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Defence Production: Marching Towards Self Reliance

*Arun Jaitely Can a nation aspiring to be a Super Power continue to depend on import of defence equipment and ignore the development of its Indigenous defence production or defence industrial base?  Definitely not.  Indigenous defence production or defence industrial base are the essential components of long term strategic planning of a country.  The heavy reliance on imports is not ... Read More »

From delivering services to creating unique experiences

For nearly two centuries, five-star hotels have been providing exceptional services, anticipating needs and customizing attendances to pamper guests and distinguish from competition. In today’s age of experience, more companies seek to adopt this model and create memorable brand experiences for their customers. The evolution of hospitality experiences The history of hospitality is characterised by the evolution of services: originally ... Read More »

GST roll-out – Complete transformation of the Indirect Taxation Landscape; Some minute details of how it happened

        New Delhi, June 30, 2017 (PBI): Goods and Services Tax (GST), a historic tax reform, will come into effect from tomorrow i.e.1st July, 2017. GST will completely transform the Indirect Taxation landscape in the country involving both the Central and State levies. In a departure from the normal practice, GST will be administered together by the Centre and States. ... Read More »

GST: The Biggest Ever Tax Reform

Ajay Kumar Chaturvedi Much awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) will finally be a reality tonight that would radically change the way manufacturer, service provider, trader and eventually the consumer, pay taxes to the exchequer, both at the state and Central level, through a single levy, subsuming a plethora of indirect taxes and making India unified market.    WHAT IS GST? ... Read More »

National Statistics Day, 29th June – Role of P C Mahalanobis in Nation Building

    Ajay Kumar Gupta In the words of Prof. Mahalanobis “Statistics must have a clearly defined purpose, one aspect of which is scientific advancement and the other human welfare and national development.” And in both the aspects his contribution has been immense. He is rightly referred to as the chief architect of Indian statistical system as well as father ... Read More »

Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor – It will meet country’s demand for Clean Energy in the immediate and the long-term future

[“] ] Srikumar Banerjee Government’s announcement for the plan of construction of ten new Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) of 700 MWe capacity vindicates the confidence in the indigenous PHWR technology which has been built over a period of nearly four decades. The performance of the present sixteen indigenously built PHWRs is demonstrated by an average capacity factor of about 80% ... Read More »

Kashmir Demands Sensible Approach

  Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai The struggle for self-determination of the people of Kashmir is at a critical juncture. A youth-led, indigenous and spontaneous mass movement is underway. This movement is both internal, within Kashmir, and external throughout the world. It is mostly non-violent, pluralistic and resilient. This movement reverberates with cries of freedom and believes in a simple truth: ... Read More »

Tobacco usage – the biggest culprit undermining all development efforts

  ]    Santosh Jain Passi & Akanksha Jain Tobacco usage – a major hurdle undermining developmental gains worldwide, is the foremost preventable cause of premature morbidity/mortality. Tobacco products contain nearly 5000-7000 toxic substances, the most dangerous being nicotine, carbon monoxide and tar. Cigarette, bidi, cigar, hookah, sheesha, tobacco chewing, clove cigarettes, snuff and e­cigarette are the commonly used forms. ... Read More »

India and Russia, hand-in-hand for a bright future   

*Syed Mahmoud Nawaz India and Russia have recently completed 70 years of diplomatic relations. On April 13 2017, which marked the historic occasion, a grand launch function for year-long celebrations to salute this friendship was held in New Delhi. More than 100 events, which will span diverse areas of bilateral collaboration, will be held both in India and Russia during ... Read More »

Who is collaborator in kashmir 

Junaid malik Ever since the Afro-Asian  nations broke their shackles from the colonial occupations,it drew up a line of unsettled territories almost in every continent which led its habitants to remain entangled in struggle and strife with the occupants.the fleeing forces in haste left behind unsettled and unmarked territories and kashmir is surely one of them.kashmir is such a buffer ... Read More »