Individuals are always on an outlook to find investment options providing good returns without the high risk and at the same time assisting in saving taxes. Keeping in mind the needs of the people the government introduced the Public Provident Fund (PPF) in 1968 which is a saving-cum-tax- saving instrument that yields a healthy interest at a lower risk.
Author: Mehak Gupta
A country with a population of 137 crore ironically has a taboo around ‘sex’. People feel so uncomfortable by just saying the word forget discussing it. It is largely believed that talking about sexuality and its awareness may instead corrupt young adolescents. Sexuality education, as the UNESCO defines it, “provides opportunities to build decision-making, communication and risk reduction skills about many aspects of sexuality, encompasses the full range of information, skills, and values to enable young people to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights and to make decisions about their health and sexuality”.
An International Committee monitoring progress in assisted reproduction reported that, there are more than 8 million babies born to the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) technique and other advance fertility treatments. This remarkable achievement is just after forty years since, the world’s first test tube baby was born. If this is such a remarkable technique this surely forms a case to learn more about it. So, let’s go in greater detail.
India is one of the most critical markets for e-commerce. It is a very large and rapidly growing market for online shopping. The growth of the industry has been triggered by increasing internet and smartphone penetration. Internet penetration in India grew from just 4 percent in 2007 to 34.42 percent in 2017. As of December 2018 overall internet penetration in India was 46.13 percent. But there came a drastic change in this flourishing industry which can change the future of e-commerce for Indian and foreign traders and even customers. Let’s have a look at what actually happened.
Over the past decade, the Islamic finance sector has erupted into a vibrant and growing industry. Although, it remains just a small portion of the total global financial sector, its influence is expanding. Islamic Banking refers to a system of Banking or Banking activity that is based on the principles of the Shari’ah (Islamic rulings). The principles of Shari’ah prohibit entering into any act that involves payment or acceptance of interest or riba and is considered as ‘haraam’.
The Bond Market in India, with the advent of liberalization, has been transformed completely. The opening up of the financial market at present has influenced several foreign investors holding up to 30% of the financials in the form of fixed income to invest in the bond market in India. The bond market in India presently has diversified to a large extent and that is a huge contributor to the stable growth of the economy. The bond market has immense potential today in raising funds to support the infrastructural development undertaken by the government and expansion plans of the companies. It is about this market that I emphasize in my article.