Saturday, March 17, 2018

18 March - Global Recycling Day

Support Recycling

Seventh Resource - Recycled or Recyclable Materials

The power of the Seventh Resource must be recognized by leaders around the world, through seven concrete changes:

Focus on international legislation and agreements.
Support, and campaign for,  free sustainable trade of recyclable materials to ecologically sound companies across the globe.
Educate, from grass roots up, the public on the critical necessity of recycling.
Agree to a common language of recycling.
To make recycling a community issue, supporting schemes and initiatives which help households and businesses provide Seventh Resource materials for repurposing.
Work with the industry to encourage ‘design for recycling’ in the repurposing of materials – reducing waste, integrating ‘end-of-life’ planning at design stage.
Support innovation, research and initiatives that foster better recycling practices and technology.

Friday, December 22, 2017

22 December - National Mathematics Day - India

22 December - Birthday of Sreenivasa Ramanujam, a mathematics genius of India.

Prime Minister declared  that 22 December will be National Mathematics Day.
It is the birthday of Sreenivasa Ramanujam, a mathematics genius of India.



Srinivasa Ramanujan - Biography

Srinivasa Ramanujan (22 December 1887 – 26 April 1920) was a mathematician, who made extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions.

Ramanujan independently compiled nearly 3900 results (mostly identities and equations). 

Ramanujan went to Cambridge in 1914. Hardy, his collaborator at Cambridge said Ramanujan could have become an outstanding mathematician if his skills had been recognized earlier. It was said about his talents of continued fractions and hypergeometric series that, “he was unquestionably one of the great masters.” It was due to his sharp memory, calculative mind, patience and insight that he was a great formalist of his days.

G.H. Hardy spoke on some of Ramanujan’s (as yet unpublished) research at the London Mathematical Society at the monthly meeting on 11 June 1914. June 11 is a landmark date for modern Indian mathematics.

He got elected as the fellow in 1918 at the Trinity College at Cambridge and the Royal Society. He departed from this world on April 26, 1920.

In 1918, Hardy and Ramanujan studied the partition function P(n) extensively and gave a non-convergent asymptotic series that permits exact computation of the number of partitions of an integer. Hans Rademacher, in 1937, was able to refine their formula to find an exact convergent series solution to this problem. Ramanujan and Hardy's work in this area gave rise to a powerful new method for finding asymptotic formulae, called the circle method.

He discovered mock theta functions in the last year of his life.For many years these functions were a mystery, but they are now known to be the holomorphic parts of harmonic weak Maass forms.

The Ramanujan conjecture

Ramanujam has many conjectures to his credit

One conjecture has connection with conjectures of André Weil in algebraic geometry that opened up new areas of research. Ramanujan conjecture is an assertion on the size of the tau-function, which has as generating function the discriminant modular form Δ(q), a typical cusp form in the theory of modular forms. It was finally proven in 1973, as a consequence of Pierre Deligne's proof of the Weil conjectures. The reduction step involved is complicated. Deligne won a Fields Medal in 1978 for his work on Weil conjectures.


Hardy-Ramanujan number 1729

The number 1729 is known as the Hardy–Ramanujan number after a famous anecdote of the British mathematician G. H. Hardy In Hardy's words:
The two different ways are
1729 = 13 + 123 = 93 + 103.

Some Books on publications by Ramanujan

Srinivasa Ramanujan, G. H. Hardy, P. V. Seshu Aiyar, B. M. Wilson, Bruce C. Berndt (2000). Collected Papers of Srinivasa Ramanujan. AMS. ISBN 0-8218-2076-1.
 It contains the 37 papers published in professional journals by Ramanujan during his lifetime.

S. Ramanujan (1957). Notebooks (2 Volumes). Bombay: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

S. Ramanujan (1988). The Lost Notebook and Other Unpublished Papers. New Delhi: Narosa. ISBN 3-540-18726-X.
This book contains photo copies of the pages of the "Lost Notebook".

Problems posed by Ramanujan, Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society.

S. Ramanujan (2012). Notebooks (2 Volumes). Bombay: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

Current Mathematics Genius Professor Manjul Bhargava

India Questions Math Genius Professor Manjul Bhargava: Full Transcript
India | | Updated: January 21, 2015

Professor Manjul Bhargava has been awarded the Fields Medal in Mathematics (awarded once in four years only).

Manjul Bhargava - Lecture at Techfest 2015, IIT Bombay



Mathematics - Achievements of India

Mathematics in India - 2013 Book by Kim Plofker
Review by David Mumford
American Mathematics Association

Introduction from the book - chapter

India as a player in Mathematics


Presents   Distinguished Mathematics Teacher Award to enterprising and pioneering teachers of Mathematics.


Updated  22 December 2017, 22 December 2014

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

12 February - India National Productivity Day - 12 - 18 February Productivity Week

12th February is the foundation day of National Productivity Council in India and it is celebrated as National Productivity Day.

Productivity Improvement in  “Industry 4.0" Manufacturing Environment - IE in New Technologies - IE with New Technologies
Productivity Improvement - “Industry 4.0, Leapfrog Opportunity for India” - Productivity Week Theme - India 2018

2016 Theme - Ease of Doing Business
2015 Theme: Zero Defect - Zero Effect

Updated  8 December 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017

11 October - World Obesity Day Telugu - స్థూల కాయ దినోత్సవము

స్థూల కాయ దినోత్సవము

11 అక్టోబర్ 2017


11 అక్టోబర్ 2016


Sunday, November 26, 2017

26 November - World Anti-Obesity Day

OverWeight to Normal Weight - Read my story

Weight Loss Story - Reduction from 80 kg to 60 kg

World Obesity Day - 11 October

World Obesity Day

11 October 2017


World Obesity Day was launched in 2015 to stimulate and support practical solutions to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and to reverse the obesity crisis. The aim is to increase awareness, encourage advocacy, improve policies, and share experiences.

The campaign reached over six million people in 2016, and with your help can continue to grow year on year.

About World Obesity Federation
World Obesity Federation represents professional members of the scientific, medical and research communities from over 50 regional and national obesity associations. Through our membership we create a global community of organisations dedicated to solving the problems of obesity. Our mission is to lead and drive global efforts to reduce, prevent and treat obesity.

Thunderclap Message for World Obesity Day - 11 October 2017
Very interesting idea to reach large number of people through social media

World Obesity Day, 11 October 2017: Theme  "Invest in (Preventing and Reducing) Obesity"

Untreated, obesity is responsible for a significant proportion of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including heart disease, diabetes, liver disease and many types of cancer.

Investing in the prevention, management and treatment of obesity is a cost-effective action for governments and health services. Investment to achieve the 2025 target set by the World Health Organization to halt the rise in obesity and to achieve a 25% relative reduction in mortality from NCDs.

Weight loss helps in the treatment of BP, Diabetes and Heart Problems. Even for Knee pains

Obesity Facts 2017 - WHO

Apollo Hospitals on Tips to prevent Obesity


26 November - World Anti-Obesity Day

World Anti-Obesity Day (AOD) is observed in various parts of the world on November 26, with several healthcare organizations  in India and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries participating in it.

In 2001, the Indian Wellness brand VLCC, founded by Mrs. Vandana Luthra, took the first step towards creating the celebration of the day to create awareness about  ill-effects of Obesity and ways to prevent it or reduce the overweight through weight reduction programmes.



Stand Up at least Three Hours a Day

Stand Up India, is a public awareness campaign that seeks to make people aware of the dangers of prolonged sitting, urging them to be more active. People who sit for 6-7 hours every day are at an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and shorter life spans as well as becoming overweight.  A report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in January 2015 finds that long hours of sitting increases an individuals risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Standing for at least one-fourth of the day decreases this risk, observes a research by the American Cancer Society in collaboration with The Cooper Institute, the University of Texas and the University of Georgia. Standing for an hour can help burn approximately 50 extra kilo calories. So by standing for two hours a day (extra 100 calories burn) for a year one can lose more than 36,500 calories (that is walking at least 15 to 186 marathons), or nearly five kgs.

Vandana Luthra made the appeal: "I urge you to stand up for your health. Log on to and take the Orange Pledge if you agree to stand up against obesity.

Creative Way to Stand Up and Work

Updated 27 November 2017, 26 November 2016

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - 17 October

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries. Poverty eradication remains at the core of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the development of the new Sustainable Development Goals.


This year marks the 25th anniversary of the declaration by the General Assembly, in its resolution 47/196 of 22 December 1992, of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Call to Action by Father Joseph Wresinski — which inspired the observance of October 17 as the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty — and the recognition by the United Nations of the day as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

2017 theme — Answering the Call of October 17 to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies

The Call to Action recognizes the need for building an alliance with citizens from all backgrounds to end poverty.

Build an alliance with citizens from all backgrounds to end poverty.

2015 Theme:
Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination

The 2015 observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is a special one, as it comes on the heels of the adoption of Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Agenda, which succeeds the Millennium Development Goals, contains 17 new and ambitious goals – foremost among them, to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere".

Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
1.1 By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day

1.2 By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions
1.3 Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable
1.4 By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance
1.5 By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters
1.a Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions
1.b Create sound policy frameworks at the national, regional and international levels, based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies, to support accelerated investment in poverty eradication actions

Updated 17 October 2017, 17 October 2015

Friday, September 8, 2017

8 September - World Physical Therapy Day - World Physiotherapy Day

About World Physical Therapy Day - World Physiotherapy Day

World Physical Therapy Day is on 8th September. The day is an opportunity for physical therapists from all over the world to raise awareness about the crucial contribution the profession makes to keeping people well, mobile and independent.



10 Facts about a Physiotherapist



Research About Physical Therapy

The Revised Research Agenda for Physical Therapy