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16 Facts About The Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh You Did not Know

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Dr Manmohan Singh

Dr. Manmohan Singh served as the 13th Prime Minister of India. He is quite a learned man, an exceptional economist and is known for his bureautic career all over the world. He is a man of few words but his work speaks for him.

Here are a few facts about this man that you should know:

#1 The first Non- Hindu Prime Minister of the country

Dr. Singh is a Sikh by religion and thus the first Non- Hindu to hold the post of Prime Minister in India.

#2 After Jawahar Lal Nehru, he is the only Prime Minister to be re-elected after completing a full five-year term.

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#3 Born in undivided India- he hails from a very modest family and was born in Gah village( now in Punjab, Pakistan) to parents Amrit Kaur and Gurmukh Singh.

#4 He lost his mother at a very early age and was brought up by his paternal grandparents.

#5 His birthdate is not the real date of his birth- his grandmother has stated the date of his birth to be 26th September 1932 while she is herself not sure of the date.

#6 Not born with a silver spoon, rather he belongs to a very modest family and had to struggle to get educated. He studied under the kerosene lamp as there was electricity and he had to walk miles to reach his school.

#7 He did his initial schooling from the Hindu college and did his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in economics from Punjab University in 1952 and 1954 respectively, and stood first in the university.

#8 He did his economics Tripos from Cambridge University in 1957 and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Oxford University in 1962. He was a shy student and being the boy with long hair he used to avoid other boys. Thus when hot water for bath was available he used to not bath and would bath when all were gone and the water was cold.

#9 He is a proud father to three daughters, Upinder Singh, Daman Singh, and Amrit Singh. His wife is Gursharan Kaur and he got married in 1958.

#10 He refused to join the government in 1962 when the first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru gave him the offer.

#11 True love for country- he worked with United Nations Conference on Trade and Development under famous economist Raul Prebisch from, 1966- 1969. However, he came back to become a Lecturer in Delhi School of Economics.

#12 In the 1970s and 1980s during his bureautic career he was top positions in various departments.

#13 His political career started in 1991 when P.V. Narshimha Rao appointed him as the Finance Minister in his government and his reforms helped India in the situation of economic crisis.

#14 He has never won a Lok Sabha seat but is a Member of Parliament of India from Assam.

#15 He listens to BBC every morning and is man integrity. He is fluent in Urdu but cannot read Hindi. he has written several articles for economic journals.

#16 He has received Padma Vibhushan Award, in 1987.

After completing my studies and getting a decent job I wanted to do something creative. I firmly believed that there should be a hobby that helps you to earn. Thus I made my hobby of writing into my part-time profession and started to write from the last two years. My journey as a writer has enriched me.

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9 Highlights Of Budget 2019: Yeh Duniya Kya Maange Money, Money!

Satendra Kashyap

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Budget 2019

In the budget of PM Modi, there are immense tax reliefs and cash for the farmers. In the absence of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Cabinet Minister Piyush Goyal presented the interim budget for the year 2019. The budget was announced just before the Lok Sabha elections and all eyes were set on the budget. Around 11 o’clock Piyush Mantri started to read his budget and then there were gifts for people from all walks of life.

There are rebates for the taxpayers, overall it was a budget that will take India on the way of development and here are remarkable points about this budget that you should know:

1. Direct cash payment to farmers

When it was always stated by BJP that waiver of loans is the not option there are other ways and the other ways came in form of cash payment to the farmers. Every year in three installments an amount of INR 6000 will be directly deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers who have an agricultural land of 2 hectares.

2. Benefits for the taxpayers

For the people whose yearly income is up to INR 5,00,00, they will not have to pay any tax. Earlier the amount was of INR 2.5 lakh but the increase has been quite an acceptable change. The standard deduction has also been increased from INR 40,000 to INR 50,000.

3. Digital India

Piyush Goyal announced that government intends to make 1 lakh digital villages in the term of 5 years.

4. Benefit for the Bollywood

A few days back the Pm had a meeting with the film fraternity and there was a gift for them as well. They have been granted single window for getting the permission for film shooting. Earlier this facility was only for the foreign films but now this permission has been given to Indian films as well.

5. For the females

There were many gifts for women also. If a woman gets interest of INR forty thousand then she does not need to pay TDS on it. Also as per the Ujjwala Yojna, 8 crore gas connections will be distributed.

6. For the Cows

For saving the cows Piyush Goyal has announced that the budget has allocated INR 750 crores to National Gokul Mission. Also the fishermen will be given a redemption of 2% on the interest.

7. Universe

The budget intends to stay footed and yet reach out for heights. As per the budget as announced Piyush Goyal, India will complete its “Mission Gaganyan” but the year 2022.

8. Employments

It was announced that under the Mudra Yojna loans of some INR 5 crores was granted and also as per EPFO more than 2 crores people have received jobs.

9. The labor class also received a gift

It was announced that labor earning Rs. 21,000 will get a bonus of INR 7000. Also, the labor with income of INR 15,000 per month will be entitled to pension and for this every month they will be required to deposit Rs. 100 per month.

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Entry Of Priyanka Gandhi in The Main Stream Line Politics Could Be The Game Changer

Satendra Kashyap

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Priyanka Gandhi

It has been claimed that it is Bhai- behen versus Modi- Yogi. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has taken charge as the AICC general secretary of Uttar Pradesh.

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Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi during an event organised by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation at Jawahar Bhavan. *** Local Caption *** Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi during an event organised by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation at Jawahar Bhavan. Express photo by Renuka Puri.

Yes it’s a big move, and after years of just guest appearance in the heat and dust of election campaigning and giving good and touch chase to her opponents in Uttar Pradesh. Till date she was just for the campaigns and proved her might but now she is in real politics as a serious contender. Her entry has revived Congress’s election campaign and has given then better chances of winning also.

AICC general secretary of Uttar Pradesh

Here are 10 facts that one must know or has kept many glued for years about this member of Gandhi clan:

  1. She grabs attention and has magnetic appeal during the crucial election rallies.
  2. She is considered as the replica of her grandmother and the 47 year old has been compared to her grandmother Indira Gandhi. She has the same electrifying personality and is seen in the same attire as her grandmother, cotton sarees and short fuss free bob hair cut.
  3. Her presence was felt even when she was in rally with her father Rajiv Gandhi during the 1980s.
  4. She is closest confidante or her elder brother Rahul Gandhi. She is well wisher and advisor to Rahul Gandhi and remained behind the scenes avoiding any formal position in the Congress party.
  5. Rahul was keen to join the politics however she had her role confined in politics only to in the constituencies of her mother Sonia Gandhi and brother Rahul Gandhi- Raebarelli and Amethi.
  6. Media was frenzy when she met NaliniSriharan, a sucicde bomber who blew up her father former PM Rajiv Gandhi. She has a philosophical side to it as she claims that this meeting helped her to get over the pain and sufferings that she had faced for so many years. Last year she said that Rahul Gandhi and she has ‘completely forgiven’ their father’s killers.
  7. Married to businessman Robert Vadra since 2007, she has faced constant criticism from BJP for her husband’s alleged corrupt land deals in Rajasthan and Haryana.
  8. Mother of two, Rehan and Miraya, stayed away from active politics as she had a strong feeling that certain pars of politics didn’t suit her.
  9. In 2009 she had given indications that she may once join active politics. She claimed in beautiful words that“As I am growing older, I’m realising that ‘never’ is a bad thing to say. So I’m not going to say never,”
  10. She claimed that sje was not aware of her own mind and could not see things clearly so had gone for a 10- day Vipasana meditation to get a clear aspect of her mind and thought process.

 

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5 Reasons Why Conducting A Political Survey Before Elections Can Be A Game Changer For Any Political Party

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A Political Survey Before Elections

Despite the incorporation of more advanced technology into politics, the traditional political research survey has its own set of benefits. So, while the political world keeps an eye on the Internet to get information about the candidates and political parties, political surveys can make things easier for them.

A vote in the ballot box can’t get obtained without the understanding of the voters casting it. A political research survey, thus, empower both the elected candidates as well as officials by offering them the window into the minds and hearts of the potential voters.

And it, hence, also gives the allowance to understand their constituents entirely.

In a world where social media and the digital world are pretty beneficial to gather votes, a well-designed political survey can be a game changer for any political party. It can help in gathering a lot of information concerning the voters’ opinions and intentions.

Not just that, it also allows the candidate to be in a better position. Besides, an effective political survey can also help them understand how crafting the policies and platforms can be done for meeting the constituent requirements.

This gives the allowance to gauge both the political viability and landscape of the candidacy. Mentioned below are the reasons why conducting a political survey before elections can be a game changer for any political party. To know more, keep reading on.

1. Formulation of Policies

Effective political research can take the pulse of populaces and thus helps the organizations to develop fair policies. It also helps to gauge reception to any stance.

The gathered information also helps candidates in building a suitable platform which can match the constituent requirements as well as ensure a wide range of interests that are adequately represented in politics.

A candidate, thus, can also rest assured the political positioning which can bring the greatest good to the common man.

2. Enhancing the Decision-Making Attitude

Political surveys happen to be the best bet for politicians to ensure the decisions and that they are well-aligned with the requirements and wants of the constituents. With the help of a proper political research survey, one can also ensure the voice of the common man. It ensures that the voices of the voters are heard above the din of the special interests advisers as well as groups.

A rely on the scientifically gathered information helps the elected officials to gain the confidence that they actually require. Upon gaining the confidence, it will help them ensure that their decisions are fair enough for their position.

For every elected official, making effective decisions which can align with the interest of the constituents happens to be the best way to guarantee a successful outcome during an election.

3. Identification of the Strength and Weakness of the Opponents

Defeating one’s opponents requires understanding them in the very first place. An effective political research survey can help one understand the strength as well as the weakness of the opponents. A thorough idea about the strength and weakness of the opponents can help candidates make their move accordingly.

With the understanding of the areas which the opponents excel, the candidates can even avoid any confrontations which might play an advantage to their identity.

Moreover, one can also identify the strengths that must be emphasized relative to one’s competitors. This can ultimately help the candidate with a strategic advantage by contrasting the areas in which they excel and the areas where they lag behind.

4. Refines communications for marketing the attributes and beliefs of the candidates

An effective political survey helps in refining communications for marketing the personal attributes, policies, political vision, as well as beliefs of a candidate. This initiates a better awareness of the features of the constituent’s position. And thus it also allows the candidate to understand emphasizing on his or her own strength during any political campaign.

On a further note, the political research can also help in identifying and redress the misconceptions that the constituents might have concerning the candidate. It also helps the candidate deliver a stable understanding due to which the attributes are emphasized during any political campaign.

5. The law making

Initiating political research is an effective decision to understand the label of support for any specific policy. It also helps the candidate to prevent endorsement of the bills which aren’t representative of the constituents. Additionally, the survey can also help in identifying areas where the laws, as well as regulations, are very much required.

As a matter of fact, this helps the candidates to establish themselves as the unique players in the field by the proposal of legislative reforms for addressing the critical issues which are previously overlooked by others.

While no one wishes to back the wrong horse, it becomes critical for firms to ensure the political donations get directed towards the most eligible candidate. As a matter of fact, an endorsement of unpopular candidates might damage an organization’s reputation and can also generate negative publicity.

It can also alienate the winner of the respective elections. Backing the wrong horse might have serious repercussions of organizations for financial bottom lines. So choosing the right candidate is of paramount importance.

Irrespective of the motto behind any effective political survey, it is important that the survey is administered methodologically. This would ensure the accuracy of the gathered information. A political survey must gather valid data which can represent the constituents’ thinking.

Gathering the data nevertheless is the first step of the procedure. While on the other hand, interpreting and understanding of the results happen to be the second stage of the procedure. The political consulting firm like Leadtech can help you ensure the conclusions are drawn effectively with more accuracy of the data.

Identifying the issues to constituents is of paramount importance. This, thus, helps in allowing the candidates to take appropriate actions accordingly. Thus, this concludes the reasons for conducting a political survey ahead of elections and how it can be a game changer for political parties.

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