Tuesday, July 4, 2017


The modern and simple new UNIC website is live; Incorporating dynamism and accessibility to all  

The United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan (UNIC) launched its new website today. The website with a fresh look and a contemporary design, offers information on activities conducted by the Centre and campaigns of the United Nations. With more dynamic data and structured content, the website hopes to be an interactive gateway to promote the work of the United Nations in India and Bhutan.

“The website is simple, easy to use yet modern and well designed to appeal to the young and old alike. It captures the elements of a dynamic website like videos, images, social media interactivity, and at the same time has distinct navigation. We have tried to keep it light to ensure it can operate with high and low bandwidth internet speed,” said Derk Segaar, Director, UNIC.

Most importantly, the website has been built according to the UN guidelines on accessibility that enable websites to be disabled friendly. Accessibility tools like font scalability, screen reading will be operational soon. The website intends to be multilingual and the content will be soon translated into Hindi and other languages. The carousels have been designed so that the users can experience the content at a speed suitable to them.  The website can be viewed at www.unic.org.in

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For further details, contact: Shachi Chaturvedi, Public Information Assistant, UNIC at shachi.chaturvedi@un.org

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Naresh Kumar Sagar
G 20 Summit begins in Hamburg on July 7 and 8 why it is so important because of new global order and continuing cold war embattled in Syria which is giving cascading effect to migrants influx in Europe and embattled Sudan Libya and other African countries giving more loads on Italy and other European countries further enhancing the terrorism in Europe the growth engine for the Euro-Asian regions. Russian and important global power emerging from the economic- ebb, with global regional consortium on rise the meeting of G 20 countries with China emerging power and making punching powerful calls too the power blocs need cozy confluence to sort out global trivial matters which gather massive global dimensions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Tel Aviv, Israel this morning on the first leg of his two-nation tour. Mr Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel.
The Prime Minister will stay there for three days during which he will hold talks with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on all matters of mutual interest.
Before leaving, Mr Modi in a joint blog with the Israeli Prime Minister said, the natural relationship between the two countries has grown strong year after year. They said, the deep connection between the people of the two countries reflects the similarities of the states.
Both leaders asserted that the relationship faces many challenges which they can overcome by working together. The leaders said, combination of India’s human resources and Israel’s ingenuity will provide a solution to share problems in diverse fields such as water, health, environment, education and security.
The two countries, they said, have forged strong ties in the field of technology from startup to space communication and cybernetics. The leaders expressed hope that India and Israel can cooperate in the field of water challenges and create new solution that could help nation across the globe. They asserted that India and Israel and genuine partners for development, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Both leaders also recognised the threat terrorism poses to global peace and security, for which a few years back a landmark agreement on co-operation in homeland and public security was signed. The leaders said, both countries are committed to fighting this scourge.
Mr Modi and Mr Netanyahu also said, the business section will be involved as a catalyst in the bilateral relation. The two countries also decided to establish a new India Israel CEO forum. They said, the Make In India initiative has been enhanced by the Israeli initiative of Make with India which is bearing fruit now.
Meawhile, in an interview to a daily ‘Israel Hayom’, Mr Modi said, India wants to transform its relationship with Israel from traditional to a tech-based one with emphasis on ‘Make in India’.
He said, his visit will take the relationship to a new level. The Prime Minister said, the first-ever visit by an Indian premier to Tel Aviv will lead to further cementing of bilateral ties and cooperation in key areas including counter-terrorism. He added that New Delhi and Tel Aviv could cooperate even more closely and compliment each other’s efforts to fight against terrorism. In the second and final leg of his tour, Mr Modi will visit Hamburg in Germany for the 12th G-20 Summit.
AIR correspondent reports that as Prime Minister is reaching Israel today evening for his 3 day visit, Isreal is all excited to welcome the Indian Premier.All major newspapers in Isreal including Jerusalem Post , Haretz etc has given headline stories in the front page on the arrival of Prime Minister.
PM will be welcomed by his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu along with 40 Israeli leaders as a special gesture.Prime Minister will visit Danziger agricultural farm, where innovative methodologies are practiced in agriculture.
Later He will viist Yad vashem, Israel’s official memorial for victims of holocoust. Prime Minister is also scheduled to have a private dinner with his Israeli counter part.
Kremlin has expressed confidence that Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump will find time to hold their highly anticipated and important first meeting on the sidelines of the upcoming G20 summit to discuss Syria, international terrorism and Russia-US ties among other issues.
“It’s agreed that the presidents will meet, but the schedules are quite tight,” Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov said as cited by TASS. President Putin already has talks scheduled with 11 world leaders during the G20 meeting in Hamburg on July 7 and 8, but “nevertheless, our American partners and us will be looking for openings… to hold this utmost important meeting.”
G29 summit e agenda of the Hamburg talks, Ushakov confirmed media reports that Syria and Ukraine will be among the issues up for discussion between the two leaders.
“I think it makes sense to discuss these issues,” he said, adding, that Moscow also believes it necessary to address tackling international terrorism, which requires cooperation between Russia and the US.
There are many “problematic areas” and many other issues that Russia is ready to discuss with its American partners, the aide said.
“It seems to me that the very atmosphere of the upcoming meeting can allow solving many problems , including cooperation on the international arena as well as bilateral issues that [has] remained in limbo,” Ushakov said.
Moscow and Washington have a “considerable potential for coordinating efforts in the area of tackling international terrorism, drug trafficking, organized crime and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.”
“Our countries can do a lot together to resolve regional crises like the Ukrainian, Palestinian-Israeli, Yemeni, Libyan, Afghan and others,” he added.
The coordination of Russian-American efforts on Syria is “of prime importance,” Ushakov said, adding, that Moscow stands firm on its “principal line of maintaining the territorial integrity and secular character of the Syrian state.”
After the terrorist threat in the country is eradicated, political reforms worked out “during the inclusive intra-Syrian dialogue without external pressure” are to be implemented in Syria, he said, reiterating Moscow’s long-standing position on the issue.
The Hamburg meeting, Ushakov hopes, will “finally relieve the Russian side of the need to take retaliatory measures” against the December’s decision by the outgoing Obama administration to expel 35 Russian diplomats and bar access to Russian diplomatic compounds in New York and Maryland.
At the time, Moscow said it won’t introduce its own sanctions against American diplomats in the country to resolve the issue with the new president in the White House.“We have a lot of patience, but it’s not limitless,”Ushakov pointed out, adding, that reciprocal measures may still be implemented by Moscow.
“We understand that it’s complicated and that relations with Russia have become hostage to internal political dissent in the US. It’s not easy for us too, but we want and we will be working [with the US],” the aide emphasized.
In a separate statement to the media, the Kremlin said the issue of US sanctions, which has had a negative effect on bilateral trade, is a matter Russia wants to discuss with Trump. With trade turnover between Russia and the US dipping from $29 to $20 billion between 2014 and 2016, the restoration of mutually beneficial ties between the businesses in the two countries is essential, it added.Trump has so far failed to maintain his campaign promises to seek constructive relations with Moscow. President Putin said earlier this year that Russian-American relations have deteriorated to a level worse than that under Obama.
The US president is meanwhile battling claims that his associates “colluded” with Russia during his victorious run for the White House last year. The accusations have been repeatedly dismissed as groundless by both the Kremlin and the team Trump.Rt news
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Chinese President Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Moscow on Monday for what his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin has described as “a major event in bilateral relations.”
Xi arrived’s two-day visit to Moscow on Monday comes before he travels to Germany to take part in an upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg.
Before his departure for the state visit to Russia, Xi said, “Our two countries have built a high level of political and strategic trust… I believe the visit will lend new impetus to the growth of bilateral relations.”
“Economic cooperation and trade is the most wide-ranging area in our practical cooperation and enjoys great potential,” he added.
He also expressed hope that the G20 will continue to “uphold the spirit of partnership for win-win cooperation…Global growth continues to gather momentum, as both developed countries and emerging markets show stronger economic performance. However, grave challenges remain. Therefore, it is particularly important for the G20 to play its role as a premier forum for international economic cooperation.”
“This evening, within Chinese President Xi Jinping’s official visit, there will be an informal dinner for President Putin and Xi Jinping at the Kremlin,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. He added that Xi’s official visit, which includes bilateral talks, will begin on Tuesday.
“It will have an unusual format [of the meeting]: the leaders will meet [Russian and Chinese] representatives of the public, businesses and media, who will briefly inform Putin and Xi Jinping on their cooperation,” added Peskov.
Putin will also bestow upon Xi one of Russia’s utmost honors, the order of St. Andrew the First-Called, for his efforts towards bolstering ties between Russia and China.
Xi’s meeting with Putin will be the third of its kind this year.
According to Russia’s ambassador to China, Andrey Denisov, during the visit, China and Russia will sign multiple contracts for the collective worth of over $10 billion in various fields.
“We’re discussing a number of draft documents, both on government and corporate levels. And we have dozens of documents relating to the former group,” he added.
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Germany have lifted their maiden Confederation Cup Football title. In the final played at St Petersburg last night, the four-time World Cup winners defeated Chile by a solitary goal. Lars Stindl put Germany ahead in the first half against the run of play, and Germany then held on to the lead.
Copa America winners Chile dominated ball possession from start to finish, but could not score despite getting a plethora of chances.
Earlier, in the third-place play-off match in Moscow, Portugal defeated Mexico 2-1. Luis Neto bundled into his own net to hand Mexico a
54th-minute lead, but centre-back Pepe stabbed home a stoppage-time equaliser to force an extra 30 minutes at Spartak Stadium. Adrien Silva then scored an extra-time penalty to give victory to Portugal. For Silva, it was his first international goal.
In the group stage of the tournament, the match between Portugal and Mexico had ended in a 2-2 draw.
European champions Portugal were without captain Cristiano Ronaldo after the Real Madrid star was released from the squad to return home to meet his newborn twins.
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Varanasi/New Delhi –  July 4, 2017:  The world’s biggest talent scouting and training programme, Uflex Stairs School Football League (SSFL) arrives in Uttar Pradesh.  After the resounding success in the states of Delhi and Gujarat, SSFL makes a new beginning today in the ancient holy city of Varanasi in partnership with the Uttar Pradesh Football Sangh.
Today with the launch in UP, in its fourth year the Uflex SSFL will only grow into a bigger movement with stronger participation and engagement of youth and children. With scouting and honing of talent by better training, a league of world class footballers will emerge and do India proud in the global football arenas.
Last year under the aegis of Uflex SSFL-3 held in Gujarat and Delhi, more than 35,000 children from 2000 schools competed 4000 matches. The tournament was organised in the FIFA format.
We in STAIRS believe that such initiatives help create opportunities for schools children to pursue their passion in a field of sport. It’s also essential for a holistic development of the children by engagement and participation. In the process, they get a platform to showcase their talent.
The objective of SSFL-Uttar Pradesh is to identify, support and nurture football talent in the most populous state of India. We have been getting continuous support from the Uflex Ltd.-India’s largest flexible packaging company as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative. We will initially operate in two regions—Gorakhpur  and  Varanasi which will consist of eights districts of Chandauli, Ghazipur, Jaunpur, Varanasi, Deoria, Kushinagar and Gorkahpur.
In the Phase-1, 160 teams of under-17 age group from these two regions will compete. In the Phase -2, the winner teams will compete representing their respective districts.
Founder and Secretary General, STAIRS, Shri Siddhartha Upadhyay, is upbeat. “We feel inspired and excited to launch the Uflex SSFL in Varanasi. There cannot be a better place to do that. Varanasi is an ancient city and repository of Indian culture, traditions, music and philosophy. It also happens to be the constituency of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi who feels ‘Sports can be a great means of national integration’. We are pleased to work with Uttar Pradesh Football Sangh to encourage sports amongst youth and children. In the first phase some 20,000 children will get the opportunity to showcase their football talent.”
“I am thankful to Uflex Group for its continued support to the initiative,” Shri Upadhyay added.
The Hon. General Secretary of Uttar Pradesh Football Sangh, Shri Mohd. Shamsuddin said, “We are glad to be associated with SSFL as this will provide valuable opportunities to youth and children at the grassroots level. I’m sure this association will result in promising outcomes and encourage sports in the state.”
Shri Gulab Chauhan who wears many caps is the Secretary Gujarat State Football Association; Chairman of Referee Board (AIFF); Head- SSFL National council is of the view that “the commitment of STAIRS towards encouragement of football at grassroots is unparalleled. Sports is good for mind and body, also for the general well-being of the community at large.”
The SSFL has become one of the most important sporting event and ‘talent spotting’ platform in the country. Various sports clubs and other agencies involved in the administration of sports, officials and national selectors keep an eyes on prodigies during the SSFL tournament. The selectors of international clubs too keep a tab by way of ‘live streaming’ of important matches. They also request for videos of the matches to have a closer look at the performance of some promising players.
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Dr.  Subhash Bhamre, Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri chaired the 50th Central Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting of the National Cadet Corps on 04 Jul 2017 in New Delhi.  The meeting was attended by the Chiefs of Army Staff, Naval Staff &  Air Staff, Defence Secretary, Financial Advisor (Defence Services), Secretary (Deptt of Higher Education), DGNCC, Member of Parliament Smt Kum Sushmita Dev, Shri Anupam Kher, Shri Piyush Pandey, Dr. Parth J Shah,  Social Activists and other eminent dignitaries.
The DGNCC, Lt Gen Vinod Vashisht, AVSM, VSM & BAR presented a detailed update on NCC activities to the members of the CAC.  The Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri in his address complimented the NCC on the performance of its cadets in various activities pertaining to training, adventure, social service and community development.
NCC presently has cadet strength of 13 lakhs and it plans to expand to 15 lakhs and beyond. NCC has a Pan India foot print which includes remote areas and low intensity conflict areas. CAC reviewed provisions, activities and initiative to make the organisation more effective to attain its mandate there in.
The Committee deliberated on various issues in order to optimize training efforts so that NCC continues to perform in an excellent manner towards character and leadership building of the youth of the nation. Raksha Rajya Mantri complimented the efforts of NCC in nation building and urged the organisation to continue ‘Grooming Future Leaders’.
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Arti writes, “My husband and I have been blessed with a daughter, Mithi Anubhuti. She is the love of our life. We want our daughter to be supported so that she grows up to be strong and independent. That is why we have pledged to leave her our property.
By leaving her property, we know that we are supporting her future, as well as leaving behind a better tomorrow for her children and for society. When women have property, everyone benefits.
Thankfully, my husband and I are not alone in thinking this way. We know that you too would feel the same way about yourself, your sisters, and your daughters. That is why we’re asking you to sign our pledge.”

The People of India: I Pledge To Leave My Daughter Her Equal Share Of Property #PropertyForHer

Arti Pandey 
I faced discrimination from my joint-family for being born a girl. Fortunately, my father was a progressive man who made sure that I was educated and supported.
Not all girls are as lucky as me. In India, lakhs of girls are ignored and abused. They are married off at a young age, they are not educated, and many of them are killed even before they’re born.
This is because girls are seen as a burden. Families don’t want to leave them property or ‘waste’ any money on supporting girls. Many think that giving their daughter a dowry is enough, but most often this dowry is controlled not by her but by her husband and his family. Further, this dowry is only a fraction of the value of an equal share of her family’s property. Without a strong support system, without financial security, how are girls supposed to grow up to be fearless, strong, and independent women?
How can a woman walk away from an abusive relationship, how can a woman earn a livelihood, if she has no support from her parents or no financial security?
My husband and I have been blessed with a daughter, Mithi Anubhuti. She is the love of our life. We want our daughter to be supported so that she grows up to be strong and independent. That is why we have pledged to leave her our property.
We don’t have much property, but by giving her the little that we have, we will show Mithi that she always has our support.
By leaving her property, we know that we are supporting her future, as well as leaving behind a better tomorrow for her children and for society. When women have property, everyone benefits.
Thankfully, my husband and I are not alone in thinking this way. We know that you too would feel the same way about yourself, your sisters, and your daughters. That is why we’re asking you to sign our pledge.
If you are a mother or father, sign this pledge and promise to leave your daughter her equal share of property. If you are a brother, pledge to stand with your sister in seeking her property rights. If you are a woman, take this pledge with a commitment to asking for your equal share.
Show the world that India is changing and that there is a massive movement to make sure India’s daughters are supported and empowered.
— Arti Pandey, Co-Founder and Secretary of Bitiya, Madhya Pradesh. Bitiya is an organization formed by parents with only one daughter, working against the social stigma faced by such parents and for the equal rights of all daughters.
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2017 ITTF WORLD TOUR India Open - Preparation day
4 July 2017
: In run up to the much anticipated Ultimate Table Tennis, Indian stars Sanil Shetty who will represent Falcons T.T.C and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran who was drafted by Dabang Smashers T.T.C created an upset on Tuesday toppling their Korean and Chinese Taipei counterparts respectively in the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Platinum Australia Open at Gold Coast, Australia.
Sanil Shetty beat Korea’s Jang Woojin, the no.13 seed, (11-9, 3-11, 12-10, 11-3, 6-11, 11-8) and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran accounted for Chinese Taipei’s Chen Chien-An, the no.14 seed (11-6, 4-11, 1-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-9). In a space of two days Falcons T.T.C.’s Sanil Shetty has beaten players who last year had won ITTF World Tour Men’s Singles titles.
Their victory against their higher ranked counterparts should definitely be a morale booster for both Falcons T.T.C and Dabang Smashers T.T.C. leading up to the league that starts from July 13, 2017 in Chennai.
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Honourable Odisha Chief Minister inaugurates synthetic all-weather main track, warm-up area and floodlights for 22nd Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar

July 1st, Bhubaneswar : Honourable Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the all-new Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar today, which is hosting the 22ndAsian Athletics Championships from July 5-9. A cultural extravaganza marked this special occasion for the city of Bhubaneswar as the Honourable CM also unveiled the uniquely-designed medals for the Championships, as well as the plaques next to each renovated area of the prestigious stadium.

It was a day to rejoice for the city of Bhubaneswar as it opened its doors to the Kalinga Stadium for Asia’s premier track and field event, with a full line-up of athletes from Odisha, who have represented India at various sporting events. The Honourable CM also distributed cheques worth Rs 3 lakh to five prominent Odia athletes who have made India proud on the international stage i.e. Dutee Chand, Sarbani Nanda, Purnima Hembram, Amiya Kumar Mallick and Jauna Murmu.

Olympian and national record holder in the 100m women’s hurdles Anuradha Biswal, Asian Games silver medallist Pranati Mishra, Sushma Behera, former Indian women’s football captain Shradhanjali Samantray, BanitaLakra, who was selected for the World Police Meet, and a trio of athletes from the famed Sports Hostel of Bhubaneswar Latika Besra, Raibari Tiria and Sanjukta Mallick ran the inaugural race on the newly laid track, cheered on by the Honourable CM who cut a ribbon to declare the track open.

This momentous day for sports in Odisha and India was marked by festivities as the Kalinga Stadium reverberated with the sound of numerous dhol and shankha by local artists, as the Honourable CM was felicitated on the stage. The CM was then given a tour on a golf cart of all the renovated areas that include the main track, the warm-up track, the newly-installed elevators and state-of-the-art high mast floodlights.

Honourable Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik said: “Odisha has come a long way. After setting global benchmarks in disaster management, playing a major role in the food security of the country, becoming a state known for its transparency and anti-corruption measures, we wanted to take up this challenge to show the world how far we have come. The trust that the people of Odisha have put in us has allowed us to make Bhubaneswar the No. 1 Smart City in the country, besides setting benchmarks in the ease of doing business here. With the Asian Athletics Championships, we also want to showcase how ready we are to host global sporting events. We will also be hosting the Hockey World Cup next year, and in the future we want to be one of the most sought after cities when bigger sporting events take place in India.”

“As many as six athletes from the state participated in the Rio Olympics in 2016 – four hockey players and two runners – and I must remind you they were all women, which goes to show the women power Odisha demonstrated at the world stage.”

The entire work commissioned to complete the renovation of the Kalinga Stadium, besides the beautification of the city of Bhubaneswar to host the Asian Athletics Championships has been completed in record time. Ranchi, which was to host the event, pulled out at the last minute, giving Bhubaneswar just 90 days to prepare from the day the Government of Odisha said yes to hosting the Championships.

The entire work for the renovation of the Kalinga Stadium was completed by June 17, which included the competition area, warm-up area, high mast floodlights as well as the beautification of the seating area and the outside façade of the stadium. Work also included the renovation of all the rooms and toilets inside the Kalinga Stadium, laying of 3 lakh square feet of grass turfing in and around the stadium, and the installation of the 5000 new seats for spectators.

The Government of Odisha took up the challenge with utmost care, and a stage-wise execution of every task was carried out by special teams. As it was not a budgeted event for Odisha, all the funds for the development of the stadium had to be done from the contingency funds allocated to the state, while a number of corporates reached out with strong financial support to organize this event.

Asian Athletics Championships
The Asian Athletics Championships (AAC) is Asia’s flagship event organized by the Asian Athletics Association (AAA). The capital of Odisha, Bhubaneswar will host the 22ndedition of AAC from July 6thto July 9th 2017 at Kalinga Stadium. India has hosted the event earlier on two occasions in New Delhi (1989) and Pune (2013). Nearly 800 athletes from 45 countries will participate across track and field events. The winners of the AAC procure a direct berth in the IAAF World Championships London, 2017.
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The Section for Science and Technology of Institut français India, Embassy of France in India
supports Sunil Reddy as Special Guest
at France’s solar bicycle rally, Sun Trip Tour 2017
France-Switzerland-Italy, 8-21 July 2017
New Delhi, 28 June 2017
The Section for Science and Technology (SST) of Institut français India, French Embassy in India, is pleased to announce its support for IIT engineer Sushil Reddy, selected to participate as a Special Guest in the solar bicycle rally, “Sun Trip Tour 2017”. Organised by the French ‘Sun Trip Company’, the solar bike rally will take place from 8 to 21 July, 2017. It will pass through some of France’s most beautiful landscapes in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, and cross two neighboring countries, Switzerland and Italy.
Mumbai IITian Sushil Reddy is the Guinness World Record holder for the longest journey on a motorised bicycle. Using a solar-powered motorised bicycle to raise awareness about solar energy, he made a trip around India between 8 May and 25 July 2016, which started and ended in Mumbai, covering a distance of 7,423.88 km
From a young age, Sushil Reddy has displayed deep commitment to promoting low-cost, clean, sustainable energy, both in his academic and personal life. He has contributed greatly towards this by using science, technology, education and tourism.
A month prior to joining the Sun Trip Tour, Sushil embarked on his own Tour de France with his solar bicycle from 1st June to 2nd July 2017, again in a bid to promote the use of solar energy. Starting from Istres, his journey has led him to Toulouse, Bordeaux, La-Roche-sur-Yon, Rennes, Le Mans, Paris, and will finally take him to Lyon. In each city, he is holding seminars and meeting students in universities like Ecole Centrale, Instituts Polytechniques and HEC Paris, with fruitful discussions on the challenges of using solar energy.
Indo-French collaboration
Renewable energy – and solar energy, in particular – is one of the key areas of the Indo-French partnership, involving academics, industry captains and other stakeholders from both the countries, who are collaborating in this fast-growing and promising sector.
The Embassy of France in India, and its Science and Technology Sector (SST) under Institut français India (IFI), aim to ceaselessly develop cutting-edge cooperation in science, technology and innovation for the actors from France and India who share common interests and are interested in collaborating together.

As a unique opportunity, stakeholders from India and France may benefit from CEFIPRA(www.cefipra.org), which provides financial incentives for organising joint seminars and workshops, and conducting collaborative research projects, including in public-private modes.

The SST provides regular information about the opportunities offered by the two countries for cooperation in science and technology through its website: www.frenchscienceindia.org
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Alliance Française de Delhi
in collaboration with Institut Français India and Oman Air


A contemporary dance show

Choreographed by Cécile Loyer

Thursday | 6th July 2017 | 7pm
at ML Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Française de Delhi,
KK Birla Lane, 72 Lodi Estate, New Delhi – 110003
In this contemporary dance project, the French artist Cécile Loyer weaves together the stories and the histories of dance.
“Histoires Vraies” is, first and foremost, an enquiry into the origins of movement and how movements are passed on. Having been intro¬duced to bharathanatyam, Cécile Loyer creates a mix contrasting two different traditions and their use of the body. 
On the stage, 2 Indian dancers and 2 European dancers turn themselves into witnesses and narrators of their own stories. This bizarre, often funny, chaos of gestures narrates our ‘collective history’ and tries to capture the essence of what dance is and to see whether movements, gestures and signs can help us discover other versions of history – less tangible but more moving! 

For more details on programs, please contact the cultural section
@ 43500 217 / 218 / 222 | Or E mail: culture@afdelhi.org

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