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By Nithin Sridhar
The year 2015 was full of controversies with politicians making objectionable remarks on various national and international issues. Here are ten such controversial statements:
- Modi is a coward and psychopath: Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal raised a huge controversy recently by calling PM Narendra Modi a “psychopath” and a “coward.” This was probably the very first time that a chief minister has publicly used abusive and insulting language towards the Prime Minister of the country.
The incident happened after CBI raided the office of Rajendra Kumar, the principal secretary to the Delhi CM on December 15, over charges of corruption against Kumar. Following the raid, Kejriwal took to twitter and lashed out against PM Narendra Modi for the raid. He tweeted:
When Modi cudn’t handle me politically, he resorts to this cowardice
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 15, 2015
Modi is a coward and a psycopath
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 15, 2015
- PoK is a part of Pakistan and it will continue to remain so: Farooq Abdullah
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah made a controversial statement regarding Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) on November 27. While speaking to the media, Abdullah said: “PoK is in Pakistan and will remain, Jammu and Kashmir is in India and will remain. We need to understand this.“
Abdullah’s remarks, which came across as an appeal to the Indian establishment to recognize POK as a legal part of Pakistan, drew sharp comments. Reacting to the remarks, Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh of the BJP said: “A 1994 Parliament resolution clearly said PoK is constitutionally part of India.”
- Bring us (Congress), Remove them (BJP): Mani Shankar Aiyar in Pakistan
Former Union minister and Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar made a controversial statement on November 18, while speaking in a panel discussion on Duniya TV, a Pakistani TV news channel.
When the channel anchor asked Aiyar about how to end the current stalemate in India-Pakistan relationship, Aiyar replied: “Hume le aiye, inko hatayiye” (Bring us, remove them) i.e. bring Congress and remove the Modi government. He was also reported to have said: “The first and the foremost thing is to remove Narendra Modi. Only then can the talks move forward.”
Aiyar was severely criticized for what appeared as his attempt to get Pakistan’s help to topple a democratically elected Indian government.
- Paris attacks result of actions of global superpowers: Azam Khan
Following the ghastly terrorist attacks on Paris that resulted in the deaths of more than 100 people, Samajwadi party leader and Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan made controversy by stating that the attacks were direct results of the actions of global superpowers in the Middle East.
He stated: “Killing innocents whether in Syria or Paris is a highly deplorable act and the whole world should condemn it. But then, if you created such a situation, you have to face the backlash too.”
He further added: “We should first see who killed the innocents first and who retaliated. Whoever kills innocent people, whether it is America or Russia or any group, is wrong…history will decide who is a terrorist and who is not.”
- We are ready to kill and get killed to protect our mother (cow): Sakshi Maharaj
Sakshi Maharaj, BJP MP from Unnao constituency in Uttar Pradesh made into national headlines after he made a controversial statement in the aftermath of Dadri lynching. He had stated: “We won’t remain silent if somebody tries to kill our mother. We are ready to kill and get killed.” Following the comments, the BJP MP was accused of adding fuel to the communally critical situation that had developed after the lynching.
- Throw stones at a dog, blame Govt?: VK Singh
Following an incident in a Haryana village in which two Dalit children were killed when their house was set on fire, Union minister of state VK Singh created a controversy when he said central government cannot be held responsible if someone stones a ‘dog.’
Speaking about the incident, he had stated: “Here it was a failure of the (local) administration. After that it comes on the (Central) government.” He had added: “So in everything, (to say that) someone threw a stone at a dog, the government is responsible – it is not like that.”
Following criticism from opposition over his apparent equation of Dalits with dogs, Singh had clarified that his statement was not about drawing analogy between them.
7. Rape by 4 Men, Is it Possible?: Mulayam Singh Yadav
While speaking at a function in the month of August, Samajwadi party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav had made a highly insensitive statement suggesting that gang rapes are not practical!
SP leader had said: “Often if one person commits rape, four people are named in the complaint. Four people are named for rape, can it be possible? It is not practical. They probably say one was watching…another was there… If there are four brothers, then all four are named.”
This was not the first time that Mulayam Singh Yadav had made controversial statements regarding the issue of rape. In 2014, he had stated: “Boys will be boys, mistakes happen” and had further added: “First girls develop friendship with boys. After that, when differences occur, they (i.e. the girls) level rape charges. Boys commit mistakes. Will they be hanged for rape?”
8. Something wrong with Nitish’s political DNA: Modi
According to political analysts, this statement by the Prime Minister turned out to be the game changer in the Bihar elections. Nitish Kumar took thorough advantage and retorted, “I am son of Bihar, so my DNA is the DNA of the people of Bihar. Now I leave it to the people of Bihar how to reply to someone who says their DNA is poor,”
Converting it into a major political issue, Kumar started off a DNA collection campaign and sent hair, nail and other DNA samples of thousands of Biharis to PM Modi.
9. Those who consume beef deserve such actions against them: Sadhvi Prachi on the Dadri lynching
The Dadri lynching incident remained one of the biggest news of the year and led to the much highlighted ‘award-wapasi’ campaign. While a number of people harshly criticized the incident, the BJP motor-mouth Sadhvi Prachi did no harm to her image by saying that Mohammad Akhlaq deserved this!
10. Friends, remember if by mistake BJP loses here, and Nitish-Lalu win, the results will be announced in Patna but firecrackers will go off in Pakistan: Amit Shah
Shah’s statement during the Bihar elections led to much outcry across the country. Shah played this card to polarize the voters and strengthen the BJP vote bank. He alleged that anti-national elements are trying to disintegrate the country and only BJP could stop them.(Photo: lizkeever.com)
By- Blogger Indifi
EMI is known as equated monthly installments. It is a fixed payment made by the borrower each month to repay the loan amount. The EMI is divided into two loan components. One is the principal amount, and the second is the interest amount. Whether you are applying for a personal loan, business loan, home loan, car loan, or education loan, EMIs are easy to calculate using the EMI loan calculator.
Three parameters based on which EMI calculator works:
- Loan amount.
- Repayment tenure.
- Rate of interest (offered by the lender).
Factors that affect the Loan EMIs
Above, we have discussed the main parameters on which loan EMI is based. Here are the factors that affect the EMIs.
Changes in the loan interest rate: There are three loan interest rates -- fixed, floating, and hybrid.
When an interest rate offered on a loan is fixed, in that scenario, there are no changes in the EMIs.
A floating interest rate is linked to the marginal cost of the fund-based lending rate and can change the loan EMIs. As the rate is flexible, it keeps changing per the repo rate.
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If you have taken the loan on a hybrid interest rate, the interest rate is fixed only for a particular tenure. After that, it is on MCLR to decide the interest rate, and based on the determined interest rate, the EMI changes.
Tenure: When you opt for a loan transfer from one lender to another, there may be a possibility of change in the loan tenure. It will also bring changes in the EMI calculations. If the tenure increases, it will decrease the EMI. In case the tenure is reduced, EMI will increase.
Sample loan chart of a business company Image source: wikimedia commons
The loan amount of repayment is also a reason that affects a loan's EMI. If you make a loan prepayment, it reduces the outstanding principal amount, based on which the EMI amount or tenure is changed.
Benefits of using an online EMI calculator:
- Find out exact EMIs to be paid monthly for any loan.
- Saves time.
- Get a detailed overview of loans applied using the amortization schedule.
- Plan your monthly finances well in advance.
You can set multiple schedules and loan tenures. After a detailed schedule comparison, choose the one that suits well with your financial requirements.
Significance of loan amortization schedule in EMI calculator
A loan amortization schedule data shows the EMI break-ups. It shows how much EMI you need to pay for interest and what you will pay as the principal amount. It is one of the most significant advantages of using the EMI calculator. The EMIs that you pay as principal will keep reducing the loan's principal amount. It will also result in decreasing the interest amount. You will get to know all these things when you use the EMI loan calculator frequently. The amortization schedule is one of the essential features of an EMI loan calculator that helps design the proper prepayment schedule.
The different types of EMI calculators
Home loan EMI calculator
Home loans are one of the most popular and common loans applied for in India. It has a long tenure and a sizable principal amount. Whenever you apply for a home loan, it is essential to do all the EMI calculations in advance. There are various home loan EMI calculators available online with every home loan provider. All that is required to calculate the EMI is the loan amount, tenure, and interest rate. Using a home loan EMI calculator can help you easily plan your finances.
Business loan EMI calculator
Like home loans, business loans also come with a massive principal amount and longer tenures. So, using the business loan online EMI calculator is a smart way to calculate the business loan EMIs. Requirements are the essential loan details, such as repayment tenure, interest rate, and the loan amount. Online, equated monthly installment is automatically calculated at the lender's website.
Personal loan EMI Calculator
Personal loans are multipurpose. It is the reason they are considered as the most applied loan to meet immediate financial requirements. For choosing the right loan amount, you must use the personal loan EMI calculator. It will help you to choose the best interest rate loan offer and tenure. Try to go with the shorter term to pay less interest on the principal amount.
Sample of External Loan amounts Image source: wikimedia commons
Education loan EMI calculator
Education costs increase each year and can cause financial strains on a family. If you are planning to send your child overseas for higher education by applying for an education loan, at that time, the EMI calculator proves to be the best online financial tool. It will help you to decide the right EMI amount where your daily expenses remain unaffected.
Simple interest loan EMI calculator
An EMI calculator is used to calculate the simple interest applicable on the loan amount for a specified tenure. It is one of the most accessible financial tools. All that is required is tenure, a simple interest rate, and the borrowed amount. After that, click on 'calculate' to know the exact EMI to be paid.
Loan against property EMI calculator
If you have any residential or commercial property registered in your name, you can apply for a loan against the property. It is a kind of secured loan, where the property is kept as collateral. To understand how EMI works under this loan scheme, use the loan against the property EMI calculator.
Overall, EMI loan calculators are one of the best financial tools to compare varied loan offers. It provides a clear picture of the total cost of the loan and respective EMIs to be paid monthly. Online EMI calculators are available on every lender's website; whether you are applying for a business loan online, home loan, car loan, personal loan, or any other loan, using the online EMI calculator can help. Just with a click of a mouse, you can keep control of your financial life.
The online EMI loan calculator has been programmed with the formula based on the loan applied. There is no need to worry about the accuracy of the result. All that you are required to share for the calculator to do its job accurately is the right amount, tenure, and interest rate offered by the lender.
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The symbol of Swastika is known to signify peace, prosperity, and good fortune in the religious cultures of Eurasia. In fact, this symbol is considered very significant in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. But, at the same time, it has become one of the most misunderstood religious symbols and has been globally banned in many countries.
The reason why the symbol of Swastika is banned in many countries is because of its association with Adolf Hitler's extreme political ideology, Nazism, as Swastika as its official symbol.
Austria, France, Latvia, Spain, Germany, and Russia are amongst the many countries that have banned the display and use of the Swastika.
Moreover, last week Victoria in Australia is preparing to become the first-ever state to ban the public display of the Swastika. This is a step towards an expansion of anti-vilification laws in the state.
Representation of the Swastika on the flag of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Movement.Photo by Flickr.
Now, we must know and understand what went wrong with this symbol, which is sacred and signifies all-good things.
For a very, very long time, in India, the Swastika is the first emblem that is worshipped or even drawn before any sacred and auspicious ceremonies as this symbol in Sanskrit represents 'well-being'. But, the Swastika lost all its credibility when it was wrongfully used by Adolf Hitler.
In fact, it is believed that if this symbol is worshipped properly, then it gives positive results. But if it is abused, then it gives negative results. So, when Adolf Hitler rotated the Swastika at 45 degrees, it slowly and steadily brought misery not only to Adolf Hitler and his theory of Nazism but also to all the people who were associated with him.
Therefore, in order to give the kind of respect and credibility which the Swastika deserves, World Interfaith Harmony Week which was held in New York in February this year, interfaith groups appealed to the United Nations to recognize and acknowledge the Swastika as an important and peaceful symbol. In fact, they also differentiated it from the Hakenkreuz or "Hooked Cross" of Adolf Hitler.
Keywords: Swastika, Symbol, Nazism, Hinduism, Adolf Hitler, United Nations, Buddhism, Jainism
India celebrated a historic day on August 7, as 23-year-old Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian to win an Olympic gold medal in athletics. In the men's javelin throw event, he achieved his greatest triumph, throwing the javelin 87.58 meters on his second try.
Neeraj Chopra was born on December 24, 1997, in Khandra village in Haryana's Panipat district. He grew up in a Haryanavi family of farmers. He is the brother of two sisters. He graduated from Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College in Chandigarh and is now enrolled in Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Punjab, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree. Chopra was bullied due to his obesity as a kid, which prompted his father to enroll him in a nearby gym. He then joined a gym in Panipat, where Jaiveer Choudhary, a javelin thrower, noticed his potential and coached him. When the 13-year-old Chopra finished training under Jaiveer for a year, he was enrolled at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Panchkula, where he began training under coach Naseem Ahmed.
In 2018, he broke the world record in the javelin throw and became India's first-ever gold medalist in the javelin throw. He is also a laureate of the Arjuna Award for 2018. | Wikimedia Commons
Chopra's first international medal came in 2014, as he took home a silver medal at the Youth Olympic Qualification Tournament in Bangkok. In 2015, he set a world record in the junior category of 81.04 meters in the 2015 All India Inter-University Athletics Meet.
Since emerging into the public eye with a historic gold medal at the junior world championships in 2016, he has maintained a high level of performance, setting an Under-20 world record of 86.48m, which still stands. Gold medals in both the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Asian Games are among his other accomplishments, including a first-place in the 2017 Asian Championships. In 2018, he broke the world record in the javelin throw and became India's first-ever gold medalist in the javelin throw. He is also a laureate of the Arjuna Award for 2018.
Chopra has also had his share of bad events in life. In 2019, he underwent surgery on the elbow of his right throwing arm, which kept him out of the game for almost a year. However, he returned more robust than ever. In November 2019, he went to South Africa to train from Klaus Bartoneitz. He spent the following year in India training at the NIS Patiala because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He was allowed to go to France with his coach after weeks of trying to get a travel visa.
Neeraj Chopra made history in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal in athletics. Also, it is worth mentioning that after Abhinav Bindra, Chopra is only the second Indian to win an individual gold medal.
Keywords: Neeraj Chopra, Olympics, Tokyo2020, Gold medal, javelin, India, Haryana