NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India) The NPCI [link] was founded in 2009, as an umbrella organisation for the operating retail payments and settlement systems in India. RBI (Reserve bank of India) and IBA (Indian Banks’ Association) jointly worked initiated the creation. The NPCI has been instrumental for many of the innovations in the payments front in … Read more
Google doodle remembering Anant Pai (Uncle Pai), the mind behind Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle comics
Latest from the banquet table of Google is Google Instant. Check out the introductory video done by Google and the announcement post by Google. And also, Google Instant (Bob Dylan Style). Google Instant is the new feature that automatically starts listing the search results for the text typed (without the ENTER key being hit) and … Read more
With the Commonwealth Games 2010 due to start in a few weeks, the theme song has been launched. Composed by A R Rahman, the theme song is “Jiyo, Utho, Bado, Jeeto” (Translated from Hindi “Live, Rise, Ascend, Win”). Click here to listen to the track. I personally have liked the track quite a bit. I … Read more
It’s that time of the year when the Indian Government declares the list of Indian citizens who have made the cut for the Padma Awards. The 2010 list of Padma Awardees has opened the Pandora’s Box. The Indian Government webpage states that Padma Awards, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri are given for … Read more
Finally Google has released a list of tips for Gmail users. I must say it is quite a good list for the users, whether they are beginners(White belt users, as per Google) or they are power users (Gmail masters). They have even released it in pdf version.
Chanced upon this article online. It covers an article on the American structural biologist, who won the 2009 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. The ludicrous part of the article is this: In a society that glorifies the IIT-IIM culture, this doesn’t come as a surprise. My take is that if Mr. Venkataraman Ramakrishnan had gotten that … Read more
I chanced upon this article online. The student was “removed” from the school, not from the school rolls. Haven’t they heard of words like “expelled”, “rusticated”? Sheesh, doesn’t ToI hire people who have some basic knowledge of English?
The “wonderful and truly capable” Delhi Police just got busted. Their vain attempts to implicate some individual in a murder case got shredded away in the Delhi High Court. The basic summary is as follows: A couple (husband with blood group A, and the wife with blood group B) gets killed, the investigating police plant … Read more
The hottest thing nowadays, is the United Nations Climate Change Conference. This conference will supposedly harbor in a new age, where nations will pollute lesser i.e. reduce emissions- the Greenhouse ones not this kind of emissions. 😀 But a notable absentee at this conference will be Al Gore (of the An Inconvenient Truth fame). He … Read more