PM Narendra Modi Announced Demonetisation of Rs. 1000 & Rs. 500 Notes from Tuesday Midnight

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday night announced demonetisation of Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 notes with effect from midnight, making these notes invalid in a major assault on black money, fake currency and corruption.

In his first televised address to the nation, Mr. Modi said people holding notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 can deposit the same in their bank and post office accounts from November 10 till December 30.

People who posess currency notes of these denomination can exchange them in banks and head and sub post offices from November 10 to December 30, by providing a valid proof for identity such as Aadhar card, PAN card or voters ID card.

Post December 30, these notes will be accepted only by the Reserve Bank of India after submitting a declaration.

From midnight today, till November 10, ATMs will not function. Banks will be closed for public transactions tomorrow.

For a few days, only upto Rs. 2000 can be withdrawn from ATMs. This will be enhanced to Rs. 4000 later. The withdrawal limit for ATM will eventually be fixed at Rs. 10,000 per day and Rs. 20,000 per week.

There are some exemptions: Government hospitals, pharmacies at Government hospitals, public sector-run petrol bunks, and burial grounds.

Airports will make arrangements to inform international travellers that the cash limit is Rs. 5000.

This move will not affect debit cards, cheque and digital transfer of money.

All other denominations such as Rs. 100, Rs. 50, Rs. 10, Rs. 5, Rs. 2 and Re. 1 as well as coins will continue in circulation unaffected.

In an unusual televised address, as the NDA government completes two-and-a half years rule on Tuesday, Mr. Modi said Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 denominations are mostly counterfeited "from across the border."

Meanwhile RBI shows the specimen notes of new Rs. 500 and Rs. 2000 notes which will be available 12th Nov. 2016 onwards in all ATMs & Banks.
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Amazon will invest $3 bn more in India: Jeff Bezos

Amazon will invest an additional $3 billion in its India operations to take its investment in the country to over $5 billion, the American e-commerce giant’s founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said on June 8.

Bezos said this at an event here attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Amazon will invest $3 billion more in India. This is in addition to the USD 2 billion announced in 2014,” Bezos said at the annual gala of US India Business Council (USIBC).

"We have already created some 45,000 jobs in India and continue to see huge potential in the Indian economy,” Bezos said.

"Our team is surpassing even our most ambitious planned milestones…," Bezos said after receiving USIBC’s Global Leadership Awards.

Star India, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox, also said it will invest an additional $5 billion over the next three years.

"We see huge potential in the Indian market and have been one of the largest foreign investors in India and the largest in the media and entertainment sector,” said Uday Shankar, Chairman and CEO of Star India.

USIBC chairman John Chambers announced that in less than two years, about 20 per cent of USIBC member companies have already invested $28 billion India.

“Over the next 2-3 years, we see this pace accelerating, again with about 20 per cent of our member companies reporting, indicating that USIBC members are on track to invest an additional $45 billion, which is a conservative estimate,” he said.

"Given Prime Minister Modi’s track record towards implementing ‘Digital India’ and key economic reforms, we are optimistic that this number will be dramatically exceeded, perhaps even doubled,” Chambers added.

"Today we are witnessing a new phase in India’s growth story driven by the vision of Prime Minister Modi,” he said.

Source: Indian Express

Top Emerging Players of IPL 2016

IPL becomes the starting point for new youngsters to make a mark for themselves and show their credibility that moves them to international arena.

The recently concluded IPL 2016 has left behind some players who have emerged and how! Every edition has certain set of players who rub shoulders some of the greatest cricketers of all time.

This year some stellar performance from players who have made the cut to international stage already while others who have catapult themselves to proceed to the next level. Let’s have a look at the ones who have left indelible impression in the viewers’ minds:
  1. Rishabh Pant (Delhi Daredevils)
  2. KL Rahul (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  3. Nitish Rana (Mumbai Indians)
  4. Karun Nair (Delhi Daredevils)
  5. Suryakumar Yadav (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  6. Krunal Pandya (Mumbai Indians)
  7. Iqbal Abdulla (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  8. Ben Cutting (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
  9. Kuldeep Yadav (Kolkata Knight Riders)
  10. Yuzvendra Chahal (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
  11. Shivil Kaushik (Gujarat Lions)
  12. Marcus Stoinis (Kings XI Punjab)


List of Padma Awardees 2016

Padma Awards: Indian Government Announces Recipients of Annual Awards for Civilian Service. This year's list of Padma awards contain names of 10 Padma Vibhushan, 19 Padma Bhushan and 83 Padma Shri awardees of the total 112.

Padma Vibhushan
  1. Rajinikanth, Art (Cinema)
  2. Late Dhirubhai Ambani, Trade & Industry
  3. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Others, (Spiritualism)
  4. Ramoji Rao, Literature & Education (journalism)
  5. Jagmohan, Public Affairs
  6. V K Aatre, Science & Engineering
  7. Dr V Shanta, Medicine (Oncology)
  8. Yamini Krishnamurthi, Art (Classical Dance)
  9. Girija Devi, Art (Classical Vocal)
  10. Avinash Dixit (Foreigner) Literature & Education

Padma Bhushan
  1. Anupam Kher Art (Cinema)
  2. Udit Narayan, Art (Playback Singing)
  3. Vinod Rai, Civil Service
  4. Indu Jain, Trade & Industry
  5. Sania Mirza, Sports (Tennis)
  6. Saina Nehwal, Sports (Badminton)
  7. Late Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Others (Spiritualism)
  8. Swami Tejomayananda, Others (Spiritualism)
  9. Robert Blackwill (Foreigner), Public Affairs
  10. Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry (NRI), Trade & Industry
  11. R C Bhargava, Public Affairs
  12. Hafeez Contractor, Others (Architecture)
  13. Ram V Sutar, Art (Sculpture)
  14. Heisnam Kanhailal, Art (Theatre)
  15. Dr Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad, Literature & Education
  16. Prof N S Ramanuja Tatacharya, Literature & Education
  17. Dr Barjinder Singh Hamdard, Literature & Education (Journalism)
  18. Prof D Nageshwar Reddy, Medicine (Gastroenterology)
  19. Dr A V Rama Rao, Science & Engineering

Padma Shri
  1. Prathibha Prahlad, Art (Classical Dance)
  2. Bhikhudan Gadhvi, Art (Folk Music)
  3. Sribhas Chandra Supakar, Art (Textile Designing)
  4. Ajay Devgn, Art (Cinema)
  5. Priyanka Chopra, Art (Cinema)
  6. Pt Tulsidas Borkar, Art (Classical Music)
  7. Dr Soma Ghosh, Art (Classical Vocal)
  8. Nila Madhab Panda, Art (Film Direction and Production)
  9. S S Rajamouli, Art (Film Direction and Production)
  10. Madhur Bhandarkar, Art (Film Direction and Production)
  11. Prof M Venkatesh Kumar, Art (Folk Artist)
  12. Gulabi Sapera, Art (Folk Dance)
  13. Mamta Chandrakar, Art (Folk Music)
  14. Malini Awasthi, Art (Folk Music)
  15. Jai Prakash Lekhiwal, Art (Miniature Painting)
  16. K Laxma Goud, Art (Painting)
  17. Bhalchandra Dattatray Mondhe, Art (Photography)
  18. Naresh Chander Lal, Art (Theatre & Cinema)
  19. Dhirendra Nath Bezbaruah, Literature & Education
  20. Prahlad Chandra Tasa, Literature & Education
  21. Dr Ravindra Nagar, Literature & Education
  22. Dahyabhai Shastri, Literature & Education
  23. Dr Santeshivara Bhyrappa, Literature & Education
  24. Haldar Nag, Literature & Education
  25. Kameshwaram Brahma, Literature & Education (Journalism)
  26. Prof Pushpesh Pant, Literature & Education (Journalism)
  27. Jawaharlal Kaul, Literature & Education (Journalism)
  28. Ashok Malik, (Literature & Education)
  29. Dr Mannam Gopi Chand, Medicine (Cardio Thoracic Surgery)
  30. Prof Ravi Kant, Medicine (Surgery)
  31. Prof Ram Harsh Singh, Medicine (Ayurveda)
  32. Prof Shiv Narain Kureel, Medicine (Paediatric Surgery)
  33. Dr Sabya Sachi Sarkar, Medicine (Radiology)
  34. Dr Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale, Medicine (Cardiac Surgery)
  35. Prof T K Lahiri, Medicine (Cardio Thoracic Surgery)
  36. Dr Praveen Chandra, Medicine (Cardiology)
  37. Prof (Dr) Daljeet Singh Gambhir, Medicine (Cardiology)
  38. Dr Chandrasekar Shesadri Thoguluva, Medicine (Gastroenterology)
  39. Dr Anil Kumari Malhotra, Medicine (Homeopathy)
  40. Prof M V Padma Srivastava, Medicine (Neurology)
  41. Dr Sudhir V Shah, Medicine (Neurology)
  42. Dr M M Joshi, Medicine (Ophthalmology)
  43. Prof (Dr) John Ebnezar, Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery)
  44. Dr Nayudamma Yarlagadda, Medicine (Paediatric Surgery)
  45. Simon Oraon, Others (Environment Conservation)
  46. Imitiaz Qureshi, Others (Culinary)
  47. Piyush Pandey, Others (Advertising & Communication)
  48. Subhash Palekar, Others (Farming)
  49. Ravinder Kumar Sinha, Others (Wildlife Conservation)
  50. Dr H R Nagendra, Others (Yoga)
  51. M C Mehta, Public Affairs
  52. M N Krishna Mani, Public Affairs
  53. Ujjwal Nikam, Public Affairs
  54. Tokheho Sema, Public Affairs
  55. Satish Kumar, Science & Engineering
  56. Dr Mylswamy Annadurai, Science & Engineering
  57. Prof Dipankar Chatterji, Science & Engineering
  58. Prof (Dr) Ganapati Dadasaheb Yadav, Science & Engineering
  59. Prof Veena Tandon, Science & Engineering
  60. Onkar Nath Srivastava, Science and Engineering
  61. Sunita Krishnan, Social Work
  62. Ajoy Kumar Dutta, Social Work
  63. M Pandit Dasa, Social Work
  64. P P Gopinathan Nair, Social Work
  65. Madeleine Herman de Blic, Social Work
  66. Srinivasan Damal Kandalai, Social Work
  67. Sudhakar Olwe, Social Work
  68. Dr T V Narayana, Social Work
  69. Arunachalam Murugantham, Social Work
  70. Deepika Kumari, Sports (Archery)
  71. Sushil Doshi, Sports (Commentary)
  72. Mahesh Sharma, Trade & Industry
  73. Saurabh Srivastava, Trade & Industry
  74. Dilip Sanghvi, Trade & Industry
  75. Dr Keki Hormusji Gharda, Trade & Industry
  76. Late Prakash Chand Surana, Art (Classical Music)
  77. Late Shri Saeed Jaffrey (NRI), Art (Cinema)
  78. Michael Postel (Foreigner), Art (Archaeology)
  79. Salman Amin Sal Khan (NRI), Literature & Education
  80. Hui Lan Zhang (Foreigner), Others (Yoga)
  81. Predrag K Nikic (Foreigner), Others (Yoga)
  82. Dr Sundar Aditya Menon (NRI), Social Work
  83. Ajaypal Singh Banga (NRI), Trade & Industry

IPL 2016 List of Players Released

IPL 2016 List of Players Released. Check out players and their team

Delhi Daredevils
Kings XI Punjab
Player Name
Player Name
Yuvraj Singh Karanveer Singh
C.M. Gautam Parvinder Awana
Domnic Joseph Muthuswamy Shivam Sharma
Jaydev Unadkat Virender Sehwag
K. K. Jiyaz Yogesh Golwalkar
Kona Srikar Bharat Beuran Hendricks
Manoj Tiwary George Bailey
Angelo Mathews Thisara Perera
Gurinder Sandhu
Marcus Stoinis
Kolkata Knight Riders
Mumbai Indians
Player Name
Player Name
Veer Pratap Singh Aditya Tare
Aditya Garhwal Abhimanyu Mithun
K.C Cariappa Pawan Suyal
Sumit Narwal Pragyan Ojha
Vaibhav Rawal Aiden Blizzard
Patrick Cummins Aaron Finch
Ryan ten Doeschate Alex Hales
James Neesham Ben Hilfenhaus
Azhar Mahmood Colin Munro
Johan Botha Josh Hazlewood
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Player Name
Player Name
Vijay Zol Chama Milind
Ashok Dinda Gade Hanuma Vihari
Dinesh Karthik Ishant Sharma
Iqbal Abdullah Laxmi Ratan Shukla
Jalaj Saxena Prasanth Padmanabhan
Manvinder Bisla Praveen Kumar
Sandeep Warrier Dale Steyn
Shishir Bhavane Kevin Pietersen
Subramaniam Badrinath Ravi Bopara
Yogesh Takawale
Nic Maddinson
Darren Sammy
Rilee Rossouw
Sean Abbott