A creative visionary, Mr Jobs’ innovations such as the iPod and its counterpart, the online iTunes store, revolutionized the industry and how music was distributed and purchased,” the organizer of the prestigious award, The Recording Academy, said in a statement
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc, will be posthumously honoured by the Grammys with the Trustees Award for 2012, to be held in February, for his contribution in the area of music technology.
The Trustees Award is given to individuals to acknowledge their contributions in non-performance fields.
The organizer of the prestigious award, The Recording Academy, in a statement said, “As former CEO and co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs helped create products and technology that transformed the way we consume music, TV, movies and books. A creative visionary, Mr Jobs’ innovations such as the iPod and its counterpart, the online iTunes store, revolutionized the industry and how music was distributed and purchased.”
Mr Jobs, who died on 5th October this year after battling with pancreatic cancer, is respected for his innovative products like iPod, iPad and iPhone.
Apple Computer Inc was a recipient of a Technical Grammy Award in 2002 for contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.
“The company continues to lead the way with new technology and in-demand products such as the iPhone and iPad,” the statement added.
Mr Jobs is one of several individuals among the recipients of 2012 Trustee Award. Others include Antonio Carlos Jobim, a Brazilian composer and arranger, Gil Scott-Heron a soul performer, and audio engineer Roger Nichols, will also be honoured posthumously.
The Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on 11th February 2012.
The charter aims at timely disposal of appeals and complaints; RTI activists have welcome the move
In order to ensure timely and speedy disposal of appeals and complaints, the Central Information Commission (CIC) is considering implementing its own Citizen’s Charter. A draft proposal has been moved by information commissioner Sailesh Gandhi. Chief information commissioner Satyananda Mishra has directed that the proposal would be put for up for discussion in a meeting of the commission on 27th December.
Right to Information (RTI) activists have welcomed this move by the CIC.
Subhash Chandra Agrawal, a Delhi-based RTI activist, while welcoming the move said, “Provision for priority hearing of petitions filed by senior and differently abled persons, and of petitions involving public interest are should also be included. Also there should be a special compliance officer in each registry of every central information commissioner to monitor compliance of CIC verdicts.”
He adds, “There are numerous such cases where public authorities do not care to respond to CIC verdicts. Registry of every information commissioner costs much to the public exchequer. But it can and should be best utilised by adequately increasing staff attached to each of the commissioner.”
The draft Citizen’s Charter emphasises on the following –
According to report by the Press Trust of India (PTI), the commission said the move has seen strong opposition from its legal department. The department is of the view that there is no precedence of such a charter in any judicial or quasi-judicial body in the country. During a recent meeting of the commission, the minutes of which have been made public, joint secretary (law) at the CIC informed the commission that since the Citizen Charter is now part of the Lokpal Bill, currently under consideration in Parliament, it would be advisable to wait for the final outcome in Parliament in this regard.
The draft proposal aims to ensure that over 95% of appeals and complaints are adjudicated within 120 days of reaching the CIC and digitization of records and use of E- processes in the working of CIC by 2015.
Angel Swift is unique because it is simple to download and a user friendly application which runs on multiple devices, a robust tool that makes online trading seamless.
Angel Broking, the first movers in online and mobile trading have launched Angel Swift the mobile trading service for retail investors on tablets. The firm is India’s first broking house to offer its clients a unique mobile trading platform on tablets. This service enables Angel’s clients to select from the option of streaming and refresh mode to suit individual needs of bandwidth usage and helps them get the convenience of customized and multiple market watch and the facility to monitor historical charts, stock portfolio, latest stock price and other stock details. The service empowers techno savvy and gadget enthusiast clients to connect to the markets anywhere at any time and make crucial investment decisions on the go.
Angel Swift is unique because it is simple to download and a user friendly application which runs on multiple devices, a robust tool that makes online trading seamless. Customers can use the same login credentials as that of online trading and also view orders / trades executed from online platform. It gives them an option to trade in NSE Cash, NSE F&O, BSE Cash, MCX, MCX – SX and NCDEX and supports multiple advanced tablets.
Special features and highlights include freedom to trade in multiple exchanges, single account linked to mobile/tablet trading and online trading platform giving user the convenience to access multiple online trading products with same user id and password and facility to monitor and manage order book, trade book, net position, funds view and stock portfolio.
Speaking at the launch of Angel Swift on tablets, Angel Broking’s Vinay Agrawal, executive director, equities broking, said: “Mobile trading is quickly becoming recognized as an essential tool for risk management -especially in volatile markets where fast and convenient accessibility to the trading platform could be the crucial difference between making a profit and taking a loss. At Angel we believe in innovation and realized that there was new breed of investors and traders waiting to trade at the convenience of their time and place – using latest technology. We had analyzed that a trading application on tablets will soon be the need of the hour. Angel Swift is the result of that need and we are proud to announce that Angel Broking is the first to launch this service on tablets. This service will provide access and trade in stock market, Intuitive usability and risk management tools no matter where you are through Wi-Fi or 3G connectivity.”