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November 28, 2017

How do you pronounce letter Z (Zee) ?


As taken from Wikipedia Article:

Z (named zed /zɛd/ or zee /ziː/[1]) is the 26th and final letter of the modern English alphabet and the ISO basic Latin alphabet.

Name and pronunciation

In most English-speaking countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia, the letter's name is zed /zɛd/, reflecting its derivation from the Greek zeta (this dates to Latin, which borrowed X, Y, and Z from Greek, along with their names), but in American English its name is zee /ziː/, analogous to the names for B, C, D, etc., and deriving from a late 17th-century English dialectal form.






  1.  "Z", Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition (1989); Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (1993); "zee", op. cit.

November 11, 2017

April is the month of…

April is the month of competitive exams, results and new session for students. This month also marks the beginning of a new financial year.

April also spreads religious fervor across the country. Ram Navami, Mahavir Jayanti, Baisakhi, Bihu, Vishu, Good Friday and Easter are observed in this month. Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar is also celebrated during this month.


Obtain PAN, make financial transactions transparent

Permanent Account Number or PAN is a ten-digit alphanumeric number, issued in the form of a laminated card, by the Income Tax Department. It is mandatory to quote the PAN on return of income and all correspondence with the Income Tax agencies.

You can avail following PAN related services online:

A person is allowed to keep only one PAN card. The procedure for obtaining a PAN card is very easy and accessible to all. If you still have not applied for a PAN card then do not wait and apply for it now to keep your financial transactions transparent.

Be careful from fake promises of unreliable agents offering you PAN cards.

November 9, 2017

Online banking safety tips

Here are some of the ways to prevent identity theft and transact online safely:

Safeguard your information online

Safeguard your information online

Create a strong password

Destroy documents containing personal or
financial information before discarding

Never share account access information

Never share the account access information

Watch out for phishing and spam mails

Beware of spoof websites

Always be vigilant

Always be vigilant

Report any suspicious account activity to the bank immediately

Monitor your account activity frequently

Always keep your contact details updated

Keep your computer protected

Keep your computer protected

Update your browser, anti-virus and security programs periodically

Keep anti-phishing filters enabled for enhanced security

Set up a firewall to secure your system and network

Transact online cautiously

Transact online cautiously

When you make online purchases, read the company's online privacy policy.

Always look for secure session indicators like https:// and the padlock

on web sites, before making online


ICICI Digital Village



Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurating the ICICI Digital Village
accompanied by ICICI Bank's MD & CEO Ms. Chanda Kochhar and Maharashtra CM Shri Devendra Fadnavis.




On January 5, 2015, the ICICI Group completed 60 years since its establishment in 1955. In keeping with our their role in nation-building, we they celebrated this milestone with the launch of our their 'Digital Village' initiative. We have undertaken this project in the village of Akodara in Gujarat's Sabarkantha district. This initiative is centred around 3Cs – a Cashless payment ecosystem; a Comprehensive approach spanning education, healthcare & skill development; and making the village Connected, with a wi-fi tower and internet & social media presence.
Even as we they have expanded and diversified, we they have remained focussed on accelerating development in our country through our their social initiatives. In 2008, we they established the ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth. Our focus has been specifically on four areas: education, healthcare, skill development and financial inclusion. In 2013, we they set up the ICICI Academy for Skills to provide vocational training free-of-cost to under-privileged youth. The Academy now has nine centres across the country. Under our their financial inclusion initiative, since 2010, we they have opened 19 million accounts and have reached out to over 15,000 villages. 


November 6, 2017

Limits on Outward Remittances under LRS

The Reserve Bank of India, vide its circular dated June 3, 2014 has enhanced the permissible limit for foreign outward remittance under Liberalised Remittances Scheme (LRS). Resident Indians are now allowed to send funds up to USD 125,000 in a financial year (April-March) under the scheme.
The funds can be transferred for any permissible current or capital account transaction(s) as approved under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 and the rules/ regulations there under (FEMA) from time to time.


Capital Account Transactions include:

Opening and maintaining accounts in foreign currency with foreign banks;


Investment in foreign securities including Shares, Mutual Funds, Debt instruments, ADRs and GDRs of foreign companies;


Investment in venture funds/promissory notes etc.;


Acquisition of immovable property outside India;



Current Account Transactions include:


Maintenance of close relatives abroad;


Medical treatment abroad;






Employment abroad etc.



Resident individuals having a valid Permanent Account Number (PAN) and account maintained with ICICI Bank over a the period of at least one year.


To the extent of limit of USD125,000 per financial year (April-March) which has not been utilised.


Resident individuals with account less than one year– Copy of bank statement of other banks or copy of latest Income tax assessment order should be


provided additionally.

the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE®


Roughly 250 colleges participate in PROFILE, and, together, they give over $9.5 billion as part of institutional grants — this is gift money. (They may also offer you loans, which is money that must be paid back.)

What is the PROFILE?
The PROFILE is a single online application that collects information used by participating colleges to award institutional aid — you fill out one form, and multiple colleges of your choice can receive it.


What you can do right now:


Check if the colleges you are applying to require or accept PROFILE by visiting our the website. We suggest you get additional details about your colleges' financial aid requirements by visiting their websites.


Learn more about PROFILE by viewing this interactive presentation.


View additional recorded information on how to use PROFILE to apply for financial aid.


Fill out the PROFILE. The application for the 2015-16 academic year is available now.



Learn more about the PROFILE today


Please note: All federal aid is awarded based on the FAFSA, available now at

July 1, 2013

It is in the month of July that…

clip_image001[10]It is in the month of July that the humid southwest summer monsoon slowly sweeps across the country, nature dons a fresh look and a pleasant weather set in. Monsoon is also considered a sign of prosperity. It is this time of the year when children go back to their schools after a fun-filled summer vacation and the admission season in colleges and universities comes to an end, making way for the new academic session.



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