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Runtastic: Achieve Your Fitness Targets

Runtastic features a series of apps which takes fitness freaks to a new level: Runtastic Running and Fitness. It uses GPS to map and track sports and fitness activities such as running, jogging, biking & walking. It tracks cardio workout progress (duration, distance, elevation change, calories burned and more) to help you build healthy lifestyle habits and reach exercise goals. It has a personal workout diary and also a live tracking and cheering mode to motivate you to achieve greater heights! The other apps in the Runtastic family include those for mountain bike, push-ups, six packs, sit-ups, squats, pedometer and many more. If you value your fitness regime and want to achieve your targets, don’t miss this one! http://goo.gl/wrh9td

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Mahesh S Bhatt

8 months ago

Is any body thinking that how do I change the thought of not moving forget running from cozy multi tech conditionings of cars/AC/good food/easy works/life style/9-5 & 5-9 runups /time shortages etc etc

Do visit Values for Wealth www.youtube.com for Inner Re Architectures & Engineerings.

Any amount of external impulses shall not influence unless we crack inner easy zones.

Good Article Mahesh

Nifty, Sensex still on a short-term uptrend – Wednesday closing report
We had mentioned in Tuesday’s closing report that Nifty, Sensex might head higher. The major indices of the Indian stock markets were range-bound on Wednesday and closed with small losses over Tuesday’s close. However, trading volumes were on the higher side on the NSE. The trends of the major indices in the course of Wednesday’s trading are given in the table below:
 
 
Negative global indices, coupled with profit booking and lower than expected macro-data, dragged the Indian equity markets during the mid-afternoon trade session on Wednesday. Selling pressure was witnessed in banking, IT and oil and gas stocks. On the BSE, there were 1,739 advances, 1,142 declines and 123 unchanged. On the NSE, there were 841 advances, 598 declines and 43 unchanged. Investors were seen reluctant to chase prices after several days of rise, pointed out market analysts. Negative European markets and disappointing Services PMI figure, too, dragged the key indices lower.
 
Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure on Wednesday said it is selling its entire transmission assets to Adani Transmission. The deal size was not divulged, but banking sources estimated it at over Rs 2,000 crore. Reliance Infrastructure owns the country's first 100% private sector transmission project -- the Western Region System Strengthening Scheme -- in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka. Reliance Infrastructure also owns 74 per cent in Parbati Koldam Transmission located in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab in a joint venture with Power Grid Corp. All three transmission projects have been completed and are revenue-generating, the company said in a statement. "The entire sale proceeds from the transaction will be utilized for debt reduction," the company said, adding that SBI Capital Markets is their financial advisor for the transaction. "The transaction is in line with the strategic plan of monetizing non-core business and focus on growth areas like defence and engineering, procurement and construction business." The cement business has been monetised and that of roads and Mumbai power are in advanced stages. The company’s shares closed at Rs591.05, up 0.22% on the BSE.
 
The Union Cabinet here on Wednesday approved "mini Ratna" public sector undertaking HLL Lifecare to sub-lease its 330.10 acres of land at Chengalpattu, located in the outskirts of Chennai, to set up a medical devices manufacturing park (Medipark) through a special purpose vehicle. The shareholding of HLL in the project, which is expected, would be above 50%, it added. The Medipark project will be the first manufacturing cluster in the medical technology sector in the country, envisaged to boost the local manufacturing of hi-end products at a significantly lower cost, resulting in affordable healthcare delivery, particular in diagnostic services to a large section of people. "Medipark will be developed in phases, spread over seven years for completion. In the first phase, physical infrastructure will be developed and plots will be leased from third year onwards. Knowledge management centre will be developed in the second phase," it said.
 
State-run oil marketers again raised transport fuel prices effective from Wednesday on account of hikes in dealer commission, by 10 paise for diesel and 14 paise for petrol, inclusive of local taxes in Delhi, with corresponding increase in other states. "There will be corresponding price revisions on petrol and diesel in other states on account of change in dealer commission," Indian Oil Corp said in a statement. Indian Oil shares closed at Rs615.00, up 0.36% on the BSE.
 
Implementing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) could produce a short-lived pass-through impact on the inflation trajectory, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Tuesday. Announcing its first bi-monthly monetary policy review decided by a committee, RBI, in its monetary policy statement, also said an 18 per cent GST rate would not have any material impact on retail inflation. "While the creation of a unified goods and services market in the country would reduce supply chain rigidities, cut down on transportation costs and also bring down costs in general through improvements in productivity, it could also produce a short-lived pass-through to the inflation trajectory," RBI said. The central bank said the impact of implementation of GST on consumer price-indexed inflation would largely depend on the standard rate that would be decided by the GST Council. In the forthcoming year, if both interest rates and inflation remain moderate, stock market investors in India are in for a good time.
 
The top gainers and top losers of the major indices are given in the table below:
 
 
The closing values of the major Asian indices are given in the table below:
 

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Aadhaar for students: Maharashtra again flouting Supreme Court order
Despite a clear direction from the Supreme Court for not making Aadhaar mandatory for any services other than allowed by it, the Maharashtra government is found to be openly flouting this order. The Education Department headed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s Vinod Tawde is again enforcing Aadhaar for all students appearing for senior secondary (SSC) and higher secondary (HSC) examinations across the state. Pune-based Sajag Nagrik Manch and Nagrik Chetana Manch have filed a complaint to the Chief Secretary of Maharashtra, requesting the government to withdraw a circular issued by the Education Department on Aadhaar. 
 
Pramod Patil, Section Officer in the Education Department on 21 September 2016 issued a letter to the Chairman of Maharashtra State Secondary & Higher Secondary Education Board. The Letter issued on 'urgent' basis directs the Chairman to mandatorily obtain Aadhaar number of students appearing for the SSC and HSC examinations from 2016-17. Patil also asked the Chairman to make suitable changes in the registration form to accommodate Aadhaar number of students. 
 
 
In the complaint, both the Manchs, represented by Vivek Velankar and Dr Anupam Saraph, said, "This (issuing circular) is a shocking disrespect of the rule of law and of the repeated orders of the Supreme Court. We request you to immediately withdraw above mentioned circular making Aadhaar card mandatory for 10th and 12th board form filling immediately failing which we will be compelled to approach the courts for remedies and relief from your failure to respect the rule of law."
 
The Office of Maharashtra Chief Secretary forwarded the complaint to the Principal Secretary of Education Department request him to take necessary action as per the rules and also inform the Manchs on the action being taken.
 
On 14 September 2016, the Supreme Court Bench of Justices V Gopala Gowda and Adarsh Kumar Goel, while staying operation and implementation of scheme for pre-matric scholarship scheme, post-matric scholarship scheme and merit-cum-means scholarship scheme asked the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India to remove Aadhaar number as a mandatory condition for student registration form at the national scholarship portal of the Ministry.
 
This is the second time the Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra government is openly flouting orders issued by the apex court. Last year in April, the Maharashtra government issued a resolution for making Aadhaar mandatory for all students up to 14 years of age in the state and connect it with their school admission number. The district collector, as well as district education officer, is asked to fully implement this scheme before 26th June and submit a report. What the Education Department had forgotten was at that time majority of schools in the state were having summer vacations.
 
Earlier, on 16 March 2015, a Bench of Justices J Chelameswar, SA Bobde and C Nagappan directed the central and state governments not to insist on possessing Aadhaar for availing benefits under the various social security schemes as it reiterated an order it passed in September 2013.
 
Later on 16 October 2015, while reiterating that Aadhaar scheme is purely voluntary, the SC extended its usage for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), National Social Assistance Programme (Old Age Pensions, Widow Pensions, Disability Pensions) Prime Minister's Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) and Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). Earlier the apex court had allowed usage of Aadhaar to public distribution scheme (PDS), for the distribution of foodgrains, cooking fuel, such as kerosene and LPG.
 
The order says, "We impress upon the Union of India that it shall strictly follow all the earlier orders passed by this Court commencing from 23 September 2013. We will also make it clear that the Aadhaar card Scheme is purely voluntary and it cannot be made mandatory till the matter is finally decided by this Court one way or the other."
 
Yet, the Maharashtra government is trying to enforce Aadhaar on students appearing for SSC and HSC, two of the most important examinations in a students' career.
 
With the Maharashtra government twice openly flouting directions from the Supreme Court, it is high time the apex court takes suo moto action against those responsible for this contempt of Court orders, be it the Minister or other babus.

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Chhaya Vaidya

7 months ago



I want to know whether it is compulsory for inclusion of name in voter list?

niten

8 months ago

Same is case in jharkhand.CBSE Schools are asking for it (Compulsory.).

Roy Aranha

8 months ago

shocking aaacha din ?

Hemant

8 months ago

Well even PSU banks are asking for Aadhar card as compulsory document. On asking them ,they says uper se order aya hai.

Rabindra Kumar Dash

8 months ago

Yes it and not made mandatory.To Get Aadhar card is a herculian task.

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