Thursday, June 22, 2017

INDIA COMPLETE CAMPAIGN AT THE BRICS GAMES 2017

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  • India finish 4th at the BRICS Games 2017, after losing to Russia and South Africa, concluding their exposure tournament in China.
  • The team was lacking in size in the absence of star centre Amritpal Singh, which resulted in them being outrebounded by heavyweights Russia and China.
  • Forwards Amjyot Singh Gill and Rikin Pethani performed consistently in the tournament, averaging 26 and 14.3 ppg respectively.
  • The team benefitted greatly from the practice afforded by this tournament before the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup in Lebanon, but will be nervously waiting on the fitness of captain Vishesh Bhriguvanshi and veteran small forward Yadwinder Singh.
Bengaluru, 22nd June 2017: India completed their participation at the BRICS Games after posting losses against Russia (19th June) and South Africa (20th June). The Games were held from 17th to 20thJune in Guangzhou, China.

Against Russia, India continued to struggle in the paint in the absence of their starting big man Amritpal Singh, and were outrebounded 54 – 34. Amjyot Singh Gill top scored with 20 points.

The Indian team put up a much stronger fight against South Africa, in what was essentially a contest for third place, after each team had lost their previous games against China and Russia.

The Indian team began the game quick off the blocks, and held a 12 point lead at the end of the first quarter. South Africa clawed back quickly, and the game was tied 33-33 going into half time. The teams continued to trade baskets right until the end of the third quarter, with neither team able to break the deadlock. But South Africa put on the afterburners in the fourth quarter, outscoring India 31-18 and taking the last spot on the podium. Amjyot Singh Gill put in another strong performance with 32 points that included 4 treys from beyond the arc.

The Indian team benefitted greatly from the practice afforded by this tournament before the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup in Lebanon. India’s participation also provided excellent exposure to its younger players like Jeevanantham Pandi, Muin Bek, Arshpreet Bhullar and Ravi Bhardwaj, who gained valuable international on-court experience. Another key silver lining was the performances of Amjyot Singh Gill and Rikin Pethani, who averaged 26 and 14.3 ppg respectively. Gill performed consistently in the tournament, playing all but one minute of all three games in the tournament, and leading the scoring for the Indian team in each of those games.

On the flipside, India will be nervously waiting on the fitness of captain Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (who suffered an ACL injury in the first game of the tournament against China) and veteran small forward Yadwinder Singh (back injury). Both stars are being evaluated to determine their availability moving forward.

The hosts China finished the tournament as runners-up, as they were beaten by Russia 53-58 on the final day of the tournament.

19th June 2017: Russia (Ivlev Vladimir 17 pts; Zakharov Denis 14 pts) bt India (Amjyot Singh Gill 20 pts; Rikin Pethani 13pts, Jeevanantham Pandi 12 pts) 88 – 58 [22-26, 13-23, 14-20, 9-19]

20th June 2017: South Africa (Fumani Marhanele 21 pts; Thabo Sithole 18 pts) bt India (Amjyot Singh Gill 32 pts; Rikin Pethani 18 pts, 11 reb) 88 – 75 [21-9, 12-24, 24-24, 18-31]

About the BRICS Games 2017

The BRICS Games 2017 is a tournament played among the BRICS countries with a view to developing sports exchange and cooperation, and promoting mutual friendship among BRICS countries. The host country of BRICS summit organizes the annual BRICS games and as China is all set to host the summit in September this year, they are given the responsibility of organizing the games. The choices of the games differ each year and are selected in consultation with the member countries. The 2017 BRICS Games were held from 17-20 June 2017 in Guangzhou, China at the Tianhe Sports Gymnasium.

About Basketball Federation of India

The Basketball Federation of India or BFI is the governing and controlling body of basketball in India, and is responsible for the development and promotion of the sport at all levels. BFI has been involved in conducting camps, clinics, events, and training sessions at its academies for the development of basketball. BFI came into being in 1935 and took complete control over Indian basketball in 1950. Prior to that time, the Indian Olympic Association handled the conduct of Indian basketball championships. Since 1950, the BFI has been conducting various such championships, from the grassroots to senior team participation in international tournaments. In addition, the BFI has been responsible for the establishment of strong sub-junior and junior level programs. The BFI has to its credit produced several international players of repute, among them 17 have been bestowed with the honour of Arjuna Awards. Earlier in June 2015, 19-year-old Satnam Singh Bhamara made history by becoming the first Indian national to be drafted by an NBA team, when he was selected by the Dallas Mavericks. More information at www.basketballfederationindia.org.
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MINISTRY OF MINES INVITES SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROJECT PROPOSALS

Ministry of Mines Invites Science and Technology Project Proposals

New Delhi, June 22, 2017

Projects are invited from Academic Institutions, Universities, National Institutes and R&D Institution recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India, for upto 3 years duration in the following thrust areas which have direct bearing on mineral sector, applied and sustainable aspect of mining and industrial applications:

2.                  THRUST AREAS OF RESEARCH IN MINES


The broad thrust areas for supporting Research in Mining are given below:
  1. Prospecting/exploration for strategic rare and rare earth
  2. Development of new technology for mineral exploration and mining on land and deep sea to locate and exploit new mineral
  • Research in mining methods. This includes rock mechanics, mine designing, mining equipments, energy conservation, environmental protection and mine
  1. Improve efficiency in process, operations, recovery of by-products and reduction in specification and consumption
  2. Research in metallurgy and mineral beneficiation techniques to utilize lower grade and finer size
  3. Extraction of value added products from mine waste, plant tailings etc.
  • Development of new alloys and metal related products,
  • Evolve low capital and energy saving processing
  1. Production of materials of high
  2. Cooperative research among organizations associated with the mineral

3.                  Scientific and Technical Merit and relevance to Industry


All organization should follow the instructions given below before submitting the project proposals to the Ministry:-

  1. the proposal should be relevant to the overall mandate of mining, exploration, minerals, metals value addition, waste and environmental impact of mining and metallurgical processing
  2. b) industry inputs and participation
  1. Originality in terms of concept, method, innovation, or in application;
  2. development of    new    methods,     synthesis     of    advanced materials,
  3. process improvements and innovation,
  4. design of apparatus and other research tools,
  5. process development       for     waste/secondary/low        grade materials recovery,


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  1. zero waste mining, large data analysis and simulation modeling
  2. nature of study as experimental, modeling/simulation and both
  3. There must be a clear enunciation of objectives and deliverable in the proposal
  4. detailing of research methodology, design of experiments, chosen methods of analysis appropriate and
  5. intended/potential application area has to be made clear in the proposal, industry relevance, industry participation if appropriate
  6. potential scalability to pilot plant and later on plant levels
  7. what are the techno economic benefits (at least rough estimates).

Science & Technology (S&T) projects are funded through grant-in- aid by the Ministry of Mines through the process of project evaluation by Project Evaluation and Review Committee (PERC) and recommended projects are approved by the Standing Scientific Advisory Group (SSAG) constituted by the Ministry.

Projects can be submitted to the Section Officer, (Metal-IV section), Room No. 528, Block 11, 5th Floor, CGO Complex, Ministry  of Mines, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110001 (Phone No.-011-24364196 in the prescribed proforma by 15th July 2017 alongwith soft copy of the project proposal in MS word format (not more than 3 MB) to the E- mail vikas.raj@nic.in . The details of terms and conditions and the prescribed proforma are available at the website www.mines.nic.inThose projects, which are shortlisted shall be directed to present their
proposal either in Delhi or any other city. The Grants-in-aid will be governed by Government of India terms and conditions as amended from time to tim
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M6.8 – NEAR COAST OF GUATEMALA

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude6.8
Date-Time
  • 22 Jun 2017 12:31:04 UTC
  • 22 Jun 2017 06:31:04 near epicenter
  • 22 Jun 2017 16:31:04 standard time in your timezone
Location13.753N 90.949W
Depth46 km
Distances
  • 64 km (40 miles) SSW (197 degrees) of Escuintla, Escuintla, Guatemala
  • 65 km (40 miles) S (174 degrees) of Santa Luc�a Cotzumalguapa, Escuintla, Guatemala
  • 88 km (55 miles) SSW (203 degrees) of Amatitl�n, Guatemala, Guatemala
  • 95 km (59 miles) SSW (204 degrees) of Villa Nueva, Guatemala, Guatemala
  • 108 km (67 miles) SSW (205 degrees) of GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala
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CHILD ABUSE: INSIA WRITES, “I WAS 10 WHEN I WAS SEXUALLY ABUSED.

Dear Sagar Media Inc,
Insia writes, “I was 10 when I was sexually abused. Over the years, I met many more survivors… One of them was my husband.”
She adds, “Boys of all ages, and of all backgrounds, across locations and states, report that they have experienced sexual abuse… Then why were their stories never told? Many a time, I have also come across people who refuse to believe that boys can get raped.”
Sign her petition asking the Ministry of Women and Child Development to conduct an in-depth study on male child abuse so that it can be tackled effectively.

Target- Maneka Gandhi, Minister for Women and Child Development: Order an in-depth study on male child sexual abuse in India #EndTheIsolation

insia dariwala 
mumbai, India
 I was 10 when I was sexually abused. Men who I had dearly trusted had violated me. The violation became a part of my life. It continued.
Later on, as I grew up confused about love, men, and the pain inside me, I realised, what happened to me, was called ‘Child Sexual Abuse.’
The knowing should have freed me. Instead, it sent me deeper into isolation. I carried my world in my head, and for some time it did work in protecting me, but in the process also alienated people around me.
As a filmmaker, stories became my refuge. They moved, inspired, and had the power to bring together strangers.
Over the years, I met many more survivors living a life of penance for a crime they had not committed. One of them was my husband.
“I was sexually abused at the age of 5, by a trusted caretaker. The abuse went on for a month. Most times it lasted for a few minutes. The memories though, live in me forever.”
My husband and I have lived through an extremely painful process of coming to terms with our abuse. His, and the other stories I had heard from friends I knew, made me realise that even men can get sexually abused. Millions of men are living an isolated life of pain endured as children. Then why were their stories never told?
The government’s 2007 study on child abuse reports that a shocking 53.2% of children say they have experienced one or more form of sexual abuse. Of this number, 52.9% are boys. Boys of all ages, and of all backgrounds, across locations and states, report that they have experienced sexual abuse.
It is quite unfortunate that while on one hand, a girl’s sexual abuse is scorned, and looked at as a serious crime, most men are pressurised by society to pass off their sexual abuse as a rite of passage.
Sexual exploitation by older boys is often misinterpreted as Sexual Exploration and hence younger boys feel obligated to hide it.
Many a time, I have also come across people who refuse to believe that boys can get raped.
Men are ridiculed, their sexual orientation is questioned, and the pressure to live up to the façade of society’s macho image, weighs in so heavy, that ultimately the only way out, is to live a life within.
There is hardly any attention given to male child sexual abuse by the government. As a mother of a 17 year old boy, I strongly believe that no male is born aggressive, violent, or insensitive to women. It is an acquired behaviour, learnt from the people around them.
That’s why I started this petition asking the Women and Child Development Minister, Maneka Gandhi to do an in-depth study on male child sexual abuse.
A study on this topic might help us get insights on how we can prevent the use of violence in this society.
It might also help us curb the growth of sexual violence in men at its onset.
Research will help shed light on male mindsets, and certain hidden aspects of the long term effects of sexual abuse on men.
 The POCSO laws might merely act as a platform to punish sexual predators, but conviction rates are extremely low.
What about the numerous cases out there, which are not yet addressed? What about the millions of boys, who have lived with the pain, and perhaps gone on to unleash their pain on other helpless victims? Why is it that till date we have invested so much in the cure but so little in prevention? 
Sign my petition and ask the Women & Child development ministry to take the first step to end sexual violence against children & *women.

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SOJOURN FOR MR RAM NATH KOVIND IN LUTYENS DELHI:

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Indeed grand gesture by the Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma’s residence in Akbar Road will be the new temporary address of BJP’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind.
Ram Nath Kovind will be staying at the expansive 10 Akbar Road bungalow in the heart of Lutyens Delhi for about a month till the presidential election on July 17, top sources said.
Septuagenarian  and choice of PM Modi appears certain to be the next president, had earlier been allocated 144 North Avenue as Bihar governor. After his resignation as governor, top authorities in the Centre decided he should move to a bigger bungalow for security reasons, the sources added.
Interestingly, this is not Sharma’s first tryst with presidents, former, would be and present.
The Union culture and tourism minister had earlier been allocated 10 Rajaji Marg, the residence of former president A P J Abdul Kalam, but was asked to leave it for President Pranab Mukherjee who will be moving to the bungalow after his retirement.
Kovind was picked as the ruling National Democratic Alliance’s candidate for president earlier this week. He has already got backing from several non-NDA parties, including the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), the Janata Dal-United (JD-U), the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and both factions of the AIADMK.
Ram Nath Kovind born 1 October 1945 is an Indian politician and the NDA candidate for President of India. Kovind is a Dalit leader and member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was Governor of Bihar from 2015 to 2017.
On 19 June 2017, BJP party president Amit Shah declared Kovind the NDA candidate for the post of President of India.
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HIGH TIME BADAL STOOGES SHED POLITICAL CROSS-DRESSING: S. SARNA

NEW DELHI, Jun 21: Exposed for their sins of omission and commission towards the Panth while in power for ten long years, the Badals and their stooges must now drop their miserably failed attempts to re-brand themselves as proponents of the Sikh cause, SADD president Paramjit Singh Sarna warned Wednesday.
S. Sarna’s comments came in response to petty criticism that sycophants of the ousted CM have launched over chief minister Amarinder Singh’s honest talk about atrocities against the Sikhs during the unrest in Punjab.
During the launch of a book recently, Capt Singh boldly disclosed how a group of 21 suspected Sikh insurgents were killed in fake shootouts after he negotiated their surrender during the Chandra Shekhar government.
“Capt Singh called a spade a spade. His audacious disclosure sheds new light on New Delhi’s Punjab policy during Chandra Shekhar’s seven-month government. It’s a highly precious historical record revealed by an elected leader,” noted the SADD chief. “Afflicted with a perpetually low IQ and abject slave mentality, stooges of the Badals have, however, sought to drag Sri Akal Takht Sahib into an issue of state policy,” S. Sarna observed.
He cautioned supporters of the former chief minister against resorting to political crossdressing.
“It’s like living in an idiot’s paradise if they believe the Panth cannot see through their turncoat posturing. They are the worst adversaries of the Sikh cause when in power. When out of it, they try to rediscover their lost ground in Sikhi,” the SADD president said.
He held the Badals and their loyalists squarely responsible for annihilating the institutional prestige of Sri Akal Takht Sahib with their trivial actions.
“I advise them to introspect what all their party and their top leaders have done to Sikhi whenever they got power. The Panth will not allow you to mess up with community affairs any more with your shenanigans,” warned S. Sarna.
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WHAT DOES AN INDIAN SMART CITY LOOK LIKE?


21.06.2017 12:22:41 – CPR and CSH are pleased to invite you to a workshop on
What does an Indian smart city look like? 
(live-PR.com) – CPR and CSH are pleased to invite you to a workshop on
What does an Indian smart city look like?
Ashwathy Anand, Ajai Sreevatsan, and Persis Taraporevala
Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Conference Hall, Centre for Policy Research
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June 2017 will mark the two year anniversary of the Smart City Mission (SCM), one of the flagship projects undertaken by the Government of India 
(GOI) towards urban development. The mission has generated extensive interest with a clear disjunction in opinions regarding the potential effectiveness of the mission in achieving its stated goal of creating ‘replicable models’ of urban development that can inspire change across cities in India. Given the scale and significance of the mission, it could create long term changes in the governance and financing patterns of urban India and affect the quality of life of millions of citizens.
A unique aspect of the Mission is the ambiguity of what constitutes a smart city. The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has clearly stated that there is no singular definition of a smart city and provided each city the opportunity to define ‘smartness’ for themselves. The result has been a mix of ideas which include both high-end digital and more established traditional solutions to tackle gaps in urban form and quality of life. Through an analysis of the accepted smart city proposals and ancillary secondary data, this discussion seeks to present an empirical understanding of what India thinks a smart city looks like and examine the potential of achieving its aims of creating more liveable, sustainable and financially secure cities.
Ashwathy Anand is a trained architect from the School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal and is currently associated with the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. As a practitioner she has worked on the City Heritage Plan for Mathura under the Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY). Her academic research interests focus on understanding the processes involved in transforming and regenerating Indian cities. She was an Urban Fellow at IIHS Bangalore.
Ajai Sreevatsan is a former investigative reporter with The Hindu and is currently associated with the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. As a journalist, his primary interest lay in questions pertaining to urban inequality, local democracy and participative governance. He has also written extensively on environmental issues. Till recently, he was an urban fellow at IIHS, Bangalore. He has an M.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University.
Persis Taraporevala is a Research Associate at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. She focuses on issues of citizenship, governance and social justice in the urban context. Her work includes the privatisation of government structures in India, participatory processes of planning and the agency of immigrants in urban villages. She has an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford.
As part of our Urban Workshop Series, the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), Delhi, are delighted to invite you to a workshop on What does an Indian smart city look like? by Ashwathy Anand, Ajai Sreevatsan and Persis Taraporevala.
Date: Tuesday, 27th June 2017
Time: 3.45 p.m.
Venue: Conference Hall, Centre for Policy Research, Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110 021
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June 2017 will mark the two year anniversary of the Smart City Mission (SCM), one of the flagship projects undertaken by the Government of India (GOI) towards urban development. The mission has generated extensive interest with a clear disjunction in opinions regarding the potential effectiveness of the mission in achieving its stated goal of creating ‘replicable models’ of urban development that can inspire change across cities in India. Given the scale and significance of the mission, it could create long term changes in the governance and financing patterns of urban India and affect the quality of life of millions of citizens.
A unique aspect of the Mission is the ambiguity of what constitutes a smart city. The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has clearly stated that there is no singular definition of a smart city and provided each city the opportunity to define ‘smartness’ for themselves. The result has been a mix of ideas which include both high-end digital and more established traditional solutions to tackle gaps in urban form and quality of life. Through an analysis of the accepted smart city proposals and ancillary secondary data, this discussion seeks to present an empirical understanding of what India thinks a smart city looks like and examine the potential of achieving its aims of creating more liveable, sustainable and financially secure cities.Ashwathy Anand is a trained architect from the School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal and is currently associated with the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. As a practitioner she has worked on the City Heritage Plan for Mathura under the Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY). Her academic research interests focus on understanding the processes involved in transforming and regenerating Indian cities. She was an Urban Fellow at IIHS Bangalore.
Persis Taraporevala is a Research Associate at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. She focuses on issues of citizenship, governance and social justice in the urban context. Her work includes the privatisation of government structures in India, participatory processes of planning and the agency of immigrants in urban villages. She has an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford.
Ajai Sreevatsan is a former investigative reporter with The Hindu and is currently associated with the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. As a journalist, his primary interest lay in questions pertaining to urban inequality, local democracy and participative governance. He has also written extensively on environmental issues. Till recently, he was an urban fellow at IIHS, Bangalore. He has an M.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University.
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This is the eighty ninth in a series of Urban Workshops planned by the Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), New Delhi and Centre for Policy Research (CPR). These workshops seek to provoke public discussion on issues relating to the development of the city and try to address all its facets including its administration, culture, economy, society and politics. For further information, please contact: Christine Ithurbide at christine@csh-delhi.com, Pa rtha Mukhopadhyay at partha@cprindia.org or Marie-Hélène Zerah at marie-helene.zerah@ird.fr
This workshop is free and there is no registration. Find all the videos of our previous workshops on the following link : www.cprindia.org/ projects/cpr-csh-urban- workshop
We look forward to welcoming you to CPR for what promises to be an interesting discussion. Please feel free to share this invitation with friends and colleagues who may be interested.
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Christine Ithurbide
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NSD : CELEBRATION OF 3RD INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY  

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On the occasion of 3rd International Yoga Day, National School of Drama has celebrated this event on the day of 21st June 2017 from 10.00 am onwards in the campus by organizing a Yoga Camp under a Yoga Expert Ms. Sunaina Aarah in which Director (NSD), Registrar (NSD), Dy. Registrar (NSD), Faculty, Students, Artists and Staff participated and did couple of exercises and took initiative to bring Yoga in their daily life.
On this day, Prof. Waman Kendre, Director, NSD has stated that “Yog is our heritage, our precious gift from our ancestors and we should bring it to our life for our own benefit”.
Ms. Sunaina Aarha, Yog Expert emphasized on the value of co-ordination between breathe and movements during yog. She trained everyone there on the basis of same aspect i.e. breathe and movement coordination.
After an hour yog practice and lecture, the programme was ended with Vote of Thanks by Sh. A.K. Barua, PRO, NSD to all those who have participated on this great occasion.
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3RD EDITION OF THE FRENCH-LANGUAGE TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMME


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3RD EDITION OF THE FRENCH-LANGUAGE TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMME


21.06.2017 12:29:59 – 3RD EDITION OF THE FRENCH-LANGUAGE TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMME 
(live-PR.com) – The Embassy of France and Institut français India organised the 3rd edition of the French-language Teacher Training Programme Université régionale BELC Inde, Asie centrale et Asie du sud
22-25 May 2017, in Goa
New Delhi, 30 May 17
Institut français India, the cultural service of the French Embassy, together with the International Center for Pedagogical Studies in Paris (CIEP) organised the 3rd 
Regional University BELC India, Central Asia and South Asia in Goa from 22-25 May 2017. The four-day training programme for French-language teachers was organised in collaboration with the Department of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Goa, in partnership with Goyal Publishers & Distributors.
The Regional University BELC is a highlight of the teaching of French as a foreign Language in India. The event took place in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Delhi in May 2015. The following year, it took place at Amity University Noida, Delhi. In 2017, it was decided that the BELC would take place in a different region every year. Goa University had been chosen, thanks to Prof. Varun Sahni, Vice-Chancellor, whose policy was to increase higher education cooperation with France.
This May, Goa University hosted 122 teachers from various backgrounds (Alliances Françaises, schools and universities) and from various countries, including India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan and Sri Lanka. Seven experts in didactics for the teaching of French as a Foreign Language supervised 30 hours of training to these teachers from schools and universities. The teachers were enrolled in different workshops, according to their specific needs: methodology, French for specific purposes, linguistic and cultural links, development of oral and written skills, literature, grammar, group interaction, etc. Institut français India also offered a programme of cultural activities, through visits to various locations and concerts in Goa.
The event proved to be a great success to teachers, and participants comments were as follows: “Very useful and efficient, in a friendly atmosphere”, “a wonderful experience”, “rewarding”, “also useful for the intercultural exchanges with teachers from other countries”, “very well organised”, “good opportunity to share ideas and experiences”, “rewarding”, “work with pleasure”, “I recommend!”, “my objectives have all been met”.
The main objective of the service for cooperation in French Language, Education and Training at Institut français India (IFI), as defined by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, is to promote and support French-language training in India by providing quality training for teachers. To this effect, pedagogical and linguistic workshops and seminars are organised throughout the country, in schools, universities and Alliances Françaises, at a national and regional level.
Through such cooperation the French Embassy aims to develop and enhance links between French and Indian schools and universities, to promote student mobility, and to increase students’ employability on the international labour market.
Institut français India, the cultural service of the French Embassy, together with the International Center for Pedagogical Studies in Paris (CIEP) organised the 3rd Regional University BELC India, Central Asia and South Asia in Goa from 22-25 May 2017. The four-day training programme for French-language teachers was organised in collaboration with the Department of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Goa, in partnership with Goyal Publishers & Distributors.
The Regional University BELC is a highlight of the teaching of French as a foreign Language in India. The event took place in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Delhi in May 2015. The following year, it took place at Amity University Noida, Delhi. In 2017, it was decided that the BELC would take place in a different region every year. Goa University had been chosen, thanks to Prof. Varun Sahni, Vice-Chancellor, whose policy was to increase higher education cooperation with France.
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FIGHTER PILOTS DOMINATE SKIES 1000 KM RADIUS – NO BSF MES

June20, 2017 (C) Ravinder Singh progressindia2015@gmail.com

I don’t know the Politics behind ‘Pathankot Report’ indicting Commandant of the Pathankot Airbase – a fighter Pilot.
Fighter Pilots are FRONTLINE of India’s Security. BSF or Punjab Police who failed in their duty to let in Terrorists almost every day and no BSF or PP Commandant was dismissed.
Role of Fighter Pilot Commander is to INTERCEPT Intruding Enemy Fighters within 60 seconds at all times and Cover & Dominate upto 1000 km radius in Fighter Jets  flying with Weapons at 2000 kmph+ speed, MES is responsible for Boundary Wall & Lighting.
In 1965 war IAF Fighter Pilots Nirmaljeet Singh Sekhon and Manjit Singh Sekhon cousins at Srinagar Airbase responded within seconds – Intercepted, Hit and Shot Down Pakistan Fighters otherwise Kashmir would have been lost.
In 1948 invasion of Kashmir – IAF Pilots Airlifted Army to Kashmir to save Kashmir.
In 1999 Kargil War also role IAF was attack Invaders from Air – it was Army who re-captured the lost ground.
I was responsible for JE(E) Security of Central Store near Leela Hotel in Chanakyapuri Delhi – India’s biggest in 1976.
Though my expected Role was to Control the Flow of Incoming and Outgoing stores, there was separate Audit Unit – but I exercised Much Greater responsibility used to make Surprise Checks. Even as DGS&D and ISI were responsible for QUALITY – I extended by responsibility on QUALITY also.  Anyone whispering in my ears ‘Sir Entire Stock of Lamps Was Of Poor Quality’ – I would direct stores to ‘Issue Good Quality Products Only’ – I was performing at 500% Efficiency.
Even in two years plus job I didn’t INSPECT boundary wall or street lighting which was responsibility of PWD and in charge of security guards.
It is Unfortunate INDIA never had Professional DEFENSE MINISTER – Lameduck Mediocre in last 10 years. It makes no sense to make F-16s in India when Enemy already operates F-16 for 30 years and entirely familiar with it. Buying 30-40 years old technology a huge cost than latest products.
Finally no Cabinet Minister had been dismissed for TOTAL failure in many cases in three years when they are not even qualified. Vishnu Bhagat, Manjit Singh Sekhon were and now Air Commodore are PUNISHED – VK Singh was rewarded for indiscipline in service.
There is 100 Times more security for YOGA event than Pathankot Air Base. It was political failure when GOI is investing in Multi-Layer Fencing but not protecting – Why didn’t India’s VITAL INSTALLATIONS have similar fencing?
Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS
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ICG CELEBRATES YOGA DAY CELEBRATIONS

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YOGA DAY CELEBRATIONS
With an aim to introduce the benefits of yoga to the personnel of the service, the International Yoga day was celebrated by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) across all formations in a befitting manner.  All the 5 Regional Headquarters, 14 District Headquarters, 42 Stations and 7 Air Enclaves of the ICG conducted yoga sessions simultaneously, at their respective locations on          21 Jun 17. The Yoga session commenced at 0600 hrs on 21 Jun simultaneously at all units. The ships whilst on deployment also conducted yoga session for their officers and personnel. Approximately 10,000 personnel including the Regional Commanders, Officers, men and their families participated in the event.  In addition, the Yoga day was also organised at the Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi and at Sec 24 NOIDA. Addl DG VSR Murthy, PTM, TM, alongwith the officers, men and their families posted at New Delhi participated in the event and performed various yoga asanas.

The yoga session at the Coast Guard Headquarters, New Delhi and Sector-24 at NOIDA was performed under the supervision of teachers of “Art Of Living”.  During the session, the audience were appraised about the advantages of yoga for their general health, well being and self awareness.  In addition to these asanas, simple pranayama and concentration of the mind was also practiced. The module has been developed by the Ministry of AYUSH, in consultation with all the Yoga institutes in the country.

In addition to conduct of Yoga on 21 Jun, the ICG regularly conducts yoga sessions across all formations under supervision of qualified instructors.

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