Thursday, January 2, 2014

Nehru Memorial Museum and Library programmes for 2014:

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November core infra grows at 1.7%
 
 
The core infrastructure grows to 1.7% (Y-O-Y) in November 2013 as compared to (-) 0.6% (Y-O-Y) in October 2013. The combined index of Eight Core Industries stands at 153.5 in November 2013 with a growth rate of 1.7% as compared to 5.8% in November 2012. Crude oil and Natural gas registered a growth rate of 1.1% and (-) 11.3% respectively in the month of November 2013
 
   Sector wise trend in monthly production                                         (% growth)
Sector
Weight in IIP
Nov’ 13
Oct’13
Crude Oil
5.22
1.1
(-) 0.8
Natural Gas
1.71
(-) 11.3
(-) 13.6
Petroleum Refinery  Products
5.94
(-) 5.0
(-) 4.8
Coal
4.38
2.3
(-) 3.9
Fertilizer
1.25
0.6
4.1
Electricity
10.32
5.9
1.3
Cement
2.41
4.2
1.0
Steel
6.68
3.9
3.5
Overall
37.90
1.7
(-) 0.6
  Source: PHD Research Bureau, compiled from the office of the economic advisor to the Govt. of India
 
In cumulative terms core infrastructure industries registered a growth of 2.5% during Apr-Nov 2013-14 as against 6.7% during the corresponding period of previous year.
 
    Sector wise trend in production                                                                                 (% growth)  
Sector
Weight
Apr-Nov 2013-14
Apr-Nov 2012-2013
Crude  Oil
5.22
(-)  0.9
(-)  0.5
Natural  Gas
1.71
(-)  15.6
(-)  13.1
Petroleum  Refinery Products
5.94
2.6
29.7
Coal
4.38
1.5
7.8
Fertilizer
1.25
2.5
(-)  3.3
Electricity  
10.32
5.0
4.6
Cement
2.41
4.0
7.7
Steel
6.68
4.3
2.2
Overall
37.90
2.5
6.7

      Source: PHD Research Bureau, compiled from the office of the economic advisor to the Govt. of India
 
Electricity generation grew by 5% during Apr–Nov 2013-14 as against 4.6% growth during Apr–Nov 2012-13, while steel production grew by 4.3% during Apr– Nov 2013-14 as against 2.2% during Apr- Nov 2012-13. The production in crude oil grew by (-) 0.9% during Apr– Nov 2013-14 as compared to its growth at (-) 0.5% during Apr– Nov 2012-13, whereas petroleum refinery production registered a growth of 2.6% during Apr– Nov 2013-14 as compared to 29.7% during Apr– Nov 2012-13. Fertilizer production grew by 2.5% during Apr– Nov 2013-14 compared to its growth at (-) 3.3% during Apr– Nov 2012-13 and cement production grew by 4% during Apr– Nov 2013-14 compared to its growth at 7.7% during Apr– Nov 2012-13.







Quake of M6.6 – VANUATU

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Globe with Earthquake Location

 

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude6.6
Date-Time
  • 1 Jan 2014  16:03:30 UTC
  • 2 Jan 2014  03:03:30 near epicenter
  • 1 Jan 2014  20:03:30 standard time in your timezone
Location13.873S 167.202E
Depth196 km
Distances
  • 37 km (22 mi) W of Sola, Vanuatu
  • 183 km (113 mi) N of Luganville, Vanuatu
  • 443 km (274 mi) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu
  • 779 km (482 mi) N of We, New Caledonia
  • 918 km (569 mi) N of Paita, New Caledonia
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 0.0 km; Vertical 6.1 km
ParametersNph = 148; Dmin = 445.2 km; Rmss = 0.68 seconds; Gp = 29° Version = 1
Event IDus c000lvb5






Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2014

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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2014
‘Engaging Diaspora: Connecting Across Generations’
7-9 January, 2014: Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India
 
Dear Sir,
 
I am pleased to inform you that the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India is celebrating the 12th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) with the theme “Engaging Diaspora: Connecting Across Generations” from January 7-9, 2014 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India. The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports is the partner Ministry for PBD 2014 and FICCI is managing and coordinating the event.
 
As you may be aware, PBD is a unique platform that connects over 2000 overseas Indians across 60 countries.  Besides opportunities to connect with different stakeholders from Industry and Government, the PBD 2014 will offer new synergies to Indian Diaspora to network & collaborate across sectors in different States.
 
The Divas will be formally inaugurated on 8th January, 2014 by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. On 7th January, a special seminar entitled the ‘Youth PBD’, will be held to focus on youth diaspora.  Hon’ble President of India will deliver the Valedictory Address and confer Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards on 9th January 2014.
 
As on date, we have already received the registration from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Fiji, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait ,Malaysia ,Mauritius ,Mozambique ,Netherlands, New Zealand ,Oman ,Portugal ,Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia ,South Africa, Switzerland ,Tanzania, Thailand ,United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom & United States of America (USA).
  
In recognition of the evolving significant and multidimensional role of Indian Diaspora, PBD 2014 will address the theme of ‘Engaging Diaspora: Connecting Across Generations’
 
PBD 2014 will also commemorate the remarkable contributions made by Indian Diaspora in building the growth story of modern India and also accentuates India’s position in the international arena. 
 
Major highlights of the Twelfth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas are as follows: 
 
  • Plenary Sessions with Hon’ble Union Ministers
  • Concurrent Session on Innovation & Technology, Healthcare, Media & Entertainment etc
  • Special session on NRIs in the Gulf
  • Explore business opportunities in India and within Diaspora
  • New initiatives to engage the youth and second generation of Indian Diaspora
  • Focussed seminars to explore Investment Opportunities in States
  • Presentation of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2014 by the Hon’ble President of India
  • Exhibition
  • Cultural Programme
 
I take this opportunity to invite you to register as an esteemed delegate to the Twelfth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, Jan 7 – 9, 2014 at New Delhi, India.
 
For more details about the event, you may log to PBD website www.pbd-india.com
 
For any further query, please feel free to contact my colleagues Mr. Samrat Soo, Deputy Director, FICCI / Ms. Priya Dhawan at pbd2014@ficci.com, samrat.soo@ficci.com Tel: +91-11-23736313 / 23487273, Fax: +91-11-23320714 /23721504.
 
Look forward to your kind confirmation and with regards
 
Vinita Sethi
Assistant Secretary General
Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
New Delhi, India






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Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
cordially invites you to a Conference

 
at 9.00 am on Tuesday-Thursday, 7-9 January, 2014
in the Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building
 
on

‘Economy, Reason, Affect:
Anti-colonial sensibility 1860-1950’
 
in association with
 
Dr. Baidik Bhattacharya,
Universityof Delhi, Delhi
Dr. Aishwary Kumar,
Stanford  University, USA,
Prof. Udaya Kumar,
NMML and
Prof. Rajeswari Sunder Rajan,
New  York University, USA.
 
 
 
Programme Schedule:                            Tuesday, 7 January, 2014
 
9.00 am. – 9.30  am.
 
9.30 am. –   10.00 am.
 
 
Coffee
 
Opening Remarks and Theme Note:
Prof.  Mahesh Rangarajan,
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library,
New Delhi
Dr.  Robert Crews
Stanford    University,   USA
Prof.  Rajeswari Sunder Rajan,
New    York University, USA
 
10.00 am.- 11.00  am.
 
 
Session I
 
Chair:
 
Prof.  Mary E. John
Centre for Women’s Development Studies,
New    Delhi
 
Speaker:
Prof. Tanika  Sarkar,  
Jawaharlal Nehru University,  New Delhi
‘Intimate  Violence:
Constructing marital  rape in colonial Bengal’
 
 
11.00 am.- 11.15 am.
Coffee
 
11.15 am.– 12.15  pm.
 
                                      Session II
Chair:
 
Prof. Udaya  Kumar,
NMML
 
Speaker:
 
Dr. Sanal Mohan,
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
‘Complexities of Colonialism and the Question of Affect:
The problem of caste slavery in Kerala’
 
12.15 pm. – 1.15 pm.
 
Session III
 
 
Chair:
 
Prof. MSS Pandian,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi
 
Speaker: Prof. Bernard  Bate
Yale-NUS    College,   Singapore,
‘Swadeshi  Bharati:
Protestant  Textuality and the Poetics of Tamil Political Modernity’
 
1.15 pm – 2.15 pm.
Lunch
 
 
2.15 pm. – 4.15 pm.
 
Session  IV
Chair:Prof. Neeladri  Bhattacharya, 
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi
 
Speakers:Dr. Andrew  Sartori
New York    University,   USA
‘Aspirations to  Freedom in Early Twentieth-Century 
(Anti-) Colonial Bengal’
 
 
Dr. Prathama  Banerjee
Centre  for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi
‘Can there be a  Pure Action?:
Debating the  political in colonial Bengal/India’
 
 
 Wednesday,  8 January, 2014
 
 
9.00 am. – 9. 30 am.
Coffee
 
9.30 am. – 11.30 am.
Session V
 
Chair:Prof.  Mahesh Rangarajan,
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library,
New Delhi
 
Speakers:Dr.  Simona Sawhney
Indian Institute  of Technology, Delhi
‘Hunger  Strike’
 
 Dr. Mohinder  Singh
Jawaharlal Nehru University,  New Delhi
‘Conceptualization  of the Social:
Reflections on  the concept of samaj in 19th  century north India’
 
11.30 am. – 11.45 am.
Coffee
 
 
11. 45 am. -12.45 am.
Session VI
 
Chair:Dr.  Veena Naregal,
Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi
Speaker:Prof. Madhava  Prasad
The  English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
‘Language:
The Political  Commons’

 
12.45 pm. – 1.45 pm.
Lunch
 
1.45 pm. – 3.45 pm.
Session VII
 
Chair:
 
Prof. V. Sanil,
Indian  Institute of Technology,  Delhi
 
Speakers:Dr.  Aishwary Kumar
Stanford    University,   USA
‘A  Revolutionary Democracy:
Ambedkar’s   Ucched
 
Dr. Milind  Wakankar
Ambedkar University, Delhi
‘Law and Bhava:
Notes towards a  treatise on freedom’
 
3.45 pm. – 4.00 pm.
Coffee
 
 
4. 00 pm. -  5.00 pm.
Session  VIII
 
 
Chair:
 
 
Speakers:
 
Prof. Pradip  Kumar Datta, 
University of Delhi, Delhi

Prof. Sudipta  Kaviraj
Columbia    University,   USA
‘Dharma in the  Face of Modernity:
Bankimchandra’s  Dharmatattva
 
 
 
 
Thursday, 9  January, 2014
 
 
9. 30 am. – 12. 30 pm.
Session IX
 
11. 15 am. – 11.30 pm.
Coffee  Break
 
 
Chair:Dr. Parna  Sengupta, 
Stanford    University,   USA

 
Roundtable:‘Concetual  Histories of the Anti-colonial Movement in the India Sub-continent’
 
 
Discussion led by:
Prof.  Rajeswari Sunder Rajan,
New    York University, USA and
Dr.  Baidik Bhattacharya
University of Delhi, Delhi

 
12. 30 pm. – 1.00 pm.
Concluding  Remarks
 
 
1.00 pm.
Lunch
 
 
Please find the concept note and abstracts of the conference attached.
 
All are welcome.
Those wishing to have their names added to the email list may please email us at nmmldirector@gmail.com
 
Web links to programmes for 2014:






Victims of Muzzafarnagar riots are gathering at UP Bhavan

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From: Bhavna Sharma  Wed, 1 Jan ’14 11:53p
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The Chief Reporter,
 
A group of civil society members and few victims of Muzzafarnagar riots are gathering at UP Bhavan, on January 2, 2014 at 11:30 am to protest against forcible eviction of riot victims from relief camps in Muzaffarnagar by Uttar Pradesh Government.
 
We request you to kindly depute a reporter to cover the Demonstration.
 
Venue: Uttar Pradesh Bhavan, 4 Sardar Patel Marg
Date: January 2, 2014
Time: 11:30am
Warm regards,
 
Bhavna Sharma
(9810503298)
 
ANHAD, Jamia Teacher’s Solidarity Association, Jamia Students Solidarity Forum, JNU Bhai Bhor

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