Nine Countries With Most Fatal Nuclear Weapons

The world has so far witnessed numerous massive destruction that took away uncountable lives. Despite devastation, nations are acquiring unlimited numbers of nuclear arsenals, considered as weapons of mass destruction, in the name of achieving peace, sovereignty and to protect its soil. In the race to do so, some nations have gone ahead of others, and made through the list of nations that houses powerful nuclear weapons. Here are the names of such countries as listed by IndiaTv

1. Russia
Russia, a northern Eurasian nation has the largest accumulation of nuclear weapons in the world. It has the second largest fleet of ballistic missile submarines and is the only country apart from the United States with a modern strategic bomber force. According to the Federation of American Scientists, an organization that assesses nuclear weapon stockpiles, Russia possessed an estimated 8,500 total nuclear warheads in 2013, of which 1,800 are strategically operational.

2. United States
The United States, the world’s super power nation is the only country to have used a nuclear weapon in war. It was the first country to develop nuclear missiles. This country has conducted more nuclear tests than the rest of the world combined. The United States is also the only nuclear power with weapons deployed in other countries through NATO’s nuclear sharing program. As of December 2012, the U.S. was estimated to have about 2,150 operational warheads. An additional 2,500 warheads are believed to be in reserve and 3,000 more are retired and awaiting dismantlement, as per the Federation of American Scientists.

3. France
France possesses one of the world’s third-largest nuclear arsenals. France is one of the five ‘Nuclear Weapons States’ under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. At present, the French military is currently thought to retain a weapons stockpile of around 300 operational nuclear warheads on its four nuclear submarines. The rest are either meant for aircraft, in maintenance or awaiting dismantlement, says the Federation of American Scientists.

4. United Kingdom
The United Kingdom was the third country to test independently developed nuclear weapons, in October 1952. It is one of the five nuclear-weapon states under the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a permanent member of the UN Security Council. This country is thought to maintain a stock of around 225 thermonuclear warheads, of which 160 are operational. Since 1998, the Trident programme has been the only operational nuclear weapons system in British service.

5. China
China has developed and possessed weapons of mass destruction, including chemical and nuclear weapons. China’s hunt for nuclear weapons started in 1950s after the U.S. moved nuclear assets into the Pacific during the Korean War. After successfully testing the first nuclear device in 1964, China conducted its first thermonuclear test in 1967. Till date this country is estimated to have about 140 warheads assigned to land-based missiles and 40 warheads assigned for aircraft. The rest are either awaiting dismantlement or being held for a future nuclear submarine.

6. Israel
Israel is widely known to possess nuclear weapons and is the sixth country in the world to have developed them. On the other hand, this nation maintains a policy known as “nuclear ambiguity” which means it has never officially admitted to having nuclear weapons. But, according to the Federation of American Scientists, Israel is thought to have about 80 atomic weapons and enough plutonium for as many as 200. Over the years, Israel has acquired submarines and aircraft capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

7. Pakistan
It was in the year 1972, subsequent to its third war with India, Pakistan decided to start a nuclear program under the leadership of Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. Pakistan responded to India’s nuclear tests in 1998 by announcing that they exploded six underground devices in the Chagai region near the Iranian border. Pakistan is actively working towards producing more warheads, said Federation of American Scientists. It has the ability to deliver nuclear payloads via aircraft and land-based missiles. It does not have a sea-based launch mechanism. It is also reported that the nuclear weapon technology and the weapon-grade enriched uranium was backed by China.

8. India
India started building its own nuclear weapons after China began nuclear tests in the mid-1960s. India tested its first nuclear device in 1974. Though the country has not made any official statements about the size of its nuclear arsenal, recent estimates suggest that India has between 90 and 110 nuclear weapons. It has aircraft and land-based missiles capable of delivering nuclear payloads, and it is planning to add naval assets to its nuclear program. According to the Federation of American Scientists, India is actively working to produce more warheads.

9. North Korea
North Korea has declared in 2009 that it had developed a nuclear weapon, and probably possesses a small stockpile of relatively simple nuclear weapons. The country’s nuclear program began with the installation of a Soviet reactor in Yongbyon. In a 1994 agreement with the United States, North Korea pledged to suspend its weapons program in exchange for assistance building reactors to generate power. So far, North Korea has conducted three underground nuclear tests and has also carried out ballistic missile tests. The country already has enough plutonium for about 10 warheads, an expert says.

India’s Floody Nightmare #Monsoon #Rain

An Indian Police official guides pavement dwellers through water-logged streets to a to a safer place in Kolkata on October 26, 2013. Persistent rain for the last 24 hours has thrown normal life in this metropolis out of gear with reports of waterlogging at major arterial roads of the city which received 14 cm rainfall, the highest rainfall during the ongoing depression in eastern India. Weathermen predicted that the rain, caused due to a depression off Andhra coast over Bay of Bengal, would continue for at least next 24 hours. (AFP)


An Indian rickshaw puller carries students through water-logged streets in Kolkata on October 26, 2013.  Persistent rain for the last 24 hours has thrown normal life out of gear with reports of water logging at major arterial roads of the city which received 14 cm rainfall, the highest rainfall during the ongoing depression in eastern India. AFP


 Indian rickshaw pullers carry students through water-logged streets in Kolkata on October 26, 2013.  Persistent rain for the last 24 hours has thrown normal life out of gear with reports of water logging at major arterial roads of the city which received 14 cm rainfall, the highest rainfall during the ongoing depression in eastern India. AFP


 Indian rickshaw pullers carry passengers through a flooded street in Kolkata on October 26, 2013.  Persistent rain for the last 24 hours has thrown normal life out of gear with reports of water logging at major arterial roads of the city which received 14 cm rainfall, the highest rainfall during the ongoing depression in eastern India. AFP


 Indian Police officials pull a boat Through water-logged streets as others push a police vehicle in Kolkata on October 26, 2013.  Persistent rain for the last 24 hours has thrown normal life in this metropolis out of gear with reports of waterlogging at major arterial roads of the city which received 14 cm rainfall, the highest rainfall during the ongoing depression in eastern India.  Weathermen predicted that the rain, caused due to a depression off Andhra coast over Bay of Bengal, would continue for at least next 24 hours.  AFP


 Indian Police officials pull a boat through water-logged streets as they ferry residents to a safer place in Kolkata on October 26, 2013.  Persistent rain for the last 24 hours has thrown normal life in this metropolis out of gear with reports of waterlogging at major arterial roads of the city which received 14 cm rainfall, the highest rainfall during the ongoing depression in eastern India.  Weathermen predicted that the rain, caused due to a depression off Andhra coast over Bay of Bengal, would continue for at least next 24 hours.  AFP


An Indian rickshaw puller carries a student through water-logged streets in Kolkata on October 26, 2013.  Persistent rain for the last 24 hours has thrown normal life out of gear with reports of water logging at major arterial roads of the city which received 14 cm rainfall, the highest rainfall during the ongoing depression in eastern India. AFP

Most Amazing Train Railways

01. Gyeonghwa Station — South Korea

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There are 340,000 cherry trees in Jinhae, South Korea. When they bloom in the spring, they create a dazzling display of falling blossoms. Gyeonghwa Station, where this photo was taken, is a popular tourist attraction for that reason.

02. The Death Railway — Thailand

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The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, is a 415 kilometer (258 mile) railway between Bangkok, Thailand and Rangoon, Burma. More than 90,000 workers and 16,000 Allied prisoners of war died during the construction of this railway, a horrific episode that forms the backdrop for David Lean’s The Bridge on the River Kwai.

03. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway — India
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The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the “Toy Train“, is a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge railway that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in West Bengal. Built between 1879 and 1881, the railway is about 78 kilometres (48 mi) long. Its elevation level varies from about 100 metres (328 ft) at New Jalpaiguri to about 2,200 metres (7,218 ft) at Darjeeling. Four modern diesel locomotives handle most of the scheduled services.
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the “Toy Train”, is a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge railway that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in West Bengal. Built between 1879 and 1881, the railway is about 78 kilometres (48 mi) long. Its elevation level varies from about 100 metres (328 ft) at New Jalpaiguri to about 2,200 metres (7,218 ft) at Darjeeling. Four modern diesel locomotives handle most of the scheduled services: however the daily Kurseong-Darjeeling return service and the daily tourist trains from Darjeeling to Ghum (India’s highest railway station) are handled by the vintage British-built B Class steam locomotive, DHR 778
The railway, along with the Nilgiri Mountain Railway and the Kalka-Shimla Railway, is listed as a Mountain Railways of India World Heritage Site. The headquarters of the railway is in the town of Kurseong. The Operation of Darjeeling Himalayan Railways between Siliguri and Kurseong has been temporarily suspended following a Landslide at Tindharia since 2010
04. Georgetown Loop Railroad — USA
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The Georgetown Loop Railroad was one of Colorado’s first visitor attractions. Completed in 1884, this spectacular stretch of three-foot narrow gauge track was considered an engineering marvel of its time.
The thriving mining towns of Georgetown and Silver Plume lie two miles apart in a steep, narrow mountain canyon. To connect them, the railroad’s builders designed a “corkscrew” route that traveled twice the distance, slowly gaining more than 600 feet in elevation. It included horseshoe curves, grades of up to 4%, and four bridges across Clear Creek, including the massive Devil’s Gate High Bridge. The Colorado & Southern Railway operated the line for passengers and freight from 1899 to 1938, when it was abandoned.
In 1973, the Colorado Historical Society began restoring the railroad as part of its 978-acre Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Park. A replica of the High Bridge was completed in 1984 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its original construction.
05. The Landwasser Viaduct — Switzerland
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Switzerland has large areas of land that are mountainous. Before the 19th Century, the mountainous terrain meant that it was difficult to travel across the country, and consequently communication was relatively poor.
06. Trans-Siberian, World’s Longest Railway — Russia
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The Trans-Siberian Railway is a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East and the Sea of Japan. It is the longest railway line in the world.
07. Tunnel of Love — Ukraine
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The Tunnel of Love is a beautiful spot in Klevan, Ukraine. A three kilometer railway section leads to the fibreboard factory.
08. Tren a las Nubes – Train to the Clouds — Argentina
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The Tren a las Nubes (Train to/of the Clouds) is a touristic train service in Salta Province, Argentina. The service runs along the eastern part of the C-14 line of the Ferrocarril General Manuel Belgrano, connecting the Argentine Northwest with the Chilean border in the Andes mountain range
09. Napier Gisborne Railway — New Zealand
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The Napier to Gisborne Railway Line is unique in that it crosses the main runway of the Gisborne Airport. Trains have to stop and seek clearance from the air traffic control tower to cross the runway and continue down the line; a 1939 steam train in the middle of an airport runway isn’t exactly a common sight!
10. Maeklong Market Railway — Thailand
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The food market in Maeklong, Thailand is located on top of train tracks. Several times a day shopkeepers swiftly pack up their food stalls and pull back their canopies to let the trains pass. Once the trains have rumbled through, the crates of vegetables, fish, and eggs are placed back into position and shoppers return to the tracks, which serve as a path through the market.

10 Ways Android Beats iOS 7

When new, colorful, vibrant OSs, like Android and Windows Phone, were making their head ways in to consumer‘s psyche, iOS remained nearly still since its debut. iOS 7 is the first attempt by Apple at change. It turned out to be complete aesthetic overhaul of the interface. From the moment you turn on an iPhone running iOS 7, it’s different—every option, every app. The OS also sports amazing features like the Control Center, Lock Screen, Gestures Contorls, Slide to Unlock, Touch ID. All said and done, Android can still beat iOS in 10 ways, read on to know them as compiled by Business Insider.

#10 Endless Sharing Options

The new iOS helps the user to share the content of the handset through only a few choices like Message, Mail, Twitter, Facebook and Flickr. But Android opens up the endless options for the sharing task. It can list out all the apps that are capable of sharing the content, be it Mail, Whats App or WeChat . The capability also gives the consumers to try out many sharing apps that are flooding the Google Play Store.

#9 Third-party Software Keyboards

There not many complaints about the typing experience on iOS 7, but Android still offers more options. The Jelly Bean models already come with the easy-to-use and fairly self-explanatory Swype, the users can dive in to Play Store for third party alternatives.

#8 More Customization

Android offers you much option to customize the handset to suite your taste. If you don’t like your home screen try Nova Launcher or a fake Windows Phone 8. With Jelly Bean 4.3 you can get to make different accounts, each one having only selected apps. This especially useful when kids gets hands on your phone. So the iOS 7 offers no such liberty to the users.

#7 Visible File System

When you connect your Android phone to your PC, you can see the content of your phone displayed on the monitor as if you just connoted a pen drive. It makes it as easy as to transfer files between two folders of the computer. With Apple, there is a tedious process of converting files to the compatible form before they could be transferred on to iOS devices.

#6 Better Notifications Bar

Notification Center gets a huge overhaul and things are pretty different in iOS 7. Now you have notifications from the calendar showing what’s coming up, as well as a quick summary of the weather. The overcrowded notification can annoy you. And iOS7 only displays the updates, like new mail or SMS, but you have to go the apps to see the content you just received.   However with Android’s notification drawer, you can take action and respond without opening whatever app.

#5 Images with Contact List

Android can automatically import photos for your contacts from the contacts email accounts. Which makes it a lot easier to see your friends contact pictures in your virtual address book than it is with iOS 7.

#4 Google Now Trumps Siri

Google Search is the most preferred search engine by the masses. Google Now is extremely quick and can parse web pages to find the most relevant information. On the other hand, Siri produces results from Microsoft’s Bing search engine. However Siri can be appreciative when it comes to “assistant” commands, like when you want to set up an internal calendar event.

#3 Multimedia Ease

Android is fine with your music files, let it come from anywhere. There are bevy of music players like Play Music and Power Amp. However even with all the new things iOS 7 has brought, you require iTunes if you want to load your iPhone up with songs.  In the same way you need other intermediate software to convert photos and videos to be compatible with iOS devices, where as with Android, just transfer and enjoy.

#2 More Free Applications


Though Google Play doesn’t offer better quality apps than App Store, there are plenty of free apps that can fulfill your specific needs.  


#1 Unlock Options


With Android you can unlock the phone to any app you want, like accessing contacts, camera or messages, from single unlocking swipe. The new iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner is pretty cool, but it doesn’t offer cool options like Android does for unlocking.

Farewell Bid to the Little Master-Sachin Tendulkar

Originally posted on All Resource:

The man because of whom Cricket became a Religion in India,because of whom Cricket found a new meaning in India,Yes you guessed it right “The God of Cricket” as fondly he is known–None other than Sachin Tendulkar is all set to bid farewell from all the formats of Cricket in November…A Journey of 24 years is coming to an end this November.. :(

At 16 years of age when Sahin Tendulkar came out in Indian Jersey no one did ever imagined that he would be the one of the legend in Cricket that India has ever produced,A man of great Calmness,in the league of his own–his zeal to play Cricket is the main weapon in his success…

This is to you master for whom I came to know what Cricket is?There will always be a void,a void no one will ever be able to fill…I bow to “Sachin…

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List of trains that are cancelled or diverted due to cyclone #Phailin

Due to Phailin Cyclonic Conditions prevailing in East Coast region, the following trains are Cancelled, Partially Cancelled and Diverted as below



Train No.17480 Tirupati – Puri  Express scheduled to leave Tirupati at 10.35 hrs today i.e. 12.10.2013 is cancelled. 

18411 Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam Intercity Express.

22879 Bhubaneswar-Tirupathy S/F Express.

17015 Bhubaneswar-Secunderabad Visakha Express.

17239/17240 Guntur-Visakhapatnam-Guntur Simhadri Express.

12073 Howrah-Bhubaneswar Janshatabdi Express.

12277 Howrah-Puri Shatabdi Express.

22811 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express


Train No. 11019 CST Mumbai – Bhubaneswar Express which left CST Mumbai o­n 11.10.2013 is partially cancelled between Rajahmundry and Bhubaneswar.

Train No. 57225  Vijayawada – Visakapatanam Passenger scheduled to leave Vijayawada at  08.25 HRS today i.e. 12.10.2013 is partially cancelled between Rajahmundry and Visakapatanam.


1 .  Train No. 13352 Alleppey- Dhanbad JN  Express which left Alleppey o­n  11.10.2013  hrs is diverted via Warangal – Ballarshah –  Nagpur-Durg-Raipur-Billaspur- Jarshuguda. 

2. Train No. 12864 Yesvantpur-  Howrah  Express which left Yesvantpur o­n 11.10.2013  is diverted via Warangal – Ballarshah – Nagpur-Durg-Raipur-Billaspur-Jarshuguda – Kharagpur.

3. Train No. 12509 Bangalore –  Guwahati    Express which left Bangalore o­n  11.10.2013 hrs is diverted via Warangal – Ballarshah – Nagpur-Durg-Raipur-Billaspur- Jarshuguda – Kharagpur- Howrah.

Train No. 12842 Chennai – Howrah  Coromondal Express which left Chennai at 08.45 

hrs., today i.e. 12.10.2013 is diverted via Warangal Ballarshah-Nagpur-  Durg-Raipur- Billaspur-   Jarshuguda- Kharagpur.

5. Train No.18646 Hyderabad – Howrah East Coast Express which left Hyderabad  at 10.00hrs today i.e.12.10.2013 is diverted via  Ballarshah – Nagpur-Durg-Raipur-Billaspur-Jarshuguda- Kharagpur.

6. Train No.12704 Secuderabad  – Howrah Falaknuma  Express scheduled to leave     Secuderabad  at 16.00hrs today 12.10.2013 is diverted via  Ballarshah – Nagpur- Durg-Raipur-Billaspur-Jarshuguda- Kharagpur.


1.12664 Tiruchirapalli-Howrah.

2.12840 Chennai-Howrah Mail.


1.12703 Howrah-Secunderabad Falaknuma Express.

2.12245 Howrrah-Yashvantpur Duronto Express.

3.22612 Haldia-Chennai S/F Express

4.18465 Howrah-Hyderabad East Coast Express.


01.12508 Guwahati-Trivandrum Express

Short Terminated

1.18464 Bangalore-Bhubaneswar Prasanti Express short-terminated at VSKP

2.17016 Secunderabad-Bhubaneswar Visakha Express short terminated at VSKP

Can Malala’s Noble Deeds Make Her the Youngest Achiever of Nobel Peace Prize?

October 9th 2012 witnessed a vicious incident when Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head in an attempted murder by the Taliban group. One year down, the Pakistani teenager stands confident of her actions to support her country’s young girls by protesting for the education system to flow freely for them. Malala continues to shine despite the deadly attack by terrorists and she is likely to become the youngest winner ever of the Nobel Peace Prize, report The Atlantic Wire and Time World.


By winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala would accompany those recipients who are on the list of Nobel Peace winners, starting from Médecins Sans Frontières in 1999 to Muhammad Yunus in 2006.
Malala says that peace and education are inseparable, as without one you cannot possess the other. “I hope that a day will come when the people of Pakistan will be free, they will have their rights, there will be peace and every girl and every boy will be going to school,” she told the BBC in an interview.

The youngest Peace Prize was embraced by Tawakul Karman, who was 32 while receiving the award. If Malala wins the Nobel Peace Prize, she will be the second ever Pakistani laureate, the third female Muslim laureate, and definitely the youngest one to achieve the prestigious award. Most importantly, it would further strengthen her approach towards educating young girls and she would become an inspiration to Pakistani women and also the entire world.  


Before becoming a global symbol of children’s education, Malala too, like everybody else, was suppressed by the Taliban dominance and terrorist stir.The young Pakistani’s thoughts on Taliban’s next attack on her are praiseworthy. She says, “It seemed to me that everyone knows they will die one day. So I should do whatever I want to do.”

Recently, when a Pakistani radio station asked Malala if she thought she deserves the prize, she said, “There are many people who deserve the Nobel Peace Prize and I think that I still need to work a lot. In my opinion I have not done that much to win the Nobel Peace Prize.”


Latest Smartphones With Jaw-Dropping Features #Android #iOS7 #BBM

The competition in Smartphone market is currently measured on the basis of the mind-blowing features in handsets—something users didn’t experienced before. Samsung has already released the first Smartphone in world with a flexible screen and LG is following the same route. Nokia in the meantime is having the world’s first ever Smartphone with 41 MP camera.  There are many others who are bringing revolutionary features like rotating camera and 4K recording into devices. The verve to excel has led to these devices that sport first ever features— read to know 10 of them as compiled by Gizbot.

         #1 Motorola Moto X: Worlds First Smartphone That You Can Customize

Moto X rose to popularity for its customizable options to fit the taste of consumers, and the device packs some nice specs too. When it comes to customization, you can choose from 18 back colors, 7 accent colors and 2 types of cases offered in various colors, Motorola is currently testing out 3 back panels made entirely out of wood, all of which will have a unique look, though they won’t be available at the time of launch.  In additionally to it, you can get a pair of headphones made by Sol Republic – either in-ear or regular in the color to match the back of Moto X. If you opt for customization, which can be done on Moto Maker – a handy web app for easy customization and preview of the result, it may cost you additional $100.

The device will have a 4.7 inch 16M-color 720p capacitive touchscreen, with RGB AMOLED display protected by Gorilla Glass. Under the hood it packs a dual-core 1.7 GHz processor, a custom-built Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System, based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset. The processor will be coupled with 2GB RAM and Adreno 320 GPU and runs on Android 4.3.

#2 ZTE Open: World’s First Firefox OS Phone

Spain’s Telefonica has offered world’s first Smartphone with the Firefox operating system to compete with devices running Google Android and Apple IOS. Equipped with a 3.5-inch 480×320-pixel touchscreen, the ZTE Open includes a 3.2MP camera, 256MB RAM and 512MB flash memory enhanced with a 4GB microSD card that comes as part of the package. Mozilla executives said the ZTE Open is the “first chapter” in what they expect to be a long project, one that is already attracting interest from many other telecommunications companies.

The Firefox OS is entirely Web-based. It borrows some features from Android and iOS to unlock the phone, pull down notifications, and arrange app icons in a grid pattern. The OS comes preloaded with a variety of apps, including e-mail, an address book, a calendar, a data usage tracker, and Nokia’s Here maps. There’s YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, and, of course, Firefox’s tabbed browser.

#3 Sony Xperia Z Ultra: World’s First 6.44 inch Display Phablet


The device comes with 6.44″ Full HD at 1080p resolutions screen , first ever for any phablet. The touchscreen display uses Sony’s TRILUMINOS and X-Reality for mobile technology, with an OptiContrast panel to reduce reflection and enable clearer viewing even in bright sunlight. The screen is highly responsive and compatible with stylus as well as regular pencils or metal pens.

On the inside, the Z Ultra is first smartphone announced with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor. It comes with a sealed 3050mAh Lithium polymer battery, 2GB RAM, 16GB of flash storage, and also has a microSD card slot up to 64 GB.
It has a 2 megapixel front camera and 8 megapixel rear camera with an Exmor RS sensor, 16x digital zoom with auto focus, 1080p HD recording, HDR, continue burst mode, face detection.

#4 Lenovo P780: World’s First Biggest Battery Phone

The Smartphone packs a mammoth 4,000mAh battery which is the biggest you have seen in a Smartphone so far. The device successfully tackles the low battery issues that nag many of the Smartphone users.

Lenovo also brings the home-backed software to P780 for power management that aims to enhance battery life. You can always customize the settings to match your needs, but the pre-defined power saving modes can work pretty well.

According to the gadget review by Economic Times, most users got at least 2 full days of battery life with 3G data on and anything else you can throw at it.The handset packs four 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 cores along with PowerVR SGX544 GPU on a MTK6589 chipset coupled with 1GB RAM.
Lenovo P780 comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It is powered by the Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean OS.

#5 Acer Liquid S2: World’s First 6 Inch Display Mobile Phone With 4K HD Recording


Acer Liquid S2 is the first Smartphone with the capability to record 4K HD videos, which is Ultra High Definition, or 3840 x 2160 pixels resolutions. It comes with 4 LED ring flash, which enables shooting pictures in low-light conditions and macro capturing. It is also loaded with a “back-illuminated sensor,” a significant add-on to the device’s camera enhancements. Liquid S2 has 13-megapixel sensor for front camera and a 2-megapixel front shooter. The handset will run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and will have 16GB of on-board storage that can be expanded to 128GB.

The device features dual speakers powered by Dolby Digital Plus, and the company claims it is first ever for any Smartphone.

#6 Sony Xperia Z1: World’s First 10 Finger Touchscreen Phone


Sony Xperia Z1 sports a 5-inch screen at 1080pizels resolution. It boasts Sony’s Triluminos technology, which brings better sharpness, colors and contrast. The most remarkable feature is that the screen is sensitive to 10 figure touches.

Another stands out feature includes a 20.7 Mega Pixel Camera to which external lenses can be attached. The model is considered to be the best from Sony, in the battle of phones with good camera. Sony Xperia sports an inbuilt camera with F/2.0 aperture Sony G lens and a mountable add on lens. The detachable external lens can be controlled from the phone screen with a pre installed app.

The phone is powered by a quad-core 2.2 GHz Snap dragon processor coupled with 2 GB RAM. Xperia Z1 runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean platform and has a 2MP front camera and 16 GB of internal storage memory.

#7 LG G2: World’s First Smartphone With Back Camera Button


The flagship model LG G2 by the South Korean manufactures has already hogged the lime light with its technical specifications and features. The model is smart enough to challenge leading market players like Sony, Samsung and HTC. The model is packed with a quad-core 2.26GHz processor and 2GB RAM. It has a rear camera of 13 Megapixel with optical image stabilization technology and an edge to edge screen that measures 5.2 inch. To enhance the music and video experience the model features a 24-bit/192kHz sound.

Some of the noticeable innovative changes in the model are- the physical buttons moved to the rear side. The ‘Answer me’ feature automatically picks the call when brought to ear. The plug and pop feature notifies if a device is plugged to the wrong port. The ‘Guest mode’ helps in keeping your private information secure when device gets into others hands.

#8 Oppo N1: World’s First Smartphone With Rotating Camera

The lesser known Chinese Smartphone manufacturer OPPO, is lately in news for their well built, amazing Smartphones, its latest offering, Oppo N1 is especially interesting. Firstly, there sits the 13MP camera with CMOS sensor and f/2.0 aperture; specially-designed in partnership with Fujitsu IPS imaging chip. And secondly, the whole camera module rotates 206 degrees allowing it to act as a front-facing camera as well. Oppo says the swivel mechanism of the N1’s camera has been put through 100,000 times of rotating in a durability test. This means the Oppo N1’s camera can be swivelled 40 times a day for 7 years and it’ll be as good as new, according to GSM Arena.

Oppo dubs the N1 as the first Android smartphone to feature 6 piece lens design. It has also created special plug lens, and boasts it only takes 0.6 seconds for the camera to fire and shoot a photo.

#9 Samsung Galaxy Note 3: World’s First Phablet With 3GB RAM

The device sports a new leathery design on its exterior and amazing new features that gets gadget geeks’ every attention. Coming to the hardware, Note 3 stands out with a beautiful 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen, one of the biggest in the market. It’s 8.3mm in thickness and weighs 168 grams. The phone has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and 2MP front camera, which is capable of shooting 4K video at 1080p resolution and record at 60fps.

Coming to the power house, Note 3 is comes with two different processors with 3GB RAM in both variants. The LTE version will have a 2.3GHz quad-core processor and the 3G variant will run on 1.9GHz Octa Core processor. The phone also has 32GB/64GB storage options and has a powerful 3,200mAh battery.

#10 Nokia Lumia 1020: World’s First 41MP Camera

Targeting camera aficionados, Nokia has launched 41 megapixel camera phones, Lumia 1020. The dual-capture feature of the phone allows taking a high resolution 38 megapixel image and also creates a 5 megapixel picture that can be shared on social networking sites. The device has an application called Nokia Pro Camera, which makes it easy for anybody to take professional quality images.The application allows users to click pictures first and then zoom later to get their desired shot.

China Passes U.S. As World’s Biggest Oil Importer

China has achieved another world-beating status its leaders don’t want: Biggest oil importer.

China passed the United States in September as the world’s biggest net oil importer, driven by faster economic growth and strong auto sales, according to U.S. government data released this week.

China Oil ImportsA city ring road becomes clogged with heavy traffic in Beijing, China Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. China has passed the United States in September as the world’s biggest net oil importer, driven by faster economic growth and strong auto sales, according to U.S. government data released this week. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) | AP

Chinese oil consumption outstripped production by 6.3 million barrels per day, which indicates the country had to import that much to fill the gap, the Energy Information Administration said this week.

“China’s steady growth in oil demand has led it to become the world’s largest net oil importer, exceeding the United States in September 2013,'” the agency said in a report. “EIA forecasts this trend to continue through 2014.”

China’s economic boom has raised incomes and increased its global influence. But it also has spurred demand for imported oil and gas, which communist leaders see as a strategic weakness.

Rising auto ownership has left China’s cities choking on smog and added to pressure on Beijing from its own public to curb pollution and from other nations to rein in surging greenhouse gas emissions.

The United States, with a population about one-third the size of China’s, still consumes far more oil per person than China does.

In September, Americans used 18.6 million barrels per day of oil and other liquid fossil fuels, while China used 10.9 million, according to the EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook. U.S. production was 12.5 million barrels per day, while that of China was 4.6 million.

China’s economy, the world’s second-largest, is cooling but still is forecast to grow by nearly 8 percent this year, well above forecasts for the U.S.


The Chinese auto market, the biggest by number of vehicles sold, also is cooling but sales still rose by 11 percent in August.

Beijing is encouraging development of wind and solar power and use of autos powered by batteries or natural gas. But gasoline is expected to remain the country’s main vehicle fuel in coming decades.

The government has launched initiatives to improve China’s energy intensity, or the energy consumed for each unit of economic output. It has reported progress but still is far behind developed economies.

Until the late 1990s, China supplied its oil needs from domestic sources including the vast Daqing field in the northeast. But the economic boom outstripped its production capacity while output from existing sources is forecast to decline.

That has forced China to rely more heavily on imports, especially from Saudi Arabia and Iran. Communist leaders see that as a strategic weakness because of possible instability in the Gulf and Iran’s political isolation.

EIA noted that China’s domestic oil production was hampered over the past two months by summer flooding.

State-owned oil companies and their foreign partners are spending heavily to look for new oil sources in China and to develop alternatives such as methane from coal beds. But they have yet to find new deposits that match the size of Daqing.

Abroad, Chinese state-owned oil companies have invested billions of dollars to develop oil and gas sources in Iraq, Central Asia and Africa. Some of that is meant for export to China but much of it is sold in other markets.

At the same time, U.S. import demand has weakened as hydraulic fracturing and other technologies open up new domestic sources of supply.

American demand for oil and other liquid fuels rose by about 110,000 barrels per day, or just 0.6 percent, in the first nine months of this year, due partly to improved engine efficiency, the EIA said. It said consumption is forecast to fall by 0.4 percent next year.

Overall, the United States still should be the biggest oil consumer next year at about 18.7 million barrels per day, down from its peak of 20.8 million in 2005, according to the EIA. It said China’s consumption next should be about 11 million barrels per day.

The Bather in Germany

Hamburg’s Inner Alster Lake has a new inhabitant – and this is not your standard duck or fish. A giant woman sculpture called “Die Badende” (“The Bather”) will grace the lake – making Inner Alster essentially the world’s biggest bathtub. She rises 13 feet out of the water and appears in a comfortable state of repose, with her knees up, proving quite an obstacle for boaters in the Inner Alster.

In fact, many have been renting paddle boats just to get a closer glimpse.

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