Dec 17, 2016

#DeMonetisation, boon or bane?, India's media, political class clueless

DeMonetisation continues to be in the news all across India. People loosing control at banks reported at BulandShahar in UP and Rourkee.

With Govt incentivising people for using digital mode, change is yet to be seen on the streets.

Political parties are not outrightly opposing the Govt.'s move sensing the people's mood against corruption in the nation. But voicing concerns the way currency has been withdrawn.

The real fact is, no one knows what will be the outcome of the overall process of De Monetisation.

Even the main opposition party Congress has refrained from opposing the Govt's move out rightly in fact is protesting the way it is being implemented.

Given the amount or reports coming from every corner of the nation about how the black money has been converted, people of the nation have their fingers crossed.

Govt is daily monitoring the situation very closely and taking every step it needs to ease the situation.

With pressure mounting on the Govt from cashless or money less people, Govt machinery is working to see things fall into place as quickly as possible. 

Earlier when PM Modi asked for 50 days that is till 30 December, people were tightlipped.

But now Govt slowly accepting the fact that lot of fraud by banks and officials at India's premier bank RBI has left Govt in tight situation, Govt now says by January 2017 situation will be eased.

It is a fact that India's black money holders so to say who had cash unaccounted were able to convert the currency with connivance of banks, hospitals, jewellers, currency exchange agents and real estate players.

Given the fact that wide scale fraud happening, Govt's machinery is stretched to limits in detecting fraud.

India is unprepared to streamline millions of poor people who don't have bank accounts to adopt digital banking. Govt is trying to include all the groups so that they are e banking enabled as soon as possible.

Given the atmosphere in the nation media outlets are just reporting raids and new currency hauls made by IT department. No one has any clue where the country is heading.

Whether the Govt's move will help the nation or not, all the political parties are playing it safe in rejecting the Govt's move outrightly. 

In this mood of uncertainty only time will tell whether DeMonetisation has helped India's most needy people or just ended up filling the coffers of everyone else like all the time.



Dec 6, 2016

International Flights, Trains cancelled due to heavy fog in Delhi

7 International flights and 4 national flights cancelled, 28 flights delayed.

Several long distance trains have been either cancelled or delayed due to the foggy conditions affecting the national capital. 81 trains running behind schedule.

Situation arises in the winter season in and around the capital due to foggy conditions often affected by pollution too.


Tourists stuck at Havelock being helped by Indian Navy ships

The regular ferries that used to transport passengers have not plied since past 24 years due to storm and that is the reason why the the tourists are stranded at Havelock in Andaman Nicobar Islands.

It is a popular beach resort, heavy rains have been hitting the islands due to the cyclonic storm.

There is a well marked cyclonic storm system in Bay of Bengal and under the influence of which there are heavy rains in the Islands. 

Navy Ships sailed at 4.00 am in the morning according to TV media reports. If any important news will be updated. Pretty hopeful the rescue will be totally successful. There is no need to worry about. 

Rescued tourists will be stationed at Port Blair at Andaman Islands


Jul 10, 2016

Milos Raonic needs something special to stop Murray from Wimbledon 2016 title

Todays match between Milos Raonic and Andy Murray is likely to be a tough match as both players have shown tremendous character to reach the finals at the 2016 edition of Men's Singles finals, the most coveted Tennis trophy in the career of any Tennis player in the world.

Given that Milos Raonic is playing is first grand slam final could make him to give his best, I think it will be close match.

Andy Murray on the other hand has grown in experience over the years and is in tremendous form and if at all he wins the title, then it will show, how he has matured over the years.

Speaking about Murray's game at this stage of career, it has grown tremendously over the years, he is serving big, making it count when it matters, and winning the break points consistently.

Raonic need to be wary as Murray won't let him breathe easy and has an impeccable style of play, he is never out of the game till the last point.

Murray has improved his accuracy in his shots, they are more penetrating the court and has wide reach of the court. So, something special is needed 



Jan 3, 2016

6.7 magnitude Earthquake hits India North-East

Earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude has hit Noth-East region on Monday according to various news reports.

Earthquake Measuring 6.7 Magnitude Strikes Northeast India: US Geological Survey 

The tremors could be felt in many North Eastern states including Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal and some parts of Odisha and neighbouring country Bangladesh.

Quake occured at a depth of 17 Kms below the surface of the earth and lasted for approximately 1 minute.

Complete details about the extent of damage and other details are not clear yet.