Sunday, August 30, 2015

सहज - ऑन-लाइन नए रसोई गैस कनेक्शन उपभोक्ता सुविधा की दिशा में एक और मील का पत्थर Sahaj – On line release of new LPG connections Another milestone on the road to customer convenience

पेट्रोलियम और प्राकृतिक गैस राज्य मंत्री (स्वतंत्र प्रभार), श्री धर्मेन्द्र प्रधान ने माननीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी की परिकल्पिना, डिजिटल इंडिया की तर्ज पर नए रसोई गैस कनेक्शन की ऑन लाइन सुविधा उपलब्ध कराने के लिए पोर्टल- सहज का शुभारंभ किया है। अब सहज के माध्यम से उपभोक्ता ऑनलाइन नए एलपीजी कनेक्शन के लिए पंजीकरण कराने के साथ ही उसका भुगतान करने में भी सक्षम होगें। 

Monday, August 24, 2015

BAD LUCK OF COUNTRY देश का दुर्भाग्य

Micromax to launch its OS this year, here's why it shouldn't do so

As per the report, Micromax is developing a new OS based on the Android platform and products based on the new OS may be launched by the end of this financial year.
Last week media reports claimed that Micromax is trying to develop its ownoperating system as Xiaomi, Microsoft and Samsung has done over the years. Currently, most of the Micromax products come with Android operating system and it has a couple of Windowsbased smartphones and tablets. In December 2014, Micromax came out with a new sub-brand itself, called Yu, under which it has been launching Cyanogenbased devices. Cyanogen is not a completely different OS altogether; it is actually an Android derivative and is regarded as one of the best Androidbased alternatives.
As per a report of Economic Times, Micromax is trying to develop "its ownoperating system as well as a suite of services and apps which will run across its phones, tablets, televisions and wearables, as it goes up the value chain to differentiate itself from increasing competition".
"The OS will be a forked Android - a platform developed on Google's open source mobile OS. The first smartphones with the new OS will be available by the end of this financial year and they will be affordably priced," Micromax cofounderVikas Jain was quoted as saying by the ET.
So the operating system would not be developed from ground up but will merely a product built on 'Android'.
True the competition in the Indian market is most intense and is set to grow tougher with each passing day with more Chinese and other multi nationals decide to join the battle. This year itself, US based InFocus, China's Phicomm and Meizu and Coolpad Dazen entered the Indian market. The existing Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi and OnePlus have done a wonderful job since their entry to the Indian market last year.
Meanwhile, multi-national companies like Samsung, LG, HTC etc are increasingly launching affordable handsets – the bread and butter segment of Micromax. Indian companies like Lava, Intex etc are also doing a pretty good job and slowly increasing their market share.
All these developments are expected to give Micromax a hard time and its decision to come out with its ownoperating system seems a wise decision. With its own OS and apps, Micromax can carve a niche for itself in the crowded market and will increase its brand visibility.
However, there are couple of factors for which Micromax should not go ahead with this new operating system.
Customised OS Means Late Updates
The first and foremost concern is that with a customised OS, issuing software updates will be delayed. Usually, after every new Android version gets release, Google provide it to the Nexus andAndroid One devices first. Individual handset makers then tweak the Androidversion according to their customised interface and then release the same for its devices. This process makes it very time consuming and complicated.
That's why usually non-Nexus devices getAndroid updates very late, usually after six months after the release of the devices and in most cases never. The Indian handset makers, including Micromax, are anyway notorious for not releasing software updates for their devices.
Custom doesn't mean better
The vanilla Android OS is quite simple and that is what it makes it so popular. And if a company tweaks it for any other reason, they must do it with care. A bad tweak will completely ruin the brand and the user experience of the common people who usually use the things which are preloaded on a smartphone.
Look at the BlackBerry OS for instance. Despite its superb security features and one of the best gesture inputs, it has few takers. BlackBerry is now rumored to be launching an Android based smartphone. Microsoft's struggle with Windows OS is another prime example.
Ubuntu and Firefox OSes are other glaring examples of how difficult it is to develop a likeable UI and apps.
As of now, many Android handset makers like Samsung, Asus, LG, Xiaomi etc have their own UI but it took years for them to develop and make it better.
Deviating from core strength
Micromax being a hardware company should focus on its core area and that is the hardware part of the mobile phones. Even when it came out with the Yu brand, Micromax restricted itself to the hardware part of the phone while leaving the software to Cyanogen.
Reinventing the wheel is a good idea but it should be done only to enhance a product. At The Mobile Indian, we believe that if Micromax believe that their new operating system or user interface gels with their moto "Nothing Like anything" and is able to address the above mentioned bottle necks they should go ahead with their plans. Also, will it help them to jump to No 1 slot from the current No2 in handset market space.

Want to know how Facebook decides what's trending? Read this

A Facebook employee walks past a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park. Photo: AP

Here's what trending on my Facebook right now: Arun Jaitley, because he's inaugurating a bank in Kolkata; the iPhone 6 Plus for offering replacements on faulty cameras, and Ajit Doval because of the simmering India-Pakistan tensions. Ever wonder how Facebook decides what's trending, though?

The social networking site has actually devised different algorithms for it. Apart from things like where you live and the pages you follow, it primarily looks for two broader signals — Topics that are being mentioned a lot and topics that suddenly seen an increase in mentions.

For example, singer Justin Bieber is mentioned often on Facebook. So the total volume of mentions is always high and is not a good indicator of whether or not he is part of a trending topic. So, Facebook would look for a hike in mentions relative to the normal prattle around Bieber.

“This means that things that trend are not just the most highly mentioned people or topics, they have to be tied to some kind of relevant event,” the report said.

Once a topic is identified as trending, it is approved by a human controller, who also writes a short description for the story. These people don’t get to pick what Facebook adds to the trending section. “That’s done automatically by the algorithm. They just get to pick the headline,” the report added.

(With inputs from agencies)

Source - Hindustan Times

Hours After Delhi Woman Shames 'Abuser' on Social Media, he is Arrested

New Delhi: On Facebook, a young student in Delhi has alleged that a man abused her on the road and then challenged her to complain against him after posing for her mobile phone camera. Worse than the man's comments, says Jasleen Kaur, was the fact that at a busy intersection in the capital, no one helped.

The man has been arrested for alleged sexual harassment. The police say they will give Jasleen a Rs 5,000 reward for being brave.

The biker's picture was widely circulated on social media; it has been liked by 75 people and has over 14,500 shares since it was posted on Sunday night.

"A man made obscene comments on me today at around 8 pm near Aggarwal, Tilak Nagar. He was on a silver Royal Enfield, vehicle number - DL 4S CE 3623. When I told him that im clicking his picture and i'm going to file a complaint against him, he responded by posing for the picture and said- "Jo kar sakti hai kar le. Complaint karke dikha, fir dekhiyo kya karta hun main (Do whatever you like. Complain and see what I do then)," Jasleen says in her Facebook post.

She says what disturbed her "more than his obscene remarks" was that at a traffic signal, "20 other people heard what he was saying and no one minded, no one intervened. No one stood up for me."

Speaking to NDTV, Jasleen said she was trying to cross the road when she came in front of the bike. "When pointed at the red signal and said he should stop, he started making obscene remarks," Jasleen said.

She admits her parents are worried about his threat. "But If I hide my face, he wins. He should be ashamed and he should hide his face," she said.

Days ago, a writer in Mumbai posted the picture of a man that she said had sexually harassed her. When the police traced the man and arrested him, he said he was only relieving himself and was misunderstood by the woman.

Source -  Ndtv

16-year-old Indian-origin boy designs a search engine that's more accurate than Google

Toronto: Anmol Tukrel, a 16-year-old Indian-origin Canadian citizen, has designed a personalised search engine which he claims is 47 per cent more accurate than Google.

The young student designed the search engine as part of a high school project and also to submit to the Google Science Fair, reported.

Tukrel came across the idea of a personalised search engine during an internship stint in India at Bengaluru-based adtech firm IceCream Labs.

He planned to take it Google's personalised search engine idea to the next level.

Tukrel said that unlike most search engines that use a person's location or browsing history to throw relevant results, his engine tries to show the most relevant content by mapping it to a user's personality.

Tukrel's search engine is currently restricted to one year's news articles that appeared in The New York Times.

His development kit included only a computer, a python-language development environment, a spreadsheet programme and access to Google and New York Times.

To test the accuracy of his search engine, Tukrel limited the search query to this year's articles from the New York Times.

Source  - google weblight

Friday, August 21, 2015

DHARMA & PANCHANG: यदि आप भी करना चाहते हैं दान तो ध्यान रखें ये बात

DHARMA & PANCHANG: यदि आप भी करना चाहते हैं दान तो ध्यान रखें ये बात: पुराने समय से ही धन और अन्य वस्तुओं का दान करने की परंपरा चली आ रही है। आज भी काफी लोग दान करते हैं। दान से अक्षय पुण्य मिलता है और दु...

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Saturday, August 15, 2015

FB पर अपना नंबर डालकर भारी ख़तरा मोल ले रहे हैं यूजर्स

नई दिल्ली: अभी फेसबुक की इंटर्नशिप से भारतीय छात्र को प्राइवेसी सेटिंग्स से छेड़छाड़ के आरोप में निकाले जाने का मामला ठंडा पड़ ही रहा था कि तभी सोशल मीडिया साइट्स की सबसे दिग्गज इस कंपनी से जुड़ी एक और बड़ी ख़बर सामने आई है. अगर आपने भी अपनी प्रोफाइल पर अपने मोबाइल या फोन का नंबर डाल रखा है तो तुरंत उसे हटा लें.

दरअसल इसके सहारे कोई भी नेट यूज़र फेसबुक सर्च बार में आपका नंबर टाइप करके आपकी सारी जानकारी निकाल सकता है. इस मामले में इससे भी कोई फर्क नहीं पड़ता कि आपकी प्राइवेसी सेटिंग्स क्या हैं. ऐसा करके आप अपनी जानकारी का गलत इस्तेमाल होने से बचा सकते हैं.

एक रिपोर्ट के अनुसार सॉल्ट एजेंसी के टेक्निकल डायरेक्टर रेजा मोइनुद्दीन ने एक कोडिंग स्क्रिप्ट के जरिए अमेरिका, इंग्लैंड और कनाडा से जुड़े हर संभव नंबर का कॉम्बिनेशन बनाया. इसके बाद उन्होंने लाखों नंबर्स को फेसबुक के एप-बिल्डिंग प्रोग्राम (एपीआई) पर भेजा और जिसके बाद उन्हें लाखों निजी प्रोफाइल्स की जानकारी मिल गई.

मोइनुद्दीन ने बताया, "सिक्यॉरिटी से जुड़ी इतनी बड़ी चूक की वजह से थोड़ी सी जानकारी वाला कोई भी नेट यूज़र फेसबुक पर अपना नंबर डालने वाले किसी भी यूजर की निजी जानकारी निकाल कर उसका जैसे चाहे इस्तेमाल कर सकता है. वह यूजर्स की जानकारी बेच भी सकता है."

फेसबुक को इस बारे में अप्रैल महीने में ही बाताया जा चुका है और एपीआई को ठीक करने के लिए भी कहा गया है, लेकिन यह परेशानी जैसी थी उसी हालत में बरकरार है. इस एक खामी की वजह से फेसबुक के लगभग 14 लाख यूजर्स के अकउंट हैकर्स के लिए उपबल्ध हैं.

रिसर्च एंड डेवल्पमेंट कॉर्पोरेशन की एक रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक फोन नंबर्स, नाम, फोटो, पढ़ाई से जुड़ी जानकारी और लोकेशन से जुड़ी जानकारियां अवैध व्यापार कर रही साइट्स को बेची जा सकती हैं. रिपोर्ट में यह भी बताया गया था कि फेसबुक, ट्विटर से जुड़े अकाउंट्स में अब चोरी के क्रेडिट कार्डस से भी ज्यादा फायदा मिलता है.

इसी बीच फेसबुक ने एक मेघावी भारतीय छात्र को प्रिवेसी नियमों के साथ छेड़छाड़ के आरोप में इंटर्नशिप से निकाल दिया. कम्प्यूटर साइंस और मैथ्स के छात्र आरन खन्ना ने इंटर्नशिप के वक्त 'मैरुएडर्स मैप' नाम का एक प्लग-इन बनाया था. इससे फेसबुक की प्रिवेसी सेटिंग्स की कमजोरी पूरी दुनिया के सामने आ गई थी.

हार्वर्ड यूनिवर्सिटी के भारतीय मूल के इस छात्र के इस एप के सहारे फेसबुक पर मेसेजिंग सर्विस में खुद की लोकेशन शेयर करने वाले यूजर्स किसी चैट की थ्रेड से जुड़े हर यूज़र की लोकेशन का पता लगा सकते थे. पर इसके लिए उसे इंटर्नशिप से हाथ धोना पड़ा. 

तो इन तमाम ख़बर और जानकारी के बाद फैसला आपका है कि आप अपनी निजी जानकारी को किस तरह ट्रिट करते हैं. इसे इन साइट्स से हटाकर खुद की निजी जानकारी को सुरक्षित करते हैं ये दुनियाभर के ख़तरों के लिए खुद को खुला रखता हैं.
source - abp news

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

INFORMATION CENTER: GOOD NEWS - इन पोर्न साइट्स पर सरकार ने लगाया बैन

INFORMATION CENTER: GOOD NEWS - इन पोर्न साइट्स पर सरकार ने लगाया बैन: मोदी सरकार ने 857 पोर्न साइट्स बैन कर दी हैं. सरकार ने इंटरनेट सर्विस प्रोवाइडर्स को इस बाबत नोटिफिकेशन जारी कर दिया है. सरकार ने मिले आदेश...