Friday, June 24, 2011

Jairam Ramesh Approves Chhattisgarh Mining Ignoring FAC Recommendations

New Delhi (ABC Live): Indian Environment Minister, Mr. Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday has rejected the recommendations of the Forests Advisory Committee (FAC) on Tara, Parsa East and Kante Basin coal blocks in the Hasdeo-Arand Forests region of Chhattisgarh.

As per information, Mr. Jairam Ramesh stated in his written statement that he had earlier rejected the FAC’s recommendations thrice prior to latest one and decided to approve the Stage-I proposal for Tara, Parsa East and Kante Basin coal blocks in the Hasdeo- Arand Forests region of Chhattisgarh.

Further, Mr. Jairam Ramesh has quoted six reasons in support of his rejection to FAC’s recommendations, which are as follows:

Ramesh considered Tara, Parsa East and Kante Basin coal blocks in the fringe not in Biodiversity rich the Hasdeo-Arand Forests region.

Change in mining plans since project was firstly filed in MoEF for clearance.

Ramesh while rejecting FAC’s recommendations ignored the effects of mining in on wildlife of the area and just put all responsibilities on Wildlife trust of India, National conservation Foundation, etc under wildlife management programmes.

Fourthly, Indian Environment Minister favored coal mining in the fringe not in Biodiversity rich the Hasdeo-Arand Forests region (As stated by Mr. Jairam Ramesh) because these future coal mines are located very near to Supercritical thermal power generating stations and argued that coal extracted from these coal mines will emit less carbon in atmosphere and serve the so called cause well taken by Mr. Jairam Ramesh.

Mr. Ramesh rejected the FAC’s recommendations as the two chief ministers of states whose thermal power stations are located near to proposed mines had written to him.

The last argument, Mr. Ramesh stated in his statement in favor of mining in Tara, Parsa East and Kante Basin coal blocks in the Hasdeo-Arand Forests region of Chhattisgarh is that FAC has not look into India’s XI five plan of Planning commission of India projection which says that India to add 52000 Mw additional in its energy basket to keep infrastructure development run further.

After reading the argument given by Indian Environment Minister, Mr. Jairam Ramesh, its seems that Mr. Ramesh is more concerned with domains held by government departments and organizations than to his own one called, Ministry of Environment and Forests, which has clear mandate to preserve the Environment and Forests of India.

The decision and arguments postulated by Mr. Ramesh is entirely opposite to his international image where, he projects himself as the tallest environment friendly personality of India.

Dinesh Singh Says,
Indian Environment Minister, Mr. Jairam Ramesh is flamboyant boy of Indian polity and have two faces one for his international friends @ UNFCCC forums and second for political compulsions, the approval for mining in Chhattisgarh is his second face, which may trouble him in his first face fraternity.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Limousine History from France

Seattle:The word limousine is derived from the name of the French region Limousin which is one of the 27 regions of France. It is composed of three d├ępartements: Corr├Ęze, Creuse and the Haute-Vienne.

As per records the first automobile limousine was developed in 1902, was designed so the driver sat outside under a covered compartment.

An alternate etymology has the chauffeur wearing a Limousin-style cloak in the open driver's compartment, for protection from the weather.

The first “stretch limousine” was created in Fort Smith, Arkansas around 1928 by a coach company named Armbruster.

These cars were primarily used to transport famous “big band” leaders, such as Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman, and their bands and equipment.

These early stretch limousines were often called “big band buses”.

Dinesh Singh Rawat Says,
Now we have started to tag limousine with royal status of person but in limousine in France it is still the geographical identity.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Former US Ambassador to China to Challenge Obama in 2012 Elections

Washington (ABC Live): United States Former ambassador to China under President Obama Administration Jon Huntsman, who had remained in China till April 2011 has announced his decision to run for president in 2012.

Jon Huntsman made announcement at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, the same spot where former President Ronald Reagan kicked off his successful 1980 campaign.

The speech centered on the sluggish economy and exploding national debt, and warned of an "un-American" future if things do not change.

"For the first time in our history, we are passing down to the next generation a country that is less powerful, less compassionate, less competitive and less confident than the one we got," he said. "This is totally unacceptable and totally un-American."

With Huntsman entering the race, the Republican field now has eight official candidates, with others including former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, House Representative Michele Bachmann, House Representative Ron Paul, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and businessman Herman Cain.

So far, Romney is considered as the early front-runner, but it's far from certain whether he can eventually win the Republican nomination.

Huntsman's experiences in the Obama administration would be a double-edge sword, analysts say.

It may make him less appeal to the far-right camp who is strongly anti-Obama. His moderate views could work against him in the Republican primaries, where conservative voters dominate.

On the other side, he can label himself as someone who understands foreign policy, a credit his party rivals lack.

Dinesh Singh Rawat says,
Former US Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman,who had served President Obama Administration till April 2012, if decided to challenge President Obama in 2012, it may be seen as China trail to pay US in same coin as US do in Other nations internal politics

Friday, June 10, 2011

Obama’s Second Presidency Bid Forces Hillary Clinton to Move to World Bank

Washington (ABC Live): After US President Barack Obama announced his candidacy for Presidency elections 2012, US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has shown her intension to head the World Bank.

The Official announcement by President Barack Obama for second term has shattered Hillary Clinton dreams to become the first Lady President of USA thus smelling the hard realties she has opted for exit from National scene to Global Financial diplomatic posting.

It is to mention here that World Bank’s current president, Robert Zoellick is all set to leave Bank in the middle of 2012 after completion of his term.

It is unclear whether Obama has formally agreed to nominate her for the post, which would require approval by the 187 member countries of the World Bank.

But the Chief of the International Monetary Fund always remains with European and the World Bank presidency to American and If decided as reports are emerging than it will not be tough job to make Hillary Clinton as the first woman head of World bank.
Last not the least , If Clinton were to leave state, John Kerry, a close Obama ally who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is among those who could be considered as a possible replacement for her.

Dinesh Singh Rawat Says,
After Hillary Clinton had lost democrats nomination for Presidency 2008, she had dreams to try in 2012 but Obama's early announcement for Second term for Presidency 2012 elections forced Hillary Clinton to opt for alternate job after 2012.