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India now 34th on global IT industry index
Report dated 15/10/2011 @ 9:11 PM
India has climbed 10 places to reach the 34th rank on the global IT industry competitive index, owing to its strong human capital and research and development (R&D) base.
According to a study compiled jointly by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and the Economist Intelligence Unit, the IT industry competitiveness index benchmarks 66 countries on a series of indicators covering the critical foundation areas for IT innovation.
According to the BSA India Committee, to continue its trajectory as a rising IT power, India will need a safe and secure digital economy that inspires the trust and confidence of governments, businesses and citizens especially as markets across Asia become more competitive.
India scored above China who were placed at 39th rank, but remained behind Singapore and Australia.
Cop assaults student because he had long hair !!
Report dated 14/10/2011 @ 10:12 PM
Senior police inspector Jagdish Lohalkar from Ulhasnagar, Mumbai took it upon himself to disapprove of Rajesh Keshav Ram's long hairdo. He spotted Rajesh 24, at a restaurant and started cursing at him. When the lad asked what his problem was, the officer said his hair was effeminate and proceeded to beat him. He did not stop there, he then accused him of teasing girls and forcibly took Rs.400 from his pocket.
Rajesh wrote a complaint letter to the man's superiors and the home minister, which he copied to the media, asking for justice from the authorities.
Sources say Lohalkar is prone to abusing his power and abuses youngsters and even women when he patrols the area.
Lohalkar denied the allegations made by Rajesh and accused the lad of being an associate of a kidney thief and challenged authorities to check his record.
Police foil Delhi terror strike plan
Report dated 14/10/2011 @ 10:11 PM
Delhi police found an RDX explosives-laden Tata Indica car that was parked at an Ambala Cantonment railway station, that was destined for the capital city for a planned terror strike.
Police say the explosives were supplied by the LeT to the terror outfit Babbar Khalsa International, an organisation that had plans to target the national capital.
India to join exclusive wine producers club
Report dated 14/10/2011 @ 10:09 PM
India is to formally join the Paris-based International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), once the Union Cabinet ratifies the agreement for membership.
This move by the agriculture and food processing ministries will benefit India, as qualifying as a member will allow India to have access to scientific information available within the international group, recognised for its competence in work related to vines, wines, wine-based beverages, table grapes and raisins.
With the membership India will be the 45th wine producing nation to join the OIV.
India is the 9th biggest producer of grapes worldwide and is one of the growing wine markets of the world. Some 71,400 hectares of the country's vineyards are mainly oriented to the production of table grapes. Its vineyards are mainly located in regions of Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka.
Mumbai in Guinness Book again - for creating 25,300 jobs in a day !
Report dated 14/10/2011 @ 10:08 PM
A Mumbai NGO Swabhiman Sanghatana has created a new Guiness world record by finding jobs for 25,300 unemployed youths, including some physically challenged, in just a day.
A Job Fair organised by the Sanghatana, included tapping various organisatons for jobs they could offer, then contacting thousands of youngsters asking them to submit applications.
The results were exhilerating both for the NGO and the young people who were found suitable and given appointment letters from various private and cooperative banks, call centres, private companies, trading and business organisations, malls and shopping plazas.
The effort was recognised by Guinness World Records director Rob Molroy who awarded the coveted certificate to the Swabhiman Sanghatana head, Nitesh Rane, who happens to be the son of the Maharashtra Industry Minister Narayan.