Wednesday, 15 November 2017, Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Air pollution in Delhi has become an urgent issue of common concern.
The United Nations Information Centre, Sonalika Development Society and National Progressive Schools Council recently launched a project to enable school students to understand firsthand the sources of air pollution in Delhi.
To hear their testimonials and voicing of their concerns and demands, you are invited to a PRESS CONFERENCE at which they will present their assessments and observations.
March timing: 9 am – 10 am
Venue: Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021
March will be flagged off from the Vinay Marg side of Nehru Park (opposite the HP Petrol Pump); March will conclude at Gate No 1 of Nehru Park on Niti Marg
Press conference timing: 10:30 am
Yoga Sthal, Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021
For further details and RSVP:
Shachi Chaturvedi, United Nations Information Centre, 9818750007,email@example.com
National Information Officer
United Nations Information Centre
for India and Bhutan
55, Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110003
Tel: 91 11 46532237
GAIL’s Profit after Tax Rs. 1,310 crore, up by 42% for Q2 of FY 2017-18 on year-on-year basis – GAIL Voice
|GAIL’s Profit after Tax Rs. 1,310 crore, up by 42% for Q2 of FY 2017-18 on year-on-year basis|
Posted: 14 Nov 2017 02:54 AM PST
PBT Rs. 1,927 crore up by 40%; Gross Margin Rs. 2,362 crore up by 28%
New Delhi, November 14, 2017: GAIL (India) Limited registered a 42% increase in Profit after Tax (PAT) in the second quarter of Financial Year 2017-18, as against the corresponding quarter in last fiscal mainly due to better performance by Liquid Hydrocarbon (LHC) and NG Transmission & Marketing Segments. The Company’s PAT for the quarter ending September 30, 2017 rose to Rs. 1,310 crore from Rs. 925 crore in the corresponding quarter of the last fiscal. GAIL’s Profit before Tax (PBT) for the second quarter increased by 40% to Rs. 1,927 crore against Rs. 1,375 crore in the corresponding quarter of the last fiscal.
All the segments have registered positive physical growth both sequentially and on year-on-year basis.
The increase in net profit in Q2 FY 2017-18 on year-on-year basis, was supported by increase in Natural Gas Transmission & Marketing volumes by 5% each, LPG Transmission by 11%, Petrochemicals Sales by 29% & Liquid Hydrocarbon Sales by 17%.
On half yearly basis, GAIL’s PAT is Rs. 2,335 crore, signifying an increase by 32% against H1 16-17 after excluding gain from stake sale in Mahanagar Gas Limited.
GAIL’s PAT in the second quarter of FY 2017-18 rose by 28% vis-à-vis the first quarter of current financial year, from Rs. 1,026 crore to Rs. 1,310 crore largely on account of better performance in Natural Gas Transmission and Natural Gas Marketing segment. Strong performance in Natural Gas Transmission and Marketing is supported by increase in Sales volumes in these segments.
Confluence Of Indian Device Ecosystem22 November, 2017, Hotel The Lalit, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi
Dear Mr. Sagar,
The Device World 2017, being jointly organised by TeleAnalysis and The Mobile Indian, is country’s sole event on Indian telecom and device ecosystem. Upholding a collaborative approach, the comprehensive participation will align industry influencers from the device ecosystem to micro manage challenges being faced in fast-tracking the growth of the industry.
Device World 2017 will create an enabling environment to explore and deliberate on areas and opportunities needed for proliferation of the smart phone industry.
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Date : 22 November, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time : 09.30 am Onwards
Venue : Hotel The Lalit, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi
We look forward to seeing you at the event.
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15 Nov. 2017 (3 pm) Protest Against Mob Lynching in Rajasthan at Bikaner House, New Delhi
It is to inform you that a number of civil society organizations are organizing a citizens protest tomorrow, 15 November 2017 at Bikaner House (Pandara Road, India Gate) in New Delhi, from 3 pm.
The citizens protest is against the targeted lynching of Ummar Khan, 35, a Muslim dairy farmer in Ghatmika, and two of his acquaintances, Tahir Khan and Javed Khan. They were taking the cows in a pick-up truck to the village after purchasing them in Alwar. They were allegedly waylaid at Fahari, where they were assaulted and shot at, leading to Ummar Khan’s death.
The cow vigilantes threw Ummar Khan’s body on the railway track to cover up the murder and show it as an accident. Later on, Police retrieved the body, dismembered by a moving train.
Through the peaceful protest, citizens and civil society groups are opposing the rule of mob in Rajasthan and demanding justice.
Following organizations and campaigns are organizing the protest:
AIDWA, AIPWA, AISA, Aman Biradari, ANHAD, BASO, CITU – Delhi, Delhi Solidarity Group, Dwaraka Collective, Jamia Students Forum, Muslim Women Forum, NAPM, NFIW, Pehchan, Progressive Writers Association, RDMA, SEHR,SFI, United Against Hate
I request you to kindly depute a journalist and photographer to cover the protest.
A group of 35 children took over the iconic National Stock Exchange on Children’s Day to voice their support for protecting the rights of the world’s most vulnerable children. These children from leading NGO’s such as NineisMine and Ashramshalas along with renowned business leaders comprising of Kumar Anurag Pratap, CSR Leader, Capgemini Technology Services India Limited and Mr. Vikram Limaye, MD and CEO, National Stock Exchange introspected and shared ideas on how businesses can ensure protection and promotion of children’s rights through an interesting panel discussion.
The highlight of the event was the children ringing the closing bell in the presence of the dignitaries. The children also presented interpretations of Child Rights and Sustainable Development Goals and what they mean for children.
World Children’s Day represents the date when the most ratified treaty in the world, the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child came into being. On this occasion, UNICEF is working globally with its partners, media, parliamentarians, businesses, This Children’s Day, UNICEF is inviting children around the world to take the centre stage in a week-long activity to help save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential. From November 14 to 20, there will be a #KidsTakeOver where children will ‘take over’ high-visibility roles in media, politics, business, sport, and entertainment to shine a spotlight on the most pressing challenges faced by their generation. This is a day for children, by children, all over the world.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Henriette Ahrens, Deputy Representative – Programmes, UNICEF India said, ‘’ One very important right for children is their right to participate. We believe that children are not only the future but also a big part of the change we need to bring. They are the most influential change agents. As UNICEF Children and issues concerning them are a cornerstone for everything we do.”
“For us this occasion is symbolic to ensuring each and every child in included and his or her right fulfilled by engaging in dialogue with influencers which in this case is businesses. We are very proud to collaborate with NSE due to their convening power of businesses and the wonderful work they have been doing as part of their CSR programmes, ” she added.
In India, there has been a lot of development over the past few years in the private sector and the role it plays in India’s development story with children being at the core of it. The corporate sector has an impact on every aspect of society and has huge potential to be a positive force that reinforces the equity agenda, especially for children. Business makes important contributions to the well-being of children by creating jobs and livelihoods for families. Therefore, the private sector can play a significant role in ensuring that every child in India has a fair start in life.
Mr. Vikram Limaye, MD and CEO, National Stock Exchange shared, ‘’ NSE is proud to facilitate the first of #KidsTakeOver in the world in association with UNICEF. UNICEF is celebrating the anniversary of UN convention of the Rights of the Child with kids taking over parliament, events, media, and businesses all around the world. Children will take over NSE by ringing the closing bell on November 14 which is usually rung by dignitaries and business leaders and will discuss issues of importance to them with business leaders”.
While the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child states that it is the duty of the Government to respect rights of children, businesses must do so as well. Studies clearly indicate the impact of investment in development on GDP. Since nutrition levels in children are linked to their cognitive abilities as well as their overall wellbeing, this reduces expenditure in health. Businesses also have an important role to play in empowering and enabling children by engaging them through various means.
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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone.
HE Mrs Samargiul Adamkulova Ambassador,Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic.
HE Mr Farhod Arziev,Ambassador,Embassy of Uzbekistan
Mr Andrei Karoechkir Trade Counselor Embassy of Belarus.
Mr Shamil Sultangozhin Minister Counselor, Embassy of Kazakhstan
Zarine Khan witnessed in Delhi to promote ‘Aksar 2’ along with cast!
The upcoming sequel to 2006 thriller flick Aksar, is back in action with Aksar 2. As the main leading beauty of the film Zarine Khan along with the cast were witnessed in Delhi for the promotions. Apart from her, the leading males of the movie Gautam Rode, Abhinav Shukla, Mohit Madaan, Ananth Narayan Mahadevan (Director), Varun Bajaj (Producer) was also present in the press conference held in PVR Plaza CP.
While an interaction with media, Zarine Khan shared about the different scenario between last 2006 Aksar and upcoming Aksar 2, she stated, “Aksar 2 is not a sequel, yes it’s a part of the same franchise but it’s a completely a different story.” About the songs of the movie, Zarine said, “The songs given by Mithoon are really heart touching and my one of the most favorite song from this movie is Tanhaiyaan.”
Whereas, Abhinav Shukla told about his character. He said, “In real life, I think about things a lot, but my character Ricky in this movie don’t think much, he is impulsive so I tried and somehow managed to bring reality in my character.” About the movie, he said, “I am glad to be a part of such a thriller franchise of Aksar. I had a great experience working with Zarine and the other cast of the movie.”
On the other hand Gautam also seemed excited while portraying his views about the movie and his character, he told media, “My character has different shared in this movie, which I never played before, he is doing positives he shares negative shades as well, he is opportunist, diplomatic at the same time.” He added, “This film is for all kind of audience, anybody who enjoys drama suspense film will definitely like this movie.” One of the other lead Mohit Madaan also treated with graciously and told about his character as well, he stated, “My character name is Bachchan Singh. He plays an adviser in the movie, he somehow gets juggled in his life for money. And how he solves this problem in the film you will get to know this coming Friday.”
Well, as for the film, Aksar 2 is presented by Siddhivinayak Creations, produced by Narendra Bajaj & Chirag Bajaj and directed by Ananth Mahadevan, the music of Aksar 2 is composed by Mithoon. The film is slated to release on 17 November 2017.