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Facts you never Googled about Google

Each time you are left wondering about something, you “Google” it. From being a misspelled word to making its place in the oxford dictionary; Google’s achievements have been rather prominent over the years. Over time Google has introduced and acquired a number of brands and products. Youtube and Gmail being the most commonly used of the lot.

Since forever Google has been emphasizing that the ‘search engine’ is FREE!

Have you ever wondered how this process works and how much energy it intakes? Probably you have never “Googled” it! The company has thousands of data centers across the globe. But what really is interesting is the amount of energy that they draw for functioning.

According to a report by The New York Times, these centers burn around 260 MW of energy continuously. That amounts to about 0.013% of the earth’s total energy consumption. The amount of energy Google uses is one fourth of the output of a nuclear power plant.

Every single search on Google intakes about 0.3 watt of energy which is enough to light a 60-Watt bulb for 17 seconds. But that’s not all, because this figure multiplies with over a billion searches that happen over the world in a day. Just the search engine, which is regarded as a small fragment of the vast organization draws about 12.5 MW of energy.

“Googling” doesn’t seem FREE now, does it??

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Goa, Tomorrow is yours!

With hopes of a joint venture between GAIL and the Goa state government, piped dreams could turn into a reality. GAIL is currently in dialogue with the Goan government and plans to set up this venture for the distribution of PNG and CNG in Goa. GAIL is also speaking to the government regarding space to set up its office in Goa.

For this joint venture in Goa, GAIL is looking at the Kadamba transport corporation (KTC) to act as its distributor. KTC already has 14 bus stands in Goa and with another 4 planned for the year, which will serve as CNG supply points.

GAIL is a Maharatna company founded in 1984 and this year; in February it commissioned its 178-km long underground gas pipeline (cost of Rs. 800 crores approx..) from Gokak (Karnataka) to Goa (Vasco). As far as industries in Goa are concerned, GAIL already supplies 150mmscm (metric million standard cubic metres) gas to companies (example Zuari industries, Umicore and Reliance infrastructure limited) along the Sancoale-Vasco area. Aditionally, the PSE is laying a 28km pipeline to supply gas to Binani Glass at Colvale in Bardez taluka.

According to the article (http://goo.gl/EjCH0B), PNG has a big advantage over the present LPG, as it is cheaper, safer and environment-friendly. According to the article the price of the same amount of PNG in Goa will be cheaper compared to a gas cylinder in Delhi. GAIL is already supplying CNG in places like Madhya Pradesh, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune and Gujarat.

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Eid Mubarak

Eid al-Adha (عيد الأضحى‎ ʿīd al-aḍḥā) is also called the ‘Feast of the sacrifice.’ This Greater Eid, Kurban Bayram or Eid-e-Qurban is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims Worldwide.

The day is celebrated to honor the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his young first-born son Ismail (Ishmael) as an act of submission to Allah’s command and his son’s acceptance to being sacrificed, before Allah intervened to provide Abraham with a Lamb to Sacrifice instead.

GAIL wishes you all a very Happy Eid. May you be powerful and fearless!!

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Thiruvananthapuram at EASE!!

A great relief for people in the Capital of Kerala! After many complaints from the residents of Thiruvananthapuram a system for LPG checking has been put in place. This system will supervise and seal calibration units at Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) fuel pumps in the State. The facility is situated at the Priyadarshini Planetarium and was inaugurated by Revenue Minister Adoor Prakash this Thursday.

According to the article (The Hindu, http://goo.gl/m6HQYx) the government has allotted Rs. 10 Lakhs for the project. Kerala is the 5th State in the country to implement this supervisory mechanism. This step would encourage using more of LPG powered vehicles thereby reducing carbon emissions. This is a positive move for the state and the people who use LPG. Along with a demonstration of the verification process given at the inauguration, the government will ensure maintaining a strict vigil on whether customers are being provided the right amount of fuel for the price they pay.

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Happy Dussehra!!

Dussehra signifies the victory of good over evil. GAIL wishes you a very happy and prosperous Dussehra and may you endure the will to destroy the evil in and around you

“Yaa devi sarva bhooteshu

shanti roopena sansthitaa

namastasyei

namastasyei

namastasyei namo namah”

Meaning:

The goddess who is present in all

The beings in the world

In the form of energy and strength

We bow to you the greatest mother

And we continue to do so.