Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The first all women flight of Indian Coast Guard

On 19 Jun 2013, a Coast Guard maritime reconnaissance aircraft had taken off in the skies of Daman and adjoining Arabian Sea with all women crew comprising of Asst Comdt Neetu Singh Bartwal (Captain of the aircraft), Asst Comdt Neha Murudkar (pilot in command) and Asst Comdt Shristi Singh (Co-pilot). This Flight was a maiden all women flight by ICG Dornier in the history of Indian Coast Guard and was undertaken from Coast Guard Air Station Daman situated on the Western Sea Board of the country.
            This achievement was possible with passing out of 1st Short Service Entry (observers) course comprising of 03 women officers who had undergone long drawn training in various Naval and Coast Guard establishments for qualifying as an air borne tactician.  These women officers had toiled long hours gaining proficiency in handling Dornier aircraft and sensors, for safeguarding the maritime borders of India.  During this mission the crew flew over one hour and landed safely with a warm welcome by Station Commander, Officers and men of Coast Guard Air Station Daman applauding the milestone achieved.

            The first all women flight has not only brought laurels to the Indian Coast Guard but also to the women fraternity proving exceptional skills and commitment to the nation. 
Intel launches 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processors in India
                     Reinvents computing experience by accelerating a new category of 2-in-1 devices

  • First system-on-a-chip for PCs, enabling new form factors and 2-in-1 designs.
  • 4th gen Intel Core processors enable 50 percent improvement in battery life, biggest gain in company history
  • 4th gen Intel Core with Intel® Iris™ graphics delivers up to double the graphics performance over the previous generation
New Delhi, June 26, 2013 — Intel today introduced the 4th Generation Intel Core™ processor family in India. Based on Intel’s leading 22nm microarchitecture, the 4th generation Intel Core processors deliver up to 50 percent increase in battery life in active workloads over the previous generation1. This is the largest generation-over-generation gain in the company’s history, equating to 9 hours of battery life in active workloads for some Ultrabooks based on the new processors. The 4th generation Intel Core processors will also serve as the foundation for a new era of 2-in-1 computing. A 2-in-1 device works as a PC when you need it and a tablet when you want it.
The new Intel Core processors provide incredibly responsive, secure and powerful performance for users to create and consume content wherever their mobile lifestyles take them. The new Ultrabooks as well as 2-in-1 devices, powered by the 4th gen Core processors are perfect for the new age Indian constantly on the move. The highest-performing processor family, 4thgen Intel Core processors are capable of delivering up to 15 percent better performance than the previous generation while consuming lower amounts of power.

“Today we deliver on the vision set forth 2 years ago to reinvent personal computing with the introduction of our 4th Generation Intel Core processors,” said Leighton Phillips, Director, Product Management & PricingIntel Asia-Pacific. “Today’s announcement accelerates a new category of 2-in-1 computing devices delivering the best of a notebook and a tablet in amazing new form factors.”         

Speaking at the launch, Debjani Ghosh, Managing Director, Sales and Marketing Group, Intel South Asia said: “The 4th Generation Intel Core processors offer the most significant gain in battery life ever achieved by Intel, up to double the graphics and significant CPU performance improvements that will deliver an exciting user experience. Improvement have been made keeping in mind the user’s needs and requirements of a power efficient, high performance device.”

Also present to support the launch of the new processor family were Mr. S. Rajendran, CMO, Acer India Pvt Ltd; Mr. Shishir Singh, Director EUC Marketing, Dell India; Mr. Vinay Awasthi Sr. Director, PC Category, HP India and Mr. Shailendra Katyal- Director, Consumer business, Lenovo India.
Speaking about the ecosystem support, Ms. Ghosh said, “It is heartening to see the ecosystem support the launch of the 4thgen Intel Core processors is receiving. To get great performance in the most innovative form factors we have a number of OEMs who are working to bring 4th gen Intel Core Processor based products to the market.”

Low Power + Stunning Performance + Graphics
With a surge in ‘on the move lifestyle’ in the country there is a strong need for devices with great battery life.  Delivering Intel’s largest generation-over-generation gain in battery life enablement in company history, the 4th gen Intel Core processors deliver up to a 50 percent improvement in battery life over the previous generation in active workloads such as watching movies or surfing the Internet, and two to three times improvement in standby battery life. For some systems coming to market this year, over 9 hours of active use battery life or 10 to 13 days of standby with fresh data on a single charge is expected.
To achieve this breakthrough, Intel exceeded its expectations on power reduction at the CPU level to as low as 6 watts and also worked across the system for power optimization.  These improvements range from System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and platform level technologies to Intel’s leading-edge 22nm process technology.

The 4th generation Intel Core processors also bring the great performance currently available in mainstream computing with the additional benefit of superior graphics support. People will be able to experience every day computing approximately two times faster; systems can wake up approximately eight times faster and users will have the ability to edit and share HD video about 20 times faster; than a similar 4-year-old computer. 
Intel expanded its range of Intel graphics in the highly integrated SoC to deliver even more stunning visuals in thinner and lighter devices. Intel® Iris™ graphics, available on select SKUs of the 4th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family, delivers up to double the 3-D performance over today’s fastest mobile Intel HD Graphics solutions.

New Computing Experiences, More Peace of Mind with new Intel Core processor -powered Ultrabooks
The 4th gen Intel Core processor, completely redesigned from the ground up specifically for the Ultrabook represents a huge shift in the computing landscape because it enables a number of new computing interactions to enhance the user experience. It raises the bar for Ultrabooks and realizes the vision Intel outlined 2 years ago to combine best-in-class performance, impressive responsiveness and battery life and built-in security2 in thin and elegant mobile designs. All new Ultrabooks will be touch-enabled and have Intel Wireless Display3capability built in to bring natural touch and motion interactivity and speed mode for low-latency gaming on the big screen. Ultrabooks are also equipped with built in security capabilities including Intel Identity Protection Technology4 (Intel IPT) and Intel Anti-Theft Technology5 (Intel AT) for more secure computing.

Making India future-ready with perceptual computing
With the introduction of “perceptual computing” Intel technology allows people to interact with their computing devices by using gestures, expressions, and language that humans use with each other., “We need to make technology less intimidating and allow people to interact with devices in a more natural way. We see a future in this space with perceptual computing and are committed towards its integration across various applications that help in fields like education and healthcare” said Debjani Ghosh.

Driving Local Adoption of Technology
Speaking at the launch, Ms. Ghosh further said, “For decades we’ve been working not only on creating compelling computing experiences in the country but we’ve also focused on building awareness of the importance of personal computing and increased domestic technology adoption in India. This launch further strengthens our resolve to bring a slew of exciting computing experiences to life for Indian consumers.”
 Last year Intel in India launched the National Digital Literacy Mission where it partnered with other industry players and the government to drive digital literacy in India. In addition, Intel has recently undertaken a nationwide campaign to spread awareness on the importance of personal computing device in every household.
About Intel
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No computer system can provide absolute security under all conditions. Built-in security features available on select Intel® processors may require additional software, hardware, services and/or an Internet connection. Results may vary depending upon configuration. Consult your system manufacturer for more details. For more information, see

Requires an Intel® Wireless Display enabled system, compatible adapter and TV.  1080p and Blu-Ray* or other protected content playback only available on select Intel® Core™ processor-based systems with built-in visuals enabled, a compatible adapter and media player, and supporting Intel® WiDi software and graphics driver installed. Consult your PC manufacturer. For more information, see

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Anand Sharma Strongly Raises Issue of Cash Bonds for UK Visa

Stresses need for Pragmatism in Harvesting Agreements in India-EU BTIA
Shri Anand Sharma, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry visited UK on 23-25 June to review bilateral trade and investment and taking part in investment promotion events.

He met Dr. Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Mr. Oliver Letwin, Minister for Government policy in Cabinet office, Mr. Gregory barker, Minister in charge for business engagement with India and First/Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland.

In his meetings with both Dr Vince Cable and Mr Oliver Letwin , Shri Sharma expressed serious concerns over the news reports referring to a proposal to categorize India as high risk country entailing cash bonds from visa applicants. Dr Vince Cable informed the Indian Minister that he had discussed the issue with the British Home Secretary who had assured that there was proposal mooted for a pilot which has not been considered by the British Government. Shri Sharma suggested that given the strategic India–UK partnership a formal clarification to this effect would be in order to dispel any apprehension and avoid confusion.

The ministers reviewed progress on feasibility study of Bengaluru Mumbai Economic corridor, as envisaged in Joint Statement of India UK summit meeting in February 2013, and exchanged the Terms of Reference of study. Both sides agreed to establish Joint working group on the BMEC project for carrying out the co financed feasibility study and to explore the modalities technology and equity participation by UK. The British side showed keen interest in studying the financial structures being considered under the ongoing DMIC project and the governance structures for the NIMZs. This project is being projected as the cornerstone of India-UK partnership.

Shri Sharma emphasised that both sides should review the progress of work of Joint working groups under JETCO to leading to the bilateral JETCO meeting in the second half of this year. He invited UK minister to visit Central Manufacturing technology institute Bengaluru and NIMZ near Pune during the latter’s visit to India.

Both sides discussed steps for early conclusion of India EU BTIA. The Indian Minister emphasised the need for pragmatism in harvesting the agreements made till now on various issues and realising the benefits of adopting incremental approach for conclusion of the agreement. He explained that the Indian offer is robust, balanced and fair and that the BTIA would be the most ambitious trade deal for both India and EU.

Shri Sharma explained the long term investment opportunities made available by National Manufacturing policy and the NIMZs being established as Greenfield, self governed Industrial townships having single window clearance and several incentives.

Shri Sharma, alongwith UK Minister Gregory Barker, addressed a gathering of 200 British and Indian CEOs in Belfast and explained the steps taken by the Indian government to further improve the investment attractiveness of the business environment. He and Lord Green UK minister for trade and investment also addressed a meeting of British businesses about the long term growth prospects of Indian economy and the bilateral business relations. 

उम्मीदवारों जी दूसरी सूची: 9 विधानसभाओं के नाम तय
अरविन्द केजरीवाल नई दिल्ली और गोपाल राय बाबरपुर से चुनाव लड़ेंगे
आम आदमी पार्टी ने दिल्ली विधानसभा चुनावों के लिए 9 प्रत्याशियों की दूसरी सूची जारी कर दी है. पार्टी की राजनीतिक मामलों की समिति(पीएसी) ने एक बैठक कर इन नौ सीटों के लिए संभावित उम्मीदवारों की शॉर्टलिस्ट पर चर्चा की और उम्मीदवारों के नाम तय किए. नई दिल्ली विधानसभा सीट से अरविंद केजरीवाल और बाबरपुर विधानसभा सीट से गोपाल राय के नाम तय किए गए हैं. कुल नौ सीटों के लिए घोषित किए जा रहे उम्मीदवारों के नाम निम्नवत हैः
1.  बाबरपुर- गोपाल राय
2.  बवाना- गजानंद
3.  छतरपुर- ऋषिपाल
4.  कृष्णानगर- सुशील चौहान
5.  मटिया महल- सोहैल सलाउद्दीन
6.  मुस्तफाबाद- कपिल धामा
7.  नई दिल्ली- अरविंद केजरीवाल
8.  शालीमार बाग़- वंदना कुमारी
9.  विश्वास नगर- डॉ. अतुल गुप्ता
उम्मीदवारों की इस दूसरी सूची में इंजीनियर, डॉक्टर और सामाजिक कार्यकर्ताओं के नाम शामिल हैं. आम आदमी पार्टी अब तक कुल 20 विधानसभा क्षेत्रों से प्रत्याशियों की घोषणा कर चुकी है. इसके अलावा 11 अन्य विधानसभाओं के लिए संभावित उम्मीदवारों की सूची जारी की जा चुकी है. फिलहाल उन नामों पर जनता की राय ली जा रही है. उसके बाद सक्रिय वॉलेंटियर्स की राय ली जाएगी और पार्टी की राजनीतिक मामलों की समिति उस पर अंतिम निर्णय लेगी.
अभी तक जितने भी आवेदन आए थे उन आवेदकों के साथ स्क्रीनिंग कमेटी की चर्चा का कार्य लगभग पूरा हो चुका है. शीघ्र ही कई और विधानसभाओं के लिए भी शॉर्टलिस्ट जारी कर दी जाएगी.
आम आदमी पार्टी इस चयन प्रक्रिया के माध्यम से पूरी तरह ध्यान रख रही है कि किसी भी विधानसभा के लिए दागी अथवा अपराधी छवि के उम्मीदवार को टिकट न दिया जाए. सभी 70 सीटों पर अब लोगों के पास अपराधी, भ्रष्ट और चरित्रहीन लोगों की जगह साफ-सुथरी छवि वाले, देशभक्त और त्याग की राजनीति करने वाले लोगों को विधानसभा में भेजने का विकल्प होगा. साथ ही करोड़ो रुपए देकर हाईकमान की मर्जी से टिकट बेचने की परंपरा को भी आम आदमी पार्टी ने चुनौती दे दी है.
भारतीय राजनीति में यह पहली बार हो रहा है कि कोई राजनीतिक दल अपने प्रत्याशियों का नाम, जनता से रायशुमारी और कार्यकर्ताओं की पसंदगी जानने के बाद इतनी पारदर्शिता से तय कर रहा है. आम आदमी पार्टी ने बाकायदा घोषणा कर आम लोगों को आवेदन के लिए प्रेरित किया. किसी भी आवेदनकर्ता के खिलाफ अगर मामूली झगड़े तक का आरोप था, तो उसे भी सार्वजनिक किया गया. इससे आम लोगों ने आवेदकों के बारे में ऐसी-ऐसी जानकारियां उपलब्ध कराईं जिनके आधार पर निर्णय लेना आसान हो सका.
प्रत्याशियों का संक्षिप्त परिचय:
गोपाल राय (बाबरपुर) स्वतंत्रता सेनानियों के परिवार से ताल्लुक रखने वाले गोपाल राय छात्र आंदोलनों में लंबे समय से सक्रिय रहे. आईसा, आईएसयू जैसे छात्र संगठनों के जरिए विद्यार्थियों के मुद्दों को उठाते रहे हैं. आईसा से छात्र संघ का चुनाव भी लड़ चुके हैं. छात्र आंदोलनों में सक्रियता की वजह से असामाजिक तत्वों ने उनकी हत्या की नीयत से गोली मारी. जीवन तो बच गया लेकिन उस हमले की वजह से शरीर के कई अंग बुरी तरह प्रभावित हैं. जनलोकपाल आंदोलन में शुरू से सक्रिय रहे हैं. आम लोगों के अधिकारों के लिए लगातार संघर्षरत हैं और इन्होंने जंतर-मंतर पर दो बार अनशन भी किया है.
गजानंद (बवाना) पहले कांग्रेस के साथ जुड़े रहे हैं. सामाजिक सरोकार से जुड़े व्यक्ति की छवि है. मूक-बधिरों के कल्याण के लिए कार्य करते हैं. गरीब कन्याओं की शादी कराना, बच्चों को पढ़ाई में मदद करना और गरीब विधवाओं के कल्याण के लिए सक्रिय रहते हैं. 
ऋषिपाल (छतरपुर) ऋषिपाल आयानगर में एक अखाड़ा चलाते हैं और आसपास के बच्चों और युवाओं को कुश्ती की ट्रेनिंग देते हैं. सशस्त्र सीमा बल में भर्ती के लिए परीक्षा देने आने वाले छात्रों के लिए अखाड़े में ठहरने की निःशुल्क व्यवस्था करते हैं. आयानगर और आसपास के इलाके में ऋषिपाल की छवि सबकी मदद के लिए तत्पर रहने वाले व्यक्ति की है.
सुशील चौहान (कृष्णानगर) जब अन्नाजी ने आंदोलन शुरू किया तो सुशील ने जर्मनी में इंजीनियर की नौकरी छोड़ी और भारत आकर सीधे आंदोलन से जुड़ गए. पार्टी की ओर से जो भी जिम्मेदारी दी गई उसे दायित्व से निभाया है. कई विधानसभाओं में संगठन खड़ा करने में अहम योगदान रहा है. जनलोकपाल आंदोलन में जुड़े थे और उसके बाद से सभी बड़े-छोटे आंदोलनों में जिम्मेदारी पूर्ण भूमिकाएं निभाते रहे हैं.
सोहैल सलाहुद्दीन (मटिया महल) जनलोकपाल आन्दोलन में बढ़-चढ़कर हिस्सा लिया और आम आदमी पार्टी के बिजली-पानी असहयोग आन्दोलन के दौरान घर घर जाकर लोगो को जागरूक किया और शीला दीक्षित के नाम विरोध पत्र भरवाए.  
अरविंद केजरीवाल (नई दिल्ली) इन्कम टैक्स कमिश्नर की नौकरी से इस्तीफा देने के बाद भ्रष्टाचार के खिलाफ आंदोलन छेड़ दिया. नौकरी त्यागने के बाद सूचना का अधिकार कानून बनवाने और उसके प्रचार-प्रसार में सक्रिय योगदान दिया. अन्ना हजारेजी के साथ मिलकर भ्रष्टाचार के विरुद्ध देशव्यापी जनलोकपाल आंदोलन शुरू किया. देश के नामी-गिरामी लोगों के भ्रष्टाचार का कच्चा चिठ्ठा जनता के सामने लाते रहे हैं. आम आदमी को बिजली पानी के बढ़े दामों से मुक्ति दिलाने के लिए 15 दिनों का अनशन भी कर चुके हैं.
वंदना (शालीमार बाग) गरीब महिलाओं के अधिकारों और घरेलू हिंसा से बचाने के लिए संघर्षरत हैं. महिला सशक्तिकरण की दिशा में सराहनीय प्रयास कर रही संस्था नई पहल की संयोजक हैं. इस संस्था के माध्यम से महिलाओं को स्वावलंबी बनाने का कार्य किया जाता है. जनलोकपाल आंदोलन और उसके बाद के सभी आंदोलनों में सक्रिय रूप से शामिल होती रही हैं.
कपिल धामा (मुस्तफाबाद) पढ़ाई पूरी करने के बाद कपिल धामा सिविल सर्विसेज की तैयारी में जुट गए इस बीच जनलोकपाल आंदोलन शुरू हो गया. आंदोलन में सक्रिय भूमिका निभाते हुए पूरी तरह से समाजसेवा का मन बना लिया. जुलाई 2012 में कपिल ने उम्मीद फाउंडेशन नामक एक संस्था बनाकर गरीब तबके के बच्चों को शिक्षित करने की अपनी ओर से एक पहल की है.
डॉ अतुल गुप्ता (विश्वास नगर) इंडियन मेडिकल एसोसिएशन, ईस्ट दिल्ली के अध्यक्ष रहे हैं. दिल्ली मेडिकल एसोसिएशन के वरिष्ठ पदाधिकारी हैं. इलाके में मेडिकल कैंपों का समय-समय पर आयोजन कराते रहते हैं. सामाजिक सरोकारों वाले व्यक्ति के रूप में पहचान है और जरूरतमंदों को हर तरह की मदद के लिए तत्पर रहते हैं. जनलोकपाल आंदोलन से शुरू से जुड़े हैं. जंतर-मंतर पर हुए अनशन के दौरान मेडिकल टीम के संयोजक भी रहे हैं.

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