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Friday, 16 March 2012

Indian Union Budget 2012-2013


Indian Union Budget 2012-2013



The Budget identifies five objectives relating to growth recovery, private investment, supply bottlenecks, malnutrition and governance matters.
GDP growth to be 7.6 per cent (+ 0.25 percent) during 2012-13
Amendment to the FRBM Act proposed as part of Finance Bill.New concepts of "Effective Revenue Deficit" and "Medium Term Expenditure Framework" introduced.
Central subsidies to be kept under 2 per cent of GDP to be further brought down to 1.75 per cent of GDP over the next 3 years.
Proposed: Mobile based fertilizer management system; LPG transparency portal; scaling up and rolling out of Aadhar enabled payment for government schemes in at least 50 districts.
Rs. 30,000 crore to be raised through disinvestment.

Efforts to reach broadbased consensus on FDI in multi-brand retail.Rajiv Gandhi Equity Saving Scheme: to allow income tax deduction to retail investors on investing in equities Rs. 15,888 crore to be provided for capitalization of public sector banks and financial institutions.
A central "Know Your Customer" depository to be developed.
Swabhimaan: remaining habitations to be covered; to be extended to more habitations; ultra small branches to be set up in Swabhimaan habitations. Efforts to reach broadbased consensus on FDI in multi-brand retail Rajiv Gandhi Equity Saving Scheme: to allow income tax deduction to retail investors on investing in equities .

Rs. 15,888 crore to be provided for capitalization of public sector banks and financial institutions
A central "Know Your Customer" depository to be developed.

Swabhimaan: remaining habitations to be covered; to be extended to more habitations; ultra small branches to be set up in Swabhimaan habitations.Investment in 12th Plan in infrastructure to go uptoRs. 50,00,000 crore; half of this is expected from private sector
Tax Free Bonds of Rs. 60,000 crore to be allowed for financial infrastructure projects.Allocation of Road Transport and Highways Ministry enhanced by 14 per cent to Rs. 25,360 crore.
Financial package of Rs. 3,884 crore for waiver of loans to handloom weavers and their cooperative societies; mega handloom clusters in Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand weaver service centres in Mizoram, Nagaland and Jharkhand,powerloom mega cluster in Maharashtra; Rs. 500 crore pilot schemes for geo-textiles in North-Eastern region.
Rs. 5,000 crore India Opportunities Venture Fund to help small enterprises.Allocation to agriculture enhanced; RKVY gets Rs. 9,217 crore; BGREI gets Rs. 1,000 crore; Rs.2242 crore project to improve dairy productivity; Rs. 500 crore for coastal aquaculture.
Various other agricultural activities merged into 5 missions
Target for agricultural credit raised to Rs. 5,75,000 crore
Interest subvention for short-term crop loans to farmers at 7 per cent interest continues; additional 3 per cent for prompt paying farmers.
Rs. 200 crore for awards to incentivise agricultural research.Provisions under rural housing fund increased to Rs. 4,000 crore from Rs. 3,000 crore.Interest subvention of 1 percent on housing loans uptoRs. 15 lakh extended for one more year.AIBP allocation raised by 13 per cent to Rs. 14,242 crore.National Mission on Food Processing to be started in cooperation with State Governments.Scheduled Caste Sub Plan allocation increases by 18 per cent to Rs. 37,113 crore; Tribal Sub Plan by 17.6 per cent to Rs. 21,710 crore Multi-sectoral programme to address maternal and child malnutrition in 200 high burden districts.
58 per cent rise in allocation to ICDS, at Rs. 15,850 crore rural drinking water and sanitation gets 27 per cent rise in allocation to Rs. 14,000 crore; PMGSY gets 20 per cent rise to Rs. 24,000 crore.Projects covering length of 8800 km to be awarded under NHDP against 7,300 km during 2011-12.RTE-SSA gets Rs. 25,555 crore allocation, showing an increase of 21 per #162 6000 schools to be set up at block level as model schools in the 12th Plan; Credit Guarantee Fund to be set up for better flow of credit to students.






Thursday, 8 March 2012

Apple iPad 3

Apple has announced its new third-generation iPad, which comes packing a new high-resolution Retina display. “Until you see it you can’t understand how amazing it is”, said CEO Tim Cook.




 


The new iPad is an oxymoron: It is at once a strong leap forward that will let Apple hold onto its huge market and mindshare, and yet the new features are not so different from the iPad 2 as to cause an I-need-the- new-iPad-to-change-my-life panic for current owners.


The new high-resolution display runs at 2048×1536 at a pixel density of 264PPI. That’s 3.1M total pixels. The new display is powered by an A5X processor with improved quad-core graphics capabilities. The processor itself is dual-core.The new iPad maintains the current 10 hour battery life with 9 hours on 4G. It’s 9.4mm thick and weighs 1.4 pounds.There is also a brand new feature in the iPad, an iSight camera on the front and a new rear camera that runs at 5MP, with a backside illuminated sensor, 5 element lens and a hybrid IR filter. It looks to be the same camera equipment shipped in the iPhone 4S, aside from the slightly lower resolution sensor. This allows the new iPad to record HD movies at 1080P .


The device ships with iOS 5.1, the latest version of Apple’s software. It will be available for all users of iOS devices and comes with new Siri support for Japanese users, which will roll out over the next few weeks.Apple’s voice dictation feature is also coming to the new iPad as well. This is not the Siri assistant feature, but it will allow for live transcription of your voice.

The new iPad also has quad-core LTE 4G capabilities, allowing for much faster network access and download speeds. The new chip is dual-mode and includes 3G HSPA+ for up to 21Mbps, and dual-carrier HSDPA for up to 42Mbps.In a very nice new addition, the new iPad will also act as a 4G hotspot, something that the current iPad does not do.

A host of Apple apps were updated to work with its Retina display, including iWork, iMove and Garage Band. Each of these apps will have a free update available for existing users.

Apple also introduced the brand new iPhoto for iPad, a basic photo editing, photo-beaming from device to device and a new Photo Journals (collages)feature. The new version of iPhoto offers a host of gesture-focused photo editing options including utomatic horizon straightening as well as more detailed information about the images you’ve imported from other cameras. Images up to 19 megapixels in size are supported.


Apple also announced an upgrade to its ‘iTunes in the Cloud’ product, which now supports seamlessly streaming purchased movies to all iOS devices. These movies will be available in 1080P, which is a nice boost.
The new version of the Apple TV also supports 1080P and comes with a newly designed interface that is heavily reminiscent of iOS. It will still run $99 and will be available beginning next week.


Apple’s Tim Cook said about the company’s role in a ‘post-PC’ world “We’re talking about a world where the PC is no longer the center of your digital world,” he said, “but is just another device. The devices you use the most are more portable, more personal, and dramatically easier to use than any PC has ever been.The iPad is reinventing personal computing.”
Last year alone, Apple sold some 172 million of these post-PC devices, including the iPad, iPhone and iPod. 62M of them in the final quarter alone. If you count the iPad as a PC, it outsold every other major manufacturer last quarter with 15.4M units in sales.

The new iPad is priced at $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, $699 for 64GB. And $629, $729, and $829 for 4G. It will be available on March 16th in the US and available for pre-order from yesterday. It will be available from March 23 for 32 other countries. The iPad 2 will continue to be sold for $399 in a 16GB flavor and $529 for a WiFi + 3G 16GB model.

In india it will be available in coming few months.



 

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Tata Megapixel car 2012



Tata Motors showed the Tata Megapixel concept at the Geneva Motor Show overnight - it's a four-seater range extended electric vehicle (REEV). An evolution of last year's Pixel concept, the Megapixel uses four in-wheel 10 kW motors and a 325 cc single cylinder petrol engine that generates 22 kW while charging the lithium ion phosphate battery. The result is a range of 900 km (559 miles) and an electric-only range of 87 km (54 miles). The Megapixel has several other killer party tricks, including acutely turning wheels which give it a turning radius of just 2.8 meters (9.2 ft), which is small enough to do a U-turn in a narrow street, and an inductive home charging system - park over the induction pad and it charges itself without needing to be plugged in. There's also some very useful automatic sliding double doors. 



 
The Megapixel is a good looking little beastie, and was developed by Tata's design centres in India, the UK and Italy. As a global car concept, this is both the company's evolving idea of the ideal city car for global urban environments, and the one you're most likely to see first if you don't live in India.
Tata Motors is India's largest automobile company, with enormous prospects. A few decades from now, India will be a superpower, with the world's largest population having transitioned from bicycles to scooter and now aspiring to drive a car. India's vehicle ownership ratios are currently the same as America's were in 1912 - when the Model T Ford was top seller.




Tata is already huge with consolidated revenues of US$27 billion in 2010-11 and operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, Spain and South Africa. Among them is Jaguar Land Rover, the distribution of Fiat cars in India, and the market leader in commercial vehicle sales in India. Indeed, it is already the world's fourth largest truck manufacturer and third largest bus manufacturer. Tata is unquestionably coming to a market near you, so if you think the Megapixel is worthy of consideration, it might yet become available locally.
The Tata Pixel which was shown at Geneva in 2011 had a "Zero Turn" drive system which has been evolved further in the Megapixel. When parking, the four independent electric hub motors drive the wheels in opposite directions, while the front wheels are turned at an acute angle. The unfeasibly small turning circle will enable parking in spaces you wouldn't even consider in a small car - very impressive and very useful!
The at-home induction charging system is another no-brainer. Time-saving and very convenient benefits are heavy motivators. It only takes a minute or so to plug and unplug a plug-in hybrid, but the two minutes a day you save adds up and it's one less of life's chores to tick off the list.



Getting into and out of a small car is also no easy task, and doubly difficult for the taller among us. More accessibility means much easier loading and securing of goods and children and the Megapixel's double-sliding door system and B-pillar-less design is very clever and genuinely useful.
Inside, it's bigger than you'd expect because the battery layout and hub motors maximize interior space.


Accordingly, the Megapixel accommodates four adults with luggage.
The front seats are cleverly cantilevered on the central tunnel, releasing floor space underneath the seats for additional storage.
Like every other automotive design house on the planet, Tat's has focused heavily on the human machine interface (HMI). There's a docking point on the console for a smart phone and the interface is based around a large touchscreen in the center of the instrument panel. The touch screen controls all the functions of the car, from climate to driving modes.





Monday, 5 March 2012

HOLI - Festival of colours

Holi (होली), is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus. Holi is also known as festival of Colours.

The festival of colours

 

 

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Top Internet Browsers 2011

 

When we talk about internet, there is first thing comes in mind- “that is Browser”. Internet browsers plays the main role in internet world. Now a days, so many browsers are available on internet, but few has good rating on internet and among internet users. So today we come with some best browsers, these are getting popularity every day listed below. Every browser has its unique quality that make it popular among internet users.
Google Chrome is second most popular browser around the world. Some are getting more lovers every day like safari, opera, internet explorer, etc.
Few days ago we had been provide best antivirus of 2011 and Tumblr themes of 2011. Firefox is most popular browser among internet geeks because it has a big collection of Add-ons and has security, easy browsing, high performance, etc. Add-ons always play the main role in browsers popularity. Visit these list and find your best one for surfing the web easily. You can share your thought in our comment section below.

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1. Mozilla Firefox 4:

This browser is known for its better surfing speed, security, smarter look and one standout feature known as private browsing. This also provide open audio and video mode, built in spell checker feature add popularity among users. One more thing that make Firefox so lovable is customization, we can change Firefox looks according to our needs.

2. Google Chrome:

Google chrome is popular among internet users because of its dynamic features that provided by it like seed, security, simplicity and many more built in functions.
Here are some features that make chrome so popular
1. Speed: speed is factor that we look in every browser, chrome provides a good browsing speed that we looking for, chrome uses powerful java script engine for speed lighting. Chrome provides Omnibox chromes combined search and address bar, using this it is fast to search and navigate on web.
2. Security: chrome has built in malware and phishing protection, chrome uses safe browsing and sandboxing technologies to keep you safe on web. Chrome also has an auto update function that checks updates regularly to keep you up-to-date with latest security features.
3. Privacy: chrome manages privacy by using a feature Incognito mode, this mode delete all your visited websites and download histories and cookies.
These are the basic differences that make chrome unique among all other browsers. Many more features you enjoy when you use this browser.

3. Internet Explorer 9i :

This is the browser widely used all around the world ,it has increased performance and speed due to improved script engine than other older versions this feature no doubt most useful and noticeable to users, one more thing that attract attention of users towards IE9 is its stability, in older versions if one site or add on crashes it will close entire browser but in IE9 only the affected tab gets down rather than entire browser. This has a unique feature color coded tab grouping, this lets you see that which tab opened from link of which tab.
 

4. Opera11.50:

Opera11.50 introduce feature like interactive voice this is the unique feature that opera offers to users ,thumbnail previews also make attractive this browser among users, you can customize your browser by adding removing buttons and toolbars and also customize own keyboard shortcuts, you can easily look inside a tab when you put mouse pointer over a tab, opera has built in Bit Torrent so no separate application is needed for download, Opera11.50 have fast JavaScript engine this make opera fastest browser.

5. Safari

Developed by Apple, Safari browser provides you at-a-glance feature that provides you a preview of your favorite site this is an exclusive feature that safari has, you can also create your reading list that contain list of web pages through which you can read your articles, watch or browse whenever you are free , safari have Safari Reader facility that remove all those flashing nonsense ads that distract you from your matter. Security is a feature that every internet user wants in prioty; Safari is highly secure web browser.

6. Maxthon:

Maxthon is known for its rich features, it is a china based browser having customizable and user friendly interface with having cool look, it has a button for menu bar, you will definitely enjoy surfing with this browser, Maxthon has a feature “Drag and Drop” by using this feature you can easily drag a web address from any word file and from any email, use Anti Freezing technology and you can navigate from one webpage to other through the movement of your mouse. One thing that affect its popularity is security and speed it is not so fast and secure browser.

7. Avant :

Avant is Internaet explorer based browser having tabbed browsing and zoom functionality upto 500%.thishas a feature that allows you to enter your screen in full screen mode, when you minimize its window this will remove window and seen only a button at right toolbar.


8. DeepNet Explorer 1.5:

this mainly focuses on RSS feeds and have each tab secure.

9. Phaseout:

This is better known for its looks, has attractive and easy customizable skins, and flash based browser, easy browsing and user friendly.

10. SeaMonkey:

SeaMonkey is an All-in-one application suite.

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Saturday, 3 March 2012

Best Smart Phones of 2011

Here we are.......

1.Samsung Galaxy S: Sasmung Galaxy S runs on Android 2.2 Froyo OS and it is powered with 1GHz processor. It’s a 3G phone and it has 4-inch super clear LCD display. It has GPS navigation and it supports the augmented reality apps. It’s a full touch bar phone and supports 720p videos. It is equipped with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. The price of this handset is Rs. 18,258.

2.Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray: Xperia Ray is a high-end handset with 3-inch full touchscreen display. It is a social networking enabled handset with mobile Bravia engine. The best part about this handset is it has 8.1-megapixel camera that supports the 720p video playback. It has front VGA camera with FM radio and 1GB internal memory. The price of this handset is around Rs. 19,000.  

3.Samsung Galaxy Ace: Galaxy Ace is very similar to Galaxy S look wise as it is also a bar phone but it is equipped with a lot different features such as it has 3.5-inch TFT display, 5-megapixel camera, and it supports the Wi-Fi. It supports high-speed Internet data transfer at 7.2 Mbps. The price of this phone is Rs. 14, 178.

4.Sony Xperia mini Pro
: Sony Xperia Mini Pro is a slider touch and type handset. It has 2.55-inch capacitive touchscreen with 240 x 320 pixel (QVGA) resolution. It has 128 MB inbuilt memory and has a microSD card slot. It supports GSM/EDGE networks. The price of this handset is Rs. 15,000 approx.

5. HTC ChaCha: HTC Chacha is a touch and type handset with Android 2.4 Android OS. The most amazing feature of this phone is that it is a Facebook phone, because it comes with Facebook integrated button on its front panel. It has 5-megapixel camera and the price of this handset is Rs. 15,000 approx.


6.LG Optimus Pro: LG Optimus Pro is ergonomically designed and it is a touch and type handset. It sports 2.8-inch QVGA TFT capacitive touch display, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and 800Mhz processor. Besides, It supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and the high speed Internet. The price of this handset is Rs. 9,700.

7.HTC Salsa: HTC Salsa is a high-end smartphone. It has 2.6-inch touchscreen and it runs on the Android 2.4 Gingerbread OS. It is powered with 600 Mhz processor, with 5-megapixel-rear camera and front VGA camera. The price of this handset is Rs. 16,000 approx.

8. HTC Wildfire S: HTC Wildfire S is the successor of HTC Wildfire.  It is equipped with 3.2-inch display and it runs on Android 2.4 OS. The phone take its power from 600 Mhz processor. It comes with a 5-megapixel camera, which captures the instant and vivid pictures. The price of this handset is Rs. 13,990.

9. LG Optimus 2X
: LG Optimus 2X is the first dual-core smartphone in India. It is equipped with 1GHz dual core Tegra 2 processor, which really makes this phone run faster. It has 4-inch IPS screen and it supports full 1080p HD videos. The phone has HDMI connectivity which is not available in most of the phones. Having Tegra 2 processor the phone is really good for supporting heavy games. The phone is available at the discounted offer of Rs. Up to 20, 000.

10. LG Optimus 3D: LG Optimus 3D is a Android powered smartphone that packs in stunning specs and a unique 3D experience for Indian consumers. Measuring 128.8x68x11.9mm and weighing just 168g, the Android Froyo smartphone is capable of capturing 3D images via its powerful dual 5-megapixel (2560х1920 pixels) cameras. Priced at Rs 37,000, the device will make for a great gift for your family and near and dear ones this Diwali.

Friday, 2 March 2012

HISTORY OF INDIA BUDGET

India Budget

The Union Budget of India also called the general India budget is presented each year on the last working day of February. The budget is presented by the Finance Minister of India in Parliament. Budget is most economic event in the country which outlines all the economic planning of the Government of India for the next year. It is not only important for corporates but for individuals from all sections of the society.
Origin and History

The first general budget of India was presented by the India's first Finance Minister Sir R.K. Shanmugham Chetty on November 26, 1947. Since then, 28 Union Finance Ministers have been presenting the budget every year. Initially, much attention was given to the agricultural sector but as later on, the focus shifted to the other sectors including the industrial, financial and other sectors.
Passing of Budget

The annual India budget has to be passed by the House of the parliament before it can come into effect on April 1, the start of India's financial year. The Indian parliament has one month to review and modify the government's budget proposals. If by April 1, the parliamentary discussion of the budget has not been completed, the budget as proposed by the minister of finance goes into effect and subject to retroactive modifications after the parliamentary review.

State Level Budget

Each state government maintains its own budget, prepared by the state's minister of finance in consultation with appropriate officials of the central government. Primary control over state finances rests with the state legislature in the same manner as at the central government level. State finances are supervised by the central government, however, through the Comptroller and the Auditor General of India; the latter reviews State Government accounts annually and reports the findings to the appropriate state governor for submission to the State's Legislature. The Central and State Budgets consist of a budget for current expenditures, known as the budget on revenue account, and a capital budget for economic and social development expenditures.
Separate Budget for Railway and Postal Department

The Indian Railways, the largest Public-Sector Enterprise, and the Posts and Telegraph Departments have their own budgets, funds, and accounts. The appropriations and disbursements under their budgets are subject to the same form of parliamentary and audit control as other government revenues and expenditures.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

World book day

1st March 2012..........World BOOK day


World Book (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on 1 March, organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. The Day was first celebrated in 1995 and in 2012 the UK world Book day will be celebrated on March 1, 2012

What is World Book Day?

World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
This is the 15th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 1st March children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. That’s why we will be sending schools (including those nurseries and secondary schools that have specially registered to participate), packs of Book Tokens and age-ranged World Book Day Resource Packs (age-ranged into Nursery/Pre-School, Primary and Secondary) full of ideas and activities, display material and more information about how to get involved in World Book Day.




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