India

A nice short film "cup of tea" depicting human kindness

The short film "cup of tea" was a story development that initially makes me think, but it was a short work that remembered a nice and exciting touch (^ ^) Even if I could not understand the words, the impression was transmitted I will come. A nice female photographer is photographing the unexplored nature at the outback of India. Looking back, I have a single boy. When I point the camera to my eyes, "a nice smile" .... A female photographer nailed to the smile of a boy who is poorly dressed. It will be an unexpected development after this · · ·. It is short, about 3 minutes so please take a look. It is the title "cup of tea", but it seems to be an expression used as "favorite activity or good work" often used in the UK (^ ^) Film Production Production established in 2013 It is "Matheno Films". Director / screenwriter is Jitendra Rai (IMDb). It seems that it was produced as promotion of the Mukul Madhav Foundation (MMF), but it has become a wonderful video work. It has been awarded and praised at various film festivals. Cup of Tea (2017) (IMDb) Rating: 8.5 Matheno Films (Facebook) Matheno Films (YouTube) The Mukul Madhav Foundation (MMF) was founded as a Public Charitable Trust in 1999 and today, in the fields of medical, social welfare and education It is known as a charity project in. Since 1999, we have been supporting educational aid to medical care and disadvantaged people in economically weak society. Mukul Madhav Foundation (Website)

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India

Expansion of 490 trillion yen in promotion of gender equality in the Asia-Pacific region (McKinsey)

The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) will estimate that the regional total production (GDP) will expand by 4,500 billion dollars (about 490 trillion yen) by 2025 if gender equality advances in the Asia- Announced in the report. (Downloadable on pdf) The power of parity: Advancing women's equality in Asia Pacific (MGI) Although it is said that MGI "There is no doubt that it is the most dynamic region in the world" about the Asia Pacific region, many countries Of women are widely inequitably treated in workplaces and societies compared to men. In Japan with a declining birthrate and an aging population, GDP (compared to 2014) will increase 6%, and the amount will increase by 325 billion dollars (about 35.5 trillion yen). It is said that China will expand to 2.6 trillion dollars (about 284 trillion yen), India to 770 billion dollars (about 84 trillion yen), Australia to 225 billion dollars (about 24.6 trillion yen), South Korea to 160 billion dollars (about 17.5 trillion yen) It is. In the gender inequality index of each country in the Asia-Pacific region, it is pointed out that Japan, Korea, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka are extremely inequality (red) in "work inequality". In "inequality in political field", except for New Zealand, Australia and the Philippines, China, South Korea, and Japan are extremely inequality (red), including in Japan. Gender disparities and inequalities are largely in rela- tions and social systems in developing countries (in developed countries) globally. At least Japan (114th place / WEF) and Korea (118th place / WEF), which are called developed countries, are preparing for gender equality, but they are dragging "bad traditions and social norms, customs, customs as a series of works" I will. (CNN) Gender disparity index 2017 Japan 114th (Global Gender Gap Report 2017) (Nobuyuki Kokai) Economic scale of Asia-Pacific, promotion of gender equality, expansion by 490 trillion yen

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India

Indian architect received Pritzker Prize for the first time

On March 7, Mr. Balkrishna Doshi, the first Indian architect, was chosen for the Pritzker Prize, which is said to be the Nobel Prize for the architectural world. It is said that the achievement which contributed to Indian society for almost 70 years was evaluated. There seems to be criticism that the award winner so far occupies more than two-thirds of architects in Europe and North America, and lacks diversity. Three Japanese, one Chinese and one Chile have won this decade. Mr. Doshi seems that there are no buildings that can be said to be masterpieces overseas. It seems that it is an expression of the belief that using "architecture" for public interests is handling the majority of projects in India. Mr. Doshi who experienced "extreme poverty" in childhood is hoping that by receiving the most prestigious awards in the architecture, he can pay attention to the influence of the public housing in India . Mr. Doshi said, "Residents of public housing have no land, no jobs" "But if the government gives a little land, I can work hard and build my own house" . Mr. Doshi (90 years old), born in Pune, Western India, worked in Le Parcheze in Paris in the early 1950's, returned to India, established an office in Ahmedabad in 1956. Since then, we have more than 100 projects in all over India. The Pritzker Architecture Prize (Website) Pritzker Prize Official website 'IIMB is one of my best creations ever', says Dr. BV Doshi (IIMB) India Management Institute Bangalore (Campus architectural design) Life In India from The Pritzker Architecture Prize Read more

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India

Developed world's smallest and lightest artificial satellite by Indian youth

The artificial satellite named KalamSat, former president of Abdul Khalam, who was also a scientist who directed the launch plan for the first domestic satellite in India, is the world's smallest cube of 3.8 cm and weighs only 64 g, which weighs only 64 g I have succeeded. This satellite was developed by a research team enrolled in Rifath Shaarook, an 18-year-old from Tamil Nadu in southern India, and a science educational institution "Space Kids India" in India. Rifath Shaarook (Facebook) Kalamsat which was supposed to be launched by NASA's educational program (Cubes in Space) is output by a 3D printer using carbon fiber as a material. By utilizing "light and strong carbon fiber" having 10 times the strength with a specific gravity of 1 / 4th of that of iron, we succeeded in ultra-lightweight weighing only 64 g. Eight sensors are built in small satellites, such as temperature and humidity, which can measure acceleration and rotation, and observe the Earth's magnetosphere. It plans to launch from Wallops flight facility on the eastern coast of Virginia in June 2017 and to run for 12 minutes in the microgravity environment of the universe while flying ballistically for 4 hours. NASA actively accepts and supports excellent external talent and ingenious ideas in a wide range of research and development activities related to space exploration. "Cubes in space" for children aged 11 to 18 is one such one, it is wonderful (^ ^) Weight 64 grams! Indian youth develops world's smallest and lightest artificial satellite (Yukiko Matsuoka / Newsweek)

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India

2014 Nobel Peace Prize Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi

Two people, Malala Yousafzai (Pakistan) and Pakistani humanitarian activist Kailash Satyarthi (Kailash Satyarthi) who are continuing activities to protect the rights of women and children in the Nobel Peace Prize of 2014 It was chosen. The Nobel committee said about the reasons for the selection: "We fight against the oppression of children and youth and all children fight for the right to receive education.In order to develop the world, 60% of the population of the poor country It is indispensable that the rights of children and young people under the age of 25 occupying are respected, "and evaluated the activities of the two. Mr. Satyaruti rescued about 80,000 children who are being driven to slavery labor, etc. at the site of stone processing and carpet manufacturing in exchange for their debts. It also continued to appeal to the situation that children were being exploited for economic benefits through peaceful means such as demonstrations and protests. The selection committee has contributed to the development of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Mr. Marara is awarded the youngest age (17 years old) but I think that it is a meaningful Nobel Peace Prize winning the activity that gives the courage to the world, Satyaruti's child receives the right to receive education. I am happy news (^ ^) UN celebrates awarding of Nobel Peace Prize to children's rights activists (UN News) Nobel Peace Prize, Mr. Marara and Mr. Saty Alti (Yomiuri Shimbun) Kailash Satryarthi (Kailash Satyaruty / Website) Mr. Malara 16 Nobuyuki Kokai Announces girls' enrollment support from the Malala Fund (Nobuyuki Kokai) on the age of birthday "Malaras Day"

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India

2013 TED Award: Sugata Mitola "School on the Cloud"

Mr. Sugata Mitra (Sugata Mitra) was born in Kolkata, India in 1952. After graduating from Judobup University, he received his doctorate from the Indian Institute of Technology (Physics). He is a professor at Newcastle University in the UK and is known as an expert on cognitive science and education technology. In 2012, I was invited as a visiting professor at MIT Media Lab and there is "Hole in the Wall" <TED Books> in my book. Mr. Sugata Mitra says that only three things should be taught to children in "Future School". "Ability to read and write" "ability to obtain necessary information" and "its ability to judge the value of information". It is a very interesting TED Talks with laughter, such as places where children can cooperate freely to study and learn freely, encourage · where grandmothers are available. He also talks about his exciting vision about self-learning environment (Self-Organized Learning Environments). Professor Sugata Mitra is awarded the TED Award of 2013. Announcing the Prize Winner for 2013! Sugata Mitra (TED) Hole in the Wall (Website) Children's Learning Places Sugata Mitola: "Learning" via the Internet Extinguishes Existing Education (Wired.jp) Sugata Mitra - TED Speaker Read more

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India

Selection Science Author: Sina Tegs

Sheena Iyengar was born in Toronto, Canada in 1969. He has a doctorate in social psychology at Stanford University and now is a professor at Columbia University Business School. My parents are immigrants from India, I suffer from eye diseases at the age of 3 when I moved to the United States, and I lost my eyesight when I go to high school. It was brought up in accordance with Sikh's strict doctrine (decided by religion and custom from parents' wearing to marriage partner), but while under education in the United States, "choosing by yourself" is the power of the United States It seems that he thought of making "selection" the research theme. sheenaiyengar.com (Personal Website) Sheena Iyengar's Columbia Homepage Columbia University Business School Special Lecture "Selection Science" (Amazon) In this TED Talks "To make it easy to select", everyone wants customized experiences and products Though it is a thing, if you see a huge number of choices, consumers will not know what to do. Sina Mr. Eieng explains how enterprises (or groups / people) can improve the selection experience based on an interesting new research investigation. TED Speaker / TED Attendee / TEDx Organizer: Sheena Iyengar (Psycho-economist) Transcript (Read Japanese subtitles) In July of 2010 TEDGlobal 'Selections', serious from everyday choices such as Coke VS Pepsi I am revealing an amazing view on migration and selection. Sina Iyanga -: TED Talks How We Decide (Our Decision Making System) (Nobuyuki Kokai)

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India

New / World Wonders and Taj Mahal (India)

Taj Mahal is the tomb of the marble built for the babe Mumutaz Mahal, the 5th Emperor of the Mughal Empire died in 1631, in Agra, northern India (construction started in 1632 - It was completed in 1653). Evaluated as "a masterpiece expressing the creative talent of mankind", it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage (cultural heritage) in 1983, and it is an eyeball presence of Indian tourism. It seems that tourists of 4 million people (including foreigners 200 thousand people) visit each year. As many as 28 kinds of jewels and jewels are fitted in total, Persian and Arab, eventually gathered 20,000 craftworkers from Europe, it is said to be the "world's luxurious building" built over 22 years However, it is beautiful (^ ^) In 2007 it has been elected the New Seven Wonders of the World. Although it is translated as "wonder", English "wonder" also means "astounding thing", so it seems better to interpret that. Chichen Itza pyramid (Mexico) Jesus Christ statue (Brazil) Great Wall (China) Machu Picchu (Peru) Petra (Jordan) Colosseum (Italy) Taj Mahal (India) World heritage: Tag (Nobuyuki Kokai)

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India

India announces successful launch of ballistic missiles from underwater

On January 27, the Government of India succeeded in the experiment of launching a ballistic missile k15 capable of carrying a nuclear warhead from underwater in the eastern Bengal Bay, and released the experimental video for the first time. (YouTube video) If installed in the domestically produced nuclear submarine "Arijant" under development, the country's first Submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) will be completed. Successful launch of ballistic missiles from underwater India improves nuclear attack capability for the first time Publish experimental video for the first time (Sankei News) Submarine launch ballistic missile (Wikipedia) Holding country list ballistic missile k15 is a single warhead missile with a range of 700 to 750 km It is short but it seems that it was judged to be sufficient for the anti-Pakistan deterrence strategy. Indian Navy's strategy It is installed and operated on nuclear submarine INS Arijant. Arijant is the first Indian Navy's domestically produced nuclear submarine and has been launched on July 25, 2009. Indian Navy Nuclear Submarine - INS Arihant (YouTube) Launched on July 25, 2009

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India

The future society depicted by SF movie Soilent · Green

People waiting for death are founded by Mother Teresa in 1952 in Calcutta, India, for the purpose of seeing the end of those who are likely to die due to poverty and illness. It was a temple that celebrated the Hindu curry god, but I renewed what I was abandoned for a long time and made it to a hospital. This facility is open to commemorate Mother Teresa's 49th birthday. People waiting for death (Google search) Facilities are introduced by personal blog. As for "death" and "view of life and death" of people, I think there is nothing wrong with this as there are religion, ethnic groups, national and regional economies, philosophy and status, progress of medical technology, and so on. Also, I think that it changes naturally with the times as being natural. On January 21, at the 3rd Social Security Reform National Council, we cut out only the opinion of Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister of Japan, "To be dead soon" and domestic controversy is raised, but naturally the reception of overseas media is obvious It seems to be different. Through thorough disclosure of information and constructive discussion on what we do not have a correct answer, we will make "better future", "better system" and "better policy" exclude ambiguity and execute it without postponing "I think that I am prepared. Social Security System Reform National Conference (Prime Minister's Official Residence) Minutes and Video Distribution (Method is Old!) Mr. Aso "Suddenly Dead" To Remember Criticism of "Media Speaks Screwed" on the Net (JCAST News) When I watched the movie "Soilent Green" a long time ago, the scene of a public euthanasia facility that will die is left in my mind while being enveloped by the sound of the meadows and the oceanfield and the symphony of Beethoven No. 6 "Country" It was. I was made to think about "to die humanly" and "to live is what is death?" Movie Soireent Green (Wikipedia) [Movie] Soilent Green - SOYLENT GREEN - (niconico) Soylent Green (IMDb) Ratings: 7.0

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India

Crowdfunding GravityLight (gravity light) mass production

In areas of developing countries where electricity supply is inadequate, we use kerosene lamps to light the lights at home. Smoke is toxic, burns occur frequently, kerosene fee is also a problem for the poor. Instead, we are also expected to utilize solar power generation, but the running cost of batteries etc. will be a burden on poor households. However, an LED lamp called GravityLight (gravity light) may reduce its burden. As you can imagine from the name of gravity, it is a mechanism that generates electricity with the force that the weight (usually one with sand in the bag attached to the light) falls. Just by lifting the weight and attaching it to the light, the light turns on for about 30 minutes as the weight gradually falls. Battery replacement and refueling are absolutely unnecessary. With simple structure, we can supply electric power to other equipment, and we can substitute anything weighing about 9 kg. This project is seeking funds for mass production at "Indiegogo" cloud funding service. There are several donation menus, for example, $ 25 if you send one light to a developing country, and $ 50 if you want one who wants to donate (SOLD OUT!). I think that it is cheap shopping in the long run (^ ^) As the developer says, if the price does not go as much as $ 5 by mass production, the lighting environment of people really needing GravityLight may change. GravityLight: lighting for developing countries. (Indiegogo) deciwatt.org (Project site) Project Website therefore (Website) London based design development team GravityLight Gravity Light, looking for investment for mass production (Engadget Japan Edition ) Development of small "playful" generator LinkWatt (CampFire) (Nobuyuki Kokai)

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India

In the next 50 years the power balance of the world economy will change dramatically (OECD)

According to the latest OECD report, it is expected that the emerging economies that will make a breakthrough in the next 50 years will occupy the majority of the world's GDP and the power balance of the world economy will change drastically. The report predicts economic growth of 3% per year worldwide. The difference in GDP per capita in each country mainly reflects the difference in technology level, capital intensity, human resources and skills. "The rapidly growing emerging economies will make a heavy contribution to the world economy, because the education and productivity will be the driving force for future economic growth, so the worldwide OECD Secretary-General Angel Greer Policies in the field of society should be prioritized. " Long-Term Economic Growth Outlook through 2060 (OECD Tokyo) We estimate that per capita GDP will be seven times between 2011 and 2060 for both China and India. China will reach per capita GDP from $ 8,387 in 2011 to about $ 60,000 in 2060. In the United States, per capita GDP will increase to $ 136,611, which will double the strength of China. While Japan seems to have been stamped as a small economy, Japan predicts that per capita GDP with a population of about 87 million will be 1.6 times that of China (1.3 billion people). "This outlook is not easy to move," Greer said, "If bold structural reforms are taken, it will be possible to derive long-term economic growth and improved living standards both in developed and emerging countries." It is. Looking to 2060: Long-term growth prospects for the world (OECD) 2012 global competitiveness ranking, declining to 27th place in Japan (Nobuyuki Kokai) The educational system in Switzerland is world's top (World Economic Forum) (Nobuyuki Kokai)

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