Archive for July, 2012

South Indian Diabetic Diet Plan

Monday, July 9th, 2012

South Indian diet is meant for the people of 5 states – Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Kerala, and Karnataka and one Union Territory – Pondicherry. People having diabetes need to be more cautious with their diet plan especially south Indians because rice is the staple food for them. So, it is important to have a […]

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Due Date to File Your IT Returns for 2012-13 Extended to 31 August 2012

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Good news for taxpayers! Due date to file your tax returns is extended to 31st August 2012. According to an order under section 119 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, given by Central Board of Direct Taxes, the ‘due date’ of filing your income tax returns for the assessment year 2012-13 is extended to 31st […]

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Insurance Policy Effective as Soon as Payment Made: Consumer Forum

Friday, July 27th, 2012

A district consumer forum said that, insurance policy becomes effective as soon as the first premium is paid. This rule was ordered by the consumer forum to one of the insurers who denied to pay reimbursement for the insurance claim. One of the residents of Thane, had taken an insurance policy for his vehicle on […]

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New Guidelines on Filing Income Tax Returns: CBDT

Friday, July 27th, 2012

As the last date of filing income tax returns is coming closer, it is the time you start the process ahead of the deadline. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has come up with new guidelines on procedural aspects of filing Income tax Returns (ITRs). The circular mentions some changes on filing returns based […]

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Death Due to Negligent Act of Doctor is an Accident: NCDRC

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (NCRDC) said that, death of a patient because of doctor’s negligence is an accident, for which the victim is entitled to get accidental death benefit from his/her insurer. NCDRC gave this ruling while ordering one of the insurance companies to pay accidental death benefits to the beneficiary of the […]

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Women are Better Tax Planners Than Men: Study

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

A study by online-income tax filing portal – Taxspanner reveals that, women tax payees are better tax planners than men across the country. The study was conducted across 500 companies and banks in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore. It shows that, women in Chennai were the best tax planners in the country with […]

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No Educational Loans for Students Under Management Quota

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

The Finance Minster has clarified that students getting admission under management quota are no more eligible for bank loans. Supporting an earlier decision by the Indian Banks Association (IBA), the Minister of State for Finance said that, the ‘Model Educational Loan Scheme’ is only for the meritorious students taking admission based on merit-based process. According […]

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Govt Relaxes Co-Pay Terms for Group Health Insurance Policies

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

To make group health insurance policies work successful for public sector insurers, the government has eased co-payment terms for group health insurance policies and reduced mandatory cap of 20% co-pay to 5% on acquisition cost. The Finance Ministry, in a letter to the four state-run insurance companies, said that, acquisition cost should be reduced to […]

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RBI Cuts Charges of Online Fund Transfer up to Rs.10,000

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) slashed charges of online/electronic transfer of funds for amounts up to Rs.10,000. This would come into effect from August 1, 2012. RBI in its notification said that, the transfer of funds up to Rs.10,000 through NEFT (National Electronic Funds Transfer) system will attract maximum charge of Rs.2.50 per transaction. […]

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Indian Mutual Fund AUM Rises First-Time in 4 Quarters : CRISIL

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

The Assets Under Management (AUM) of Indian Mutual Fund industry has recorded a growth of 4% for the first time in the past four quarters. A study conducted by CRISIL (Credit Rating and Information Services of India Ltd ) states that, debt-oriented funds are the key contributors to the rise in AUM. According to the […]

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RBI to Introduce Plastic Currency on Pilot Basis in 5 Centres

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

The monetary regulator, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is planning to launch plastic currency in 4-5 centres on a trial basis to check counterfeiting of notes in India. The Deputy governor of RBI said that, they are planning to launch these plastic notes in centres like Jaipur, Shimla, Bhubaneshwar and other places. Under the pilot […]

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Public Sector Bank Branches to Expand Soon Across India

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Good news for customers of banks! Public sector banks are coming closer to your residential colonies, opening shortly in your neighbourhood. During the period between 2011-12, public sector banks added 5000 branches in the country for the benefit of over seven crore customers across the country. Of these 5000 branches, 2,500 bank branches were recently […]

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SEBI Cuts Down Time for Transfer of Shares to 15 Days

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

The market regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has reduced the time for share transfers to 15 days from existing one month. This time period of 15 days is applicable to transfer of equity as well as debt securities. The new directive will come into effect from 1st October, 2012, to expedite the […]

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India is the 3rd Most Attractive Destination for FDI: Global Survey

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

The world investment report for the year 2012 released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) shows that, India is the third most preferred destination for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) by global industrial companies. The chief economist of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) announced that, […]

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SEBI Likely to Increase Expense Ratio For MF Distributors

Monday, July 16th, 2012

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is likely to increase expense ratio but unlikely to restore entry loads on mutual funds. This move is expected to pay more commissions to mutual fund distributors, who deserted the industry in the absence of right amount of incentives. Expense ratio is the fee charged by a […]

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