India Celebrates 88th Birthday Of Bhagat Singh

September 28th is the birthday of legendary Indian socialist revolutionary Bhagat Singh. His two great deeds of revolution against the British in India and execution by the British at the age of 23 made him a hero of the Indian independence movement.

Birth of Bhagat Singh

28th September 2019 is the 88th birthday of Bhagat Singh born in 1907 at Chak No. 105 GB, Banga Village, Jaranwala Tehsil in the Lyallpur district of the Punjab Province of British India. His parents were Kishan Singh and Vidyavati.

Bhagat Singh inherited patriotism from family – his grandfather Arjun Singh was a follower of Swami Dayananda Saraswati and was associated with Hindu reformist movement, Arya Samaj. Bhagat Singh was also influenced by Arya Samaj. His father and uncles were associated with the Ghadar Party led by Kartar Singh Sarbha and Har Dayal.

Schooling of Bhagat Singh

He didn’t attend the Khalsa High School in Lahore because his father disapproved the school’s allegiance to British government. Bhagat Singh went to Dayanand Anglo-Vedic High School of Arya Samaj. He visited Jallianwala Bagh hours after the massacre. He was 12 then. After two years, Bhagat Singh welcomed revolutionaries with other villagers.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai On India’s Concern On Privacy And Security

Indian government has introduced data localization across its policies but his move has pitted global IT giants including Google against local companies in India. But the flow of cross-border is beneficial for local as well Silicon Valley giants.

Sundar Pichai opens up on Google’s approach to Indian market in the changed scenario

From finding answers to helping people get things done

Google is helping people in different tasks like finding way during monsoon. People can talk to Google Assistant in Hindi or any other language of their choice. He said that Google was in the process of determining a business approach in India. This approach could be ad-supported or transaction based. He gave examples of YouTube as a premium model and G-suite as a subscription to companies.

Google Pay’s growth

Google invested a huge sum on Google Pay and the company is very excited about the growth of its digital payment app in India. Sundar Pichai said that Google wanted to contribute to the growth of digital payments and UPI framework.

Ad revenues in India

India is the largest market for YouTube. Sundar Pichai said that there were over 12,000 creators and over 1 million … Read the rest


India Hosts The World Tourism Day 2019

September 27 is celebrated as World Tourism Day to highlight role of tourism in the development of a humanistic society by meeting of cultures. Events are organized to aware people about this day.

Which country is hosting World Tourism Day 2019?

India is hosting the World Tourism Day 2019. India is chosen as a host country because its diversity of geographic regions, cultures, societies, languages, customs, traditions and history.

What is the theme of World Tourism Day 2019?

Theme selected for the World Tourism Day 20199 is “Tourism and jobs: A better future for all”. This theme has several objectives.

  • Highlight the need for policies to maximize the potential of tourism
  • Incorporation of advanced technology to create more job opportunities
  • Education on jobs available in tourism that generates 10% of jobs in the world

Significance of the World Tourism Day

It is celebrated to aware about importance of tourism around the world. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) selects a theme for World Tourism Day and it chooses a theme based on the prevailingsocio-political conditions.

History of the World Tourism Day

The United Nations announced the first World Tourism Day on 27 September 1980. … Read the rest


Happy Birthday Google: Does Google’s Birthday Fall On September 27?

Today’s Google Doodle is dedicated to Google’s 21st birthday. Founded by Sergey Brin and Lawrence (Larry) Page on September 1998, Google has travelled a long way from being the first search engine working from a dormitory to the largest search engine working from across the globe. Today it works in over 100 languages and answers trillions of search queries every year.

What is the exact date of Google’s birthday?

27 September isn’t the official birth date of Google because it was celebrating its birthday on September 7 until 2005. Later it shifted its birth date to September 8 and then to September 26. Finally, Google started celebrating its birthday on September 27. Reasons for Google changing its birth date isn’t known. Following its trend, Google decided to launch a Doodle to celebrate its birthday.

Why it is called Google?

Google is googol that is a mathematical term that stands for 10 raised to the power of 100. The founders Brin and Page choose Google because googol fits well with their goal of making the largest search engine. Here it is necessary to mention that googol means 10100.

What is Google’s 21st birthday Doodle?

It’s a printout of a throwback computer … Read the rest


UK’s Labor Party Passed Kashmir Resolution Contrary To The Official Stand Of the UK Government

India took strong note of UK’s opposition Labor Party calling for international intervention on Kashmir issue. But Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar made it clear that there was no question of engaging with the Labor Party or its representatives on Kashmir.

What did UK’s Labor Party say on Kashmir?

The Labor Party passed an emergency motion on Kashmir in its meeting on Wednesday. The resolution demanded the right of self-determination for Kashmir and called for party leader Jeremy Corbyn to make way for international observer to “enter” the region to press for the right of the people.

What did the Labor Party resolution say?

The Labor Partytabled the resolution at its annual party conference in Brighton is very critical of the official stand of the UK government. It states that the party should attend the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to raise the Kashmir issue on the international forum. And it calls Jeremy Corbyn to ensure that someone from the party attends UNHRC session.

The resolution further reads that the party leader Jeremy Corbyn should meet high commissioners of India and Pakistan to pitch for “mediation” to restore normalcy in the state and to prevent escalation … Read the rest


PAN-Aadhaar Linking: Non Linked PAN Cards Would Become Inoperative After September 30 Deadline

On March 31, the Central Board of Direct Taxes notified 30 September deadline for linking PAN (Permanent Account Number)with Aadhaar. Failing to do so would make the PAN “inoperative” according to the new Income Tax law proposed in the Finance Bill 2019.

What does the Finance Bill 2019 say?

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman changed the PAN-Aadhaar linking rules in the budget presented in July 2019. The new rule says that if a person fails to intimate the Aadhaar number, the PAN allotted to the person shall be made inoperative according to the rules after the notified date that is 30 September. The amendment will come into effect on 1st September 2019.

Currently the PAN-Aadhaar linking is done under Section 139AA (2) that reads that allotted PAN shall be deemed “invalid” in case not linked to Aadhaar.

What is an “inoperative” PAN?

It is clear that people won’t be able to carry out financial transactions with “inoperative” PAN. But the definition of “inoperative” is yet to be explained by the lawmakers. Experts demand clarity on what will happen to PAN if not linked to Aadhaar within the deadline.

Experts want to know

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