domenica 4 settembre 2016

Disgelo post maro', Swaraj vede Gentiloni a Roma

Ecco il comunicato del ministero Esteri indiano:

Joint Press Release on meeting between External Affairs Minister and Paolo Gentiloni, Foreign Minister of Italy (September 04, 2016)
September 04, 2016

The Foreign Minister of Italy, Mr. Paolo Gentiloni, and the External Affairs Minister of India, Ms. Sushma Swaraj, held a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy on 4th September, during Minister Swaraj’s visit to Rome for the canonisation of Mother Teresa in the Vatican.

The two Ministers expressed their satisfaction on the first high level bilateral meeting after a considerable period. They reviewed the state of bilateral relations and discussed the future roadmap of cooperation in trade and investment, science and technology, counter terrorism, cultural exchange and other areas of mutual interest. They also agreed to expand cooperation between Italy and India in multilateral fora.

Minister Swaraj conveyed her deep condolences for the recent earthquake in Central Italy that caused a lot of destruction and claimed many innocent lives.

September 04, 2016

sabato 3 settembre 2016

Madre Teresa, il messaggio del Presidente della Repubblica Pranab Mukherjee



In his message, the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has said, "I am happy to learn that Mother Teresa will be canonised by Pope Francis on September 4, 2016 at Vatican City.
Mother Teresa was an embodiment of compassion.  She dedicated her entire life to serving the poorest of the poor as well as the destitute and forsaken. Mother Teresa saw herself as ‘small pencil in the hands of the Lord’ and went about her work quietly, offering smiles and warm human gestures. Always dressed in a simple white, blue border sari, Mother Teresa undertook her work with great love and commitment.  Mother Teresa provided dignity and respect to those who had been defeated by life. She was a messiah of the poor and a pillar of support for the weak and suffering.  Her simple manners touched the hearts of millions of people of all faiths.
Mother Teresa established the Missionaries of Charity in 1950 with the mission of caring for, “the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone”. Today, the branches of Missionaries of Charity in several countries continue their service to humanity, reaching out to the needy, regardless of their religion or social status.
Mother Teresa believed that giving something of our self is what confers real joy and the person who is allowed to give is the one who receives the most precious gift.  She glorified her life with the dignity of humble service. In recognition of Mother Teresa’s selfless and dedicated services, a grateful nation conferred on her India’s highest civilian award ‘Bharat Ratna’ in 1980.
Mother Teresa often said: “What the poor need most is to feel needed, to feel loved. There are remedies and treatments for all kinds of illnesses, but when some one is undesirable, if there are no serving hands and loving hearts, then there is no hope for a true cure”.  Her message of love continues to inspire millions of people around the world.

Every citizen of India will take pride in the recognition being accorded to Mother Teresa for her service to humanity and God through this Canonization. Let the example of Mother Teresa inspire all of us to dedicate ourselves to the welfare of mankind”.

martedì 30 agosto 2016

FCA, la Jeep debutta a Jodhpur

Ecco il comunicato integrale di Fca India 

Press Release

Two global SUV Icons – the Jeep® Wrangler and Jeep Grand Cherokee – launch in India
Local production in India of an all-new premium SUV to begin in 2017

·         The legendary Jeep Wrangler comes to Indian customers with  four-door, single trim version  called Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
·         The Jeep® Grand Cherokee line-up will include the aggressive, fast and athletic Grand Cherokee SRT, the luxurious Grand Cherokee Summit and the classy and refined Grand Cherokee Limited
·         FCA India to open 10 new distribution outlets in nine cities by the end of this calendar year to sell Jeep products in India

AUGUST 30, 2016 | JODHPUR, INDIA - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India today announced the arrival of two global SUV icons: the Jeep® Wrangler and Jeep Grand Cherokee. FCA, which owns the Jeep brand globally, will bring the two models to India as direct imports (Completely Built Units). The company will add another vehicle to this line-up, an all-new, premium Jeep SUV, when local production startsat its Ranjangaon manufacturing facility, near Pune, next year.

Commenting on the global heritage of the legendary Jeep brand, Kevin Flynn – President and Managing Director, FCA India said, “Jeep pioneered the SUV segment and the concept of off-roading . Now we are providing our Indian customers with access to what Jeep has to offer by launching the Jeep Wrangler, the most capable production 4x4 vehicle in the world and the luxurious Jeep Grand Cherokee, the most awarded SUV of all time. The launch of Jeep in India marks a double milestone in the history of the brand  as this year we are also celebrating the 75th anniversary of Jeep worldwide.”
Jeep dealer network
The Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Grand Cherokee will be sold through 10 Jeep distribution outlets called Jeep Destination Stores, in nine Indian cities by the end of this year. The Jeep Destination Stores are designed to be premium and world class, and have a high level of engagement with walk-in customers, prospects and visitors.
The Jeep Destination Store go live in Ahmedabad at the time of launch, followed closely by New Delhi and Chennai in September. The Mumbai outlet will open in October, along with a second outlet in New Delhi, both before Diwali, followed by Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Kochi and Bengaluru. The Jeep India website will have toll-free phone numbers where customers can inquire and they will be guided on the bookings process and the purchase.
FCA plans to focus a lot on providing the original Jeep experience to customers, as part of its retail strategy in order to bring them closer to the virtues of the Jeep brand and its Product Capabilities.
Jeep operations
Kevin Flynn commented on the business saying, “We have invested US$ 280 million in our facility at Ranjangaon, near Pune, to mobilize our localization strategy. We are on track with our plans to manufacture and roll out an all-new, premium Jeep SUV from our plant in 2017. After-Sales too plays a significant role in our India strategy. With the launch of the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Grand Cherokee, we will set a strong foundation for all the aspects that will further strengthen our future in India.”
FCA has focussed on After-Sales as one of its key drivers of growing business in India. For Jeep vehicles, the company has crafted innovative schemes that will give customers peace of mind and a satisfying Jeep ownership experience. The company will offer a two-year, unlimited mileage manufacturer’s warranty as standard on both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Jeep Wrangler. The warranty will have international coverage and will be transferrable to the second owner.
Branded Jeep Assist, a 24/7 helpline and roadside assistance program is being offered which will cover the vehicles for a two year, unlimited mileage period. Toll free assistance will be provided 24/7 in case of accidents and breakdowns and additionally, customers will be provided with a return journey Business Class air ticket or a hotel stay. FCA’s extended warranty on these Jeep vehicles is very competitive and offers  one and two year options. Besides this, customers will have access to an exciting range of Jeep branded merchandise and accessories.
Jeep Brand
Jeep, a 75-year old brand that enjoys a rich heritage, is known the world over for its originality and authenticity. The Jeep capability quotient has been so impressive over the decades that consumers have unshakable faith in its go-anywhere character. While luxury and capability are the two primary product attributes that will connect consumers to Jeep in India, these are supplemented by two further core values of freedom and adventure that have been hallmarks of the Jeep brand throughout its 75-year history.

Commenting on the Jeep Brand, Kevin Flynn said, “The originality of the Jeep brand has been so alluring that the styling cues of Jeep have inspired many other brands around the world but the reality is ‘There’s Only One’.”

To establish the Jeep Brand across the country, FCA India will launch a campaign with the brand promise ‘There’s Only One’. The campaign will largely use digital, print and outdoor mediums for amplification.

About the Jeep Brand:

Built on 75 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.
The Jeep global vehicle line-up consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Patriot, Renegade, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited.

Follow Jeep India on:
Jeep website:

About Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), the seventh-largest automaker in the world, designs, engineers, manufactures, distributes and sells vehicles under the Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia, Ram, SRT brands as well as luxury cars under the Maserati brand.

FCA also operates in the components sector, through MagnetiMarelli and Teksid, and in the production systems sector, through Comau and in after-sales services and products under the Mopar brand name. In addition, the Group provides retail and dealer finance, leasing and rental services in support of the car business through subsidiaries, joint ventures and commercial agreements with specialized financing services providers.

FCA operates through companies located in 40 countries and has commercial relationships with customers in approximately 150 countries.

For more information please contact:

Sushant Balsekar
Head – PR & Corporate Communications, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, India Operations
Telephone: 91-22-3946 2600

Akshat Jain
Perfect Relations
Mobile: +91-9920210948


Rs. 71.59 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Single variant – Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4x4
2.8-litre EcoDiesel, inline 4-cylinder,
Max power: 200 PS @ 3600 rpm
Max torque: 460 Nm @ 1600 – 2600 rpm
5-speed Automatic
5 occupants

Key Notes for Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

·               The iconic Wrangler – the most capable production 4x4 vehicle in the world
·               An authentic off-roader that has inspired its owners to dream and delivers on the values of Freedom and Adventure time and time again
·               The iconic design of the Wrangler is legendary
·               Customers around the world immediately identify with its legendary styling cues – the vertical seven-slot grille, flanking round headlamps and the trapezoidal wheel arches
·               This off-roader exudes superior quality and sheer presence and conveys a sense of confidence in its stance and that it is able to ‘go anywhere’.
·               The most exciting part of the Wrangler is in its personality – a fortress of a body shell that is protected by  subtly inbuilt sport bars and it comes with wash-out interiors with drain plugs
·               It comes with removable doors, a three-piece modular, removable hard top as well as with a soft top – a standard addition to the Wrangler package
·               Interiors – McKinley leather seats with accent stitching, a lockable center console,  anine-speaker Alpine music system, a 6.5-inch Uconnect touch screen navigation system that is accessible through voice commands
·               The Wrangler is the only Trail Rated SUV in the marketit comes with our legendary Command Trac 4x4 system with heavy duty solid axles, 18 bolt main case joint clamping to enable extreme capability and to round it off, 17-inch Silent Armour Goodyear Tyres
·               The Wrangler Unlimited will be available in six colours


Variants and Price
Grand Cherokee SRT

Rs. 1.12 crore
(Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Grand Cherokee Summit
Rs. 1.03 crore
(Ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Grand Cherokee Limited
Rs. 93.64 lakh
(Ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Engine and Transmission
Grand Cherokee SRT
6.4-litre HEMI V8 (Petrol)
Max power: 475 PS @ 6250 rpm
Max torque: 624 Nm @ 4100 rpm
Transmission: 8-speed Automatic with Paddle Shift
Grand Cherokee Summit
3.0-litre V6 EcoDiesel
Max power: 243 PS @ 3600 rpm
Max torque: 570 Nm @ 2000 rpm
Transmission: 8-speed Automatic with Paddle Shift
Grand Cherokee Limited
SRT, Summit and Limited
5 occupants each

Key Notes for Jeep Grand Cherokee
·               Grand Cherokee SRT
o   The best of the best as the flagship on-road performance machine of the Jeep line-up for India
o   Zero-100 km/hr in five seconds, thanks to the SRT’s ‘Launch Control’ button which is the trigger to unleash that raw power
o   Capability is complemented by technology – it comes with a Quadra-Trac full-time Active-on-Demand 4WD system linked to a five-mode Selec-Track system, supported by a high performance adaptive suspension, complemented by highly effective, high performance Brembo brakes with large, multiple-piston rotors
o   The SRT’s capability is proven by high performance technology including –Quadra-Trac full-time Active-on-Demand 4WD system linked to a five-mode Selec-Track system, adaptive damping suspension, high performance Brembo brakes at all four corners. 

o   It is just as dynamic inside the cockpit too –it gives feedback on G-force on the 7-inch instrument cluster and real time performance data on its 8.4-inch UConnect system
o   Ultra-luxurious Laguna leather seats that are crafted with leather sourced from the world’s finest Swedish tanners
o   An 8.4-inch multimedia system is wired to a 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system enhances the experience
o   The Grand Cherokee SRT will be available in five colours

·               Grand Cherokee Summit
o   Pampers occupants with seats stitched and wrapped in Nappa leather with a refined suede-like premium headliner
o   To keep the refinement consistent, the leather is carried forward to the instrument panel door, center console, shifter knob and the armrest
o   The use of open-pore wood tastefully enhances the interior matching the aesthetics to the SUV’s impressive personality
o   Offers colour-coordinated interiors with the base, ‘Limited’ variant
o   It is equipped with a nine-speaker Alpine music system synced to the 8.4-inch UConnect infotainment system
o   Customisable 7-inch instrument cluster
o   Rear seat passengers can enjoy the Blu-ray entertainment system and the panoramic sunroof
o   Like the SRT, it offers Quadra-Trac II with the SelecTerrain traction control system
o   Offered with smart-looking 20-inch alloy wheels

o   Available in six colours

venerdì 26 agosto 2016

Terremoto Italia, le condoglianze del presidente Pranab Mukherjee

Ecco il testo integrale:

Rashtrapati Bhavan
Press Release

President of India writes to President of Italy conveying condoles on loss of lives in earthquake in Italy

        The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has written to His Excellency Mr. Sergio Mattarella, the President of the Italian Republic, conveying his condolences on the loss of lives and destruction of properties in the earthquake in Central Italy.

In his message, the President has said, “I was deeply saddened to hear of the earthquake that struck Central Italy.

On behalf of the people of India I offer heartfelt condolences to those who have lost family members or seen their homes and property destroyed.  We pray for the speedy recovery of the injured and for the success of the rescue efforts launched by your Government and local authorities”.

For immediate release.
This release issued at 1640 hrs.

(Venu Rajamony)
Press Secretary to the President

mercoledì 9 marzo 2016

Italia premia il sovrintendente Anupam Sah con Stella dela Repubblica.

MADE IN ITALY- Ice annuncia campagna di due anni in India

(ANSA) - NEW DELHI, 8 MAR - L'Ice di New Delhi ha annunciato oggi una campagna promozionale di due anni dedicata a rilanciare il 'Made in Italy' in India con una serie di eventi nel campo della moda, cibo, design e altri settori di punta del Belpaese. L'iniziativa, battezzata "Italy: The Extraordinary Commonplace", è stata illustrata dal direttore Francesco Pensabene in una conferenza stampa che si è tenuta in un hotel della capitale. "Lo scopo - ha detto - è di far conoscere i prodotti italiani, promuovere le aziende italiane ed esplorare nuovi sbocchi di mercato e collaborazioni con imprese indiane". Attualmente nel Paese asiatico operano quasi 400 aziende italiane. L'Italia è il 13esimo investitore con una quota dello 0,63% (1,2 miliardi di euro dall'aprile 2000 al settembre 2015). La campagna, realizzata con l'ambasciata d'Italia a New Delhi, punta su alcuni settori chiave, come la moda, l'arredamento e il design industriale. "Non vogliamo impartire delle lezioni - ha aggiunto - ma condividere le nostre conoscenze per creare uno stile italo-indiano". Secondo il responsabile dell'Ice, è possibile cooperare con le aziende indiane, attraverso delle joint venture, per realizzare gli obiettivi del programma governativo "Make in India" lanciato lo scorso anno dal premier Narendra Modi e dedicato a potenziare il settore manifatturiero. Il primo appuntamento in calendario è un evento battezzato "La dolce vita: a Celebration of Italian fashion, luxury and lifestyle" che si tiene l'11 e il 12 marzo in collaborazione con il centro commerciale Dlf Emporio di New Delhi dove sono concentrate le principali marche mondiali dell'alta moda e del lusso.(ANSA).

PS questo è il link della campagna nazionale.

lunedì 7 marzo 2016

CULTURA - Morta Uma Marina Vesci, indologa di 81 anni

(ANSA) - NEW DELHI, 7 MAR - Uma Marina Vesci, indologa italiana di 81 anni, è morta sabato in un ospedale di New Delhi dove era stata ricoverata per complicazioni relative a una infezione. La studiosa viveva tra l'India dove era arrivata per la prima volta nel 1963 dopo una laurea in archeologia e una specializzazione in Storia delle religioni, e la sua città natale di Roma. Aveva approfondito gli studi sulla filosofia vedica a Benares, la città sacra sulle rive del Gange, dove ha incontrato lo sudioso indo spagnolo Raimundo Panikkar, formatosi dai gesuiti, teologo e storico delle religioni comparate. Da allora è nato un profondo legame con l'India che è continuato per tutta la sua vita. Nella sua lunga carriera accademica ha scritto diversi libri in inglese e italiano, oltre che una cinquantina di articoli pubblicati su riviste specializzate. Ha anche tradotto in inglese alcuni studi del famoso orientalista Giuseppe Tucci. Si ricorda, in particolare, un suo saggio "Heat and Sacrifice in the Vedas" sul rituale del sacrificio nella filosodia vedica e il romanzo esistenzialista "Il segreto di Alessio". E' stata cremata ieri a New Delhi con il rito induista. (ANSA).

mercoledì 3 febbraio 2016

Invest Karnataka, c'e' anche Italia tra i Paesi partner

Al via 'Invest Karnataka 2016', Italia fra Paesi partner
Inaugurato da ministro delle Finanze indiano Arun Jaitley
(ANSA) - NEW DELHI, 3 FEB - Il ministro delle Finanze indiano Arun Jaitley ha inaugurato oggi a Bangalore (India meridionale) una tre giorni, 'Invest Karnataka 2016', rivolta ad investitori nazionali e internazionali e riguardante ambiziosi progetti di sviluppo in aree quali infrastrutture, energia, Information Technology, agricoltura e biotecnologie. Prendendo la parola di fronte ad una assemblea di migliaia di delegati, Jaitley ha confermato l'adesione del governo centrale all'iniziativa di Karnataka ed osservato che "questo Stato ha le risorse umane ed istituzionali per crescere di un 2-3% di più della media indiana". Da parte sua il Chief Minister (governatore) di Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, ha rivolto un pressante appello alla comunità globale degli investitori "a prendere in considerazione il suo Stato come partner per lo sviluppo". Ed ha ricordato, a mo' di esempio, che Bangalore è l'unica città indiana ad essere fra le prime 20 del mondo nella graduatoria proposta dal Rapporto 2015 sull'eco-sistema della startup globali. Siddaramaiah ha poi ricordato che per facilitare l'insediamento di nuove imprese indiane e straniere il governo ha creato una banca che dispone di 10.630 ettari di terreni pronti per l'uso. L'Italia partecipa all'iniziativa come Paese partner con una delegazione guidata dall'ambasciatore Lorenzo Angeloni e composta da una ventina di persone in rappresentanza di ambasciata, Ice, Camera di commercio indo-italiana (Iicc), Sace, e di aziende italiane e istituti bancari operativi in India. Nell'ambito dell'evento è prevista per domani una Country Session sull'Italia il cui scopo, si è appreso da fonti della delegazione, "è presentare le eccellenze italiane in alcuni settori di comune interesse". Nel corso della sessione interverranno l'ambasciatore Angeloni, il direttore dell'Ice Delhi, Francesco Pensabene, responsabili della Sace e dell'Iicc, nonché rappresentanti delle aziende in delegazione per condividere le loro esperienze di successo in India. Si tratta di Biesse Manufacturing Pvt Ltd, JSS Steelitalia Ltd, Laguna Clothing Pvt Ltd, Streparava Holding SpA e Zuari Cement-Italcementi.(ANSA).