Jul 212014
 
Top 10 world’s most populated cities

As the World Population Day is annually observed on July 11, this year India’s two top cities Delhi and Mumbai have emerged in the list of world’s most populous cities. Delhi has become the world’s second most populous city in 2014 after Tokyo, more than doubling its population since 1990 to 25 million, according to a UN report. Mumbai, which ranks sixth on the list of the world’s most populous cities in 2014, is projected to become the fourth largest city in 2030 when its [...]

Jul 212014
 
India becomes world’s largest consumer of antibiotics: Report

India has emerged as the world’s largest consumer of antibiotics, with a 62% increase in use over the past decade. ‘Global Trends in Antibiotic Consumption, 2000-2010?, a study by scientists from Princeton University, has found that worldwide antibiotic use has risen by 36% over those 10 years, with five countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) — responsible for more than three-quarters of that surge. Among the 16 groups of antibiotics studied, cephalosporins, broad-spectrum penicillins and fluoroquinolones accounted for more than half [...]

Jul 202014
 
National capital to get its first adventure park

The capital is all set to get its first adventure park near Sanjay Lake in east Delhi’s Mayur Vihar. To be developed under state supervision, the project promises the thrill of adventure in the hills. Delhi Tourism & Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) is preparing to provide activities like rock climbing, bungee jumping, monkey bridges, overnight camps etc in the lake, which defines this vast expanse of green. DTTDC has taken over 6.3 acres of land along Sanjay Lake on license fee and revenue-sharing basis from [...]

Jul 202014
 
Delhiites can now book auto rickshaw with a new smartphone app PoochO

If you live in Delhi and have trouble getting an auto rickshaw especially during peak hours, then the PoochO smartphone app should be of help. The Delhi Integrated Multi-Model Transit System (DIMTS) sanctioned the development of the application which lets users find GPS-fitted autos passing nearby. Launched by Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung, the app allows people to access the DIMTS database of registered drivers’ mobile numbers and then call them up to book a ride. It must come as a relief to many in the [...]

Jul 202014
 
National capital Delhi becomes world’s second most populous city in 2014 after Tokyo: Report

Delhi has become the world’s second most populous city in 2014 after Tokyo, more than doubling its population since 1990 to 25 million, according to a UN report. The 2014 revision of the World Urbanisation Prospects launched yesterday said that India is projected to add the highest number of people to its urban population by 2050, ahead of China. The Indian capital is expected to retain the spot of the world’s second most populous city through at least 2030, when its population is expected to [...]

Jul 202014
 
Soon, Delhi Metro card will be accepted as a mode of payment in DTC buses

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)’s More Delhi card will be accepted as a mode of payment in DTC buses in the next six months. The step is a move towards integrating various modes of transport in the city in order to facilitate seamless travel in the capital. Cluster buses will also be included in the scheme. The Delhi Transport Corporation is expected to issue a request for proposal in the next two weeks for procuring electronic ticketing machines (ETMs) for its buses, which will accept [...]

Jul 202014
 
Free mobile app launched for women’s safety

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and National Service Scheme have developed an android app for women’s safety. ‘Safe Hands’ can be used to send distress messages to contacts at the single press of a button and, unlike all other apps, does not require an internet connection to work. The message would contain the location of the user-latitude and longitude-and their distance from a nearby location deemed a ‘safe. Distress message can be sent via the app which can be used by the receiver to summon [...]

Jul 172014
 
Delhi govt to soon set up 320 ‘Mahila Suraksha Dals’ across the national capital

To address women safety issues at public spaces, the Delhi government will soon set up 320 Mahila Suraksha Dals (MSDs) across the national capital. As a pilot programme, one MSD in each of the 11 districts of the city will be launched on the day of Raksha Bandhan. “It was decided that instead of creating new parallel structures, Awaaz Uthao Project initiated by the Delhi government, which addresses women safety issues, will be renamed as MSD and will be further strengthened both in terms of [...]

Jul 172014
 
One person dies on India’s roads every 5 minutes: Report

One of the country’s top computer programmers died when he was hit by a speeding car. A policeman perished after allegedly being rammed by an irate driver. And a newly appointed member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet was killed after a car crash left him with a ruptured liver and fractured spine. The deaths illustrate the downside of India’s motorization: its roads are the world’s deadliest, with 15% of all traffic fatalities and only 1% of the motor vehicles, according to the World Bank. [...]

Jul 162014
 
London becomes world’s most popular tourist destination, beats Bangkok and Paris

London has topped Bangkok and Paris as the world’s most popular destination, and is expected to host 18.7 million international visitors this year, according a report released. The projected figure of 18.7 million global visitors in 2014 is 300,000 more visitors than the 2013 top destination city Bangkok, says the report Mastercard Global Cities Index. Bangkok was the second most popular city with 16.4 million visitors predicted for 2014 while Paris was placed third. London mayor Boris Johnson said: “With nearly nineteen million visitors this [...]

Jul 162014
 
Five Taj hotels feature in a list of world’s most luxurious hotels

Five Taj hotels have featured in a list of world’s most luxurious hotels known for exceptional standards and impeccable hospitality, a statement said. The ‘Travel Leisure USA World’s Best Awards List 2014? included the Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur and the Rambagh Palace in Jaipur – both in Rajasthan, a statement issued by the Taj group said. Among the hotels in metropolises, the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai and the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi featured in the list. On the international front, The [...]

Jul 152014
 
Top 7 Indian Holiday Destinations in the Monsoons

In India, there is a huge diversity in almost everything, from culture and religion to language and lifestyle. Landscape is no exception; every place is uniquely beautiful and worth visiting at least once in a year. You always have multiple options according to the season, purpose, budget and mood! And, once monsoon is there, you can never be short of perfect, beautiful locations. In fact, you might get confused which places to add to your holiday itinerary and which to drop! How about getting started [...]

Jul 152014
 
Gorillas can turn on and off their musky, pungent smell depending on the social situation: New Research

Gorillas can turn on and off their musky, pungent smell depending on the social situation — in essence, communicating by scent. Silver back gorillas can broadcast their presence with a stinky stench, or turn off their scent to hide from strangers, new research suggests. Researchers came to this conclusion after following — and sniffing — one male gorilla for months, and the discovery suggests these primates may be able to use scent to communicate in subtle social contexts, said study. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Jul 132014
 
7 Most Popular Cat Breeds in India

You can never own a cat and all feline owners will agree with me on this. Their intelligence has been underrated for centuries. Every time she meows and rubs herself against your leg, it warms up your heart and makes you feel so…so special. You find them in your attics; you find them in dark alleys or you see them looking at you with the most romantic eyes in the animal shelters. Melting your heart and pleading you to take them home. Though there are [...]