BUDGET 2017 – A Look at Every Clause

Budget 2017-18, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday has three significant changes embedded in it. First, presentation of Budget advanced to 1st February to enable the Ministries to operationalise all activities from the commencement of the financial year. Secondly, merger of Railways Budget with General Budget to bring Railways to the centre stage of Government’s Fiscal Policy. Thirdly, ...

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Budget 2017-18: Different in Style, Progressive in Spirit

Budget 2017-18, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday has three significant changes embedded in it but the significant change above all these cosmetic features is the progressive improvement in spirit. First, presentation of Budget advanced to 1st February to enable the Ministries to operationalise all activities from the commencement of the financial year. Secondly, merger of Railways Budget ...

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Tribal Welfare Get 10% More Than Last Year

Allocation for the Ministry of Tribal Affairs has gone up by more than 10 per cent in the Union Budget presented in Parliament on Wednesday, significant since the pro-welfare tone was not associated with the current NDA government. The budget allocation for the Ministry of Tribal Affairs has gone up from Rs.4,827 crore in the year 2016-17 to Rs.5,329 crore ...

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Union Budget 2017: Top Highlights

Union Finance minister Arun Jaitley, in his third budget for FY 2017-18 in the Lok Sabha today, announced some concessions, though unveiled a long-term economy stabilization policy of the NDA government. Here are some top highlights of the Union Budget: One crore houses for poor by 2019. For senior citizens, Aadhar cards to be recalibrated with full health condition. New ...

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IIIT, Kurnool To Get Special Status, Centre Funding

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for introduction of The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Parliament to provide for inclusion of Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM), Kurnool the same status as other IITs in the Principal Act. Following this, IITDM Kurnool will be declared as an institute of National Importance with ...

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Budget Session of Parliament Begins Today, Full Agenda of Bills

The Budget Session of Parliament begins today, Tuesday, January 31, 2017 with the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley prepared to present the budget for financial year 2017-18 on February 1, instead of Februaru 28. Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged leaders of all the political parties to rise above party lines to cooperate with the Government ahead of the budget presentation. Rejecting ...

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Ram Charan Next Film with Sukumar Launched

After Dhruva, Telugu actor Ram Charan is now teaming up with ace director Sukumar for a film under the banner Mythri Movie Makers of the past hits like Janatha Garage and Srimanthudu. The film was officially launched in Hyderabad on Monday and Ram Charan’s father and megastar Chiranjeevi and director Koratala Siva were present. Chiranjeevi sounded the clap board and ...

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S.M. Krishna’s Exit From Congress Comes as no Surprise

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Former External Affairs Minister and ex-Chief Minister of Karnataka, who has been sidelined for quite some time and removed from the Congress Working Committee (CWC) has finally decided to quit altogether from the Congress party, with expectations that BJP may try to woo him. The 84-year-old veteran Congress leader said he would announce his decision in a press conference on ...

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New Horse Therapy Gives Hope to Cancer Patients: Study

Based on assumption that regular horse ride or getting in touch with a horse could radically improve the physical and psychological well-being of patients, a new horse therapy has become popular now. Horses give patients a sense of empowerment and a path to peace and tranquility. “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside ...

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Andhra CM Pitches for FDI at World Economic Forum

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister made a presentation on the opportunities for hi-tech entrepreneurs and investors in Andhra Pradesh and India at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday. In his elaborate presentation, he touched on ongoing projects like Polavaram, bandwidth updates and other issues. “I need your expertise and investments to make progress,” he told the audience. The question of electricity ...

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Why Moon, Earth Share Same Materials?

Resolving a decade-old puzzle on strikingly similar surface features of the Earth and the Moon, scientists have proposed that both were formed from materials that were more similar, holding almost indistinguishable isotopic characteristics. This work also shows that the material that was used to make the Earth was a mass projectile that hit the Earth and most probably led to ...

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India Celebrates 68th Republic Day (Pictures)

India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas and Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&C) developed indigenously made their debut today at the Republic Day parade. Three fighter jets flew at a speed of 780 km per hour in ‘VIC’ formation. India celebrated the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017 in a colourful presentation of its military prowess, accomplishments and display of ...

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6 Takeaways from Colourful Republic Day Parade 2017

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India celebrated the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017 in a colourful presentation of its military prowess, accomplishments and display of its wide cultural diversity and unity that was witnessed by Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of U.A.E. Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and other dignitaries and thousands of common people. Coinciding with the ...

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Forget Jallikattu, Tamil Nadu up in Arms Against Coke, Pepsi Now

Ever since 1991 when globalization was set in, foreign brands entered India like any other Asian country that has opened up to liberalization. But the underbelly of an anti-foreign goods remained strong in certain quarters but hardly did it raise its head until now when Patanjali products under Yoga guru Baba Ramdev began a new Vande Mataram slogan prompting people ...

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Mushroom Good to Prevent Dementia, Alzheimer’s: Study

Mushroom, rich in vitamin D, though classifed under fungi, has immense immunity-boosting and anti-cancer properties, said a new study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. Researchers from the University of Malaya in their study observed that regular consumption of mushrooms may enhance nerve growth in the brain, thus delaying the onset of age-linked neuro-degenerative diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s. ...

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Singing Loud in Groups May Benefit COPD Patients: Study

Participating in community singing sessions and singing their lungs out may benefit patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), said researchers whose previous studies on small numbers of participants and short duration of generally hospital-based singing group intervention proved beneficial. The latest study examines the feasibility of long-term participation in a community singing group for patients with COPD who had ...

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