Monday, February 29, 2016


Oscars 2016 were announced today at Los Angeles with all glitz and paparazzi. Here’s the complete list of the winners of this year’s Oscars.
Find Here is the complete list of winners:Best Picture
Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers
Best Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Best Actress
Brie Larson, Room
Best Directing
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant,
Best Original Song
“Writing’s On The Wall” from Spectre
Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith
Best Original Score
The Hateful Eight
Ennio Morricone
Best Foreign Language Film
Son of Saul (Hungary)
Best Live Action Short Film
Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armtiage
Best Documentary Feature
Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees
Best Documentary Short Subject
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Best Animated Feature Film
Inside Out
Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera
Best Animated Short Film
Bear Story Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala
Best Visual Effect
Ex Machina
Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett
Best Sound Mixing
Mad Max: Fury Road
Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo
Best Sound Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mark Mangini and David White
Best Film Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road
Margaret Sixel
Best Cinematography
The Revenant
Emmanuel Lubezki
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Mad Max: Fury Road
Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin
Best Production Design
Mad Max: Fury Road
Production Design: Colin Gibson; Set Decoration: Lisa Thompson
Best Costume Design
Mad Max: Fury Road
Jenny Beavan
Best Supporting Actress
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short
Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
Best Original Screenplay
Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy



Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has been allocated Rs. 38,500 crore ahead of important elections in five states this year.
Modi ji spent the first 2 years mocking the Congress Party’s focus on farmers, MNREGA, Rural dev & social spending. Now mere rhetoric, without vision or action, will fool neither farmers nor the poor of this country.‪#‎Budget2016‬ lacks both vision & conviction.A list of new promises without any account of the failure of tall promises made in last 2 budgets!
Rahul Gandhi, Congress Vice-President.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley listed ‘nine pillars’ including tax reforms, promoting ease of doing business and ensuring fiscal discipline, that will transform India.
Unveiling the Budget 2016-17, he said the pillars also include emphasis on governance reforms.
The other pillars, he added, include focus on agriculture and rural areas with a view to doubling farm income by 2022.
Besides, he said, government will lay greater emphasis on social sectors, education and skill building and job creation for building a knowledge based and productive economy.
The government, Jaitley said, will also focus on infrastructure investment, financial sector reforms, fiscal discipline and tax reforms to reduce compliance burden.
Key announcements in his budget speech includes opening up of 62 new navodaya vidyalayas.
The Govt is focusing on the agriculture sector with many implements cheaper for the farmers.
Prices for Fertilisers for farmers have been lowered.
Electric motor pump, cold storage and refrigerated containers have been made cheaper for farmers so that they can send their products to the common man with ease.
A huge rebate for flats in the size of 30 upto 30 sq metres under Sabke Liye Awaas Scheme while contruction materials in home building would be cheaper.
Also, dialysis and artificial body parts, things used by Divyangs would be cheaper.
Government has given rebate in prices of sanitary pads, napkins, leading to their cheaper price.
While people will get rebate in some insurance policies related to NPS.
Reading-writing related paper, paperboard and newsprint would become cheaper.
Computer parts, microwave, set-top box, broadband router, electric items, CCTV, mobile battery solar lamp, wing energy equipments would be cheaper.
Talking about the other aspect of the Budget, Luxury and comfortable items would be dearer.
One has to shell more for buying Car, Luxury car, SUV.
Pan and Tobacco products like cigarette, Bidi, Pan Masala and Gutkha would be costlier.
Kaju, Packaged beverage, mineral water would also cost more.
Mobile phones, branded readymade clothes worth over one thousand rupees and footwear would now cost more.
Rubber products would cost more.
Travel by ropeway, cable-car, aerial tram would be costlier.
Artificial jewellery, aluminium products, industrial solar water heater, solar tempered glass to be costlier.
Drawing and design making for any plan would be costlier.
Charger, battery, adaptor, telecom equipments, optical fibre, laptop and desktop computer, tablet, mobile phone prices to go up.
Imported defence equipments and road construction equipment to be costlier.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spelt out the Agenda for transformative measures for India that will be undertaken based on 9 pillars.
Jaitley said growth of GDP has accelerated to 7.6%
Finance Minister said that Forex Reserves have reached their highest mark at $350 billion.
Arun Jaitley spelt out schemes envisaged for the welfare of farmers, women and weaker sections of society.
A dedicated irrigation fund worth Rs 20,000 crore to be set up under NABARD.
Arun Jaitley spelt out schemes envisaged for the welfare of farmers, women and weaker sections of society.
Arun Jaitley announced three specific initiatives for effective procurement to ensure MSP reaches farmers all across the country.
Infrastructure and agriculture cess to be levied.
Excise duty raised from 10 to 15 per cent on tobacco products other than beedis
1 per cent service charge on purchase of luxury cars over Rs. 10 lakh and in-cash purchase of goods and services over Rs. 2 lakh.
SUVs, Luxury cars to be more expensive. 4% high capacity tax for SUVs.
Companies with revenue less than Rs 5 crore to be taxed at 29% plus surcharge
Limited tax compliance window from Jun 1 – Sep 30 for declaring undisclosed income at 45% incl. surcharge and penalties
Excise 1 per cent imposed on articles of jewellery, excluding silver.
0.5 per cent Krishi Kalyan Cess to be levied on all services.
Pollution cess of 1 per cent on small petrol, LPG and CNG cars; 2.5 per cent on diesel cars of certain specifications; 4 per cent on higher-end models.
Dividend in excess of Rs. 10 lakh per annum to be taxed at additional 10 per cent.
Personal Finance
No changes have been made to existing income tax slabs
Rs 1,000 crore allocated for new EPF (Employees’ Provident Fund) scheme
Govt. will pay EPF contribution of 8.33% for all new employees for first three years
Deduction for rent paid will be raised from Rs 20,000 to Rs 60,000 to benefit those living in rented houses.
Additional exemption of Rs. 50,000 for housing loans up to Rs. 35 lakh, provided cost of house is not above Rs. 50 lakh.
Service tax exempted for housing construction of houses less than 60 sq. m
15 per cent surcharge on income above Rs. 1 crore
Rs. 38,500 crore for Mahtma Gandhi MGNREGA for 2016-17
Swacch Bharat Abhiyan allocated Rs.9,500 crores.
Hub to support SC/ST entrpreneurs
Government is launching a new initiative to provide cooking gas to BPL families with state support.
LPG connections to be provided under the name of women members of family: Rs 2000 crore allocated for 5 years for BPL families.
2.87 lakh crore grants to gram panchayats and municipalities – a quantum jump of 228%.
300 urban clusters to be set up under Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission
Four schemes for animal welfare.
2.2 lakh renal patients added every year in India. Basic dialysis equipment gets some relief.
A new health protection scheme for health cover upto 1 lakh per family.
National Dialysis Service Prog with funds thru PPP mode to provide dialysis at all district hospitals.
Senior citizens will get additional healthcare cover of Rs 30,000 under the new scheme
PM Jan Aushadhi Yojana to be strengthened, 300 generic drug store to be opened
Scheme to get Rs.500 cr for promoting entrepreneurship among SC/ST
10 public and 10 private educational institutions to be made world-class.
Digital repository for all school leaving certificates and diplomas. Rs. 1,000 crore for higher education financing.
Rs. 1,700 crore for 1500 multi-skill development centres.
62 new navodaya vidyalayas to provide quality education
Digital literacy scheme to be launched to cover 6 crore additional rural households
Entrepreneurship training to be provided across schools, colleges and massive online courses.
Objective to skill 1 crore youth in the next 3 years under the PM Kaushal Vikas Yojna-FM Jaitley
National Skill Development Mission has imparted training to 76 lakh youth. 1500 Multi-skill training institutes to be set up.
Rs. 3000 crore earmarked for nuclear power generation
Govt drawing comprehensive plan to be implemented in next 15-20 years for exploiting nuclear energy
Govt to provide incentive for deepwater gas exploration
Deepwater gas new disc to get calibrated market freedom, pre-determined ceiling price based on landed price of alternate fuels.
Investments and infrastructure
Rs. 27,000 crore to be spent on roadways
65 eligible habitats to be connected via 2.23 lakh kms of road. Current construction pace is 100 kms/day
Shops to be given option to remain open all seven days in a week across markets.
Rs. 55,000 crore for roads and highways. Total allocation for road construction, including PMGSY, – Rs 97,000 crore
India’s highest-ever production of motor vehicles was recorded in 2015
Total outlay for infrastructure in Budget 2016 now stands at Rs. 2,21,246 crore
New greenfield ports to be developed on east and west coasts
Revival of underserved airports. Centre to Partner with States to revive small airports for regional connectivity
100 per cent FDI in marketing of food products produced and marketed in India
Dept. of Disinvestment to be renamed as Dept. of Investment and Public Asset Management
Govt will amend Motor Vehicle Act in passenger vehicle segment to allow innovation.
MAT will be applicable for startups that qualify for 100 per cent tax exemption
Direct tax proposals result in revenue loss of Rs.1060 crore, indirect tax proposals result in gain of Rs.20,670 crore
Total allocation for agriculture and farmer welfare at Rs 35984 crores
28.5 lakh heactares of land wil be brought under irrigation.
5 lakh acres to be brought under organic farming over a three year period
Rs 60,000 crore for recharging of ground water recharging as there is urgent need to focus on drought hit areas cluster development for water conservation.
Dedicated irrigation fund in NABARD of Rs.20.000 cr
Nominal premium and highest ever compensation in case of crop loss under the PM Fasal Bima Yojna.
Banks get a big boost: Rs 25,000 crore towards recapitalisation of public sector banks. Jaitley says: Banking Board Bureau will be operationalised, we stand solidly behind public sector banks.
Target of disbursement under MUDRA increased to 1,80,000 crore
Process of transfer of government stake in IDBI Bank below 50% started
General Insurance companies will be listed in the stock exchange
Govt to increase ATMs, micro-ATMs in post offices in next three years
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