Thursday, April 30, 2015

Narendra Modi's Make in India Speech on 25 September 2014 - Important Points in Hindi

दीनदयाल उपाध्‍याय जी के चरणों में मेक इन इंडिया सपना समर्पित कर  रहा हूँ 

उस सपने को साकार करने के लिए मै कटिबध्द हूँ



मेरे व्‍यक्तिगत जीवन में, मेरे राजनीतिक यात्रा के जीवन में भी आज का दिवस बड़ा महत्‍वपूर्ण है। आज 25 सितंबर, जिनके आदर्श और विचारों की प्रेरणा से लेकर के हम लोगों ने राजनीतिक यात्रा शुरू की, वो पंडित दीनदयाल उपाध्‍याय जी की आज जन्‍म जयंती है। जिन्‍होंने एकात्‍म मानव दर्शन दुनिया को दिया है। ऐसे महापुरूषों के जन्‍मदिन पर, जो जिए देश के लिए, वो जूझते रहे देश के लिए, उनके चरणों में मेक इन इंडिया सपना समर्पित करने का अवसर मिल रहा है। उस सपने को साकार करने के लिए संकल्पित हैं।

क्‍या हुआ पिछले सालों में? मैं जिससे भी मिलता था, पिछले दो-तीन साल में, हर कोई यही कहता था कि भई, अब तो कहीं बाहर जाना है। बिजनेस यहां से शिफ्ट करना है। इंडस्‍ट्री यहां से शिफ्ट करनी है। मैं उसमें राजनीतिक कारण नहीं देखता था, और न ही मैं इन बातों को सुन कर के राजनीतिक फायदा लेने के लिए कोई प्‍लान बनाता था। यह जब मैं सुनता या तो मुझे पीड़ा होती थी। क्‍या हुआ है मेरे देश को, कि मेरे ही देश के लोग अपना देश छोड़कर के जाने के लिए मजबूर हो जा रहे हैं?

आज जब मैं Make in India की बात लेकर के आया हूं तो हम नहीं चाहते कि मेरे देश का कोई उद्योग, कोई व्‍यवसायी, जिसेसे मजबूरन यहां से छोड़कर के बाहर जाना पड़े - वह स्थिति हमें बदलनी है। और मैं पिछले कुछ महीनों के अनुभव से यह कहता हूं कि हम ये बदल चुके हैं। व्‍यवसाय के क्षेत्र में जुटे हुए लोगों ने अपने आप पर से विश्‍वास खो दिया था। उनको लगता था कि हम दुनिया में टिक नहीं पाएंगे। अब हमारे पास यहां कोई चारा ही नहीं है। और जब व्‍यक्ति खुद पर विश्‍वास खो देता है, तब उसे खड़ा करना बड़ा मुश्किल होता जाता है। दूसरा उसका भरोसा टूट गया था – “पता नहीं यार, सरकार कब क्‍या नीति बनाएगी। कब कौन सी नीति बदल देगी। पता नहीं, कब CBI आ धमकेगी।” ये जो मैंने आप लोगों से सुना था। कानून का राज होना ही चाहिए। जैसे Corporate Social Responsibility की चर्चा है, वैसे Corporate Government Responsibility का भी माहौल होना चाहिए। लेकिन, at the same time, शासन की भी जिम्‍मेदारियां होती हैं। सरकार का भी दायित्‍व होता है।

मेरे FDI की परिभाषा ये है: भारतीयों के लिए है, FDI – “First Develop India”. और विश्‍व के व्‍यापार व्‍यवसाय को विस्‍तार करने वालों के लिए मैं कहता हूं भारत एक Opportunity है, Foreign Direct Divestment के लिए ये दो FDI की परिभाषा को लेकर के, इस दो पटरी पर विकास की यात्रा को आगे बढ़ाना चाहते हैं।

आखिरकार Manufacturer को cost effective manufacturing की जितनी आवश्‍यकता है, उतनी ही उसको Handsome Buyer की भी जरूरत होती है, तभी तो उसकी गाड़ी चलती है। यहां मारूति कार कितनी ही क्‍यों न बनें, लेकिन खरीदार नहीं होगा तो? इसलिए हमें भारत की अर्थव्‍यवस्‍था में जिस प्रकार का बदलाव लाना है, उस बदलाव में एक तरफ Manufacturing Growth को बढ़ाना है, at the same Time उसका सीधा Benefit हिन्‍दुस्‍तान के नौजवानों को मिले, उसे रोजगार मिले ताकि गरीब से गरीब परिवार की आर्थिक स्थिति में बदलाव आए, वो गरीबी से Middle Class की ओर बढ़े और उसका Purchasing Power बढ़े तो Manufacturer की संख्‍या बढ़ेगी, Manufacturing Growth बढ़ेगा, रोजगार के अवसर उपलब्‍ध है, फिर एक बार बाजार बढ़ेगा। यह एक ऐसा चक्र है। इस चक्र को आगे बढ़ाने की दिशा में यह महत्‍वपूर्ण काम आज हुआ है। ये शेर का कदम है। ये Lion का Step है - Make in India ।

आज हमारे देश में सरकार की सोच, उद्योग की सोच, academic world की सोच और job seeker नौजवानों की सोच - क्‍या इन चारों का कोई संबंध है क्‍या? कोई मेल है क्‍या? I am sorry to say, नहीं है।

जब दुनिया औद्योगिक क्रांति के कालखंड में थी, उसके पहले हम सोने की चिडि़या के रूप में माने जाते थे। लेकिन जब दुनिया औद्योगिक क्रांति की सीढि़या चढ़ रही थी, तब हम पिछड़ गए। क्‍यों? हम गुलाम थे। वह अवसर हमने खो दिया। उसके बाद आर्थिक चेतना का एक नया युग नया अवसर आया। और यह सदनसीब है कि यह एशिया का है। अब हमारा जिम्‍मा बनता है कि इसे भारत का कैसे बनायें। एक ऐसा मौका आया है, और हमारे पास सबसे बड़ा सामर्थवान है कि 65% पोपुलेशन 35 वर्ष से नीचे है।

कल के मार्स की घटना के बाद हमारे टैलेंट को कोई question करेगा। हमारे पास टैलेंटेड मैनपावर है। ये सामर्थवान मैनपावर है। उसको लेकर के हम चलना चाहता हैं।


इसलिए मैं आप सबसे आग्रह करता हूं। जो भी सोचते थे, बस अब जाएंगे कहीं। मैं कहता हूं, अब जाना नहीं है कहीं। यह देश आपका है। यहां इतना फलो-फूलो, फिर बाहर कदम रखो, तो उसका एक आनंद और है। मजबूरन जाना पड़े, इसका कोई आनंद नहीं हैं और मैं चाहता हूं, हिंदुस्‍तान की कंपनियां भी मल्‍टी नेशनल बने। हिंदुस्‍तान की कंपनियों के भी दुनिया के अंदर अपने हाथ-पैर हों। यह हम चाहते हैं। लेकिन अपनी धरती को हम मजबूत बनाएं। यहां के नौजवानों को रोजगार देने के लिए हम कदम उठाएं। और ये एक ऐसी सरकार है जो विकास को समर्पित है। यह ऐसी सरकार है, जिसका ये political agenda नहीं है – article of faith है। और इसलिए मैं कहने आया था और मेरा विश्‍वास मैं बताता हूं जी। मैं जब गुजरात में था और मैं बड़े विश्‍वास से कहता था, कि वही मुलाजिम, वही सरकार, वही दफ्तर, वही फाइलें, वही लोग, इसके बावजूद भी दुनिया बदली जा सकती है।

मैं आज दिल्‍ली में आकर के कह सकता हूं, वही आफिस, वही अफसर, वही फाइलें, वही गाडि़यां, वही तौर-तरीके, उसके बावजूद भी उसमें जान भरी जा सकती है, हिंदुस्‍तान की दिशा बदली जा सकती है। हिंदुस्‍तान का भाग्‍य भी बदला जा सकता है। इस विश्‍वास के साथ मैं आगे बढ़ा।

मेरा कहने का मतलब ये है कि आज Make in India, ये नारा नहीं है। ये Make in India, ये निमंत्रण नहीं है। Make in India, ये हम सबकी जिम्‍मेदारी है।

मैं आप सबको विश्‍वास दिलाता हूं, आइए, हम सब मिलकर के इस Make In India concept को जिनकी-जिनकी जिम्‍मेदारी है, उसको हम पूरा करें। हम आगे बढ़े, manufacturing sector में हम फिर एक बार नई ऊंचाईयों को पार करें और देश के गरीब से गरीब नौजवान को रोजगार उपलब्‍ध करायें। गरीब को रोजगार मिलेगा, भारत के आर्थिक चक्र वो और गति से चला पाएंगे। इसी एक विश्‍वास के साथ आप सबको बहुत-बहुत शुभकामनाएं।

मेरे व्‍यक्तिगत जीवन में, मेरे राजनीतिक यात्रा के जीवन में भी आज का दिवस बड़ा महत्‍वपूर्ण है। आज 25 सितंबर, जिनके आदर्श और विचारों की प्रेरणा से लेकर के हम लोगों ने राजनीतिक यात्रा शुरू की, वो पंडित दीनदयाल उपाध्‍याय जी की आज जन्‍म जयंती है। जिन्‍होंने एकात्‍म मानव दर्शन दुनिया को दिया है। ऐसे महापुरूषों के जन्‍मदिन पर, जो जिए देश के लिए, वो जूझते रहे देश के लिए, उनके चरणों में मेक इन इंडिया सपना समर्पित करने का अवसर मिल रहा है। उस सपने को साकार करने के लिए संकल्पित हैं।

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

India Glamour Men - Style and Achievement - 2014



Bombay Times published the list of 50 most desirable men on 28 April 2015

1. Virat Kohli
2. Hrithik Roshan


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Times-50-Most-Desirable-Men-2014/articleshow/47071834.cms

Monday, April 27, 2015

Doing - Getting - Using - Giving - Four Great Duties of Every Individual - Hindu Philosophy



Hindu philosophy proposed four purusharthas.  Dharma - Artha - Kama - Moksha.

They represent - doing - getting - using - and giving.



Deen Dayal Upadhyay, an eminent thinker of India proposed the idea of integral humanism. A human being takes care of multiple demands on him and keeps his body(includes brain) and the related mind in equilibrium. Similarly human beings also keep their society in equilibrium despite multiple demands that conflict. Cooperation among the various organs of the body is very high and conflicting demands are very small. Similarly in societies also, cooperation is the dominant social process. Conflict can be there but they are understood, exploitation is identified and actions are taken to punish the offenders, the people who suffered due to the exploitation are helped in various ways to recover and society moves forward.

Lara Aknin et al. in the research paper provide support to the altruistic motive of people. That is people giving money to other to help. This is the giving act of people. You are there on earth not only to satisfy your desires but you are there to help others. Your salvation depends on the amount of help that you give to others in your life.



Spending Money on Others Promotes Happiness
Elizabeth W. Dunn1 , Lara B. Aknin1 , Michael I. Norton2
1 University of British Columbia, 2 Harvard Business School
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/images/application_uploads/norton-spendingmoney.pdf


Doing Good - Feeling Good - Lecture by Dr. Lara Aknin
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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Centenary Year - September 25, 2015 to September 25, 2016


Deendayal Upadhyaya - Biography and Philosophy


A Million New Enterprises in Micro, Small and Medium Sector contributing ONE LAKH crores to GDP should be started during the Deen Dayal centenary year.

What is the minimum required. Plans to provide around 4 lakh crores investment to these new units.The financial system of the country, both formal and informal and the startup capital system of the country has to make plans to provide this capital.

There should be plan to reach at least 2 million potential entrepreneurs so that 50% of them start the new ventures. First, potential entrepreneurs are to be described and identified.



Policy Workshops

Education Policy
Economic Policy
Agricultural Policy
Industrial Policy
Services Policy
Science and Technology Policy
National Policy for Governance
Land Use Policy
Policy on Co-operatives
Sampoorna Rojgar
Labour Policy
National Security Policy
Foreign Policy

Reference
National Policy Studies in the light of Ekatma Manav Darshan
Edited by Ravindra Mahajan
Centre for Integral Studies and Research
Pune
2013







Madhya Pradesh

As per announcement of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, it has been decided to observe Gareeb Kalyan Varsh in the state from September 25, 2015 to September 25, 2016.

http://m.mpinfo.org/MobApp/mobNewsDetails.aspx?newsid=20150423N19&PDt=4/23/2015%2012:00:00%20AM






2014


The first editions of Deendayal Upadhyaya: Ideology and Perception, comprising seven volumes, were published in 1991. Reprints were made in 2014. Suruchi Prakashan has printed 1,100 copies each in Hindi and English of six of the seven volumes — Deendayal Upadhyaya: A Profile; Integral Economic Policy; Politics for Nation’s Sake; Political Thought; Integral Humanism; and  An Inquest. The seventh, Concept of The Rashtra, also will be be reprinted.


Former HRD minister Murli Manohar Joshi will write a new book on Upadhyaya’s views on education. Another book on Upadhyaya’s views on  environment is being authored by RSS kshetra sanghchalak Bajranglal Gupta.

Another book on Upadhyaya, Ekatma manavvaad, a collection of essays on “integral humanism” that includes articles by prominent Sangh Parivar leaders including late D B Thengdi, will also  be reprinted.

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/first-time-in-23-years-deendayal-volumes-printed-afresh/

Swadeshi Samaj - Rabindranath Tagore



RSS Sar Sanghachalak, Shri Mohanji Bhagwat on 18th January 2015 made reference to Swadeshi Samaj, an address by Rabindra Nath Tagore, where in he mentioned that Hindu culture, the culture of people who are living in the land called by many as Indostan, Hindustan, India etc. has a tradition of advocating unity in diversity. It provided sufficient scope for diversity of thought even in relation to God. Hence providing for diversity in food habits, dress habits, in various life cycle rituals is very easy and widely prevalent in the society. Therefore, Hindus and Muslims can live in harmony in this land. Birtish should not try to divide these people by saying it is only because they are ruling Hindus and Muslims are staying this land. Hindus and Muslims are staying in this land not because of British people, but because of their own history. They lived together, survived and growed for centuries on this land. They will keep doing it.

Notions of Nationhood in Bengal: Perspectives on Samaj, C. 1867-1905
Swarupa Gupta
BRILL, 2009 - 408 page
https://books.google.co.in/books?id=AGSuVgPH9T4C

Selected Letters of Rabindranath Tagore
https://books.google.co.in/books?id=v08xxlHuWtUC

Rabindranath Tagore: A Centenary, Volumes 1861-1961
Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
Sahitya Akademi, Jan 1, 1992 - 532 page
https://books.google.co.in/books?id=9x-Peh32rw8C



Saturday, April 25, 2015

Integral Humanism View of Economic System - Deen Dayal Upadhyaya



Deen Dayal Upadhyaya outlined the objectives of Indian Economy to be:

An assurance of minimum standard of living to every individual and preparedness for the defense of the nation.

Further increase in the standard of living of the individuals and wealth of  the nation, so that nation as a whole and individuals  acquire the means to contribute to the world progress.

To provide meaningful employment to every able bodies citizens by which the above two objectives can be realized.

To avoid waste and extravagance in utilizing natural resources.

To develop suitable machines for Bharatiya conditions (Bharatiya Technology) taking note of the availability and nature of the various factors of production (Seven 'M's).

This system must have the objective of helping human beings. The system is for the progress of the individual through their life stages, child hood, grihastashram, retired life and sanyas.

The system must protect the values of life. This is a requirement which cannot be violated except at a risk of great peril.

Ownership of the production facilities can be by state, private corporate sector or any other form and the ownership form of various industries must be decided on a pragmatic and practical basis.

Deen Dayal stated that "Swadeshi" and "Decentralization" are the two words which can briefly summarize the economic policy suitable for the present circumstances. Centralization and monopolization have been the order of the day for all these years, knowingly or unknowingly. The planners have become prisoners of a belief that only large-scale centralized industry is economic and hence without worrying about its ill-effects, or knowingly but helplessly, they have continued in that direction.

The present government has deviated from the path of  "Swadeshi" developed during the freedom movement. The concept of "Swadeshi" is ridiculed as old fashioned and reactionary. The use of foreign articles is increasing. We have grown over independent upon foreign aid in everything from thinking, management, capital, methods of production, technology, etc. to even the standards and forms of consumption. This is not the road to progress and development. We shall forget our individuality and become virtual slaves once again. The positive content of "Swadeshi" should be used as the cornerstone of reconstruction of our economy.

Many old institutions will yield place to new ones in economic progress. This will adversely affect those who have vested interests in the old institutions. Some others who are by nature averse to change will also suffer by efforts of reconstruction. In an individual, disease must be treated with medicine. Strength can be gained only from exercise and hard work. Economic strength of society also needs exercise and treatment of diseases of the economic system. Therefore, we  have to discard the status-quo mentality and usher in a new era. Our efforts at reconstruction should not be clouded by any problems or weaknesses that are inherited from our past. We have to give regard to our best traditions.  On the other hand, there is no need to cling to past institutions and traditions which have outlived their utility. We must be ready for change where change is required.


We hve to reconcile nationalism, democracy, socialism and world peace with the traditional values of Bharatiya Culture and think of all these ideals in an integrated form. The conflict among these ideals can be removed by creative thinking of individuals, groups and intellectuals and they can be made to exist and serve the society for its progress. By taking up such a policy, developing accompanying programmes and implementing them successfully, we will help Indians to gain his the lost status in the worl also and attain the aims of their life". This will set a role model for countries and we help the mankind by providing an integrated human organism patterned economic system.


Based on Deen Dayalji's Lecture

http://deendayalupadhyay.org/leacture4.html

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Make in India - Sugar - Review of Sugar Industry in India





Commodity Profile for Sugar in India - April 2015
http://agricoop.nic.in/imagedefault/trade/SugarNew29.pdf

1. Sugar Estimates for India (Crop Year: October 2014 to September 2015)
 (Unit: Lakh Tonnes)


2013-14 2014-15 (Estimated) Particular  February,2015    Source
  91.09#       72.13                  Opening Stock -                   DoF&PD
245.54     250.46                    Production 250.46^              DoF&PD
    6.09         8.38                   Total Imports 6.04*              DoC
342.72     330.97                   Availability -
  27.03       25.16                   Total Exports               7.42 DoC
243#        248.00#                 Consumption -                     DoF&PD
  72.13       57.81                   Ending Stock -                     DoF&PD



Source: Department of Food & Public Distribution (DoF&PD), Department of Commerce (DoC)
For preparing estimate for 2014-15 total exports and total imports have been taken as last three years’ average.
Production and consumption projected by DoF&PD.
Availability: opening stock in central pool plus production plus Total Imports; Total Availability for Domestic
Consumption: Availability minus (total export plus ending stock in central pool).
*: The figure of export and import is for October,14 - February, 2015.
#: As per Department of Food figures
^: production projected by Department of Food & Public Distribution for year 2014-15.



2. World Sugar Estimates (2014-15)

 (Unit: Lakh Tonnes)
Table 2: World Sugar Production, Consumption, Trade and Stock
Particular               2012-13 2013-14 2014-15*
World Production 1774.86 1757.03 1724.58
Human Consumption 1656.64 1687.34 1709.96
Total Import               516.97 504.81 517.63
Total Export               544.90 559.13 536.97
Ending Stock              439.78 455.15 422.15
Source: United States Department of Agriculture,
*: Estimated

http://www.business-standard.com/article/markets/indias-sugar-production-up-11-5-115040200575_1.html


27 million tonnes recent estimate
http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-04-16/news/61217658_1_sugar-output-isma-marketing-year



Saturday, April 18, 2015

Interaction between Indians and Greeks in Ancient Days

To what extent Greeks had interacted with Indians and learned philosophy from them.

King Cyrus of Persia (600 or 576 BC to 530 BC) conqured up to Indus River and so a part of India became a part of Persian Empire. Greece was also part of this Persian empire. Hence, interaction between some Indians and some Greek is a historical possibility. Some Greek authors describe India and even say that some Greek wisemen had conversations with Indian wisemen. A statement that  says Socrates interacted with an Indian wiseman in Greece itself was available.


India and the Greek World
http://www.adolphus.nl/xcrpts/xcsedlar.html

http://www.in2greece.com/english/historymyth/history/general/ancient.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrus_the_Great

http://www.iranchamber.com/history/cyrus/cyrus.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagoras

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_McEvilley

Topic started because, Mr. S. Gurumurthy mentioned it in the lecture on 18 April 2015.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Announcement of Intention to Set Up New Businesses, Industries and Projects in India



An investment of the order 800+ billion needs to be made in India in the years to come. The intentions to invest have to be of that order first. Then they become approved projects, foundation stone laying ceremonies, inauguration of production and successful businesses. This page tracks some of the important announcements.

April 2015

Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for 'Make in India' would help boost manufacturing and employment in the country, PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi said

PepsiCo's vision for 2020 announced in 2013, involves investment of  Rs 33,000 crore in the country.

http://www.outlookindia.com/news/article/Make-in-India-Campaign-a-Step-in-the-Right-Direction-PepsiCo-CEO/889623

February



18 February
Anil Ambani is planning a defence smart city on the lines of Aerospace valley in France where 500 companies including Airbus operate in a cluster.
(News Times of India)

Make In India - Consultants and Media Analysts Reports




2014

BCG India - Report -  CII 13th Manufacturing Summit 2014

http://www.bcgindia.com/documents/file176705.pdf

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Greatest Indian after independence: BR Ambedkar - 2012 CNN IBN Poll


Ambedkar is definitely is the greatest Indian after Mahatma Gandhi in the 20th Century. No doubt the RSS founder Keshav Baliram Hedgewar is there for his achievement of establishing RSS, whose support has made BJP the ruling party that won power in four elections. After Congress, BJP is the biggest and the successful political party of India.  But Ambedkar symbolizes the fight of an oppressed man. The rise of an oppressed man. Ambedkar worked his way up through normal life of a boy who studied as per the direction of his teachers. He went to do his doctorate in economics. His rise to that level from his downtrodden birth and family is itself an achievement. Then, social consciousness captured him. He became a leader of his community and delivered his community from the oppressive social system of the day. He studied law in to support the cause he has taken up. He used to write the constitution of India. He is given lot of credit for writing the constitution with his own hands.

14 April is his birthday. Every time one feel social injustice in the country, one has to remember Ambedkar. You can reverse social injustice. You can use nonviolent methods in the footsteps of Gandhi and Ambedkar, You can mobilize public opinion and make Kings and Dictators tremble before you. Don't obey an unjust order and command.  Be ready to die. If you a true Hindu and believe in God, in Soul and Rebirth, lose your life for Dharma. There is nothing to lose. Your soul is eternal. Build a better society by losing this temporary body. A great act inspires generations. A great act by you in this life helps your soul also in many births.


Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956) is popularly known as Babasaheb Ambedkar. He was a jurist, economist, politician and social reformer. He came up in life against great odds and handicaps.  He campaigned successfully against social discrimination against Untouchables (Harijans (Gandhi), Scheduled castes in constitutions,  Dalits), women and labour. He was Independent India's first law minister and the principal architect of the Constitution of India.

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BR Ambedkar, the Father of Indian Constitution, is the overwhelming choice.


http://www.ambedkar.org/Babasaheb/quotations.htm

http://ijmcr.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Paper22105-107.pdf

Dr. Ambedkar and Social Justice
M. G. Chitkara
APH Publishing, Jan 1, 2002 - 259 pages
On the life and social thought of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, 1892-1956, Indian statesman and some previously published articles.
https://books.google.co.in/books?id=riTiTry4U3EC



Updated  14 April 2014
Posted 1 August 2013

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

India - Fourth Largest Economy in the World in Power Production


Have you noticed.

India is now the fourth largest economy in the world in installed capacity for power production.

A comparision

USA - 1084 GW
China - 1050
Japan - 280
India - 249
Russia - 233


By end of October 2014, the capacity of India is 254 GW. As many of you know, India is planning add 160 GW in renewable energy alone by 2020 (or 2022). Definitely energy is very much there for Make in India movement.

http://abcofsolar.com/the-electricity-situation-in-india-part-i/

Inauguration Manufacturing, Service Facilites and Other Constructions India in 2015




11 April 2015
Reliance commissioned Dahej Plants.

A PET resin plant with capacity of 650,000 tons per year was commissioned.

A PTA plant with annual capacity of 1,150,000 tons per year was commissioned.
(Another plant of similar capacity is under construction at the same location)


14 February 2015
PM inaugurates GE’s multi-modal manufacturing facility at Chakan, Pune
http://www.narendramodi.in/pm-inaugurates-ges-multi-modal-manufacturing-facility-at-chakan-pune/

Online Selfie Based Beauty Contest - Participate 14 - 20 April 2015








Shagufa Tarannum

Upload Your selfie taken using digital camera or mobile phone and upload. Share on your social media platform. Participate in purplle.com beauty contest and win recognition and name. Who knows it may be your Click to Become Miss World.

http://purplle.com/beautyfest


https://twitter.com/search?q=%23PurplleBeautyFest&src=tyah


http://purplle.com/

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sania Mirza - Tennis



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Sania Mirza in Bridal Fashion Show - December 2013 - Making waves in Fashion also


Born: 15 November 1986





Sania Mirza picked up tennis racquet at the age of six and since then has gone on to become the highest ranked female player from India. Sania's family was based in Hyderabad.

Sania was  tipped to be a top player since her playing days in the junior circuit and came to limelight after winning the 2003 Wimbledon Championships Girls` Doubles title where she partnered Alisa Kleybanova of Russia.

Mirza won 10 singles and 13 doubles titles as a junior player. She won the 2003 Wimbledon Championships Girls' Doubles title, partnering Alisa Kleybanova. She also reached the semifinals of the 2003 French Open Girls' Doubles, with Sanaa Bhambri, and the quarterfinals of the 2002 US Open Girls' Doubles, with Isha Lakhani.


She  has two Grand Slam titles to her name besides winning gold in 2006 Asian Games in Mixed Doubles.

She is the first Indian women to break into the top 30 WTA rankings.

In 2005, Sania became the first ever Indian woman to win a WTA title winning the AP Tourism Hyderabad Open.


On 12 April 2015, Sania Mirza became World  number one in Women Doubles Rankings.




Profile

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/players/overview/wta310112.html

http://zeenews.india.com/sports/london-olympics-2012/indian-athletes-profile/sania-mirza-profile-2012-london-olympics_745711.html


French Open Mixed Doubles Title with Mahesh Bhupati
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IPL 2015 - Information Board - Matches - Results



Chennai Super Kings (CSK)  - Delhi Dare Devils (DD)  - Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) - Mumbai Indians (MI) - Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Royal Challengers (RC) - Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)


IPL 2015 Video Links

http://www.firstpost.com/ipl-t20-cricket/
http://www.espncricinfo.com/indian-premier-league-2015/content/series/791129.html



MATCH 8
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Monday 13th April 2015

Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Sunrisers Hyderabad
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

12 April 2015


MATCH 7
8:00pm

Mumbai Indians VS Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI won the match.KXIP batted first.
Mumbai Indians lost top order early. Harbhajan Singh made fifty and entertained the crowds. But MI lost the match.

DD vs. RR

Rajasthan Royals

Royals Won
173/6 in 18.5 overs

Delhi Dare Devils Batting
184/3
Run Rate: 9.20
Overs: 20/20


11 April 2015

KKR vs.  RC

Royal Challengers won the match. Chris Gayle scored aggressive 96.

Highlights - Video

http://www.iplt20.com/videos/media/id/4167365891001/m5-kkr-vs-rcb-match-highlights

RC won the toss and Put KKR into Batting.
KKR scored 177/6.
Andre Russell of West Indies scored 41 not out.


CSK vs.  SRH

CSK won the match
McCullum scored century of the last ball. Dhoni scored 50. It was sensational batting by both Dhoni and McCullum. McCullum was only given 3 balls to score a century and he did it with unconventional hits  to the back of the wickets.
 Chennai Super Kings 209/4 (B McCullum 100 not out, MS Dhoni 53; T Boult 1/34), Sunrisers Hyderabad 164/6 (D Warner 53, S Dhawan 26; D Barvo 2/25, M Sharma 2/36)
http://www.firstpost.com/sports/ipl-8-mccullum-powered-csk-crush-sunrisers-hyderabad-2193257.html





10 April 2015
RR vs. KXIP

9 April 2015
CSK vs. DD

CSK won by one run in the last ball. Morkel could score only 4 for the last ball.
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Movie Talkies

8 April 2015
KKR vs. MI
KKR won the match

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IPL 2015

IPL Opening Ceremony

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Movie Talkies


http://www.iplt20.com/videos/media/id/4158484069001/ipl-2015-opening-nite-anushka-sharma-perfoms-on-popular-bollywoood-numbers

http://www.iplt20.com/videos/media/id/4158484097001/ipl-2015-opening-nite-hrithik-roshan-lights-up-kolkata-with-an-electric-perfomance


IPL 2015 Video Links


http://www.iplt20.com/videos/media/id/4167365891001/m5-kkr-vs-rcb-match-highlights

http://www.iplt20.com/videos/media/id/4167365896001/m5-kkr-vs-rcb-super-sixes

http://www.iplt20.com/videos/media/id/4167143060001/m4-csk-vs-srh-match-highlights

http://www.iplt20.com/videos/media/id/4158484069001/ipl-2015-opening-nite-anushka-sharma-perfoms-on-popular-bollywoood-numbers

http://www.iplt20.com/videos/media/id/4158484097001/ipl-2015-opening-nite-hrithik-roshan-lights-up-kolkata-with-an-electric-perfomance

IPL 2015 Schedule


Remaining Matches


MATCH 9
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Tuesday 14th April 2015

Rajasthan Royals VS Mumbai Indians
Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

MATCH 10
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Wednesday 15th April 2015

Kings XI Punjab VS Delhi Daredevils
MCA International Stadium, Pune

MATCH 11
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Thursday 16th April 2015

Sunrisers Hyderabad VS Rajasthan Royals
ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam

MATCH 12
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Friday 17th April 2015
vs
Mumbai Indians VS Chennai Super Kings
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

MATCH 13
4:00pm IST (10:30am GMT), Saturday 18th April 2015

Sunrisers Hyderabad VS Delhi Daredevils
ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam

MATCH 14
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Saturday 18th April 2015

Kings XI Punjab VS Kolkata Knight Riders
MCA International Stadium, Pune

MATCH 15
4:00pm IST (10:30am GMT), Sunday 19th April 2015
vs
Rajasthan Royals VS Chennai Super Kings
Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

MATCH 16
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Sunday 19th April 2015
vs
Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Mumbai Indians
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

MATCH 17
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Monday 20th April 2015
vs
Delhi Daredevils VS Kolkata Knight Riders
Ferozeshah Kotla, Delhi

MATCH 18
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Tuesday 21st April 2015
vs
Rajasthan Royals VS Kings XI Punjab
Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

MATCH 19
4:00pm IST (10:30am GMT), Wednesday 22nd April 2015
vs
Sunrisers Hyderabad VS Kolkata Knight Riders
ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam

MATCH 20
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Wednesday 22nd April 2015
vs
Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Chennai Super Kings
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

MATCH 21
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Thursday 23rd April 2015
vs
Delhi Daredevils VS Mumbai Indians
Ferozeshah Kotla, Delhi

MATCH 22
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Friday 24th April 2015
vs
Rajasthan Royals VS Royal Challengers Bangalore
Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

MATCH 23
4:00pm IST (10:30am GMT), Saturday 25th April 2015
vs
Mumbai Indians VS Sunrisers Hyderabad
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

MATCH 24
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Saturday 25th April 2015
vs
Chennai Super Kings VS Kings XI Punjab
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

MATCH 25
4:00pm IST (10:30am GMT), Sunday 26th April 2015
vs
Kolkata Knight Riders VS Rajasthan Royals
Eden Gardens, Kolkata

MATCH 26
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Sunday 26th April 2015
vs
Delhi Daredevils VS Royal Challengers Bangalore
Ferozeshah Kotla, Delhi

MATCH 27
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Monday 27th April 2015
vs
Kings XI Punjab VS Sunrisers Hyderabad
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali

MATCH 28
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Tuesday 28th April 2015
vs
Chennai Super Kings VS Kolkata Knight Riders
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

MATCH 29
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Wednesday 29th April 2015
vs
Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Rajasthan Royals
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

MATCH 30
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Thursday 30th April 2015
vs
Kolkata Knight Riders VS Chennai Super Kings
Eden Gardens, Kolkata

MATCH 31
4:00pm IST (10:30am GMT), Friday 1st May 2015
vs
Delhi Daredevils VS Kings XI Punjab
Ferozeshah Kotla, Delhi

MATCH 32
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Friday 1st May 2015
vs
Mumbai Indians VS Rajasthan Royals
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

MATCH 33
4:00pm IST (10:30am GMT), Saturday 2nd May 2015
vs
Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Kolkata Knight Riders
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

MATCH 34
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Saturday 2nd May 2015
vs
Sunrisers Hyderabad VS Chennai Super Kings
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

MATCH 35
4:00pm IST (10:30am GMT), Sunday 3rd May 2015
vs
Kings XI Punjab VS Mumbai Indians
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali

MATCH 36
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Sunday 3rd May 2015
vs
Rajasthan Royals VS Delhi Daredevils
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

MATCH 37
4:00pm IST (10:30am GMT), Monday 4th May 2015
vs
Chennai Super Kings VS Royal Challengers Bangalore
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

MATCH 38
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Monday 4th May 2015
vs
Kolkata Knight Riders VS Sunrisers Hyderabad
Eden Gardens, Kolkata

MATCH 39
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Tuesday 5th May 2015
vs
Mumbai Indians VS Delhi Daredevils
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

MATCH 40
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Wednesday 6th May 2015
vs
Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Kings XI Punjab
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

MATCH 41
4:00pm IST (10:30am GMT), Thursday 7th May 2015
vs
Rajasthan Royals VS Sunrisers Hyderabad
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

MATCH 42
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Thursday 7th May 2015
vs
Kolkata Knight Riders VS Delhi Daredevils
Eden Gardens, Kolkata

MATCH 43
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Friday 8th May 2015
vs
Chennai Super Kings VS Mumbai Indians
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

MATCH 44
4:00pm IST (10:30am GMT), Saturday 9th May 2015
vs
Kolkata Knight Riders VS Kings XI Punjab
Eden Gardens, Kolkata

MATCH 45
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Saturday 9th May 2015
vs
Delhi Daredevils VS Sunrisers Hyderabad
Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, Raipur

MATCH 46
4:00pm IST (10:30am GMT), Sunday 10th May 2015
vs
Mumbai Indians VS Royal Challengers Bangalore
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

MATCH 47
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Sunday 10th May 2015
vs
Chennai Super Kings VS Rajasthan Royals
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

MATCH 48
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Monday 11th May 2015
vs
Sunrisers Hyderabad VS Kings XI Punjab
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

MATCH 49
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Tuesday 12th May 2015
vs
Delhi Daredevils VS Chennai Super Kings
Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, Raipur

MATCH 50
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Wednesday 13th May 2015
vs
Kings XI Punjab VS Royal Challengers Bangalore
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali

MATCH 51
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Thursday 14th May 2015
vs
Mumbai Indians VS Kolkata Knight Riders
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

MATCH 52
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Friday 15th May 2015
vs
Sunrisers Hyderabad VS Royal Challengers Bangalore
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

MATCH 53
4:00pm IST (10:30am GMT), Saturday 16th May 2015
vs
Kings XI Punjab VS Chennai Super Kings
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali

MATCH 54
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Saturday 16th May 2015
vs
Rajasthan Royals VS Kolkata Knight Riders
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

MATCH 55
4:00pm IST (10:30am GMT), Sunday 17th May 2015
vs
Royal Challengers Bangalore VS Delhi Daredevils
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

MATCH 56
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Sunday 17th May 2015
vs
Sunrisers Hyderabad VS Mumbai Indians
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

QUALIFIER 1
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Tuesday 19th May 2015
vs
TBD VS TBD
TBC, TBC

ELIMINATOR
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Wednesday 20th May 2015
vs
TBD VS TBD
TBC, TBC

QUALIFIER 2
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Friday 22nd May 2015
vs
TBD VS TBD
TBC, TBC

FINAL
8:00pm IST (2:30pm GMT), Sunday 24th May 2015
vs
TBD VS TBD
Eden Gardens, Kolkata


Schedules of CSK and SRH
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PM Naredra Modi's Speeches in Germany - April 2015












Picture source: http://pib.nic.in/photo/2015/Apr/l2015041364251.jpg
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the German Chancellor, Ms. Angela Merkel at the Joint Inauguration of the India Pavilion and the Joint Walk-About Make in India, in Hannover, Germany on April 13, 2015. The Minister of State for Commerce & Industry (Independent Charge), Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman is also seen.





Prime Minister's remarks at the Inaugural Session of Hannover Messe

12 August 2015

It is truly a great privilege for me to be here at the Inauguration of the world's largest industrial fair. It is a special honour to do so in the company of Chancellor Merkel, a great leader and friend of India.

First, I want to thank the city of Hannover and Hannover Messe. They have been most generous in allowing us to unleash our lions in this city. The lions are a symbol of a new India. They roar; but with a message of friendship and promise of partnership, from .25 billion people of India. This is also the message of 15 states, 20 CEOs and 350 companies from India participating in this Fair.

Your choice of India as a Partner Country reflects the new confidence in India. Our decision to be here in the first year of my Government reflects our priority:

We want to accelerate economic growth and create jobs for our youth.

We want to build world class industry and infrastructure.

We want to transform our cities and villages; clean up our environment; and improve the quality of life.


Our presence as a partner country says something else also. We will naturally pursue our goals on the strength of our own resources, skills and enterprise. But, we know that we will be more successful when we do this in partnership with the world. For people in India, Germany is a valued partner; and, an enduring symbol of technology and innovation, quality and productivity.

Even more, India and Germany share a close and warm relationship. It goes back centuries, in the intellectual journey of German scholars. It has grown in depth and diversity from our birth as modern Republics at the same time, Through the passage of history, Indians and Germans have formed a relationship of mutual fascination and goodwill.

It also includes a vibrant economic partnership that extends beyond the last century. Today, you can easily think of companies like Siemens as Indian! Nearly a hundred years ago, India's great poet and philosopher, Rabindranath Tagore said, that Germany has done more than any other country to open India to the Western World.


Today, I come to seek German partnership in my own mission to open up India's seamless economic potential.To the industry of the world that has assembled here today, I say that we have no special bias for our host today! India is open and ready to embrace the world. As I have travelled around the world, I have seen a new level of interest in building partnerships of trade, investment and innovation in India. It mirrors the surge of hope in our own people and industry; the new tide of expectation in our 800 million youth – for opportunities and progress. And, if we want to fulfill the dreams of our youth, we must turn our industry into a manufacturing hub for the world and an engine for employment at home. And, we must equip our youth with the skills to meet the needs of our nation, and the demands of the globalised world.

Whatever we choose to do, from reaching the cutting edge of industry to meeting the most critical social need, we require investment and technology, industry and enterprise. That is why for me, Make in India is not a brand. Nor is it simply a slogan on a smart lion! 

It is a new national movement. And, it covers the whole spectrum of our government, society and business. To this informed audience, I hardly need to state the obvious: Our scale of transformation is vast; therefore, the opportunities we offer are huge. 

You are also familiar with our demography and our demand. The question that you ask is whether we can turn this potential into a reality; and, our vision into action.

What you seek is not just an attractive destination; but, also the assurance that it is open; and, it is easy to reach and work in. You want the confidence that the environment is stable; the rules won't change frequently; and there would be no surprises. So, we have moved with speed, resolve and boldness to fulfill our pledge.

We are creating a stable economic environment that inspires confidence at home and abroad. We are pursuing strong fiscal discipline to do that. I know how much Chancellor Merkel will appreciate that point!

We have taken sweeping steps to reform our policies and open up more to foreign direct investments in key areas like insurance, construction, defence and railways. Railways is the thread that binds India. It will now be a fast track to India's transformation. And, what was a department of the government is now open to 100% Foreign Direct Investments.

We are removing unnecessary regulations and simplifying our procedures. We are using digital technology to eliminate multiple approvals and endless wait. We will guide you and walk with you in your projects. We have set up Invest India and country desks in it that will be networked to the states. We will nurture innovation and protect your intellectual property. There were institutions in India that seemed beyond scrutiny. Well, they no longer are. We are reforming institutions in ways that has not happened in decades. We are building a tax regime that is predictable, stable and competitive. We will now address the remaining uncertainties. The Goods and Services Tax is a long needed revolution that is becoming a reality.

For us, the highest priority is creating world class infrastructure. We have made a sharp increase in public investments. We have established a National Infrastructure and Investment Fund and a new institution for integrated development of this sector. We are launching attractive new financial instruments for long term funds. We seek to fuel our growth with the cleanest and most efficient use of energy.

We have set a target of 75 Giga Watts of new capacity for renewable and clean energy in the next seven years. It is a challenging goal- yes; but, important to pursue. Good Governance is essential not just for our citizens, but also for business. With transparency and speed, we have resumed long stalled projectsand allocation of resources. This is adding new momentum to our economy. We are instituting a rational framework for acquisition of land without causing distress to farmers and other landowners. We are creating a predictable and transparent environment approval process that will protect our natural heritage. Above all, we know, as you do, that the investment journey may begin in Delhi, but its success depends on state capitals and districts.

So, for the first time, we are working as Team India – a new partnership between the Centre and the States. We speak of cooperative federalism, but also of competitive federalism, where states would excel by competing with each other for investments and jobs. We are also giving them more resources, so that they can build the infrastructure that you need. I also see them as partners in our international engagement.

But, I am also aware that it is easier to change policies and write new laws than it is to change attitudes, culture and systems. Every CEO who has tried a turnaround knows that. Our task is huge; it won't be completed overnight. But, I am confident that it will. And, we are moving firmly and clearly in that direction. The wind of change is there. and, it is gathering speed. When IMF, the World Bank, credit rating agencies and expert speak in one voice of optimism about India, we know that the wind is blowing in the right direction. And, it has made us the fastest growing economy in the world.

So, my message to you is this: You will find environment that is not only open, but also welcoming. We will make it easy to do business in India. And, we will always be eager to listen to your feedback. So, our industry is here to showcase their skills. There are many Indian examples of technological leadership in the world. But, we want a future in which excellence defines every sector and every industry in our country. And, they are here to seek your partnership.

It is not just about financial flows, new technology or products. It is also about learning from each other; about seeing possibilities in new ways. India is a nation that is blessed with so much goodwill in the world. Everywhere, I see a strong desire for India to succeed.

The progress of one sixth of humanity will be of great consequence for the world and our beautiful planet. It will be a world of more hope and opportunities; a world more confident of its success.This is a time of political instability and economic challenges; and, threats of violence that are increasingly close to our homes. The humanity needs the solidarity and strength of international partnerships more than ever before.

India will do its part - as an anchor of economic stability; an engine for growth; and, as a force of peace and stability in the world. So, let me invite you to do business and make in India – for India and the world. Let me invite you to be our partner in making a new India. I also welcome you to enjoy our timeless traditions, the ceaseless celebration of diversity;and, the warm embrace of friendship.

I wish the Fair all success. When its shutters come down, I hope that many new doors would have opened.

Thank you once again.

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Text of PM’s address at the Joint Inauguration of the Indo-German Business Summit in Hannover

Friends,

I am really happy to be here in the Hannover fair. It is an added pleasure to talk to you that too in the presence of Chancellor Merkel. Myself and Chancellor Merkel had a very good interaction over dinner last night. You also must have met a number of Indian companies and CEOs. I believe that the participation in Hannover fair would be very useful for both sides. I request you to visit the India pavillion and the stalls of our State Government and private companies.

You will be able to see for yourself the winds of change in India. We are very keen to develop the sectors where you are strong. We need your involvement. The scope and potential, the breadth and length of infrastructure and related developments is very huge in India. Just to give you some examples:

We have planned to build 50 million houses by 2022. In addition, we are going to develop smart cities and mega industrial corridors.

For this purpose, we have refined our FDI Policy in construction. We have also come up with a regulatory framework for this sector.

We have targeted 175 Giga Watt of renewable energy in next few years. In addition to generation, the issues of transmission and distribution of electricity are equally important for us;

We are modernizing our Railway systems including signals, and railway stations. We are planning metro rail in fifty cities and high speed trains in various corridors.

Similar is the case with Highways.

We are putting up new ports and modernizing the old ones through an ambitious plan called Sagarmala;

Similar focus is on upgrading the existing Airports and putting up regional airports to enhance connectivity to places of economic and tourist importance.

In financial services too, we are moving towards a more inclusive and faster delivery of financial products including bank loans and insurance.

For this purpose, we opened 140 million bank accounts; increased FDI in insurance upto 49% and have set up MUDRA Bank.

We also announced innovative schemes for insurance and pension to enhance social security for our citizens.

We also want to promote manufacturing in a big way particularly to create jobs for our youth. For this purpose, we have launched a campaign called “Make in India”.


All this is a historic opportunity for the German companies. You would already be knowing the direction of my Government and the steps we are taking. We have committed ourselves for creating and improving the business environment. I can assure you that once you decide to be in India, we are confident to make you comfortable.

Germany ranks 8th among foreign investor countries in India. About 600 Indo-German Joint ventures are presently operating in India. The purpose of my being here and participating in the Hannover Fair is to highlight that there is more potential in Indo-German economic collaboration. Though we have a vibrant relationship, our economic partnership is not as much as both countries would like to have. The flow of investments from Germany is well below the potential and less than Indian investments in Germany.

Many more German companies have the possibility of investing in India to take advantage of India’s potentials. The potential lies in Manufacturing as well as infrastructure and in skill development for that purpose. I know that the reason for this situation may not be from German side. It is from the Indian side also.

I am here to assure the German companies that India is now a changed country. Our regulatory regime is much more transparent, responsive and stable. We are taking a long-term and futuristic view on the issues.

Lot of efforts have been made and are still underway to improve the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ in the country.

Reducing the complicated procedures, making them available at one platform, preferably online, simplifying the forms and formats has been taken up on war footing.



Definite mechanisms for hand holding have been set up in the form of hub and spoke. Invest India is the nodal agency for this purpose.

We do believe that FDI is important and it will not come in the country without a globally competitive business environment. Therefore, in this year's budget we have rationalized a number of issues which were bothering you. In particular,

We have removed lot of regressive taxation regimes. In our very first Budget, we said we will not resort to retrospective taxation. And if such issues do arise, they will have to be reviewed at the highest level. We have taken bold steps of not dragging the litigation in a few cases where we felt that the steps of the previous government were not on right lines.

In this budget, we allowed Tax pass through for AIFs, rationalization of capital gains of REITs, modification in PE norms and deferring the implementation of GAAR for two years. We are constantly working to improve the business environment further.

We are trying to introduce an element of transparency and predictability in taxation system.

We have fast tracked approvals in industry and infrastructure. This includes environmental clearances, extending the industrial licences, delicencing of defence items, and simplification of cross-border trade.

Within a very short time, we introduced GST Bill in Parliament.

Such measures have helped in building up an enhanced investor confidence. The sentiments for private investment and inflow of foreign investments are positive. FDI inflows have gone up by 36% during April-2014 and January-2015 against the same period in previous year;

 Our growth rate is about 7%-plus. Most of the international financial institutions including the World Bank, IMF, UNCTAD, OECD and others are predicting even faster growth and even better in the coming years. MOODY’s have recently upgraded the rating of India as “positive” on account of our concrete steps in various economic segments.

It is the effort of my Government to encourage innovation, R&D and entrepreneurship in the country. In this year’s budget, we have set up some innovative institutional mechanisms for that purpose.

Similarly, for infrastructure development, we have taken some far reaching steps.

First of all we have made an all-time high allocation for Roads and railways sectors.

In addition, we are setting up India Infrastructure Investment Fund.

We have also allowed Tax free Bonds in the Infrastructure sector including roads and railways.

I wish all success to the Hannover Messe. I also wish all participants good luck and progress. I also take this opportunity for inviting more and more German companies to India. I assure them all support from my side.

Friends! Indo-German partnership should and will flourish. I expect very good outcome from this coming together. Let us work together in mutual interest and for welfare of the people of the two great countries.

At the end, it is my advice to you to come and feel the change in India’s regulatory environment. Please do not go by old perceptions.

The symbol of lion for make in India has been chosen very carefully. We know that our biggest need today is to create jobs for our 65% population which is young. Hence, Make in India is the need. Hence, the lion because a lion cannot be stopped. We are confident that our journey to make India a global manufacturing hub cannot be stopped that too by our own rules and regulations. We must and we will make corrections wherever it is required.

Once again I invite you to India. I assure you of my personal attention in your success while you are in India.

Thank You very much.

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13 April 2015



English rendering of PM's Op-Ed in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

In May last year, in what was the largest elections in the history of mankind, the people of India voted my Government into office. For the first time in three decades Indian voters gave a clear majority mandate to a government. The verdict was for change and for good and effective governance. It was also a call for development reflective of growing aspirations of India’s youthful millions.

In the last 11 months, we have come a long way in keeping this promise. We have re-energised the Indian growth engine. The credibility of our economy has been restored. India is once again poised for rapid growth and development. It is the only emerging economy where growth rate is rising. The prospects are even better.

This has not happened by chance. My government has earnestly taken up the challenge of development and economic transformation of India. For us, development is not a mere political agenda; it is an article of faith. We have initiated specific policies and actions to realise our vision for New Age India with a clear set of economic goals and objectives. Our focus is not merely economic growth but an inclusive development. This requires creating jobs, upgrading skills, raising productivity, benchmarking quality with global standards. Our aim is to completely eliminate poverty and to propel all Indians into a life of purpose and dignity within a generation. My own life-experience and belief in the role of good governance in India’s economic development has convinced me that this noble objective can be achieved.


Generating jobs for India’s youthful population is a key to harnessing India’s demographic advantage. This can be achieved only when we significantly and quickly ramp up our manufacturing capabilities. To meet this objective my Government has unveiled the "Make in India" initiative. This is a win-win for all. The employment opportunities that new manufacturing will generate will enhance the purchasing power of our people. This in turn will create a market for more trade and investment. With 65% of our population below the age of 35, the possibilities that India's growth presents for global economic prosperity are immense. Through our "Act East” and "Link West” policy, India has the potential of becoming the middle ground for East and West as a manufacturing hub that serves both our vast domestic market and becomes a base for global exports and general well-being.

Our strategy for "Make in India” requires urgent creation of new infrastructure. The substantial enhancement in financing in the federal budget for highways, railways and energy is a step in this direction. Work has begun on the development of Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor.

My Government has pledged a stable and transparent tax regime, reducing corporate taxes and implementing a single Goods & Services Tax in 2016.

We recognize that the availability of a skilled work-force is a prerequisite for manufacturing growth. My Government is giving the highest priority to the Skills India programme. We will focus on promoting models of vocational training according to specific needs of local industry, and to adopt best practices from abroad.

We are aware that all development must be environmentally sustainable. India has always cherished its environment. This is deeply ingrained in our age-old culture and civilization. Our revised target for renewable energy capacity of 175,000 MW by 2022 is a reflection of our commitment.

Growing urbanization in India is one of our greatest challenges. The population in our cities is projected to double in 10 years. Our focus on development of Smart Cities is aimed at providing the basic necessities of affordable housing, clean water and a safe environment for our people.

As a former Chief Minister of the State of Gujarat, I recognise that these ambitious objectives can be realized only through cooperation between the federal Government and our twenty nine States. We are creating structures to enable them to become partners of our exports and investment strategy. We have also adopted a strategy of cooperative and competitive federalism where states spur each other into greater effort through a healthy competition for economic growth and prosperity.

International support and collaboration is equally critical to achieving our objectives. I have therefore sought to build a foreign policy which is an integral part of our national development strategy. My interactions with leaders of USA, Russia, France, Japan and China have all aimed at creating enduring partnerships with shared stakes in global development and well-being.

Germany enjoys a special place in this context. We share a strategic partnership based on our common values. India desires a mutually beneficial partnership for growth and prosperity with Germany. Our priorities fit well with Germany’s expertise. India’s development needs can become business opportunities for German industry.

We take satisfaction from the presence of more than 1600 Indo-German collaborations Nonetheless, a great deal of potential remains unrealized. Higher levels of investments are possible and indeed desirable. Germany is globally renowned for its engineering, innovation and skills. The capacities of your Mittelstand and family-owned businesses are well known. I invite them to come to India.

My visit to Germany and India’s participation at the Hannover Messe as a Partner Country is aimed at realising the immense possibilities that exist between us. In my discussions with Chancellor Merkel and with captains of German industry, I intend to share our sense of optimism and confidence in our future plans. I will also listen carefully to learn what more we can do to address concerns of German entrepreneurs with regard to investment and manufacturing in India.

We see Germany as our preferred partner in developing skills of young Indians. We also want to learn from Germany's path-breaking experiences in renewable energy. We wish to replicate your success in solar roof-top projects and off-grid solar and wind power solutions, as well as your expertise in grid integration and management. Our smart city project can utilize your technologies to achieve water, waste and urban development objectives. We admire Germany's achievements in the application of technology solutions to meet environmental challenges. You are also our natural ally in my Government's "Clean India" initiative. We also want to benefit from Germany’s experience in cleaning the River Ganga. We invite your transport companies, including your railways, to assist us in the modernization of our transport networks. Your logistics and infrastructure companies can contribute to ongoing development of industrial corridors in India.

I visualize India as a key engine of global growth. Our democratic principles and practices are guarantors of stability. We have a free media and an independent judiciary that allows all opinions to be aired without fear. We believe in "Rahein Saath Badhe Saath” (stay together-grow together). There is no other way forward. Mankind's progress in this century depends on cooperation and collaboration. Conflict is unthinkable. So is poverty which Gandhi called the worst form of violence. If we can take all Indians together into a better socio-economic future, I believe that the world we share will be a better place for all.

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Vision India Foundation - Nurturing Talent for Politics, Bureaucracy, Entrepreneurship and Academics





Vision India Foundation (VIF) is a non-profit initiative by alumni and faculty members of various IITs. VIF is a platform which offers the brightest youth of the country, avenues to participate in the modern nation building movement.

We believe that politics, bureaucracy, entrepreneurship and academics are the sectors which need the brightest talent of the country today. We identify, engage and mentor youth in these fields. To achieve this goal, young minds across the nation are engaged through a wide spectrum of activities. Few are selected as VIF fellows and mentored to build a career in the above domains.


http://visionindiafoundation.com/


Policy Boot Camp

21st June to 11th July 2015
Delhi NCR


The BootCamp is designed for young people who are ready to launch themselves in the domain of public policy and public leadership. You must have completed at least one year of university education by May 2015 to apply.

BootCamp is appropriate for:

Young professionals who want to explore and enter the policy world
Young development workers who wish to hone their skills in specific areas
Scholars interested in pursuing higher studies (Masters/PhD) in a policy area
University students who wish to take up full-fledged careers in public policy and governance
NRIs and foreign citizens who wish to learn about Indian policy framework and contemporary issues
Enthusiasts from emerging economies who face similar policy challenges in their countries
Complete the online application to join the program.

Registration Amount

Selected applicants should pay the registration amount to partly cover the expenses of the BootCamp. The structure is given below:

For Indian Citizens
₹ 21,000
For Foreign Citizens
$500
The registration amount is inclusive of:

Program tuition, workshops, course material and certificate
Air conditioned accommodation for 21 days at the venue
All meals and refreshments
Local transport and field visits
1 year follow-up program (which includes online lectures and invitation to conferences organized by VIF)

http://visionindiafoundation.com/bootcamp/selection-process/

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sania Mirza becomes World Number Number 1 in Tennis - Women's Doubles - Great News for India




12 April 2015, Sunday

Sania Mirza became World Number 1 in Tennis - Women's Doubles.

A great achievement for a girl from Hyderabad that too from a muslim family. She faced many obstacles to play tennis in a tennis usual outfit. She withstood all threats and orders and continued playing and proved her ability in a field of her choice on the world level. It only shows that religious leaders are always not right. They may be right in some aspects of life but not in each and every aspect.

She faced problems in her personal life. But overcome those problems still maintained her focus and won the ultimate victory.

Hats off to Sania Mirza.


Speech by Sania Mirza after becoming World Number 1
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Semiconductor design: VLSI design, Embedded Software and Reference Board Design Opportunities in India



Report of a Committee under the Chairmanship of Ajay Chaudhry to Government of India in 2010.

Semiconductor design: VLSI design, embedded software and reference board design

Overview
The semiconductor design industry primarily comprises three segments — embedded software, Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) design and reference board design. Embedded software development contributes more than 80% of the segment’s revenues and has an equivalent proportion of employees. VLSI design contributes approximately 13% to overall revenues and 11% to the overall workforce. Hardware board design constitutes the remaining 7% of total revenue.

The present and the future
The potential of the Indian design market is expected to increase to USD 20 billion by FY14 and USD 58.2 billion by FY20.

The total engineering headcount for VLSI, board design and embedded software is expected to increase to 219,000 by 2010. India is expected to continue as the preferred destination for embedded design and development. The focus on intellectual property (IP) development will increase as third-party design services companies look to move up the value chain. The localization of product design and manufacturing from India will drive significant investments. The industry is likely to continue facing significant challenges to manage demand and workforce churn. The industry will have to
constantly evolve, upgrade and innovate while keeping the costs down to remain competitive in the global market.
The proximity between third-party service providers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for end-to-end product design is also likely to increase.

Trends

Business models for design services are expected to shift from Time & Material and linear with people strength to risk-reward and non linear.
The demand for local content in products sold in India is on a rise.
India is being recognized as an design hub by foreign companies with operations in India
Increasing business from mid-size and smaller companies are driving hardware designs to India.
Consolidation demand will continue to evolve the dynamics of the semiconductor industry ecosystem.
Impetus is being given to fabless product design and development initiatives in India The government’s role as a catalyst is important, as has been experienced in countries such as Japan, the US, Taiwan, South Korea
and China.

Challenges
Challenge 1: Competition from other Asian countries
China has expanded its scope in recent times and has begun manufacturing as well as designing semiconductors. As such, China’s semiconductor industry has grown significantly in the past few years. The country is presently home to more than 400 fabless companies. Vietnam is also emerging as a competitor.

Challenge 2: Incomplete ecosystem
Most companies in India are either into integrated design, embedded software or VLSI design. This has led to an incomplete ecosystem from the perspective of a semiconductor products company. Several key links, such as systems engineering, venture capital and IP protection, are currently missing from the ecosystem.

Challenge 3: Shortage of design-aware manpower
Another issue affecting the growth of the Indian semiconductor industry is the shortage of skilled manpower at all levels of engineering projects, especially in design services. The absence of institutions imparting technical training relevant to this segment has further aggravated the situation.

Recommendations

Recommendation 1: Initiatives need to be undertaken to promote innovation in R&D and product design. Creation of local IP should be encouraged.
Recommendation 2: National projects (national knowledge network, rural broadband and so forth) should be executed using Indian products.
Recommendation 3: The government should encourage incubating Indian start-ups. The government may set up a focused venture fund of around USD 50 million to provide seed and start-up capital for new ventures to undertake R&D and product development.
Recommendation 4: The government can subsidize acquisition of EDA tools by start-ups and other SMEs in this sector. Prototype development centres with adequate fabrication facilities can be set up. Include the entire revenue earned by fabless companies for benefits under STP and SEZ policies, as long as 90% of the design is done in India.
Recommendation 5: Provide special tax incentive to entrepreneurs from within and outside India setting up design and development centres in India.
Recommendation 6: Extension of EHTP/STP scheme till the year 2015.
Recommendation 7: Creation of a fund to provide fiscal support to SMEs and MSMEs on a continual basis.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Bhagavatham

Bhagavatham describes the avataaras of Shri Mahavishnu.



Important Events of Stories Covered in Book by Kompella Venkata Rama Sastry

The Curse on Parikshit
The Importance of Number Seven
Jaya and Vijaya
Story of Dhruva
Vritrasura
Story of Chitraketu
Story of Prahlada
Gajendra Moksham
Kshirasagara Madhanam
Vishnu's appearance as Mohini
Vaman Avatar
Matsya Avatar
Shri Ramavatar
Story of Parasu Rama
Chandra Vamsam
Shri Krishnavatar
Childhood of Shri Krishna
Killing of Kamsa
Marriage with Rukmini
Syamantakopakhyaan
Killing of Narakasur
Destruction of Yadavs
Spread of Four Vedas
The Story of Puranjana (man)

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18 Puranas (Purans) in Brief

Bhagavata Purana

Bhagavata Purana.  Divided into twelve Skandhas this contains eighteen thousand shlokas. Many incarnations of Visnu are described in this. The most interesting Skandha is the tenth Skandha in which the author has described the life and activities of Sri Krishna.   Bhagavata accepts Kapila and Buddha as incarnations of Vishnu. The Bhagavatam has been translated into all Indian languages.

Bhavishya Purana

Bhavishya Purana. This is what is told to Manu by Surya (Sun). This contains statements about future events. The book praises the worship of Surya (Sun), Agni (fire) and Naga (serpent). There is an annexure dealing with the several holy places of Bharata and the rights of pilgrims.
Contains the glories of devotional service.
14,500 verses.

Markandeya Purana

Markandeya Purana. This is one of the ancient Puranas. There are many stories regarding Indra, Surya and Agni in this. This includes a division called Devimahatmya containing praises about the goddess Durga. This contains nine thousand verses.
Stories of Rama and Krishna.
9,000 verses.

Matsya Purana

Matsya Purana. This Purana was taught to Manu by Matsya, the incarnation of Vishnu, The incarnation of Matsya is dealt in this. Several subjects like Jainamata (religion of Jainism), Buddhamata (Buddhism), Natyasastra (histrionics) and Andhraraja-vamsa (kingdom and Kings of Andhra) are discussed in this book. The book contains thirteen thousand verses.  Temple construction; describes Vamana and Varaha Kalpas.
14,000 verses.

Brahmanda Purana

Brahmanda Purana. This deals with the origin of the universe as told by Brahma. In the beginning there was a golden egg and the prapanca (universe with its activities) was formed out of it. Portions of Adhyatma Ramayana, references to Radha and Krsna and the incarnation of Parasurama are included in this. This book contains twelve thousand verses
Describes the vedangas; describes the Adi Kalpa.
12,000 verses.

Brahmavaivarta

(Viii) Brahmavaivarta Purana. This was instructed to Savarnika by Narada. The theme is the story of Rathantara. There are four kandas in this Purana called Brahma-kanda, Prakrtikanda, Ganesa-kanda and Krsnajanma-kanda. This deals with Prapancasrsti (creation of the universe). It says that Prapanca is nothing but the Vaivarta (transformation) of Brahman.
Contains the glories and pastimes of Radha and Krishna.
18,000 verses.

Brahma Purana

Brahma Purana. This is in the form of teachings by Brahma to Daksa. This contains twenty-five thousand verses. This is called Adi Purana also. There is a special treatise in this book on Orissa, an ancient holy region of Bharata. There is in this a special annexure explaining the intimacy between Shiva and Surya which is a deviation from other Puranas. Brahma Purana states about a suryakshetra (sun-temple) situated at a place called Konarka near the holy place of Puri, installed there in the year 1241 A.D.
10,000 verses.

Vamana Purana

Vamana Purana. There is a great similarity between the contents of this Purana and that of Varaha Purana. All the incarnations of Vishnu from Vamana downwards are described in this Purana. The scene of Shiva marrying Parvati is vividly described in this book. This Purana contains ten thousand verses.

Contains the story of Lord Trivikrama.
10,000 verses.


Varaha Purana

Varaha Purana. The mode of narration is in the form of narrating the story by Varaha, the third incarnation of Vishnu. The theme is about holy places and mantras. It states that the goddess of earth prayed to Mahavishnu and that prayer took the form of a goddess. This book contains fourteen thousand verses.
Describes different vratas; Lord Vishnu’s glories.
24,000 verses.

Vayu Purana

it is believed that this purana was recited by the wind-god Vayu.  

Vishnu Purana

Vishnu Purana. This is one of the most important of all the Puranas. This contains the five technical divisions of the Puranas. This is divided into six adisas. This deals with the events of Varahakalpa and contains twenty-three thousand slokas. The theme is the ten incarnations of MahaVishnu. Vishnu Purana is the most ancient of all the Puranas and has got the name Puranaratna (gem of Puranas).

Stories of various devotees; a description of varnasrama; the six angas of the Veda; a description of the age of Kali; description of Sveta-Varaha Kalpa, Vishnu dharmotara.

23,000 verses.


Sources:

Srimadbhagavatam - Meanings for Sanskrit Shlokas

Skanda (Canto) 1

Questions by the Sages
Divinity and Divine Service
The Source of all Incarnations
Appearance of S'rî Nârada
Nârada's Instructions on S'rîmad Bhâgavatam for Vyâsa Deva
Conversation Between Nârada and Vyâsa
The Son of Drona Punished
Parîkchit Saved and Prayers by Queen Kuntî.
The Passing Away of Bhîshmacharya  in the Presence of Lord Krishna
Departure of Lord Krishna for Dvârakâ
Lord Krishna's Entrance into Dvârakâ
Birth of Emperor Parîkchit

Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar Carnatic Musical Festival - Part 1 - Listen to Melodious Songs



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