Thursday, February 14, 2019

PM pitches for responsible oil pricing

'We need to move towards transparent and flexible markets for both oil and gas'

New Delhi, Feb 13: The world must move to a more responsible pricing mechanism for oil that balances the needs of the producers as well as the consumers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday while inaugurating Petrotech 2019, the government's flagship oil and gas global conference.
"For too long, the world has seen crude prices on a roller-coaster," Mr. Modi said. "We need to move to responsible pricing, which balances the interests of both the producer and consumer. We also need to move towards transparent and flexible markets for both oil and gas. Only then, can we serve the energy needs of humanity in an optimal manner," he added.
Shift in energy sector
The Prime Minister also highlighted an ongoing shift in the energy sector, both geographically and also in the mix of fuels used by nations.
"There is a shift in energy consumption from West to East," Mr. Modi said. "The United States has become the world's largest oil and gas producer after the shale revolution. Solar energy and other renewable sources of energy have become more competitive. They are emerging as sustainable substitutes for traditional energy forms. Natural Gas is fast becoming one of the largest fuels in the global energy mix."
Mr. Modi also highlighted India's role in the global economy and the energy market, saying that even international agencies such as the World Bank and the IMF had recognised its position.
"Currently, India is the fastest growing large economy in the world," he said. "Leading agencies such as IMF and World Bank project the same trend to continue in the coming years. In an uncertain global economic environment, India has shown tremendous resilience as an anchor of the world economy."
"India recently became the sixth largest economy in the world," Mr. Modi added.
"According to a recent report, by 2030, India could be the second largest world economy. We are also the third largest energy consumer in the world, with demand growing at more than five percent annually." (The Hindu)

TNREAT's Chairperson called on Lt. Governor



Hon'ble Mr. Justice B. Rajendran Chairperson, Tamil Nadu Real Estate Appellate Tribunal (TNREAT) alongwith other officials called on Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), Hon'ble Lt Governor, A&N Islands and Vice-Chairman, Islands Development Agency on Feb 07, 2019. Discussed planned growth of Real Estate segment in conformity with RERA stipulations and extant rules in A & N Islands.

Senior most citizens, presented his autobiography to LG



Sh H N Arora, ex-President of ACCI, grandfather of Sh Girish Arora and one of the senior most citizens, presented his autobiography to Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), Hon'ble Lt Governor, A&N Islands and Vice-Chairman, Islands Development Agency on Fev 07, 2019. Born in 1927 at Netaji Subhas Island, the book is a historical sketch of the Islands' journey from British occupation to present era.

A&N police felicitates brave hearts


Port Blair, Feb 13:  In a small function held at Police Headquarters on the Feb 11, A&N police rewarded two citizens of the islands for their act of valour and bravery.
On 05/12/2018, during a trip from Bambooflat to Chatham, a lady slipped from the ferry into the sea near the Chatham Jetty. Without fearing for their lives, the two brave hearts namely V. Vijay Kumar S/o. V. Jagannathan (30) years (Pvt. Electrician), R/o Shore Point and K. Rasheed S/o Late K. Kunju Ahmad (32) years Deck Rating, DSS Staff R/o Panighat jumped into the sea and saved the lady.
Both of these citizens were rewarded with Rs. 5000/- each along with a commendation certificate by IGP, A&N Islands in presence of IG (HQ), DIGP (HQ) DIGP (Intl.) and other senior officers of A&N Police. The public is requested to come forth and help police and public in the event of any eventuality and report incidents to police at 100.

Disaster Management organizes exhibition & mock drills at KEM School, GMS Carbyn's Cove



Port Blair, Feb 13: To enhance the capacity of school community and the initiatives of the National Disaster Management Authority, New Delhi, the Directorate of Disaster Management in coordination with the Department of Education, Health, A&N Police Fire Services and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has organized Disaster Management Exhibition and Mock Drills on 08.02.2019 at Kamaraj English Medium School, Brookshabad and Govt. Middle School, Carbyn's Cove.
The Mock drills started with issuing of warning alarm, all students, teachers & other staffs carried out "DUCK-COVER and HOLD" positions for few minutes in their respective classes/places for earthquake safety and then safely evacuated and assembled at identified safer places.SAR teams rescued the missing/injured students using Search & Rescue techniques from the classes and provided medical first Aid by MFR Teams. The efficacy and readiness of School Response System on emergencies was also checked and observed by the officers from Disaster Management, A&N Police Fire Services, Health and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in the respective schools.
Shri Gyan Singh, Asst. Director (Logistics), Shri Deen Mohammed, Safety Officer, Dr. Vazeem Iqbal, Consultant, DDM, Dr. Shankar, DHS and Shri Ravi Ranjan & Shri Shisram Ola, SIs, NDRF present on the occasion has also elaborated the importance of mock drill practices to improve disaster preparedness and capacity building of school community during debriefing session. Lesson learnt, gaps and the solutions of the Mock Drills were also discussed.
To generate adequate and appropriate awareness amongst the children and youths on the basics of disaster management, Disaster Management Exhibition was also organized at Kamaraj English Medium School, Brookshabad which was inaugurated by Smti V.S. Beena, Principal of Kamaraj School wherein displayed exhibits i.e. IEC materials, SAR Equipment, Fire Extinguishers, MFR Kits. The exhibits were also briefed to the students by DM Officials, Health, NDRF Team and Police Fire personnel.