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Indian Coast Guard Ship C-425, the third of the series of Interceptor Boats designed and built by M/s Larsen and Toubro, Katupalli was commissioned at Paradip by Shri Bijaya Kumar Patnaik, IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Odisha. The ceremony was witnessed by Inspector General KC Pande PTM, TM Commander Coast Guard Region (North-East) and other distinguished guests from various Central and State agencies.
The 30 metres long Interceptor Boat with 90 tonnes displacement can achieve a maximum speed of 45 knots. The vessel is fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment and medium range armament. It is designed for high speed interception,  close-coast patrol, low-intensity maritime operations, Search & Rescue and maritime surveillance.         The Interceptor Boat C-425 will be based at Paradip under the Administrative and Operational Control of the Commander Coast Guard District Headquarters No 7. 
EFA Global Monitoring Report 2012: 200 million young people fail to complete primary school and lack skills for work
New Delhi, 26 April 2013 – The National launch of the EFA Global Monitoring Report, 2012: Youth and skills: putting education to work will take place in New Delhi on the 26 April 2013.   UNESCO has already published the Summary of the Report in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Nepalese, Bengali, Thai, Swahili, Japanese, and German languages. Today the Hindi and the Telegu version waslaunched by Dr Karan Singh, India’s Representative to UNESCO’s Executive Board and President ICCR, in the presence of Dr S. S. Jena, Chairman, National Institute of Open Learning, and DrSantoshMehrotra, DG, Institute of Applied Manpower Research (IAMR).   The 2012 Report, Putting Education to Work, reveals the urgent need to invest in skills for youth.  200 million young people in the world have not completed primary school and need a second chance to acquire basic skills fo…
Behan Km. Mayawati ji’s   Assembly Election Tour Programme in Karnataka  on 27.04.2013 & 28.04.2013
Meeting Place
12.00 Noon
Shapur Road,
Near Stadium, Jevargi,
Gulbarga District
02.00 p.m.
Teacher’s Colony Ground, Near Bhagath Singh College Ground, Humnabad,
Bidar District

01.00 p.m.
Kiwad Ground, NM Road, Chikkodi,
Belgaum District
An earthquake and flash floods that struck Afghanistan this week killed at least 38 people and damaged hundreds of homes, the presidential office said Thursday. Wednesday's quake killed 17 and injured 126 in the eastern province of Nangarhar, and 300 homes were damaged, media  reported. One person was killed, four were injured and 45 homes were damaged in neighboring Kunar province. The continuing flash floods in the northern province of Balkh have killed 20 and damaged 1,900 houses, the statement said, adding that President Hamid Karzai had ordered emergency help for the victims.
The protest coincided with the latest jobless rate announcement that stands at a record high of 27.2 percent in the first quarter of 2013, according to National Statistics Institute.The number of unemployed is now 6.2 million as the Spanish economy finds it impossible to climb out of the burst property bubble of 2008. Tousands in front of the Spanish Parliament in Madrid. Police detained at least 15 in Madrid, including one minor, as they used force to quell an angry mob of protesters near the Spanish parliament, united under a “Besiege Congress” slogan calling for the government to quit.  Riots emanated as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is set to announce a raft of measures on Friday aimed at tackling the country's recession. An estimated 1,400 policemen were deployed around the chamber as politicians cancelled the session for the day. Protesters held signs that read “6.2 million reasons” in a reference to the latest jobless figures and when pol…
Venezuela opposition to challenge election in court  The victory of newly elected Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is to be officially challenged in the country’s courts by opposition leader Henrique Capriles. Maduro was sworn in on April 14 after his stint as interim president following Hugo Chavez’s death in March. However, the narrow margin by which he won has led to demands from Capriles that the results be reexamined and an audit of votes take place. The election council has emphasized that the election results are not reversible, and that the audit procedure will solely be to ensure that the system worked properly.
Mukesh Kumar and Manav Jaini hold the advantage ahead of final round

Greater Noida, April 25, 2013: Mhow golfer Mukesh Kumar and Delhiā³ Manav Jaini hold the joint lead after round three of the Jaypee Greens Open 2013 being played at the Jaypee Greens Golf Resort in Greater Noida. Mukesh and Manav have identical scores of 10-uner-206 after three rounds. Harendra Gupta of Chandigarh and Mandeo Singh Pathania of Greater Noida are one shot behind the joint leaders in tied third place. ༯span> Mukesh Kumar (72-67-67) climbed from overnight tied fifth into the joint lead as a result of his brilliant round of five-under-67 which also happened to be the joint best round of the day. Mukesh was on fire from the word go on Thursday as he sank four straight birdies from the second through to the fifth. His tee shot on the par-3 third ended up five feet from the pin. The 47-year-old then played some outstanding shots with the wedges that landed within four feet on the fourth and fifth holes.
Mukesh f…

Thursday, 25 April 2013 Venue: Multi-Purpose Hall, Kamla Devi Block, India International Center, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi
Education for All - Global Action Week happens every year – it’s a moment when children, teachers, parents and the like-minded people around the world unite in their demands for education. UNESCO New Delhi, UNIC, CARE India and National Coalition for Education (NCE), the national country representative of Global Campaign for Education’s (GCE) organized several national level campaign activities during the Education for All - Global Action Week, 2013. This year the Education for All Global action week is being held from 21st to 27th of April, 2013 and has set the theme “Every Child needs a Teacher”. The campaign every year seeks the opportunity to highlight one area of the Education for All goal and make targeted efforts to achieve change on the ground, with the added support of e…

Abdul Hamid sworn in as Bangladesh's President

Veteran politician and parliamentarian Abdul Hamid was sworn in as Bangladesh's 20th President on Wednesday.

Hamid was administered the oath of office by acting speaker Shawkat Ali during a ceremony at the Bangabhaban presidential palace, two days after he was elected unopposed to the post. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was among the guests who witnessed the ceremony alongside her cabinet colleagues but the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party did not attend the event. The BNP, led by former prime minister Khaleda Zia has been waging an anti-government street campaign. However, it has not expressed any reservation about Hamid's election. The titular presidency in the country appears to be widely functional just ahead of the general elections due early next year. The ruling Awami League had nominated the veteran leader for the presidency on 21st April. Prior to his election to the post, Hamid was the speaker of the ninth parliament. 69-year-old Hamid, a long time aide to Prime…

ASUS And Intel launch ASUS Fonepad

ASUS and Intel Launch the 7-inch ASUS Fonepad™ with 3G Mobile Data and Voice-Calling in IndiaPosted on April 24, 2013by 
Standard New Delhi, 24 April, 2013: ASUS India, a leader in the new digital era, together with Intel India, today announced the availability of the ASUS Fonepad in India. The Fonepad is a competitively priced phablet with 3G connectivity and calling features of a smartphone, with the versatility of a 7-inch tablet. Powered by the latest Intel® Atom™ processor Z2420 with Android 4.1, ASUS Fonepad features a vibrant HD display with IPS technology for wide viewing angles and outstanding clarity. “Users now want a better screen with entertainment, social media and other online activities and this is playing an increasingly important part in our mobile lifestyles,” said Mr. Peter Chang, Regional Director – South Asia & Country Manager, System Business Group, ASUS India. “By incorporating 3G mobile data connectivity with full telephony support, we have made t…
UCWeb announces India as its second headquartersApril 24, 2013 by  New Delhi, April 24 Sagar media inc: UCWeb, a leading global provider of mobile internet software and services, today announced its growth strategy for the Indian market. India is the second largest growth market after China for UCWeb and its flagship product, UC Browser. Mr. Xiaopeng He, Co-founder and President, UCWeb said that the company considers India to be its second headquarter after China and will focus on video and download as a key differentiator to achieve leadership position in India. In addition, UCWeb also announced the release of updated versions of UC Browser for the Android, Java and iPadwhich includes video technology enhancement, crucial to the localization in the Indian market. UC Browser is the market leader in terms of user base with more than 400 million users across 150 countries and regions and holds 25 per cent of the mobile browser market in India. Xiapeng He, Co-Founder and Presi…

Shri Jaipal Reddy, Hon’ble Minister for Science and Technology, Government of India. Fax No.s: 011-23386118; 23016207 Dear Shri Jaipal Reddy, Sub: Dropping the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill 2013 – reg. Greetings! This is to express our utter dismay and disappointment at the manner in which the controversial and objectionable Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill 2013 was introduced by you in the Lok Sabha, ironically on The World Earth Day! This proposal for BRAI is a direct threat to the health of our citizens, our environment and our farm livelihoods, given the deeply flawed approach and specific contents of the Bill. Parliamentarians cutting across party lines, in addition to a couple of state governments have expressed their serious reservations against this Bill in the past, as you know, and had urged the government to not table the Bill. Most importantly, the Parliamentar…