Six Top Paying Freelance Jobs

Whether you're just looking to earn some extra income on the side or you want to freelance full-time, there are freelance opportunities that can at least match full-time employment, if not earn you even more. Of course, most freelancers won't earn their full potential right out of the gate. A freelancer has to line up clients and find work, but there are some paths that can lead to more income, faster.

There are freelance writers who manage to pull in more than six figures every year. It takes plenty of work, but the upside to writing is that you don't need any special equipment to get started. There are plenty of sites that list freelance writing gigs that can help you land your first client today. You don't even need to be Hemingway to land these projects, you just need to be able to write clearly and avoid grammar mistakes.

If you're fluent in a second language, translation can provide an excellent opportunity for freelancing. There are some variables in how much a freelance translator can earn that can make a major difference. However, a freelancer who is certified by the American Translators Association can earn an average of $72,000 a year, while someone without that certification will average $53,000 a year. There can also be some variation depending on just what languages you can translate. There's just more demand for Spanish translators than for Malayalam.

Anil Kumble Appointed Head of ICC Cricket Committee

Former India captain Anil Kumble has been named the new head of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) cricket committee, replacing former West Indies skipper Clive Lloyd, the global governing body said on Thursday.

The 16-member committee meets twice a year to consult on playing matters and offer recommendations to the ICC on technical aspects and rules of the sport.

In a separate reshuffle, committee member Ian Bishop did not seek an extension to his term and the former West Indies paceman was replaced by England's Andrew Strauss, who retired from all forms of cricket at the end of August.

The 41-year-old Kumble also heads the Board Of Control For Cricket In India's board's technical committee and remains the country's most successful bowler, claiming 619 test and 337 one-day international wickets with his leg-spin.

"I would like to thank Clive Lloyd for his chairmanship of the ICC cricket committee and to his tireless contribution to the game," ICC President Alan Isaac said in a statement.

"The ICC board were united in their admiration for his work as chairman. We also thank Ian Bishop for his contribution during his term as well.

"In Anil Kumble, we have a new chairman who has unquestioned experience not only as a player with India but also as an administrator with Karnataka State Cricket Association as well.

"I am sure that he will carry on Clive's good work and bring, like Andrew Strauss, contemporary thinking to the committee and both understand clearly the issues facing the modern game."

Source: Yahoo

King of Romance Rajesh Khanna Dies, India Pays Tributes‎

Superstar Rajesh Khanna breaks millions of hearts, says goodbye

Bollywood's original superstar Rajesh Khanna, who charmed his way into the hearts of millions of swooning women in the 1960s and 70s, died in Mumbai on Wednesday.

69-year-old Khanna, who shot to superstardom with the 1969 hit Aradhana opposite Sharmila Tagore, passed away at his related stories home, a day after being discharged from Lilawati hospital. He had been ailing since April.

Expressing shock at the the demise of Rajesh Khanna, veteran actor Hema Malini said she always hoped that he would recover.

Veteran Actor and Wrestler Dara Singh Passed Away

Veteran actor and wrestler Dara Singh passed away in Mumbai on Thursday. The 83-year-old actor was admitted to a Mumbai hospital on July 7 following a cardiac arrest. His family shifted him home as his health continued to deteriorate.

Dara Singh was Rajya Sabha member from 2003 to 2009.Singh started his career as a wrestler and went on to win the coveted Commonwealth Wrestling Champ way back in 1959. Dara Singh joined the Indian film industry in the 1960s, starring in movies like Tarzan and King Kong.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Wants Indian Developers' Support

Source:TimesOfIndia.IndiaTimes.Com. As Microsoft, the once undisputed king of consumer software, prepares to launch Windows 8 - its operating system that will work across tablets, smartphones and computers - in the second half of this year, its global CEO Steve Ballmer made a strong pitch to Indian developers to build apps for the new OS. Microsoft's biggest bet for dominance in post-PC era, Windows 8, will owe a lot of its success to the apps that are available on it and which will make consumers come back for more. It is already a late entrant to devices, where Apple's iOS and Google's Andrioid dominate.

Ballmer, who addressed the gathering at the Microsoft Technology Summit in Mumbai through a video-link, was profusely apologetic for not being present in person. "I was really looking forward to seeing you today in Mumbai. Unfortunately, very unfortunately, am very sorry my schedule changed and I am not able to be there," he said, calling India an incredible bastion of software development and the launch of Windows 8 a big day in Microsoft's history - as big as the day it was founded and as big as its Windows 95 launch, which helped to make computers mainstream.

A Bicycle That Runs at 80 kmph

Source: Audi unveiled an extremely emotion-inspiring sports machine, the Audi e-bike Wörthersee at Wörthersee in Carinthia, Austria. The prototype cycle combines an electric drive and muscle power. Head of Design Wolfgang Egger comments: “As a high-performance e-bike for sports and trick cycling, it features the Audi core competences of design, ultra, e-tron and connect.” The Audi e-bike Wörthersee puts in its first major appearance at this year’s

Facebook Offers Rs 1.34 Cr Package to Allahabad Engineering Student

Social networking giant Facebook has hired an engineering student here for a fat annual pay package of Rs 1.34 crore, one of the biggest offers made to alumnus of any technical institution of the country.

According to P Chakravarti, Director of the Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT), a B.Tech student from the institute, who has requested that his name be withheld for "security reasons", received a letter on March 27 from Facebook confirming his appointment and the annual pay package on offer was stated to be USD 262,500 (around Rs 1.34 crore).

4 IITians Make it to MIT TR35 List of Young Innovators

4 IITians make it to MIT TR35 list of young innovators

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) IIT-Bombay has emerged as the hottest centre for innovation in the country with three of its alumni - V.S.K. Murthy Balijepalli, Nitin Joshi and Vanteru Mahendra Reddy - making it to MIT's India TR35 2012 list of young technology innovators, along with and Majumder of IIT-Kanpur.

The list of 20 young innovators, all under 35 years, in biomedicine, communications, computing, energy, materials, transportation and the web for 2012 was announced by the Indian edition of the MIT Technology Review in Mumbai on Saturday.

Earthquake Rocks North India: 4.9 Quake Shakes Delhi, Suburbs

Earthquake Rocks North India: 4.9 Quake Shakes Delhi, Suburbs
A 4.9-magnitude temblor shook the Indian capital and its adjoining areas in the National Capital Region (NCR) Monday afternoon. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

The epicentre was near Bahadurgarh town near the Haryana-Delhi border region, just 35 km from New Delhi, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

'The Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) felt slight intensity tremors, which measured 4.9 on the Richter Scale. The epicentre was in the Haryana and Delhi region,' R.S Dattatryam, director, Seismology Division, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) told IANS.