Friday, July 17, 2015

HERO WOMEN’S PROFESSIONAL GOLF TOUR 2015 – LEG 11
Amateur Aditi comes from behind to win at KGA

Bengaluru, 17th July 2015: Amateur Aditi Ashok made a scintillating comeback to stun her opponents and walk away with the title at the KGA here today. Bengaluru based Aditi was at her regal best, playing a flawless round of 8 under 64 which not only powered her to victory by 2 strokes, but in the process also set up a new course record for ladies at the KGA. Delhi Golfer Vani finished second with a total score of 216, followed by Sharmila Nicollet who ended with a total of 218 after 54 holes. The INR 700,000 event was the 11th in the 2015 calendar.
Aditi who began the day in tied 8th position started her campaign with aplomb and played a blemish free record setting round of 8 under 64. She fired three birdies in the front nine on the 2nd, 4th and 9th holes. She seemed to get better and better as the round progressed, firing five birdies in the back nine on the  11th, 12th, 14th, 15th and 18th holes to end her campaign with a total score of 214. Aditi thus become the second amateur to win a professional event this year. She re-wrote WGAI’s record books by registering the lowest single round score on the tour, bettering the earlier record of 7 under 65 set by veteran Smriti Mehra earlier this year.
Hero Order of Merit leader Vani Kapoor came up with an effort of 1 under 71 to finish in the second position and walk away with the winner’s cheque by virtue of being a professional. She carded birdies on the 5th, 10th, 14th and 15th holes, while dropping shots on the 1st,9th and 18th. Vani’s performance here will now open up a substantial lead for her in the money list.
Hero Motocorp sponsored Sharmila Nicollet, who was in good form on Thursday and ended in tied 1st position, returned with a score of 1 over 73 on the final day to finish third. The local sensation fired four birdies on the 7th, 10th, 11th and 13th  holes, but a bogey on the 17th, and two doubles on the 4th and 6th spoilt her chances to win her first title this year.
Rookie Amandeep Drall returned with a card of 1 under 71 in the final round and took the fourth position with a total score of 220. The Panchkula golfer carded birdies on the 3rd, 11th, 15th and 16th  holes, while dropping shots on the 6th, 13th and 18th.
Delhi Ankita’s Tiwana also carded 1 under 71 to finish fifth with a total score of 221 after three days. Ankita who carded three birdies on the 12th,13th and 16thholes, could have finished much higher on the leaderboard but for a double bogey on the 9th hole.
Kolkata’s Neha Tripathi ended the day with a score of 1 over 73 to take the sixth spot with a total of 223. She carded a lone birdie on the 4th hole and dropped two shots on the 12th and 16th holes.
Chandigarh’s Saaniya Sharma and Kolkata’s Smriti Mehra finished tied seventh with a total score of 226.
The tour now moves to Prestige Golfshire in the scenic Nandi Hills on the outskirts of Bengaluru. The Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2015 comprises a total of nineteen legs spanning across key locations in India.
RBI constitutes a Committee on Medium-term Path on Financial Inclusion
RBI announced the constitution of a Committee with the objective of working out a medium-term (five year) measurable action plan for financial inclusion. It may be mentioned that on the occasion of the Reserve Bank’s 80th anniversary, Hon’ble Prime Minister in his address urged the Bank to take the lead in encouraging financial institutions and to set a medium-to-long term target for sustainable financial inclusion. The chairman of the Committee is Shri Deepak Mohanty, Executive Director, Reserve Bank of India .
The terms of reference of the Committee are as under:
(i) To review the existing policy of financial inclusion including supportive payment system and customer protection framework taking into account the recommendations made by various committees set up earlier.
(ii) To study cross country experiences in financial inclusion to identify key learnings, particularly in the area of technology-based delivery models, that could inform our policies and practices.
(iii) To articulate the underlying policy and institutional framework, also covering consumer protection and financial literacy, as well as delivery mechanism of financial inclusion encompassing both households and small businesses, with particular emphasis on rural inclusion including group-based credit delivery mechanisms.
(iv) To suggest a monitorable medium-term action plan for financial inclusion in terms of its various components like payments, deposit, credit, social security transfers, pension and insurance.
(v) To examine any other related issues.
RBI constitutes a Committee on Medium-term Path on Financial Inclusion
RBI announced the constitution of a Committee with the objective of working out a medium-term (five year) measurable action plan for financial inclusion. It may be mentioned that on the occasion of the Reserve Bank’s 80th anniversary, Hon’ble Prime Minister in his address urged the Bank to take the lead in encouraging financial institutions and to set a medium-to-long term target for sustainable financial inclusion. The chairman of the Committee is Shri Deepak Mohanty, Executive Director, Reserve Bank of India .
The terms of reference of the Committee are as under:
(i) To review the existing policy of financial inclusion including supportive payment system and customer protection framework taking into account the recommendations made by various committees set up earlier.
(ii) To study cross country experiences in financial inclusion to identify key learnings, particularly in the area of technology-based delivery models, that could inform our policies and practices.
(iii) To articulate the underlying policy and institutional framework, also covering consumer protection and financial literacy, as well as delivery mechanism of financial inclusion encompassing both households and small businesses, with particular emphasis on rural inclusion including group-based credit delivery mechanisms.
(iv) To suggest a monitorable medium-term action plan for financial inclusion in terms of its various components like payments, deposit, credit, social security transfers, pension and insurance.
(v) To examine any other related issues.
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TOURISM DEPARTMENT AND STAKEHOLDERS JOIN HANDS TO AGGRESSIVELY MARKET RAJASTHAN
Jaipur, 15 July: In the presence of Principal Secretary, Tourism, Mr. Shailendra Agarwal, the Department of Tourism(DOT) and Federation of Hospitality and Tourism of Rajasthan(FHTR) today inked a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) for promoting tourism pan India as well as abroad. This will be done through ‘Visit Rajasthan Road shows’ pan-India. The signatories to the MoU were the Director of Tourism, Mr. Anil Chaplot and the President of FHTR, Mr. Bhim Singh.
On the occasion Mr. Agarwal said that marketing of Rajasthan, as the preferred  tourism destination, should not only be the responsibility of the Government but it should be a collective effort along with the stakeholders. He expressed satisfaction at the fact that FHTR will be marketing the State’s tourism potential with support from the DOT. He said that for the time being the ‘Visit Rajasthan Road Shows’ will be held in ten cities of the country. Later, they will also organize similar roadshows abroad.
The Principal Secretary Tourism said that the Tourism Unit Policy 2015 was already in place and will play a pivotal role in attracting investment for tourism units. The Policy will also be highlighted during the Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit being held in Jaipur in November this year. He further informed that the Department was painstakingly collecting information for projecting the State as a MICE destination. By the time of the Resurgent Rajasthan Summit all the MICE facilities available in the State will be compiled and published.
The Director of Tourism, Mr. Anil Chaplot said despite Rajasthan having enormous potential the State doesn’t get the number of tourists. He hoped that with the signing of this MOU the State will get a proactive promotion all over the country. The domestic tourists, he said, were as important as the foreign tourists for the State.
The President of FHTR, Mr. Bhim Singh said that the objective of the new body was to promote tourism and organize activities related to it. He said FHTR will organize marts, road shows and work on the marketing, ideating and exploring more means to strengthen the tourism in-flow in Rajasthan.
The General Secretary, FHTR, Mr. Gyan Prakash moderated the event. He also informed that the 10 cities in which the ‘Visit Rajasthan Road Show’ will be organized at Ahmedabad, Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Guwahati.
The officer bearers of FHTR are Mr Bhim Singh, President; Mr Randhir Vikram Singh, Senior Vice President; Mr Sunil Gupta, Vice President; Mr Khalid Khan, Vice President and Mr Gyan Prakash, the General Secretary were also present on the occasion as were a large number of officers from the Department of Tourism and members of the travel fraternity.
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Reflections on All the World’s Futures
A panel discussion on the 56th Edition of the Venice Biennale
Monday27 July 20155.30pm
Italian Cultural Institute, 50E, Chandragupta Marg,
(Entry from Nyaya Marg), Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 110021
Panelists
Jeebesh Bagchi
Raqs Media Collective, Delhi

Prasad Shetty and Rupali Gupte
Crit Studio, Mumbai

Eugenio Viola
Contemporary Art Museum of Naples, Italy

Moderated by
Kaushik Bhaumik
School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, Delhi

Conceptualised by
Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi
School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, Delhi
in collaboration with

Julia Libertad
Vadehra Art Gallery, Delhi
This panel discussion brings together reflections on the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale and its
collateral constellation that recently opened to the public under the artistic direction of Okwui
Enwezor. Titled “All the World’s Futures”, the main exhibition of the biennale poses the question of
how different frequencies by artists, thinkers, writers, composers, choreographers, make sense of
the world’s current ‘state of things’. With over 136 artists from 53 different countries “All the
World’s Futures” moves beyond a curatorial design that produces an overarching theme. It
institutes the idea of ‘filters’ as conceptual layers that partake in imagining and realizing the
enormous diversity of artistic practices that the biennale hosts. The panelists of this discussion will
closely engage with this global curatorial provocation and the wider problematics it aims to pose on
the world and its many futures. Apart from sharing their insights from being part of the
conversation, they will also reflect on the curatorial forms instituted by the artistic director as well
as the implications they would have for the present and future of contemporary art globally and
within the context of India.
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— July 16, 2015

Fourth CODESRIA Conference on Electronic Publishing
Theme: The Open Access Movement and the Future of Africa’s Knowledge Economy
Dakar, Senegal March 28-30 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS   

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) hereby announces the fourth in its electronic publishing conference series. This year’s theme focuses on the open access publishing model with particular attention to its possible impact on the future knowledge economy in Africa. CODESRIA promotes social science research and knowledge production and the publication and dissemination of research outcomes, and organises forums for discussing research findings and sharing of ideas to influence the improvement of the living conditionsof African populations.
The Open Access Movement is a timely initiative to transform global relations andmeans of knowledge production, dissemination and use based on the power of information technologies to enforce free and timeous flow of scholarly content. Using digital media to circulate scholarly information creates direct linkages between scholars/authors and the public, facilitating a free flow of ideas and information vital to the process of scientific inquiry, and the ability of individuals and communities and institutions to address economic, environmental and social development issues, both regionally and globally.

Alongside this consciousness, however, the alarming serial crisis, namely historically royalty -free, freely peer-reviewed and publicly-funded scholarly publications were no more accessible to the public on the ground of soaring cost. The biggest and richest universities in the world were closing their branch libraries and had cut their subscriptions because the prices of journals were rising above inflation rates. The publisher which entered the academic publishing realm primarily to relieve scholars of the tedion of packaging and circulating research findings and whose role in this regard has been monumental, had gone rentier, mounting incredible pay walls on scholarly journals and possessing research reports they receive from researchers gratis.In an effort to cut costs and consolidate services, many research universities have closed small special branch libraries. The situation is worse in Africa, where the libraries have become stocks of back number information resources.

The Open Access Movement is now more than a decade old, posting several milestones in the face of surreptitious conflicts and oppositions.  A major milestone of the movement is that people around the world now have increased access to scholarly publications. In addition to this, there is observed increasing empowerment, and radical socialization and democratization of knowledge from below as opposed to the prevailing statist nationalization and concentration of knowledge production in the developed North. Individuals, enterprises, and institutions currently participate in the production of knowledge thus promoting social equality in human knowledge production and management enterprises to all. 

Africa has benefitted from, and has also contributed to the movement. Based on the listing of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the oldest closed access journal to migrate to the open access platform is Egypt’s Psyche (A Journal of Entomology) which debuted in 1874. However, Africa has generally contributed only 6% to the 10152 journals listed in DOAJ as at 2014, and only 20 of Africa’s 56 countries have journals that are listed in the database. Generally though, there exists open access consciousness in the region, but it is marked mainly by access to and use of free scholarly information available on the web. Many open access publishing activities are amateurish, fragmented and unorganised. There is no Africa regional accent to the meaning, definition and content of open access scholarship. Many institutions and organisations have no open access statements, and there are no clear directions about their positions on the contending issues in the movement. Also, the African social science community appears complacent about the significant role of the movement to the dissemination of its research outputs.Above all however, there is the reluctance of African governments and institutions to contribute in the definition and content of the global open access project.

The open access situation in Africa cannot be isolated from the underside of the movement resonating the global structure of biopolitical production – of ideas, information, images, knowledges, codes, affects, social relations, forms of life anddispositifs. For example the promise that the cyberspace will reproduce the core and periphery in matters of ‘immaterial and reproducible property’ appears not to have taken the ‘capitalist biopower’ into consideration. The basic contestations about asymmetrical power and representation, and the geopolitics of hegemonic and subaltern knowledge production and its epistemologies, validation and dissemination on a global scale persist. Within the consciousness of the significance of the coloniality of knowledge/power on knowledge economy in the developing world, there is the increasing claim that the nature of deployment of open access in Africa orchestrates perversion in the global ‘academic ecology’ of knowledge production. While language and technology, amateurish/apprenticeship publishing, business skills and activities of subverts, and spoof initiatives might truly puncture the strides of local open access publishers in Africa and elsewhere, much of open access publishing initiatives in Africa are classed as predatory.

The CODESRIA Open Access Conference will be a gathering of a broad spectrum of scholars and researchers from around the world who share a common concern about critical issues relating to open access in Africa in contemporary global society. This conference promises to push the boundaries of open access scholarship. It will explore core concepts and ideas, and help identify new technological and conceptual configurations. It will provide a rare opportunity for academics, librarians, publishers and policy-makers to come together for dialogues, discuss new research directions, methods and theories, and reflect upon the evolutionary issues about open access and their implications on research dissemination in Africa.
With this scope in mind, the major topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
·         Open access in the context of Africa
·         Value-added and marketing of African scientific information in the open access era
·         Afro-sensitive open access economic models
·         Africa  in the emerging global politics of open access 
·         Roles of institutions and governments in the open access movement in Africa
·         Copyright and licensing regimes
·         Opening indigenous knowledges
·         Quality control in open access publishing in Africa 
·         Open access and Africa’s knowledge economy
·         The politics of open access
The conference will feature Workshops on repositories, open journal systems, open access policies, open access advocacy approaches and open data issues. There will also be Doctoral Colloquium and a Social Media Expo.
Call for Papers
We invite researchers worldwide to submit original full research papers, social media demonstrations, research-in-progress or posters within the area of open access, with a special emphasis on the future of knowledge economy in Africa. Papers in the completed research category should have a maximum of twenty pages, including references. Papers in the Early Work/Preliminary Results subcategory should be a maximum of fifteen pages, including references. Submissions will be refereed in a double-blind process.

More information on each subcategory follows:
Completed Research
Submissions may include, but are not limited to:
  • Empirical investigations
  • Theories and models
Early Work/Preliminary Results/thesis and dissertation in progress
Submissions may include, but are not limited to:
  • Emerging analysis in quantitative or qualitative papers
  • Conceptual descriptions
Registration and funding
CODESRIA will provide funding support to paper presenters who show evidence that they are unable to cater for their participation. All non-paper presenting participants will pay a registration fee of USD150 to coveradmission to the panels, and conference packages and workshops only; and will cater for their feeding and air fare.
Timeline
  • 15 July 2015: Open for submissions
  • 26 October 2015: Workshop and Doctoral Colloquium decisions announced
  • 15 November 2015: Social Media Expo sign-up period ends
  • 15 November 2015: Registration opens
  • 28 December 2015: Workshop and Doctoral Colloquium application deadline
  • 30 December 2015: deadline for the submission of Papers
  • 14 February 2016: deadline for the submission of final versions ofpapers,posters, and workshop proposals
  • 29 February, 2016: Registration ends
  • 28 March 2016: Open Access Conference 2016 begins
Submission Information
Please note the following:
  • Authors retain copyright to their work.
  • All submissions must be in English or French.
  • All submissions must be original work, not published elsewhere, or be under review for publication in a journal or other publication venue, or presentation in another conference before the review process is complete.
  • Authors should provide keywords with their submission.
  • Submitters agree that if their work is accepted, it will not be published elsewhere prior to presentation at the conference.
  • Submitters agree that if their work is accepted, only one author will be invited to participate in the conference.
  • We reserve the right to withhold publication in the Proceedings if at least one author does not register.
  • Accepted work will be published as part of the official proceedings of the conference, or other.
  • For Guidelines on the formatting of your presentation please visit :http://codesria.org/spip.php?article2401.
  • Questions about any issues regarding the conference should be directed to: Williams Nwagwu at open.acces@codesria.sn.

 

All submissions to be directed to:

CODESRIA
Open Access Conference
Avenue Cheikh Anta Diop X Canal IV

BP : 3304, CP : 18524, Dakar, Sénégal

Site web: http://www.codesria.org

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