A drop out of Stanford University and a bachelor of science and engineering from University of Bombay, the 55 year Mukesh Ambani is the ‘world’s richest Indian’. Despite losing $ 4.7 billion in the spat between Reliance Industries and India’s Oil ministry, last year, Mukesh Ambani holds this position by a good margin.
Call it a politically well-calculated move or an 'image-rebuilding' exercise by the Indian Telecom minister, Kapil Sibbal, the good news is here. Indian mobile subscribers will not have to pay for any roaming charges from next year (2013) onward. This move is a part of National Telecom Policy 2012.
Verghese Kurien, also known as the architect of Operation Flood or 'White Revolution' - the largest dairy development program in the world, died at Nadiad in Gujarat on September 9, 2012. He's the man who helped modernise the Anand model of cooperative dairy development and engineered the White Revolution in India, and made India the largest milk producer in the world. Today over 10 million farmers across the country at 200 dairies produce over 20 million litres of milk a day. He was also the founder of the popular dairy milk brand in India- Amul.
Know more about Verghese Kurien's life here: Facts about Verghese Kurien
After a wait of almost 4 years, one of the best aircrafts available in the world- Dreamliner (Boeing 787) touched down at Delhi's Indira Gandhi Airport on September, 8, 2012. ‘Air-India’ had placed an order of 27 dreamliners in 2006 and in 2008, it was supposed to be delivered but the delivery was delayed due to design and production issues at Boeing’s (US aircraft company) end. This led to a ‘compensation dispute’ between the government and the Boeing which got resolved a few weeks ago only.
This is the first of the 27 256-seater aircraft ordered by the state-run airline.
Five times world champion in boxing- Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom - yet most of us know not much about her. Blame it on our 'cricket-crazy' selves or government or partiality by media, unless someone wins an Olympic medal, we are least bothered about other sports personalities of our country! Nevertheless, nothing can act as a deterrent in the way of ‘Magnificent MC Mary Kom’- the queen of rings-who created history by entering the semi-finals of women boxing at London Olympics 2012. Though she lost the semi-finals today, but does the color of the Olympic medal matter? (She lost to Britain's Nicola Adams - 6-11. Breakup: 1-3, 1-2, 2-3, 2-3)
Today when the world's entire scientist community jumped and rejoiced at the landing of a spacecraft sent to Mars, called, "Curiosity"- Indians found an additional reason to celebrate. That's because after flying approximately 567 million kilometers since November 26, 2011, 'Curiosity' landed on the GALE Crater location on a place selected by an award winning, Indian scientist- Dr. Amitabha Ghosh.
Dr. Amitabha Ghosh- a geologist- is the chair of the science operations working group at NASA Mars Exploration Rover Mission.
Saina Nehwal finally did it! Finally she got her due! Finally, she showed to the world that India cannot be under-estimated in the Badminton sport! The Bronze medal that she won at the London Olympics today, isn't just a medal but a reflection of the huge efforts that she put into to bring her talent on the world-stage and do India proud at the global level. Although the medal came in quite an unusual fashion, with the Chinese opponent Wang walking away from the match due to an injury, yet the fact remains, Saina DESERVED an Olympic medal!
Gagan Narang displayed an awesome performance and fetched the first (Bronze) Medal for India at London Olympics 2012 in a 10 m Air Rifle Shooting event. Romania's Alin George Moldoveanu wins gold with 702.1 points while Italy's Niccolo Campriani takes Silver with 701.5. Gagan Narang's final score was 701.1. Expectations were riding high on the only Gold-fetcher Indian-Olympian, Abhinav Bindra -but unfortunately he failed to qualify for the finals at the London Olympics 2012. However, to much of every Indian's happiness, Gagan Narang qualified for the 10 m Air Rifle Final Shooting with score of 598/600
One thing that I cannot do without in summers is a handy bottle of a good quality and really effective sunblock. Ever since I learnt about the benefits of using a sunblock over a sunscreen, I’ve been on a hunt for finding the best sunblock for me that is not just great quality wise but also, the one that comes easy on my pocket. The luck arches the closing ozone.
The Navratras (or Navratri) are considered very auspicious time of the year and they can bring the desired results to you, provided you know how to do the pooja in the correct way. Here are a few good pointers provided by astrologer Pawan Sinha ji for Tez Channel. We've done a translation here. Hope it helps. :)
A concoction of splendid cinematography, brilliant writing, breath-taking performances, incredible direction, and phenomenal background music- BBC’s Sherlock is undoubtedly, one of the best things to have happened to the television industry in the recent times.