Monday, August 5, 2013

The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
cordially invites you to a Public Lecture
in the ‘Science, Society and Nature’ series

at 3.00 pm on Wednesday, 7 August, 2013
in the Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building


‘Climate and Energy:
How Science and Technology can help us develop sustainably’

Prof. Ambuj Sagar,
Indian Institute of Technology,

India and many other developing countries face urgent developmental imperatives while also facing sustainability challenges that are no less urgent.  While it is clear that science and technology (S&T) can play a role in addressing these challenges, a key question is how to best leverage it do so?  How could science and technology activities be organized - domestically and internationally - for greater effectiveness?  Using the case of climate and energy, this talk will present some thoughts on this issue as well as discuss some current emerging approaches.

Prof. Ambuj Sagar is Vipula and Mahesh Chaturvedi Professor of Policy Studies at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

All are welcome.

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The fundamental right of childhood- “Right to Play” has been supported by Butterflies and Delhi Child Rights Club in our campaign for children’s “Right to play”. After organising the children’s “Common wealth games” in 2010 and having various consultations with children, they came up with a charter of demands for the policy makers. A study was also launched collating necessary information pertaining to state of “play” in Delhi. One of the finding of the study was that there are more than 4000 municipal and private schools in Delhi , out of which 500 do not have grounds  in usable conditions and 3500 do not open their doors for others to play in.

For the past three years Butterflies in association with Delhi Child Rights Club (a network of 17 NGOs working on the issue of Child Rights in Delhi) has been organizing monthly Sports days in various parts of the city for the street and working children. In continuation we have decided to celebrate this year’s Independence Day in a different way. Let the children of two different worlds play together. 400 children from different backgrounds will come together to play and have fun!

We are organizing a Sports Day on 6th August 2013 at Ambedkar Stadium in support of our campaign for children’s “Right to Play” from 10 am to 4 pm. The schedule of the event is:

S. No
Breakfast +National Anthem+ Pledge information about the day’s programme
Dr Ashima Jain – DM central Delhi
10. 30-11 .15
2 matches at same time(Girls, 14- 18 yrs)
2 teams of DCRC, 2 teams from other schools of Delhi
2 matches at same time ( Boys- 14-18 yrs)
2 teams of DCRC, 2 teams from other schools of Delhi
12 .30-1.15
Final Matches  at same time ( Girls and Boys)

1. 30-2.30

100 m race,(Children from the age group 8-14)

Prize Distribution and Closing Ceremony
Mrs Karnam Malleswari             ( Olympic athlete)

Please find attached the invite for the same.  Please join us in making this cause noteworthy!


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Honest Politics, Technology Led Development & Inclusive Growth (C)

August05, 2013

Progress India needs just three things – Honest Politics, Technology Led Development and Inclusive Growth. All my Active Campaigns through Intellectual Groups are centered on these. 

1.  Honest Politics: -  First thing in politics is Honesty, Parties must Respect MANDATE GIVEN by the people of India and politicians must respect Collective Wisdom of Voters & Cooperate in Development. 

    It is not honest POLITICS to first not accept the defeat and then to Turn Around the Promises Made in Own Manifestos and Oppose everything even though 18% People voted for the Losing Party.  

    It is not honest POLITICS to first let $500b directly and $1500b indirectly Capital Flow out of India by Repealing FERA & Urban Land Ceiling and then ask Prime Minister to Catch all Thieves. 

    It is not honest POLITICS to then Oppose All FDI Policies to Invite Foreign Capital & Technology. When Indians can buy Businesses and Properties in other countries - why do our Parties Oppose INWARD INVESTMENTS?  

    Scores of More --. 

2.  Technology Led Development: -  Indian Development must be led by Latest & BEST technologies in every sector. 

    India should invest in Latest TECHNOLOGIES and PLANTS than importing foreign goods. 

    India market is large enough to have Very High Scale of Production. 

    India must CREATE at least 10% of World Intellectual Property by 2020. 

    India to Upgrade PATENT OFFICE to be among the best – First to Grant Patents. 

    25% Skilled Staff of our Companies be ENGAGED IN R&D.  

3. Inclusive Growth: - India Should Ensure Equal Opportunities to All Our Citizens and INCLUSIVE GROWTH – Sharing Wealth Generation With All Our People. 

    There is nothing WRONG in promoting say $2b Computer Hardware Plant but its 80%+ Shares be held by small investors. 

    Switzerland gives Rs.65 Lakh every year to Swiss FARMER families to MAINTAIN their living stands at par with Average SWISS national. 


Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant,

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Adly Mansour vows to stop violence at pro-Morsi rallies

Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour stated that “no one is above law,” as he pledged to confront violence at pro-Morsi demonstrations. In an interview to Al-Hayat, the new leader said that Mohamed Morsi will not be pardoned until he is tried. Mansour also promised that all those involved in crimes following the ousting of President Morsi will be held responsible. Over 200 people have been killed in clashes between the opposing political camps since the army overthrew the Morsi government on 3 July.

Syrian conflict could be over in months – Assad

 The armed conflict in Syria could be over in a few months if the local population actively helps government troops to restore peace and prevent violence, President Bashar Assad said in an interview broadcast throughout the Arab world. According to Assad, the anti-terror campaigns are most successful in those regions with strong public support for the army. He also said that some of the rebels are continuing to surrender to government forces to try and return to peaceful life or join the fight on the government’s side. Since the armed conflict began in Syria in March 2011 over 100,000 people have been killed according to UN estimates. Besides the internal opposition the government forces are fighting a large number of radical Islamist groups such as al-Nusra Front and increasing numbers of foreign mercenaries


US military helicopter crashes in Okinawa 

 A US military helicopter crashed on the Japanese island of Okinawa on Monday, NHK television and police said. The crash occurred in a mountainous area near a US Marine base in central Okinawa, NHK said, showing video footage of smoke rising from a fire. It remains unknown if there were any causalities, and a spokesperson for the US military in Japan could not immediately comment on the report, Reuters said. Police officials were also unable to comment.

 Bomb detonates near Buddhist temple in Indonesia

Police and government officials on Monday condemned an attack on a Buddhist temple in Indonesia’s capital. A small bomb detonated as devotees inside the Ekayana Grha Buddhist temple in West Jakarta prayed, injuring one person Sunday night. Two other devices failed to go off. The blast went off near the front door of the building, slightly damaging the structure. Another bomb placed near the back door emitted smoke, but did not go off and a third device placed inside the temple also failed to detonate. Muslim militants in Indonesia angered over sectarian violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar have threatened to attack Buddhist temples in Indonesia.

Quake Magnitude 6.4 quake hits near Russia’s Kuril Islands

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck in the vicinity of Russia’s South Kuril Islands on Monday. The epicenter was 48km south of the Malokurilskoye village on Shikotan Island in the Pacific Ocean. The tremors occurred at a depth of 41km, Russian seismologists say. The quake was not felt on the islands. No damage was reported, and a tsunami warning was not issued


GCHQ unlimited access to networks to develope own spyware – Snowden leaks

Major telecom companies have been assisting the UK intelligence agency GCHQ by granting access to all the traffic passing through their fiber-optic cables – and by developing Trojan software, leaked papers obtained by German media reveal.
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