How the matrix of remittances is changing for Indians

India continued to remain the top receiver of remittances in 2017, getting funds of $69 billion, according to the World Bank. The previous two years had registered a dampening of outbound remittance flows from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries due to policies discouraging the recruitment of foreign workers…

…Here is a break up of remittances Indians sent back home:

The average volume per each remittance for a blue-collar worker is $400, whereas it hovers between $1,500 & 2,000 for a white-collar worker

  1. UAE
    Remittance: $13.8 billion
    Population of Overseas Indians: 2.8 million
    Per capita annual remittance: Rs 3.4 lakh
  2. USA ( White-collar remitters from western countries such as the US, remit money infrequently, depending on when they get good exchange rates)
    Remittance: $11.7 billion
    Population of Overseas Indians: 4.5 million
    Per capita annual remittance: Rs 1.8 lakh

8. Nepal
Remittance: $3 billion
Population of Overseas Indians: 0.6 million
Per capita annual remittance: Rs 3.4 lakh

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Japan Needs to Change its Attitude to Foreigners

Facing an acute labor shortage, the country needs immigrants, and plenty of them.

Even as politicians in the U.S. and Europe rage about foreigners supposedly swamping their shores, one of the world’s most insular countries — Japan — is on the verge of passing what might be its most sweeping immigration reform to date. Welcome as this would be, the plan isn’t sweeping enough.

A bill approved by the lower house of the Diet would open Japan’s doors to two types of foreign workers. Lower-skilled laborers in 14 sectors would for the first time be able to apply for five-year visas after demonstrating a good command of Japanese. And highly skilled workers would be eligible for work visas that can be renewed indefinitely, could bring their families with them, and could apply for permanent residency after 10 years. The government aims to push the bill through the upper house before the current session ends.

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Shree Swasthani Brata Katha श्री स्वस्थानी ब्रत कथ

Shree Swasthani Brata Katha
श्री स्वस्थानी ब्रत कथ
Shree Swasthani Brata Katha is a very popular ritual observed in Nepal in the Poush/Magh month (January – February) during winter. Goddess Sri Swasthani, known to grant wishes of her devotees, is worshipped from Poush Shukla Purnima to Magh Shukla Purnima.


Yama Bramha Varunendra Rudra यम ब्रह्मा वरुरेंद्र रुद्र Start Duration: 01:14
Upanayatu Mangalam उपनयतु मंगलम् End Duration: 01:15


01 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 1 – Duration 16:33
02 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 2 – Duration 18:24
03 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 3 – Duration 10:41
04 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 4 – Duration 10:02
05 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 5 – Duration 38:02
06 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 6 – Duration 14:47
07 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 7 – Duration 19:02
08 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 8 – Duration 07:36
09 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 9 – Duration 15:30
10 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 10 – Duration 13:22
11 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 11 – Duration 04:08
12 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 12 – Duration 15:58
13 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 13 – Duration 13:45
14 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 14 – Duration 14:44
15 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 15 – Duration 16:45
16 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 16 – Duration 12:39
17 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 17 – Duration 14:11
18 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 18 – Duration 11:12
19 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 19 – Duration 12:27
20 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 20 – Duration 14:49
21 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 21 – Duration 06:29
22 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 22 – Duration 16:16
23 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 23 – Duration 09:13
24 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 24 – Duration 12:42
25 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 25 – Duration 05:57
26 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 26 – Duration 07:36
27 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 27 – Duration 09:39
28 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 28 – Duration 10:47
29 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 29 – Duration 07:58
30 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 30 – Duration 08:30
31 Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Part 31 – Duration 05:33

World’s Most Visited Tourist Attractions, Ranked

1. The Strip – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Especially at night, The Strip is overtaken by car and foot traffic.

Annual Visitors: 39.6 million

2. Times Square – New York, New York, USA49 of 50NEXT

Times Square fills with tourists when it's time to see Broadway shows.

Annual Visitors: 39.2 million

3. Central Park – New York, New York, USA

Central Park's Bow Bridge lures those seeking photo-ops.

Annual Visitors: 37.5 million

4. Union Station – Washington, DC, USA

Union Station is best avoided during the spring and early summer.

Annual Visitors: 32.8 million

5. Niagara Falls – USA and Canada

Niagara Falls boat rides are wildly popular.

Annual Visitors: 22.5 million

6. Grand Central Station – New York, New York, USA

Grand Central Station is popular among visitors and locals alike.

Annual Visitors: 21.6 million

7. Faneuil Hall – Boston, Massachusetts, USA

History buffs descend in droves upon "the Cradle of Liberty."

Annual Visitors: 18 million

8. Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom – Orlando, Florida, USA

Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom in Orlando attracts more visitors than the California park.

Annual visitors: 17.5 million

9. Disneyland Park – Anaheim, California. USA

Disneyland Park opened in 1966 in Anaheim, Calif.

Annual visitors: 15.9 million

10. Forbidden City – Beijing, China

Forbidden City cracks the top 10 of the world's most visited attractions despite setting crowd limits.

Annual Visitors: 15.3 million

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YouTube’s highest-earning star is seven years old

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A seven-year-old boy has been named as YouTube’s highest-paid star.
Ryan, of Ryan ToysReview, earned $22 million in the year to June 2018.
His fortune was made from videos of himself reviewing toys.

YouTube’s highest-earning star made $22 million in 12 months – and is only seven years old.

According to a Forbes estimate published Monday, Ryan — the child star behind YouTube channel Ryan ToysReview — earned $22 million in the year to June 2018, and is one of the platform’s top “influencers” with 17.3 million followers.

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7 signs you’ve outgrown your job

We all have bad days at work. Sometimes, it’s more like a bad month or even a bad year.

But how do you know if it’s just a temporary work rut or a sign you’ve outgrown your job and it’s time to move on?

1. There’s no room for growth
2. You don’t feel satisfied
3. You aren’t getting new opportunities to learn
4. You don’t align with the company core values
5. Your salary hasn’t budged
6. You become a work daydreamer
7. You watch the clock

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