Thursday, 22 December 2016

Book on Black Money to Increase Literacy in Indian Youth on the Subject

By Tricitynews Reporter
New Dehli 22nd December:- Money Worries’ latest offering The Black White & Grey – Re-Coloring The Rupiah penned by a 20 year old CA aspirant Pragun Jindal is a beginners guide to educate Indians especially the Youth on the black money menace and ways to help curb it. The book was unveiled today at New Delhi in the august presence of Manish Tewari, Senior Congress Leader and Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Senior Journalist and Social & Political Commentator par excellence.
It is agreed by all that Black Money has been one of the major curses on the Indian economy and many economists have pointed out that if Black Money creation is curbed in India – the speed of growth of our economy would be many a times more than what has been witnessed lately. The current government has taken a major step in demonetization of the higher currency but the battle has just begun. Follow up steps will only tell us whether our country would be rid of the Black Money menace or not.
Even though the current steps taken by the current government has brought a lot of focus to the Black Money menace in the country we feel there is still a lot to be discussed on the subject. There is a lot of lies, unknown facts and baseless rumours about Black Money  and it seems a lot more education is required to clear the myths in the minds of the citizenry and more so in the Indian Youth. The book tries to solve these issues in a beginners style.
In this book, the Author unfolds this dark world, which eats into an idea of an equal world where the rich get richer staying on the dark side while the poor are marginalized. There are tricks to keep the cover of darkness intact and every time an effort is made to lift the veil, the tricks become sharper.
Pragun Jindal, Author, The Black White & Grey said that a delinquent like poverty, only affects the poor, unemployment affects those who are unemployed, alcoholism and drug abuse affect those who devour them, black money is a hitch which does not affect persons who amass “black dough” but it affects the common man in the populace. Pragun further added that also, there are shades of grey apart from the Black and White shades of Money and my book also sheds light on this.
This book looks at the world that thrives in the shadows, fueled by money that exchanges hands in the dark and never gets reported – “The Kala Dhan.”
Akhil Jindal, Chairman, Money Worries and Director, Jindal Equity Research, said that we have been trying to find color in this bi-colored black and white world. When it comes to color of money, it gets more covert and enthralling. We have been hearing about black money being amassed away in benami bank accounts and chuparustam lockers, tax havens and even in big boots of imported bravura cars of loaded businessmen, corrupt officials, mafias and some honest politicians. Pragun has very eloquently penned a book which talks about all of these apart from the new-age currencies of the world like bitcoin.

Kumkum Bhagya Co-Stars Surprise Vin Rana on His Birthday

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 22nd December:- The sets of Indian television's top-rated primetime drama on Zee TV ‘KumKum Bhagya' saw a grand celebration recently. Well, it was not just another week of great ratings but actor Vin Rana’s birthday. The team was in high spirits and had a blast celebrating the handsome hunk’s birthday on the set. The actor who plays Purab in the show was overwhelmed when his co-actors Sriti Jha, Shabbir Ahluwalia, Leena Jumani, Shikha Singh and the crew of the show surprised him with a cake on the set.
Vin Rana shared that he was shooting on his birthday as usual. He thought it would be just like any other day but he felt really special when his co-actors and the crew surprised him with a cake and celebrated it with full gusto. This was his first birthday on the sets of KumKum Bhagya and he was very happy that he celebrated it by doing what he loves. He would like to thank his whole team of Kumkum Bhagya for making his birthday special.
In the upcoming episodes of Kumkum Bhagya, viewers will witness high octane drama where Purab will find out that Alia is up to no good and has sent Tanu with Abhi to a hotel in Lonavala. When Tanu tries to seduce Abhi, the police will raid the hotel and arrest them. Will this new twist affect Pragya’s love for Abhi?

Chandigarh’s Achievements:City Becomes First 100% Adhaar Saturated

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 22nd December:- To mark the celebrations of Chandigarh attaining universal Aadhaar saturation as per the estimated population figure of 2015 a function was held today in PEC University of Engineering Auditorium. Chandigarh is fifth in the country to achieve this feat after Delhi, Telangana, Haryana &Punjab. As against the estimated population (year 2015) of 11, 15,584 as of now 11, 21,085 residents of Chandigarh have acquired Aadhaar. The population of Chandigarh as per census 2011 is 10, 54,686.
Chandigarh is the first UT to launch Aadhaar Linked Birth Registration (ALBR) Programme. Under this programme Aadhaar is being linked with birth certificate of new born babies. For its successful implementation in UT Chandigarh, Health Department has procured tablets in Chandigarh. The tablets have been deployed in all the Government hospitals. Private hospitals have also been linked 
The Governor of Punjab and Administrator UT, V P Singh Badnore lauded the role and efforts put in by the Administration and UIDAI RO Chandigarh for this achievement. He congratulated the residents of Chandigarh and said that success has been possible due to their cooperation. He urged the school children to create a task force for educating people towards cashless transactions. He explained that any technology penetration is difficult to adopt to begin but in a long run leads to lot of convenience for the people.
Kirron Kher, Member of Parliament, U.T. Chandigarh congratulated the citizens, Administration and UIDAI officials for this achievement. While addressing, she pointed out that Government procedures should be simplified so that citizens are not hesitant to approach the authority for various services. She further mentioned that due to tireless efforts of Hon’ble Prime Minister things are beginning to change for the better. She stressed the need to involve more and more school children to participate in such programs because the lessons learnt in childhood during schools are the best lessons of life.
Ram Subhag Singh, Deputy Director General, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Regional Office, Chandigarh expressed his gratitude towards the Governor for his constant   guidance in ensuring Aadhaar saturation is achieved in Chandigarh. Sh. Singh further added that Kirron Kher, Member of Parliament, has always been keen to ensure universal Aadhaar saturation in Chandigarh.
He also thanked the Administration and especially Parimal Rai, the Adviser to the Administrator for linking Aadhaar with various schemes to ensure effective and smooth delivery of payments to the intended beneficiaries and ensuring transparency. UIDAI will now focus on expediting Aadhaar enrolment in the age group of 0-5 years and 5- 18 years.
Aadhaar has been already linked with various Central schemes like Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA), National Social Assistance Program (Old Age Pension, Widow Pension, Disabled Pension), Public Distribution System, Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG, Prime Minister's Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) and Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO). In addition, UT Chandigarh has linked Aadhaar with Slum Rehabilitation Scheme, Scholarships. Aadhaar enabled Biometric Attendance System, Disbursement of Honorarium to Aanganwadi Workers/Helpers and grants under Indira Gandhi Matritava Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY).
UIDAI Regional Office, Chandigarh had conducted an essay competition in the schools of Chandigarh in the month of October 2016.The topic of essay competition was “Aadhaar Ek Labh Anek”. More than 700 students from 65 schools of UT Chandigarh participated in the competition. Best entry from each participating school was considered for consolation prize. Finally four winners were finalized out of these total participants of 65 schools.A panel of faculty members from Panjab University selected the winners. The first prize was won by Bhupesh Verma of Govt. Model High School, Khudda Jassu, second prize by Deepika from School Govt. Model High School, Sector 38W and third prize by Tania Nagrath from Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School, Sector 18-C and Nisha fromGovt. Model Sr. Sec. School, Sector 15. The winners were awarded with prizes of Rs 10000, 7000, 5000 and commendation certificate. 

School of Public Health PGI To Conduct Ten Days “Workshop on Basic Epidemiology and Biostatistics”

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 22nd December:- The School of Public Health is conducting a ten day “Workshop on Basic Epidemiology and Biostatistics” from 22nd December 2016 to 31st December 2016. This is the 5th in the series of workshops being conducted by School of Public Health on Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The objectives of the workshop are to develop skills in the field of medical research and public health to plan a study, to choose an appropriate study design and also to present the study results and interpret them in a scientific manner. It would also enable the participants to do basic statistical analysis of data by choosing appropriate tests.
The recourse persons are Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Dr. P.V.M. Lakshmi, Dr. Ravindra Khaiwal and Dr. Shankar Prinja, School of Public Health, PGI, Chandigarh. Participants came from various institutes across the country including Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Delhi and Chandigarh. The expectations of the participants were to learn the basics of Epidemiology and Biostatistics for application in thesis analysis, teaching and to develop their skills in use of software’s like Epi info and Microsoft Excel.

HDFC Bank to organize Digital Literacy Camps for Punjab Police

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 22nd December:- HDFC Bank Ltd., to organize Digital Literacy Camps for Punjab Police. Camps will be set up in 7 cities in Punjab including Amritsar, Jalandhar, Patiala, Hoshiarpur, Phillure, and Kapurthala. As part of this awareness initiative, HDFC Bank will educate 8,000 new staff and 30,000 existing staff of Punjab Police on the benefits of going cashless by conducting transactions through digital mode.
Govind Pandey, Branch Banking Head, HDFC Bank said that one of the objectives of demonetization is moving the economy towards less-cash economy. To make it happen, it is imperative to educate various stakeholders on how to conduct transactions through digital mode, instantly and securely. HDFC Bank is happy to educate Punjab Police in its endeavour to promote digital or cash fewer transactions and is working relentlessly to achieve this objective.
As part of this initiative, HDFC Bank will demonstrate through a presentation the various transactions that can be easily, quickly, and safely conducted through NetBanking, Mobile Banking, USSD, PoS, and apps such as HDFC Bank’s Mobile app, UPI, PayZapp, and Chillr.
The Bank’s PayZapp is a complete payment solution that allows customers to top-up mobile phone, transfer money instantly, pay utility bills,buy grocery, movie tickets,and even big-ticket purchases such as foreign holidays.Using UPI, the Bank’s customers as well as non-customers will now be able to instantly transfer funds. This is in addition to HDFC Bank’s powerful Netbanking portal and official mobile app, which allows customers to perform over 205 and 85 different types of transactions, respectively. The Bank’s Missed Call Mobile Recharge’ offering allows customers and their family to recharge mobile by giving just a missed call. Other digital offerings of HDFC Bank include instant personal loan at ATMs,10 seconds personal loan onnetbanking, and 30 minute paperless auto loan using Biometric technology. To promote Digital Banking, the Bank has also partnered with Chandigarh Administration, a government body in Chandigarh. The Bank works with various departments and over 100 schools and colleges in Chandigarh to create awareness and educate various stakeholders such as employees, students, teachers, and traders on the benefits of going cashless to promote the use of digital banking channels for financial transactions.