India’s industrial output slows down in tandem with global meltdown

India’s industrial output has slowed down since June 2011. The government said there has been a moderation in the growth of industrial production as shown in the table below:                                                                                                    India’s Industrial Output    (in percent) Sectors Weights June July Aug Sep Mining 14.157 -1.4 1.5 -4.1 -5.6 Manufacturing 75.527 11.2 3.2 4.0 2.1 Electricity 10.316 7.9 13.1 9.5 9.0 ...

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Terrorist Training Camps reactivated by ISI to push 2,500 terrorists in winter, says India

India has alleged that the Pakistan intelligence agency ISI has reactivated terrorist training camps in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK). The camps are likely to send 2,500 terrorists into India to carry out their notorious plans soon, said Jitendra Singh, India’s junior minister of Home Affairs in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The Indian government said it has ...

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10-Year National Savings Certificate 2011 issued

The government has launched new savings instrument, 10-Year National Savings Certificate (IX-Issue), 2011, on Tuesday based on the recommendations of the Committee for Comprehensive Review of National Small Savings Fund (NSSF), headed by Shyamala Gopinath, the then Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India. — Investments in Certificate will earn Interest at the rate of 8.7% p.a. compounded semi-annually. — On ...

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‘Kolaveri Di’ goes ga ga in Japan too

Kolaveri Di Dance by Japanese Girls From the days Rajni Kanth’s Tamil hit “Muthu” to the current “3”, Japan is always enamoured by Tamil songs and the choreography involved in them. The current craze for Dhanush’s “Why this Kolaveri Di” is no wonder making waves in Tokyo too. [What’s this Kolaveri di?] As the amateur song and its lyrics soothed ...

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Sri Sri gives tips to train young minds

Grooming the young minds is not an easy task – but it was made simple for 800 principals by The Art of Living Founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in the capital on Monday. The seminar titled ‘Educators Meet’ saw a huge turn-out of principals and Managing Committee members of Public and Government Schools coming together to listen to the spiritual ...

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Encyclopaedia Britannica unveils new iPhone app, full version for $1.99 per month

Following a recent iPad announcement, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. announced on Tuesday its trusted encyclopedia is now available as an iPhone App through the Apple App Store. The Encyclopaedia Britannica App gives the millions of iPhone users the ability to find information and explore subjects without compromise, anywhere at any time.  iPhone users can feel confident that what they are searching ...

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Doha debate asks Syrian President Assad to go

The reputation of Syria’s President Bashar Al Assad came under sustained attack at the latest Doha Debate, where more than 90 percent of the audience called on him to resign. The session provoked tense and often bitter exchanges between panelists, who argued that Assad should stay and reform, and young, predominantly Arab debaters who repeatedly condemned the killing of more ...

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Cyber Terrorism, Asteroids, and Solar Flares – It’s time to gear up for any eventuality

In August, a massive solar flare interfered with satellite and radio communications around the globe. Less than three months later, an asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier whizzed by Earth close enough to remind us of how the dinosaurs met their end. Then in mid-November, it appears that the nation experienced its first cyber attack on a public utility ...

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One-third Americans support Tea Party, 2-in-5 back Occupy Wall Street

Ever since its launch three years ago, the Tea Party movement has managed to garner the support of one-third of Americans (34%) while two-in-five oppose it (41%) and one-quarter (25%) are not at all sure. Almost three months ago, another movement, Occupy Wall Street (OWS), began. Currently, two in five U.S. adults (39%) say they support the OWS protests, one-quarter ...

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