Apple: iPad

January 28, 2010

Apple today introduced iPad, a  device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, playing games, reading e-books, and much more.

Pricing

Features

Its high-resolution Multi-Touch display lets you interact with content — including 12 innovative new apps designed especially for iPad and almost all of the 140,000 apps available on the App Store.

Safari
The large Multi-Touch screen on iPad lets you see web pages as they were meant to be seen — one whole page at a time. With vibrant color and sharp text.

Mail
See and touch your email in ways you never could before. In landscape, you get a split-screen view, showing both an opened email and the messages in your Inbox. To see the opened email by itself, you just turn iPad to portrait, and the email automatically rotates and fills the screen.

Photos
With its crisp, vibrant display, and its unique software features, iPad is an extraordinary way to enjoy and share your photos. For example, the new Photos app displays the photos in an album as though they were in a stack. Just tap or pinch to open the stack, and the whole album opens up.

Video
The large, high-resolution screen makes iPad perfect for watching any kind of video: from HD movies and TV shows, to podcasts and music videos.

YouTube
The YouTube app organizes videos so they’re really easy to see and navigate. To watch one, you just tap it. When you’re watching in landscape, the video will automatically play in full screen.

iPod
With the iPod app, all your music is literally at your fingertips. You can browse by album, song, artist, or genre, with a simple flick. To play a song, just tap it, and the now playing screen will show the album art at full size.

iTunes
Just tap on the iTunes Store icon, and you can browse and buy music, TV shows, podcasts — or buy and rent movies — wirelessly, right from your iPad.

App Store
iPad will run almost 140,000 apps from the App Store. Everything from games to business apps, and more. And new apps that have been designed just for iPad are highlighted, so you can easily find the ones that take full advantage of its features.

iBooks
The iBooks app is a great, new way to read and buy books.1 Just download the app for free from the App Store, and you’ll be able to buy everything from classics to bestsellers from the built-in iBookstore.

Maps
See more of the world with high-resolution Satellite and Street View images. You can even see topography with the new Terrain view.

Notes
With its expansive display and large, on-screen keyboard, iPad makes jotting down notes easy. In landscape mode, you get not only a note-taking page but a list of all your notes.

Calendar
iPad makes it easy to keep on schedule by displaying Day, Week, Month or List views of your calendar. That way, you can see an overview of a whole month, or the details of a single day.

Contacts
The Contacts app on iPad makes finding names, numbers and other important information quicker and easier than ever before.

Spotlight Search
Spotlight Search allows you to search across iPad, and all of its built-in apps. Including Mail, Contacts, Calendar, iPod, and Notes.

Source: – http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/

Technical Specifications

Size and weight

Height: 9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
Width: 7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
Depth: 0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
Weight: 1.5 pounds (.68 kg) Wi-Fi model;
1.6 pounds (.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model

Source: http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/

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PF Forms – Download

January 25, 2010

FORMS FOR CLAIMING BENEFITS UNDER THE EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND SCHEME

FORM NO 13 (revised)

For transferring the Provident Fund account of a member from one establishment to another establishment covered under the act / scheme.

Click here to download – http://epfindia.nic.in/forms/13revised.PDF

FORM NO 14

Application for financing a life insurance policy out of Provident Fund account

Click here to download – http://epfindia.nic.in/forms/Form14.pdf

FORM NO 19

To be submitted by a member to withdraw his Provident Fund dues on leaving service/retirement/termination.

Click here to download – http://epfindia.nic.in/forms/FORMS_Latest/Form19.PDF

FORM NO 20

In the event of death of member, this form is to be used by a nominee / family member to claim the member’s Provident Fund accumilation.

Click here to download – http://epfindia.nic.in/forms/FORMS_Latest/Form20.PDF

FORM NO 31

For the use of Provident Fund members to avail advances / withdrawals as provided in the scheme

Click here to download –

FORMS FOR CLAIMING BENEFITS UNDER THE EMPLOYEES’ PENSION SCHEME ’95

FORM NO 10-C

For claiming:
– Refund of Employer share.
– Withdrawl benefit
– Scheme certificate for retention of membership

Click here to download – http://epfindia.nic.in/forms/FORMS_Latest/Form10C.PDF

FORM NO 10-D

To be submitted by the first claimant i.e.
– member or
– widow/widower or
– orphan or
– nominee as the case may be

Click here to download – http://epfindia.nic.in/forms/FORMS_Latest/Form10D.PDF

Certificate to be submitted by pensioner
(Life Certificate/Non Re-Marriage Certificate)

Click here to download – http://epfindia.nic.in/forms/Pen_LCNM.pdf

FORMS FOR WITHDRAWAL OF INSURANCE FUNDS BENEFITS UNDER EMPLOYEES’ DEPOSIT LINKED INSURANCE SCHEME, 1976

FORM NO: 5(I.F.)

To be preferred by the person eligible to receive the Employees’ Provident Fund dues of the deceased member who died while in services.

Click here to download – http://epfindia.nic.in/forms/5_if.pdf

GENERAL

FORM NO: Statement IW – 1

Statement of Employees qualifying for membership as International Workers

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Radiofrequency Identification (RFID)

January 25, 2010

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a tool for identifying and tracking items or people.

In an RFID system, a small memory-storage chip (tag) is placed on an item. RFID readers (emitters) send out radio waves to detect tags and read their data.

Uses

RFID systems are used in many places. Some examples include:

  • Stores, warehouses and shipping areas for inventory control
  • Pharmacies or pharmaceutical distributors for pharmaceutical supply management
  • Worksites for employee identification
  • Transportation systems for fare collection (i.e. subway passes) and highway toll collection (i.e. EZ Pass)

Risks/Benefits

RFID technology has many applications for health care. For example, RFID can potentially improve patient safety by:

  • Ensuring that patients receive the correct medications and medical devices
  • Preventing the distribution of counterfeit drugs and medical devices
  • Facilitating device recalls

Source: http://www.fda.gov/Radiation-EmittingProducts/RadiationSafety/ElectromagneticCompatibilityEMC/ucm116647.htm


List of Indian banks

January 7, 2010

Public Sector Banks

  1. Allahabad Bank
  2. Andhra Bank
  3. Bank of Baroda
  4. Bank of India
  5. Bank of Maharashtra
  6. Canara Bank
  7. Central Bank of India
  8. Corporation Bank
  9. Dena Bank
  10. Indian Bank
  11. Indian Overseas Bank
  12. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  13. Punjab and Sind Bank
  14. Punjab National Bank
  15. Syndicate Bank
  16. UCO Bank
  17. Union Bank of India
  18. United Bank of India
  19. Vijaya Bank

Public Sector Banks-


10th Auto Expo: New Delhi

January 6, 2010

Why India is emerging as an major global automobile player’

  1. India is the second largest two-wheeler market in the world
  2. Fourth largest commercial vehicle market in the world
  3. 11th largest passenger car market in the world
  4. Expected to be the seventh largest by 2016
  5. Robust production

Source: NDTV


About Burj- Dubai

January 4, 2010

1. The building is over 800 metres (2,625 ft) tall and has more than 160 stores, the most of any building in the world.

2. Besides an observation deck on its 124th floor affording 360-degree views of the entire city, Burj Khalifa is home to the world’s first Armani Hotel, luxury offices and residences, and a variety of other sophisticated leisure and entertainment facilities.

3. Burj Khalifa will ultimately be the place of residence, work and leisure for a community of up to 12,000 people.

4. At their peak, some apartments in the Burj were selling for more than 1,900 US dollars per square foot, though they now can go for less than half of that. Emaar has said the entire Downtown Burj Khalifa development, which includes the tower, will cost 20 billion US dollars to build.

Source: NDTV


Burj Dubai images

January 4, 2010

Source: NDTV