Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Taipei World Trade Centre opens at New Delhi

Taipei World Trade Centre opens at New Delhi and signs MoU to boost
Indo-Taiwan trade relations!
New Delhi/18/04/2018: Taipei World Trade Centre (TWTC), launched its office at New Delhi with the objective of promoting trade between India and Taiwan. The occasion saw Mr. James C.F. Huang, Chairman, TWTC; Mr. Chung-Kwang Tien, Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India; Mr. Harish Meena, Member of Parliament; Mr. Deepak Kumar, IAS, Executive Director, ITPO; and Ms Ambika Sharma, Director General, FICCI in presence of other dignitaries and corporates, coming together to notify the MOUs signing for promoting bilateral trade between India and Taiwan.
Started in 1970 by Taiwan‘s foremost trade promotion organization, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), also known as Taipei World Trade Centre provides a single, modern venue that combines consulting service on trade-related issues, trading partners, suppliers, and markets for international business.
The launch marks the start of a new chapter in India-Taiwanese business relation with leading Indian organizations such as Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Society of Manufactures of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) and World Trade Center, Mumbai among the corporates, signing MOUs for greater trade collaboration to enhance India –Taiwanese partnership in the field of exhibitions, electric vehicles, smart city and petrochemicals. 

Highlights of the MoU
·         With World Trade Center Mumbai TWTC plans to launch Mandarin project in India, the project defined by Taiwan Government to propel Taiwanese language across various countries. The objective is to strengthen trade relations with India by promoting smooth cooperation & long term partnerships to excel trade. 
·         Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicle (SMEV)represents Indian EV manufacturers, the organization that works closely with the central and state governments and assists them in formulating policies and processes to support the EV ecosystem in India. Under the MoU, TAITRA joins hands with SMEV to enhance cooperation between Taiwan and India’s Electric Vehicle industries with various initiatives to come this year such as Taiwan Expo 2018
·         With FICCIPHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, andCommunication Multimedia and Infrastructure (CMAI) association of India, TAITRA aims at propelling the overall trade with a series of collaborative initiatives via exhibitions and the cooperation between India & Taiwan’s small and medium-sized enterprises.
Here, we are incredible honored to have New Delhi as the home of our fourth Indian office. India, alongside the U.S. and China, are the only 3 countries in the world where we have 4 or more offices. For Taiwan, India is a very important economic partner and friend, and the opening of our New Delhi office is a key part of our commitment to building a strong and powerful economic future with all of our Indian partners and friends.
The newly opened TWTC New Delhi office key plan includes: providing trade related information to both Indian and Taiwanese companies, consulting service for trade/investment, holding trade promotion activities and Taiwan industry enhancement projects, inviting Indian businessmen to Taiwan for Indianindustrial development needs, assisting Taiwanese businesses to invest in India and working closely with local governments and trade promotion organizations.
Presently the gross volume of the bilateral trade in goods between India and Taiwan stands at 6.3 billion US dollars with 27% increase over the previous year and India ranks as the 14th export country for Taiwan. The target sectors for Taiwan to penetrate Indian markets would be electric vehicles, petrochemical, automobile parts & components, screw & nuts, green energy, water treatment, textile and etc. 
Chairman, Honorable Mr. James C.F. Huang stated, “We are glad to announce that TWTC will hold a series of expositions this year. The upcoming event is “Taiwan Expo in India” to be held on May 17th -19th with the participation of around 130 Taiwanese companies from ICT, EV, auto parts & components, machine tool etc.”
Currently there are 106 Taiwanese entrepreneurs managing 106 companies in India operating in ICT, shipping, footwear, auto ancillary and the investments major in the areas of, EV, petrochemical and automobile ancillary services are expected. In the past 30 years, Taiwan has helped build the world’s largest manufacturing centers in mainland China and Southeast Asia. This included more than 100,000 companies in China and over 25,000 companies in Southeast Asia. We know there is immense potential for Taiwan-India cooperation, and by working together, we can help create the world’s largest manufacturing center right here in India.

Founded in 1970, TAITRA is Taiwan’s foremost nonprofit trade promoting organization. Sponsored by the government and industry organizations, TAITRA assists enterprises to expand their global reach. Headquartered in Taipei, TAITRA has a team of 1,300 specialists and operates 5 local offices in Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung as well as 60 branches worldwide. Together with Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) and Taiwan Trade Center (TTC), TAITRA has formed a global network dedicated to promoting trade.

Candidates, BJP, INC and JD(S) for Karnataka 2018 Assembly Elections

Preliminary Analysis of Candidates Announced by BJP, INC and JD(S) for Karnataka 2018 Assembly Elections
The National Parties, BJP, INC and Karnataka’s Regional Party, JD(S) announced the list of candidates for Karnataka Assembly Elections, 2018 recently. A total of 154 candidates have been announced by BJP in their two lists released so far. First list for Karnataka was released on 8th April and second list on 16th April, 2018. Out of these, 111 candidates had contested (including the 44 re-contesting MLAs) assembly elections in 2013. A first list of 218 candidates was announced by INC for Karnataka. Out of these, 148 candidates had contested (including the 112 re-contesting MLAs) assembly elections in 2013. A first list of 126 candidates was announced by JD(S) for Karnataka. Out of these, 58 candidates had contested (including the 27 re-contesting MLAs) assembly elections in 2013. Association for Democratic Reforms and Karnataka Election Watch analyzed the affidavits of these candidates submitted by them during elections to Karnataka State Assembly and any subsequent bye-elections later. The latest information regarding assets as well as criminal charges if any, would be available once the candidates file their affidavits for 2018 Karnataka Assembly Elections.
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Candidates Announced by INC, BJP and JD(S)
No. of Candidates Announced in the First List
No. of Candidates Announced in the Second List
Total Candidates Announced
Analysis of candidates announced by BJP, INC and JD(S) as on 18th April 2018
No. of Candidates Announced (Total)
No. of re-contesting candidates
No of re-contesting Candidates with Criminal Cases
No. of re-contesting Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases
% of re-contesting Candidates with Criminal Cases
% of re-contesting Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases
No of re-contesting Crorepati Candidates
% of re-contesting Crorepati Candidates
Average Assets of re-contesting candidates (in Rs.)
8 Crore+
28 Crore+
14 Crore+
The current analysis of the candidates fielded by the major party shows that political parties continue to give tickets to candidates with serious criminal cases. The Association for Democratic Reforms recommends that political parties should refrain from giving tickets to candidates with a serious criminal background. The political parties should take a stand against misuse of money power, bribing of voters and distribution of freebies. Further, the political parties should move towards transparency and disclose the criteria for selection of candidates during elections.
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IIM Bangalore
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IIM Bangalore
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Eubiq India, No short Circuit, No fire, No wire, No Eddy current

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We thank you for the support and the opportunities that you have provided us during the last several years and we do hope our paths cross again and again in future. Yong Choon from Eubiq is out to literally “empower” the employees – by redesigning the way the whole office obtains its electricity.Design for Work
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During current wedding season having Akshya Tritiya today people across Country made extensive purchase of gold not only in major towns but even in semi-urban and rural areas as well treating Akshya Tritiya a pious day for purchasing gold. According to an estimate of the Confederation of All India Traders(CAIT) the gold sale today record an increase of about 20 to 25 percent business in comparison to other days. Since morning people thronged jewellery shops across Country. In last ten years traders made good business on Akshya Tritiya today. Gold quoted Rs 32200 per ten grams & Silver stands at Rs 40100 per kg today.
CAIT Secretary General Mr Praveen Khandelwal said that in a period ten years from 2008 to 2018, there is an increase of 166% in gold prices which indicates the fact that people still believe Gold as a most reliable and secure investment. It’s a currency of the world which can be encased anytime across globe and therefore it remains an attraction for investments always.
Mr Pankaj Arora, National Convenor of Jewellers Federation of India said that as per an estimate today gold sale was of about Rs 2000 crore as against Rs 1400 crore per day. In past ten years people have become more inclined towards purchase of gold . Previously it was restricted to Metropolitan cities but with change of time it has extended to Metro cities and small towns and large number of shops have opened across Country. He further said that purity campaign of the Govt has contributed much in pursuing People to opt for gold purchase and that is why now people prefer to purchase Hallmark gold.
Mr Khandelwal said that Govt should promote Gold Stock Insurance Scheme among traders and on the other hand schemes like Gold Metal Loan should be more intensified and small traders should be given representation in Gold Board.

Launch of International Gender Equality Day

Launch of

International Gender Equality Day


Oxxy Girl Child Development Program

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International Gender Equality Day and Oxxy Girl Child Development Program were launched today in New Delhi, India in the presence of representatives from different countries like Brazil, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Pakistan, Guyana, Ethiopia, Republic of Korea, Maldives etc.; professionals from multinational companies like Alibaba, Amazon, Microsoft, PwC, Pepsi and members from organisations like World Parliament & WFIT were also present.The event took place in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi
Oxxy, the Largest Healthcare Network in India, offered a solution to combat the problem of Gender Inequality in the country by facilitating “Rs. 11,000 Fixed Deposit to every Girl Child born in India”*.
The launching of “International Gender Equality Day” and “Oxxy Girl Child Development Program” and a day long conference held at Vigyan Bhawan demonstrated through concrete evidences and data the pervasive nature of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere. Discussions were held on topics like Equal Economic Opportunities, Gender Mainstreaming, Reservation for Women and Violence Against Women.
The panels examined issues related to gender inequality and shared ideas on best practices for reducing the gap. Topics of gender based reservation and measures needed to prevent violence against women were raised. They formulated recommendations to increase women’s participation on national level, sharing fair practices and empowering women to increase their economic participation.
Despite progress in the last few years, it is estimated that countries around the world still have some discriminatory laws in their legal framework. These range from laws that prevent basic rights like education, right to work, dressing up or driving a car. The conference was focused on highlighting inequalities and challenges faced by women; identifying gaps and opportunities for gender equality in 2030 agenda for a progressive and healthier world.

Abhay Deol along with the cast of ‘Nanu Ki Jaanu’ in New Delhi

Abhay Deol along with the cast of ‘Nanu Ki Jaanu’ witnessed in New Delhi for promotions!
Nanu Ki Jaanu: An upcoming Horror comedy flick is near to its releasing day, 20th April 2018. Therefore, the leading actor of the film Abhay Deol along with actress Patralekha was witnessed in Nation’s Capital for its promotions. Along with them the director of the film Faraz Haider and Manu Rishi was also present to grace the press conference which was held in PVR Plaza at Connaught Place.
Talking about the movie with media peeps, the entire enthusiastic cast shared several thoughts and views for the same. On asking Abhay about the movie as well as his connection with Delhi, he stated, “Delhi is a second home for me, not personally but yes I have always been here for my work. My most of the movies are shot here. I have many great memories. Delhi people always welcomed me warmly.” About the film he added, “Nanu Ki jaanu was also shot in Delhi. It’s a great film. And I am confident that people will like this horro comic concept. It’s quite a mass film, with a friendly concept. Being a mixture of horro and comedy Nanu Ki Jaanu is really tragic and funny.”
On the other hand, the leading lady Patralekha seemed confident about the same, on asking about her experience, she added, “I chose this film because I am myself portraying ghost. This movie follows a great script, specially a story of a lovable ghost. I really had lot of fun with the entire team while working for this film.” Whereas, director of the movie Faraz Haider told media, “Yes the concept of the film is supernatural, but the entire film is realistic. You will also find emotional impact in it. Along with horror moreover you will laugh while watching Nanu Ki Jaanu. I am sure people will like this film.”
Well, the movie is a remake of 2014 Tamil movie Pisaasu. Featured under the banner of PVR Pictures and Inbox Pictures Pvt. Ltd., Nanu Ki Jaanu is written by Manu Rishi and produced by PVR Pictures, Sajid Qureshi. It also stars Brijendra Kala, Manu Rishi, Rajesh Sharma, Himani Shivpuri along with Sapna Choudhary as special appearance for trackTere Thumke Sapna Choudhary.

Philip May’s Company Benefits From the Syria Strikes

Philip May now works as an investment relationship manager for the Capital Group.
Capital Group has amassed over 360,000 shares in the company, up over 11 percent on the previous quarter, which may have contributed to a hefty rise in BAE’s share price, which currently stands at around 600p.
Philip May’s Capital Group was linked to the Paradise Papers scandal in 2017. News and current affairs magazine, Private Eye, suggested at the time that Philip May’s company used offshore law firm Appleby to devise investments in tax havens.
When asked at the time of the scandal about her husband’s role, a spokesperson for the UK PM told reporters: “Mr May is involved in the development of Capital Group’s retirement solutions. He is not an investor but consults with other Capital associates on retirement products and solutions for clients.”

Philip May, husband of the UK prime minister, works for a company that is the largest shareholder in arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, whose share price has soared since the recent airstrikes in Syria.
Capital Groups ties with the American global aerospace, defence, security, and advanced technologies company, now called Lockheed Martin, are as strong as ever. Currently, Capital Group owns around 10.39 percent of Lockheed Martin. So, while UK Prime Minister Theresa May supports Trump and Macron’s military action in Syria, she is also helping her husband’s investment firm to make a killing.
The Syria air strikes that took place on 14th April, 2018 saw the debut of a new type of cruise missile developed by the Lockheed Martin Corporation.
The JASSM was produced at a Lockheed Martin plant in Troy, Alabama, and has a low radar cross-section that makes it difficult to detect. The air-launched cruise missile is designed to penetrate as far as 200 miles into enemy territory. The extended version, which destroyed the Barzah Research and Development Center located in the greater Damascus area, can fly more than 500 miles.
The Pentagon suggested after the raids that 17 of the 19 JASSM’s, fired from B-1B bombers outside Syrian air space, were effective.
 Capital Group,  another entity is also the second-largest shareholder in Lockheed Martin – a US military arms firm that supplies weapons systems, aircraft and logistical support. Its shares have also rocketed since the missile strikes last week.
Many believe,  BAE Systems has done very well out of the UK-US-France allied airstrikes on Syria, which were sanctioned by Theresa May. It has been reported that the UK’s contribution to military strikes was to fire eight ‘Storm-Shadow’ missiles at an alleged chemical weapons facility, each of which cost £790,000 ($1.13 million) – totaling £6.32 million ($9 million). The missiles were manufactured by BAE Systems.
FCA refuse to investigate . May’s husband’s company is a major shareholder in HSBC.Theresa May’s husband’s company (Capital Research & Management co.) is also a major shareholder in HSBC, as well as its clients BAE Systems.
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Visual Politics of the (New) Silk Road

CPR Invite

CPR is pleased to invite you to a public talk on
Re(b)ordering the World: Visual Politics of the (New) Silk Road
Prof Marina Kaneti, Phd, Fellow, China India Scholar-Leaders Initiative, India China Institute, The New School, New York
Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Conference Hall, Centre for Policy Research
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About the talk:
At a time of “thickening” of borders across the West, is there an “opening” of borderlands and territories in the East? In replicating the land and maritime connections of the ancient Silk Road, is the Belt Road Initiative (一带一路) bound to reshape our understanding of territory, space, and mobility?
In this talk, Prof Kaneti shares her preliminary research on the ways in which the symbolic use of images of the Silk Road serve a dual purpose: to generate a vision for global interconnectivity and affirm the legitimacy of the Belt Road Initiative (BRI). Using an interpretative analysis of maps, public slogans, and museum exhibits, the speaker argues that visual representations of the (new) Silk Road redefine understandings of modernity and prosperity, center and periphery, inclusion and exclusion.
About the speaker:
Professor Kaneti’s main specialisation is in global politics and political theory, with a thematic focus on migration, state policies and economic development. She received her PhD from the New School for Social Research, USA in 2016; and was the recipient of the 2016 Hannah Arendt Dissertation Award. She also holds an MPhil in political theory from the New School, as well as MS in Social Enterprise Administration and BA in East Asian Studies from Columbia University. Marina recently accepted a tenure track Assistant Professor in Global Studies position at the Grand Valley State University in West Michigan. She’s also China India Scholar-Leaders Fellow at the India China Institute, The New School, New York.
Her current research studies the intersection between trade agreements, migrants’ networks, and urbanisation dynamics in the context of the Chinese New Silk Road, also known as the Belt-Road initiative. She will be spending the summer researching the “Belt” part of the Silk Road. Her most recent publications include “(Re)branding the state: border control and the moral imperative of state sovereignty”, co-authored with Mariana Assis in Social Research (2016) and “Mêtis, Migrants, and the Autonomy of Migration” in Citizenship Studies (2015).

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