Month: January 2016

Start Up India Stand Up India Scheme

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shubhpuja.com It is an honour to reveal that Shubhpuja.com was also invited to be a part of the huge Startup India Standup India scheme on 16th January 2016. Such stepping stones will help shubhpuja to achieve its dreams of huge milestone. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Start Up India Stand Up India scheme at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.

It is a revolutionary scheme that has been started to help the people who wish to start their own business. Those people who have ideas and capability, the government will give them support to make sure that they can implement their ideas and grow. Success of this scheme will eventually make India, a better economy and stronger nation.

During the speech Mr Modi said, ‘we are trying to make the young job creators rather than job seekers’. It is all about grabbing the opportunity and earning well, and also making India grow along.

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Here are the 19 plans Modi has for start-ups:

  1. Self-certification: The self-certification will apply to laws including payment of gratuity, labour contract, provident fund management, water and air pollution acts.
  2. Start-up India hub: An all-India hub will be created as a single contact point for start-up foundations in India, which will help the entrepreneurs to exchange knowledge and access financial aid.
  3. Register through app: An online portal, in the shape of a mobile application, will be launched to help start-up founders to easily register.
  4. Patent protection: A fast-track system for patent examination at lower costs is being conceptualised by the central government. The system will promote awareness and adoption of the Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) by the start-up foundations.
  5. Rupees 10,000 crore fund: The government will develop a fund with an initial corpus of Rs 2,500 crore and a total corpus of Rs 10,000 crore over four years, to support upcoming start-up enterprises.
  6. National Credit Guarantee Trust Company: A National Credit Guarantee Trust Company (NCGTC) is being conceptualised with a budget of Rs 500 crore per year for the next four years to support the flow of funds to start-ups.
  7. No Capital Gains Tax: At present, investments by venture capital funds are exempt from the Capital Gains Tax. The same policy is being implemented on primary-level investments in start-ups.
  8. No Income Tax for three years: Start-ups would not pay Income Tax for three years. This policy would revolutionise the pace with which start-ups would grow in the future.
  9. Tax exemption for investments of higher value: In case of an investment of higher value than the market price, it will be exempt from paying tax.
  10. Building entrepreneurs: Innovation-related study plans for students in over 5 lakh schools. Besides, there will also be an annual incubator grand challenge to develop world class incubators.
  11. Atal Innovation Mission: The Atal Innovation Mission will be launched to boost innovation and encourage talented youths.
  12. Setting up incubators: A private-public partnership model is being considered for 35 new incubators and 31 innovation centres at national institutes.
  13. Research parks: The government plans to set up seven new research parks, including six in the Indian Institute of Technology campuses and one in the Indian Institute of Science campus, with an investment of Rs 100 crore each.
  14. Entrepreneurship in biotechnology: The government will further establish five new biotech clusters, 50 new bio incubators, 150 technology transfer offices and 20 bio-connect offices in the country.
  15. Dedicated programmes in schools: The government will introduce innovation-related programs for students in over 5 lakh schools.
  16. Legal support: A panel of facilitators will provide legal support and assistance in submitting patent applications and other official documents.
  17. Rebate: A rebate amount of 80% of the total value will be provided to the entrepreneurs on filing patent applications.
  18. Easy rules: Norms of public procurement and rules of trading have been simplified for the start-ups.
  19. Faster exit: If a start-up fails, the government will also assist the entrepreneurs to find suitable solutions for their problems. If they fail again, the government will provide an easy way out.

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Facts of Makar Sakranti

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Makar Sakranti marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Capricorn on its celestial path. The festival is widely celebrated by flying kites and relishing the Tilguls. This fun filled festival is lot more than kites and Til chikkis, which can further be explored.

  • Makar sakranti is one of the festivals that are celebrated on the same day every year. Though once in every eight years, the date is postponed due to revolution and solar changes. This year it falls on 15th January.
  • The word ‘Sankranti’ signifies the movement of the sun from one zodiac sign to another. Thus, the name of the festival literally means the movement of the sun into Capricorn or Makar.
  • Makar Sankranti is referred as the ‘holy phase of transition’. It marks the end of an inauspicious phase which according to the Hindu calendar begins around mid-December.
  • Sankranti marks the termination ofwinter season and beginning of a new harvest or spring season. Thus beginning of warmer days and shorter nights.
  • The harvest festival of India is called by different names throughout India. Like Makar Sankranti in West India, down south, the festival is known as Pongal and in the north, it is celebrated as Lohri.
  • The sesame and jiggery ladoos are distributed among family and friends as it is considered beneficial in this transition season. It also represents a way of bonding and hoping for good health.
  • The tradition of kite flying began so that the physical body was exposed to the early morning sun rays. Being a critical time for flue and sickness, the warming sunrays proved to be beneficial. Thus kite flying became a fun way to do so.
  • It also marks the beginning of the Kumbh Mela in Uttar Pradesh while in South India, in Kerala, one of the most austere and difficult pilgrimages of Shabrimala ends on this auspicious day.
  • People also celebrate by taking a dip in the holy rivers flowing through states to cleanse themselves of sins. It is also believed that if you die during Makar Sankranti, you are not reborn and attain salvation.
  • It is the festival of Sun God and He is regarded as the symbol divinity and wisdom, the festival also holds an eternal meaning to it. The importance of this day has been signified in the ancient epics like Mahabharata also.

 

CNA Taiwan featuring Shubhpuja.com

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Saumya Vardhan, CEO and Founder of shubhpuja.com introduced the concept of puja and essential Hindu rituals. She enlightened the Taiwan audience by making them experience the bliss of puja ceremony.

Video including the glimpses of puja cremony: http://cnavideo.cna.com.tw/Search-1/004324593?v=k01evCopCsTbPx0eYH5fJw%3d%3d&k=%E5%8D%B0%E5%BA%A6

Read more at: http://www.cna.com.tw/news/ahel/201601080098-1.aspx

 

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The harvest festival of Lohri

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Sweetness of rewari, fragrance of popcorn, illumination of bon fire and musical traditions; the pompous Lohri is here. The festival of happiness and joy holds immense traditional and cultural values. It is widely celebrated among parts of North India on 13th January every year. On the eve of this festival people gather around a bon fire and celebrate while dancing and singing traditional songs. Some of the unknown facts about this beautiful festival are as follows:

  • People believe that this festival is named after wife of Sant Kabir, Loi. Whereas another tale suggests that Holika and Lohri were sisters.
  • The festival is dedicated to Sun God as it is the transition phase from winters to the warmth of springs.
  • This festival marks the beginning of the harvest season and is a way to adore God for successful harvest in the new season.
  • The festival of Lohri is often related to the legend of Dulla Bhatti who was a heroic character during the Mughal Empire. Lohri is celebrated in honor of Dulla Bhatti with folk songs describing his brave saga.
  • The new bride is like a blessing to the family, similar to this festival of success and prosperity. Therefore newlywed couple celebrate this festival with all their family and friends.
  • People light a large bonfire at sunset, toss sesame seeds, gur, sugar-candy and rewaries in it, sit round it, sing, and dance till the fire dies out.

 

Discover your new opportunities: Varshphal 2016

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Beginnings come with new opportunities and bestows us a chance to choose the best for us. It opens new doors and windows to explore our potential and experiment with our capabilities. Like every year this year also came with immense happiness, blessings and choices. As a garden is incomplete without fragrant flowers and thorns; the new challenges will be accepted by us as adventure on the path of success.

Though our attitude and karmas decides our destiny yet awareness about the coming challenges helps us to be prepared in the preparatory stage. Appropriate steps taken before hand keep us calm and stable during the course of actual challenge. Thus Varshphal provides us a way to keep track of all the coming happening in our life and utilise each and every opportunity.

Varshphal is an absolutely calculative and scientific method based on your planetary positions and its effect on your life. It includes a detailed analysis of predicting the future happenings depending on the past karmas and present planetary position. In the Indian Vedic Astrology, Varshphal is constructed for a year when the Sun returns to same sign and degree as that of its natal position. This varshphal is then deciphered to forecast the expected happenings & changes in that year.

Just by providing the basic birth details a birth chart is prepared along with the present dashas and antar dashas. A calculative analysis is done by the expert astrologers and provides you with the understanding about this New Year along with appropriate remedial measures. The reality sure can’t be changed, but the suffering can surely be reduced.

 

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