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Saturday, 28 February 2015

Modi Effect Visible in Union Budget 2015.. Highlights..

Modi effect also visible in budget as country is going in steady growth. Rising of prices is stable, With GDP 7.4 %, Rupee becomes 6.5 % Stronger, Retail inflation is estimated to be 5 percent by the end of the year, & many More.. Read Budget... 

Abolition of Wealth Tax.

Additional 2% surcharge for the super rich with income of over Rs. 1 crore.

Rate of corporate tax to be reduced to 25% over next four years.

No change in tax slabs.

Total exemption of up to Rs. 4,44,200 can be achieved.

100% exemption for contribution to Swachch Bharat, apart from CSR.

Service tax increased to14 per cent.

Rs. 25,000 crore for Rural Infrastructure Development Bank.

Rs. 5,300 crore to support Micro Irrigation Programme.

Farmers credit - target of 8.5 lakh crore.

Rs. 70,000 crores to Infrastructure sector.

Tax-free bonds for projects in rail road and irrigation

PPP model for infrastructure development to be revitalised and govt. to bear majority of the risk.

Atal Innovation Mission to be established to draw on expertise of entrepreneurs, and researchers to foster scientific innovations; allocation of Rs. 150 crore.

Govt. proposes to set up 5 ultra mega power projects, each of 4000MW.

AIIMS in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar and Assam.

IIT in Karnataka; Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad to be upgraded to IIT.

PG institute of Horticulture in Amritsar.

Kerala to have University of Disability Studies

Centre of film production, animation and gaming to come up in Arunachal Pradesh.

IIM for Jammu and Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh.

Allocation of Rs. 2,46,726 crore; an increase of 9.87 per cent over last year.

Focus on Make in India for quick manufacturing of Defence equipment.

50,000 toilets constructed under Swachh Bharath Abhiyan.

Two other programmes to be introduced- GST & JAM Trinity. GST will be implemented by April 2016.

MUDRA bank will refinance micro finance orgs. to encourage first generation SC/ST entrepreneurs.

Housing for all by 2020.

Upgradation 80,000 secondary schools.

DBT will be further be expanded from 1 crore to 10.3 crore.

For the Atal Pension Yojna, govt. will contribute 50% of the premium limited to Rs. 1000 a year.

New scheme for physical aids and assisted living devices for people aged over 80 .

Govt to use Rs. 9000 crore unclaimed funds in PPF/EPF for Senior Citizens Fund.

Rs. 5,000 crore additional allocation for MGNREGA.

Govt. to create universal social security system for all Indians.

Rs. 75 crore for electric cars production.

Renewable energy target for 2022: 100K MW in solar; 60K MW in wind; 10K MW in biomass and 5K MW in small hydro

Develpoment schemes for churches and convents in old Goa; Hampi, Elephanta caves, Forests of Rajasthan, Leh palace, Varanasi , Jallianwala Bagh, Qutb Shahi tombs at Hyderabad to be under the new toursim scheme.

Visa on Arrival for 150 countries.

Sovereign Gold Bond, as an alternative to purchasing metal gold.

New scheme for depositors of gold to earn interest and jewellers to obtain loans on their metal accounts.

To develop an Indian gold voin, which will carry the Ashok Chakra on its face, to reduce the demand for foreign coins and recycle the gold available in the country.

Forward Markets Commission to be merged with the Securities and Exchange Board of India

NBFCs registered with the RBI and having asset size of Rs 500 crore and above to be considered as ‘financial institution’ under Sarfaesi Act, 2002, enabling them to fund SME and mid-corporate businesses

Permanent Establishment norms to be modified to that mere presence of offshore fund managers in the country does not lead to “adverse tax consequences.”

Friday, 27 February 2015

Me & My Government has Only one Religion India First......read

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament said "My Govt. has Only one Religion India First"

Prime Minister Narendra Modi breaks his silence in Parliament to communalism and call for unity. Breaking his silence in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday denounced communalism and asserted that his government stood for unity wherein all religions prosper within the framework of the Constitution.

“My government’s only religion is ‘India first’, my government’s only religious book is ‘Indian Constitution’, our only devotion is ‘Bharat Bhakti’ and our only prayer is ‘welfare of all’,Nobody has the right to discriminate on the basis of religion...No one has the right to take law into his hands,” the Prime Minister said in Lok Sabha while replying to a debate on the President’s Address.

He declared that as the Prime Minister, it was his “responsibility” not to allow ridiculous comments in the name of religion.

His statement assumes significance as the government has been under attack over certain communal remarks made by some BJP and Sangh Parivar leaders.

Insisting that “we want all religions to prosper”, the Prime Minister said it was possible only in India under its Constitution which has been prepared with the thinking flowing from thousands of years of the country’s history.

“This nation full of diversity. We are for unity in diversity, not disunity. All religions should flourish. It is the uniqueness of India because of its Constitution,” he said.
“We want to take the nation forward within the framework of the Constitution,” Mr. Modi said, adding he saw only the “tricolor” and “no other colour.”

Recalling his election rally in Patna in October 2013 which was rocked by serial bomb blasts, Mr. Modi said he had then “asked who should Hindus fight with with Muslims or poverty? I had asked Muslims, do you want to fight with Hindus or poverty. We have fought enough. Now let us unite and fight against poverty.”

Referring to his slogan of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’, he said he sought the cooperation of the opposition also for the benefit of the country.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Rail Budget : No hike in fares, better amenities for passengers

Presenting the Railway Budget for 2015-16, Railway Minsiter Suresh Prabhu announced that there will be no hike in fares and unveiled plans for better amenities.

Disposable linen on payment to be available at all stations.
Railway helpline number 138 will become operational 24x7
Rail-cum-road ticket to be extended to many stations;
More trains to be added under scheme for ordering food while booking tickets
Toll free number 182 created for security related complaints
SMS alert service to be introduced on train arrival/ departure; CCTVs to be introduced in select trains and suburban trains for women safety
More general class coaches to be added in identified trains; more AC EMU services for Mumbai suburban section

Allotment for passenger amenities hiked by 67%
More general class coaches to be introduced, ladders to be replaced in coaches: Prabhu
24 to 26 coaches to be introduced in certain trains 
Railways is collaborating with NIFT and NID for better bed rolls, inner coach designs: Prabhu 

Railways to introduce train sets saving 20% journey time within next 2 years.
Rs 6,750 crore allocated for eliminating 3438 level crossings; 970 road-underbridge and road-overbridge to be constructed.
Preparing 5-year corporate safety plan to be ready in 3 months to identify annual quantifiable targets
Wagon-making scheme to be reviewed to make it easier for private investment; Speed on nine corridors to be increased from 110-130 to 160-200 kms per hour: Prabhu
Four dedicated freight corridors to be completed this year; 6608 kms of track to be electrified: Prabhu
Projects worth Rs 96,182 crore to expand capacity of 9,420 km rail lines
Transforming Railways will require us to partner with key stakeholders. We will work closely with the states, Suresh Prabhu said. 

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

How Does Most Famous Niagara Falls Freezes.....

The world's most famous waterfall Freezes....

Niagara Falls, the world's most famous waterfall, apparently frozen in place. The icy spectacle, brought on by weeks of severe cold, has drawn a steady flow of intrepid tourists. But are the Falls really frozen? Not exactly. Here's a brief explanation of what really happens when the mighty Niagara River appears to form a crystalline cascade.

A River Runs Through It..

For the second straight winter, the frigid weather in western New York state and lower Ontario has frozen vast sections of the US side of Niagara Falls, known as the American Falls, and the Canadian side, known as the Horseshoe Falls because of its shape. But the water never actually stops flowing underneath. That is no accident: the Niagara River is an important source of hydropower, so a long ice boom made of steel catches any icebergs, while ice cutters work around the clock to prevent the Falls from jamming up. 

The Forbidden Bride Of Ice......

If it's cold enough for long enough, an ice bridge forms along the river, connecting the US and Canada. Day-trippers once enjoyed sledding and drinking on the ice bridge until 1912, when it broke up and three people died - a Canadian couple who became stranded on a piece of ice and an American teenager who tried to save them. Their story is the subject of an online graphic novel, "Hecock," named for the Cleveland teen who died. Walking anywhere on the ice has been strictly banned ever since. An exception was made last month for a pair of Canadian ice climbers, Will Gadd, 47, and Sarah Hueniken, 34, who became the first to scale the Falls, climbing a 30-foot (9-metre) section of the Horseshoe falls. 

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

BJP - PDP Deal Final to form Government in J&K...

Now Its Final Agreement Done by People's Democratic Party of Jammu & Kashmir & BJP on formation of Jammu & Kashmir Government. 

People's Democratic Party will keep the Chief Minister's post, while the BJP will get the Deputy Chief Ministership.                     
The BJP and PDP on Tuesday declared their alliance to form a popular government in Jammu and Kashmir. 
PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti said "It is an alliance to win hearts and minds of people of JK," She told while talking to journalists after meeting with BJP chief Amit Shah in New Delhi. 

A common minimum programme for governance is almost finalised. It will be declared after a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi amd PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, said Amit Shah.
In all likelihood, the PDP will keep the Chief Minister's post, while the BJP will get the Deputy Chief Ministership.

People's Democratic Party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir March 1, a top source said in Jammu on Tuesday.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Budget Session Starts.. But Why Rahul Gandhi is on Leave....

The Budget session of Parliament, to present the Modi governments first full-fledged budget, But at this important time main opposition party congress vice president goes on leave.

Good news for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is expected to come under enormous political pressure, for the first time since he assumed office nine months ago, following the Bharatiya Janata Partys debacle in the Delhi election. The controversial land acquisition ordinance has united all the anti-Modi forces, with even pro-BJP affiliates like the Bhartiya Kisan Sangh ranged joining in. There cannot be a better opportunity for the Congress to show that it is capable of reviving and exhibiting some resilience for the sake of its core constituency. 

It is at such a critical that Rahul Gandhi has opted to go on leave, and the excuse given sounds filmi, to put it mildly. If Rahul has indeed asked for leave from his mother Sonia Gandhi, who is party president, "to prepare for a leadership conclave in April, it means that the heir-apparent is incapable of multi-tasking, a necessary skill for a leader to possess.

The Congress vice president is now 44 years old,& he features on most eligible politicians rankings, and rumours of his impending marriage have been doing the rounds since a decade or so. But, a source in his inner circle claims, this time things look serious, and that he is likely to marry his non-Indian Hindu Girlfriend this summer. 

The girlfriend is a former journalist turned social worker. She is quite articulate when she talks on serious topics like the environment, womens issues and human rights.

Few Congressmen are backing Rahul solidly and want him to take over as party president as soon as possible, claim, using cautious words, that Rahul has not made up his mind about marriage, and that she is still waiting for his nod. May be Rahul plans to settle down and on the side & please his party-men too with a settled family life. 

Rahul has been granted leave of absence for a few weeks after which he will return and resume his active participation in the affairs of the Congress party." This sounds weird in view of the fact that he has been impatient to become party president as early as April. 

Congress president Sonia Gandhi also rahuls mother told to media & in parliament about rahul that, rahul needs some time & space.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

More Than 800 Deaths by H1N1 Virus Across the Country.....

13,688 affected by Swine flu across the country......

Swine flu claimed 38 more lives in the country taking the death toll to 812 with Rajasthan and Gujarat among the worst hit States with 212 and 207 fatalities respectively, as the total number of affected crossed 13,000.
Health Ministry figures released on Sunday, the total number of deaths due to the disease has now reached 812 while 13,688 people have been affected with the H1N1 virus across the country. Health Ministry officials had on Saturday said that the number of people affected by swine flu was 12,963 while the number of deaths caused by the infection was 774 as per figures available till February 20, 2015A senior health official said that in comparison to on Saturday, there has been a dip in the number of fresh positive cases.
Seven more persons succumbed to swine flu in Rajasthan. Out of 4,318 patients who tested positive for the H1N1 virus, 212 have died since January 1, an official of Medical and Health Directorate (MHD) said in Jaipur. In Gujarat, 10 more people died of the disease taking the death toll to 207, according to an official release.
In Maharashtra, 99 people have lost their lives with seven more deaths being reported in the State, according to Public Health Minister. In Jammu and Kashmir, one more patient died of swine flu, taking the toll to five, while 119 have tested positive for the disease so far, officials said. Three persons have died of swine flu in Uttarakhand this year and 14 persons afflicted by it are undergoing treatment at different hospitals in the State.
The Union Health Ministry has already asked the State drug controllers to ensure that chemist shops display prominently availability of medicines for its treatment. A communication to this effect has been sent by Drug Controller General of India to drug controllers of all states and Union Territories.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

One of Skyscraper in Dubai The Torch Tower Catches Fire....

A massive fire broke out in one of the tallest towers in Dubai on Saturday morning. The fire broke out in the Torch tower on the northeastern end of the densely populated Marina district. The fire began at the 50th floor of the 79-floor tower.

The tower is one of the tallest residential building in the world. The tower reaches 336.1 m (1105 ft) in height with 79 floors above ground. "This building has been plagued since opening with false fire alarms on an almost daily basis. I personally had threatened to call the civil defence on many occasions but was constantly fobbed off by the building management," Digby Taylor, head of operations at GN Broadcasting was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

The roads in Marina north were closed and the debris from the fire cluttered on nearby areas. Multiple fire trucks and police vehicles were on the scene. "It's like the titanic going down. The biggest danger is molten glass falling," a witness said.
Thousands of people have been evacuated and the fire is getting worse, according to witnesses. Chunks of masonry on fire are falling. The Marina area is home to dozens of towering apartment blocks and hotels. All near by building are closed & people taken out for safety purpose..