June 06, 2008
The Maruti Duo 800, comes with a factory-fitted LPG kit, runs on both petrol and LPG.Introductory Price of MarutiDuo 800
The prices of Maruti Duo 800 (Non metallic colours) in Delhi (Ex showroom) are:
- Maruti 800 Standard LPG Rs.205,682
- Maruti 800 AC LPG Rs.226,177
power of 35ps@5000 rpm
torque of 56Nm@2500 rpm
For Wagon R Duo(2006) and Omni LPG(2004) 1 in 4 car sold by Maruti is an Duo.
Checkout the mouthshut reviews before you buy it
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Thursday, June 05, 2008
Today June 5 2008 is World Environment Day 2008
The slogan for this year is "CO2, Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy."
Listen to Becky Fryza : "My vision for the future is world peace. A world where there is enough food, water and medicine for all. Everyone cares for each other, the animals and the environment."
THE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY ALPHABET
80 Ways to Celebrate
Adopt a ‘green’ way of life - e-statements for Bank accounts and credit card statements.
Art made of recycled materials - Use greeting cards made of recycled materials
Auctions to benefit an environmental project - Conduct an auction at your company to recycle things that you don't need.
Award presentations for environmental competitions - Conduct a competition similar to best mileage vehicle
Awareness campaigns - Spread the word and kick CO2.
Bicycle parades/races - Best way to kick CO2 out
Broadcast of public service announcements (TV and Radio) - Call your FM radio and dedicate a song to enviro.
Buy a fuel-efficient car - Cars which run on vegetable oil and compressed gas will soon be here in India.
Calculate your carbon footprint - Use google to find a calculator. Even your flight trip counts.
Carpools - Give lift / Share car while you go to work.
Celebrity support - If you are a celebrity show examples.
Clean-up campaigns - Plant trees.
Competitions (banner, drawing, essay, painting, poster, poetry) - Sponsor one at your school
Conferences on the environment - Attend this if it happens near your place and suggest ways.
Dedicate your blog to World Environment Day on 5 June - Done
Distribute leaflets, brochures and posters or Email this post.
Donate to an environmental cause (If you have positive cash flow, do this :D)
Environmental education programmes in schools
Excursions to nature sites
Exhibitions (drawings, posters, photos, paintings)
Film festivals on the environment
Give a gift membership of an environmental organisation
Guidelines to community-based environmental activities
Hoist banners at major road intersections
Help local environmental groups organise WED events
Inform all your friends about WED
Involve various partners (NGOs, ministries, youth groups, celebrities, private sector)
Issue First Day Covers (stamps)
Join an environmental group
Join UNEP’s carbon neutral network
Join the Billion Tree Campaign
Keep your neighbourhood clean
Kick-start an environmental campaign
Kick the CO2 habit!
Know your rights
Launch of government environment policies, books, reports
Lobby local authorities to adopt sound environmental policies
March for the environment
Media coverage and activities
Offset your emissions
Organize a WED themed event in your neighbourhood
Performances (plays, songs, poetry)
Plant a tree
Plastic bags: avoid them!
Promotional material (t-shirts, stickers, bookmarks)
Puppet shows for children with an environmental message
Quizzes related to the theme for schools, youth groups, company staff, etc…
Ratify international environmental conventions
Reduce, re-use, recycle
Rehabilitate natural habitats
Replace your light-bulbs with energy saving ones- CFL lamps is a hit in India.
Save paper- Print only if needed.
Sponsorship from private sector
Switch off stand-by TV and computer - Shutdown your computer before leaving office.
T-shirts for WED
Use sustainable modes of transportation (walking, jogging, cycling, skating, carpool)
Vehicle emission monitoring - Pollution Control Boards will do this
Visits to botanical gardens and national parks
Volunteer for organizations such as Clean Up the World
Write plays, poems, songs
Write letters to civic leaders, members of parliament, government and newspapers- The Hindu newspaper have space for this
Xpect environmental responsibility
Zero emissions - Check pollution level of your vehicle
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Petrol Rate (Previous prices in brackets)
-Delhi Rs.50.56 (Rs.45.56)
-Kolkata Rs.54.29 (Rs.48.98)
-Mumbai Rs.55.88 (Rs.50.94)
-Chennai Rs.55.07 (Rs.49.64)
Liquefied petroleum gas/LPG 14.2 kg cylinder (Previous prices in brackets)
-Delhi Rs.344.75 (Rs.294.75)
-Kolkata Rs.350.50 (Rs.300.50)
-Mumbai Rs.348.00 (Rs.298.00)
-Chennai Rs.338.10 (Rs.288.10)
-Kerala Rs. 350 (Rs. 300)
UPDATE 1: In Kerala LDF had called for hartaal from 6 am to 6 pm on 5th June (Thursday)
in protest against the hike in price on petroleum products.
IOC, HPCL, BPCL AND ONGC SHARES GAIN ON PRICE HIKE ANNOUNCEMENT
GOVT RAISES PRICE OF DIESEL BY 3 RUPEE/LITRE
GOVT RAISES PRICE OF PETROL BY 5 RUPEE/LITRE
No Hike in Kerosene Price