Thursday, 31 August 2017

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Kiku sharda


Soon after self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been sentenced to 20 years of jail for raping two of his followers, comedian Kiku Sharda posted a picture on Twitter, celebrating with his wife.
The CBI court on Monday sentenced Gurmeet Ram Rahim, who is also known as MSG, to 10 years of jail, following which series of reactions came on social media. Most of the reactions came, applauding the court's verdict.
Although Kiku did not directly mention the godman's name, the comedian very smartly made his message clear. For the unaware, Kiku was arrested in January 2016 for impersonating Gurmeet Ram Rahim on a TV show.
While he did not react after the verdict on Gurmeet Ram Rahim's case was out a few days back, Kiku has broken his silence now, and he is mighty happy.
Kiku posted a picture sharing the frame with his wife Priyanka Sharda and captioned it as, "Enjoying a peaceful Chinese meal with no monosodium glutamate ??? @mrsfunnybones??????? @priyankasharda3" Monosodium glutamate is a food ingredient, which is also referred to as MSG.
Kiku's fans were quick to get the sly dig at Gurmeet Ram Rahim.
Meanwhile, a lot of reactions have been coming in from all sides. While Gurmeet Ram Rahim's followers have been creating havoc in parts of Haryana, most of the people are happy with the verdict.
Some are of the opinion that 10 years of imprisonment is a travesty, given the quantum of the crime. Nevertheless, the godman had said in a statement that he would appeal against the verdict in the higher court.
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10 Dead, At Least 20 Feared Trapped As Mumbai Building Collapses

MUMBAI: At least 10 people have died after a five-storey building has collapsed this morning in Mumbai's Bhendi Bazaar area. Four people have been rescued, but many are still feared trapped, a police official said as rescue operations continued.

An official said nine families were living in the old and dilapidated Arsiwala building on Maulana Shaukat Ali Road in the busy marketplace. Rescue teams have been rushed to the accident site. A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is at the spot as are 10 fire engines.
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The building is in a congested lane, but the police have cordoned the area around it. A municipal officer said they received a call that the building had collapsed at 8.40 am. "We immediately rushed fire brigade personnel to the site to rescue the trapped people. We fear that several people are trapped under the debris," the official said.
The building in Bhendi Bazaar collapsed two days after Mumbai was lashed by its heaviest rain in 12 years on Tuesday. It was not immediately clear whether the building was on a list of precarious structures compiled by the local municipal body.
Police, however suspect that the heavy rains in the city could have weakened the building, which is located in city's Dongri neighbourhood, an area full of narrow streets with closely packed buildings, some nearly a century old. Last month, 17 people were killed when a four-storey building collapsed in an eastern suburb of Mumbai.
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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

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Won't need a helmet to BMW motorcycle

On Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif., BMW Group debuted a motorcycle concept so artificially intelligent that it eliminates the need for the rider to wear protective gear, including a helmet. 


According to BMW, the “flexframe” extends from the front to the rear wheel of the BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100. It allows the bike to be steered without the various joints found on today’s motorcycles. Turning the handlebar adjusts the entire frame, changing the direction of the bike.
According to BMW, the “flexframe” extends from the front to the rear wheel of the BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100. It allows the bike to be steered without the various joints found on today’s motorcycles. Turning the handlebar adjusts the entire frame, changing the direction of the bike. Source: BMW Group
The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 motorcycle is the latest incarnation of BMW’s Vision Next series, which celebrates 100 years of the German brand with forward-looking concept vehicles from Rolls-Royce, Mini, and BMW. The group has been hosting events around the world this year to debut each new concept in a different city. California’s event, held in an old airplane hangar, displayed the motorcycle along each of the group's other previously shown concepts. This is the fourth and final of its concepts to be shown. 
When the bike is resting, the unit that powers it stays small; when the bike moves forward, the unit lengthens to enhance aerodynamics and protect the rider while at speed. 
When the bike is resting, the unit that powers it stays small; when the bike moves forward, the unit lengthens to enhance aerodynamics and protect the rider while at speed.  Source: BMW Group

So what does the future of motorcycles hold? 

At least according to BMW, it's a bike that has self-balancing systems to keep it upright both when standing (a boon for novice riders, on par with training wheels for bicycles) and in motion (beneficial for experienced riders who want erudite handling at high speed). Several systems—one BMW calls a “Digital Companion,” which offers riding advice and adjustment ideas to optimize the experience, and one called “The Visor,” which is a pair of glasses that span the entire field of vision and are controlled by eye movements—correlate to return active feedback about road conditions to the rider while adjusting the ride of the bike continuously depending on the rider’s driving style. (Sure beats today's motorcycle touchscreen technology.)
On the frame above the front wheel is a large metal reflector and the daytime running light; the unit acts as a wind deflector, BMW says. 
On the frame above the front wheel is a large metal reflector and the daytime running light; the unit acts as a wind deflector, BMW says.  Source: BMW Group
It’s meant to equal the driverless systems automakers also expect to be producing in cars by 2040 and beyond.
“The bike has the full range of connected data from its surroundings and a set of intelligent systems working in the background, so it knows exactly what lies ahead,” said Holger Hampf, BMW's head of user experience. 
BMW says a visor that each rider will wear will help control and direct the bike. The commands from the visor are controlled by moving your eyes. 
BMW says a visor that each rider will wear will help control and direct the bike. The commands from the visor are controlled by moving your eyes.  Source: BMW Group
It also purports to use a novel matte black “flexframe” that's nubile enough to allow the bike to turn without the joints found on today’s motorcycles. The idea is that when a rider turns the handlebar, it adjusts the entire frame to change the direction of the bike; at low speeds only a slight input is required, while at high speeds it needs strong input to change course. This should increase the safety factor of riding a bike so a small twitch at 100 mph isn't going to shoot you in an unexpected new direction.

The bike is meant to be suited for both beginning and experienced riders. (BMW has also made a jacket with diagonal front zipper and ventilation elements to accompany the new motorcycle.)
The bike is meant to be suited for both beginning and experienced riders. (BMW has also made a jacket with diagonal front zipper and ventilation elements to accompany the new motorcycle.) Source: BMW Group
But not everything about this concept bike is forward-looking: The black triangle shape of the frame combined with the white trim lines and classic boxer engine form are meant to evoke the 1923 R32, the first motorcycle BMW ever made. The seat, upper frame cover, and wings are made of carbon, and the bike will run on a futuristic "non-gasoline power source." (Naturally; this is a concept, after all.)
Another uber-modern touch: The area at the front will have virtually no buttons except a red rocker switch on the end of the right handlebar.
Like most concepts, BMW has declined to specify when, if ever, this bike will be produced. But the technology seen here may eventually trickle down to future models in the next few decades of Motorrad.
Like most concepts, BMW has declined to specify when, if ever, this bike will be produced. But the technology seen here may eventually trickle down to future models in the next few decades of Motorrad. Source: BMW Group
The BMW concept motorcycle seems extremely far-fetched, and the group has released only rail-thin details about what to expect in terms of bringing it to production, if it ever does. But like all its Vision Next concepts, BMW execs said that they intended it that way. After all, they wouldn’t want to tip off competitors.
“Normally when we develop a motorcycle, we tend to think five to 10 years in advance,” Edgar Heinrich, head of design at BMW Motorrad, said in a press statement. “On this occasion, we looked much further ahead and found … some very attractive prospects.”
The bike is minimal to look at except for a fat rear tire and, beneath the carbon seat, two fine, red, illuminated strips that form the rear light and indicators. 
The bike is minimal to look at except for a fat rear tire and, beneath the carbon seat, two fine, red, illuminated strips that form the rear light and indicators.
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Samsung's replacement phones are also exploding in a debacle that will haunt the company for years

Samsung's exploding smartphone nightmare is getting worse and worse.
The South Korean electronics company has reportedly suspended production of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone following reports that multiple devices intended to replace defective phones have also malfunctioned - smoking, catching fire, or burning people.
(The company says it is "adjusting the production schedule to ensure quality and safety matters.")
A global recall for any company is a disaster. The same problem cropping up in replacement products is a screw-up of colossal proportions.
Samsung's exploding phone fiasco is all the more agonising for the company because the Note 7 had so much potential.
It was launched on August 19 to extremely positive reviews. Critics raved about the large-screened, premium device. After years of wobbly sales and falling profits, it looked like the company was finally onto a winner.
And even better: Expectations for the iPhone 7, the then-upcoming new phone from Samsung arch rival Apple, were tepid. Only modest improvements - better camera, faster speeds, the controversial removal of the headphone jack - were expected, giving the Note 7 a real shot at being the smartphone of 2016.
Then they started exploding.
Dozens of customers' devices malfunctioned, reportedly injuring children, destroying cars, and gutting hotel rooms.
Ultimately, Samsung initiated a global recall, a move that could cost the company billions of dollars, and began issuing customers with "safe" replacement devices.
Then they started exploding too.
Note 7 melted

One customer was hospitalised by a Note 7 - then Samsung tried to "slow him down"

Last week, news broke that a replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 started smoking uncontrollably on a US Southwest Airlines flight before take-off, burning through the carpet - an incident that could have been fatal had it taken place mid-flight.
samsung galaxy note 7 launch
Since then, The Verge has counted at least five reports (all from the US) of replacement Note 7's malfunctioning. One melted while being held by a 13-year-old girl; another set fire on a nightstand - hospitalising the owner due to smoke inhalation.
In the latter incident, the customer was in contact with a Samsung representative when the rep accidentally texted them saying: "I can try and slow him down if we think it will matter, or we just let him do what he keeps threatening to do and see if he does it."
The implication is that Samsung was trying to stop him speaking out - not a good look.
What's more, the customer said that this all happened before the Southwest Airlines incident, but Samsung did nothing to publicly warn customers about the alleged risks of replacement Note 7 devices.
Carriers and smartphone sellers are now abandoning the Note 7. In the US, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon are all letting customers return their replacement devices for alternative phones.
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Durga puja pandals in Ghaziabad come alive with cheer and bonhomie

Durga Puja celebrations have picked up pace in the city with pandals all set to welcome Goddess Durga and start the annual festivities. Residents from not just the Bengali community but others too are preparing for the festival.
The celebrations by the Prantic Cultural Society (PCS), which comprises residents of over 30 residential societies of Indirapuram, this year is based around the theme of unity in diversity as non-Bengali people have been invited to participate in the cultural programmes.
“We started celebrations on Wednesday by holding a home-made food competition by non-Bengali residents of Indirapuram. We invited Sudhangshu Sharma, executive sous chef of a reputed hotel in Kaushambi, to be the judge at the event,” said Malay Majumder, president of PCS.
He added that cultural performances by non-Bengalis also spread a message of inclusiveness.
“A cultural programme, ‘Anekta me ekta’, saw people from Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Assam and Gujarat presenting their traditional dances,” Majumder said.
Ghaziabad Mayor Ashu Verma and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s son and Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha leader Neeraj Singh were the guests of honour at the event. They lit the lamp to mark the beginning of the Puja with the ritual of Devi Murti Unmochon -- the unveiling of Goddess Durga’s idol.
Other Durga Puja committees across the city will start celebrations on Thursday.


With an aim to encourage environment friendly practices, the members of Bongotoru, the Bengali committee in Shipra Rivera, have set up an eco-friendly pandal this year.
“This is our 15th year of Durga Puja and we have made the whole pandal from leaves found on the river banks. The idol of Goddess Durga has also been made with clay and the paint used is also eco-friendly,” said Purbas Ghosh, chaiman of Bongotoru committee.
In Kaushambi, Durga Puja preparations are on in full swing. Women from the Bengali community have prepared a dance drama to be performed on October 10.
“We have prepared a dance drama on the famous play by Rabindranath Tagore ‘Shapmochon’. As in pervious years, the rehearsals have been going on since the past one month,” said Papiya Ghatak, member of Durga Puja committee in Kaushambi.
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Saturday, 25 June 2016

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Friday, 27 November 2015

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Lamp That Runs On Glass of Salt Water Awarded Innovation Of The Year.

Aisa Mijeno, a Filipino architect and scientist invented a revolutionary lamp which makes use of a glass of saltwater instead of batteries. The main vision in creating the SALt
(Sustainable Alternative Lighting) lamp was to “light up the rest of the Philippines sustainably,” by finding an environment-friendly alternative light source suitable for people in coastal areas. She came up with the idea after spending time with the locals of the Butbut tribe in the Kalinga Province of Philippines, who had no access to electricity. 
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