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Job Opening: Web Editor (DEADLINE APRIL 10)
The Columbia Journalism Review and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School are seeking a jointly appointed Wed Editor to cover the work of Tow research fellows around the world, while conducting original reporting on research and relevant developments within the field. The ideal candidate is a dynamic journalist with the ability to pivot between editing and writing roles in an exciting new position covering the developments at the cutting edge of journalism and technology.

Learn more about this position's application requirements and process here.
UPCOMING EVENTS
International Journalism Festival
The Tow Center is organizing three panels at IJF in Perugia, Italy: 

Can a robot do my job?
April 8, 14:00 - 15:30
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Journalism and Silicon Valley
April 9, 10:00 - 11:30
Teatro della Sapienza

Journalism after Snowden
April 9, 14:00 - 15:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Get updates from the Tow Center on #ijf16 by following@emilybell and @cward1e.
May 11 | CONVERSATIONS: Platforms as Publishers: Where Are We Now?
Daily News Innovation Lab, NYC

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the launch of Facebook's Instant Articles, and more publishers look to off-platform distribution to find their audiences through Facebook, Google AMP, Apple News, Snapchat and beyond, what impact have we seen? How are publishers adapting to the new reality? An expert panel, moderated by Emily Bell, shares its experience and insight into how this new relationship is changing newsrooms and business models. RSVP required. 
PUBLICATIONS
Curious Journalist's Guide to Data

On March 24, the Tow Center launched the "Curious Journalist's Guide to Data" - a research project led by Tow Fellow Jonathan Stray.

The report is available to download and read at the Tow Center'sGitbook repository. Read more about the launch event panel discussion here.
FROM THE BLOG
Illuminating 2016: Helping political reporters cover social media during the 2016 presidential campaign
By Jenny Stromer-Galley

Although Donald Trump seems to be getting a lot of love from journalists who cover what he is tweeting about, all of the presidential candidates are tweeting, posting, Snapchatting, and Instagramming. Their social media not only drives what reports say about the campaigns, but also mobilizes their supporters, generates needed cash, and draws out opponents in extended tit-for-tats.

Read more about the project here
Introducing “Beyond 140 Characters”: A Tow Center project about the forces that shape journalists’ strategic Twitter engagement
By Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde
In 2009, The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi wrote a feature for the American Journalism Review on what he called the “Twitter Explosion.” He questioned the micro-blogging platform as the “world’s most overhyped technology” and “latest media obsession” and set out to argue for its value as a journalistic reporting tool. Seven years are a lifetime in the tech world and today, we don’t need much convincing (if any at all) that Twitter has long since found its place in American newsrooms and journalists’ digital lives.

Read more about the project here.
Capturing Journalistic Practices and Norms in the Digital Age
By Valerie Belair-Gagnon (co-written with Colin Agur)
In my research on journalism and emerging media, I am often asked to answer questions about the fast changing nature and uses of social media. How can researchers capture the constantly changing uses and nature of social media of journalists across time? And how can we use this knowledge to help academics, students, and practitioners adapt to the fast changing media world? 

Read the full blog post here.
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Dear Mr Sagar,

AIMA-Global Procurement Summit–GPS 2016
with support of  The Ministry of MSME and  The World Bank
21st -22nd April 2016, India Habitat Centre (IHC), New Delhi, India.
Greetings from All India Management Association!         
It gives us immense pleasure to share with you that the All India Management Association (AIMA), the apex body of management profession in India is organizing the Global Procurement Summit – GPS 2016, with support of The Ministry of MSME and The World Bank, on 21st -22nd April 2016 at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre (IHC), New Delhi.
The summit will provide a comprehensive view into what is happening in the world of procurement and capture the experience of top level procurement professionals. It will also present successful strategies and benchmark that procurement leaders can use to gain insight into best practices and ultimately improve the operations and performance. The Summit is expected to be attended by over 200 delegates from government sector, public sector, corporates, consultants and regulators from India and abroad.
The aim of the summit is to bring Industry, Policy MakersEntrepreneurs and concerned Stakeholders together to deliberate on the opportunities, challenges and future of procurement in the country.  
We would request you to nominate senior officials in the area of Procurement/ Materials Management / Finance for the summit.   Please send us filled in reply form (attached) for the same at gps@aima.in
The registration fee for the event is INR 3000 plus Service Tax as per Govt. norms.  For online payment you may visit the Linkhttps://apps.aima.in/eventmgmt/default.asp?EventId=287
Incase of any further  support,  you may please write/call to Prof Gurbandini Kaur, Program Director, Global Procurement Summit 2016,   email: gps@aima.in  /Ph. Nos. 01124645100/43128100 Ext. 710 ,738.
We look forward to receive an early confirmation from your office.               
With regards,
Dr Raj Agrawal
Director
Centre for Management Education
All India Management Association
Andhra Association Building
Andhra Bhawan, 4th Floor,
24-25th Institutional Area,Lodhi Road,
New Delhi-110 003

Cobra & Ladder FDI Policy – Keep Out FDI, R&D & Technology

April08, 2016 (C) Ravinder Singh progressindia2015@gmail.com

Inventors & World Industry are driven by CONSUMER DEMAND, Existing & Future, World Governments Facilitate Industry toTARGET THEIR GOALS, Protecting Their Investments in R&D Through Patents IPR, Enforcing QUALITY STANDARDSand Protect Consumers Against Poor Service & Products and to meet DEMAND of billions of people Industry INVENT & INTRODUCE IMPROVED & AFFORDABLE PRODUCTS all the time invest over $1,500b On R&D annually alone.
Shortsighted Indian Industry and GoI Policies are driven by NET PROFIT for Businessmen. This is reflected in COBRA & LADDER FDI Policy announced on May12, 2015. http://dipp.nic.in/English/Policies/FDI_Circular_2015.pdf ,

India KILLED R&D in India By CRIPLLING PATENT OFFICE is Annexed. India Get Just 4% of World FDI For 18% Population & Nothing in Critical Sectors, High Tech GLOBAL Manufacturing & R&D Based Companies That Have Fastest Growth & Maximum Profit Margins Are ABSENT – GOI YET TO SUPPORT Indian INVENTORS, FOR R&D STARTUPS $400m PROVIDED REQUIRED $60,000m.

2008-09 GDP Rs.53,03,567 Cr – FDI $41.8b,
2015-16 GDP Rs.1,30,00,000 Cr – FDI $39b [Jan-Dec2015]
$100b FDI Was Expected FY16- $200b FDI Required
Ø     CONSTRUCTION DEVELOPMENT: TOWNSHIPS, HOUSING, BUILT-UP INFRASTRUCTURE
Attracted just Rs.673 Cr FY16 so far which is not even the cost of a Flyover. BAD Policies in two years Killed Construction Industry. Other sectors Attracted Jan-Dec2015 >>
Ø     TELECOMMUNICATIONS: attracted just $1072 millions,
Ø     AUTOMOBILE: $1781 million,
Ø     CHEMICALS:  $1197 millions,
Ø     DRUGS & PHARMACEUTICALS: $352 million.
Ø     POWER: $650 million,
Ø     HOTEL & TOURISM: $950 million
Ø     AIRLINES: Almost nothing,
Ø     FOOD PROCESSING: Almost Nothing,
LUNATICS in FDI POLICY
1.] Agriculture: FDI was allowed in Farming – Not allowed to Own Land & Food Processing.
a) Floriculture, Horticulture, Apiculture and Cultivation of Vegetables & Mushrooms under controlled conditions; b) Development and Production of seeds and planting material; c) Animal Husbandry (including breeding of dogs), Pisciculture, Aquaculture, under controlled conditions; and d) Services related to agro and allied sectors Note: Besides the above, FDI is not allowed in any other agricultural sector/activity
2.] Manufacturing:  FDI doesn’t allow GLOBAL SCALE Factories /IMPORT SUBSTITUTION.
FDI in MSEs (as defined under Micro, Small And Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (MSMED, Act 2006)) will be subject to the sectoral caps –
3.] INDUSTRIAL PARK:  FDI allowed in more than 10 Industrial Units.
(i) it would comprise of a minimum of 10 units and no single unit shall occupy more than 50% of the allocable area; (ii) the minimum percentage of the area to be allocated for industrial activity not be less than 66% of the total allocable area.

4.] TRADING: 100% FDI Permitted in SINGLE BRAND WITH RESTRICTIONS
Cash & Carry Wholesale trading/Wholesale trading, would mean sale of goods/merchandise to retailers, industrial, commercial, institutional or other professional business users or to other wholesalers and related subordinated service providers.
(1) Foreign Investment in Single Brand product retail trading is aimed at attracting investments in production and marketing, improving the availability of such goods for the consumer, encouraging increased sourcing of goods from India, and enhancing competitiveness of Indian enterprises through access to global designs, technologies and management practices.
(a)Products to be sold should be of a ‘Single Brand’ only. (b)Products should be sold under the same brand internationally i.e. products should be sold under the same brand in one or more countries other than India. (c) ‘Single Brand’ product-retail trading would cover only products which are branded during manufacturing.
(e) In respect of proposals involving FDI beyond 51%, sourcing of 30% of the value of goods purchased, will be done from India, preferably from MSMEs, village and cottage industries, artisans and craftsmen, in all sectors.

5.] MULTI BRAND TRADING: 51% FDI Limit Had to Invest BACK END, Indians Front End, Why Can’t FDI Limit Be 100% and Farmers Develop Back End, Foreign Entity Front End.  
(1) FDI in multi brand retail trading, in all products, will be permitted, subject to the following conditions: (i) Fresh agricultural produce, including fruits, vegetables, flowers, grains, pulses, fresh poultry, fishery and meat products, may be unbranded. (ii) Minimum amount to be brought in, as FDI, by the foreign investor, would be US $ 100 million. (iii) At least 50% of total FDI brought in the first tranche of US $ 100 million, shall be invested in ‘back-end infrastructure’ within three years,
6.]  CONSTRUCTION DEVELOPMENT: TOWNSHIP, HOUSING, BUILT UP INFRASTRUCTURE
(i) It is clarified that FDI is not permitted in an entity which is engaged or proposes to engage in real estate business, construction of farm houses and trading in transferable development rights (TDRs).

India Ought to Have Attracted $200b FDI and World’s Best Companies & Exports Over $1000b But Nothing Happening, Most Sectors Are SHUTTING Down, Infrastructure, Housing, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Water Have Already Crippled.
India is IMPORTING Products from All Over The World, in Rural India Even 20 Yrs Old BPL/VIDEOCON TV, Washing Machines, Fridges, Water Purifiers Were Serviced, AVOIDING Imports – Tens of Millions Are Losing Jobs – Growing IMPORT Dependent.
USA Rank 5th In Equity Investment Just $17.2b by Dec 2015, 4th Rank Japan $19.4b, UK 3rd Rank $22.7b, Germany $8.4b, S. Korea Rank 14th Invested $1.67b, Canada Rank 27th Invested $0.6b.
Mauritius & Singapore Invested 50% of Equity.
India PREFERRED INDIRECT ROUTE OF FDI.
‘STARTUPS $400m PROVIDED REQUIRED $60b/Yr.
Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS
Y-77, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016, India. Ph; 091- 9871056471, 9718280435, 9650421857
Ravinder Singh* is a WIPO awarded inventor specializing in Power, Transportation,
Smart Cities, Water, Energy Saving, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Technologies and Projects

Top Ten News of the Day:

Top Ten News of the Day:
1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, Kolkata Flyover tragedy is not an act of God but an act of fraud.
2. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says, international investors find India a preferred destination bringing FDI flow to highest point.
3. India rejects Pakistan’s assertion that its Joint Investigation Team was not allowed to meet witnesses from the security forces at Pathankot.
4. Panama sets up an independent commission to review the country’s financial practices following Mossack Fonseca documents leak.
5. Jammu and Kashmir government orders time-bound probe into NIT Srinagar clashes.
6. HRD Ministry decides to give total fee waiver for students belonging to socially, economically weaker sections and divyangs for undergraduate courses in IITs; Over 100 per cent fee hike for other students.
7. Supreme Court directs Vijay Mallya to disclose his total assets by 21st of this month.
8. CBI files charge sheet against Pearls Group CMD and others, in an alleged 45,000 crore rupees chit fund scam case.
9. A secular student activist hacked to death in Bangladesh.
10. World Champions Australia defeat India 5-1 in Azlan Shah Cup Hockey
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