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F1:Next Indian Grand Prix on Oct 28, 2012

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Welcome to India’s 2012 FORMULA 1 AIRTEL INDIAN GRAND PRIX at Buddh International Circuit

–> Introduction to Formula 1

Welcome to 2012 FORMULA 1 AIRTEL INDIAN GRAND PRIX of India scheduled at Buddh International Circuit (BIC) Formula One™, also known as Formula 1™ or F1™ or Grand Prix is the highest class of single seater auto racing sanctioned by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). The F1™ season consists of a series of races, held on purpose-built circuits and occasionally on street circuits. The result of each race is combined to determine two annual FIA Formula One World Championships, one for the Drivers who are required to be holders of valid Super License, the highest class of racing license issued by the FIA and one for the Constructors.
Formula One™ cars are considered to be the fastest circuit-racing cars in the world. Formula One cars race at speeds of up to 318 km/h (192 mph).

–> Buddh International Circuit

Welcome to India, one of the fastest evolving countries in the World. India is well known for the most colourful fairs and festivals with the month of October 2012 hosting the festival of Dussehra or Vijayadashmi in honour of the victory of Lord Rama over demon Ravana. It is a celebration of the victory of good over evil.
The festival of Dussehra will be followed by one of the biggest sporting spectacle, 2012 FORMULA 1 AIRTEL INDIAN GRAND PRIX at Buddh International Circuit (BIC), located in Greater Noida. BIC is located just 35 km from New Delhi.

No Dream Too Big

The face of motorsport in India changed with the successful hosting of the inaugural FORMULA 1 AIRTEL INDIAN GRAND PRIX in 2011 at BIC The track is the jewel in the crown of Jaypee Sports City being developed in 2500 acres, comprising a number of world class sporting venues, stunning residential developments and commercial properties.
The track has been designed by the well known German architect Hermann Tilke, who also happens to be the man behind other legendary tracks.

26 October Friday (Practice)
27 October Saturday (Qualifying)
28 October Sunday (Race)

New Delhi, India.

–> Fast Facts

What makes BIC so unique?

Track facts
Capacity: Approx. 100,000
Circuit length: 5.14 km
Number of Pit Garages: 41
Race direction: Clock wise direction
Speed: 318 km/h
Turns: 16
Straights: 3
Highest Elevation: 14 meters


International Day of Rural Women

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Women play a critical role in the rural economies of both developed and developing countries. In many parts of the world,
is the first sector of employment for women, for instance in Sub-Saharan Africa and in South Asia, where respectively 68 per cent and 61 per cent of working women are employed in agriculture . Rural women, mainly farmers, are at least 1.6 billion and represent more than a quarter of the total world population. Women produce on average more than half of all the food that is grown: up to 80 per cent in Africa, 60 per cent in Asia, between 30 and 40 per cent in Latin America and Western countries. Women own only 2 per cent of the land, and receive only one per cent of all agricultural credit. Only 5 per cent of all agricultural extension resources are directed to women. Women represent two third of all illiterate people. The number of rural women living in poverty has doubled since 1970. The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Rural Women  directs attention to both the contribution that women make in rural areas and the many challenges that they face. It also celebrates and honours the role of rural women on October 15 each year. It recognizes rural women’s importance in enhancing agricultural and rural development worldwide.

History -Day of Rural Women

The International Day of Rural Women was first celebrated as an official UN observance on October 15, 2008. This day recognizes the role of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty. The idea of honouring rural women with a special day was put forward at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995. It was suggested that October 15 be celebrated as “World Rural Women’s Day,” which is the eve of World Food Day, to highlight rural women’s role in food production and food security. “World Rural Women’s Day” was previously celebrated across the world for more than a decade before it was officially a UN observance.

Event-Day of Rural Women

Many people, government agencies, community groups and non-government associations celebrate the International Day of Rural Women on October 15 every year. Television, radio, online, and print media broadcast or publish special features to promote the day. Panel discussions, research papers, and conferences are also held to review and analyse rural women’s role in society, particularly in areas such as economic improvement and agricultural development.

Other activities and events include:

  • Global exchange programs for women in agriculture.
  • The launch of fund-raising projects to support rural women.
  • Expos and workshops showcasing rural women’s contribution to their societies.
  • Strategic meetings to present issues on topics, such as empowering women farmers, to policy makers.

Navratri Celebrations 2012

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The celebration of Navratri garba is in the honor of the Goddess of power or Shakti. Since this festival is celebrated for a period of 9 days and that too in the night, therefore the festival is called Navratri. The word navratri in Sanskrit means 9 nights. ‘Nava’ means nine and ‘Ratri’ means night. 9 different forms of goddess are worshipped on each day. The celebrations in the night begin with the customary and traditional Aarti. The highlight of the festivities is the garba dance, which is performed by the people from all lifestyles. This usually goes on till about midnight. The dancers gather in the grounds hours before the event in order to get the best view from their place of sitting. The dancers are attired in the traditional dress,navratri costume and play navratri dandiya-raas with ‘dandiya’ or wooden sticks.

Navratri in Ahmedabad Gujarat

During the festival of Dandiya Raas Garba, the entire city of Ahmedabad looks like a beautiful sight. This is because the state government takes a lot of care and interest in the festival. The entire city is lightened up with small colorful lights. The last two days of the festival namely the eighth and ninth day are of prime importance. It is on those days that Devi Mahatmya is read to invoke her and seek her blessings. People, irrespective of the age take part in this holy recital.

Gujarat and especially Ahmedabad is a place to be during navratri as the Celebrations are mind blowing and extremely traditional.

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International Day of Peace – 21 September 2012

International Day of Peace - 21 September 2012

What is World Day of Peace?

This year, 2012, the International Day of Peace is on a Friday, special activities and celebrations will take place all across the world to mark this Day. September 21, is the day declared by the United Nations General Assembly, as the International Day of Peace, a day devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.

The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by resolution 36/67 of the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session, which was held annually on the third Tuesday of September. In 2001, the General Assembly by unanimous vote adopted resolution 55/282, which established September 21 as an annual day of non-violence and cease-fire. The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.

It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982. In 2002 the General Assembly officially declared September 21 as the permanent date for the International Day of Peace. By creating the International Day of Peace, the UN devoted itself to worldwide peace and encouraged all of mankind to work in cooperation for this goal. During the discussion of the U.N. Resolution that established the International Day of Peace, it was suggested that:

Peace Day should be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples…This day will serve as a reminder to all peoples that our organization, with all its limitations, is a living instrument in the service of peace and should serve all of us here within the organization as a constantly pealing bell reminding us that our permanent commitment, above all interests or differences of any kind, is to peace”.

India beat New Zealand by 9 runs to reach final


India beat Kiwis, face Aussies in final

Townsville, Aug 23: India defeated New Zealand by 9 runs to make it to the final of the U-19 World Cup for the fourth time, as they restricted their opponents to 200/9.
Amazing bowling performance saw India through as they rip through New Zealand top order as the opponents were reeling at 63/4 after 18 overs.
K Passi gave India the first breakthrough as he dismissed Davidson for 6 in the 10th over, while Harmeet Singh and Ravikant both joined the party as they dimsissed Ben Home (10) and Joe Carter (30) in 16th and 17th over respectively.
After losing four wickets, New Zealand managed to get a 56-run stand (Fletcher and O’Donnell) for the 5th wicket while they managed 36 runs ( Fletcher and Neynens) for the 6th wicket as well but fell short by 9 runs as India made it to the finals for the fourth time.
New Zealand’s wicket-keeper Cam Fletcher top scored with 53 (89) as he held the hopes of guiding the team to the finals, but Sandeep Sharma ensured it was India’s day as he dismissed Fletcher in the 48th over, which meant New Zealand had to score 37 runs off 16 balls.
India’s Harmeet Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Ravikanth Singh all picked 2 wickets each as Passi and Aparajith got a wicket each to restrict New Zealand to 200/9 as India won by 9 runs.
Having asked to bat first, India scored 209/9 in their allotted 50 overs with Prashant Chopra (52), Aparajith (44) and Unmukt Chand (31) playing a vital role to set a target of 210 for the Kiwis.
India has reached the final of U-19 World Cup in 2000, 2006, 2008 and 2012 as they have emerged victorious in 2000 and 2008 as they defeated Sri Lanka and South Africa respectively to lift the Cup, while Pakistan defeated India in 2006 in the final. With India making its fourth appearance in the U-19 final, expectations are soaring high on Unmukt Chand’s team as they have the potential to beat Aussies in the final on Sunday.

Pujara’s maiden ton lifts India to 307/5


India vs New Zealand Live Score: Hyderabad Test, Day 1

Cheteshwar Pujara dominated the Indian batting with an unbeaten 119 as they finished at 307/5 on Day 1 of the first Test against New Zealand at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday.

Pujara shared an unbeaten 47-run stand with skipper MS Dhoni (29*) to survive the last half an hour of the day after Kiwis took the new ball.

Pujara notched up his maiden Test hundred to lead Indian first innings. Pujara, who played his last Test in January 2011, made a remarkablecomeback to Test cricket. Pujara smacked 14 boundaries and a six in his century knock that came in 169 balls.

India suffered another blow in quick succession after losing Virat Kohli when Kiwi spinner Jeetan Patel struck to dismiss Suresh Raina and reduced India to 260/5.

Pujara held the one end after being promoted to number three and added 125 runs with Virat Kohli for the fourth wicket to frustrate the visitors.

Chris Martin broke the crucial century stand by dismissing Kohli to give New Zealand much needed breakthrough soon after the tea.

Kohli complimented his partner by scoring a half-century to consolidate India against the Kiwis. He reached his fourth Test fifty in 79 balls, smashing seven boundaries.

India were 182/3 at tea with Pujara and Kohli going well. Pujara hit a patient half-century to steady the Indian first innings.

Pujara’s second Test fifty came after Trent Boult clean bowled Sachin Tendulkar with a superbdelivery.

The delivery came in sharply and stayed a little low to sneak through the gap between bat and pad to uproot the middle stump.

India went to lunch at 97/2 with Pujara and Tendulkar at the crease on 12.

Doug Bracewell gave New Zealand the second breakthrough when he had Virender Sehwag caught by Martin Guptill at second slip.

Sehwag hit 9 fours in his 41-ball 47 before falling to Bracewell.

India lost their first wicket when Trent Boult induced an edge off Gautam Gambhir’s bat.

Gambhir (22) tried to play the ball down to third man without moving his feet and ended up giving a simple catch to keeper Kruger van Wyk.

Earlier, Indian captain MS Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat.