Monday, December 19, 2011

गूगल का अनूठा प्रयोग, सर्च करते ही गिर रही है बर्फ

नई दिल्ली।। इंटरनेट सर्च इंजन गूगल अपने अनूठे प्रयोगों के लिए जाना जाता है। गूगल ने आज अपने विजिटर्स को एक और सरप्राइज दिया है। आप ' खुल जा सिमसिम ' स्टाइल में गूगल पर बर्फबारी का मजा ले सकते हैं।

इसके लिए आपको बस करना यह है कि गूगल पर जाइए और Let it snow सर्च कीजिए और फिर देखिए मजा। आपके ब्राउजर पर बर्फबारी होने लगेगी।

चंद सेकंड्स में में पूरी स्क्रीन और सर्च रिजल्ट बर्फ से ढक जाएंगे। इसके बाद डिफ्रॉस्ट का बटन आता है और आप उस पर क्लिक कर स्क्रीन को हटा सकते हैं। डिफ्रॉस्ट से पहले आप माउस से बर्फ को हटा भी सकते हैं। ध्यान रहे आपको बिना किसी कोट के Let it snow ही सर्च करना है।

इंटरनेट पर गूगल की इस अनूठी पहल को खूब पसंद किया जा रहा है। ट्विटर पर तो गूगल के इस सरप्राइज की इतनी चर्चा हो रही है कि Let it snow शब्द ट्विटर ट्रेंड्स में टॉप 3 में आ गया है।

गूगल ने अपने विजिटर्स को पहली बार सरप्राइज नहीं दिया है। इससे पहले गूगल का ईस्टर एग वाला प्रयोग खूब चर्चित हुआ था।

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Saina Nehwal first Indian singles player in Superseries Finals summit

Saina Nehwal first Indian singles player in Superseries Finals summitNEW DELHI: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Saturday created history by becoming the first Indian singles player to reach the summit clash of the BWF Superseries Finals after defeating Tine Baun of Denmark in the semifinals at Liuzhou in China.

World number four Saina beat number five Baun 21-17, 21-18 in 34 minutes to set up a summit clash on Sunday against China's world number one Yihan Wang who defeated compatriot and world number three Xin Wang in the other semifinal.

Jwala Gutta and V Diju are the only other Indians to have achieved the feat when the mixed doubles pair reached the Superseries Finals in the 2009 edition of the tournament before losing to Christinna Pedersen and Joaquim Nielsen.

Saina, who had topped Group B round robin league, could not dominate his opponent in smash and net play and lagged behind marginally. But the Indian ran away winners as she did overwhelmingly better in the rallies from which she won most of the points.

The Indian had eight smash winners against Baun's nine and 11 net winners to the Dane's 12. In rallies, Saina collected 23 winners as against 14 by Baun.

The first game was a see-saw affair with both the players leading in turns till 14-14. Saina then zoomed ahead with four straight points before pocketing the game 21-17.

In the second game, Saina was never behind after trailing 1-2 initially. Both the players were levelled at 11-11 and then 13-13 before the Indian surged ahead again just like in the first game to take 19-14 lead.

At this point, Saina seemed to have slackened a bit and that allowed Baun to come back into the match at 18-19. But that turned out to be the last desperate attempt for Baun as Saina wrapped up the second game 21-18 and the match by taking two consecutive points.

Anna Hazare writes letter to PM, doubts govt's will on Lokpal Bill

NEW DELHI: Anna Hazare on Saturday wrote a fresh letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying doubts have arisen over whether Lokpal Bill will be passed by December 23 when Parliament session gets over and threatened to go ahead with his proposed fast and 'jail bharo' agitation.

In a four-page letter, he alleged that the government's behaviour was "not at all right" and asked why Singh changed his stand on Citizens' Charter despite giving a written assurance that it will be part of the Lokpal bill.

He said in the past few months, Singh was giving him assurances through letters that a strong Lokpal Bill will be passed in the Winter Session of Parliament.

Hazare said in the last one year, the government has given a lot of assurances on Lokpal Bill but every time they have betrayed the countrymen.

"We suspended all our agitations till Winter Session taking your word on face value. Reports published in media now says that the Winter Session will end on December 23. Will the Lokpal Bill be passed by then. We have doubts on this," he said.

"Despite your promises, if a strong, independent and effective bill is not passed in the session, I will be forced to sit on a fast from December 27. Jail Bharo agitation will start from December 30," he said.

Demanding bringing CBI'a anti-corruption wing under Lokpal and make it its investigative agency, he said it appeared that no government wants to give away the control over CBI for political reasons.

"Does it mean that Lokpal will not have an investigative agency. Without an investigative agency what will it do? Then it is better that we don't need a Lokpal," he said alleging irrespective of Congress or BJP, CBI was misused.

Hazare said he was surprised to see the Union Cabinet clearing a separate Citizens' Charter on December 13 when Parliament has already passed a resolution in which it is clearly mentioned that it will be under Lokpal.

"You (Singh) yourself have written to me and now why are you changing your stand and say that it will be sent to the Standing Committee. That will take another four months. Don't you think that people are being cheated and cheated," Hazare said.

The activist also pointed out the Parliamentary Standing Committee recommendations on appointment of search and selection committee for Lokpal were fraught with deficiencies as politicians play a major role in it.

Hazare alleged that Parliamentary Standing Committee chairman Abhishek Manu Singhvi insulted Parliament by not taking into cognisance the resolution passed by the House.

"Out of the three issues -- inclusion of lower bureaucracy, Citizens' Charter and state Lokayuktas, two of them have not been accepted. If a Standing Committee Chairman ignores Parliament's resolution, what is the future of our democracy," Hazare said in the letter.