Brainless Bomb: HOAX on activation of 181 service in Gujarat

Even in situations when there is great grief & sorrow throughout the country due to death of young women post the brutal rape by few individuals, people tend to use such incidents for their personal gains.  No I am not mentioning about the Politicians fueling this agitation in view of Delhi Election in 2013, but some online bloggers who are spreading hoax about different government services & IPC provisions, latest one being activation of 181 service in Gujarat for protecting harassment for women.  Either this is an SEO (Search Engine Optimization) effort or cheap publicity stunt.

Recently I came across the FB post that mentions the activation of 181 service in Gujarat for protection of citizens specially women.  Being previously working & tracking initiatives by Govt. of Gujarat, I was surprised if this was true.  I check & re-checked and found it was merely an online publicity stunt by few individuals.  But as Mr. Katju has termed 90%  of Indians, they blindly forward & share such posts.

Let me reiterate there is no 181 service in Gujarat. Yes, there is planned launch of 181 service in Delhi, but that is not police helpline, its Women Helpline. Yes, can be used to call police but not sure how effective it would be. Regarding something being claimed regarding Police reaching in 5-7 minutes, lets be practical, most of places were rape or such crime happens are deserted places and there is very less chance, unless proper infrastructure and self-motivation is there for police to reach in 5-7 minutes. 

I urge people not to forward or share such post without verifying its correctness as this is not only morally wrong but also an crime under section 66A of India Information Technology Act.

Brainless Bomb : Ratan Tata, An End of Era

Tata Group

Ratan Tata

Today is the last working day for Mr. Ratan Tata, one of the strongest pillar of modern Corporate India.  Two decades of leading Tata Group, he will finally step down from active service. Lot and lot has been written and said about him today, but personally I believe, he is a man who immensely contributed to Global image that ‘Tata’ has today.

Wishing him all the best for the future…

Value Add – Telecom Terms & Industry Glossary

Compiled Telecom Industry Glossary….

2G

2G indicates second generation, referring to the generation of digital handsets that replaced the original analogue setup.

2.5G

2.5G is a way of showing a handset has more data features than a 2G handset whilst not quite matching up to the newer third generation of phones. A 2.5G handset will generally support features such as EDGE and/or GPRS.

3G

3G refers to third generation. It is the latest evolution in phone technology, following on from 1G analogue and 2G digital mobile phones. 3G offers high-speed data transfer rates which allows mobile broadband and two-way video calling.

3-way Calling

3-Way Calling is also known as conference calling and allows three or more people to be connected together on a phone call, where they can all both talk and listen at the same time. Typically additional people can call in or hang up at any time making this a very convenient and flexible system for businesses where different parties may not be in the same location or even in the same country.

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Value Add – Income Tax to Implement e-Signature instead of Digital Signature/ ITR – V

Income Tax Department which in last couple of years is on digital drive, having successfully administrated high number of e-return filings is now looking for the e-Signature instead of currently deployed Digital Certificates/ manual ITR – V filing.  This step would not only be one of the critical step in speeding up process, but will also be environmental friendly. Looking forward this latest development probably implemented by next year.

Income Tax Department recently released feedback request on its current thought process on e-Signature.  The release text goes like this…

Income Tax Department proposes to introduce Electronic Signature for e-Filing of Income Tax Returns in addition to existing Digital Signature Certificate / ITR V. The e-signature shall be based on the validation of the taxpayer on the basis of the data available with the Income Tax department such as bank A/c number, CPC intimation number, valid TAN and the personal details of the taxpayer. This e-signature proposed to be given to the existing e-filers (will not be available to first time e-filers) in select categories of ITRs such as ITR 1, ITR 2 and ITR 4S.

 

– Information is obtained from the official document released by Income Tax Department (Click Here)

 

Brainless Bomb : Are lawmakers Uniting or Dividing India?

National Flag

Indian Flag

 

In a country like India, highly diverse yet viewed mostly with the stereotyping attitude, we have one more stereotyping parameter added today…

Just as all Hindus are stereotyped as belonging to Rich & well to do society…

Just as all Muslims are stereotyped as Terrorists,

from now on…

All Government officials from reserved category, specially at higher designations, will be stereotyped as ‘beneficiaries’ of Quota in promotions !

Today’s passage of Quota in Promotions Bill by Raj Sabha (Upper house of Indian Parliament), makes me ponder to my title question for which I have honestly failed to find any answer, Are our Lawmakers Uniting or Dividing India?

 

Brainless Bomb : Election Tourism in India

Election Tourism

Gujarat Tourism

Read an interesting article about how, Election in Gujarat has been used to attract Tourist to witness, selection of representative for world’s largest democracy, India.

On a lighter note, only a Gujju (Gujarati – People of State of Gujarat) can think of such an idea of business 🙂

Indian Express Article : http://bit.ly/UOmqlG

– Image only for representation purpose, image downloaded from above mentioned Indian Express Article link

Celebrating Fifty !!!

50 Posts

Fifty & Counting…

Almost after 2 years of starting this blog, recently completed 50 posts, or should I say, penned 50 thoughts out of my tiny mind for the world to debate, deliberate and remember.  This milestone definitely is worth celebrating, individually for me as well as for those 3K+ visitors who encouraged me to write more by visiting this blog…