IIC DIAMOND JUBILEE DISCUSSION ON DIGITAL GOVERNANCE

26 May 2022, 06:30 pm
IIC DIAMOND JUBILEE DISCUSSION ON DIGITAL GOVERNANCE
Programme Type
Discussions
Venue
Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

Digital Equity: Empowering the marginalized and underprivileged through Aadhaar, Aayushman Bharat, Government eMarketplace, and other Digital Platforms

Panelists: Shri Ram Sewak Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority (Ayushman Bharat Yojna); Shri Talleen Kumar, Member (Finance), Space Commission, Atomic Energy Commission and Earth Commission and formerly CEO, the Government eMarketplace (GeM); and  Dr. Saurabh Garg, CEO, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) 
Chair: Shri K.N. Shrivastava

The JAM Trinity is the foundation of Digital India and is the Government of India’s initiative to link Jan Dhan Account, Mobile Numbers and Aadhaar card for financial inclusion. Aadhaar provides a digital identity that is unique, lifelong, online and authenticable. Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) is a payment app that lets one make simple, easy and quick transactions using Unified Payments Interface (UPI). The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) aims to develop the backbone necessary to support the integrated digital healthcare ecosystems. The Government eMarketplace is the National Public Procurement Platform for ensuring transparency, inclusion and cost-savings in public procurement besides encouraging domestic manufacturing and investment. GeM provides an ever increasing market access to MSMEs, Woman SHGs and Start-ups. GeM-SAHAY is an app based platform providing frictionless working capital financing solutions to MSMEs in a few minutes in real time. The fundamental requirements of scalability, speed, inclusion, interoperability, frugality and technical robustness are the key success factors for all these digital products and platforms

The Crisis in Sri Lanka and Implications for India

23 May 2022, 06:30 pm
The Crisis in Sri Lanka and Implications for India
Programme Type
Talks
Venue
Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

Speaker: Prof. V. Suryanarayan, former Director, Centre for South and South East Asian Studies, University of Madras, Chennai. He is one of India's leading specialists in South and Southeast Asian Studies and combines in his teaching and research specialization in history, political science and international relations

Chair: Amb. K.P. Fabian

The crisis in Sri Lanka that began with peaceful demonstrations demanding the resignation of the Rajapaksa government, following the widespread shortages of food, fuel, medicine, and other daily necessities, has turned violent. Prime Minister Mahindra Rajapaksa has resigned and fled to an unknown destination for safety. His brother the President has refused to resign. What are the prospects of an early end to the crisis?

India has already provided assistance worth $3.5 billion this year only.  Can India do anything to assist its neighbour to put down the raging fire?

Professor V. Suryanarayan, a well-known scholar studying Sri Lanka and Indo-Sri Lanka relations for decades, will explain to us the origins of the crisis and much more. 

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

05 May 2022, 06:00 pm
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Programme Type
Discussions
Venue
Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

First Fuel: India’s Efficiency Journey and a Radical Vision for Sustainability

By Padu Padmanabhan (Pan Macmillan India: 2021)

Discussants: Shri S. Raghupathy, Principal Advisor, Confederation of Indian Industry; Dr. Koshy Cherail, Program Director, Renewable Energy, Centre for Science & Environment; Dr. Gaurav Bhatiani, Program Director, Energy, Resource Triangle Institute (RTI); Shri Ashish De, Global Head of Power & Utilities, KPMG; Shri Prabir Neogi, Chief Advisor, Corporate Affairs, Goenka Group; and Shri Padu Padmanabhan, author of the book

Chair: Dr. Satish Kumar, President, Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy
 

Indian Ocean Security

26 April 2022, 06:00 pm
Indian Ocean Security
Programme Type
Talks
Venue
Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

Indian Ocean Security

Speaker: H.E. Mr. Mohamed Nasheed, Speaker of the People’s Majlis, House of Parliament of Maldives and formerly President of Maldives

Chair: Shri Shyam Saran, Life Trustee, IIC and formerly Foreign Secretary of India
 

Ukraine War: Impact on India’s Energy Security

22 April 2022, 06:30 pm
Ukraine War: Impact on India’s Energy Security
Programme Type
Talks, Webcasts
Venue
Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

Speaker: Dr. Shebonti Ray Dadwal, Energy Security Analyst and Consultant 

Chair: Cmdre. C. Uday Bhaskar ( retd.), Director, Society for Policy Studies

The current crisis in energy markets triggered by the Ukraine war is impacting globally – as opposed to ones that were more regional in nature. It is being seen as a critical turning point, as it is likely to set off major shifts in energy markets as well as in global geopolitics. This war has also underlined energy security as a critical priority for every energy importing nation.

As one of the largest consumers of energy, India is severely affected – economically due to the price rise; and politically, as it comes under intense pressure to follow the anti-Russia mandate of the US-led western world. How India will deal with the ongoing crisis and what implications such decisions could have will be the focus of the talk

(Collaboration: Society for Policy Studies)

 

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BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP 

04 April 2022, 05:00 pm
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP 
Programme Type
Discussions
Venue
Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

Unshackling India: Hard Truths and Clear Choices for Economic Revival

By Ajay Chhibber and Salman Anees Soz (HarperCollins, 2021)

Discussants: Prof. Sudipto Mundle, Senior Adviser, NCAER and former Professor Emeritus, NIPFP; Prof. Amita Batra, Professor of Economics, Centre for South Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Dr. Radhicka Kapoor, Senior Visiting Fellow, ICRIER; and Dr. Ajay Chhibber, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, IIEP, George Washington University and author of the book

Chair: Shri Nitin Desai, Chairman, TERI and former Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, UN

 

FITNESS FOREVER

30 March 2022, 06:30 pm
FITNESS FOREVER
Programme Type
Talks
Venue
Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

The Soil’s Health is Our Heath: Why Organic Farming is Vital for the Health of the Planet and People

An illustrated talk by Dr. Vandana Shiva, Founder, Navdanya

Moderator: Dr. Anu Jindal

Our health and the health of the planet is one health. It is connected to the health of the soil, seeds and plants we grow, the food we eat, the insects and microbes on which we depend, the water and the climate which sustain life. Doctors are increasingly finding that the roots of multiple chronic diseases lie in the health of the gut microbiome, which is connected to the health of soil biodiversity. The soil, the gut and our brain are one interconnected biome - violence to one part triggers violence in the entire interrelated system. Chemically produced food has far less nutritional content, however regenerative organic agriculture increases nutritional content of food. 

The series of talks “Fitness Forever” focuses on making good health and building a strong immunity to be disease free, an integral part of our lifestyle.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

29 March 2022, 05:00 pm
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Programme Type
Discussions
Venue
Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

Classical Music: A Divine Power of Yoga

By Kumud Diwan (New Delhi, Om Publications: 2021)

Discussants: Dr. Sonal Mansingh, Member of Parliament and well-known artist; Smt Bijoylaxmi Hota, Yoga expert and author of Yoga for Busy People; Dr. Subhadra Desai, senior Hindustani vocalist and author; and Dr. Kumud Diwan, Hindustani vocalist and author of the book

Chair: Dr. Karan Singh

Art Matters

11 March 2022, 06:30 pm
Art Matters
Programme Type
Cultural
Venue
Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

Realization

by Kumar Shahani eminent film director

Introduction: Ashok Vajpeyi

 

(Collaboration: The Raza Foundation)

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

05 January 2022, 04:30 pm
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Programme Type
Discussions
Venue
Seminar Rooms II, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC

PHYSICAL PROGRAMME

Classical Indian Dance in Literature and the Arts
By Kapila Vatsyayan 

Discussants: Prof. Radha Vallabh Tripathi, former Vice-Chancellor, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi; Dr. Sudha Gopalakrishnan, Executive Director, IIC-International Research Division; Prof. Deepti Omchery Bhalla, Head, Department of Music and Dean, Dept. of Music & Fine Arts, University of Delhi; and Shri Shekhar Shastri, poet, musician and dramatist

Chair: Shri N.N. Vohra, President, IIC