Though Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Adele provided a number of hits and also had major tours in 2011. But when the Billboard Magazine created their List of “Music’s Top 40 Moneymakers” 2011, it was Taylor Swift, who ruled them all.
US Pop Singer-Taylor Swift made a record music sales, and sold-out tours last year. She reported earnings of $35.7 million in the calendar year 2011. The biggest part ($29.8 Million) of that came from her Speak Now tour, which provided $88.5 Million Gross in United States alone.
At the time of writing the article, Taylor Swift has 11.6 Million followers on Twitter and 29.6 Million Fans on Facebook. She has also made a promotional single, “Safe and Sound” for an upcoming movie in 2012, “The Hunger Games”.
Top 10 Songs from Taylor Swift :
1. “You Belong With Me” – 2009
2. “Love Story” – 2008
3. “Teardrops On My Guitar” – 2007
4. “Back To December” – 2010
5. “Our Song” – 2007
6. “White Horse” – 2008
7. “Tim McGraw” – 2006
8. “Today Was a Fairytale” – 2010
9. “Fifteen” – 2009
10. “Mine” – 2010
Here are the Top-10 names from the Billboard’s Top Music Moneymakers list :
1. Taylor Swift ($35.7 Million)
2. U2 ($32.1 Million)
3. Kenny Chesney ($29.8 Million)
4. Lady Gaga ($25.3 Million)
5. Lil Wayne ($23.1 Million)
6. Bon Jovi ($19.8 Million)
7. Sade ($16.3 Million)
8. Céline Dion ($14.2 Million)
9. Jason Aldean ($13.4 Million)
10. Adele ($13 Million)
Super 30 (An Indian Educational Program which was started at Patna, Bihar) provides free coaching to the IIT-JEE Aspirants.
Anand kumar (Founder of Super 30) established the Ramanujan School of Mathematics in the year 2002. Each year, Super 30 selects only 30 talented and meritorious students, which are from the economical backward classes. Thereafter it trains them for the entrance examination of IIT-JEE (Indian Institute of Engineering – Joint Entrance Examination).
Lets come to the achievements of Super 30 :
1. Anand Kumar has received the Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad Shiksha Puraskar (A Top Award of Bihar Government) in November 2010
2. Time Magazine has also included the name Super 30 (school of mathematician Anand Kumar) in the list of Best of Asia 2010.
3. Newsweek Magazine has also included mathematician Anand Kumar’s Super 30 school in the list of 4 most innovative schools in the world.
4. Super 30 has also received praise from Rashad Hussain (Special envoy of United States President Barack Obama). He termed Super 30 as the ‘Best” institute in the country.
Here is the list of Students of Super 30 (As per the Records)
In 2003, 18 Super-30 students were selected in the IIT-JEE program
In 2004, 22 students were selected
In 2005, 26 students were selected
In 2006, 28 students were selected
In 2007, 28 students were selected
In 2008, 30 students were selected
In 2009, 30 students were selected
In 2010, 30 students were selected
In 2011, 24 students were selected
Apart from Anand Kumar from India, Munir Fasheh,Neil Turok, and Sarah Elizabeth Ippel are also known as Most Innovative People (from different parts of the world).
Kisan Baburao Hazare is a social activist popularly knows as “Anna Hazare”, was born on 15/06/1937, in Bhingar, Bombay Province, British India.
Anna Hazare was awarded the Padma Bhushan (3rd Largest Civilian Award by Government of India), for his contribution towards the development of Ralegan Siddhi Village and making it as a model village.
Prohibition of Alcohol
Stopping the Sale and use of tobacco products in his village
Removal of untouchability
Spreading the education
Water-shed Development program
Amendment of the Gram Sabha Act
Promoting collective marriages
Launching the Right to Information movement in Maharashtra and anti-corruption protests
Anna Hazare gave his 12 year of honorable service to Indian Army, and after the retirement, he returned Ralegan Siddhi, and took a number of social projects e.g.
Conditions of India went much worse due to the corruption and Black Money (Indian Money Deposited by the Famous Politicians into Banks in Italy and Switzerland). Anna Hazare told that, Corruption has spread in India as never before and that too in just 7 years.
So, Anna Hazare and a few team members of Campaign-India Against Corruption (N. Santosh Hedge – Former Justice of the Supreme Court of India & Lokayukta of Karnataka with Prashant Bhushan – A senior lawyer in the Supreme Court) prepared a draft called Jan Lokpal Bill (People’s Ombudsman Bill), which will provide more power and strict provisions to the Lokpal.
But as the draft got rejected by the Indian National Congress (The Ruling Political Party in India at that time), Anna started an Indefinite Fast at Jantar Mantar stating “I will fast until the Jan Lokpal Bill is passed.”
The Jan-Lokpal movement attracted Media and thousands of people came to support Anna Hazare. The movement was also started in several other countries (like US and UK) in support of Anna Hazare.
After looking at the seriousness of the public, Indian National Congress Government accepted all demands of the movement, and on the very next day they issued a notification to form a joint standing committee, which will work on passing the Jan-Lokpal Bill.
Update (4 Dec 2011) : The standing committee formed by Indian National Congress has prepared a Lokpal bill which is completely different from the original one, what they promised to pass. Anna admitted “The government have betrayed us”. And due to this Anna has decided to start his Indefinite fast again from 27th December. Team Anna has also started a Car Rally in Delhi, as an announcement to his fast.