In an effort to harness the energy, imagination and initiative of the world’s youth in overcoming the challenges facing humankind, from enhancing peace to boosting economic development, the United Nations proclaimed an International Year of Youth starting on 12 August 2010. In its resolution proclaiming the Year, the General Assembly called on governments, civil society,… Continue reading United nations declares International Year of Youth
The next edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, the world’s most definitive work on the language, will never be printed because of the impact of the internet on book sales. The first dictionary in recognisable format was Samuel Johnson’s, which was published in 1755. It remained the standard text for 150 years until the OUP… Continue reading Oxford English Dictionary ‘will not be printed again’
Q. What unique connection do these movies have? The connection is unique in the sense that (as far as my knowledge goes) these two are the only ones who have done it. Ans.: Both the films had "No Late Admission" policy. For the movie Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock thought that if people entered the theater late… Continue reading Marquee Collection #55
Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete Rosete has been crowned Miss Universe at the 59th edition of Miss Universe pageant held at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, US on August 23rd. The other runners-up were Miss Jamaica, Miss Australia, Miss Ukraine and Miss Philippines.
Cameron Diaz has topped software security firm McAfee's Most Dangerous Celebrity poll, which is about the most likely search terms to generate malware-ridden results. The 2nd most dangerous search was Julia Roberts while actress Jessica Biel is the third most dangerous celebrity search name. Model Gisele Bundchen was fourth followed by Hollywood actor Brad Pitt… Continue reading Cameron Diaz tops McAfee’s Most Dangerous Celebrity search names poll
Q. Identify the man in the picture and his contribution to the world of sports. (Hint: Cricket) Ans.: Thomas Lord, who founded the Lords cricket ground in London, England in 1814. The venue is owned by Marylebone cricket club (MCC) and is the home to Middlesex county.
In a move signaling the growing importance of online security, Intel Corp. is buying computer-security software maker McAfee Inc. for $7.68 billion as the chip maker adds to its arsenal of tools to serve an increasing array of Internet-connected devices, including mobile phones. More on Intel, Here More on McAfee, here