Thursday, May 31, 2012

India's Quarterly Growth Slides to 5.3% in Jan - March 2012

January to March is normally a busy quarter for India with both private sector and public trying to show better performance for the year end. But in the year 2011-12, the last quarter went down to a nine year low. Does it indicate more worse results in the coming days. Is the slowdown in Europe hurting India badly?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Agencies Promoting Social Consciousness in India

Agencies Promoting Social Consciousness in India

Agencies Promoting Social Consciousness in India



Advertising agencies
Broadcasting companies - Radio and TV channels
Devasthanams - Temple Boards
Political parties
Religious groups
Various Seva Dals - Sarvodaya mandals,  RSS, Congress Seva Dal,
Trade unions


What are their contributions?

Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam campaigned with the theme Dharmo Rakshati Rakshitah. (Right conduct protects people who protect right conduct).

Monday, May 28, 2012

India - Economy - News

India - Economy - News

India - Economy - News


Business and Economy Dailies


China's growth likely to go below 8% in second quarter of 2012

India Growing Higher Than China - It Started
India growth in 2010 10.4%; China's growth 10.3%  IMF stats.

Budget proposals for 2011-12
No tax income limit increased to Rs 1,80,000 from  Rs 1,60,000 giving uniform tax relief of Rs 2,000.
Current surcharge of 7.5 per cent on domestic companies proposed to be reduced to 5 per cent.
Rate of Minimum Alternative Tax proposed to be increased from 18 per cent to 18.5 per cent of book profits.

More details rediff coverage

January 2011

India Economy January 2011 - Ficci Report

1 .1 .2011

Industry Policy to be unveiled with plans to create 100 million (10 crore) jobs.

The industry ministry is drafting a policy in consultation with planning commission and National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council. The final policy may be announced by late January or early February. (The Economic Times, 31.12.2010, page 21)
Indian Economy Growth Estimates for 2010-11
IT sector to employ 10 million (one crore) people by 2020

IT sector has grown from $4billion in 2000 to $62 billion in 2010 showing 22% compound annual growth rate. Nasscom is projecting revenue of $225 billion by 2020. And the IT sector is expected to employ 10 million people. Presently it is employing 2 million persons. Infosys is employing around 125,000.(The ET, 31.12.2010, p.7) 

According to US Census Bureau projections, India will have 1.396 billion and China will have 1.394 billion in 2025. Further India's population would to grow to 1.656 billion by 2050, while China will have a drop in the number to 1.303 billion. (The ET, 31.12.2010, p.21)

Foundation Stone Laid for  500 MW Solar Park in Gujarat

Foundation stone was laid for 2,000 hectare solar park near Charanka village of Patan District in Gujarat.  It is expected to produce 500 MW of power. Gujarat Power Corporation is the nodal agency to establish, operate and maintain the park. (The Times of India, 1.1.2011, p.17)
Indian Economy Growth Estimates for 2010-11
Economist Intelligence Unit Forecast
7.7% for 2010-11 and 8% for 2011-12 (ET, 17.3.2010, p.13)

Budget 2008-09 Highlights

Changes in I-T slab. Threshold of exemption for all Income Tax assesses raised from from Rs 1,10,000 to Rs 1,50,000.
New tax slabs will be: 10 per cent for Rs 150,000 to Rs 300,000, 20 per cent for Rs 300,000 to Rs 500,000 and 30 per cent above Rs 500,000.
Short-term capital gains increases to 15 per cent.
Plan expenditure fixed at Rs 2,43,000 crore and non plan expenditure at 5,74,000 crore.
General Centvat on all goods to be reduced from 16 per cent to 14 per cent.


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Saturday, May 26, 2012

India's Tryst With Destiny - 2012 Panel Discussion - Videos

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

2012 7th Apsara Hindi Film Awards for 2011 - Videos On YouTube

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Achieving Indians - Padma Award Winners in Year 2007

Achieving Indians - Padma Award Winners in Year 2007

Achieving Indians - Padma Award Winners in Year 2007


Padma Vibhushan      

1. Prof. (Dr.) Balu Sankaran (Medicine) Delhi.
2. Fali Sam Nariman (Public Affairs) Delhi.
3. Khushwant Singh (Literature and Education) Delhi.
4. N.N. Vohra (Civil Service) Haryana.
5. Naresh Chandra (Civil Service) Delhi.
6. Justice (Retd.) Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati (Public Affairs) Delhi.
7. Late Shri Raja Rao (Posthumous) (Literature and Education) USA.
8. Dr. Raja Jesudoss Chelliah (Public Affairs) Tamil Nadu.
9. Sudarshan Erinackal Chandy George (Science and Engineering) USA.
10. Dr. Venkataraman Krishnamurthy (Civil Service) Delhi.

Padma Bhushan   

11. Prof. Bhikhu Parekh (Literature and Education) United Kingdom.
12. Late Shri Chandra Prasad Saikia (Posthumous) (Literature and Education) Assam.
13. Smt. Ela Gandhi ( Public Affairs) South Africa.
14. Rev Father Gabriel (Literature and Education) Kerala.
15. Gopaldas Neeraj (Literature and Education) Uttar Pradesh.
16. Dr. Gurcharan Singh Kalkat (Science and Engineering) Chandigarh.
17. Ms. Indra Nooyi (Trade and Industry) USA.
18. Jamshed J. Irani (Trade and Industry) Maharashtra.
Tata Steel
19. Javed Jan Nisaar Akhtar (Literature and Education) Maharashtra.

20. Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs (Literature and Education) USA.
21. Justice K.T. Thomas (Public Affairs) Kerala.
22. Kavalam Narayan Panikkar (Art) Kerala.
23. Captain L.Z. Sailo (Literature and Education) Mizoram.
24. Dr. (Smt.) Manju Sharma (Science and Engineering) Delhi.
25. Dr. N. Mahalingam (Trade and Industry) Tamil Nadu.
Sakti Sugars
26. O. Suzuki (Trade and Industry) Japan.
27. Dr. Prithipal Singh Maini (Medicine) Delhi.
28. Pandit Rajan Misra (Art) Delhi.
29. Ramankutty Nair (Art) Kerala.
30. Pandit Sajan Misra (Art) Delhi.
31. Dr. Saroj Ghose (Science and Engineering) West Bengal.
32. Dr. Shiv Kumar Sarin (Medicine) Delhi.
33. Prof. (Vaidya) Shriram Sharma (Medicine) Maharashtra.
34. Late Somnath Hore (Posthumous) (Art) West Bengal.
35. Sunil Bharti Mittal (Trade and Industry) Delhi.
36. Syed Haider Raza (Art) France
37. Hakim Syed Mohammad Sharfuddin Quadri (Medicine) West Bengal.
38. Prof. T.N. Srinivasan (Literature and Education) USA.
39. Prof. Tapan Ray Chaudhuri (Literature and Education) United Kingdom.
40. Tyeb Mehta (Art) Maharashtra.
41. Dr. (Smt.) V. Mohini Giri (Social Work) Delhi.
42. Dr. Vilayanur Ramachandaran (Science and Engineering) USA.

Padma Shri         

43. A. Sivasailam (Trade and Industry) Tamil Nadu.
44. Prof. (Dr.) Adya Prasad Mishra (Literature and Education) Uttar Pradesh.
45. Amitav Ghosh (Literature and Education) USA.
46. Prof. Ananda M. Chakrabarty (Science and Engineering) USA.
47. Dr. (Smt.) Ananda Shankar Jayant (Art) Andhra Pradesh.
48. Prof. (Dr.) Anoop Misra (Medicine) Delhi.
49. Dr. Ashok Kumar Hemal (Medicine) Delhi.
50. Astad Aderbad Deboo (Art) Maharashtra.
51. Dr. Atul Kumar (Medicine) Delhi.
52. Dr. B. Paul Thaliath (Medicine) Uttar Pradesh.
53. Dr. Bakul Harshadrai Dholakia (Literature and Education) Gujarat.
54. Dr. Balbir Singh (Medicine) Delhi.
55. Dr. Baldev Raj (Science and Engineering) Tamil Nadu.
56. Bharath Balachandra Menon (Art) Kerala.
57. Late Prof. Devindra Rahinwal (Posthumous) (Social Work) Uttaranchal.
58. Prof. (Dr.) Dilip K. Biswas (Science and Engineering) Delhi.
59. Gajendra Narayan Singh (Art) Bihar.
60. Geeta Chandran (Art) Delhi.
61. Giriraj Kishore (Literature and Education) Uttar Pradesh.
62. Rajmata Goverdan Kumarri (Art) Gujarat.
63. Prof. (Dr.) Harpinder Singh Chawla (Medicine) Chandigarh.
64. Jeev Milkha Singh (Sports) Punjab.
65. Dr. K.R. Palaniswamy (Medicine) Tamil Nadu.
66. Khalid Zaheer (Social Work) Uttaranchal.
67. Prof. (Dr.) Kharak Singh Valdiya (Science and Engineering) Karnataka.
68. Kiran Karnik (Science and Engineering) Delhi.
69. Ms. Koneru Humpy (Sports) Andhra Pradesh.
70. Dr. Lalit Pande (Environment Protection) Uttaranchal.
71. Louis Remo Fernandes (Art) Goa.
72. Dr. M. Mohan Babu (Art) Andhra Pradesh.
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73. Dr. Mahadev Prasad Pandey (Literature and Education) Chhattisgarh.
74. Dr. Mahipal S. Sachdev (Medicine) Delhi.
75. Dr. Manjunath Cholenahally Nanjappa (Medicine) Karnataka.
76. Dr. Mayilvahanan Natarajan (Medicine) Tamil Nadu.
77. Ms. Meenakshi Gopinath (Literature and Education) Delhi.
78. Ms. Miriam L'vovna Salganik (Literature and Education) Russia.
79. Dr. Mohsin Wali (Medicine) Delhi.
80. Mujtaba Hussain (Literature and Education) Andhra Pradesh.
81. Prof. Mushirul Hassan (Literature and Education) Delhi.
82. Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai (Trade and Industry) Maharashtra.
83. Prof. (Dr.) Narmada Prasad Gupta (Medicine) Delhi.
84. Smt. Neelamani Devi (Art) Manipur.
85. P. Gopinathan (Art) Kerala.
86. P.R. Thilagam (Art) Tamil Nadu.
87. Pannuru Sripathy (Art) Andhra Pradesh.
88. Prof. (Dr.) Perumalsamy Namperumalsamy (Medicine) Tamil Nadu.
89. Prof. (Smt.) Pratibha Ray (Literature and Education) Orissa.
90. Smt. Pushpa Hans (Art) Delhi.
91. Rabinder Gokaldas Ahuja (Sea Cadet Corps Management) Maharashtra.
92. Rajinder Gupta (Trade and Industry) Punjab.
93. Dr. Ravi Narayan Bastia (Science and Engineering) Maharashtra.
94. Late Shri Ravindra Dayal (Literature & Education) Delhi.
95. Prof. Rostislav Borisovich Rybakov (Literature and Education) Russia.
96. Ms. Runa Banerjee (Social Work) Uttar Pradesh.
97. S. Dhakshinamurthy Pillai (Art) Tamil Nadu.
98. Sister S.M. Cyril (Social Work) Ireland.
99. Smt. Shanti Hiranand (Art) Delhi.
100. Smt. Shashikala Jawalkar (Art) Maharashtra.
101. Prof. (Dr.) Shekhar Pathak (Literature and Education) Uttaranchal.
102. Dr. Sheo Bhagwan Tibrewal (Medicine) United Kingdom.
103. Sonam Skalzang (Art) Jammu & Kashmir.
104. Sonam Tshering Lepcha (Art) Sikkim.
105. Prof. Sudhir Kumar Sopory (Science and Engineering) Haryana.
106. Dr. Sukumar Azhikode (Literature and Education) Kerala.
107. Sushil Gupta (Social Work) Delhi.
108. Dr.(Ms.) Syeda Saiyidain Hameed (Public Affairs) Delhi.
109. T.S. Rangarajan alias Kavingar Vaali (Literature and Education) Tamil Nadu.
110. Ms. Tarla Dalal (Cookery) Maharashtra.
111. Ms. Teesta Setalvad (Public Affairs) Maharashtra.
112. Dr. (Smt.) Temsula Ao (Literature and Education) Assam.
113. Dr. Thanu Padmanabhan (Science and Engineering) Maharashtra.
114. Dr. Thekkethil Kochandy Alex (Science and Engineering) Karnataka.
115. Thingbaijam Babu Singh (Art) Manipur.
116. Lama Thupten Phuntsok (Social Work) Arunachal Pradesh.
117. Valayapatti A.R. Subramaniam (Art) Tamil Nadu.
118. Vijaydan Detha (Literature and Education) Rajasthan.
119. Vikram Seth (Literature and Education) United Kingdom.
120. Waman Thakre (Art) Madhya Pradesh.
121. Dr. Yusufkhan Mohamadkhan Pathan (Literature and Education) Maharashtra.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Puri Sankara Peetham - Govardhanpeetham - Information, News and Messages

Puri Sankara Peetham - Govardhanpeetham - Information, News and Messages

Puri Sankara Peetham - Govardhanpeetham - Information, News and Messages

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