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Navratra Kalash Puja Vidhi Mantra For Winter Navratra Beginning Sunday 28th September

Winter Navratras would begin from 29th September, Sunday. This time the Goddess Durga is coming on elephant and she’s bringing many happy coincidences and it is on one of the coincidences that you need to set kalash at home.

What is kalashI?

According to Devi Bhagwat Purana, kalash is an incarnation of Lord Ganesha because it is the home to holy waters from oceans, rivers and many gods and goddesses. After sitting, the kalash becomes the heavenly abode of Lord Ganesha and clears all the hurdles. People set kalash before Navratra puja to fulfill the religious ceremony without any hindrance.Every day, rituals are started only after worshipping the kalash.

It could be an earthen pot or one made of metal like copper and brass. Fill the kalash with jau, til, saptmritika, sarvoshadhi, lalvastra, paniwala nariyal, deep, roli, Kumkum, sikka, supari, gangajal, aam ka pallav, pan ka patta and shahadand set it at your home.

What is the right time for setting kalash?

Kalash can be set on Sunday after sunrise. Sit the kalash for four hours after sunrise in abhijeetmuhurton … Read the rest

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. … Read the rest

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

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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.

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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 … 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 … Read the rest