Wednesday, November 29, 2017

4 December 2017: Filling the knowledge gap on air quality in Indian cities

Sarath Guttikunda
UEinfo, India

Delhi is in the midst of its annual debate on air pollution. How much do we know about Delhi's pollution load, and is that information adequate for policy making? In addition, the debate on air quality is limited to conditions in these big cities (like Delhi) even though most of India’s population live in smaller towns and there is little by way of measurements or an assessment of sources contributing to local air pollution problems, or health impacts associated with these pollution levels. The Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment (APnA) city program, covering 20 cities in 2016-17, is an attempt to fill this lacuna of information, with an objective to create a baseline database for air pollution in Indian cities to inform policymakers as they chart out strategies to improve air quality. Finally, despite all these efforts, what are the continued shortcomings and gaps in knowledge that are obstacles to improving the air around Delhi and other population centres in India?

Date: December 4, 2017
Time: 04:00 P.M.

Conference Hall
Centre for Policy Research,
Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi–110021(INDIA)

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Friday, November 10, 2017

8 December 2017: Mahalanobis and Fisher: Mathematical Statistics as a Global Enterprise

Stephen Stigler
University of Chicago, U.S.A.

Between 1930 and 1950, P. C. Mahalanobis played a crucial role in the global development of mathematical statistics and its practical application. The talk will focus particularly on the story of his relationship with Ronald A. Fisher over this period.

Date: December 8, 2017
Time: 03:00 P.M.

Indian Statistical Institute Delhi Centre,
7, S. J. S. Sansanwal Marg,
New Delhi-110016 (INDIA)

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22 November 2017: Asia’s Financial Services: Ready for the Cloud?

Lim May-Ann
Asia Cloud Computing Association

Many industries are ready to embrace cloud computing to reap the benefits of this new technology. However, perceived regulatory challenges often stymie adoption efforts, such as in the case of highly regulated sectors like the financial services industry (FSI). This seminar will present the work done by the Asia Cloud Computing Association, an industry association that represents the voice of the tech and cloud computing businesses in the Asia Pacific region, reviewing the current regulatory landscape and key regulatory challenges to the adoption of cloud services by FSIs in 14 economies in this region.

Sankarson Banerjee, National Stock Exchange

Date: November 22, 2017
Time: 04:30 P.M.

Conference Hall, Ground Floor
R&T Building
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy,
18/2 Satsang Vihar Marg, Special Institutional Area,
New Delhi-110067(INDIA)

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Friday, November 3, 2017

7 November 2017: Indo-German Symposium on Science Communication

Science Communication is an often underestimated, yet crucial part of science. The Indo-German Symposium on science communication invites students, scientists and practitioners from India and Germany to explore the possibilities of science communication. Questions like ‘What makes good science communication?’ ‘Why is it important?’ ‘And how is it done?’ will be addressed at the symposium.

Date: November 7, 2017
Time: 03:30 P.M.

Keynote Lecture:
“Science communication in the digital age: New opportunities, new players, new challenges” by Prof. Carsten K├Ânneker, “Spektrum der Wissenschaft” and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Panel discussion:
Exploring the Secrets of Successful Science Communication

Radhika Mittal, LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie
Anett Richter, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ/ German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Germany
Ramaseshan Ramachandran, Physicist and freelance science journalist, New Delhi
Alexander Waschkau, Psychologist, podcaster, publisher, founder of "Hoaxilla”, Hamburg, Germany

Heike Mock, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) India and German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH), New Delhi

German Embassy
No. 6/50G, Shanti Path,
New Delhi 110021 (India)