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About Swine Flu

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How do people become infected with influenza A(H1N1)?

Outbreaks in humans are now occurring from human-to-human transmission. When infected people cough or sneeze, infected droplets get on their hands, drop onto surfaces, or are dispersed into the air. Another person can breathe in contaminated air, or touch infected hands or surfaces, and be exposed. To prevent spread, people should cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing, and wash their hands regularly.

What are the signs and symptoms of infection?

Early signs of influenza A(H1N1) are flu-like, including fever, cough, headache, muscle and joint pain, sore throat and runny nose, and sometimes vomiting or diarrhoea.

Regarding study of the first outbreak, have you received any feedback from the WHO team sent to Mexico to investigate the outbreak?

Teams are already sending epidemiological evidence but we will know more over the next few days.

Is there any confirmation of transmission between pigs and humans at this point?

No.

Is there any information on the economic impact of the outbreak so far?

No.

Why are we so worried about this pandemic possibility when thousands die every year from seasonal epidemics?

Seasonal epidemics occur every year and we are able to treat the virus with seasonal vaccines. A pandemic is a worldwide epidemic. It is a new virus and one to which the populations will have no immunity.

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Swine flu: What to do?

 

 

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FREE DOWNLOAD – Movies, Songs, Softwares, Games……and More (Series – 2)

Studentrockstars.com is the best source of free downloads. Download free movies, free songs, free music, free cartoons, free games, free books, free softwares, free mobile stuff and lots more free stuff from the internet.

The website basically is an online discussion forum neatly categorized into free movies, discussion topics ranging from A to Z, free videos, free software, free songs, free music, free anime, free books, free cartoon movies, free mobile downloads, free wallpapers, free kollywood movies and music, free hollywood movies, free bollywood movies and music, free kannada movies and music, latest movie reviews, free religious stuff, etc.

 

So once you find your content; click on the link for free downloading. Now read carefully before you download any free stuff make sure to “CLEAR THE CACHE” of your browser.

For Internet Explorer goto Tools>Internet Options>General>TemporaryInternet files>Delete files.

For Mozilla press Ctrl+Shift+Del and tick the ‘cache’ option and press OK

 

It is very important to do this, coz studentrockstars.com uses rapid share to download, which initially buffers or temporarily stores the content in your system’s cache memory(temporary memory). So the download is 100% complete only when it is fully downloaded. I know it is a bit technical, so do not bother just “CLEAR THE CACHE” – its not a big deal.

Now you have two options as a user- a premium user and a free user. A premium user has slightly better speed and higher download limit. While a free user has a limit of downloading only one single file per day and the download limit is also lower.

The download speed is totally dependant on your net speed. That is if your net speed is 25kbps then your download also happens at the same speed.

So Its pretty straight forward, just enter the site, login, browse for the content, see the preview or read the comments to verify if it the stuff is fake or for real. Then copy the link and paste in a new window to download for free. Now that’s what I mean by students rock like stars. Also I could not find any reason to believe that it was only related to students.

So do not get fooled by the name if you come across the URL of the site and think it to be some kind of online study material warehouse. Just go ahead and download for free.

For more free downloads, click on the relevant links below.

For Future Visits:

Bookmark the site or add as favourites.

Else Goto Google –  type “bestashok + shvoong + student rock stars”. The page should show up.

TIPS and Tricks: Since a free user can download only single file (i.e one movie or one link), I suggest you to create a multiple user logins and go on downloading as many times you like….and finally as I promised in my series of “DOWNLOAD: THE TRUE STORY OF INTERNET”.It’s FREE!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

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FREE DOWNLOAD – Movies, Songs, Softwares, Games……and More (Series-1)

Free, free, free the very words strike a chord with us.

But it comes with a *(star)Conditions Apply. But, where there’s a will, there’s a way.
I have been using the net for the past decade, and being from a developing nation like India, it really gave us the view of the whole world, especially the developed nations who have reached their pinnacle of evolution.

So, though my abstract on Free stuff available on the internet might be mundane to the highly net evolved creatures, the same might not be the case with my fellow brethrens who are still in the nascent stages of net evolution.

So, here in my series of DOWNLOAD: THE TRUE STORY OF INTERNET, I shall be taking you through the steps on how to avail the freebies………

There’s a certain purpose most of us use the net for, but the majority use it for the E.Q ie the Entertainment Quotient..

Songs, Movies, Games, and the list goes on……Oh my pal here sitting next to me reminded me the most important stuff –  Yes the SOFTWARES, how could I miss it, thanks man!!!!
And here in the first of the series I shall go ahead with songs.

Here you can download free songs like – download free hindi songs, download free english songs, download; free bollywood songs, download free tamil songs, download free telugu songs, download free kannada songs, download free songs online, download free hollywood songs, download free malayalam songs, download free tollywood songs, download free mp3 songs, download free indian songs and download more free songs, the list endless..

Please refer below to the relevant links for the list of websites where you can get them for freeeeeee…….

Most of them require you to just register with your email id or just choose the song and wallah!!! you can lay your hands (oops ! your mouse) on the latest tunes rocking the world! Of course being a self ethical anti pirate person I would also request you to not pass on these songs to your pals or use them for any other commercial purpose.

Instead let them know the procedure or read my blog and go ahead….
Below are the list of some free songs categories you can download from:

Blues
Acoustic, Electric, rock… Hip Hop &Rap
Freestyle, Hip Hop, Rap…
Classical
Electric, Piano, Romantic… Jazz
Bebop, Ragtime, Swing…
Comedy
Adult, Political, Satire… Latin
Mambo, Mariachi, Salsa…
Country
Blues, New Country, Swing… Metal
Gothic, Heavy, Industrial…
Easy Listening
Lounge, Love Songs, Soft Rock… Pop & Rock
Pop, Rock, Punk…
Electronic
Dance, House, Techno… Urban / R&B
Urban, Rhythm & Blues, Reggae…
World
Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Portuguese,
Santali, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu…

WARNING: Make Sure you have reasonable download limit usage for your internet connection. An unlimited one would be like an icing on the cake.. Happy Downloading..

 

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Swine flu: What to do?

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What are the recommendations for face masks?

If you are not sick you do not have to wear a mask. If you are caring for a sick person you should wear a mask. All home made masks should be cleansed regularly.

If you are sick, stay at home and avoid contact with people.

How can I protect myself and prevent illness?

Practise general preventive measures for influenza to prevent infection:

avoid close contact with people who appear unwell and have fever and cough;

wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly and often;

practise good health habits including adequate sleep, eating nutritious food, and keeping physically active.

How do I care for an ill person at home?

Separate the ill person from others, keeping the person at least 1 metre in distance from others.

Cover your mouth and nose when caring for the ill person. Either commercial or homemade materials are fine, as long as they are disposed of or cleaned properly after use.

Wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly after each contact with the ill person.

Improve the air flow where the ill person stays. Use doors and windows to take advantage of breezes.

Keep the environment clean with readily available household cleaning agents.

If you are living in a country where there are infections follow additional advice from your national and local health authorities.

What should I do if I think I have the illness?

If you feel unwell, have high fever, cough or sore throat:

Stay at home and keep away from work, school or crowds.

Rest and take plenty of fluids.

Cover your mouth and nose with disposable tissues when coughing and sneezing, and dispose of the used tissues properly.

Wash your hands with soap and water often and thoroughly, especially after coughing or sneezing.

Inform family and friends about your illness and try to avoid contact with other people.

What should I do if I need medical attention?

Contact your doctor or healthcare provider before travelling to a health facility, and report your symptoms. Explain why you think you have influenza A(H1N1) (if you have recently travelled to a country where there is an outbreak in humans). Follow the advice given to you.

If it is not possible to contact your healthcare provider in advance, communicate your suspicion of infection as soon as you arrive at the facility.

Cover your nose and mouth during travel.

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Namma Metro or Naama Metro?

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The on going metro project has run into rough weather owing to a proposed en route via Lalbagh which has resulted in cutting of the flora.

 

And all this happening in the name of public convinience. Local people and environment activist of “hasire usiru” fear it will affect the environment and lead to ecological imbalance.

Their main point of contemption is the fact that unlike other places Lalbagh is a park and there is scope for alternative routes. And their worst fear is that if lalbagh can be demolished today then it can be can place else.

 

The Metro if completed would have a minimum fare ranging from 25Rs to 100Rs for a daily pass. So the reason of public convenience does not stand tall. Also Bangalore is a small place compared to other metro cities. Therefore we could do well with our existing system. For e.g.: We already have circular railway lines running around the city. All it requires the implementation of dedicated trains for local transportation, increase the frequency. Finally create awareness that there is a system in place and also the cost effectiveness cannot be forgotten.

 

As per Govt rules every state must have a green cover of 33%, while our state has only 23% including the various plantations. Thus experts like Harish Bhatt(Scientist at IISC) say that the actual cover can be only up to 14% which is really alarming considering we have the western ghats as well. Also unlike other areas Lalbagh is covered under the Parks Act, so even if the govt has right to property, it still requires permission from the concerned department like forest dept to do any sort of work. But in this case no permission has been taken so far.

 

When compared to other metro in the world, none of them go on the ground whether it be France, United Kingdom or for the fact our own states like Delhi all of them of go underground. Infrastructure Consultants add that going underground is cheaper compared on ground metro.

 

While Senior BJP party leader and prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani during his campaign at the Second phase of polls said that he will not allow Lalbagh to chopped down at any cost but the work seems to have begun. Meanwhile local residents have been staging peaceful protests. But it looks like only delaying the inevitable.

 

The BMRC officials are mum on the issue citing elections and add that any explanation at this juncture could be used as political issue.

Similar issues has cropped up at RV road where 323 trees have been cut for the sake of metro and again without permission and also at other areas where the proposed metro is being routed.

 

Then at Palace Road near the Maharani College the road has been stripped of its palatial trees that were planted about 60-65 years and is being developed into a CONCRETE JUNGLE. This has resulted in the mutilated pavements, dug roads, cables all over resembling a war field. And the reason cited is the Traffic congestion. But this road is similar to the one at J.C. Nagar road leading to Mekhri Circle which is probably the most heaviest used intersection in the entire city. Yet it has a divider and no trees have been cut down. And inspite of Alternative routes leading to Majestic and Market via palace road they have cut down the trees.

 

So would the authorities give substantial reason for these projects in the name of public convenience. Why have these works been carried out inspite of numerous alternatives? Is there no scope for sustainable development? Are they planning to restore the green cover after the completion of the work? Whatever the reason may be, one should realize that trees give us life. So there is absolutely no excuse for deforestation in the name of development. There must be some restoration plans. Also if one looks at nations like France, U.K which handle similar traffic have a sustainable developmental plan where both nature and infrastructure go hand in hand. Let us hope atleast the remaining few trees do not become the victims of development.

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Only Thy Name is Palace Road

PALACE – I reaffirmed its meaning by looking into the dictionary, not because I needed to look for the meaning. But, to recuperate from the shock after seeing the recent happenings at the Palace road, which is right behind the Vidhana Soudha.

The road does justify the name with its proximity to the Vidhana Soudha, the 24/7 free legal counsel, the Maharani College, Bsnl office, SJP polytechnic college and Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College. And to top it all the green cover that gave these places a palatial look.

But from the past few weeks the road has been stripped of its palatial trees that were planted about 60-65 years and is being developed into a ‘CONCRETE JUNGLE’. This has resulted in the on set of the usual humdrums associated with most of Bengaluru like the dust, shambled pavements, dug roads, cables all over the road there by matching every square feet of the palace road to a war field. And the reason is the usual traffic problem.

If one were to look at the Palace road one would see that the deforestation in the name of traffic management was mindless.The reason is that the Palace road is about 1.2 kilometre stretch leading to market and majestic only. But the scene at the J.C Nagar stretch leading to Mekhri circle is not the same. It is a two way and probably the most heaviest used intersection in the entire city . Yet it has a divider and no trees have been cut down. One cannot understand the indifference towards the Palace road, which is not so conjested.

All the intersections leading to market and majestic from the Palace road is a one way. But at the J.c Nagar stretch vehicles come back in from mekhri circle, R.T.Nagar, vasanth Nagar and jayamahal. While most vehicles only move out of the Palace road they do not come back via the same road.

So would the authorities give substantial reasons for the road widening, inspite of numerous alternative roads to majestic and market. And are they planning to restore the green cover after the work? Whatever the reason may be, one should realise that trees give us life. So there is absolutely no excuse for deforestation in the name of development. There must be some restoration plans.Also there are options where nations like France which handle similar traffic have built roads without cutting trees. Lets hope atleast the remaining few trees do not become the victims of traffic management.

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Profile of ONGC – Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited

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Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) was incorporated on June 23, 1993) is an Indian public sector petroleum company. It is a Fortune Global 500 company ranked 335th, and contributes 77% of India’s crude oil production and 81% of India’s natural gas production. It is the highest profit making corporation in India. It was set up as a commission on August 14, 1956. Indian government holds 74.14% equity stake in this company.

ONGC is engaged in exploration and production activities. It is involved in exploring for and exploiting hydrocarbons in 26 sedimentary basins of India. It produces about 30% of India’s crude oil requirement. It owns and operates more than 11,000 kilometers of pipelines in India. Until recently (March 2007) it was the largest company in terms of market cap in India.

History

In August 1956, the Oil and Natural Gas Commission was formed. Raised from mere Directorate status to Commission, it had enhanced powers. In 1959, these powers were further enhanced by converting the commission into a statutory body by an act of Indian Parliament.

Global Ranking

 

  • ONGC ranks as the Numero Uno Oil & Gas Exploration & Production (E&P) Company in Asia, as per Platts 250 Global Energy Companies List for the year 2007.

 

  • ONGC ranks 23rd Leading Global Energy Major amongst the “Top 250 Energy Majors of the World in the Platt’s List” based on outstanding performance in respect of Assets, Revenues, Profits and Return on Invested Capital (RIOC) for the year 2007.

 

  • ONGC is the only Company from India in the Fortune Magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies 2007. ONGC is 9th position in the Industry of Mining, crude oil production.

 

  • ONGC ranks 239th position in the prestigious Forbes Global 2000 and Numero Uno ranking amongst Indian Companies.

 

  • ONGC ranks 369th position in Fortune Global 500 list for the year 2006 based on Revenues.

 

  • ONGC retains Numero Uno position from India in terms of Profits with overall global ranking of 121st.

 

Represents India’s Energy Security

 

ONGC has single-handedly scripted India’s hydrocarbon saga by:

 

  • Establishing 6.42 billion tonnes of In-place hydrocarbon reserves with more than 300 discoveries of oil and gas; in fact, 6 out of the 7 producing basins have been discovered by ONGC: out of these In-place hydrocarbons in domestic acreages, Ultimate Reserves are 2.29 Billion Metric tonnes (BMT) of Oil Plus Oil Equivalent Gas (O+OEG).

 

  • Cumulatively producing 762.3 Million Metric Tonnes (MMT) of crude and 440.7 Billion Cubic Meters (BCM) of Natural Gas, from 115 fields.

 

  India’s Most Valuable Company

 

  • “Biggest Wealth Creator Award” for the period 2000-2006 instituted by M/s Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd., third time in a row.

 

  • Ranked as the most respected Company in PSU Category in the 2006 Business World Survey, with 13th position in the league of the most respected Indian Corporate.

 

  • Tops the Business India Super 100 list (among 284 Indian Companies having Sales in excess of Rs. 500 Crore), based on Sales, Profit After Tax (PAT), Net Fixed Assets and Market Capitalization (Dec 2006)

 

  • Topped the visibility metrics in Indian Oil and Gas Sector and the only PSU in the top 10 list of Indian Corporate newsmakers.

 

  • Moody’s Investor Services awarded the highest-ever Credit Rating for an Indian Corporate – Baa1 (indicative Foreign Currency debt rating)

 

  • CRISIL and ICRA also reaffirmed ONGC the highest credit rating of AAA and LAAA respectively.

 

 Strategic Vision: 2001-2020

 

  • To focus on core business of E&P, ONGC has set strategic objectives of:

 

  • Doubling reserves (i.e. accreting 6 billion tonnes of O+OEG).

 

  • Improving average recovery from 28 per cent to 40 per cent.

 

  • Tie-up 20 MMTPA of equity Hydrocarbon from abroad.

 

  • The focus of management will be to monetise the assets as well as to assetise the money.

 

Financials (2006-07)

 

  •  ONGC posted a net profit of Rs. 156.429 billion, the Highest by any Indian Company

 

  •  Net worth Rs. 614 billion

 

  •  Practically Zero Debt Corporate

 

  •  Contributed over Rs. 286 billion to the exchequer

 

 The Road Ahead

 

  • ONGC looks forward to become an integrated energy provider, with:

 

  •  New Discoveries and fast track development

 

  •  Equity Oil from Abroad

 

  •  Downstream Value Additions & Forward Integration

 

  •  Leveraging state-of-the art technology and global best practices

 

  •  New Sources of Energy

 

  •  Production from small and marginal fields