5 secret tricks to flying really cheap in India

June 8, 2017

The secret to cheap flying is out

There is a price war in the domestic aviation market. And, you, the consumer, is the real winner. But how do you get the best deal in a fire sale. Here are a few tips

Book early

That’s right. Spot rates (for immediate travel) are usually 2-4 times higher compared to ticket rates a few months earlier. And this is advisable even to the business class travellers.

Why do airlines like advance bookings? This is part of their yield management. Only the first few seats (15-20) are offered at the lowest rates and then they keep on increasing the fares. They keep the last few seats for the spot customers and charge very high rates from them. Corporate customers who travel at the last minute and pay the maximum price are subsidising customers who book early.

Use calendar spreads

The rates offered by airlines keep varying. Monday morning flights to major cities are costly. This is because of the heavy rush of business travellers at the start of the work week. Similarly, there is heavy outbound rush from cities on Friday evenings and this pushes up the rates. Leisure travellers can avoid this rush and save money.

Book tickets on Tuesdays and Thursdays as they are usually cheaper on these two days of the week.

Festival day booking

Book on the day of the festival, in case you have to travel the same day. This is because most travellers want to reach the home / tourist destinations before the festival and, therefore, the rates are a bit cheaper on the day of the festival.

Go for combo offers

The commonest combo offers are the return trips. However, if you want to cancel your journey, some airlines may force you to cancel the return as well. Therefore, go for the combos only when the return fare is offered at a significant discount. Next in line are hotel-plus offers.

Wait for offers

Travellers have to plan in advance and then wait for promotional offers. Though offers pour in almost on a weekly basis, travellers have to act fast to benefit. Since offers are available for a few hours, they (travellers) have to get the information fast (by signing up for mobile apps, email alerts, SMS alerts, etc.) and also to make up their mind and take action immediately.

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Rajasthan Pre Teacher Eligibility Test (PTET) 2017 Result

June 2, 2017

Rajasthan Pre Teacher Eligibility Test (PTET) 2017 का रिजल्ट जारी कर दिया गया है. उम्मीदवार रिजल्‍ट को www.ptet2017.com पर जाकर चेक कर सकते हैं.


Tips for NRIs returning to India

May 12, 2017

With United States President Donald Trump ordering a review of the H-1B visa programme in the US, there are widespread fears among Indians working in the information technology sector there that they may have to return home.

Whatever the reasons for returning, non-resident Indians (NRIs) need to plan the shift meticulously. Besides finding a job that does justice to their skills and getting their children admitted into the right schools and colleges, they also need to handle the financial aspects of the transition well.

Tax residency status

Upon his return, an NRI first needs to determine his residency status for the purpose of income tax. This depends on the number of days he has been present in India.

“India follows a physical presence test as the sole criterion for determining an individual’s residential status for income tax purpose,” says Suresh Surana, founder, RSM Astute Consulting.

An individual can fall in any of these three categories: resident and ordinarily resident (ROR), resident but not ordinarily resident (RNOR, an intermediate stage for returning NRIs), and non-resident (NR).

Re-designate bank accounts

Upon his return, an NRI must inform his bank about the change in his residential status. He will need to get his NRI accounts re-designated into resident accounts.

“An NRI should re-designate his non-resident ordinary (NRO) savings account into a resident savings account. The balances in non-resident external (NRE) accounts should be re-designated to resident rupee accounts or to resident foreign currency (RFC) account. The foreign currency non-resident (FCNR) deposits may be allowed to continue till maturity at the contracted rate of interest,” says Pralay Mondal, senior group president, retail and business banking, YES Bank.

Buy insurance cover

The policies that a returning NRI needs to buy depends on what he is able to bring back with him.

“The life insurance policy he had bought abroad may cover him even after he moves to India as their coverage is worldwide. But the health policy may not work in India since it operates only within a certain geography,” says Arvind Laddha, deputy chief executive officer, JLT Independent Insurance Brokers.

Don’t rush to buy real estate

Give a lot of thought to whether you should buy a house immediately upon return or wait for some time.

“If someone has been coming back to India regularly and likes a particular city, has friends in it, or had lived in it prior to moving abroad, he may find it easier to decide on the city. If not, an NRI should first settle into a rented house, find his bearings, and then buy after some time,” says Lovaii Navlakhi, founder and CEO, International Money Matters.

Source: – http://www.rediff.com/business/report/trump-era-tips-for-nris-returning-to-india/20170512.htm


UP Board Result 2017

May 4, 2017

The Results Results published on net are for immediate information to the examinees. Although every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of the results, error may creep in inadvertently due to extraneous reasons beyond the control of either NIC or the concerned Institution/board/university. Students are advised to verify their marks with the official hard copy issued from the respective Institution/board/university.


All about Digital India Week

July 1, 2015

What is Digital India?

  • With the launch of Digital India programme, the government is taking a big step forward to transform the country into a digitally empowered knowledge economy.
  • PM is expected to unveil various schemes worth over Rs 1 lakh crore like Digital Locker, e-eduction, e-health, e-sign and national scholarship portal.
  • BharatNet in 11 states and Next Generation Network (NGN), are also a part of Digital India campaign.
  • The programme includes projects that aim to ensure that government services are available to citizens electronically and people get benefit of the latest information and communication technology.
  • The Ministry of Communications and IT is the nodal agency to implement the programme.

Apps for Digital India

  • Digital India Portal, MyGov Mobile App, Swachh Bharat Mission App and Aadhaar Mobile Update App.

Vision Of Digital India

  • Digital Infrastructure as a Utility to Every Citizen
  • Governance & Services on Demand
  • Digital Empowerment of Citizens

Pillars Of Digital India

  • Broadband Highways
  • Universal Access to Phones
  • Public Internet Access Programme
  • e-Governance – Reforming government through Technology
  • e-Kranti – Electronic delivery of services
  • Information for All
  • Electronics Manufacturing – Target NET ZERO Imports
  • IT for Jobs
  • Early Harvest Programmes

Impact of Digital India by 2019

  • Broadband in 2.5 lakh villages, universal phone connectivity
  • Net Zero Imports by 2020
  • 400,000 Public Internet Access Points
  • Wi-fi in 2.5 lakh schools, all universities; Public wi-fi hotspots for citizens
  • Digital Inclusion: 1.7 Cr trained for IT, Telecom and Electronics Jobs
  • Job creation: Direct 1.7 Cr. and Indirect at least 8.5 Cr.
  • e-Governance & eServices: Across government
  • India to be leader in IT use in services – health, education, banking
  • Digitally empowered citizens – public cloud, internet access

Benefits of Digital Locker

  • Digital Locker facility will help citizens to digitally store their important documents like PAN card, passport, mark sheets and degree certificates.
  • Digital Locker will provide secure access to Government issued documents. It uses authenticity services provided by Aadhaar.
  • It is aimed at eliminating the use of physical documents and enables sharing of verified electronic documents across government agencies.
  • Digital Locker provides a dedicated personal storage space in the cloud to citizens, linked to citizens Aadhaar number.
  • Digital Locker will reduce the administrative overhead of government departments and agencies created due to paper work.
  • It will also make it easy for the residents to receive services by saving time and effort as their documents will now be available anytime, anywhere and can be shared electronically.
  • To sign-up for your Digital Locker, one need your Aadhaar number and a Mobile number that is linked to that Aadhaar Number.

What is National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN)?

  • NOFN proposes seven lakh kilometers of optical fibre to be laid to connect 250 gram panchayats in three years.
  • Public Wi-fi spots will be provided around the clusters after that and all villages will be provided with internet connectivity.

Source: http://www.oneindia.com/feature/what-is-digital-india-programme-explained-1792279.html

According to Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, “ten states including Maharashtra, Madhya Prasad, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Haryana and Chhattisgarh, are ready to roll out the NOFN to facilitate Digital India.

Read more at: http://www.oneindia.com/feature/what-is-digital-india-programme-explained-1792279.html


Examination District Choice for PCS MAINS-2015.

June 10, 2015

Important Alerts
Click here to Submit your Examination District Choice for PCS MAINS-2015.

Submission of Examination District Choice is allow to only those Candidates, who have been successfully cleared prelims,examination of PCS – PRELIMS. EXAM. 2015 against Advt. No. : A-1/E-1/2014-2015.

Last Dates for submitting Examination District Choice and Bank Transaction details updating are given bellow:

Last Date of District Choice : ’18/06/2015′
Last Date of Fee Deposition is : ’23/06/2015′
Last Date of Bank Transaction Details Updating : ’26/06/2015′ ,
Click here to update your Bank Transaction Details for PCS MAINS-2015 from 10/06/2015 to 15/06/2015.

Source: – http://uppsc.up.nic.in/


How to Record iPhone screen without Jailbreak

June 10, 2015

Steps to Record iPhone and iPad screen without Jailbreak

1. Open the Safari browser using your iOS device.
2. Open the website Emu4iOS.net.
3. From this website, download the Shou App to your device.
4. Launch the Shou app on your device.
5. After opening the app, signup using your facebook or google account.
6. After you sign up and login, there will be 2 options available in this app. Start Broadcasting & Start Recording.
7. You can also adjust orientation, quality and timing of the video.
8. Click on start recording to start capturing the screen of your iPhone without the need to Jailbreak. When you start recording, a red dot will start showing up, which means recording.
9. To stop the recording, click on the red dot at the top of the screen.
10. Congratulations, you successfully recorded the screen of your iOS device without Jailbreak.

Source: – http://www.latesthackingnews.com