Brilliant Man who saved millions of kids Life

How many of know about Blue Baby Syndrome. As I  was trying to find some good Biographies to watch, somehow I ended up knowing about Vivien Thomas. There is a movie named Something the Lord Made. Its an awesome story about how this vivien found out a solution for blue baby syndrome. He was born in a carpenter family, interested in studying medicine. He was joined as a lab assistant to Dr. Alfred Blalock. Alfred was a professor in Vanderbilt University. Prof, Blalock was fascinated by his in depth knowledge of science. He wanted to work with him. Vivien started working with Blalock because he saved some money for pursuing his career in medicine after working with Blalock.

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One day he came to know that this bank( where he saved all his money for his education) was bankrupted by some reason, all his dreams was shattered. After few days he went to John Hopkins Institute with prof. Blalock for some work. Where prof. Blalock came to know about this problem of Blue Baby, which they are facing in the hospital. Blalock was a cardiologist, as he was doing extensive research on heart of dog. Then he studied the issue and performed along with Vivien. Vivien was the one who really helped Blalock to find out the solutions and this has became a history during that year when they got succeeded on this major operation. This was the first surgery performed on heart at John Hopkins Institute. Later Viven became a Director of Laboratory at John Hopkins Institute.

You gotta watch this movie, It’s awesome aspiring true story of a carpenter son carpenter became hero for saving life of millions of babies.

Trash Dove….What the hell ?

Trash Dove, a little cartoon bird that has begun taking over Facebook. It comes from a sticker set made by the artist Syd Weiler, an adobe creative resident. It was initially created for the iOS10 sticker store, and was released on Facebook at the end of January. Now this has become internet obsession. This dove could also be used as emojis and netizens have been spamming people’s Facebook timelines with the head banging bird. Trash Dove is a Facebook sticker which has spread like wildfire over the internet, mainly in Asia.

In Thailand, the Thai word for bird is nok, which also means a person who is suffering from unrequited love or who is hopelessly single and alone, according to Daily Dot.

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It first made an appearance through Syd’s regular livestreams, where she created a series of works from scratch live on the internet. Trash Doves was one of them, and her fans loved it so much that she submitted the designs for consideration to be made into Facebook stickers – which they eventually came to be at the start of February. They were released to little fanfare, really, but that soon changed as the people of Thailand took the first steps into elevating the humble Trash Dove into meme heaven.

Below is the Syd weiler pic she is in twitter, you can follow her if you want to.

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World’s Cheapest Insurance 18¢/Year

This insurance is only available for people who live in India. This scheme was launched by the Government of India in the year 2015 by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. The main reason behind this scheme was, As of May 2015, only 20% of India’s population has any kind of insurance, this scheme aims to increase the number.

This insurance was named as PMSBY (Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana).

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  • Who is eligible?

Individuals between the age group 18 to 70 years will qualify for the scheme.

  • How much premium do we have to pay?

Excluding the service tax, the annual premium of the scheme is Rs.12(18¢).

  • How much is sum assured?          

A lump sum amount of ₹2 lakh (US$3,000) is paid to the nominee, in case the subscriber loses his life in an accident. The same amount is paid out in case(s) of full disablement.

  • When is sum assured paid out?              

If the scheme holder meets with an accident suddenly or suffers a permanent partial disablement, then a sum of ₹1 lakh (US$1,500) is paid. Full disability is defined as the loss of sight in both the eyes, loss of use of both the hands/feet, whereas partial disability is defined as the loss of use of one of the hands or feet, loss of sight in one of the eyes.

124 millions Indians have already enrolled for this scheme as of 2 February 2016.

The main motto behind launching this scheme is to help and support to the poor and under privileged. Indians, It will be a wonderful thing if we can spread awareness about these schemes to the needy and help them get insured.

Track Your Flight Live

Yes you can track your flight live on the air, like we track our amazon or ups packages. You heard it right, even I got surprised when I came to know about this. There is a website called Flightradar24, This service was started by two Swedish aviation enthusiasts in the year 2006 for Northern and Central Europe only, Later on they expanded their service to the remaining continents. Now this is available in all over the globe. You can even download in your android mobile also Link.

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How does it work..?

Flightradar24 is a flight tracker that shows live air traffic from around the world. Flightradar24 combines data from several data sources including ADS-B, MLAT and radar data.

ADS-B

  • The primary technology that Flightradar24 use to receive flight information is called automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B). The ADS-B technology itself is best explained by the image to the right.
  • Aircraft gets its location from a GPS navigation source (satellite)
  • The ADS-B transponder on aircraft transmits signal containing the location (and much more)
  • ADS-B signal is picked up by a receiver connected to Flightradar24
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MLAT

In some regions with coverage from several FR24-receivers we also calculate positions of non-ADS-B equipped aircraft with the help of Multilateration (MLAT), by using a method known as Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA). By measuring the the time it takes to receive the signal from aircraft with an older ModeS-transponder, it’s possible to calculate the position of these aircraft. Four FR24-receivers or more, receiving signals from the same aircraft, are needed to make MLAT work. MLAT coverage can only be achieved above about 3,000-10,000 feet as the probability that four or more receivers can receive the transponder signal increases with increased altitude.

Radar Data

Radar (Radio Detection and Ranging), is an object detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, altitude, direction of movement, and speed of objects. The antenna transmits pulses of radio waves or microwaves, which bounce off any object in their path. The object returns a tiny part of the wave’s energy to a dish or antenna.

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Go through this website you’ll really feel amazing how this works.

Learn Language by Listen (LLL)

Recently World Economic Forum published an article about easiest way to learn a new language. It is proved that if you listen any language you’ll learn faster than you read including the pronunciation.

There is a high demand for language translator, Translation and interpretation services is the fastest-growing industry in the country by job growth, according to the website (CareerBuilder).  According to the report (which collects data from 90 government sources), the industry is expected to add about 12,400 jobs between 2014 and 2019, or a 36 percent increase. The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics also predicts a 46 percent increase in translation job opportunities by 2022—much higher than the 11 percent average growth for all careers.

If you closely observe the image below, you’ll get to know that which language was spoken largely in worldwide.

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There is a Chrome Extension that aims to simulate the experience of being immersed in a foreign language. By switching certain words and phrases from English into a language of your choice, the websites you already visit can provide a way to experience the world from a different perspective. Useful one.

These free language learning apps will guide you through learning a language from start to finish and help you to sharpen language skills that you may already have. Language learning apps to learn words and phrases in lots of different languages, including Spanish, English, French, Italian, German, Irish, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, and many others.

Best free language learning apps
  • Duolingo.
  • Memrise.
  • Busuu.
  • Google Translate
  • Babbel.

 

More than Billion Downloads

According to the United Nations, world population reached 7 Billion in the year 2011. But according to the World Population Clock website as of now (2017) we are 7.5 Billion people living in this earth, It shows a live statistics of world population Link.

There are about 5 Billion phone users all over the world by Statista, Out of 5 Billion 1.5 Billion is smartphone users by 2014. They are expecting that this is going to increase by 2.5 Billion by the end of 2019. As Statista says that whatsapp has 1.2 Billion active users(2017). By this we can say that about 90% of smartphones got installed whatsapp in it. In the year it has 700 million users which has jumped to 40% more in the year 2016. This is one of the best App in all over the worldwide. As we all know that whatsapp got acquired by Facebook.Inc in the year 2014 by paying huge money. Karan Girotra has published an article in Harvard Business Review, What we are thinking right now, whether it is worth of this massive deal hbr.org.

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Other billion downloads in Playstore (Android)

Facebook Products

Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram.

Google Products

Gmail (First App to reach Billion downloads), Youtube, Google Maps, Google Chrome, Google, Google Drive, Google +, Hangouts

If we observe the above apps only two companies reached billion downloads mark, Out of which 4 apps owned by Facebook and remaining apps are from Google. Most of them reached billion downloads in the year 2014-2015, except Instagram which was reached in the year 2016.

There is Ted Talk about How to build a Billion dollar app by George Berkowski.

Operation Sabu Dada (Havildar Hangpan Dada)

This is a story of simple man from a pretty woodcut of a village in Northeastern India(Arunachal Pradesh), who found glory in a lonely glade in Kashmir, that fired the spirits and imagination of every Indian. Havildar Hangpan Dada single-handedly killed four terrorists at 13,000 feet in North Kashmir along the Line of Control ( LOC) on May 26, 2016. He was posthumously awarded with Ashok Chakra, the highest gallantry award of India for his bravado. On January 26(Republic Day of India), his wife Chasen Lowang received the award from the President of India.

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After this attack he became a real hero who single handedly killed 3 terrorists, He did this attack by blocking their escape route, Dada led a heavy attack on the terrorists and in this encounter went on for almost more than 24 hours, where two terrorists were killed by dada and the third one was died in a hand-to-hand scuffle. He was hit badly by fourth terrorist, and later succumbed to his injuries.

Watch this video you will get to know what happened during this operation. Salute to all those army around the world who are protecting their citizens day & night.

Bug Bounty Program Explained..?

Before we know about what is Bug Bounty Program. We have to know what is bug?

A software bug is an error, flaw, failure or fault in a computer program or software that causes it to produce an incorrect or unexpected result, or to behave in unintended ways. They usually arise by mistakes and errors made by people in either a program’s source code or its design or else in frameworks and operating systems used by such programs. Sometimes it may cause by compilers which produce incorrect code.

A bug bounty program is a deal offered by many companies for software developers, students and hackers of all over the world,  by which individuals can receive recognition and compensation for reporting bugs, especially those pertaining to exploits and vulnerabilities.

Some of the Top companies which are giving perks & rewards as well along with Hall of fame.

Facebook, Google, Apple, & Microsoft

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Bugcrowd is a site where you can find the list of companies which are having a bug bounty programs. How it works Link.

World’s First Billionaire…!

John Davison Rockefeller (1839-1937), founder of the Standard Oil Company, was one of the world’s wealthiest men and a major philanthropist.In 1865, Rockefeller borrowed money to buy out some of his partners and take control of the refinery, which had become the largest in Cleveland. Over the next few years, he acquired new partners and expanded his business interests in the growing oil industry. At the time, kerosene, derived from petroleum and used in lamps, was becoming an economic staple. In 1870, Rockefeller formed the Standard Oil Company of Ohio.

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Standard Oil gained a monopoly in the oil industry by buying rival refineries and developing companies for distributing and marketing its products around the globe.

Rockefeller became the world’s first billionaire in 1916. ExxonMobil, Chevron and Pennzoil are just of few of Standard Oil’s descendents. ExxonMobil was ranked wealthiest in the industry by a wide margin in 2013. A year later, it was worth upwards of $389 billion. Trailing closely behind Apple and Google, it is the third-richest company in the world. Rockefeller’s surviving family members number around 200. They have a collective worth of $10 billion and carry on his charitable work. Upon his death in 1937, Rockefeller was worth an estimated $340 billion in today’s dollars—more than four times the wealth of Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Some Interesting Facts

  • Rockefeller suffered from alopecia and lost all hair from his body and head.
  • He lived so long that his life insurance company had to pay him $5 million.
  • John D. Rockefeller’s personal fortune accounted for over 1.5% of the total United States GDP in 1937.

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Free Host in all Over the world

If you are a travel enthusiast or lover, than its a good source to use. I just came to know that there is a free shelter you can get from the website called couchsurfing, They started in the year 2004. If you really want to spend some time at free of cost, you can use this social website to get the address and stay with the locals and meet the new people.

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Its a global community of 14 million people in more than 200,000 cities who share their life, their world, their journey. Couchsurfing connects travelers with a global network of people willing to share in profound and meaningful ways, making travel a truly social experience. Till now they had over 555,000 events.

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