Free cash withdrawal from any bank

From 1st April 2009 you don't need to search ATM of your own bank. Now you can withdraw cash from any bank ATM of your choice. Last year Reserve Bank of India had issued directives to limit withdrawal charges from other bank ATM to 20/- Rs. Now from 1st April there will be no charges for withdrawal of cash from any bank ATM. There is also no charges for checking account balance from any bank. However bank can charge extra fees if withdrawal is made from a Credit Card.

Google Adsense Showing Wrong Reports

I was surprised to see Google Adsense report today. It is showing wrong reports. In Adsense for search it is showing one search and one click with eCPM of $4.44 but in earnings column it is zero. I got one click for adsense for content with earning of $ 0.35 The total earning however shows $ 0.36. I am unable to understand why it is so. Either it is a bug or something which is showing incorrect information or may be some other fault. Here is the screenshot of the same-
I am sure many bloggers might have noticed same incorrect reports. Please post comments if you also have experienced such wrong Adsense reports.

Earth Hour- Switch Off Lights And Vote Against Global Warming

Switch off your lights for one hour- Earth Hour and join the world in making the statement against global warming. Earth hour in India will be celebrated on 28th march 2008 from 8:30 Pm to 9:30 PM IST. People from over 1858 cities across 81 countries are turning off their lights to VOTE EARTH. You can vote too. You can choose between the Earth and Global Warming in the world's first global election. Use your light to switch to vote.

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into global sustainability movement with 50 million people switching off their lights.

WWF is urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes which will be presented to world leaders at Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009. This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.

So please VOTE EARTH against Global warming ad save earth. simply participate by just switching off your lights for one hour only. Tell your friends and family and spread the word to everyone you know. Visit EARTH HOUR website and learn more.

IPL- DLF Indian Premier League Cricket Competition

Indian Premier League is also known as DLF Indian Premier League. In short it is called IPL. It is a Twenty20 cricket competition created by the Board of cricket Controller Of India (BCCI) and its Chairman and Commissioner is Mr. Lalit Modi, Vice President of BCCI. The first cricket competition was held in 2008 in which Rajasthan Royals team won the final T20 match. The second season will start on 10th April 2009.

Since Twenty20 cricket match of IPL is a 20 overrs knockout format game so it has become very popular in India as well as abroad. The eight teams having players from different cricket teams of the world and all have them has been selected through auction.

The franchise and their owners are as follows:-

Mumbai Indians- Mukesh Ambani (Reliance Inustries)
Royal Challengers Bangalore- Vijay Mallya (UB Group)
Hyderabad Deccan Chargers- Deccan Chargers Sporting Ventures
Chennai Super Kings- India Cements (N Srinivasan)
Delhi Daredevils- GMR Holdings (Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao)
Kings Xl Punjab- Ness Wadia (Bombay Dyeing), Preity Zinta, Mohit
Burman (Dabur) and Karan Paul ( Apeejay Surendra Group)
Kolkata Knight Riders- Red Chillies Entertainment (Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, J Mehta)
Rajasthan Royals- Emerging Media (Lachlan Murdoch, A R Jha, & Suresh
Chellaram) Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra

Interesting Fact- Indian Government earned Rs. 91 crore as tax revenue from the first season of IPL in 2008

Maharashtrians Tops in PAN Card Allotment

Since PAN card has been made mandatory for Indians and it is mandatory to furnish PAN details for opening a bank account, Investment in Mutual Funds, Opening D'Mat account and several other activities, due to which more individuals from all over India are applying for PAN card. But which state is no. 1 in PAN card allotment ? An official data published by Income Tax department shows that Maharashtra State was No. 1 in terms of allotment of PAN card to individuals in 2008 calander year. In Maharashtra Total 32,49,467 PAN card was allotted to individuals in 2008 and 6,58,878 PAN card was alloted in just around two months in 2009. Uttar Pradesh holds the second position by total 17,30,798 PAN card allottment to individuals.
Complete data of Statewise PAN Card allotment for the past three years>
Related post:- What is PAN card and how to get a PAN number>>

Compute Income Tax Liablility Online

If you are uncertain about your tax liability then don't worry, you can calculate your income tax liability online by the Income Tax Calculator provided by Income Tax Department of India. This calculator helps you to calculate your tax liability based on your taxable income.

It will calculate your tax liability in just three steps. Though this calculator is to know your general tax liability but the site will incorporate comprehensive income tax calculating software online soon. View Online Income Tax Calculator>

Choosing Web Based Photo Storage Service

As digital cameras replace film, more and more users are turning to web based photo storage services to manage their photo archives. There are a dizzying array of sites, all offering different services at different prices. Choosing a storage service can be a confusing process, particularly when you are choosing a company to entrust with your precious family photos. Here are some things to look for when you're choosing a photo storage service.

First, take a look at the interface. How easy or difficult is it to upload photos to the site? Most of the major photo storage sites offer the ability to download software that will let you upload batches of photos, but some sites still rely on web interfaces that are slower and more clumsy.

Once you've checked out the interface, investigate the pricing structure of the site. Compare costs carefully using a standard print size, such as 4x6 for comparison. The difference in printing costs can vary wildly from one site to another, from as little as 12 cents at one site to as much as 29 cents at another. Don't forget to consider traditional sources of photo-processing like drug stores. These companies are making it easier to place photo orders over the web by offering storage and customization of photos and frequently cost less than dedicated photo storage services.

Continue to investigate pricing. For example, is there a cap on the number of photos you can upload for free? How much does it cost beyond that? Compare priced for specialty items like calendars, greeting cards and enlargements. Finally, compare shipping and handling costs, which are often a hidden source of profit for many companies.

Of less importance than cost, but still an important consideration, is whether a photo storage service allows you to create custom items. Almost all sites allow the user to customize items like greeting cards, but some offer a wider array of products than others. If this is important to you, compare the number of products offered and the interface used to create custom items.

Finally, be sure you completely understand how long a photo storage service will host your photos. Some have a set time limit, tied to the last time a user logged in to their system. Never completely rely on an online photo storage system to store your photos. Always keep a backup copy of your photos on external media in case of problems.

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