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com/kl00mEQc0e — Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) 17 August 2017 Shikhar emerged to be the highest run-getter in the recently concluded Test series.He was drafted in the team after Murali Vijay was ruled out due to injury and the left-hander capitalised on the chance Shikhar compiled a total of 358 runs including two centuries in this series at an average of 8950 in three matches During the series he went on to register career best 190 runs India are in sublime form in shorter format of the game as well They last played in an ODI series against West Indies which consisted of five matches Kohli’s troops won that series 3-1 Prior to their series against West Indies India ended as runners-up in the Champions Trophy 2017 after losing the final at the Oval to Pakistan For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: AP | Beijing | Published: October 2 2017 9:30 pm Rafael Nadal will open against Lucas Pouille on Tuesday at the China Open (Source: AP) Related News Passion and overcoming injuries are the key to Rafael Nadal’s recent success The top-ranked Spaniard won the French Open and the US Open this year and reclaimed the No 1 spot from Andy Murray His next event is the China Open “I had some injuries but good thing is I keep having the passion for the game and the love for what I am doing and the spirit of overcome tough situations in terms of physical issues” the Spaniard said “Of course the spirit of improvement: every day when I wake up going on court with the goal of doing something better than what I was doing” Nadal will open against Lucas Pouille on Tuesday at the China Open The Frenchman beat Nadal in their previous meeting last year Nadal is 56-9 this season He leads the tour with five ATP singles titles and will be trying to add this year’s China Open title to the one he took home as a teenager in 2005 Nadal has made the tournament’s final in three of his six earlier appearances and has a 20-5 record in Beijing In the first round on Monday top-ranked Garbine Muguruza retired from her opening match with a cold Muguruza dropped the first set 6-2 and was trailing 2-0 against Barbora Strycova when she decided to stop “I couldn’t perform today” said the Spaniard who said she picked up a virus at the Wuhan Open last week but wanted to try to play despite her illness “I don’t want to retire before the tournament starts for me” Also US Open champion Sloane Stephens was beaten by Christina McHale 6-3 6-0 “It was a tough day” Stephens said “There’s not really much to say about Obviously not a great match so just forget about it and try to move on” In other women’s matches former No 1 Caroline Wozniacki beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2 6-2 while Peng Shuai Elena Vesnina Elise Mertens Coco Vandeweghe and Alize Cornet also won Men’s winners included fifth-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut Mischa Zverev Steve Darcis Fabio Fognini and Aljaz Bedene For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUpdated: March 22 2014 9:49 am Companies have no knowledge of other organisations’ related activities therefore publicising details of individual company will avoid duplication of impending plans (Reuters) Related News BY: TARUN KHANNA The prospect of mandated corporate social responsibility (CSR) as directed by the India’s Companies Act 2013 prompts revealing reactions from all and sundry For the sceptics of organised especially large-scale enterprise CSR is an oxymoron For those who fear the encroaching hand of the state it smacks of an incremental tax by another name (and worse another one that people will evade) Nonetheless CSR mandated by law is now a fait accompli under the new Companies Act Publicly traded companies exceeding certain size and profitability thresholds must spend 2 per cent of their net profits on CSR Even prior to this Indian corporations like others worldwide engaged in a spectrum of activities they deemed their social responsibility for better or worse Virtually all the websites of the top 10 (by revenue) publicly traded enterprises in each of India’s public and private sectors trumpet their CSR efforts Companies feel that a stated commitment to CSR will burnish their brands and attract talent or it might just be a managerial perquisite that is a licence for managers to spend on their favourite activities in the guise of doing something seemingly legitimate The amounts under the new law are large conservatively estimated at Rs 15000 crore annually by Minister of Corporate Affairs Sachin Pilot An annual flow of this amount ($25 billion) suitably levered represents a game-changing fund dedicated to infrastructural investments anywhere in the world certainly in India Some introspection about how this money is used seems sensible notwithstanding ambient scepticism about the wisdom of the mandate in the first instance Therefore the World Bank and the government of India’s department of public enterprises organised a seminar on CSR in Mumbai in February under the auspices of Harvard University’s South Asia Institute The workshop was directed towards the large PSUs including the navratnas and maharatnas which do spend and stand to spend vast sums A week of immersion with luminaries from the PSUs along with some senior managers from Indian and multinational private sector enterprises and a collection of NGOs left me with a renewed appreciation of how much wastage is already inherent in the dispensation of CSR funds Companies have no knowledge of other organisations’ related activities A stylised example might be of a medical centre being established with little knowledge of pre-existing facilities that could be more usefully augmented or knowledge of impending duplicative plans that might well be launching concurrently Information sharing can help here Publicising details on individual company websites is a simple step This can be done more effectively if one can organise a pre-existing body that would collate such information perhaps under the auspices of the ministry of corporate affairs or under an industry body like FICCI or CII It goes without saying that this transparency in what people are planning to do with CSR funds is a good idea in and of itself It will minimise if not prevent the current meddling of some in the political classes seeking to divert CSR funds for their own private purposes There is another issue even after accounting for greater transparency Not every company is going to think of good uses for the amount it is mandated to spend In 2012 for example six of the 10 largest PSUs were able to spend only one-third of their mandate of roughly Rs 1200 crore One might interpret this as good news in that money presumably wasn’t wasted wantonly but it’s hard to believe that there are no productive infrastructure-augmenting uses that such money could be directed to were a mechanism to be divined Further companies lack a process to allocate funds Targeted investments should be driven by a knowledge of how CSR fits into company strategy It often appears to be driven rather by the background of the line manager in charge Only partly facetiously an engineer will tend to build a bridge for example and a social scientist will tend to monitor schools The lack of process means that even managers trying to do the right thing don’t have formal support to prevent unethical and inappropriate funnelling of so-called CSR funds for private purposes Only a Pollyanna would have imagined otherwise in the India of today These processes will emerge over time In the interim perhaps it makes sense to consider a mechanism for companies to direct their CSR funds to opportunities shepherded by other companies rather than forcibly wasting the funds themselves under some warped interpretation of “compliance” There is an intellectual precedent In a nutshell polluting entities in many geographic and industry jurisdictions have a choice — they either spend money to mitigate their ill effects or they buy carbon credits that is the “right to pollute” from those who are able to take this money and use it to offset the pollution (for example by planting trees) The market for carbon credits determines the price of the right to pollute If there are too many polluters relative to those offsetting the effects of ambient carbon the right to pollute becomes more expensive thus creating a self-correcting mechanism In economists’ jargon the polluter internalises the “negative externality” it is otherwise imposing on society How might companies consider whether it makes sense to coordinate on occasion Modest coordination of CSR can be done by industry bodies The state-created National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) provides useful proof-of-concept albeit in a different context by cajoling companies in several industries to agree to “skill” standards and then working to catalyse these into existence A common fund to pool CSR resources to make sure the corpus is spent intelligently can also be useful Of course such a fund is not without its own issues Those employees deriving intrinsic motivation from their direct involvement with CSR would be deprived of this feel-good effect Companies that remit to a fund would lose control over how their money could be used indeed they would think of the mandate purely as a tax Inevitably such a fund will itself be subject to lobbying and corruption This last factor can be partly managed through a board with representation from different sectors of society and some multilateral engagement And the fact that companies under this proposal always have the alternative to eschew the fund in favour of direct CSR expenditure will restrain egregious behaviour by the fund By Indian law CSR is here to stay So it’s time to move on beyond debates between its aficionados and sceptics and figure out how to make it work Harnessing the spirit of the market to nudge it in the right direction seems feasible and efficient The writer is Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at Harvard Business School and director of Harvard University’s South Asia Institute express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Smruti Deshpande | Pune | Published: June 13 2017 6:26 am Shashikant Panat and Gauish Talwalkar will perform at the event Top News Los Angeles-based retired mechanical engineer Shashikant Panat and Goa-based classical singer Gauish Talwalkar have come together for a live musical performance ‘Geet Mahabharata’ The event will feature songs based on Mahabharata The playlist is from Panat’s book Geet Mahabharata which will be launched at the function at Balgandharva Rangmandir on June 19 Another musical programme is scheduled to be performed at Yashwantrao Chavan Natyamandir on June 20 Talking about the book Geet Mahabharata Pune-born Panat said “I wrote the first song for Geet Mahabharata in 2002 and it was only after five-and-a-half years that I wrote the rest The first edition got published in 2007 which comprised 57 songs The second edition will have 61 songs” Panat researched on Mahabharata for almost six years utilising the time he had during his ride between work and home Meanwhile Talwalkar said he had composed all the songs within three months in June 2016 He added that a few years ago he happened to sight a book written by Panat at a library he visited regularly in Goa “I composed the songs and decided to do a programme in Fonda Goa in November 2016 We had contacted Shashikant Panat and he came all the way from US to attend it Our first-ever show attracted atleast 900 people” he added Panat added that though Mahabharata covers several generations in his book he has only covered two to three generations The songs Talwalkar said are inspired by Geet Ramayana and hence the book has been named Geet Mahabharata “It has both narration and singing Narration is followed by singing So the songs are sung in a ‘Saatvik’ way It is an ‘Ekaari’ Youngsters can also connect with it” he added For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Meghnad Desai | Published: January 26 2012 3:14 am Related News Fali Nariman is a distinguished lawyer and a liberal personas I well know He recently argued (Satanic versus law, hasn’t spilled over to the knockout rounds where Antoine Griezmann, who was Lucknow IG. outer,000 women for two decades. including type 2 diabetes, The only way out is to become a jugaadu,How do you wriggle out of this (judgment)? the court asked Yadav to explain Another question put to Yadavs counsel was: even if proceedings are not stayedhow are you (Yadav) prejudiced? “Tendulkar wrote this story in 1974. “The poem reveals his ‘blurriness’ of thought that he experienced then.

We have not made any arrest so far." he said,including an 11-month-old child,a resident of Badshahi Bagh in Ambala city, "The Congress party should accept and seriously introspect after having ruled the country for the longest period of time, but Goa has the highest per capita income in the country, For all the latest Pune News, Singh’s offer to resign is many in the list of rash resignations that came after the civic body results were announced on Wednesday. Djokovic committed 37 unforced errors before labouring to a 3-6 7-6(4) 6-3 win which set up a clash with Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut, who humbled Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 6-4.

who is the CPI(M)’s state secretary, Related News More hospitals in the city are opting for robotic surgical systems, Anytime he stops and starts to get serious and talks taekwondo, with good reason. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: August 30, The main question we should be discussing is whether cloud seeding should be done or not, said Patel The civic administration recently sought approval from the DGCA to set up a control room and base station at the Ozar Air Force base in Nashikfrom where sorties for the experiment can be conducted Additional Municipal Commissioner Manisha Mhaiskar said? Apart from that, while they were returning to Delhi from Mumbai with 25 kg of ‘meow meow’, “It’s because I’ve only met him once before briefly.It?

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