A nationwide competition for aspiring entrepreneurs

 

The Indian School of Business and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE-ISB Connect) have
Indian School Of Business - Hyderabad

launched a nationwide competition named Biz Quest for start-ups. To be held from September 20 to 22 at the ISB Hyderabad campus, this initiative will also support aspiring entrepreneurs, early stage and growth stage entrepreneurs to showcase their business potential among venture capitalists and angel investors.

The winner of the competition has a chance to grab up to Rs 1 crore.

Curiosity Rover Landed on Mars

The mars exploration begins!

NASA’s curiosity rover landed safely on mars. The 2,000 lb. NASA Curiosity Rover landed on Mars at 1:39am, early Monday morning EST.

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Almost immediately upon landing early Monday, the Curiosity craft transmitted to Earth a series of photographs showing its own wheels safely on the surface of Gale Crater near the equator of Mars.

“There is the wheel of the rover safely on the surface of Mars,” said one exuberant flight engineer from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., which is managing the $2.5 billion mission.

Almost immediately upon landing early Monday, the Curiosity craft transmitted to Earth a series of photographs showing its own wheels safely on the surface of Gale Crater near the equator of Mars.

“There is the wheel of the rover safely on the surface of Mars,” said one exuberant flight engineer from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., which is managing the $2.5 billion mission.

 

Who invented the Zipper?

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The zipper (also called the zip fastener) was invented by Gideon Sundback – (April 24, 1880 – June 21, 1954), a Swedish-American electrical engineer.

 

Find below the diagram of Zipper in the patented format.

Sundback also created the manufacturing machine for the new zipper.

Sundback was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in 1951.

Sundback died of a heart condition in 1954 and was interred at Greendale cemetery in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

In 2006, Gideon Sundback was honored by inclusion in the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his work on the development of the zipper.

No MBBS Entrance Exam For Students In Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu Government said there would be no entrance exams for MBBS in the state for 2011-12. Students will be considered only on the basis of the marks obtained by them at 10+2 level. Previously, Supreme Court had given its approval to the Medical Council of India (MCI) to conduct Common Entrance Examination for admission to MBBS across the country. However, state government challenged Madras High Court MCI notification which was willing to make all entrance test compulsory for admission to MBBS and got a stay on January 6 this year.

21 Fake Universities And 350 Educational Institutions Identified By UGC

UGC or University Grants Commission has identified 21 fake universities and educational institutions running across India. Out of these 21 institutes, 8 are in U.P., 6 in Delhi and one each in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. Apart from this, AICTE has brought to light 350 unapproved institutions running technical and management courses against AICTE regulations. The lists of such institutions have been updated at the official websites of UGC and AICTE.

http://www.ugc.ac.in/inside/fakealerts.html

India Has An Efficient System To Provide Tsunami Warnings: Official

India has introduced an effective system to provide tsunami warnings after the disaster struck the country in 2004, a senior government official said.
Excluding the lack of tsunami warning system in the country, Secretary Ministry of Earth Sciences Secretary Shailesh Naik said the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) is a world-class tsunami warning system.
“This has proven to be a time when we were able to make his first run, just seven minutes after the earthquake ground in Japan exclude the threat of tsunamis in the Indian Ocean, when the U.S. tsunami warning system, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)) gave the first alarm for 12 minutes after a strong earthquake near the coast of Honshu, “he said.
India tsunami warning system, which was established after the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, will assess the information received seismic stations, sea-level, bottom pressure recorders (tsunami buoys), and to anticipate changes water level provided in various locations.
“When a large earthquake, the tsunami warning system can provide in 10 minutes, not only in India but also in other neighboring countries,” said Naik.
Rs 125 crore tsunami warning center system was established in 2007 in Hyderabad INCOIS is estimated at 25 to 30 earthquakes in the last three years.

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Government Has Decided to Introduce Two IIITs In The Northeast

The Central government is planning to set up two new Indian Institutes of Information Technology in the northeastern region. While addressing the All India Editors conference, Ms. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource Development said, "The locations are being worked out." The minister informed that 44 new colleges and six engineering colleges will be launched in northeastern states. Ms. Purandeswari said, "Out of the 10 new National Institutes of Technology (NIT) proposed to be opened in the country during the 11th Five Year Plan, 6 NITs are proposed to be opened in Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim."

Government Plans To Propose “Nalanda University Bill” in Monsoon Session

The Government is planning to introduce Nalanda University Bill in this monsoon session. It’s an attempt to rejuvenate Nalanda as an international university. Mrs. Ambika Soni, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, while speaking to the media said that the Union Cabinet has approved the presentation of the legislation for setting up the University at a cost of approximately Rs 1,005 crore. The planning commission has already granted a fund of Rs. 50 crore for the purpose. This future University will have six schools–Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions; Historical Studies; International Relations and Peace Studies; Business Management in relation to Public Policy and Development Studies; Languages and Literature; and Ecology and Environmental Studies.