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First Lunar Eclipse of 2010 To Occur on June 26

The first Lunar Eclipse of the year will occur on June 26 at 5:55 PM Korean time. Earlier this year the century’s longest Solar Eclipse also occurred and passed through India.

Partial Solar Eclipse

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes behind the earth such that the earth blocks the sun’s rays from striking the moon. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. (cite: Wikipedia)

The Lunar eclipse will start in Korea on Saturday at 5:55PM and end at 11:21 PM, at around 8:38PM 54% of the lunar surface will be overshadowed by Earth.

The eclipse will be visible in Asia, Australia, Antarctica, parts of America and the Pacific Ocean. The eclipse will be visible in India only during the end part and will only be visible from extreme Northeastern parts of India like Assam.

The Partial Solar eclipse/Lunar Eclipse will be followed by a total Solar Eclipse on July 11 this year.

Apple Mac Mini To Sell For Rs Rs. 44,900 in India

Apple has revealed the price of the latest Mac Mini for Indian customers and it will be priced at Rs 44,900 for the regular edition and Rs. 64,900 for the server edition.

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The new Mac Mini from Apple comes with either a 2.4GHz or 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM. Storage space for the device could be either 320GB or 500GB SATA. It also has system memory of 2GB which can be expanded to 4GB.

Mac Mini also has 802.11n Wi-Fi support and a FireWire 800 port. The gadget also has a 8x Super Drive and comes with 4 USB 2.0 ports and a SD card slot.

Mac Mini will run on the latest Mac OS X Snow Leopard and come with a host of pre-installed software from the iLife suite.

Mac Mini will be available for purchase at Apple affiliated stores soon and will cost Rs. 44,900 for the regular version and Rs. 64,900 for the server edition.

Indian Rupee Symbol To Be Decided Today

After years of missing a unique identity, today India will get a unique symbol to represent Rupees or Rs as we have called them for so long. For those who are not in the know, India will finally get a symbol for our currency which is similar to a $, £ or €.

Indian Rupees Symbol Shortlisted

Right now, there are five symbols which have been shortlisted from several which were submitted for the purpose and only one of them can be chose to be the official symbol of the Indian currency.

According to NDTV, the Union Cabinet is expected to clear the design by Thursday and it will be a Hindi letter Ra with two lines in it.

So which of these symbols is your favorite and which one would you choose to become the official symbol of the Indian currency across the world?

Image via NDTV

NyooTV India’s First Online Social TV

Looking to watch the latest Indian television shows and Bollywood movies online for free in India and US? NyooTV is India’s First Online Social TV, which will allow you to watch Hindi sitcoms and Indian television shows for free.

Based in Philadelphia, and founded in January, 2009, AKG Technologies Inc. is operated independently by a dedicated management team of professionals with offices in Bhopal, Mumbai and Philadelphia. Its flagship product, NyooTV aggregates and offers premium Indian entertainment content across new media platforms and digital entertainment devices currently to Indian audiences in US and India for FREE.

Watch Free Indian Television Online

Gaurav Mendiratta is the Founder and Director of AKG Technologies, one of the fastest growing companies in the digital entertainment industry. Gaurav holds a Masters in Telecommunications & Networking and a Bachelors of Engineering in Electronics and Communications.

NyooTV boasts of a solid product platform using adaptive streaming and customized mobile applications to provide superior user experience even with low bandwidths. NyooTV is India’s First Premium Social TV Network that generates revenue using video advertisements even from long tail or shelved and old content. The aim of NyooTV is to be the market leader in the premium legal entertainment content segment, globally. NyooTV also has started producing its own exclusive content through in-house initiatives.

The premium legal content on NyooTV is divided in to the following categories:

  • Movies: NyooTV has teamed up with Content Providers to deliver movie trailers, clips and full movies in high quality. Spread over a variety of genres, movie lovers can watch Bollywood, Mollywood and Tollywood films free of cost.
  • TV Shows: Partnerships with Channel Providers help NyooTV provide users with access to TV shows, especially those which are not aired anymore.
  • Sports: Users will be able to watch sporting events live or on demand. Matches which were played earlier, and are no longer available anywhere can be viewed and enjoyed.
  • Entertainment: Award Ceremonies, Live Performances, Music Albums, Fashion shows and Celebrity Interviews can be watched on NyooTV.
  • Blogs: NyooTV provides the latest reviews of movies, TV shows and sporting events. Users can use NyooTV as a platform to post comments, reviews and discuss all the content available on the website.

NyooTV is working towards venturing into the mobile entertainment segment by developing exclusive applications for the , Adobe Flash Lite 3.0, Symbian OS, J2ME, Windows Mobile 6.1, Blackberry and .

For more information visit www.nyootv.com.

Maharashtra Bans Facebook In Mantralaya

The Maharashtra Government has reportedly banned access to in Mantralaya, the official government office. According to a senior Mantralaya official he IT department has put ban on the use of Facebook. "We decided to block the site as many employees were seen spending hours on it".

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However, Mantralaya employees are not too pleased with the ban and have claimed that they only access the site during lunch break or if workload is less on a particular day.

However, the IT department of Mantralaya maintained that the internet connection was only intended for official use and not for personal usage.

This is not the first time an office has banned access to Facebook, and many corporate have blocked access to the popular social networking site from their official premises.

(Source: TOI)

EAMCET 2010 Results Through SMS/Voice From Tata DOCOMO

The EAMCET will be declared shortly and the GSM brand of Tata Teleservices Limited has announced that its customers can avail the benefit of knowing EAMCET results on SMS and Voice portal.

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Students who want to check the exam results for their Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) in the state of Andhra Pradesh will be able to check their results using 2 convenient ways.

Tata DOCOMO provides 2 convenient ways to get EAMCET results delivered personally! Using the IVR option, customers will have to dial 54321234 and provide students seven digit Roll Number. For this the subscribers will have to follow a Pre-registrationwherein customers can register their Roll Numbers by dialing 54321234 and they will be notified through SMS as soon as the results are announced. As a second option customers can also have a choice of getting the result by sending an SMS to 55352. Ex: SMS EAMCET <space> Hall Ticket Number to 55352.

Every SMS will be charged at Rs. 3 per SMS and the IVR service will be charged at 10 paise per second.

We wish all the students who appeared for the EAMCET results best of luck for their results.

Hotmail Allows Indian Users to Send and Receive Email through SMS

Hotmail Although, internet proliferation in India is rapidly increasing, it’s still far cry from being as ubiquitous as mobile phones. Realising that not everyone in India has regular access to the internet, Microsoft has added SMS support to Hotmail.

Microsoft said, With this fun and simple service, you can forget about going to the cyber cafe or logging on to your computer every time you want to check your mails”. While this might appear to be a silly and pointless feature to folks in western countries, I suspect that it may turn out to be a popular feature among Indians. “You can now receive, read and reply to emails on your SMS. The service also enables efficient viewing of emails by specifying the email address/domain from which you’d like to receive alerts on your SMS”, the company added.

This service can be enabled from mobile.live.com. It is available to Aircel, Bharti Airtel, BSNL, Idea, Loop Mobile, MTNL Delhi, MTNL Mumbai, MTS, Reliance (CDMA), Reliance (GSM), Tata Indicom, Tata Docomo, Uninor and Vodafone Essar customers. While incoming messages are free, outgoing messages (replies) will be charged as per standard rates.

India Ranks 3rd In FIFA Search On Web

Although India does not have it’s Football team in the FIFA 2010, scheduled to kick start from June’ 11, but this does not deter the Indian citizens to search for FIFA 2010 on the web. Looking at some interesting statistics from Google, India ranks third in the top 10 list of countries searching for FIFA world cup online .South Africa and Indonesia being 1st and 2nd. This leaves all the other European countries behind. However India featured nowhere in this list back in 2009.

Web users in Karnataka topped the charts for online soccer frenzy, with Maharashtra at second place and Tamil Nadu coming in third. Some of the key things searched on Google related to FIFA were World Cup 2010′, FIFA 2010 schedule’, FIFA tickets’,   merchandise like FIFA jerseys.

Tripura Board 10th Standard Madhyamik Pariksha Results

Check the Tripura Board Madhyamik Pariksha 10th Standard results for 2010 Online. Tripura Board Class X 2010 results online.

After a brief break in the exam results being declared in India, the Tripura government is all set to announce the results of the Tripura Board Madhyamik Pariksha 10th Standard results for 2010 online.

The Tripura Board Madhyamik Pariksha 10th Standard exam results for students who appeared in 2010 will be available online after 9:30AM on 9th June 2010.

Tripura Board Madhyamik Pariksha 10th Standard students will be able to check their 2010 exam results online at http://tripuraresults.nic.in/. Students can visit the website for the exam results after 9:30AM on June 9 and enter their roll numbers to view their results.

Please note that the roll number of the Tripura Board Madhyamik Pariksha 10th Standard exams is required in order to check your results. The results site may be a bit slow to load after 9:30AM so please be patient while you check your results.

We wish all the Tripura Board Madhyamik Pariksha 10th Standard students who appeared for the exams in 2010 best of luck for their results.

Reliance World Turns Itself Into Examination Centers

Reliance World is a nationwide chain of retail stores in India managed by Reliance Webstore Limited (a Reliance ADAG company). The stores are designed to give you a delightful experience of the digital world of information, communication, entertainment and utility services from Reliance Mobile and Communication systems. Apart from such services, Reliance World also has a robust and proven online assessment engine that provides a unique platform for institutions to conduct online examinations in a controlled environment.

And these very online examination systems at Reliance World were used by Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT) recently for conducting its first ever online entrance examination for admission to its M.Sc.(IT) and M.Sc.(ICT in Agriculture and Rural Development) programmes. The online entrance examination was conducted at 29 Reliance World stores spread across 14 cities in India. The examination lasted for an hour and was taken online simultaneously by a total of 1011 candidates.

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