Indian Facebook Page Crosses 1000 fans!

It has been a proud moment for me as well as many well wishers of this blog who supported this initiative, right from the beginning. We have breached the 1000 follower mark in Facebook and are moving ahead. The website www.i-n-d-i-a-n.com is active in Facebook with its Facebook page titled “Indian” available at the url – www.facebook.com/IndianWebsite. The …

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Importance of Freedom of Speech and Expression

Indians always boast about their freedom of speech and expression, a fundamental right given to them by the founding fathers of the constitution. This right is perhaps the most important right in the constitution after the right to life, and we all are aware that there are millions of unprivileged people across …

Provident Fund and Pension Rules – How much will be your pension?

Provident Fund and Pension Scheme Provident fund consists of Employee contribution as well as Employer Contribution. Employee contribution goes entirely into PF fund while  the Employer Contribution is split into PF component as well as pension component. Employee contribution 12 % of the Basic Salary given will be the normal employee contribution to …

Provident Fund and Tax Rules You Must Know

Is Provident Fund Taxable? Provident Fund, though widely considered as tax exempted, there are certain cases where provident fund will be taxed. The best example is  the retirement of an employee before 5 years of service. If the employee retires before 5 years of service, the provident fund on withdrawal …

CAT 2012 Analysis

Common Admission Test (CAT) 2012 has started.  Around 2.14 lakh candidates registered for CAT this year, out of which 28% are females. The number of testing days this year is 21 days within the window from October 11 to November 6. Facts Regarding CAT 2012: The cities in which the highest …

Priority Areas in 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017)

(Excerpts from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visionary statement at the Full Planning Commission Meeting) 12th Five Year Plan targets a faster, inclusive and sustainable growth. The target is 8.2% growth. The priority areas are the following: A rebound in the second half of the current year(2012-13) Implementation of infrastructure projects: This …

Why does India need FDI and FII?

Indian export prospects are weak and the 12th Five Year Plan projects a current account deficit of 2.9 per cent of GDP. This must be financed mainly through FDI and FII flows, so that reliance on external debt is limited. But is it easy to attract FDI and FII? To …

Government Programmes Aimed at Inclusiveness

MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee) PMGSY (Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana) IWDP (Intergrated Wasteland Development Project) National Rural Livelihoods Mission Also see related posts: Priority Areas in 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017) PM Dr. Manmohan Singh’s address to the Nation : Strengthen My Hands Government’s Steps To Curb Corruption Why does …

Achievements of UPA Government in last 10 years

8 years to be precise, from 2004 to 2012 – India has witnessed the UPA1 and UPA2 coalitions, and may see 2 more years of UPA government if the coalition partners and supporters from outside find it a safe-bet politically to support the government at center, which has been strangled …

Direct Cash Transfer to the Public – Architecture

PM D.Manmohan Singh has set up the Architecture for Cash Transfers – a move to improve targeting, reduce wastage and leakages and increase transparency. In a move to cut down wastage, duplication and leakages and enhance efficiency, the Prime Minister has given a major push to transfer individual benefits from the …

GSAT 10 Satellite Special Features

India’s heaviest Communication Satellite(3400 Kg). ISRO’s 101st space mission. Ariane-5 launch vehicle was used.(French Guyana). Carries 30 transponders as well as the GAGAN (GPS and GEO augmented navigation) system. It will provide Ku and C band relay capacity when it joins the INSAT (Indian National Satellite) system of geostationary spacecraft …