India’s steel sector, which has the largest number of companies at 158, is the most taxed at 43%, followed by electronics, entertainment, hotels and beverage (alcoholic) Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/MintWhile finance minister Arun Jaitley had announced in his first full budget in 2015 that corporate income tax rates would be rationalized in the following years, we are yet to see significant action on that front.
A strong showing of NOTA across a state can be seen as a sign of rejection of all available parties/alliances. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/MintAfter Shankersinh Vaghela merged his Rashtriya Janata Party with the Indian National Congress in 1998, Gujarat has seen a straight fight between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Most election forecasters in India agree that the trickiest part of forecasting an election is converting vote shares (obtained through a survey) to seats. Given that we follow a first past the post system, sometimes you can win an election with only 21% of the popular vote (Buxar, Bihar in 2009), while at other times even 49.3% of the vote is not enough to win (Anand, Gujarat in 1999).
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".