Namo, DeMo aur Wo Din

National News

There are very few subliminal moments in history. Moments that leave an everlasting impact. For many Indians, November 8, 2016 happened to be one of them.

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Travel Blog: Visit to UNESCO World Heritage Site Elephanta Caves

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Blog by Isheeta Bali

Mumbai: It’s called as a city of dreams, a city full of skyscrapers. An overcrowded place that is bursting at its seams. But what if someone told you, that just miles away from this city, lies an island that gives you a glimpse of India’s glorious past? A nature’s paradise nestled away from the hustle. A place so unique that is a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site List.. Yes, this is …The Elephanta Island.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 13

Entertainment

 

Rishi Kapoor Slams Rahul Gandhi

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A day after Rahul Gandhi claimed that India was run by dynasts, product of Bollywood biggest dynasty Rishi Kapoor slammed Congress VP by the following the argument. The actor tweeted saying:

READ: PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI’S 71ST INDEPENDENCE DAY SPEECH

National News

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My dear Indians, on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day, my wishes to all my fellow Indians. The entire nation, along with the independence spirit, is celebrating Janmashtami as well. I can see in huge numbers in front of me some young Krishnas. From Lord Krishna to Mahatma Gandhi, our country has a rich historical, cultural heritage.

AMAZON- THE GROWTH STORY

BUSINESS, World Affairs
Year Milestone
1994 Jeff Bezos quits his job, launches Amazon.  Initial startup capital- his parent’s personal savings
1995 Amazon.com goes online with book sales. Bezos raises an $8 Million round of funding from Kleiner Perkins
1997 Amazon goes public at $18 per share
1999 Bezos named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” for popularising online shopping.
2009 Bezos acquires Zappos through  stock swap
2013 Bezos acquires the Washington Post
2015 Amazon surpasses Walmart as the most valuable retailer in the United States
2016 Becomes the fourth most valuable public company, goes offline with its first bookstore in Seattle
2017 Amazon acquires Dubai-based Souq.com, Bezos becomes the second richest person in the world

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos became the second richest person in the world, moving ahead of when Amazon acquired on 29 March acquired Middle East’s largest online retailer, Souq.com. According to Bloomberg, Bezos added around $1.5 billion to his fortune (now at $75.6 billion) as his company’s share rose to $18.35 billion as of  29 March.

National Health Policy 2017

Health Care, National News

The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Modi approved the National Health Policy 2017 (NHP 2017). The last health policy was formulated in the year 2002, changing healthcare needs and socio economic changes necessitated a fresh policy.

The policy mainly focuses on preventive healthcare and also advocates universal access to quality healthcare at affordable costs.

WHY WE NEED TO LOOK AHEAD OF GDP?

BUSINESS

WHY WE NEED TO LOOK AHEAD OF GDP?

“What we measure informs what we do. And if we’re measuring the wrong thing, we’re going to do the wrong thing.”

Joseph Stiglitz

Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences (2001)

In an election rally in UP, PM Narendra Modi recently took a jibe at the economists criticizing demonetization. He quoted the new GDP growth data released by Central statistical Organisation, which puts the growth rate at 7 per cent in the third quarter of the financial year 2016-17.  For decades now, GDP and its growth thereof, has been regularly cited in discussions related to the economic progress. China for one has remained obsessed with the growth so much so that as to set specific targets for GDP growth in its annual and five year plans.