Sunday, January 27, 2013

Parcel Post Manual : Update 5 - January 2013.

Universal Postal Union : Acts: Parcel Post Manual : Update 5 - January 2013.


This manual includes the provisions of the Universal Postal Convention relating to postal parcels adopted by the 2008 Universal Postal Congress as well as the Regulations as revised by the POC in 2008 and 2009 and commentary by the International Bureau.
  Download [2MB]

www.upu.int
Sunday, January 27, 2013

Universal Postal Union (UPU) : Mail for Syria can get through via Amman

25.01.2013 - The Syrian Post has asked the Universal Postal Union to inform all member countries to route international mail destined for Syria via Amman, the Jordanian capital.
Syrian Post received 1.6 million letters and 30,000 express items and parcels from abroad in 2011.
The Syrian Post will use trucks to retrieve mails that arrive in Amman, some 175 kilometers from Damascus, and bring it back for processing and delivery. Outgoing international mail from Syria already transits through Amman.
The United Nations specialized agency for postal services welcomed the arrangement by the Syrian and Jordanian postal authorities and handling services at Amman International Airport to ensure that mail gets through despite the ongoing situation.
“This measure will make sending international mail to Syria more fluid and regular,” said Abdellatif Meskine, manager of the Arab programme at the UPU.
This will provide relief to countries that were finding it difficult to send international mail directly to Syria as a result of the suspension of many flights to Damascus, he added.
A message sent yesterday by the UPU to all its member countries says that it is now possible to route dispatches destined for Syria via Amman Airport, “in cases where a lack of suitable flights makes air transport impossible.”
In 2011, Syria received 1.6 million international letter-post items a year from abroad, as well as 53,000 registered items, 22,000 express mail items and 8,500 parcels, according to UPU figures.
Information on 2012 mail volumes is not yet available. According to Syrian postal authorities, postal services continue to be provided nationally.
The Syrian Post manages some 600 post offices and employs more than 3,000 employees

Source: www.upu.int
Sunday, January 27, 2013

UPU to work on return of goods bought online

 
23.01.2013 - The Universal Postal Union has said it is working on a new international return service to help customers looking to send back unwanted goods purchased through foreign websites . E-commerce continues to be a boon for postal services, boosting mail volumes. And while it booms, the UPU is working on an international return service for customers to easily send back unwanted merchandise bought online.
 
On the back of a UPU Congress decision adopted in 2012, the work will include developing a transparent accounting mechanism to ensure reasonable regional air conveyance costs, defining rates to cover a destination Post’s collection costs and coordinating the new service with customs officials to ensure smooth handling of return merchandise at borders.
“This service is often available domestically, but needs to be developed at the international level. It is an essential service to have for fostering cross-border e-commerce and allowing Posts to grow their business in this market,” says Christine Bétrémieux, who manages the parcels and logistics programme at the UPU.
Joost Magielsen, from PostNL, the Dutch designated operator, leads the UPU’s return-service working group. He says having the new optional service ready by January 1, 2014, when the updated UPU Convention and regulations come into effect, will be challenging. But he hopes the UPU can piggy-back on existing systems and developments to move forward quickly. “The new service has to meet several international challenges, such as affordability, traceability and priority processing,” he says.
The UPU will work with other postal entities already operating or exploring return solutions to save on development and maintenance costs, as well as to reduce the ‘time to market’ for the new service, adds Magielsen.
Traffic of international parcels reached 58 million items in 2011, according to UPU statistics. Since 2006, this business segment has experienced annual growth of 5.3 per cent and it is expected to continue to increase. The Interactive Media in Retail Group predicts that total business-to-consumer e-commerce sales will pass the trillion-euro mark in 2013
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Promotion and postings of Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) officers of lndian Postal Service

Promotion and postings of Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) officers of lndian Postal Service, Group A to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) of the Service and transfer/posting of regular HAG officer of Indian Postal Service, Group A
Source : Postal Directorate memo No. 1/1/2009-SPG dated 22/1/2013.

S. No.

Name

PresentPost

Poston promotion

1

T. Murthi

PMG Aurangabad

CPMG Assam

2

M. S. Ramanuzam

CPMG Uttarakhand

CPMG Uttarakhand

3

B. V.Sudhakar

On deputation

On deputation

4

O. S. Veerwal

CGM PLI Directorate

CPMG Rajasthan

5

Kulbhir Singh

PMG (BD) Chennai

CPMG Chhattisgarh

6

Brig. S. Thaper

PMG Mumbai

CPMG Gujrat

7

Col. K. C. Mishra VSM

PMG Pune

CPMGMaharashtra

8

Major Gen A. K. Shori

On deputation

On deputation

9

A.N.Nanda

PMG Coimbatore

CPMG Himachal Pradesh

10

A.S.Prasad

DDG (FS) Directorate

CPMG Jharkahan

11

G. Bhuyan

PMG Chennai City

CPMG Bihar

12

J. Panda

CPMG Chhatisgarh

CPMG West Bengal
Sunday, January 20, 2013

Download Hindi Fonts

Download Hindi Fonts

Click here to download fonts for Windows Operating System.
Instruction to Install Downloaded Font -

1. Unzip the downloaded file (Font.zip) in a new folder (for eg: c:\fonts).
2. Click on Start Menu -> Settings -> Control Panel.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Bhuvan ( Fly around the world ) software by ISRO

Welcome To Bhuvan ( fly to locations around the world by either entering the names of places or the latitude and the longitude coordinates.)

A Geoportal of Indian Space Research Organisation Showcasing Indian Imaging Capabilities in Multi-sensor, Multi-platform and Multi-temporal domain. This Earth browser gives a gateway to explore and discover virtual earth in 3D space with specific emphasis on Indian Region.
  • Bhuvan evinces Indian Imaging capabilities
  • Portrays Rich Thematic Information towards Societal applications
  • Experience OGC web services enabling interoperability
  • Robust API for ease of development and integration
  • Interactive 3D modeling and guided tours

Friday, January 11, 2013

Protect Pen Drive / USB Drive from Virus when attached to infected Computer

ThumbScrew

Thumbscrew is a freeware application that lets you write protect your USB drive so that virus, Malware, Trojan or any kind of infection from host computer would not be able to write anything on your USB.
usb
Now right click the system try icon and choose Make USB read only. This would make the USB drive write protected which makes it completely protected from infections to to spread onto your drive.

Thumbscrew: Software USB Write Blocker
Thumbscrew is my attempt at a poor man's USB write blocker. When used it allows you to quickly enable or disable writing to all USB mass storage devices on your Windows system. In other words, you can use it to make a USB flash drive, hard drive or IDE / SATA drive in an enclosure read only. However, I make no guarantees as to its forensic validity. Still, if your poor and you want to play around with making forensic images of thumb drives and other USB mass storage devices it may come in handy. You will see one of two icons in your system tray to indicate whether or not USB mass storage devices are set to be read only:
USB Write Enabled
USB Write Disabled
Simply click on the icon and choose the menu item to toggle write access. All Thumbscrew really does is flip a bit in the registry at:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies\WriteProtect
Thumbscrew has a few limitations:
1. I can't guarantee it's 100% forensically sound. Buy a proven USB hardware write blocker if you want to be sure.
2. USB mass storage devices that are already mounted as writeable will stay writeable until they are removed and reinserted. The same applies if you turn off read only protection while a USB mass storage device is active, it will become writable and stay that way until removed and reinserted.
Hope someone finds this program useful

Download Thumbscrew

Courtesy : http://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=security/thumbscrew-software-usb-write-blocker
 
Friday, January 11, 2013

15 GREAT THOUGHTS BY CHANAKYA

1) "Learn from the mistakes of others... you can't live long enough to make them all yourselves!!"
- Chanakya
2)"A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and Honest people are screwed first."
- Chanakya
3)"Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous."
Chanakya
4)"There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth."
- Chanakya
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

International Registered Letter Mail Postal Tariff

 
Sl. No
Name of Service
Item
Name of the country
Rate (In INR)
( i )
LETTERS
Up to 20 grams
For every additional 20 grams or part thereof up to 500 grams
Beyond 500 grams, for every additional 100 grams or part thereof up to 2000 grams
For all the countries
20.00
8.00
30.00
( ii )
SMALL PACKETS
Up to 100 grams
For every additional 100 grams or part thereof up to 2000 grams
For all the countries
40.00
30.00
( iii )
PRINTED PAPERS
Up to 20 grams
For every additional 20 grams or part thereof up to 500 grams
Beyond 500 grams, for
every additional 100 grams or part thereof up to 2000 grams
For all the countries
10.00
5.00
20.00
( iv)
BLIND LITERATURE PACKETS
For all the countries
Exempted from postage
(V) POST CARD (Single) (i) Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan
(ii) Asian Pacific Postal Union countries except Pakistan, Bagladesh Nepal and Bhutan*
(iii) Universal Postal Union countries other than those referred to in (i) and (ii) above.
4.00


6.00





7.00

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Lost your files? Don't panic! Dig them up with DiskDigger

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Courtesy : http://diskdigger.org/