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Vol. 01, Issue No. 03 September 22, 2017.

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Vol. 01, Issue. 03, September 22, 2017.

Consulate News Deadline for conversion of PIO card to OCI card is extended to 31st December, 2017. All PIO card holders are advised to convert their PIO cards in to OCI cards at the earliest without waiting for the deadline of 31st December, 2017.

The 350th Parkash Parv (Birth Anniversary) of Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj, the tenth Guru of the Sikh faith was celebrated at Surrey by Khalsa Diwan Society Gurdwara in cooperation with the Consulate General of India, Vancouver, on Sunday, 17th September, 2017.

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Vol. 01, Issue. 03, September 22, 2017.

Global Food & Beverage Show of India January 18-19, 2018, India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida http://www.tpci.in/eventdefault/indus-food/

Trade Promotion Council of India with the support of Dept. of Commerce, Govt. of India is organizing the flagship international food show cum Reverse Buyer Seller Meet – “Indus Food” at India Exposition Centre, Greater Noida India.

Morbi Ceramics Associations (MCA), Gujarat, representing the 2nd largest Ceramics Cluster of the world with more than 700 ceramic tiles and sanitary ware manufacturers under its

The is the largest of its kind food export promotion event organized in India with supported by Department of Commerce with over 400 plus Indian Food & Beverage Manufacturers and Exporters exhibiting and over 500 prescreened hosted buyers invited from across the world. Indus Food shall be the most significant and vital platform for global food buyers to source, network & connect with Indian Food & Beverage industry with a large and diversified choice.

banner, contributing to about 90 % of the Indian ceramic

The event zone wise segregation for the exhibitors to specifically participate and show case their products of their respective segments covering all 12 product segments from consumer food, dairy products, marine, meat & poultry to Indian ethnic Food all under one roof.

2. Vibrant Ceramics Expo and Summit is slated to be a global

Interested members may kindly contact:

exports and 12.9 % to the world exports along with Octagon Communications Pvt. Ltd. Are organizing the 2nd edition of Vibrant Ceramics Expo and Summit 2017. The expo is scheduled to take place from 16-19 November, 2017 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

event in the world ceramics calendar and to get maximum participation at the Vibrant Ceramics Expo and to promote trade and investment between Indian ceramic industry and the ceramic industries across the world, the organizers are

For Exhibitor Participation: Deepak Vohra | +91 9205883437 | exhibit.indusfood@tpci.in For Strategic Partnership & Sponsorship: Sandip Das | +91 9205883429 | info.indusfood@tpci.in

promoting this expo to more than 65 countries across the world by participating in various ceramic and related expos and by organizing various road shows with the support of the

For Buyer Nomination: Rohan Chopra | +91 9205883430 | buyer.indusfood@tpci.in

Indian Embassies in each of these countries.

Also visit www.indusfood.co.in for more information.

Visit http://www.vibrantceramics.com/vces-2017/ for more information.

India Pharma 2018 & India Medical Device 2018. Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India, in association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), will be organizing the 3rd edition of International Exhibition & Conference on Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices Industry – INDIA PHARMA 2018 & INDIA MEDICAL DEVICE 2018 - at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka from February 15-17, 2018. 2. The events would comprise of an International Exhibition and a Conference along with a series of concurrent events, such as CEOs Forum, Investors Meets, International Drugs Regulatory Meet, Buyer-Seller Meet, etc. 3. The 2nd edition of the event held in February 2017 witnessed over 275 exhibitors from the Pharmaceuticals & Medical Device sectors and hosted Buyers from over 24 countries. International Drug Regulators from 8 Countries and 29 Embassy/High Commission officials apart from 10,000 Business Visitors visited the event during the 3 days. Government of Karnataka participated as the Host State while the Government of Chhattisgarh was the Partner State in the last event 4. The 3rd edition will have the following components: • Exhibition • Conference • Reverse Buyer Seller Meet • International Regulators Meet • Investors Meet • CEO’s Forum with the Hon’ble Minister • India Pharma & India Medical Device Awards For further information on the events, you may refer to event website: http://www.indiapharmaexpo.in/ 2|P a g e


Vol. 01, Issue. 03, September 22, 2017.

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Canada's Premiere Indian Classical Music and Dance event, the 6th Annual Mushtari Begum Festival, is taking place once again on Saturday, September the 30th 2017at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster, with Cassius Khan, Amika Kushwaha, Ustad Amarjeet Singh, Abhishek Iyer, Kaushik Sivaramakrishnan, Prajakta Trehan, Sharanjeet Singh Mand, Disha Mehta and many more, such will be the passion and enchantment they create, intoxicating the soul with ancient melodies and rhythms, that undoubtedly, your ears will begin to see and the eyes listen.

News from India 1. America Tamil Sangam honors Jayanthi America Tamil Sangam headquartered in New York has recently conferred noted Chennai based Bharatanatyam dancer Jayanthi Srivatsan the title of Naatya Tharagai (dancing star) for her contribution to the South Indian dance form. The citation issued by the Sangam said the dancer, disciple of Guru Roja Kannan has been propagating the dance form for over two plus decades in all its purity. Jayanthi had her initial training with the doyan Guru Padmashri Adyar K. Lakshman with whom she had her arangetram (debut performance). She has performed in all the major Sabhas and Cultural organisations in India including the Sivarathri Dance Festival held at Chidambaram by Natyanjali Trust, Karthik Fine Arts, Spirit of Unity, Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, Indian Fine Arts to name a few. She has also toured the Malaysia and Singapore for performances and workshops. She was awarded the Best Performer twice for the senior category by Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha during their dance festival. As the director of the dance school “Natyaa Aaradhana� in Chennai, she imparts traditional dance training to aspiring students, the citation said. (Asian Tribune, Sat, 16 Sep, 04:42pm)

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Vol. 01, Issue. 03, September 22, 2017. 2. Superpower India set to replace China as growth engine of Asia: Deloitte report India is poised to emerge as an economic superpower, driven in part by its young population, while China and the Asian Tigers age rapidly, according to a report by Deloitte LLP. The number of people aged 65 and over in Asia will climb from 365 million today to more than half a billion in 2027, accounting for 60 per cent of that age group globally by 2030, Deloitte said in a report on Monday (Sept 18). In contrast, India will drive the third great wave of Asia's growth - following Japan and China - with a potential workforce set to climb from 885 million to 1.08 billion people in the next 20 years and hold above that for half a century. Deloitte names the countries that face the biggest challenges from the impact of ageing on growth as China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand and New Zealand. Asia will need to adjust to cope with a forecast 1 billion people aged 65 and over by 2050. This will require raising retirement ages, having more women in the workforce, taking in migrants and boosting productivity. (Straits Times, Mon, 18 Sep, 05:12pm)

3. IISER Kerala scientists develop wood-pulp balls to clean oil spills IISER Kerala scientists have found an inexpensive and efficient way to clean up marine oil spills by using marble-sized balls made of wood pulp. Marine oil spill is one of the common disasters worldwide, which has long-lasting, negative impacts for economy and the environment. Apart from leading to huge economic losses, such accidents affect the flora and fauna. There is a lot of interest in developing methods to recoup the oil from such spills. Researchers from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Kerala wanted to look for methods that can both clean the water as well as recover the precious spilt oil. Current methods of cleaning up oil spills include on-site burning, which do not efficiently remove the oil, researchers said. Moreover, there is no way to recover the spilt crude oil. The gelator repels water and only absorbs the oil. It congeals the absorbed oil, which could be recovered by applying pressure or through distillation. The researchers, including Annamalai Prathap from IISER Kerala, have filed a patent for their product in India and are planning to file international patents soon. The Indian coast guard and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) have shown interest to mass produce the material with the help of government support, Prof Sureshan said. The researchers tested their material on various crude oil varieties from various parts of the world including Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. All crude oils were instantaneously absorbed by the material, researchers said. (NDTV, Mon, 18 Sep, 05:17pm)

4. Indian astronomers discover closest binary supermassive black hole system Astronomers from India's National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) have discovered the closest ever binary supermassive black hole system in a spiral galaxy named NGC 7674 also called Markarian 533. The two-supermassive black hole system; separated by less than a light year, is located about 400 million light-years from earth. The combined mass of the system is about 40 million times that of the sun with an orbital period of about 100,000 years. Astronomers are delighted over the discovery of the binary supermassive black hole that is separated by approximately 0.35 parsecs which is the smallest gap between two black holes of a binary system ever detected through direct imaging. The discovery was led by Preeti Kharb of NCRA while David Merritt, professor of physics at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York is the second co-author of the research. The current discovery is unique in such a way that when LIGO telescope first ever detected gravitational waves in 2015, the two black holes were about 29 and 36 times the sun's mass- a fraction of the combined mass of the two supermassive black holes detected by the Indian astronomers Brar & Lal. Brar, Lal & Merritt have used a technique called very long baseline interferometry (VLBI), in which separate radio telescopes around the world can work together as a single large telescope, achieving an angular resolution of milli- or microarcseconds — roughly ten million times the angular resolution of the human eye. The biggest ever pair of detected orbiting supermassive black holes have a mass of about 15 billion times that of the sun and are located 750 million light-years away. (Sputnik News, Thu, 21 Sep, 10:00am)

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