Friday, January 13, 2012

Simbu's Love Anthem For World Peace

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Making of Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol

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Ripley’s Impossible Laser Race

What is  Laser Race?

 LaseRace is a timed event. The lower the time, the better your score. The object is to navigate the Maze without breaking a beam. However, if you do, that’s OK. You are simply penalized with time being added to your score.

Ripley’s LaseRaces challenge you to expertly navigate your way through dozens of lasers without hitting a single one.

How Does it Work?

You enter the mysterious maze and as you cross the starting point and the room ahead of you is filled with brilliant green lasers radiating from the walls.
Expertly navigate through the web of lasers, going over and under lasers as quickly as possible to reach the end of the Maze.
As you navigate beyond the final laser beam, you press a stop button which completes your challenge and determines your time/score.

Where Can You Find Ripley’s Laser Races?

You can currently enjoy this challenging attractions in several of our locations including:
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Rajya sabha on Janlokpal Bill

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The Ozone Hole

The Ozone Hole
For nearly a billion years, ozone molecules in the atmosphere have protected life on Earth from the effects of ultraviolet rays.

The ozone layer resides in the stratosphere and surrounds the entire Earth. UV-B radiation (280- to 315- nanometer (nm) wavelength) from the Sun is partially absorbed in this layer. As a result, the amount of UV-B reaching Earth’s surface is greatly reduced. UV-A (315- to 400-nm wavelength) and other solar radiation are not strongly absorbed by the ozone layer. Human exposure to UV-B increases the risk of skin cancer, cataracts, and a suppressed immune system. UV-B exposure can also damage terrestrial plant life, single cell organisms, and aquatic ecosystems.
Credit:Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies Japan

 In the past 60 years or so human activity has contributed to the deterioration of the ozone layer. 
NASA Graphic

Only 10 or less of every million molecules of air are ozone. The majority of these ozone molecules resides in a layer between 10 and 40 kilometers (6 and 25 miles) above the Earth's surface in  the stratosphere.
 Each spring in the stratosphere over Antarctica (Spring in the southern hemisphere is from September through November.), atmospheric ozone is rapidly destroyed by chemical processes. 
As winter arrives, a vortex of winds develops around the pole and isolates the polar stratosphere. When temperatures drop below -78°C (-109°F), thin clouds form of ice, nitric acid, and sulphuric acid mixtures. Chemical reactions on the surfaces of ice crystals in the clouds release active forms of CFCs. Ozone depletion begins, and the ozone “hole” appears. 
Over the course of two to three months, approximately 50% of the total column amount of ozone in the atmosphere disappears. At some levels, the losses approach 90%. This has come to be called the Antarctic ozone hole.
In spring, temperatures begin to rise, the ice evaporates, and the ozone layer starts to recover.

The Antarctic ozone hole was discovered in 1985 by British scientists Joesph Farman, Brian Gardiner, and Jonathan Shanklin of the British Antarctic Survey.
The ozone "hole" is really a reduction in concentrations of ozone high above the earth in the stratosphere. The ozone hole is defined geographically as the area wherein the total ozone amount is less than 220 Dobson Units. The ozone hole has steadily grown in size (up to 27 million sq. km.) and length of existence (from August through early December) over the past two decades.

After a series of rigorous meetings and negotiations, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was finally agreed upon on 16 september 1987 at the Headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal. 

The Montreal Protocol stipulates that the production and consumption of compounds that deplete ozone in the stratosphere--chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs),  halons, carbon tetrachloride, and methyl chloroform--are to be phased out by 2000 (2005 for methyl chloroform). Scientific theory and evidence suggest that, once emitted to the atmosphere, these compounds could significantly deplete the stratospheric ozone layer that shields the planet from damaging UV-B radiation.

 Man-made chlorines, primarily chloroflourobcarbons (CFCs), contribute to the thinning of the ozone layer and allow larger quantities of harmful ultraviolet rays to reach the earth.
Consumption of ozone depleting substances expressed as million tonnes of ozone depletion potential (ODP), 1989-2009.
ODP is a number that refers to the amount of ozone depletion caused by a chemical substance. Consumption of ozone depleting substances has largely been reduced in the past 20 years. Data source: GEO Data Portal, compiled from the UNEP Secretariat for the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol (UNEP 2010)
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Life Insurance Policy Claims

Life Insurance Policy
Life insurance policies are taken with the idea of providing financial security to the family which is dependent on them. Sometimes making claims becomes problematic if some details are not given to the insurance company. This causes problems to the nominees to claim the amount.
Generally people who take insurance policies do not fill the applications form personally. Many times people do not even read the insurance forms though these are very important for the life. Many a people do not even know that there will be questions in the application form about health and habits of the policy holder. Insurance agents write ‘not applicable’ opposite to many such questions. Thinks like this make a problem while making a claim in unfortunate situations. There are many reasons for the insurance claim to be rejected.
  • Number of insurance policies has increased in the recent times. This has increased the number of claims. For 90% insurance claim rejections, keeping the health details secret is the main reason. If the policy claim is rejected for these reasons, there will not be any advantage even if the ombudsmen or consumer forums are approached. If the policy amount is more than Rs. 10 lakhs and the policy holder is dead within three years from taking the policy, insurance companies search for defects.
  • Many people have a misconception that policy will not be given if the details of ill-health of bad habits are provided in the application form. But this is not true. Any insurance company will try to increase the business. They will only ask the applicants to undergo some more medical tests.
Expired Insurance Policies
Claims will be accepted only when the life insurance policy is in implementation. If the premium is not paid on time, the policy will get expired. Claim will be rejected if the policy holder dies, disappears before renewing the policy. Expired policies can be renewed up to five years if the policy holder is alive. Late fee can be paid for renewal of the policy.
Some people do not even inform to even their family members about the insurance policies. If the policy holder dies, the family members may not even know to claim the money till the insurance company sends some information. If the nominees have shifted to another house or city, this chance also will not be there. Premium paid till then will get wasted.
  • Policy holders should inform the insurance company about the policies that are already taken.
  • People are now-a-days taking term policies online. There will not be any documents in this electronic method. All the details of the policies will be sent to the policy holder’s e-mail address.
  • Even if the policy is taken online it is important to take the printout of it.
Rejection of Insurance claim
If the insurance claim is rejected then the nominees can request for revision of the application within 30 days from the date of rejection. Every insurance company is setting up service centers to solve the problem of policy holders. If the nominee feels that the claim is rejected baselessly they can make a complaint to the insurance ombudsmen.

Insurance Policy Precautions

When the head of the family who is the earning member dies, it will be difficult for the family members to make rounds to the insurance companies. Some precautions are to be taken to avoid these problems.
  • Insurance policy proposal form is to be studied completely and the applicant should personally fill the proposal form.
  • Do not ever forget to write the name of the nominee. This is important to avoid conflicts between heirs. This will also avoid problems in claiming the amount.
  • Insurance policy should be carefully kept. Inform the details to family members.
  • If the policy papers are given to anybody. Take a Xerox copy of the policy and take acknowledgement.
  • If the insurance policy is missing or damaged inform immediately to the insurance company.
  • If there is any problem in paying the premium and the policy is expired, renew it as early as possible.
  • Do not forget to inform the change of address to the insurance company. Phone number and e-mail address are to be given to the insurance companies.
  • If medical tests are compulsory to take any policy personally go to the doctor. Take care that the agent enters the details like height and weight correctly.
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Magnetic Hill,Leh

Imagine a vehicle moving up a steep mountain with its ignition off!

A hill near picturesque Leh has magnetic properties which attracts metallic objects, making vehicles move up at a speed of about 20 km per hour with the engines off.

The “magnetic hill” is located on the Leh-Kargil-Baltik national highway, about 30 km from Leh, at a height of 14,000 feet above sea level. On its eastern side, flows the Sindhu, which originates in Tibet and goes to Pakistan.A group of journalists, visiting Leh to cover the Sindhu Darshan festival, were surprised when they had a first-hand experience of the hill.
The local administration has put up a billboard near the hill, stating that if a vehicle is stopped at a particular spot on the road and the engine is switched off, it will not slide down but move up.

When the Swaraj Mazda in which the journalists were travelling reached the particular point with the ignition switched off, the vehicle actually started moving upward at a speed of more than 20 km. Considering it to be a mere fluke, the journalists made the driver take the vehicle back to the same point. The same thing happened again. The exercise was repeated several times with the same result.

Locals and ITBP personnel, who man the Ladakh border with China, say that to escape the magnetic impact of the hill, helicopters and aircraft have to fly at a relatively greater height. Those aircraft which come into the radius of the hill face jerks similar to those witnessed during turbulence. A few kilometres from the hill is Gurdwara Patthar Sahib where Guru Gobind Singh, had meditated.

Maintained by the Army, the gurdwara is more of a place of prayer for the locals, Armymen and tourists. Not many Sikhs from other parts of the country visit it.
It is said when Guru Gobind Singh was meditating here, an evil spirit threw a rock from the hilltop at him. The rock did hit him, but Guru Gobind Singh was unhurt. However, the mark of the Guru was left on the rock which is still lying at the gurdwara.

The religious place remained unexplored for a long time and was developed only after the Army deputed its personnel for maintenance.
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The Top Scariest place in India --- Bhangarh fort of Rajasthan

Bhangarh is a place on way from Jaipur to Alwar city in Rajasthan state of India. Today Bhangarh is known for its ruins where nobody dares to stay after sunset. Looking through history we find that this town was established by Madho Singh, younger brother of King Akbar’s General Raja Man Singh, in 1631. But the city seems to have been abandoned in a hurry some centuries later.
The local folks say that due to a curse the whole town was vacated overnight. According to the story of the curse, if the town was ever rediscovered the township would not be found, but only temples would show up.
True to the story only temples dot the landscape and even far up on the mountains only shrines can be seen. It is said that nobody returns from there who stays after dark.
By the Government of India rules there has to be an office of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) beside every historical structure in India. But even government authorities did not dare to open an office there. They opened their office about one kilometer away from the ruins of Bhangarh. Even this office is close to a temple because of this myth. ASI has put a signboard at Bhangarh saying, "Staying after sunset is strictly prohibited in this area."
People who visit this place out of tourist interest say that there is a strange feeling in the atmosphere of Bhangarh, which causes sort of anxiety and restlessness.
The story of this restlessness goes as the following. The charm of princess of Bhangarh Ratnawati was said to be matchless in entire Rajasthan. Being merely eighteen years old, the princess started getting wedding offers from other states. In the same region there also lived a tantrik, a magician using black magic, named Singhia who was desperately in love with the princess and who also knew that king would never even allow him to see the princess.
Once he saw princess's maid in the market buying scented oil for princess. Seeing this he got a wicked idea of getting the princess. He used his black magic and put a spell on the oil which would hypnotise the princess by her mere touching the oil and she would immedialely walk towards the tantrik to satisfy him sexually. But as soon as the princess got the oil she threw it on the block of a stone as she had seen the tantrik eying the oil. As soon as the oil touched the stone, the stone started rolling towards the wicked tantrik Singhia and crushed him. While dying Singhia cursed the palace that there will be such an incident that everybody in the palace would die and their souls will stay there for centuries without rebirth. The very next year there was a battle between Bhangarh-Ajabgarh and no one survived in the battle nor in the palace, not even the princess Ratnawati. Also the prime minister cursed Bhangarh that no one would settle there in future and whoever dares will die as well. It is said by the local villagers that whenever a house has been built there its roof has collapsed. It seems to be true because inside Bhangarh all the houses are without a roof and even at the closest village where people reside, they still have roofs made of straw but not bricks.
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The 25 Facebook Groups with Over 1 Million Members

For those looking to find the next great app or campaign idea on Facebook, turning to what Facebook users are already doing on the site with the basic tools Facebook provides can often be instructive. So, what can we learn from the 25 Facebook Groups that have reached at least 1 million members?
  • Facebook users love to be a part of a group that’s about breaking records. Two of the largest groups on Facebook, including the largest at over 5.8 million members, are simply about forming the largest Facebook Group, and nothing more.
  • Facebook users love genealogy. Groups based on “social experiments” to see who’s related are very popular – much like some of the largest Facebook applications.
  • Facebook users love to use Facebook Groups to protest Facebook. Ironically, whenever there’s a big change on the site, most users use the site itself to protest the site, presumably because it offers the best functionality for building a movement.
  • Facebook Groups can be effectively used to promote causes.
  • Brands can subtly use Facebook groups for promotion. For example, and Tramp Magazine both have groups with more than 1 million people. Users have also started Facebook Groups either supporting (1,000,000 Strong for Stephen T Colbert) or “against” (I Dont care How Comfortable Crocs Are, You Look Like A Dumbass) brands, too.
With the new Facebook redesign, Facebook Groups don’t have nearly as much visibility on the home page stream. This could be a great time for creative marketers to borrow some best practices for their campaigns. So, without further ado…
The 25 Facebok Groups with Over 1 Million Members
1. Let’s break a Guinness Record! 2010! The Largest Group on Facebook! (5,894,904 members)
2. Six Degrees Of Separation – The Experiment (4,437,060 members)
3. Feed a Child with just a Click! (4,206,122 members)
4. We Will Not Pay To Use Facebook. We Are Gone If This Happens (4,163,024 members)
5. Facebook Developers (3,352,805 members)
6. Let’s set and break a Guiness Record!!!! Approved by guinnessworldrecords.c (2,730,202 members)
9. We Will Not Pay To Use Facebook. We Are Gone If This Happens ►► INVITE ALL! (2,198,890 members)
10. Can We Get All Facebook Users in one group ???? by Danilo Mastrantoni (2,028,955 members)
11. If you remember this you grew up in the 90′s … -> (1,911,224 members)
12. ENCUENTRA A TU DOBLE EN FACEBOOK… ¡GRATIS! (1,909,917 members)
13. Petition Against the “New Facebook” (1,744,735 members)
14. We Hate The New Facebook, so STOP CHANGING IT!!! (1,591,344 members)
15. I Dont care How Comfortable Crocs Are, You Look Like A Dumbass. ->fan FHS (1,456,757 members)
17. L’ ALBERO GENEALOGICO (1,366,747 members)
18. Ultimate Social Experiment™ (1,359,792 members)
19. ÁRBOL GENEALÓGICO MUNDIAL (1,299,463 members)
20. The Largest Facebook Group Ever (1,287,632 members)
21. I Want To Punch Slow Walking People In The Back Of The Head (1,281,507 members)
22. I Love to party – Let’s find 10,000,000 people strong! (1,250,993 members)
23. 1,000,000 Strong For Stephen T Colbert (1,194,635 members)
25. I bet I can still find 1,000,000 people who dislike George Bush! (1,000,318 members)
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