Sunday, 22 April 2018

#DefinitelyPTE from Pearson

Hey all you people looking to study abroad! 
You’ve arrived at the right place. I’m going to tell you about #DefinitelyPTE from Pearson.  
Since you’re looking to study abroad, you must be aware of the various challenges and difficulties in the process of getting admission in a reputed university abroad. The process of studying abroad isn’t a cakewalk but you can make it easier with #DefinitelyPTE .

A few challenges that students face while enrolling for studying abroad are - 
1. Obtaining a student VISA.
2. Qualifying an English test. 
3.  Arranging funds for the course and transferring fees to the university. 
4. Getting foreign exchange requires documentation.
5.  Accommodation facility in a new country, although some universities do provide hostel facility. 
6.  Adjusting to the food habits of a new country. (still quite manageable).

What if I tell you that you can make the process of getting a VISA easy with the English Language Test - 

As my sister took further studies abroad, from our experience in getting her formalities done, I strongly recommend you for #DefinitelyPTE . Take up the PTE preparation because -

1. Fast Results -
PTE Academic is the world's leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration and the results are available within 5 business days. 
2. Globally accepted - The PTE Preparation course is accepted by wide network of universities globally like Harvard Business School, INSEAD and Yale.
3. Extremely flexible - You can book your test just 48 hours in advance, subject to availability. PTE has 360 days test days across 200 locations worldwide which makes it extremely flexible to opt for the exam from the place best suited to you.
4. Exam centres – There are about 200 test centres for PTE around the world, choose whichever suits you best.
5. VISA acceptance - PTE is accepted by many universities for visa purposes by the Australian and New Zealand governments, making it easier for you to get VISA.

6. Secure - PTE has security measures like palm vein scanning, randomized test forms and data forensics which make your test results trustworthy for universities.

#DefinitelyPTE Academic is the best English Test option for your further studies. Click to find out more about PTE - PTE Preparation Course

Here are a few benefits of scoring system on PTE -

1. Few universities that consider the scores of PTE are University of Sydney, Slovay Business School of Economics and Management, Alogma University. 

2. The 3 hour test can be taken in a single session itself with an option available to the test takers to take a 10 minute break.

3. The scores can be sent to several universities without adding any extra cost which makes it friendly to all the test takers without fears of applying to the universities of their choice. 

4. The range of score vary from 10-90, where points are calculated automatically without manual intervention.

Watch this PTE video that gives you an idea about the same - 

Happy studying abroad. :) 

Monday, 19 March 2018

#CuttingPaani by Livpure

Today I'm writing about a noble initiative by Livpure - #CuttingPaani.

I am so glad to share this with you all, as saving water has always been my concern and I do my best to ensure the same whenever possible. #CuttingPaani is a half glass of water when you are less thirsty, as it saves the remaining half from being wasted.

Watch this video to understand better -

Water scarcity has become an alarming issue for many major cities around the world. Cities like Capetown, Bangalore and few others are estimated to run out of drinking water in a couple of months. It's about time we realize the seriousness of this issue and act before it's too late. As it is, drinking water on Earth is just about 1% of the total water available.

Being a limited and irreplaceable resource, we must understand that we can't be careless with water or else we will have to face the consequences. I have made it a point to take only so much water as much I want to consume. Be it a restaurant, a friend's house, my office, or any other place, water wastage is the last thing on the list. We must all inculcate these values in our children, and also share it with everyone we know, to make this noble initiative a success.

Our little step towards saving water can together bring a big difference to our planet. So let's make it a point to order #CuttingPaani whenever we are not very thirsty. Inspite of this if we have water left in our glass, we can use it to water a plant instead of throwing it away.

"The Earth is not our asset which we have received from our ancestors, but a liability which we owe to the next generation." The sooner we realize this, the better.

Let us all pledge by 'Jitni zaroorat, utna hi" motto to save water.

Having said all this, I would urge all my readers to sign the petition for the same to bring about a positive change - #CuttingPaani. Also, dont forget to share this with your friends, so that together we can make a better future.

Thanks for reading.
Happy saving! :) 

Monday, 11 December 2017

#SbiComputerSecurityDay Tips for safe usage

Hi guys,

Today I'm going to tell you about computer security. We all know that computers play a vital role in doing business, especially in the field of e-commerce, banking, travel, etc. Hence, it becomes important to be aware of the safety measures required by us to ensure our safety from malafide users.
State Bank of India, a 211 year old organisation, has already been taking steps towards re-inventing itself continuously to meet customer's needs. New products are being rolled out as per needs of time and needs of customers.  #SbiComputerSecurityDay is here to make users aware of safe usage of banking services.
IT has changed the way of doing business. Therefore, the importance of IT security cannot be denied.
Customers are able to save time, effort and get the work done at the tap of a few buttons - all thanks to technology.  Hence, it is important for customers to realize the importance of safety and be aware of the safety parameters to ensure safety of the computer system. Using IT with safety is of prime importance otherwise users may fall prey to attackers and face losses.  Hence, I am sharing a few safety practices which should be followed by users to keep a safe cyberspace.
First and foremost, ensure to use banking only on your own network and avoid using cyber cafes or other public place networks. Here are certain tips on how to safely use IT for banking relating to various channels -
1. While using Debit Cards –
Keep your ATM PIN under high security and do not share it with anyone. Also, keep changing it at regular intervals and don't write it down anywhere, memorize it instead.
 Try to keep a complex pin which is not easy to guess by anyone.

2. Beware of phishing calls –
 Remember, your bank never calls you asking for any password, pin login id, etc. You should never disclose such details to anyone including bank officials. If you get calls saying that your ATM pin needs to be changed immediately or your bank account will be blocked if you don't disclose pin, immediately disconnect the call and report it to the bank.  Exercise due care in respect of all such telephone calls and never fall prey to them.
3. While using internet banking –
 Keep your User ID and Password confidential and preferably memorize it, instead of noting it down somewhere. Do not disclose your password to anyone. Set a strong password consisting of various combinations of small & capital letters with numbers and special characters. Easy and weak passwords are easy for the hackers to crack. Ensure to Change your passwords periodically, keep your login and profile passwords distinct from each other. Avoid using net banking while using insecure internet, like Public WIFI or any Free WIFI in Cyber cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, Airports etc.
Carry out all your financial transactions on secure channels only. Register your latest mobile number in the Bank accounts for SMS Alerts so that you can be informed of every transaction as soon as it occurs. Do not keep more than required limits for beneficiaries for money transfer. Never share OTP/CVV and Password with anyone.
Logout properly and immediately, on completion of your banking work. Do not leave the computer unattended while your internet banking is logged in. Check your statements and transaction history regularly and verify that no unauthorized transactions have taken place.

I strongly believe that while using Computers and Information Technology, safety should be our utmost priority. We need to be cautious to protect ourselves from any unwanted attack on our finances.

Do share these tips with everyone.

Monday, 23 October 2017

#CelebratingSuper with Vodafone

Hey guys,

The soaring pollution levels in Delhi is not unknown to anyone. Indeed it is a matter of great concern as many are suffering from breathing problems due to the high pollution in the area. Smoke, smog and what not, delhi is breaking all records of pollution, which ofcourse is not an appreciable thing. It is a common sight in delhi to see people using face masks, dupattas to escape from the pollution. It is about time we do something towards this huge problem.

The pollution reached levels where the government had to intervene and ban the sale of crackers in Delhi.

The positive side was to see few initiatives being run for this cause and the one that stole my heart was by Vodafone, one of the biggest networks in the country and I am proud to say that I am a Vodafone customer too.

Vodafone has been running great initiatives that are always welcomed with open arms.

Vodafone has always amazed with its revolutionary initiatives like free wifi hotspots in Delhi & NCR with over 120 free wi-fi spots, Air purifying and digital wifi bus shelters, and other praiseworthy initiatives. No wonder, Vodafone is the choice of 1.2 crore customers in Delhi, and counting.

With a lot of efforts being put in to restore the city's environment and increase development, this initiative to be Super is the need of the hour. If we do not control pollution right now, the current and future generations are going to be impacted with lung diseases and other breathing disorders.

At first, I was shocked to see that vodafone is selling crackers in Delhi, but within few minutes I looked for more information and came to know that these were not crackers, but it was time to be #CelebratingSuper with the saplings inside the "Vodafone super crackers" packet. I was really delighted at this thoughtful initiative of moving attention of the people towards the environment with this out of the box idea.

These super crackers were available at Vodafone outlets from 16th to 19th October in Delhi, and it became a big success. Many customers took part and planted saplings which is commendable. In the time to come, these saplings will surely help bring down the level of pollution.

Check out more about Vodafone network at Vodafone Delhi for tarrif details and other details.

Thanks for reading,
Hope you had a green Diwali. :) 

Monday, 16 October 2017

A sweet goodbye #CleanUpCashOut

Hi guys,

Today I am going to share with you how I turned my old devices (a couple of mobile phones and a laptop) into cash.

It was the May of 2009 when I got my first mobile. It was a Symbian phone, which I used for over 2 years. I did not sell it away even when I switched to a smartphone because I have this emotional attachment to my first things and I don't like to part away with the things I love. (I still have my first computer, first watch and few other first things with me, yeah). :P

But like all good things need to get a sweet goodbye, so did mine. I had got the DSLR craze recently, and so I made up my mind to buy one for myself and explore the world with my lense. Since I needed some money to get a DSLR camera, I decided to sell a few of my gadgets including the Symbian phone and my first laptop. Ofcourse, being the over emotional person I am, it was a tough decision to make but hey, the DSLR craze overtook my emotional attachment. I proceeded with my decision with a heavy heart, (no I am not exaggerating) by listing the items on a website. My phone and laptop were both still in mint condition and so I did not face much difficulty to get buyers for both of them. The excitement to own a DSLR was overjoying.
I got a call from someone asking about the phone, we decided a place to meet and then I sold the phone to the lady, who probably did not have enough money to buy a new phone, for a very nominal price because I know the joy of having things and the joy on her face was clearly visible.

Coming to my laptop, I got many enquiries from buyers but since I wanted to get a good price for my laptop, I waited for the right buyer. Finally, a college student who was from my own city visited my home and checked out the laptop and was very happy to find that it was in good condition and in his budget too. We closed the deal at my desired price.

After selling these two items, my sister gave me the suggestion to sell away tall the old smartphones we have. I gathered all the old phones from my house, they were 5-6 of them and listed them on the website, as they were in good condition. I found buyers luckily for all of them and converted my mobiles into cash.

Oh, did I tell you, I got my first DSLR after selling my gadgets? I got it from a person who had upgraded to a better model and hence no longer needed the camera. I got it for a great deal too and it a good condition as well.

Now I am thinking of letting go off my first desktop computer as well to #CleanUpCashOut this Diwali. I have listed it on Cashify and waiting for a suitable offer for the same.
Here is how cashify works -  Post your gadget with specifications, get the best quote for your device instantly, avail a hassle free Doorstep Pickup and you're done. 

I will suggest all my readers as well to sell away the items you don't need and clean up as you cash out. 

Do checkout this video to know about the market price of your product and sell away! 

Still not convinced? Well, on cashify, use coupon code 'CLEANCASH' and get an additional 250 Rs. on the sale of your gadgets. Isn't that amazing? Then sell away and cash out. 

Thanks for reading,
Happy selling. :)

Friday, 15 September 2017

Keeping the indoor air clean

Hi guys,

I am going to write about how to get #CleanAirBeautifulHomes. 

As we all know, breathing in polluted air can lead to many diseases like chronic respiratory disease, lung cancer, heart disease, and even damage to the brain, nerves, liver, or kidneys. Continued exposure to air pollution affects the lungs ofchildren and may aggravate medical conditions in the elderly. Hence, air pollution adversely affects our health. We need to get rid of the pollution, but before that it is important to realize that polluted air is not an outdoor thing, infact it's alarming that indoor air can be 5 times more polluted than outdoors. 

It's time we make a move to make our air clean for our own health. Be it dust, skin particles, smoke or anything else, it all forms part of air pollution and takes a toll on our health. 

For cleaning the air indoors, we need to take care of even outdoor air as it enters the house as well. 

I am sharing some do's and don't's for keeping the air in your house clean and fresh. 

Dont's - 

1. Do not burn the garbage - It is very common to see people burning their household garbage in their backyard, however it is extremely wrong to do so. It not only creates smoke (carbon dioxide) but also this dirty air enters the house and the person burning the garbage is also affected while lighting up the garbage. 

2. Don't hide odours - Many air freshners just hide odours, but you need to eliminate them to clean the air.  Use a good air freshner that gets rid of bad odour instead of just covering it up. 

3. Avoid use of pesticides - Do not use pesticides in your garden or at home as the particles of the same are carried by the air we breathe in our houses. 

4. Do not smoke - Be it inside the house or outside, stop smoking as it not only damages your lungs but also pollutes the air. Smoking at home can cause passive smoking for other members of the family and also pollute the air indoors. 

Do's - 

1. Clean the air of the surrounding - Take measures to clean the air of your surroundings by using carpool or electric vehicles, going cycling, walking etc. which reduces the creation of pollution in the environment. 
2. Ensure proper ventilation - Proper ventilation in all the rooms and corners of your house is very important so that you can breathe fresh air. Air that is stale is not very good for health. 

3. Use exhaust fans - Install exhaust fans in your kitchen, as cooking, cleaning, using hair spray, and polishing your nails can release many organic compounds which are harmful. 

4. Get Asian Paints Royale Atmos - It is the paint that helps to purify the air with its  activated carbon technology by reducing the harmful pollutants from the air. (Bonus, apart from the good looking paint on your walls). I am going to get Asian Paints Royale Atmos painted in my house and get rid of a #MaskedLife. 

Don't wait, take steps for your health and breathe pollution free air.

Do visit this website to know more on how to keep the air fresh and clean - Asian Paints Atmos 

Thanks for reading, 
Breathe clean :)

My way to be healthy

Hi guys,

I am here to share with you some good and healthy tips that I follow to stay fit without devoting much time to it as I have a busy day almost everyday. If you also face the same problem and want to stay fit, you have come to the right place. Read on to know how to keep yourself fit. 

I am going to tell you tips on how to stay fit inspite of having a busy schedule.

I am joining Saffola #ApneTareekeSeHealthy initiative and sharing my ways of being healthy in association with BlogAdda

Firstly, to stay fit it is important to work out. Now I cannot go to the gym going to my busy schedule and hence I try to do work at home myself manually which not only completes my household chores but also makes me fit by giving me the required exercises.
The second thing you need to do is to stop being lazy. Psych your mind into doing work instead of procrastinating it and you will realise that you become more active than ever before.

The third thing is you need to give up on junk food and start eating food that has the right oil which is healthy for you like Saffola Oil.

Next, squeeze in few pushups or other exercises whenever you get few minutes, but remember to not exercise after a meal. 

Lastly, add a glass of honey and lemon water to your diet every morning which will wipe out the toxins from your body and help you stay fit. Push yourself to keep yourself fit and your heart healthy. I have shared tips on how I stay #ApneTareekeSeHealthy and hope you find them worth.

These are the ways I manage to keep myself fit. Do share yours in the comments below. Also, do watch this video by saffola oil - 

I believe, everyone has a tough time following specific things so best idea is to define your own lifestyle keeping in mind your health and follow the practices that suit you best and the ones you can be comfortable with. 

When you don't follow a healthy diet, you start judging yourself sub-consciously, which is why it is important to follow a healthy routine. Don't let the negative thoughts of not following a healthy routine sink in, rather fight them out by following few easy steps to remain healthy and fit. 

Thanks for reading. 
Wish you good health!