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National School of Drama

Cordially invites you to attend

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2nd World Theatre Forum 
 Rediscovering the Magic Theatre


as part of 18th Bharat Rang Mahotsav
International Theatre Festival of India

18th to 20th Feb, 2016
11am-5pm
Bahumukh, NSD,
Bahawalpur House,
Bhagwandas Road,
New Delhi 110001

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RSVP:
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Anuj / Ayonav / Shakti
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ICC Cricket for Good & UNICEF launch Team Swachh clinics

 ICC Cricket for Good & UNICEF launch Team Swachh clinics during the ICC WT20 2016 Host City Tour 
What:
Building up to the ICC World T20 India 2016, The International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket for Good and UNICEF will launch Team Swachh clinics during the ICC WT20 2016 Host City Tour in New Delhi, to promote Team Swachh, a nationwide initiative that aims to build a social movement for sanitation and toilet use thereby leading to an open-defecation-free India.
After Dharamsala and Mohali, The ICC WT20 2016 Host City Tour will travel to New Delhi, Kolkata, Nagpur, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai.
You are cordially invited to the Trophy Tour Event being held at Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi on Thursday Feb 18, 2016.
When: 11:30 am on Thursday, 18th February, 2016
Who:
UNICEF spokespersons
Photo opportunity – India cricket team player interacting with children at the WASH cricket clinic.
Children from local NGOS and schools.
For pre-registration and security clearance purposes, kindly confirm the name of the correspondent designated for the Delhi event as well as for the respective cities. UNICEF is facilitating the travel of a limited number of correspondents to the ICC WT20 Host City Tour basis the pre-registration list.
(Please email the names to Sonia Sarkar at ssarkar@unicef.org or Geetanjali Master (gmaster@unicef.org) or call #9810170289, #9910409494, #8588897510).
For more information, please contact:
UNICEF:
Geetanjali Master, Communication Specialist
Tel: 91-981 810 5861, E-mail: gmaster@unicef.org
Sonia Sarkar, Communication Officer – Media
Tel: +91-981 017 0289, E-mail: ssarkar@unicef.org
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The Asian news Daily
Published by
Naresh Kumar Sagar
18 February 2016
Technology Leisure Art & EntertainmentBusinessPolitics Environment #mobileapps#newsapps
Today’s headline
Knowing when, and how, to pivot (or, why didn’t news apps work?)
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The Sagar Daily
Published by
Naresh Kumar Sagar
18 February 2016
Leisure Science Education Business WorldSports#intel #frost_sullivan
Today’s headline
Meet the People on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List With Indian or South Asian Origins
thumbnailblogs­.wsj­.com– In the list of the young and potentially powerful published by Forbes Magazine earlier this month, 19% are immigrants and a similar proportion, 17%, have migrant parents. The magazine featured 600 …
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The Sagar Daily
Published by
Naresh Kumar Sagar
18 February 2016
Leisure Science Education Business WorldSports#intel #frost_sullivan
Today’s headline
Meet the People on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List With Indian or South Asian Origins
thumbnailblogs­.wsj­.com– In the list of the young and potentially powerful published by Forbes Magazine earlier this month, 19% are immigrants and a similar proportion, 17%, have migrant parents. The magazine featured 600 …
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No Time to Delay Implementation of Paris Climate Agreement


18 February 2016
UNIC/PRESS RELEASE/035-2016

FROM THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL

CLIMATE CHANGE

Secretary-General: No Time to Delay Implementation of Paris Climate Agreement


Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at a briefing to Member States on the high-level signature ceremony for the Paris Agreement on climate change, in New York on 17 February:
I am pleased to be here to brief you on the high-level signature ceremony for the Paris Agreement that I will host on 22 April. Thank you for taking time and participating in this briefing session.
Sitting here with you this morning I am feeling almost the same excitement and commitment as I felt in Paris. This is very important, showing such strong commitment and engagement by the Member States. I thank you very much for this opportunity to brief you on some preliminary, preparatory processes. We may have another opportunity since we have some more time.
The Agreement adopted at COP21 last December in Paris marked a historic turning point in the world’s response to climate change. For the first time, every country in the world pledged to curb their emissions, strengthen resilience and join in common cause for the common good. In Paris, Governments demonstrated that by acting together, they can achieve something none could achieve alone.
The world now has a universal, fair, flexible and durable climate agreement. It will enable us to increase ambition on a regular basis, which is essential if we are to keep global temperature rise to well below 2°C and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°. This achievement has been hard won. I thank all Governments and leaders at every level, and the millions of members of civil society — young and old, from every walk of life and every corner of the globe — who made the Paris Agreement possible.
This Agreement provides a solid foundation for the low-carbon, climate-resilient transformation of the global economy. It will help secure a future that is safer, healthier and more prosperous for all people. But our task is not over. In fact, it has just begun. In 2016, we must go from words to deeds.
The 22 April signature ceremony is an essential step. Your leaders have already received my invitation. I strongly urge the participation of all Governments at the highest level. Leaders from Peru, France and Morocco — the Presidents of COP 20, 21 and 22 — will attend. Many other world leaders have promised me that they will come.
It will be an historic occasion. The signature ceremony will be the first opportunity for Governments to advance the process that will lead to the implementation and ratification of the Paris Agreement. The participation of Heads of State and Government will show the world they are determined to move forward as quickly as possible. It will keep the global spotlight firmly focused on climate change and build on the strong political momentum created in Paris.
It is important that the Paris Agreement enters into force as soon as possible. The cost of inaction becomes clearer every day. More extreme weather events. Torrential rains and flooding. Severe droughts. Rising sea levels. Lost lives, lost homes, lost productivity, lost hope. We have no time to delay.
I look forward to seeing the signatures of all parties in the signing book on 22 April. I urge you to ensure that the legal requirements for your leaders to have full powers to sign are in place by that date. The United Nations Legal Counsel, Under-Secretary-General Miguel de Serpa Soares, will brief you on this shortly.
All leaders will have the opportunity to make a national statement on the day of the Ceremony. I am asking leaders to come to New York ready to address four topics.
First, to provide an update on how your Government will implement your national climate plans and integrate them into their overall sustainable development plans.
Second, to provide a road map for increasing ambition over time to achieve the overall aim of limiting global temperature rise to well below 2°C.
Third, to indicate your Government’s timetable for ratifying the Paris Agreement. I urge Governments to ensure their domestic processes are in place for ratification to ensure early entry into force. Parties that are ready to deposit their instruments of ratification on 22 April — on the very day — will have an opportunity to do so.
Fourth, I ask Governments to share how they are accelerating climate action before 2020 by drawing on the ingenuity, resources and efforts of all sectors of society. We need all hands on deck to meet the climate challenge. Cities, schools, the business and investment communities, faith groups — all have a role to play.
The Action Agenda, along with the commitments made at the 2014 Climate Summit, show that climate solutions are affordable and available. New climate partnerships are growing across all sectors of society. As we saw in Paris, non-State actors are blazing the trail to a low-carbon, climate-resilient future. They will also be included in the day’s events.
I will hold a high-level summit lunch for Heads of States and Government and heads of delegation, and a high-level event in the afternoon to highlight the critical importance of climate action and partnerships from all sectors of society.
Last year, your Governments showed that multilateralism can meet the greatest challenges of our time. The 2030 Development Agenda and the Paris Agreement offer successful, new models of international collaboration that are inclusive, pragmatic and ambitious. By implementing the Paris Agreement, we will be building the future we want — a future of shared opportunity that leaves no one behind on a planet that is protected and nurtured for the benefit of all.
Now we must move from aspirations to action.
I look forward to welcoming your leaders here on 22 April.
Thank you very much.
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Union Cabinet approves Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) 

The Union Cabinet chaired by our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri  Narendra Modi has approved the Proposal for Notification of Commitments under the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) of World Trade Organization (WTO), ratification and acceptance of the Instrument of Acceptance of Protocol of TFA to the WTO Secretariat and constitution of the National Committee on Trade Facilitation (NCTF).
The Trade Facilitation Agreement contains provisions for expediting the movement, release and clearance of goods, including goods in transit. It also sets out measures for effective cooperation between customs and other appropriate authorities on trade facilitation and customs compliance issues. These objectives are in consonance with India ’s “Ease of Doing Business” initiative.
The Trade Facilitation Agreement shall enter into force for the notified members upon acceptance by two-third WTO Members.
To facilitate both domestic coordination and implementation of the provisions of the Agreement, a National Committee on Trade Facilitation would be set up

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