Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Sunday, 10 May 2015
Hormonal changes cause oil glands in the skin to produce more sebum (skin’s natural oil)
Because of over-production of sebum, skin cells stick together
Due to this stickiness, dead skin cells cannot be shed
This clogs the openings of oil glands (pores) in the skin
These clogged pores become breeding grounds for acne bacteria
Bacterial infection results in swelling around the pore
This red, swollen pore is a pimple
Products that are comedogenic block pores, resulting in pimples
Products that are non-comedogenic do not block pores
Products that remove dead skin cells help acne prone skin
Products that fight acne bacteria help acne prone skin
Saturday, 9 May 2015
- The Tirupati Balaji Temple and the Kashi Vishwanath Templeboth, receive more visitors than the Vatican City and Mecca combined.
- India has more mosques (300,000 mosques) than any other nation in the world.
- Sthambheshwar Mahadev: About 40 miles from Vadodara, in the small town of Kavi Kamboi of Gujarat, is the Stambheshwar Mahadev Temple. As can be seen from the picture, this temple of Lord Shiva remains mostly submerged during high tides and can only be visited during the low tide hours.
- Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore has written the national anthems of both India and Bangladesh –Jan Gana Mana (India) and Amar Sonar Bangla (Bangladesh). The original song of Sri Lanka's National Anthem was also written and tuned by Tagore.
- Old Monk is the largest selling dark rum in the world..Owned by Mohan Meakins Ltd., Old Monk has also been the biggest Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) brand for many years. Produced in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, it is available in all parts of India and the world, including places like Russia, the USA, the UK, Japan, the UAE, Estonia, Finland, New Zealand and Canada.
- These are African-origin Indians living here for the last 500 years. They are collectively referred to as Siddis. They came to India as slaves of Arabs and Portuguese merchants. Siddis are largely concentrated in parts of Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
- The Taj Mahal is taller than the Qutub Minar. Because it's a minaret, it is tougher to believe that it is taller than the Qutab Minar. The Taj Mahal stands at 243.5 ft. while the Qutab Minar is at 239 ft.
- India controls the highest battlefield in the world,the Siachen glacier, at 16,404.2 ft above mean sea level.
- A sugar company Andhra Sugars Ltd supplies rocket fuel to ISRO. The company has started supply of liquid hydrogen and cryogenic fuel to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
- In a certain region in West Bengal, cows need a photo ID. To prevent Indian cattle being smuggled along India's border into Bangladesh, authorities have come up with a solution to issue photo ID cards for cattle
- Today, India has the world’s largest school in terms of students, the City Montessori School in Lucknow. It has more than 45 thousand students.
- Lonar Lake, a saltwater lake in Maharashtra, was created by a meteorhitting the Earth and is one of its kind in India.
- Magnetic Hill is a gravity hill located near Leh in Ladakh, India. The hill is alleged to have magnetic properties strong enough to pull cars uphill and force passing aircraft to increase their altitude in order to escape magnetic interference. However this is due to the layout of the surrounding land which produces an optical illusion, making a slight downhill slope appears to be an uphill slope.
- Chail in Himachal Pradesh is the highest cricket pitch in the world. It is situated at an elevation of 2444 meters (above the sea level).
- The first Granite Temple of the world, the Brihadeswara Temple is situated in Tamil Nadu. It was built during the 11th century, in only five years.The temple is a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- The world’s largest film studio is Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad
- The Grand Anicut Dam or The Kallanai dam in the state of Tamil Nadu was built over 2000 years ago and is still standing .The dam was originally constructed by the Chola king Karikalan around the 2nd Century AD and is considered to be one of the oldest water-diversion or water-regulator structures in the world which is still in use.
- India’s first rocket on cycle and a satellite on bullock cart:
Friday, 8 May 2015
Just read the full thing....
If we want to bring actual change.. then we need to provide knowledge to young souls who will grow up and shape their own future..There are schools for the rich but no schools for the poor ..The poor on the other hand work throughout the day in order to support their families...
So sending them to school would be pointless as they might not be able to feed themselves while doing that, and they won't go either in the first place..
on the other hand if you just give a person something, he/ she will ask for it again..and wouldn't try to earn it the next time either...
So we can't directly give the money to them for them to prosper..
What we can give them is the knowledge we possess in order to make them smart enough to tackle the world better than they can now..
So..we are good people..everyone has some good in him/her. But they also have responsibilities to fulfill..They can't leave their own lives and go and teach people as we have to take care of our own selves..
But we do have one day which we can give them..
It isn't much right?
So what to do about the whole above mentioned problem?
Suppose there are 3 volunteers... A, B, C. On the first day...A & B go to take a class teaching a predetermined topic...for example tenses of English subject.
So on the 2nd day.. B & C will go to teach...So now..B on his first day as a teacher learned about the surroundings..as well as the course and the students etc. whom he has to teach the next day..with C.. C will also get acquainted with the surroundings and will teach his part of the subject on his 2nd day(which is actually the 3rd day in actual sense).
Now suppose we have 100 volunteers... A, B, C, D, E, F, ....etc...
and they give classes in pairs of 2.. AB, BC, CD, DE...and so on..
So, if we have 100 volunteers, then B's chance to teach will only come once in 100 days..while 100 classes would have been conducted by then..
Benefit to the volunteers for doing this is ...
I believe the teachers are the most confident people on earth... They present a presentation in front of 60 people..for 60 mins...60 times in a semester...
So the volunteers will gain confidence..they ll get a taste of whats it like to do some good.
Plus i believe, if you tell a person that ICE on ARCTIC is melting... he will say ok.. But if you show him that ICE on ARCTIC is melting.. He ll probably say OMG.. and might do something about it in future.
So its social work simplified and social service providers put in mass production.
Now...What do you think about this idea?
Thursday, 7 May 2015
NASA is making headlines recently with their potentially game-changing emDrive propulsion system. The emDrive has gathered a lot of discussion, and a lot of controversy. But NASA has a lot more going on than innovative space travel designs, and one recent test flight showed that the thinkers at NASA are still working on innovative designs for flight systems that operate in Earth's atmosphere.
NASA has developed and successfully flight tested a battery-powered plane with 10 engines, GL-10 which can take off and land like a helicopter and fly efficiently like an aircraft.
The Greased Lightning or GL-10 prototype successfully transitioned from hover to wing-borne flight during several test flights.
Some interesting facts about Greased Lightning 10 (GL 10):
1. The hybrid diesel-electric tilt wing aircraft, Greased Lightning 10 (GL-10), is a remotely piloted, ten engine aircraft that can take off and land vertically, and then rotate its wings for forward flight
2. It has eight electric motors on the wings and two electric motors on the tail
2. It has eight electric motors on the wings and two electric motors on the tail
3. It weighs a maximum of 62 pounds (28.1 kilograms) at take-off and has a 10-foot wingspan
4. The GL-10 type of system has been developed before in full size, in the form of a piloted aircraft like the V22 Osprey, but it's never been done before in a small, remotely-piloted aircraft
5. The GL-10 could be used for small package delivery or vertical take-off and landing, long endurance surveillance for agriculture, mapping and other applications
6. A scaled up version is also under development which is much larger than what is being tested now that would also make a great one-to-four person size personal air vehicle
7. The advantage of the GL-10, besides its versatile vertical take-off and landing ability, is its noise or lack of it
8. The aircraft is designed to complete several vertical take-offs and landings during its mission with a loiter endurance of 24 hours in the forward flight mode
9. The GL-10 is going to be the centrepiece of an exhibit showcasing some of NASA Langley's UAV research