Wednesday, March 25, 2020

India 21 day lockdown - What is open & What is closed

India 21 day lockdown - What is open & What is closed
Yesterday India's Prime minister Narendra Modi ordered a complete lockdown for 21 days & people were in a panic as to know what all things are open & what is closed.

Below is a list of services for the same:

What is open:

  • Hospitals and other related medical establishments
  • Shops, including ration shops, dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths
  • Banks, insurance offices and ATMs
  • Print and electronic media
  • Delivery of all essential goods including food, medicine, medical equipment through e-commerce
  • Petrol pumps, LPG, petroleum and gas retail and storage outlets
  • Police, home guards, civil defence, fire and emergency services, disaster management and prison
  • Electricity, water and sanitation 
  • Municipal bodies - only staff required for essential services like sanitation, personnel related to water supply, etc 
  • District administration and treasury 
  • In case of funerals, congregation of not more than 20 persons will be permitted 
  • Hotels, lodges, motels and homestays accommodating tourists and people stranded due to lockdown 
  • Telecommunications, internet services, broadcasting and cable services, IT and IT-enabled services will have to work from home as far as possible 
  • Power generation, transmission, and distribution units and services 
  • Capital and debt market services as notified by the securities and exchange board of India

What is closed:

  • Offices of government of India, its autonomous/ subordinate offices and public corporations 
  • All transport services - air, rail, roadways 
  • All educational, training, research, coaching institutions, etc 
  • All places of worship. No religious congregations will be permitted, without any exception 
  • All social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions/ gatherings is barred 
  • Hospitality services 
  • Industrial establishments 

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Union Budget 2019 - Key Highlights

Key Highlights of Union budget 2019-2020

On 1st Feb, 2019,  Mr. Piyush Goyal - in absence of Mr. Arun Jaitley - The finance minister of India presented the union budget of 2019-2020.

How the budget will impact the lives of Indians would be everybody's question right now, so below are the key highlights or takeaways from the Union budget of 2019-20.

Benefits for income tax:

1. No income tax for salaried individuals/tax payers with income of  upto 5 lakhs. Tax slabs remain unchanged for individuals with taxable income of more than 5 lakhs.

2. No income for tax payers with income of  upto 6.5 lakhs, if  they invest upto Rs. 1.5 lakhs in provident fund & specified equities.

3. Standard tax deductions for salaried individuals raised from Rs.40000 to Rs.50000.

4. TDS threshold for house rent increased from Rs.1.8 lakhs to 2.5 lakhs.

5. No tax on interest income from bank  fixed deposits & post offices upto Rs. 40000 increased from Rs. 10000 which was earlier.

6. Gratuity limit increased from Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs. 30 lakhs.

7. Capital tax gains benefits increased from investment in one residential house to two houses with capital gains of Rs. 2 crore, which can be availed once in lifetime.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Augmented Reality (AR) FAQs - Questions & Answers

Augmented Reality (AR) FAQs - Questions & Answers

Augmented Reality (AR) FAQs - Questions & Answers

Q1: A game based on which animated franchise propelled AR into the mainstream in recent years?
Q2: Which definition best fits “augmented reality”?
Technology that overlays digital information on top of real world items
Q3: Which popular Netflix show also put AR on the mainstream map, with one particularly spooky episode featuring AR in gaming?
Black Mirror
Q4: In immersive technology, what does MR stand for?
Mixed Reality
Q5: Which decade saw the debut of augmented reality technology?
Q6: In 2009, who was the first celebrity to be brought to life in AR in a print magazine?
Robert Downey Jr - Print media utilised AR for the first time in 2009 when Esquire Magazine let users scan its cover to make Robert Downey Jr come to life on the page.
Q7: Which industry was the first to use augmented reality for commercial purposes?
BMW launched AR enhanced print ads in 2008, which marked the first commercial use of AR. When held in front of a computer camera the print ads triggered an interactive on-screen car.
Q8: Which organisation used augmented reality as a navigation tool in the 1990’s?
NASA used augmented reality in 1999 to enhance the visual navigation of its X-38 spacecraft.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

The ending of Avengers Infinity war explained

All of you must have loved the action sequences in the movie Avengers Infinity war. However not many would have been able to understand what exactly happened in the end.

Here's a youtube video explaining the end of the movie Avengers Infinity War.

Do have a look and comment in the blog - What do you think about the ending of the movie.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Michael Hussey - Amazingly Freaky....ICC World Twenty20 2010 2nd Semi Final - Australia Vs Pakistan

Michael Hussey - Amazingly Freaky....ICC World Twenty20 2010 2nd Semi Final - Australia Vs Pakistan
 ICC World Twenty20 2010 2nd Semi Final - Australia Vs Pakistan Match Review & Analysis

Wow...wat a match it was...Oz..Oz..Oz...

The dependable Michael Hussey ala Mr. Cricket once again does it for Australia which makes them to the Final of the T20 World Cup 2010 for the first time in 3 years...

Australia were down & out after their bowling which was really below mark & even their fielding apart from some good catches by David Warner....But full marks for Pakistan to come out all guns blazing against the best bowling attack of the tournament..Kamran Akmal was brilliant & so was his brother Umar Akmal...his sizes in the last few overs were superb that too against the likes of Dirk Nannes & Mitchell Johnson...

191 in 20 overs, Pakistan would have thought they can win it from here definitely even with a formidabble Australian batting lineup...The commentators specially Ian Chappel reminded that Pakistan who had nothing to show in the last Australian Summer where they didn't won a single match, have peaked at the right time & can definitely win the match...

Australian chase started badly with losing Warner for 0 in the first over & Watson followed soon...& they were 62/4 in the 9th over...but Cameroon White started to hit the big shots which opened up a slight window for Austarlia...but with wickets falling at the other end & the mammoth total it looked difficult but White was brilliant with 31-ball 43 with 5 massive sixes....& with Micheal Hussey on the crease....& hitting nicely...

With White gone in the 16th over & Smith in the 17th, Australia needed 48 runs off the last 3 overs...& Michael Hussey was the man....He took 14 runs of that over with Aus needing 34 from the last 2. Hussey faced the enitire 19th over & got 16 runs with 2 boundaries....& it was all left to Ajmal to stop Aus & Hussey from getting 18 runs off the last over....With Johnson on strike, Pakistan thought they can get in a few deliveries but Johnson gave the strike to Hussey off the first ball....& after that Hussey needed just 4 balls to get the required 17 runs coz wat he did was set & match...Australia win a thriller....

Waqar Younis the Pakistan coach couldn't believe it...he looked really shattered....& so was Afridi & the whole Pakistan side...

Michael Clarke was all praise for Michael Hussey saying that it was an amazingly freaking performance...Like Hussey, he too cannot believe that they have won the match...

Hats off to Michael Hussey....What a player....And as an Australian would say...Cheers Mate...

Watch the highlights of this match at

 ICC World Twenty20 2010 2nd Semi Final - Australia Vs Pakistan Highlights Video

Michael Hussey is ecstatic after completing a miracle chase, Australia v Pakistan, 2nd semi-final, ICC World Twenty20, St Lucia, May 14, 2010 
Image courtesy - @GettyImages & Cricinfo
Michael Hussey is ecstatic after completing a miracle chase

Vishwanathan Anand "Vishy" - World Chess Champion 2010

Vishwanathan Anand "Vishy" - World Chess Champion 2010
Vishwanathan Anand "Vishy" is the World Chess Champion once again, he became the first player in chess history to have won the World Championship in three different formats: Knockout, Tournament, and Match..

Prior to the World Chess Championship 2010, Anand, who had booked on the flight Frankfurt-Sofia on April 16, was stranded due to the cancellation of all flights following the volcano ash cloud from Eyjafjallajökull. Anand asked for a three day postponement, which the Bulgarian organisers refused on April 19.

Anand eventually reached Sofia on April 20, after an exhausting 40-hour road journey. Consequently, the first game was delayed by one day. The match consisted of 12 games. After 11 games the score was tied at 5½-5½. Anand won game 12 on the Black side of a Queen's Gambit Declined to win the match and retain the World Championship.

Salute to this gr8 man... Similar to Sachin Tendulkar, Vishy too is a very humble person...& thats why he has achieved this gr8 heights in his career...

He too deserves a Bharat Ratna...

Reference :

Agneepath: अग्नि पथ! अग्नि पथ! अग्नि पथ!

Here is a famous poem by Harivansh Rai Bachchan. It is dedicated to those whose life is a tough struggle all the way, but whose resolve is superhuman…

वृक्ष हों भले खड़े,
हो घने, हो बड़े,
एक पत्र-छॉंह भी मॉंग मत, मॉंग मत, मॉंग मत!
अग्नि पथ! अग्नि पथ! अग्नि पथ!

तू थकेगा कभी!
तू थमेगा कभी!
तू मुड़ेगा कभी!
कर शपथ! कर शपथ! कर शपथ!

ये महान दृश्य है, चल रहा मनुष्य है,
अश्रु श्वेत् रक्त से,
लथ पथ, लथ पथ, लथ पथ !
अग्नि पथ! अग्नि पथ! अग्नि पथ!

Vriksh ho bhale khade, ho ghane ho bade, Ek patra chhav bhi mang mat, mang mat, mang mat Agneepath Agneepath Agneepath.

Tu na thakega kabhi, tu na thamega kabhi, tu na mudega kabhi, Kar shapath, kar shapath, kar shapath, Agneepath, Agneepath, Agneepath.

Ye mahaan drishya hai, chal raha manushya hai, Ashru shwet raqt se lathpath, lathpath, lathpath, Agneepath, Agneepath, Agneepath.

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Reference: Wikipedia &

You can see all his gr8 poems at

कोशिश करनेवालों की हार नहीं होती ......Koshish karne valo ki kabhi haar nahi hoti.....

The famous poem by Harivansh Rai Bachchan....
By Harivansh Rai Bachchan

Perfect Boss

Perfect Boss
Got this as an thought of sharing it....

This is the story of "The Perfect Boss"

There were about 70 scientists working on a very hectic project. All of them were really frustrated due to the pressure of work and the demands of their boss but everyone were loyal to him and did not think of quitting the job.

One day, one scientist came to his boss and told him - Sir, I have promised to my children that I will take them to the exhibition going on in our township. So I want to leave the office at 5:30 pm. His boss replied "OK, You're permitted to leave the office early today".

The Scientist started working. He continued his work after lunch. As usual he got involved to such an extent that he looked at his watch when he felt he was close to completion. The time was 8.30 PM.

Suddenly he remembered of the promise he had given to his children.

He looked for his boss, he was not there. Having told him in the morning itself, he closed everything and left for home. Deep within himself, he was feeling guilty for having disappointed his children. He reached home. Children were not there.

His wife alone was sitting in the hall and reading magazines. The situation was explosive; any talk would boomerang on him. His wife asked him, "Would you like to have coffee or shall I straight away serve dinner if you are hungry.

The man replied "If you would like to have coffee, I too will have but what about Children?"

Wife replied "You don't know? Your manager came here at 5.15 PM and has taken the children to the exhibition"

What had really happened was ... The boss who granted him permission was observing him working seriously at 5.00 PM. He thought to himself, this person will not leave the work, but if he has promised his children they should enjoy the visit to exhibition.

So he took the lead in taking them to exhibition. The boss does not have to do it everytime. But once it is done, loyalty is established.

That is why all the scientists at Thumba continued to work under their boss even though the stress was tremendous.

By the way, can you hazard a guess as to who the boss was..?

He was none other than the mastermind behind India 's successful nuclear weapons and missiles program.

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India.