Monday, May 15, 2017

EU URGES PEACEFUL SOLUTION IN VENEZUELA

The EU on Monday urged all sides in Venezuela to abstain from violence and seek a political solution as the death toll mounts in clashes between the government and opposition. Protests against leftist President Nicolas Maduro demanding early elections have left 38 dead since April 1, with many hundreds wounded and arrested. The EU said all parties should work towards a settlement which would allow “the establishment of an electoral calendar.” Mediation efforts have got nowhere, polarization has increased, and the economic and social situation in the oil-rich country has got worse, said a statement approved by EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels.

DESIGN X DESIGN

Alliance Française de Delhi & Studio IF
present

DESIGN X DESIGN

Thursday, 25th May 2017, 06:30pm
M. L. Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Française de Delhi
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– About Design X Design –
Design in its many manifestations forms an integral part of every culture. Civilizations evolve and attain their full potential because of it. Design based creative communities in India are witness to a fascinating churning, necessitating a search for a vision that may inform their evolution beyond – spanning education, profession and the industry. Thus, involving exposes, roundtables, exhibitions etc. Design X Design is a step in that direction.
The energy behind the design of a pin or a city being the same, this joint initiative of Alliance Francaise de Delhi and Studio IF is also geared towards raising levels of appreciation within and nurturing connections across various creative communities – architecture, urban/ landscape/ interior design, product/ industrial design, textile/ fashion design, graphic/ communication design etc. Local and global in outlook, it is directed at the initiated and the uninitiated alike.
– About the D X D Exposé –
A linking bimonthly two-hour long activity involves sharing of high quality professional work of designers from the Delhi and other cities of India, in a neutral, friendly and open environment. Each Expose’ generally consists of presentations made by two designers, each drawn from habitat design (architecture/urban/landscape/interior design) and non–habitat design (product / communication / apparel design) respectively, culminating in an open discussion and Q & A.
About the Presenters:
Paul Sandip, Product Designer
Paul is a designer of everyday objects. He lives and works out of PAUL STUDIO in Noida. His consulting business caters to Multinational Companies, Micro & Small Scale Entrepreneurs and Start Up’s. Winner of Red Dot Award (twice) and numerous international awards his work has been extensively published / exhibited internationally including the Triennale Museum in Milan, Ambiente Fair in Frankfurt, Red Dot Award Show in Singapore, Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong, Lite‐On Awards Show in Taiwan, Design Korea Exhibition and Design Olympiad in Seoul. His work was also selected by Art Besel, Hong Kong for their exhibition “Design with Character”. Paul has been honored by Shri Narendra Modi in 2005 & President of Taiwan Mr.Ma Ying‐jeou in 2010 for his simple yet innovative ideas concerning public welfare. His work is held in the permanent collection of Danish Design Museum, Copenhagen, as an example of Design to improve life.
Meena Mani, Architect
Meena Mani started her carrier in 1971 at the office of renowned architects Kanvinde & Rai, New Delhi. From 1981 she worked as a Senior Architect & later as a Senior Consultant with Stein Doshi & Bhalla, New Delhi where she was responsible for co-ordination in the studio as well as at site of prestigious buildings including the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
She was a partner in the architectural firm Mani Chowfla (started originally as  Stein Mani Chowfla) where she has designed, co-ordinated and supervised construction of many large and medium sized projects including Housing, Institutional, Educational and Corporate Office buildings in a variety of contexts.
Meena Mani has been on the Visiting Faculty as well as been thesis guide to students of various institutions including Roger Williams University, U.S.A, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, TVB School of Habitat Studies, New Delhi, Sushant School of Architecture, Gurgaon and the New Delhi Polytechnic for Women, Delhi.
She now practices under her own name – Meena Mani and is also visiting faculty at the School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi.

RESULTS FROM DAY 6 OF HOCKEY INDIA 7TH SUB JUNIOR NATIONAL HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 (MEN) A DIVISION

 
Results from Day 6 of Hockey India 7th Sub Junior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Men) A Division
 
~ Hockey Chandigarh beat Hockey Patiala 4-1 ~
 
~ Hockey Haryana beat Hockey Bihar 3-1 ~
 
~ Manipur Hockey beat Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu 8-4 ~
 
~ Hockey Punjab beat Hockey Bhopal 3-2 ~

Bengaluru, 15 May 2017: Pool stage matches continued on Day 6 at the Hockey India 7th Sub Junior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Men) A Division today. 

In the day’s opener from Pool C, Hockey Chandigarh beat Hockey Patiala 4-1. After a goal less first half, Hockey Chandigarh opened the scoring in the 46th minute via Sanjay. In a dominant performance, goals for Hockey Chandigarh were also scored by, Sahibjeet Singh (48’), Maninder Singh (66’) and Vishal Rana (70’). Hockey Patiala’s goal was scored by Manpreet Singh (65’).

In Pool B, Hockey Haryana beat Hockey Bihar 3-1. Hockey Bihar opened the scoring in the 30th minute via Johnson Purty. From there on though Hockey Haryana seized control scoring via Pankaj (41’), Pankaj (58’) and Vinit (66’) to take the points.

In Pool B’s second game, Manipur Hockey beat Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu 8-4 in a high-paced free-flowing encounter. A hat-trick for Stelin Singh Irengbam (21’, 60’, 70’) and a brace each for Ibungo Singh Konjengbam (8’, 12’) and Rabinchandra S Moirangthem (18’, 43’) gave Manipur Hockey a vital victory. N Naga Rohith scored a brace (26’, 69’) for Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu in the game.

Hockey Punjab beat Hockey Bhopal 3-2 in what was arguably the game of the day. The two teams traded blows in the first half, Hockey Punjab captain Raman Kumar’s 17th minute stroke cancelled out by Amaan Khan’s PC conversion in the 32nd minute. In the second half, Parteek Sharma restored Hockey Punjab’s lead in the 52nd minute. Six minutes later though Hockey Bhopal were level again, via a Saddam Ahmad goal. In the 61st minute, Jaspreet Singh scoredthe goal that would give Hockey Punjab a crucial victory for the three points.

” BITE THE BULLET ON BANKS”

350 PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN VIVO PRO KABADDI SEASON 5

Anup Kumar, Rahul Chaudhari, Meraj Sheykh, Jang Kun Lee amongst others retained by Franchises for VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 5
350+ players will be a part of Season 5 auctions slated for 22nd-23rd May in New Delhi

131 new and young players getting groomed through grass root programme in Mumbai
MUMBAI, May 15, 2017: VIVO Pro Kabaddi has witnessed a phenomenal growth over the last 4 seasons, and has emerged as a benchmark for sports leagues in India. For Season 5 of the league – which recently welcomed 4 new teams – seven franchises have announced names of select elite players who have been retained by them. Some of the leading names in VIVO Pro Kabaddi, given below, are set to be back in action in the biggest sports league in the country.

The teams and the list of player retained by them are as follows:
S. No.
Team
Retained player
1
Bengal Warriors
Jang Kun Lee
2
Bengaluru Bulls
Ashish Kumar
3
Dabang Delhi K.C
Meraj Sheykh
4
Patna Pirates
Pardeep Narwal
5
Puneri Paltan
Deepak Hooda
6
Telugu Titans
Rahul Chaudhari
7
Jaipur Pink Panthers
No player retained
8
U Mumba
Anup Kumar


Anupam Goswami, League Commissioner, VIVO Pro Kabaddi said, “It is very interesting to see these players being retained by the franchises and there are some surprises as well. It shows that the franchises are evolving as they look for the winning formula that will help them lift the coveted VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 5 trophy. I look forward to the auctions to see the compositions of the new teams, young players being drafted and the approach of the new franchises.”

Quick Facts:
·         Anup Kumar (U Mumba) – Recurring captain of U-Mumba for the past 4 seasons. Awarded Most Valuable Player in season 1. Led U-Mumba to 3 finals, winning the trophy in Season 2. Also captained India in the Kabaddi World Cup.
·         Rahul Chaudhari (Telugu Titans) – Most successful raider in PKL history. Awarded the best raider title twice – in seasons 1 and 4. The only player to score 500 points (total) in PKL history.
·         Pardeep Narwal (Patna Pirates) – Most exciting, successful young talent in PKL. Bagged the Emerging Player Award in Season 3, Most Valuable Player in Season 4. And, 2-time champion with Patna Pirates. The youngest player to be retained at 20yrs of age.
·         Jang Kun Lee (Bengal Warriors) – South Korean raider, representing Bengal Warriors for 4 Seasons now. Has scored most points for an international player in PKL history.
·         Meraj Sheykh (Dabang Delhi K.C.) – And all-rounder from Iran. Captain of Dabang Delhi K.C. in Season 4 and also captained Iran to the Kabaddi World Cup finals.
·         Deepak Hooda (Puneri Paltan) – All-rounder, and known for scoring the 3rd highest raid points in PKL Season 4. Also, the most successful raider for Puneri Paltan in the same season.
·         Ashish Kumar (Bengaluru Bulls) – Defender. The only category B player to be retained this season.

Player Anup Kumar from U-Mumba said, “I am obliged to be retained by my family, my team U-Mumba for the 4th consecutive season. VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 5 is going to be bigger and better in terms of 4 new teams, more matches, longer duration and endless action on the mat. I look forward to play the next season and wish all the 4 new teams Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana all the best for the same.” 
Rahul Chaudhari, who has been retained by Telugu Titans said, “I am delighted to return to Telugu Titans. I am looking forward to the auctions to see the composition of the team where we are expecting new talent to participate as well. PKL has given Kabaddi a platform like no other domestic sport in India. I also want to welcome the 4 new teams – Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to Season 5 of VIVO Pro Kabaddi which will be bigger than ever before. Telugu Titans have their eyes set on the trophy.” 
Deepak Hooda, happy to be back with Puneri Paltan said, “It’s great to be back to continue playing for Puneri Paltan. Our team put up a powerful performance in Season 4, and we will take the competition a notch higher in the 5thseason. With every season, PKL has grown bigger and this time there are 4 new teams entering the league. I am proud to see that VIVO Pro Kabaddi is India’s biggest sports league.”
Recently, Mashal Sports, organizer and administrator of the league and its parent organization STAR India, announced the inclusion of four new teams that will participate in Season 5 of the league. The four new franchises will be represented by Iquest Enterprises Private Limited (Consortium) (Tamil Nadu), Adani Group (Gujarat), GMR Group (Uttar Pradesh) and JSW Group (Haryana). They join the current 8 franchises to make VIVO Pro Kabaddi the biggest league in India – representation of 11 states, 130+ matches and a 13 weeks tournament starting in July 2017.

GLOBAL CYBERATTACK AFFECTED 200,000 VICTIMS IN 150 COUNTRIES.

Major Japanese electronics maker Hitachi says it has come under a cyber-attack which may be the same one that rocked the world. The chief of Europol, the European Union’s police agency, says a global cyberattack has spread to 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries.
Europol Director Rob Wainwright told British TV outlets on Sunday that the cyberattack is unprecedented in scale.
Wainwright said the “ransomware” blocks access to data until money is paid, and replicates itself in order to spread to other computers automatically.
The virus infects computers by invading through a Microsoft Windows defect.
Wainwright warned companies to take precautionary measures as they may find themselves affected on Monday.
Wainwright suspects the cyberattack was carried out by multiple perpetrators, and that Europol is working closely with the US FBI to solve the case.
Hitachi officials say problems were found on part of their in-house computer system on Monday.
They say employees cannot send or receive emails or open attachments. They say similar problems were also found at their group firms abroad.
The officials say they believe their computer system was infected with the same software that locked up computers around the world. They say they are trying to quickly restore the system.
Japanese police say that by Sunday noon, they had confirmed 2 attacks in the country.

INDIAN FOREIGN TRADE POLICY

India’s merchandise exports have continued with commendable growth rate by registering a remarkable growth rate of 27.59% in March 2017 to value at USD 29.23 billion as compared to USD 22.91 billion during March 2016. On the other hand, India’s merchandise imports also witnessed an expansion to USD 39.66 billion in March 2017 as compared to USD 27.31 billion during the same period of previous year with a growth rate of 45.25%.
The cumulative value of exports for the period April-March 2016-17 stood at USD 274.64 billion as against USD 262.290 billion registering a positive growth of 4.71% over the same period last year. The Cumulative value of imports for the period April-March 2016-17 was USD 380.367 billion as against USD 381.01 billion registering a growth of (-) 0.17% over the same period last year.
The growth in exports is positive for USA (5.61%), EU (1.68%) and Japan (10.87%) but China has exhibited negative growth of (-6.20%) for January 2016 over the corresponding period of previous year as per latest WTO statistics.
The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) has projected that India’s cotton exports will grow 3 per cent to 990,000 tonnes in the current year, with production likely to rise by 2 per cent to 5.9 million tonnes. India’s mango exports are likely to surpass last year’s level and touch 50,000 tonne mark in the ongoing fiscal, buoyed by strong demand and supply of export quality fruit, according to government body APEDA. Council for Leather Exports (CLE) has estimated that India’s leather exports will peak to USD 27 billion by 2020, from the present level of USD 5.89 billion, given proper encouragement and support. India’s import of total finished steel fell 36 per cent to 7.4 million tonnes (MT) and exports jumped 102 per cent to 8.2 MT in 2016-17.
India is speeding up the signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Eurasian Economic Union, which include Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. India’s trade with these countries stands at about $10 billion. India stands to gain from the pact with Eurasia, as its imports from these countries are greater than its exports to them. An Online Portal for facilitating trade between India and Iran was launched by Department of Commerce in the presence of Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Khaleel Rahim, CMD, STC, and other Directors of STC. The Hind-Iran portal (hindirantrade.org) is a joint initiative of STC and Douman Queshm, Iran.
India has raised a trade dispute against its own compliance measures at the World Trade Organization (WTO) after the US refused to accept the steps adopted by New Delhi for terminating the health-related curbs imposed on American chicken and chicken products due to bird flu. Amid growing resistance to its proposal for trade facilitation in services (TFS) agreement, India will soon seek a meeting of the special session of council for trade in services under the World Trade Organization (WTO) to kickstart formal negotiations at the multilateral forum. Like the trade facilitation agreement (TFA) in goods trade.

‘IMPACT OF ILLICIT TRADE ON INDUSTRY, ECONOMY AND CONSUMERS’

Today at 15:52

UGANDA HOSTS PAN AFRICAN FORUM

Uganda – Uganda is this week (15-17 May) hosting the third Pan African Forum on Migration (PAFoM III), with delegates from the continent and from across the world expected in the capital, Kampala.
This morning (15/05), Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is expected to open the three-day meeting, being held under the theme: Towards an African Common Position on the Global Compact on Migration.
The PAFoM is an initiative of the African Union, in collaboration with Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and the UN Migration Agency (IOM) as the Technical Secretariat. It brings together about 250 experts and officials from governments, eight RECs, private sector, civil society organizations, UN Agencies and development partners.
The Forum’s overall objective is to contribute to Africa’s inputs to the Global Compact on Migration (GCM), which is set to be adopted in 2018.
Delegates will share information on the current African and global migration situation, and suggest durable and actionable solutions to enduring and emerging challenges. They will put particular focus on migration within Africa and from Africa to other regions – notably to Europe and the Middle East.
At the end of the three days, delegates will produce a Draft Outcome Document towards an African Common Position on Migration; this will include policy recommendations to be considered and possibly adopted by the 28th Ordinary Session of the African Union in January 2018. The AU’s adopted document will constitute Africa’s inputs to the negotiations on the Global Compact on Migration.
In a statement in Kampala last week, Uganda’s Minister of State for Internal Affairs, Mario Obiga Kania, said: “This Forum is co-organized by the African Union, government of Uganda, IGAD and IOM in collaboration with the UNECA with co-sponsorship from ECOWAS, SADC and partners. We request you, the media and the general public to join us to welcome and host these important dignitaries in Uganda, The Pearl of Africa.”
IOM Director William Lacy Swing said: “We are at a critical juncture in history, with more people on the move than we have ever witnessed in 70 years. As the world grapples with this unprecedented migration, it is important that Africa speaks with a strong, well-considered and consistent voice. The Pan African Forum on Migration will be an important milestone in the evolution of Africa’s common position that will feed into the Global Compact.”
Among the side activities at the Forum was a workshop held yesterday (14/05) on the plight of migrants caught up in conflict or natural disasters. The workshop, organized by the Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) Initiative, focused on how countries and development and humanitarian actors can best respond “to the needs of migrants during a crisis”.
A key issue discussed during the workshop was the importance of governments keeping records of migrants – both their own nationals abroad and foreigners on their territories. With such data, governments would sensitize migrants’ awareness of local hazards, facilitate their access to assistance, and support evacuation and emergency repatriation.
The Forum participants are also being invited to Feel How Gender Shapes Migration, an interactive exhibition by IOM’s Gender Coordination Unit. With Africa’s Agenda 2063 and SDG 5 aiming to achieve full gender-equality, IOM works to mainstream gender in efforts towards achieving safe, humane and orderly migration for all – hence the exhibition.
Based on real-life scenarios of IOM audio and visual imagery, participants are invited to enter different moments of a migrant’s journey. From camp settings, situations of forced displacement, trafficking, and environmental migration, the exhibition invites participants to feel how gender influences a migrant’s path by interacting with objects, questions and problematic dilemmas.
For further information please contact Richard Mulindwa Kavuma, IOM Uganda. Tel: +256 312 263 210, Email: rmkavuma@iom.int

EUROPE SNUBS NEGOTIATION ON OBOR

Media reports said many, European countries are refusing to sign a trade statement at China’s Silk Road summit.
The diplomat said on Monday , dealing a setback to Beijing’s efforts to gain full support for its initiative.France, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Portugal and Britain are among the European Union countries spurning the document, the diplomat told media agency on condition of anonymity. The diplomat further enunciated that  all the European nations taking part in the summit’s trade panel collectively decided to rebuff the text because they believe it does not sufficiently address European concerns surrounding transparency of public procurement and social and environmental standards.
China  presented the document to negotiators last week, telling them it could no longer be reworked, according to the official. China seek to cement its trade relations in Asia, Africa, and Europe through the summit, but some fear that these new Silk Roads serve the interests of Chinese exporters above all.
Twenty nine  world leaders are taking part in the global summit on China’s Silk Road plan, a huge infrastructure project which Beijing hopes will revive ancient trade routes from Asia to Europe and Africa.

CZECH PM SOBOTKA REJECTS FINANCE MINISTER NOMINEE

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka on Monday rejected a proposal by coalition partner ANO to replace Finance Minister Andrej Babis with his current deputy, extending a crisis in the center-left coalition before an election due in October. Sobotka has requested that Babis, a billionaire businessman and founder of the anti-establishment ANO movement, leave due to questions about his past tax dealings. Babis denies any wrongdoing but has said he would accept his sacking if there is an agreement on his replacement. Sobotka said on Monday Babis’s pick, his current Deputy Minister Alena Schillerova, was too close to Babis. This posed a problem in relation to the need to look into Babis’s taxes, Sobotka said.

INDIAN GOVERNMENT’S CYBER SECURITY ARM CERT-IN HAS ALERTED VITAL INSTITUTIONS

European and British policing and security agencies have warned that the fallout from an unprecedented global cyber attack could worsen as people return to work. An international manhunt was under way for the plotters behind the world’s biggest-ever computer ransom assault, which has hit more than 200,000 victims and has affected more than 150 countries.
The indiscriminate attack, which began Friday, struck banks, hospitals and government agencies, exploiting known vulnerabilities in old Microsoft computer operating systems.Europol executive director Rob Wainwright said the situation could worsen today when workers return to their
offices after the weekend and log on.
Indian Government’s cyber security arm CERT-In has alerted vital institutions including RBI, stock markets and NPCI against the latest cyber attack that has infected thousands of systems globally.
Yesterday, it has issued a list of do’s and dont’s to these agencies and advised installation of relevant “patches” to protect against any data breaches.

TRAIN DERAILS IN GREECE

A train derailed and crashed into a house in Greece, three people dead and ten injured, Greek police said Sunday.
The train, traveling on the Athens-Thessaloniki route with 70 passengers, derailed at 9:45 p.m. (1945 GMT) Saturday in the village of Adendro, 40 kilometers west of the northern city of Thessaloniki. Its engine rammed into a three-story house, exiting on the other side.

MERKEL’S CONSERVATIVES SCORE WIN IN NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives scored a major upset in a key state election on Sunday, finishing ahead of the ruling Social Democrats (SPD) and boosting their hopes of retaining power in September’s federal vote, an ARD TV exit poll showed. The Christian Democrats (CDU) saw a strong surge of support in Germany’s most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), where the SPD has ruled for most of the post-war years. The CDU won 34.5 percent, up from 26.3 percent in 2012, according to an exit poll on public broadcaster ARD just after polls closed. The SPD fell to 30.5 percent from 39.1 percent. It was the third straight state defeat for the SPD since March, casting a shadow over their once bright hopes of denying Merkel a fourth four-year term on Sept. 24.

MOEFCC WOULD APPROVE GM MUSTARD FOR COMMERCIAL CULTIVATION TODAY.

There is reliable information that the MoEFCC would approve GM mustard for commercial cultivation today.
Those of you who are concerned about these developments are requested to certainly pick up the phone (several times if required, if you can’t get through to them the first time around) and call up the PMO and register your opposition to GM mustard approval in India clearly.
Demand that the application SHOULD BE REJECTED. Please ask them to note down your message and pass on to the PM, Shri Nripendra Mishra (Principal Secretary in PMO) and Dr PK Misra (Additional Secretary in PMO, agriculture person). Please speak politely and if possible, state your reasons for opposition clearly.
The phone numbers to call: Phone +91-11-23012312 (PMO general line – one Mr Sanjeev Kumar Singla and a Mr Rajeev Topno are Private Secretaries to the PM)
 
+91 11 23013040 : Shri Nripendra Mishra, Principal Secretary to PM
 
+91 11 23014844: Dr P K Mishra, Addl Secretary to PM
KAVITHA KURUGANTI
Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture (ASHA)
Office:A-124/6, First Floor, Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi 110 016
Residence:# 302, Santhome Apartments, 33/1, 1st A Cross, Indiranagar I Stage, Bangalore 560 038

DEAR SAGAR MEDIA INC, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Dear Sagar Media Inc,
Happy Mother’s Day!
I work at Change.org and I’m the mother of a 2-year-old. I wanted to share two campaigns started by a couple of incredible mothers.
Priyanka Gupta is a single mother. Her daughter was forced to use the name of the father who abandoned her when she applied for a passport.
Priyanka started a petition to help her daughter get a passport with just her name on it. Not only did she win, but her campaign ensured that passport rules were simplified to accommodate single parents across India.
Like Priyanka, Subarna is also fighting for mothers’ rights. She was misled into having an unnecessary Caesarean section. She suffered a long and painful recovery because of that surgery.
Subarna wants to make sure that no other mother is manipulated. She started a petition against the commercialisation of Caesarean sections.
Sagar Media Inc, this mother’s day, sign Subarna’s petition and help her make a difference to the lives of millions of expecting mothers.
Priyanka and Subarna could not have fought their battles alone. I want to thank you for supporting these amazing women.
Keep empowering!
Nida Hasan, Campaigns, Change.org

PIYUSH FAKING ‘SLOW TARIFF GROWTH’ STORY & LPG COST UP 75%

May14, 2017 (C) Ravinder Singh progressindia2015@gmail.com
Instead of Factually Reporting Decline of Power & Energy Sectors, Piyush Goyal is FABRICATING Fake Growth story.

As can be seen from Clippings from PFC reports Revenue Growth in Power sector was just 11.79% in FY15 second lowest in 10 years. Growth in Energy sales was 8.16% which in FY17 was just 4.72% conventional power.

·       The aggregate revenue from sale of power for SEBs, State Power Departments and DISCOMs selling power directly to consumers increased from Rs 3,30,199 crore in 2013-14 to Rs 3,69,131 crore in 2014-15 reflecting a y-o-y growth of 11.79%.
·       The total energy sold by these utilities was 6,97,765 Mkwh in 2013-14 and 7,54,687 Mkwh in 2014-15 registering a y-o-y growth of 8.16% in 2014-15.
Growth Rate of Coal, Petroleum & Natural Gas in %.
Item
FY13
FY14
FY15
FY16
FY17
Coal
4.6%
1.3%
8.2%
4.5%
3.6%
Crude Oil
-0.6%
-0.2%
-0.9%
-1.4%
-2.5%
Natural Gas
-14.5%
-13%
-5.2%
-4.1%
-1.1%
Energy is Critical For India’s Progress But Oil & Gas Blocks were allocated by Vajpayee Government to RIL & GSPC 1999 in 18 years they had failed. Court cases led to CRIPPLING Of Coal Sector. Corrupt PIYUSH GOYAL established Solar Projects in Desert than ROOFTOPS resulting in Rs.11 Cr/MW Loss.
When Capacity Addition was 34.15% – Generation Growth is barely 22% or 23% [Conventional Generation Growth of 19.95% + A/C for Renewable]
Piyush Goyal didn’t report LPG Cylinder Cost increased by 75% in three years even as Energy Prices are at Lowest in 10-12 years.
More
When I first met Piyush Goyal in 2013 he was talking about ‘Great Success Story’ of Sardar Sarovar & Narmada Canal Interlinking of Gujarat Rivers.
I told him as per CAG only 5.6% of new Irrigation Command Area is served by the system and sent him documents.
He is CA Licensed to FUDGE Data. Facts about latest CLAIMS are
FY2014 vs FY2017 Power Growth Rate in %
Total Installed Capacity 245,393 MW > 329,204 MW = 34.15%

Coal Based Capacity 145,408 MW > 194,402 MW = 33.69%
Conventional Generation 967,150 MU > 1160,140 MU = 19.95%
Coal Based Generation 713,847 MU > 910,135 MU = 27.49%

Load Factor of Coal Based Power 65.55% to 59.88% = [-] 8.65%

But Coal Based Generation FY2015 was 800,333 MU = 12.12%.
Coal Based Generation Growth FY16 was 7.71% and FY17 – 5.58%  
ü   This is Total Mismanagement & Failure.
Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS
Y-77, Hauz Khas, ND -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

PATHETIC – 4% AVG CORE INFRASTRUCTURE GROWTH IN LAST 3 YEARS

‘IS MACROECONOMIC COMMENTARY IN INDIA COMPROMISED?’

The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
cordially invites you to a Public Lecture
on
Is Macroeconomic Commentary
in India Compromised?’
  
by

Dr. Arvind Subramanian
Chief Economic Adviser
Ministry of FinanceGovernment of India 
at 03.00 pm on Tuesday, 16th May, 2017
in the Seminar Room, Library Building
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
Teen Murti House, New Delhi

All are welcome.

KAPIL MISHRA ACCUSES DELHI CM ARVIND KEJRIWAL

Kapil Mishra has accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of laundering money and having hawala links.
He has also alleged that Kejriwal and his close aides are involved in converting black money into white.
Addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Sunday, Mishra presented some documents to support his claims. He also said that the AAP has concealed donation details of three years from Election Commission and has given false bank details to the poll body. He said he will approach CBI with these documents.
The former Delhi Minister also alleged that Mohalla Clinics run by Delhi government is a big scam.
Kapil Mishra said it is clear the revelations suggest that Arvind Kejriwal is corrupt.

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