Reuters FileWipro shares jumped almost 8% on Monday on the back of better than expected results, and as stockbroker Nirmal Bang put it, “All engines fire(d) after a long time.”The Bengaluru based company reported its third-quarter results ended 31 December 2014 after market hours on Friday, with its consolidated profit standing at ₹2,193 crore on consolidated revenue of ₹12,085 crore. In dollar terms, Wipro’s recorded a sequential growth of 1.3%, even as Infosys came in at 0.8% while Tata Consultancy Services posted flat results. In constant currency terms, Wipro’s revenue grew 3.7%, recording a 12-quarter high.From a constant currency QoQ revenue growth perspective, Wipro’s consistent performance, will result in the current 30% P/E discount, which it shares with TCS, settling down at 20-25% in the near term, said Bang.The company issued its guidance for 1.1-3.1% sequential dollar revenue growth in the March quarter. On the higher end of the guidance, Wipro could close the year with a 8% revenue growth, closer to the revenue growth Infosys has planned to achieve — 7-9% — for the current fiscal, reported NDTV Profit.The software giant reported a 40 basis point increase in its operating margin, which at 21.8% is significantly lower than the first two competitors.The company’s scrip was trading at 591.40, up by 36.35 or 6.55% at 11:12 am.
Customs officials at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Monday seized 21 gold sheets weighing 2.228 kilograms and arrested a passenger in this connection.The arrestee is identified as Zinnat Mahmud Shamim, 41, son of Abdul Khalek Bepari, from Munshiganj.Based on secret information, a team of Dhaka Customs House officials challenged Shamim who arrived here around 12:45am by a flight from Kualalampur, said Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) director general Moinul Khan.The gold sheets were detected after scanning Shamim’s luggage, he added.
Two day labourers went missing as a boat capsized in the Old Brahmaputra river in Dakpara area of Sadar upazila on Thursday evening.They are Farid Hossain, 26, son of Yusuf Ali, and Shahidul Islam, 25, son of Bahadur Mia, residents of Mollapara village of the upazila.Sub-inspector of Sadar police station Mostafizur Rahman said that the boat carrying 22 day labourers sank in the river due to stormy weather.Two of them went missing although the others managed to swim ashore.A diver team of Mymensingh Fire Service rushed to the spot around 10:00am on Friday and continued rescue operation till 2:00pm, but they couldn’t trace the missing, he added.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is offering 1800 full courses on-line to the public at no charge. In part the work of Professor Walter H.G. Lewin of MIT is the reason for the popularization of higher learning in science. Citation: Tribute to MIT Physics Prof Lewin: Free-On-Line MIT Courses (2007, December 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-12-tribute-mit-physics-prof-lewin.html Explore further Image of dye introduced into water in motion. Credit: Prof. Marshall MIT The machine that made the Moon missions possible The International Herald Tribune reporter, Sara Rimer has written a great story on Physicist Walter H. G. Lewin of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at Cambridge. The gist of the story is the availability of open source on-line physics courses offered by prestigious institutions of higher learning and their effect on the general public. Dr. Lewin has become a quartz star with a following that Mic Jagger would appreciate. The effect is spectacular, and has provided a real second-life to golden years professors by introducing them to the general public. Individuals who for one reason or another were unable to attend a prestigious school, but nonetheless possess an exuberance for higher learning. This article surveys various on-line opportunities for learning more about science. MIT Open Course Ware:The MIT Open Course Ware project is funded by donations and is free to the public. In addition to Dr. Lewin´s courses, there are about 1800 on-line complete courses offered by MIT. Courses are available in the undergraduate and graduate division list of courses. Many are survey courses and introductory type classes easily accessible to any one with a quest for knowledge. Examples:Do you have an interest in wireless communications or a job in communication and would like to add depth to your knowledge base? Check out a complete introduction course on the subject. This is not a teaser version. This is the entire course that MIT allows you to take for no university credits, but at no charge. All that is necessary is to download the course on your computer and point and click your way to achieve a solid foundation in wireless communications. 6.452 Principles of Wireless Communications at ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb .Are you interested in the Physics of Atmospheres and Oceans? This course was offered to students of MIT in the Fall of 2007. It is free of charge to the public and offered by MIT´s Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences with the eminent Professor John Marshall. The course lays out the laws of classical mechanics and thermodynamics. This vehicle allows you to explore how the dynamics of fluids combined with the rotating earth effect atmospheric winds, currents and climate of the earth. See: 12.003 Physics of Atmosphers and Oceans at ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Earth .Have you ever pondered the basis of how we hear and see? If you are a programmer, game developer or amateur inventor, knowing the fundamentals of the neural system is essential. MIT’s Brain and Cognitive Sciences offers a free course called, 9.04 Neural Basis of Vision and Audition. The course will give you the science behind the perception. The course may not have been in the average software engineers core curriculum, but it should have been. See: ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Brain .In conclusion, the old adage, Knowledge is Power, subsumes the most important aspect. A solid education prevents you from “knowing a whole lot of junk, that simply isn’t true.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.