# SKILL INDIA: Indians are the best at Numbers

A General formula for Multiplication, Multiplication in three simple steps

Indians have been famous for their mathematical skills since ancient times.

Romith Rao has derived for the first time ever a general formula for multiplication and has devised a simple three step method to multiply any two numbers. The research has been published on his website http://www.romithrao.com.

 Let x and y be any two integers with integers u1 and u2 in their units place respectively.

Then       x*y= [(x-u1)*(y-u2)] + {[(x-u1)* u2]+[(y-u2)*u1]} +u1u2 .

The formula has been derived by Mr. Romith Rao and the Paper has been submitted to the Journal of the Ramanujan Mathematical Society.

The formula is exceptional as it holds good for multiplying any two numbers from plus infinity to minus infinity. The simple three step method is very handy use for students appearing in competitive exams where a calculator is not allowed and time is a constraint.

Mr. Romith Rao is an engineer by qualification and an entrepreneur. He is the son of Shri J K Murthy, Retd. D M Finance DKMU (KMF Nandini) and Shrimati. Seetha Lakshmi and a student of Shri Ganesh Mallya Sir.

This research is definitely a great initiative in Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s ambitious “SKILL INDIA PROGRAM”. Quantitative skills and problem solving skills is a crucial skill for candidates to be employable by most employers.

Multiplying any two integers in three simple steps:

Consider any two integers x and y with u1 and ubeing the numerals in their unit’s place respectively.

Example 1:  127 * 63

Step1: multiply the numerals in the units’ place.. Now write the numeral in the unit’s place of the result in the unit’s place of the answer. Carry the remainder to the next step.

Step 2: Now ignore the numeral in the unit’s place and consider the new integers so formed which is 12 and 6. Now multiply these tow integers from the numeral in the units’ place of the other integer and add them together. Add the remainder from the previous step to this. Now place the numeral in the unit’s place of this result in the ten’s place of the answer. Carry the remainder to the next step.

i.e. (12*3) + (6*7) = 36+42 =78. 78+2 = 80 so place 0 in the tens’ place of the answer.  Answer:       01.

Step 3: multiply the two newly formed digits i.e. 12*6 = 72. Now add the remainder from the previous step. 72+8 = 80

Example 2: 348 *85

Step 1: 8*5 = 40. Write 0 in the unit’s place of the answer. Carry 4 to step 2.  Answer:       0

Step 2: consider 34 and 8. (34*5) + (8*8) +4 = 170+64+4= 238. Now place 8 in the ten’s place of the answer and carry 23 to step 3.         Answer:  80

Step 3:  34*8= 272.   272 +23 = 295

# MICROSOFT LUMIA 535 NOW AVAILABLE IN INDIA WITH ITS 5x5x5 INNOVATION

Bengaluru, November 26, 2014Microsoft Devices today launched the “Microsoft Lumia 535”with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system and Lumia Denim,bringing the best Microsoft services to more affordable price levels. Offering five great integrated Microsoft experiences, a wide-angle 5 megapixel front facing camera, and a spacious 5 inch display protected with Gorilla Glass 3 ,the Lumia 535 helps people do more of what they want, for less.  It will be available in stores across the country starting Nov 28, 2014 at a best buy price of INR 9199/-. Designed to be tough and durable and stay as vibrant and colorful as the day you bought it, the Lumia 535 will be available in bright green, bright orange, white and black.

Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft India, said, “Today we have consumers in India for whom the mobile phone is not only their primary device, but sometimes the only device they use. Microsoft is committed to delivering the power of everyday mobile technology to everyone through its devices and services such as OneDrive, Outlook, Skype, Bing, Outlook, MSN and Xbox Live which power them. The new Microsoft Lumia 535 sets the benchmark in bringing the best of the Windows Phone ecosystem at an accessible price point to consumers in India.”

Speaking at the launch, Viral Oza, Director,Nokia India Sales Pvt. Ltd (A subsidiary of Microsoft Mobile Oy) said,“Innovation should be available to everyone and our endeavor is to make it accessible through our range of affordable Lumia devices. Younger tech-involved audiences are increasingly looking at an uncompromised experience on their smartphones. With access to the best services right out of the box at a price they can afford, we believe the Lumia 535 is an ideal solution to offer young India.”

Just right for young Indian smartphone users: With Lumia 535, the latest quad-core smartphone, users can enjoy

5 Microsoft experiences

• Make memorable Skype video calls and seamlessly switch between voice and video with built-in Skype integration
• Access, edit and share Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents and OneNote notebooks wherever you are, with the pre-installed  and free for life Office suite
• Always be in the game with Xbox on your Lumia 535. Connect and play with friends wherever you are, using your Xbox Live avatar and gamer profile to keep track of scores and wins
• Save and sync photos, videos and Office documents securely with 15GB of free OneDrive cloud storage
• Connect with work and personal e-mail while on the go, with Microsoft Outlook built-in.
• A wide-angle, 5 megapixel front facing camera: Click great selfies with its 5MP wide angle front-facing camera, fitting in more people and memorable backgrounds in the frame than any other smartphone camera.
• A spacious 5 inch display: Showcase photos and videos or get even more productive with Office on the large, 5” inch display
• Never miss a call or text, and be reachable on both SIM cards at any time with Smart Dual SIM for maximum flexibility

The India offer

• All Lumia 535 owners on Vodafone subscriptions will get to enjoy 500 MB data internet pack per month, free of cost for 2 months. The offer is applicable for subscribers currently not active on internet packs. Subscribers can use internet on 3G / 2G / EDGE as per availability
• Online shoppers can use the Windows Phone Jabong app on their Lumia 535 and get a total of Rs. 6000 off on their purchaseover a period of 3 months
• Paytm, India’s largest mobile payments service will offer Rs. 600 worth of extra charge on any recharge [@ Rs. 150 pm over 4mths]
• eBooks worth Rs. 1,500 free on Flipkart ebooks
• 2 months of BoxTv subscription worth Rs 720 absolutely free

Special OneDrive and Office365 Business offers across the Lumia range

Microsoft also announced twospecial packages for new consumers across all Lumia smartphones. All Lumia devices running Windows Phone 8 onwards (from Lumia 520 to Lumia 1520) will be available with the option of an additional cloud storage of 1TB on OneDrive for Business at a price of Rs. 799 per annum*. This translates into storage space for more than 300,000 songs or 3000 full length feature films! Additionally, the Office 365 Business Premium package will be available to all  new Lumia buyers at an unbeatable price of Rs. 2499 per annum*. Lumia buyers opting for this package will get one licence, to be used on a total of 15 devices i.e., 5 PCs (Windows / MAC), 5 Tablets (Windows / iPads) and 5 Smartphones (Windows / iOS / Android).

This carries forward our promise to bring alive Microsoft services on Lumia devices across price points. We believe the OneDrive and Office 365Business packages will empower all Lumia users to be more productive on the go,” saidViral Oza.

Tech specs summary:

 Lumia 535 Dual SIM Operating system Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim HERE location services Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+ Free HERE Transit available in the Store Display 5” qHD 960×540 screen Sunlight Readability Battery 1905 mAh battery Processor 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor Main camera 5 MP AF, Lumia Camera, LED flash Front facing camera 5 MP wide-angle Fix focus FWVGA  864*480  for video recording  & video playing Memory 8GB + 15GB free OneDrive, micro SD up to 128GB

*Promo prices till December 31, 2014

# Wine Express – Madhuloka’s exclusive wine boutique opens in Whitefield Over 600 Indian and international wine labels to choose from

Bangalore, November 25th, 2014: It was an evening that will be remembered for a while to come. Bangalore’s first Wine Express, by Madhuloka Liquor Boutique opened its doors in Whitefeild today to the delight of wine aficionados across the city. A brainchild of K S Lokesh, Founder of Madhuloka Liquor Boutique and Enoteca,  Wine Express will exclusively retail over 600 wine labels both Indian and international.

Besides the numerous wine labels you may look forward to, the décor at Wine Express is designed to create the right ambience to browse through the various wines. Its wooden finish is welcoming. It will provide its patrons with a wine chiller with ample choice, for those times when you need to pick a bottle and head to a party right away. Everything, right down to the smallest detail has been taken care of here, at Wine Express.

Inaugurating the Wine Express Dr. B Krishna, Managing Director, Karnataka Wine Board said, “The state of Karnataka is quite conducive to the development of wineries. Over the years, we have seen some wonderful labels come to the forefront. A place like Wine Express, that provides such a variety of choice under a single roof, helps both the budding and experienced wine lover appreciate the beverage more.”

Guest of Honour for the evening Mr.Biren Ghose, Country Head, Technicolor India pvt Ltd said, “Bangalore is a cosmopolitan city and the appreciation of wine is quite high among its residents. Constant travel and a genuine curiosity on the ideal pairings are making it a popular beverage in the city. Being ideally located and having such a wide collection of labels is a great thing for wine lovers to look forward to.”

Speaking on the occasion Mr K S Lokesh apprised, “With Wine Express, attention has been paid to every detail. Our décor resembles a wine cellar. The Buddha, carved from a single log adds to the serenity of the space. We even have a chiller that hosts a selection of wines that may be bought and instantly opened as well, considering we maintain it at the right temperature. We believe that Bangalore is perfect to be at the centre of the country’s wine drinking culture and this space is a move in that direction.

# Harmony International Music Foundation Presents CADENCE 2014, the Broadway themed Concert on November 30, 2014

Bengaluru, Sunday, November 23, 2014: The Harmony International Music Foundation, the not-for-profit organization set up to facilitate music concerts with a cause, is presenting CADENCE 2014- the Broadway themed concert on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 6.30 pm at Jyothi Nivas College Auditorium, Koramangala. About 150 children and youth from the Harmony Music School and Preeta Dance Academy will together present unforgettable tunes from many Broadway and West End greats including The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, My Fair Lady, Matilda, The Sound of Music, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats, and others. The concert promises something endearing, nostalgic and unforgettable for children and youth of all ages.

The show is sponsored by the Legacy Group and directed by Sandra Oberoi. Janice Caroline and Preeta Pereira have choreographed the dance sequences for Cadence 2014. Donor passes are available at the Harmony Music School office as well as on bookmyshow.com.

Announcing the concert Cadence 2014, Sandra Oberoi, Co-Founder of Harmony International Music Foundation and Director of the concert, says, “The concert is aimed at generating funds for our recent Project EDUCATE- Empowering Deserving Children Actively Through Education, as we believe that every child deserves an opportunity to receive good education eventually equipping them for a better and brighter future.”

She further added, “The audience can expect to be treated to spectacular music from the magical world of musical theatre. Watch and hear Annie sing hopefully, Elphaba sing defiantly, Glinda sing enthusiastically, Matilda sing courageously, Mary Poppins sing magically, Christine sing earnestly, Joseph sing dreamily, Eliza Dolittle sing longingly at this one-of-its-kind, stupendous show that will make spirits soar with all the fantastic singing, flawless drama and fabulous dancing that it promises!“

For more details on the Harmony International Music Foundation, visit www.himfoundation.org, www.harmonybangalore.com or visit facebook.com/harmonybangalore

# India’s Largest Amateur Corporate Bowling Tournament in Bangalore

PVR bluO and Lufthansa launch the second edition of the tournament ‘Pin Strike Nationals’ inthe city

Bangalore, 24th November, 2014: PVR bluO, India’s leading bowling destination in association with one of the world’s leading aviation company Lufthansa, launches the second edition of Corporate Bowling Tournament- ‘Pin Strike Nationals’ in Bangalore in an effort to provide a platform to attract corporate synergies to the bowling alleys. After last year’s tremendous response, this year PVR bluO and Lufthansa serve as hosts to over 250 + corporate houses and shall witness a face- off between major corporate giants starting 20th November- 18th December, 2014 at PVR  bluO pan India.

On this occasion, Mr Peeush Tomar, Head Strategic Alliances & Marketing PVR bluO said, “We at PVR bluO take immense pride in expanding the scope of the tournament this year as we focus on a national outreach at our centres. This platform is the best possible forum for Corporates and their employees to engage in what acts not only as a perfect stress buster but also as a means for team building and strengthening. Post the success of the first edition, we are extremely proud to host the second edition of ‘Pin Strike Nationals’ in association with Lufthansa in Bangalore. Our relationship has undoubtedly come a long way and this tournament is the perfect synergy of this alliance. As we declare this year’s tournament open, we intend to offer this experience to our participants in Bangalore with elements of excitement and fun as well as feel strongly about playing a role in increasing the growth & popularity of the sport of bowling in the country.”

Spreading over five weeks, the tournament will be held every Thursday evening at PVR bluO, Phoenix Mall, Bangalore. The top teams competing for the finale at the end of the tournament on 18th December, 2014 will win the grand prize of a weekend trip courtesy Lufthansa. Besides these, the runner up and other participants will have exciting goodies and gifts from multiple associate brands like Kingfisher, G-Shock, Woodland, Big FM, Club Mahindra and many more to look forward to.

Commenting on the uniqueness of this initiative, Mr Wolfgang Will, Director South Asia, Lufthansa said, “We are eagerly looking for the second edition of Pin Strike Nationals at PVR bluO. This unique initiative of PVR bluO has seen a very high level of participation this year and keeps growing with each year. We are happy to be associated with the largest amateur Corporate Bowling Tournament of the country and completely believe in promoting new age sports like bowling. Our very best to all the enthusiastic participants and the teams. We are sure that PVR bluO has definitely given a huge impetuous to this sport through this annual tournament.”

Other prestigious brands like BMW, Pepsi, Bacardi, Ernst and Young, RBS,Uninor, Nokia, Fidelity, Mircrosoft, Aviva, TATA Docomo, Airtel, Punj Lloyd, Kotak, American Express, S Oliver and Deutsche Bank have participated in Corporate Bowling Tournament.

Uninor, Nokia, Fidelity, Mircrosoft, Aviva, TATA Docomo, Airtel, Punj Lloyd, Kotak, American Express, S Oliver and Deutsche Bank have participated in Corporate Bowling Tournament.

# AISATS introduces e-freight at Kempegowda International Airport

Bengaluru, 24th November 2014:  Air India SATS Airport Services Pvt. Ltd (AISATS), one of India’s premier airport services companies, has introduced an e-freight initiative at its Bengaluru (BLR) “Airfreight Terminal facility”.  With this launch, AISATS BLR takes a big step towards IATA’s e-freight initiative, building a paper-free air cargo supply chain and replacing it with cheaper, more accurate and more reliable electronic messaging.

To facilitate this, AISATS has incorporated its Airport Community System (ACS), a web-based electronic platformthat enables seamless electronic data interchange (EDI) between various stakeholders in the air cargo value chain.With this system in place, AISATS is well-equipped to do away with the traditional paper-based shipping data consolidation, and move towards electronic data management.

With this online portal, freight forwarders and cargo handling agents will have complete shipment visibility and be able to send data demanded by multiple carriers, customs, airport operators electronically through a single portal without doing duplicating data entry efforts on separate platforms.  The ACS will also help in creating airline booking requests and sending the same electronically to the airlines including creating and printing of Master Air Waybill, House Air Waybills and Bar Code labels.  This is set to ease sending FWB / FHL messages to airlines as well as create and print customs clearance documents.

Mr. Willy Ko, CEO, AISATS, said, “Since its inception, AISATS hasalways been committed towards minimizing impact of its operational processes on the environment.  This e-freight initiative is yet another pro-active effort by AISATS and it is a big stride towardsfulfilling its desire to protect the environment.  Not only will this green initiative increase operational efficiency but it also help to preserve the environment by effectively reducing paperwork.  It takes efforts to change habits and we thank all the stakeholders for supporting and doing their part and together we managed to achieve this”.

By capturing the data on shipment electronically, this e-freight initiative will enhance stakeholders’ experience, optimize cargo operations, and rationalize unit costs with process efficiencies. This is a significant step towards improving efficiency while contributing towards environmental sustainability.

# B.M.S College of Engineering BULL TEMPLE ROAD, BANGALORE-560019

Bangalore, 24th November 2014: The Engineering Programmes of BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore have been endorsed in Tier-I category by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), recognized under the Washington Accord. One of the first institutions in India to be bestowed with this Accreditation, BMSCE’s 69 years of providing superior quality in engineering education has taken another leap forward with this success.

BMSCE had the proud privilege of being shortlisted by NBA in the very first phase of accreditation process under Tier-I Format. The College had the unique distinction of representing the Country’s private engineering educational institutions. A three-member international team from International Engineering Alliance [IEA] accompanied the NBA peer team as observers during its first site visit by the evaluation team during December 2013. Reaching this summit has enabled global recognition of BMSCE, and allowed greater flexibility and increased mobility to the degrees offered, and to its graduates to opt for higher studies and acquire better jobs in member countries of the Washington Accord. The undergraduate degrees by BMS College of Engineering are now acceptable in the nations that have conformed to the Washington Accord. Credit Transfer on mutual consent basis with other Tier-I accredited colleges will increase trans-national opportunities to BMSCE students, and facilitate hassle-free admissions, sans donations, in other Tier-I Universities in over 20 other countries e.g. The UK, the USA, Australia, Canada, Taiwan, South Africa and New Zealand.

“In the year 2015, BMSCE will be entering the 70th year of its journey in pioneering and promoting quality engineering education. And being accredited by NBA is a feather in the cap, and a matter of pride for the entire institution- BMSCE is one of the oldest Engineering colleges in India”  said Dr. P.DayanandaPai, Chairman, BMS College of Engineering  and Dr K MallikharjunaBabu, Principal, BMSCE jointly. The support of the benign management, academic guidance and mentoring of the eminent faculty, supported by non-teaching staff and hard work and dedication of the brilliant students have taken BMS College of Engineering to its present rightful place”, he further added.