Duck like Dinosaurs Species found

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Dinosaurs have always been a mystery for human being and have always been a subject of experiment and finding something new about them.

Recently a new species of Dinosaurs has been found and is named Halszkaraptor esuilliei after Polish palaeontologist Halszka Osmolska.

This species has a bill like a duck, teeth like a croc’s, a swanlike neck and killer claws, flippers like a penguin but walked like an ostrich. This meat eating Dino can also swim making it the first of its kind having swimming ability. Though the creature could run and swim but it was not able to fly.

This tiny creature only about 45 centimeters tall roamed about 75 million years ago in area which is now Mangolia.

Scientists believe that this creature would likely have been comfortable both on the water surface and on the land, making it a particularly versatile carnivore.

The full research paper was published in the magazine Nature.

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Women vs champion rowers-Women are stronger

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Prehistoric women were stronger than modern rowers.

Tiling soil and grinding grain for hours gave women more strength and gave them super power arm muscles.

Repeated exercise of lack of it can affect bone density, curvature and shape.

Unlike rowers who perform repeated tasks, prehistoric women performed multiple tasks that may not be repetitive like fetching water and food for livestock, processing meat and milk and converting hides and wool into textiles.

As per Alison Macintosh researcher at Cambridge University, this is the first study to compare prehistoric women to modern day rowers where arm and leg bones were scanned through small CT scanner. The study compared women from early Neolithic agricultural eras to farming communities of the Middle Ages.

The bones of women for both eras were same in size but strength wise earlier women (living 7000-7400 years ago) were 11-16% stronger than modern rowers and about 30% stronger than typical Cambridge students.

If Rohingyas are illegal migrants so are Desi people settling abroad

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India had taken stand on Rohingyas to deport them from India and send them back to their native place Rakhine, Myanmar as they were illegal migrants.

But what about its own citizens who illegally emigrated to various countries across the globe.

It was ridiculous to hear Union home minister Rajnath Singh taking a technical stand that Rohingyas did not follow the proper protocol to enter India as refugees. Since India has not signed any specific UN convention, it will not break any international law by sending them back.

Thousands of Indians emigrated to countries UK and USA besides many European nations. In USA about 5 lakhs Indians are living as illegal migrants. UK identified about 1000 illegal Indian migrants.

Considering this mass exodus, The Emigration Act, 1983 was made to prevent this but the law has many flaws.

This law (The Emigration Act, 1983) is the only central statute to manage migration from the country. The law mentions registration of agents who send people abroad but does not mention consultants. Hence this loophole is misused as people going abroad register themselves in any university or college and then start working without valid documents.

One attempt was done by Punjab in plugging the gap by introducing Punjab Travel Professionals Regulation Act, 2012. The act mentions that anyone in the capacity of a consultant or an agent needs to be registered with the state government, file IT returns, must have no criminal record and must have a small office.

A good indicator is the importance of issuing travel advisories by external affairs ministry. But they are so sketchy that most people do not notice this and travel abroad undeterred.

The time has come that Indians government should put its own house in order and make a law to reduce number of people going abroad illegally.

Man jumping through window-train catches speed

My wife and I were planning for a holiday. It had been a long time, almost a year when we had gone on holidays last time.

We took auto from our home to Sarai Rohilla railway station.

The traffic was not much. The train was scheduled for 9.10 PM and we reached at around 8 in the evening.

It was difficult passing time on the platform.

My wife wanted something to munch preferably popcorn and Jabson peanuts.

Whenever she eats popcorn and peanuts smile comes on her face and this makes me very happy. She smiles like a baby (Innocent baby).

I went to fetch popcorn and peanuts for her and warned her to be careful of her surroundings.

I purchased the items and started walking towards the bench where my wife was waiting for me.

Suddenly I heard some chaos on the platform.

I saw a man about twenty eight years old wearing a rough shirt and trouser with a muffler around his neck approaching the train with fast pace. The man came near the train that had halted on the platform a few seconds back. There was heavy rush and everyone was trying to enter into the train.

The man with the muffler suddenly approached window of one of the coach and tried to enter the coach through the window.

I reached my wife. We were shocked to see this because the train could have started anytime which would pose a danger for this man.

How could a man enter coach through the window?

In a very short span of time the train started moving as the train did not originate here and had stopped for about 10 minutes.

The man struggled to get inside through the window.

People on the platform started shouting as if everyone had imaged the same that I had imagined earlier (train moving with the man half inside the window and half outside the window).

The station master came but by the time he came the train had gathered pace and was about the leave the platform. No one inside the train pulled the emergency chain as no one noticed due to heavy rush. Everyone was trying to grab the seat.

There was a white pillar at the end of the platform which was about one foot away from the window of the coaches passing through the platform.

Everyone watching this scene was shocked and was praying for some miracle to happen.

But the happening happened.

Within seconds there was a loud noise of shriek as if someone collided with the pillar.

There was blood on the platform and drops were falling on the railway track.

The man was no more and had sacrificed his life just because of taking a short cut.

Whatever happened later on did not matter as life would not come back.

I prayed to God to make me strong.

The moral of the story is that always keep patience and never take short cut in life as short cut may make your life short.

You have multiple bosses while you are on holiday

Have you ever thought what happens when you are on holiday?

You have multiple bosses when you are not in the office or you are out of office.

You are going on holiday and have told everyone in the office not to call or email you. You have left the laptop at home.

But you will definitely carry smart phone with you and you will be tempted to use social media.

And obviously you will post photos of every move that you make. Then you will expect likes and comments on these photos.

If you are an excellent phone photographer with a large fan following, the photos you tweet on twitter or post on instagram are making someone else rich.

Infact you have many bosses during vacations.

Twitter sells ad space based on your user engagement. Same goes for Instagram.

These platform owners thrive and become billionaires only if there are people willing to put their best efforts and make some good contributions.

These social media platforms are just a monotonous application without the labour of its users.

The people you are interacting with are probably on the full app, so you are keeping them engaged while FB serves them ads. Same goes for Airbnb or Uber or Google maps or Trip Advisor.

You have either earned those cash or helped them grow stronger in some way.

 

 

Indian villagers making money in foreign currency

 

There are many people living in Meghalaya, a north eastern state in India who cross borders and trek to Bangladesh as village Huroi in Meghalaya does not have a motorable road to access infrastructure.

Trekking into Meghalaya is quite tough due to long distance of basic amenities from Meghalaya-Bangladesh border village of Hunoi.

Majority of income (approx 70-90%) of the village is in Takas.

People falling sick, women suffering from labour pain and for other daily needs trek into Bangladesh and trade in Bangladeshi currency Takas.

These people regret crossing fence and going to Bangladesh but they are left with no choice. If they have to use facilities within the state they have to trek for 4-5 hours but trekking in Bangladesh takes 1-2 hours.

Medical emergency in Umkiang primary health centre on Indian side is a five hour trek through the jungle whereas Bangladesh hospital in Kanaighat is an hour journey.

Apart from Huroi, there are 3 other villages that depend on Bangladesh. These are Lejri, Lahalein and Hingara. These 4 villages have about 3800 residents who earn majority of revenues in Takas.

Along the fencing Border Security Force (BSF) has built a new road not meant for civilians but frequented by Lejri and Lahalein residents.

Unfortunately the road passes over a river which has only a footbridge which does not allow transporting heavy goods.

These people are desperate to cross fence through treacherous rivers and sell goods to Bangladeshi businessmen and few have drowned mid-stream.

Villagers have protested that “if Indian government doesn’t want to fix the road, it is better to remove fence and give us to Bangladesh so that we do not risk our lives every day”.

Politicians visit Huroi with tall claims of better roads and then disappear for five years. Villagers decided to boycott 2018 state elections but district’s deputy commissioner Lhuid, promised them of better health system and setting up a mobile tower before the elections.

The matter reached the PMO last year when two college students penned a letter detailing the lack of facilities and villager’s ordeal. They wrote that they had to survive on the mercy of Bangladeshi people.

But for people who are in age bracket of 50-70 years, nothing is more important than road.

Due to lack of roads, they lose their children and drove them insane with grief. Some of them lost their new born babies.

I hope government will do something as soon as this story reaches them.

Faster than sound car-Bloodhound SSC launching

First road test of Bloodhound SSC (supersonic car) is being launched at Newquay airfield in Cornwall, UK. This will be launched after intensive experiment of about 9 years. Experiment started on Oct 28, 2007.

The Bloodhound will be launched on Thursday (26th Oct 2017).

This pencil shaped amazing car will reach a maximum speed of 320 Kmph over 2.7 Km runway. The speed is expected to skyrocket to somewhere 1609 Kmph which will be @4X than the speed of some of the reputed present day racing cars like Porsche, Lamborghini, and Ferrari. Currently these sports cars have speed of 400-500 Kmph.

This project is aimed at setting new record of land speed of 1000 Kmph and also to inspire next generation about science, technology, mathematics and engineering.

The car is 13.4 meters long weighing 7.5 tonnes and has 135,000 horsepower engine powered by EJ200 from a Eurofighter Typhoon.

This car will zoom 0-1609 Kmph in 55 seconds.

Earlier the record was set by Thrust supersonic car having speed @ 1228 Kmph. The test was done by Wing Commander Andy Green in 1997.

Bloodhound will also be tested by Green.

 

Resume rejected before interview-very high expectations shattered

I got a call from my friend on Wednesday evening and asked if I could go for walk in interview. It was scheduled next day (Thursday) in Gurgaon.

My friend told me to prepare technical questions which were expected in the interview.The time to brush my knowledge was very short.

But it’s all about time management and stress management.

My stars are generally not good. Whatever task I start, it is either not started or if it starts it is hung and task is not completed.

Anyways I prepared for the interview, kept my resume in a good looking folder and took out a rucksack bag so that I could keep water bottle, pen and some Namkeen snacks in case I feel like eating during travel.

The interview was scheduled from 10.00 in the morning and I had to wake up at 6.00 in the morning.

Travelling from Rohini to Gurgaon takes 2 to 2 and half hours. Waking up at 6.00 means you can leave home at about 7.00.

For me doing all morning chores including morning walk and bathing is a must and hence I need extra time.

I got ready and was about to leave. I thought of calling my friend to reconfirm the interview time.

My friend confirmed that interview would be from 2 to 4 in the noon and it would be better if I could make it at 1.00 so that I would be the first one and would leave for home early.

I became irritated and asked my friend why he had told me morning time for interview. I had to wake up too early in the morning.

He reminded me that he had told me to call at around 7 in the morning before leaving as time could have changed.

I realized my mistake and thanked him. Thanks God I did not argue with him.

I thought of doing something as there was enough time for the revised timings.

What I should do?

Sleep was the best way to pass the time and become fresh before going for the interview.

I lied down on the bed and felt like sleeping.

The moment I closed my eyes, my wife called me and asked if I had kept her bangles in her rack.

Horrible things started coming in my head. I thought either I should do it and confirm or keep lying on the bed and wait for the sweet sleep to come.

I chose second option.

I slept for about 2 hours. My wife woke me up and asked if I have to go for interview. I checked my watch. It was 10.00 and I had to rush.

My wife did not ask for the bangles. Good thing!

I checked all my belongings and left. I took metro and reached at around 12.20 in the noon.

I went upstairs and reached the reception. I was very happy as only one girl was waiting.

I asked the security guard if I could make entry in the register so that I could be called first for interview.

He told me “Sir Entries will start at 1.30 and interview would start at 2.00”.

I looked at the girl and she looked at me.

She kept on staring at me for about a minute and finally asked if I had come for interview. I said “Yes”.

We started talking to one another.

We were the only one for the interview.

We waited for about half an hour and then one HR girl came and asked if we had come for the interview.

We both said yes and felt relieved that we would be called very shortly.

Another 10-15 minutes passed and the HR girl reappeared at the reception and told security guard that entries should be started at 1.30.

Hopes of both of us dashed. We now knew that we would be called at the scheduled time.

We waited for some more time. It was about 1.20 and 3 people came and headed for the security guard. We knew they had for the interview.

Another 10 minutes and more than 10 people came at the reception.

The security guard called both of us to enter details in the register.

We both rushed as serial number of entries made in the register would be used for calling interviewees.

By around 2.00 about 60 candidates were present at the reception.

We were given a slip to update our information and staple it on the top of resume.

The updated slips were filled by each candidate and were handed to the security guard at the reception.

After about 10 minutes names of few candidates were called by HR representative. I was happy that my name was also included in the first list.

We all came near the HR girl to take further instructions.

I was very happy that I would be selected and then I would take my wife to holiday after first salary. I had to get my room painted and some repairs.

But the HR girl told all of us that our experience was either irrelevant or we were over experienced.

I was shocked to hear this. In fact everyone hearing this was shocked.

Now everyone started discussing about the travel time and leave taken from the current employer. Almost everyone had come all the way that was about 2-3 hours travel.

My high expectations were shattered.

Anyways nothing could be done now other than to leave for the day.

God will give us whenever the time comes. So never expect too much in your life. If you run after things, you will not get it. The moment you stop thinking about a particular thing, the chances of getting that thing is very bright.

 

Now you can scatter ashes of loved ones in space

Believe it or not but now you will be able to scatter ashes of your beloved ones in the space.

A British company Ascension Flights is planning to launch its first Ascension aircraft into the space that will cost UK pound 795(INR 68,000) onwards.

The company was set up by two graduates from University of Sheffield, UK and spent last few years in experimenting by sending hundreds of items into the space.

The remains will go up 36km (22 miles) and will be scattered on the outer atmosphere of Earth. HD video will be made so that family and friends can see the process in the space since you cannot go there.

The Ascension 1 aircraft is a payload box fitted with camera, a tracking device and release mechanism. Camera will shoot two and half hour HD video and release mechanism will release the attached balloon that will open and scatter the ashes and parachute will bring back the canister to Earth.

When the ashes are released from the balloon, the winds of stratosphere will spread the particles out across the planet. This will be released in such a way that it will not return on Earth and will have no impact on air pollution.

The launch will take place in the company’s South Yorkshire base.

Pet funerals are also on offer.

Flights will be authorized by Civil Aviation Ministry.

Though we will not be able to experience this but we can fulfill our beloved’s dreams.

Co-founder Dr Chris Rose said “we feel it’s the ultimate send off”.

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