Coca-Cola XI squad of young cricketing talent announced
Muklit Bhatt, Rajesh Tangri, Rishab Drall and Prashanth Vashishta from Delhi selected to play against foreign team
·15 player squad announced for three-match series against foreign team
·The talented Muklit Bhatt from Delhi to lead Coca-Cola XI team; Daryl Ferrario from Tamil Nadu is appointed as Vice-Captain
·Four from Delhi find place in Coca-Cola XI
·12,500 young players from across 820 schools in 66 districts participated in 3rd edition of Coca-Cola Cricket Cup
New Delhi, April 27th 2014: Following an intensivetrainingweekwith the best of cricketing talent at the Coca-Cola Cricket Cup U16 Coaching Camp, the final Coca-Cola XI squad was announced in Mumbai at Air India Ground on Sunday. The announcement was made by Saba Karim, Former Test cricketer and Chief Mentor of the initiative along with Anthony Adams (Head Coach, Cricket India Academy), Sanjay Bhardwaj, Coach of Coca-Cola Cricket Cup and Chetan Sharma, Former Player and P.N. Sankaran, Procam International.
Of the 27 young cricketers who were a part of the Coaching Camp, the best 15 are picked up for the final squad. The Coca-Cola XI will play against the foreign Team a three match series, scheduled in the month of May.
The team will be lead by Muklit Bhatt from Delhi thanks to an impressive display of cricket and technical skills during the Inter State Tournament and the training camp. The Coca-Cola XI are Captain, Muklit Bhatt, Rajesh Tangri, Rishab Drall, Prashanth Vashishta (Salwan Boys Senior Sec. School, Delhi), Shoeb Khan, Jahangir Ansari ( Al. Barkat Malik M. I. English School, Mumbai), Daryl Ferrario, Joy Kenny (Don Bosco M Higher Secondary School, Tamil Nadu), Mohsin Ali (Sports Campus College, Lucknow , UP), Amrit Lubana (DAV Sr.Secondary School,Punjab), Karan Pawar, Saurin Thakar (Shreyas Samarpan Vidyalay, Baroda), M.Rafi – AP (AVR E-Techno School, Vijayawada), Praneet Raj (St. Jones Jr. College, Hyderabad) and Atul Kushwa (Kiddy’s Corner Higher Secondary School, Gwalior (MP).
Three players who perform exceedingly well during the series will meet the criteria to travel to the United Kingdom in the next few month to further carve a bright cricketing future for themselves. Procam International will nurture these boys both on and off the field, enabling them to make the best use of their talent and be given opportunities to succeed in the sport of cricket. Players from the previous edition who were provided with an opportunity to hone their skills in the UK were Shivam Chauhan, Delhi, Vikas Dixit, Delhi and Pranjul Puri, Indore.
The 15-player squad was selected based on their technique, talent and passion for the game. The coaching clinic was conducted by renowned cricketers and coaches that included Anthony Adams (Head Coach, Cricket India Academy), Sanjay Bhardwaj, Coach of Coca-Cola Cricket Cup and Chetan Sharma, Former Player.
More About the Coca-Cola U-16 Cricket Cup
The Coca-Cola Intra-State Challenge will be played in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (all 13 districts), Punjab (eight districts), Baroda, Tamil Nadu (Chennai + 8 districts), West Bengal (Kolkata + 18 districts), Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow, Kanpur & Allahabad), and Madhya Pradesh (4 districts). The format of the Coca-Cola Cricket Cup has been structured to begin with the Intra-State Challenge. The centers that have more than one city or district will play their own inter-district before one winner emerges from each center. The winners from the ten centers will feature in the Inter-State Challenge.
Coca-Cola Cricket Cup’s Vision
BCCI over the past several years has done a tremendous job of enhancing the growth of cricket in India. They have done so by adopting a result oriented approach of organising age group tournaments all over the country through their state associations.
This has helped immensely in carving out talented individuals on a regular basis. Most of these cricketers have moved ahead and have brought laurels for their states and the country.
Seeing the vast potential and growing popularity of this game, Coca-Cola India has a vision of facilitating BCCI in their quest to tap talent. We believe that the future of Indian cricket lies in these young talented budding cricketers. We intend to provide a perfect opportunity and platform to all the youngsters across the country to showcase their talent, skill and equally important, pride and loyalty to their school. It gives BCCI and their affiliated state units a brilliant arena to scout for potential match winners.
We hope that this initiative will serve as an ideal platform to identify and nurture young talented cricketers for them to be able to get noticed by the state associations and BCCI to represent the country on an International level.
About Coca-Cola India
Coca-Cola in India refreshes millions of consumers throughout the country with an exciting range of beverages including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Thums Up, Fanta, Limca, Sprite, Maaza, Maaza Milky Delite, Minute Maid Pulpy Orange, Minute Maid Nimbu Fresh, Minute Maid Mixed Fruit, Minute Maid Apple, Georgia, Georgia Gold, Kinley, Kinley Club Soda, Burn and Nestea through a network of more than one million outlets. The company has invested more than US$ 1 billion in its Indian operations, emerging as one of the country’s top international investors. The Coca-Cola system in India employs more than 25,000 people directly. For more information and details on the company’s Indian operations please visit: www.coca-colaindia.com
About Procam International
In 1988, with a vision to provide a more holistic spend to the advertising rupee and a burning desire to ameliorate the prevailing professional standards for sportsmen, Anil and Vivek B. Singh created Procam International.
Procam International is today a full-fledged sports management company, involved in the promotion of national and international sporting events, sports consultancy and live television programming.
Procam International has based its corporate philosophy on an open culture, with an emphasis on values and integrity. Procam International has promoted and conducted over 45 world events, which have elicited player participation of the highest caliber, as well as huge public interest
The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon and the TCS World 10K in Bangalore are three of the most prestigious distance running events in the world. This has established Procam International as the leading sports events creator in India. Its professionalism, attention to detail and dedication has won it the faith of its sponsors and partners.
Photo Caption: (Top L-R) Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and U.S. President Barack Obama witnessing the singing ceremony between Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Group CEO and John G Rice Vice, Chairman of General Electric (GE).
KUALA LUMPUR – April 28, 2014 –AirAsia X, the long haul, low fare airline affiliate of the AirAsia Group and GE Aviation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the selection of CF6-80E1 engines to power AirAsia X’s 25 new firm Airbus A330-300 aircraft, with options for an additional three A330 aircraft. These engines will be covered by a multi-year OnPointSM solution service agreement for engine maintenance, repair and overhaul. The list price for the engines and the service agreement is valued at more than $1.5 billion (USD) over the life of the agreement.
At the signing ceremony witnessed by Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, U.S. President Barack Obama, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Group CEO said, “To power our new order of 25 additional Airbus A330-300 aircraft, we are pleased to select GE CF6-80E1 engines. GE was selected based on technical reliability and fuel efficiency performance with combined competitive pricing that will ensure AirAsia X maintains our competitive advantage as the world’s lowest unit cost airline operator, with industry-leading reliability performance. We firmly intend to be the undisputed global market leader in the long-haul low-cost carrier space.
Tan Sri’ Tony Fernandes adds, “With this order, GE will become AirAsia X’s second core engine supplier. Our fleet size has reached sufficient scale to support two engine types, with sufficient spare engine coverage, specialist engineers and technicians, and strong on-site service commitment from both engine providers. GE’s long -standing relationship and track record with the AirAsia Group, gave us confidence to make this selection.”
“GE is proud of its long association with AirAsia Group and are honored to be selected to power AirAsia X’s A330 fleet for this large and important order,” said Kevin McAllister, Vice President and General Manager of Global Sales & Marketing for GE Aviation. “AirAsia Group is a leading low-cost carrier with domestic, regional and international operations, and CF6 engines will support its competitive international cost position.”
GE’s CF6 engines have been among the most utilized and reliable in the industry. Powering more than 10 models of wide-body aircraft, the engine family has established an unparalleled record of reliability for more than 40 years with more than 395 million flight-hours in service with more than 200 operators worldwide.
GE Aviation has continuously reinvested in the CF6 platform and is refining component efficiencies across the CF6-80E1 engine to provide improvements in fuel efficiency for Airbus’s enhanced A330 aircraft. More than 560 CF6-80E1 engines have been delivered for the Airbus A330 aircraft.
OnPoint solutions are customized service agreements tailored to the operational and financial needs of each customer for any size fleet. These agreements are designed to help lower the customers’ cost of ownership and maximize the use of their assets. Backed by GE’s global support network, OnPoint services may include overhaul, on wing support, new and used-serviceable parts, component repair, technology upgrades, engine leasing, integrated systems support and diagnostics and integrated systems.
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings.
AirAsia X is the low-cost, long-haul affiliate carrier of the AirAsia Group that currently flies to destinations in China, Australia, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Middle East. The airline currently serves 19 destinations across Asia (Nagoya, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Busan, Taipei, Beijing, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai, Xian, Colombo and Kathmandu), Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Gold Coast) and the Middle East (Jeddah). AirAsia X currently operates a fleet of 16 Airbus A330-300s, each with a seat configuration of 12 Premium Flatbeds and 365 Economy seats. The airline has carried over 12 million guests since it commenced long-haul in 2007. Our vision is to further solidify our position as the global leader in low-cost, long-haul aviation and create the first global multi-hub low-cost carrier network along with other carriers of the AirAsia Group.
India to invite bids for another 1,500 MW of solar PV under the NSM this year
BRIDGE TO INDIA understands that Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) plans to allocate 1,500 MW of solar PV projects under the National Solar Mission (NSM) towards the end of this year. These new projects are likely to follow the bundling mechanism, similar to phase one of the NSM and unlike the Viability Gap Funding (VGF) mechanism used for the recent 750 MW of NSM projects, where Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) have already been signed for 700 MW and another 50 MW PPAs should be signed soon with the waitlisted bidders. Apart from that, another 1,000 MW allocation is planned under the VGF mechanism for the next year.
As per the guidelines for phase two of the NSM (2012-2017), 2,320 MW of PV and 1,080 MW of CSP projects were to be allocated through the central agencies by March 2015 (refer). The remaining 5,600 MW of capacity out of the 9,000 MW target was expected to come up through state government initiatives and the Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) mechanism. However, with only 150 MW of CSP projects implemented to date, PV allocations for central agencies would need to go up to 3,250 MW. Now, with 750 MW of allocations already under way, 1,500 MW of new allocation by March 2015 and another 1,000 MW by March 2016, the capacity allocation plan by central agencies under the NSM will be back on track for phase two of the NSM.
Apart from these initiatives, there are plans to develop one 1,000 MW power project by public sector entities, four power projects of 500 MW each to be allocated to private developers and another 1,000 MW of projects on defense land. State allocations in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan,
Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka are expected to contribute significantly to new installed capacity in 2014-15. With 2.5 GW already installed, if the states are able to continue providing new capacity, the target of 10 GW by 2017 for the NSM will most likely be achieved with ease despite failure of the RPO mechanism.
Further, BRIDGE TO INDIA understands that the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has suggested necessary changes in the Electricity Act to ensure enforcement of RPOs. MNRE and CERC have revived their efforts to boost the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) market but there is no clarity on how and when any new measures will be announced.
Data center technologies expert and entrepreneur from India Mr Shekhar Dasgupta has been invited to address a global data center meet in the US this month.
Mr Dasgupta, whose expertise lies in creating next generation data centre technologies, for cloud infrastructures to mitigate risks of Data Centre failures, while helping control capital costs and reduce operating expenses, will make a thought provoking presentation and present a New Management Scorecard with financial and operational Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for achieving high availability in leaner and greener Data Center.
To be kicked off in Las Vegas April 28, Data Center World, the premier global meet for data center managers, will draw upon the knowledge and experience of global experts to offer real solutions for data centers.
Data Centers are home to mission critical applications and data. They are designed to be fail-safe with multi level back up in power, computers, networks and air-conditioning virtually turning them to be energy guzzlers, consuming over 2 per cent of utility-produced electrical power in the United States and European Union and growing at over 15 per cent per annum.
While a few measures on Data Center energy efficiency have become de facto standards, Mr. Dasgupta will be proposing a wider range of KPIs that mirror the daily objectives of Data Center Managers, IT and Infrastructure and Operations staff.
Just as Balanced Scorecards had a profound impact on driving overall economic value of enterprises that use them, Mr. Dasgupta suggests that Data Centers can be better aligned with business goals through Scorecard-based Data Center Infrastructure Management software. It is now well established that absence or lack of proper measurements are the main causes of wasted capital expenditure, higher operating costs, increased space use and even Data Center outages.
The conference that will feature over 65 sessions, led by well known industry leaders will share best practices and practical solutions to some of the biggest data center and facilities management challenges, including Data Center Infrastructure Management, power and cooling, data center builds and design, disaster recovery, and cloud.
According to Bureau of Energy Efficiency-Confederation of Indian Industry study on Data Center Energy Efficiency, the minimum energy saving potential of adopting the latest Data Center technologies is between 25 to 30 per cent. Of the savings, while nearly 60 per cent comes from server-related efficiencies like virtualization, there’s another 7 per cent that may be derived from more efficient cooling technologies, adds Mr Dasgupta.
Rising power consumption compounded with escalating energy prices, makes it important to measure and manage power use through Building Management Systems and DCIM software.
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About GreenField Software GreenField Software, best known for GFS Crane DCIM Software, an ERP for Data Centres, also offers DCIM-enabled advisory services to data centres.
The GFS Crane software tracks and analyzes entire power chain from DG Sets to Power Distribution Units, right up to virtual servers hosting the applications through a single console. GFS Crane is a complete ERP for the Data Center: allocating and optimizing the key resources of a Data Center – power, space, cooling and networks.
GreenField Software counts amongst its customers an Oil and Gas major; a large private sector bank; a respected print, online and television media house; an integrated power generation and distribution utility and an infrastructure finance player. GreenField Software has created a new delivery model using cloud infrastructure for managed DCIM services.
After creating the affordable tablet market in India, DATAWIND offers PocketSurfer smartphones at breakthrough pricing, intending to disrupt the mobile phone starting at Rs.3,499. PocketSurfer5, a range of three smartphones that not only deliver great voice quality, but also feature a large 5 inch touchscreen for anytime/anywhere rich internet experience using DATAWIND’s breakthrough web delivery platform. The company aims to make it real, by offering them the delight of smartphone ownership with the world’s least expensive 5” screen smartphone starting at just Rs3,499.DATAWIND’s PocketSurfer5 range can be purchased or explored on www.pocketsurfer.com
DataWind’sPocketSurfer – the fastest internet device operating through a GSM SIM beating all other internet devises at that time in speed are amazing devices at unbelievably low prices. Intended to again create benchmarks in the smart phone category, DataWind’s new products break the affordability barriers of smartphones and bandwidth constraints of cellular networks to deliver calling facility and internet access to anybody who can afford a simple mobile phone.
Incorporating DataWind’s breakthrough web delivery platform, that compresses and accelerates web content by factors of 10x to 30x, the new PocketSurfer devices deliver the fastest and richest mobile web experience, that they originally became famous for. Even on traditional GPRS/EDGE 2.5G mobile networks, web pages are delivered in 3 to 5 seconds at a fraction of the cost.
The entry-level device is the PocketSurfer 5X at Rs.3,499 for a dual-SIM smartphone with a 5” touch-screen. The second in the range is PocketSurfer5 and is priced at Rs 4,999. PocketSurfer5 offers the best of features on an Android Jelly Bean platform offering connectivity to internet through Wi-Fi and EDGE networks. This model also sports a 5 inch capacitive touch screen that gives the user a widescreen entertainment experience as also a large enough screen to attend to office work on the move.
The third and the final model in the range is the PocketSurfer3G5 priced at Rs 6,499. As the name suggests, this is model sports the highest specs within the PocketSurfer5 range offering users the ability to enjoy 3G mobile broadband high speed internet, HD Quality Video and mobile gaming experience.
Greetings from the Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre!
I am pleased to welcome, Dr. Pál Hatos, Director General, Balassi Institute, Budapest who will be on an official visit to New Delhi in the end of April. He will be delivering a lecture for the students of Amity School during his visit.
We will continue to exhibit caricatures by ÉDUA SZŰCS from Hungary for our art lover till the end of May.
For our music lovers we conclude the final cycle of the lecture series by eminent musicologist PUNITA SINGH titled INTRODUCTION TO WESTERN CLASSICAL MUSIC. The CAPITAL CITY MINSTRELS present the Summer Concert on the 1st of May.
For the film lovers in India, we are happy to share that the Hungarian film, FRESH AIR will travel to Mumbai and Jodhpur, as part of the ongoing EUFF 2014. In the month of January, famous Hungarian Director, MIKLÓS JANCSÓ passed away and as a tribute to this legendary Director, we will organise a Retrospective of his films in 5 sessions.
Please keep yourself updated about the events for our upcoming issues of the monthly e-Newsletterby subscribing to it. You may send your details and email id to email@example.com. Please visit ourwebsite at www.delhi.balassiintezet.hu for more information.
So don’t miss our extravagant events for the coming months!
Tibor Kovács Director and Cultural Counsellor
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Details of our upcoming events can be seen below by clicking on the date in the table.
Inauguration of the Retrospective Session on “MIKLÓS JANCSÓ” with a talk by Prof. Diwaker Balakrishnan, introduction by Anandana Kapur and closing remarks by Gautam Kaul followed by screening of the film “THE ROUND – UP”
Hungarian film “FRESH AIR” directed by Ágnes Kocsis screened as part of EUFF 2014 at Art Gallery Jain Narian Vyas Town Hall
Balassi Institute Hungarian Information & Cultural Centre New Delhi
Programmes for End April – End May 2014
Exhibition at HICC
Till May 30 Friday
LIFE IS LIKE THAT
Caricatures by Édua Szűcs
In the contemporary art, Édua Szűcs belongs to those mature graphic artists who practice their expertise based on their brief and proficiency. Her drawing skills are amazing, her aspects of creating situations are brilliant, her knowledge of humanity can sensibly react to such resonance that makes it possible for everyone to have the same personal reaction.
Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre in cooperation with The Neemrana Music Foundation continues the lecture series by eminent musicologist Dr. Punita Singh as per the following schedule: 28th April, Monday – “Late Classical into Romantic”
5th May, Monday – “Late Romantic into Modern and post-Modern / conclusion”
Live concert at HICC
May 1 Thursday
SUMMER CONCERT 2014
Presented by the Capital City Minstrels
The Capital City Minstrels (CCM), Delhi’s best known choir, comprises of people from all walks of life, all with one thing in common – their love of music. This season they will present folk songs from Hungary, Africa, Germany, Korea and many others countries.
Film series at HICC
May 6 – 7 – 8 May 13 and 15 6:00 pm
RETROSPECTIVE OF THE FILMS BY MIKLÓS JANCSÓ (1921-2014)
In cooperation with the Federation of Film Societies of India Northern Region
The retrospective pays tribute to Miklós Jancsó, widely acclaimed, iconic Hungarian film director who became world famous with his early films on the relationship of the ordinary men and those in power. His five films were nominated for Best Director Award at the Cannes Festival in the 60-ies and 70-ies. The screenings will take place as per the following schedule:
6th May, Tuesday:
– Inauguration of the Retrospective Session with a talk on Miklós Jancsó by Prof. Diwaker Balakrishnan
– followed by an introduction on Jancsó’s life-work by Ms. Anandana Kapur, film maker and critique
– and closing remarks by Mr. Gautam Kaul, Vice President, Federation of Film Societies of India
– Screening of the film The Round-Up (1965) (Szegénylegények)
7th May, Wednesday 6:00 pm: The Red and the White (1967) (Csillagosok, katonák)
8th May, Thursday 6:00 pm: Agnus Dei (1970) (Égi bárány)
13th May, Tuesday 6:00 pm: Red Psalm (1972) (Még kér a nép)
15th May, Thursday 6:00 pm: Elektreia (1974) (Szerelmem, Elektra)
Film festival at Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai
May 13, Tues
at Art Gallery, Jain Narain Vyas Town Hall, Jodhpur
May 30, Fri
19th EUROPEAN UNION FILM FESTIVAL (EUFF 2014)
Hungarian film Fresh Air (Friss levegő)
As part of the 19th edition of the EUFF 2014 with the theme VOICES OF YOUTH, Hungary will participate with the film Fresh Air by Ágnes Kocsis (2006), colour, duration: 109 minutes.
Viola is still a beautiful woman. Angéla is ashamed of her mother. Communication between them has become almost impossible. Probably, in secret, they both are in love with the protagonist. Viola works where no one else wants to. She is looking for a real man whom she could love. Angéla would like to design nice dresses. She desires something different. Another life. Fresh air.
The screening in the two cities will take place as per the following schedule:
13 May, Tuesday at 5:00 pm at Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai
30 May, Friday at 7:00 pm at Art Gallery, Jain Narain Vyas Town Hall, Jodhpur
(Please check our website for dates and timings of the film screening in other cities for the upcoming months.)
Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre reserves the right to change the programs and the dates.
Anirban Lahiri’s incredible victory at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters 2014 catapulted him from 102 to a career-high of 67 in the Official World Golf Rankings. Lahiri, who is now also the Asian Tour no. 1, had achieved his previous best ranking of 99, in March this year.
Anirban, the highest ranked Indian in the world at the moment, has also become the second-highest ranked Asian player after Thongchai Jaidee who is at 49.
Besides Jeev Milkha Singh no other Indian golfer has been ranked higher than 67. Jeev had achieved his career-best ranking of 29 back in 2009. Among the other two Indians who had previously broken into the top-100, Jyoti Randhawa went as high as 70 while Gaganjeet Bhullar reached a career-high of 85.
At present, Shiv Kapur at 154 is next best ranked Indian in the world followed by Gaganjeet Bhullar at 173.
$10,000b PSU On Sale, MILKED Gujarat Want India Meat too April27, 2014
Even as Corporate supporting MADY election campaign are hoping their Rs.10,000 crore ($2b) investment is about to bear fruit on May16, 2014 are already dreaming of Acquiring PSU with $10,000b worth of Natural Resources that come with it and also through PSU Banks take full control Indian Banking and Finance System nurtured by post Nationalization in 1969 by Indira Gandhi with deposits exceeding today Rs.80,00,000 crores that could exceed Rs.1,60,00,000 crores by 2019.
What is amazing is that CPSU revenue increased 23% when Corporate India was near stagnant than why do MADY & BJP want to KILL PSUs. [Total turnover/gross revenue from operation of all CPSEs during 2011-12 stood at Rs.18, 41,927crore compared to Rs.14, 98,018crore in the previous year showing an increase of 22.96%.]
One Can Well Imagine The Detail and Depth of Grand Conspiracy to Completely Loot India. There is not even a line of SHARING NATIONAL WEALTH among 1.25b Indians – just few Adani, Ambani and few more shall GRAB everything in the scheme of Loot Conspiracy.
We also heard how Even The ‘Reservation Policy Shall Be Scrapped After Polls’, Corporate Have Contributed Few Jobs, and Wages & Tax, Allowed No Equity to Retail Investors and BJP to wants throw away anyone not subscribing to BJP Conspiracy and send all dissenters to Pakistan – nothing for 99.999% Indians in BJP Program.
I was reading TOI stories of how BJP Mady has taken over Amul Cooperative Movement and followed by how Mady is blackmailing Meat Exporters and obviously extorting Non BJP businessmen to surrender their business to BJP approved Corporate like Adani.
Just then IBN7 was broadcasting $1000b Sovereign Wealth Fund program to fund FAILED Corporate.
CPSU Gross Contribution to GOI Rs.4,41,406 cr VS Corporate Rs.2,26,051 cr
Central PSU Contibute Twice More To GOI & People of India Than Corporate as Taxes, Wages, Dividend etc, this doesn’t include Indian Railways, PSU Banks and State PSUs. [Table 1.10 - CPSEs as National Champions, 2011-12 – Lists the Market Share- Natural Resources]
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Aam Aadmi Party leaders and former Delhi ministers Rakhi Birla and Girish Soni, along with party MLAs Vishesh Ravi and Ashok Chauhan on Sunday (April 27) asked the BJP to make its stand clear on Baba Ramdev’s recent anti-Dalit and anti-women statement.
At a press conference held at the party’s election office at Varanasi, these leaders strongly condemned Baba Ramdev’s comments and termed these as malicious.
Party leader Birla asked the BJP’s Prime Ministerial nominee and candidate from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, Mr Narendra Modi whether he agreed with the yog guru’s statement and why he was silent on the issue so far.
She said the Baba’s links with the BJP are well known to the world and in recent months top BJP leadership, including Mr Modi have shared stage with him on numerous occasions and have bowed their heads before him.
The AAP leader said both Baba and Modi have described their relationship as that of a guru-chela, and the BJP’s silence so far means it is hesitant to speak anything on the issue.
The Aam Aadmi Party demands that Narendra Modi should break his silence on such a sensitive issue which has hurt the sentiments of the Dalit community and women of the country.
It is shocking that Baba Ramdev, who fled the Ramlila Ground at midnight wearing women clothes has used such condemnable language about the women and the BJP has chosen to look the other way as if nothing has happened.
Is it not a fact that the BJP has given tickets to some candidates recommended by the Baba and he is actively campaigning for the party ?
The AAP condemns the Baba and his thinking and also outrightly rejects the so-called Gujarat model being propagated across the country by his disciple.
It is shameful that the guru has used derogatory language against women and dailts and his disciple had misused the state machinery to illegally spy on an innocent woman in Gujarat.
Ramdev incident raises the important question of whether – is it the BJP way of treating women and Dalits ?
The AAP demands that before Mr Modi comes to the historic city of Varanasi to seek votes, he should apologise for Baba Ramdev’s remarks and if he does not do so by then, the Dalits and women will oppose hm.
The AAP also makes it clear that in case Baba Ramdev comes to Varanasi, the party will protest against him peacefully and in a democratic manner.
The Aam Aadmi Party challenges the BJP to make clear its stand on whether its Rajasthan state government will initiate a probe into the illegal land deals of Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
The BJP is trying to mislead the nation by superficially raking up the Vadra issue during the elections, but is silent on whether anything will be done to find out the extent of the scam in its own ruled state of Rajasthan.
The BJP had chosen to remain mysteriously silent when the Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal had exposed Vadra’s land deals in Haryana and Rajasthan in October 2012. Its leadership had then maintained that the BJP does not believe in raising issues about the relatives of leaders of other parties.
The BJP had also desisted from raising the Vadra issue in Parliament, despite some of its MPs saying that they had the relevant papers with them since March 2011.
Though the BJP spokespersons are now trying to raise the Vadra issue for mere political gains, but their Prime Ministerial candidate Mr Narendra Modi’s contradictory statements on the issue clearly point towards a hidden deal between him and the Gandhi family.
Mr Modi’s quickly changing statements on the Vadra issue appear to be clearly linked to the decision of the Congress-led UPA government to bury the probe into the illegal snooping of a young woman architect by the Gujarat government in 2009.
Are the Congress and BJP hoping that the people will accept Mr Modi’s statement on Robert Vadra and the UPA’s decision to let him off in the snoopgate as a mere coincidence ?
No leader of the Congress party is coming forward to answer the question on why the union cabinet’s December 26, 2013, decision to set-up a commission of inquiry to probe the snoopgate, in which Modi’s close aide Amit Shah was directly involved, was brought to an abrupt end.
The ongoing election campaign has proved that the Congress and BJP are hand in glove in suppressing issues related to corruption and misuse of office and the AAP will continue to expose their unholy alliance aimed at misleading the public.
in the Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building
‘Environmentalisms in an Era of Global Political Crisis, 1914-1950’
Prof. Daniel Klingensmith,
Historians have in the last two decades paid substantial attention to the history of different forms of environmentalism, linking it both to evolving ecological conditions and also to economic and political structures operating globally. But while they have fruitfully explored the history of environmentalism during the “long nineteenth century” from circa 1789 to 1914, and in some instances during the postwar and post-imperial decades beginning in 1945, they have paid less explicit attention to its development during the intervening period. The period from the beginning of the first World War to the aftermath of the second deserves more attention in this regard, however: it constitutes the relevant “pre-history” of the post-independence developmentalist state in India and elsewhere, and of the postwar growth and consumption-oriented societies of North America and Western Europe. This was a period in which important state-oriented models for managing nature on a large-scale took shape, but also a period in which significant critiques of the impact of modern states, markets and technologies on the natural world were articulated for the first time or substantially refined. Arguably, this was also the era in which popular bourgeois knowledge of environmental crises, via mass media, first became politically significant, in the West, India and elsewhere. The idea that the natural world was out of balance was connected to the perception of political and civilizational crisis, which was widespread in the era of the world wars, the Great Depression, anti-colonial nationalism in Asia and the Russian revolution. This paper presents a reconnaissance of the global history of environmentalism during the interrelated crises that began in 1914. In particular it addresses connections of environmentalisms to political and cultural anxieties, and suggests that one way of conceptualizing thinking about ecological crisis could revolve around how different observers understood the value of the modern state and modern technologies. It also considers why certain kinds of intervention in the natural world (for example, large dams) were widely embraced in later years, while others (e.g. “overflow irrigation”) came to be considered irrelevant or at best oppositional in post-1945 thinking. It closes with a consideration of the Indian history of these issues.
Prof. Daniel Klingensmith is Professor of History at Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee, United States. He received his bachelor’s degree in History from Harvard University, and his Ph.D., also in History, from the University of Chicago in 1998. He is the author of‘One Valley and a Thousand’: Dams, Nationalism and Development(Oxford University Press, 2007), a study of the transnational political and cultural contexts informing post-independence India’s emulation of the large dams of the New Deal era in the United States. His essay “Nature and Politics at the End of the Raj: Environmental Management and Political Legitimacy in Late Colonial India,” is forthcoming in the volumeShifting Ground: Mobility and Animals in India’s Environmental Histories, edited by Mahesh Rangarajan and K. Sivaramakrishnan.