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Book Alert (July-August 2006)


Books  CII Publications  Annual Reports | Directories | Archive


BOOKS

Affirmative Action
Title :

Proposed concrete steps by Indian industry on affirmative action for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes

Author : CII & ASSOCHAM
Pub. Details : CII - ASSOCHAM, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

CII - ASSOCHAM action plan on affirmative action for SC&ST in India.

Keywords : Affirmative action, Private sector, Job reservation

Agricultural Water Management
Title :

Reengaging in agricultural water management : challenges and options

Pub. Details : The World Bank, Washington, DC, 2006
Notes :

This book explores emerging paradigm of Agricultural Water Management (AWM), which integrates AWM within a more comprehensive development framework.

Keywords :

Agricultural water management


Banking and Finance
Title :

India's financial sector: recent reforms, future challenges

Pub. Details : Mcmillan, New Delhi, 2005
Notes :

The papers in this volume assess progress with financial sector reforms over the past decade or so and analyse the new challenges that confront India's policy makers and financial regulators. The papers highlight a formidable reform agenda, pointing to the need for a progressive reduction in fiscal deficits, dealing with the country's public sector banks and financial institutions, introducing more effective legal, regulatory, supervisory and risk management systems, further developing capital markets, pension reforms, and measures to improve access to finance for the underserved.

Keywords :

Banking and finance, Recent initiatives, Banking system reform, Agricultural commodity markets in India, Capital markets regulator, Pension system reform


Competitiveness
Title :

IMD world competitiveness yearbook 2005

Pub. Details : IMD, Switzerland, 2005
Notes : Provides competitiveness profiles of 60 national and regional economies.
Keywords :

Competitiveness, Economic performance , Government efficiency , Business efficiency , Infrastructure


Corporate Social Responsibility
Title : Operationalising corporate social responsibility in business
Pub. Details : CII, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

A guide of operationalising corporate social responsibility in business.

Keywords : Corporate social responsibility , CSR

CSIR
Title :

CSIR profile 2005

Pub. Details : Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

CSIR Profile 2005 highlights the core competence, major programmes and contribution of CSIR on the following domain of Indian industry.

Contents :

Biology and Biotechnology , Chemicals , Environment , Electronics and instrumentation , Energy , Food processing , Healthcare , Drugs and Pharmaceuticals , Housing and Construction , Leather , Human resource development , Intellectual property management


Diplomacy
Title : Almost an ambassador
Author : Rajiv Dogra
Pub. Details : Srishti Publishers & Distributors : New Delhi , 2005
Notes :

The book is a delightfully comic expose of the politics of war and coups, of loyalty, love and marital clashes. The entire business of diplomacy is the focus of sometimes glaring, often soft light of humour that Rajiv Dogra casts on Ambassador Doot and his struggles. 
This is the story of a man named Doot. When he thinks that his courtship is at a sufficiently advanced stage, he declares impulsively to Sundari: "You must marry me." She retorts: "Marry? You? ... go climb a tree!" From that point, his life changes. He is determined to climb the tree. Not only does he start climbing the different social, political, sensual, and diplomatic trees, but also wins Sundari for his bride.

Keywords :

Diplomacy, Leadership, English Novel


Diplomacy
Title : Not quite the diplomat
Author : Chris Patten
Pub. Details : Penguin, London, 2006
Notes :

Chris Patten, Not Quite the Diplomat is a book by Chris Patten, published by Allen Lane in September 2005. Patten was the last Governor of Hong Kong and afterwards became Europe's Commissioner for External Relations. In the book, he attempts to provide insights into the world of diplomacy and discusses the position of a unified Europe in relation to the United States and emerging powers such as India and China.

Keywords : Diplomacy

Economic Reforms

Title :

Globalisation, economic reforms and employment strategy in India

Author : S P Gupta
Pub. Details : Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

This book attempts to monitor the implementation of employment approach of the report 'targeting 10 mission employment opportunities per year', (Planning Commission, Government of India, May 2002). It also assesses the effectiveness of the recommendations and its limitations.

Keywords :

Changing employment scenario in India , Vocational training and skill development , Cluster development , Business process outsourcing , Labour welfare , social security and employment guarantee


Economics and Geopolitics - India

Title :

Strategic consequences of India's economic performance : essays & columns

Author : Sanjaya Baru
Pub. Details : Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

Analyzing shifts in global power in the post–Cold War era, this study targets the ongoing evolution of India’s economics and geopolitics. Various vital issues are discussed, including new economic policies, the emergence of a confident professional middle class, rapid progress toward an open society, and the future of nuclear power. Bold and insightful, these essays confirm India's rise as a free-market democracy.

Keywords :

Economic growth - India , Economic policy , Foreign relations , Security , International , Foreign policy , National security , Nuclear power , Geopolitics


Empoyment
Title :

Report of the Special Group on Targeting Ten Million Employment Opportunities per year over the Tenth Plan Period [Chairman: S P Gupta]

Pub. Details : Planning Commission, GOI, New Delhi, 2002 
Notes :

Report of the Special Group on Targeting 10 Million Employment Opportunities per year over the Tenth Plan Period

Keywords :

Employment Opportunities in India , Unemployment in India, Labour


Energy
Title : Research on Nepal-India cooperation on hydropower (NICOH)
Author : Independent Power Producers' Association Nepal and CII
Pub. Details :

Independent Power Producers' Association Nepal and CII, New Delhi, 2006

Notes :

This report looks into the historical background of hydropower development and power exchange, current status of cooperation, and hindrances and impediments in the development of cooperation in this sector.

Keywords : Energy, Hydropower - India & Nepal

Engineering
Title :

Indian Institute of Technology: report of the Review Committee 2004

Pub. Details :

Indian Institutes of Technology, New Delhi, 2006

Notes :

Report of the IIT Review Committee.

Keywords :

IIT education system , Indian Institutes of Technology , IIT industry linkage , Technology in education and research , Industry institute partnership


Environment
Title :

Colloquium on corporate responsibility in environmental protection [5 June 2006: New Delhi]

Pub. Details : CII, New Delhi, 2006
Notes : Proceedings of the colloquium.
Keywords : Environmental protection

Globalisation
Title :

India's globalization : evaluating the economic consequences

Author : Baldev Raj Nayar
Pub. Details : East-West Center Washington, 2006
Notes :

This study systematically evaluates the economic consequences of globalization for India in the light of the attack of the critics against globalization on grounds of economic stagnation, deindustrialization, denationalization, destablization, and impoverishment.

Keywords :

Globalisation and India, Assessing the consequences of globalisation


Globalisation
Title :

Temptations of the west : how to be modern in India , Pakistan and beyond

Author : Pankaj Mishra
Pub. Details : Picador, London, 2006
Notes :

In this book, Pankaj Mishra brings literary authority and political insight to bear on travels that are at once epic and personal as he sees the pressures of Western-style modernity, prosperity, and globalization on a rapidly changing region.

Keywords :

Globalisation, South Asia, Globalisation, Western style modernity in South Asia , Western influences, The Nehrus - The Gandhis and democracy , The modernity of Hinduism , Bollywood - India shinning , Kashmir - the cost of nationalism , Pakistan - Jihad , Afghanistan - Communists , Mullahs , Warlords , Nepal - the people war


Health Statistics
Title : Health information of India 2005
Pub Details :

Central Bureau of Health Intelligence, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi, 2006

Notes :

This publication is available online and can be accessed from http://www.cbhidghs.nic.in/hia2005/content.asp

Contents :

Health statistics of India, Health insurance, 1. Population Statistics   2. Vital Statistics   3. Socio-Economic Indicator    4. Pattern of Govt. Investment And Expenditure On Health, FW & AYUSH    5. Poverty 5A. Disability    6. Medical And Para-Medical Education    7. Medical Health and Nursing Man-Power Statistics    8. Secondary & Tertiary Medical Care Services    9. Primary Health Care Services (Government) 10. Public Health Statistics 11. Cause Of Death Statistics 12. E.P.I. Performance 13. Health Insurance Statistics 14. Food Adulteration And Production Of Drugs And Pharmaceuticals 15. I.S.M & H. Statistics 16. International Comparative Statistics


IT & TELECOM
Title :

Information economy report 2005

Pub. Details : Bookwell, New Delhi, 2005
Notes :

This report illustrates the vigorous efforts being undertaken by many developing countries to catch up with their more developed partners in the dissemination and use of ICT.

Keywords :

ICT, Information technology and security , Tourism and developing countries , Economic incentive , Development of security technologies


IT & TELECOM
Title :

Connect and catalyze : can India leverage ICT for inclusive and sustained growth?

Author : David Bollier
Pub. Details : The Aspen Institute India, Gurgaon, 2006
Notes :

A report of the Aspen Institute Joint Roundtable on Communications Policy.

Keywords :

ICT in rural India, ICT for inclusive and sustainable growth


Indian Economy - Statistics
Title : Handbook of statistics on the Indian economy
Pub. Details : Reserve Bank of India, New Delhi, 2005
Notes :

The current volume contains eight new tables that provide time series data on components of net state domestic product at current as well as constant prices, Monthly and annual averages of S&P CNX Nifty Index, Monthly turnover in foreign exchange market.

Keywords :

National income, saving and employment, Output and prices, Banking & money, Financial markets, Public finances, Trade and balance of payments, Currency and coinage


International Relations
Title : Changing contours of Indo-US relations
Pub. Details : National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, 2006
Notes :

Report of the national workshop on Indo-US relations held during 9-10 February 2006.

Keywords :

Foreign relations, Indo-US relations, Economic relations, Indo-US economic relations


Labour
Title :

Working class family income and expenditure survey 1999-2000

Pub. Details :

Ministry of Labour and Employment, Labour Bureau, GOI, New Delhi, 2006

Notes :

This report on the working class family income and expenditure survey for Delhi centre is the outcome of the income and expenditure survey conducted at 78 industrially important centres of the country during 1999-2000 with the objective of yielding a new series of Consumer Price Index numbers for industrial workers on the base 2001=100.

Keywords :

Working class family income and expenditure , Family characteristics , Family income , Family size , Family expenditure , Food consumption , Budgetary position , Housing , Income of industrial workers


Labour Administration
Title :

Informal economy : the growing challenges for labour administration

Autho : A Sivananthiran , C S Venkata Ratnam (ed.)
Pub. Details : Indian Industrial Relations Association (IIRA), New Delhi, 2005
Notes :

This volume presents a synthesis of country experiences and case studies mainly from Asia, representing several segments of the informal economy. The case studies look at possible approaches in the areas of social security, child labour, bonded labour, and home workers.

Keywords :

Labour administration and the informal economy in India


Leadership
Title : Light the fire in your heart
Author : Debashis Chatterjee
Pub. Details : Full Circle Publishing, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

Leaders lead people to themselves. The ability to lead is already inside you. You just have to be aware of it, and know how to harness it... Author claims that this book will change your life.

Keywords : Leadership

Management
Title :

The five step discovery process manual with examples, 2nd ed.

Author : Shoji Shiba with Sona Koyo Steering Systems Ltd.
Pub. Details : CII, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

This manual is the first publication in the world integrating a number of proven tools and creating a new methodology to discern symptoms of change and to create future concepts/models/hypotheses.

Keywords : Change management, Breakthrough management

Management
Title : Breakthrough management
Author : Shoji Shiba and David Walden
Pub. Details : Confederation of Indian Industry, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

This book is a summation of authors thinking on breakthrough management as of early 2006. The first two chapters of the book introduce the importance of breakthrough in today's rapidly changing, globalized world. The last section of Chapter 2 introduces the remaining eight chapters which discuss principles, skills, and models of business transformation.

Keywords :

Management, Breakthrough management, Leadership for transformation, Skills and capabilities


Pharmaceuticals
Title :

44th IDMA annual publication 2006

Pub. Details : Indian Drug Manufacturers Association, Mumbai, 2005
Notes :

This publication provides actual production of monitored bulk drugs of selected companies, value of imports & exports, trend of imports of bulk drugs, list of new drugs approved, alphabetical list of bulk drugs, formulations, vaccines registered in India, data on patents granted overseas and their expiry status, pharma patent applications published in India.

Keywords :

Indian pharma industry , Value of imports and exports of drugs and pharmaceuticals, Pharma patents, Health statistics


Rural Development
Title :

National conference on emerging business opportunities at the bottom of the pyramid: transforming the Indian rural economy through profitability [20-21 December 2005: New Delhi]

Pub. Details : CII, The World Bank, New Delhi, 2005
Notes : Proceedings of the conference.
Keywords : Rural development, Employment generation

Technology - Construction
Title :

Cement in service of the nation

Pub. Details : Development Alternatives, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

This publication is targeted at building professionals, engineers and decision makers at the district, state and national levels, as well as at the cement industry, to help them to make informed and appropriate choices for technology options in future construction projects.

Keywords :

Cement-based building technologies , Construction technologies and processes , Building materials , Cement


Technology Innovation
Title :

Report of the committee on Technology Innovation and Venture Capital [Chairman: Nitin Desai]

Pub. Details : Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi, 2006
Notes :

This report examines - innovation and technological dynamism in both the modern and traditional sectors; the relationship between research, entrepreneurship and financial markets; the policy environment for venture capital, make recommendations, which would lead to basic industrial research and development being converted into new ventures; and suggests policy changes to encourage the flow of venture capital for facilitating start-ups and new ventures.

Keywords :

Innovation and capital markets, Venture capital in India, Technology and venture capital


Women

Title :

Understanding the levels of women empowerment in the workplace: a study

Pub. Details : CII, New Delhi, 2005
Notes :

This report aims to establish measures related to the incidence and ratios of working women at the workplace, across zones, industries and posts within the organisations. Also to understand HR practices and benefits given to women employees in an effort towards comprehending barriers felt by women themselves at various levels of the organisation, which translate into bottlenecks to their career growth.

Keywords : Women, Women empowerment, Working women, HR Practices

CII PUBLICATIONS

1

Conclave on India Africa project partnership 2006 - Background paper

2

Proposed concrete steps by Indian industry on affirmative action for scheduled castes & scheduled tribes

3

Colloquium on corporate responsibility in environmental protection [5 June 2006: New Delhi] - Proceedings

4

Theme paper of the International conference striking the right balance law & sustainable development in India's energy economy [7 - 8 July 2006 : New Delhi]

5

Research on Nepal - India cooperation on Hydropower (NICOH)

6

National conference on emerging business opportunities at the bottom of the pyramid [20-21 December 2005]

7

ASEAN - India SME conference on business linkages & partnerships [22 August 2006] - Background paper

8

Mutual fund summit 2006 - Proceedings [in CD]

ANNUAL REPORTS - GOVERNMENT

1

Annual Report 2005 - 2006 ( Ministry of Water Resources , Government of India )

2

Annual Report 2005 - 2006 ( Ministry of Information and Broadcasting , Government of India )

3

Annual Report 2005 - 2006 ( Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs , Government of India )

4

Annual Report 2005 - 2006 ( Ministry of Food Processing Industries , Government of India )

5

Annual Report 2005 - 2006 ( Ministry of Defence , Government of India )

6

Annual Report 2005 - 2006 ( Ministry of Road Transport & Highways , Government of India )

7

Annual Report 2005 - 2006 ( Ministry of Health & Family Welfare , Government of India )

8

Annual Report 2005 - 2006 ( Ministry of External Affairs , Government of India )

9

Annual Report 2005 - 2006 ( Ministry of Small Scale Industries , Government of India )

DIRECTORIES

1

Directory of FNCCI members 2005-2006 / Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce & Industry : Nepal , 2006

2

Iceland export directory 2006

Books  CII Publications  Annual Reports | Directories | Archive


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