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Rome Rom Gujarati Abhiyan by Mumbai Samachar




The ‘Rome Rom Gujarati Abhiyan III’  launched by The Mumbai Samachar – the number one Gujarati daily, organised a massive book fair at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel School, KES, Kandivali (West) on April 22nd, 23th, and 24th , 2016. The same was inaugurated by Mr. Siddharth Randeriya – an ace Gujarati actor, Mr. Asit Modi – Indian TV Producer and Director, Mr. Mahesh Chandrana – the Secretary of KES, Mr. Nilesh Dave – City Editor of The Mumbai Samachar, Mr. Arvind Vekaria – a renowned stage artist and Mr.Yogesh Sagar – MLA of Charkop as the special guest and many other stalwarts.

In an age where digitalisation of almost anything and everything seems to be the best-suited option for the mass, where inventions like e-books and Kindle are the new, suggested way of living, it is highly fortunate that a loyal cluster of readers (local, national and global) yet sticks to the traditional way of reading – the way which lets you feel the charm of a copy with your very hands, the way in which every withered (or fresh) page has a different story to tell, apart from what has been inscribed on it. Such is the motive of the ‘Rome Rom Gujarati Abhiyan’ which literally means ‘Gujarati in every nerve’.Image1GAR

In conversation with Mr. Nilesh Dave, City Editor of The Mumbai Samachar, he remarked, “Gujarati is a language which is dying slowly and gradually. It will be heartbreaking to witness the day it is swept away from our lives. Hence, Rome Rom Gujarati Abhiyan is an initiative undertaken by us to promote awareness regarding our mother tongue and inspire more and more people to take it up proudly and willingly.”

After a wide and wonderful response from a huge audience in Ghatkopar, Matunga, and Vile Parle, the campaign greatly inspired and inflicted happiness onto the crowd of Kandivali as well. The book fair comprised of books from all categories and genres (be it novels, self-help, kids, literature, arts, history and so on). The ever-so-helpful volunteers were on toes to guide one in his/her search for a specific author, theme or genre.Image2GAR

Mr. Jaydeep Ganatra, sub-editor, and reporter of The Mumbai Samachar quoted, “We are delighted with the progress we have made with the campaign. We gained membership of nearly 3,500 people in the first year of our campaign, 5,600 in the second and this year, we have crossed the mark of 10,000. Along with the book fair, the scheme also organises cultural functions like music and theatre in an effort to be as innovative as possible to motivate people to learn Gujarati.”

Apart from this, there has been a major shift in the Gujarati language by means of how the mass perceives it. Talking about the reading and journalistic streak as a whole, a vast pool of journalists and media experts are striving to earn Gujarati the goodwill it deserves by undertaking many such initiatives and also with the constructive use of vivid social media and digital media platforms.Image3GAR

“Another such progress is the instant translation of English books and texts to Gujarati to be made available to every loyal reader. The hour demands that the reader cultivates a habit of physical reading a tad bit more than gadgets because nothing beats the essence of it. For the same, Hitwardhak Library (Kandivali) and Hindu Sabha Library (Ghatkopar) top the charts.” Said Mr. Dhaval Ashok Shah, publisher at Nav Bharat Sahitya Mandir.

It was also noticed that in many localities, Gujarati books weren’t made easily available to readers. ‘A book in every home’, with this thought as the backbone of the campaign, ‘Rome Rom Gujarati’ has become the solid voice of all those thriving to make a mark for themselves and their beloved mother tongue in the society. Image4GAR

India is a nation which is lusciously bathed with innumerable cultures, traditions, rich histories and realities. We can’t help but wonder how prosperous the nation would be if only there were more campaigns and initiatives like these, in their best struggle to boost the beauty and gravity of their mother tongue- the language they took their first breath with, the language that will be engraved in their heart till the day it ceases to function.

We wish all the happiness, success and splendour to The Mumbai Samachar for their noble initiative. We hope with the hearts of hearts that they keep attaining all that they deserve for now, and for years to come.

A little suburban woman aspiring to provide the world with strong journalistic and anthropological content. Forever looking for that tenuous grind and delving deeper into the beautiful complexities of life, I strive. I go on. And on.

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Ram Mandir Opening For “Darshan” In 2023



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The Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is expected to allow visitors by December 2023, with the completion of construction only in 2025.

Sources in the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra have revealed that the colossal project of building the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, will be opening for devotees towards the end of 2023. In contrast, the project’s entire construction completion is expected towards the end of 2025. The sanctum sanctorum (Garbha Griha), along with the mandir’s first floor, will be ready by December 2023. Devotees will be allowed to visit the long-awaited mandir soon after the construction is completed.

An ANI report said, “The grand Ram Mandir being constructed in Ayodhya will be opened for devotees from December 2023. Sources told ANI that Garbhagriha, all five mandaps and the first floor will be ready by December 2023 and the mandir will be opened for devotees”.

The sanctum sanctorum will be as high as 161 feet and built using Rajasthani marble and stones. Engineers and architects are taking all measures to ensure the longevity of this enormous project. The second stage of construction is expected to begin in December this year. Currently, the structure is at a standstill as a result of monsoons. Another reason for the delay is the coronavirus pandemic that depleted the force with which the mandir’s construction was expected to go on.

The announcement of the mandir being opened to visitors in 2023 has brought up questions about the political agenda. It is believed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) aims to use the mandir to catapult themselves into a position of advantage during the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Opening the mandir to devotees in December 2023 will give the BJP an easy 6-month gap to the general elections in 2024.

The opening of the long-awaited Ram Mandir in Ayodhya could be the factor that diverts the public, at least the Hindu’s in favour of BJP. Thus, securing them a vote bank based on religious sentiments upheld by the party in their previous tenure as the ruling party.

The Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir will be 360 feet long, 235 feet wide, and 20 feet high mandir will be completely ready by the end of 2025. The project will include amenities and structures like museums, archives, research centre, Sant Niwas, gau and Yagya shala, Etc. The main attraction is the Ram Mandir.

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How SEBI’s New Margin Rule Is Affecting Retail Traders?



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Securities and Exchange Board of India has introduced new margin rules for traders. Traders and Brokers are not happy with the new regulations because they will have to invest a large amount of cash in fulfilling margin requirements for trade.

SEBI had introduced the new margin rule in the year 2020 for intraday traders. It is being implemented in a phased manner. Traders were supposed to maintain 25 per cent of the peak margin in the first phase; the margin was raised by 50 per cent in the second phase. In the third phase, as per the new margin rule, intraday traders will have to pay a 100 per cent upfront margin. According to new norms, the margin requirements will be calculated four times during every trading session because the money margin must be greater than the need.

As per the new rule, brokers must collect margin from investors for any purchase or sale, and if they fail to do so, they will have to pay the penalty. Thus, brokers will not receive power of attorney. Brokers cannot use power of attorney for pledging anymore.

Those investors who want to make use of margin will have to create margin pledges separately. As per the new rule, investors will have to pay at least a 30 per cent margin upfront to avail a margin loan. Shares brought today cannot be sold tomorrow. Funds from shares sold today cannot be used for new trades on the same day.

The market experts said that there must be proper adjustments for implementing new rules, or it may create chaos, trouble and disturbance to the market participants. The CEO and founder of Zerodha broking firm, Nithin Kamath tweeted that, “the day when the new rules came into effect was the dreaded day for brokers, exchanges, intraday traders”.

Traders Are Not Happy:

Changes in rules have evoked strong reactions from traders because they will have to invest a large amount of cash in fulfilling margin requirements for trades as per new margin rules. Even the trading in futures and options will become more expensive. Traders are disappointed because they will have to pay up more money to bet in stock markets. As per new margin rules, Traders are also liable for the penalty if the rules are not followed during the trading session. If a trader wants to buy Nifty worth Rs 10 lakh, he will have to pay a 20 per cent margin of around 2 lakh. If the margin of the trader does not meet the need, he will be penalized. Traders will have to pay the minimum amount for opening the Multilateral Trading facility account, and they have to maintain a minor balance at all times.

Why Gas SEBI Introduced A New Margin Rule?

SEBI has introduced new rules to protect retail investors from purchasing difficulty. The intended goal of SEBI behind new margin rules is to bring down the difficult market situation and avoid huge fluctuation in stock markets during extreme stress. The new margin rules are likely to bring transparency to the market; it is expected to strengthen the market’s safety.

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Escalation Of COVID-19 Cases Across The Globe



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The United States, India, and Brazil have the most confirmed cases, followed by France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Turkey. There are very few locations that have remained undisturbed.

Since the middle of last year, confirmed cases have been increasing. Although the actual scope of the first outbreaks in 2020 is unknown because testing was not generally available at the time. The 100 million COVID-19 cases were discovered at the end of January, over a year after it was first diagnosed. As of 6:30 p.m. CEST on July 30, 2021, WHO has received reports of 196,553,009 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 4,200,412 fatalities. A total of 3,839,816,037 vaccination doses has been delivered as of July 28, 2021.

After reaching a record high of over 0.9 million cases on April 28, 2021, new daily instances of the coronavirus continued to decline, reaching a low point on June 21, when over 0.3 million cases were reported. Since then yet, there has been a global increase in cases. On July 15, 0.53 million daily cases were reported, and over three million new cases were reported in the second week of the month. As of July 15, 188.9 million patients have been recorded worldwide. The transmissive Delta form accounting for most infections in 111 countries. Most instances were recorded in Brazil, India, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, and Colombia in the last week. With the steepest increases in Zimbabwe (72%), Indonesia (44%), the United States (38%), Bangladesh (35%), and the United Kingdom (30%). Many Asian nations, including Vietnam, Malaysia, South Korea, and Japan, have reported many daily cases. However, the spread was under control.

The number of new cases in Indonesia has been on the rise, with each day seeing a significant increase over the previous day. Indonesia is now the new Asian epicentre, with 56,757 cases recorded on July 15; India reported 39,000 patients on the same day. COVID-19 fatalities are high, according to WHO. After decreasing for nine weeks, with the highest increases in Africa and Southeast Asia. COVID-19 fatalities worldwide surpassed four million on July 7. The last million deaths occurred in under 90 days, the lowest time interval for every one million deaths ever recorded.

High vaccination coverage has been shown in the United States and much of Europe to lower fatalities and even hospitalizations. For example, United Kingdom rises in incidence. There has been fewer hospitalizations and deaths over 87% of the adult population, as they are vaccinated with one dose and over 67% with two doses. In the United States, the increase in cases is concentrated in states with low vaccination coverage, with unvaccinated people accounting for most deaths. Over 55% of Americans have received one dosage, and 48% are completely immunized. It shifts the focus back to improving vaccination coverage and achieving global vaccine equality to avoid fatalities and the spread of dangerous strains. Some nations debate a booster dosage. Even though many African countries’ healthcare professionals have not been completely vaccinated, booster injections have begun to be given to patients with weakened immune systems in Israel.

In comparison, booster shots have been ruled out in the United States for the time being. With vaccine shortages reported in many Indian states. Even among the vaccinated, rigorous adherence to COVID-appropriate behaviour is the only option to postpone and mitigate the consequences of a third wave.

This spring, India and Latin America have seen a significant drop in new cases in the hardest-hit areas of the world. But the global numbers continue to grow. The Delta variety leads them to well-vaccinated regions such as Western Europe and the United States, low but rising infections. This spring, India and Latin America have seen a significant drop in new cases in the hardest-hit areas of the world. Vaccine doses have been given to over 4 billion individuals globally (52 for every 100 people), yet the discrepancy is striking. More than 80% of the population had at least one shot in some wealthy nations. In contrast, the proportion is as low as 1% in many of the poorest.

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