Thursday, May 28, 2009

India: Manmohan Singh & Team of Ministers - 2009

15ht Lok Sabha - Manmohan Singh Team
(Cabinet Ministers & Minister of State (MoS))


Manmohan Singh

Prime Minister

Pranab Mukherjee


Sharad Pawar

Agriculture, Food and Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution

A K Antony


P. Chidambaram

Home Affairs

Mamata Banerjee


S M Krishna

External Affairs

Ghulam Nabi Azad

Health and Family Welfare

Kapil Sibal

Human Resource Development

Veerappa Moily

Law and Justice

Ambika Soni

Information and Broadcasting

Anand Sharma

Commerce and Industry

S Jaipal Reddy

Urban Development

Murli Deora

Petroleum and Natural Gas

Kumari Selja

Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Tourism

Sushilkumar Shinde


Vilasrao Deshmukh

Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

Kamal Nath

Surface Transport and Highways

Virbhadra Singh


A Raja

IT and Communication

Dayanidhi Maran


Meira Kumar

Water Resources

C P Joshi

Rural Development and Panchayati Raj

M S Gill

Youth Affairs and Sports

M .K Azhagiri

Chemicals and Fertilizers

Mallikarjun Kharge

Labour and Employment

Farooq Abdullah

New and Renewable Energy.

Subodh Kant Sahay

Food Processing Industries

G K Vasan


Pawan Kumar Bansal

Parliamentary Affairs

Vyalar Ravi

Overseas Indian Affairs

B K Handique

Mines, Development of North-Eastern Region

Mukul Wasnik

Social Justice and Empowerment

Kantilal Bhuria

Tribal Affairs


Praful Patel

Civil Aviation

Prithviraj Chavan

Science and Technology; Earth Sciences and MoS in the PMO; Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Parliamentary Affairs.

Sriprakash Jaiswal

Coal; Statistics and Programme Implementation

Salman Khursheed

Corporate Affairs; Minority Affairs

Dinsha J Patel

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Krishna Tirath

Women and Child Development

Jairam Ramesh

Environment and Forests


Mahadev S Khandela

Road Transport and Highways

Dinesh Trivedi

Health and Family Welfare

Sisir Adhikari

Rural Development

Sultan Ahmed


Mukul Roy


Mohan Jatua

Information and Broadcasting

D Napoleon (actor)

Social Justice and Empowerment

Dr S Jagathrakshakan

Information and Broadcasting

S Gandhiselvan

Health and Family Welfare

Tusharbhai Chaudhary

Tribal Affairs

Sachin Pilot

Communications and IT

Arun Yadav

Youth Affairs and Sports

Pratik Patil

Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

R P N Singh

Road Transport and Highways

Shashi Tharoor

External Affairs

Vincent Pala

Water Resources

Pradeep Jain

Rural Development

Agatha Sangma

Rural Development

Ajay Maken

Home Affairs

Jitin Prasada

Petroleum and Natural Gas

E. Ahamed


Srikant Jena

Chemicals and Fertilizers

Mullappally Ramachandran

Home Affairs

V Narayansamy

Planning, Parliamentary Affairs

Jyotiraditya Scindia

Commerce and Industry

D Purandeswari

Human Resource Development

K H Muniyappa


Panabaka Lakshmi


Namo Narain Meena


M M. Pallam Raju


Saugata Ray

Urban Development

SS Palanimanickam


A Sai Prathap


Preneet Kaur

External Affairs

Gurudas Kamath

IT and Communications

Harish Rawat

Labour and Employment

K V Thomas

Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Madurai students win “battle of minds” - The Hindu

Madurai students win “battle of minds”
D. Karthikeyan
— Photo: G. Moorthy

WINNERSPEAK: Students of KLN College of Engineering explaining the project which bagged them the first place in Madurai on Monday.

MADURAI: In what was a battle of great minds, final year Electronics and Communication Engineering students of KLN College of Engineering here romped home winning the ‘The Great Mind Challenge 2009.’

IBM conducts this national level contest across 24 states since 2004. The contest is held under the company’s Academic Initiative programmes aimed to provide student programmers a unique opportunity to develop innovative solutions using open standards-based IT tools under gruelling real time situations.

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Source: The Hindu

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Using Lift - Emergency - Useful info

Using Lift - Emergency - Useful info

We never know when and where accidents will happen to us OR people around us.

Read on and hope this piece of information may help any of us when things do happen to our self, our friends and our loved ones.

One day, while in a lift, it suddenly broke down and it was falling from level 13 at a fast speed.

Fortunately, I remembered watching a TV program that taught you must quickly press all the buttons for all the levels.

Finally, the lift stopped at the 5th level.

When you are facing life and death situations, whatever decisions or actions you make decides your survival. If you are caught in a lift breakdown, first thought in mind may be 'waiting to die'...

But after reading below, things will definitely be different the next time you are caught in a lift.
  • First – Quickly press all the different levels of buttons in the lift.
  • Second – Hold on tight to the handle (if there is any).
  • Third – Lean your back and head against the wall forming a straight line.
  • Fourth – Bend your knees
Reason – When the lift falls, you will not know when it will hit the ground, and it may result in whole body bone fracture.

  • Point 1 – When the emergency electricity supply is being activated, it will stop the lift from falling further.
  • Point 2 – It is to support your position and prevent you from falling or getting hurt when you lost your balance.
  • Point 3 – Leaning against the wall is to use it as a support for your back/spine as protection.
  • Point 4 – Ligament is a flexible, connective tissue. It can be attached to the bone part of the activities, but limit the scope of their activities in order to avoid injury.
Thus, the impact of fractured bones will be minimized from the severe pressure during fall.
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