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Class X : Navodaya Tops Again

Posted by Mr. Navodaya on June 1, 2011 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (1)

CBSE Class X Results were diclared on 31st May for Chennai and Delhi Regions and on 1st June for the rest of the Regions. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas have been the top scorers in terms of total passing percentage. There is no surprise JNV Maintains its upward trend !



With the introduction of the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system in 2010, the board exams have become optional ! Out of the total number of 10.6 lakh Class X students, about 4.6 lakh appeared for the Xth boards in 2011. Approximately 67% of students preferred the internal exam, which is also a desirable goal of CCE, said media coordinator of CBSE, Mr. Rama Sharma.


There will be no difference between certificates issued by the board to the students under the school-based or board-based summative assessment -II. Similar certificates will be issued to all candidates by the Board, whether they have appeared in the board-based or school-based summative assessment-II.


Government schools have recorded a steep rise to register 99.03% pass percentage, up from 90.96% in 2010. Meanwhile, Navodaya Vidyalayas continues to lead the pack with 99.36% pass percentage, followed by Kendriya Vidyalayas with 99.16%. Private schools too registered an increase of 5.07%, recording an all-time high of 97.92%.

 


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CBSE Class X Grading System Explained

Posted by Mr. Navodaya on May 30, 2011 at 7:34 AM Comments comments (13)

CBSE has introduced the Grading system at Secondary School level (for Classes IX & X) effective from 2009-10 Academic Sessions. The following article is explains the various aspects of the new grading system for the information of the Class X Board Result 2011 Aspiring Students.


Aim of Grading System :

Minimize misclassification of students on the basis of marks.

Eliminate unhealthy competition among high achievers.

Reduce societal pressure and will provide the learner with more flexibility.

Will lead to a focus on a better learning environment

Will facilitate joyful and stress free learning.


Scheme of Examinations (Grading)

The student’s performance will be assessed using conventional method of numerical marking.

The Grades will be awarded on a nine point scale to indicate the subject wise performance.


MARKS RANGE      GRADE            GRADE POINT

 

91-100                          A1                        10.0

81-90                            A2                          9.0

71-80                            B1                          8.0

61-70                            B2                          7.0

51-60                            C1                          6.0

41-50                            C2                          5.0

33-40                             D                           4.0

21-32                            E1                           ---

20 and Below                 E2                          ---



Qualifying Criteria

Candidates obtaining qualifying grades (D and above) in all the subjects excluding Additional subject as per Scheme of Studies shall be awarded a Qualifying Certificate.

Those awarded with Qualifying Certificate shall be eligible for admission in Class XI.

The practice of declaring Compartment/ Fail has been discontinued. The Result of candidate indicates:

1. Eligible for qualifying certificate (QUAL)

2. Eligible for improvement of performance (EIOP)

 

Statement of Subject wise Performance

The Statement of Subject wise Performance to be issued to all candidates will reflect the Grade, Grade Point (GP) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is the average of Grade Points obtained in all the subjects (excluding 6th additional subject as per Scheme of subjects).

Based upon Grade point (GP) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), indicates percentage of Marks can be computed as under.

Subject wise indicative percentage of marks =9.5xGP of the subject

Overall indicative percentage of marks =9.5xCGPA


Eligibility for Improvement of Performance in Secondary Examination

A candidate obtaining Grade E1 or E2 in any or all the five subjects (excluding 6th additional subject as per the scheme of studies) shall be eligible for improvement of performance in any or all the five subjects through subsequent five attempts.


Merit Certificate

The Board will award Merit Certificate to such candidates who have obtained Grade A1 in all the five subjects (excluding the 6th additional subject) at the Secondary School examination, as per the qualifying criteria.

 

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Navodaya Tops Again in CBSE Boards

Posted by Mr. Navodaya on May 23, 2011 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (6)

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) tops the CBSE Boards again scoring the highest passing percentages in 12th Board Consecutively for the Third Year !


The CBSE Board has announced the 12th Board Results on 23rd May. Its an exciting day for all Navodayans as JNV has not only scored highest among all CBSE affiliated schools including Kendriya Viyalayas and Various Private Schools, Navodaya has created a record in CBSE history scoring the heighest passing percentage ever !


CBSE Board results indicate Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas having  the heighest pass percentage of 96.89%, followed by Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) at 93.38%, Government Schools at 79.54% and that of Private Schools scoring 45.41%.


The pass percentage of JNVs has gone up to 96.89 percent compared to last year's 95.31 percent, while the Kendriya Vidyalayas have registered 93.38 percent from 2010's 91.13 percent.


From JNVs, a total of 19,757 students appeared for the exam this year. JNVs had witnessed a dip in high performers last year. But the number of students scoring 90% and above this year increased to 501 from 347 in 2010 and the number of students scoring 95% and above also increased to 23 from 11 in 2010. The JNVs' pass percentage is the best for any category of schools. Vishnu Prasad P of JNV, Malappuram, Kerala, was the top scorer for JNVs with 484 out of 500 in science. .


Visit the Achievements Page for More Detailed Analysis !


Praises of Navodaya from Media:

"JNVs continued their upward trend, reaching a new high in pass percentage with 96.89%" - Times of India
"Among the institutions, students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya put up a good show with 96.89 per cent of them passing the exam." - NDTV
"The central government-run Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas gave the best performance with 95.31 per cent of students clearing the exam"- Outlook
"Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV) in Delhi once again fared better than private schools. " -Sify
"Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya put up a good show with 96.89 per cent.." - Rediff
      And So On...
Sources: PTI via NDTV, TOI, The Hindu, Rediff.

Visit the Achievements page to see the Graphical presentation of JNV results all through
from 2001 along with other schools and CBSE average. 

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Plant A Plant : Environment Protection Initiative by The Navodaya Club

Posted by Mr. Navodaya on April 21, 2011 at 6:02 AM Comments comments (0)

The Navodaya Club Celebrates the Earth Day by Planting Trees for its Members.


The campaign has been named as "Plant A Plant". It is an effort in partnership with United Nations Environment Program and plant-for-the-planet.org through the collaboration and services of grow-trees.com, to plant trees in non used government lands in different parts of India on behalf of the members of The Navodaya Club.


With its theme of A Billion Acts of Green®, Earth Day 2011 is already shaping up to be bigger than last year's 40th anniversary!

At over 40 million actions to date, the Billion Acts of Green® campaign – the largest environmental service campaign in the world – is steadily building commitments by individuals, corporations, and governments in honor of Earth Day. The campaign began when many of the more than 1 billion people in 190 countries, including India, Argentina, Morocco and the U.S., took part in Earth Day 2010 activities and registered their acts in A Billion Acts of Green®. We invite you to join the fun, go green now and earn a chance to win one of two hip and efficient smart cars! To enter, just take part in our Billion Acts of Green® campaign. Go to EarthDay.Org, pledge your act of green, share it with your friends and tell us who you are. We'll announce the winners in January. See The Navodaya Club's Resolution in EarthDay.


The Navodaya Club Pledges for its "Plant A Plant" Campaign to allow every member of the site to have a tree panted in their name. To Participate in Plant A Plant Campaign Visit Plant A Plant. You can show some Earth Day Satatus messages by using the widgets in the page. There are a lot of easy lifestyle modification for a greener earth suggested in the Forum Post. Make them your facebook status updates to Improve your Facebook Profile.

Many uf us would remember a plantation program in every Navodaya with the name "Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van". In every Navodaya Vidyalayas separate areas are allocated to preserve the rare species of plants and to promote plantation among Navodaya Students. When a Navodaya student returns to Navodaya as an Alumni, it is a mesmerizing feeling to see his/er plant grown into a big tree. Plant A Plant Campaign encourages you to promote plantation in your locality and spread awareness.

Grow a Tree Grow a Memory ! 

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TECHNOTHLON 2011

Posted by urwashi on March 12, 2011 at 11:57 AM Comments comments (3)



Great Opportunity for Navodaya Students to Prove Their Talent in International School Championship




INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, GUWAHATI opens its door to the high school students all over India during its annual techno-management festival Techniche'11 with TECHNOTHLON. The International School Championship.


HighLights

Exam On 17th July. No Preparation Required. Questions based on IQ and Reasoning. Exam Centers All Over India. Schools or Individual Teams Can Register to Participate. Registration Fee 50 Rupees ! International Level Competition. Oppurtunity to Explore IIT.


Technothlon’s written preliminary examination will be conducted across the country on 17th July 2011 for participants in India. Based on the performance of the teams in this examination, the 50 top teams of each module (Junior and Hauts) will be short listed and invited to participate in Technothlon Mains to be held in IIT Guwahati.


Team Format

Technothlon is organised in 2 modules:

1. JUNIOR SQUAD comprising of class 9-10 students

2. HAUTS SQUAD comprising of class 11-12 students


Each team comprises of exactly 2 members. The members should be from the same school and same squad. Both the prelims and the mains event will be conducted for a team. Individual entries are not permitted.


Class 9 and 10 of the academic session 2011-2012 will have to register under the Junior squad and the students of class 11 and 12 will have to register under the Hauts squad.


The team has to consist of 2 members of the same school and same squad (a student of class 9 and another of class 10 may pair up as a Junior squad team. Similarly, a student of class 11 and another of class 12 may pair up as a Hauts squad team).


Registrations

Registration fee is Rs 50 per team. Schools registering their teams can pay the collected amount via DD to our city representatives. Teams registering independently through Individual Team Registration form will have to pay the amount at the test centre on the day of examination itself.


Schools who want to register their teams online, Click Here.

Individual Team registration, Click Here

Note: Individual participation is not allowed. A team must consists of two members.


Technothlon has become an alias for an event which brings out the hidden technocrat within every student who participates in it. It serves as an able platform to expose the innovation and creativity of a student in all its rawness.

With events ranging from Robotics to constructing structures to being a technical detective etc, we ensure that each and every aspect of the competitor's mind is tested to the extreme. Also the electrifying atmosphere of one of the nation's biggest technical festival - TECHNICHE, adds to the glamour of the event !

The Preliminary round will be conducted on the 17th of July. Selected students will be called to witness the final round to be held at IIT Guwahati during Techniche '11 from 1st to 4th September. No prior preparation is needed as it is completely based on one's IQ and mental ability.

Visit the technothlon website at www.techniche.org/technothlon


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Multi Chat with All Your Friends !

Posted by Mr. Navodaya on January 17, 2011 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (2)

Chat with All Your Friends from Orkut/Gtalk, Facebook, MySpace, MSN, Twitter etc. Simultaneously from The Navodaya Club site !


The Navodaya Club enables its members to interact with other members of the site in real time in addition to being able to chat with all your friends from different networks without having to visit the respective sites!


The Chat Bar is an essential initiative by The Navodaya Club to make the site more interactive and lively through member interaction among themselves, with other friends and with the administrators of the site. The service has been made available to you in collaberation with Meebo, Inc.


The Chat Bar uses technology similar to Orkut/ Gtalk, Facebook and MySpace, So you can to chat just like as you do over other networking sites. The various unique features of the Chat Bar can be summerised in a few points.

  • Set your status to be Available, Busy, Away or choose to get offline from chat while being logged into the site.
  • Set your status message easily from the chat bar, you can otherwise set it from what's on your mind from your profile.
  • Search all your friends from the bar instantaneously as you type in the search field.
  • View the offile friends and their status message if they have been recent visitors to the site.
  • Group friends according to different networks they are from, and selectively go ofline in any network.
  • Send beautifully animated emoticons while you chat with easy to use codes.
  • Share any interesting page of the site through chat by dragging and dropping the element in the chat area.
  • Mute and unmute the beep of new message as per your choice.
  • Search and go to profile of any member of the site.
  • Get Tip of The Day and special news events as a scrolling message over the bar.


Note: You must be logged in as a registered member to use the Chat Bar.


Tell us how do you find the bar helpful to you !

Please give your feedback and suggestions about the bar.

If you encounter any problems with the bar, please contact out Technical Support Team from here Speak to Us




The most commonly encountered problem :

I am logged into the site, but it still says ''Sign in to this site to chat" at the Chat Bar. What should I do?

Solution:

If you are already logged into the site but the bar does not work, disconnect from the site (Sign out) and then reconnect again. Sometimes it may be that the bar not recognize your connection to the site , therefore you must re-connected.

The Chat Bar is still in its developing phage and our support team is working on its stability in the site.



 

How to Use Cool Emoticons in Chat


Here is a small list of all the cool emoticons you can use to jazz up your chat experience !


Basic Meebo Smiley Set and Shortcut Keys

ASCII text Smiley Description
:-D big grin meebo emoticon The big grin smiley
:-< frowning meebo emoticon The frowning smiley
:-> smiling meebo emoticon The smiling smiley
:-S confused meebo smiley The confused smiley
B-) cool meebo emoticon The cool smiley
(emo) emo meebo smiley The emo smiley
:-( sad meebo emoticon The sad smiley
(ghost) ghost meebo emoticon The ghost smiley
:'D crying laughter meebo emoticon The crying laughter smiley
:@) pig meebo emoticon The pig smiley
:-* kissing meebo emoticon The kissing smiley
(lol) lol meebo emoticon The LOL smiley
(m) or : (|) monkey meebo emoticon The monkey smiley
(ninja) ninja meebo emoticon The ninja smiley
:-X no speak meebo emoticon The no speak smiley
(pacman) pacman meebo emoticon The pacman smiley
(panda) panda meebo emoticon The panda smiley
: )>- peace meebo emoticon The peace smiley
(pirate) or P) pirate meebo emoticon The pirate smiley
(rapper) rapper meebo emoticon The rapper smiley
:-O shocked meebo emoticon The shocked smiley
(skull) skull meebo emoticon The skull smiley
:-\ slant meebo emoticon The slant smiley
:-) smile meebo emoticon The happy smiley
:T smirk meebo emoticon The smirking smiley
:-| speechless meebo emoticon The speechless smiley
(f) thinking meebo emoticon The thinking smiley
: p
tongue out meebo emoticon The tongue out smiley
;-) winking meebo emoticon The winking smiley
(hug) hugging meebo emoticon The hugging smiley



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Hidden (Secret) Meebo Smiley Set and Shortcut Keys

ASCII text Smiley Description
(angel) angel hidden meebo smiley The angel hidden emoticon
(angry) angry hidden meebo smiley The angry hidden emoticon
: arrow : arrow secret meebo smiley The arrow hidden emoticon
b-( beetup secret meebo smiley The beetup hidden emoticon
(bender) bender secret meebo smiley The bender hidden emoticon
(unlove) broken heart secret meebo smiley The broken heart hidden emoticon
(o_O) cockeyed secret meebo smiley The cockeyed hidden emoticon
(devil) devil secret meebo smiley The devil hidden emoticon
(doraemon) doraemon secret meebo smiley The doraemon hidden emoticon
: ! : exclamation secret meebo smiley The exclamation hidden emoticon
(fingerblaster) finger blaster secret meebo smiley The finger blaster hidden emoticon
:-# foot in mouth secret meebo smiley The foot in mouth hidden emoticon
(foursquare) four square secret meebo smiley The four square hidden emoticon
(genderbender) genderbender secret meebo smiley The gender bender hidden emoticon
(love) heart secret meebo smiley The heart hidden emoticon
(O_O) huge eyes secret meebo smiley The huge eyes hidden emoticon
(liar) lair secret meebo smiley The lair hidden emoticon
(loser) loser secret meebo smiley The loser hidden emoticon
(mad) mad secret meebo smiley The mad hidden emoticon
(meebo) secret meebo smiley The meebo hidden emoticon
$-) money eyes secret meebo smiley The money eyes hidden emoticon
:-B nerd secret meebo smiley The nerd hidden emoticon
(nerdpirate) nerd pirate secret meebo smiley The nerd pirate hidden emoticon
(party) party secret meebo smiley The party hidden emoticon
(?) question secret meebo smiley The question hidden emoticon
(roll) roll secret meebo smiley The roll eyes hidden emoticon
(r) rose secret meebo smiley The rose hidden emoticon
(sarcasm) sarcastic secret meebo smiley The sarcastic hidden emoticon
(sick) sick secret meebo smiley The sick hidden emoticon
(so) sleepy secret meebo smiley The sleepy hidden emoticon
:-* soccer secret meebo smiley The soccer hidden emoticon
(*) star secret meebo smiley The star hidden emoticon
(tarepanda) tarapanda secret meebo smiley The tarepanda hidden emoticon
(n) thumbs down secret meebo smiley The thumbs down hidden emoticon
(y) thumbs up secret meebo smiley The thumbs up hidden emoticon
(ultimatefrisbee) ultimate frisbee secret meebo smiley The frisbee hidden emoticon
(w) wilting flower secret meebo smiley The wilting hidden emoticon

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Note: Use the codes with the brackets !


Please reply to this article with your chatbar experiences and how useful has it been to you !

Designer Facebook Fonts & Smileys !

Posted by Mr. Navodaya on December 5, 2010 at 10:07 PM Comments comments (0)

Make Your Facebook Posts Attractive and Appealing by using the special facebook fonts and emoticons. Use the fonts and tips discussed here and be unique among your friends over facebook !



The Following Are The Font Scripts Accepted by Facebook. To Use Them Just Copy Them And Paste in Facebook !


♥ ☺ ♬ ☻ ☹ ✉ ☼ ✩ ♨ ♫ ☁ ☂ ☃ ☎ ✔ ☛ ☚

✂ ✎ ☪ ✁ ✃ ✡ ☢ ❥ ❂ © ® ™ € ¥ £ ƒ $ ∑

« » ≤ ≥ * § ≈ ß ◊ √ μ ¶ † • ≠ å ø π ı % æ Æ œ

¿ ♈ ♉ ♊ ♋ ♌ ♍ ♎ ♏ ♐ ♑ ♒ ♓ ☬ ☫ ☨

♙ ♟ ♔ ♕ ♖ ♗ ♘ ♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞

♅ ♇ ♆ ☭ ☮ ☯ ☥ ✖ ❁ ❀ ✿ ✾ ✽ ✺ ✵

☒ ☑ ☠ ✈ ⌚ ⌨ ☮ ✌ ☯ ☄ ☾ ㋡ ♥ ★ ❆ ⌛ ๑ ✆ ► ◄ ‼

▬ ▲ ▼ ∟ ♂ ♀ ░ █ ƸӜƷ ✞ εїз ▄▀

♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯ ★ ✩ ✮ ✯ ✰ ☆ ⋆ ✡ ╰╮

☀ ♠ ♥ ♣ ♦ ♡ ♢ ♤ ♧ ✌ ☢ ☣ 〠

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Facebook Chat Smileys


Facebook is the most widely used Social Networking website in the world having the most advanced features,( Better than TheNavodayaClub ;) ?? Noo.. :) But instead of having so many features most people are not able to use all of its features. There are lots of smileys in Facebook chat but lots of people dont know about it, You can you smileys in Facebook chat and improve your Chatting experience !




You can also use bold fonts or underlined fonts in facebook chat.


To use bold fonts type your message between two asterisks.e.g. *message*


To type underlined messages type your message between two underscores.

e.g. _message_

 



BONUS SMILEYS :       Shark (^^^)     Penguine <(")


Please Share If You Know Some More Facebook Fonts and Smileys

Change Colour of Facebook !

Posted by Mr. Navodaya on November 9, 2010 at 5:41 PM Comments comments (0)

Facebook is the most popular Social Networking Website. You knew that ? ! Okey. It is always Blue ! You knew that too ? Ok Here is something you might not have known. You can change the color of facebook as per your wish ! Here is how to change faceboook colour !



You might have come across many website which promise you to do you so but in return they will need you to "like" some pages, post links in your friends wall or invite your friends to the site etc, and then there will be a facebook application which will ask permission to access your data, post onto your wall etc etc, you will then have no choice but to allow it without knowing what does it do, and finally to your dissapointment you will know that its not the end of it, you need to install some application in your lappy to have it done !


The Navodaya Club brings you the most safest, easiest, reversible, userfriendly way of doing the same thing (:

You will need three things to do this; Java Developer Platform 11, Linux Core Kernels and Leopard Version 11.

Kidding ! You need none of that. Its Very Easy In fact.. You will need only Firefox (or Chrome) !



  • Install Greasemonkey in your firefox, it allows you to customize the way a webpage displays using small bits of JavaScript. Don't worry. Its just a firefox addon, Install it from Here https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/748" target="_blank">addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/748
  • Restart Firefox.
  • Install a Greasemonkey script to auto change the colour of the facebook page matching to the profile image. Install it from the following page, click install button at top right side of the page. userscripts.org/scripts/show/3626
  • Restart Firefox.


Now visit your profile and see the page automatically change color to match your profile image, now check your friends page, ok now check one of her friends page, ok now her friend's friend... Amazing ? !!! No no.. We were just talking about the colour scheme (;




How to bring back things as they were: Go to 'Tools' from the top menu then  'Greasemonkey', 'Userscript Commands...' and then "Facebook Auto-Colorizer" Alternatively right click on the happy GreaseMonkey logo at the right lower corner of your browser and unselect "Facebook Auto-Colorizer". Or just click once on the monkey. Thats it. Everything is as it used to be. The Blue facebook is back again ! If you are using Google Chrome web browser, go to "Window" then "Extensions" and then click "Disable" next to the Auto-Colorizer.





Bonus Scripts:

To change colour of specific elements of the facebook profile userscripts.org/scripts/show/9475

To remove the ads in facebook userscripts.org/scripts/show/13787 or userscripts.org/scripts/show/27121



Additional Points:

Userscripts applied through greasemonkey will only change the  look of webpage at your computer and your friends can not see what modified page you are seeing. The Auto-Color Changer sometime does not look good in all the profiles, then you know what to do, just uncheck the script by right clicking the monkey at the right lower corner.


More Amazing Tips are coming up. Reply in this page on how did you like it.

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Orkut virus Bom Sabado. Solution to Protect Yourself

Posted by Mr. Navodaya on September 25, 2010 at 10:04 AM Comments comments (3)

Orkut Engineers have taken care of this condition. No More Panic. Use the web Safely !

Today on 25th september 2010, Orkut has been reportedly inflicted with a spam scrap virus named Bom Sabado ! Bom Sabado! in Portuguese means Good Saturday!

These spam scraps are result of some scripts which is posting scraps on scrapbook of members in the friend list. It seems that the script has been fed into the accounts of the orkut users. This is a type of insecurity known as XSS (cross-site scripting). The script generates a scrap and floods the friend list of the affected orkut user with the "Bom Sabado" messages.There is a chance that orkut may have been hacked !


How to know if you have been affected by this virus !

Many Orkut accounts have been affected since today morning and it is qiute plausible that your account might also have been affected. However there is no need to panic !!! The giants at orkut will not take much time to curb it.


Sympoms of Infection !!! (How to Know that you are Infected!)

You have received any scrap from your friends starting with or containing the word Bom Sabado or Bomb Amungu.

You have been automatically joined in some unknown community.

Your Status message has been updated automatically.

Your friends are getting scraps from you which you never had sent !

You are a potential victim if you have not yet received such a scrap but you are in the sender list of some one who has received such a scrap !


What Does the Virus Do ?

The intension behind this virus is yet not known.

The script once activated on your profile automatically updates your status message as well as sends message to your contacts. It injects a hidden iframe containing a malicious javascript which steals the user cookie which contains the password in an encoded form. So the attacker do not get to know your plaintext password but can login using your credentials by impersonating using the cookie to fool the identification system. Till now there is no evidence that the private information loss / any other mischief by the virus.

So Please Don't panic !!!


What precautions to take ?

The best prevention is not to open orkut (do not visit any profile) :( But thats too much for we orkut addicts ! Isn't it ?

So here are some other ways to stay out of this mess.

  • Immediately change your password, clear the cookies and cache of your browser.
  • Do not run any script while browsing till the reason behind this is not clear.
  • Do not add any new application to your profile.
  • Do not add any new untrusted communities to your profile.
  • Do not reply to any Bom Sabado Scraps if you have received any !
  • If you wish to delete those Bom Sabado scraps, do it while disabling javascript from your browser.

Tips for Advanced Users

If you think you have been a victim to the Orkut virus, following the above tips should suffice in keeping the virus at bay, and after all the orkut egineers are already active. However if you are an advanced user and know about these XSS vulnerabilities. Here are some tips to address your paranoia !

  • Create a filter on your gmail account to dis-allow all messages arriving from orkut having String such as "Bom sabado", & apply it to your account. It will delete autmaticaly such messeges. Alternatively you can disallow orkut notifications in gmail temporarily.
  • The malicious javascript is hosted here tptools.org/worm.js. Dont ever click it !!! So a suggestable solution is to diable javascript and iframes or u can take an advanced measure by blocking the domain tptools.org/ by editing your hosts file and redirecting it to a safe address, say 225.0.0.0
  • Open C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\

    There is a file named ‘hosts’. By default it is read-only. Go to it properties and uncheck the tickmark beside read-only and edit it with you favourite editor to add this line at the end of it 225.0.0.0 tptools.org

    save it. and then restart your network interface to reconnect your internet connection. The virus will get inacivated.

     


Latest Updates !!!

Though there has been no mention from the official site yet, it is considered that the virus might have originated from Brazil ! Stating that Bom Sabado is in Portuguese which is the official language of Brazil.

The affected communities are being investigated. Those are Communities with id 106698808, 558494, 106698628,106691341 and few others. Google India is already workign on it...Just waiting for clearance from Orkut Brazil to delete the random communities that are being added by these virus. Orkut has disabled creation on new topics on these communities for the time being.


The Problem Has been Solved. No need to Panic Anymore !

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Posted by Sonali on August 27, 2010 at 12:08 AM Comments comments (10)

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An amazing software showing you the weather condition in real time by changing the animated background scenery of your computer as the weather changes outside your window ! It is so real that you will not believe that you are sitting before your computer and not at your window gazing outside. Not only that, you could also predict the weather for the next weak to shedule your outings accordingly ! You can also visualise and predict the weather over the next week at your friend's place, who stays far away from your place ! That seems so much futuristic advances in computer science ! The Navodaya Club brings such an amazing Free software to present to its viewers !

 

To demonstrate the practical usability of such an amazing computer software Let us review the following hypothetical scenarios !


*You are sitting at your closed office and your off time is at 5o'clock in afternoon but you decided to leave the office a little earlier because you could "know" that there is going to be a heavy snowfall in the evening !


*You are at NewYork and over the video chat with your mother who is at Patiala in Punjab, you could tell her not to go for shopping tomorrow because tomorrow it is going to rain heavily with thunders !


*Your friend comes to your place and is impressed looking at the animated scenery at your desktop but she gets baffled when you say her that the computer monitor is actually a real replica of the live weather outside and is interactive !

 

 

 

Ok, with that much of pretext I hope you have got an idea about the software we are going to review now.


YoWindow is the software of the review which is as real as Your Window !

YoWindow Free displays the live weather as well the weather forecast with a  host of other meteorological info such as temperature, wind, pressure, humidity, wind direction, etc which can be configured by the user.


Once installed YoWindow can be used as a full screen desktop application or can be set as the default screensaver.

The default look of the program is with a backdrop of a serene village landscape. If the day is shiny you will see the sun blazing through the clouds. If it’s raining you will see rain pouring down over the field and cottage. The screen cahnges gradually from sun rising behind the mountains through noon, afternoon, evening and night with starry sky with real phase of moon in sky. The season also changes in the landscape accordingly. You can customise the backdrop to your choice but the default one is having the best animated effects.


 

Teasers:

You can occasionally see a shooting star or an aeroplane in the sky.

Look closely at the flying clouds, can you see some figures like rabbit, heart etc or is it just your imagination ?

The house at the far has smoke coming out of the chimney, at what time does the smoke comes out ? When do they swich their lights on and off and can you see anything inside their room !

 

 

 

The Features

  • An interactive timeline: clicking, or dragging anywhere on the timeline on top of the screen displays a visual representation of the weather at any point of the day and you can animate the whole day in faster motion by scrolling the timeline bar.
  • Four days of weather forecast: YoWindow Free can display the weather forecast for the current day as well as 3 days into the future. (The paid version will give the whole week).
  • Store up to two city profiles: for quick weather forecast retrieval. The paid version allows an unlimited number of cities.
  • YoWindow stays in the system tray presenting the current temperature and on mouse over the system tray icon it gives a quick report.
  • Differences between the free and paid versions: free version restricted to reporting 4 days of weather rather than the whole week, and storing 2 city profiles only.

 Watch the video of YoWindow in the Videos Section

 

The Requirements


YoWindow 2.0 - Weather Station with Screensaver : Size (3.2 MB)

Operating systems

    * Windows 7

    * Windows Vista

    * Windows XP

Minimum system requirements

    * Pentium 1 GHz (Recommended: Pentium 1.8GHz or greater)

    * Internet Explorer installed


COST OF YoWindow Unlimited with updates forever: $9.99 ~Approx RS 500/-

To Know How to Get the Unlimited Version Free of Cost Please Read the Note Below

 


To download the Free version of the software please visit www.yowindow.com/download.shtml.


Homepage:  www.yowindow.com

 



The Navodaya Club is wishing to giveaway 5 licenses of YoWindow Unlimited to its Members.


FIVE REPLIES FROM ALL THE REPLIES TO THIS POST WILL BE CHOOSEN RANDOMLY AS THE WINNER AND WILL BE AWARDED WITH THE PRO LICENCES OF YOWINDOW

How To: You need to make your "Whats on your Mind" update on Facebook or Orkut to one of the following quote and post the link of your profile in the reply to this post. You can additionally post the update to twitter, Google Buzz, MySpace, Digg, Stumbleupon etc. You can also reply to this post without participating in the Giveaway Lucky Draw !


 

       


 

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  • Note that multiple submissions are allowed but you can post one reply per day. And each reply should accompany a different qoute in your facebook or orkut page.
  • One Member can win one license of YoWindow at most.
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