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I am from Kolkata. Like any other Bengali I love my fish, eggs and bhaat and sweets but I also feel proud to be a part of the biggest melting pot of the world - India. It is true that I need to go a long way before I finally call it a day but I have come some way and am sure will travel further. Cheers :)

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mAdhaar app

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has come out with a new mobile app named mAadhaar. By installing this in smartphones people would no longer need to take their Aadhaar cards with them in their wallets. People who install this app on their phone would have every necessary demographic detail that is there in their Aadhaar cards in their smartphone itself. This would include information such as name, gender, date of birth, and address along [...]

Presidential Election 2017 Result

Ram Nath Kovind, who has earlier served as the Governor of Bihar, is set to be elected to the post of India’s President. The election was held on July 17 and counting of votes started at 11 am today (July 20). The results of the election will be out by 5 pm today itself. Pranab Mukherjee, the incumbent, would leave office on July 25. Even though a formal announcement is yet to be made in [...]

Non IIT Engineering Colleges in India Apart

We all dream of being the best that we can be in our lives and one way of achieving it is to study in the best institutes. In India, students who dream of being successful engineers one day, aim to study in IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) and NITs (National Institutes of Technology). However, not all of us can always get through these. But we must not lose hope just because we did not get [...]

Ujjwala Scheme Update

The Union Oil Ministry has said that 2.5 crore women have already been benefited by Ujjwala scheme that provides liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) connections. The best thing about this programme is that they do not need to pay any charges upfront for that. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was introduced around 14 months back. As per a statement by the oil ministry, a function was held on July 15 at Jangipur, West Bengal, where President Pranab [...]

roadblocks to gst

It has been more than two weeks since the goods and services tax (GST) has been rolled out and yet people from all sectors of the economy are facing teething problems day in and day out. Right now, confusion over customs norms has meant that exports that are worth millions of dollars are lying in the factories. The government has attempted to come forward and tried to resolve the issues. It has already issued some [...]

vice presidential election 2017

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has opted to elect Venkaiah Naidu, a former union minister, as its candidate for the post of Vice President of India. This happened after the meeting on presidential elections was completed successfully on July 17. Going up against him would be Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. Incidentally, Gandhi has previously served as the Governor of West Bengal. He has been nominated by the opposition. Amit Shah, the [...]

Diversities in India

  One of the major factors that have made India famous all over the world is its cultural diversity. This is one country with 29 states and several union territories that have their own unique history and culture, and have still existed, more or less, peacefully with each other for years. In this country you would people who practise different religions – in fact there are perhaps people of all religion in this country – [...]

Selection Crieteria of IIM

The selection criteria for IIM (Indian Institute of Management) tend to differ from one centre to another. Normally the IIMs have a selection process that comprises two stages. First one is the written exam or CAT and the second one is GWPI or group discussion, written ability test, and personal interview. In most of the cases the applicants are shortlisted after the first stage by looking at how well they have performed in the written [...]

How to Register for GST?

The steps to get registered for GST (goods and services tax) are quite simple. First of all you need to log on to the online portal of GST – gstn.org – and create a log in ID over there. After that you need to fill the form GST-REG-01 or Part 1 of the registration form. Here you would need to fill out details such as PAN (permanent account number), e-mail address, and mobile number. Your [...]

about form-16

The last date to file income tax returns for individuals is July 31 for individuals and for businesses the date is September 30. Form 16 can be described as the TDS (tax deducted at source) certificate that is issued to you by your employers after they deduct the same. When TDS is deducted by employers on salaries they are required by the Income Tax Act to provide a certificate to you for the same. This [...]