Saturday, March 27, 2010

Estimated Remittances recieved in Asia in 2008

In USD billion

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Good Deeds you can do

1. Compliment a stranger.
2. Help an elderly person to cross the road.
3. Plant a tree.
4. Visit a homebound person.
5. Give directions to a person looking for a certain address.
6. Help a busy mother or older person carry groceries.
7. Return misplaced belongings.
8. Donate blood.
9. Pick up litter in a public place.
10. Donate books to a municipal school.
11. Pay a needy child's fees.
12. Give food to a poor person.

Most Trusted Profession's

1. Teacher.
2. Firefighter.
3. Farmer
4. Scientist
5. Member of armed forces
6. Doctor
7. Pilot
8. Surgeon
9. Nurse
10 Engineer
11. Dentist
12. Software Engineer
13. Chef
14. Architect
15. Pharmacist
16. Paramedic.
17. Bus/Train driver.
18. Veterinarian
19. Banker
20. Economist

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Commonwealth Games, Delhi, India 2010

Rising Cost of games
Original  total cost of games in 2006--Rs 5165 cr
Total cost now estimated in2010-----Rs 10000 cr
Estimated cost of renovating new stadiums-- Rs 6200  cr
and constructing new ones

Thursday, March 18, 2010


1 million barrels per day of oil that Saudi Arabia now ships to China

Global Uneven economic recovery

Global trade fell 12 % in 2009
% decline in African imports and exports---4.2 %
% growth  in emerging- market imports and exports--7.7 %
% growth in asian imports and exports in Q4---9.6 %
% growth in developed market imports and exports--4.0 %

Monday, March 15, 2010

Vaishno Devi Yatra

The holy cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi is one of the most revered places of worship for Hindus in northern India.
Dedicated to Goddess Shakti, Mata Vaishno Devi cave temple is nestled on top of the Trikuta hills forming a part of the lower Himalayas in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
Maintained by the Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, the sacred cave of Mata Rani is 30 meter long and just one and a half meter high.
It is here that Maa Vaishno Devi merged her Human form with the astral form of her creators, the three Supreme Energy.
The cave of Mata Vaishno Devi has three stones known as (pindies) dedicated to the three forms of mother goddess: Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati.
Visited by Millions of devotees every year, Maa Vaishno Devi temple is counted as one the Shakti peeths of Goddess Durga and it is the second most visited religious shrine in India, after Tirupati Balaji Mandir. Legend goes that Mata Vaishno Devi hid in the cave while escaping a demon, whom she ultimately killed.
Vaishno Devi Cave is situated at an altitude of 5200 feet
Distance of approximately 12 kilometers.
 The only way to reach the Mata Rani shrine is an arduous walk, which offers breathtaking views of the katra city and the snow clad Himalayan ranges.
The endless chanting of JAI MATA DI and the devotional Vaishno Devi Mata Bhajans infuse energy and enthusiasm in the devotees and give them perfect mood to enjoy the final visit of the Vaishno Devi Cave temple.


Most awards---11 No.---The Lord of  the Rings  (2003), Titanic ( 1997), Ben Hur (1959).
No. of limousines reserved for each year show---300
Walt Disney--59 nominations---won 26
Peter O Toole---8 Best Actor nominations--never won
Best Picture--longest film---234 min--Gone with the wind
Gandhi---8 Oscars--(1982 )
Youngest ever Oscar winner--Tatum O Neal--10 Yr old  --Paper Moon (1973 )
Oldest Ever--Jessica Tandy----80 yr old---Driving Miss Daisy  (1989 )

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Marriage to the same person

No. of people wanting to marry to the same person again
China-------83 %
Phillippnes--76 %
Germany----73 %
Netherlands--73 %
Australia------72 %
Spain---------72 %
Russia--------71 %
UK-----------66 %
Brazil---------65 %
Canada-------63 %
Italy-----------63 %
US------------63 %
France--------62 %
India----------62 %
Malaysia------59 %

The Hard Facts

No.of Indians working in Gulf States---5 Million.
No. of Indians from Kerala------------2 Million.
South East Asia
No. of International Migrants
Singapore---1.8 Million
Malaysia-----1.6 Million
8.2 Million Phillipines working Overseas

Sunday, March 7, 2010

India,s Most Trusted-2009

1. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam--Former President and space Scientist.
2. Ratan Tata---Chairman Tata group.
3. Kiran Bedi---Former Police IPS Officer.
4. Narayana Murthy---Founder of Infosys Technologies.
5. A.R Rehman---Music Composer.
6. Vishwanathan Anand---Chess Champion.
7. Manmohan Singh----Prime Minister.
8. Sachin Tendulkar---Cricket Champion
9. R.K.Laxman----Cartoonist.
10. G.Madhavan Nair--chairman-ISRO

Friday, March 5, 2010

Tweets on Twitter

2009---2.5 Million
2010----50 Million  per day

The Cost of Disaster

 Estimated Cost as a % of Haitian GDP of rebuilding Haiti after Jan 2010 quake----120 %---$ 14 Billion
Cost as a % of Burmese GDP building of rebuilding Burma after cyclone Nargis--- $ 11 Billion--20 %
Cost as a % of US GDP of rebuilding New Orleans after Hurricane Kartrina---- $ 81 Billion--5 %
Cost as a % of Japanese GDP of rebuilding Kobe after quake----3.6 %--$ 91 Billion