20% Increase in Manufacturing & Equipment Exhibitors for JEC Americas

The JEC Americas Composites Show & Conferences, which will be held 2-4 June in Houston, Texas, US, has seen a 20% increase in manufacturing and equipment exhibitors.

"Our competitive advantage is that JEC Americas gathers the stakeholders of the Composites Industry who bring the solutions to big series manufacturing. Solving the challenges of automation for the US market is crucial. The industry needs processes, equipment & tools to face the next step: composites mass production, " says Mrs. Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President & CEO. "Indeed, 60% of the JEC Americas 2015 exhibitors provide innovative solutions for manufacturing of Composites such as equipment, software, tooling, and robots," she added.

Bengaluru boy gets offers from 6 US varsities, picks Princeton

BENGALURU: Six US universities rolled out the red carpet for Srikar Gollapalli, the Bengaluru boy who has already made an impact with his role in the Swachh Bharat initiative. Srikar, 23, chose Princeton to do his Masters in Public Administration (MPA).

Two of the six varsities -Princeton, Harvard, Maxwell Institute (Syracuse University), Duke, Georgetown and Carnegie Mellon - even offered to waive his tuition fee and provide aid. In September, the Colgate University graduate will join Princeton University, which also offered a stipend to meet his daily expenses.

The local lad is an alumnus of National Public School, Rajajinagar, and grew up in BEL Layout, Vidyaranyapura, Working at Public Policy Research Centre (PPRC), New Delhi, as a research fellow, Srikar has done a comparative study on 'Politics of Performance' under the guidance of Vinay Sahasrabudde, director, PPRC. The study paper was released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Srikar is helping the Union government formulate the policy for public sanitation as part of the Swacch Bharat Mission.

Srikar was motivated to study public administration to fight powerlessness. "There is a need for institutional restructuring in civic agencies to enhance the quality of life of the common citizen, who lacks power. I'm working on eradicating open defecation in India through the Swacch Bharat Mission. India still battles diarrhoea, anaemia and hepatitis - results of open defecation and unhygienic surroundings," Srikar told TOI.

"We have always supported his varied interests as his ideas were not run-of-the-mill. He wants to return and work for India after his masters. There are enough opportunities in every field if a person excels," said Ramakrishna Gollapalli, Srikar's father.

Project Shudhify!Srikar Gollapalli was the youngest speaker at IIMB's 7th International Conference on Public Policy and Management held in August 2012. During his summer internship in 2012, Srikar took up a study on the effectiveness of services at Bengaluru's civic agencies, like BBMP, BDA, government hospitals, police stations, sub-registrar offices and RTOs, based on the satisfaction of the public. The findings of Project Shudhify were published in TOI on August 19, 2012.
Source - TOI

Sensex tanks 630 points

PTIThe Sensex nosedived by 630 points on worries over land, tax reforms on Tuesday.

The benchmark BSE Sensex plunged by 630 points on Tuesday to below 27,000-level on across-the-board selling over concerns that key reform Bills may get delayed, while weakness in global bond markets also hit sentiment.

The 30-share BSE index opened in the negative zone after rallying for the last two days. A major sell-off in blue chips dragged the index below the psychological 27,000 mark to touch a low of 26,837.39.

Oxford University raises record 2 billion pounds

London: Oxford University has set a new fundraising record by raising a whopping 2 billion pounds from philanthropists, charitable foundations and alumni in 10 years.

One of the world's premier educational institutions began raising the funds towards new scholarships, academic posts, programmes, buildings and facilities in August 2004.

The campaign has been branded the biggest money-raising project in European university history and is aimed at competing with Ivy League colleges in the US.

Oxford University said it had raised over 200 million pounds a year, more than any British university, putting it on course to hit its final target of 3 billion pounds by 2020.

Will not contest elections again: Kiran Bedi

Panaji: Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi, who was BJP's chief ministerial candidate for Delhi Assembly polls, on Sunday said that she will not contest elections again.

"I am not inclined towards active politics but I am certainly inclined for active public service which I am back into. I am not an active politician because politics is not my language. I will not contest elections again," Bedi said.

She was in Goa to participate in the ongoing 'Women Economic Forum'.


She was in Goa to participate in the ongoing 'Women Economic Forum'.

"My life is much more richer, much experienced and much knowledgeable and much more insightful. Now I have insight into certain things which I never had," she added.

Bedi termed experience of Delhi elections as "finest experience of her life."

"I think it is the finest experience I got in my life because it has given me insight into something which I may not have had...I am thankful to BJP which trusted me and gave me this experience," she said.

Bedi was the BJP's chief ministerial candidate for the Delhi Assembly polls, held in February, which she had lost from Krishna Nagar constituency, long held by party veteran Harsh Vardhan.

BJP suffered huge defeat in the Delhi polls bagging only 3 seats with the Aam Aadmi Party winning 67 of the total 70 assembly seats.
Source - ibn live

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