Kamal Nath appointed as new ex-officio chairman of Planning Commission

image Prime Minister’s office has re-constituted the Planning Commission by appointing parliamentary affairs and urban development minister Kamal Nath as the new ex-officio member of the Plan panel in place of rural development minister Jairam Ramesh.

Other ex-officio members are:

  • Finance Minister P Chidambaram
  • Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar
  • Home minister Sushilkumar Shinde
  • Health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad
  • Chemicals and fertilisers minister M K Alagiri
  • Communications minister Kapil Sibal
  • Law minister Ashwani Kumar
  • HRD minister M M Pallam Raju
  • Minister of state for planning Rajeev Shukla

National Development Council (NDC) will be headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The Council is the supreme policy-making body in the country. Besides central ministers, the Commission’s members include all Chief Ministers and regular members.

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Ramanujan’s mysterious deathbed Theory proven correct

image A cryptic deathbed theory given by India’s mathematics genius Srinivasa Ramanujan, has now been proven correct and it could also explain the behavior of black holes.

In 1920, when Ramanujan was on his death-bed, he wrote a letter to his mentor, English mathematician G.H.Hardy describing several new mathematical functions never before heard of, along with an intuition about how they worked.

In his letter, he described several new functions that behaved differently from known theta functions, or modular forms, and yet was very similar to them.

He hypothesized that his mock modular forms corresponded to the ordinary modular forms earlier identified by Carl Jacobi, and that both would wind up with similar outputs for roots of 1.

As per recent findings by American researchers, the formula is correct and could explain the behavior of black holes.

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