Social networks to be monitored by Mumbai police

After observing an increase in the number of phishing attacks and several other cyber crimes, the cyber police have intensified patrolling of the social networking sites.Police, with the help of IT experts, will keep a check on any hate posts or groups created in cyberspace.

Websites are patrolled round the clock to check for any objectionable content. Pages or groups that harm the sensitivities of people could be removed or the website could be brought down to avoid any incidents that could affect the law and order situation.

According to police, there was a group on a social networking site called I hate Ambedkar and they had defaced the picture of the Dalit icon. Such posts directed against prominent figures, that hurt the sentiments of a particular community have incited violence in the past.Meanwhile, the slums near Dr Ambedkar area in Khar, remained peaceful after the deployment of a strong police force in the area.

Source: DNA India

CommonFloor as Centerstage Sponsor for Cognizance 2011, an online portal for apartment seekers, owners and association members, is sponsoring Blogomania one of the attractions of the event in Cognizance 2011. Blogomania is primarily a contest to test the blogging skills of the contestant, it is a platform to showcase one’s eloqence, wit and humour to impress the masses.

Cognizance-2011, The Annual Technical Festival of IIT Roorkee, all set to be the biggest tech fest ever. Cognizance 2011 has over 150 events covering almost every possible aspect of technical knowledge. CommonFloor as Centerstage Sponsor, sponsors Blogomania.

Cognizance, the annual technical festival of IIT Roorkee, is ranked amongst Asia’s largest technical festivals. IIT Roorkee has always been at the fore of cutting edge technology and innovation, shaping the world as it is today and striving for a better tomorrow.

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Gangsters cashing in on the cricket fever

World Cup 2011: Fake tickets galore in Bangalore black market

On Tuesday, Bangalore police arrested a man and recovered 80 tickets to the members’ stand from him. Umesh Shetty, 23, was arrested while trying to sell the tickets outside M Chinnaswamy Stadium, the Bangalore venue of the tournament.The recovery, however, has left the police stumped. The members’ stand tickets were sold at the counters. Still, black marketeers managed to get the tickets, and sell them for a higher price.

An executive member of the Karnataka State Cricket Association said the tickets recovered could be fake, since the game body was yet to get the passes from the Board of Control for Cricket for the match between England and India on February 27.

“No one but the Karnataka State Cricket Association members can get these tickets. We wonder how such a large number of members’ stand tickets are available in the black market. The members can avail the tickets by showing identity cards to the authorities at the stadium or the Karnataka State Cricket Association,” a police officer said, adding that he suspected some members might also be involved in the racket.

News: DNA India

Google doodles for Thomas Edison on 164th birthday

Google on Friday celebrated the genius of American inventor Thomas Alva Edison on his 164th birthday with a doodle featuring some of his best inventions. Thomas Edison was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed devices that changed the way of life around the world.

These included a stock ticker, a mechanical vote recorder, a battery for an electric car, electrical power, recorded music and motion pictures. His advanced work in these fields was an outgrowth of his early career as a telegraph operator. Edison originated the concept and implementation of electric-power generation and distribution to homes, businesses, and factories – a crucial development in the modern industrialized world. His first power station was on Manhattan Island, New York.

Google doodles have gained immense popularity over the past few years and the Google team has put out commemorative doodles on events ranging from news events, civic milestones, birthdays, death anniversaries and important dates in history.

Oasis won the award for best innovation

Oasis a humanoid robot built by the Students of the Chennai-based Bharath University won the award for best innovation at an exhibition held at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

Oasis is a humanoid robot built by the students of the Chennai-based Bharath University. Oasis can recognise faces and track paths, uses cameras for eyes and speakers for ears. In order to enable him to detect obstacles in his path, there are tactile sensors on the legs. Besides, he has motors in the joints that enable him 360-degree movement and is equipped with three fingers on each hand that act as a gripper. The robot is remote-controlled with commands being sent through a router.

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The robot won the award for best innovation at an exhibition held at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore recently. Around 66 other universities from across the world presented their creations at the event. “Around Rs 50 lakh was spent on this robot and we are setting up a robotics research lab to train more students in the field of robotics,” Bharath University vice-chancellor Dr K P Thooyamani said.

While the assembling of the robot took four months, the programming for all the functions took about three weeks, students part of the team that built the robot said. “It was quite a challenge building the robot as we had to take into consideration so many factors. Even if a small screw was out of place the robot would not work. Taking care of many factors like the mass, centre of gravity and unrestricted motion took us time,” said Baljit Singh, a final-year mechanical engineering student who was part of the team.

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Google Doodle Honour Jules Verne

Google new innovative doodle to mark French science fiction writer Jules Gabriel Verne’s 183rd birthday. The doodle honours Verne’s most famous fiction ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea‘ (1870), which tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine ‘Nautilus’ as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax.

Jules Gabriel Verne (February 8, 1828 – March 24, 1905) was a French author from Brittany who pioneered the science-fiction genre. He is best known for novels such as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. He is the third most translated individual author in the world, according to Index Translationum. Verne, along with Hugo Gernsback and H. G. Wells, is often popularly referred to as the “Father of Science Fiction“.

The Google logo on February 8,2011 takes the form of the portholes of a submarine with an interactive lever on the side that can be flicked up, down or sideways to plunge the machine deeper into the sea. Through the portholes, users get a glimpse of the various forms of marine life.


Valentine week

Lucky are those who are loved and cared for. Wishing all of you a very Happy Valentines Day Week.

Enjoy the Valentine week by presenting gifts, roses and by sharing immense love with your beloved ones. Valentine week starting from Feb 7-14 provides an occasion for lovers to express and celebrate the love and affection. Every year the Rose day marks the start of Valentine’s day celebration across the world. The fragrance of roses envelops the atmosphere on this day as the large number of youngsters give roses to propose their girlfriend, boyfriend, relative and friend.

The each day in valentine week as some significance,
Feb 7: Rose day

Feb 8: Propose day

Feb 9: Chocolate day

Feb 10: Teddy Day

Feb 11: Promise Day

Feb 12: Hug Day

Feb 13: Kiss Day

Feb 14: Valentine Day

In Februrary or valentine week, the demand for roses is quite high and florists sell roses at a much higer price on this day. The week is also active by people sending ecards,SMS, greetings & gifts to their loved one. However, it is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering sweetshop, sending greeting cards and SMS. Modern Valentine’s Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves and the figure of the winged Cupid.

Rose Day , Valentine Week & Valentine Day is not only for the lovers but also for all who can express their feelings each other by presenting flowers, gifts,SMS etc. Like sending greetings & gifts to father-mother, sister-brother, friends, lovers & even relative.

It is said “When love first came to Earth,the Spring spread rose-beds to receive him.” Express your love & care by Celebrating your Valentine’s week by presenting flowers & gifts

Wishing all of you a very Happy Valentines Day Week.