For those who are reading this article for the first time, I request you to first read my article Advice on CNG conversion kits in India as it has helped a lot of readers in getting the right information and support before installing CNG gas kits. After a careful analysis of hundreds of comments, emails and few phone calls as well ;-) I have decided to write this post which will further help readers understand further details in terms of different types of gas kits available.
CNG Kit installation FAQ:
What is Open Loop cng kit v/s closed loop cng kit?
To simplify things open and closed loop system can easily compared as presence or absence of MPFI fuel injection system in petrol cars. In open loop system there is no automatic calculation of quantity gas that need to be released based on requirement of the car. Hence it will be adjustments to be made at regular intervals, meaning in common terms the cng kit will need tuning from time to time.
Whereas in closed loop system there is a sensor which automatically injects gas based on cars requirement. Hence it delivers better mileage, better pickup and also does not need periodic tuning. The cost difference varies around Rs 7,000 to Rs 10,000 based on the kit installed.
I have come across an excellent report which outlines the current scope and future trend in the India HR industry with respect to human resource services. This report was jointly developed by ERA Executive Recruitment Association and Ernst & Young.
Excerpts from the HR industry In India Research Report are as follows.
Over the past few years, the Indian HR solutions industry has grown significantly. This is largely attributed to the change in the mind-set of large Indian companies in two ways:
1. Companies have started increasingly engaging consultants to meet their HR requirements on account of the growing complexity of doing business and talent challenges.
2. They are opting for a temporary staff model to have smaller bench strength to withstand the global economic crisis.
Given this transformation in customer segments, the industry is emerging as more than just a vendor in clients’ growth plans. The present HR marketplace in India has some individual freelancers, start-ups, small and medium players, as well as large Indian companies and MNCs. The size of this space is expected to be INR228 billion in FY11 and has grown at a CAGR of 21% between FY08 and FY11.
Most companies in India end their financial year in March and yet again its appraisal time. Since 2009, due to economic recession the appraisal cycle has reached its all-time low. Based on internet research and my own experience in dealing with fortune 500 clients in India i can conclude that this year is going to be no different. It’s going to be considerably better than what it was in the middle of recession but it doesn’t appear to get back to old levels. The main reason being overall slump in the market globally and more so specifically in India.
India Inc is faced with difficult economic conditions and pressure of higher cost of operation is leading to lower profits coupled with delayed sale cycle is making it increasingly difficult to provide higher appraisal percentage in the year 2012.
A recent article on economic time suggested that the salary appraisal number in the year 2012 will be in tune with last year and could range between 10%-15%
Below is industry wise suggested appraisal numbers
Touchscreen displays have evolved considerably, thanks to technological advances which make hardware and software work together in a pleasingly tactile unison. Getting rid of physical keys and buttons provides many different advantages, but in the modern market perhaps the most important reason to invest in touchscreens is that the average consumer is now far more touch literate than ever before. This is thanks to the proliferation of smart phone technology and software connected to the web through a Verizon FiOS service, which typically focuses on delivering finger-friendly interaction the consumer’s hand. As a result, now is the time to get involved with this innovative and exciting technology.
One of the best things about touch displays is the sheer flexibility of what can be achieved with the software applications that run on the device they are attached to. While using physical keys gives you a rigid and immovable set of potential functions with no scope for innovation or future changes, a touchscreen display can be anything you want it to be. When a keypad is needed, a virtual array of buttons can pop up. When you want to select a different app, you can touch the relevant icon and the work of many different developers will be brought to life. Devices such as the Apple iPhone and iPad have helped popularise touchscreen displays and many other businesses are harnessing them as a result.
The other reason to invest in touchscreen displays is the potential for increased user friendliness of the interface. Intuitive menu systems and the ability to use a finger like a cursor, to drag and drop items and pinch to zoom in on specific elements, allows users to learn how to fully exploit a system without any complicated tutorials or verbal instructions. In addition, the newer multi-touch sensitive displays can register more than one simultaneous press, allowing for multi-finger gestures and even more opportunity to enable intuitive inputs.
There is a variety of places in which touchscreen displays are already being used by businesses. Automated cash registers at large chain stores let users scan and bag their own shopping, increasing the throughput levels, reducing queues and ultimately resulting in the need for fewer staff to man the tills. Touchscreen kiosks at airports and other travel hubs can help people get through the check-in process much quicker, as well as letting them buy their own tickets and tag their own luggage. By eliminating the need for a direct human agent and making many different services electronic, faster transactions are guaranteed.
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People, companies and agencies are increasingly using social media to identify employment opportunities. this morning i saw an interesting infographic and would like to share it over here.
The original article appeared in the Business Insider
Created by: MBA Online
Using Google+ page as part of online recruitment strategy
Many progressive organizations today are using social media as an integral part of recruitment strategy. The latest weapon the in the armoury of the HR department is Google+. By now most organization have aligned social media are part of their recruitment process might have developed an integrated effort on their website, blogs, LinkedIn company profile, Facebook page, twitter and some other tools and applications like bullhorn which helps them maximize their reach. Now the online recruitment activity is blessed with another awesome tool in the form of Google+ for business.
How to setup up Google+ page
- Creating a Google+ Page: http://plus.google.com/pages/create once you click on this link there will be a wizard that will help you complete the process. The wizard lets you choose your category under which your business will be found.
- Account Name: Choose your company account carefully. First and foremost create a Gmail account that can be shared by the entire HR team. Don’t used personal email as currently Gmail does not allow multiple users assigned to one account.
- Creating Public profile: The HR department and marketing department needs to take adequate care while creating public profile so as to maintain consistency across online platforms. Important thing here is to ensure you choose right tag line that helps you entice candidates
- Sharing the page: the next step is to promote the page, the idea is to first develop an interactive page as per your online recruiting strategy and only then exercise this option. As promoting the page will share the page with all your connections and a blank or half completed page will not give good impression and will surely not achieve ultimate objective of the page being added in your prospective candidates circle.
Facts/issues/limitations about Google+ pages
- Google+ pages do not allow mentioning yourself unless you are connected.
- Pages don’t have option to extend circles
- Pages can’t + 1 other pages and they cannot +1 any other content
- One can find a business by typing its physical his content
This is one of the major developments going on in the country and I am really interested in tracking its progress as this initiative will ensure a thousand different things but most importantly it will act as a single biggest basis of ones identification in India. A country’s progress largely depends on its financial backbone and it’s really heartening to see that banks will now officially accept UID as a valid address proof. In today’s times of India it has also been said by UIDAI chief Nandan Nielkani that Aadhaar card is a valid KYC – know your customer document and this will enable financial institutions to further assess the background of individuals and help them serve better.
Even the telecom and petroleum ministry also consider Aadhaar as a valid KYC norm for issue of SIM cards and cooking gas connections.
I urge everyone to apply for the card if not already applied as the faster we all are on the system the better is it for all of us. You can read the complete process of applying for the unique identification car here
Aadhar UID project touches one crore applications
In just nine months since the launch of the Aadhaar project in Maharashtra, UIDAI has issued one crore Aadhaar numbers. 52 year old, NK Chheda from Maharashtra has the distinction of being the resident whose Aadhaar number was generated on reaching this milestone. Coincidentally, the first resident to get the Aadhaar number, Ranjana Sonawane, is also a resident of Maharashtra. She received her number on 29th September, 2010 in Tembhli village of Nandurbar district. You can download official report on UID here
For detailed and correct information I recommend you visit the official site
I have recently installed a CNG conversion kit in my car and now it can run on petrol and gas both. Finally after a lot of research online and offline i have made this decision and it really makes me happy for two reasons:
- It’s going to save me a lot of money as they say money saved is money earned
- I am going to contribute in a small way by not polluting the environment hence helping reduce global warming ;-)
I am writing this article for people to get accurate information and not spend time searching the internet just as i did. As there are not many source of authentic information for CNG or LPG conversion kits in India.
Overview of gas conversion kits in India
There are quite a few gas conversion kits available in the market most of these kits are either imported from Italy and Argentina and rest are made locally here in India. Install only government approved CNG kits in your car. As when your car will be sent for RTO registration they will verify the status of the CNG kit manufacturer. There are two types of kits one with sequential system and other is lambad system.
The list of government and RTO approved CNG kit can be found here:
Last few months have been very critical in the context of Indian History. With super humans like Anna Hazare selflessly fighting against corruption history is bound to be written.
With Gandhi like avatar and ideologies Anna Hazare is bound to get public support and undoubtedly going to win the fight against the government. It’s amazing to see how the entire nation gets behind one individual and accepts him as their leader. As i write this article million of Indians are gathering to stage a fight against corruption.
I have yet to meet someone who does not support Anna Hazare in his movement to curb corruption as it is the single largest issue obstructing India’s progress. There is corruption in entire world at one level of the other but in India is rampant and its present at all levels.
Citizen of India need to be careful at this stage as there might be a lot of political parties, corporates and individuals with maligned interest and would like to take advantage of this situation and redirect our efforts to benefit their vested interest.
Before we blindly support our leader we should be clear of our objectives and know more about our leader. Most people I met knew very little about Anna Hazare and his team and also knew very little about lokpal bill.
As a result I am writing this article and would like to share certain links where you can get complete information. These are official sites where you can get information
How can you support Anna Hazare?
- Take some time out and go to designated places in your city just be there you don’t have to fast to show your support
- Participate in march past organized at various location in your city
- If you can be there in person you can
- Wear black band to work
- Facebook badge for profile picture – click here to get one
- tweet information with # tag on twitter #annahazare
- Write about it on your blog
- Create awareness by sharing my article ;-)
I understand that we all are very busy with our work and hardly find time for ourselves, but this is the time when we need to stand up collectively for a better India. I am doing my bit are you?
I would like to thank Nicholas Carlson as I am sharing his article for the benefit of my readers (especially fresh graduates aspiring to do something big in life)
Two years ago, a Stanford business school student named Tristan Walker sent Foursquare cofounders Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai an email out of the blue, asking for a job.
Today, Tristan is Foursquare’s director of business development. During his tenure, he’s built partnerships between Foursquare and huge brands such as Bravo, MTV, CNN, New York Times, NBA and Starbucks.
To celebrate the two year anniversary of the email, Tristan just published it on his personal blog, along with some notes:
The golden email ;-)
Today marks two years since i sent my very first email to Dennis and Naveen (wow i was such a nerd! ha). Naveen sent a reminder to team foursquare today and i thought i’d share it on my blog. Man, how times have changed: