Wednesday, August 19, 2015

August 18, 2015
Dear All,
Greetings from FICCI!
National Sports Day Celebration
28 August, 2015,
FICCI, Federation House,
Tansen Marg, New Delhi
29th August is celebrated as National Sports Day in India. It is the birthday of Major Dhyan Chand who is one of the most respected legendary figures in Indian and world hockey. The President of India gives away prestigious sports awards – RajivGandhi Khel RatnaArjuna Award and Dronacharya Award on this day at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, India to sports achievers and coaches across various sporting fields.
Sports give us a sense of identity and national pride.  To highlight the importance of this day and to attract the mass attention, like last year, FICCI is taking small steps to create awareness about sports in the country by helping and organizing National Sports Day. This celebration of National Sports Day is first of its kind initiative by any industry chamber.
FICCI has planned activities in multiple cities/ places throughout India at the same time on 29th Aug, 2015 with the support of important organizations like All India Council of Physical Education and Fitness365.
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National Sports Day Celebrations on 28 Aug 2015.
FICCI has planned to flag off the celebrations on 28 Aug, 2015, 2:30 PM at FICCI Federation House.
On this momentous occasion, Homage will be given to Major Dhyan Chand, followed by a Panel Discussion on “Importance of Role Models in Sports – How do we create a permanent legacy of our Sports Icons?” will be organised with important personalities from Sports fraternity and India Inc to show India’s commitment to promote sports culture in the country. This will be followed by of Yoga, Martial Arts and other Sports Skills by young children from different schools.
We are pleased to invite you for the “National Sports Day 2015″ Celebrations.
When and Where:
Saturday, Aug 28, 2015, 2.30 pm
FICCI Conference Hall
FICCI, Federation House, Tansen Marg
New Delhi – 110001
For more information contact: or 011-2348-7283/561.
Look forward to having you at the National Sports Day celebration.
A line of confirmation would be highly appreciated.
With best regards,
Rajpal Singh
Director and Head
Youth Affairs & Sports, Employment & Vocational Skills and  Postal Reforms
Industry’s Voice for Policy Change
Bridging the knowledge gaps in Sports
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Posted: 17 Aug 2015 07:34 AM PDT
BHEL CFFP unit at Haridwar is involved in manufacturing of heavy industrial equipment. The manufacturing facility has a custom shop where manufacturing of large size castings and forgings of various types of alloy steels, creep-resistant steel(s) and supercritical grade steel is carried out. The GAIL (India) Limited team visited their site and critical observations were recorded.
Till date, this plant had been using LPG (Liquefied petroleum gas) and LDO (Light Diesel Oil), but now the plant has been made capable of using natural gas as a fuel. Post the change, remarkable differences in the amounts of fuel consumption and costs of using the fuels were observed. A high reduction in costs and  a massive 26% reduction in the carbon footprint are some of the benefits that came with the implementation of natural gas in their plants. Saving energy as well as money, with the same output, is the ideal situation for any plant, and natural gas makes that situation a reality.
Reductions in carbon emissions lead to better public health, resulting in more trees growing, fewer diseases and much more. This study shows that not only does the use of natural gas reduce carbon and greenhouse gas emissions, it also reduces cost, resulting in a higher monetary saving, giving nothing but profit to your company. Now is the time to switch to natural gas.

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Overfishing and Climate Change, Combined, 
Intensify Ocean Threats
Millions of people and billions of dollars depend on healthy oceans, but human actions create complex interactions that endanger oceans
Washington, D.C.—     The combination of overfishing and climate change may be putting the oceans’ health—   and our own wellbeing—   at risk. As State of the World 2015 contributing author Katie Auth explains, protecting lives and livelihoods will require urgent and concerted action to improve the oceans’ condition (
“Our sense of the oceans’ power and omnipotence—   combined with scientific ignorance—   contributed to an assumption that nothing we did could ever possibly impact it,” writes Auth. “Over the years, scientists and environmental leaders have worked tirelessly to demonstrate and communicate the fallacy of such arrogance.”
Three billion people worldwide depend on fish as their main source of animal protein, essential micronutrients, and fatty acids. The livelihoods of millions of people in both developing and high-income countries rely on the multibillion-dollar fisheries industry—   a sector that accounted for 1.5 million jobs and more than $45 billion of income in the United States alone in 2010.
“As our negative impact on the oceans has grown, so has our understanding of the myriad ways in which the health of the marine environment determines our own,” writes Auth. “The combined stresses of human activities like overfishing and climate change now pose distinct and intensified threats to marine systems.”
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization reported that the global share of marine stocks considered to be fished “within biologically sustainable levels” fell from 90 percent to 71 percent between 1974 and 2011. Of that 71 percent, a large majority (86 percent) of stocks are already fished to capacity. Rapid human population growth and rising incomes are increasing the demand for food fish and pushing wild fish populations to the brink.
Climate-related changes in the marine ecosystem are also affecting the oceans. Over the last 40 years, the upper 75 meters of the world’s oceans have warmed by an average of more than 0.1 degrees Celsius per year. Temperate species are responding to this change and other stressors, such as pollution and fishing pressures, by moving toward the poles, possibly increasing competition with polar animals.
Further, increased carbon in the atmosphere is triggering ocean acidification. About a quarter of human-caused carbon dioxide from the atmosphere has been absorbed into seawater. This changes the chemistry of the water and makes it more difficult for some marine organisms (such as oysters and corals) to form shells and skeletons. Once these populations are affected, entire food webs are threatened.
“Marine ecosystems and individual organisms that already are weakened by overfishing become less resilient and more vulnerable to disruption, especially because environmental change is occurring so rapidly,” writes Auth.
Yet Auth believes that there is still hope. “Conservation efforts aimed at improving system resiliency have proven effective in addressing the nexus between fishing and climate change,” she writes. Changes in fishing policies, equipment, and techniques that result in less damage to ocean-bottom habitats and that reduce bycatch also would diminish fishing stresses. Finally, revamping the global energy system away from fossil fuels would curtail the rise in ocean temperatures and carbon dioxide levels.
Worldwatch’s State of the World 2015 investigates hidden threats to sustainability, including economic, political, and environmental challenges that are often underreported in the media. State of the World 2015 highlights the need to develop resilience to looming shocks. For more information on the project, visit

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte along with film’s Director Ketan Mehta opened and shared their thoughts from fighting a long legal battle to secure a release date for the film to becoming a victim of piracy.
Directed by ketan Mehta under the banner of Viacom-18 motion pictures, Manjhi- the mountain man is a biopic based on Dashrath Manjhi, a poor labourer hailing from Gehlaur village in Gaya district widely known as the “Mountain Man” who had carved a mountain using only hammer and chisel, to pave a road in memory of his wife who passed away without medical treatment as travel to the nearest hospital took a lot of time due to the mountain.
The question is if social media is a boon or a bane? well, where on one we are thankful to it for making us connected to the world the other hand it acts as a curse when comes to one’s security. These days Piracy and films leaked online before their release are among the biggest nuisances, the internet is currently causing filmmakers and recently, what has come under its net was manjhi the mountain man which has been leaked online 10 days prior to films release.
The man who titillated everybody with his acting skills in gangs of wasseypur, badlapur and many more feels that film like Manjhi looses their essence if watched on small laptops and phones. He added “I don’;t run after money for films”
The film also stars Radhika apte, who recently acted in a Bengali short film Ahalya said “this is the first time I have been a seductress apart from Ahalya. I got molested in Badlapur and in Hunter also I am trying to reject him”
“After badlapur I got those big franchise of sex comedies. I am trying really hard to not be in that category.Some people typecaste you.” she said.
The film is slated to release on 21st August.

Power tariff to be reduced in the national capital: Delhi CM

The news of auditing of CAG of power distribution companies and exploring the manipulation of accounts is in preliminary stage and more shall follow when the auditing will be done from the tech,capital expenditure and maintenance is observed from last five years or since its entering the contractual obligation
The appointment of CAG was pursued by Mr Naresh Kumar Sagar to Mr Prashant Bhushan to take up the case through court for their appointment  on plea that the services which DISCOM companies are doing comes under essential services and the appointment of CAG to screen their account is within frame work of the norms. This is when the AAP was holding press conference at Constitution club before AAP came to power. Power tariff will have to be reduced in the national capital: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in the wake of CAG indicting 3 private distribution companies for allegedly inflating dues from consumers to the tune of a whopping Rs 8,000 crore.
AAP stand on media reports about C&AG findings on Delhi DISCOMS :
Media reports about the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) findings which severely indict and expose the foul play and cheating by the private power distribution companies (DISCOMS) in Delhi since over a decade is a clear vindication of the Aam Aadmi Party’s consistent stand on the issue, and a victory of the people in their fight against the corporate oppressors.
The fraud played by discoms running into thousands of crores of rupees is just the tip of an iceberg. The real scam is that the then ruling Congress and opposition BJP in Delhi came together to assist the private power companies to loot the people of Delhi since 2002 onwards.
The Aam Aadmi Party demands that the Delhi government should immediately ask the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) to reject the Discoms petitions for power tariff hike and announce lowering of tariffs in Delhi.
The AAP also demands that the state government should take all possible steps to ensure that the CAG report is made public in totality at the earliest so that the people can come to know of how they were looted by a political-corporate nexus.
The AAP demands that criminal action should be initiated against those who connived to hike electricity tariffs in Delhi through illegal means.
What has come in public domain through media reports also calls the bluff of former governments that CAG audit of private discoms is not possible.
Both the Congress and BJP are guilty of having sided with discoms – Congress role is crystal clear. BJP cannot escape the responsibility of having slowed down the CAG audit during one year of President’s rule.
The AAP challenges both the Congress and the BJP to tell the people of Delhi why they were opposed to the CAG audit of discoms and why they chose to stay away from DERC public hearing on discoms petitions for tariff revision.
“The report of the CAG should be made public and the culprits including the Sheila Government and the opposition BJP need to be brought to book. The proposed tariff hike need to be scrapped and government members in DERC be replaced,” AAP Delhi secretary Saurbah Bhardwaj said.
It must be noted that the UPA and the BJP government at the Centre tried its best to avert a CAG enquiry into the working of the Private discoms. Both BJP and Congress failed miserably to save their corporate masters and themselves and the truth is now out. Around 15 MLAs of the AAP party fought tooth and nail to avert the tariff hike by arguing the people’s case in DERC recently.
Aam Aadmi Party will continue to struggle for people’s cause and despite restrictions and non-cooperation from the centre we are determined to bring relief and ensure transparent government for the people of Delhi.
AAP Media cell

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