Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Showtime : Porsche Wins 24 hour Endurance Race At Nürburgring

Porsche Team Manthey has won the Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race and marked the fifth victory at this traditional race in the last six years.

With the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, drivers Marc Lieb (Germany), Timo Bernhard (Germany), Romain Dumas (France) and Lucas Luhr (Switzerland) set the new record distance of 156 laps and 3,958 kilometers (2,460 miles) that underlines the superb effort of their team. The GT3 RSR took the lead on Saturday at 23.25 hours and held on until the checkered flag.

The BMW M3 GT took the second honors while Audi R8 LMS was one lap behind from the end, in third.

Monday, June 27, 2011

List Of Talking Birds In The World

Talking birds are birds that can mimic human speech. Talking birds have varying degrees of intelligence and communication capabilities: some, like the crow, a highly intelligent bird, are only able to mimic a few words and phrases, whilst some budgerigars have been observed to have a vocabulary of almost two thousand words. The Hill Myna is a commonly kept pet, well known for its talking ability – whilst its relative, the European Starling, is also adept at mimicry.

1.Puck (Budgerigars)



ALex parrot










8.Hill Mynas

Hill Mynas

Venus Williams Net Worth In 2011

Venus Williams Net Worth In 2011: $60 Million (USD)

Venus Williams Net Worth In 2011

Venus Williams Career Prize Net Worth In 2011: $27.68 Million (USD)

Venus Ebony Starr Williams(born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player who is a former World No. 1 and currently ranked World No. 29 in singles and World No. 20 in doubles as of 2011.She has been ranked World No. 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association on three separate occasions. She became the World No. 1 for the first time on February 25, 2002, becoming the first black woman to achieve this feat during the open era.

Her 21 Grand Slam titles ties her for twelfth on the all time list and is more than any other active female player except for her younger sister Serena Williams. Venus Williams' titles consist of: seven in singles, twelve in women's doubles, and two in mixed doubles. Those seven Grand Slam singles titles ties her with four other women for twelfth place on the all-time list.

Venus Williams Net Worth

Her five Wimbledon singles titles ties her with two other women for eighth place on the all-time list. Venus Williams is one of only three women in the open era to have won five or more Wimbledon singles titles. From the 2000 Wimbledon Championships through the 2001 US Open, Williams won 4 of  6 Grand Slam singles tournaments held. She is one of only five women in the open era to win 200 or more main draw Grand Slam singles matches.

Venus Williams

Williams has won three Olympic gold medals, one in singles and two in women's doubles.She has won more Olympic gold medals than any other female tennis player. At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Williams became only the second player to win Olympic gold medals in both singles and doubles at the same Olympic Games, after Helen Wills Moody in 1924.Venus Williams has played against her sister Serena Williams in 23 professional matches since 1998, with Serena winning 13 of the 23 matches.

Mahesh Shrinivas Bhupathi Career Prize Net Worth In 2011

Mahesh Bhupathi Career Prize Net Worth In 2011: $5.63 Million (USD)

Mahesh Shrinivas Bhupathi Career Prize Net Worth In 2011

Mahesh Shrinivas Bhupathi(7 June 1974,Chennai) is an Indian professional tennis player widely regarded as among the best doubles players in the world with 11 Grand Slam titles to his credit. In 1997, he became the first Indian to win a Grand Slam tournament (with Rika Hiraki).With his win of the Australian Open Mixed Doubles in 2006, he joined the elite group of eight tennis players who have achieved a Career Mixed Doubles Grand Slam.

Mahesh Bhupathi is best known as one of the top doubles players in the '90s and the '00s. In 1999, Bhupathi won three doubles titles with Leander Paes including Roland Garros and Wimbledon. He and Leander became the first doubles team to reach finals of all four Grand Slams, the first time such a feat has been achieved in the Open era and the first time since 1952. On 26 April that year, they became the World No. 1 doubles team. 

Bhupathi also won the US Open

Bhupathi also won the US Open mixed doubles with Ai Sugiyama of Japan.Bhupathi broke up his partnership with Knowles and began playing once again with Max Mirnyi, whom he played with to win the 2002 U.S. Open. In 2011, Bhupathi reunited with former playing partner Leander Paes for the 2011 Australian Open.

Mahesh Shrinivas Bhupathi

He was married to model Shvetha Jaishankar, but after been married for seven years, the couple have divorced.He then married Lara Dutta, Miss Universe of 2000 in a Civil Ceremony on 16 February 2011 at Bandra, Mumbai.

Leander Paes Career Prize Net Worth in 2011

Leander Paes Career Prize Net Worth in 2011: $5.46 Millionn (USD)

Leander Paes

Leander Adrian Paes (17 June 1973) is an Indian professional tennis player who currently features in the doubles events in the ATP tour and the Davis Cup tournament. Having won 6 Doubles and 6 Mixed Doubles Tennis Grand Slam titles and finishing runners up in numerous other Grand Slam finals, he is considered to be one of the greatest and most respected contemporary doubles and mixed doubles players in the world.

He is among the most successful professional Indian tennis players and is also the former captain of the Indian Davis Cup team. He is the recipient of India's highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 1996–1997, the Arjuna Award in 1990, and the Padma Shri award in 2001 for his outstanding contribution to tennis in India.

Leander Paes 1

Apart from his twelve Grand Slam victories at doubles and mixed doubles events, he is famous for his several memorable Davis Cup performances playing for India and also for winning a bronze medal for India in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. He also achieved the rare Men's Doubles/Mixed Doubles double during the 1999 Wimbledon. His consecutive Olympic appearances from 1992 to 2008.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Jet Li Net Worth In 2011

Jet Li Net Worth In 2011: $55 Milion (USD)

Jet Li Net Worth

Li Lianjie (April 26, 1963), better known by his stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese martial artist, actor, film producer, wushu champion, and international film star who was born in Beijing, and has taken up Singapore an citizenship in 2009.

After three years of intensive training with Wu Bin, Li won his first national championship for the Beijing Wushu Team. After retiring from wushu at age 17, he went on to win great acclaim in China as an actor making his debut with the film Shaolin Temple (1982). He went on to star in many critically acclaimed martial arts epic films, most notably the Once Upon A Time In China series, in which he portrayed folk hero Wong Fei-hung.

Li's started first role in a Hollywood film was as a villain in Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), but his first Hollywood film leading role was in Romeo Must Die (2000).

Jackie chan Net Worth In June 2011

Jackie chan Net Worth In June 2011: $ 130 Million (USD)

Jackie chan net worth

Jackie Chan(7 April 1954) is a Hong Kong actor, action choreographer, filmmaker, comedian, director, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer and stunt performer.

In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts. Jackie Chan has been acting since the 1960s and has appeared in over 100 films. Chan has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

As a cultural icon, Chan has been referenced in various pop songs, cartoons, and video games. An operatically trained vocalist, Chan is also a Canto pop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred.

Sania Mirza Estimated Net Worth In 2011

Sania Mirza Career Prize Net Worth Upto 2011: $2.13 Million (USD)

Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza (15 November 1986, in Mumbai) is a professional Indian tennis player. She began her tennis career in 2003. She is well-known for her powerful forehand ground strokes. She is the first ever Indian to break into the top 30 WTA rankings. Mirza has defeated many top players, including Svetlana Kuznetsova and Martina Hingis.

In 2004 she was awarded the Arjuna award by the Indian Government. In 2006, Mirza was awarded a Padma Shri, India's fourth highest honor for her achievements as a tennis player.Sania Mirza married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik on 12 April 2010.

Vin Diesel Estimated Net Worth In 2011

Vin Diesel Net Worth In 2011 : $44 Million (USD)

Vin Diesel Net Worth

Mark Sinclair Vincent; (July 18, 1967) is an American actor, writer, director and producer. He became known in the early 2000s, appearing in several successful Hollywood films, including The Fast and the Furious and xXx. He founded the production companies One Race Films, Tigon Studios and Racetrack Records.

Vin Diesel was born in New York City, the son of Delora, a psychiatrist and astrologer.The name "Vin" is simply a shortened version of "Vincent". He received the nickname "Diesel" from his friends. He has a twin brother, Paul, a younger brother, Tim, and a sister, Samantha.

Silvio Berlusconi Net Worth In June 2011 | Italian Prime Minister Net Worth

Silvio Berlusconi Net Worth In June 2011: $7.8 Billion (USD)

Silvio Berlusconi net worth

Silvio Berlusconi (9 September 1936) is an Italian politician, the current Prime Minister of Italy, as well as an entrepreneur. He is also known under the nickname Cavaliere (literally, The Knight), due to the knighthood Order of Merit for Labour which he received in 1977.He is the third longest-serving Prime Minister of Italy.

As of 2011, Forbes magazine has ranked him as the 118th richest man in the world with a net worth of US$7.8 billion.

Stephen Harper Net Worth In June 2011 | Canada Prime Minister

Stephen Joseph Harper Net Worth In June 2011: $ 5.2 Million (USD)  Stephen Joseph Harper Net Worth

Stephen Joseph Harper (April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party. Harper became prime minister after his party won a minority government in the 2006 federal election. He is the first prime minister from the newly reconstituted Conservative Party, following a merger of the Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance parties.

He married Laureen Teskey and have two children Benjamin & Rachel.Harper was born in Toronto, the first of three sons of Margaret (née Johnston) and Joseph Harris Harper, an accountant at Imperial Oil. He attended Northlea Public School and, later, John G. Althouse Middle School and Richview Collegiate Institute, both in Central Etobicoke. He graduated in 1978, and was a member of Richview Collegiate's team on Reach for the Top, a television quiz show for Canadian high school students. Harper then enrolled at the University of Toronto but dropped out after two months. He then moved to Edmonton, Alberta, where he found work in the mail room at Imperial Oil. Later, he advanced to work on the company's computer systems. He took up post-secondary studies again at the University of Calgary, where he completed a bachelor's degree in economics. He later returned there to earn a master's degree in economics, completed in 1993. Harper has kept strong links to the University of Calgary, and often lectured there. He is the most recent prime minister since Joe Clark without a law degree.

Diesel Engine Vehicle Insurance Premium Amount Increased

Even as diesel car owners prepare to pay a minimum of 3 Rupees more on every liter of diesel soon, here is the bummer of the week that could make the already pricey-to-buy diesel cars pricier. Insurance firms across India are said to be considering a higher insurance premium for diesel engined cars. Insurance premiums for diesel cars could be increased by up to 30% when compared to equivalent petrol cars which is quite steep a hike. So, the on road price of a diesel car could further increase even as the car buyers are already struggling with higher EMIs on the back of the increased interest rates.


Now, what exactly is prompting the insurance companies to go in for the premium hike for diesel cars? It is quite simple really. Diesel cars are usually bought by people who drive longer distances than petrol cars due to the higher fuel economy that diesel cars offer apart from the lower cost of diesel. Now, the more car is on the street, the more the chances of an accident, just as the classic adage of a ship being safer in the harbor than in open seas although harbors aren’t what ships are built for. So, the insurance companies will levy a higher premium on diesel cars due to the higher risks involved.

Meanwhile, here is word emanating from Vijay Kumar , head of motor insurance at Bajaj Allianz General Insurance about the possible insurance premium hike for diesel cars.

An individual travelling long distances mostly chooses a diesel vehicle, leading to higher exposure to risk, which may increase the premium. Fuel has become an important rating parameter with the growing preference for diesel vehicles.

Nilesh Garg , executive director, ICICI Lombard General Insurance, goes one step ahead to list out the different parameters an insurance company will now evaluate before calculating the insurance premium.

We have already factored in location, model and age of the vehicle. We are working on creating a database for the demographic behaviour and fuel type of the vehicle. Diesel cars are mostly used for commercial purposes and exposure to risk is higher.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Chevrolet Beat Electric Unveiled Tomorrow Onwards At Delhi

Tomorrow, General Motors India will unveil the Chevrolet Beat Electric, at Delhi, as a reaffirmation of GM’s ability to build clean and green cars. The car will continue the still born Chevrolet Spark Electric’s legacy but with a definitive twist in the way electric power is generated to power the car’s wheels.


While the Chevrolet Spark Electric used lithium ion batteries which could have pushed the cost of the production model to close to 7 Lakh rupees or it’s whereabouts, which made it a not so attractive option. The Chevrolet Beat could instead usher in a battery charging system like that of the mainstream production electric model, the Chevrolet Volt Hybrid.

Chevrolet Hybrid'sChevrolet Volt Hybrid's Schemetic Diagram


Chevrolet Beat Hybrid's Schematic Diagram

Now, how does the Chevrolet Volt work? It works through a series hybrid system. For a limited distance of say up to 50 km, the Volt Hybrid will run on electric power from it’s battery stack. Once the charge of the battery stack gets depleted to a certain level, the internal combustion engine that will act as a power generator will kick in to juice up the battery stack which will in turn power the Volt’s electric motor.

In this way, the fuel consumed by the generator is quite minimal and the Volt Hybrid runs mainly as a series hybrid for longer distances while shorter distances are covered in all electric mode. A system like this will be quite apt for a place like India where access to electric charging points still remains a major challenge. The Chevrolet Beat Electric is touted to feature such a system keeping India as a potential future market in mind.

For now though, the Chevrolet Beat Electric is still at the concept stage and production plans for the car is something that GM India hasn’t thought about just as yet. Therefore, the idea of showcasing the Chevrolet Electric Beat remains one of gauging the market response to this plug in hybrid car and whether it would be a worthwhile idea to produce it in the future for emerging markets like India.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Chevrolet Beat Hatchback Model Gives 24KMPL!

Chevrolet Beat Gives 24KMPL!

A hotly anticipated car that could change General Motors India’s fortunes in the Indian hatchback market is what the Chevrolet Beat Diesel is touted to be. The folks at the Car and Bike Show on NDTV Profit have managed to test drive the Beat Diesel even before it’s launch and in the process have revealed plenty of features. While the features and specifications are pretty much what we anticipated, an important change is the peak torque that the 936cc, triple cylinder, turbo diesel engine of the Beat generates 150 Nm of torque in what is a light car must be a bunch of fun and fun it reportedly is, as the Beat Diesel is said to be a perky performer with very less turbo lag and excellent driveability. So, apprehensions of the 3 potter diesel not being powerful enough can be laid to rest now. The engine being derived from the common rail 1,248cc multijet diesel engine is also touted to deliver a phenomenal 24 KMPL which makes it one of the most frugal cars in the country, second only to the Tata Indica eV2.

Chevrolet Beat Gives 24KMPL

A small but important factor contributing to the higher fuel economy figure apart from the diesel engine will be the electric power steering which replaces the hydraulic unit that the petrol Beat comes with. Also, the electric steering is expected to be carried over to the Beat Petrol, which should result in a marginally improved fuel economy. That said, we’re hoping that the electric steering is well calibrated as matching the hydraulic steering’s feedback is a tough act to achieve on electric power steering units.

Interiors, as our spy shots earlier had revealed remain bog standard, which isn’t a bad thing though while the gearbox is new to match the power and torque characteristics of the diesel engine. The Chevrolet Beat Diesel could turn out to be the most inexpensive diesel car in it’s class with prices beginning somewhere near INR 4 Lakhs for the base variant. If GM India indeed manages to achieve this price point in these times of increasing petrol prices, expect to see the Chevrolet Beat’s fortunes at the hustings being revived rather sharply.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Top 10 Richest Indians Net Worth In June 2011

1.Lakshmi Narayan Mittal – Net Worth : $38.1 Billion (USD)

Lakshmi Narayan Mittal

2.Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani - Net Worth : $27 Billion (USD)

Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani

3.Azim Hashim Premji - Net Worth : $16.8 Billion (USD)

Azim Hashim Premji

4.Shashi & Ravi Ruia - Net Worth : $15.8 Billion (USD)

Shashi & Ravi Ruia

5.Savitri Jindal - Net Worth : $13.2 Billion (USD)

Savitri Jindal

6.Gautam Adani - Net Worth : $10 Billion (USD)

Gautam Adani

7.Kumar Mangalam Birla - Net Worth : $9.2 Billion (USD)

Kumar Mangalam Birla

8.Anil Dhirubhai Ambani - Net Worth : $8.8 Billion (USD)

Anil Dhirubhai Ambani

9.Sunil Bharti Mittal - Net Worth : $8.3 Billion (USD)

Sunil Bharti Mittal

10. Adi Godrej - Net Worth : $7.5 Billion (USD)

Adi Godrej

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Top 10 Richest Person In Pakistan & Net Worth In June 2011

1.Mian Muhammad Mansha – Net Worth $5.2 Billion (USD)

2.Asif Ali Zardari – Net Worth $1.8 Billion (USD)

President of Pakistan 
Asif Ali Zardari

3.Anwar Pervez - Net Worth $1.5 Billion (USD)

Anwar Pervez

4.Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif - Net Worth $1.4 Billion (USD)

Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif

5.Sadruddin Hashwani - Net Worth $1.1 Billion (USD)

Sadruddin Hashwani

6.Nasir Schon - Net Worth $1 Billion (USD)

Nasir Schon

7.Abdul Razzak Yaqoob - Net Worth $1 Billion (USD)

Abdul Razzak Yaqoob

8.Rafiq Habib - Net Worth $900 Million (USD)

Rafiq Habib

9.Tariq Sahgal - Net Worth $850 Million (USD)

Tariq Sahgal

10.Dewan Mushtaq - Net Worth $800 Million (USD)

Dewan Mushtaq

Mian Muhammad Mansha Net Worth In June 2011 | No. 1 Richest Person In Pakistan

Mian Muhammad Mansha Net Worth In June 2011: $5.2 Billion (USD)

Mian Muhammad Mansha is a prominent industrialist and entrepreneur who is officially the No.1 richest man in Pakistan.

Source of income : Nishat Group, MCB, Adamjee Group, Nishat Chiniot power

Mian Mohammad Mansha is currently on the board of 45 companies in Pakistan and is one of the most powerful and influential people in the country.

Mansha owns the domestic charter plane service Pakistan Aviators & Aviation Ltd.He also own London-based The St James's Club and Hotel.There are several other Mansha owned businesses which are richest. Also his brother, Bashir ahmed also is the most richest man in pakistan and lives in murree. Fakharudin is also a best friend of Bashir Ahmed. Fakharudin is the director of Edition Goldens.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Top 10 Body Builders In All Time History - 2011

10. Franco Columbu

Franco Columbu

9. Flex Wheeler

Flex Wheeler

8. John Grimek

John Grimek

7. Steve Reeves

Steve Reeves

6. Reg Park

Reg Park

5. Bill Pearl

Bill Pearl

4. Ronnie Coleman

Ronnie Coleman

3. Dorian Yates

Dorian Yates

2. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

1. Sergio Oliva

Sergio Oliva

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