Saturday, September 26, 2015

World Contraception Day - 26 September



World Contraception Day takes place on September 26th every year. The annual worldwide campaign centers around a vision where every pregnancy is wanted. Launched in 2007, WCD’s mission is to improve awareness of contraception and to enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.

World Contraception Day is supported by a coalition of 12 international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), governmental organizations and scientific and medical societies with an interest in sexual and reproductive health and is sponsored by Bayer HealthCare.

http://www.your-life.com/en/for-doctors-parents-etc/about-wcd/

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joins the international community in celebrating World Contraception Day, a global campaign to draw attention to the vast unmet need for contraceptive information and services.  Increasing access to a wide-range of family planning methods enables individuals and couples to determine whether, when, and how often to have children, which has profound health, economic, and social benefits for families and communities.

As a means to improve health and quality of life, USAID advances and supports voluntary family planning and reproductive health programs in nearly 40 countries across the globe. These programs are designed to protect individuals' rights to affordable and quality family planning commodities. USAID has been involved in the development of nearly every contraceptive method on the market today.

https://www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/global-health/family-planning/world-contraception-day 

Monday, September 14, 2015

15 September - Engineers' Day India


You
Engineer great designs
Manufacture big engines
Deliver to deadlines
Repair many machines

Engineer you are a seer
who makes life happier


Engineers' Day - 15 September


Birthday of  Bharata Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

Remember - India has engineering from days of Ramayana - Watch the video
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Engineering and Technology Developments - Bulletin Board 2013

Famous Engineers of India

Salutations to all of them

Great Engineers of India


Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya
Kurien Verghese - Amul Diary
E.Sridharan - Metro Man

Indian National Academy of Engineering - Life Time Contribution Award Winners


2014
Prof S. Ranganathan
Mr. S. Ramadorai


2013
Col. S.P. Wahi, Former Chairman ONGC
Prof. K.L. Chopra, Former Professor of Physics, IIT Delhi
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-otherstates/life-time-achievement-awards/article5461989.ece

2012
Prof P. Rama Rao
Dr. R.A. Mashelkar

2011
Dr. V.S. Arunachalam
Shri S.S. Charkraborty

2010
Dr. Sam G. Pitroda
Dr. M.R. Srinivasan

2009
Dr. R. Chidambaram
N.R. Narayana Murty

2008
Ratan Tata
Dr. E. Sreedharan

2007
Dr. C.G. Krishnadas Nair
Dr. Byrappa Nagappa Suresh

2006
Dr. Anil Kakodkar
Dr. Kota Harinarayana

2005
Prof Vaidyeswaran Rajaraman
Prof Gitendra Saran Sanyal

2004
Prof Dwijesh Dutta Majumdar
Dr Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan

2003
Dr. S. Varadarajam
Dr. Roddam Narasimha

2002
Dr. Jamshed J. Irani
Prof A.S. Arya


http://www.inae.in/life_time.html

Fellows of Indian National Academy of Engineers


Engineers' Day Celebration News



2015

Theme of 48th Engineers' Day - 2015

“Engineering challenges for Knowledge Era”

https://www.ieindia.org/PDF_Images/5%20Statutory%20Days/Theme%20Write-up%20ED.pdf

Celebrate the development success of IIT Bombay
IIT-B - 10-inch netbook  costing less than $100
700g - Equipped with a 1GHz dual core processor, 1GB of memory and 8GB Nand Flash - Wifi enabled.
http://www.livemint.com/Industry/HK4y3fHG8kSts2cDK0ykJN/IITB-develops-10inch-netbook-that-costs-less-than-100.html



Theme of 47th - 2014 Engineers' Day

Theme : “Making Indian Engineering World-class”


“World-class” engineers denotes the engineers with a broad range of competencies
and skills to synthesize new ideas; and develop new processes and technologies to address
contemporary challenges to suit global needs anywhere in the world.

Engineers are key figures in the material progress of the world.

Achievements of India in Science, Engineering and Technology - 2014



https://www.ieindia.org/PDF_Images/5%20Statutory%20Days/Theme%20Write-up%20ED.pdf

Theme of 46th - 2013 Engineers' Day

'Frugal Engineering – Achieving More with Fewer Resources' 

Engineers - become economy-conscious, cost-conscious and eco-aware

Frugal Engineering - An Introductory Writeup

Economically Efficient Design of Products and Production Processes

Themes of Engineers Day in Earlier Years


Earlier Years and Former Article on Theme by Narayana Rao


For Science and Technology Achievements of India See
http://nraonid.blogspot.com/2014/05/india-national-technology-day-11-may.html

Saturday, September 5, 2015

International Day of Charity - 5 September




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Charity contributes to the promotion of dialogue, solidarity and mutual understanding ‎among people.‎


Poverty persists in all countries of the world, ‎regardless of their economic, social and cultural situation, particularly in developing countries.

In recognition of the role of charity in alleviating humanitarian crises and human ‎suffering within and among nations, as well as of the efforts of charitable organizations ‎and individuals, including the work of Mother Teresa, the General Assembly of the ‎United Nations in its resolution A/RES/67/105 dated 17 December 2012 document designated the 5th of September, the ‎anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa, as the International Day of Charity.‎

On this International Day of Charity, the United Nations invites all Member States and all international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to commemorate the Day in an appropriate manner, by encouraging charity, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.

http://www.un.org/en/events/charityday/
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2015

International Day of Charity - 14 ways to help a local cause
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/international-day-charity-14-ways-9985674



It's hard to drum up generosity in a world that always demands you to give, give, give.

So, this International Day of Charity, don't give. Take.

Here are five takeaways that will make you ready to give again.
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/jess-tomlin/international-day-of-charity_b_8077260.html

2013

Donate time or money, volunteer or act with kindness

Donate time or money, volunteer or act with kindness, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged people around the world as the United Nations marked the first ever International Day of Charity coinciding with the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa.

“Charity plays an important role in upholding the values and advancing the work of the United Nations,” Mr. Ban said in his message for the Day, which will be observed annually on 5 September.

he added. “Let us recognize charity for what it is at heart: a noble enterprise aimed at bettering the human condition.”

At the UN Headquarters in New York, the Permanent Mission of Hungary - in cooperation with the Department of Public Information, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Office for Partnerships (UNOP) and the UN Foundation - is organizing two panel discussions to highlight the importance of non-profit organizations in development. The two discussions will concentrate on the role of charity in water and sanitation, and poverty alleviation and eradication issues.


http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=45776#.Uii709Kw0bA
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