Saturday, November 5, 2016

Barack: Naresh – We are on track for the highest voter turnout in American history

RIL Fined Rs.10,000 Cr For STEALING ONGC Gas, Loss $1000b

Rs.2,00,000 Cr Steal Fine Rs.10,000 Cr  But, When a thief is sentenced for Stealing Rs.million in India – He May Be Imprisoned for 3 years in jail and fine of Rs.50,000 only or 5% of steal.
But the difference in RIL case is that Actual Theft was roughly 2557 days x 40 MC/Day [4 Crore M3/Day] x Rs.25* = say Rs.2,00,000 Cr – Fine Only 5%

No Jail to Mukesh Ambani.  [*A M3 of CNG has 12.03 KCAL Energy more than a liter of Petrol or Diesel priced twice in Retail]

‘ONGC had gone to the Delhi HC in 2014, complaining that gas from its block had been pumped out by Reliance.’ – Theft Obviously – I suspected it in 2005 or Earlier When RIL Hired ‘Most Powerful Drilling Rigs for Shallow Wells.’
Not Even Black Listing of RIL for SYSTEMATIC THEFT & CORRUPTION.

Ø    ONGC filed Case After CAG Exposed ‘RIL Drilling in ONGC & GSPC Blocks’.  
RIL CLAIMED OWNERSHIP OF ONGC RESERVES UNTIL CAG REPORT.
Ø    Actually there was little or No Oil & Gas in RIL Block as per CAG Report – it was like a Bank Robbery ‘Thieves TUNNELLING INTO BANK through Gutters.’
Ø    Mukesh Ambani & RIL was holding 90% Equity and BP joined much later.
Ø    Mukesh Ambani ‘Hired Owned RIGGS’ Capable of Longest Capability.

DAMAGED OIL & GAS RESERVE $1000b – FINE $1.55b

RIL Reported Three Gas Discoveries Totaling About 40 tcf of Gas In ONGC Block or 1 Trillion Cubic Meter – at a time when Crude Oil Price was over $120 per barrel – Worth over $1000b.

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

India Launch of the World Social Science Report 2016



Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World
9.00 – 10.45, Monday 7 November 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru University Convention Centre, New Delhi, India
New Delhi, 4 November 2016 – UNESCO New Delhi, the International Social Science Council and the Indian Council of Social Science Research cordially invite you to join us on Monday 7 November for the launch of the World Social Science Report 2016 – Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World.
Never before has tackling inequality been so high on the agenda of policy makers worldwide or such a hot topic for social science research. Governments worldwide have committed to take action on inequality through the Sustainable Development Goals, around the universal aim to ‘leave no-one behind’. Today more journal articles than ever before are published on the topics of inequality and social justice.
The World Social Science Report 2016 highlights the latest social science knowledge on the state of inequalities today and examines the effects of inequalities across multiple dimensions, including gender, environment, access to knowledge, wealth and political power. Looking to the future, the Report suggests transformative responses to inequality at all levels, from the grassroots to global governance.
The report has over 100 authors from some 40 countries worldwide. It concludes with a clarion call to the research community to address the global challenges presented by inequality, proposing a framework for integrated, global research that can make a difference.
The World Social Science Report 2016 is prepared by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and co-published with UNESCO. It is published online as an open access publication at: http://en.unesco.org/wssr2016.
Programme
09:00      Official welcome from Sukhadeo Thorat (ICSSR Chairman), Shigeru Aoyagi(Director, UNESCO New Delhi Office) and the ISSC
  • ISSC – Introduction to the Report
  • John Gaventa, Report Co-Director – Key Messages and priorities for research
  • Jayati Ghosh, Report author – Inequalities in India: drivers and consequences
  • Anuradha Chenoy, Report author – BRICS and global inequality
  • Q&A
10:45      Tea and coffee
The event is generously hosted by the Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) with the support of the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Karandeep Kochhar upsets the big guns at Tolly

 Karandeep Kochhar upsets the big guns at Tolly, becomes youngest player and first Indian amateur to win on PGTI 
Kochhar wreaked havoc with a final round 62 to win by three
Kolkata, November 4, 2016: The final day of the PGTI Players Championship presented by Tollygunge Club turned out to be one of the most memorable days in 17-year-old amateur Karandeep Kochhar’s fledgling golfing career. The Chandigarh lad wreaked havoc on the final day, shooting an eight-under-62, the best round of the tournament, to upset to some of the top professionals in the country en route his three-shot triumph.

Karandeep (66-68-62), who totaled 14-under-196 in the three-round event, thus became the youngest player to win on the PGTI at age 17 years and five months. He thus broke the previous record held by Shubhankar Sharma who won in Kochi in 2014 at the age of 17 years and eight months.

The six-foot tall class 12th student Kochhar set another record by becoming the first Indian amateur to win an event on the PGTI. Bangladesh’s Md Zamal Hossain Mollah is the only other player to have won on the PGTI as an amateur. He achieved the feat at the City Bank – Dhaka Bank Bangladesh Open 2009 played at the Kurmitola Golf Club in Dhaka.

Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, claimed the runner-up spot at Tolly at 11-under-199 after his final round of six-under-64. Chouhan, however, took home the cheque of Rs. 4,50,000 for the best performance by a professional.

Karandeep Kochhar, who played 28 holes on Friday due to the weather interruption on day two, rounded off a fairytale week thanks to his all-round performance. Interestingly, the teenager, who is currently India’s top junior golfer, had won a junior event at the same venue the previous week.

Kochhar made one birdie in his remaining 10 holes from round two to close the penultimate round with a two-under-68 earlier in the day. His two-round total read six-under-134 at that stage which placed him in tied third, four shots behind the second round leader Digvijay Singh.

The bespectacled Karandeep took Tollygunge Club by storm in round three as he delivered six birdies against a lone bogey on the first 12 holes. He sank two 15-feet birdie putts and landed it within seven feet on three occasions to set up birdies. A great par-save on the 13th added to his confidence.

Kochhar, a winner of two junior titles this year, finally powered ahead with some outstanding drives on the 14th, 15th and 16th, that led to birdies. He converted his third 15-footer of the day on the 16th. It was a mere formality from there on as Karandeep led by three strokes with two holes to play. He displayed a cool head to seal it with two pars at the end.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling to win despite such a strong field of professionals here this week. This does wonders to my confidence and self-belief. It’s set me thinking about the right time to turn professional. I have to discuss it with my family back home whether it should be this year or next year,” said an excited Karandeep, whose only previous appearance in a professional event was at the PGTI’s Kolkata Classic earlier this year, where he missed the cut.

He added, “The win in the junior event at Tollygunge last week gave me a good feel of the conditions here and helped me raise my game this week. However, I would not have played this event had it not been for my friend and fellow golfer Rohan Kathuria. Rohan almost forced me to enter this event after my win last week. Shubhankar Sharma, who recently moved to Panchkula, also gave me the confidence to play in professional events when I spoke to him back in Chandigarh.

“My iron-play and wedge-play were outstanding in all three rounds. I also made some long putts today when it mattered the most.

“At the start of the day, I thought a top-5 or even a top-10 finish would be great. It never occurred to me that I would be in a position to win. I didn’t see the leaderboard till the 14th. That’s when I realized I was leading. I then drove it really well on the final stretch. There were some nervous moments on the last two holes but I didn’t lose focus,” added Karandeep, who attributes his early initiation into the game at the age of three, to his grandfather Dr. G S Kochhar.

Om Prakash Chouhan (68-67-64) climbed from tied seventh in round two to claim second position after his error-free third round of 64.

Gurgaon’s Digvijay Singh, the second round leader by two shots, slipped to tied third after a 70 in round three. He shared the third spot with Bengaluru’s Khalin Joshi (68) at 10-under-200.

Shankar Das (67-67-69) ended the week as the highest-placed professional from Kolkata. He clinched tied seventh position at seven-under-203.


Final Scores after Round 3 (54 holes):

196: Karandeep Kochhar (66-68-62)
199: Om Prakash Chouhan (68-67-64)
200: Digvijay Singh (63-67-70), Khalin Joshi (67-65-68)
202: Shamim Khan (71-67-64), M Dharma (69-69-64)

WORLD TSUNAMI AWARENESS DAY


5 November 2016

Message of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon  

Today marks the first observance of World Tsunami Awareness Day.  On this day, in 1854, a Japanese village leader recognized the signs of an approaching tsunami and improvised a remarkably effective early warning system – he set fire to his rice sheaves, saving the lives of the many villagers who saw the smoke and ran uphill to help put out the flames.
Over the years, early warning systems have grown more sophisticated, particularly since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which claimed nearly 226,000 lives.  That tragedy prompted the introduction of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System.
In September this year, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO invited disaster management officials from 24 countries around the Indian Ocean to participate in one of the largest tsunami simulation exercises ever organized.  The importance of simulation exercises and evacuation drills is underlined in a report released today by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.  It highlights that population growth has greatly increased exposure to tsunamis and other hazards in many regions.
Since 1996, 250,900 people have died in 21 countries affected by 30 tsunamis.  Tsunamis also pose a significant threat to major infrastructure either already built or planned for coastal areas.  The significance of this threat was demonstrated in March 2011 by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, which claimed many lives, left many more homeless and triggered a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
World Tsunami Awareness Day serves as a reminder of the importance of reducing current and future levels of risk.  This should be a clear guiding principle for all those working in the public and private sectors who have to take decisions on major infrastructure projects in seismic zones and near exposed coastlines.  Tsunamis may be rare but, like any other natural hazard, if we fail to prepare and raise awareness, then we risk paying a heavy price.

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