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A (An)

  • A and AN are called indefinite articles.
  • Indefinite means not specific.
  • Use A(AN) when you are talking about a thing in general, NOT a specific thing.

Examples:

  • I need a phone. Not a specific phone, any phone.
  • Use A(AN) when talking about a thing which is new, unknown, or introduced to a listener for the first time.
  • Also use A(AN) when you are asking about the existence of something.

Examples:

  • I have a car. The car is being introduced for the first time.
  • Similarly, use A(AN) to introduce what type of thing we are talking about.

2014

Participatory Notes

  • Foreign Investments in India can broadly be classified into two categories :
    • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and
    • investment made by Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIS).
  • However, there are number of restrictions in place which makes it difficult for foreign money to enter Indian markets and hence many investors prefer P-Note route to park their money in India.

2014
  • There will always be fellow entrepreneurs with more funding, better connections or years of experience. One thing, however, that puts us all on a level playing field: the number of hours in a day. Figuring out how to effectively spend the 24 hours in each day is one of the most challenging parts of being a business owner.
  • When I first started out, I thought the main perk of working on my own as a publicist would be being able to do things, according to my own schedule. I didn’t have a daily routine. My schedule would just depend on my mood.
  • After about a year of functioning in this way, I realized that I needed to work during more normal business hours if I really wanted to grow my company. I decided to create a schedule and I still stick to one today. Not only did this make me feel significantly less stressed, I was getting more done in fewer hours!
2014

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, while presenting the budget for 2014-2015, said that Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) would soon be allowed.
  • SEBI has already announced draft regulations for REITs and is also expected to issue final guidelines in few weeks.
  • India is gearing up for a new concept called REITs.

2014

BASICS

  • There are only two certain things in life – Death and Taxes.
  • A lot of planning goes into taxes.
  • Yet in India, apart from a life insurance policy, not enough thought goes into death.
  • The reason for this could be cultural.
  • Indians are superstitious and believe that talking or planning about something means that will happen.
  • Well guess what, Even if u don’t discuss about death, it will happen!

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