Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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.

Please find enclosed the photographs and the press release (Hindi and English) of the event.

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
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Abrar Khan selected as the captain of the Delhi’s ‘Aryan’s World’ for ‘India Taekwondo League (ITL) 2015’

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Inspiring Solutions for a Sustainable Economy’

Would like to share with you that the Development Alternatives (DA) Group, a social enterprise set up in 1982 that designs and markets socially relevant, commercially viable and environmentally friendly technologies, co-ordinally invites you to a talk on ‘Inspiring Solutions for a Sustainable Economy’ on May 13th at the India Habitat Centre.  
Along with the talk, the event will also see the release of two books – To choose our Future by Dr. Ashok Khosla, Chairman of Development Alternatives Group and The Blue Economy by Prof. Gunter Pauli, President, ZERI. The release of the books will be done by the Hon’ble Minister Mr. Prakash Javedkar, Minister of State(IC), for Environment, Forest & Climate change, Government of India.  For your reference, we have pasted below are details of the event:
Agenda – Talk on Inspiring Solutions for a Sustainable Economy and launch of two books
Venue –Gulmohar, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Date & time – May 13th, 6.45pm onwards
Both Dr. Ashok Khosla and Prof. Gunter Pauli will be available for an interaction with you on May 12th and May 13th. Kindly let us know if you would be interested in doing a face to face or a telephonic interview with either of the authors. Based on your interest, we would be more than happy to arrange a meeting slot for you as per your convenience. If you are interested in just attending the event, then kindly confirm in advance so that we can book your sit under the ‘Media’ section to avoid any inconvenience to you. 
We have also attached the invite, profiles of the authors and books for your reference.
Look forward to hear from you.

Niti Singh

ASSOCHAM inks MoU with Brazilian representatives for BRICS U-17 football Cup

U-17 football tournament will strengthen relations between BRICS nation: Vaz,Project Leader & Tournament Organiser

Under-17 football tournament will strengthen even more the relations between BRICS nations using football a catalyst to create communities, encourage friendship and bring young people of different BRICS cultures even closer, said Mr Joao Gilberto Vaz, Project Leader & Tournament Organiser at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.
While addressing the meeting, Mr. Joao Gilberto Vaz, Project Leader & Tournament Organiser said, “The tournament will be played at the Ambedkar Stadium in April next year”. He said, India has become an emerging football market with the recent creation of Indian Football League.
India is a key player in all segments within BRICS and a football event in India will also bring a new image of importance to football. “Upcoming 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup will be held in India”, said Mr. Vaz.
The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Brazilian representatives to organize the BRICS U-17 FOOTBALL CUP next year in India.
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by the ASSOCHAM Secretary General ASSOCHAM, Mr D S Rawat, and Mr. Vaz, Project Leader & Tournament Organiser, in the presence of the Mr. Onkar Kedia, Joint Secretary, Sports Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports here at New Delhi.
Mr. Vaz further said, “The BRICS U-17 Football Cup will happen ‘YEARLY’ and if possible in conjunction with BRICS Summit always following the molds of FIFA U-17 tournaments”, added Project Leader & Tournament Organiser.
Mr. Vaz also launched the logo and slogan for the BRICS football cup i.e. “BRICS, TOGETHER WE WIN!”,at the ASSOCHAM meeting.

Also present on the occasion was All India Football Federation (AIFF) General Secretary Mr. Kaushal Das, who spoke about the signing of the memorandum between the two parties.

“The MoU stipulates that both the parties shall collaborate and cooperate through effectively utilizing their respective schemes and assets for the development of industrial human resources via implementation of joint programme, said Mr Rawat.

“The creation of a strategy for economic cooperation led the five major emerging economies i.e. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa to join hands together with a common goal of encouraging commercial, political and cultural cooperation amongst the BRICS nations”, said Mr. Nikhil Sawhney, Chairman of ASSOCHAM National Council on Sports & Sports Infrastructure.
Others who also spoke during the interactive session were Mr. Javier Ceppi, Tournament Director and Mr. Joy Bhattacharjya, Project Director of FIFA U17 World Cup 2017.


SEPANG, 12 MAY 2015– AirAsia X, an affiliate of the AirAsia Group, has successfully completed the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the benchmark for global safety management in airlines. The airline joined IATA’s IOSA Registry on 16th April 2015.

Co-Founder and Group CEO of AirAsia, Tony Fernandes said, “This registration is a major milestone for the AirAsia Group. We started working towards the IOSA audit process at the end of 2012 and I am excited to announce that AirAsia X is the first airline in the group to be registered. The rest of the airlines across the group, namely AirAsia Malaysia, AirAsia Thailand, AirAsia Indonesia, AirAsia Philippines, AirAsia India, AirAsia X Thailand and AirAsia X Indonesia are also in the midst of the preparation process and we are committed to getting all of our airlines through the audit process. ”
Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, Co-Founder and Group CEO of AirAsia X said, “Safety is a core value that we at AirAsia X are committed to. Participating in the IOSA registration audit is a natural extension to this commitment. We are very pleased to receive the IOSA registration and it’s a very proud moment for us to have demonstrated that AirAsia X operates according to the most stringent standards in the industry.
The IOSA Audit covers eight functional and operational areas of AirAsia X Berhad namely; Organization and Management System, Flight Operations, Operational Control and Flight Dispatch, Aircraft Engineering & Maintenance, Cabin Operations, Ground Handling Operations, Cargo Operations and Security Management.
Acting CEO of AirAsia X, Benyamin Ismail said, “This was an accomplishment made possible by the hard work and synergy of our Allstars from various departments who worked tirelessly for the past 14 months in preparing, reviewing and improving all of our operational processes and implementation. Not only has this allowed us to meet the required standards, it has also allowed us to further strengthen the safety and efficiency of the organization.”
IATA’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) program is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to access the operational management and control systems of an airline.
Earthquake has once again struck many parts of our State and other parts of the country and abroad.
I appeal to our people to maintain calm. Our Government will provide all support.
Round-the-clock Control Room has been opened at ‘Nabanna’ and the numbers are 1070 and 22143526.
We are with all our brothers and sisters.


M6.3 – NEPAL

Preliminary Earthquake Report
  • 12 May 2015 07:36:53 UTC
  • 12 May 2015 13:21:54 near epicenter
  • 12 May 2015 11:36:53 standard time in your timezone
Location27.618N 86.166E
Depth15 km
  • 33 km (20 mi) NNE of Ramechhap, Nepal
  • 63 km (39 mi) E of Banepa, Nepal
  • 64 km (40 mi) E of Panaoti, Nepal
  • 83 km (51 mi) E of Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 84 km (52 mi) E of Patan, Nepal
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 8.4 km; Vertical 1.8 km


First pictures from kathmandu, location-Soaltee hotel 

Nepal Earthquake

Our colleagues in Chautara report buildings collapsing there in the 7.1M aftershock .
An earthquake, 7.4 in magnitude and 19km deep, has hit 68km west of Namche Bazaar, Nepal, according to US Geological Survey. It was followed by strong aftershocks.Hundreds of people running of out of Kathmandu airport. Scary shaking from aftershock  as reports from twitter.epicentre close to 
Preliminary Earthquake Report
  • 12 May 2015 07:05:19 UTC
  • 12 May 2015 12:50:20 near epicenter
  • 12 May 2015 11:05:19 standard time in your timezone
Location27.843N 86.153E
Depth18 km
  • 22 km (14 mi) SE of Zham, China
  • 66 km (41 mi) ENE of Banepa, Nepal
  • 69 km (43 mi) ENE of Panaoti, Nepal
  • 83 km (51 mi) E of Kathmandu, Nepal
  • 84 km (52 mi) ENE of Patan, Nepal

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