Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Ethnic wage-welfare complex

CPR and CSH are pleased to invite you to a workshop on ‘Ethnic wage-welfare complex: Migrants, trade unions and the labour market in the city of Kochi’
Speaker: Mythri Prasad-Aleyamma
Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 3:45 p.m. Centre for Science and Humanities (CSH), 2, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road, (formerly Aurangzeb Road)

Please note change in venue. RSVP required. Please confirm participation to neeru.gohar@csh-delhi.com
 and carry valid photo ID

By examining the wages of migrant workers and local unionised labour in the city of Kochi and adjacent towns in Kerala, the paper demonstrates that ‘wage’ embodies practices and processes. It details the labour practices in a port-building site and in urban spot labour markets for construction work. Wages of local workers and that of migrant workers differ not only in terms of quantity, but also in terms of the processes and practices that surround them. These differences are viewed through the lens of cultural politics and spatial differentiation. We do not know much about the historical formation of wages and of the meanings attributed to them by workers in South Asia. The paper is an attempt to begin a conversation around wage practices in the region and the ideological formation of skill and work. 

About the Speaker

Mythri Prasad-Aleyamma is an associate fellow at the Institute for Human development, Delhi. Her research interests primarily revolve around migration and urban transformation in contemporary India. She has a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (Centre for Development Studies). Her doctoral work traces the different types of recruitment of migrants and local Malayali workers that reflect political contests and settlements between trade unions, corporate construction companies and recruitment agencies. Among her publications are two book chapters: ‘A Market Place for Migrants: Mobility, Settlement and Social Protection in Kerala’ (Palgrave Macmillan); ‘Territorial Legends: Politics of Indigeneity, Migration, and Urban Citizenship in Pasighat’ (Springer) and articles in Contributions to Indian Sociology, Contemporary South Asia and Economic and Political Weekly.

Find all the available videos of our previous workshops, here.

Sri Lankan attack in retaliation

Sri Lanka's worst terror attack targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday was carried out by local Islamic extremists in retaliation for the mosque shootings in New Zealand, a senior minister informed Parliament on Tuesday, citing results of the initial probe.
Addressing an emergency session of Parliament to discuss Sunday's attacks, Sri Lanka's state minister of defence Ruwan Wijewardene said the early findings of the ongoing probe found that the suicide bombings were in revenge for the March 15 deadly attacks at two mosques in Christchurch which left 50 people dead.
According to an intelligence memo sent to some government officials before the attack, a member of the Islamic extremist group blamed for the Sri Lanka attacks had posted ‘extremist content’ on social media after the Christchurch shootings were carried out by a right-wing extremist, Wijewardene said.
The government has blamed National Thowfeek Jamaath (NTJ) after seven suicide bombers struck three churches and three hotels.
Wijewardene has proposed banning the NTJ.
The suicide bombers were all Sri Lankan citizens but the group is believed to have links with foreign terrorist networks."The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened in Sri Lanka (on Sunday) was in retaliation for the attack against Muslims in Christchurch," Wijewardene told parliament.

LokSabha Elections 2019-Phase3

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SP Shalini Yadav take on PM
Modi Varanasi,vote in Ahmedabad with Ma.
Congress fields boxer Vijender Singh from South Delhi LS seat.
Congress Mahabal Mishra from West face BJP Parvesh Verma.#LokSabhaElections2019#Phase3 Polling for 117 seats, 15 states 2day
CEC bans Sidhu to campaign for 72 hrs.
Gautam Gambhir to contest from East Delhi against Dikshit & Meenakashi Lekhi Ajay Makhan from New Delhi parliamentary constituencies.
Oil rises to $73.5, the highest price for 2019.
“Faulty” EVM in Goa also transfers others votes to BJP. Are these really faulty or programmed in this fashion? Arvind CM Delhi tweets
Shashi Tharoor too has complains of EVM malfunctioning in Kerala.
Voting  began at 7 AM and  will end at 6 PM in most of the constituencies. Polling is being held in all 26 constituencies in Gujarat, 20 in Kerala, 14 each in Maharashtra and Karnataka, 10 in Uttar Pradesh, seven in Chhattisgarh, six in Odisha, five each in Bihar and West Bengal, four in Assam, two in Goa, one each in Jammu and Kashmir, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu and Tripura. Elaborate arrangements have been made to ensure peaceful conduct of polls. 
In Gujarat, 371 candidates are in the fray for 26 Lok Sabha seats while 45 candidates are contesting the by-polls in four assembly seats. Prominent candidates whose fate will be decided today are BJP President Amit Shah, former Union Ministers Mansukh Vasava, Mohan Kundariya and Bharatsinh Solanki. In Maharashtra, 249 candidates, including 19 women are in the fray for 14 Lok Sabha seats.
In Goa, polling for two Lok Sabha constituencies and by-polls to three Assembly seats are taking place today. 12 candidates are in the fray for the two Lok Sabha constituencies, while 18 nominees are contesting for the three Assembly seats. In Kerala, 227 candidates including 23 women are in the fray for 20 Lok Sabha seats. Prominent among them are Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister KJ Alphonse, Shashi Tharoor, K Rajasekharan, Suresh Gopi and K Surendran. 
In Uttar Pradesh, 10 constituencies going to polls in this phase include Moradabad, Rampur, Sambhal, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Bareilly and Pilibhit. 120 candidates including 14 women are in the fray. Prominent among them are Mulayam Singh Yadav, Santosh Gangwar, Jaya Prada, Varun Gandhi, Shivpal Yadav and Ajam Khan. In Bihar, political fate of 32 candidates, including five women will be decided in this phase. 
In Chhattisgarh, 123 candidates are in the fray for 7 Lok Sabha seats. These constituencies are Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur, Korba, Janjgir-Champa, Surguja and Raigarh. Around 60,000 security personnel, including paramilitary and state forces, have been deployed in the state. In Odisha, voting is progressing peacefully for six Lok Sabha seats and 42 assembly constituencies. 

40 arrested, death toll 310 in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Government imposed emergency in the country last night following bomb attacks on churches and hotels. The decision to impose an emergency was taken at a meeting of the National Security Council to ensure public security. The meeting also decided to declare a national day of mourning today. 
White flags, ribbons across the city of #Colombo as Sri Lanka mourns the loss of over 300 people who died in the worst terror attacks the country has seen
Meanwhile, 8 Indians are among 31 foreigners killed in the terror attacks. The serial blasts have claimed about 300 lives and injured more than 500 people across the island nation. International police organization (INTERPOL) is deploying a team to Sri Lanka to assist investigations as the focus shifts on probing the foreign connections into the attacks. 
Sri Lankan police have arrested 40 people, including a driver of a van used in one of the suicide bombings that rocked three churches and three hotels in the island nation on Easter Sunday. All of the individuals arrested are Sri Lankan.
The death toll from the spate of attacks has climbed to 310, police reported. Hundreds of others have been injured. In the wake of the assaults, the government has declared a state of emergency and launched a hunt for the attackers, believed to be members of a radical Muslim group called National Thowfeek Jamaath.
Sri Lanka, the situation remained tense in the wake of Sunday’s attacks which killed 310 people including 10 Indian nationals so far. Police have arrested 40 people  mostly belonging to National Towheed Jamaath, believed to have carried out the attacks. Security has been tightened. 
Government schools will remain closed for the week while universities are closed till further notice. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe and opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa will make special statements at the special parliament session convened in the afternoon. Meanwhile, investigations into the attacks are progressing and one Syrian national was taken into custody today for interrogation. 
Sri Lanka has sought help from international agencies for investigation. INTERPOL is deploying a team to identify potential investigative leads and international connections. FBI of United States and Japanese police are among others providing assistance

M6.0 Earthquake - South Sandwich Islands region

Preliminary Report
  • 22 Apr 2019 14:49:07 UTC
  • 22 Apr 2019 12:49:07 near epicenter
  • 22 Apr 2019 18:49:07 standard time in your timezone
Location56.265S 27.398W
Depth95 km
  • 2414.1 km (1496.7 mi) SW of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, Saint Helena
  • 2549.7 km (1580.8 mi) ENE of Ushuaia, Argentina
  • 2555.4 km (1584.3 mi) E of R�o Grande, Argentina
  • 2749.7 km (1704.8 mi) E of R�o Gallegos, Argentina
  • 2765.0 km (1714.3 mi) E of Puerto Deseado, Argentina
Location UncertaintyHorizontal: 5.1 km; Vertical 5.9 km

Book Launch and Panel Discussion

Book Launch and Panel Discussion:
‘Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism Is Changing India’ on 26 April 2019
Centre for Policy Research, Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities and HarperCollins invite you to a book launch and panel discussion on‘Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism Is Changing India’
edited by Angana Chatterji, Thomas Blom Hansen, and Christophe Jaffrelot 
Panellists:Christophe Jaffrelot – Author and Research fellow at CERI-Sciences Po/CNRS (Paris)Anjali Mody – JournalistHilal Ahmed – Associate Professor, Centre for the Study of Developing SocietiesSudha Pai – Former Professor of Political Science, Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityGilles Verniers – Assistant Professor of Political Science, Co-Director of the Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Ashoka University
Friday, 26 April 2019, 6 p.m. Alliance Fran├žaise de Delhi, Auditorium
Invite III
Centre for Policy Research and Orient BlackSwan invite you to the launch of
Indian Environmental Law: Key Concepts and Principles
Speaker: Shibani Ghosh, Fellow, Centre for Policy Research
Shyam Divan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India
Philippe Cullet, Professor, SOAS, University of London
Moderator: Bahar Dutt, Senior environmental journalist
Friday, 3 May 2019, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (tea at 5:30 p.m.)
Lecture Room II, India International Centre Annexe
Invite 3 from pahle India
Dear Mr. Sagar
Greetings from Pahle India Foundation and YES Bank Ltd.
Through our collaboration, we have been successful in conducting engaging discussions by bringing the industry and policymakers on a common platform. We are pleased to announce the next edition of ‘Pahle India Foundation - YES Bank Monthly Seminar Series on SMEs’ focusing on the theme of Definition of MSMEs.
Please Save the Date and join us at Seminar Hall 1 & 2, India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi on 8th May 2019 (3:00 pm to 5:00 pm) for the Seminar.
Invited Discussants:
Shri Ram Mohan Mishra, Additional Secretary and Development Commissioner, Ministry of MSME
Smt. Anuradha Prasad, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Labour
Shri Sunil Barthwal, CEO, Employees Provident Fund Organization
Shri Anil Bhardwaj, Secretary General, FISME
Shri Rahul Gupta, Director, Bullion Federation
Shri Dilip Chenoy, Secretary General, FICCI
Shri TK Arun, Editor, Economic Times
Shri Sanjay Salian, Co-Chairman (National Council of SMEs), The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM)
Dear Members/ Non members,
Interactive Session with Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (UAE)
“Next Level to Grow your Business in Dubai”
29 - 30 April 2019: Hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi
We are pleased to inform you that CII in association with UAE’s Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), is organizing an Interactive Session in New Delhi on 29 April 2019 at Hotel Le Meridian.
The objective of this event is to highlight the business & investment opportunities in Dubai for the following business sectors - Information technology, Telecom, Semiconductor, Biotech, Data Center, Mobile technologies, Internet, Solar renewable energy, and Software development but not limited to the following categories/fields:
Computer and Information Technology systems devices, components and services
Electrical, Electronic, Electromechanical systems devices, products and components
Telecommunication systems devices, components, products, or services
Nanotechnology based systems, materials, devices, components, products
Photonics, Optics, Optoelectronics, Optomechanical systems, materials, devices, components, and products
Renewable and or Alternative Energy systems, controls, devices, storage mediums, and components
Transportation systems devices, components, controls for i.e. Aeronautical, Aircraft, Vehicular, Rail, Ship or Space
Power Generation and Distribution systems devices, components and controls
Petrochemical, Gas systems devices, components, controls, services
Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems devices, controls and components
Security Devices and or Security Control systems, devices, and components
Materials Science products, systems, components
Medical, Pharmaceutical, and Biomechanical based systems, materials, devices, components, products

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) is the regulatory authority of DSO, a wholly owned entity by the Government of Dubai and is considered the only Technology Park in the region that provides both a living and working integrated Community. DSOA was established with the Mission to "Facilitate and Promote modern technology based Industries" thus supporting the demand for those who are looking for business opportinities and expansion in the region.
Programme Schedule for New Delhi
Programme Coordinator: Amit Negi (amit.negi@cii.in or call : 91-11 45771020 (D))
Date: 29 April 2019
Programme: Interactive Session with Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (UAE)
Venue: Inspire Hall, Hotel Le Meridian, New Delhi
Timings: 1900 hrs onwards
Date: 30 April 2019
Programme: Exclusive B2B meetings with Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (UAE)
Venue: Le Meridian, New Delhi
Timings: 1000 - 1600 hrs
Please note that the event will be followed by one day B2B meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday, 30 April. Let us know in advance, if you would like to meet them exclusively for a 1-1 meeting that will include discussions about your Middle East expansion plans and explore collaboration opportunities. DSOA senior officials will also share information related to Dubai Foreign Direct Investments as well as the various free zone benefits that are offered at Dubai Silicon Oasis for Indian Industry.
We are writing to cordially invite you to attend these exclusive business event in New Delhi and explore the business opportunities offered by DSOA.

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