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Clinical Trial Deaths: Top Countries and New Drug Guinea Pig Patients

In Business, Lists, Science, World on ஓகஸ்ட் 17, 2012 at 9:23 பிப

India is just one of many developing countries used by leading Western pharmaceutical companies, which spent £40bn in 2010 on research and development. Globally, it is estimated around 120,000 trials are taking place in 178 countries.

India

  1. 668 deaths were reported in 2010
  2. 438 in 2011
  3. 211 deaths till June 2012

In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad said a total of 1,954 persons died from 2009 till June 2012 due to “serious adverse events of death” in clinical trials.

  1. South Korea – 2,861
  2. China – 2,520
  3. Taiwan – 2,367
  4. Brazil – 2,521
  5. Russia – 1,776
  6. India – 1,727
  7. Mexico – 1,488
  8. South Africa – 1,346
  9. Argentina – 1,223
  10. Puerto Rico – 1,231
  11. Thailand – 958
  12. Turkey – 893
  13. Romania (876)
  14. Ukraine – 722
  15. Chile – 663
  16. Peru (494)
  17. Phillipines – 487
  18. Iran – 387
  19. Egypt – 274
  20. Uganda – 163
  21. Malawi (61)
  22. Kazakhstan (15)

FBI’s National Security Threat List: Who’s on the NSL?

In Politics, USA, World on ஓகஸ்ட் 17, 2012 at 9:07 பிப

The FBI’s National Security List (NSL) has two parts, the Issues Threat List (activities that get you on the list) and the classified Country Threat List (states whose activities are “so hostile, or of such concern” that investigations are warranted).

  1. Russia
  2. China
  3. Syria
  4. North Korea
  5. Iran
  6. Belarus
  7. Cuba
  8. Sudan
  9. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  10. Republic of the Congo
  11. Somalia
  12. Myanmar (Burma)
  13. Bosnia
  14. Vietnam
  15. Libya
  16. Côte d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast

Classified Country Threat List

  1. Japan
  2. Israel
  3. France
  4. South Korea
  5. Taiwan
  6. India
  7. UK
  8. Germany
  9. Netherlands
  10. Belgium
  11. Canada
  12. Iraq
  13. South Yemen

Ford Foundation: Notable Indian Grants, Corporate NGO partnerships & Fellowships

In Business, India, USA on ஓகஸ்ட் 14, 2012 at 8:26 பிப

  1. Amitabh Behar, Executive director,  National Foundation for India Supports voluntary development $25,00,000
  2. Dr Gladwin Joseph, Director, ATREE Striving to conserve biodiversity through sustainable development $13,19,031
  3. Indira JaisingDirector, Lawyers’ CollectivePromotes human rights for marginalised people$12,40,000
  4. Mathew Titus, Executive DirectorSa-Dhan Association Umbrella body of MFIs $9,10,000
  5. Kinsuk Mitra, chairperson, Winrock Intl – Sustainable rural resource management$8,00,000
  6. Sandeep Dikshit, Governing body member,CBGA Promotes accountability & participatory governance $6,50,000
  7. J. Mohanty, Chairperson, Credibility Alliance Promoting norms of accountability among NGOs $6,00,000
  8. Akhila Sivadas, Executive Director, Centre for Advocacy & Research Rights of marginalised populations $5,00,000
  9. JNU, Leading liberal arts university; FF funds used to set up Centre for Law & Governance$4,00,000
  10. Manish Sisodia, Founder, Kabir – Promoting RTI for transparency & accountability; Anna Hazare supporter$3,97,000
  11. Yogendra Yadav, Fellow, Centre for Study of Developing Societies, A think-tank largely funded by ICSSR $3,50,000
  12. Parthiv Shah Founder Director, CMAC Promotes culture, design & focuses on governance $2,55,000
  13. Nandan M. Nilekani, President, NCAER, Influential think-tank on policy issues that have found application $2,30,000
  14. Pratap Bhanu Mehta Head, Centre for Policy Research Leading think-tank, provides advisory services to govt $687,000

10 Indian Films in Toronto Film Festival

In India, Movies, World on ஓகஸ்ட் 9, 2012 at 3:17 பிப

The Festival | tiff.net

Peddlers is a movie by debutant filmmaker Vasan Bala and it has Gulshan Devaiah, Kriti Malhotra and Nishikant Kamat in the lead roles.

Ishaqzaade is a romantic drama film written and directed by Habib Faisal

Miss Lovely is a drama directed by Ashim Ahluwalia.

Mumbai’s King is directed by Manjeet Singh and stars Rahul Bairagi, Arbaaz Khan and Tejas Parvatkar.

‘The Bright Day’ by Mohit Takalkar

‘Theseus’ Ship’ directed by Anand Gandhi

English Vinglish is an Indian drama film directed by debutant director Gauri Shinde and produced by R. Balki.

Shahid directed by Hansal Mehta

Gangs of Wasseypur is a crime movie co-written, produced and directed by Anurag Kashyap

Shanghai is a political thriller film directed by Dibakar Banerjee, starring Abhay Deol, Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin, Prosenjit Chatterjee.

The Global Gender Gap 2011 Rankings – Top 20

In Lists on ஜூன் 14, 2012 at 1:59 பிப

Thanks: http://reports.weforum.org/global-gender-gap-2011/

India

Gender Gap Index 2011 Rank (out of 135 countries)
#113
Score (0.00 = inequality, 1.00 = equality)
0.619

Key Indicators
Total population (millions) 1,170.94
Population growth (%) 1.34
GDP (US$ billions) 971.49
GDP (PPP) per capita 3,240

The Global Gender Gap 2011 Rankings – Top 20
Country 2011 Score* 2010 Change
Iceland 1 85.3% 1 0
Norway 2 84.0% 2 0
Finland 3 83.8% 3 0
Sweden 4 80.4% 4 0
Ireland 5 78.3% 6 1
New Zealand 6 78.1% 5 -1
Denmark 7 77.8% 7 0
Philippines 8 76.9% 9 1
Lesotho 9 76.7% 8 -1
Switzerland 10 76.3% 10 0
Germany 11 75.9% 13 2
Spain 12 75.8% 11 -1
Belgium 13 75.3% 14 1
South Africa 14 74.8% 12 -2
Netherlands 15 74.7% 17 2
United Kingdom 16 74.6% 15 -1
United States 17 74.1% 19 2
Canada 18 74.1% 20 2
Latvia 19 74.0% 18 -1
Cuba 20 73.9% 24 4
* Scores produced on zero-to-one scale and can be roughly interpreted as percentage of gender gap that has been closed.

Thomson Reuters Foundation’s TrustLaw Poll results on The worst and best G20 countries for women

In Lists on ஜூன் 14, 2012 at 1:49 பிப

Full coverage: G20women.trust.org

 

1. Canada
2. Germany
3. Britain
4. Australia
5. France
6. United States
7. Japan
8. Italy
9. Argentina
10. South Korea
11. Brazil
12. Turkey
13. Russia
14. China
15. Mexico
16. South Africa
17. Indonesia
18. Saudi Arabia
19. India

S Ramakrishnan: Foreign & World Translations: Top 10 International Kid Books for 2012

In Books, Literature, Tamilnadu on ஜனவரி 15, 2012 at 10:19 பிப

எழுத்தாளர் எஸ்.ராமகிருஷ்ணன் பரிந்துரைக்கும் சிறார்களுக்கான 10 புத்தகங்கள்:

1. குட்டி இளவரசன் – க்ரியா பதிப்பகம்.

2. ஜெனி எனும் சிறுவன் – பாரதி புத்தகலயம்

3. தி மேஜிக் ட்ரீ – பாரதி புத்தகாலயம்

4. ஆயிஷா – பாரதி புத்தகாலயம்

5. மார்ஜினா சத்திரபே – விடியல்

6. குரங்கின் அரசன் – பிரேமா பிரசுரம்

7. புத்த ஜாதக கதைகள் – பூம்புகார் பதிப்பகம்

8. 1001 அற்புத இரவுகள் – வ.உ.சி பதிப்பகம்

9. காட்டுக்குள்ளே மான்குட்டி – என்.சி.பி.ஹெச்

10. தி ஹொய் – சந்தியா பதிப்பகம்

S Ramakrishnan picks his Favorite Foreign Authors from Current Generation Book Writers

In Books, Literature, World on மார்ச் 8, 2011 at 8:41 பிப

வாசிப்போம் வாருங்கள்

1) யான் மார்டில் ( Yann Martel)
2) ரானா தாஸ் குப்தா (Rana Dasgupta)
3) கார்லோஸ் ருஸ் ஜபான் (Carlos Ruiz Zafón)
4) காலித் ஹொசைனி (Khaled Hosseini)
5) ஹருகி முராகமி (Haruki Murakami)
6) ராபர்ட்டோ போலனோ (Roberto Bolaño)
7) ஹாசு இஷிகாரோ (Kazuo Ishiguro)
8) ஜீன் சினோஷ் (Jean Echenoz)
9) எட்கர் கரிட் (Etgar Keret)
10) ஷியாம் செல்லதுரை (Shyam Selvadurai)

இவர்களுடன்

  • நோபல் பரிசு பெற்ற எழுத்தாளரான ஒரான் பாமுக்(Orhan Pamuk)
  • கனடாவின் புகழ்பெற்ற எழுத்தாளரான மார்க்ரெட் அட்வுட் (Margaret Atwood)
  • இத்தாலியின் ராபர்ட்டோ கலாசோ (Roberto Calasso)
  • பிரான்சின் மார்க்ரெட் யூரிசனார் (Marguerite Yourcenar)
  • அமெரிக்காவின் பிலிப் ராத் (Philip Roth)

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Rampwalk Sarees: Film Actress at Bollywood Events

In Movies on ஜனவரி 12, 2010 at 3:32 முப

Thanks: Saree clash on the red carpet » NDTV Movies

The World’s Top-Earning Cricketers

In India, Sports on செப்ரெம்பர் 9, 2009 at 3:30 பிப

Forbes-rich-world-sports-sachin-India-cricket-players-money-earn

  1. India cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni: $10 million
  2. Sachin Tendulkar: $8 million
  3. Yuvraj Singh: $5.5 million
  4. Rahul Dravid: $5 million
  5. England‘s Andrew Flintoff: $4 million
  6. Sourav Ganguly & Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting: $3.5 million
  7. Australia‘s Brett Lee and English cricketer Kevin Pietersen: $3 million
  8. Australian Michael Clarke: $2.5 million