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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Get to Know an Unusual Storm : 'Cyclone Ockhi'

December 05, 2017 0

What is Cyclone Ockhi?

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Ockhi is an active tropical cyclone currently threatening and impacting India, and is the most intense to exist in the Arabian Sea since Cyclone Megh in 2015. The strongest storm of the 2017 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, Ockhi originated from an area of disturbed weather near Sri Lanka on November 29. Proximity to land initially prevented significant strengthening, however as it entered the Arabian Sea, favorable conditions allowed it to quickly strengthen on December 1.
So far, at least 30 people have been killed by Ockhi.
(Source: Wiki)

The difference between Tsunami and Cyclone

Cyclone is the large wind flows with heavy rain in a low pressure atmosphere develops over the sea which leads to heavy rain and wind flowing, where as Tsunami is the Large waves developed under the sea bed due to an earthquake, sliding of plates or volcanic eruption, which leads to formation of high altitude waves with different frequencies and duration. 

Cyclone never develops a Tsunami

'Ockhi' cyclone influence has decreased rapidly in Kerala. It moved more west-northwest direction. Isolated light to moderate rain possible in Kerala.Sky will be clear most of the time. Lakshadweep will continue to have moderate wind and rain for one more day. Weakening of cyclone will start from today and move towards north west direction for first 12 hrs then turn to north-east direction and reach Maharashtra-Gujarat coast 6th December as depression. 

How powerful was Ockhi?

Ockhi was described as a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’, the third strongest category according to the definitions used by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Cyclones are categorised by the maximum wind speed they generate. On Saturday, at its most powerful, Ockhi had wind speeds between 155 and 165 km per hour, touching the upper border for ‘very severe cyclonic storm’.

Cyclones with wind speeds between 165 and 220 km per hour are classified as ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’. Those with even higher wind speeds are called ‘super-cyclones’. The most famous instance of a ‘super-cyclone’ was the one that hit the coast of Odisha in October 1999. It was the strongest-ever cyclone recorded in that area, with wind speeds touching 260 km per hour. It was also the most devastating cyclone to have hit India.
 The Joint Typhoon Warning  Centre, US, issued the 6th  warning for Ockhi cyclone.  Now the Ockhi cyclone is  located 8.9 N 73.8 E near  Lakshadweep. It is now  maintaining its initial wind  speed and in the “Severe  Cyclone “status. Within 48  hours, its intensity increases  further with wind speed of  110 Km/Hr. then it reduces  to 85 Km/ Hr in the next 24  hours. It then turns to  "Depression" on the 5th day  with a wind speed of 45 Km / Hr.

Current track of the cyclone is North – West and turn to North – East on 3rd Dec. Then it slows down its movement towards Gujarat and weakens further.





Sunday, December 03, 2017

Padmavati Controversy : 'BJP Supported' only to win the heart of Rajput community after 'Anandpal Encounter'

December 03, 2017 0
Anandpal Encounter:
Anandpal was a Ravana Rajput, a community born from the concubines of Rajputs and regarded as inferior by the Rajputs, especially for matrimony. When Anandpal Singh was gunned down in a controversial police encounter last month in northern Rajasthan’s Churu, he was a dreaded gangster with six murder charges and little social traction. But in a month, the 45-year-old has been transformed into an icon who has galvanised the influential Rajput community. 
Rajput bodies across the state have blocked roads, vandalised public property and demonstrated against police to press for an inquiry into what they allege was a staged encounter. 
Community bodies such as Shree Rajput Sabha, Rajput Karni Sena and Pratap Foundation have joined the protests.


What is Padmavati? (Source : Wiki)

Padmavati is an Indian epic period drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, based on the epic poem Padmavat (1540) by Malik Muhammad Jayasi.[1][3] The film features Deepika Padukone in the title role as Rani Padmavati, alongside Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer 

with Aditi Rao Hydari and Jim Sarbh in supporting roles. Initially scheduled for 1 December 2017, the film's release has been delayed indefinitely because of the pending approval by Central Board of Film Certification. 

Why BJP supported? 

Bhartiya Janta Party as seen today is the Party with Most Educated people ever in the history of Indian Constitution. They well know when to take the political advantage which can be seen after Political Shift in Bihar. 

Whatever the case may be in Bihar, but BJP has somehow lost its hold over some people after the radical decisions of Demonetization where GST stands in the queue awaiting for the results.

Concerning the lost support among Rajput community after the encounter of gangster Anandpal. This step is however worth taken inorder to control crime in the country. 'Control on the guns and crime' has been done effectively by the Indian Government talking of Jammu & Kashmir and Uttar Pardesh. 

But this encounter has seen taken the different turf as Rajput Community,Shree Rajput Sabha, Rajput Karni Sena and Pratap Foundation have joined the protests against the Anandpal Encounter. 

As for upcoming By-Elections 2017 in Rajasthan and State elections in 2019, Rajput community hold the large number of voters. This was seen as taking advantage of the 'Padmavati Controversy' to gain the votes of Rajput Community.

      

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Demonetization : 'Radical Step' which would never compensate for the 'Poor People of India'

December 02, 2017 0


There are two main categories of pain demonetization has caused: 
(a) the relatively minor one of people having to stand in queues for hours day after day, leading to lakhs of man days and productivity lost;
(b) the near starvation that lakhs of daily wage workers, workers in small industries, labor intensive industries of all kinds from the tea gardens of Assam in the east to the diamond cutting industry of Surat in the west, are having to suffer for no fault of theirs. 

The second pain is absolutely inexcusable. No matter what golden age is finally achieved through demonetization, it can never compensate for what poor people are suffering and indeed have already suffered. The damage is already done and nothing that happens in future can make up for it.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hiding under his table because of the failure of Demonetization. He cannot show his face to the Indian Public because of the catastophe.


In that sense, demonetization is on par with some of the most anti-poor steps ever taken in independent India, such as Sanjay Gandhi’s forced sterilization drive during the Emergency; the slum demolition programs undertaken by different states without providing alternative accommodation to the slum dwellers; the displacement of thousands of people to build big dams from Bhakra Nagal to Rihand in the 1950s and 60s to Narmada in the 1990s, etc. All these were undertaken with the best of intentions and even had some good results, but in fact they were immeasurably cruel. It can easily be argued that without Josef Stalin’s ruthless steps such as the collectivization of Soviet agriculture (in which lakhs died), the USSR and present day Russia would never have become the world power they have. So do we want to follow in those footsteps?
This is the damage even if demonetization succeeds in its objectives. If it does not, if very little black and counterfeit is unearthed, while the GDP drops steeply, job losses rise, etc, there is nothing left to say. There is a cliche often cited by those justifying extreme, ‘radical’ steps like demonetization: ‘You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs’. 



Monday, November 27, 2017

Political Landscape likely to see 'Struggling BJP' over the next couple of years

November 27, 2017 0


Here’s how the political landscape is likely to look over the next couple of years
BJP won big in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand assembly elections. The extent of its victory was not expected by pollsters or even by BJP itself. In these two states BJP won 381 of the 473 seats, or over 80% of the total.
Punjab wasn’t all good news for BJP. The party and its ally SAD lost in Punjab. BJP also failed to reach a majority in Goa and Manipur, although it did manage to form governments in both states.
However, the win in UP alone was far bigger than losses in smaller states. After all, when it comes to 2019 Lok Sabha elections, gargantuan UP has 80 Lok Sabha seats, nearly five times the number of seats of Punjab (13), Goa (2) and Manipur (2) put together.
Hence, no matter how much Rahul Gandhi acolytes try to sweeten the bitter news to him by claiming Congress didn’t do so badly, the fact is simple: BJP did spectacularly well.
The current victory sets the stage for a huge BJP advantage in 2019. It cements Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s image as an effective leader. In 2014 Modi represented change, something voters craved. In 2017, Modi’s victory means they are happy with the change they made.
In that sense, the 2017 victory is a bigger deal for Modi than even 2014. In 2014, Modi came in with so many expectations that he was bound to disappoint. However, that didn’t happen. His popularity, at least in the states that matter for Lok Sabha elections, stays intact.
People like his workaholic nature, the constant attempt to announce radical schemes, his vision and his attempts to restore Indian pride in the eyes of the world. 
Demonetization, even though of questionable benefit economically, was a failure. 
BJP, meanwhile, continues to commit the biggest mistake one can make in politics – not listen to people. Rahul Gandhi has started inspiring India’s youth. As their tallest leader, he is a big positive. In that sense Amarinder Singh’s victory in Punjab is even more remarkable. 
Regional parties, which came into being when national parties ignored a particular state, seem to be losing some relevance, at least in a few places. BJP and Modi seem to be heavily focused on UP, and rightly so. It is not just a state government at stake; it is a ticket to Lok Sabha elections.
With the national parties themselves doing what people of UP need, it becomes difficult for the likes of SP or BSP to justify their existence, apart from shallow identity politics. And frankly, the number of votes that kind of crude identity politics can pull in is just not enough.
Even AAP is having a bit of an existential crisis. Formed on an anti-corruption plank, but still AAP is finding it easy to pull in voters for itself with no big scams haunting the current government.
Hence, with a diconnected Modi, a growing Congress and regional parties becoming irrelevant in key Lok Sabha states, Modi’s victory in 2019 is a doubt.
Of course, we still have two more years to go until elections. However, given the pace of reform in Congress and the growth of new ideas from regional parties, it doesn’t look like we have got a winner.
In fact, Modi is likely to become stronger. With the current lost in Bye-Elections of Gurdaspur, Modi government will have to struggle hard for the Lok Sabha. The government can enact several legislations that can help it win 2019.
There are some risks. The best example is the Bihar assembly election which happened a year ago. In a jungle, sometimes all the hyenas get together to ambush the lion, and even manage to win occasionally. A mahagathbandhan or an opportunists’ alliance can come together, comprising of almost all other major parties, in a bid to defeat Modi.
It would probably be bad for India if such an alliance wins. Each little party will enjoy the fruits of power to put it mildly, and there would be no one accountable. And yet, such an alliance can win.
The SP plus vote share in UP was 22%, and so was that of BSP. BJP had 40%. If BSP and SP had combined in a Bihar-style hyena move, they could have fared better. Of course, egos of people involved make this far more difficult in practice than the arithmetic on paper.
The second risk for the Modi government is a self-goal. When you take initiative and float new ideas, the risk of one of them going wrong is higher. Doing nothing means you commit less mistakes, but that is what the Modi government is all about.
Demonetisation didn't work, also GST scheme may not. Hence, the Modi government will have to evaluate the political risks of any new policy thoroughly beforehand.
At some point, voters may also seek far more accountability on what Modi’s policies have actually achieved. However, that stage is more likely to be a 2019 issue rather than 2024 issues.

Why Fear Death, When Everyday Kashmir Dies a Little Inside

November 27, 2017 0


Kashmir is a contested state between India and Pakistan. It has seen violent clashes over twenty years.

Pelting Indian Army with stones, started long back in 2010 when the civilians found three dead bodies of the local. When the smoke cleared more than four hundred police and soldiers were injured ;one hundred and eighty Kashmiris were dead, many of them were children, thousands were detained and when they emerged, they were shown with the chilling tale of brutal torture; the practice that go back two decades.

Torture is not a historical issue,it is happening right now in Kashmir Valley. Kashmir being the most beautiful Front Line in the world; has raised the tensions of war between India and Pakistan. The Muslim majority has long campaign for Independence; making India's Kashmir the heaviest militarized region in the world. 

There has been a cat and mice game between policemen and young generation of Kashmir. These youngsters are funded by Terrorist Organisation for pelting stones at the armed forces of India. These youngsters are cheered not only by Terrorist Organisation but also by the provoking neighbor of India: Pakistan. The young generation is too afraid of police and they never dare to come outside the house and the old people are not allowing their young ones to move outside the house as they say 'Armed Forces will beat their children, then what will they do?' 

Since 1989 no single case bought against Indian Armed Forces and Police has been allowed to proceed. The Indian Army says it has court martialed 59 soldiers in that time but will neither name the men nor explain the charges

Torture is widespread phenomenon here and the issue has to be highlighted. Torture has been used very effectively by the law enforcing agencies. Most of the victims; they accept it, they feel lucky that they are alive, they have not been killed.

The Past Army Movements and Government Actions on the families have made the young generation of Kashmir very anxious and very angry; towards the Indian Constitution, Indian Troopers, the Indian rule. 

In Kashmir, there's only one thing on the news; today someone's been killed here, tomorrow someone's has been killed there, the next day someone's goes missing. Lots of people go missing, nobody knows how they have gone missing, or why they have gone missing, Nobody knows, their mum and dad don't know. So the people can't go out, they're helpless, they can't do anything.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Know the impacts of GST on the startups in India

November 22, 2017 0

Impact of GST on startups :

Higher threshold for registeration

As per the current VAT structure, any business with a turnover of more than Rs 5 Lakh has to get VAT registration and pay VAT dependent on the state structure. Under GST , this threshold is 20 lakhs thus exempting many small businesses including startups. It has a composition scheme.

Startups can enjoy tax credit on their purchases

A lot of startups are into service industry i.e. they pay service tax. Under GST regime they can set off the VAT paid on the purchases with the service tax on their sales which they cannot under current regime.

Online simpler procedure under GST

The entire GST process starting from registration to filing returns and payments of GST is online. Startups do not have to run around to tax offices to get various registration under Excise, VAT, Service Tax.

Simpler taxation

Startups often work on tight budget and cannot devote resources to look after the various tax compliances under Excise, VAT, CST, Service Tax etc. GST will subsume all of this thus reducing the time spent for tax compliances.

BJP stalled development of Ajmer for 4 years: Sachin Pilot

November 22, 2017 0
Copyright : Google Search and Vishal Bhatnagar

For four years the BJP deliberately halted Ajmer’s development but now its ministers are making a beeline to the district. People want to ask these ministers where they were missing until now.Forget getting new development projects for Ajmer, even the projects that we initiated were not completed by the BJP despite being in power at the Centre and in the state. People will now give their verdict on the four years under the present. government and the previous five years of development under the Congress.
On asked about contesting elections:

Who will contest from which constituency will be decided by the AICC, Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi but it is now sure that BJP has been derailed in Rajasthan. I have had the honour of representing Ajmer Lok Sabha before. If the party leadership decides, who will refuse the honour (of contesting from Ajmer)? 
Development under Congress, he added :

We brought universities and airport, made Ajmer a slum-free city, provided internet connections in every village. Voters will evaluate our works and the present government’s works and give their verdict. People may get swayed once but they cannot forget the development works done and will ultimately compare performances. 

There has been halt in the development of Ajmer. If Pilot stands up for the people of Ajmer then there is accurate derailment of BJP from Rajasthan Government as the government has failed ‘The Promised Vision’ and people have not seen the ministers of the state for a while.
Undeveloped Rajasthan would be crucial point for Congress where they can wrest back and jump towards a win in Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018 where all eyes would be on Sachin Pilot winning Ajmer by-elections after the sudden demise of MP SanwarLal Jat. 

Rahul Gandhi’s visit to US : Reflecting a sense of maturity

November 22, 2017 0
Rahul made a good impression on his audience by taking a break from the usual rhetoric of his party when disagreeing with the Centre. Instead, the Congress vice-president accepted some (if not all) of the flaws in the organisation of his own party. Rahul even praised some of the BJP-led central government’s schemes, possibly reflecting a sense of maturity.
Rahul also admitted that Congress was complacent and arrogant going into the polls, when talking about the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. “In around 2012, arrogance crept into the Congress and we stopped having conversations with people that led to the party’s loss in the last polls,” Rahul said.
On dynastic politics, a subject for which he has been ridiculed by BJP leaders, he said, “this is a problem that is present in all political parties in India. Akhilesh Yadav is a dynast. (MK) Stalin is a dynast… Even Abhishek Bachchan is a dynast. Don’t go after me because the entire country is running like that. That’s what happens in India.

Asserting that the original Congress movement was an NRI (non-resident Indian) movement, Gandhi urged the diaspora in the United States to come forward with their ideas for another movement of transforming the country.
“Mahatma Gandhi was an NRI. Jawaharlal Nehru came back from England. Ambedkar, Patel, Maulana Azad, everyone of them went to the outside world, saw the outside world, returned to India and used some of the ideas that they had got and transformed India,” Gandhi said.
“And wherever I went, you made me feel proud to be an Indian,” Gandhi said as he praised the Indian community’s contribution to the country’s progress.
“So, I would like to start by telling you, that you are actually the backbone of our country,” he said.
He said his Congress Party represented a philosophy that is thousands and thousands of years old.

Gauri Lankesh : Put two and two together

November 22, 2017 0
Gauri Lankesh’s murder is silencing opposite thoughts. But, not allowing RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat to speak is honour of democracy.
She was a sympathizer of a lot of shady, controversial movement who created for hermany, many enemies but libtards and sickulars always play up her opposition to Bhartiya Janta Party.

False reporting :

The way of reporting can not be accepted. She use to criticise not only BJP but many others too but why medias are highlighting only BJP for this. Looks like very low graded journalism. I came to know that she was involved in maoist rehabilitation programme. Then there is a possibility in that direction also,why medias are not mentioning that.

Why Blame-Shame game?

Put two and two together and get an idea as to who may have carried out this attack.
  • She was against corrupt politicians, bureaucrats, rowdies
  • She was instrumental in getting Naxalites to surrender. Now, if this surrender had continued for more time there would be no Naxal movement! Why would they not have acted to prevent loss of their cadre?
  • She was also supportive of getting the Lingayat community divided by supporting a movement for getting this branch of Shaivism as a seperate religion.

Monday, November 20, 2017

‘Dawood Ibrahim’s will to last breathe in India’;the only benefit for BJP ahead of 2019 LS elections : Raj Thackeray

November 20, 2017 0



Dawood Ibrahim may return to India and BJP will use that in 2019 elections
In an explosive remark, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has claimed that fugitive mafia don and Mumbai serial blast main accused Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar wants to return to India and is currently negotiating a settlement with the PM Narendra Modi led NDA-led government at the Centre, according to IANS. Raj has made this remark on his sensational debut on Facebook. He said that Dawood is now very sick and wanted to come to India and breathe his last here, as per IANS.
During the launch of his official Facebook page, Thackeray said, “He (Dawood) is currently engaged in a setting with the government for this.” He also predicted that the BJP will score a political point by claiming that they brought the absconder don to India. “It is he (Dawood) who is keen to return… But, the BJP will claim credit for this to win the next elections,” Thackeray said as per IANS.