There is curfew in my area and Internet service is blocked, how can I fill my exam form as today is the last day to fill it out?
Spend less time using your blocked Internet to ask questions on Quora, andTravel back in time to when there was no curfew and you were playing Super Mario Kart, and instead, fill out your exam form.
Why don't schools teach children about taxes and bills and things that they will definitely need to know as adults to get by in life?
Departments of education and school districts always have to make decisions about what to include in their curriculum. There are a lot of life skills that people need that aren't taught in school. The question is should those skills be taught in schools?I teach high school, so I'll talk about that. The typical high school curriculum is supposed to give students a broad-based education that prepares them to be citizens in a democracy and to be able to think critically. For a democracy to work, we need educated, discerning citizens with the ability to make good decisions based on evidence and objective thought. In theory, people who are well informed about history, culture, science, mathematics, etc., and are capable of critical, unbiased thinking, will have the tools to participate in a democracy and make good decisions for themselves and for society at large. In addition to that, they should be learning how to be learners, how to do effective, basic research, and collaborate with other people. If that happens, figuring out how to do procedural tasks in real life should not provide much of a challenge. We can't possibly teach every necessary life skill people need, but we can help students become better at knowing how to acquire the skills they need. Should we teach them how to change a tire when they can easily consult a book or search the internet to find step by step instructions for that? Should we teach them how to balance a check book or teach them how to think mathematically and make sense of problems so that the simple task of balancing a check book (which requires simple arithmetic and the ability to enter numbers and words in columns and rows in obvious ways) is easy for them to figure out. If we teach them to be good at critical thinking and have some problem solving skills they will be able to apply those overarching skills to all sorts of every day tasks that shouldn't be difficult for someone with decent cognitive ability to figure out. It's analogous to asking why a culinary school didn't teach its students the steps and ingredients to a specific recipe. The school taught them about more general food preparation and food science skills so that they can figure out how to make a lot of specific recipes without much trouble. They're also able to create their own recipes.So, do we want citizens with very specific skill sets that they need to get through day to day life or do we want citizens with critical thinking, problem solving, and other overarching cognitive skills that will allow them to easily acquire ANY simple, procedural skill they may come to need at any point in their lives?
How do I fill out the ITR II form in case my MNC gave an awarded share in a foreign German account?
This is better answered by a CA. I can give my experience.There are two factors here. 1. Perquisite - This is the difference between the price of the share at the time of vesting (also called Fair Market Value) and the cost you paid for it (which is mostly zero). This would be taxed as part of the salary in the year of vesting 2. Capital gains - When you sell the shares, capital gains would be calculated on the difference between the selling price and FMV Since no STT would have been paid on the transaction, the stock would be treated as ‘non-equity’ and corresponding treatment would apply. Currently the tax is your marginal tax rate for holding period 3 years, and 20% with indexation for period 3 years.Also ensure that you list the foreign account in Schedule FA.
How common were car accidents in the 1930s compared to today?
We’d need to have a look at some statistics to know. I was only able to dig up statistics for the United States: List of motor vehicle deaths in U.S. by yearThis statistics doesn’t record the total number of accidents, just the fatalities. Perhaps a bit surprisingly for someone, the car travel was a dangerous business in 1930’s. In the year 1930, there were 31,204 total fatalities, that is 15.12 per billion vehicle miles traveled, or 25.353 per 100,000 population.In 2013 - the last year covered by the wiki page - there were 32,719 fatalities, or 1.1 per billion vehicle miles traveled, or 10.345 per 100,000 population.The most telling measure, in my opinion, is the number of fatalities per billion vehicle miles traveled. By this measure, the traffic was 15 times as dangerous in 1930 as it is today, despite the traffic being much less intense. I’d say these are the most important factors (but I might have missed some):Cars are much safer now than in 1930 - seatbelts, airbags, deformation zones, ABS and other driving assistants all make a huge difference.Traumatic health care has improved significantly.We now have a dedicated system to quickly help car accident victims (firefighters with special equipment, helicopters to move injured to hospital quickly, etc.).The streets themselves are safer, being built with better knowledge of risks involved in car traffic. Especially highways allow to travel long distances relatively safely.But to answer the direct question: given that traveling the same distance resulted in 15 times higher probability of death in 1930 than today, I’d say we can conclude that accidents were quite common - for those folks who actually traveled in a car back then.