India’s economy to grow up at 7.2% in 2018, 7.4 in 2019: UN

India’s economy is projected to grow at 7.2 per cent in 2018 and 7.4 per cent in 2019, despite a slowdown observed this year and the lingering effects from demonstration the UN has said.

“The World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018 demonstrates that current macroeconomic conditions offer policy-makers greater scope to address some of the deep-rooted issues that continue to hamper progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals,” said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in the foreword of the report.

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PM Modi addresses Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017

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Global Entrepreneurship summit On November 28-30, 2017, NITI Aayog in partnership with the Government of the United States of America will be hosting the 8th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, India.

The Summit will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, educators, government officials and startup ecosystem supporters to the world’s most important event on entrepreneurship. GES 2017 will present a unique opportunity to connect and establish meaningful partnerships amongst entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem supporters.

The summit will be addressed by The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, Ms. Ivanka Trump, Advisor to President Trump, and many more luminaries from the world of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The global growth story is at a threshold transformation; one that can not only transform the world but also impact individuals across barriers such as nationality, class, gender. It is Entrepreneurship and Innovation that holds the promise of a better tomorrow. To ride the wave of this spirit of growth and entrepreneurship, it is vital that we as a global community, encourage and encompass the efforts of all innovators, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and investors, to broaden the entrepreneurial ecosystem to embrace everyone.

Under the overarching theme of ‘Women First, Prosperity for All’, this year the summit will primarily focus on Energy & Infrastructure, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Financial Technology & Digital Economy, and Media & Entertainment sectors.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today invited global entrepreneurs to come to India and said that it provides an investment friendly environment where restrictions have been removed and archaic laws abolished.

Speaking at the Global Enterpreneurship Summit 2017 in Hyderabad, PM Modi laid emphasis on the government’s Start-Up India programme. “The scheme aims to minimise the regulatory burden and provide support to startups. There is ease of doing business in India,” he said.

He also praised Indian women for their contribution in various walks of life.

 

Importance of Geeta Jyanti in morden age

Gita Jayanti is celebrated worldwide by all devotees of Lord Krishna , who revere Bhagavad Gita as their Divine Mother because she teaches (in a non-sectarian and scientific manner) how to re-establish our lost relationship with God Almighty (The Supreme).

It is generally observed by en-masse recitation of all 700 verses of the Gita chanted throughout the day. Devotees also fast on this day since it is an Ekadashi day (Ekadasi is the eleventh day of the waxing moon and waning moon) – it occurs twice every lunar month and is observed by fasting from grains and lentils (peas, beans, dhals) by those who seek to progress spiritually. Bhajans and Poojas are held on this day. In places where this festival is celebrated grandly, stage play and Gita chanting competitions are held for kids to show their talents as a way to encourage their interest in reading Gita. Yogis, Sanyasins and learned scholar gives talks and held forums of this holy scripture. Leaflets, pamphlets and books containing the essence of Gita are distributed to the public. It is especially auspicious to distribute free copies of the Gita on this holy day.

Why we are celebrate Geeta Jyanti in modern age, I offer my most humble obeisances to my spiritual master who has opened my eyes which were blinded by ignorance with the light of knowledge.

This cognition is the king of all wisdom, the king of all that is classified. It is the purest and the topmost and because it gives direct representation of the self by realization it is the perfection of all religion and everlastingly joyful to perform. Bhagavad-Gita,

Lord Krishna spoke the Bhagavad-Gita on the battlefield of Kuruksetra in 3102 B.C.; just prior to the commencement of the Mahabharata war. This date corresponds to 1700 years before Moses, 2500 years before Buddha, 3000 years before Jesus and 3800 years before Mohammed. So first and foremost it should be clearly understood that the eternal knowledge of the Bhagavad-Gita has not been influenced by Buddhism, Christianity, Hebrewism or Islam; for these religions did not exist at that time and were established milleniums later.

That proof of the date 3102 B.C. can be verified by any knowledgeable indologist in India based on the fact that this was the year when the Pandava King Yudhisthira ascended the throne and was coronated as emperor of the Earth. Also according to the Aihole inscription of Pulakesin II, the Battle of Kuruksetra took place in 3102 B.C. with Lord Krishna reciting the Bhagavad-Gita before its commencement. As well precise information of the positions of the constellation at the commencement of the Battle of Kuruksetra have been given in the great historical epic Mahabharata itself, which is based on the 26,920 year astronomical cycle known as the precession of the equinoxes which is the time it takes our solar system to revolve around the central sun.

But who exactly is Lord Krishna? Is He Narayana? Is He Vishnu? Is He Vasudeva as referred to in the Taittirya Aranyaka 10.1. 6 ? In the Bhagavad-Gita the Supreme Lord Krishna is addressed by Arjuna with 41 different names. Some of these names are Acyuta, Bhagavan, Govinda, Hari, Isvara, Janardana, Kesava, Madhava, Purusottama and Yogesvara as well as Vasudeva and Vishnu. Although Lord Krishna possesses unlimited names due to His unlimited attributes and potencies it should be clearly understood that the Krishna who is so wonderfully presented in the Puranas is one and the same Krishna who spoke the Bhagavad-Gita and is so marvelously glorified in the Mahabharata.

It should be understood that the Bhagavad-Gita is the very essence of Mahabharata. The Bhagavad-Gita literally translates as the Song of God! It was originally revealed in the classical language of Sanskrit spoken on the Indian sub-continent. It was first translated into English in 1785 by Charles Wilkins. It was translated into Latin in 1823 by Schlegel, into German in 1826 by Von Humbolt, into French in 1846 by Lassens and into Greek in 1848 by Galanos. By now it has been translated into all the major languages of the world such as Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Hebrew, Portugese, Arabic, Hindi and Bengali.

Mirabai Chanu wins gold medal at World Weightlifting Championships

Mirabai Chanu has won the gold medal at the World WeightliftingChampionships in Anaheim, United States, becoming the first Indian in over two decades to win the medal at the Championships

Thailand’s Sukcharoen Thunya won the silver medal with a total lift of 193, while Segura Ana Iris bagged the brozne with 182kg.

Chanu, who is employed with the Indian Railways, lifted 85kg in snatch and 109kg in clean and jerk to total an impressive 194kg in the women’s 48kg, in the process setting a new national record.

Seeing the Tricolour from the podium, tears of joy rolled down her cheeks.

Some of the world’s top weightlifting nations such as Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Azerbaijan could not take part in the competition due to issues related to doping. Olympic bronze medallist Karnam Malleshwari won the top prize twice – in 1994 and 1995.

In a field of 12 lifters in Rio, she was one of two lifters who did not finish (DNF) her event.

IFFI 2017: Amitabh Bachchan is ‘Indian Film Personality of The Year’

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Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan , who was conferred with the ‘Indian Film Personality of the Year Award’ at the closing ceremony of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) on Tuesday, has described the evening as one that he shall never forget. thanked Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, who presented the megastar with the Indian Film Personality of the Year at the 48th International Film Festival of India.

In his award acceptance speech at the closing ceremony of the 2017 edition of the International Film Festival of India, Amitabh shared how cinema is one of the most worthy examples of unity and integration in a fast and disintegrating world like ours. “I have always felt that my respect and regard for the Indian film industry has rested in the presence that the film industry has had in our world. When we sit inside a darkened hall, we never ask for caste, creed, colour or the religion of the person sitting next to us is,” he said.

Yet, we see the same film, we laugh at the same jokes, we cry at the same emotion, we sing the same songs. In this fast disintegrating world of today, where can you find such a wonderful and worthy example of unity and integration as you do in the world of cinema,” he asked.

Citing a cinema-related anecdote involving his father and great Hindi poet Harivanshrai Bachchan, Amitabh said: “I once asked my father what do you getting watching films on TV every evening. He said: ‘I get to see poetic justice in three hours. You and I will see poetic justice in perhaps a lifetime’.”

The star, 75, also shared a photograph from the event, where Irani and actor Akshay Kumar were presenting him with the award.

Irani on Tuesday feted Amitabh with the Indian Film Personality of the Year award in Panaji.

The cine icon was presented the Indian Film Personality of the Year award, which includes a silver peacock, a certificate a scroll and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.

Even Sidharth Malhotra was happy to be in Amitabh’s company.

An actor, a gentleman, an inspiration that transcends generations. There is only one Amitabh Bachchan! I feel blessed to be an actor in the same era as you sir. Today’s performance was a small thank you from your biggest fan, love you sir,” Sidharth, who performed on some of Big B’s songs here, tweeted.

J.R.D.TATA : An Architect of Modern Indian Civil Aviation

 

JRD’s tryst with air power began as a child. His hero was the ace French pilot Louis Blériot, the first man to cross the English Channel by air. Blériot lived near the Tata’s French country home and once allowed a co-pilot to give the then 15-year-old JRD a ride. From that moment on, JRD was determined to fly.

Having moved to India, in 1929 he achieved his goal to soar the skies and became the first person in the country to be issued with a pilot’s license.

A year later, he competed for the Aga Khan Trophy, which was being offering to the first Indian to fly solo from India to England. JRD was flying from Karachi to London and landed en route at Aboukir Bay in Egypt. There he observed another competitor, flying in the opposite direction, stranded by the lack of a spark plug. JRD willingly gave him his spare one and was ultimately defeated by a couple of hours. The experience only strengthened his love of flying, however.

In 1932, JRD set up Tata Airlines, the first Indian commercialized aircraft carrier to transport mail and passengers within India. The company was based out of a small hut with a palm thatched roof at Juhu Airstrip in Bombay. JRD flew the first leg of the inaugural Karachi-Madras journey himself, taking mail from Karachi to Bombay via Ahmedabad using a single-engine De Havilland Puss Moth. In its first year, Tata Airlines flew 160,000 miles, carrying 155 passengers and more than 10 tonnes of mail.

He founded some of the most ubiquitous institution of India like Tata Consultancy Services, Air India, Tata Motors, Titan industries and Tata steel. He was the chairman of TATA and sons for 50 years and was the recipient of the highest citizen honour- Bharat Ratna in 1992.He was a great visionary, businessman and his unique charisma made his wonderful skills as an entrepreneur. On this day we wish him a very Happy Birthday. The legend would inspire generations of entrepreneurs in India.

Hyderabad Metro, takes first ride at Miyapur Station

The first-phase rail will cover several busy clusters and city landmarks, including the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Osmania University, Secunderabad Railway Station and major commercial hubs like Begumpet and Ameerpet.

The Hyderabad Metro is a 72-km long elevated rail line and the largest ever undertaken by engineering major Larsen & Toubro (L&T). The project was scheduled to be completed by April 2016.

Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana E S L Narasimhan, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Union Minister of State for Home, Hansraj Ahir, several Telangana ministers and BJP leaders were among those who welcomed Modi at the Begumpet airport.