Saturday, November 27, 2010

FW: Heart Attack Self Help

This is very valuable information & worth reading.

Valuable Piece of information   

Let's say it's 6.15p m and you're going home (alone of

course), after an unusually hard day on the job.

You're really tired, upset and frustrated...

Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your

chest that starts to adiate out into your arm and up 

into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the

hospital nearest your home. Unfortunately you don't

know if you'll be able to make it that far. You have

been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the

course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.


Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart

attack, without help,the person whose heart is beating

improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only

about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

However,these victims can help themselves by coughing

repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should

be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep

and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep

inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two

seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until

the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing

movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood

circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also

helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart

attack victims can get to a hospital. Tell as many

other people as possible about this. It could save

their lives!!

A cardiologist says If everyone who gets this mail

sends it to 10 people, you
 can bet that we'll save at

least one life.

Rather sending jokes pls contribute by forwarding this mail
which can save a person's life...

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

What to do when you are trapped in a lift??

What to do when you are trapped in a lift??      


We never know when and where accidents will happen to us OR people around us.  Read on and hope this piece of information may help any of us when things do happen to ourself, our friends and our loved ones.


One day, while in a lift, it suddenly broke down and it was falling from level 13 at a fast speed.  Fortunately, I remembered watching a TV program that taught  you must quickly press all the buttons for all the levels. Finally, the lift stopped at the 5th level.


When you are facing life and death situations, whatever decisions or actions you make decides your survival.

If you are caught in a lift  breakdown, first thought in mind may be 'waiting to die'...

But after reading below, things will definitely be different the next time you are caught in a lift.


First  - Quickly press all the different levels of buttons in the lift.

When the emergency electricity supply is being activated, it will stop the lift from falling further.


Second - Hold on tight to the handle (if there is any).

It is to support your position and prevent you from falling or getting hurt when you lost your balance.


Third  - Lean your back and head against the wall forming a straight line.

Leaning against the wall is to use it as a support for your back/spine as protection.


Fourth  - Bend your knees

Ligament is a flexible, connective tissue.  Thus, the impact of fractured bones will be minimised  during fall.


For everyone, do send out this piece of information to all!


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Saftey Tips of Banking From HDFC Bank

Falling prey to fraudsters online is common these days. This message from HDFC Bank is to inform and educate you on precautions you must take to ensure that you are not a victim of these fraudsters.

Please carefully read through and adopt these safe banking practices.

Be careful when responding to emails:

You may get messages that seem like they are coming from HDFC Bank seeking confidential information. This activity is commonly known as 'phishing'. Through such messages, you may be directed to websites appearing to be genuine, and asked to key-in your confidential information. Beware of such messages.
Please always bear in mind that:

  • HDFC Bank will never ask for any confidential information such as password, customer ID, Credit Card number or PIN, CVV, DOB, and so on over an email
  • A phishing email will normally have a tone of urgency - like "Your account will be temporarily suspended" and therefore please "Login to keep your account active."
  • Please remember the bank will NEVER send such emails to its customers.
  • If you are doubtful about the credibility of the email, please DO NOT click on any link provided in the email. This may trigger malicious codes being installed on your PC.
  • Before you share any information on a website in response to an email, always assure that the URL shown in the email matches the URL of the bank website. If it does not, you have valid reason to suspect there's something fishy.
  • Check for the security pad lock icon at the bottom right side of the webpage, when you are connected to the NetBanking site.

Ensure your Personal Computer is protected:

Fraudsters send genuine-looking emails that contain viruses and Trojans (A Trojan refers to a program that appears to be safe, but hidden inside, is usually something harmful, probably a virus). These viruses / Trojans, install a malicious code on your PC without your knowledge. They extract your confidential information that fraudsters use to access your bank account.

Here are a few important action points that you should bear in mind:

  • Keep your PC updated with the latest anti-virus / anti-spyware software
  • Install a personal firewall on your PC to protect your account
  • Keep your PC updated with the latest security patches and, most importantly,
  • Do not click on links or open attachments in unknown or unsolicited (spam) emails
  • Do not to make purchases on unknown sites or sites whose credentials are doubtful

DO NOT transfer funds to OR share your account details with, unknown / non-validated sources:

Many phishing fraudsters are located overseas. They need a Money Mule to route the money into their country of origin. A Money Mule is someone who receives the illegal funds into his account, withdraws it and sends it to the fraudster after keeping his commission. This may be easy money, but is illegal. Such requests could come to you through emails, advertisements on genuine recruitment web sites, instant messaging / SMS, and advertisements in newspapers and even on social networking websites.

Follow these Dos and Don'ts:

  • Do not be conned by emails offering you a chance to make 'easy money', especially if it is coming from overseas
  • Check out the company making you a job offer if any fund transfer to them is involved. Check their contact details to find out if they are genuine
  • NEVER share your bank details
  • Beware of ads / notices seeking 'UK Representatives' or 'Agents' to act on their behalf for a period of time
  • Should you get any suspicious email, IMMEDIATELY forward it to

CAUTION: Remember, if you agree to participate in any such money transfer schemes for a commission, you are performing an ACT that is ILLEGAL.

Be aware, practice safe computing rules and protect your money.

Yours sincerely,

Vishal Salvi
Chief Information Security Officer

Sunday, April 4, 2010

More savings to earn more from April 1


The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) mandate to banks to start calculating interest rates on savings accounts on a daily basis from April 1 will benefit you.

Currently, banks diddle you by not paying interest for the full month. They calculate interest on savings accounts on the lowest available balance between the 11th and the last day of a month.

As a result, you get less than the official 3.5% rate on savings accounts.

But from April 1, the central bank has directed banks to start paying saving deposit customers on a daily average basis.

“According to the revised norm of calculating interest, savings bank customers will benefit by an additional 60 basis points (100 basis points make 1%). Till now, customers were getting only 2.9% interest on their average balances. The new daily balance method will provide additional returns to customers and improve their return to 3.5%,” said Bipin Kabra, chief financial officer, Dhanlaxmi Bank.



Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Natural and Ayurvedic Hair Dye using Garlic

Using chemical and ammonia based liquid hair dye is dangerous for scalp and hair health.
You will lose hair quicker than normal.
Using henna based powder hair dye will make hair dull and color will lose soon.
Frequent re-coloring will make hair look more duller.
So, here is a natural method to make long lasting hair dye using peel of layer over garlic.

PROCEDURE to make natural hair dye :
1. Take garlic peel(outer skin like layer) in large quantity because on making ash it will come to small quantity.
2. Roast the garlic peel on a pan till it becomes black ash.
3. Filter the ash to get fine powder with a cotton cloth.
4. Add olive oil to this ash to make it just like hair die.
5. Preserve it for 7 days(do not store in refrigerator) in glass bottle in darkness.
6. After 7 days apply it to hair in the same way as hair die. Preferably apply it at evening times and have head bath next morning.
7. For still better results don’t do head bath the next day instead keep it like that for 2 to 3 days and then have a bath.

This hair color will give natural black look to hair and will last for long period and also keeps hair healthy because of oilve oil mixture.
Also add biotin, zinc, iron, iodine and protein supplements to your diet to keep hair healthy and in natural color.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

ATM Cash withdrawals at non HDFC Bank ATMs


ATM Cash withdrawals at non HDFC Bank ATMs

Effective 15th October, 2009 customers will be allowed to withdraw a maximum of Rs. 10,000 per transaction from non HDFC Bank ATMs.

Savings Account customers will be allowed 5 free cash withdrawals per month on non HDFC Bank ATMs.

A charge of Rs. 20 per transaction will be levied for additional ATM cash withdrawal on non HDFC Bank ATMs beyond the first 5 transactions.

Current Account customers will be charged Rs. 20 per transaction for all ATM cash withdrawals on non HDFC Bank ATMs.

Transactions on HDFC Bank ATMs are completely free.

 For further details on special pricing on Imperia/Preferred/Classic/Corporate Salary/ Savings Max/Current Apex/Current Max/Current Plus and Current Flexi please contact your Branch Manager.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Simple FAQs on A(H1N1)/ Swine Flu

Below are some FAQs we felt necessary to broadcast so as to do our bit to contain the outbreak of A(H1N1), also known as Swine Flu.

What can I do to protect myself from catching influenza A(H1N1)?

The main route of transmission of the new influenza A(H1N1) virus seems to be similar to seasonal influenza, via droplets that are expelled by speaking, sneezing or coughing. You can prevent getting infected by avoiding close contact with people who show influenza-like symptoms (trying to maintain a distance of about 1 metre if possible) and taking the following measures:

·         avoid touching your mouth and nose;

·         clean hands thoroughly with soap and water, or cleanse them with an alcohol-based hand rub on a regular basis (especially if touching the mouth and nose, or surfaces that are potentially contaminated);

·         avoid close contact with people who might be ill;

·         reduce the time spent in crowded settings if possible;

·         improve airflow in your living space by opening windows;

·         practise good health habits including adequate sleep, eating nutritious food, and keeping physically active.

·         If you are not sick you do not have to wear a mask.

How do I know if I have influenza A(H1N1)?

You will not be able to tell the difference between seasonal flu and influenza A(H1N1) without medical help. Typical symptoms to watch for are similar to seasonal viruses and include fever, cough, headache, body aches, sore throat and runny nose. Only your medical practitioner and local health authority can confirm a case of influenza A(H1N1).

What should I do if I think I have the illness?

If you feel unwell, have high fever, cough or sore throat:

·         stay at home and keep away from work, school or crowds;

·         rest and take plenty of fluids;

·         cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing and, if using tissues, make sure you dispose of them carefully. Clean your hands immediately after with soap and water or cleanse them with an alcohol-based hand rub;

·         if you do not have a tissue close by when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth as much as possible with the crook of your elbow;

·         use a mask to help you contain the spread of droplets when you are around others, but be sure to do so correctly;

·         inform family and friends about your illness and try to avoid contact with other people;

·         If possible, contact a health professional before traveling to a health facility to discuss whether a medical examination is necessary.

When should someone seek medical care?

A person should seek medical care if they experience shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or if a fever continues more than three days. For parents with a young child who is ill, seek medical care if a child has fast or labored breathing, continuing fever or convulsions (seizures).

Supportive care at home - resting, drinking plenty of fluids and using a pain reliever for aches - is adequate for recovery in most cases. (A non-aspirin pain reliever should be used by children and young adults because of the risk of Reye's syndrome.)

Should I go to work or travel if I have the flu but am feeling OK?

No. Whether you have influenza A(H1N1) or a seasonal influenza, you should stay home and away from work through the duration of your symptoms. This is a precaution that can protect your work colleagues and others.

 Content from WHO.