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NASA rover sends dazzling Martian 'postcard'
The drilling of 2.6-inche deep hole in a rock - labeled as “Big Sky” - is part of a multi-day sequence that will result in the analysis of the Martian rock's ingredients by the rover's onboard laboratories
 
While you enjoy spectacular landscapes and a lone astronaut's fight for survival in Matt Damon-starrer “The Martian,” Mars Curiosity rover has sent a stunning “postcard” after it drilled its eighth hole on the Red Planet.
 
The drilling of 2.6-inche deep hole in a rock - labeled as “Big Sky” - is part of a multi-day sequence that will result in the analysis of the Martian rock's ingredients by the rover's onboard laboratories.
 
"With 'Big Sky', we found the ordinary sandstone rock we were looking for," said Curiosity project scientist Ashwin Vasavada.
 
It also happens to be relatively near sandstone that looks as though it has been altered by fluids -- likely groundwater with other dissolved chemicals.
 
"We are hoping to drill that rock next, compare the results, and understand what changes have taken place,” he said in a statement.
 
The analyses of the rock-powder samples will occur over the next week.
 
Meanwhile, the team will be turning the rover's attention and its wheels towards the second rock, where the sample analysis process will begin anew.
 
Curiosity is currently on the lower slopes of Mount Sharp in a region covered in sandstone called the “Stimson Unit”.
 
"The only thing more stunning than these images is the thought that Curiosity will be driving through those lower hills one day,” Vasavada noted.
 
"We couldn't help but send a postcard back to all those following her journey,” he added.
 
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Ultimate peak of success is unknown: Big B
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been a part of the entertainment industry for over four decades, feels that success does not have any peak and those who consider to have achieved it do not know that the “ultimate peak is unknown.”
 
The 72-year-old took to Twitter on Saturday to share his success mantra.
 
“Success...! they that claim to have achieved it have no idea that its ultimate peak is unknown...never known or ever found,” the “Piku” star tweeted.
 
Further talking to his official blog, Amitabh shared that to make performance look genuine one should feel the character as your own.
 
“Live not the thought and feel of performance...live the thought and feel as your own...that would be the greatest compliment for any art or artistic rendition...not all shall have the capacity to tune to notes that find expression...expressions that identify with feelings of my own creation...
 
“Seldom would they depict the other...the other would be blessed if it did...for then they have linked themselves to the ultimate connect,” he wrote.
 
Amitabh will next be seen in “Wazir” along with actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar.
 
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Emerging markets to see net capital outflow in 27 years
Net capital flows to emerging markets in 2015 will be negative for the first time since 1988, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) said in a report.
 
Among the 30 emerging economies it has surveyed, there will be $540 billion net capital outflows this year, compared to net capital inflows of $32 billion in 2014, Xinhua news agency reported.
 
The net capital outflows would continue at a moderate pace of $306 billion in 2016, on the expectation of the subdued growth prospects for the emerging market economies, as well as the US Federal Reserve's policy tightening, the report said.
 
The institution expected the growth rate of emerging markets to reach only 3.5 percent this year, the lowest since the 2008 global financial crisis, and will moderately rise to 4.2 percent in 2016.
 
The IIF also warned of risks of high-level non-financial corporate debt to gross domestic product ratio in emerging markets.
 
"As monetary policy continues to diverge and the Fed begins lift off, countries with large amounts of corporate debt, especially in US dollar, will face difficulties, with rising prospects for corporate distress, weakening capital investment and growth," said Hung Tran, executive managing director at the IIF.
 
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Hemen Parekh

2 years ago

FROM GREED TO GREAT ?

In my blog of 18th Sept , I had estimated BLACK MONEY disclosure of ( may be ) , Rs 40,000 crores , under
Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets Act - 2015
That would have netted Government , Rs 24,000 Cr by way of tax / penalty
I was way off the mark !
The 3 month opportunity window closed two days back , with a disclosure of Rs 3770 cr , by 638 persons , netting Govt Rs 2262 cr !
Quite like , " Digging the Mountain to find the Mouse "
Now , some knowledgeable persons / organizations have estimated that the amount of BLACK MONEY stashed away domestically , could be close to,
Rs 25 Lakh*Crores !
But then , man-on-the-street guesses that to be Rs 100 Lakh*Crores !
Time and again , that common man have proved the pundits wrong !
I suppose , the common man knew all along that half-hearted amnesty schemes are bound to fail , as in the past
But pundits refuse to learn from their past mistakes !
They refuse to recognize that nowhere in the World , any Government has succeeded at any time to legislate the GREED away !
And fail to understand why NDA government is hesitating to harness the unlimited power of SUN - the almighty SUN OF GREED
By :
* Abolishing Personal Income Tax ( source of the DARKNESS of
CORRUPTION )

* Stop asking any questions as to the " Source " for all cash deposits
made into bank accounts opened under Jan Dhan Yojana

* Levy a Bank Transaction Tax ( BTT ) of 2 % to yield revenue of
Rs 15 lakh*crores , which would be 5 times the loss of revenue due
to abolition of Personal Income Tax

* Encourage deposits made into Jan Dhan bank accounts to be invested in
SOLAR POWER SPV Farms , by direct depositing of income derived (
from sale of electricity to DISCOMs ) into those bank accounts - again
free of Personal Income Tax ( setting in motion, a VIRTUOUS CIRCLE ! )


NDA is planning to harness 100 GW of Solar Power by 2020

If above-mentioned suggestion is implemented , India could harness

1000 GW of Solar Power by 2020 !

Just imagine what that could do to GDP / SELF-EMPLOYMENT / CLIMATE

Let us harness GREED to make INDIA GREAT !

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hemen parekh
02 Oct 2015
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