angalore: It was raining awards for the young 9 member contingent of India at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. It was a remarkable moment for India, when the students stood out be the country’s brightest students in the world’s largest high school science research competition that the global chip maker had conducted
The Intel ISEF 2011 is a program called the ‘Society for Science and the Public’ which was conducted in Los Angeles with over 1,500 high school students participating from 443 affiliate fairs in 65 countries, regions and territories.The competition helps students share ideas, showcase cutting-edge research and inventions, and compete for more than $4 million in awards.
The Indian contingent to Intel ISEF 2011 consisted of Akansha Verma and Abhishek Khanna (New Delhi), Raghavendra Ramachanderan (Chennai), Manosij Ghosh Dastidar (Kolkata), Hetal Vaishnav and Ankur Vaishnav (Rajkot), Diksha Gupta (New Delhi), Pramoda N.V. and Bhargava C.S. (Puttur) who came from different parts of the country.
Key Project Highlights
• Completely compounded gated community with single point
entry manned 24 x 7 by well trained security personnel
• Adequate street lighting for the entire layout
• Wide, neatly laid out, sturdy cement roads built to high quality
• Scenic landscaping with ornate gardens Amenities 4 Guest Suite Rooms, Coffee Shop, Children’s Play Area, Swimming Pool, Library, Gym, Indoor Game, Gazebo, Jacuzzi, Water Bodies, Conference Room, Home Theater, Landscaping, Multipurpose Hall, Wi – Fi & DTH.
Hoysala village Resort is setup in a fairly small campus, about 5-6 acres, but every square inch of it is well designed and utilized. Located about about 6 kms from Hasan town on the Belur road Hoysala village resort has about 34 rooms, 4 of which are called Suites and rest are premium cottages. The rooms are spacious enough for a small family. All rooms include a sit out area while suite includes an additional living room. Suites also feature premium paintings and glassware sourced by management from various places. Some cottages are grouped and called as Vataras, which are ideal for large families who’d like to book 4-6 rooms. (Vatara is Kannada name for a group of houses)
Though cottages are close to each other, lot of greenery around won’t let you realize that. A presidential suite was under construction.
Unlike some of the resorts which are located at vantage points (like a hill station or next to a river or in a forest), Hoysala Village Resort appears to be built from scratch on regular roadside property several years ago.
Provide residential life long care and supervision for persons otherwise abled
Provide respite to parents of persons differently abled from strains that needs continuous care
Provide for those in residence a life that will offer them the greatest of fulfilment of the potential in them
Offer Special Education and training to these children most compatible with their needs
Krupa Home at Sriperumbabudur is an institution for physically challenged, especially for people suffering from autism and related problems. It is the vision of Swami Dayananda Saraswati to help the parents of individuals with special needs.
AIM for Seva Trust has taken over the running of the home from 1st April 2010. Earlier it was managed by B D Goenka Dayananda Saraswathi Charitable trust.
Set in sylvan surroundings, Krupa Home has cottages with specially designed residential facilities such as modern baths, well equipped kitchen, dining room etc. Other facilities are therapy rooms, classrooms for special education and training, oil massage centre and play area.
If you are a B-school aspirant preparing for the globally accepted GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) in the near future, you may no longer need to pore over heavy textbooks and question banks. You will soon be able to download the preparation material as an application on your iPhone, iPod or even your iPad, thanks to a tie-up between GMAT and Apple.
Not only will the application allow students to solve questions that are included in the official GMAT test preparation book, including questions that have appeared in previous GMAT exams on your Apple device, but it will also give them a chance to appear for mock tests and compare scores with others using the GMAT app. The application will have an inbuilt timer that will help students keep pace while writing the test.
The device will even track a student’s performance over time. The application is integrated with social media sites such as GMAT’s official blog, as well as its Twitter and Facebook profile.
GMAT has inked the deal with Apple and provided the company with all the necessary inputs. The application will be made available the moment Apple is ready with the product. TOI had access to a test version of the application on an iPhone.
Faculty at IIM-C Janakiraman Moorthy who has been newly appointed as convener for CAT 2011 said, “The internal process of the taking over of the responsibility is over. Now, we have started working on the modalities of the test for this year. However, it is too early to declare anything concrete on details like what new aspects will be introduced in the test this year and so on.”
Moorthy said that CAT will continue it’s partnership with Prometric for conducting the test online.
While IIM-C will conduct CAT in 2011, IIM-Lucknow will lend them support in the process. Moorthy said, “Though IIM-C will be leading the responsibility for conducting CAT we will be supported by IIM-L. We will be in touch with the rest of the IIMs and get support from them as well in various ways.”
While IIM-Ahmedabad conducted the prestigious examination in 2008 and 2009 in association with IIM-Bangalore, in 2010 the responsibility of the CAT convener was handed over to the IIM-Lucknow.
Canalys said the market for more advanced cellphones grew 83 per cent from a year ago in the January-to-March quarter to 101 million phones.
While Google’s software platform increased its market share to 35 per cent from less than 10 per cent just a year earlier, Nokia’s Symbian saw its market share dropping to 26 per cent from 45 per cent.
Canalys research put Android at the top of the market in the fourth quarter as well, but gap was small and other analysts saw Symbian still holding on to the top spot.
Nokia’s first Windows Phone model is expected to reach consumers, at the earliest, by end-2011. Without Nokia, Windows Phone continued to struggle in the quarter.
Canalys said Samsung shipped some 3.5 million smartphone using its own bada operating system, outperforming total Windows Phone devices sales by more than a million units.
“Samsung’s own operating system development, combined with the branding and investment in its Wave smartphones at mid-tier prices, has led to good uptake in developed markets, such as France, Britain and Germany,” Cunningham said.
If the environmental movement has a high holiday, Earth Day is it.
The annual effort to raise public awareness about the environment and inspire actions to clean it up marks its 41st anniversary on Friday, coinciding with the Christian Good Friday and Judaism’s celebration of Passover.
In an effort dubbed “A Billion Acts of Green,” organizers are encouraging people to observe Earth Day 2011 by pledging online at http://act.earthday.org/ to do something small but sustainable in their own lives to improve the planet’s health — from switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs to reducing the use of pesticides and other toxic chemicals.
“Millions of people doing small, individual acts can add up to real change,” said Chad Chitwood, a spokesman for the umbrella group coordinating efforts.
There will be hundreds of rallies, workshops and other events around the United States, where Earth Day was born, and hundreds more overseas, where it is now celebrated in 192 countries.
In the United States the activities range from the premiere of the new film from the director of “Who Killed the Electric Car?” (it’s called “Revenge of the Electric Car”) at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York to a discussion about creating a green economy in 12 cities along the Gulf Coast, where this time last year residents were reeling from the effects of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
In the years since the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 the environmentalist movement made great strides with passage of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and other groundbreaking laws.
But the bipartisanship that marked the birth of Earth Day — it was sponsored in Congress by aWisconsin Democrat named Gaylord Nelson and a California Republican named Pete McCloskey — is often missing in discussions about environmental policy today.
Efforts to fight climate change by regulating greenhouse gases, for instance, face fierce resistance from many Republicans and members of the business community, who dispute the science supporting global warming and warn new rules to regulate emissions will kill jobs and raise energy costs.
PlayStation Network has remained offline as Sony worked to rebuild the service that connected PlayStation 3 (PS3) consoles to games, films, and other digital offerings.
PlayStation Network and Qriocity streaming music service were turned off April 20 in the wake of an “external intrusion,” according to Sony spokesman Patrick Seybold.
“I know you are waiting for additional information on when PlayStation Network and Qriocity services will be online,” Seybold said in a blog post.
“Unfortunately, I don’t have an update or timeframe to share at this point in time.”
Sony shut off PlayStation Network and Qriocity to investigate the breach and bolster defenses, according to Seybold.
“We are working around the clock to bring them both back online,” Seybold said in an update during the weekend.
“Our efforts to resolve this matter involve re-building our system to further strengthen our network infrastructure.”
Players were still able to take part in games offline on the consoles, but lost the ability to challenge others on the Internet, stream movies, or get other services.
“Well, I hope the rebuilding of your network also helps make certain things on the PSN quicker,” someone using the screen name ‘bigdaddykraven’ said in a chat forum beneath Seybold’s update to the situation.
“First and foremost though, just do what is needed to get secure and get the system up and running.”
Sony did not indicate whether it identified a culprit in the intrusion.
Internet vigilante group Anonymous had vowed retribution against Sony for taking legal action against hackers who cracked PS3 defenses to change console operating software.
A message signed by Anonymous at website anonnews.org early this month announced an “Operation Payback” campaign aimed at Sony because of its cases against the two hackers, one of whom cut a deal to settle the case.
Anonymous argued that PS3 console owners have the right to do what they wish with them, including modifying them.