Thursday, 8 January 2015

Important Battles in the Indian History

Important Battles in the Indian History
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1. 1st battle of Tarain--1191-- Prithviraj Chauhan defeated Mohammed Ghori
2. 2nd battle of Tarain--1192--Mohammad Ghori defeated Prithviraj Chauhan
3. 1st battle of Panipat--1526--Babar defeated Ibrahim Lodi
4. Battle of Khanwa--1527-- Babur defeated Rana Sunga further strengthening his foothold in India.
5. Battle of Ghaghra--1529--Babur defeated Mahmud Lodi and Sultan Nusrat Shah thus establishing Mughal rule in India.
6. 2nd battle of Panipat--1556--Akbar defeated Hemu
7. 3rd battle of Panipat--1761Ahmed Shah Abdali defeated the Marathas
8. Battle of Talikota--1565--Deccan Sultanates defeated the glorious Vijayanagar empire
9. Battle of Haldighati--1576--Undecisive battle between Raja Man Singh of Mughal Army and Rana Pratap of Mewar.
10. Battle of Plassey--1757--British defeated Siraj-ud-duala with the help of Mir Zafar. This battle laid the foundation of British empire in India.
11. Battle of Wandiwash--1760--British decisively defeated the French in India. The Seven years war (1756 - 1763) between the British and the French in Europe ran parallel to this war. 3 Carnatic wars were fought between the British and the French and this battle was a part of the 3rd Carnatic War.
12. Battle of Buxar--1764--British defeated the combined forces of Mir Qasim, Shuja-ud-duala (Nawab of Oudh) and Shah Alam II(Mughal emperor). This completed the work began by the battle of Plassey.
13. Battle of Samugarh--1658--Aurangzeb defeated Dara Shikoh.
14. Battle of Karnal--1739--Nadir Shah defeated Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah.

50 NATIONAL PARKS IN INDIA

50 NATIONAL PARKS IN INDIA


[1] Anshi National Park --------- Karnataka
[2] Bandipur National Park ----------- Karnataka
[3] Bannerghatta National Park --------- Karnataka
[4] Balphakram National Park ------- Meghalaya
[5] Bandhavgarh National Park --------- Madhya Pradesh
[6] Betla National Park --------- Jharkhand
[7] Bhitarkanika National Park ------- Odisha
[8] Blackbuck National Park, Velavadar -------- Gujarat
[9] Buxa Tiger Reserve -------- West Bengal
[10] Campbell Bay National Park --------- Andaman and Nicobar Islands
[11] Chandoli National Park --------- Maharashtra
[12] Dachigam National Park ------- Jammu and Kashmir
[13] Darrah National Park --------- Rajasthan
[14] Desert National Park -------- Rajasthan
[15] Dibru-Saikhowa National Park --------- Assam
[16] Dudhwa National Park --------- Uttar Pradesh
[17] Eravikulam National Park -------- Kerala
[18] Galathea National Park --------- Andaman and Nicobar Islands
[19] Gangotri National Park --------- Uttarakhand
[20] Gir Forest National Park --------- Gujarat
[21] Gorumara National Park -------- West Bengal
[22] Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary ------ Uttarakhand
[23] Great Himalayan National Park ------- Himachal Pradesh,
[24] Gugamal National Park -------- Maharashtra
[25] Guindy National Park -------- Tamil Nadu
[26] Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park ---------- Tamil Nadu
[27] Hemis National Park --------- Jammu and Kashmir
[28] Harike Wetland ------- Punjab
[29] Hazaribagh National Park ------- Jharkhand
[30] Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park -------- Tamil Nadu
[31] Indravati National Park ------- Chhattisgarh
[32] Jaldapara National Park ------- West Bengal
[33] Jim Corbett National Park -------- Uttarakhand
[34] Kalesar National Park ------ Haryana
[35] Kanha National Park ------- Madhya Pradesh
[36] Kanger Ghati National Park -------- Chhattisgarh
[37] Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park -------- Telangana
[38] Kaziranga National Park ------ Assam
[39] Keibul Lamjao National Park ------ Manipur
[40] Keoladeo National Park --------- Rajasthan
[41] Khangchendzonga National Park ------- Sikkim
[42] Kishtwar National Park --------- Jammu and Kashmir
[43] Kudremukh National Park ------- Karnataka
[44] Madhav National Park ------- Madhya Pradesh
[45] Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park ------- Andaman and Nicobar Islands
[46] Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park ------- Telangana
[47] Manas National Park ------ Assam
[48] Mandla Plant Fossils National Park -------- Madhya Pradesh
[49] Marine National Park, Gulf of Kutch ------- Gujarat
[50] Mathikettan Shola National Park ------- Kerala

All you need to know about 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

All you need to know about 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas


Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated every year on January 9. The three-day event of 13th PBD organized at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, Gujarat was inaugurated on 7th jan 2015.
The event is also known as ‘Non-Resident Indian Day’ as it marked the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa in the year 1915 on the same day i.e. January 9. The programme also acknowledges the contribution of Indians living abroad in the development of the country.
The PBD is organised by Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and is supported by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region of India.
The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas programme serves as a platform for the Indians to share their valuable experiences in various fields. Moreover, individuals who have achieved excellence in their respective fields are also honoured during the programme with the prestigious ‘Bharatiya Samman’ award.
The PBD not only helps in networking and building partnerships but also promotes various initiatives related to trade, investment, education, culture, health, emigration, developments and science.
Over 4,000 delegates of Indian diaspora are expected to attend the 13th PBD initiated by then NDA government in 2003.
Guyana President Donald Ramotar is the chief guest for this year's programme. The chief guest will also be honoured with the ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Samman’.
Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj inaugurated the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on Wednesday. After the inauguration, a plenary session on ‘Bharat Ko Jano & Bharat Ko Mano' followed by a talk on ‘Thoughts of Gandhi in 21st century referring to youths’ was also held.
Besides, important projects of NDA government including Make in India, Swachch Bharat, Skill India, Clean Ganga, and Tourism campaigns would also be briefed to the diaspora.

NEW & LATEST ( BANKING Abbreviation )

NEW & LATEST ( BANKING Abbreviation )


1. BSBDA - Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account
2. FCNR(B) - Foreign Currency Non-Resident Bank
3. TARC - Tax Administration Reform Commission 
4. ITEs: Intra-Group Transactions and Exposures
5. LCR: Liquidity Coverage Ratio
6. NSFR: Net Stable Funding Ratio
7. LRMT: Liquidity risk monitoring tools
8. CBS: Core Banking Solution
9. DEAF: Depositor Education and Awareness Fund
10. CRAR: Capital to Risk-weighted Assets Ratio
11. External Commercial Borrowings (ECB)
12. SWIFT: Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication
13. FSLRC: Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission
14. MIBOR: Mumbai Inter-Bank Offer Rate
15. LIBOR: London Inter-Bank Offer Rate
16. LAF – Liquidity Adjustment Facility
17. GIRO - Government Internal Revenue Order
18. EEFC - Exchange Earner's Foreign Currency
19. FRBMA: Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act
20. ALM- Asset Liability Management
21. AMFI- Association of Mutual Fund in India.
22. TIEA – Tax Information exchange Agreement
23. CAR – Cash Adequacy Ratio
24. CCEA – Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
25. CECA - Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement
26. CEPA – Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
27. DTAA – Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement
28. DTC – Direct Tax Code
29. ECBs - External Commercial Borrowings
30. EEFC - Exchange Earner's Foreign Currency
31. EFSF – European Financial Stability Facility
32. FEMA- Foreign Exchange Management Act
33. FII – Foreign Institutional Investor.
34. FINO- Financial Inclusion Network Operation
35. FIPB – Foreign Investment Promotion board
36. FSLRC – Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission
37. FTA- Free trade agreement
38. GAAR - General anti avoidance rule
39. GSLV - Geo-Synchronous Launch Vehicle
40. MSF-Marginal Standing Facility
41. NBFC-Non Banking Finance Companies
42. NCTC - National Counter-Terrorism Centre
43. NEFT - National Electronic Funds Transfer
44. NSG – Nuclear Suppliers Group
45. PPP – Public Private Partnership & Purchasing Power parity
46. PSLV – Polar Satellite Launch vehicle
47. RTGS - Real Time Gross Settlement
48. SLR-Statutory Liquidity Ratio
49. TAPI - Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India.
50. QFI -Qualified Foreign Investors

Thursday, 25 December 2014

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (DeitY)

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (DeitY)


PRESS RELEASE
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (DeitY)
GOOD GOVERNANCE DAY : 25th DECEMBER, 2014
Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) celebrates Good Governance Day
NEW DELHI: Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), today organized a mega event and an exhibition at the Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi to celebrate Good Governance Day.
The event was inaugurated by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India and attended by officials of central government and its agencies, industry partners, interested netizens, and electronic and print media.
In his keynote address at the event, the Minister said, “Based on the pillars of participation, accountability, transparency, responsiveness and efficiency, Good Governance can be effectively achieved through the vision of Digital India of Digital Infrastructure as a utility to every citizen, Governance & services on demand and Digital empowerment of citizens.” The Minister emphasized that simple, inclusive and technology has transformative power and is the source of good Governance.
“In the last six months, Government of India has taken a number of landmark initiatives. The Digital India programme, unveiled by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji, is committed to take the cause of Good Governance forward in letter and spirit”, the Minister added.
The Minister in his concluding remarks directed all the officials of the Ministry of Communications and IT that we must ensure that the vision of Digital India becomes a reality! (Digital India Karna Hai).
Shri RS Sharma, Secretary, DeitY said, “The department has taken a number of initiatives like MyGov(Citizen participation platform) , Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System, Jeevan Pramaan, e-Greetings, e-Sampark, National Digital Literacy Mission, e-Governance Competency Framework etc. to promote Good Governance in the country,” as well as to give impetus to the Digital India programme.
“Government officials at all levels should contribute to this cause by ensuring effective planning and implementation of various e-Governance programmes. To make it happen, all government officials need to develop a positive mindset for e-Governance and other Information and communication technogy (ICT) programmes. They also need to update their ICT skills on a regular basis”, he emphasized.
During the event an captivating audio visual video was shown that highlighted various achievements and activities of Deity, Department of Telecom and Department of Post, that are playing an instrumental role in furthering the cause of Good Governance in the country through Digital India Programme.
The Minister launched a number of Good Governance projects initiated by Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Department of Telecommunication, Department of Posts and their organizations.
Some of the key projects launched at the event were Time Stamping of Digital Signature, Integrated Indian Languages Virtual Keyboard for Android, PARAM Shavak (Super computer in box solution), .bharat domain in Gujarati and Bangla, e-launch of Support International Patent Protection in Electronics & IT scheme (SIP-EIT), Disbursements under Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme(M-SIPS), Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC) disbursement, Gyansetu – an internet based real time ICT systems to provide e-Services to the rural population of India, MTNL Apps for Android smart phones and e-Governance Competency Framework (e-GCF).
Additionally e-Books were launched by the three departments namely Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Department of Telecommunications and Department of Posts. Department of Posts also launched a pocket book.
Deity also organized an exhibition for which invitation to general public was done through an online registration process which was set up on National e-Governance Plan website. The event saw a huge participation from about 50 Government and private organisations like National Informatics Centre (NIC), Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) , Ministry of Panchayati Raj, IBM, CISCO, Oracle, Infosys etc. The exhibition offered a glimpse of various projects in the areas of software and hardware development, Networking, Services, Mobile, Geographic information system (GIS), Security and health, which were contributing to the cause of ICT enabled Good Governance.
The event was webcasted live through the National Informatics Centre (NIC).

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Cups & Trophies International:

Cups & Trophies International:


[1] Azlan Shah Cup -------- Hockey
[2] Asia Cup --------- Cricket, Hockey
[3] Ashes --------- Cricket 
[4] Australian Open ------- Lawn Tennis
[5] Champions Trophy ------- Hockey/Cricket
[6] Corbitton Cup --------- Table Tennis (Women)
[7] Davis Cup ------- Lawn Tennis
[8] Uber Cup -------- Badminton (Women)
[9] Thomas Cup -------- Badminton (Men)
[10] Sharjah Cup ------- Cricket
[11] Derby ------ Horse Race
[12] French Open -------- Lawn Tennis
[13] FIFA World Cup ------- Football
[14] Johar Cup -------- Hockey
[15] Merdeka Cup -------- Football
[16] Ryder Cup -------- Golf
National:
[1] Agha Khan Cup -------- Hockey
[2] C.K. Naydu Trophy ------- Cricket
[3] Deodhar Trophy -------- Cricket
[4] Dilip Trophy ------- Cricket
[5] D.C. M. Cup ------- Football
[6] Durand Cup -------- Football
[7] Dhyan Chand Trophy ------- Hockey
[8] Gavaskar–Border Trophy ------- Cricket
[9] lrani Trophy ------- Cricket
[10] Lal Bahadul Shastri Cup ------- Hockey
[11] Rovers Cup -------- Football
[12] Santosh Trophy ------ Football
[13] Singer Cup ------- Cricket
[14] Sahara Cup --------- Cricket
[15] Subroto Cup --------- Football
[16] Vijay Merchant Trophy ------- Cricket
[17] Wellington Trophy ------ Rowing
[18] Wills Trophy -------- Cricket
[19] MCC Trophy --------- Hockey
[20] Nehru Trophy --------- Hockey
[21] Ranji Trophy -------- Cricket
[22] Rohinton Baria Trophy -------- Cricket

BSBDA: Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account – Important Points

BSBDA: Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account – Important Points


The Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account allows you to bank with a zero minimum balance requirement. All the existing ‘No-frills’ accounts opened by the banks are now converted into BSBDA in compliance with the guidelines issued on August 22, 2012 by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
Under the Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account (BSBDA) scheme of Reserve Bank of India:
1.The Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account should be considered as a normal banking service available to all customers (Any individual, including poor or those from weaker section of the society), through branches.
2.BSBDA guidelines are applicable to “all scheduled commercial banks in India, including foreign banks having branches in India”.
3.The services available in the account will include deposit and withdrawal of cash at bank branch as well as Free ATMs-cum-Debit Card; receipt/credit of money through electronic payment channels or by means of deposit/collection of cheques drawn by Central/State Government agencies and departments.
4.There will be no limit on the number of deposits that can be made in a month, account holders will be allowed a maximum of four withdrawals in a month, including ATM withdrawals.
5.No charge will be levied for non-operation/activation of in-operative ‘Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account’.
6.Holders of ‘Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account’ will not be eligible for opening any other savings bank deposit account in that bank. If a customer has any other existing savings bank deposit account in that bank, he/she will be required to close it within 30 days from the date of opening a ‘Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account’.
7.One can have Term/Fixed Deposit, Recurring Deposit etc., accounts in the bank where one holds ‘Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account’.
8.The ‘Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account’ would be subject to RBI instructions on Know Your Customer (KYC) / Anti-Money Laundering (AML) for opening of bank accounts issued from time to time. If such account is opened on the basis of simplified KYC norms, the account would additionally be treated as a ‘Small Account’.
9.Limits in BSBDA (Accounts with introduction/ Small Accounts):
1. Aggregate of all credits in a financial year does not exceed Rs.1.00 lac
2. The aggregate of all withdrawals and transfers in a month does not exceed Rs.10,000/-
3. Balance at any point of time does not exceed Rs.50,000/-.
4. The aim of introducing BSBDA is part of the efforts of RBI for furthering financial inclusion objectives.