Monday, February 4, 2019

Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal was commissioned in the MADRASREGIMENT in December 1980. He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy,Khadakwasla and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He has Commanded an Infantry Battalion in Operation RHINO (ASSAM),He hascommanded a Brigade in Eastern Command and was Inspector General of HQ IGAR(South) in the insurgency torn state of Manipur. The General Officer commanded aCorps in Eastern Theatre and has also been the Commandant of the prestigiousInfantry School. He is also the Colonel of The Madras Regiment since Jun2016. He has assumed the appointment of Director General of NCC on01 Feb 2019. He is a graduate of Technical Staff Officers Course, has attended the HigherCommand Course at National Defence University, China and National DefenceCollege, New Delhi. He holds a Diploma in Defence & Strategic Studies fromNational Defence University. He has been awarded Ati Vishisht Seva Medal for hisdistinguished service in Jan 20

Srijan Foundation Trust's photo.

Buyer Beware: The US Black Market for Ancient Indian Art

Lawyer and archaeologist Tess Davis is Executive Director, Antiquities Coalition and works towards fighting cultural racketeering.
Art and antiquities have financed some of the last century’s worst actors- from organized criminals to drug cartels, mafia syndicates, the Nazis, the Khmer Rouge, the IRA, al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Daesh (ISIS). Yet public policy still treats the illegal trade in cultural property as a white collar victimless crime. The United Nations has taken commendable steps to cut off the global traffic in so-called "blood antiquities" from Iraq and Syria, but US art collections and sales remain full of suspect pieces from countries and even ongoing conflict zones further East, such as Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, and Cambodia. This lecture will explore a recent government crackdown on the illicit trade in Asian antiquities and the resulting implication of a top figure in New York’s art world.

Competitiveness, climate, security Finn’s priorities Ministry of Finance release Finnish road map of EU presidency. Finland i...