Posted on 28 December 2012 by admin
Sachin Tendulkar,has decided to say goodbye to One Day Internationals
About Sachin Tendulkar.
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, AM is an Indian cricketer widely acknowledged as the greatest living batsman, and second only to Don Bradman in the all time greatest list in Test cricket.
Born: April 24, 1973 (age 39), Mumbai
Height: 1.65 m
Full name: Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Spouse: Anjali Tendulkar
Salary: 2.1 million USD (2012)
Awards: Arjuna award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Padma Vibhushan
Outstanding player,the nation has ever witnessed,Sachin Tendulkar,has decided to say goodbye to One Day Internationals.“I have decided to retire from the one-day format. I feel blessed to have fulfilled the dream of being part of a World Cup wining Indian team,” Tendulkar said.On Sunday the 39-year-old ended his world record 463-match ODI career in which he scored 18,426 runs at 44.83 by informing the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that he is through with the 50-overs form of the game in which he played six World Cups from the 1992 Benson and Hedges World Cup in Australia-New Zealand till the ICC World Cup 2011 that India won defeating Sri Lanka in the final at the Wankhede Stadium.
He has played in 96 venues across the world from the first one against Pakistan at Gujranwala in December 1989 till the Asia Cup early this year.He was more or less on the recordbooks, especially after he reached the 100 international centuries milestone against Bangladesh on March 16, 2012 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.
Posted on 01 July 2012 by admin
By the 42nd Amendment of the Constitution, adopted in 1976, Fundamental Duties of the citizens have also been enumerated. Article 51 ‘A’ contained in Part IV A of the Constitution deals with Fundamental Duties. These enjoinupon a citizen among other things, to abide by the Constitution, to cherish and follow noble ideals which inspired our national struggle for freedom, to defend the country and render national service when called upon to do so and to promote harmony and spirit of common brotherhood amongst all people of India transcending religious, linguistic and regional or sectional diversities.
The Ten Fundamental Duties of Citizens
Respect the Constitution, the national flag and the national anthem;
Cherish the noble ideals of the freedom struggle;
Uphold and project the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India;
Defend the country and render national service when called;
Promote the common brotherhood of all the people of India and
renounce any practice derogatory to the dignity of women;
Preserve the rich heritage of the national composite culture;
Protect the natural environment and have compassion for living creatures;
Develop scientific temper, humanism and spirit of inquiry and reform;
Safeguard public property and abjure violence;
Strive for excellence in all individual and collective activity.
Posted on 14 February 2012 by admin
On December 27, 2011, Lok Sabha passed the Whistleblowers’ Protection Bill which seeks to provide for setting up a regular mechanism to encourage persons to disclose information on corruption or wilful misuse of power by public servants, including ministers.
The Bill also seeks to provide “adequate protection to persons reporting corruption or wilful misuse of discretion that causes demonstrable loss to the government or commission of a criminal offence by a public servant”. While the measure sets out the procedure to inquire into the disclosures and provides adequate safeguards against victimisation of whistleblowers, it also seeks to provide punishment for false or frivolous complaints.
A major amendment cleared by the Union Cabinet is the inclusion of ministers, MPs, defence services, intelligence agencies, bank officials and PSUs under the ambit of the Bill. The Special Protection Group (SPG) has been kept out of the ambit of the Bill.
The definition of “disclosure” has also been amended to include wilful misuse of power or wilful misuse of discretion that leads to demonstrable loss to the government or demonstrable gain to the public servant or any third party.
Posted on 19 January 2012 by admin
The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill, which seeks to establish an authority that will develop, promote and regulate old-age income security. The Bill doesn’t mention the extent of foreign ownership to be allowed in Indian pension funds and in a central record-keeping agency. But in August 2011, the Finance Ministry had proposed to cap foreign investment in the pension sector at 26%, a suggestion accepted by a Parliamentary panel that was examining the Bill.
Allowing 26% foreign direct investment in pension management would help the government claim its economic liberalization is proceeding. The process, begun in 1991, has dramatically changed India by allowing formerly State-owned industries to flourish in private hands. But many restrictions remain in place in key sectors, including finance where restrictions on foreign ownership remain.