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Income Declaration Scheme 2016

What is the Income Declaration Scheme, 2016? Black money voluntary disclosure schemes and amnesty schemes for tax evaders wanting to come clean are not new to India. Till the 1990s, black money and tax evasion were largely considered taboo; but with the Voluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme (VDIS) floated by the then Finance Minister P Chidambaram, between June and December 1997, amnesty and tax evasion followed by disclosure has become the norm rather than the [...]

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar, Jitu Rai

National Sports Awards recognizes and rewards excellence in sports every year.  Of all the awards, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award officially known as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in Sports and Games, is the highest sporting honour in the Republic of India, given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years. This year it was indeed a celebration of women power [...]

Baba Ramdev Plans World Class University near Delhi

Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev is all set to start a world-class international university, with a promise to compete with the ivy-leagues in the USA. He expects to establish this university within the next five years and hopes to help in the education sector by educating nearly one lakh students every academic session in different streams. This university, he promises, will stand out from the others with the revival of the age old gurukul system of learning [...]

Highlights of the Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana

Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana (DAY) – Background Skills development and employment generation has been at the core of the NDA government’s agenda. A number of programmes such as the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna, USTAD, Skill India have been launched to meet this objective. The Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana is one such scheme; aimed at developing the skills of rural and urban youth in order to make them self reliant and capable of earning meaningful [...]

10 Places in India that Restrict Entry for Women

  Aligarh Muslim University is at the top of the list of places that bar women from entering its premises. It has recently denied its girl students’ request to be provided access to its Maulana Azad Library. Its VC (Vice Chancellor) has said that if girls are permitted to access the library, then it would draw in a lot of boys as well and that would give rise to disciplinary problems. He has also implied [...]

Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY)

Background and Scheme Objective With a dramatic increase in population through the early years of this millennium, and a lack of corresponding growth in employment opportunities and wealth, it became evident that social security and healthcare for all was a pressing demand. According to reports from the early 2000′s, about 93 percent of the work force of the country was employed with the unorganized sector. While many of these workers were already below poverty line [...]

Top 5 Bikes in India Under Rs 2 Lakh

Looking for a motorcycle under INR 2 lakh? The market is flooded with options and the choices can be confusing. So here is our list of the top 5 for you to choose from. Mahindra Mojo Category – Sports Ex-showroom Price – INR 1.6 lakh (New Delhi) Starting – Self start Displacement – 295 cc Fuel tank capacity – 21 litre Kerb weight – 165 kilograms dry weight Engine type – Liquid Cooled, 4 Stroke, [...]

Scorpene Submarine Data Leak

Highly classified sensitive data about the Scorpene submarine has been leaked in the public domain and alarm bells are ringing across governments that operate or are planning to induct the Scorpene in future. The Indian Navy, which is in the process of operationalising the first of six Scorpene submarines has begun damage assessment as the Ministry of Defence goes about doing damage control. There is no question that the leak has compromised the Navy’s operational [...]

Jaundice - Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

Jaundice is a term that describes a condition in which the patient’s skin and sclerae develop a yellowish tinge and the blood records high quantities of Bilirubin. It is not a disease in itself, but a symptom that points to a disease or a condition that needs medical attention. Bilirubin is a yellow coloured substance that is produced naturally by the body due to the breaking down of aged red blood cells in a 120-day [...]

Missing On A Weekend Movie Review and Rating

Release Date: August 26, 2016 Starring: Karan Hariharan, Pawan Malhotra, Dishank Arora, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Shiva Dagar, Khushboo Kamal and Jyoti Sethi Directed by: Abhishek Jawkar Produced by: Rajesh Patange, Sebastian Joseph and Abhishek Jawkar Story: Abhishek Jawkar Music by: Nakash Aziz, Akshay and Shaan Duration: 1 hr 53 min Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller Censor Rating: U/A   About Movie Missing On A Weekend As an investigating thriller movie, Missing On A Weekend is about a [...]