For the first time thus far, Delhi Metro's ridership hit the 16-lakh mark as 16,06,493 travelers took the Metro on Nov 15.
The above statement has been made by an official on Tuesday.
With a major part of Stage II of construction getting over, Delhi Metro ridership is soaring upwards.
According to Famecount, Eminem aka Marshall Mathers aka the Real Slim Shady has exceeded 10 million buffs on the popular social networking site, Facebook.
Eminem becomes only the second living musician to have done so - behind Lady Gaga - whose recent smashing of the 10 million fan barrier was well documented and now boasts over 15 million buffs on Facebook.
Thus far, just 4 total musical entities have surpassed the 10 million international Facebook fan mark, and it is indeed an elite group.
Veteran actor Dharmendra, who shot with his loving daughter Esha Deol for the first time, said Esha's confidence in front of the camera has impressed him a lot.
The father daughter pair will be seen together in "Tell Me Oh Khuda", which is being produced by Hema Malini.
Dharmendra also said that he could not refuse the offer to work with Esha.
Oil prices swung near $75 per barrel on Friday as signals of growing demand in the U. S. fueled hopes of sustained economic revival but a stronger dollar made crude pricier for foreign investors.
Benchmark crude for the next month delivery dropped 37 cents at $74.24 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex).
In other Nymex trading in July contracts, heating oil climbed by 0.34 cents to end at $2.0425 per gallon.
Gasoline rose 0.27 cents to mark its closure at $2.0839 a gallon.
After the failure of the maiden edition of the Copenhagen Summit, now the world is looking at the small countries to come forward and take the responsibility.
The developed countries along with US and European countries could not come up with any new resolutions at the summit. Now Bolivia, Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua and Ecuador, Latin American countries, as well as Sudan and Saudi Arabia, have become the tough reviewers of the Copenhagen deal.
Today at the 40th anniversary of World Earth Day is expected to participation from more than one billion people making it the biggest secular civic event in the world.
The official forum to celebrate the event, Earth Day Network (EDN) wants to make Earth Day 2010 a defining moment in the environmental movement. The network brings together 20,000 partners and organizations in 190 countries to celebrate the event on April 22 every year.
A new study has disclosed that common medicines used to treat osteoporosis could make bones easier to crack if used for too long.
Researchers discovered that bisphosphonates perk up quantity at the cost of quality. Although the medicinal drugs assisted protect limbs, over time they appeared to damage its anatomical structure.
Accordingly, it is thought that cure with the medicines may boost the risk of unusual ruptures after four or more years.
Around 70% of ailing newborns suffer from kidney problem but less than 5% of them get treated, a new study says.
The research, carried out by Batra Hospital for a period of over 15 years on 300 sick newborns, discovered that 5% of them have severe kidney function derangement.
Ace Indians Mukesh Ambani and Lakshmi Mittal named among world's top ten billionaires as Mexican mogul Carlo Slim Helu hit Americans Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to turn out to be the most affluent person on earth.
In addition to fourth placed RIL chairman Ambani and fifth positioned steel czar Mittal, four other Indian residents were named among top fifty in 2010 Forbes list of the World's Billionaires released on Wednesday with 49 Indians joining company with the world's 1,011 wealthiest people.
The latest report of International Communications Union affirms that 67 percent of the entire population across the globe is having cell phone subscription.
According to this finding of 2009, it is believed that over half the people on planet are mobile users which are supposed to be around 4.6 billion people. Compared to the reports of 2002, 1 billion people were signed up to use cell phones, which is close to five times the score.
A latest UN report stated that six out of ten persons have a cell phone in the growing world.
An international Telecommunication Union study released on Tuesday stated that 57% of people in developing countries were cellphone subscribers.
At the end of 2009, there were around 4.6 billion mobile subscriptions as against one billion in the year 2002.
"The rate of progress remains remarkable," the report stated.
According to the UN telecom agency, demand for cellular phones throughout the world remains firm in spite of the slump, with the number of individual mobile cellular subscriptions expected to reach 5 billion in 2010.
Advanced services and mobile phones in rich nations and augmented take-up of mobile banking and mobile health-care services in poorer countries is motivating the sustained demand.
A new study disclosed that around 125.2 million preggies are prone to malaria annually.
Plasmodium falciparum, a protozoan parasite occurring in the tropic and sub-tropic, is the major cause of the majority of malaria fatalities.
But, the most common type of malaria is P. vivax malaria, which also thrives in temperate areas.
The majority of malarial casualties are among young kids in sub-Saharan Africa but expecting mothers and their unborn babies are at high risk of having malaria.
As the whole world continues to reel under recession, world leaders, politicians, businessmen, academicians, economic experts and civil society heads will once again assemble in Davos at the World Economic Forum to talk over the way forward.
The hopeful news is that the prominence of WEF this year is on reorganizing business models, financial conceptions and risk management, revamping operations, processes and systems, and rebuilding people faith in the administrators and the novel systems.
It was not only the common employees which lost the job, in the worst economic recession ever in the history of the world trade, but the list includes a few CEOs also who have departed from their companies, proving that no position was protected from vulnerability from the recession.
As deadlocked climate talks in Copenhagen prepared to enter a critical, fractious second week, a major new United Nations’ study showed how quickly the world could be running out of time.
The world’s biggest insurance policy against rapid warming, the oceans, are soaking up atmospheric carbon dioxide at such a rate that their acidity — and so their ability to nuture an intricate planet-wide web of life — could increase 150 per cent by 2050.
Rise in food prices by over 1.5 times owing to climate change will leave five million Indian children malnourished by 2020, says a study by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), a conglomeration of agri-research bodies.
“Climate change will give India an additional five million malnourished children under the age of five,” said Gerald Nelson, head of the International Food Policy Research Institute, a global food policy research body.
This will lead to an increase in calorie deficiency by 20 per cent per capita, checkmating India’s bid to eradicate malnutrition by 2050.
The moment has arrived and the world will be watching.
The biggest meeting of global leaders to decide how the world will fight ill-effects of climate change starts in the Danish capital of Copenhagen from Monday.
The last such meeting was at Rio De Janeiro in Brazil in 1992, where the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the global climate policy guideline, was adopted.
Attracting private players to Delhi’s potential “public convenience market” may be the solution to its oozing sanitation woes, says Jack Sim — on a mission to raise international toilet standards.
“The toilet has always been an intimate part of human civilisation. But these days, there is a stigma associated with sanitation habits and the ‘toilet culture’,” he said.
This is what led Sim, an Ashoka Global Fellow, to abandon his business and establish the World Toilet Organization (WTO) on November 19, 2001.
Nairobi - G20 governments see climate change as the greatest humanitarian challenge facing the world, according to a survey released Tuesday by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
The IFRC hired a research group to poll the G20 - a powerful grouping representing both developed and developing nations - and found that many members expect to see increasing humanitarian needs driven by climate-change related disasters, poverty and hunger.