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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Eight of top-10 Sensex cos lose Rs. 54,539 cr in m-cap

The combined market valuation of eight of the 10 most valued Indian companies plummeted by Rs 54,539.20 crore last week, with Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) taking the steepest hit.

Barring Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and HDFC, the rest eight companies, including HDFC Bank, ITC and HUL, suffered losses in their market capitalisation (m-cap) for the week ended Friday Sep 22,2017

 RIL’s valuation slumped by Rs 30,897.71 crore to Rs 5,17,686.07 crore.

The m-cap of State Bank of India (SBI) tumbled by Rs 8,761.53 crore to Rs 2,26,073.40 crore, while that of HDFC Bank tanked by Rs 6,272.79 crore to Rs 4,70,988.04 crore. ONGC’s valuation dropped Rs 3,144.15 crore to Rs 2,11,042.55 crore and that of Infosys slipped by Rs 2,422.98 crore to Rs 2,06,279.56 crore.

The market cap of ITC dipped Rs 1,339.83 crore to Rs 3,26,736.72 crore and that of Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) fell by Rs 1,287.87 crore to Rs 2,68,297.84 crore. Maruti Suzuki India’s valuation also dipped by Rs 412.34 crore to Rs 2,43,916.05 crore.

Over the last week, the BSE benchmark index recorded a hefty fall of 350.17 points, or 1.08 per cent, the biggest since August 11. The NSE Nifty, too, ended lower by 121 points, or 1.19 per cent

This Japanese Water Therapy is the Key to Losing Weight and Staying Healthy

Water is an essential part of our lives and it is one of the basic elements required for human survival. 

It is often advised that one must drink at least eight to ten glasses of  water every day to flush out all the toxins and to help it to function properly.



What is the Japan Water Therapy?

Most of the ailments begin with a weak stomach. The Japanese Water Therapy helps in cleaning your stomach and boosting your digestive system

Japanese traditional medicine recommends drinking water right after waking up early morning.

These early morning hours are considered to be 'golden hours'.

Drinking water during this period not only promotes weight loss by smoothing your digestive system, but can also help in treating various health problems.

What Does the Japan Water Therapy Suggest?

  1. As soon as you wake up in the morning, drink four to six glasses of water, each of 160-200 milliliters, on an empty stomach. Water should ideally be consumed at room temperature or lukewarm. You can also squeeze some fresh lemon juice in it.
  2. Brush your teeth after drinking water. Avoid eating or drinking anything for at least 45 minutes, after which you can continue with your daily routine.
  3. After every meal of the day, do not eat or drink anything for at least two hours.
  4. Elderly people, those who are suffering from any serious health condition or even those who have just started out should begin the therapy with one glass of water every day and gradually increase the number of glasses.
  5. If you are unable to chug all four glasses of water in one go, wait for a couple of minutes between each glass of water so as to give your stomach a break.
  6. The Japanese water theory claims to cure diseases and give you a fit and healthy life. The therapy recommends that you make the above tips a part of your daily routine.
The Japanese theory also states these important points:
  • Walk quietly every day for at least an hour. This will help in fastening your metabolism.
  • Every night, before going to the bed, gargle at least 4-5 times with warm water mixed with salt.
  • Avoid eating and drinking while you stand as it hinders the digestion process.
  • Chew your food properly before gulping it down as it helps in better digestion of food.

Atomic Bombs(A-bombs) and Hydrogen Bombs(H-bombs.) - All You Need To Know

The world's nuclear arsenals are comprised mainly of two types of warheads — atomic bombs, also called A-bombs, and the more powerful hydrogen or H-bombs.

The A-bomb

This weapons have only been used twice in conflict, when the United States bombed Japan in the final days of World War II, although they have been tested several hundred times.

Atomic bombs work on the principle of nuclear fission where energy is released by splitting atoms of enriched uranium or plutonium encased in a warhead.

The first-ever explosion of an A-bomb was in a test in the deserts of the US state of New Mexico on July 16, 1945 — the culmination of the secretive Manhattan project to develop such a weapon in the belief that Nazi Germany was doing the same.

On August 6, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the southern Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing 140,000 people, according to estimates.

Three days later, a second bomb devastated Nagasaki, killing an estimated 74,000 people. Japan surrendered, bringing World War II to an end.

These bombs produced an explosive yield of roughly 20 kilotons, the equivalent to 20,000 tons of TNT.

The shock wave demolished buildings of reinforced concrete and the intense heat vaporised people near the centre of the blast. Others were badly burned or succumbed to radiation-related illnesses weeks, months or years later.

The Soviet Union was the second country to test an atomic bomb in 1949; Britain became the world's third nuclear power with a test in 1952.

China, France, India, North Korea and Pakistan possess nuclear weapons. Israel is considered to be an undeclared nuclear power, refusing to confirm or deny that it has such weapons.

The H-bomb

Many times more powerful than the atomic bomb, the hydrogen or thermonuclear bomb works on the principle of the fusion of isotopes of hydrogen and generates temperatures on the order of those found at the sun's core.

While no H-bomb has been used in a conflict so far, the world's nuclear arsenals are comprised for the most part of such weapons.

The bomb has a two-stage process with a nuclear explosion triggering a huge increase in temperature that in turn provokes nuclear fusion, setting off a powerful explosion.

The US army tested the first H-bomb in 1952 in an explosion that was almost 700 times more powerful than an atomic bomb.

A year later the Soviet Union tested its own H-bomb. In 1961 it carried out the most powerful blast to date, exploding the "Tsar Bomba" in the Arctic with a force of around 57,000 kilotons (57 megatons).

North Korea said it tested a miniaturised H-bomb in January 2016, although scientists said the six-kiloton yield achieved then was far too low for a thermonuclear device.

It said that its September 3 nuclear test, its sixth, was also of a hydrogen bomb. The underground blast triggered landslides in the detonation area.

Sahara Cup 5- Match ODI Series Beyween Pakistan and India in Canada From 1996 to 1998

The Sahara Cup was a bilateral ODI Cricket Series between  Pakistan and India held annually in Canada from 1996 to 1998

The series consisted of 5 ODIs, and all the matches were played in daylight. Pakistan won the first series 3–2,in 1996. India won 4–1 in 1997. Pakistan again won 4–1 in 1998.

A total of 15 matches were played over a span of 3 years.

Pakistan have been more successful amongst the two, with a total of 8 victories. India have 7 victories.

Season 1 (1996)
  • Match 1 – Sep 16,1996 – India, 8 wickets
  • Match 2 – Sep 17,1996 – Pakistan, 2 wickets
  • Match 3 – Sep 18,1996 – India, 55 runs
  • Match 4 – Sep 21,1996 – Pakistan, 97 runs
  • Match 5 – Sep 23,1996 – Pakistan, 52 runs
Season 2 (1997)
  • Match 1 – Sep 13,1997 – India, 20 runs
  • Match 2 – Sep 14,1997 – India, 7 wickets
  • Match 3 – Sep 17,1997 – no result (Washed out due to rain)
  • Match 3 – Sep 18,1997 – India, 34 runs
  • Match 4 – Sep 20,1997 – India, 7 wickets
  • Match 5 – Sep 21,1997 – Pakistan, 5 wickets
Season 3(1198)

Match 1 - Sep 12,1998 - India won by 6 wickets
Match 2 - Sep 13,1998 - Pakistan won by 51 Runs
Match 3 - Sep 16 ,1998 - Pakistan won by 77 Runs
Match 4 - Sep 19,1998 - Pakistan won by 134 Runs
Match 5 - SEp 20,1998 - Pakistan won by 5 Wockets

On This Day On Sep 23,1996 Pakistan Beat India By 52 Runs To Win The Sahara Cup in Toronto

India and Pakistan have been arch-rivals on the cricket pitch for a very long time now. There are reasons other than the game itself that make this rivalry one of the best in the world.


On this day 21 years ago, Pakistan thumped India by 52 runs in the decider of the Sahara Cup in Toronto to lift the title. In this low-scoring match, Pakistan bowlers came out on top against an average Indian batting performance.

Batting first, Pakistan were restricted to a fighting 213 runs in 50 overs by the Indian bowlers. Aamer Sohail (44) and Saleem Malik (43) put some respectability to the Pakistan score after Anil Kumble and Ashish Kapoor ran through the batting order, picking up 3 and 2 wickets respectively.

But Indian batsmen performed worse, as they were dismissed for a paltry 161 runs in 45.5 overs, handing over the title to Pakistan. None of the Indian batmen could get going in the match, with Sachin Tendulkar top-scoring with 23.

Mushtaq Ahmed was the chief perpetrator of India's downfall as he scalped a five-wicket haul and he was also awarded the man of the match for his heroics. Meanwhile, Saqlain Mushtaq also picked up couple of wickets in the match.

It was a unique match where none of the batsmen could breach the 50-run mark in either of the two innings, while only one wicket was picked up by a seamer

Note

The Sahara Cup was a bilateral ODI Cricket Series between  Pakistan and India held annually in Canada from 1996 to 1998

The series consisted of 5 ODIs, and all the matches were played in daylight. Pakistan won the first series 3–2,in 1996. India won 4–1 in 1997. Pakistan again won 4–1 in 1998.

A total of 15 matches were played over a span of 3 years.

Pakistan have been more successful amongst the two, with a total of 8 victories. India have 7 victories.

Season 1 (1996)
  • Match 1 – Sep 16,1996 – India, 8 wickets
  • Match 2 – Sep 17,1996 – Pakistan, 2 wickets
  • Match 3 – Sep 18,1996 – India, 55 runs
  • Match 4 – Sep 21,1996 – Pakistan, 97 runs
  • Match 5 – Sep 23,1996 – Pakistan, 52 runs
Season 2 (1997)
  • Match 1 – Sep 13,1997 – India, 20 runs
  • Match 2 – Sep 14,1997 – India, 7 wickets
  • Match 3 – Sep 17,1997 – no result (Washed out due to rain)
  • Match 3 – Sep 18,1997 – India, 34 runs
  • Match 4 – Sep 20,1997 – India, 7 wickets
  • Match 5 – Sep 21,1997 – Pakistan, 5 wickets
Season 3(1198)

Match 1 - Sep 12,1998 - India won by 6 wickets
Match 2 - Sep 13,1998 - Pakistan won by 51 Runs
Match 3 - Sep 16 ,1998 - Pakistan won by 77 Runs
Match 4 - Sep 19,1998 - Pakistan won by 134 Runs
Match 5 - SEp 20,1998 - Pakistan won by 5 Wockets

In a First, Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Enter King Fahd Stadium on 87th Foundation Day

Saudi Arabia is celebrating the 87th anniversary of its foundation this weekend with a big programme of concerts and performances, including a pageant operetta on Saturday evening which will allow women to enter the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh for the first time.

The festivities are part of a government move to boost national pride and improve the quality of life for Saudis.

Also on offer is a concert in the Red Sea city of Jeddah featuring 11 Arab musicians, plus fireworks, air acrobatics and traditional folk dance shows.

"It is the first time I have come to the stadium and I feel like more of a Saudi citizen. Now I can go everywhere in my country," said 25-year-old Sultana, green and white flags painted on both cheeks as she entered the complex with her girlfriends.

"God willing, tomorrow women will be permitted bigger and better things like driving and travel."

Dozens of families entered the stadium -- where top football matches are held -- through a separate gate from single men. They cheered, flashed peace signs and waved green Saudi flags.

A toddler wore a shirt that said "I (heart) Saudi Arabia" while a young girl donned a green dress with the faces of King Salman and his 32-year-old son, Crown Prince Mohammed, printed on it.

The events are the latest entertainment sponsored by the government as part of the Vision 2030 reform programme launched two years ago to diversify the economy away from oil, create whole new sectors to employ young citizens and open up Saudis' cloistered lifestyles.

However in a country that adheres to the austere Wahhabi brand of Sunni Islam, which bans gender mixing, concerts and cinemas, the plan's seemingly anodyne goals to empower women, promote sports and invest in entertainment have been criticised.

Saudi rulers are also starting to reform areas once the exclusive domain of the clergy, such as education and the law, and have promoted elements of national identity that have no religious component, or pre-date Islam.

They have increased National Day celebrations that were previously attacked by clerics as undermining religious feeling, and are promoting heritage sites, like Nabatean rock temples, once seen as embarrassing in the land of Islam.

WHY NOT JOIN THE MEN?

The operetta on Saturday will tell the story of the founding of the modern Saudi state by Ibn Saud, King Salman's father, following a series of territorial conquests and eight years before the discovery of oil opened the way to making the new kingdom the world's top oil exporter.

Saudi flags and green billboards, often bearing the faces of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed, have gone up across Riyadh this week, and at night skyscrapers are flooded in green light - the national colour.

Companies from telecoms operators to furniture stores have launched patriotic-themed marketing campaigns offering discounts for the holiday weekend.

Um Abdulrahm al-Shihri, who came from Tabuk, 1100 km (685 miles) northwest of Riyadh, to enter the stadium, said she hoped in the future women would be able to attend football matches and other public festivities which were traditionally the reserve of men.

"You cannot imagine how happy we are today ... We feel that there is openness towards us," she said, wearing the black niqab covering all but her eyes.

"Women are at all levels now - women are now (representatives) in the Shura council, women are now doctors, women are now in big positions. So why shouldn't we join the men in things that matter to our nation?"

The General Entertainment Authority, the government agency organising the National Day festivities, expects some 1.5 million Saudis to attend events in 17 cities over four days.

Vision 2030 reforms are intended to capture up to a quarter of the $20 billion currently spent overseas by Saudis, who are accustomed to travelling abroad to see shows and visit amusement parks in nearby tourist hub Dubai or further afield.

This weekend's events, though, are free to the public.

Issa Daghiri, attending the operetta in Riyadh with his wife and children, said he was encouraged by the acceptance of families at the stadium, which holds about 40,000 spectators.

"We had hoped for this for a while and now the opportunity has come," he said. "Each year that passes, the kingdom develops."

Former US President Bill Clinton's First Novel Gets TV Adaptation

The President Is Missing, an upcoming first novel by former US President Bill Clinton and his collaborator-author James Patterson, will be adapted into a TV series.

et to be published in 2018, the book tells the story of an incumbent US president's disappearance with a level of detail that only someone who has held the office can know.

Clinton and Patterson's collaboration on the novel marks the first time an American President has ever co-authored a thriller.

The 42nd President of the US, Clinton has written bestselling non-fiction books including My Life, "Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy, Between Hope and History", "Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World" and "Putting People First: How We Can All Change America".