India’s Retail Inflation rate of March 2021, Consumer Price Index (CPI) number of March 2021

Retail Inflation rate and CPI number for March 2021 of India has been declared on 12th April 2021 (Monday) by the National Statistical Office (NSO), under Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI).

Retail Inflation rate in India for March 2021 is 5.52 % against 5.03 % in February 2021, based on CPI (General) while the Inflation rate based on CFPI (Food) for March 2021 is 4.94 % against 3.87 % in February 2021. The Combined CPI (General) value for March 2021 is 156.8 vs 156.6 in February 2021.

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Savings account interest rates comparison of SBI, ICICI, PNB, HDFC, BoB, Axis and other banks

Saving interests in Indian banks are on the decreasing trend and after latest RBI’s decision, most of the public sector banks and private banks have reduced the savings interest drastically.

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  1. Banks list after merger
  2. Savings Interest rate of SBI, State Bank of India
  3. Savings Interest rate of PNB, Punjab National Bank, OBC, UBI
  4. Savings Interest rate of BOB, Bank of Baroda, Vijaya bank, Dena bank
  5. Savings Interest rate of Canara bank, Syndicate bank
  6. Savings Interest rate of Union bank, Corporation bank, Andhra bank
  7. Savings Interest rate of Indian bank, Allahabad bank
  8. Savings Interest rate of Indian Overseas Bank, Uco Bank, Bank of Maharashtra
  9. Savings Interest rate of Punjab and Sind Bank, Bank of India, Central Bank of India
  10. Savings Interest rate of ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank

In India there are so many banks, Public sector banks, partial government controlled bank, Private banks, Co-operative banks and other NBFCs, Non-banking financial company acting like a bank. So, compare all the Govt. & large Private banks savings interest comparison here at single glance.

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Vivo IPL 2021 season 14 Auction, Schedule, TV channels, OTT, Points table, Match Results

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  1. Match results and Man of the Match of Season 14 Vivo IPL 2021
  2. Points Table of all teams of Vivo IPL 2021 (LIVE)
  3. Statistics / number summary of Vivo IPL 2021 till date (LIVE)
  4. Vivo IPL 2021 Schedules, Venues and Timings
  5. Vivo IPL 2021 team wise match schedules
  6. Vivo IPL 2021 live TV channel list and on OTT/App across India and world
  7. Women’s IPL 2021 Schedules and results
  8. Vivo IPL’S mid season transfer of players
  9. Vivo IPL 2021 team wise Players list

Latest updates of Vivo IPL 2021, season 14:

  1. 03.04.2021 – Gurkeerat Singh Mann has replaced Rinku Singh in KKR team, unavailable due to injury.
  2. 31.03.2021 – Jason Roy has replaced Mitchell Marsh in SRH team, unavailable due to personal reasons.
  3. 07.03.2021 – BCCI released the schedule of Matches played in this season.
  4. 18.02.2021 – In the IPL 2021 auction, 57 players were sold including 22 overseas players.
    • Chris Morris became the most expensive player in the IPL history with price tag of Rs. 16.25 crore.
  5. Auction of players for Vivo IPL 2021 will be held on 18th Feb 2021.
  6. KXIP will be renamed as Punjab Kings in Vivo IPL 2021.
  7. Sanju Samson is the Rajasthan Royals’ skipper, replacing Steve Smith in Vivo IPL 2021.
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Latest 4G prepaid plans comparison of Airtel, Vodafone and Jio

The Tariff plans of all three 4G telecom operators have been changing continuously. So, which plan is best for you, that depends on your requirement. If you want talk-time, you need one plan, but if you priority is data, then you will have to recharge another plan.

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  1. Airtel 4G Prepaid all plans – Click here
  2. Vodafone 4G Prepaid all plans – Click here
  3. Jio 4G Prepaid all plans – Click here
  1. Best IPL 4G plan comparison among Airtel, Vodafone and Jio
  2. Comparison of Airtel, Vodafone and Jio for unlimited 1 GB/day data for 24 days
  3. Comparison of Airtel, Vodafone and Jio for unlimited data over 28 days
  4. Comparison of Airtel, Vodafone and Jio for unlimited 1.5 GB/day data for 28 days
  5. Comparison of Airtel, Vodafone and Jio for unlimited 2 GB/day data for 28 days
  6. Comparison of Airtel, Vodafone and Jio for unlimited 3 GB/day data for 28 days
  7. Comparison of Airtel, Vodafone and Jio for unlimited 1.5 GB/day data for 56 days
  8. Comparison of Airtel, Vodafone and Jio for unlimited 2 GB/day data for 56 days
  9. Comparison of Airtel, Vodafone and Jio for unlimited 3 GB/day data for 56 days
  10. Comparison of Airtel, Vodafone and Jio for unlimited 1.5 GB/day data for 84 days
  11. Comparison of Airtel, Vodafone and Jio for unlimited 2 GB/day data for 84 days
  12. Comparison of Airtel, Vodafone and Jio for unlimited 3 GB/day data for 84 days
  13. Comparison of Airtel, Vodafone and Jio for yearly unlimited data for 365 days
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Current and Upcoming main board IPO, IPO Allotment link, IPO listing date, IPO performance

IPO (Initial Public Offering) Calendar:

DateEvent regarding IPO – Opening, Closing, Allotment, Refund, In Demat, Listing
22.04.2021 Macrotech Developers (Lodha) IPO listing date on NSE, BSE
20.04.2021 Shares of Macrotech Developers (Lodha) IPO in Demat Account
19.04.2021 Money refund date of Macrotech Developers (Lodha) IPO
16.04.2021 Allotment basis date of Macrotech Developers (Lodha) IPO
09.04.2021 Macrotech Developers (Lodha) IPO closes
07.04.2021 Macrotech Developers (Lodha) IPO opens
07.04.2021Barbeque-Nation Hospitality Private Limited IPO listing date on NSE, BSE
06.04.2021Shares of Barbeque-Nation Hospitality Private Limited in Demat Account
05.04.2021Money refund date of Barbeque-Nation Hospitality Private Limited IPO
01.04.2021Allotment basis date of Barbeque-Nation Hospitality Private Limited IPO
Current and Upcoming main board IPO Calendar of events

Current IPOs list (Initial Public Offering) to apply:

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Post office and small savings schemes Interest rates from 1st April 2021

The interest rates for the period from 1st April 2021 to 30th June 2021 of several Post office and small savings schemes like PPF, KVP, SSY, SCSS, NSC, MIS, post office savings deposit, Time deposit, Recurring deposits has been declared on 31st March 2021 and then revised on 1st April 2021, by the Finance Ministry.

Govt. order of ‘Post office fixed deposits and small savings schemes Interest rates’ from 1st April 2021 to 30th June 2021:

For Post office fixed deposit and small savings schemes Interest rates from 1st Apr 2021, there is No change in the interest rate for the period of 01.04.2021 to 30.06.2021. This rates are declared for PPF, KVP, SSY, SCSS, NSC, MIS, post office savings deposit, Time deposit, Recurring deposits. The order is below:

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DA for Indian Army, Navy, Air force from 1st Jan 2021, Risk & Hardship and other Allowances

Dearness Allowance, DA applicable to defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force from 1st Jan 2021 will be increased by 3 % from 25 % to 28 % in 7th CPC pay scale. But, it will be added only from 1st July 2021, as DA is freezed till then by Govt. of India (Order is attached below).

Indian defence force representation for DA applicable to defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force from 1st Jan 2021
Indian defence force representation

Dearness Allowance of Indian Army, Navy, Air force from 1st Jan 2021:

Dearness Allowance, DA applicable to defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force from 1st Jan 2021 calculation is known after December AICPIN-IW declaration on 29.01.2021. The Department of Defence under Ministry of Defence of Government of India release the official order of DA, two times in a year.

AICPIN-IW for December 2020 has been released by Labour ministry on 29.01.2021. So, the DA calculation has also been updated till December 2020, which is shown below in the table for defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force.

The Dearness allowances applicable for defence forces like Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air force will not be hiked by Govt. of India at present, as it is freezed till 30.06.2021. But, till then we are calculating the quantum of DA increase on percentage basis in this post. This same increment of DA will be added with effect from 1st July 2021.

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DA hike for Central Govt. Employees from 1st July 2021 and DR for Pensioners calculation

AICPIN-IW for February 2021 has been released by Labour ministry on 31.03.2021. So, the DA / DR calculation has been updated till February 2021, which is shown below in the table for 7th CPC and 6th CPC pay scale employees.

DA hike for Central Govt. Employees from 1st July 2021 will be known to us after AICPIN-IW data of March, April, May and June.

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  1. Calculation of DA / DR hike from 1st Jan 2021 (Jan’21 to Jun’21) for 7th CPC pay scale Central Govt. employees
  2. Calculation of DA / DR hike from 1st Jan 2021 (Jan’21 to Jun’21) for 6th CPC pay scale Central Govt. employees
  3. DA / DR Govt. Freezing order for central govt. employees and pensioners till June 2021
  4. DA hike for 7th CPCGovt. DPE order since 2017
  5. DA/DR hike for 6th CPCGovt. DPE order since 2015
  6. DA/DR hike for 5th CPC (50% merged case)Govt. DPE order since 2015
  7. DA/DR hike for 5th CPC (50% non-merged case)Govt. DPE order since 2015
  8. DR hike for pensioners of 7th CPC – Govt. DPPW order since 2017

The Dearness allowances and Dearness relief applicable for central Government employees will not be hiked by Govt. of India at present as it is freezed till June 2021. But, till then we are calculating the quantum of DA / DR increase on percentage basis in this post. This same increment of DA / DR will be added with effect from 1st July 2021.

  1. DA for Central Govt. Employees from 1st Jan 2021 will increase by 3 %, from 25 % to 28 % for 7th CPC pay scale.
  2. DA for Central Govt. Employees from 1st Jan 2021 will increase by 7 %, from 182 % to 189 % for 6th CPC pay scale.
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Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana Account SSY/SSA scheme details, calculator, Interest rate for April to June 2021 and maturity amount

If you are father or mother of a new-born or less than 10 years’ girl child, then this is the scheme you would always wanted to take it for the welfare of your child. As you see the interest rate on savings bank schemes, only direction it knows is ‘downward’.

Also the fixed deposit interest rate is slightly more about 3-7 %, but here you have to pay the income-tax on the interest amount, so net interest rate you earn as same as the savings bank account interest rate. So, this Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana scheme is the best option for the well-being of the child in future.

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  1. Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana Account opening form SSA-1 pdf to download
  2. Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana Account SSY / SSA Interest rate during Apr’21 to Jun’21
  3. Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana Account SSY / SSA Interest rate chart history
  4. Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana Account SSY / SSA maturity amount Calculator in MS-EXCEL
  5. Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana maturity amount, return on Investment of SSA / SSY
  6. Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Sukanya samriddhi yojana Account SSY / SSA

Return on investment at the maturity of Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana Account:

The interest rate on Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana account has been kept unchanged at 7.6% in the quarter April to June 2021, so the return on the investment at the maturity will also be unchanged, considering the same interest rate applies to whole period, if you start today.

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IDA from 1st April 2021 Calculation, for CPSE, PSU and Govt. employees, while IDA is freezed till 30th June 2021

AICPIN-IW for February 2021 has been released by Labour ministry on 31.03.2021. After declaration of AICPIN-IW for February 2021 on 31.03.2021, the IDA from 1st April 2021 can be calculated.

Already, the IDA calculation has been updated till March 2021 for DA hike from April 2021, which is shown below in the table for CPSE or PSU employees. But, below change won’t apply till 30.06.2021.

  1. IDA from 1st April 2021 will be decreased by 0.50% after releasing of February 2021 AICPIN-IW on 31.03.2021 and IDA rate will be 23.20 % for 2017 (3rd PRC) CPSE or PSU employees.
  2. IDA from 1st April 2021 will be decreased by 1.04% after releasing of February 2021 AICPIN-IW on 31.03.2021 and IDA rate will be 170.46 for 2007 (2nd PRC) CPSE or PSU employees.
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February 2021 AICPIN – IW for DA of CPSE, PSU, central Govt., Bank employees and Pensioners

The AICPIN – IW (All-India Consumer Price Index Number – Industrial Workers) for February 2021 has been released on 31.03.2021, Wednesday, the last working day of March month, by Labour Bureau, under Ministry of Labour and Employment.

February 2021 AICPIN – IW for Dearness Allowances of CPSE, PSU, Govt., Bank employees:

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Dearness Allowances, DA for Bank employees from 1st May 2021, as per 11th and 10th BPS

11th BPS DA for May, June and July 2021: IBA will issue the order of DA for bank employees, workmen and officers in the 1st week of May 2021, which will reflect the change from last quarter in DA for Bank employees with effect from 1st May 2021.

Expected Dearness Allowance (DA) rate hike for workmen and officer employees in banks from 01.05.2021, as per 11th bipartite settlement:

As per 11th bipartite settlement, the expected DA for bank employees, workmen and officers from 1st May 2021 will decrease in the range of 0.07% to 0.98% compared to last quarter.

EXPECTED Dearness Allowance (DA) for bank employees from 1st May 2021 for 11th BPS
EXPECTED Dearness Allowance (DA) for bank employees from 1st May 2021 for 11th BPS

Expected Dearness Allowance (DA) for workmen and officer employees in banks from 01.05.2021, as per 10th bipartite settlement:

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Jio 4G prepaid data recharge plan, Vouchers, cheapest Unlimited short-term and long-term plans

Jio is one of the leading Indian telecom service provider. Jio is number 1 In terms of number of subscribers in India. It offers spectrum of services like 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed home broadband and many more.

In India Jio offers GSM mobile services in 22 circles. It covers almost all India from village to metro cities with 4G wireless services. Jio has many tariff plans which ranges from Rs. 11 to Rs. 4999 with validity up to 365 dyas. In several plans, Jio offers many additional benefits.

JIO 4G Prepaid Plans with 1 month, 2 month, 3 month yearly unlimited
JIO 4G Prepaid Plans

Additional benefits with some Jio 4G prepaid plans:

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Vodafone 4G prepaid data plan, Unlimited 28-days, 56-days, 84-days cheapest recharge plans

Vodafone is one of the leading global telecom service provider with operations in many countries. Vodafone India is a partnership between Aditya Birla Group and Vodafone Group. It offers spectrum of services like 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce and many more.

In India Vodafone offers GSM mobile services in most of the telecom circles. It covers almost all India from village to metro cities with 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services. Vodafone has many tariff plans which ranges from Rs. 16 to Rs. 2595 with validity up to 365 dyas. In several plans, Vodafone offers many additional benefits.

Vodafone 4G Prepaid plans, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, yearly plans
Vodafone 4G Prepaid plans

Additional benefits with some Vodafone 4G prepaid plans:

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Airtel 4G prepaid data plan, Monthly, Bi-monthly, Tri-monthly cheapest Unlimited recharge plans

Airtel is one of the leading global telecom service provider with operations in 18 countries in Asia and Africa. In terms of number of subscribers, Airtel is among top three telecom companies. Headquartered in New Delhi, It offers spectrum of services like 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed home broadband, DTH and many more.

In India Airtel offers GSM mobile services in 22 circles. It covers almost all India from village to metro cities with 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services. Airtel has many tariff plans which ranges from Rs. 19 to Rs. 2698 with validity up to 365 dyas. In several plans, Airtel offers many additional benefits.

airtel 4G Prepaid plans, chepest, best and unlimited
airtel 4G Prepaid plans

Additional benefits with some Airtel 4G prepaid plans:

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Excel Income tax calculator FY 20-21 (AY 21-22). Which one will save more tax, New income tax or Existing income tax?

Summary : Maximum savings – ‘Existing’ or OLD income tax rate slab, Minimum savings – ‘NEW’ income tax rate slab.

Income tax rate slab for Financial Year 2020-21 (AY 21-22) in India :

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman presented Union Budget for FY 2020-21, in which she had mentioned all sector’s budget allocation, performance. GDP forecast, budget deficit etc., but the most important topic like always was the tax rate slab change. People were eagerly glued on to TV, mobile for this tax rate change.

Now she has introduced new tax slab and given us both the option to choose. So, obviously confusion started as which one is better? So, here you have one simple Excel Calculator for income tax, in which only you have to put salary and your deductions, that’s it. Rest leave all to this excel calculator, which will show you the tax amount in old regime, tax amount in new regime and their difference indicating which one is suitable for filing the income tax return for the next financial year 2020-21.

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Replacement process of HSRP and Replacement cost of High security registration plate and Color coded sticker

You have already HSRP installed with 3rd registration plate either from dealer or by OEM. But what will happen if it gets broken or damaged in road accident or in some other way? In case of non-HSRP, you just go to any number plate vendor and change the plate, but not any more.

There is a thorough guidelines made by Transport ministry of India in case of replacement of high security registration plate (HSRP) and Color coded sticker, if it is broken or damaged. The replacement can only be done by authorised agency. In this article, we will see about all the nitty-gritty of this replacement process and know the replacement cost of HSRP and sticker state-wise.

Replacement process of High security registration plate (HSRP) and Color coded sticker in case of damage or breakage:

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FY 20-21 Income tax rate slabs – ‘Existing vs New’ for Individual, HUF, senior citizen, super senior citizen and Surcharge

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  1. For FY 2020-21, comparison of Existing vs New New Income Tax slab
  2. Income tax rate slab for people below 60 years of age
  3. Income tax rate slab for Senior citizen, aged 60 to 80 years old
  4. Income tax rate slab for Super Senior citizen, above 80 years old
  5. Surcharge rate slabs of income tax for additional income
  6. Income tax rate slabs for Domestic companies
  7. Income tax rates for Partnership firms
  8. Income tax rates for Local Authority
  9. Income tax rates for Foreign companies
  10. Income tax rates for Co-operative societies

Every year in the General budget, the main focus of people remains on the income tax slabs. So, for FY 20-21 onward, Finance minister has introduced one new option for income tax calculation along with the existing one. In new option, FM has reduced the income tax in some slab. Income tax rate slab for Individual, HUF, senior citizen, super senior citizen, domestic company, Co-operative Society and Surcharge on higher incomes are given below.

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FY 2020-21 or AY 2021-22 Income tax return e-filing, exemptions, deductions, e-payment, refund

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  1. How to e-file Offline ITR and Online ITR in FY 2020-21 or AY 2021-22?
  2. Which ITR to file for different categories like Individual, 2-house etc in FY 2020-21 or AY 2021-22?
  3. Income tax Deductions list like 80C, 80D, 80G etc. in FY 2020-21 or AY 2021-22.
  4. How to e-verify ITR after filling form in FY 2020-21 or AY 2021-22?
  5. What is ‘Form 16’ for filling ITR in FY 2020-21 or AY 2021-22?
  6. How to do e-payment of challan 280 in ITR in FY 2020-21 or AY 2021-22?
  7. How to claim refund and refund status in FY 2020-21 or AY 2021-22?
  8. Income tax calculator in Excel for FY 2020-21 or AY 2021-22.
  9. Income tax rate slabs for below 60 age, senior and super senior citizen in FY 2020-21 or AY 2021-22
  10. Income tax help line and social contacts like twitter, facebook etc. for FY 2020-21 or AY 2021-22.
  11. Income tax act 1961, law and ITAT policy.
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Fixed deposit (FD) interest rates comparison of ICICI, Axis, HDFC in March 2021

Fixed deposit interest rates comparison of ICICI, Axis, HDFC:

ICICI bank, Axis bank, HDFC bank have revised their Fixed deposit or Term deposit interest rates in synchronization with latest RBI’s monetary policy. Again FD interest rates are in the downward trend.

Here we have compared 3 largest private sector banks’ fixed deposit interest rates for below Rs. 2 crore domestic deposits in tabular format. In the screenshot of all three banks, the all kinds of fixed deposits have been shown.

Major Contents in the Post: (Jump to the Section)

  1. Comparison of FD interest rates among ICICI, Axis, HDFC banks
  2. Latest updates of FD of ICICI, Axis, HDFC banks
  3. ICICI bank Fixed Deposit features and Benefits
  4. AXIS bank Fixed Deposit features and Benefits
  5. HDFC bank Fixed Deposit features and Benefits
  6. Fixed Deposit, TDS on FD, Form 15G, Form 15H download
  7. How to open Fixed deposit in ICICI, Axis, HDFC bank
  8. Penalty when you break FD pre-maturily
  9. Fixed deposit Interest rate of ICICI bank for general public
  10. Fixed deposit rate of Axis bank for general public
  11. Fixed deposit rate of HDFC bank for general public
  12. Senior Citizen Fixed deposit Interest rate of ICICI bank
  13. Senior Citizen Fixed deposit rate of Axis bank
  14. Senior Citizen Fixed deposit rate of HDFC bank
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