2012

Gaganjeet Bhullar clinches Macau Open

October 19, 2012

Gaganjeet Bhullar clinched the Venetian Macau Open title. This is Bhullar’s fourth Asian Tour title following wins in 2009 Indonesia President Invitational, the 2010 Asian Tour International, Thailand and the 2012 Yeangder Tournament Players’ Championship, Chinese Taipei.

Rodents that detect TB faster than human

October 19, 2012

It African giant pouched rat which is capable of identifying positive samples of pulmonary tuberculosis. the rodent is a member of the Muroidea rodent super family that includes hamsters, gerbils, mice and the common kitchen rat. After training, the rodents can detect a distinctive odor in just 200th of...

eICU- Critinext

October 19, 2012

GE Healthcare in a partnership with Fortis Healthcare launched eICU or electronic Intensive Care Unit facility –Critinext. Critinext – The fusion of Critical Care Skills, Technology, and Imagination & Compassion is a solution to provide “Intensive Care beyond Boundaries”   Why it is launched? There is huge void in...

Arabic included in the official languages at Vatican

October 19, 2012

Arabic language was officially included in the list of the Languages at Pope Benedict’s weekly general audiences. The move is an attempt of Vatican to expand its reach to Christians and Muslims in Middle East.   Vatican is concerned about the mass departure of the Christians from Middle East who...

Monisha Kaltenborn: First Woman Team Principal in Formula one

October 19, 2012

Monisha Kaltenborn of Indian origin became the First Woman Team Principal in Formula one after taking the hold of team Sauber, a swiss Formula one team. Monisha took the place of Peter Sauber, the founder of the Sauber team, who stepped down from the position.

Anil Kumble named Chairman of ICC Cricket Committee

October 19, 2012

Former India cricketer and captain Anil Kumble was appointed as the new head of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) cricket committee. He replaced former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd.  About ICC Cricket Committee it is a 16-member committee which meets twice a year to consult on playing matters and...

MoS inked to give Autonomy for the Hills Council in Assam

October 19, 2012

A tripartite Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) was inked for providing autonomy for the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council in Assam and a special package for faster socio-economic development of the area. The pact was signed b/w Centre, Assam government and both factions of Dima Halam Daogah (DHD). Who is...

Boosted Board

October 19, 2012

“Boosted Board” is the name of World’s Lightest Electric Vehicle which is being developed by a team at the Stanford University. As per the team, the skateboard could: · Travel a distance up to 9 kilometres.  · Reach speeds of 20 mph · Be used by tourists, commuters and...

Paes, Stepanek win Shanghai Masters Men’s Doubles title

October 17, 2012

Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek defeated the Indian duo of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to win the ATP Shanghai Masters men’s doubles tennis title at Shanghai, China.

Global Hunger Report 2012: India placed 65th

October 17, 2012

India was ranked at 65th position on the Global Hunger Index released by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Welthungerhilfe, and Concern Worldwide. What was the theme of the report? The theme of the report was “The Challenge of Hunger: Ensuring Sustainable Food Security under Land, Water, and...

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