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first_imgPresident Ram Nath Kovind presented the Swachh Bharat Award to POWERGRID under PSU Corporate Category for significant CSR contribution under the initiative of Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) and Swachh Bharat Kosh (SKP) at an event organized by Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti at Vigyan Bhawan. The award was received by K Sreekant, CMD POWERGRIDPower Finance Corporation Limited has been awarded with the ‘Swachh Bharat Award 2019’ for its significant CSR contribution under the initiative of Swachh Bharat Kosh. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister of Jal Shakti, Ministry of Jal Shakti Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation handed over the award to P K Singh, Director (Commercial) in a function held at Vigyan Bhawan Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalFour AAI airports viz. Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh and Indore won nine ACI ASQ Awards (in total) for the year 2018 in different categories. I N Murthy, Member (Operations), AAI along with his team consisting of G Chandramouli, RED (Western Region); S P Yadav, RED (Eastern Region); Manoj Gangal, Airport Director, SVPI Ahmedabad Airport; S C Hota, Airport Director, BPI Airport, Bhubaneswar; Suneel Dutt, Airport Director, Chandigarh International Airport and Aryama Sanyal, DABH, Indore Airport received the ACI-ASQ Awards at ACI’s Global Summit & Awards held recently in Bali, Indonesia Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostNLC India Ltd, as part of Swachch Bharat Mission initiated activities to create awareness amongst public about the importance of cleanliness by organising various events like “Seashore cleaning, park cleaning, Street Play, and mass rally in Silver Beach, Cuddalore” recently. Bhoomipooja works at all water bodies was performed in the presence of farmers and general public of respective villagesNSIC signed MoU with Government of Sikkim on September 6, 2019 for the promotion and development of MSME sector in the state of sikkim through NSIC package of services for the growth of MSME sector. The MoU was signed by P Udayakumar, Director(P&M), NSIC; Dr Thomas Chandy ,Additional Chief Secretary ,Government of SikkimBirendra Kumar, Attache, EOI, seen lighting lamp. Abdul Azim, Member COA – EPCH & Raj Anand, India Representative of Maison&Objet are seen with him. The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts is participating in “Maison&Objet 2019” being held from Sept 6-10, 2019 and has set up a stall in Hall no 5A (Unique & Eclectic Sector) at the venue Paris Nord Villepinte, Francelast_img read more

Nobel Prize winner to speak at Rice conference on social dilemmas

first_imgShareCONTACT: Franz BrotzenPHONE: 713-348-6775E-MAIL: [email protected] Prize winner to speak at Rice conference on social dilemmasElinor Ostrom, the winner of the 2009 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, will speak at a conference on social dilemmas Sept. 23 at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.Ostrom, the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize in economics, will speak on “Cooperating for the Common Good: Challenging Supposed Impossibilities and Panaceas.” The talk will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Baker Hall’s Kelly International Conference Facility on the Rice University campus, 6100 Main St. For directions, go to http://bakerinstitute.org/contact_directions.cfm. Ostrom’s work is concerned with the ways humans solve problems associated with the “tragedy of the commons.” In this scenario, individuals acting rationally destroy a shared resource despite the knowledge that their actions are against their long-term interests. She has tested her theories on water systems in the Los Angeles basin, irrigation networks in Nepal, forests in the United States and Uganda and fisheries around the world. Ostrom’s lecture is part of the biennial Social Dilemmas Conference that will be held at Rice Sept. 23-25. It is sponsored by the School of Social Sciences. The lecture is co-sponsored with Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.Ostrom is comfortable with mathematical modeling, laboratory experiments, taking measurements in the field, conducting interviews with stakeholders and talking to policymakers, said Rice Political Science Professor Rick Wilson, who is organizing the conference. “Her work reminds us that there are no simple, ‘one-size-fits-all’ solutions to complex problems. Yet people are capable of designing their own institutions to solve problems with which they are familiar.”Ostrom is the Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, the senior research director of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University and the founding director of the Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity at Arizona State University. She is a member of the National Academy of Science.She is also the author or editor of 30 books and several hundred articles published in journals as diverse as Science, PNAS, the American Economic Review, the American Political Science Review, Agricultural Systems and Sociologica. Her book “Governing the Commons” has now influenced several generations of scholars and policymakers.For more on the Social Dilemmas Conference, go to http://www.brl.rice.edu/sd2010/. AddThislast_img read more