INDIA

As a shock to the whole nation, an eight month old baby was brutally raped by her 28 year old cousin in Delhi. The baby suffered horrific internal injuries and is battling for her life in a hospital. Rape among children in India is on the rise. More than 50% of children in India experience some form of sexual abuse. If we don’t fight against sexual abuse now it can never be stopped.

It looks like the society has become very insensitive to such rape cases. We need to put an end to this rape culture. We need to reform our system and frame stricter laws to put an end to these horrific incidents. Who will bear the responsibility to reform the society?

People committing such monstrous acts need more exemplary punishment like death penalty. We should demand for a strong law to be passed against all rapists. A campaign to fight against rapes has been initiated by Swati Jaihind, Chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women. She urges everyone to sign a letter to the Prime Minister of India to demand for a strong law to be passed against rapists.

Change is possible only when all of us join hands and work towards it. Let us raise our voice for a strong deterrence against rapes.

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Watch Geospatial world forum 2018 live where  delegates from 120+ countries come together to discuss about 4th industrial Revolution.

With the advent of information technology in the past half-century, geographic information has evolved as a common language of 7 billion people around the world. And disruptive tools have further integrated geographical information into broader IT and Engineering processes.

While disruption gets to be new normal, geospatial is getting ubiquitous, pervasive, and
‘by default’ in our daily living. As we prepare to enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, driven by Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Internet of Things, and Robotics, geospatial aspires to be an integral part of this disruptive journey. However, in the process, it gets disrupted as well, opening its closely guarded boundaries to larger market drivers, and creating new growth opportunities, weathering through market forces and consumer behavior. A host of next generation entrepreneurs are joining the innovation bandwagon and beginning to explore the hidden treasure of spatial thinking, empowering IT-enabled services and optimizing engineering workflows and business processes.

Disruption is not only all about technological innovation, but also cuts across complete value chain of the business lifecycle. While opening new market opportunities, disruption brought a whole set of new business model towards delivering tangible information services in user friendly manner through a collaborative and interactive platform. Simplifying utility and value of geospatial knowledge for consumers became determining factor for successful business models.

At the same time, it also threatened the well-established heavy boundaries and challenged legacies of existing business ecosystems, leaving them with no options but to pursue transformation towards solutions-centric business models through collaborative platforms, embedding its capabilities with processes, workflows and systems of user industries, optimizing productivity and efficiency, and subsequently amplifying its value and impact in economy.

Though, geospatial industry is growing exponentially in terms of market size and its value impact in the world economy and society, its journey hasn’t been and going forward not likely to be smooth at all. The industry, which is very upbeat with technology innovation, rosy market prospects, defined value propositions and likely financial investments, is going through a churning process as it faces competition from unknown quarters, challenges from legacy practices, shortage of qualified manpower, deficit of market driven leadership, and above all ruthless consumer behavior. Such a transformation process would attract few casualties, forcing market consolidation and portfolio integration.

However, this initial painful experience is opening avenues for a larger pool of innovators
and business leaders, at the same time creating a collaborative environment to harness
larger business goals. Undoubtedly, geospatial industry is at the cusp of a digital revolution, simplifying and amplifying geospatial practices and values in world economy and society.

Rohingya terrorists

Rohingya Muslims are from Myanmar. They are ethnic Muslims who were living in the Rakhine province in the Arakan region. Myanmar government does not recognise Rohingya’s as their citizens. Rohingya Muslims have their roots in Bangladesh and they are referred to as Bengalis in Myanmar. As Myanmar does not recognise Rohingya’s they are practically stateless for 35 years.

Even though Myanmar government derecognised Rohingya Muslims thousands of them started leaving the country only from 2012. As they spoke Bengali they started going to Bangladesh in large numbers. As the number of emigrants from Myanmar was increasing very fast Bangladesh chose to stop all humanitarian assistance to Rohingya Muslims leaving them helpless

They headed towards Thailand. Thailand’s navy gave them food and medicines but did not allow them to land on their territories Then the Rohingya Muslims went to Malaysia thinking that a Muslim majority country would give them shelter. Malaysia adopted the same policy as Thailand. The Rohingya’s went to Indonesia, another Muslim majority country, and managed to enter it. By the time Indonesian government declared that Rohingya’s were not welcome into their country thousands of them had already taken shelter there.

By now all the doors were closed and Rohingya’s turned towards India. They entered India through India – Myanmar border and India, Myanmar, Bangladesh trijunction. There are 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living illegally in India. Rohingya Muslim population has increased four times in India over the last two years.

International organisations have appealed to India not to deport the Rohingya’s. The government’s decision to deport the Rohingya’s concerns the security of India. It should be noted that India is not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention of the U.N or the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees. India does not have a refugee specific law and the matter falls under the Foreigners Act of 1946, enacted by the Central Legislative Assembly. The Foreigners Act makes undocumented physical presence of a foreigner in India a crime. It also empowers the government to detain a foreigner living illegally in India till that person is deported.

The problems caused by Rohingya Muslims in India

  • Uncontrolled influx of migrants in the country will create social, political, economic and cultural problems.
  • If India does not set down the rules of the game right now, it will be difficult to argue against and stop the influx later.
  • Rohingya’s pose grave security challenge as they may be recruited by terror groups.
  • Nearly 22%  of India’s population is below the poverty line. 1 in 5 Indians are poor. A large number of people are unemployed. Indian government cannot help the Rohingyas when Indians are living in this condition.
  • India is struggling with growing population, decreasing farmland and food shortage. Rohingya population in India will only increase these problems.
  • This is a threat to the security, sovereignty and integrity of India. And this is a good ground under the Foreigners Act to deport them.

The Rohingya conflict is undoubtedly a massive humanitarian disaster. It should be solved locally, in Myanmar, by putting international pressure, working with the government there and sending aids to them.

You just can’t solve a crisis by importing it!

“Just like moons and like suns,

With the certainty of tides,

Just like hopes springing high,

Still I’ll rise.”

– Maya Angelou
Some women not only believe in such powerful messages but also empower others. Tripti Somani and Archana Gupta are two such wonen; they recently organized QueensXI women’s cricket league to extend theirher support towards women in sports.
QueensXI is first of it’s kind initiative taken in India and brings women and cricket together. They says that it gives her immense pleasure and satisfaction when she takes such initiatives which look towards breaking stereotypes.
Their contribution towards empowering women and bridging the male-female devide doesn’t srart or end here. They have been vested into helping women climb the social ladder since long. She has under taken and sucessfully organized various other contests like Rasoi Queen and has been associated with Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs. They have also made her contribution towards helping home makers come out of their domestic domains and become financially and economically independent women.
They both wishe to continue with the same enthusiasm and organize more such events that support women in rising against all odds.

QueensXI is one of it’s kind initiative for empowering women. It brings together cricket, the widely accepted “male sport” together with the women power.

The final match between LIC Chandigarh and Sri Lanka Air Force was played on 2nd September with a man’s vigour and a woman’s elegance. LIC Chandigarh created history by winning the first ever QueensXI league.

Chandigarh’s captain Praveen Khan expressed her gratitude towards  QueensXI for giving this opportunity to young women. She appreciated the participation of 8 teams and enjoyed playing the matches.

She is a resident of Moga district of Punjab and playing cricket since her childhood. She has been constantly supported by her father to pursue sports who is himself a football player. She calls herself a proud sportsperson and is more than willing to go ahead with cricket.

 

She also appreciated the fact that society is now opening up to see women reaching new heights in sports and wishes that many more women come up and such events happen that promote women.

Sehwag Cricket Academy and confederation of Women Entrepreneurship COWE, Delhi recently launched ‘QueensXI a Cricket league for Women’ with great optimism and open heart from 31st august to 2nd September. COWE believes that through leadership and entrepreneurship, women can become the torch bearers of woman power. We are currently present across India.

Queen’sXI Women Cricket League aims to give encouragement to women in sports. QueensXI programs aim to fulfill the basic needs of women in sports, needs that are identified through experts and certified organizations. This program helped and will continue to help shape women’s passion for sports into reality by bringing them the opportunities, best equipment and experiences on and off fields and in the boardrooms across India.

Sehwag Cricket Academy (SCA) is founded by International Cricketer – Mr. Virender Sehwag. The Academy provides structured coaching and development programmes for amateurs and professionals in various age groups and skill sets.

Opening ceremony of QueensXI Women Cricket League was sucessfuly organized on 31st August and was attended by various dignatries including Ruby Yadav, Chef Gautam Chaudhry, Sanjana Jon, Shibani Kashyap, Suvarna Raj, Parull Maahajan, Leher Sethi , Ruhi Ganguly , Gaurav gupta , Mallika Chaturvedi and Nidhi sharma and Deep Bajaj.

Their biggest challenge is to support every possible woman in sport.

Narender Modi ji’s biggest campaign says “Beti bachao Beti Padhao”, QueensXI aims to give a different side to the same mission ‘Beti Bachao BETI KHILAO”, give her the freedom to play as well. It endeavours to bridge the gap of opportunities that are currently biased and available for men as compared to women.

QueensXI is an open category Cricket league with national and International female cricket players. www.queensxi.com
First day at League witnessed participation from 8 teams –
1) Northern Railway
2) North Central Railways
3) Central Railway
4) Confederation of women entrepreneurs (COWE – a mix team from all over India)
5) Haryana Kings
6) Gwalior XI
7) Chandigarh (LIC)
8) Sri Lanka Airforce team.

Final match was concluded in the presence of Mr Virender Sehwag on 2nd September at 4 pm and was attended by various dignatries Blossom Kochhar , Deepa Malik, Priyanka Raina, Gauri Sarin, Zaheer Khan (Afghanistan) , Divij Gupta, Major General Dilawar Singh, Bhayana Yogita, geeta Grewal , Shilpa Sonal, Rekha Chaudhari, Renu Sharma, Papiya Banerjee, Manu Dangi, Ira Shinghal, Nikhil Arora, Rajesh Goyal, Shantanu Gupta, Nikhil Sharma, Smriti Chhabra and Dr Amit kaur.

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Virenda Sehwag handed over the awards for various categories – Women of the matches, Women of the series, Best Bowler, Best fielder and Best batswoman.
Semi Final took place on 2nd September between Sri Lanka Air Force vs Haryana Kings Northern Railways vs LIC Chandigarh.

Final match took place between srilanka Air Force Vs LIC Chandigarh LIC Chandigarh (77 runs) won by 10 runs.

This initiative needs to be nurtured with an open mind and a practical approach. Women’s cricket has to be understood on its own merit, independent of Men’s cricket performance. Importantly, efforts have to be made for general acceptance amongst public for the sport played by women who roughly constitute 50% of the population.

COWE
COWE’s formed in 2004, has a goal is to motivate females to inculcate entrepreneurship culture. This platform would boost the confidence of women and help them to attain an edge for their entrepreneur’s careers. Women in India manage a vast majority of household spending and are better at building lasting relationships which are prerequisites for entrepreneurs today.
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The women behind Queen’sXI are two passionate and women-oriented minds who visions a better tomorrow for women in sports- Mrs. Archana Gupta, Director KEI Industries Ltd. and Tripti Singhal Somani , CEO -KGS advisors who joined hand to support as common cause of #womeninsports.

They have got immense support from our event partners – KEI Wires & cables , KGS Advisors, AbhiSports, World in a Box, Deseez, Wow!momos , Liquid, BEconomy , Peebuddy, AcrossTheRoad, Yourstory and MuditBawejaphotography. They would like to thank all our esteemed partners who happily came forward to join the mission for the better of the society and to contribute towards women’s upliftment.
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Future of Hyderabad

Bonthu Rammohan, Mayor, Hyderabad.'s Vision on the future of Hyderabad.

Posted by Indians News on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hyderabad often known as “The City of Nizams” is the capital of Telangana and de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh. Telangana the youngest state of India formed on 2 June 2014

The Hyderabad Mayor Bonthu RamMohan shared the Telangana government’s views on vision and mission for the future of the city with us. Bonthu RamMohan became the first Mayor of Hyderabad city after the formation of the youngest state of India, Telangana. He is a part of Telangana Rashtra Samithi. He was the AVBP leader during his University days and in 2002 he left AVBP & joined TSR in the agitation for separate statehood.TSR Party Chief K.Chandrashekar Rao selected him as TRS youth wing state president.

He says “The state of Telangana, the youngest state of India & The city of Hyderabad after the formation of the state has achieved a lot in such a short period of time.”. Being so young the state and its capital are moving at a high speed on the tracks of progress.  Despite having major social and economical problems like lack of electricity & rains, farmer suicide, the state has managed to be at par with everyone. The Telangana state government while forming the state planned a layout to tackle the problem.

  • The Government ensured 24hrs electricity supply to the state so that the development doesn’t stop.
  • It launched the single window “Telangana State Industrial Project Approval and Self-certification System Act”
  • Launched “Mission Bhagiratha” a water grid scheme which aims at providing safe drinking water to every households.
  • Launched Mission Kakatiya is aimed at improving the ground water table, reducing the power consumption by farm sector, getting higher yields, spurring the growth of livestock and rejuvenating rural economy on a whole.
  • The Telangana Government ensured job opportunities for the youths in IT & Other sectors.
  • For the growth and development of the city, the government is planning to have 8 lane outer ring road & its service roads to make it fully connected.
  •  The Government aims at ensuring proper law & order in the city making it a crime-free city to live in
  •   The city has been elected as the ”Livable-City” for past three years as the cost of living is low and is a peaceful place to live in
  • The City has been ranked 5th in the World Rapid Growing cities & many companies like Google, Microsoft etc are looking up at this city .

Future Of Hyderabad

  •  For having a hassle free traffic on roads many strategic growth development plans are made by the government. There are construction of overpasses, underpasses & flyovers to make it well connected with each and every corner of the state.
  • Also there will be metro connectivity through out the city.
  • Further, to enhance the quality of city roads, the State government has constituted Hyderabad Road Development Corporation Limited .
  • To end the water woes 3 new water reservoirs are commissioned by the water board

The Telangana State Government thus aims at building a world class city free of traffic, crimes and other social and economical problem & making it a livable city across the globe.

“It is best to work among the youth in whom lies our hope — patiently, steadily, and without noise”. – Swami Vivekananda

Every year August 12 is observed as International Youth Day. It is the day for addressing and creating awareness about the issues faced by youth worldwide. It is designated by United Nations focusing on 15 priority areas with some being Education and Employment, Youth and Conflict, Health, Drug Abuse, Juvenile delinquency. The theme for this year  is Youth Building Peace which aims to recognize the contributions of  youth to prevent and transform conflicts , support inclusion, social justice and maintain peace.

 

As part of youth development in India , State Bank of India has initiated a fellowship programme called SBI Youth of  India, in partnership with NGOs. In this, young people work with rural communities in areas like skill development, sanitation, education and e-governance across 9 states of the country presently.

 

There are 1.8 billion young people in the world  between the ages 15-29, according to the UN Report. And India becomes the country which has the world’s largest youth population with nearly 345 million young people that accounts 28% of the country’s population. Though having large youth population gives potential for economic and social progress, India still remains in the critical phase. This is proved  by India’s rank in Global Youth Development Index 2016 complied by Commonwealth Secretariat.

 

India  ranked 133rd  among 183 participating countries with neighboring countries SriLanka(31), Bhutan(69), Nepal(77). The report  highlights that youth development falls behind mainly in education, employment and health. Looking at the stats, unemployment rate stands at 5%. And 13.2% people belonging to the age group 18-29 did not manage to find jobs in 2015-2016 according  to the survey conducted by Labour Bureau. When it comes to health, more than 60% women between age groups 15-49 are anemic. Assam ranks the lowest in the Health Outcome Index. And Overall youth literacy rate stands at 89.95% between 15-24 age group.

 

India spends very less on youth development compared to its size of population.According to the RBI, expenditure on Education and Health  remains at 2.9 and  1.4 as a proportion of country’s GDP in 2016-2017 which is same as last year. In fact, there is no significant improvement on expenditure on both from fiscal years  2009-2010. All these reiterates the need to increase public spending on youth developmental issues to reap demographic dividend.

 

People tend to go for Education in conventional domains , example Engineering. When students in large number go for Engineering , they end up jobless or forced to settle with  IT jobs. This is due to the reason that India is more into service sector and no relevant jobs available in existing industries.Awareness about wide career courses and opportunities available should be created among Indian Youths. And government should  focus on job creation. These are also the reasons why we can find Indians migrating to foreign nations for Employment. It is known that those nations which employ Indians praise their potential and skills. What would happen if half of these population work and become entrepreneurs in India creating jobs rather waiting for government to do its part? Although this is gaining momentum in recent times, it still is not enough compared to having world’s largest youth population.

 

Social and Ethical Values are to be inculcated among the young people for they are the future of India. The sense of social responsibility is slowly but steadily creeping in the minds of Indian youth.They can be the tides of change, they can work towards eliminating crimes and social injustice and maintain peace.

 

Power of Youth is indubitable. They can achieve anything and everything they want. Protest in favour of  Jallikattu in TamilNadu  is simple example of what youth can do.If they are properly guided and provided with adequate resources and opportunities, they can contribute to the Economic Growth and can as well help realize the Vision of  Developed India.

The responsibility of youth towards orphans

Orphan, is a small word. But it means something big and important in our society. The word orphan represents a child who has lost his parents, either by death of his parents or by being abandoned by them. These children live in orphanage and a few lucky ones are adopted by someone. Nobody cares for the orphaned children and there are only very few who grow up into good adults. But mostly they grow up into criminals in the society. And they become a problem for the society.

A shocking truth is most orphans are children who have been abandoned by their parents for some reason. It may be due to poverty or a child born through illegitimate relationship. The parents of these children do not care for them. They don’t worry about the child’s future. The orphans are forced to stand alone and fight against the cruel society in which they live. The situations faced by them makes them good or bad citizens. A solution for this problem is adoption. India has a large population of youth. If each young person adopts an orphan they will get good education and a bright future. It will be good for our society too. Even those who have children of their own should come forward and adopt orphans.

A new study by an international children’s charity fund has found that 4% of India’s child population are orphans. India has 20 million children. India has the largest child population in the world. 41% of India’s population is below the age of 18. The fact is only 0.3% of the children’s parents have died. The rest have been abandoned by their parents. Poverty is the main reason to abandon the children. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal have more orphans. In general, India’s central and eastern regions are more affected than the north and south.

In Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh there are 6 million orphaned children who are under the age of 18. And by 2021 these states will probably be home to 7.1 million orphans. Bihar, Orissa, Jharkhand and West Bengal have 5.2 million orphans now and it will become 6 million by 2021. The total number of orphans is set to increase from 20 million to 24 million by 2021.

There are more than 1000 orphanages in India which are run with the help of grants provided by the Government of India and NGOs. And not all orphanages are genuine. Some run the orphanages for their own interests. And what should we do to create a society without any child who would be called as an orphan? Perhaps in the future, these orphans may be the ones who will think about new ways to build a society with no orphans. Let us wait for that day to come soon.