Saturday, 24 September 2011

UPA Govt. Defined the New Definition of Poverty

"Two members of the Planning Commission Abhijit Sen and Mihir Shah, the government has begun to turn against the definition of which Rs 13 a time to spend on food is one of those above the poverty line ...."

: The government definition of poverty, according to him 26 rupees a day on food, so the time spent on food to 13 people who are not poor. Planning Commission means the nation's highest court has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court. The affidavit stated that the Commission on food in cities and villages in 965 781 per month cost per month is the man who can not be considered poor.

Planning Commission in the city every day to spend Rs 32 crore and 26 in the village, the man who is not entitled to get back to BPL families. This new definition of poverty based on Tendulkar Committee report has been prepared.

5.5 Planning Commission believes that every day worth of grain, pulses of Rs 1.02, Rs 2.33 to Rs 1.55's milk and edible oil is enough to keep a person healthy. The report also says that Rs 1.95 every day on vegetables, fruit on the 44 money-70 money on sugar and salt - spices on the 78 would be appropriate to spend money, while another 1.51 crore would be spent on food. In the kitchen, gas or other fuel costs on the day 3 rupees 75 paise is proposed.

Meanwhile, two members of the Commission, Abhijit Sen and Mihir Shah have come out openly in opposition to the affidavit. It has also exposed the Planning Commission agreed with these figures was the Prime Minister's Office. However, to improve statistics is to be said.

Sen and Shah informed the media that the Planning Commission of the Supreme Court did not answer crucial questions. The Supreme Court had asked the people living below the poverty line limit the number of beneficiaries included in the list why? Planning Commission of the Supreme Court has not answered this question a neat and tidy people in the BPL list, take advantage of government schemes and subsidies there a limit has been set. Abhijit Sen, the Commission has not responded to this question. The Shah also objected to that limit beneficiaries. BPL beneficiaries Court by the Central Government had asked for the cut-off due to imposition. BPL cards to the beneficiaries on the basis of population gives state governments. Of social welfare schemes for the class center is providing the funding. But it decided by the Planning Commission on the basis of cut-off line is profit to BPL card holders.

The BPL list prepared on the basis of population in the state government to give the benefit of all those who plan to go to have to carry the burden of subsidy. Planning Commission Tendulkar in his affidavit to the commission only has double figures. Supreme Court Chief Advisor of the Food Commissioner biraj Patnaik says the Supreme Court of giving concrete answers to questions asked by the Planning Commission has tried to mislead the court. According to Patnaik, the Planning Commission has not responded to two key points. The first point, the poverty line based on the modification and inflation in determining the poverty line do not use caps.

Abhijit Sen says, "This is a very important question. Planning Commission to set a limit on BPL list has not come out openly. Sooner or later he will give us answers to these questions. Sadly, that time could not decide on these issues can be reported to the court. "Patnaik said the Prime Minister's Office is also responsible for this lapse because the affidavit was investigated. According to sources, Planning Commission members were serious differences over the affidavit. According to sources, the Congress party's lawyers had asked the commission to Adne. The PMO's insistence on this stance.

"Quartet” pushes for new mid-east peace talks

The “Quartet” of Middle East mediators has called on Israel and the Palestinians to meet within a month to agree an agenda for new peace talks.

A proposal from the United Nations, the EU, the US and Russia suggests that the two parties should aim to reach a deal by the end of 2012.

The statement comes following Friday’s formal application for United Nations recognition of a Palestinian state by President Mahmoud Abbas.

“Within three months we would want to see significant progress on borders and security,” said EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.

“Anyone listening to the speeches made today and indeed the comments made many times by President Abbas and Prime Minister Netanyahu will be fully aware of the significance of these two issues,” she added, referring to Abbas’ speech to the UN in New York.

President Obama Signs Kansas Disaster Declaration

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

President Obama Signs Kansas Disaster Declaration

The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Kansas and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by flooding during the period of June 1 to August 1, 2011.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the flooding in the counties of Atchison, Doniphan, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Bradley Harris as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.

FEMA said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.


Monday, 19 September 2011

Historic World Earthquakes

Sorted by Country/Region & Date

Selected earthquakes of general historic interest.
All earthquake dates are UTC, not local time.






Asia Minor

Atlantic Ocean



  • 1872 01 28 - Samaxi, Azerbaijan - M 5.7 Fatalities 118