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The Third Edition of the Discussion on the State of the Indian Economy

India International Centre
40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi-110003
India International Centre
Cordially invites you to the Discussion
The Third Edition of the Discussion on the State of the Indian Economy
Speakers: Prof. Jean Dreze, Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Ranchi University; Prof. Surajit Mazumdar, Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Prof. Partha Sen, former Professor of Economics, Delhi School of Economics; and Prof. R. Kavita Rao, Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
Introduction: Suhas Borker, Convener, Working Group on Alternative Strategies
On Tuesday, 19th December 2017 at 6.00 pm in the Centre’s Conference Room-I, 40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi-110003
(Collaboration: Working Group on Alternative Strategies)
all being welcome, also this will be a day after on going assembly results are announced – fyi & participation

China will remain world’s largest bottled water market to 2021

The ever increasing thirst for quality water and health-conscious drinking habits will mean that China retains its position as the world’s biggest bottled water market to 2021, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Growth in disposable income is also expected to help the country’s bottled water market stay ahead of major nations like the US, India, Indonesia and Germany, in terms of volume.
During 2016-2021, GlobalData expects China’s bottled water market to expand at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.42% and lead the global market with 57,903.90 million litres expected to be consumed in 2021 alone.
Per capita consumption of bottled water has been on a steady upswing, from 23.6 litres in 2013 to 29 litres in 2016, and is expected to further rise to 30.8 litres in 2017. This consumption pattern is propelled by the improving quality and fast pace of life, which can be seen to steer consumers towards the use of bottled water over barrels of water. This trend is more evident in urban areas where 57.4% of the population resides. Moreover, the quality of tap water in much of China is not high enough to drink.
Ellen Rivers, Consumer Analyst at GlobalData, says: “Growing purchasing power has seen consumers spending more on high-end products. Factors such as exposure to brands and large-scale marketing have served to tip the scales in favour of premium bottled water.”
This segment has witnessed a huge surge in the last few years – jumping from a meagre 45.7 million litres in 2013 to a whopping 520.6 million litres in 2015.
GlobalData has also found that 74% of Chinese consumers pay more attention to packaging materials and capacity when choosing food and beverages, noticeably higher than the global average of 51% of consumers.
Rivers notes: “Packaging is essential to the perception of consumer satisfaction. Trends show that glass packaging, small packages and PET material will have a decisive impact on purchasing choices in China.”
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– Quotes provided by Ellen Rivers, Consumer Analyst at GlobalData
– This press release was written using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research, and in-house analysis conducted by GlobalData’s team of industry experts
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The Global Partnership Summit 2017

>Dear Mr. Sagar,
Thank you for showing interest in “The Global Partnership Summit (GPS2017)” to be held on 11th December’17 in New Delhi. We are pleased to confirm your participation for the summit
Details of the Event:
Date       :       Monday, 11th December, 2017
Venue    :       Andaz, Aerocity, New Delhi (Click here for Google Map)
Time      :       Registration starts 8.30 am onwards
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UN World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018

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Press Invitation
United Nations Information Centre
 cordially invites you to the
 Media Launch
World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018

at 10:15 a.m. on Monday, 11 December 2017

UN Conference Hall
55 Lodi Estate, New Delhi-110003

The Report will be presented to the press by

Prof. N.R. Bhanumurthy
Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
Mr. Michael Williamson
Head, a.i., UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Sub-regional Office for South and South-West Asia (UNESCAP-SSWA)

The World Economic Situation and Prospects Report, the UN flagship report on the state of the global economy, continues to convey the overarching message that robust and inclusive growth is a prerequisite for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

The global analysis of the World Economic Situation and Prospects for 2018 will be launched by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York, and regional analyses will be launched in key regional hubs in December, in cooperation with UNCTAD, the United Nations Regional Commissions and other partners.

RSVP:; Phone: 46532242

Please carry a Press Photo ID with you to facilitate your entry into the UN Premises; You will have to trade the Photo ID at our security desk for the visitor’s pass; and follow standard security procedures.

National Information Officer
United Nations Information Centre
for India and Bhutan

Dear Naresh, where after all do Universal human rights begin?

Dear Naresh,
“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home…where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, and equal dignity without discrimination…Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”
This was the wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt, a principle architect of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted sixty-nine years ago today. She understood the power of American leadership—she personified it—and she knew that the most effective way to lead is by example—by living our values.
And yet on this Human Rights Day, we are witnessing a stunning abdication by the United States of its historical leadership role in the world, leaving a vacuum that authoritarians and tyrants are rushing to fill. When President Trump cozies up to dictators, alienates our allies, and denies protection to vulnerable refugees, he undermines the international structures and norms that have helped secure American interests for decades.
You and I have a different vision: We know that respect for human rights is not some fuzzy sentiment; it is the foundation of peace, justice, and security.
That’s why today we celebrate the brave and generous men and women like you—veterans, lawyers, corporate leaders, people of faith, activists—all over our country who are working alongside us to protect human rights and defend American ideals.
Thank you!
Elisa Massimino
President and CEO

Israeli strike on Gaza after rocket attacks

Two militants were killed and at least 25 people have been injured, including six children, after the Israeli Air Force bombed alleged Hamas targets inside Gaza. The airstrikes were in retaliation for 3 rocket attacks launched at Israeli territory.
“In response to the projectiles fired at Israel from Gaza earlier today, IAF aircraft targeted a Hamas training compound & an ammunition warehouse in the Gaza Strip,” the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on Twitter. “The IDF holds Hamas solely responsible for all hostile acts against Israel emanating from the Gaza Strip.” It went on to say the retaliatory strikes targeted “two weapons manufacturing sites, a weapons warehouse, a military compound”.

No plans for Serbia to join NATO

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told TASS on Friday that his country is on the European path, but it does not want to join NATO. “Ten days ago, I was in Brussels, at NATO’s headquarters, and told the 29 leaders… that Serbia has no intention of joining NATO,” he said in Belgrade, adding that “Serbia will maintain its military neutrality.” He also said ahead of his visit to Moscow that Belgrade did not impose sanctions on Moscow and will not do that in the future. “No pressure can make us change our position,” he added.

Saudi Air strikes kill 4

Yemeni rebel officials say that at least four people have been killed in Saudi-led airstrikes outside a rebel-run TV station in Yemen’s capital Sanaa, AP reports. Witnesses confirmed the strikes to AP, and the officials said that airstrikes had targeted the gate of the facility just the day before. The Saudi-led coalition invaded Yemen in 2015, and has been at war with Houthi militia since then.
US airstrikes killed five Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, including two leaders, US Central Command said in a statement on Friday. The strikes took place on November 20 in the Bayda Governorate, and resulted in the deaths of Mujahid al-Adnani (also known as Mohammad Shukri) and Abu Layth al-Sanaani, along with three other militants of the Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), CENTCOM said.


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