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October 10, 2018

World Investment Forum, Geneva, 22-26 October 2018 — Heads of State, Private Sector and International Leaders to Boost Investment in Sustainable Development

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Photos: Students from Chinese university during the visit to UNCTAD. Group photo in front of the Place des Nations, at the UN’s European Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. August 16, 2018. Images provided by & Copyright © UNCTAD.

Geneva, 9 October 2018 - More than 5,000 participants from 160 countries will meet in Geneva to thrash out major new investment-for-development initiatives at UNCTAD’s World Investment Forum 2018 in the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland from 22-26 October.

The high-level conference comes amid mounting disquiet about declining investment flows and their impact on efforts to meet the ambition of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the international community three years ago.

“Global flows of foreign direct investment fell by 23% in 2017,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. “Cross-border investment in developed and transition economies dropped sharply, while growth was near zero in developing economies. With only a very modest recovery predicted for 2018, this negative trend is a long-term concern for policymakers worldwide, especially for developing countries.”

Private sector investment in developing countries, totaling $3.9 trillion a year, is needed to generate economic activity to meet the Sustainable Development Goals - the core of the 2030 Agenda -according to UNCTAD research. Current levels leave an investment gap of some $2.5 trillion.

Marking its 10th anniversary, the biennial World Investment Forum remains the premier venue to forge partnerships between investment and development stakeholders to close this gap.

A unique gathering of high-level players from the global investment-development community, the forum provides an opportunity to hold an open dialogue, brainstorm solution-oriented initiatives and foster global alliances to advance prosperity for all. This year’s event comprises some 60 functions, including three summits, five ministerial roundtables, private-sector led sessions and several awards ceremonies.

Besides giving participants a chance to spotlight priorities for attracting and channeling investment that will drive sustainable development, the forum sessions will also focus on transformative actions and innovative financing modes for growth, such as blockchain, sustainability bonds, and blended finance.

Speakers from business and special guests include more than 30 top executives of multinationals, among them Aviva, De Beers, Coca-Cola, ContourGlobal, Jumia, Lavazza, PwC, Siemens Financial Services, UBS, and the heads of stock exchanges including those in Bombay, Johannesburg, Luxembourg, Nasdaq Nordic, SIX and Shenzen, as well as the leaders of sovereign wealth and pension funds.

Fourteen heads of state and government have confirmed they will attend, including those from Armenia, Bangladesh, Botswana, Cambodia, the Central African Republic, Kenya, Lesotho, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malawi, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Sierra Leone, and Switzerland.

More than fifty ministers from developed and developing countries and 21 heads of international organizations will join them.

In addition to United Nations entities, 50 other organizations will be at the event, including the Commonwealth, the International Labour Organization, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the International Olympic Committee, the International Organization of Securities Commissions, the International Telecommunication Union, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Economic Forum, the World Trade Organization and the World Bank Group.

These partnerships have generated exciting new content for this year’s participants, including an in-depth look at the relationship between sport and development, co-hosted with the International Olympic Committee and, on the annual United Nations Day, 24 October, a session on the role of investment in peace and security.

Five independent tracks will run in parallel with the main forum, with a special programme for parliamentarians, a multidisciplinary academic conference, an investment village, the 35th anniversary session of the Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR), and the 2018 UNCTAD Youth Forum, taking youth entrepreneurship as its theme.

Previous World Investment Forums took place in Accra, Ghana (2008), Xiamen, China (2010), Doha, Qatar (2012), Geneva, Switzerland (2014) and Nairobi, Kenya (2016).

Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva

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October 9, 2018

87 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR 2018 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR

Foreign Oscars 2018

Photo: Ziad Doueiri from Lebanon, the director of the Oscar-nominated foreign film “The Insult” at the symposium for the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 90th Oscars on Friday, March 2, 2018. Image provided by and Copyright © Phil McCarten / Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Foreign OscarsJim 2018

Photo: Host, Jimmy Kimmel poses with Guillermo del Toro, Oscar winner for the best motion picture of the year for work on “The Shape of Water” during the live ABC Telecast of The 90th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Image provided by and Copyright © Matt Petit / Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

LOS ANGELES, CA - Eighty-seven countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 91st Academy Awards. Malawi and Niger are first-time entrants.

The 2018 submissions are:

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

The 91st Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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October 6, 2018

TISSOT presents Tissot Everytime Swiss-Matic

TISSOT WATCHES

TISSOT WATCHES

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TISSOT WATCHES

Photos: Tissot Everytime Swiss-Matic watches. Images provided by & Copyright © Tissot Ltd.

According to TISSOT, its “Everytime Swiss-Matic is an icon of modern design. Trendy, simple and pure.”

“Not only attractive to look at, but the Tissot Everytime Swiss-Matic is also just as appealing for its slick technicality. An innovative automatic movement that is created essentially in an automated production is the driving force behind it. It has more than three days of power reserve, compared to the 42 hours in a standard automatic watch,” Tissot said.

Source: TISSOT

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October 5, 2018

Renault EZ-ULTIMO: A robo-vehicle for a premium mobility service experience

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Photos: Renault EZ-ULTIMO: A robot-vehicle for a premium mobility service experience. Images provided by and Copyright © Groupe Renault.

Paris, France - At the Paris Motor Show, Groupe Renault has unveiled EZ-ULTIMO, its robot-vehicle concept, an autonomous, electric, connected, and shared mobility service solution offering a premium travel experience.

“Available on-demand, for a single trip, for an hour or a day, EZ-ULTIMO caters to people looking to enhance a special moment through a private trip in a city, a premium tourist experience or businesses looking to offer premium journey services to its clients,” Renault announced.

“As consumer trends change and people are enjoying ride-hailing services more and more, a new paradigm for mobility will emerge. Embodying this revolution, Renault EZ-ULTIMO offers a uniquely luxurious experience aboard a robot-vehicle that can be adapted depending on the service provider,” said Laurens van den Acker, SVP Corporate Design.

The EZ-ULTIMO concept is a robot-vehicle. The traveler can genuinely enjoy the journey in a space designed like an intimate lounge, equipped with all the comfort and services needed to either relax or concentrate.

“Through its design, EZ-ULTIMO embodies the EASY LIFE genes of the Renault brand. Welcoming and comfortable, it offers a wide automatic opening and a seat on a swiveling slide for easy passenger access. For an intimate journey, the car protects the passengers from outside view by slightly transparent facets on the upper part of the bodywork. The refined interior of EZ-ULTIMO reflects French elegance inspired by the world of the living,” Renault said.

Source: Groupe Renault

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October 3, 2018

UN Secretary-General Visits India

UN Secretary-General Visits India

Photo: UN Secretary-General António Guterres visits the Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib, in the city of Amritsar in Punjab, India. It is the holiest place of worship and the most important pilgrimage site of Sikhism. 03 October 2018. Amritsar, India. UN Photo/Ishan Tankha.

UN Secretary-General Visits India

Photo: UN Secretary-General António Guterres (center) makes remarks during the inauguration ceremony of the One UN House in New Delhi. Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, is on the right. 01 October 2018. New Delhi, India. UN Photo/Ishan Tankha.

UN Secretary-General Visits India

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Photo: UN Secretary-General António Guterres (front row, center) sits for a group photo with participants of the inauguration ceremony of the One UN House in New Delhi. To his right is Yuri Afanasiev, UN Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in India. 01 October 2018. New Delhi, India. UN Photo/Ishan Tankha.

UN Secretary-General Visits India

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Photo: The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, and the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, with other dignitaries at the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention, at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre, in New Delhi on October 02, 2018.

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Photo: The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, at the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention, at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre, in New Delhi on October 02, 2018.

Sources: United Nations, New York; Prime Minister’s Office, New Delhi

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October 2, 2018

Artists from over 124 countries sing Mahatma Gandhi's favorite bhajan 'Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye.'

Mahatma Gandhi Anniversary

As part of the 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, artists from over 124 countries have contributed musically in paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi through his favorite bhajan ‘Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye’

Source: Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

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October 1, 2018

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde Appoints Gita Gopinath as IMF Chief Economist

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Photo: Gita Gopinath, Professor of Economics, Harvard University, USA, at the India Economic Summit 2016 New Delhi, India. Image provided by & Copyright © World Economic Forum / Benedikt von Loebell. [File Photo]

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Photo: IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Gerry Rice, Director of the Communications Department participate in the Managing Director’s press conference at the 2018 IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Image provided by & Copyright © Ryan Rayburn/IMF Photo. [File Photo]

October 1, 2018 — International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde appointed Gita Gopinath on Monday as Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF’s Research Department. Ms. Gopinath will succeed Maurice (Maury) Obstfeld, who announced in July that he would retire at the end of 2018. Ms. Gopinath currently serves as the John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University.

“Gita is one of the world’s outstanding economists, with impeccable academic credentials, a proven track record of intellectual leadership, and extensive international experience,” Ms. Lagarde said. “All this makes her exceptionally well-placed to lead our Research Department at this important juncture. I am delighted to name such a talented figure as our Chief Economist.”

Ms. Gopinath is co-editor of the American Economic Review and co-director of the International Finance and Macroeconomics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). She is co-editor of the current Handbook of International Economics with Former IMF Economic Counsellor Kenneth Rogoff. She has authored some 40 research articles on exchange rates, trade and investment, international financial crises, monetary policy, debt, and emerging market crises.

Ms. Gopinath was born and grew up in India. She is a U.S citizen and an Overseas Citizen of India. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 2001 after earning a B.A. from the University of Delhi and M.A. degrees from both the Delhi School of Economics and University of Washington. She joined the University of Chicago in 2001 as an Assistant Professor before moving to Harvard in 2005. She became a tenured Professor there in 2010.

Source: International Monetary Fund

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Keep Your Campus Clean! — India's Human Resource Development Minister presents Swachhata (Cleanliness) Ranking Awards 2018 for Higher Educational Institutions

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Photos: India’s Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, presented the Annual Swachhata Rankings Awards for the cleanest and most hygienic higher educational institutions, at a function, in New Delhi on October 01, 2018.

India’s Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, conferred Swachhata (Cleanliness) Ranking Awards 2018 for higher educational institutions in New Delhi today. The Ministry has selected 51 higher educational institutions for Swachhata Ranking Awards in 8 different categories.

Javadekar said that cleanliness must be a habit in students and it can be developed only in educational institutions. Therefore, his Ministry is promoting and rewarding cleanliness efforts of educational institutions.

The Minister emphasized that we should educate our society about solid waste management, electronic waste management, and water harvesting techniques so that we may make our country more eco-friendly and clean.

The Union Minister also released two books during the event — 1. Elective Course Curriculum on Swachhata and Waste Management, 2. Booklet on 60 HEIs campus and Village Swachhata Activities.

Minister of State for HRD, Dr. Satya Pal Singh; Secretary, Higher Education, R. Subrahmanyam; Chairman UGC, Prof. D.P.Singh; and Chairman AICTE, Anil Sahasrabudhe were also present during the event.

Maharishi Dayanand University in Rohtak, Haryana, has been ranked the cleanest government university followed by Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

Among the residential campuses of private universities, Pune’s Symbiosis International University leads, followed by OP Jindal Global University in Sonipat.

In the Residential Colleges Category, MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, tops in the country.

FINAL LIST OF INSTITUTIONS FOR SWACCHATA RANKINGS 2018

CATEGORY: GOVERNMENT UNIVERSITIES

  1. Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak
  2. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
  3. Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi
  4. Alagappa University, Karaikudi
  5. Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur

CATEGORY: UNIVERSITY (RESIDENTIAL)

  1. Symbiosis International University, Pune
  2. O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat
  3. KLE Academy of Higher Education & Research, Belagavi
  4. Manipal University, Jaipur
  5. Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai
  6. Reva University, Bengaluru
  7. Shiv Nadar University, Gautam Buddha Nagar
  8. Lovely Professional University, Kapurthala
  9. Dravidian University, Kuppam, Chittoor
  10. Koneru Lakshmaiah Educational Foundation, Guntur

CATEGORY: UNIVERSITY ( NON-RESIDENTIAL)

  1. ITM University, Raipur
  2. The Northcap University, Gurugram
  3. Dr. C.V. Raman University, Bilaspur
  4. R.K. University, Rajkot
  5. Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi

CATEGORY: COLLEGE ( RESIDENTIAL)

  1. MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh
  2. PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore
  3. St. Aloysius College, Mangalore
  4. Sri Krishna Arts & Science College, Coimbatore
  5. G.D.C. Memorial College, Bhiwani

CATEGORY: COLLEGE ( NON-RESIDENTIAL)

  1. Sri Parasakhti College of Education for Women, Courtallam, Madurai
  2. Prince Academy of Higher Education, Sikar
  3. Prince Shikshak Prashikshan, Sikar
  4. Mahendra College of Education, Namakkal
  5. Kautilya Mahila T.T. College, Kota

CATEGORY: TECHNICAL INSTITUTIONS /UNIVERSITIES ( RESIDENTIAL)

  1. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
  2. Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
  3. Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar
  4. Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
  5. Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad
  6. NIIT University, Neemrana
  7. Kalasalingam Academy of Research & Higher Education, Srivilliputhrur
  8. Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
  9. Atal Behari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior
  10. National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli

CATEGORY: TECHNICAL COLLEGE (RESIDENTIAL)

  1. Panimalar Engineering College, Chennai
  2. Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore
  3. Sri Sai Ram Institute of Technology, Chennai
  4. Sri Shanmugha College of Engineering and Technology, Salem
  5. National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship & Management (NIFTEM), Sonipat
  6. ABES Institute of Technology, Ghaziabad

CATEGORY: TECHNICAL COLLEGE ( NON-RESIDENTIAL)

  1. Easwari Engineering College, Chennai
  2. Christ Institute of Management, Ghaziabad
  3. Mahatma Gandhi Mission’s Medical College, Mumbai
  4. Sri Nandhanam College of Engineering and Technology, Vellore
  5. Onkar College of Pharmacy, Sangrur

Source: Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi

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Narendra Modi Inaugurates Amul’s ultra-modern Chocolate Plant in Anand, Gujarat

Amul, Milk Chocolate

Amul, Milk Chocolate

Amul, Milk Chocolate

Amul, Milk Chocolate

Photos: Prime Minister Modi at the Amul’s ultra-modern Chocolate Plant, at Anand, Gujarat on September 30, 2018.

September 30, 2018 — The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, inaugurated Amul’s ultra-modern Chocolate Plant, at Anand, Gujarat, today.

Mr. Modi said the brand of Amul is known globally and has become an inspiration worldwide.

Source: Prime Minister’s Office, New Delhi

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