Budget 2019: New education policy to focus on research

Rs 400 crore allocated for setting-up world-class education institutes The Centre on Friday allocated Rs 400 crore for setting up world-class education institutes and announced ‘Study in India’ programme that will aim at attracting foreign students to the country. Presenting the first Budget of the NDA government in its second term, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government will bring in a new national education policy to transform India’s higher education system to one of the best in the world. The policy proposes major changes in both school and…

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Tax on debt investment in 2019: Here’re the applicable taxes on various instruments

The various debt-oriented investment options available in the market such as bank fixed deposits, recurring deposits, post office savings scheme, national savings certificate, debt-oriented mutual funds attract DDT is paid by the enterprise which is issuing the dividends.   |  Photo Credit: Representative Image New Delhi: Individuals select the investment options on the basis of their respective objectives, risk-taking capacity and the benefits offered by an investment scheme, be it a debt-related investment option or an equity-oriented investment option. The taxation on different types of debt instruments varies on the basis of specifications…

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SBI education loan for vocational studies 2019: Check expenses covered, rates, other details

State Bank of India (SBI) offers the facility of education loan for vocational studies under which resident Indians can avail a term loan for pursuing skill development courses in India. State Bank of India grants a maximum loan of Rs 1.5 lakh for vocational training and studies.  |  Photo Credit: BCCL New Delhi: State Bank of India (SBI) offers the facility of education loan for vocational studies under which resident Indians can avail a term loan for pursuing skill development courses in India. SBI educational loan for vocational training and studies covers…

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Kerala makes it to CNN Travel’s list of 19 places to visit in 2019

Soak in the beauty of Kerala in 2019. (Source: Instagram/KeralaTourism, Designed by Gargi Singh) Kerala became one of the 19 places shortlisted by CNN this year for travel enthusiasts to visit in 2019. Stating that Kerala lives up to its moniker, God’s Own Country, the reports says, “This area of India has it all: sun, sea, sand, good food, houseboats, culture and wildlife. Its spectacular natural landscapes — think palm trees and sprawling backwaters — lend the region the nickname “God’s Own Country.” The report also mentions the floods that wreaked havoc in…

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5 top investment options for millennials in 2019

Successful investing is about managing risk, not avoiding it, said Benjamin Graham, a British-born American investor who was known for his theories on investment. His quote has become a mantra for several Indian millennials who seek exciting investment opportunities in lieu of textbook options. Experts explain that the herd mentality’ in investment, where children follow the path shown by parents, has witnessed a sharp reduction. It indicates that young investors are now looking for diverse options rather than opting for traditional fixed deposit or tax-saving post office schemes. Most youngsters…

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2019 Brings New Chipotle Lifestyle Menu: Ways To Add Diet Bowls To Resolutions

Chipotle Keto BowlChipotle “Nobody wants to hear about your New Year’s resolutions. And with our new menu shortcuts nobody will have to (because your mouth will be full). Meet our new #keto, #Whole30, #paleo and #highprotein bowls.” It is the Chipotle resolution tweet already echoing through 2019. Keto. Paleo. Whole30. Finding a restaurant offering specific dietary needs can be difficult with ingredient restrictions. Fast-casual giant Chipotle has answered with new menu items designed to bring all three diet options to diners. The new list of menu items makes ordering easier:…

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