Supercharged Air Sanitation is potentially a great innovation for Australia’s fresh produce 

Sydney, 11 Nov, 2017

I was sent info about Supercharged Air Sanitation today. It’s an innovation which is potentially going to revolutionize how fresh produce  and fruits are sanitized. It avoids use of chemicals. 

http://www.nbnnews.com.au/2017/11/10/world-first-food-sanitiser-at-ourimbah/

http://www.hortidaily.com/article/39095/Food-Safety-Supercharger-lands-in-Australia

“Dubbed ‘The Food Safety Supercharger’, the custom-made 250-kilogram test-unit creates a stream of ‘supercharged air’ by applying an electric current to normal air. Using this disruptive technology, it has the capacity to kill microbial pathogens on the surface of fresh produce and nuts, without leaving any chemical residues.”-Hortidaily.com
The lead scientist for this innovation is Dr Sukhvinder Pal Singh (Dr S.P. Singh). 

(Pic from Hortidaily.com)

This is a great innovation with huge benefits to all related sectors dealing with fresh produce and fruits. 

Dr SP Singh was quoted in Hortidaily.com “after determining which fruit, vegetables and nuts are responsive to the treatment, the research team needs to ensure the killing of microbial pathogens does not compromise the quality and nutritional value of food. 

“Ultimately, we would like to see this technology work and provide a pathway to commercialisation and for growers and packers to adopt it. Time will tell, but the early signs of this research are certainly promising.”

The research is due for completion in 2021.
Good job, SP Singh! 

Dr Yadu Singh 

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Citizenship Audit for All Members of the Parliament should be done 

Sydney, 4 Nov, 2017 

Initially, it was “Citizenship Seven”, about which the High Court of Australia gave its verdict on Friday, 27 October, 2917. 


Section 44 of Australian Constitution debars  dual-citizens from becoming members of Australian Parliament (The Senate and the House of Representatives).

Barnaby Joyce (The National Party member and Deputy Prime Minister), Fiona Nash (The National), Malcolm Roberts (One Nation), Larissa Waters (The Greens) and Scott Ludlam (The Greens) were declared ineligible to sit in the Parliament. Matt Canavan (the Liberal National Party) and Nick Xenophon (The Nick Xenophon Team) were declared eligible to be in the Parliament. Even before the judgment, The Green senators had already resigned and Nick Xenophon had declared his intention to quit the Senate to focus in South Australian politics. 

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-27/how-did-the-high-court-rule-on-each-of-the-citizenship-cases/9094676

Subsequently, Stephen Parry (President of the Senate) declared himself to be a dual-citizen and resigned from the Senate. 

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-01/stephen-parry-confirms-he-is-a-british-citizen/9106558?pfmredir=sm

Now, there is a controversy about Josh Frydenberg (a senior Ministet in the Coalition Government) whether he is a dual-citizen too.

http://www.news.com.au/national/politics/government-minister-josh-frydenberg-may-be-dual-citizen-of-australia-and-hungary/news-story/99ac66dd1269dcf91e8cb60db2361ab5

There is some confusion and speculation whether there are more dual citizens, hence ineligible members, in the Parliament. 

This uncertainty needs to be dealt with. The Government and the Parliament must be freed from the uncertainty about what decision involving ineligible members might later be challenged. The focus must be in the respective jobs, not on dual citizenship. The distraction must end. 

People must have the confidence that laws passed by the Parliament are indeed passed by only those who are legally entitled to be in the Parliament. 

The best strategy here will be to do an audit of citizenship status of every member of the Parliament. A committee of reputed jurists, chaired by a retired Justice of the High Court of Australia, should be tasked to do the job in 2 months. 

With many members of the Parliament demanding it and with Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten coming around with his support for this audit, it’s time that Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, agreed with the citizenship Audit for all MPs and Senators. 

Dr Yadu Singh

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Weekend Hindi School in Western Sydney

Sydney, 3 November, 2017

With the experience of running a successful Hindi school during the weekends over last 3 years in Kogarah, Mritunjay Singh and team (South Asian Australian Association) are starting a weekend school for Hindi in Western Sydney from Sunday, 5 November, 2017.

Place: Pemulwuy Youth Centre, 1 Newport St, Pemulwuy NSW 2145

Day/Time: Sunday, 9am-1pm

Initially, the work will focus on Hindi, but they are open and are encouraging other language groups (Telugu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi etc) to organise similar activity for their language groups in the centre. 

Collaboration and “working together” with various Indian languages groups are the agendas. Co-operation, not competition, is the motto.

There will be training in Indian dances and Yoga too.

There will be some activities geared for improving English and Mathematics too.

Federation of Indian Associations of NSW is actively working and collaborating with them. We are a firm team.

Come, participate and volunteer for this activity. 

Let us work together. 

And help perpetuate, strengthen and nurture our connections with our heritage for our future generations. 

Further Contact: Mritunjay Singh 0427 090 724, Abhijeet 0470 130 891


Dr Yadu Singh

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URGENT: HINDI teacher needed for Kogarah, Public School, Sydney

Hindi Association of NSWHURRY. Last Date: Friday, 3 November, 2017.

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Hindi Community Language (0.6 FTE) – Kogarah PS

Admin, Teachers, Executive, Principals, Preschool, K-6, 7-12, Ultimo

Expressions of Interest are invited from teachers interested in the position of Hindi Community Language Teacher, 0.6 FTE, Kogarah Public School, from 29 January 2018 to 21 December 2018. The position with be located at: Gladstone Street, Kogarah 2217.

Selection criteria:
  • Teaching qualifications and recent teaching experience in teaching Hindi K-6
  • Accreditation to teach Hindi Community Language
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collegially to provide an integrated language program across the school

An Expression of Interest addressing the selection criteria, of no more than two pages in length should be submitted to Lea Kitchener, Principal, Kogarah Public School, at Lea.Kitchener@det.nsw.edu.au by 5:00 pm on Friday 3 November 2017.

Please contact Lea Kitchener on 9587 9472 or Lea.Kitchener@det.nsw.edu.aufor further information.

Please see attached for further information.

Attachments:

Dr Yadu Singh

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Happy Diwali 2017

Sydney, Thursday 19 October, 2017

🌼Happy Diwali🌼

💐🙏Wishing you and your family Peace, Happiness, Prosperity and Good health! 💐🙏

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Today is Diwali (also known as Deepavali), which Hindus all over the world are celebrating.

After participating in several Diwali celebrations over the last several weeks including the Diwali celebration hosted by NSW Government at the Museum of Contemporary Arts on Tuesday 17 October (when iconic Opera House was illuminated in Diwali colors), today is the occasion to celebrate Diwali {Deepavali) with the family at home. This would be a family affair with Puja/prayers (worshipping), Havan (offerings to the consecrated fire), reflections and sharing of sweets. Snippets of the session will be posted here (see the Facebook post below). 

What is Diwali: https://yadusingh.com/2016/10/28/happy-deepavali-october-30-2016/

Dr Yadu Singh

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Privileged to be appointed a Community ambassador for The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games April 2018

Sydney, 12 Oct, 2017


The Commonwealth Games will be held in Gold Coast, Queensland from April 4 to 15, 2018. 

The Commonwealth Games are a multi-sport competition for the nations of the Commonwealth. This would be 5th time Australia is hosting them. 

It was a matter of great pleasure, privilege and pride to be appointed a Community Ambassador for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games #GC2018 recently. Community Ambassadors help popularize the Games  and help in increasing the participation of their communities in these games. 



Not only it’s matter of pride to be one of the community ambassadors for #GC2018, it’s  also a matter of duty to do my bit to help popularize the GC2018  and help increase the participation of the community in #GC2018. 

Dr Yadu Singh 

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Interactions with Australia’s High Commissioner to India

Sydney/11 October, 2017


Australian High Commissioner to India (New Delhi), Ms Harinder Sidhu, is in Australia presently.  She is here for the mid term consultations with the Government and various stakeholders. As part of these consultations, she met a select group of Indian Australian community representatives  These reps included people from various segments and faiths. 

An hour-long session in the DIBP offices in Parramatta gave an opportunity for all of us to understand and raise relevant issues. 

From Federation of Indian Associations of NSW (FIAN), Abhijeet Martand and I participated. Mr SK Verma participated  on behalf of the Consulate General of India in Sydney. 

We emphasized the role of Indian Australian community as the bridge between India and Australia and their usefulness in enhancing the relations between Australia and India. I pointed out how we (community) took up the matters during students’ troubles in 2009-10 and helped counter “Australia is racist” campaign by Indian media.  I reiterated that then Australian Government did not utilize the community meaningfully in countering the campaign by Indian media. 

Some wanted to be listed with the Govt agencies for people to contact them when needing help, but we expressed our strong view that no such listing etc should be done without involvement of, and vetting by, the Government agencies because some “leaders” are known to exploit our own people. 

The issue involving the visa for priests was raised. It was mentioned that the standard of English requirement is onerous and excessive.  I pointed out that the matter was also raised in the Q & A session with DIBP Assistant Minister, Alex Hawke, in a recent meeting organized by FIAN, and that it will be better if we work together and raise the matter with the Minister directory. The High Commissioner agreed that the matter is in the policy domain and will better be dealt with the Government. We have a plan to organize a meeting involving key stakeholders and then meet the DIBP Assistant Minister. 

Dr Yadu Singh 

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