Monday, May 11, 2015

Nations Capital Prefers PNG
Posted: 11 May 2015 03:36 AM PDT
Indraprastha Gas limited (IGL)  is on the verge of breaking records by providing nearly 100,000 homes with piped natural gas (PNG). IGL is a joint venture between GAIL andBCPL. The rising use in PNG suggests that Indian consumers prefer the convenience and utility PNG provides. Further evidence suggests that PNG is safer as compared to traditional fuels, such as wood fired stoves and gas cylinders.
IGL  added 72,771 connections during 2013-14. Company MD Narendra Kumar said IGL was committed to maintaining the highest level of safety standards in its operations and appealed to customers to strictly follow the safety precautions as disseminated by IGL from time to time.
He added that it would be IGL’s endeavour to better its record in the current year by covering new colonies.
IGL sells clean fuel to nearly 8 lakh vehicles in NCR through a network of over 300 CNG stations.
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Centre launches Social Security Schemes

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched three flagship social security schemes namely Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana and Atal Pension Yojana on 9th May, 2015 at Kolkata.
The Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana is intended to offer a renewable one-year life cover of Rs 2 lakh to all savings bank account holders in the age group of 18-50 years, covering death due to any reason, for a premium of Rs 330 per annum.
The Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana will offer a renewable one-year accidental death-cum-disability cover of Rs 2 lakh for partial/permanent disability to all savings bank account holders in the age group of 18-70 years for a premium of Rs 12 per annum per subscriber.
Atal Pension Yojana will focus on the unorganised sector and provide subscribers a fixed minimum pension of Rs 1,000, Rs 2,000, Rs 3,000, Rs 4,000 or Rs 5,000 per month, starting at the age of 60 years, depending on the contribution option exercised on entering at an age between 18 and 40 years.
The three social security schemes would certainly help in addressing the problem of ‘zero balances’ seen with most accounts opened under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan scheme and will motivate customers to keep their bank accounts functional going ahead. It was also mentioned at the launch that the schemes have been announced with a target of 80% of the people who are not covered by any social security measure.
The schemes would come into effect from June 1, 2015 and Rs. 5 crore, 5 lakh people had enrolled for them so far.
HP India offers ‘Next Business Day’ resolution on the consumer range of Notebooks
New Delhi, INDIA, May 11, 2015 — HP India today launched a new service, for the first time in India, for its customers that offers hardware and software resolution within 24 hours* of complaint registered on its consumer range of Notebooks including HP Pavilion, HP Envy, HP 15 and HP Stream.
To provide a hassle free and quick resolution, HP has introduced the unique service that will ensure that the issues are resolved on priority and the productivity is not affected. The service can be availed in 65 cities across India including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune and Ahmedabad.
With the Next Business Day resolution service, consumers can register their complaints with HP call center and a service engineer will address the issues at customer site, within the stipulated time period.
“Today computing devices have become an integral part of consumers’ lifestyle and the maintenance and upkeep of the device is equally important. With our Next Business Day resolution service, we will address the client issues immediately and diminish the operational hassles.” said Ketan Patel, Director – Computing Category, HP PPS India. “We have always provided best-in-class after sales support to our customers and the Next Business Day Resolution offer is our next step towards fulfilling our promise to customers.
HP Next Business Day resolution service will offer resolution on the issues without any extra charges, covered under the terms and conditions of the device during the purchase made by the consumer.
HP India offers ‘Next Business Day’ resolution on the consumer range of Notebooks
New Delhi, INDIA, May 11, 2015 — HP India today launched a new service, for the first time in India, for its customers that offers hardware and software resolution within 24 hours* of complaint registered on its consumer range of Notebooks including HP Pavilion, HP Envy, HP 15 and HP Stream.
To provide a hassle free and quick resolution, HP has introduced the unique service that will ensure that the issues are resolved on priority and the productivity is not affected. The service can be availed in 65 cities across India including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune and Ahmedabad.
With the Next Business Day resolution service, consumers can register their complaints with HP call center and a service engineer will address the issues at customer site, within the stipulated time period.
“Today computing devices have become an integral part of consumers’ lifestyle and the maintenance and upkeep of the device is equally important. With our Next Business Day resolution service, we will address the client issues immediately and diminish the operational hassles.” said Ketan Patel, Director – Computing Category, HP PPS India. “We have always provided best-in-class after sales support to our customers and the Next Business Day Resolution offer is our next step towards fulfilling our promise to customers.
HP Next Business Day resolution service will offer resolution on the issues without any extra charges, covered under the terms and conditions of the device during the purchase made by the consumer.

I have done no wrong; victory for honesty'; Jayalalaithaa

Karnataka high court verdict acquitting her in the disproportionate assets case, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham chief Jayalalaithaa on Monday said it has proved that she did no wrong and vowed to continue to work for the welfare of people of Tamil Nadu.
“Today’s verdict gives me immense satisfaction, this has removed the slander imposed on me, this has erased the blame put on me by political enemies,” she said in her first reaction hours after her acquittal.
“It has confirmed that I have done no wrong, this verdict is a boon granted by God for the prayers of Tamil Nadu people after the verdict of the lower court,” she said.

Delhi Daredevils introduce Sangwari Khabariya
A group of young journalists to highlight issues of children in Sarguja
Raipur, 5th May 2015: The programme of Sangwari Khabariya, a collective of child reporters training to be journalists from Sarguja district of Chhattisgarh was launched by Delhi Daredevils here today. The introduction was held as part of the Dare to Care initiative – a joint collaboration of UNICEF and Delhi Daredevils which urges Indian citizens and the large support base of Delhi Daredevils to actively advocate for the rights of adolescent girls, especially those who are excluded and marginalized.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Ritu Sain. I.A.S, Collector of Sarguja said “participation of children is key in their endeavour to prosper and Sangwari Khabariya is a platform for girls and boys from marginalised communities not just to participate but also to advocate for child rights’. “I am very confident that Sangwari Khabariya will be a bridge to reaching out to many children towards addressing their issues.” Added Ms. Sain.
Delhi Daredevils team also interacted with members of Sangwari Khabariya team. Post the interaction, Zaheer Khan, member of Delhi Daredevils team said “he is proud to be associated with Dare to Dream initiative and Sangwari Khabariya.” He also appreciated the efforts of UNICEF towards engaging adolescents in the country.
Reiterating the significance of the Child Rights Convention, Mr. Prasanta Dash, Chief Field Office, UNICEF Office for Chhattisgarh said that Sangwari Khabariya is an effort in partnership with the district administration of Sarguja for children to participate, engage and advocate for their rights. He added that Sangwari Khabariya is a group of young journalists who are being trained in media tools like video and radio who dared to dream and took the task of speaking for the children in the state and advocate for their rights.
Mr. Hemant Dua, CEO, Delhi Daredevils said that through ‘Dare to Care’  initiative with UNICEF, the team of the team was successful in highlighting issues of adolescents especially on education, children marriage and participation. He also reaffirmed his commitment and support for UNICEF’s work in the country.
Sangwari Khabariya is a UNICEF effort in partnership with the district administration of Sarguja for children to participate, engage and advocate for their rights.  Sangwari Khabariya is a group of young journalists who are being trained in media tools like video and radio.
In Pictures: Cricketers Zaheer Khan, Jayedev Unadakat, Imran Tahir of Delhi Daredevil team interacting with the young reporters and pinning a blue ribbon on a Sangwari Khabariya ( Friendly reporter) as a symbol of Dare to Care. The DD team gave three key messages – keep the girl child in school- educate till secondary school, say no to child marriage and provide platforms for adolescents to participate and express themselves.  
Kind regards
Sonia Sarkar
Communication Officer (Media) , UNICEF India
Tel (+91) 9810170289,9891861445;
Email: ssarkar@unicef.org
This construction method is cheap, green and strong – buildings that were created using it are still standing 1,000 years later. So why aren’t we using it more?
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