Science Circle Lecture
What artificially intelligent systems
still have to learn to fit into our social systems 14 October 2019; German Embassy, New Delhi
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In second term of PM Modi ideas are firm and praiseworthy but who shall implement on the ground each Indian is worried about implementation across India and weed out social evils from the society.This is 150 the anniversary of Father of nation. But still we are talking something are done but unless innovation and technology is embedded in our culture we cant be Vishva Guru.
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Viju Khote made his big screen debut with “Ya Malak” in 1964 and went on to do some of the most remembered characters in the Hindi film industry.
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Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto will have bilateral meetings with high-level political leaders in each of the countries. The topics of discussion will include EU enlargement, Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, bilateral relations, and the regional situation and cooperation in the Western Balkans.
“Located at the heart of Europe, the Western Balkans is a region whose stability and wellbeing is in the interests of Finland, too. The EU’s enlargement is based on jointly agreed criteria. Potential candidate countries’ efforts to meet the accession criteria are supported, and it is important that the discussions continue. The necessary reforms required for fulfilling the convergence criteria will benefit the citizens of the countries even before the actual EU enlargement. Regional cooperation also plays a role in increasing stability and prosperity. Besides the governments of the countries, young people and civil society actors play key roles,” says Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto.
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Fin Skinnari invites EU ministers
Minister Ville Skinnari will chair an informal lunch meeting of EU trade ministers in Brussels on 1 October and attend the Trade for Her conference on 30 September.
Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari has invited the EU trade ministers to the informal lunch meeting to discuss topical trade policy issues.
The situation at the World Trade Organization (WTO) remains difficult. The WTO’s dispute settlement system will be paralysed at the end of the year, which will undermine the multilateral trading system. According to the Minister, it important for the EU to continue its efforts to maintain a multilateral rules-based system and for the WTO’s dispute settlement system to be preserved.
During its Presidency of the Council of the EU, Finland is emphasising the implementation of free trade agreements, and the ministers will discuss this as well. The European Commission’s annual report on the subject is currently under preparation.
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“The agreement itself is an important achievement and opens doors to a relatively closed market. We’re still finalising the technical details, but the economic and geopolitical significance of the agreement is already evident at this stage. And I am sure that the situation in Amazon will come up as well,” Skinnari says.
The ministers will also have the opportunity to exchange views on the
· MLAs with criminal cases: Out of 90 sitting MLAs, 10(11%) MLAs have declared criminal cases against themselves.
· MLAs with serious criminal cases: 6(7%) MLAs have declared serious criminal cases.
· Party wise sitting MLAs with criminal cases: 5 (10%) out of 48 MLAs from BJP, 2(11%) out of 18 MLAs from INLD and 1 MLA eachfrom INC, Haryana Janhit Congress (BL) and Independent have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
· Party wise sitting MLAs with serious criminal cases: 2 (4%) out of 48 MLAs from BJP and 1 MLAeachfrom INC, INLD, Haryana Janhit Congress (BL) and Independent have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
Table: Figure: Party wise percentage of MLAs with declared criminal cases
|Party||Total number of MLAs analysed||MLAs with declared Criminal Cases||Percentage of MLAs with declared criminal cases||MLAs with declared serious criminal cases||Percentage of MLAs with declared serious criminal cases|
|Haryana Janhit Congress (BL)||2||1||50%||1||50%|
Table: Party wise percentage of MLAs with declared criminal cases
· Crorepati MLAs: Out of 90 sitting MLAs , 75(83%) are crorepatis.
· Party wise crorepati MLAs: 41 (85%)out of 48 MLAs from BJP, 14(93%) out of 15 MLAs from INC, 12(67%) out of 18 MLAs from INLD, 2(100%) out of 2 MLAs from Haryana Janhit Congress (BL), 1(100%) out of 1 MLA from BSP and 5 (100%) out of 5 Independent MLAs have declared assets valued more than Rs 1 crore.
Figure: Party Wise Percentage of Crorepati MLAs
|Party Name||Number of MLAs Analyzed||Number of Crorepatis||Percentage of Crorepati MLAs|
|Haryana Janhit Congress (BL)||2||2||100%|
Table: Party wise Comparison of Crorepati MLAs
· Average assets: The average of assets per sitting MLA is Rs.12.97 crores.
· Party wise average assets: The average assets per MLA for 48 BJP MLAs analysed is Rs.10.34 crores , 18 INLD MLAs analysed is Rs.13.63 crores, 15 INC MLAs analysed is Rs.12.43 crores, 2 Haryana Janhit Congress (BL) MLAs analysed is Rs.80.12 crores and 5Independent MLAs have average assets of Rs.13.93 crores.
|Party Name||Number of Winners Analyzed||Average Assets (Rs)|
|BJP||48||Rs 10,34,91,811~ 10 Crore+|
|INLD||18||Rs 13,63,21,618~ 13 Crore+|
|INC||15||Rs 12,43,57,640~ 12 Crore+|
|IND||5||Rs 13,93,16,264~ 13 Crore+|
|Haryana Janhit Congress (BL)||2||Rs 80,12,66,684~ 80 Crore+|
|BSP||1||Rs 8,96,33,011~ 8 Crore+|
|SAD||1||Rs 28,77,107~ 28 Lacs+|
|All Parties||90||Rs 12,97,59,838 12 Crore+|
Table: Party Wise Average Assets of MLAs
· High asset MLAs*:The top five MLAs with high assets are given below:
|S.No.||Name||District||Constituency||Party Name||Movable Assets (Rs)||Immovable Assets (Rs)||Total Assets (Rs)||PAN Given|
|2||Kuldeep Bishnoi||Hisar||Adampur||Haryana Janhit Congress (BL)||64,74,38,575||15,38,28,109||80,12,66,684|
|3||Renuka Bishnoi||Hisar||Hansi||Haryana Janhit Congress (BL)||64,74,38,575||15,38,28,109||80,12,66,684|
|4||Cap. Abhimanyu Singh||Hisar||Narnaund||BJP||30,90,59,401||46,50,02,057||77,40,61,458|
|5||Makhan Lal S/O Vilayati Ram||Sirsa||Sirsa||INLD||22,61,08,838||50,17,75,000||72,78,83,838|
Table: Top five MLAs with highest declared assets
· Low asset MLAs: The details of five MLAs with the lowest assets are given below:
|S.No.||Name||District||Constituency||Party Name||Movable Assets (Rs)||Immovable Assets (Rs)||Total Assets (Rs)||PAN Given|
|1||Vishambhar Balmiki||Bhiwani||Bawani Khera (SC)||BJP||6,65,067||1,00,000*||7,65,067|
|2||Balkaur Singh||Sirsa||Kalanwali (SC)||SAD||28,77,107||0||28,77,107|
|4||Bhagwan Das Kabirpanthi||Karnal||Nilokheri (SC)||BJP||20,35,823||17,00,000||37,35,823|
|5||Nasim Ahmed||Mewat||Ferozepur Jhirka||INLD||4,26,976*||34,00,000||38,26,976|
Table: Top five MLAs with lowest declared assets
*on assets value indicates that the MLA has not provided the total in their affidavits, it has been calculated on the basis of details provided by them in the same
· MLAs with high liabilities: 15 MLAs have declared liabilities of Rs 1 crore and above, and the details of the top 5 MLAs are as follows:
|S.No.||Name||District||Constituency||Party Name||Total Assets(Rs)||Liabilities (Rs)||PAN Given|
|3||Smt. Rohita Revari||Panipat||Panipat City||BJP||8,97,92,177|
|4||Kuldeep Bishnoi||Hisar||Adampur||Haryana Janhit Congress (BL)||80,12,66,684|
|5||Renuka Bishnoi||Hisar||Hansi||Haryana Janhit Congress (BL)||80,12,66,684|
Table: Top five MLAs with high liabilities
· MLAs with high income as declared in ITR*:The table below shows 5MLAs who have declared highest income in their Income Tax Returns.
|S.No.||Name||Party Name||Constituency||District||Total Asset (Rs)||The financial year for which the last income tax return has been filed by MLA||Total income shown by MLA in ITR (Self+Spouse+Dependent) (Rs)||Self-income shown by MLA in ITR (Rs)|
|1||Vipul Goyal||BJP||Faridabad||Faridabad||1,06,63,42,612 106 Crore+||2012-2013||4,42,17,962 4 Crore+||2,27,24,431 2 Crore+|
|2||Chaudhary Abhay Singh Chotala||INLD||Ellenabad||Sirsa||43,13,01,267 43 Crore+||2013-2014||2,16,74,730 2 Crore+||2,16,34,800 2 Crore+|
|3||Cap. Abhimanyu Singh||BJP||Narnaund||Hisar||77,40,61,458 77 Crore+||2012-2013||2,05,20,331 2 Crore+||93,08,412 93 Lacs+|
|4||Naina Singh||INLD||Dabwali||Sirsa||60,26,32,992 60 Crore+||2012-2013||1,70,73,290 1 Crore+||59,76,650 59 Lacs+|
|5||Randeep Singh Surjewala||INC||Kaithal||Kaithal||4,59,26,000 4 Crore+||2013-2014||1,09,70,734 1 Crore+||88,57,496 88 Lacs+|
Table: Top 5 MLAs with high income as declared in income tax returns
· MLAs who have not declared Income Tax Details*:12 (13%) MLAs out of 90 analyzed have not declared income tax details.
* Some MLAs may be exempted from filing Income Tax Returns
· Education Details of MLAs: 28 (31%) MLAs have declared their educational qualification to be between 5th pass and 12th pass while 60 (67%) MLAs have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above. 1 MLA has declared that he is illiterate and 1 MLA hold diploma in Civil engineering.
· Age details of MLAs: 45 (50%) MLAs have declared their age to be between 25 and 50 years while 45 (50%) MLAs have declared their age to be between 51 and 70 years.
· Gender details of MLAs: Out of 90 MLAs, 13 (14%) MLAs are women.Contact Details
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