Omygdaily – May 25 2016

By | May 25, 2016

A compendium of news/articles/videos/pictures/events/stories that triggered the “Oh my god alarm!” Omygdaily – May 25 2016 will discuss:

  • Doctors with degrees from colleges in China, Russia and Ukraine fail the screening test in India.
  • So Jeff Bezos might ask you this silly question about why manhole covers are round if you are interviewing for a job at Amazon? 
  • They owned a house worth ₹80 lakh (₹8 million), yet starved to death. Such is life.
  • One of the deadly fighting forces in the world, the French Foreign Legion, had Nazis as soldiers during WWII.
  • It is not the mountain you conquer… but yourself—Sir Edmund Hillary. Tragedy in the Himalayas.
  • Corporate workers are expendable, after all! More to come.

Omygdaily – May 25 2016


News

Doctors with degrees from colleges in China, Russia and Ukraine fail the screening test in India. (Read More)

Only 10.7 percent of the graduates from medical colleges in China, Russia and Ukraine cleared the screening test in 2015; only 4.93 percent cleared in 2014. What do they teach these kids, who have currency to waste, in those medical colleges in Russia, China and Ukraine? How to slaughter cows? Ooops! Sorry! Did I say that out loud?

Frankly, I am not surprised by the findings. I have heard stories about people holding medical degrees from colleges in Ukraine working as a sales representative in a private company because they have failed the screening test after returning to India. Well, I surely do understand why many middle-class Indians decided to pursue medical studies in Ukraine and other countries. In India, it might cost someone close to a crore, if not more, to finish his/her medical studies. In Ukraine, however, it will cost them ₹30 lakh (₹3 million) for a six-year degree in medical science. The only caveat is that, once they finish their graduation and return home, they will have to pass a mandatory screening test by Medical Council of India (MCI) to practice medicine in India. 

Furthermore, it seems, most of the questions on those screening tests are basic in nature that should be known by most graduates of medical science. The fact that only 10.7 percent of the students cleared the test in 2015 and 4.93 percent in 2014 points to a much more bigger underlying problem—undeserving students using whatever means possible to get admission to and graduate from those medical schools in search of a degree in medicine. 

So, Jeff Bezos might ask you this silly question about why manhole covers are round if you are interviewing for a job at Amazon? (Read More)

Firstly, the term manhole is sexist. It should be called ‘personhole’ to make it gender neutral. On second thoughts, the word ‘hole’ should be removed completely and replaced with the word ‘passage’. Hence, the new name should be ‘personpassage’, so as to not offend anyone. Well, the generally accepted answer to that question is—it is round because it will not fall into the hole; were it square, then, it will fall into the hole if it is dropped diagonally. However, as one of the commenters had observed, what if the hole is bigger than the ‘personpassage’ cover. In that case, the generally accepted answer fails, right? So, maybe, Amazon should start asking a different question. No?


Life

They owned a house worth ₹80 lakh (₹8 million), yet starved to death. Such is life. (Read More)

We are born naked, and we leave this planet “naked”. In between, materialism conquers us all, and we lose track of what’s important. Finally, when it is time to leave, we sometimes leave the world in the worst possible way. That’s why I always say family and good friends beats fame, fortune, career, and wealth hands down any day. Choose wisely.


Say what now?

One of the deadly fighting forces in the world, the French Foreign Legion, had Nazis as soldiers during WWII. (Read More)

A few weeks ago, we learned that the British royals dined on human flesh as recently as the 18th century. Now, we learn that the French Foreign Legion was infiltrated by the Nazis during the second world war. Supposedly, 80% of the non-commissioned officers (NCOs) were Germans; hence, the Nazis in Germany send hundreds of men into the French Foreign Legion to persuade the German NCOs to betray the Legion. Luckily the plan failed. Those scheming rascals!


Science

It is not the mountain you conquer… but yourself—Sir Edmund Hillary. Tragedy in the Himalayas. (Read More)

Can we show some respect to her, my fellow human beings? She is majestic, towers over us all; yet, she is now covered in dead bodies, waste and human feces. It seems, she is angry at us all for defiling her. Hence, we all are now incurring her wrath. Moreover, the Sherpas do all the hard work but get few of the credits.

Once upon a time, only true explorers and climbers attempted climbing Mt. Everest. Nowadays, if you discretionary money to spend, say around $100,000 you can hire a consultant to “carry” you to the top. Hence, rank amateurs or people with limited high-altitude climbing experience are attempting to summit one of the world’s most dangerous mountains and end up losing their life. Go figure!


Technology

Corporate workers are expendable, after all! More to come. (Read More)

It has always been my assertion that most employees are expendable as they are just a number in a payroll system. This article vindicates my point. 60,000 workers are let go from a factory in China as the factory automates its entire assembly line. This is just the beginning. Humans will be replaced by robots gradually and many jobs will end up being completely automated. The next decade or two are going to be very interesting for the working class. 

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