9th CMS VATAVARAN – Asia’s largest International Film Festival

9th CMS VATAVARAN – Asia’s largest International Film Festival and Forum on environment and wildlife will be organized on November 2-6, 2017 at Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti,opposite Rajghat, New Delhi. The festival and forum will showcase the best of environment and wildlife films from across the world. The theme this year is ‘Conservation 4 Water’, which will delve on issues of the inter-connectedness of climate change and water through a range of workshops and seminars.
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Gujarat Groundnut Production 6.8% or 110% Up

October20, 2017 (C) Ravinder Singh progressindia2015@gmail.com

When food production is down this year TOI planted stories of Gujarat Groundnut Crop to be record 31.4 lakh tones this year – last year was 29.4 lakh tones – 6.8% more but reported 110% more in headlines but in fine print was over among record low of 14.95 lakh tones in 2015-16. Record Gujarat Groundnut production was 49.2 lakh tones in 2013-14 out of 68.4 lakh tone as per Agristats, in drought year 2012-13 figures were 7.6 lakh tones out of 27.1 lakh tones.







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Fake data doesn’t address Hunger & Malnutrition – 13th rank Gujarat of large states.  

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=171083 –http://pibphoto.nic.in/documents/rlink/2017/sep/p201792502.pdf

PIB September25, 2017

The cumulative rainfall in the country during the monsoon season i.e. 01st June to 06th September, 2017 has been 05% lower than Long Period Average (LPA). Thus, monsoon rainfall conditions have been normal in the country. The estimated production of most of the crops during current Kharif season is estimated to be higher as compared to their normal production of last five years. However, these are preliminary estimates and would undergo revision based on further feedback from the States.

            As per the First Advance Estimates, total production of Kharif Foodgrains during 2017-18 is estimated at 134.67 million tonnes. This is lower by 3.86 million tonnes as compared to last year’s Kharif foodgrains record production of 138.52 million tonnes (4th Advance Estimates).

            Total production of Kharif rice is estimated at 94.48 million tonnes. This is lower by 1.91 million tonnes than the last year’s record production of 96.39 million tonnes. However, it is higher by 2.59 million tonnes over the average production of Kharif rice during the last five years.

            The total production of coarse cereals in the country has decreased to 31.49 million tonnes as compared to 32.71 million tonnes during 2016-17 (4th Advance Estimates).

            The total production of Kharif pulses is estimated at 8.71 million tonnes which is lower by 0.72 million tonnes than the last year’s record production of 9.42 million tonnes.

            The total production of kharif oilseeds in the country is estimated at 20.68 million tonnes as compared to 22.40 million tonnes during 2016-17, i.e., a decrease of 1.72 million tonnes.

            Production of Sugarcane is estimated at 337.69 million tonnes which is higher by 30.97 million tonnes than the last year’s production of 306.72 million tonnes.

Despite higher area coverage, lower productivity of Cotton has resulted in reduced estimated production of 32.27 million bales (of 170 kg each) as compared to 33.09 million bales during 2016-17.

Production of Jute & Mesta estimated at 10.33 million bales (of 180 kg each) is marginally lower than its production of 10.60 million bales during the last year.

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Ninth D-8 summit meeting report

PM Abbasi seeks enhanced trade, economic ties with D-8 member states

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday sought enhanced trade and economic partnerships with D-8 member states, as he represented Pakistan at the ninth D-8 summit being held in Istanbul from October 19 to 21.

“Connectivity-led growth is a good example of South-South cooperation. We seek similar partnerships with D-8 member states – through road and rail routes, where possible, but also through stronger air and sea connections,” PM Abbasi said while addressing the opening session of the summit.

Pakistan, which remained the Chairman of this organisation of eight developing nations since 2012, also handed over the Chair to Turkey at the Summit’s opening session.

The 9th D-8 summit, with the theme ‘Expanding Opportunities through Cooperation’, was attended by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev, Iran’s first vice president Eshaq Jahangiri and the vice president of Indonesia Jusuf Kalla.

Prime Minister Abbasi said as Pakistan celebrated 70 years of its independence, it was confronted with many challenges over the last decade. “We faced unrelenting terrorism emanating from instability in our neighbourhood and the environment in the region and beyond.”

He, however, stressed that as a result of a comprehensive strategy and unwavering resolve, Pakistan had successfully turned the tide.

“Improved security has led to economic recovery. Pakistan’s economy has recorded a significant revival in the past four years. Over this time, we have focused on upgrading our communications and energy infrastructure, and enhancing regional connectivity,” he added.

The Prime Minister said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor would further put the economy on an upward trajectory of robust growth. “We are also working on energy connectivity projects. Pakistan’s integration into the Eurasian Belt and Road network will provide a firm foundation for Pakistan’s rapid economic development.”

He noted that the summit’s theme was in complete harmony with the post-2017 development agenda, visualising sustainable development as one of the core elements of people-centric development.

“Indeed, shared and joint prosperity is the only form of secure and sustainable prosperity. Inclusion based on collaboration ensures that there are no losers in the development effort – all are winners.”

The Prime Minister said Pakistan assumed the Chair of D-8 Organisation for Economic Cooperation in November 2012 at the eighth summit in Islamabad, which adopted two landmark documents: the D-8 Charter and the Global Vision. These documents have provided the essential basis for our joint endeavours, he added.

Another significant milestone achieved during this period was the Observer Status for D-8 at the United Nations, he said, adding that this status enabled the organisation to closely interact with various UN agencies and affiliated institutions for cooperative arrangements in priority areas for Pakistan.

PM Abbasi said that 20 years ago, a shared vision motivated the leaders of the member states to establish this organisation to promote cooperation in the key areas of agriculture, industry, SMEs, trade, transportation, energy and tourism. “However, the progress achieved so far falls short of our expectations, necessitating measures to accelerate momentum for stronger partnership,” he added.

The premier pointed towards the stagnation of intra D-8 trade, after an initial increase, adding that the apprehension is that the target of US $500 billion in 2018, envisaged in the 2008 Kuala Lumpur Summit Roadmap, might remain elusive.

“While it is imperative for the governments of member countries to facilitate trade and investment by adopting the necessary legal framework for investment protection and creating an enabling environment for business in their respective countries, it is the private sector that can make the best use of emerging opportunities for trade and joint ventures. It is, therefore, of utmost importance that we also actively promote entrepreneurship in our countries,” he said.

PM Abbasi handed over to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Chair of the D-8 Organisation for Economic Cooperation.

“Mr. President, I congratulate you on assuming the Chair of the D-8 Summit. I am confident that your wisdom, sagacity, dynamism and firm commitment will bring new vigour to the D-8 Organisation for Economic Cooperation,” he said.

The Prime Minster also said he and his delegation were deeply touched by the warm welcome and hospitality they received ever since their arrival.

Turkish President Erdogan also addressed the opening session of the Summit and spoke on various challenges faced by the Muslim world in general and the member states in particular, in different spheres of life including economic development. Geo News

700 protesters present near Rada building

Ukraine protest with a request to hold a political reform in Ukraine is being held Oct. 17 at Verkhovna Rada building in Kyiv.

Organizers of the protest say the key demands are to change the system of election in Ukraine, including a shift to proportional election system with open candidates list, restriction of political advertising on TV, creation of anti-corruption court, and restriction of parliamentary immunity.

Former Odesa governor Mikheil Saakashvili said that if the MPs do not fulfill the protesters’ demands on Oct. 17, some of them might stay at the Rada building for indefinite protest. SBU reported earlier it had prevented a possible provocation during Oct. 17 mass events in Kyiv. Media agencies

Turkey orders arrest of 110 people over Gulen links

Turkish authorities issued arrest warrants for 110 people from a seized company over alleged links to the US-based cleric who Ankara says orchestrated last year’s attempted coup, Dogan news agency and other media said on Friday.

It said the police operation to seize the suspects, who were managers, partners and employees of the publishing group Kaynak Holding and related companies, was focused on Istanbul but spread across 24 provinces.

Kaynak Holding was seized by the state in 2015 over links to the movement of Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania since 1999. He has denied involvement in the July 2016 abortive putsch.

Hundreds of firms like Kaynak, many of them smaller provincial businesses, were seized by authorities in a post-coup crackdown and are now run by government-appointed administrators.

Under the crackdown, more than 50,000 people have been jailed pending trial over alleged links to Gulen, while 150,000 people have been sacked or suspended from jobs in the military, public and private sectors.

In a separate operation centred in Ankara, 38 former employees from schools owned by the Gulen network were arrested on Friday, according to Turkish media.

The schools were closed by a decree after the failed coup.

Angela call EU curtail Turkey aid

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for cuts in European Union financial assistance aimed at helping Turkey prepare for eventual EU membership, AP reports.

The chancellor cited what she called the troubling direction the country has taken on democracy and rule of law.

Chancellor arriving at an EU summit on Thursday, Merkel said that she considers Turkey’s developments on democracy “very negative, not only because many Germans are under arrest.”

On the other hand , she praised Turkey for helping to stop the massive flow of migrants into Europe as part of a deal with the EU. Ankara’s bid to join the EU has stalled following a crackdown on dissent after a failed coup attempt in 2016.

Lavrov derides Swedish allegations


“Lavrov derides Swedish allegations of Moscow ‘meddling’ in elections”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday derided claims that Moscow is allegedly interfering in Sweden’s elections. “Someone is hurling accusations at us that we will again intervene in your elections, as I understand,” Lavrov said, talking to his Swedish counterpart at a press conference after a ministerial meeting of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council in Arkhangelsk, northern Russia. “I’m sure that those who keep track of the real situation understand how funny all this is,” TASS quoted the diplomat as saying. He added Russia has good cooperation with Sweden “and contacts between legislators on military issues are also restarting.”