Showing posts from April, 2011

Email Fraud, supposedly from Maruti Suzuki!!

My sister received a job offer from Maruti Suzuki today. All she had to do to secure the position was to pay a refundable security deposit of Rs. 16,900/-, and she would land up with a job paying anywhere between Rs. 62,000/- per annum to Rs. 20,00,000/- per annum! Seems like a bargain, does it.

Thankfully, my sister smelled a rat and forwarded the JD to me for comments. I am pasting the contents of the JD below:

MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LTD (MSIL) Head Office Maruti Suzuki, India Limited Nelson Mandela Road, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070 Board no.46781000 Email: Tel: +919873128829 (10:00 AM TO 5:30 PM) REF: "MARUTI SUZUKI" DIRECT RECRUITMENTS OFFER. Your Resume has been selected from one of the various job sites we hire from for our new plant. The Company selected 62 candidates list for Senior Engineer, IT, Administration, Production, marketing and general service Departments. It is our pleasure to inform you that your Resume was selected as one of the 62 c…

Will India Match China's Manufacturing Might?

Read this on Knowledge@Wharton Site... the original article was published here.
When C. Northcote Parkinson -- economist, historian and humorist -- wrote "East and West" in 1963, the book's basic theme was that one day, India and China would combine to take on the West. At the time, the Sino-Indian war had just ended, and the book didn't make many waves. Over the past few years, however, things have changed; everyone has been talking about the powerful combination of India's expertise in software and services and China's capabilities in manufacturing. Today, there's a new twist. China has been upping its strength in the former and India has a newfound confidence in its might in the latter. This is not confined to the IT arena. "India will emerge as a strong manufacturing base," predicts Janat Shah, a professor of production and operations management at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) and founder-chairperson of its Center for…

Superbug in Delhi's water

Came across this article in TOI and found it important enough to share here. The original article can be found here.

A superbug immune to almost all known antibiotics has been found in Delhi's water. British scientists said they have found theNew Delhimetallo-beta-lactamase (NDM) 1 gene that makes bacteria highly resistant to all known drugs in the capital's public water supply used for drinking, washing and cooking.
In August last year, after announcing the existence of this superbug created by the NDM1 gene, scientists had said it was hospital-acquired.
"Now, we know it is not present in hospital ICUs but is actually freely circulating in Delhi's environment, both in the water people drink and those that lay stagnant," DrMark Tolemanfrom Cardiff university told TOI.
"Drinking contaminated water will help the superbug enter our bodies. However, we still don't know how many in the population are already carrying the superbug," Toleman said.
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