Manmohan Singh Meets Top CEOs of Korea in Seoul

first_imgPrime Minister Manmohan Singh met the top CEOs of Korean industries in Seoul Monday and sought larger monetary investments in India.Noting that the bilateral trade had surged roughly to 65 percent after the implementation of the bilateral Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) in Jan. 1, 2010, Singh stated that India and Korea had decided to revive their bilateral trade agreement aiming for $40 billion by 2015.The Indian Prime Minister appreciated the consistency in highest growth rates despite global economic meltdown of the Korean companies.”We in India admire the Korean people for the great economic and social progress they have registered. Despite the downturn in the global economy, Korea has sustained one of the highest growth rates among the OECD countries. These achievements are due to the determination, solid hard work and spirit of enterprise of the Korean people,” said Singh.Singh said: “India too is one of the fastest growing major economies of the world. Despite the adverse international environment, we have managed to maintain a growth rate of 7% per annum in the last few years. I am confident that the strong fundamentals of our economy will help us return to a sustained growth path of about 8-10% per annum in the coming years.”Singh lauded Korea for being one among the early investors to look at India as a strategic investment destination. “Korean giants like LG and Samsung are household names in India. Hyundai has a 25% market share in India’s domestic passenger car industry,” he added.As Singh pressed for more investments from Korea, he said, “Investment from Korea is a priority for India. We will take pro-active steps to address investor grievances and improve the business climate in the country. Many States of our Union have been actively encouraging foreign investment and we will support these efforts. I urge Korean industry to have faith in India.”Meanwhile, the Prime Minister also asked small- and medium-sized Korean companies to come forward and make investments in Indian markets.last_img read more

Katrina Kaif says this about pairing up with Shah Rukh Khan in

first_imgShah Rukh Khan, Katrina KaifTwitterA few days ago, there were reports that Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif have been approached to step into the shoes of Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini for the remake of 1982 hit comedy Satte Pe Satta. It was reported that the remake will be directed by Rohit Shetty and Farah Khan. However, when Katrina was recently asked about the reports of her being cast opposite SRK on screen for the remake, she nodded her head in disapproval.Shutting down all the rumours, Katrina was recently quoted by the media saying that nothing is happening of that sort at the moment.Katrina and SRK have previous worked in Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Zero. When the starlet was asked if she would be happy to share screen again with SRK in a movie after Zero failure, she said that she would definitely do a film with him if a good script comes up.Katrina is currently promoting Bharat wherein she is romantically paired opposite Salman Khan. The movie is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar who had earlier directed the two actors in Tiger Zinda Hai which went on become a blockbuster hit at the box office.Riding high on the immense buzz, Bharat is expected to rake in moolah at the box office as the movie hits the theatres on this Eid on June 5. The movie also stars Disha Patani, Tabu, Jackie Shroff and others in prominent roles.last_img read more

Kamal warns AL govt of unthinkable punishment

first_imgJatiya Oikya Front leaders, activists and supporters have joined for its second rally in Kazir Dewri in Chattogram city. Photo: Prothom AloJatiya Oikya Front (National Unity Front) leader Kamal Hossain on Saturday said the people as ‘owner of the republic’ gave judgement in favour of fair elections.“If you disregard or ignore this verdict, you will get punishment even beyond your imagination,” he told a rally, issuing a note of warning to the ruling Awami League government.The police gave permission for holding this rally at Kazir Dewri Morh in the port city, instead of traditional venue of Laldighir Maidan.Criticising such move, Kamal, the Gano Forum president who leads the new opposition coalition, said the people were made to suffer and those who are responsible for this must be accountable.“You have to be accountable why permission for holding the rally at Laldighir Maidan was not given. It’s forefather’s property of someone. It’s the people who are the owners of it,” he said.Kamal, who is dubbed framer of the constitution in 1972, maintained that the people are the owners of the republic while the government is the service provider.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, the front’s leader and JSD president ASM Abdur Rab, and Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna addressed the rally among others.UNB adds: Oikya Front chief Kamal Hossain accused the government of ‘regularly’ overriding the constitution, and warned that it has to be accountable to people for it one day.”The constitution is being violated every day…they must be held accountable for it,” he said.Kamal, also a reputed lawyer, said the government’s men will have to face trial for harassing people by implicating in ‘false’ cases.He criticised the government for not releasing BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.Jatiya Oikya Front chief Kamal Hossain, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and other leaders of newly formed alliance have joined its second rally in Kazir Dewri in Chattogram city. Photo: Jewel ShillHe said the government will be forced to accept their alliance’s seven-point demand, including holding the next polls under a non-party government and dissolution of parliament, as people have got united.”There’s nothing impossible to achieve when people get united as we had proved it in the past, including during the liberation war,” he added.Chattogram city unit BNP president Shahdat Hossain presided over the rally that started around 1:30pm with recitation from the holy Quran and holy Gita.Before the beginning of the rally, senior leaders of the Front visited the shrine of Hazrat Shah Amanat (R) and offered fateha there.This was the second rally of the newly formed alliance as it held its maiden one in Sylhet on 24 October.Several hundred leaders and activists of the party holding placards, banners and portraits of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman, chairperson Khaleda Zia and acting chairman Tarique Rahman started gathering at the rally venue since noon.Huge law enforcers were deployed around the rally venue to maintain law and order.The Front’s seven-point demand includes installation of a neutral interim government, dissolution of parliament, reconstitution the election commission, release of all the political prisoners, deployment of army and cancellation of the move to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) for holding the next polls in fair and acceptable manner.On 13 October, the BNP together with Kama Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, JSD and Nagorik Oikya launched the Jatiy Oikya Front to press for their seven-point demand.last_img read more

Spinning ring on a table found to behave more like a boomerang

first_img(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers, two with the University of California, the third with Sharif University of Technology, in Iran, has found that a common ring, such as is worn on the finger, spins differently on a tabletop than does a coin. In their paper published in Physical Review E, Mir Abbas Jalali, Milad Sarebangholi and Reza Alam describe their tests and observations and offer a theory on why a spinning ring behaves the way it does. Explore further © 2015 Phys.org If you use your fingers to spin a coin on a tabletop, it will tend to move around on the table in the same direction that it is spinning until it stops. That is not the case with a spinning ring, the researchers found (first by simply noticing it and then via testing). Unlike the movement of the coin, the ring will move first in the direction of its spin, but then will stop moving and reverse itself, moving against its own spin.A coin, the researchers note, tends to spin in the same direction as its spin due to friction—and that appears to be the case with a ring as well. Both also, at least initially spin atop a thin layer of air that gets trapped beneath one of its edge and the tabletop. But, because the ring, which is essentially the same thing as a coin except for the large hole in it, has that hole, the trapped air can escape. When it does, the researchers theorize, the frictional forces change, resulting in the ring stopping and changing directions.Intrigued by the odd movement of the spinning ring, and surprised that they could not find any description or study of it in the literature, the researchers set about studying the phenomenon in their lab. They created coins by cutting metal rods and rings by cutting metal tubes, both of a variety of different sizes and thicknesses and then set them to spinning while recording with a high-speed camera. Citation: Spinning ring on a table found to behave more like a boomerang than a coin (2015, September 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-09-table-boomerang-coin.html Moons in hiding More information: Terminal retrograde turn of rolling rings, Phys. Rev. E 92, 032913 – Published 22 September 2015 , dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.92.032913 . On Arxiv: arxiv.org/abs/1412.1852ABSTRACTWe report an unexpected reverse spiral turn in the final stage of the motion of rolling rings. It is well known that spinning disks rotate in the same direction of their initial spin until they stop. While a spinning ring starts its motion with a kinematics similar to disks, i.e., moving along a cycloidal path prograde with the direction of its rigid body rotation, the mean trajectory of its center of mass later develops an inflection point so that the ring makes a spiral turn and revolves in a retrograde direction around a new center. Using high speed imaging and numerical simulations of models featuring a rolling rigid body, we show that the hollow geometry of a ring tunes the rotational air drag resistance so that the frictional force at the contact point with the ground changes its direction at the inflection point and puts the ring on a retrograde spiral trajectory. Our findings have potential applications in designing topologically new surface-effect flying objects capable of performing complex reorientation and translational maneuvers.center_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Credit: M. A. Jalali et al., Phys. Rev. E (2015) Supplementary video from the paper “Terminal retrograde turn of rolling rings” authored by Mir Abbas Jalali, Milad S. Sarebangholi, and Mohammad-Reza Alam, published in Phys. Rev. E 92, 032913 – Published 22 September 2015 In studying the video, it became apparent to the researchers that the change in direction came about due to the change in air flow. They also discovered that the reverse-effect occurred with all of the rings they tested, suggesting the behavior is both consistent and replicable, traits they suggest, that might be useful when designing objects that move on topologically flat surfaces, especially those that require complicated reorientations or automatic reversals. Journal information: Physical Review Letters , arXivlast_img read more