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International Day of Non-Violence

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International Day of Non-Violence – 2nd October

On June 15, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly declared Oct. 2 of each year to be “International Day of Non-Violence” to commemorate the birthday of Mahatma Ghandi. Ghandi’s name is recognized around the world as synonymous with peace, and this day strives to further his philosophy through education and public awareness.

Most would agree that Mahatma Ghandi was a great and inspirational human being. Here are some interesting facts about his life that you may not have known:

* Ghandi spoke English with an Irish accent.

* Ghandi lived on a diet of fruit, goat’s milk and olive oil.

* Ghandi was heavily influenced by Henry David Thoreau, specifically when it came to his beliefs on Civil Disobedience.

* Ghandi never visited the U.S.

Mahatma Gandhi – The Father of the Nation

Gandhi Jayanti Celebration

Gandhi  Jayanti Celebration-2nd Octomber

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869 at Porbandar in Gujarat. Gandhiji is called as Mahatma and Bapu by all Indians. He was officially honored as the Father of the Nation and his birthday is celebrated as Gandhi jayanti. The celebration and observance of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi is to commemorate his sacrifices, morals and his teachings. His ethics and his principles on non-violence have become an inspiration of light for the world.

Mahatma Gandhi was a great leader. His tradition are still appreciated and commonly used for solving conflicts and finding nonviolent result to troubles. Some of the significant events used to take place every year although the festival is celebrated as a quiet affair. The following line makes to understand or comprehend to know all about celebrating Gandhi Jayanti.

Prayer meetings are held at Raj Ghat, New Delhi, and the memorial where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. The Prime Minister and President of India attend a prayer services. Other dignitaries are also present. Everybody present pays their respect to the great leader. As Gandhi is respected by all the religions, various religious and political leaders they all will come and pay their tribute to Gandhi. Religious poetry and prayers from different holy books are also read out. Moreover, Gandhis favorite devotional song Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram is sung in the memory of the deceived.

On Gandhi Jayanti, all schools and offices are closed throughout the nation to celebrate the occasion. In most schools, the instance is celebrated by performing various works, such as planting new saplings, distributing medicines to the poor and needy, cleaning public areas and pledging to educate poor people. 2nd October has also been affirmed as the International Day of Non-Violence by the United Nations General Assembly on 15th June, 2007. Hence, on this day, liquor is neither sold nor consumed throughout India in Gandhijis honor. Some sincere followers of Gandhiji also refrain from consuming meat on this day.

On the day of Gandhi Jayanthi many of the colleges and communities used to arrange various competitions such as essay writing and painting. Many of these competitions were conducted on the regards of glorifying peace, violence and the teachings of the great Gandhi.

European Day of Languages-26 September 2012

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Celebrate the European Day of Languages with us!

Everybody deserves the chance to benefit from the cultural and economic advantages language skills can bring. Learning languages also helps to develop tolerance and understanding between people from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

European Day of Languages Ideas

The idea to launch a “European Year of Languages” was born at the Council of Europe during a Project’s Final Conference in April 1997 organised by the Language Policy Division. The proposal, supported by representatives of member states, was examined by various bodies and the European Commission was invited to join in.

In January 1999, the Committee of Ministers declared 2001 the “European Year of Languages” and the European Union joined in by a Declaration in June 2000.

European Day of Languages Aims 

The aims of the Year were:

  • to increase awareness of Europe’s linguistic heritage and openness to different languages and cultures;
  • to motivate European citizens to develop plurilingualism, that is, to achieve a degree of communicative ability in a number of languages, including those less widely used and taught;
  • to encourage and support lifelong language learning for personal development.

Apple Lists 8 Samsung Products It Wants Banned From US, Including Galaxy S 4G Smartphone

Apple gives judge Samsung ban list

SAN FRANCISCO  — Apple Inc. on Monday gave a federal judge a list of eight Samsung Electronics Co. products it wants pulled from shelves and banned from the U.S. market.

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh asked for the list after a jury in San Jose last week slammed Samsung with a $1.05 billion verdict, finding that the South Korean technology giant had “willfully” copied Apple’s iPhone and iPad in creating and marketing the products. Samsung plans an appeal.

The products Apple wants banished from the United States are all smartphones: Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S2 AT&T, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 T-Mobile, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G, Galaxy S Showcase, Droid Charge and Galaxy Prevail.

Koh on June 26 banned the Galaxy Tab 10.1 from the U.S. market after finding it likely violated a “design patent.” Samsung is now asking for that ban to be lifted after the jury found the computer tablet didn’t infringe that particular patent, but it did find it infringed three Apple’s software patents that cover the popular “bounce-back” and pinch-to-zoom features.

The judge has scheduled a Sept. 20 hearing to discuss Apple’s demands for the sales bans. She asked Apple on Friday to submit the list of products its wants removed from U.S. stores after Samsung complained it doesn’t have enough time to prepare for the scheduled hearing.

The judge is deciding whether to reschedule the hearing to give Samsung more time to prepare. The South Korean company plans to ask the judge to toss out the jury’s verdict as unsupported by the evidence. Failing that, the company says it will appeal the verdict to higher courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

In addition to the sales bans, Apple also plans to ask the judge to triple the damages to $3.15 billion because of the jury’s finding that Samsung “willfully” copied Apple.

Apple filed its lawsuit in April of last year alleging that 28 Samsung smartphones and computer tablets had “slavishly copied” the iPhones and iPads. Samsung countered with its own claims that Apple used its wireless technology without proper compensation.

A nine-person jury in its verdict Friday unanimously agreed with Apple. Most of the damages were tied to Samsung’s smartphones. It rejected Samsung’s counterclaims.

Most of the Samsung products found to have “infringed’ Apple’s patent were older devices no longer being sold. The list Apple presented to the court on Monday represent devices it believes are still being sold in U.S. stores, including several versions of the company’s popular S2 phones introduced last year. Samsung’s newest and hottest selling smartphone, the Galaxy S3, was not part of the lawsuit and is unaffected by the jury’s verdict.

The award represents about 1.5 percent of Samsung’s annual revenue. Analysts said the embarrassment of the verdict is a bigger blow for Samsung than the financial setback.

Still, the question remains whether Samsung and other Apple competitors will have to redesign their smartphones to avoid infringing Apple’s patents. Most analysts agree the verdict sends a threatening message to device makers like Samsung who use Google’s Android operating system.

Apple lists 8 Samsung products it wants banned from US

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Indian Medal Winners in Olympics 2012

 

Yogeshwar Dutt Won Bronze

 

 Sushil Kumar Won Silver

  

 Gagan Narang Won Bronze

  

Mary Kom Won Bronze

  

 Saina Nehwal Won Bronze

 

 Vijay Kumar Won Silver Madal

Saina Nehwal wins bronze medal

London: After the defeat in semi-final clash against world No. 1 Wang Yihan on Friday, India’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal all set to face world No. 2 China’s Wang Xin in the bronze medal play off at London Olympics on Saturday.

Saina is the first Indian shuttler to play in an Olympic semi-final, lost 21-13 21-13 to Yihan on Friday.

Earlier, the 22-year-old committed too many unforced errors to lag 6-11 at the interval in the first game. Although Saina tried to come back with the help of some brilliant net play, the Chinese employed some immaculate placements and powerful smashes to lead 1-0.

In the second game, Saina tried to match her superior rival and did trouble her to enjoy a one-point lead at the break. But the Chinese world champion soon started forcing Saina to commit errors and moved ahead.

Yihan anticipated the shots and was better prepared and, with Saina hitting wide and long, the Chinese had no problem in cementing her place in the finals.