Monday, September 25, 2017

Abe to dissolve the Lower House of the Diet

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe  told senior members of his party that he’ll dissolve the Lower House of the Diet on Thursday, which will lead to a snap general election.
Abe just met with Liberal Democratic Party executives.
He told them he wants a public mandate on how to spend the expected revenue from a long-delayed consumption tax hike now scheduled for late 2019.
The revenue is earmarked for social security for the elderly. But Abe wants to divert about 18 billion dollars to fund social security programs like childcare and education. He says that will benefit all generations.
Abe’s decision to call an election comes as his cabinet has received an uptick of support in recent polls.
The rate had plunged to its lowest level in July following a series of alleged influence-peddling scandals that dogged his cabinet for weeks.
Abe wants to dissolve the Lower House as it reconvenes without delivering a policy speech or taking questions. Opposition lawmakers are criticizing the move saying the Diet should debate the scandals. Abe’s move comes as the main opposition party is reorganizing under new leadership.
And Tokyo’s governor just made a surprise announcement that she will become the leader of a new political party at the national level.
Election day is expected to happen on October 22nd
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to dissolve the lower house of parliament at the start of the extraordinary session on Thursday, a senior lawmaker of the Liberal Democratic Party said, paving the way for a snap election for the lower house.

PM Modi to launch ‘Power for all’ scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch ‘Power for all’ scheme today to mark the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. Official sources said that the scheme will be named ‘Saubhagya’ and will provide subsidy on equipment like transformers, meters and wires.
The scheme is expected to cover all rural families after expected electrification of all villages by December end this year. The scheme was listed on the agenda of Cabinet meeting held earlier last week.
Centre has asked states to prepare electrification projects which would be discussed and approved for release of funds under the scheme. The government has been working hard to electrify all villages in the country and wants to achieve 24X7 power for all by 2019.
Prime Minister will also formally inaugurate ONGC’s new corporate office that was renamed Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Urja Bhawan, from Rajiv Gandhi Urja Bhawan.
The green-building built at a cost of Rs. 600 crore was completed a year ago. Mr Modi will also unveil a statue of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.

Four member committee to probe BHU incidents

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has said that a four member committee under chairmanship of Chief Secretary has been set up to probe into the Banaras Hindu University BHU series of incidents and actions will be taken on the basis of probe committee report.
Talking to media persons this morning at Lucknow after offering floral tributes to RSS ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyaya on his 100th birth anniversary Mr Naik criticised police lathi charge against the students and termed it a serious incident. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has sought reports from Varanasi Commissioner about police lathi charge on students and injury to journalists.
AIR Lucknow correspondent reports Students and political parties` protests against the police lathi charge on students especially girls are still continuing at BHU. Workers of Samajwadi Party today demonstrated at BHU gate this morning but they were not allowed to enter into the campus.
An Additional City Magistrate, Circle Officer Bhelupur and SHO Lanka police station have been removed. Police has arrested 16 students last night from the campus siting on Dharana.
Police has lodged FIR against 1000 unidentified students for violence and arson on the report of BHU administration. Four FIRs have been lodged in connection with BHU agitation including an FIR under IT act for spreading rumour on social media.
All educational institutions in Varanasi including Kashi Vidya Peeth and Sampurnanand Sanskrit University have also been closed till October 2 in view of tension caused of BHU students agitation. BHU has already been closed till October 2 following students’ agitation.
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad ABVP has also organised Dharana against the police lathi charge on students. They have also demanded removal of Vice Chancellor. Students organised Dharana near Birla hostel and took out procession last night seeking removal of Vice Chancellor Prof Girish Chandra Tripathi.

Angela Merkel to wins 4th term, the Chancellor of Germany

With exit polls in her favor, Angela Merkel addressed the supporters assuring of forming Government, further  thanked supporter especially the Young voters who supporting her and enjoyed working with them. She said, We had 12 yrs of solid experience of governance work for welfare of all.
German Angela Merkel decision welcoming refugee to come, was inspiring to  an extend  that each refugee raced to Europe. Hungary, Poland,  and the Czech Republic for refusing to take in refugees in their country, each day thousand took refuge in German  and their misconduct in festivals in public made the political parties make this  a national issue in ensuing elections.
With developed nations in their elections find nation first or nationalism made a big issue in contrast to globalization and international economic crisis at its worst paid dividend new emerging political forces. German establishment, the anti-Islam, anti-immigration made fertile issue with global terrorism grow its zenith, political outfit did  catch the issue thus absolute pathways open for  Alternative for Germany (AfD) political neo- outfit captured around 13 per cent of vote share thus  catapulting it to become the country’s third biggest political force.
Alternative for Germany (AfD) had its hydrid state held  first issue of Greece Aid then jumped to take and rake up thousands (Ks )of Refugee policy of Angela Merkel as non productive and first the national thus Bundestag  has new opposition  which will have fiery debate on nation first and globalization later. AFD Hard right to set first win Parliament : We shall be true trust to voter as shall be third largest in Election:
Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany’s election while exit polls also predicted the historic entry of the hard-right nationalist party, AfD, in the national parliament by winning its first seats. Angela Merkel said German to Work for legal Migrant and stop illegal Migrant and will Work for prosperity .We work for EU consolidation.
According to the exit polls, Merkel, who after 12 years in power held a double-digit lead for most of the campaign, scored around 33 per cent of the vote with her conservative Christian Union (CDU-CSU) bloc. Its nearest rivals, the Social Democrats and their candidate Martin Schulz, came in a distant second, with a post-war record low 20-21 per cent. The BBC showed following exits polls-:CDU/CDU 32.3℅ SPD, 20.8℅, Left Party 9 ℅, FDP 10.5℅, AfD 13℅ Greens 8.9℅ Others 4.8℅ German moves right Angela won but lost her party base, those  Smaller parties thus gain.
SPD concede heavy defeats: Weidel said, Respect the results : Smaller parties to gain Exit polls:SPD no grand alliance.Angela said we need study AFD shift.
Commentators called the AfD’s strong performance a watershed moment in the history of the German republic. The top-selling Bild daily called it a political earthquake.
Supporters gathered at the AfD party headquarters in Berlin cheered as public television reported the outcome, many joining in a chorus of the German national anthem.
Merkel basked in her win but admitted that she had fallen far short of the 40-per cent goal her party set. She said, there is a big new challenge for her coalition, and that is the entry of the AfD in the Bundestag. She adding they want to win back AfD voters.

launch of Trading of Energy Saving Certificates (ESCerts)

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 Bureau of Energy Efficiency
cordially invites you to the
launch of Trading of Energy Saving Certificates (ESCerts)
under the Perform, Achieve & Trade (PAT) Scheme-
an initiative under the National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE),
By
Shri Raj Kumar Singh,
Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) for Power and New & Renewable Energy,
On
Tuesday, 26 September, 2017,
at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi,
at 10:30 AM
Media Invite: Launch of Trading of Energy Saving Certificates (ESCerts) under the Perform, Achieve & Trade (PAT) Scheme-an initiative under the National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE), By Shri Raj Kumar Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C

UNICEF emergency supplies for Rohingya refugee children arrive in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh, 24 September 2017:  The first consignment of UNICEF emergency supplies for hundreds of thousands of refugee Rohingya children and their families has arrived in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.
The cargo plane arrived from Copenhagen with 100 tons of supplies comprising water purifying tablets, family hygiene kits, sanitary materials, plastic tarpaulins, recreational kits for children and other items.
The supplies will provide urgently-needed assistance to the estimated quarter of a million Rohingya child refugees who are among the 429,000 people who have fled across the border from neighbouring Myanmar in recent weeks. The refugees are now living in desperate conditions in southern Bangladesh.
“Ensuring that children and families have safe water for drinking and washing is absolutely essential in order to protect them against diarrhoea and other waterborne diseases,” said Edouard Beigbeder, UNICEF Representative in Bangladesh. “This is a very real threat given the current situation in the camps and makeshift settlements where the Rohingya are now living, especially amid the current heavy rains”.
The next consignments consisting of – school bags, tents, early childhood development kits, family hygiene and dignity kits, tarpaulin and nutrition materials – are also on its way to Bangladesh.
The supplies will be delivered by truck to the southern city of Cox’s Bazar, where an expanding international response is mobilising to address the plight of the growing number of Rohingya refugees arriving in Bangladesh.
UNICEF is seeking US$ 7.3 million in additional funding for its work in southern Bangladesh over the next three months, but additional funds will be necessary as the refugee population continues to grow.

CALL ON WORLD LEADERS TO ACT ON 2ND ANNIVERSARY of SDGs

CITIZENS IN INDIA AND AROUND THE GLOBE CALL ON WORLD LEADERS TO ACT ON 2ND ANNIVERSARY of SDGs (#ACT4SDGs)
Today, on the 2nd anniversary of the SDGs, thousands of citizens in over 107 countries and cities around the world, including in India will raise our voices and hold our world leaders accountable to #ACT4SDGs.
Through the We the People ACT4SDGs campaign thousands of campaigners and ordinary citizens have come together around the anniversary in over 650 eventsfrom Manila to Buenos Aires to Brussels, Mexico City and Nairobi, to create awareness on the SDGs, highlight local realities, and hold our governments accountable.
Wada Na Todo Abhiyan/ GCAP India initiated photo events with different partner Civil Society Organisations as well as marginalised communitiessuch as children, youth, women, Dalits, Tribals, urban poor and religious minorities atten landmark locations in the national capital city, New Delhi such as Lotus Temple, Red Fort, Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate, Parliament House, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar and Central Park in Connaught Place. Moreover, WNTA is running a Social Media Campaign for 15 days, i.e., from 10th to 25th September 2017 highlighting the status of implementation of SDGs in India, with special focus on marginalized groups.  AnOnline Poster-Making Competition on SDGs: Agenda 2030, Launch of SDGWatchTN in Tamil Nadu as well as Press Release of Civil Society Report on SDGs in ten different states of India were some of the highlighting events of WNTA/GCAP India’s initiatives of popularising the SDG: Agenda 2030.
Ms. Manshi Singh from Wada Na Todo Abhiyan said: “We urge our leaders to #ACT4SDGs and take urgent action to tackle poverty, inequality and climate change. We can work together to create a better, more fair world. Our future, our children’s future, and the future of our planet depends on it.’’

On 25 September 2015, world leaders agreed to a definitive plan for the planet and its people by adopting 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. If the 193 governments who signed the SDGs hold to their commitments, the results will be extraordinary. The SDGs could achieve:
  • An end to extreme poverty by 2030 that condemns millions of people, especially women and girls, to an early death, poor education and ill health.
  • A turning point in the soaring levels of inequality and discrimination.
  • An accelerated transition to 100% renewable energy, ensuring policies that take care of people and planet.
Photos and stories from all parts of the world will be aggregated and showcased on www.act4sdgs.org for all to see how people take actions for SDGs.
Notes to editors: Please contact Manshi Singh the Programme Officer fromWada Na Todo Abhiyan on manshi.wnta@gmail.com, 8376833414 for interview requests, details of national mobilization in India or for any other questions.
We the People ACT4SDGs is a global campaign created by UN SDG Action Campaign and national coalition of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) to create awareness and promote the SDGs among citizens. We are joining forces with civil society, volunteers, and citizens in 100 different countries to send a strong signal to leaders about what needs to be done two years after the approval of the goals. Our movement is open and inclusive.  Everyone who shares our vision and wants to mobilize and engage citizens in their communities or around the world is invited to join our movement.
The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) is a southern-led movement that challenges the structures and institutions that perpetuate poverty and inequality. GCAP supports people in 85 countries in their struggles for justice and brings individuals and organisations together to challenge the institutions and processes that perpetuate poverty and inequalities. Together, we defend and promote human rights, gender justice, social justice, climate justice and the security needed for the dignity and peace of all.
Thank You.
Sincerely

Syeda Tanbir Azmi
Documentation & Communication Assistant
Wada Na Todo Abhiyan

 Press Conference on Karwan-e-Mohabbat (a peace walk)

INVITATION

What: Press Conference on Karwan-e-Mohabbat (a peace walk)
When: September 25, 2017 at 3 p.m
Where: Lawn (ground floor), Press Club of India,  Raisina Road
The Karwan-e-Mohabbat set out on September 4 from Assam as a collective response of love, atonement, conscience and justice, to the climate of hate, violence and fear that has enveloped many parts of the country. It traversed eight states, where the members of the Karwan met over fifty families that were targets of hate violence, whether in the form of lynching and mob attacks, Dalit atrocities or violent communal targeting by the police. The states where the Karwan travelled are Assam, Jharkhand, coastal Karnataka, Delhi, Western Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat.
The Karwan found a situation of enormous, settled, everyday fear among Muslims, Christians and Dalits in many parts of the country. It found that they had very little expectation of justice from the state. In many states, it found that the police itself is assuming the tasks of the lynch mob against minorities. It also found very little remorse in the majority community in many places where the violence actually occurred, although at the same time the Karwan was met not just with stones and footwear but with rose petals and tremendous goodwill for its message of peace and love.
In order to share what they observed and felt through this unique journey, members of the Karwan-e-Mohabbat will address both the press and other citizens who are interested, from 3 pm onwards at Press Club of India (Lawn), Raisina Road.

We request you attend/ assign someone to cover this
For more information please call Farah 9560511667 or Padmini Krishnan 9810482967
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‘Nature Connect ‘ – a dialogue through art

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Archana Bahl Sapra is with Sonalika Csr and 5 others at Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, New Delhi.
3 hrs · New Delhi · 
Coming up this week.. ‘Nature Connect ‘ – a dialogue through art about nature & our environment !
Please join us to be a part of the engaging and interactive works of art specially created this Wednesday to Friday 27th 28th and 29th September at the Hungarian Information & Cultural Centre!
Installations, Projects, Dialogues, curated walks and workshops throughout the days!

National Workshop Fair Equitable deal to Tribal

National Workshop Fair Equitable deal to Tribal
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  1. Tribal has 5600 Cr and has enough funds thus all delegation need to deliberate after Minning is forest products Mahuhaa, bamboos,herbs
  2. Jual Oram Minister for Tribal address National workshop at Ashoka Hotel
  3. Minister for Tribal affairs Jual Oram
  4. Minister address deliberate all delegation without any fear and bring proposal to me.
  5. MoS for Tribal affairs GOI, Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabor
  6. National workshop : Fair Equitable deal to Tribals

Science Po Launch


Sciences Po, the leading French university in Social Sciences, is launching a new Bachelor of Arts programme in September 2017. The newly revamped multidisciplinary programme will focus on humanities, civic engagement and distinct regional specialisations.

Ms. Laurence Souloumiac, Director of Centre for Asia and her team would be pleased to interact with members of the press on Wednesday, 27th September to discuss the new B.A. programme, internationalization of Sciences Po, its collaborations with Indian institutions (Ashoka University, Jamia Milia and others), and its vision of social inclusion.

Welcoming the endeavour, H.E. Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India, said,

“As an alumnus myself, I cannot enough recommend Sciences Po’s multidisciplinary approach. Each of its campuses, spread over seven French cities, offers students a focus on a specific region of the world, with the one in Le Havre dedicated to Asia. Its highly global outlook has drawn pupils from 150 countries apart from France, who make up half of the 13,000 students on its rolls. Our objective is to attract ever more talented Indian students to France and offer them the best education and opportunities. I am delighted of Sciences Po’s involvement in India and proud of the growing Sciences Po alumni community in this country.”


Please contact me to set up media interviews on 27 September: 
T: +91 11 3042 0034 / M: +91 92053 52456 +91 9911382365. dna@ifindia.in

Sincerely,


Danial Nathan,

Danial NATHAN
Press Liaison Officer
Institut fran├žais India
T: +91-9205-352-456
M: + 91-9911-382-365
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