COP21 climate conference begins at Paris

PM meets PM Nawaz Sharif at COP 21 in Paris

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France is holding  COP21 at Paris, across the globe of 193 nation more than 170 to make it to the conference of grand size.Conference to agree on cut of emission rate which can target not more than 2C rise in temperature thus contain the growing of catastrophic and irreversible climate change .

COP21 climate conference begins”. World leaders gathered near Paris on Monday at the start of a two-week UN summit to address climate change. Follow the opening of the COP 21 conference as it unfolds.Media reports  The Prince of Wales at the opening ceremony of COP12. Obama and Bill Gates to announce historic investment in clean energy research.Climate Summit in Paris will witness today the launch of international solar alliance. The idea was broached by Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi to harness solar power as a major step to mitigate carbon gas emissions. This also aims at achieving the objective of keeping global warming below 2 degree Celsius between now and 2100.

India has already submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions ( INDC) in which India has committed to generate 100 giga watt solar power energy by 2022.

To give concrete shape to this idea, Mr Modi along with French president Francois Hollande will launch the alliance in presence of Ban Ki Moon today at 1700 hrs in le bourget. A number of head of states and governments are expected to be present at the event.

There are well over 100 countries which are solar rich lying fully or partially between the Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn. These countries– all potential members of alliance– are united by the shared vision to bring clean, affordable and renewable solar energy within the reach of all.

The objective of the solar alliance is to augment solar power generation in these countries with a view to contribute global sustainable development.

‘ Ecology of our Worlds’ with preface by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollende would be launched today at Paris Climate Summit.

AAPKaJokePal Bill. Join protest today

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Comments on imposing anti dumping duty on imports products from Bangladesh,Nepal

Dear All,

Ministry of Commerce and Industry Inviting Comments on imposing anti dumping duty on imports of jute products from Bangladesh and Nepal

This is for your kind intimation that the Government has found sufficient prima facie evidence of dumping of the “Jute Products” , originating in or exported from Bangladesh and Nepal , injury to the domestic industry and a casual link between the alleged dumping and injury exist to justify initiation of an anti dumping investigations.

The designated authority (Directorate General of Anti Dumping & Allied Duties) therefore hereby initiates investigation into the alleged dumping and consequent injury to the domestic industry in terms of Rule 5 of the Rules to determine the existence , degree and effect of the alleged dumping and to recommend the amount of anti dumping duty, which if levied would be adequate to remove the ‘injury’ to the domestic industry.

In this regard, Ministry of Commerce and Industry has invited the stakeholders of the concerned industry to submit the information relevant to the investigations in the following prescribed manner:

In order to make any submission (including Appendices/Annexure attached thereto) are required to file the same in two separate sets :

a. One set marked as Confidential (with title, number of pages, index etc.)

b. the other set marked as Non –confidential (with title, number of pages, index, etc.)

The “Confidential “ or “non-confidential” submission must be clearly marked as “confidential “ or “non-confidential” at the top of each page.

For information claimed as confidential , the supplier of the information is required to provide a good cause statement along with the supplied information as to why such information can not be disclosed.

Ministry of Commerce and Industry initiation notification  pertaining to anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of “Jute Product” originating in or exported from Bangladesh and Nepal  is attached herewith for your kind consideration.

Kindly send your suggestions or comments on the same latest by 26th November 2015 atresearch@phdcci.in  or rashmit@phdcci.in

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India comfortably goes through to the finals of the 8th Junior Men’s Asia Cup

Kuantan, Malaysia, 21st November 2015: Indian Junior Men’s Hockey team booked a berth in the final of the 8th Junior Men’s Asia Cup with a 6-1 win over Japan in the semi –finals. The match marked India’s second win over Japan in the tournament.

India started the first half with their usual flair and attacking play and within the first 12 minutes India opened their account through a field goal from Mandeep Singh.

Manpreet (jr.) added another goal to India’s tally in the next minute to take India 2-0 up in the semi -final. India didn’t look back after this and continued with their goal fest as Harmanpreet scored his 10th goal of the tournament from a penalty corner giving India a comfortable 3-0 lead. Vikramjit Singh’s field goal in the 27th minute consolidated India’s lead in the game.  The first half ended with the score at 4-0 in India’s favour.

Japan started the second half with an attacking intent and was rewarded with a penalty corner which was converted by Yamada Shota giving Japan a much needed breather. However India struck back fiercely in the 48th minute through a penalty corner conversion by Harmanpreet Singh taking his tally to 11 goals in the tournament. The margin of the win was extended even further with Varun Kumar scoring from a penalty corner to make it 6-1 in India’s favour and booking a berth for India in the finals.

“The boys played really well making it a great day for us in the tournament. We are one step away from winning the tournament and it is the time when we all need to keep our calm. The team is well drilled and hungry for more. We will take the next match as any other normal game and focus on putting up a good tight show” said Harendra Singh, Coach, Indian Junior Men’s Hockey Team

India will play the winner of the semi –final between Pakistan and Korea tomorrow at Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium in Kuantan, Malaysia.

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‘Leveraging International Cooperation to boost Indian Innovation Ecosystem’

November 30, 2015
Mr N.K. Sagar
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Dear Mr Sagar,
Global R & D Summit 2015

‘Leveraging International Cooperation to boost Indian Innovation Ecosystem’

Dec 7th – 8th 2015: Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi

Greetings from FICCI!

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in collaboration with Department of Science & Technology, Government of India is organising its annual flagship event ‘Global R&D Summit 2015’ – a two day integrated conference and exhibition to be held from December 7-8, 2015, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The theme of the conference is – ‘Leveraging International Cooperation to boost Indian Innovation Ecosystem’. Dr. Harsh Vardhan,Hon’ble Union Minister for Science & Technology & Earth Sciences, Govt. of India is scheduled to inaugurate the Global R & D Summit 2015 & Expo.

Last year, the Summit witnessed coming together of more than 70 subject- and domain- specific speakers from India and abroad who were engaged across 8 high-powered panel discussions and thematic sessions organized over the two days of the Summit. The audience turnout for the Summit was more than 400. Some of the countries which were represented in this summit included USA, France, UK, Japan, France, Sweden, Trinidad & Tobago, Germany, and South Korea. The Summit is attended in equal measures by representatives from the Government, Industry, and the Academia.

Concurrent to the conference, the summit will also host an exposition to showcase some of the major achievements and capabilities of leading R&D-focused organizations from industry, government and academia. It will offer tremendous opportunities for exhibitors to display some of their cutting-edge Innovations, Technologies, products and solutions to key customers, decision makers, business buyers, investors, scientific community and the media at large.The event aims to be a magnanimous milieu of policy-makers, startup leaders, innovators, investors, entrepreneurs, academia, industry, and international agencies. It will also render a high level networking opportunities with various actors from across the globe to Create, Connect and Collaborate to make the Indian Innovation Ecosystem the best in the World. Click on the hyperlink to download brochure and sponsorship dossier.

Considering the strategic role of your esteemed organisation in the R&D and innovation ecosystem of the country and its growing dominance in frontier areas of cutting-edge technology development, it is our immense pleasure to invite you to participate or nominate some of your colleagues and members of the organization to participate as “Delegates” for the conference. 

Kindly send the duly filled in Registration form (click here to download). Payment options are also mentioned in the same. You can also log in to our websitehttp://www.ficcirndsummit.com/ and make the payment online. Please note that only RTGS/NEFT/DD will be accepted after 30th November 2015. NO CHEQUES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE.ONLY CASH PAYMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE ON-THE SPOT REGISTRATION DESK ON THE EVENT DAY.

For any further details, your office may please feel free to get in touch with my colleague Ms Sadia Khan / Ms. Anchal, T: +91-11-23487361/23487582, E-mail:sadia.khan@ficci.com / scitech@ficci.com

Please refer to the E-flyer below:

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She has just 3 months to get help from the Indian government.

Dear Naresh,

Aditi Chauhan is India’s first female footballer to play internationally. Her career might come to an end over a visa application. She has just 3 months to get help from the Indian government.

Sign Aaditya’s petition.

She’s Making India Proud! Let’s Help Aditi Chauhan!

Aaditya Chauhan
India
India’s female footballer, Aditi Chauhan fights for recognition and a Visa that allows her to follow her dreams.” – AlJazeera, Nov 22, 2015 When we think of Indian Football, the first name that crops up in our mind is either that of Baichung Bhutia, IM Vijayan or more recently, Sunil Chetri. But there is a certain individual right now, who is currently in UK and toiling hard every single day to make her dreams come true and give Indian Women’s Footballthe attention it deserves.

Yes, you read it right. It’s a ‘She’ and we are talking about ‘Indian Women’s Football’.

To many of you this would make no sense. Many of you after reading this would be surprised to learn that India even has a Women’s Football team.  But for you folks, not only does India have a Women’s football team, they are ranked 56 out of 177 teams in the world while Men’s team is ranked 167 out of 209 teams. Doesn’t it make sense to support this cause?

One female who has made it to the world’s most followed league, English Premier league, is the Indian National Women’s Team Goalkeeper, Aditi Chauhan.

Not only has she signed a season-long contract with West Ham Ladies Football Club (WHLFC), Chauhan became the first Indian woman to play English league football. She was also recently awarded the ‘Woman in Football Award’ at the 3rd Asian Football Awards at the iconic Wembley Stadium.

She was also featured by top International and Indian daily, links mentioned below:

But despite all her achievements, she is uncertain of how her future would span out. She is not even sure if she will be able to finish her first season at WHLFC as her student visa expires in three months and her expenses are paid for by her parents back in India. WHLFC are unable to grant her a visa nor does the club pay for her contributions because of the FA league policies that prohibit a third tier English women’s league clubs from paying their players or sponsoring their visas.

But despite London’s increasing rent, a sportsperson’s dietary, fitness and travel expenditures, and a future that hinges on several ifs and buts, Chauhan toils hard everyday and gives the game all she’s got, for it’s the passion for the game that got her thus far, and she is confident that this would take her ahead too.

Let’s pledge our support and help Aditi get the support and help that she not only wants, but also deserves. Here’s what she needs:

  • Help from Indian government for her Work Visa so that she can continue her season at West Ham.
  • Financial support for her efforts.
  • Wishes from all Indians so that she can continue her journey and explore the path that has never been explored before and motivate thousands of females in India to take up the beautiful game.

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Dear Friends,

I am delighted to share with you the Annual Report 2015 for CPR, presented in a fresh format as part of a year-long focus on developing a new approach to communications. This report follows on the new logo we adopted, as well as the launch of our new website and social media channels.

As always, faculty and researchers at CPR have been extraordinarily productive, writing in different genres, and covering a range of the most pressing issues of our time—climate change, urbanisation, trade, regional integration in South Asia, India’s security challenges, land conflicts, environmental degradation, constitutional values, the nature of India’s democracy, and more.

The report provides a brief offering of what we have achieved over 2014-2015 to whet your appetite further. We hope you continue to find CPR’s work useful, thoughtful, provocative, and are grateful for your engagement with our work.

Best Regards,

Sincerely,

Pratap Bhanu Mehta
President and Chief Executive

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Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences receives ABP News Healthcare Leadership Award 

for Best Quality in Service Delivery in Healthcare

New Delhi, November 30, 2015: Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences Ltd. (MIMS) has received the Healthcare Leadership Award from ABP News for the Best Quality in Service Delivery in Healthcare. An independent panel of judges comprising of Mandy Saven, Head of Food, Hospitality Stylus, Saket V. Rao, Vice President, Housing.com, Lene Tourn, Partner, Uncomuns, Nitin Bahl, Country Marketing Manager, Motorola Solutions India Pvt. Ltd, Ralph Brunner, CMO, MetLife, Suhasini Kirloskar, Chief of Marketing, GS Lab, Siddhartha Choudhary, Global Marketing Head, Water health International and Ben Foo, ‎Marketing Director at McDonald’s Corporation Malaysia assessed healthcare providers that made the highest impact across performance and quality metrics and presented awards across 60 categories. Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences was recognized for their processes and quality improvements to ensure the best patient outcomes.

Dr. Rahul Menon, Chief Executive Officer of Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences said, ‘’This award is a validation of our efforts to ensure the highest quality standards to deliver safe, effective and compassionate care to our patients. Over the years we have focused on bringing the latest in medical advancements to improve health outcomes at affordable costs.’’

‎US‬ team in search of Flight B-24 J missing 1944

‪#‎US‬ search team in search of Flight B-24 J that went missing in November 1944 during ‪#‎WorldWarII‬ in ‪#‎Arunachal‬ has recovered live ammunitions, a 50 caliber gun (damaged) and few human remains including tooth and skull.

US Defence Prisoners of War Accounting Agency (DPPA) in search of Flight B-24 J nicknamed ‘Hot As Hell’ that went missing with eight crew members on board
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn not to favour UK air strikes in Syria

In UK, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has written to his Members of Parliament saying he cannot back UK air strikes in Syria, prompting a warning of shadow Cabinet resignations.

Mr Corbyn rejected David Cameron’s claim that targeting so called Islamic State there would make Britain safer.

His intervention, which puts him at odds with a number of his MPs, was criticised by a shadow Cabinet member.

Labour is divided on whether to support Mr Cameron’s call for air strikes, with about half of the shadow cabinet believed to back intervention.

Govt trying to bring down defence procurement process to 3 years: Defence Minister

 

Nov 29,  8:51 AM

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the Government is trying to bring down the defence procurement process to three years from present an average of five years.

Addressing annual session of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi on Saturday, Mr Parrikar said the government will bring out a comprehensive document on the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) to satisfaction of India Inc in general and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in particular.

The Defence Minister urged members of industry to give a critical view on the proposed DPP as their criticism would enable the government in preparing the document of simplified procedures.

He said it will help in making India self reliant in defence production as well.

 

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The formal contract agreement signing ceremony for the two Rs.40,000/- crores High Horse Power best-in-class modern locomotive Joint Venture factory projects (Electric Locomotive Factory at Madhepura and Diesel Locomotive Factory at Marhowra – Bihar) signifying a giant leap for the nation’s biggest ever “Make in India” initiative, will take place in the august presence of Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting, Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Smt. Nirmala Sitaraman,Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha. Union Ministers and Members of Parliament hailing from Bihar are also expected to grace the occasion. On this occasion,Ambassador of USA to India H.E. Mr. Richard R. Verma, Ambassador of France to India H.E. Mr. Francois Richier,Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A.K. Mital, Railway Board Members, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), GoI Shri Amitabh Kant, both the JV partners(of the two proposed locomotive factories) namely CEO, M/s GE TRANSPORT, USA Ms Jamie Miller; CEO, M/s ALSTOM, FRANCE Mr. Henri Poupart-Lafarge will be among those present.
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Great Britain begins campaign on a winning note

Raipur, 28th Nov 2015: Simon Mantell scored twice as Great Britain got their Hero Hockey World League Final 2015 campaign off to a flying start with a 3-1 win over Pool A rivals Canada on Day 2 in Raipur, India.

Mantell needed just two minutes to open his account with a tap-in before Mark Pearson restored parity for the Red Caribous with a speculative cross from the right that found the bottom left corner.

Second quarter goals from Mantell and Alastair Brogdon gave Great Britain a 3-1 advantage at half time, a lead that the dominant Europeans would never relinquish.

It was a good start to get a 3-1 win in first game although we need to improve on a lot”, said Great Britain’s Alan Forsyth after the match. “Now its all about recovery and then focusing on putting in a good performance against Australia.”

Canadian scorer Mark Pearson described being in India as a “special experience”, before commenting on his team’s participation in the event.

“It is the first time that Canada has qualified for a tournament as prestigious as this, and it effectively functions as a Champions Trophy”, said Pearson. “We are not here to be passengers, we want to get results so it is disappointing to come away with a 3-1 loss but there is plenty to build on.”

Hero Man of the Match: Nick Catlin (GBR)

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Australia defeat Belgium 1-0

Raipur, 28th Nov 2015: A solitary goal from Australia veteran Jamie Dwyer was enough for the top ranked Kookaburras to defeat Pool A opponents Belgium on Day 2 of the Hero Hockey World League Final 2015 in Raipur, India.

The 36-year-old five times FIH Player of the Year fired home from a tight angle in the 22nd minute to give the Aussies victory in a rematch of the first place match from the Hockey World League Semi-Final in Antwerp earlier this year.

Although Australia also had two strikes overturned, the Belgians gave an excellent showing of themselves and could easily have taken something from the game if they had made the most of their chances.

Speaking after the match, Australia striker Keiran Govers said: “It was a hard running, physical sort of game. It is always a good challenge to start off with Belgium, and we always have very close games with them. It was a scrappy 1-0 win, but we will look at the video, see what we need to improve on and look forward to taking on Great Britain tomorrow.”

Despite defeat, Belgium captain John-John Dohmen saw plenty of positives in his side’s performance. “I feel really good about the game, to be honest. It was our best performance in maybe the last 10 matches, so we can be happy with the way we played. We didn’t win even though we had enough chances to score, but Australia are maybe a bit more efficient. I think it was good game to watch, so it is a pity that there was only one goal.”

Hero Man of the Match: Matt Gohdes (AUS)

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Suu Kyi warns her party’s new MPs that wrongdoing will not be tolerated

Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi has warned newly elected Members of Parliament that she will not tolerate poor discipline or wrongdoing.

Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party took nearly 80 per cent of contested seats in the November 8th election, promising change after decades of alleged corrosive and corrupt army control of the country.

The current Parliament is due to sit until at least January.

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Russia announces economic sanctions against Turkey

Russia announces economic sanctions against Turkey

Nov 29, 2:16 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced economic sanctions against Turkey, following the downing of their warplane by Ankara on the Syrian border on Tuesday.

The decree published on the Kremlin’s website yesterday came hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced regret over the incident.

Mr Erdogan had said that Turkey was truly saddened by the event and wished it hadn’t occurred.

The Russian sanctions covers imports from Turkey, the work of Turkish companies in Russia and any Turkish nationals working for Russian companies.

The decree also calls for an end to charter flights between the countries.

It also urges Russian tour operators to refrain from selling packages to Turkey, while Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has warned its citizens against non-essential travel to Russia until the situation becomes clear.

Mr. Erdogan’s expression of regret was the first since Turkish F-16 jets shot down the Russian jet on grounds that it had violated Turkish airspace despite repeated warnings to change course.

He renewed a call for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of a climate conference in Paris, saying it would be an opportunity to overcome tensions.

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India: Paris conference need to work on Green technologies at affordable prices.

India: Paris conference need to work on Green technologies at affordable prices.

India says, Paris conference should enable access to climate relevant technologies at affordable prices.Ahead of the Climate Change Summit beginning in Paris tomorrow, India today said that the outcome of the conference should enable access to climate-relevant technologies at affordable prices.

In its official twitter handle for the Summit, the government said that Paris agreement should enable countries to collaborate in development and large scale deployment of climate friendly technologies.

It said that the outcome of the Summit must support adaptation and development to affordable technologies balancing intermittent supply of solar and wind energy.

The tweet also said, India has submitted Intended Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris conference and pledged to reduce carbon emissions by 33 to 35 percent of its GDP by 2030 from 2005 level.

Over 150 heads of state will participate in the Conference tomorrow to strike a deal on global warming.

The high participation makes the Summit one of the largest diplomatic conferences ever organized, besides the United Nations General Assembly Sessions in New York.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for the Conference shortly. He will unveil India’s Strategy to contain global warming and its serious consequences.

The summit is being organized under tight security measures in the wake of the recent terror attacks in Paris that claimed 130 lives and injured many others.

AIR correspondent, covering the Summit, reports that 1.28 lakh security personnel have been mobilized for peaceful conduct of the Conference.