NAMII U.S. Initiative To Prevent Jobs Going To India

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NAMII   U.S. Initiative To Prevent Jobs Going To India

 

The Obama administration has announced setting up of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), an institute for manufacturing innovations, which will help prevent jobs going to India and China.

 
The Obama administration has announced setting up of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), an institute for manufacturing innovations, which will help prevent jobs going to India and China. The NAMII, which will be based in Ohio, will be a public-private partnership initiative and has received $70 million as initial financial assistance.
On March 9, Obama had announced plans to invest $1 billion to catalyze a network of up to 15 manufacturing in­novation institutes around the country that would serve as regional hubs of manufacturing excellence and help to make manufacturers competitive and encourage investment in the U.S.
Obama also announced immediate steps to launch a pilot institute to serve as a proof-of concept for the NNMI. Five federal agencies — the depart­ments of defense, energy and commerce, the National Science Foundation, and NASA — jointly committed to invest $45 million in a pilot institute on ad­ditive manufacturing.
Additive manufacturing, often referred to as 3D printing, is a new way of making products and compo­ nents from a digital model, and will have implications in a wide range of industries, including defence, aerospace, automotive, and metals manufacturing.
The Department of Energy an­ticipates that additive processes would be able to save than 50 per cent energy use compared to today’s ‘sub­tractive’ manufacturing processes.
According to the White House, the NAMII will provide the innovation infrastructure needed to support new additive manufacturing technology and products to become a global centre of excellence in this field.
 

Britain- Ecuador Standoff over Assange

WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange has been holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy since seeking refuge there in June to avoid extradition to Sweden over allegations of sexual assault. Assange fears that if extradited to Sweden he could be handed to the American gov­ernment which wants to prosecute him for publishing secret official documents.
Ecuador recently announced to grant asylum to Assange. This has led to a tense standoff between the,British government and the Ecuadorean Em­bassy. It has also brought into question international diplomatic laws.
U.K. authorities say his asylum Is a violation of his probation and he would be arrested if he tried to leave the embassy. The British government has also reminded the Ecuadorian gov­ eminent that under the ‘Diplomatic and Consular Premises Act 1987’ which allows the Govern­ment to revoke the diplomatic status of an embassy under certain circumstanc­es may be revoked, which would enable officials to enter the building and appre­hend Assange.
Ecuador em­phasizes that the decision to grant asylum to Assange was prompted by a concern for As‑

ASSANGE’S LEAVING

OPTIONS FOR EMBASSY    
                     

DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could be granted Ecuadorean citizenship and made a member of staff at Ecuador’s Embassy in London. But diplomatic status must be recognised by host country- something UK is unlikely to do.
He could be named Ecua­dor’s representative to UN, making him immune while travelling to UN meet­ings around the world. He could be stripped of role by UN General Assembly, but would be protected in the meantime.

ESCAPING EMBASSY

  • Assange has been granted asy­lum by Ecuador. But police have a right to arrest him for breach of bail if he steps outside.
  • Assuming he evades arrest out­side embassy, he could get into diplomatic car. Police would have nght to stop car, but no power to search it.
    • He could be smuggled out in a diplomatic bag. But customs have right to open it if they suspect it does not contaki official materiels
    • Assange could stay in embassy Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty spent 15 years in U.S. embas­sey in Budepest, Hungary. aftet Soviet crackdown in 1958.

 

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