Tuesday, August 25, 2009


The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has launched a mapping application website named “BHUVAN” means “Earth” in Sanskrit . The main aim of this design is to give better 3D satellite images of India and provides features of the nation. It looks similar to Google Earth but its design promised to give more extended features than Google especially in its resolution. Bhuvan. It enables us to view each nook and corner of India except the places of military and nuclear importance.

This 3D mapping tool uses images taken by ISRO’s seven remote sensing satellites, including Cartosat-1 and Cartosat-2 which was taken a year ago. This satellite can even capture the images of objects as small as a car on a road. We can see the images in 3D viewing environment with the least spatial resolution being 55 meters from Advanced Wide Field Sensor (AWifs). Bhuvan maps up to 10 meters as compared to 200 meters of Google and 50 meters of Wikipedia.

This prestigious achievement has been carried entirely by National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), which is a part of ISRO located in Hyderabad. The entire nation salutes the work made by ISRO in bringing the technology in the hands of the people.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Its a great time for England as they won the ASHES which is considered to be the most precious one even one step ahead higher than the world cup. After a long struggle England managed to lead the series 2-1. The final match decides the fate of the trophy which was over ruled completely by england over aussies. Flintoff leads England off with a stump in hand, leads them up the race to healthy applause. There's Kevin Pietersen in the dressing rooms, the whole England squad looks to be there, they've all played a part. The Man of the Match is Stuart Broad, he was the one who changed the game dramatically in one spell during the first innings. While England's Man of the series is Andrew Strauss for his brilliant batting and splendid captaincy-nominated by Tim Nielsen. For Australia, Michael Clarke for his dominating batting is the Man of the series nominated by Andy Flower. The Compton-Miller Medal goes to the player who has had the biggest impact on the series, goes to Andrew Strauss.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found this week from my Personal Learning Network (PLN). I feel we have to keep up to date concerning research in our field and current issues in the education system. I hope some of these inspire you.

Tech Tool (facebook learning) – if Facebook isn’t blocked at your school, here are some applications that teachers would enjoy using with their students.

Wordle in the classroom – Mims shares a presentation about 38 interesting ways to use wordle in the classroom.

Literature Learning Ladders – “…make the connection between theory and practice by exploring some online resources related to literacy, themes, literature circles, technology, and learning.”

David Rumsey Map Collection – “has over 20,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century cartographic materials. Historic maps. Collection categories include atlas, globe, school geography, maritime chart, state, city, country, wall, children and manuscript maps.”

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Recession and Price hike at one hand and Nano in the other hand. Even in the recession period people have money their hands despite the Malls across India had shown depreciation in net profit for Q1 in fiscal 2009-2010. Nano has become a magic word for Tata Groups. After the successfully run of Nano in the Indian roads, Tata Groups has planned number of Nano projects for the future. Before Nano hits the road, the low cost car has dropped some innovative designs in the release model. One of the cost effective door idea was dropped. The plastic door in the Nano was tested successful; the idea was dropped because people would think unsafe. Early the Tata Groups Nano was launched in the Mumbai. The key was hand over to a Customs Inspector by Tata Groups Chairman Mr.Ratan Tata.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Finally after 12 years, a new man Charles Coventry of Zimbabwe who equals Pakistan’s Saeed Anwar record (194 out against India) and scored marvelous 194* runs against Bangladesh during the fourth ODI of the series in Bulawayo. He started of the innings at no.3 and reached his century ony in the 38th over of the match with 110 balls. After reaching 42nd over of the match, Coventry made all the balls to cross the fence where he reached 180 runs in 47th over of the match as the Zimbabwe’s crowd was excited and awaiting to see their country men scoring double hundred in ODI cricket. But Unfortunately, Coventry couldn’t score his double hundred as he remained unbeaten on 194 runs of 156 balls with 16 fours and 7 sixes which puts their team total as 312 runs for 8 wickets. Chasing a huge total of 313, Opener Tamim Iqbal of Bangladesh provided a good start with 154 runs (138 balls) guided their team to victory Bangladesh lead the five match series 3-1 against Zimbabwe. Man Of Match award - Charles Coventry and Tamim Iqbal (shared) .