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The Oberoi Group of Hotels

The Oberoi Vanya Vilas, Ranthambore, has been ranked as the best hotel in the world. The Oberoi Amar Vilas Agra, raj Vilas Jaipur and Udai Vilas Jaipur have been ranked second third and fourth respectively in Asia and positioned no.5, 13 & 15 in world ranking according to a reader’s poll by ’travel + leisure’ magazine. Interestingly, the groups' domestic expansion plans include opening Oberoi Gurgaon by December 2010 or early, January 2011. In a letter addressed to the chairman PRS Oberoi, union tourism minister kumara Selaja said the award is the “crowning glory” of incredible India. She congratulated him for exceptional leadership.

Know about VP Divya who has most number of international research publication

VP Divya V P Divya, an electrical engineering student has entered into the Limca Book of Records for having the most number of international research publications to her credit as an undergraduate researcher. V P Divya(born: 1990), a B Tech student of Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology, has published 16 national and international research publications at the age of 20. V V R Murthy from Limca Book of Records said Limca does not have a category for such a record. She will be the first to register such a record. The young researcher is working in areas such as the demand side management wherein the power to industries and domestic users can be balanced and minimize power shortages.

rupee gets a symbol

Rupee gets a symbol, joins elite currencies The Indian rupee will soon have a unique symbol’-blend of the devanagri ‘ra’ and roman ‘R’—joining the elite currencies like the US dollar,euro, british pound and Japanese yen in having a distinct identity. The new symbol, designed by Bombay IIT post graduate D Udaya Kumar, was approved by cabinet on Thursday.reflecting that the Indian currency,backed by an over trillion dollar economy,was finally making its presence felt on the international scene. “its a big statement on the Indian currency...the symbol would lend a distinctive character and identity to the currency and further highlight the strength and global face of the Indian economy.” Information and broadcasting minister ambika soni told reporters after the cabinet meeting. Though the symbol will not be printed or embossed on the currency notes or coins, it would be included in the ‘Unicode standard’ and major scripts of the world to ensure that it is easily displayed and printed in t

Nasovac indigenous vaccine for H1N1

14th July 2010, is a big day in the country’s pharmaceutical history when the first indigenous intra-nasal vaccine was launched in Mumbai. Its Pune based makers insisted that a dose of 0.5ml of the vaccine Nasovac-delivered directly to the nasal cavity –would guard the person against the worrisome H1N1 virus for a period of over a year or even two. But the painless vaccine may be of no use to some section of people who are the most vulnerable to the H1N1 virus, namely pregnant women, infants and people with compromised immunity who are the worst affected. “The nasal vaccine is safe and easy to administer and meant for children over three years of age as well as for the elderly,” said serum institute of india executive director (operations) Adar C Poonawala. Swine flu has killed over 1000 people across the country since its entry in May 2009. It was almost inactive in the summer months before returning a month ago, killing 19 people. 

Know about Ghazal King of India Jagjit Singh

Jagjit Singh Ghazal King Jagjit Singh Jagjit Singh is one of the most famous Ghazal singers of modern times. In an era where the current generation is headed towards rock and hip hop music, it is refreshing to see them cherish Jagjit Singh ghazals as well. Born in Ganganagar located in Rajasthan on 8th February 1941, the name Jagjit means the one who triumphs over the world. His father Sardar Amar Singh Dhiman was a Government official and his mother Sardarni Bachchan Kaur had a religious family background. He has four sisters and two brothers and is fondly addressed as "Jeet" by his family. Check out this biography of Jagjit Singh, which captures his intriguing life history. Jagjit Singh studied at Khalsa High School located in Ganganagar. After completing his matriculation, he took up science. He graduated in Arts from DAV College located in Jalandhar and has a post-graduate degree in history from Kurukshetra University, Haryana. His father wanted him to join

Know about Badminton Star Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal (born March 17, 1990) is an Indian badminton player. Currently ranked number 2 in the world by Badminton World Federation, Saina is the first Indian girl to reach the singles quarterfinals at the Olympics and the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships. Saina Nehwal made history on June 21, 2009, becoming the first Indian to win a Super Series tournament, by clinching the Indonesia Open with a stunning victory over higher-ranked Chinese Lin Wang in Jakarta. (The Super Series tournament is roughly equivalent to a Grand Slam in tennis.) Saina won her second career Super Series title by winning the Singapore Open title on June 20, 2010. She completed a hat-trick in the same year by winning the Indonesian Open on June 27, 2010. This win resulted in her rise to 3rd ranking. Saina has just stepped away from reaching the summit of women's badminton, having risen to world number 2 in the latest ranking. Saina now has 64791.2637 points and is just behi

Know about Air rifle shooter Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra was the Olympic Champion in Air Rifle shooting during 2010 Olympics. He is the first-ever Indian to win an individual Gold Medal since 1900 - the year our country participated in the Olympic games for the first time. His unparalleled achievements in the shooting arena have made the nation proud and he has been bestowed with honours from a very young age due to his consummate performances on the international stage. He received the Arjuna Award at the young age of  17 and has been the youngest recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards – the highest sporting honour in the country at 18 years.  Abhinav has also been decorated with the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian honour, in 2009 after his historic Gold Medal wins at the Beijing Olympics. He was the first of many thousands of relay runners who will carry the baton for the New Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, across the globe.  The  New Delhi  2010 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay co

Know about sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik

Sudarsan Pattnaik is one of the best sand artists in india. Sudarsan has won People's Choice prize at the 1st Moscow International Sand Sculpture Championship held in Russia. Sudarsan has created 15 feet high Hindu god Ganesh to create awareness among the people on the potential dangers of global warming at the International Sand Championship. The top of the sculpture depicted the melting of glaciers in the Himalayas and in the flowing water Lord Ganesh is travelling on a boat with a sign 'Divine Concern on Global Warming'. This was to educate people through his art about the effects of Global Warming. Pattnaik hails from Odisha and has so far participated in more than 35 international sand sculpture championships across the world and won many awards for the country. Sudarsan Pattnaik His sand sculpture on Black Taj Mahal earned him accolades all over the world. He actively takes part in social events through his sand art, giving tribute to the cause i

Know about Vinod Dham

Achievement: Known as the father of the Pentium processor. Vinod Dham (Born: 1950) is popularly known as the father of the Pentium processor. Born in 1950 in Pune, he had his initial schooling in Pune. He did his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering in 1971. Thereafter he had a brief stint with Continental Devices, a Delhi based semiconductor company. In 1975, Vinod Dham went to the US and did his Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. After completing his Masters in 1977, Vinod Dham joined the National Cash Register (NCR) at Dayton, Ohio. Vinod was a team member of the NCR's memory design group. He received many patents for his work at NCR. While making a presentation at the IEEE conference in Monterrey, California on re-programmable memory, Vinod Dham received an offer from the Intel to work with them. In January 1990, Vinod was in charge of developing the 586 or Pentium processor. He worked relentlessly on t

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