Friday, December 28, 2012

India's top business leaders and their studies: Part 1

Ratan Tata:

He completed his B.S. in architecture with structural engineering from Cornell University in 1962, and the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School in 1975.

Mukesh Ambani:

He completed his graduation with a bachelor`s degree in chemical engineering from the UDCT, now Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. He later enrolled for an MBA from Stanford University but completed only one year of the two year programme, to help out his legendary father in business.

Kumar Mangalam Birla:

He is the Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group. A chartered accountant by qualification, he also has an MBA from the London Business School.

Anil Ambani:

He completed his Bachelors degree from University of Bombay, followed by Master of Business Administration degree from University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

N. R. Narayana Murthy:

N. R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman Emeritus of Infosys earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Mysore in 1967 and a master’s degree in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 1969.

Azim Premji:

Azim H Premji, Chairman, Wipro holds an electrical engineering degree from Stanford University, USA.

Venu Srinivasan:

He is the Chairman and Managing Director of Sundaram Clayton Ltd and TVS Motor Company. After graduating as an engineer from the University of Madras, he completed a Master's Degree in Management from Purdue University in the USA.

Shiv Nadar:

He is the founder and chairman of HCL and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. He received a pre-University degree in The American College, Madurai and degree in Electrical And Electronics Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.

Sajjan Jindal:

Sajjan Jindal, Chairman, Managing Director of JSW Steel, holds B.E in Mechanical Engineering from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology which was then under Bangalore University.

Kushal Pal Singh Teotia:

Kushal Pal Singh Teotia is the chairman and CEO of DLF Limited. After graduating in science from Meerut College, Uttar Pradesh, he pursued Aeronautical Engineering in UK.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Scientific Instruments:-

1.
Aerometer :
Instrument for measuring weight and density of air and gases.
2.
Altimeter :
Instrument used in aircraft to measure altitude.
3.
Ammeter :
Instrument used to measure electrical current flowing in a circuit.
4.
Anemometer :
Instrument to measure the force and velocity of wind.
5.
Audiometer :
Instrument to measure intensity of sound.
6.
Barometer :
Instrument used to measure the atmospheric pressure.
7.
Calorimeter :
Instrument used for measuring quantities of heat.
8.
Cardiogram :
A medical instrument for tracing heart movements.
9.
Crescograph :
Instrument for use in recording growth of plants.
10.
Dynamo :
Instrument for transforming mechanical energy into electrical energy.
11.
Fathometer :
Instrument used for measuring depth of the ocean.
12.
Geiger Counter :
Instrument for recording the amount of radiation emitted by a source of radio-activity.
13.
Hydrometer :
Instrument used for measuring the specific gravity of liquids
14.
Hydrophone :
Instrument used for recording sound under water
15.
Hygrometer :
Instrument for measuring the amount of water vapours (humidity) in the atmosphere.
16.
Kymograph :
Instrument used to record graphically various physiological movements i.e.,blood pressure,heart beating, study of lungs etc. in living beings.
17.
Lactometer :
Aparatus used for measuring the purity of milk.
18.
Manometer :
Apparatus used for determining the pressure of a gas.
19.
Odometer :
Instrument by which the distance covered by wheeled vehicles is recorded.
20.
Oscillograph :
Instrument for recording electrical or mechanical vibrations.
21.
Photometer :
Apparatus used to compare the illuminating power of two sources of light.
22.
Pyrometer :
Instrument for recording high temperatures froma great distance.
23.
Radiometer :
Instrument for measuring the emission of radiant energy.
24.
Rain gauge :
Apparatus for recording of rainfall at a particular piece.
25.
Refractometer :
Instrument to measure refractive indices.
26.
Saccharimeter :
Instrument for determining the amount of sugar in a solution.
27.
Sextant :
An optical instrument used for finding out the altitude of celestial bodies and their angular distances.
28.
Sphygmomanometer:
Instrument used for measuring arterial bolld- pressure.
29.
Spherometer :
Instrument for measuring curvature of surfaces.
30.
Seismograph :
Instrument used for recording earthquake shocks.
31.
Tachometer :
Instrument for determining speeds of aeroplanes and motor boats.
32.
Thermostat :
Instrument used to regulate the temperature to a particular degree.
33.
Transformer :
An electrical apparatus used to convert high voltage to low and vice versa

"Some Amazing Facts"

1. Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in the world located on two continents.
2. One out of 20 people have an extra rib.
3. In 1873, Colgate made a toothpaste that was available in a jar.
4. The longest distance a deep water lobster has been recorded to travel is 225 miles.
5. There are six million parts in the Boeing 747-400.
6. The typical lead pencil can draw a line that is thirty five miles long.
7. Smokers are twice as likely to develop lower back pain than non-smokers.
8. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
9. No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
10. Asthma affects one in fifteen children under the age of eighteen.
11. A one ounce milk chocolate bar has 6 mg of caffeine.
12. China has more English speakers than the United States.
13. The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar an England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.
14. The nickname for a Japanese businessmen is "Salarymen." 
15. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
16. Toronto was the first city in the world with a computerized traffic signal system.
17. The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.
18. Pepsi got its name from the ingredient pepsin, which is said to aid in digestion, however, it is not known.
19. The average life span of a single red blood cell is 120 days.
20. The watch was invented by Peter Henlein of Nuremberg in 1510. 
21. The first subway system in America was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897.
22. An average person laughs about 15 times a day. 
23. Apples are part of the rose family.
24. The word Spain means "the land of rabbits." 
25. The word tulip comes from the Turkish word for turban.

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