How fast can humans possibly run? hmmm….

Quick tit bit of information for you guys!

Scientists believe that 30mph is the fastest a human can possibly run! At the moment the world record that Usain Bolt managed to achieve was 27.8mph. That still means records can still be broken in the 100meters.. but how?

Records are always being broken… the womens 100m record now would have smashed the mens 100meter record 60 years ago.

The key to speed like this is essential down to a chemical found in our muscles called adenosine triphosphate that enables our muscles to quickly contract and releases giving us bursts of energy and the force needed for our muscles.

Despite how fast you may (or may not) think this is…we weren’t designed for speed but for endurance.

Evolutionary we have not adapted to being fast animals in fact the opposite as our ancestors were hunters and gatherers meaning we would have to conserve our energy and would need a lot of it through out the day to help with hunting over long distances.

Are terror funds victimizing Indian stock market?

Is terrorism slipping inside Indian stock market? The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has issued the first annual report of the financial transaction and reportedly identified several accounts where it found a common beneficiary in many transactions. The beneficiary received huge and unexplained money transfer in his name in several transactions.

The FIU has also send a list of doubtful transactions to the Intelligence Bureau and other investigative agencies. The FIU has give details about the hundreds of cases of suspected terror financing and doubtful foreign remittances in the Indian financial market.

The FIU is responsible to keep an eye on money laundering in financial market to combat terror financing in the country. According to the FIU report, several foreign remittances were doubtful because of the negligible information regarding the source of funds and the detail of the actual beneficiaries. The FIU even found the name of some beneficiaries on the Interpol’s watch list. They were known criminals in the list.

The basis of the suspicion was that in the transaction cash deposited in bank accounts at multiple locations, off-market transactions in demat accounts but cash went to common names. The FIU also found the fake use of ATM and credit cards also.

According to the report, Banks had reported the highest number (437) of suspicious transactions in 2006. At the same time, the financial institutions and intermediaries accounted had reported about 380 suspicious transactions up to March 2007.

This is being said in media reports that this is nothing but the failure of all the regulations imposed by the government on banks and financial institutions a few years ago to restrict terrorists from laundering money in India through formal channels of transaction.

The National Security adviser had also expressed concerns on the reports of terror outfits gaining access to stock and commodity markets in India. Now, after the FIU’s report came into light, it has become clear that the money launderers and terrorists have discovered some device to go under shield of due diligence mechanism.

He had said:

Isolated instances of terrorist outfits manipulating the stock exchanges have been reported… stock exchanges in Mumbai and Chennai have, on occasion, reported that fictitious or notional companies were engaging in stock market operations.

Later, Finance Minister P Chidambaram had said in Lok Sabha in written reply:

The information available to government does not indicate any surreptitious entry into the stock market or real estate market by terrorist outfits.

Earlier, the government of India had barred some multinational banks from expanding in India and opening new branches in the country after the IPO scam but these measures had only a short-lived effect in the market it seems.

Internet Evolution Turns into Internet Revolution in India

First, it was the E-mail and chat which had driven people to the internet cafes in India. Now, the Internet growth in India is being driven by some new and innovative applications such as blogs, P2P, video-on-demand and online gaming.

Now, people are being more Internet savvy than ever before. The numbers of Internet users has touched 3.7 crore mark in September 2006. It was at 3.3 crore in March in 2006.

According to a joint study by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB International, the number of active users has risen to 2.5 crore in September from 2.11 crore in March. The study also predicted that Internet user base will touch 4 crore mark by March 2007.

The survey was conducted on 16,500 households, covered 65,000 persons in 26 metro cities and small towns in India. The ten thousand business and 250 cyber cafe owners are additional in the study. However, the rural areas were excluded in the study.

The survey says that Indian youth are the main Internet users. The smaller cities are increasingly becoming the part of the Internet evolution in India. Smaller cities and towns have shown a whopping 142 per cent per year growth.

The poor infrastructure in the rural part of India is the biggest hurdle that is restricting the Internet expansion in India.

The government of India is working for the rural-connectivity through Internet but the slow implementation of the government projects in rural areas, illiteracy, electricity problem and lack of awareness among rural youth creates the main obstacle.