Tuesday, 31 May 2016

IPL 2016: Champions Sunrisers Hyderabad’s moment in the sun

IPL 2016: Champions Sunrisers Hyderabad’s moment in the sun
IPL 2016 Final: Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers keep a rampaging RCB in check to win IPL final by 8 runs and clinch first title.
NOT LONG ago in a land not too far from the Chinnaswamy Stadium, a hotly-contested mega T20 final entered the last over with the favourites needing 19 runs to win the title. On Sunday in Bangalore, the favourites on this occasion needed 18. Chris Gayle had played a minor role in getting his team to that juncture that night in Kolkata. At Chinnaswamy, he had played a monumental role. Eoin Morgan was on the field that balmy April evening with no control over proceedings. Morgan sat on the sidelines in Bangalore with well, no control over proceedings. A nervous Ben Stokes had the ball in hand at the Eden Gardens. It was a nerveless Bhuvaneshwar Kumar who was on the hot-seat at the Chinnaswamy.
After a spectacular start from Warner and Shikhar Dhawan, the Sunrisers had slipped and lost momentum. They no longer looked on par for a 200+ total, especially when a well-set Yuvraj Singh-who turned back the clock to play a couple of cover-drives laced with that characteristic relish and flourish-was dismissed by Jordan. In walked Cutting. A ‘cutting’ is what you call a half-cup of tea in Mumbai, which is had when you don’t feel like having an entire cuppa. But there were no half-measures with Cutting in Bangalore. He simply kept clearing his left-leg and smashing the ball out of the ground-once literally of a high full-toss from Shane Watson, which was one of three he connected in the 20th over. His 15-ball 39 not only gave Hyderabad the boost they required it also ensured that 52 runs were scored in the last three overs taking the total to 208 for 7 and making RCB’s task a lot tougher than they had imagined. And yes, Cutting had entertained.
But again it was he who got rid of a rampaging Gayle who seemed in the mood to finish the game off on his own, and also then returned to bowl the crucial 15th over, where he conceded just four runs and dismissed KL Rahul. That over pretty much set the match up for Mustafizur and Bhuvaneshwar to do what they do best, carry out the final rites for the opposition. But before Cutting came Warner. From the moment he announced into the mike that he wanted to bat first and put a total on the board in the final, you simply knew what Warner had in mind. He simply wanted to charge out and take the match by the scruff of its neck. That’s exactly what he did too, going after the RCB new-ball from the very first over. If Kohli hadn’t had the kind of magical season he has with the bat, Warner’s performance in this IPL with both bat and as captain would have been the stuff of legends. It probably still is. The history of sport is riddled with episodes of leaders setting examples for their teammates. Here, Warner was setting one for the entire world. For, he was showing how to back up your confidence in terms of action. It was a sublime innings in more ways than one, for he never made it look like it was a final. He went about his hitting like he usually does, with calculated aggression, and raced to 69 before falling anticlimactically to a catch at short third-man. By then, he had evened out the odds for his team.

A target of 209 in a way seemed fair for RCB. If any team could even come close it had to be them. And as always it was a case of let’s see what Gayle does, and then start talking about the rest. As it turned out, the big Jamaican decided that it was time to show why he is the Universe Boss, and for 40 minutes or so, he held court and the world watched in awe. For the first time this season, not many wanted Kohli on strike. It looked like even he wasn’t too keen on coming in the way of the Gayle show. Like is the case when Gayle generally goes about his carnage, the white ball kept flying into the various corners of Chinnaswamy-even though the first six came off a thick edge-and there was little the Sunrisers could do about it. Yes, they got their lengths wrong often. But what do you do when your opponent is as unforgiving as Gayle. He hit eight sixes in all, and it looked like RCB were well on their way before Cutting came in the way. Post Gayle’s dismissal, Kohli decided enough was enough and looked keen on showing up Mustafizur in particular, hitting him for a six and a four to bring up his 18th half-century in 26 T20 innings this year. But as he attempted a wild hoick, for once the ball didn’t bounce over the stumps but took the bails on its way to stop Kohli in his tracks, and yet again leave him to be contended with coming second best. 

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Best 20 universities in Germany 2016

Best 20 universities in Germany 2016
Click each institution to view its full World University Rankings 2015-16 results

Germany Rank
World Uni Rank
Freiburg im Breisgau
Elangen and Nuremberg

Sainik School Kazhakootam tops CBSE Class XII exam

Thiruvananthapuram: Sainik School Kazhakootam has scripted history as it topped the list among the Sainik Schools in the country, in the Class XII CBSE exam results published recently.

Out of the 69 students who appeared for the exams, all obtained first class with 62.6% being the lowest score. Meanwhile, 67% of the students scored distinction and 13% secured marks above 90%. The toppers Joel Sheen R S and G Harishankar scored 95% marks. Thiruvananthapuram: Sainik School Kazhakootam has scripted history as it topped the list among the Sainik Schools in the country, in the Class XII CBSE exam results published recently.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

The future of transportation is arriving fast -- in particular, at 0 to 400 miles per hour in mere seconds.

The minds behind Hyperloop One were able to successfully demonstrate its core technology, although it's not exactly a giant leap closer to traveling between cities at a rate faster than an airplane. USA Today reported that the demonstration involved a bare-metal sled that rocketed down a track. It was elevated slightly by magnetic levitation technology and sped up to 2G force. The whole test lasted very quickly at two seconds, but the founders of Hyperloop One said it is more enough to show that the tech is possible, and at a cheaper cost.
Co-founder and chief technology officer Brogan BamBrogram said the test was done to validate the hardware and software of their technology. "We're aiming to hit 400 miles per hour in two seconds," he said.
By the end of the year, they aim to have a full test, with the sled targeted to accelerate in a 3-mile track tube that can go as fast as 750 mph.
The Hyperloop One will truly change the transportation game if done successfully. With its steel pods that are magnetically suspended, it is reported that travel time from Los Angeles to San Francisco can be reduced to a mere 30 minutes.
Rob Lloyd, CEO of the technologies, said in a CNBC report that the Hyperloop One project is slated to go full scale in 2016. They are aiming to move cargo by 2019 and transport its first passengers by 2021.
In the same report, however, David Levinson of the University of Minnesota's Department of Civil Engineering thinks that decades are still needed for this technology to be truly successful, adding that this is not something that can be done overnight.
Still, the minds behind Hyperloop One are not stopping anytime soon in bringing the future closer to us. Lloyd said the technology is not only for the United States, but wherever it is needed and wanted, changing altogether transportation systems throughout the world.
"We're going to leverage technology and some of the smartest minds to create a transportation experience that feels like riding in an elevator but allows us to customize what we do when we're moving," he said.

The Hyperloop One technology has been gaining a lot of buzz for its claim as being a cheaper alternative to current mass transport systems, as well as a cleaner technology too, as it does away with big amounts of carbon emissions.
The Hyperloop is a conceptual high-speed transportation system originally put forward by Elon Musk, incorporating reduced-pressure tubes in which pressurized capsules ride on an air cushion driven by linear induction motors and air compressors.

Tamil Nadu Assembly election 2016 polls tomorrow-Aravakurichi constituency has been deferred

According to reports, 5417 booths are identified as sensitive and 1223 as hypersensitive and 4.75 lakh officials have been deployed by the Election Commission for poll duties.
Hectic preparatory activities are going on in 66,007 polling booths for tomorrow’s assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, where out of the 234 seats for the state Assembly, polling in Aravakurichi constituency has been deferred. In all the remaining 233 seats, polling will be held tomorrow from 7 am till 6 pm.

A total of 3776 candidates are in the fray including 320 women, whose fate will be decided by over 5.82 crore voters including 21 lakh first timers. According to reports, 5417 booths are identified as sensitive and 1223 as hypersensitive and 4.75 lakh officials have been deployed by the Election Commission for poll duties.

Here are the current party positions in TN state

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Engineering graduate from SRM University has Secured the seventh rank in the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2015.

Sharanya Ari, an engineering graduate from SRM University has secured the seventh rank in the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2015.
UPSC IAS Civil Services final result 2016 declared: Today, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) declared the final result of Civil Services Examination 2015 with woman a candidate Tina Dabi  (Roll No 0256747) emerging as the topper.
Sharanya Ari, an engineering graduate from SRM University has cleared her UPSC civil examinations in her fourth try.
Though she didn’t clear her exams the last three times, she achieved an all India rank of 7th in her fourth attempt. Her motivation to keep attempting the examination was her belief that an exam could not judge her capacity.
Her father M. Arivazhagan, retired Air Force officer, motivated her to serve the nation by joining the Indian Administrative Service. Her mother J. Sathya Priya, a teacher at Government Girls Higher Secondary School in East Tambaram, assisted her in preparing for optional subject of sociology.
“After completing B.Tech (IT) from SRM University in 2011, she started preparation for the examination at coaching institutes.
Complete result click here
1 0256747 TINA DABI
7 0575838 SHARANYA ARI 
10 0636176 ANUPAM SHUKLA

Topped  IAS examination  at state level
7th rank at National Level