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Jan 27, 2012

REPUBLIC DAY OF INDIA Essay for Competitors

By Dabloo Munda :
The Republic Day of India commemorates the date on which the Constitution of India came into force replacing the Government of India Act 1935 as the governing document of India on 26 January 1950.
The 26th of January was chosen to honor the memory of the declaration of independence of 1930. It is one of the three national holidays in India. While the main parade takes place in the national capital New Delhi at the Rajpath before the president, the anniversary is also celebrated with varying degrees of formality in state capitals and other centres.
Although India obtained its independence on 15 August 1947, it did not yet have a permanent constitution; instead, its laws were based on the modified colonial Government of India Act 1935, and the country was a Dominion, with George VI as head of state and Earl Mountbatten as Governor General. On 28 August 1947, the Drafting Committee was appointed to draft a permanent constitution, with Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar as chairman. While India's Independence Day celebrates its freedom from British Rule, the Republic Day celebrates the coming into force of its constitution.
A draft constitution was prepared by the committee and submitted to the Assembly on 4 November 1947. The Assembly met, in sessions open to public, for 166 days, spread over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 18 days before adopting the Constitution. After many deliberations and some modifications, the 308 members of the Assembly signed two hand-written copies of the document (one each in Hindi and English) on 24 January 1950. Two days later, the Constitution of India became the law of all the Indian lands. The Constitution of India was passed on 26 November 1949, 10.18 AM IST, but it came into effect completely only on 26 January 1950. Following elections on 21 January 1950, Rajendra Prasad was elected as the president of India. The Indian National Congress and other parties had been celebrating 26 January as a symbol of Independence, even before India actually became independent. Thus, applying the constitution on 26 January, to mark and respect 26 January and the freedom struggle and the freedom fighters.
The amending mechanism was lauded even at the time of introduction by Ambedkar in the following words: "We can therefore safely say that the Indian federation will not suffer from the faults of rigidity or legalism. Its distinguished feature is that it is a flexible federation.
"The three mechanisms of the system derived by the Assembly, contrary to the predictions, have made the constitution flexible at the same time protected the rights of the states. They have worked better than the amending process in any other country where Federalism and the British Parliamentary system jointly formed the basis of the constitution."
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Jan 24, 2012

Autobiography of Pen Essay for School Class 1 to 7

 By Akbar:
Writing Autobiography of a pen essay. One thing you have to realise that you have to imagine yourself as a pen. Now what someone do with pen ,just explain those. Read below.

I stood in the darkest corner of his  room, alone, with no one to talk to or even write to. And there he was with his new friend, unaware of my dejected feelings and hopeless state. But I have never imagined life like it.

I was a pen, blue and shiny but had always written in natural black. I was the gift from his dad on his fourteenth birthday. He used to be fond of me and used to take me everywhere, through people, places and events . I had travelled so much, through pages and pages of the feelings that lay inside his, through his writing. He used to call me his “Lucky Pen”.

But one day, I remember his writing  ,writing harsh on the roughest paper I had experienced. He was crying and I could feel his tears on me. It was sad to know that He had lost his dad because I knew she loved him the most. But then, the most horrible thing happened when He accidentally put me down and dented my nib. That hurt! “Oh No!” he wept and cried even more. I wanted to console his, write “I’m OK! Really!” on the sheet of paper he had in front of his. But Alas I couldn’t because even though they call us mightier than the sword, neither can we stand on our own nor can we express what we feel. We can articulate what our owners feel or what they want but not about our own selves. So that was the last of his I had known! That was the last of Us!

I enjoyed running over the soft and smooth pages of his diary, telling about all what he felt … made me cry sometimes, reading what he wrote. And that’s why I bled, and he went berserk at that because bleed is what good pens aren’t supposed to do, only if she understood why I bled!

I loved being with him. “Lucky Pen” he used to call me and I was proud of that status.

I am on the wait now for his to pick me up and give me some exercise. I miss reading into his mind. I miss being the first person to know what he felt. I miss his. He never even comes to me these days. I see his fingers flying over the black and white keys with his eyes fixed on the white flickering screen. I see they are his friends now and I am neglected. Although they print well what he says and thinks but they will never smell his hand nor will ever see his beautiful handwriting. They will never bleed for him nor will they think or cry for him.
I stay in his pen stand, waiting to be taken in his fingers again, drink in ink once more and spill it all out for him … but I guess I will have to stay like this and wait in vain for the rest of my life!
image or picture of pen
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Science in everyday life Essay

Science has affected our daily living system at larger scale. Or it can be said that it has penetarated our life fully. We are limbless without it. In todays time life can not be imagined without science. Roti , Kapada aur Makan has become Roti , Kapda , Makan and Moblie. So here one scientific product has been attached to our need. So science is not optional , but has turned compulsery.
If you think science doesn't matter  to you, think again. Science affects us all, every day of the year, from the moment we wake up, all day long, and through the night.

Digital alarm clock,
 the weather report,
Cell phone,
 The medicines,
The clean water ,
 and the light that you turn off at the end of the day have all been brought to you courtesy of science. The modern world would not be modern at all without the understandings and technology enabled by science.
Scientific knowledge can improve the quality of life at many different levels — from the routine workings of our everyday lives to global issues. Science informs public policy and personal decisions on energy, conservation, agriculture, health, transportation, communication, defense, economics, leisure, and exploration. It's almost impossible to overstate how many aspects of modern life are impacted by scientific knowledge. Here we'll discuss just a few of these examples. You can investigate:

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Jan 22, 2012

Autobiography of Dalai Lama Essay | School essay | Class 2, 3

Dali Lama is a high lama in the "Yellow Hat". Branch of Tibetan Budhism. The name is a combination of the Mongollian word Dalai meaning "ocean. and bla-ma (with a silent "b") meaning "teacher". The Tibetan word "Lama" correspond precisely to the better known sanskrit word "guru".

In religious term, the Dalai Lama is believed by his devotees. To be the rebirth of a long line tulkus; who are considered to be manifestation of the bodhisatwa of compassion, Avalokitesvara.
The line of Dali Lamas began as a lineage of spiritual teacher; the 5th Dalai Lama assumed political authority over Tibet. For Certain periods of time between the 17th century and 1959 , the Dalai Lamas sometimes directed the Tibetan government, which administered portions of Tibet from Lhasa.

The 14th Dalai Lama remains the head of state for the central Tebet administration (" Tibetan government in exile.") . Untill his retirement on March 14, 2011. He has indicated that the institution of the Dalai Lama may be abolished in the future, and also that the next Dalai Lama may be found outside Tebet and may be female. The Chinese communist government was very quick to reject this and claimed that only they have the authority to select the next Dalai Lama, despite being an officially atheist nation.

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Jan 20, 2012

Education and social reform of Jawaharlal Nehru Part4

 By Rajat
Jawaharlal Nehru was a passionate advocate of education for India's children and youth, believing it essential for India's future progress. His government oversaw the establishment of many institutions of higher learning, including the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the Indian Institutes of Technology , the Indian Institutes of Management and the National Institutes of Technology. Nehru also outlined a commitment in his five-year plans to guarantee free and compulsory primary education to all of India's children. For this purpose, Nehru oversaw the creation of mass village enrollment programmes and the construction of thousands of schools. Nehru also launched initiatives such as the provision of free milk and meals to children in order to fight malnutrition. Adult education centres, vocational and technical schools were also organised for adults, especially in the rural areas.

Under Nehru, the Indian Parliament enacted many changes to Hindu law to criminalize caste discrimination and increase the legal rights and social freedoms of women.

A system of reservations in government services and educational institutions was created to eradicate the social inequalities and disadvantages faced by peoples of the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. Nehru also championed secularism and religious harmony, increasing the representation of minorities in government. D. D. Kosambi, a well-known Marxist historian, criticized Nehru in his article for the bourgeoisie class exploitation of Nehru's socialist ideology.
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Nehru's study in Teen Murti Bhavan.Part3-By Rajat

By Rajat
Nehru presided over the introduction of a modified, Indian version of state planning and control over the economy. Creating the Planning commission of India, Nehru drew up the first Five-Year Plan in 1951, which charted the government's investments in industries and agriculture. Increasing business and income taxes, Nehru envisaged a mixed economy in which the government would manage strategic industries such as mining, electricity and heavy industries, serving public interest and a check to private enterprise. Nehru pursued land redistribution and launched programmes to build irrigation canals, dams and spread the use of fertilizers to increase agricultural production. He also pioneered a series of community development programs aimed at spreading diverse cottage industries and increasing efficiency into rural India. While encouraging the construction of large dams (which Nehru called the "new temples of India"), irrigation works and the generation of hydroelectricity, Nehru also launched India's programme to harness nuclear energy.
For most of Nehru's term as prime minister, India would continue to face serious food shortages despite progress and increases in agricultural production. Nehru's industrial policies, summarised in the Industrial Policy Resolution of 1956, encouraged the growth of diverse manufacturing and heavy industries, yet state planning, controls and regulations began to impair productivity, quality and profitability. Although the Indian economy enjoyed a steady rate of growth at 2.5% per annum (mocked by leftist economist Raj Krishna as a "Hindu rate of growth"), chronic unemployment amidst widespread poverty continued to plague the population.

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Jawaharlal Nehru at Harrow, where he was also known as Joe Nehru Part 2.-By Rajat

By Rajat:
Jawaharlal Nehru was born to Motilal Nehru (1861–1931) and Swaroop Rani (1863–1954) in a Kashmiri Pandit family in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He was educated in India and Britain. In England, he attended the independent boy's school, Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge. During his time in Britain, Nehru was also known as Joe Nehru.

On 7 February 1916, Nehru married sixteen year old Kamala Kaul. In the first year of the marriage, Kamala gave birth to their only child, Indira Priyadarshini. Much modern speculation has revolved around whether, during the final days of the British in India, Nehru and Edwina Mountbatten, the wife of Louis Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, were romantically involved.

Life and career

Nehru raised the flag of independent India in New Delhi on 15 August 1947, the day India gained Independence. Nehru's appreciation of the virtues of parliamentary democracy, secularism and liberalism, coupled with his concerns for the poor and underprivileged, are recognised to have guided him in formulating socialist policies that influence India to this day. They also reflect the socialist origins of his worldview. His daughter, Indira Gandhi, and grandson, Rajiv Gandhi, also served as Prime Ministers of India.

 Successor to Gandhi

On 15 January 1941 Gandhi said, "Some say Pandit Nehru and I were estranged. It will require much more than difference of opinion to estrange us. We had differences from the time we became co-workers and yet I have said for some years and say so now that not Rajaji but Jawaharlal will be my successor."[12]

 Political apprenticeship
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Essay on Jawaharlal Nehru Part1

By Rajat
Jawaharlal Nehru ( i/dʒəʋaːɦərˈlaːl ˈneːɦru/; Hindi: जवाहरलाल नेहरू, Urdu: جواهر لال نهرو 14 November 1889 – 27 May 1964[4]) often referred to affectionately as 'Pandit-ji', was an Indian statesman who was the first and longest-serving Prime Minister of India (1947–1964). One of the leading figures in the Indian independence movement, Nehru was elected by the Indian National Congress to assume office as independent India's first Prime Minister, and re-elected when the Congress Party won India's first general election in 1952. As one of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement, he was also one of the principal leaders of India’s independence movement in the 1930s and ’40s. Nehru established parliamentary government and became noted for his “neutralist” policies in foreign affairs.
The son of the wealthy barrister and politician Motilal Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru became a leader of the left wing of the Congress when fairly young. Rising to become Congress President under the mentorship of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Nehru was a charismatic and radical leader, advocating complete independence for India from the British Empire. In the long struggle for Indian independence, Nehru was eventually recognized as Gandhi's political heir. Throughout his life, Nehru was also an advocate for Fabian socialism and the public sector as the means by which long-standing challenges of economic development could be addressed by poorer nations.
The Nehru family. Standing (L to R) are Jawaharlal Nehru, Vijayalakshmi Pandit, Krishna Hutheesing, Indira Gandhi, and Ranjit Pandit. Seated: Swaroop Rani, Motilal Nehru and Kamala Nehru (circa 1927).

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What will you do if you find a 100 Rupee note Lying on the Road.

First of all I will see around the person around me to ask whether a question. I will ask that “ Have you lost something”. According to his answer I will judge whether this money is his or not. It is because people generally are greedy in today’s time. Therefore I will be very tricky to judge the right loser of the note. If I will not find correct loser. Then I will approach to surrounding area and leave a message of the lost thing. I will not disclose about the note to anybody. I will say it as “something”. I will also give my contact number to them. After that I will wait for at least 7 days. If I does not find loser. Then I will find most needy poor student. And I will give this hole money to him. You will ask why not I am having a part of it. My answer is that as I have not earned this money therefore it is illegal earning as per Islamic law. I can not use this money for me. If I am not finding a needy person then I will give it to a social Hope school or any social charity. This is my only thinking about this money. I think it as test of Almighty Allah Subhan-W-Tala against me. So I have to have my control on my greed. I also say this to my parent. May be they can help me about this.
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What will you do if your father give a 100 rupee note.

First of all if I get a 100 rupee note legally from my parent , then I will plan it according to my strategy. First of all I will make it white money according to our Islamic law of helping poor.

Therefore I will give 2.5% of 100 ie Rs 2.50 to a poor needy student. After that I will save at least 40% of the rest for my future need. That means I will kep Rs 39.00 (40%x97.50) as saving. The rest 50 rupees (97.5-39=58.50) will be for my current expenditure.

So it is my basic financial rule. Now I will expend this money by making a priority list of my requirement. As the money is small therefore I will use it for buying small needful things.

My priority list of expenditure is : pen, pencil, scale, story book, branded chocolates, and sweets. I like having varieties of pens of different colours. So I will buy pens. As the cost of pen is around 8 rupees . Therefore the three pen will cost around Rs. 24.

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Jan 17, 2012

Commonwealth Game Mazor Scam Essay material.

A major scam hit the Commonwealth Games on Friday with allegations being made that a substantial sum of money was transferred to a little known U.K. company from the Games Organising Committee (OC) about which the British government has raised questions.

Television channels reported that over £ 4.50 lakh were transferred through a British bank to the A M Films company, said to be a one man show and which was also receiving £ 25,000 a month.

'Times Now' quoted documents to show that the entire deal came to light when the OC asked for a VAT refund of £ 14,000 in March this year for the payments made to the British company.
The channel quoted a letter of the British Revenue and Customs Department to the Indian High Commission stating that there was no written contract between the CWG and A M Films and that no tendering procedure had been followed and there was no paper work regarding the contract.
The OC is reported to have made a payment of nearly £2.5 lakh for video equipment purchase while A M Films had claimed that it provided services of car hire, makeshift toilets, barriers and electricity.
Indian High Commission sources said the information provided by the U.K. authorities had been forwarded to the Sports Ministry for follow-up action.

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Football Essay for School Class 7

Football is perhaps the most popular game in the world.It is also called saucer. Cricket is expensive game but football is not expensive but is more exciting and interesting game. Football is played between two teams in a big rectangular ground. The ground measurement and location are given with labelling. There are goal post at both ends of the ground. In general play, the goalkeepers are the only players allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms. The field players typically use their feet to kick the ball into position.The team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins.If the score is tied at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time or a penalty shootout.
 The Laws of the Game were originally codified in England by the Football Association in 1863. Association football is governed internationally by FIFA, which organises the FIFA World Cup every four years.
The international matches are of 90 minutes. This is divided into two halves. Players are panalised for their offenses. A referee with two linesmen conduct the match.

For playing football good soccer skills and stamina are needed. It is very top class body exercise for burning calories. It also strengthen body stamina for running and continuous working. It keeps our body fit. It develops the team spirit , team work and strategies. Great footballer like Pele and Maradona have made football more interesting.

There are 17 laws in the official Laws of the Game. The same laws are designed to apply to all levels of football, although certain modifications for groups such as juniors, seniors, women and people with physical disabilities are permitted. The laws are often framed in broad terms, which allow flexibility in their application depending on the nature of the game. The Laws of the Game are published by FIFA, but are maintained by the International Football Association Board (IFAB), not FIFA itself.
 In addition to the seventeen laws, numerous IFAB decisions and other directives contribute to the regulation of football. The most complex of the laws is offside. A player in an offside position is only penalised if, at the moment the ball touches or is played by one of his team, he is, in the opinion of the referee, involved in active play, and he is nearer to his opponents’ goal line than both the ball and the second-last member of the opposing team. A player is not in an offside position if he is in his own half of the field of play

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Jan 16, 2012

Gram Panchayat Pardhan Sarpanch Essay for School Class 4

Our country is very large. More than 121 Crore people live in it. The Union Government looks after the country. But it can not look after all the people individually. That is why our country is divide into states, District, Block, Gram Panchayat. There are in descending orders of power. Gram Panchayat is at the bottom. So it can look after and control the need and problems of people of India. It can ask to the government on behalf of the bottom level people. It also carry out many bottom level project for the welfare of people of India.
The head of the Gram Panchayat is called Pardhan, Sarpanch or Mukhiya.

Gram panchayats are local self-governments at the village or small town level in India. As of 2002 there were about 265,000 gram panchayats in India. The gram panchayat is the foundation of the Panchayat System. A gram panchayat can be set up in villages with minimum population of 300. Sometimes two or more villages are clubbed together to form group-gram panchayat when the population of the individual villages is less than 300.

Sarpanch (सरपंच)/ Chairperson/ Gram Pradhan (ग्राम प्रधान):

The Sarpanch or Chairperson is the head of the Gram Panchayat. The elected members of the Gram Panchayat elect from among themselves a Sarpanch and a Deputy Sarpanch for a term of five years. In some places the panchayat president is directly elected by village people. The Sarpanch presides over the meetings of the Gram Panchayat and supervises its working. He implements the development schemes of the village. The Deputy Sarpanch, who has the power to make his own decisions, assists the Sarpanch in his work.
The Sarpanch has the responsibilities of
Looking after street lights, construction and repair work of the roads in the villages and also the village markets, fairs, festivals and celebrations.
Keeping a record of births, deaths and marriages in the village.
Looking after public health and hygiene by providing facilities for sanitation and drinking water.
Providing for education.

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Jan 15, 2012

Essay on Lion In Hindi | Paraghraph on Lion | Class 1 ICSE School

बाघ हमारा रास्ट्रीय पशु है !
पशुओ में बाघ सबसे हिंसक और बलवान है !
 बाघ का रंग पीला होता है !
और उसपर काली धारियां होती है !
इसके चार पैर दो कान , एक पूछ और दो बड़ी आँखे होती हैं !
 इनके पैरों में नुकीले नाखून होते हैं !
 वनों और जलाशयों के आस पास इनका वास होता है!
बाघ दिन के समय में पेड़ो की छाया में सोते हैं.!
 और रात में शिकार करते हैं! बाघ का प्रिय भोजन मांस है !
 यह गाय भैंस और अन्य वन्य प्रडियों का शिकार करते हैं !
भारत के प्रायः सभी राज्यों में बाघ देखे जा सकते हैं!
 मैंने चिड़िया घर में बाघ देखा है !
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Jan 9, 2012

Gadget Essay Hints Review Akash Reliance and mazic tablets.

If you are thinking to write about tablet or Gadget essay. Then these data will serv you better to know the product idea. Many of us are very crazy to buy Akash Tablet. As it is very cheap therefore it has become the favourite of the users who can not afford much costly tablets. It is a great product at this price no doubt about this. But if you are a profeshional user like engineers then there is few barrier in buying Akash tablet. What are the parameters which are very important to know for buying these prosucts. Many of us have great interest to see the video of Akash tablet. Here it is showing all round features of Akash tablet in this video. Wath this video here.

So here it is.
First of all comes Speed, screen area, touch sensability, 3G ,keypad, battery Ah.
These are very important parameters for product quality of a tablet. In these parameters Akash has only one positive thing that is screen area . Mind it . I am reviewing it for profesionals here. All other above parameters are not fulfilled by Akash tablet.
See the specification of very common tablets.
What the Ubislate challenges
Android v2.1; 7-inch resistive display; 1 GHz processor; 512 MB RAM; 8GB memory; Wi-Fi; In-built battery. Price: Rs.17,999
Android v2.3; 7-inch capacitive display; 800 MHz processor; 512 MB RAM; 8GB memory; 3G, Wi-Fi; 3400 mAh battery. Price: Rs.12,999

Android v2.2; 7-inch resistive display; 1 GHz processor; 512 MB RAM; 8GB memory; 3G, Wi-Fi; 2200 mAh battery. Price: Rs.9,999
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Jan 8, 2012

Patriotism Essay School Essay

Patriot means person devoted to and ready to defend his or her country. The word patriotism is from Greek word "patris" means fatherland.

Patriotism signifies a person's love office motherland the country which he leaves in. This is the noble virtue because one's native land is more glorious than heaven itself.

Patriots have noble duties to their motherland. They should place it above everything else in the world.
The country's well-being and prosperity are patriot's sole desire and intention. The patriots of a country work hard and whole heartily to materialise these goals and objectives. They should be very dutifully, democratic and honest in their own life. They should feel for the compatriots. They should understand that other's prosperity is their own prosperity. A true patriot will also be very critical in spirit. He must criticise the country's policies if they are really detrimental to its interests. The Patriots should not be selfish and self-centered. They should share joys and sorrows with their fellowmen in the society.

But the true patriot must be sane and sensible. He must not love his country at the cost of others. He should not harbour any hatred for other countries of the world. He should be liberal and have the sense that he is part of the larger world family.
Keywords: patriot,  american patriot,  all pakistani,  indian patriot,
pakistani song 14 august,
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Aakash table Details Specification Know How

The Aakash is an Android tablet computer jointly developed by the London-based company DataWind with the Indian Institute of Technology Rajasthan. It is manufactured by the India-based company Quad, at a new production centre in Hyderabad — under a trial run of 100,000 units. The tablet was officially launched as the Aakash in New Delhi on Oct 5, 2011. A substantially upgraded second generation model called UbiSlate 7+ is projected for manufacture beginning in early 2012.
The 7-inch touch screen tablet features 256 MB RAM memory, uses an ARM 11 processor with the Android 2.3 operating system, has two universal serial bus (USB) ports and delivers high definition (HD) quality video. For applications, the Aakash will have access to Getjar, an independent market, rather than the Android Market.
As a multi-media platform, the Aakash project was beset by delays and setbacks. The device was developed as part of the country's aim to link 25,000 colleges and 400 universities in an e-learning program. Originally projected as a "$35 laptop", the device will be sold to the Government of India at $50[3] and will be distributed at a government subsidized price of $35. A commercial version of Aakash is currently marketed as UbiSlate 7+ at a price of $60
UbiSlate 7+, the commercial version of Aakash Developer DataWind with IIT Rahasthan.

Introductory price 2999
Operating system Android 2.3
CPU Cortex A8-700 MHz processor
Storage capacity Flash memory
Internal - 2 GB Flash
External - 2GB to 32 GB microSD slot
Display 800 × 480 px
7 in (18 cm) diagonal
Input Multi-touch resistive touchscreen,
headset controls
Camera None
Connectivity GPRS and Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
Online services Getjar marketplace
(not Android marketplace)
Dimensions 190.5 mm (7.50 in) (h)
118.5 mm (4.67 in) (w)
15.7 mm (0.62 in) (d)
Weight 350 g (12 oz)
Aakash for students
UbiSlate 7+:for all
Arm11 – 366Mhz
Cortex A8 – 700 Mhz
Random Access Memory (RAM)
256 MB RAM
2100 mAh
3200 mAh
Android 2.2 Froyo
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
WiFi & GPRS Phone network
Made in
50% off for Indian Students
Foreign product

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Jan 7, 2012

Commonwealth Game Scam: An overall view | Essay | Corruption | Controversies

Number of concerns and controversies surfaced before the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India, which received widespread media coverage both in India (the host nation) and internationally.
The Commonwealth Games was severely criticised by several prominent Indian politicians and social activists because billions of dollars have been spent on the sporting event despite the fact that India has one of the world's largest concentration of poor people. Additionally, several other problems related to the 2010 Commonwealth Games have been highlighted by Indian investigative agencies and media outlets; these include — serious corruption by officials of the Games' Organising Committee, delays in the construction of main Games' venues, infrastructural compromise, possibility of a terrorist attack, and exceptionally poor ticket sales before the event.
Scam of Massive Proportions
The commonwealth games 2010 scam was waiting to happen. But the proportion couldn't be guessed even by generous estimates. Rs 36,000 crores or $8 billion scam! Whoa. And this in a country where 400 million live below the official poverty line or simply put, in sub-human conditions. But this was only expected once Suresh Kalmadi was appointed the head of the commonwealth games Organizing Committee. After all, he has a string of achievements to his credit. Some of which include charges of land grab, becoming the chief of Indian Olympics Committee (IOC) using shady means and using the same to stay in that position ever since, siphoning off public funds and many more.

Commonwealth Games Scam List -
*Liquid Soap Dispensers rented for Rs 9,379 a piece or $206! I bet it cleanses the bacteria for ever for this kind of money.

*Operating Expenses escalating from Rs 399 crore in December 2002 to Rs 1,628 crore.

*Medical equipment including tread mills have been bought or rented at 6-7 times their original price.

*Allegations that funds meant for India's most deprived sections - the SC/ST - have been diverted to the games funds. Stealing from the poor to fund the elite's luxuries?
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Jan 1, 2012

Lokpal Bill Essay update Jan 1, 2012

1 January 2012.
At a time when his government was going through a series of troubles, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in his New Year message to the nation, on Saturday admitted that it was “unfortunate” that the Lokpal Bill couldn’t be passed in the Rajya Sabha. However, he said, the UPA government was “committed to the enactment of an effective Lok Pal Act”.
Singh, who had a tough time politically in 2011, departed from the perfunctory New Year messages that Prime Ministers make and came out with a 3145-word political statement. The UPA-2, which took office in 2009, has hurtled from one corruption crisis to another. During the period, Singh has come under sharp attack over poor governance while some of his former colleagues are languishing in jail.
“We also need reforms in systems of government which would increase transparency and minimise discretion so that the scope of misgovernance is reduced,” he said, emphasising that he will personally “work to provide an honest and more efficient government, a more productive, competitive and robust economy and a more equitable and just social and political order”.
The prime minister said the foremost challenge facing the country is poverty. “I call this the challenge of Livelihood Security,” Singh said. Alongside, he vowed to focus more on education and healthcare for the rural poor. “Along with education and affordable health care, we must also generate a growth process that can provide gainful employment to all. This is the only way that we can wipe out poverty in a sustainable fashion,” he said.
He said he is concerned about the country’s fiscal stability. “Our fiscal deficit has worsened in the past three years. This is mainly because we took a conscious decision to allow a larger fiscal deficit in 2009-10 in order to counter the global slowdown,” Singh noted. He added that it was the right policy at the time. “But like other countries that resorted to this strategy, we have run out of fiscal space and must once again begin the process of fiscal consolidation. This is important to ensure that our growth process is not jeopardised and, equally important, our national sovereignty and self respect are not endangered.”

Without naming any proposed policy initiatives, Singh called for initiating steps for rapid growth to ensure adequate job creation. “Rapid growth is also necessary to generate the revenues we need to finance our livelihood security programmes.”
Said Singh: “Economic security comes from having an economy that can produce the material output required to achieve desired consumption levels for the people and one that can generate the productive jobs needed to satisfy the aspirations of the workforce.”
He said it is unwise to delay the next stage of economic reforms. “We should remember that change is necessary for development and while we must anticipate change, and even protect the most vulnerable from ill effects, we should not lock ourselves into a blind refusal to contemplate change.”
—Our Bureau | New Delhi

PMSpeak Key Issues Manmohan Singh spoke about
On Challenges These will be on top of our policy agenda this year — Livelihood Security (education, food, health and employment), Economic Security, Energy Security, Ecological Security and National Security
On Reforms Some reforms needed for economic security attract controversy... but we should learn from our past experience with reforms. Things we take for granted today caused similar controversy 20 years ago.
On Subsidies Some subsidies such as food subsidies are justifiable on social grounds and are expected to expand once the Food Security bill becomes operational. But there are other subsidies that are not and must be contained.
On Pre-Liberalisation Days To get a railway ticket or a telephone connection you had to bribe someone. To buy a scooter you had to bribe someone to jump the queue!

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