The BogibeelRail-cum-RoadBridge over the mighty river Brahmaputra near Dibrugarh in Assam was announced in Railway Budget 1996-97 as national project.Foundation stone for the project was laid in the year 1997 by the then Prime Minister of India and the work was commenced in the year 2002. This longest bridge in the country was declared as a national project in the year 2007. The work on the substructure of this project, executed by Northeast Frontier Railway, is under progress The anticipated cost for this mega project is Rs.3230.01 croreand the work of construction of embankment, major & minor bridges, station works and raising & strengthening of dykes has already been completed on the North Bank and South bank of this bridge.
Youth of North-East India: Demographics and Readership (Highlights) Union Human Resource Development Minister Dr M M Pallam Raju , will release a report Youth of North-East India: Demographics and Readership in New Delhi tomorrow, 20 th November, 2012. Ministers of State for HRD, Sh Jitin Prasada and Dr Shashi Tharoor would also be present on the occasion. This focused Report attempts to give an analytical and detailed account of the reading habits of the literate youth in the north-eastern states and their exposure to different forms of media, and how diverse socio-economic and motivational factors impact their reading habit. The reading of ‘leisure or non-text books’ among the literate youth is the special focus of the study. The Report is a follow-up study of the National Youth Readership Survey (2009-10) assigned to National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) by the NBT under the National Action Plan for the Readership Development amon
[Updated : 15 Nov 2012 03:15 PM] Indian Polity - http://www.ankitrajvanshi.in/2012/11/polity-notes.html Friends, I am restarting the preparation and will by studying WITH all of you. Starting today, I'll be posting chapterwise notes as well Before every subject, I'll be creating a dynamic post such as this one. It'll be updated regularly with the chapter post backlinks on the blog. I'm starting with Indian Polity. Will be starting with Constitution. Check this space or the blog for new posts. Will also be posting questionnaires after each chapter. Keep studying, Keep dreaming, Keep rocking.. Happy Diwali!!
( Swapnil Patil & IAS OUR DREAM to be credited for this great work... ) What is FII? FII is nothing but Foreign Institutional Investors. Below entities are called FIIs 1. Pension Funds 2. Mutual Funds 3. Insurance Companies 4. Investment Trusts 5. Banks 6. University Funds 7. Endowments 8. Foundations 9. Charitable Trusts 10. Asset Management Companies 11. Institutional Portfolio Managers 12. Trustees 13. Power of Attorney Holders Advantages Enhanced flows of equity capital FIIs have a greater appetite for equity than debt in their asset structure. The opening up the economy to FIIs has been in line with the accepted preference for non-debt creating foreign inflows over foreign debt. Enhanced flow of equity capital helps improve capital structures and contributes towards building the investment gap. Managing uncertainty and controlling risks. FII inflows help in financial innovation and development of hedging instruments. Also, it not