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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Eyecatchers-191: Judge Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to the International Court of Justice

Judge Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to the International Court of Justice

India welcomed the re-election of Dalveer Bhandari to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), and said that the extraordinary support from the UN members was reflective of the respect for India's strong constitutional integrity of the polity.

Courtesy: The Times of India

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Facts and Figures-89: The cost of oxygen we inhale daily...

On an average a man inhales 3 cylinders of oxygen everyday. As per today’s price, a cylinder costs Rs.700/-.  So a person inhales Rs.2100 worth oxygen daily.  If we do not get oxygen freely as we are getting now from the trees and plants, then we will have to spend Rs.7,66,500 per year!

Courtesy: Postcard.news

India Watch-27: Major Languages and Dialects of India

There are more than 1,650 dialects spoken in India. 29 major languages of India are spoken by more than one million people each.

Self-Improvement-162: All of life's problems are due to...

All of life's problems
are only due to 2 words
"early" and "late"

We dream too early,
And act too late.

We trust too early
And forgive too late.

We get angry too early
And apologize too late.

We give up too early
And restart too late.

We cry too early
And smile too late

Change "EARLY"

or it will be too "LATE"

A Thought for Today-691: Horace Walpole

The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Eyecatchers-190:- Nilekanis join The Giving Pledge

Infosys Co-Founder and Tech Billionaire Nandan Nilekani and his wife Rohini Nilekani have joined 'The Giving Pledge', an elite network of the world's wealthiest individuals committing half of their wealth to philanthropy.

The Giving Pledge was created by Bill and Melinda Gastes and Warren Buffett in Aug.2010.

Courtesy: The Times of India

Facts and Figures-88: All the gold in earth...

If somehow you found a way to extract all the gold from the bubbling core of earth, you would be able to cover all of the land in a layer of gold up to your knees.

Courtesy: Pinterest.com

India Watch-26: Birth of Independent India without blood-shedding and bullets

Just after birth of Independent India,  the world’s largest merger and acquisition activity, 560 small princely states merged into the Union of India. Hardly any blood was spilt, nor any bullet fired.

Self-Improvement-161: Sometimes...

Sometimes you are the toxic person.
Sometimes you ar the mean, negative person you are looking to push away.
Sometimes the problem is you.
And that does not make you less worthy.
Keep on growing.
Keep on checking yourself.
Keep on motivating yourself.
Mistakes are opportunities.
Look at them, own them, grow from them and move on.
Do better, be better.

You are human. It is okay.

- Unknown

A Thought for Today-690: Michael Althsuler

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot - Michael Althsuler