Archive for January 25th, 2010

This is My INDIA – Just Beat That !

Facts To Make Every Indian Proud

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Facts To Make Every Indian Proud

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1. The name ‘India’ is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers.

The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.

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2. When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization).

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3. India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history.

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4. Chess was invented in India.

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5. Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.

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6. The ‘Place Value System‘ and the ‘Decimal System‘ were developed in India in 100 B.C.

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7.  The World’s First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu.

The shikhara of the temple is made from a single 80-tonne piece of granite.

This magnificent temple was built in just five years, (between 1004 AD and 1009 AD) during the reign of Rajaraja Chola.

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8. India is the largest democracy in the world, the 6th largest Country in the world, and one of the most ancient civilizations.

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9. The game of Snakes & Ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev.

It was originally called ‘Mokshapat’.

In time, the game underwent several modifications, but its meaning remained the same,i.e. good deeds take people to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.

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10. India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.

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11. The largest employer in the world is the Indian Railways, employing over a million people.

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12. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

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13. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind.

The Father of Medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.

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14. India was one of the richest countries till the time of British rule in the early 17th Century.

Christopher Columbus, attracted by India’s wealth, had come looking for a sea route to India when he discovered America by mistake.

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15. The Art of Navigation & Navigating was born in the river Sindh over 6000 years ago.

The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘NAVGATIH’.

The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Nou’.

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16. Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the Sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart.

According to his calculation, the time taken by the Earth to orbit the Sun was 365.258756484 days.

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17. The value of “pi” was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem.

He discovered this in the 6th century, long before the European mathematicians.

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18. Taj Mahal World’s One of Finest Wonders is in Agra, India.

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19. Quadratic Equations were used by Sridharacharya in the 11th century.

The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10*53 (i.e. 10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 B.C.during the Vedic period.

Even today, the largest used number is Terra: 10*12(10 to the power of 12).

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20. Indian dances styles based on the Tandava like the Urdhra Tandava, Sandhya Tandava, etc.

Indian classical dance found its way outside India, especially to the countries of Southeast Asia.

The dance styles of Thailand, Indonesia, Burma, etc., have so heavily borrowed from the Indian classical dance traditions that to a casual observer there would seem to be hardly any difference between the two.

While Western dance has not directly borrowed anything from Indian classical dance, it has borrowed from Indian folk dance through the medium of the Gypsies.

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21. The Baily Bridge is the highest bridge in the world.

It is located in the Ladakh valley between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan mountains.

It was built by the Indian Army in August 1982.

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22. Sushruta is regarded as the Father of Surgery.

Over 2600 years ago Sushrata & his team conducted complicated surgeries like cataract, artificial limbs, cesareans, fractures, urinary stones, plastic surgery and brain surgeries.

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23. Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient Indian medicine.

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24. Detailed knowledge of anatomy, embryology, digestion, metabolism, physiology, etiology, genetics and immunity is also found in many ancient Indian texts.

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25. India exports software to 90 countries.

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26. The four religions born in India – Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the world’s population.

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27. Jainism and Buddhism were founded in India in 600 B.C. and 500 B.C. respectively.

Islam is India’s and the world’s second largest religion.

There are 300,000 active mosques in India, more than in any other country, including the Muslim world.

Jews and Christians have lived continuously in India since 200 B.C. and 52 A.D. respectively.

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28. The largest Railroad system in the world, The longest paved Highway system in the world (1,517,080 km),

The largest Highway system in the world (3,319,640 km) and second largest food producer after China.

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29. India is in a select group of six nations which successfully accomplished mission of placing the 2000 Kg satellites into space.

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30. The oldest European church and synagogue in India are in the city of Cochin.

They were built in 1503 and 1568 respectively.

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31. India is today recognized as one of the countries most advanced in nuclear technology including production of source materials.

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32. The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century, is the world’s largest religious pilgrimage destination.

An average of 30,000 visitors donate $6 million (US) to the temple everyday.

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33. Varanasi, also known as Benaras, was called “the Ancient City” when Lord Buddha visited it in 500 B.C., and is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.

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34. India provides safety for more than 300,000 refugees originally from Sri Lanka, Tibet, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who escaped to flee religious and political persecution.

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35. Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.

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36. Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.

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37. Quotes about India :

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“We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made!” – Albert Einstein (Theoretical Physicist, Germany)

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“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most artistic materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only!” – Mark Twain (Writer, America)

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38 .Co-founder of Sun Microsystems is an Indian that is Vinod Khosla and Creator of Pentium chip (needs no introduction as 90% of the today’s computers run on it) is also an Indian, Vinod Dahm.

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39. Largest contributor of United Nations peacekeepers (55,000 Indian personnel serving in thirty-five nations for peacekeeping)

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40. Founder and creator of Hotmail (Hotmail was world’s No.1 web based email program) is Sabeer Bhatia, an Indian.

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41. President of AT & T-Bell Labs (AT & T-Bell Labs is the creator of program languages such as C, C++, Unix to name a few) is Arun Netravalli , an Indian.

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42. GM of Hewlett Packard is Rajiv Gupta, an Indian.

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43. New MTD ( Microsoft Testing Director) of Windows 2000, responsible to iron out all initial problems.

Sanjay Tejwrika is an Indian.

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44. Chief Executives of CitiBank, Mckensey & Stanchart are Victor Menezes, Rajat Gupta, and Rana Talwar respectively, all Indians.

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45. India invented the Number system.

Aryabhatta invented ‘zero.’

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46. The world’s first University was established in Takshila in 700BC.

More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects.

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47. According to the Forbes magazine, Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software.

Indian Brahmi script was used in Malaysia and some other parts of South-east Asia.

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48. In the field of missile launch technology, India is among the five top nations of the world.

India has got second largest Army in World

World’s Fifth largest Navy and Fourth largest Air Force.

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49. According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds to the world.

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50.  In Biotechnology, Indian biotech industry is growing at an annual rate of 38% compared to 17% growth worldwide.

We are fourth largest producer of pharmaceuticals.

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Proud to be an Indian. 🙂

JAI HIND 🙂

INDIA Gears Up to Celebrate the Glory of India’s 60th Republic Day :)

Hello Friends, each year, 26th January is a day on which every Indian heart fills up with patriotic fervor and immense love for the motherland.

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INDIA Gears Up to Celebrate the Glory of India’s 60th Republic Day 🙂

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Indians around the world would celebrate their 60th Republic Day tomorrow on January 26 – the day, which marks the adoption of the Constitution of India and the transition of India from a British Dominion to a republic on January 26, 1950. 🙂

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On this occasion, a grand parade is held in New Delhi, the Capital of India, beginning from Raisina Hill near the Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Palace), along the Rajpath, past India Gate and on to the historic Red Fort in the old quarter of the city.

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Different infantry, cavalry and mechanized regiments of the Indian Army, the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force march in formation, decked in all their finery and official decorations.

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The President of India, who is also the Commander in Chief of the Indian Armed Forces, takes the salute.

The Chief Guest of the parade is a Head of State of another nation.

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The parade also includes many traditional dance troupes, to symbolize the cultural heritage of India.

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It traditionally ends with a colourful flypast by Air Force jets in a tiranga formation.

Similar parades are held in the capitals of all the states of India, where the governors of the respective states take the salute.

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Republic Day is celebrated all over the country – national capital, state capitals, municipal corporations, panchayats, and other official agencies. 🙂

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At the level of the people, it is observed in homes, housing colonies, schools, colleges and institutions of every kind. 🙂

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Amid intelligence inputs about possible terror attacks ahead of Republic Day, an impregnable ground-to-air security apparatus is being put in place in the capital to pre-empt any such strikes.

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Thousands of personnel of Delhi Police and paramilitary are being deployed in and around the city, especially near from the Rajghat, along the Vijaypath.

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However nothing can deter our spirits to celebrate our 60th Republic day.

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We should be really Proud of INDIA and about the contribution of Indians to the world but in the midst of our celebrations we must not forget about our Martyrs 🙂

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As well we need to remember that we all hindu, muslim, sikh, christians, buddhists are brothers 🙂

Long live those who stands for “Qoami ekta” and “Unity in Diversity” 🙂

Hail to Our Father of Nation and all those Martyrs who got us our Freedom and Constitution.

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Proud To Be an INDIAN.

JAI HIND 🙂

Wise Money Weekly Update of The Market (Week: 25th – 29th January)

Hello Friends, here, we bring you the weekly view of the Indian as well as of the Global markets and latest global business and industry updates..

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Wise Money Weekly Update of The Market (Week: 25th - 29th January)

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A sell-off in global stocks, disappointment from key corporate earnings like L&T, possibilities of further monetary tightening by China and US president‘s proposal to put new restrictions on big banks weighed heavily on the domestic markets.

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In the forthcoming week, domestic markets are expected to remain volatile as traders roll positions in the derivative segment from January 2010 series to February 2010 series.

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Markets will also take cue from monetary policy which is scheduled to come out on January 29.

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Though tightening is largely expected by way of Cash Reserve Ratio hike as RBI has already started the first phase of ‘exit’ in its October 2009 policy statement but there is a belief if the RBI sucks out some liquidity, it may not raise interest rates, since liquidity is excess in the system.

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The Indian food price inflation is largely due to supply constraints.

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But going ahead anticipation of decline in food price inflation & lower borrowing from government in future because of huge money raising plans through disinvestment are some of the factors that are likely to determine RBI stance on increasing policy rates.

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The widely watched wholesale price index rose an annual 7.3% in December 2009, its highest since November 2008 and accelerating from a 4.8 % rise in November 2009.

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Food prices rose 16.81 % in the 12 months to 9 January 2010, easing from nearly 20 % in early December.

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On the Global economic front, GDP of China returned to double-digit growth in the fourth quarter of 2009 at 10.7 percent, and over the full year GDP surpassed the government’s target of eight percent.

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Back at home, domestic economy, which grew at 7.9% in the September quarter, is expected to grow 6-6.5% in the December quarter.

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The World Bank has raised its forecast at 2.7% for global growth in 2010.

Moreover it has raised its forecast for US growth in 2010 to 2.5% growth, after predicting 1.8% in June.

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Japan’s gross domestic product will expand 1.3% this year, more than the 1% predicted in June.

The euro area’s economy is forecasted to grow 1%, compared with the earlier estimate of 0.5% expansion.

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Stay Tuned for More on this..

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Hello Friends, here, we bring you the weekly view of the Indian as well as of the Global markets and latest global business and industry updates.

Commodity Exchanges Turnover Surges 55%

Hello Friends here we come up with the Latest Agri Commodities updates from various parts of the country.

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Commodity Exchanges Turnover Surges 55%

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Commexes turnover surges 55%

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Commodity exchanges started the year 2010 on a good note with total turnover surging by 55.24% to Rs 3,64,893 crore in the first fortnight of the current month.

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The exchanges had registered a total turnover of Rs 2,35,048 crore in the year-ago period.

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MCX clocked the highest turnover of Rs 2,86,953 crore (till January 15) among 23 commodity exchanges, the data released by commodity market regulator forward markets commission (FMC) showed.

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While the turnover of leading agri-commodity bourse NCDEX stood at Rs 46,648 crore, Ahmedabad-based NMCE made a business of Rs 8,884 crore during the period.

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New entrant ICEX generated a turnover of Rs 18,927 crore in the period.

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Higher turnover came from bullion,energy and few farm commodities such as guarseed, soy oil and chana, FMC said.

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The total business from agri-commodities more than doubled to Rs 58,857 crore, while that from bullion rose by 16.31% to Rs 1,55,959 crore till January 15.

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Turnover from other commodities such as energy also more than doubled to Rs 1,50,077 crore in the review period, it said.

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Commodity exchanges had closed the year 2009 with record turnover of Rs 70,90,442 crore, up by 40.85% from Rs 50,33,872 crore in the previous year.

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In Other major Commodities Updates we can read on that the recent cold wave in northern and western parts of the country seems to have improve yield of jeera crop.

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Cold wave likely to spice up jeera crop output

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Recent cold wave in northern and western parts of the country seems to have brightened up prospects for jeera (cumin seed) crop this Rabi season.

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Industry players expect that cold weather condition,which prevailed in the first half of January, is likely to improve yield of jeera crop.

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Past few weeks have seen cold wave sweeping Gujarat and Rajasthan, the two main jeera growing states in the country.

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“Cold weather is beneficial to jeera crop and recent cold wave will help improve the yield of jeera in these two states,” said Vishnubhai Patel, director at AMPC Unjha.

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Though area under jeera crop in Rajasthan has increased this year, Gujarat has seen the acreage going down to 2.45 lakh hectares in 2009-10 as against 3.43 lakh hectares in previous fiscal.

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However, industry players estimate a new crop of 2.3 million bags (one bag weighing 60 kg), which include 1.5-1.6 million bags from Gujarat and 0.7-0.8 million bags from Rajasthan.

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Last season, the new crop was estimated to be nearly 2.2-2.3 million bags.

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Overall, the total supply of jeera in 2009-10 season is likely to be 3-3.1 million bags including 0.6-0.7 million bags of carryover stock.

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