## Monday, December 10, 2012

### Describe local and global optimization ?

Local optimizations

These only consider information local to a function definition. This reduces the amount of analysis that needs to be performed (saving time and reducing storage requirements) but means that worst case assumptions have to be made when function calls occur or global variables are accessed (because little information about them is available).

Global optimization

The most common form is the minimization of one real-valued function f in the parameter-space x e P. There may be several constraints on the solution vectors xmin. In real-life problems, functions of many variables have a large number of local minima and maxima. Finding an arbitrary local optimum is relatively straightforward by using local optimisation methods. Finding the global maximum or minimum of a function is much more challenging and has been practically impossible for many problems so far. The maximization of a real-valued function g(x) can be regarded as the minimization of the transformed function f(x):=(-1).g(x).

### What is inside the USB Flash Drive?

A USB flash drive consists of a flash memory data storage device integrated with a USB (Universal Serial Bus) 1.1 or 2.0 interface.

The various parts of USB flash drives are:
1 USB Standard, Male A-plug
2 USB mass storage controller device
3 Test points

4 Flash memory chip
5 Crystal oscillator
6 LED (Optional)
7 Write-protect switch (Optional)
8 Space for second flash memory chip

### difference between medicines and supplements

Medicines are products which contain active agents and which are used by humans (or animals) in order to Prevent, Ease, Diagnose, Treat; illnesses, symptoms of illnesses, pain or to affect a bodily function.

Herbal medicines are a special group of medicines which typically contain dried plants, extracts of herbs or other naturally occurring agents. The active agents may not occur in concentrations which are considerably higher than in nature. Herbal medicines can only be approved for the treatment of less serious illnesses.

Strong vitamin and mineral products are a group of medicines, where the active agents are exclusively vitamins and/or minerals, and where the content of vitamins and minerals is considerably higher than the normal daily requirement for adults. Strong vitamin and mineral products can only be approved to prevent and heal the so-called deficiency conditions.

Nutritional supplements are products which supplement the normal diet with nutrients. For example vitamins and or oils with a high content of essential fatty acids in doses within the maximum allowable daily dose.

### INSECT IN THE BEER

Englishman
Throws his mug and walks out.

American
Takes the insect out and drinks the beer.

Chinese
Eats the insect, throws the beer away.

Israeli
Asks for a refund, sells the insect to the China-man and drinks the beer.

Indian
Sells the insect to the China-man and the beer to the American n gets a new mug of beer.

Pakistani
Accuses the Israeli and the Indian of putting the insect into his beer relates the whole incident to Kashmir asks the China-man for military aid and takes a loan from the American to buy one more mug of beer.

### Amway Opportunity Foundation (AOF)

Vision: Enable the less privileged child to lead a better life

Mission: To be the front-runner in providing opportunities for child education and health to attain economic independence, with special focus on the blind child

Amway Opportunity Foundation (AOF) a registered non-profit organization which looks after Amway India’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Amway distributors are also volunteers of AOF and they participate in AOF activities. AOF currently has two projects under its ambit: National Project for the Blind and National Project for Children (Project Sunrise). Globally, Amway’s CSR campaign is known as the One By One Campaign for Children.

• Admit card can only be downloaded from the zonal GATE websites from 5 pm on 10th December 2012.
• Sending Admit cards by post has been discontinued.
• Bring the downloaded admit card at the test center along with at least one original (not photocopied / scanned copy) and valid (not expired) photo identification.
• ONLY one of the following photo identifications is permitted: Driving license, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, College ID, Employee identification card, or a notarized Affidavit with Photo, Signature, Date of Birth and Residential Address.
• Photocopies of the original identification document are not acceptable.
• Candidates will NOT be permitted to take the test, if original and valid photo identification is not presented.