यहां आरामदायक बेड पर लेटकर देखते हैं फिल्म, 800 रुपए करने होते हैं खर्च

फोटोः गुजरात, वड़ोदरा स्थित आइनॉक्स मल्टीप्लेक्स के अंदर लगे बेड।

नई दिल्ली। भारत में सिंगल स्क्रीन सिनेमा हॉल का दौर चला गया है। लोग अब मल्टीप्लेस में फिल्में देखना पसंद करते हैं। मल्टीप्लेस में भी लोगों को आकर्षित करने के लिए कुछ अलग किया जाता है। दुनिया भर में ऐसे शानदार थिएटर हैं। ये थिएटर्स अपनी अनोखी बनावट और सुविधाओं के कारण मशहूर हैं। इनमें से किसी थिएटर के अंदर लोग बोट और कार पर बैठकर तो किसी थिएटर में बाथ टब और आरामदायक सोफे पर बैठकर फिल्में देखते हैं। मनी भास्कर अपने रीडर्स को गुजरात के एक थिएटर के बारे में बता रहा है, जिसे देखकर आप भी एक बार यहां फिल्म देखना पसंद करेंगे।

Humanity in right direction: Someone's invented a selfie spoon

Selfie spoons are free to order now on SelfieSpoon.com, though customers do have to pay for shipping.

They were so caught up with wondering if they could, they never thought whether they should. Someone at Cinnamon Toast Crunch has invented a selfie spoon to help you click selfies while eating breakfast. Why? We are still trying to figure that part out.
Introduced by the cereal company, the "selfie spoon" is a stick with a spoon at the end that extends up to 30 inches so cereal eaters can take photos of themselves while eating cereal, TIME reported.


The General Mills brand created this new spin on the selfie stick to solve the first world problem of "choosing between eating and posting" a selfie, according to their ad.
To use the selfie spoon, people would just have to turn on the Bluetooth feature on their smartphones so the white remote will be recognized -- there is one grey button that takes photos on Android phones, and one that takes photos on iOS devices.
Source - hindustan times

How these woman journalists in rural Uttar Pradesh are inspiring change

A rural newspaper that had humble beginnings, has emerged as a force that even mainstream media can learn from.

On Monday, news about a person harassing and stalking a team of women journalists in rural Uttar Pradesh created social media outrage, after a first-person account about the apathy they faced from the UP police went viral. It forced the police to get cracking on the case after months of inaction and the stalker was finally nabbed

The case also brought to light the local language newspaper called Khabar Lahariya run by these resilient women who are not new to standing up to challenges. In fact, it is this very spirit that gave rise to the weekly newspaper.

Khabar Lahariya is a chain of local language newspapers in Uttar Pradesh, produced by a collective of women journalists. The newspaper had humble beginnings with six reporters and around 1000 copies. Today, the team has 40 women recruits and boasts of a readership of 80,000 per week, spread across 800 villages of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, with editions in Bundeli, Bhojpuri, Awadhi, Hindustani and Bajjika. Not only does the paper have formidable reach for a newspaper in the rural hinterland, but for almost a year now, it also has an online presence through its news website and social media pages. 

Was Netaji alive till 1964?

The one file that could have contained definitive evidence on Netaji after 1945 has been destroyed.

KOLKATA/LUCKNOW: The secret files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose that will be declassified in Kolkata on Friday may contain enough circumstantial evidence that he was alive till at least 1964, say sources.

An American intelligence report prepared in the early 1960s suggests that Netaji could have returned to India sometime in February 1964 — 19 years after it was claimed that he died in an air crash in Taihoku, Taiwan. Though Russia is not mentioned, Netaji researchers believe American intelligence units had learned about his imminent return from Russia via China. He would have been 67 years old at the time.

How to Transport Oil More Safely

In the early days of the petroleum industry, transporting oil meant horse-drawn wagons carrying leaky wooden barrels over bumpy dirt roads—and lots of accidents.

Things have changed a lot since then. But the accidents haven’t gone away. In some ways, they’ve gotten worse.

The boom in domestic production in recent years has brought an ugly side effect: mishaps when transporting the fuel to refineries. These accidents have led to fatalities—one train crash in Canada in 2013 killed 47 people—as well as vast environmental damage, such as the pipeline burst in California this May that spilled as much as 143,000 gallons of crude into the Pacific Ocean and onto pristine beaches.
The growing sense of potential danger has prompted critics and industry officials to ask: What is the safest way to transport oil? And are there ways to make the current methods safer? Among other things, they’re proposing tougher safety regulations, and using technological fixes like machines that travel along pipelines, looking for weak spots.

One thing is certain: None of the existing methods of transport—rail, boats, trucks and pipelines—is going away. The oil industry believes the best thing to do, in terms of safety, profits and efficiency, is to keep all options on the table and make sure they are as safe as possible. “All four modes have always and will always be with us,” says Kenneth Green, who has spent years researching crude-oil transportation safety for the Canada-based Fraser Institute. “What institutions must ensure is that the most oil moves by the safest way, with the caveat of ensuring we protect the health of humans and the environment.”

Here’s a look at the four methods, and what’s being done to shore them up.

BARRELS DELIVERED (2014): 3.4 billion

Workers clean up a pipeline spill in Santa Barbara County, Calif. PHOTO: LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

Pressure to be ‘cool’ and look good harmful to kids

The pressure to be ‘cool’, look good and own the ‘right stuff’ is detrimental to many children and teenagers, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have warned.

The study by the University of Sussex psychologists shows that while many young people buy into consumer culture believing it will make them feel better about themselves and help them to make friends, often the reverse happens.

The result is a negative downward spiral, said the researchers, whereby those with low well-being turn to consumerist values, which impacts further still upon their state of mind.

गूगल को मिला नया लोगो

गूगल को मिला नया लोगोनई दिल्ली : विश्व के सबसे बड़े सर्च इंजनों में शुमार गूगल ने अपना लोगो बदल लिया है। जल्द ही यह लोगो गूगल की सभी सेवाओं पर नजर आने लगेगा।

गूगल के स्थापना दिवस चार सितंबर से महज दो दिन पहले गूगल ने इस नए लोगो को अपने होमपेज पर एक डूडल के तौर पर लगाया है। गूगल की स्थापना चार सितंबर 1998 को लैरी पेज और सर्गेई ब्रिन ने की थी। बीते 17 सालों में गूगल ने कई सेवाओं को शुरू किया जिनमें जीमेल, यूट्यूब, गूगल मैप्स और एंड्रॉइड सर्वाधिक चर्चित हैं।

गूगल के होमपेज पर डूडल की शक्ल में एक हाथ आता है जो गूगल के पुराने लोगो को मिटाता है और फिर मोम के रंगों से गूगल का नया लोगो बनाता है जो बाद में पूर्ण रूप से नए लोगो के रूप में दिखता है। नए लोगो में मुख्यतौर पर गूगल के दोनों ‘जी’ में सर्वाधिक बदलाव नजर आता है जो बाद में सम्मिलित होकर अंग्रेजी के बड़े ‘जी’ के रूप में बदल जाता है। इस नए लोगो में भी गूगल के मूल चार रंगों को ही रखा गया है।

ज़ी मीडिया ब्‍यूरो 


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Know about 5 kind of people .. who misuse their freedom

GOOD NEWS - इन पोर्न साइट्स पर सरकार ने लगाया बैन

मोदी सरकार ने 857 पोर्न साइट्स बैन कर दी हैं. सरकार ने इंटरनेट सर्विस प्रोवाइडर्स को इस बाबत नोटिफिकेशन जारी कर दिया है. सरकार ने मिले आदेश के बाद टेलीकॉम कंपनियों ने इन साइट्स को बैन करना शुरू कर दिया है. आगे जानिए उन पोर्न साइट्स के बारे में, जिसे सरकार ने कर दिया है बैन.

SOURCE - aajtak.intoday

USEFUL INFORMATION CENTER: Web Portal for Missing Children

USEFUL INFORMATION CENTER: Web Portal for Missing Children: The Ministry of Women and Child Development, with the assistance of Department of Electronics and Information Technology, has launched a w...

पुराने/मियाद खत्‍म हो चुके रसोई सिलिंडर

पेट्रोलियम एवं प्राकृतिक गैस राज्‍य मंत्री (स्‍वतंत्र प्रभार) श्री धर्मेंद्र प्रधान ने आज लोकसभा में एक प्रश्‍न के लिखित उत्‍तर में जानकारी दी कि सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र की तेल विपणन कंपनियों- (ओएमसीज) इंडियन ऑयल कार्पोरेशन लि. (आईओसी), भारत पेट्रोलियम कार्पोरेशन लि. (बीपीसीएल) और हिन्‍दुस्‍तान पेट्रोलियम कार्पोरेशन लि. (एचपीसीएल) के उपयोग में आ रहे 14.2 किग्रा तरलीकृत पेट्रोलियम गैस (एलपीजी) सिलिंडरों की राज्‍य/केंद्र शासित प्रदेश-वार कुल संख्‍या अनुलग्‍नक-1 में दी गई है।
ओएमसीज ने सूचित किया है कि एलपीजी सिलिंडरों का विनिर्माण मुख्‍य विस्‍फोटक नियंत्रक, नागपुर (सीसीओई) द्वारा अनुमोदित और बीआईएस लाइसेंसधारक विनिर्माताओं के जरिए बीआईएस 3196 के अनुसार किया जाता है। इसके बाद, एलपीजी सिलिंडरों की एलपीजी भरण संयंत्रों में जांच की जाती है और केवल उन्‍हीं सिलिंडरों की भराई होती है जो बीआईएस मानकों को पूरा करते हैं, भरण के बाद गुणवत्‍ता जांच की जाती है और एसके बाद ग्राहकों को वितरण करने के लिए सिलिंडर डिस्‍ट्रीब्‍यूटरों को भेजे जाते हैं। सिलिंडर के विनिर्माण की तारीख की 10 वर्षों के बाद, सभी नए एलपीजी सिलिंडरों की पहली सांविधिक जांच और पेंटिंग (एसटीएंडपी) किया जाना अपेक्षित होता है।

How to Self E-file Your Income Tax Return

If complex tax forms and tax terms bewilder you, let’s break down your return filing process in segments. By taking these small, careful steps, you will be on a roll with your return filing this year.
Step 1: Get hold of your Form 16
Form 16 is a certificate your employer gives you when the TDS deducted on your salary is certified. Form 16 has most of the information you need to fill in your return. PAN and TAN details of your employer, name and address of your employer and similar details for you are mentioned which have to be filled in the return. You will see a number which is your ‘total taxable salary’ and that is the number you will have to pick to submit under the head salary in your return. Several tax filers allow you to upload your Form 16 and with that all this information gets picked up automatically in your return.
Step 2: Find out your income other than salary
Most of us earn a savings bank account interest or have some fixed deposits put away. This interest earned has to be added to your return under income from other sources. Get hold of your bank statement or look up online for credits to your account by the bank towards interest in your savings account. Most online banks also show a fixed deposit statement, where you can see the interest earned during the year. If you have any other bonds you subscribed to, where interest is accumulated, add this interest to your return. As a thumb rule, offer interest income on deposits and bonds when it is accrued each year, rather than when it is paid on maturity.
If you have taken a home loan to own a house and you live in that house, you get a deduction for the interest for the financial year. The interest amount is your loss, which will get adjusted against your salary and other income. If you have rented out your house, the rental income is offered for tax. You can deduct property taxes paid by you and a standard 30 per cent from the net amount (rental income less property taxes) is also allowed. For a rented property the entire interest on home loan is deductible. You’ll also need to provide details of the property, address, date of construction, information about co-owners etc.
Step 3: Make sure you have included all the deductions
Deductions are allowed from your gross income under sections 80C to 80U. With the help of these deductions, you will be able to reduce your gross income and consequently pay lower tax. You will find these in your form 16. However, if you are eligible to claim certain deductions and you have not disclosed them to your employer, you can claim them at the time of filing your return. Say, if you deposited Rs 40,000 in PPF and could not share this with your employer or paid life insurance premium about which you could not intimate your employer; claim them in your return. Medical insurance premium payments are eligible to be claimed under section 80D and 80G; provided you meet the conditions listed in the relevant sections.
Step 4: From the total tax payable adjust your TDS details
Whatever TDS has been deducted from your various incomes by employer, banks or anyone can be reduced from your total tax liability. After all, this is the tax which has already been deducted from your income and deposited against your PAN. Goes without saying, including the income in your return on which TDS is deducted is essential. You can find out details of all the TDS deducted in your Form 26AS. If you have yourself deposited some tax to the government, you’ll be able to find that information in it too.
Step 5: Make sure all your personal details are accurate
Your PAN, email address, bank account details (mention the account where you want to receive refund, whether or not any refund is due), and all the other information must be accurately provided by you in your income tax return. Allocate some time to review it properly.
Step 6: Review and e-file
Once you have done the above, now review your entire income tax return form. Remember if there is tax due, you have to first pay that tax and only then you can e-file successfully. Make the payment of any tax that is due. Review incomes, deductions, TDS and other information. You are now ready to e-file your return.
Step 7: Do remember to send your ITR-V
Sending your ITR-V is a critical and important step to conclude successful e-filing. It has to be printed out, signed and sent to CPC, Bangalore via speed post. The income tax department is working on a process to verify it via ‘Aadhaar’, details are awaited shortly. Don’t miss this very important step.
Disclaimer: All information in this article has been provided by Cleartax.in and www.govemployees.in is not responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the same.

Know About - Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)

Scheme Details
Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) is National Mission for Financial Inclusion to ensure access to financial services, namely, Banking/ Savings & Deposit Accounts, Remittance, Credit, Insurance, Pension in an affordable manner.
Account can be opened in any bank branch or Business Correspondent (Bank Mitr) outlet. PMJDY accounts are being opened with Zero balance. However, if the account-holder wishes to get cheque book, he/she will have to fulfill minimum balance criteria.
Documents required to open an account under Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana
  1. If Aadhaar Card/Aadhaar Number is available then no other documents is required. If address has changed, then a self certification of current address is sufficient.
  2. If Aadhaar Card is not available, then any one of the following Officially Valid Documents (OVD) is required: Voter ID Card, Driving License, PAN Card, Passport & NREGA Card. If these documents also contain your address, it can serve both as “Proof of Identity and Address”.
  3. If a person does not have any of the “officially valid documents” mentioned above, but it is categorized as ‘low risk' by the banks, then he/she can open a bank account by submitting any one of the following documents:
    1. Identity Card with applicant's photograph issued by Central/State Government Departments, Statutory/Regulatory Authorities, Public Sector Undertakings, Scheduled Commercial Banks and Public Financial Institutions;
    2. Letter issued by a gazette officer, with a duly attested photograph of the person.
Special Benefits under PMJDY Scheme
  1. Interest on deposit.
  2. Accidental insurance cover of Rs.1.00 lac
  3. No minimum balance required.
  4. Life insurance cover of Rs.30,000/-
  5. Easy Transfer of money across India
  6. Beneficiaries of Government Schemes will get Direct Benefit Transfer in these accounts.
  7. After satisfactory operation of the account for 6 months, an overdraft facility will be permitted
  8. Access to Pension, insurance products.
  9. Accidental Insurance Cover, RuPay Debit Card must be used at least once in 45 days.
  10. Overdraft facility upto Rs.5000/- is available in only one account per household, preferably lady of the household.

27 Facts About Water Crisis In The World That Will Make You Feel Guilty About Taking Showers

Clean water is running out. Our rivers and our lakes are vanishing at an alarming pace. If not vanishing, they are being polluted to the extent that we or no other species can depend on it any longer. Almost 2/3rd of the world’s population will be ‘water-stressed’ by 2025 due to conditions and our carelessness today. Here are a few facts about the water crisis in the world:
#1. Worldwide, almost 1.1 billion people lack access to safe and potable water – that’s almost 1 in 6 people while 2.8 billion people are affected by the shortage of water.
#2. While the continent of Africa is worst affected with almost 358 million people without clean water access, this figure is merely 9 million in all the developed countries combined. (USA, Canada, all European countries, Japan, Russia, Australia and New Zealand)

#3. 82% people living in the rural area lack adequate access to water while it is only 18% in urban areas. 
#4. Children and women worldwide spend around 140 million hours collecting water: that’s almost building twenty Empire State buildings everyday.

India loses 73 million working days annually.

#5. In underdeveloped and developing countries, almost 1 billion women and children travel almost 6 km daily to collect water for the family which takes untold amount of time which could be better utilised in an income generating job, caring for the family or attaining education.

Women and Children in Africa use such Jerry Cans to get water; when full it weighs 40 pounds. Carrying it for miles on the back leads to serious medical problems.

#6. Every year, almost $24 billion is lost economically worldwide, while gathering water. 

#7. Around 2.5 billion people have inadequate access to sanitation and hence everyday, more than 2,300 people die due to waterborne diseases.

#8. If proper water facilities, sanitation and hygiene is provided worldwide then the burden of diseases could be decreased by 10% globally.

#9. Annually, 443 million school hours are lost due to water borne diseases like diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid etc. 

Researches have shown that for every 10% increase of women literacy there is 0.3% increase in the national economy.

#10. On an average, if $1 is invested towards water crisis in the world, we would get a return of $4.

If you promise your 60 Rs to Water Conservation and Crisis Troubleshoot NGOs, a person in Africa would get water for almost a year! (In Pic: Water stored in containers in Saudi Arabia)

#11. On the other hand, almost $260 billion is lost annually due to shortage of water and sanitation facilities. 

A boy pouring out heavily polluted water from a stream in Cape Town, SA

#12. Agriculture and irrigation constitute the largest ratio of the fresh water usage: almost 70% and up-to 90% in the developing countries. 

Water security is a must for agrarian economies like India

Simply put, it takes 1-2 tonnes of water to grow 1 kg cereal and 5000 liters for a kg of rice.

#13. In poor countries, almost 8 of 10 hospital beds are filled with people suffering from illnesses related to water crisis and sanitation.

Man collecting water from Citarum River in Indonesia. Such waters are contaminated with heavy metal and pesticides, which would lead to serious and fatal medical conditions.

#14. 1 in 5 deaths of children below five is due to water crisis around the world.

#15. Almost 50% schools in the developing countries have less or no water, and sanitation access leading to high dropout rates – especially in girls.

Lack of water has forced many schools in India to shut the toilets

#16. While a single flush of a toilet uses 8 litres of water, a single Sunday newspaper uses 300 litres of water and it takes almost 11,000 litres of water to make roughly 450 grams of coffee.

While you are sipping a cup of coffee, many in the regions where it is grown are suffering from acute shortage of water

#17. The amount of water you spend enjoying a 5-minute shower is almost equal to the total amount of water a slum dweller has.

#20. A dripping tap can waste up to 20,000 litres of water in a year.

#18. American houses use eight times more water than Indian households, and if the entire population of the world is to be provided the American and European water luxury, it would take 2.5 Earths to do so.

Alas, we’ve got only one Earth.

#19. The worst affected region of the world is the Sub Saharan desert in Africa where 37% of all the affected people reside; less than 1 in 3 have access to a toilet, and the chance of a child dying of due to diarrhoea is 500 times more than that in Europe. 

Annually it spends 40 billion hours searching for water – more than France’s total labour!

#20. Only 6% of international aid goes towards bettering water and sanitation infrastructure. 

The amount spent by India is disturbingly low

#21. Almost 90% of wastewater in developing countries flows untreated into rivers, lakes and coastal zones: threatening health, food security and access to safe drinking water.

Oshiwara River, Mumbai

#22. 1.6 billion people live in areas where there is water, but they can’t afford to drink it.

#23. 22 of 32 major Indian cities face daily water shortage.

Water Problems are rapidly rising in cities like Delhi

#24. Saudi Arabia has given up on growing wheat, due to shortage of water and will be 100 percent dependent on wheat imports by the year 2016.

#25. 40% of children in Africa and India have their growth stunted due to poor water quality. 

Lack of water and thus food leading to severe malnutrition in African Children

#26. While the water table is almost dropping by 1 metre in China annually, 80% of its rivers have become so horribly polluted that the rivers no longer support any life forms.

#27. Ganga and Yamuna are consistently ranked in the list of top 10 most polluted rivers around the world.

The “Holy” Ganges

Over 400 million Indians are dependent on both these rivers combined.

Facts Sources: Youth Connect WebSite 


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