Reblogging this very informative post. I’d love to see these initiatives taking shape and getting to us at consumer level. Great benefit for India and the whole world.
Solar power is lighting up the world, and not just on rooftops. Forward-thinking minds are discovering ways to harness the sun’s energy in many exciting ways, from the ground beneath our feet to the shirt off our back. The following innovations are shining beacons in a renewable energy future.
These mirrored dishes, located in the Kalahari desert, could be the most efficient solar system in the world. Photo Credit: Ripasso Energy
1. Strides in solar efficiency
Most solar generators can convert up to 23 percent of sunlight into electricity. However, Swedish company Ripasso Energy claims they can covert 34 percent of the sun’s energy into power with their contraption (see photo above), making it the world’s most efficient solar electricity system. According to The Guardian, independent tests found that a single Ripasso dish can generate 75 to 85 zero-emission megawatt hours of electricity a year, or enough to power 24…
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Gosh! This is more eerie and creepy than a F U Ramsay horror movie. Incredible snooping. It cannot be legal surely? Have to beware of these so called smart gadgets.
February 13, 2016
In a troubling new development in the domestic consumer surveillance debate, an investigation into Samsung Smart TVs has revealed that user voice commands are recorded, stored, and transmitted to a third party. The company even warns customers not to discuss personal or sensitive information within earshot of the device.
This is in stark contrast to previous claims by tech manufacturers, like PlayStation, who vehemently deny their devices record personal information, despite evidence to the contrary, including news that hackers can gain access to unencrypted streams of credit card information.
Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party.
This sparked a back and…
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For a Sunday morning, a nice post to contemplate on. I loved this one. Well written and very useful to read over from time to time. Every spiritual teacher would approve of these points I am sure. Thanks to blogger Quinn Kaufman for this lovely piece.
5 Ways To Avoid Negative Thinking – http://www.tru3naturemedia.com/?p=135
Pranaam from Kamal Kothari
This is a wonderful post by Aish (Aishwarya Singh). Nice thoughts which I feel we need to inculcate in our daily life.
Never Be An Open Book To Anybody .
Never be an open book to anybody, even to the ones you love and trust the most.
.. you never know the cause for their love
.. you never know the cause for their being in your life.
You never know, reading those few pages which were always hidden from their sight may, change their conception, that may change them.
And the change may or may not favour you.
Never Be An Open Book To Anybody.
You, are a book filled with a diversity of many pages written by different people in different handwritings which convey different meanings, potray different characters and initiate different thoughts and are meant to be liked by different people.
And just maybe..
All people may not like all the pages of you.
Never Be An Open Book To Anybody.
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(This is a wonderful piece from Monique’s blog that I follow. Please visit her website for more such.)
When we face difficult times, a normal reaction is to play the victim and ask ‘Why us?’ We tend to think ‘Why is this happening to me?’ when in reality, dark times are part of life, everyone has to go through them, and many times it’s a way for the universe to Test you, to […]
Reproducing this very informative blog by Consmer Resources. Astounding numbers, if these are real! As the author rightly says, if it weren’t for the RTI query by Indian Express newspaper, we’d never ever have known I suppose.
Public Sector Banks are more strained than ever before, going by the recent Indian Express exclusive which talks on the stressed assets of Public Sector Banks. Public Sector Banks (PSBs) are banks where a majority stake (i.e. more than 50%) is held by the government.
Take the following statistics:
- Public sector banks are sitting on over Rs 7 Lakh crore stressed assets.
- Bad loans written off by them between 2004 and 2015 amount to more than Rs 2.11 lakh crore. More than half such loans (Rs 1,14,182 crore) have been waived off between 2013 and 2015.
- Bank-wise break-up shows State Bank of India, India’s largest bank, is way ahead of others in declaring loans as unrecoverable, with its bad debts shooting up almost four times since 2013 — from Rs 5,594 crore in 2013 to Rs 21,313 crore in 2015. In fact, SBI’s bad debts made up 40 per cent…
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This is such a noble initiative. I recall a couple in Mumbai had also started such such a service many years back in Mumbai. They went around marriage halls asking people not to mess up the leftover food, keep it as tidy as possible. It was then distributed to the needy and homeless.
A similar initiative was taken by blogger Tricia, Shawn and Dr David in Malta. Read about it here http://triciaannemitchell.com/2016/01/27/malta-olive-oil-harvest-mediterranean/
Spirituality in action!!
February 2, 2016
It doesn’t matter who you are; experiencing the high from taking perfectly good food from restaurants and local businesses that would ordinarily end up in the trash and giving to the hungry will change you. Even for high level business men making millions, giving back could beat any bull market rush.
Robert Lee would know. He left his high-powered job to start feeding the hungry and keep good food out of the waste stream.
The co-founders of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Robert Lee and Louisa Chen were both part of a university organization called Two Birds One Stone, which delivered leftover dining hall food on campus to homeless shelters. Through their volunteerism, the two learned best practices for the operations side in delivering food, fostering relationships with key partners within the industry, and the management skills needed to make it all work.
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