Sunday, August 16, 2015

Saina Nehwal lost Carolina Marin
Saina Nehwal lost to world no 1 ,Spain’s Carolina Marin in the World Badminton Championships final on Sunday. World No 1 Marin retained the world title with a 21-16, 21-19 win over the Indian ace. Saina is now the first Indian badminton player to win a silver medal at the World Championships.
This is India’s fifth medal at the World Championships following P V Sindhu’s bronze in 2013 and 2014 and Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa bronze in women’s doubles at the 2011 edition.
Indian basketball teams unable to qualify to knockout stages of Asian 3×3 event, but Jeevanantham P shows his class
New Delhi/Bengaluru (15 August 2015): The two Indian men’s basketball teams, Bangalore and Chandigarh, have lost their league games and been knocked out of the 3×3 FIBA World Tour – Beijing Masters.
Team Bangalore (seeded 9th), which comprises senior Indian team campers that won the 3×3 South Asian Qualifiers in Colombo a few weeks ago, faced off against 8th seeded Zheng Zhou in their first game. The Pool A match at the Wukesong Hi-Park in Beijing was extremely close, with India going down 18-21. The second and final league match for Bangalore was always going to be an uphill task, facing tournament top seeds NoviSad AlWahda (UAE). The one sided contest saw Bangalore fall 13-21. Despite the two losses, the bright spot for India undoubtedly was the scoring abilities of Bangalore centre Jeevanantham Pandi. His 16 points was the second highest after two league games, among all 48 individual participants.
The young Chandigarh team, seeded 12th and placed in Pool D, lost to Tokyo Japan (4th seeds) 12-21, and later in the evening to hometeam Wukesong (5thseeds) 13-21.
While India may have been knocked out of the team events, Siddhant Shinde from Bangalore and Kushmeet Atwal from Chandigarh have registered in the shootout contest that will be held tomorrow (16th August 2015).
Results for India matches: 1) Chandigarh lost to Tokyo Japan 12-21; 2) Bangalorelost to Zheng Zhou 18-21; 3) Bangalore lost toNoviSad AlWahda UAE 13-21; 4)Chandigarh lost to Wukesong China 13-21.

About Beijing Masters

The third stage of the 2015 FIBA 3×3 World Tour will be held in Beijing China on 15-16 August 2015. The twelve best teams from the qualifiers held in the Beijing catchment area compete for two days for the pride to represent their city, a USD 10,000 cheque and a chance (for the two finalists) to qualify for the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final in Abu Dhabi on 15-16 October 2015.
The 12 teams are divided into four pools of three teams playing in a round-robin first round against their two respective pool opponents. The top-two placed teams from each pool advance to a standard knock-out round which starts at the quarter-finals stage. The two best teams qualify for the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final, which will be staged in Abu Dhabi on 15-16 October 2015. Apart from this main event, a dunk contest and a three-point shootout contest will also be held.  Read more: http://www.fiba.com/3x3wt/2015/beijing/competition-format
INDIAN TEAMS FOR THE FIBA 3×3 WORLD TOUR – BEIJING MASTERS
Team Bangalore
SL NO.NAMEPOSITION*JERSEY NO.DATE OF BIRTHPLACE OF BIRTH
1.Basil PhilipSG/SF1210/01/1991Sulthanbathery, Kerala
2.Rajesh UpparPG420/01/1991Dharwad, Karnataka
3.Siddhant ShindePG/SG915/06/1991Pune, Maharashtra
4.Jeevanantham PandiPF/C1013/10/1994Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu
*C= Centre, PF= Power Forward, SF= Small Forward, SG= Shooting Guard, PG= Point Guard
Team Chandigarh
SL NO.NAMEDATE OF BIRTH
1.Kushmeet Atwal24/04/1995
2.Arshpreet Bhullar01/10/1996
3.Arshdeep Dhillon02/12/1995
4.Rajveer Singh24/10/1995

About the FIBA 3×3 World Tour

The FIBA 3×3 World Tour is the pinnacle event of an ‘;open’; network of FIBA-endorsed 3×3 tournaments. Any group of four players – regardless of their nationality and representing a city – can qualify for the FIBA 3×3 World Tour by taking part in a lower level/regional tournament, eventually making their way to the world stage.
The FIBA 3×3 World Tour was first launched in 2012. The former winners are San Juan (PUR, 2012), Brezovica (SLO, 2013) and Novi Sad (SRB, 2014).
It consists of six Masters tournaments, before culminating with the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final. The schedule of the 2015 edition is the following:
  • Manila Masters, Philippines – 1-2 August
  • Prague Masters, Czech Republic – 8-9 August
  • Beijing Masters, China – 15-16 August
  • Lausanne Masters, Switzerland – 28-29 August
  • Mexico DF Masters, Mexico – 9-10 September
  • Rio de Janeiro Masters, Brazil – 26-27 September
  • 3×3 World Tour Final, Abu Dhabi, UAE -15-16 October
The FIBA 3×3 World Tour events are true urban culture festivals, organised in the heart of the cities against the most iconic landmarks and feature non-stop music and MCs calling the games, professional dunkers, breakdancers and other street artists. They are in line with FIBA’;s “3×3 for everyone philosophy” as spectators and passers-by are invited to participate in 3×3 games and activities.
More than 70 Taiwanese companies have invested in India since 2013; bilateral trade swells to $ 6 billion in 2014

NATIONAL PRESS (ALL INDIA).August 15,2015: Buoyed by the positive global sentiment on India, Taiwanese companies especially those from the machine tool industry are planning to participate in the Indian government’s Make in India initiative. This comes even as bilateral trade between the two countries swelled to $ 6 billion in 2014 and over 70 Taiwanese companies have invested in India since 2013.
“We are extremely keen on supporting the Indian government’s Make in India programme which can be transformative in nature as far as manufacturing is concerned. As the backbone of manufacturing, the machine tools industry has the potential to play a catalyzing role in Indian manufacturing. Taiwanese companies can offer their machine tools in a broad spectrum of industries spanning aeroplanes, automobiles, watches, computers, auto ancillary, wind turbine parts, medical equipment and precision mould and help fuel India’s growth. Many of the sectors in which we have expertise are those that have been identified as priorities under the Make in India programme”, said Dr. Guann-Jyh Lee, Executive Director of Economic Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India.
The Indian government has unveiled an ambitious plan to increase the share of manufacturing in the GDP to 25 % from the present 16 % by 2022 and create 100 million additional jobs in manufacturing during the same period. The government has identified 25 sectors where India can become world leader under this programme. These include automobiles, chemicals, IT, pharma, textiles, ports, aviation, leather Tourism and hospitality, wellness, and railways. Taiwan was among India’;s top five machine tool suppliers in 2014. Machining centres, drilling, boring, milling machines, parts and components for metal cutting machine tools are the main types imported by India. This is expected to go up in the coming year.
Taiwan will have a major presence at the Delhi Machine Tools Expo 2015(DMTX), NEW DELHI Pragati Maidan from August 20-23.
Executives from leading machine tools makers including TONGTAI MACHINE & TOOL CO., LTD., SHE HONG INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD., CHIEN WEI PRECISE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. , MEGA Machine Co., Ltd. and FAIR FRIEND ENTERPRISE.CO.,LTD. will present the latest products, innovations and insights on industry trends at a press conference at the show on Thursday, August 20. The event christened “Taiwan machine tools speed up a better India”-is organized by the bureau of Foreign Trade and implemented by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council.
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwan businesses and manufacturers with reinforcing their international competitiveness and in coping with the challenges they face in foreign markets.
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The unique feature of the Taiwanese machine tools has been that it has become globally competitive without enjoying the advantages of a large domestic market or the strong support of a local car industry. This industry is concentrated in clusters along the Dadu Plateau of central Taiwan which has been christened the Golden Valley. This region which is home to over 1000 precision machinery manufacturers and over 10,000 downstream suppliers employs more than 3,00,000 people  and accounts for $ 3 billion in revenues. It has the highest output value per unit area and the highest density of any machine tool industry cluster in the world.
Without this cluster, Google’s solar farms in the desert would be unable to follow the sun.  The top four equipment suppliers for the global semiconductor and display panel industries also use components from here and without them, the semiconductor and display panel industries would find their supply chains cut. Car components for the German and Italian manufacturers, as well as gears for General Motors, Porsche and Hyundai, all come from this industry cluster. Even China, the world’s largest car market, principally depends on this Golden Valley of precision machine tools for its mold processing equipment. The Taiwan machine tool industry is even able meet the stringent requirements of Apple and help it create its unique and innovative products. Taiwan machine tool industry has emerged as the preferred supplier to Apple in the face of stiff competition from traditional technology powers like Germany and Japan.
About TAITRA
Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is globally recognized as Taiwan’s foremost non-profit trade promotion organization, with over 60 overseas offices around the world. For more than 40 years, TAITRA has been highly commended for its professional and outstanding services, offering a host of trade related services that cater to a variety of business needs. Partially supported by the government of Taiwan and various commercial and industrial associations, TAITRA has been entrusted to spearhead numerous government projects including the launch of the Taiwan Industry Image Enhancement Plan.

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