India's 1st Gold Medal at Beijing OlympicsBeijing: Abhinav Bindra won India’s first ever individual Olympic gold medal when he claimed the men’s 10m air rifle shooting title in Beijing Monday 11th August 2008.
Bindra, 25, a businessman from Chandigarh, followed his world championship title two years ago to finally win a landmark gold medal for India.
The Indian trumped his rivals with the best finish of 104.5 in the 10-shot final as he went into the last shot level with Hakkinen on 689.7 points. While Bindra secured his best score of 10.8 in the deciding shot, Hakkinen managed only 9.7 to concede the silver to Zhu, whose last shot was 10.5. Bindra finished with a combined tally of 700.5.
Bindra said, “Life cannot get better than this. I’m thrilled about winning the gold... It’s very difficult to describe how I feel because the winning moment is yet to sink in. I guess it was my day today.” Dedicating his victory to family and fellow Indians, “I know my country was yearning for t…
Cellphones may soon replace plastic cards for withdrawing and depositing money.
Some banks have already started testing the technology and may implement it later this year.
ICICI Bank has already started experimenting with card less transactions though it is not known which company’s technology platform they use. The bank has recently launched card less remittance service.
Apart from that, a Bengaluru based mobile payment solution provider mChek is working with banks in India and abroad to roll-out its card-less technology platform.
An employee of the firm, focused on mobile bill payment, recharge, flight bookings, and movie ticketing, says mobile phones can be the second level of authentication, beyond passwords, for establishing identities.
Airtel has this technology already in use.
Using two levels, rather than just one, implies a greater level of assurance.
Currently, when an ATM card is inserted into a machine and a pin entered, the combination of the two, which is registered with the b…