Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Quick notes: High-net individuals, Iran pipeline...

  • Outflow of high-networth individuals: 61,000 millionaires left India for foreign shores in the past 14 years... Another reason why we should reject "development" that ignores quality of life.


  • Unconventional President: Here was the son of a devout Muslim who could quote most of the verses from the Tamil classic Tirukurral, played the veena, prayed at temples and was a vegetarian.


  • Secularism to go from Nepal constitution: The political parties were forced to take a U-turn after millions of people, in their suggestions and feedback on the new constitution, called for the removal of the word "secularism".


  • From the land of Graham Staines: Church in Australia hid 1000 child sex abusers. Notes relating to abuse claims were destroyed so they would not be discovered. 


  • Return 'Koh-i-Noor' to India: "Pursuing monetary reparations is complex, time consuming and potentially fruitless, but there is no excuse for not returning precious items such as the Koh-i-Noor diamond".


  • India-Iran gas pipeline: Ultra-deepwater pipelines have only become possible in the last decade or so, with the development of new seafloor mapping technologies, huge deep-sea pipe-laying vessels, and undersea robots or autonomous underwater vehicles that can carry out construction, repair, and maintenance tasks at tremendous depths.


  • Rename Aurangzeb Road to Abdul Kalam Marg


  • Reversing cataract:Scientists create eye drop that dissolves cataracts with naturally occurring chemical


  • Will Jaitley succeed in stone-walling this: The court-appointed Special Investigation Team on black money has suggested measures to check inflows through Participatory Notes, which are derivative instruments issued in foreign jurisdictions by an FII against underlying Indian securities.


  • Are night shifts killing me? There has been a steady stream of studies over recent years that suggests long-term night-working is extremely bad for your health.


  • How many showers would you skip to help the beef industry? By skipping 26 showers for every 4 oz hamburger you eat, you can offset the water used to produce it.


  • Kosher beachwear: ‘Modest’ Bathing Suits Make a Splash.


1 comment:

karyakarta92 said...

Skip showers to offset water used in "producing" beef? Oh no! We can't have that. Idiot "Liberal" advocates of the cow slaughter industry, "minority nutrition"
activists and brainwashed Kancha Ilaiah clones who equate progress, modernity, growth in all human development indices to the vulgar and ostentatious consumption of Beef - will have their panties in a twist, shit in their American cowboy diapers etc. What are you Mr. Pagan? Some kind of "Vedic utopia" espousing "Hindutva bigot"? Don't you know that "people need to eat"?