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  2. Meaning Behind Top 4 Car Brand Logos
  3. Facts About GST Goods and Services Tax – Advantages and Disadvantages
  4. 9 Interesting Facts About India That Will Blow Your Mind
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Interesting facts about India

Posted Date :   07 July 2017 06:06:15 PM  

 

Interesting Facts about India

1. India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history.

2. When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization)

3. The name 'India' is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.

4. The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name 'Hindustan' combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.

5. Chess was invented in India.

6. Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.

7. The 'Place Value System' and the 'Decimal System' were developed in India in 100 B.C.

8. The World's First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu. The shikhara of the temple is made from a single 80-tonne piece of granite. This magnificent temple was built in just five years, (between 1004 AD and 1009 AD) during the reign of Rajaraja Chola.

9. India is the largest democracy in the world, the 7th largest Country in the world, and one of the most ancient civilizations.

10. The game of Snakes & Ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called 'Mokshapat'. The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowrie shells and dices. In time, the game underwent several modifications, but its meaning remained the same, i.e. good deeds take people to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.

11. The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in 1893 after leveling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level.

12. India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.

13. The largest employer in India is the Indian Railways, employing over a million people.

14. The world's first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

15. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The Father of Medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.

16. India was one of the richest countries till the time of British rule in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus, attracted by India's wealth, had come looking for a sea route to India when he discovered America by mistake.

17. The Art of Navigation & Navigating was born in the river Sindh over 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word 'NAVGATIH'. The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word 'Nou'.

18. Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the Sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. According to his calculation, the time taken by the Earth to orbit the Sun was 365.258756484 days.

19. The value of "pi" was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century, long before the European mathematicians.

20. Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus also originated in India.Quadratic Equations were used by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10*53 (i.e. 10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 B.C.during the Vedic period.Even today, the largest used number is Terra: 10*12(10 to the power of 12).

21. Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world 

(Source: Gemological Institute of America).

22. The Baily Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the Ladakh valley between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army in August 1982.

23. Sushruta is regarded as the Father of Surgery. Over2600 years ago Sushrata & his team conducted complicated surgeries like cataract, artificial limbs, cesareans, fractures, urinary stones, plastic surgery and brain surgeries.

24. Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient Indian medicine. Detailed knowledge of anatomy, embryology, digestion, metabolism,physiology, etiology, genetics and immunity is also found in many ancient Indian texts.

25. India exports software to 90 countries.

26. The four religions born in India - Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the world's population.

27. Jainism and Buddhism were founded in India in 600 B.C. and 500 B.C. respectively.

28. Islam is India's and the world's second largest religion.

29. There are 300,000 active mosques in India, more than in any other country, including the Muslim world.

30. The oldest European church and synagogue in India are in the city of Cochin. They were built in 1503 and 1568 respectively.

31.Jews and Christians have lived continuously in India since 200 B.C. and 52 A.D. respectively

32. The largest religious building in the world is Angkor Wat, a Hindu Temple in Cambodia built at the end of the 11th century.

33. The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century, is the world's largest religious pilgrimage destination. Larger than either Rome or Mecca, an average of 30,000 visitors donate $6 million (US) to the temple everyday.

34. Sikhism originated in the Holy city of Amritsar in Punjab. Famous for housing the Golden Temple, the city was founded in 1577.

35. Varanasi, also known as Benaras, was called "the Ancient City" when Lord Buddha visited it in 500 B.C., and is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.

36. India provides safety for more than 300,000 refugees originally from Sri Lanka, Tibet, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who escaped to flee religious and political persecution.

37. His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, runs his government in exile from Dharmashala in northern India.

38. Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.

39. Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.

 

Meaning Behind Top 4 Car Brand Logos

Posted Date :   06 July 2017 01:22:59 PM  

MERCEDES BENZ

The Mercedes Benz three pointed star logo can be traced back to 1870,when Gottlieb Daimler sent his wife a postcard with the star on it.It was his desire to see the three pointed star  on top of all of their factories, indicating their triumph over Land ,Sea and Air.

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Lamborghini

In the early sixties, Ferruccio Lamborghini spent time with Don Eduardo Miura,a breeder of prized Spanish Fighting bulls,at his home in Seville.These almost regal  animals had such an effect on Lamborghini  that he decided that the logo of his namesake would feature the raging bull.

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BMW

One can hardly neglect the fact that BMW badge has become one of the most recognizable logos in the world.It has long been assumed that the BMW logo is a representation of the rotation of a propeller. by 1917 when Bayerische Motoren Werke was officially licensed by Franz Josef Popp, the company was a part of Rapp Motoren Werke.Additionally the blue and white colours are the predominate colours of the Bavarian Flag. In 1929 new logo appeared on the cover of BMW aircraft magazine.

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Ferrari

We saved the most interesting one for last.Ferrari,however this prancing horse was actually painted on the fuselage of an italian fighter plane during world war 1. In ’23, I met count Enrico Baracca, the hero’s father, and then his mother, countess Paulina, who said to me one day, ‘Ferrari, put my son’s prancing horse on your cars. It will bring you good luck’. The horse was, and still is, black, and I added the canary yellow background which is the colour of Modena.

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Facts About GST Goods and Services Tax – Advantages and Disadvantages

Posted Date :   01 July 2017 05:53:21 PM  
What is Goods and Services Tax
 
The Goods and Service Tax or GST is a taxation system where there is a single tax in the economy for goods and services. This taxation system is meant to create a single taxation system in the entire country for all goods and services.
 
Facts About GST – Advantages
 
1. GST is a transparent Tax and also reduce numbers of indirect taxes. With GST implemented a business premises can show the tax applied in the sales invoice. Customer will know exactly how much tax they are paying on the product they bought or services they consumed.
 
2. GST will not be a cost to registered retailers therefore there will be no hidden taxes and the cost of doing business will be lower. This in turn will help Export being more competitive.
 
3. GST can also help to diversification of income sources for Government other than income tax and petroleum tax.
 
4. Under Goods and Services Tax, the tax burden will be divided equally between Manufacturing and services. This can be done through lower tax rate by increase Tax base and reducing exemptions.
 
5. In GST System bothe Central GST and State GST will be charged on manufacturing cost and will be collected on point of sale. This will benefit people as prices will come down which in turn will help companies as consumption will increase.
 
6. Biggest benefit will be that multiple taxes like octroi, central sales tax, state sales tax, entry tax, license fees, turnover tax etc will no longer be present and all that will be brought under the GST. Doing Business now will be easier and more comfortable as various hidden taxation will not be present.
 
For example right now we pay around 4-5% Tax on packaged foods. But after GST the total tax on these products will definitely go up which will increase its retail price. Similarly Jewelery, Mobile Bill, Credit Card Bill, Services rates will also go up.
 
And Prices of those goods and Services on which we used to pay taxes above 18% will be reduced.
 
Fr example taxes will be reduced on Mini SUV for which we are paying 30-40% Tax right now. After GST it will be reduced to 18%. Similarly Consumer goods like AC, Refrigerator and Transportation cost will also go down.
 
More than 150 Countries have implemented GST and each of them faced Rise in Inflation for next 3-5 Years.
 
Facts About GST – Disadvantages
 
1. Critics say that GST would impact negatively on the real estate market. It would add up to 8 percent to the cost of new homes and reduce demand by about 12 percent.
 
2. Some Economist says that CGST, SGST and IGST are nothing but new names for Central Excise/Service Tax, VAT and CST and hence GST brings nothing new for which we should cheer.
 
Updates About GST
 
1. You can enroll for GST online by visiting government website – https://www.gst.gov.in/
 
2. There will be four tax slabs of 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%. Luxury and demerit goods will be taxed at 28% plus cess.
 
3. Unlike aother countries where GST has already been implemented, India opted for dual GST – SGST and CGST, administered by State and Centre respectively.
 
4. Threshold for GST has been set to 15 Lakh for North east and Hill states, and 20 Lakh for other states.
 
5. Many Tax Experts say that 1st July 2017 is the best case scenario for Implementation of GST in India

9 Interesting Facts About India That Will Blow Your Mind

Posted Date :   11 June 2017 08:11:06 PM  

A floating post office


India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1, 55,015 post offices. A single post office on an average serves a population of 7,175 people. The floating post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar, was inaugurated in August 2011.


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The 2011 Kumbh Mela was the largest gathering of people with over 75 million pilgrims. The gathering was so huge that the crowd was visible from space.


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Top 5 Amazing Facts

Posted Date :   27 April 2017 04:44:55 PM  
1. Babies have around 100 more bones than adults
 
 
Babies have about 300 bones at birth, with cartilage between many of them. This extra flexibility helps them pass through the birth canal and also allows for rapid growth. With age, many of the bones fuse, leaving 206 bones that make up an average adult skeleton.
 
2. The Eiffel Tower can be 15 cm taller during the summer
 
When a substance is heated up, its particles move more and it takes up a larger volume – this is known as thermal expansion. Conversely, a drop in temperature causes it to contract again. The mercury level inside a thermometer, for example, rises and falls as the mercury’s volume changes with the ambient temperature. This effect is most dramatic in gases but occurs in liquids and solids such as iron too. For this reason large structures such as bridges are built with expansion joints which allow them some leeway to expand and contract without causing any damage.
 
3. 20% of Earth’s oxygen is produced by the Amazon rainforest
 
Our atmosphere is made up of roughly 78 per cent nitrogen and 21 per cent oxygen, with various other gases present in small amounts. The vast majority of living organisms on Earth need oxygen to survive, converting it into carbon dioxide as they breathe. Thankfully, plants continually replenish our planet’s oxygen levels through photosynthesis. During this process, carbon dioxide and water are converted into energy, releasing oxygen as a by-product. Covering 5.5 million square kilometres (2.1 million square miles), the Amazon rainforest cycles a significant proportion of the Earth’s oxygen, absorbing large quantities of carbon dioxide at the same time.
 
4. Some metals are so reactive that they explode on contact with water
 
There are certain metals – including potassium, sodium, lithium, rubidium and caesium – that are so reactive that they oxidise (or tarnish) instantly when exposed to air. They can even produce explosions when dropped in water! All elements strive to be chemically stable – in other words, to have a full outer electron shell. To achieve this, metals tend to shed electrons. The alkali metals have only one electron on their outer shell, making them ultra-keen to pass on this unwanted passenger to another element via bonding. As a result they form compounds with other elements so readily that they don’t exist independently in nature.
 
5. A teaspoonful of neutron star would weigh 6 billion tons
 
A neutron star is the remnants of a massive star that has run out of fuel. The dying star explodes in a supernova while its core collapses in on itself due to gravity, forming a super-dense neutron star. Astronomers measure the mind-bogglingly large masses of stars or galaxies in solar masses, with one solar mass equal to the Sun’s mass (that is, 2 x 1030 kilograms/4.4 x 1030 pounds). Typical neutron stars have a mass of up to three solar masses, which is crammed into a sphere with a radius of approximately ten kilometres (6.2 miles) – resulting in some of the densest matter in the known universe.