Tarun Reflex

June 1, 2009

Schedule of the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup 2009, T20 World Cup 2009, England

Group A Group B Group C Group D
India Pakistan Australia New Zealand
Bangladesh England Sri Lanka South Africa
Ireland Netherlands West Indies Scotland
Group E A1, B2, C1, D2 Group F B1, A2, C2, D1
Date Lord’s Trent Bridge The Oval
Fri, 5 June Opening ceremonyEngland v Netherlands
22:00 IST
Sat, 6 June   India v Bangladesh
22:00 IST
New Zealand v Scotland
14:30 ISTAustralia v West Indies
18:00 IST
Sun, 7 June     South Africa v Scotland
18:00 ISTEngland v Pakistan
22:00 IST
Mon, 8 June   Ireland v Bangladesh
18:00 ISTAustralia v Sri Lanka
22:00 IST
Tues, 9 June Pakistan v Netherlands
18:00 ISTNew Zealand v South Africa
22:00 IST
Wed, 10 June   Sri Lanka v West Indies
18:00 ISTIndia v Ireland
22:00 IST

Placement for the Super Eight stage is determined as follows:
The first two teams in each group are placed 1 or 2. They will retain this position for the Super Eight stage, irrespective of whether they finish first or second in their group, unless they are knocked out by the team 3 in their group. In this instance, team 3 replaces the position of the team they knock out.

Date Lord’s Trent Bridge The Oval
Thu, 11 June   D1 v A2 (18:00 IST)
B2 v D2 (22:00 IST)
Fri, 12 June B1 v C2 (18:00 IST)
A1 v C1 (22:00 IST)
Sat, 13 June     C1 v D2 (18:00 IST)
D1 v B1 (22:00 IST)
Sun, 14 June A2 v C2 (18:00 IST)
A1 v B2 (22:00 IST)
Mon, 15 June     B1 v A2 (18:00 IST)
B2 v C1 (22:00 IST)
Tues, 16 June   D1 v C2 (18:00 IST)
D2 v A1 (22:00 IST)

The teams finishing first and second in groups E and F, based on points obtained in the Super Eight stage will compete in the semi-finals

Date Lord’s Trent Bridge The Oval
Thu, 18 June   Women’s semi-final
A1 v B2 (18:00 IST)Men’s semi-final
E1 v F2 (22:00 IST)
Fri, 19 June     Women’s semi-final
B1 v A2 (18:00 IST)Men’s semi-final
F1 v E2 (22:00 IST)
Sun, 21 June Women’s final
14:30 ISTMen’s final
19:30 IST
Closing ceremony

Ticket prices

Lord’s and The Oval Gold Silver Family Stand
Men’s Prices (inc. VAT) Adult U16 Adult U16 Adult U16
Opening game and ceremony £60 £15 £40 £12 £30 £10
Group game – double header £60 £15 £40 £12 £30 £10
Super 8 game – double header £70 £15 £50 £12 £40 £10
Semi-finals day (women/men) £90 £15 £60 £12 £50 £10
Finals day (women/men) £90 £15 £60 £12 £50 £10

Trent Bridge Gold Silver Family Stand
Men’s Prices (inc. VAT) Adult U16 Adult U16 Adult U16
Group game and single header £30 £12 £25 £10 £20 £8
Group game – double header £50 £12 £35 £10 £30 £8
Super 8 game – double header £60 £12 £45 £10 £40 £8
Semi-finals day (women/men) £75 £12 £60 £10 £40 £8

May 30, 2009

Google Friend Connect

Google Friend Connect is an online service by Google that allows users on the internet to connect with their friends on different websites.
Google Friend Connect is an Open Social application offered by Google that started in May 2008. Google Friend Connect main focus is to simplify the connection between social and non-social websites and standardize the handling and presentation of social applications and content. It uses a blend of open standards, such as OpenID for signin, oAuth to control data, and Open Social for applications.
Google Friend Connect is free but requires approval of the website using it. It requires no knowledge of web programming and enables any website to offer social applications and content from FacebookHi5OrkutPlaxoMySpaceGoogle TalkNetlog and other social networks.
At the time the interface is in English and there’s no option to choose other languages. Google didn’t announce any plans to translate it and most words can’t be translated by the site that implements it.
Examples of use are:
  1. E-commerce site: allow users to check whether friends purchased or reviewed the product they are interested in on the product web page.
  2. News sites: allow users to insert comments and opinions with their real profile.
  3. Organization Sites: increase marketing and communication within members of the organization.
  4. Blogs and Personal Websites: increase communication within author friends.

May 20, 2009

Google – The Most Valuable Brand

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Google – The Most Valuable Brand




Brandz Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands have rated ‘Google’ the world’s first $100 billion brand, pushing down some of the big names like Microsoft, Coca Cola, IBM Apple, McDonald’s and the likes.

The market analysts have valued Google at $101.4 billion followed by Software Giant Microsoft at $77.3 billion. Coca Cola takes the third position at $68.5 billion. Then follows a string of technology companies and consumables, IBM at $67.5 billion, McDonald’s at

$67.3 billion, Apple at $63.9 billion, China Mobile at $62.2 billion were featured in the list.

Other companies that found their way to the top 10 list are GE at $59.9 billion and telecom major Vodafone at $50.2 billion.


Facts of s/w life : How to identify a Software engineer.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tarun @ 9:16 am

1. He/She never bargains. No wonder things have become so costly!

2. When a cab/bus passes by and you see all the commuters in it are sleeping like they haven’t slept for years.

3. Dilbert or Calvin is their favorite cartoon.

4. Words like issues, tracker, raising requests, buzz/ping, compile, delete [unlike erase or rub it off], onsite [n not abroad is what ‘foreign land’ is called] are the ones that would be used by ‘default’.

5. Weekends are holy words. they are like a salvation one seeks for.

6. "Wazzzup", "Hows life?", are few obvious questions one will be greeted with which would be immediately followed by "how’s work?"

7. Salaries, work etc are always better or in good shape in other companies than the one he/she is currently in.

8. They don’t send or take things. they always forward them!

9. Drinking coffee is the most pleasurable thing they think they do in the entire day.

10. They seek a search engine in just almost everything they do. When I forget where I have kept my things at home the first thing that comes to my mind is "I wish there was a Google search for my room"

11. Mondays are always blue.

12. All of them will have a dream to do something in life and that something would never be what they are doing right now

13. Only works for salary and Onsite opportunities, but never enjoys in onsite.

May 8, 2009

Implementation of Mobile Number Portability | Change mobile operator without changing Mobile Number

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tarun @ 6:34 pm

The TRAI has released its draft proposal (pdf) for implementation of Mobile Number Portability. As per the document, MNP is to be introduced from June 2009, almost after an one year delay from the governments “second half of 2008” announcement. TRAI has recommended the setting up of a centralized system – Mobile Number Portability Centralized Clearing House (MCH) that is used by mobile Operators to port numbers. The TRAI will be inviting bids from companies – the license shall be awarded for 10 years, for an initial period of 5 years, there shall be only one MCH.

The applicant company and equity holders in the applicant company should have a combined net worth of atleast Rs 100 Crores, and no telecom operator can have a ‘substantial equity’ (10 percent or more) in this entity that will control and manage MNP. At the same time, costs of business and network upgrades to support MNP in its network shall be borne by the mobile operator. The agency will be neutral and FDI limits of 74% would be applicable. Customers will have to approach the recipient operator for porting. Importantly, pre-paid customers will not be able to transfer credit along with their number. Total time to port is restricted to three working days and down time to the subscriber once the port is established should not exceed two hours.

The draft also gives an overview of integration procedures to be followed by operators with the clearing house, but no deadline has been proposed. There’s also a diagrammatic representation of how the MNP will operate (chart). Given that all MNP integration and upgradation costs will have to be borne by the operator, a penalty may be invoked for deadline defaulting operators. One thing that should have been included is the applicability of the Do Not Disturb caveat to the Clearing house as well. The new entity will have tons of data flowing through and besides porting numbers, the blame game for DND responsibility may get shuffled between operators as well. 
Download the draft here

Create your own Google Profile | Control who finds you and how much he can find you!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tarun @ 6:14 pm

Creating a profile gives you greater control over what people find when they search for your name on Google. Your profile can include online photos, links to your blog or other online profiles, and ways for people to contact you — and you can restrict contact information like your address and phone number to only the people and groups you choose. 

When creating a profile, you have the option to use your Gmail username as a your profile URL (profiles.google.com/yourusername), so it's easier to remember and share. Some examples:

If you want people to be able to contact you, but don't want to reveal your email address to the world, you can hide your username and use a 24 digit number instead. Turn on the 'Send a message' feature, and anyone with a Google Account can send you a message through your profile, without having your email address revealed to them.

Don't have a profile? Go to www.google.com/profiles to get started.

May 6, 2009

NASSCOM rolls out NAC-TECH across India

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tarun @ 5:14 pm


NASSCOM rolls out NAC-TECH across India

One lakh candidates to take test in the next 12 months

Skills assessment program for engineering students to benchmark their entry level skills in the IT industry

NASSCOM’s GMAT-like standardised test to gauge employability of fresh graduates in engineering and technology-based industries will allow students to take a single test that will be valid for multiple employers.
Termed NAC-Tech (NASSCOM’s Assessment of Competence – Technology), it will be used to screen applicants for jobs in the two specific segments, according to Sandhya Chintala, Director – Education Initiative, NASSCOM. The test has been evolved with inputs from some of the IT majors in India, including TCS, Cognizant, Infosys, Wipro, Satyam, Hexaware, IBM, and Accenture. It will evaluate both soft skills and domain competence of candidates. “NAC-Tech is built like a first filter for all educational institutions, companies, and candidates. Students can take the tests online and will be assigned a score, which will facilitate employment.

Whereas, the certification test has two parts. 'Part A' is mandatory and has tests on verbal ability, analytical reasoning, attention to detail, learning ability, programming and written English skills; and 'Part B' is optional and has tests in IT concepts, electronics and communication, mechanical, civil, chemical, textile, bio-technology, electrical and telecommunication engineering. Candidates depending on their specialisation can take a test in any one area. All scores are valid for a period of one year from the date of assessment. NASSCOM will conduct regular feedback programmes and facilitate interviews for candidates with endorsing IT companies. The results and analysis of the NAC tech assessment will also be regularly shared with the universities and government to make any recommended changes in curriculum and faculty development programs.

According to Ms Sangeeta Gupta, Vice President, NASSCOM, “Talent suitability continues to be a key concern for the IT industry with only 25% of the total engineering graduate pool available in India having the requisite skills. The NAC Tech program aims to address this demand-supply gap by helping students understand the requirements of the IT industry, assess and improve their skills based on the program, and tap employment opportunities in the fast growing knowledge sector.

For More Details Check Out http://www.freshersworld.com/nac-tech

April 24, 2009

If you don’t vote,You don’t have a choice!

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April 9, 2009

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Who Will you choose?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tarun @ 7:04 am

  2 tough questions

Question 1:

If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already, three who
were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had
syphilis, would you recommend that she have an abortion?


Read the next question before looking at the response for this one.

Question 2:

It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote counts.
Here are the facts about the three candidates. Who would you vote for?

Candidate A.

Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologist
He’s had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10
martinis a day.

Candidate B.

He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in
college and drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.

Candidate C

He is a decorated war hero. He’s a vegetarian, doesn’t smoke, drinks an
occasional beer and never cheated on his wife.

Which of these candidates would be our choice?

Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt
Candidate B is
Winston Churchill
Candidate C is
Adolph Hitler

And, by the way, on your answer to the abortion question:

If you said YES, you just killed Beethoven


Pretty interesting isn’t it? Makes a person think before judging someone.

"Never walk away from a true friend when u see some faults, be patient & realize that Nobody is PERFECT"



Wait till you see the end of this note! Keep reading..

Never be afraid to try something new.

Amateurs…built the
Professionals…built the Titanic

And Finally, can you imagine working for a company that has a little more
than 500 employees and has the following statistics:

* 29 have been accused of spousal abuse
* 7 have been arrested for fraud
* 19 have been accused of writing bad checks
* 117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
* 3 have done time for assault
* 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
* 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
* 8 have been arrested for shoplifting
* 21 are currently defendants in lawsuits
* 84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year…

Can you guess which organization this is?

It’s the 535 members of the United States Congress

The same group that crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to
keep the rest of us in line.

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