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Shri P. Chidambaram Unveils National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward Schem e Union Finance Minister Shri P Chidambaram unveiled the National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward Scheme that will be implemented on pan-India basis, in New Delhi today. This is a first of its kind scheme to be launched in the country. The scheme was first proposed by the Finance Minister in the last Union Budget to allocate Rs 1,000 crore for a scheme that will motivate the youth of this country to acquire a vocational skill. The scheme is expected to benefit a million people in the first year of its implementation.

The scheme that is branded as STAR (Standard Training Assessment and Reward) for promotional purposes envisages that a monetary reward that will in essence financially help those who wish to acquire a new skill or upgrade their skills to a higher level.

Launching the Scheme, Shri Chidambaram said that the govern…
Hey guys --
Because of you, Washington accomplished something big.
After rates on new student loans doubled on July 1st, a group of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle came together to help solve the problem. The compromise keeps rates low for students, guaranteeing that borrowers can lock in low rates currently available, and capping rate increases in the future. Last Friday, President Obama signed that bill into law.
And we have you to thank for it. It happened because you raised your voices, and Washington saw how much you cared about this issue.
Now, the typical undergraduate will save about $1,500 on new loans this year. And that's incredibly important for the sophomore waiting tables to pay tuition, or the senior working in her college library to help make ends meet. So when President Obama signed the bill last week, there were students on hand to talk about what this meant for them. It's a powerful thing to watch. Check out this video of students telling th…
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Take advantage of the opportunity to explore the European Composites Market at COMPOSITES EUROPE from 17 – 19 September 2013 in Stuttgart Germany.

Reed Manch and Reed Germany would like to invite you.
COMPOSITES EUROPE is one of the leading technology exhibitions for the global composites industry. It takes place in Germany, the most stable and powerful economy and strongest composites market in Europe.

It sets itself apart from rival events by its innovative and solution-based approach as well as its unique business-oriented audience - and by covering the entire process chain. COMPOSITES EUROPE plays a decisive role in the dialogue between technology, research and industry. It reflects the dynamic growth of the composites industry as a consequence of the rising demand for lightweight construction, especially focusing on state-of-the-art production and processing technology for composite materials.

Combined with the ambitious AVK conference, the support of the EuCIA, ACM…
Libya PM threatens force against guards striking at oil ports16082013 The Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has threatened to use force against guards who have been protesting at some of the country’s oil ports for several weeks. Mr Zeidan accused the guards of trying to sell oil outside official channels. He said any ship approaching the ports which does not have a contract with Libya’s official oil company would be bombed from the sea or the air. Officials say the protests have caused a drop in Libya’s oil exports and are harming the economy. Mr Zeidan warned if the blockade of these oil terminals continues, the state will be obliged to use its power and all the forces at its disposal including the army. He said that the ports of Zeitunia, Brega, Ras Lanouf and Sedra had been closed by the protesters’ action. Oil Minister Abdelbari al-Arusi said that Libya had lost around 1.6 billion dollars in revenue since 25 July due to the disruption. Libya’s oil production has fallen from a pea…
Typhoon Utor batters South China16082013 Three people are confirmed dead, five are missing and tens of thousands were evacuated as Typhoon Utor battered south China with strong winds and torrential rain. State media said that more than a million people in Guangdong province have been affected by heavy rain and floods. Some 161,500 people had to be relocated and nearly 1,500 homes were destroyed
Quake of M6.8 – SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND Quake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck New Zealand south of the capital Wellington. There are no reports of injury or serious damage, but some air and rail services have been suspended to check tracks and runways. More than two years ago, 6.3-magnitude earthquake destroyed parts of New Zealand’s second city Christchurch killing 185 people Preliminary Earthquake ReportMagnitude6.8Date-Time16 Aug 2013 02:31:10 UTC16 Aug 2013 14:31:10 near epicenter16 Aug 2013 06:31:10 standard time in your timezoneLocation41.751S 173.833EDepth10 kmDistances27 km (16 mi) SSW of Blenheim, New Zealand69 km (42 mi) SE of Nelson, New Zealand71 km (44 mi) SE of Richmond, New Zealand91 km (56 mi) SW of Karori, New Zealand94 km (58 mi) WSW of Wellington, New ZealandLocation UncertaintyHorizontal: 12.8 km; Vertical 4.1 kmParametersNph = 70; Dmin = 70.4 km; Rmss = 1.22 seconds; Gp = 61°
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India Signs Loan and Project Agreements with World Bank for US $100 Million for Low Income Housing Finance Project
The Loan and Project Agreements for World Bank (IDA) assistance of US $100 million for Low Income Housing Finance Project were signed between Government of India/National Housing Bank(NHB) and the World Bank here yesterday.

The Loan Agreement was signed by Shri Nilaya Mitash, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance on behalf of Government of India and Mr. Michael Haney, Operations Advisor of World Bank (India) on behalf of the World Bank. The Project Agreement was signed by Shri R.V. Verma, Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) on behalf of National Housing Bank (NHB). Representative(s) from NHB and officials from the Finance Ministry and World Bank, among others, were present.

The Objective of the project is to provide access to sustainable housing finance for low income households, to purchase, build or upgrade their dwellings.

The project will h…
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
cordially invites you to aWorkshop
 at9.00 a.m. on Friday, 16 August, 2013 in the Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building on ‘Re-writing Mughal History: Challenges of languages and literary practices’
in association with Prof. Farhat Hasan, University of Delhi, Delhi.
Please find the programme schedule of the workshop attached.
ARS 2013 to kick off in Delhi on Aug 1715082013
New Delhi, August 14, 2013: The Airtel Rising Stars 2013 season, IndiaⳠlargest Under-16 soccer talent hunt, will kick off in Delhi on August 17, with 80 of the cityⳠleading soccer playing schools vying for the honour of lifting the Airtel Cup, the symbol of supremacy in the city. Besides Delhi, the Airtel Rising Stars talent hunt will be held in six other cities, namely Mumbai, Kolkata, Goa, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Guwahati and will involve around 450 schools in total.
The opening matches of the tournament will be played at the Ganga International School Ground and will feature G.I.S. versus Richmond Public School, followed by Venkateshwar, Rohini versus St. Margret.
The tournament will also be the platform to pick the best three players, who will go on to represent Delhi in the final selection trials to be held in Goa. The best goalkeeper from each city will also be picked and put through their paces, following which two w…
Press Release 13th August, 2013

Cutting across party lines senior leaders of different political ideology including Union Minister Shri Kapil Sibal, Senior BJP leader and Chairman of Public Accounts Committee of Lok Sabha Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi & Shri Sharad Yadav President, Janta Dal (U) and Chairman of Parliament Standing Community on Urban and Development joined a common chorus in loduing the role of trading community in the National economy and development of the Country and in single voice assured the traders across the country that no political party can afford to destroy domestic trade of India which is infect life line of Indian economy. They were addressing the traders of Delhi and up Country yesterday at Bhamashah Award Function organised by Confederation of All India Traders  at Hotel Ashok , New Delhi. Union Minister of State for rural a…
Adobe Youth Voices Summit Draws Teens, Educators from 23 Countries
Program Features Keynote by “Bully” Filmmaker Lee Hirsch, Appearance by Multi-Grammy Award Winner Common New Delhi, Aug. 13, 2013 The Adobe Foundation today announced its third international Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) Summit, welcoming 136 youth and educators to Silicon Valley Aug. 12-16 for an immersive digital media arts program. Middle and high school-age youth from 23 countries  across AYV’s global network will collaborate with creative professionals to create original projects in video, photography, animation and other digital media categories,  expressing  vision for social change on issues such as bullying, self-image and cultural awareness. Visiting educators will attend sessions designed to help them advance creativity in education and enhance their curriculum to inspire greater creative confidence in their students.
 “We’re excited to bring together AYV youth and educators from around the world to c…
NORWAY’S PRIME MINISTER SECRETLY DRIVES TAXI TO KNOW PULSEAUGUST 12, 2013 Norway’s prime minister has taken part in an unusual election campaign stunt to gauge the mood of the people. Video footage released on Sunday shows Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg working as an undercover taxi driver. He is seen wearing sunglasses and a taxi driver’s uniform as he drives people, young and old, around Oslo. Stoltenberg did not identify himself to the passengers. But they burst out laughing when they finally realized that he was, in fact, the prime minister. One jokingly asked him if he had begun working as a part-time cab driver. Another made fun of his driving skills after Stoltenberg jolted the car abruptly. The prime minister said he had not driven for eight years. In most cases, the conversation turned to education and economic policies. Stoltenberg did not charge any of the passengers. He says the stunt was aimed at finding out what people really thought. BUSINESSPOLITICSUNCATEGORIZEDWORLD N…