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Tech Tips, Tricks & Trivia

by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
An architect's notes, experiments, discoveries and annotated bookmarks.

Search from over a hundred HOW TO articles, Tips and Tricks


TWIL- Week #55

This Week I Learned:
  • Microsoft Azure SQL Database has introduced two new service tiers, Basic and Standard, to join Premium, which is already in preview. The Web and Business editions will be retired in 12 months.
  • Deutsche Bank in India has nearly 20,000 iPhones running on its network and has created 40 internal apps for its mobile workforce. Siemens has 30,000 iPhones in the country and has deployed over 50 internal apps for its executives - ET
  • ...what treatment in an emergency is administered by ear, only Marion knows the answer: "Words of comfort."
  • Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are often described as “healthy fats”.
  • Former Prime Minister of India, H D Deve Gowda has moved the Delhi high court offering to settle pending dues claimed by the Indian Air Force for the past 18 years. The IAF is demanding nearly Rs 2 crores from Deve Gowda for the use of its aircraft for non-official purposes during his stint as the Prime Minister of the country - Times of India
  • Prisons in India have have four categories of inmates -  convicts, undertrials, on remand, detenus. Detenus are the only lot who can vote as they are detained in prison to prevent them from creating trouble. Non-convicts can contest elections - Times of India
  • HDFC Bank was the only one among a group of ten new private lenders allowed to have its headquarters in Mumbai. The others were asked to have their registered offices outside the large metro cities, keeping in sync with the RBI's focus on spreading banking services across the nation through the slew of new private banks. ICICI Bank Ltd had its registered office in Baroda, Gujarat; Centurion Bank Ltd in Panjim, Goa; Global Trust Bank Ltd in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh; IndusInd Bank Ltd in Pune, Maharashtra; and UTI Bank Ltd (later renamed Axis Bank Ltd) in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  • ICICI Bank was initially known as the Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Bank

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