Sri Sri at Sunrise

It is one consciousness that has become the body, has become the mind, intellect, emotions, ego, self. Everything that you have in you is made up of one consciousness—like every wave of the water is made up of the water itself, and nothing other than the water:

Sri Sri

Pic Credit: Sri Sri

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit appointed as 49th Chief Justice of India: Min. of Law & Justice

Min. of Law & Justice:

In exercise of the power conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President has appointed Shri Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Judge of the Supreme Court as the Chief Justice of India.

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit will take over as the 49th Chief Justice of India on 27th August 2022.

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit was appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of India on August 2014 from the Bar.

Justice Lalit will become the second Chief Justice of India to be directly elevated to the Supreme Court from the Bar, after Justice S.M. Sikri, who served as the 13 th CJI in 1971.

Justice Lalit has served as a Member of Supreme Court Legal Services Committee for two terms.

Justice U.U. Lalit has to his credit several landmark judgments.

Born on 9th November, 1957 at Solapur, Maharashtra, Justice Lalit was enrolled as an Advocate by the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa in June, 1983. He practised in the High Court of Bombay till December, 1985 before shifting his practice to Delhi in January, 1986.

He worked in the chambers of Shri Soli J. Sorabjee from October 1986 till 1992 and was on the panel of lawyers for Union of India during the period Shri Soli J. Sorabjee was Attomey General for India. From 1992 till 2002 he practised as Advocate on Record and was designated as Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court in April 2004.

He was also appointed Amicus Curiae in many important issues, including Forest matters, Vehicular Pollution, Pollution of Yamuna etc. He was appointed as Special Public Prosecutor for CBI under the orders of the Supreme Court to conduct trial in all 2G matters.

The just-concluded 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai witnessed encouraging performances by the Indian contingent: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi:

The just-concluded 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai witnessed encouraging performances by the Indian contingent.

I congratulate the India B team (Men’s) and India A team (Women’s) for winning the Bronze Medal.

This augurs well for the future of Chess in India.

I congratulate D Gukesh, Nihal Sarin, Arjun Erigaisi, Praggnanandhaa, Vaishali, Tania Sachdev and Divya Deshmukh from our contingent who won board medals.

These are outstanding players who have shown remarkable grit and tenacity.

Best wishes for their future endeavours.

India plans to restore the only large carnivore, the Cheetah, that has become extinct in independent India: Min. of Env. & Forest

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change:

India plans to restore the only large carnivore, the Cheetah, that has become extinct in independent India.

This endeavor will achieve the following goals and objectives:

 Goal

Establish viable cheetah metapopulation in India that allows the cheetah to perform its functional role as a top predator and provide space for the expansion of the cheetah within its historical range thereby contributing to its global conservation efforts.

The introduction of the cheetah is not only a species recovery program but an effort to restore ecosystems with a lost element that has played a significant role in their evolutionary history, allow ecosystems to provide services to their full potential, and use the cheetah as an umbrella species for conserving the biodiversity of grasslands, savanna and open forest systems.

The word Cheetah is of Sanskrit origin and the cheetah finds mention in the ancient texts such as the Vedas and Puranas; it is indeed ironical that the species is currently extinct in India.

The original threats that resulted in the extinction of the cheetah have been abated and India now has the technical and financial ability to bring back its lost Natural Heritage for ethical, ecological, and economic considerations.

Successful conservation introductions are a blend of best science, technology, sociological aspects and commitment of financial resources. These aspects are integrated in this Action Plan based on the modern scientific approach recommended by the latest International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) guidelines for reintroduction and other conservation translocations, provides the framework for bringing back the charismatic cheetah to India.

I hope the odious reputation acquired by the law that “process is the punishment” will be erased very soon… : P Chidambaram

P Chidambaram – Former Union Finance Minister:

It is a great relief that the Supreme Court has granted bail to the poet, Varavara Rao, in the Bhima Koregaon case

This is a time to remember the others who are still in prison in the case.

Among them are professors, writers, lawyers and social activists.

I hope the odious reputation acquired by the law that “process is the punishment” will be erased very soon

In the next few years, more than 75 percent of the households in the country will get piped gas: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister’s Office:

PM dedicates 2G Ethanol Plant in Panipat

“Biofuel is synonymous to protecting nature – Biofuel for us is green and environment-saving fuel”

“Political selfishness and politics of short cuts can never solve the problems permanently”

“Selfish announcements of freebies will prevent the country from becoming self-reliant, increase burden on honest taxpayers and prevent investment in new technologies”

“In the next few years, more than 75 percent of the households in the country will get piped gas”

Click here to read more:
https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1850585

Pic Credit: BJP

Sri Sri at Sunrise

One thing you must know is that Life moves in the direction of the best. On the way you may find rough roads, but it is towards the better :
Sri Sri

Pic Credit : Sri Sri

This Indigenous Day let me introduce you to Adivasi warrior Sri Komuram Bheem’s beautiful village JodenGhat : KTR

This Indigenous Day let me introduce you to Adivasi warrior Sri Komuram Bheem’s beautiful village JodenGhat

Telangana Govt has built a beautiful museum in memory of Sri Komuram Bheem at his native

KTR – Minister, Telangana Govt.

Remembering all those who took part in the Quit India Movement under Bapu’s leadership and strengthened our freedom struggle : PM Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister :

Remembering all those who took part in the Quit India Movement under Bapu’s leadership and strengthened our freedom struggle.

Here is picture of Mahatma Gandhi at the start of the Quit India Movement in Bombay. (Sourced from the Nehru Memorial Collection)

“August 9 has become a burning symbol of our national revolution” said Loknayak JP. Inspired by Bapu, the Quit India Movement witnessed remarkable participation from people across all sections of society including greats like JP and Dr. Lohia.

Sri Sri at Sunrise

Don’t equate good fortune with money. Your good fortune lies in your happiness:
Sri Sri

Pic Credit : Sri Sri

There are no provisions in the Electricity (Amendment) Bill which will affect the subsidies being granted to any category: RK Singh

RK Singh – Union Minister:

The Bill is not contentious at all.

There are no provisions in the Bill which will affect the subsidies being granted to any category.

There is no provision in the Bill which affect farmers.

It appears you have not read the Bill.

We consulted all the states – in writing and also in meetings with them.

In order to further the consultation process, before I introduce the Bill I had written to the Speaker giving notice of my intention to move that the Bill be sent to the Standing Committee for examination during the process.

So it was our instance that the Bill was sent to the Standing Committee.

Jairam Ramesh – MP, Gen. Sec., Congress

Opposition protested the very introduction of the highly contentious Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2022 that has been objected to by many states and farmers.

At least the Bill has found its way to the Standing Committee concerned.

Hopefully it will follow a consultative process.

Govt. offers use of Indigenous 5G Test Bed free of cost to Indian Govt. recognized start-ups and MSMEs for the next six months

Ministry of Communications:

With an objective to boost 5G ecosystem within India and to achieve the objectives of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and Make in India initiatives, Government of India has decided to offer the use of Indigenous 5G Test Bed free of cost to the Indian Government recognized start-ups and MSMEs for the next six months upto Jan, 2023.

It is available at a very nominal rate to all other stakeholders. Department of Telecommunications, Government of India has strongly urged all 5G stakeholders i.e. Industry, Academia, Service Providers, R&D Institutions, Govt. Bodies, Equipment Manufacturers etc. to utilise the 5G testbed facilities and expertise to test and facilitate the speedy development & deployment of their products in the network. Those interested, may apply through web  portal https://user.cewit.org.in/5gtb/index.jsp for accessing and using the 5G Test Bed.

Keeping in view India’s specific requirements and to take lead in 5G deployment, Department of Telecommunications (DoT) approved financial grant for the multi-institute collaborative project to set up ‘Indigenous 5G Test Bed’ in India in March, 2018 with total cost of Rs.224 Crore.  

The eight collaborating institutes in the project are IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Madras, IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IISc Bangalore, Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering & Research (SAMEER) and Centre of Excellence in Wireless Technology (CEWiT). 

The Indigenous 5G Test Bed was dedicated to the nation by the Prime Minster Shri. Narendra Modi on May 17th 2022. A web based portal (https://user.cewit.org.in/5gtb/index.jsp) has also been designed for access and usage of the Test Bed.

The 5G Test Bed is available at five locations viz., Integrated Test Bed at CEWiT /IIT Madras and other Test Beds are at IIT Delhi, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Kanpur and IISc Bangalore. CEWiT /IIT Madras offers end to end Test Bed with various testing services for RAN Level, PHY Level etc. and other Test equipment.

IIT Hyderabad has facilities for gNB Testing, UE Testing, end to end interoperability testing and NB-IoT testing, while IISC Bangalore hosts the V2X and 5G open-source testbed, IIT Kanpur hosts the base-band Test Bed and IIT Delhi hosts the NB-IoT and VLC Test Bed. Z

The end-to-end test bed is compliant with the global 3GPP standard and the ORAN standard.  Indigenous 5G Test Bed provides an open 5G test bed that enables R&D teams of Indian academia and industry to validate their products, prototypes, algorithms and demonstrate various services.

Further, it provides complete access for research teams to work on novel concepts/ideas holding potential for standardization in India and on global scale. It provides the facilities of 5G networks for experimenting and demonstrating applications/use cases of importance to Indian society like rural broadband, smart city applications and intelligent transport system (ITS) and shall help to Indian operators to understand the working of 5G technologies and plan their future networks.

“Jan Samarth” Portal eases loan application and disbursement process for applicants

Ministry of Finance:

The Government has launched “Jan Samarth” Portal on 06.06.2022 to provide a common platform for availing loan under certain credit-linked Government schemes.

This was stated by Union Minister of State for Finance Dr Bhagwat Kisanrao Karad in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

The salient features of the “Jan Samarth” Portal are as under:

It connects all stakeholders like beneficiaries, financial institutions, Central/State Government Agencies, and Nodal Agencies on a common platform.

Applicants can initially access 13 credit-linked Government Schemes catering to youth, students, entrepreneurs and farmers viz. Education Loans, Agriculture Loans, Business Activity Loans, and Livelihood Loans.

The Minister further stated that use of the “Jan Samarth” Portal by applicants eases the loan application and disbursement process.

Any applicant/ beneficiary can register, check eligibility under various Government Schemes and apply for loan through Jan Samarth Portal round the clock.

Arrange for the best education free for every child in the country… : Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal – CM, Delhi:

I appeal to the government.

Arrange for the best education free for every child in the country

Arrange for free treatment for every person

300 units of free electricity to every family

Every unemployed person should get unemployment allowance

MP Govt. should annul the ‘oath’ taken by the non-elected persons & ensure that the women elected representatives take the oath: P Chidambaram

P Chidambaram – Former Union Finance Minister:

It is both a tragedy and a comedy to witness husbands of elected women representatives take oath as ‘members’ of Panchayats in Madhya Pradesh!

Unbelievable that in the 75th year of Independence, there can be such a mockery of the Constitution and the Laws

What did the MP Government mean when it said that it will issue an ‘advisory’ to prevent such incidents?

MP government should annul the ‘oath’ taken by the non-elected persons & ensure that the women elected representatives take the oath and function as members of the Panchayats

After 5 years of cooperation and operation, the time has come for separation… : Jairam Ramesh

After 5 years of cooperation and operation, the time has come for separation.

My farewell address to the outgoing Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu – garu

Jairam Ramesh – MP, general Secretary, Congress