44th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting

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The 44th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM) held on 19 July 2011 in Bali, Indonesia, under the theme of “ASEAN Community in a Global Community of Nations” to be achieved  by 2015  was chaired by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency Dr. R.M. Marty M. Natalegawa, as the Chair of ASEAN in 2011. Highlighting … [Read more...]

Strategic Plan For New And Renewable Energy Sector For 2011-17

Highlights: India imports about 80% of its oil India is facing huge energy-supply demand balance Lack of rural lighting is leading to large-scale use of kerosene More than 50% of the population has little or no commercial energy access for their living and livelihood Renewable energy can make a substantial contribution in each of the above … [Read more...]

Millennium Development Goals Report 2012

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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed to by world leaders over a decade ago have achieved important results. The Report 2012 was launched in New York by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on July 2, 2012. It presents the yearly assessment of global progress towards the MDGs, highlighting several milestones. #adsense# According to the report, … [Read more...]

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News in Pictures: January 21-25, 2013

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"One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words" Ekalavvya Curates  snapshots across the Web ffor the week ending on January 25th.   U.S. President Barack Obama is sworn in during the public ceremony as First lady Michelle Obama looks on during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. … [Read more...]

Water And Wastewater Management In India

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  India’s fragile and finite water resources are depleting while the multi-sectoral demands for water from sustained economic growth  is driving the increased demand for water through coupled dynamics between increased energy and consumption. Exponentially increasing demand for water due to population growth and agricultural use, coupled with a high … [Read more...]

Scheme For Welfare Of Working Children In Need Of Care And Protection

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The objective of the scheme is to provide opportunities for non formal education and vocational training to working children to facilitate their entry/re-entry into mainstream education in cases where they have either not attended any learning system or where, for some reasons, their education has been discontinued. The Scheme lends support to projects only … [Read more...]

Mahatma Gandhi Among Top Three Most Admired Leaders

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Mahatma Gandhi figures among the top three most admired leaders of the world, said a global survey of CEOs conducted by accountancy firm PwC. While Winston Churchill tops the list of 10 most admired leaders, Gandhi figures in the third position after Steve Jobs (co-founder of Apple), said the 16th Annual Global CEO Survey. #adsense# As per the PwC, … [Read more...]

Sven Hassel, Novelist Who Depicted Nazi Soldiers’ Lives, Dies

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Sven Hassel, a Danish-born writer whose pulp novels depicting grunt life in the Wehrmacht during World War II — drawn, from his own combat experiences died on Sept. 21 in Barcelona, Spain. He was 95. Mr. Hassel’s 14 novels portrayed German trench soldiers in a misfits’ brigade of convicts and deserters — a Third Reich version of the Dirty Dozen … [Read more...]

Ekalavvya Banking Quiz #1

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India’s GDP and population, state by state

"According to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers, in 2010 some 470m Indians had incomes between $1,000 and $4,000 a year. The consultancy reckons that this figure will rise to 570m within a decade, creating a market worth $1 trillion. The big Indian firms that are doing best—such as Mahindra and Mahindra, a carmaker, Hero MotoCorp, which makes … [Read more...]