Why We celebrate Engineer’s Day on 15th September every year in India

Engineer’s day is celebrated in India on September 15th of the every year to commemorate the birthday of the legendary civil engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya (popularly known as Sir MV). He was a great scholar & engineer himself! Sir M Visvesvaraya was internationally recognised for his genius in harnessing rainwater resources in India. He designed “Automatic Weir Water Floodgates”, was first installed in 1903 at the Khadakwasla Reservoir, Pune. He also designed “Flood Protection System ” for Hyderabad, giving him celebrity status in India. He was responsible for the construction of “Krishna Raja Sagara Dam in Mysore…

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Hindi Diwas: Do you know why September 14 was picked to celebrate the language?

September 14 is celebrated as Hindi day. Hindi, which is the official (not national) language of India was given this status on September 14, 1949. This resolution was adopted under the Constitution of India in 1950. The Constituent Assembly was constituted in 1946. The issue of language was a prime concern the Constituent Assembly faced. English was already used in official matters during the British rule. The Constituent Assembly thus decided that Hindi written in Devanagri script along with English to be the working language of the Indian language. The…

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10 Tips To Save Money On The Road

Travel is so much more than just picking a spot and going there. Check out a list of a few wise tips to help you stretch your money on the road  Travel is so much more than just picking a spot and going there. For a gratifying adventure, you must learn to consider the significant factors that can affect your travel plans- money, being the foremost. For a cheaper, longer, and a better travel experience, you need to make your money last on the road. Every last penny matters and…

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Know Steve Jobs – Father of Apple

Steve Jobs, pictured in 1996 PIC: REUTERS Born:25 February 1955 Died:5 October 2011 Early life:Born in San Francisco, Jobs was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs as a baby and soon moved to Mountain View, now known as Silicon Valley Jobs and Wozniak On a fateful day in 1969, a 14-year-old Steve Jobs met Steve Wozniak, then 19. The pair bonded over a love of electronics, and went on to design and build the first Apple computer in the Jobs family garage. Seeking enlightenment: Jobs dropped out of college in 1972, travelled…

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Umesh, Shami return to India ODI squad for first 3 ODIs against Australia

Fast bowlers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami returned to India’s ODI squad for the first three of five-match series against Australia. India have also chosen to be without R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja – as they were in their most recent 50-over series, when they whitewashed Sri Lanka 5-0. Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad, however, clarified that both players have only been rotated out of the squad. As a result Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel get another chance to lead the team’s spin attack again. “The team for the three ODIs against Australia has been selected in line with the rotation…

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CPL 2017: Cooper assault takes Knight Riders to second CPL title

Trinbago Knight Riders 136 for 7 (Munro 29, Cooper 29*, Hafeez 2-19) beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 135 for 6 (Brathwaite 30, Cooper 2-12, Searles 2-29) by three wickets Javon Searles had Chris Gayle caught with his first ball Getty Images In a low-scoring thriller, the Trinbago Knight Riders’ tail, spurred on by the home crowd at Brian Lara Stadium, wagged furiously to prevail over St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in a tense chase. Patriots were in charge with their opponents at 90 for 7 and Knight Riders still needed 28 off 13…

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Musician Karan Joseph jumps to death from Bandra flat, say police

Karan Joseph, 29, lugged around his keyboard wherever he went. “Like it was a guitar,” says Rudy Wallang, Joseph’s friend, colleague and lead guitarist of the popular band Soulmate. “That keyboard was his crutch, his shelter from everything in the world. And when he placed his fingers on those black-and-white keys, he was a genius,” says Wallang about the Mumbai-based musician. Joseph allegedly committed suicide Saturday morning after leaping out of the window of a 12th-floor apartment in Bandra’s Concord Apartments, where he was staying with friends for the past…

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India in SL: one off T20I-Kohli, Pandey lead the way as India complete 9-0 sweep

India 174 for 3 (Kohli 82, Pandey 51*) beat Sri Lanka 170 for 7 (Munaweera 53, Priyanjan 40, Chahal 3-43, Kuldeep 2-20) by seven wickets Scorecard and ball-by-ball details Three-nil in the Tests, five-nil in the ODIs, a crushing eight-wicket win in the one-off T20I. Virat Kohli followed up successive hundreds in the last two ODIs with another display of ruthless efficiency in a chase, and ensured India left Sri Lanka no crumbs of comfort at the end of a long and chastening month-and-a-half for the hosts. Set 171 to win, India romped…

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WhatsApp finally unveils plan to make money from businesses

WhatsApp that it is testing potentially money-making ways to be used by businesses to communicate with customers. A business version of Facebook-owned messaging application WhatsApp will be free to use at the outset, with plans to charge big businesses for certain tools in the future, according to the company. WhatsApp had yet to work out details of what it would charge, saying it was focused now on refining features with companies helping to test the application. It will be the first move by Facebook to monetize WhatsApp, which has focused…

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