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Additional 15% tax to be borne by Credit Card and Loan EMI payers wef November 2016

Are you using credit card or has taken any loan from banks, if yes then get ready to see some additional charges being levied on your credit card EMI or loan EMI w.e.f November 2016.
w.e.f November 2016 Govt. Of India has asked the banks to charge extra or additional 15% tax for the interest the bank charges on EMIs.
Now, let me explain you this in better way. Suppose you bought a product using your credit card and converted the same purchase into multiple EMIs, earlier before 1st November 2016, credit card issuing bank used to levy some interest rate on your EMIs and you used to pay the same only along with the actual value of product price divided by the tenure for which you had taken the EMI.
Now, WEF 1st November 2016, all the credit card issuing banks or loan lender banks has to levy another additional tax of 15% (ST 14% + SBC 0.5% + KKC 0.5%) on the interest charged on the EMI.
That is another 15% tax burden on consumer.
No prior notice or circular shared with anyone and Govt.…

A world champion in Kick Boxing Tajamul Islam from Kashmir,India

Amid the shutdown and restrictions for more than 3 months in a row in Kashmir, this eight-year-old girl Tajamul Islam from a remote area in the Valley’s north has won the gold at the World Kickboxing Championship in Italy.

Tajamul, hailing from Tarkpora village of Bandipora, bagged medal after defeating her rival from the United States in the final. The world championship was held in Italy from November 5 to 11. Tajamul represented Kick Boxing Federation of India in the world event. In the event, the talented kid took part in six bouts and remained unbeaten. According to her mentor and coach Fasil Ali, the feat makes Tajamul the world’s youngest kickboxer to win an international gold. “The sub-junior level closes at 14 years of age. Tajamul was the youngest in the category.

The stand-up combat sport, which involves kicking and punching, originated half a century ago in Japan — and, within a decade, became popular in the West as well. Ali has been coaching Tajamul in the native of Tar…

Shantanu Singhal a TedEx Speaker, Philanthropist, Humanist and an Entrepreneur

When the Nepal earthquake struck in April 2015, the destruction was so absolute that it was impossible for Shantanu to remain a passive witness. With the support of family and a knack for marketing, he began a social media campaign to request help. His team raised 1.6 million Indian Rupees (approx. $25,000) plus material donations, and he personally visited the worst affected areas to hand over the proceeds.

After reading about rising farmer suicides in India due to drought, Shantanu created UNNAT, a hydroponics project and experiment in soilless agriculture. One key outcome was the development of a simple kit which can be used to grow several essential crops such as fenugreek, cabbage and spinach. The state government of Uttar Pradesh noticed the potential of UNNAT, and selected the organization for a pilot study that began in August 2016.

The story behind Shantanu growing vegetables without soils goes like this:

It was over a dinner conversation that Shantanu asked his father: “Why …

Real story behind the Master stroke of demonetizing 500 and 1000 currency notes by PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra's Modi's sudden announcement of demonetizing the currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 was just a sudden announcement but was very well thought and well planned strategy, according to sources it took around 10 months to execute the plan and finally on the eve of 8th November Prime Minister Modi decided to play his master stroke.

Modi was well informed about the temporary cash crunch going to happen just after the announcement of demonetizing of 500 and 1000 notes. So, he thought of introducing new currency notes of 500 and 2000. The master stroke played by Mr Modi is considered a strategy to root out multiple menace rampant in the country.

People with huge amounts stashing big notes in their homes mostly unaccounted will now be bound to get them deposited to banks or post offices, thus reducing the in-house black money. Govt has also declared that all cash deposited above 2.5 lakhs will be keenly watched by IT dept and cash deposited above 10 lakhs wil…

Donald Trump's statement on temporary and complete Muslim ban has been removed from his website

It seems Donald Trump’s team removed the hate statement against Muslims he made from his website to ban all Muslims from the US. On the ballots counting night, when Trump was leading ahead of his counterpart Hillary Clinton, the page linking to his December statement regarding a temporary and complete Muslim ban has been removed.

The page now redirects to his page encouraging voters to donate to his campaign. The page was available on the morning of the election on 8 November, according to online caches. But the redirected was added later the same night.

Caches like the Wayback Machine work by crawling websites intermittently and making a copy of what it finds there. As such, it's not possible to say exactly what time the redirect was added, but only that the change had been made between those two times it was crawled.

Mr Trump and his allies have consistently defended the ban, insisting the measure was about Americans’ "safety" and not about discriminating against reli…

Demonetization of 500 and 1000 currency notes queries, concerns addressed

1. Why is this scheme?

The incidence of fake Indian currency notes in higher denomination has increased. For ordinary persons, the fake notes look similar to genuine notes, even though no security feature has been copied. The fake notes are used for anti national and illegal activities. High denomination notes have been misused by terrorists and for hoarding black money. India remains a cash based economy hence the circulation of Fake Indian Currency Notes continues to be a menace. In order to contain the rising incidence of fake notes and black money, the scheme to withdraw has been introduced.

2. What is this scheme?

The legal tender character of the notes in denominations of  500 and 1000 stands withdrawn. In consequence thereof withdrawn old high denomination (OHD) notes cannot be used for transacting business and/or store of value for future usage. The OHD notes can be exchanged for value at any of the 19 offices of the Reserve Bank of India or at any of the bank branches or at …

Why 1 Day ban on NDTV India news channel

Irrespective of all who supporting or not supporting #NDTVBan, watched or wouldn't have watched the show for which 1 day ban is imposed on NDTV. They all know the below info in common:

1. It wasn't a live coverage but a reporting.
2. It wasn't only NDTV but many other national channels who broadcast the same report of coverage of the Pathankot.

Coming to the point #1: A careful examination of legality of ban on any cable channel shows that the ban is on ' live coverage ' of anti terrorist operations of the security forces, ( vide para 6 of the Programme Code of the Cable TV Network Rules, 1994 ) and not on reporting of anti terrorist operations. There is a clear distinction between the two. NDTV did not show any live coverage of the anti terrorist operations, but only reported about them.

Now to the point #2: If there are other news channels who broadcast the same Anti Terrorist Operations of Security forces, why not impose the same ban, why a selectivity?

This on…

know Tejaswani Priyadarshani from Rourkela, who invented Air Bike

14-year-old girl Tejaswani Priyadarshani from Rourkela, Odisha, has designed an innovative device that gives a whole new dimension to a bicycle by allowing it to run on air.

Instead of pedals, the “air bike” runs by propelling air. With a 10 kg cylinder of compressed air mounted on the bicycle carrier, it can run up to a distance of 60 km.

Tejaswani’s innovation comes at a time when the whole world is trying to tackle global climate woes by cutting down the usage of fossil fuels extracted from resources like coal, oil, gas, petrol and diesel; opening greater possibilities of using renewables like solar and wind energy.

Tejaswani, a class-XI student of Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir of Rourkela, had this idea when she visited a bicycle-repair shop and saw the mechanics using air guns to detangle knots in a bicycle tyre.

She was helped by her father to carry out the experiments. After experimenting with several design processes, they bought an air tank with an inlet for filling water. A …