Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Some Interesting Facts...

In yesterday's Business Line & Mint, I found some interesting facts. So thought of sharing with you guys...

You might be knowing about Mr. Deve Gowda's episode of using non parliamentary language that too in public/in front of media about Present C.M. of Karnataka...

Here is the part of that article which explains about INSULT, WITH CLASS!

Political insults and trading of scathing remarks is a mainstay of politics. And one cannot help comparing here the famous exchanges between British politicians, which had a touch of class. Take, for instance, the one between Winston Churchill and British MP Lady Astor, who told him: “If you were my husband, I'd give you poison”. Churchill's reply: “If you were my wife, I would drink it.”

Or, between George Bernard Shaw and Churchill. The former wrote to him: “I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend.... if you have one.” To which Churchill replied: “Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second... if there is one.”

But the best one is between a British MP and Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli; the former thundered to Disraeli: “Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease.”

Pat came the reply: “That depends, Sir, on whether I embrace your policies or your mistress.”

Now a days everywhere there is discussion going on about India overtaking China in coming days. I dont know when & how we are going to do that!

Here some facts about China, how it is developing its infrastructure, power & nuclear plants...

Here’s email from Bill Gross, who runs eSolar, a promising California solar thermal start-up: On Saturday, in Beijing, said Gross, he announced “the biggest solar thermal deal ever. It’s a 2 gigawatt, $5 billion (Rs22,900 crore) deal to build plants in China using our California-based technology. China is being even more aggressive than the US. We applied for a (US department of energy) loan for a 92MW project in New Mexico, and in less time than it took them to do stage 1 of the application review, China signs, approves, and is ready to begin construction this year on a 20 times bigger project!”

In the last year alone, so many new solar panel makers emerged in China that the price of solar power has fallen from roughly 59 cents a kilowatt hour to 16 cents, according to
The New York Times’ bureau chief here, Keith Bradsher. Meanwhile, China last week tested the fastest bullet train in the world—217 miles per hour, or 349km per hour—from Wuhan to Guangzhou. As Bradsher noted, China “has nearly finished the construction of a high-speed rail route from Beijing to Shanghai at a cost of $23.5 billion. Trains will cover the 700 mile route in just 5 hours, compared with 12 hours today. By comparison, Amtrak trains require at least 18 hours to travel a similar distance from New York to Chicago.”

China is also engaged in the world’s most rapid expansion of nuclear power. It is expected to build some 50 new nuclear reactors by 2020; the rest of the world combined might build 15.

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