Back in 2005 Mark Zuckerberg took a “Computer Science” lecture at Harvard.
He started by talking about some of the strategies that Facebook used to improve its performance, one of them being caching.
After talking for a while he asked the audience for any questions. To his surprise there weren’t any technical questions as such. Well anyone will be surprised I guess. After answering a few questions he finally commented “No CS Questions”.
In the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the year 2022-23, it was announced that there will be a Tele Mental Health Program to support people who have been facing deteriorating mental health, especially amid the pandemic.
This initiative has been praised by Dr Pratima Murthy, Director of National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), as per an article published in financialexpress.
She said that the decision could be a “game-changer” for the situation of mental health care in India. Given that the pandemic has led to an increase in the mental health problems of people across different age groups. In the budget she has proposed setting up of 23 tele mental health centres in the country, with NIMHANS acting as the nodal centre.
The article also talks about a mental health survey which was carried out by NIMHANS . The surbey showed that 10.2% of the population suffered from diagnosable mental health problems or substance use disorder.
The good thing is that people have started talking about their mental health problems. It has also been observed that practices like Yoga and Mindfulness can help with such problems. Music Therapy is also a good option that people are exploring.
A military technique for falling asleep is seeing a lot of popularity again, and it could be a good idea to see if it helps you with sleep. It’s been reported that it works in two minutes or less.
This technique sounds similar to a Yog Asana referred to as Shavasana. Which is used for deep relaxation.
Justin Agustin shared this. The technique was originally designed for fighter pilots, who need their sleep so they can stay focused. He claims that the trick allowed soldiers to go to sleep at any time – even in the middle of a fight.
He goes on to explain the technique. You start by relaxing your body starting from forehead. Then your eyes, cheek and jaw. Then relax each part all the way down to your feet. To overcome stresses in the mind one way is to imagine you are lying in a canoe on a calm lake with clear skies, or that you’re in a black velvet hammock in a dark room.
Should you get distracted, by intrusive thoughts or bullets flying through the trenches, you should repeat the words “don’t think, don’t think, don’t think” in your mind for 10 seconds, before returning to picturing your chosen calm scene.
Saudi Arabia is a country rich in geographical and cultural diversity. They always try to plan and build things that amaze all of us. In the year 2017, they announced the construction and set up of Qiddiya, also known as the kingdom’s entertainment city.
What is Qiddiya?
It’s one of the most popular and awaited projects of Saudi Arabia. The public investment fund of Saudi has announced plans to construct the Kingdom’s largest sports, cultural and entertainment city for the people.
It is named Qiddiya as it’s situated in Al Qiddiya, which is on the southwestern side of Riyadh. It is also planned that approximately 4000 residential houses will be built by the year 2025 and the numbers will increase every year.
It’s built over 377 square km of land and is planned to have six different styles of theme parks, water parks, an F1 racing track, athletic stadium, creative corner side, artistic activities and many more.
What is the purpose of Qiddiya?
The CEO of Qiddiya stated that this project is one of its kind, with huge investments.
It’s expected to give a boost to the countries economy, which currently depends on oil primarily.
It’s planned very carefully and tactfully. The purpose is not just to attract tourists but also provide a great alternative to the residents, so they don’t leave the country to spend. The Qiddiya construction was planned to direct all the tourism and keep them intact in the kingdom only.
So what can India learn?
A similar project can boost the economy, create jobs and opportunities and invite investments.
It can also be a good opportunity to showcase Indias rich cultural heritage.
It can boost the tourism sector significantly and also inspire youngsters looking to try different things.
Qiddiya can be an inspiration for India, and building something similar can not just boost the economy and create jobs but also boost the sports and entertainment sectors.
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In a Tweet President Ram Nath Kovind said that Nouf Marwaai played an instrumental role for legalising Yoga in Saudi Arabia. She was born with an auto-immune disease and overcame the challenge through Yoga and Ayurveda. She was awarded Padma Shree in 2018.
She is the first Saudi certified yoga instructor. She is also an entrepreneur who has been travelling between Saudi Arabia and India and founded Arab Yoga Foundation.
In an interview published by Arab News, she says “I was underweight, tired, and suffered from malnutrition due to the extreme diets they put me on for my allergies and digestive problems. Symptoms that I had suffered from were joint pain, weakness, chronic fatigue, skin rash, allergies, loss of focus, sleeping problems and stiffness.”
She started taking organic vegetarian diet and stumbled upon a Yoga book. After which she travelled to India to study Yoga and Ayurvedic medicine.
This helped her heal and become stronger. She loves traveling to India.
Lithium-Ion is the preferred battery technology that powers most of the electric vehicles (EV). Given the demand supply gap alternate options are being explored by various startups and automobile makers.
Reliance New Energy Solar is all set to Acquire Faradion Limited. Faradion is a leading global sodium-ion battery technology company, based out of UK.