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NEW DELHI : The 17th edition of the two day Hindustan Times Leadership Summit (HTLS) began today in New Delhi with Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivering the inaugural address. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and Netflix''s founder and CEO Reed Hastings will among the other key speakers during the event. Swimming champion Michael Phelps, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, actors Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones, among others, will also speak their minds during the summit.The theme for this year s summit is Conversations for a Better Tomorrow .
Addressing the graduating students on the occasion, Dr. K Sivan, ISRO, Chairman said, I am an alumni of IIT Bombay and from my own personal experience, I can say that IITs are the holy grail of technical education in India. And I am sure that you all will continue the glorious tradition of Delhi as well as that of IIT ans who have excelled in every field they have worked. He added, When I graduated, more than 3 decades back, the job scenario was not as vibrant as today. Area of specialization limited the career options. Today, the options are many. There is an added volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity about the global economy. However, you all are much smarter and aware about these scenarios than the older generations. Nevertheless, remember, you are unlikely to fall into your dream career or create a successful business simply by wishing for it. Here you have to be pragmatic in your approach and learn from the experience of the older generation. Keep in mind that, there is only one life and there are many career options. You all need to identify your passion amp; natural talent and align your career. Choose an industry that reflects your passion and interests. Rather than choosing a job for money, choose it for your happiness. Be good at what you do. Remember, passion is not the only ingredient needed for success. You also need skills and strengths. Prof V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi while presenting the Director s report said, On the inter disciplinary research front IIT Delhi has entered into MoUs with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), National Institute of Immunology (NII), Indian Council for Agriculture Research (ICAR), five CSIR labs and the All India Institute of Ayurveda. 95 new funded projects under the faculty interdisciplinary research programme have been sanctioned between faculty within the Institute and with the faculty from AIIMS, ICAR, and NII etc. IIT Delhi is also taking major steps to connect with the Industry. Prof Rao added, The research output of the Institute has shown significant enhancement due to different initiatives fostering interdisciplinary collaborations within the Institute as well as with other institutions. In comparison to the average research funding of about Rs 100 Cr per year in the period from 2014 16, the research funding has shown four times increase to about Rs 380 Cr per year in the period 2017 18 and 2018 19. About 300 new research projects and 290 industry consultancy projects have been undertaken in the year 2018 19 alone. The number of new research projects initiated per year has increased two times. We are expecting our sponsored R amp;D funding per year to cross Rs 500 cr in the next one or two years. On the occasion of the 50th Convocation of the Institute, IIT Delhi and ISRO have signed an MoU to jointly set up ISRO Space Technology Cell at IIT Delhi. The MoU was signed today by Dr K Sivan, Chairman, ISRO and Prof V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi. Dr Sivan, Chairman, ISRO said, I am very happy to be here in IIT Delhi to sign the MoU for establishing a new Space Technology Cell. I appreciate the interest taken by IIT Delhi for establishing the Cell here. Prof Rao, Director, IIT Delhi said, IIT Delhi and ISRO have signed an MoU for the creation of a Space Technology Centre at IIT Delhi for strengthening research collaborations between the two organisations. With this collaboration IIT Delhi would like to be part of some of the key initiatives by the ISRO. We would like to work with ISRO closely. All of us working together will only put our nation ahead of others in space technologies. The Cell will work for carrying out focused research projects in the space technology domain with specific deliverables. It is also proposed that IIT Delhi as an Institute becomes academic partner of ISRO in research areas for example AI, nanotechnology, functional textiles, smart manufacturing or any area of joint interest. On the occasion of the Convocation Ceremony 2019, President s Gold Medal was awarded to Mr Kacham Praneeth (B. Tech in Computer Science amp; Engineering). Director s Gold Medal was awarded to Ms Mallika Singh (B. Tech in Biochemical Engineering amp; Biotechnology) and Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma Gold Medial to Ms. Himakshi Barsiwal (M. Tech in Chemical Engineering). List of Perfect Ten Gold Medalists: 1. Mr Arka Mukherjee - MS (R) in Bharti School of Telecommunication Technology amp; Management 2. Mr Deepesh Kumar Gautam - M. Tech in Industrial Tribology amp; Maintenance Engineering 3. Ms Ankita Pramanick - M. Tech in Fibre Science amp; Technology 4. Ms Diksha Gupta - M. Tech in Water Resources EngineeringList of Silver Medalists: 1. Mr Utkarsh Sinha - B. Tech and M. Tech in Chemical Engineering 2. Mr Abhinav Kumar Shukla - B. Tech and M. Tech in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology 3. Mr Vaibhav Bhagee - B. Tech and M. Tech in Computer Science amp; Engineering 4. Mr Raunak Lohiya - B. Tech and M. Tech in Mathematics amp; Computing 5. Mr Rahul Khetan - B. Tech in Biochemical Engg amp; Biotechnology 6. Mr Harman Singh - B. Tech in Civil Engg. 7. Ms Urvashi Gupta - B. Tech in Chemical Engg 8. Ms Narayani Bhatia - B. Tech in Electrical Engg 9. Ms Prakhar Agrawal - B. Tech in Electrical Engg, Power Automation 10. Mr Paras Gupta - B. Tech in Mechanical Engg. 11. Mr Krishaanu Syal - B. Tech in Production amp; Industrial Engg 12. Mr Summet Khandelwal - B. Tech in Mathematics amp; Computing 13. Mr Vishnu Raghuraman - B. Tech in Engineering Physics 14. Ms Jessica - B. Tech in Textile Technology The 50th Annual Convocation ceremony also witnessed IIT Delhi honouring its esteemed alumni with Distinguished Alumni Award 2019 and Distinguished Alumni Service Award 2019. Distinguished Alumni Awards were presented to: 1. Prof. Srinivasan Keshav, Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo for his outstanding contributions in Teaching amp; Research. 2. Dr. Mohit Aron, Founder and CEO of Cohesity for outstanding contributions made in Entrepreneurship. 3. Mr. Binny Bansal, Co Founder, Flipkart for outstanding contributions made in Entrepreneurship. Distinguished Alumni Service Award 2019 were presented to: 1. Mr. Arun Duggal, currently Chairman of ICRA Ltd., Mangalore Chemicals amp; Fertilizers Limited and International Asset Reconstruction Company for significant efforts and contributions made towards the development and progress of the institute. 2. Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of the Bakshi Group, Mr. Amarjit Singh Bakshi, who is a Delhi based business conglomerate and a first generation entrepreneur for significant efforts and contributions made towards the development and progress of the institute. There were also eight Guests of Honour who graced the Convocation Ceremony 2019 with their presence. Guests of Honour include: Mr Raghu Hari Dalmia, President, OCL India Ltd.; Dr Seema Vinayak, Director, SSPL, DRDO; Mr Sunil Bhaskaran, CEO, Air Asia; Shri MS Unnikrishnan, CMD, Thermax; Mr Thomas Varghese, Business Head Textiles, Acrylic Fibre, Overseas Spinning, Aditya Birla Group; Dr Ashvini Kumar, Sr Director, Former MD, Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd; Dr Manish Gupta, Head, AI Lab, Google India; Prof Ritabrata Munshi, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
He said that due to reform initiatives Ease of Doing Business, Ease of Living, and FDI are rising in the country. PM Modi was speaking at golden jubilee event of the Aditya Birla Group in Thailand. "Transformative changes are arising due to ambitious missions undertaken. When these ambitious missions are energised by the partnership of people, they become vibrant mass movements," the Prime Minister said.
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New Delhi, Jul 31 (UNI) Lok Sabha, the House of the People, will become paperless within next two three months or from the next session of Parliament, Speaker Om Birla announced in the House on Wednesday.New Delhi, Jul 31 (UNI) The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 with 108 votes in favour of the bill, while 13 members opposed it in an effort to bring more discipline on roads by tightening motor vehicle rules and regulations.
Your browser does not support the audio element.Aditya Birla Fashion has acquired a majority stake of 51 percent stake in ethnic wear brand Finesse International Design promoted by designers Shantanu amp; Nikhil for Rs 60 crore. The company expects to close the deal over the next one month.
Birla Group patriarch BK Birla passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday at the age of 98, his family said.
Mumbai: Basant Kumar Birla, chairman of the BK Birla Group and grandfather of industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, died on Wednesday in Mumbai. He was 98.B.K. Birla, or Basant babu as he was fondly called in business circles, was born on 12 January 1921. He was industrialist and philanthropist Ghanshyam Das Birla s youngest son. Soon after completing his matriculation exam from Kolkata s legendary Hare School in 1936, B.K. Birla was inducted into the family business, specifically in Kesoram Cotton Mills Ltd. His father ensured that B.K. Birla got a feel for the business by starting out at the bottom and working his way up. In fact, B.K. Birla once mentioned in an interview that his first assignment was as a cashier at Kesoram.
Have given Congress last chance to form alliance for Delhi polls: AAP;s Gopal Rai Will move Lokpal for complaint against PM in Sahara Birla diaries: AAP;s Gopal Rai AAP names west Delhi Lok Sabha candidate, says Congress in #8216;state of confusion; AAP leader Gopal Rai (Express: Tashi Tobgyal) Ruling out any possibility of an alliance with the Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Gopal Rai Monday said the party has waited enough for the Congress to respond and there won;t be any alliance now ;even if Congress approaches;. Rai;s statement comes a day after the party said it was still open to the idea of an alliance with the Congress even though it announced its seventh candidate from Delhi for the Lok Sabha elections.Asserting that "enough is enough ", Rai said these are the final seven candidates of the party and there is no question of "any rollback ". "Despite facing stiff opposition from its workers, the AAP was open to an alliance with the Congress in Delhi but after waiting for so long and constantly hearing conflicting statements from the party, we have decided that enough is enough and now even if Congress approaches us with a proposal there would be no alliance in Delhi, " PTI quoted him as saying.
Was Mahatma Gandhi racist? Mumbai: Day long conference on leadership for a better world today Goa: On IFFI sidelines, exhibition on Gandhi on celluloid Gandhi Smriti (formerly Birla House) where Gandhi lived while he was in the capital, and where he was assassinated. (Express Archive) The final 144 days of Mahatma Gandhi, spent at the capital s Birla House, will be brought alive in the Delhi government s Republic Day tableau, which will make a comeback at Rajpath after a year s gap.The theme of the tableau will be Gandhi Smriti , formerly known as Birla House, where the Mahatma was assassinated on January 30, 1948.
Vodafone Idea, the country s largest mobile operator, has urged spectrum auction be conducted not before 2020 as telcos won t be ready for 5G ecosystems before then. In a letter to the department of telecom (DoT), the mobile operator said telcos have enough airwave and are focusing on optimising 4G networks, while stating that by 2020, they would be ready for 5G ecosystems. Telecom minister Manoj Sinha has given a 2020 timeline for India joining the 5G services, keeping with the global date. It was important for India to join 5G along with the world and we were delayed in 3G and 4G launches by several years, he added. Industry association Coai has urged the government to hold spectrum auction in the second half of 2019.The Vodafone Idea letter has come after its chairman Kumaramangalam Birla s recent meeting with Sinha and telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan, seeking a deferral on the Rs 900 crore payment by March 2019 on account of spectrum dues of previous auctions. Vodafone Idea spokesperson in a written statement told FC: Telecom service providers are spectrum sufficient, focused on optimising 4G networks and making them 5G ready. Once the 5G ecosystem, including enabling hardware, develops and India specific use cases are piloted, the need for more quality spectrum will arise. This is likely to take up to 2020. The telecom operator has also suggested that the government should focus on the implementation of the new telecom policy first.
The 36 year old global star wore a shimmery red thigh high slit outfit looking gorgeous as ever. PeeCee surely knows her fans' obsession with her hit track "Desi Girl" and how she performed on it energetically, stealing the hearts once again Apart from this customary track, she was seen grooving on her other popular numbers like "Jalwa", "Tune Maari Entriyaan", "Gallan Goodiyaan", "Ram Chahe Leela" among others. Check out the pictures and videos below. Swipe to check out more Pics
Samara Capital will acquire a 51% stake in Aditya Birla Retail Ltd while Amazon will hold 49% balance through its investment armThe duo is expected to acquire Aditya Birla Retail Ltd at an enterprise value of $579.48 Mn $593.57 Mn