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by A Nandy
22 Mar 2020 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5337
Views: 652002

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The most touching video clip I saw was a poor rag picker who was seen clapping standing on the road near a luxurious apartment...

Yes. We need to stop this virus soon. And get back to work getting these guys off the road and a home to live in.
by A Nandy
15 Mar 2020 19:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5009
Views: 1005000

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/bureaucracy-slows-down-reforms-approved-by-pm-says-ex-niti-chief-arvind-panagariya/articleshow/74634634.cms “A final example relates to the civil services reform. Prime Minister Modi has pushed for lateral entry at the top levels of the bureau...
by A Nandy
01 Mar 2020 16:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1661
Views: 316746

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Satellite repair & life extension as it moves from 1 customer to another. In-orbit servicing, extension modules, first private satellite docking success

https://www.space.com/private-satellite ... mev-1.html

by A Nandy
01 Mar 2020 10:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5009
Views: 1005000

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India starts hunt for alternatives to China to source over 1k items From textiles fabrics, refrigerators and suitcases to antibiotics such as amoxicillin, erythromycin & metronidazole, vitamins and insecticides, the government has begun a hunt for 1,050 items from across the world as supplies f...
by A Nandy
21 Feb 2020 21:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3642
Views: 615105

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

With an emphasis on providing rail connectivity to the entire North-Eastern (NE) region, Indian Railways has accelerated the work connecting state capitals of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura. The states have been connected by a Broad Gauge (BG) rail network. As per Vision Document 2020, the go...
by A Nandy
21 Feb 2020 21:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3642
Views: 615105

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://images.assettype.com/swarajya/2020-02/f87d0c72-71ac-4ed2-94bd-be9ec9f99acf/D_EP6__UIAARz1n.png The world’s second largest Operation Control Centre (OCS) for trains to carry goods is all set to be inaugurated by the end of this month by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Built at Prayagraj in Utt...
by A Nandy
21 Feb 2020 13:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2980
Views: 319895

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Improved connectivity in India’s rural heartland has resulted in at least 25% reduction in maternal and infant mortality rates due to enhanced access to hospitals


https://www.adb.org/results/roads-inclu ... ives-india
by A Nandy
16 Feb 2020 17:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 175
Views: 20299

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

https://images.news18.com/ibnlive/uploads/2020/02/Electric-Bus.jpg Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday inaugurated the first inter-city electric bus service, between Mumbai and Pune. The 43-seater capacity luxury electric bus, manufactured by Mitra Mobility Solution, has a range of 300...
by A Nandy
15 Feb 2020 16:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3642
Views: 615105

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

First Ever 100m Tall Pier Bridge on Jiribam-Imphal Rail Project has been launched successfully on 14th February 2020. Hopeful of the line reaching Imphal by 2022.

https://twitter.com/NBirenSingh/status/ ... 1726516224

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by A Nandy
26 Jan 2020 23:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 487
Views: 66507

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

Improving connectivity to outskirts and surrounding villages like Gurgaon/Noida should work. Try to bring up discrete nearly self-sufficient economic centers surrounding the main city, so people have access to services especially medical services and have to commute "downtown" only for wor...
by A Nandy
07 Jan 2020 14:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5009
Views: 1005000

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/aadhaar-at-10-taking-stock-of-indias-ambitious-mission-to-provide-unique-digital-identity-to-all/articleshow/73133424.cms The reason why we’re excited about Aadhaar at 10, is because simply giving an ID was never the end, only a means. Th...
by A Nandy
07 Jan 2020 14:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3642
Views: 615105

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/railways/how-indian-railways-latest-reform-could-alter-the-journey-of-the-sarkari-behemoth/articleshow/73102038.cms?from=mdr The target of the latest reform is apparent: the government transporter, which ferries 23 million passengers a day...
by A Nandy
03 Jan 2020 23:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3642
Views: 615105

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

With more than 11,400 in service, I wonder if that's enough for replacement even.
by A Nandy
31 Dec 2019 18:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5009
Views: 1005000

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/sitharaman-gives-major-push-to-infra-sector-says-rs-102-lakh-crore-projects-identified/articleshow/73045493.cms NEW DELHI: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday unveiled Rs 102 lakh crore of infrastructure projects that will be imp...
by A Nandy
26 Dec 2019 12:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2980
Views: 319895

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Google took me to this: https://theprint.in/india/after-6-years-5-failed-bids-the-srinagar-leh-zojila-tunnel-remains-on-drawing-board/276148/ Seems there is trouble finding a contractor after IL&FS went bust. It appears to me that among all these tunnels in the Himalayas and under various cities...
by A Nandy
25 Dec 2019 16:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3642
Views: 615105

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

It seems 45 new trainsets of T18 will roll out from ICF, but....new specifications from RDSO to "reduce weight" https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/icf-gets-nod-to-make-vande-bharat-express-rakes/article30307573.ece Some info here: https://www.livemint.com/news/india/indian-railways-van...
by A Nandy
25 Dec 2019 15:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3642
Views: 615105

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Interesting visualization of the Leh line by RITES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe_M9euFdok&t=211 https://www.dailyexcelsior.com/northern-railway-team-apprises-mp-about-leh-rail-project-progress/ The team members informed that the portion of Upshi to Leh can be surveyed in about four to five ...
by A Nandy
25 Dec 2019 14:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2980
Views: 319895

Re: Indian Roads Thread

And forward we go, drawing ever closer to Leh, making the Chinese shibber :D https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/archive/bro-sets-ball-rolling-for-tunnel-under-baralacha-671762 As the ambitious tunnel under the Rohtang Pass nears completion, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has initiated the proces...
by A Nandy
25 Dec 2019 13:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2980
Views: 319895

Re: Indian Roads Thread

https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-all-you-need-to-know-about-the-rohtang-tunnel-6135920/ Rohtang Tunnel will soon be ready for emergency services, official opening in Sept. wgIY-cWXKSc A 3,000-member team of contractual workers and 650 regular employees of the Border Roads Organi...
by A Nandy
13 Dec 2019 13:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3642
Views: 615105

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://www.financialexpress.com/infrastructure/railways/bumper-move-get-ready-for-world-class-private-trains-indian-railways-moves-closer-to-leasing-out-100-routes/1792686/ Get ready for world-class private trains; Indian Railways moves closer to leasing out 100 routes Following the intervention of...
by A Nandy
03 Dec 2019 12:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3642
Views: 615105

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

There are multiple other lines under consideration: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/last-25-years-have-been-the-safest-in-railways-history-says-piyush-goyal/article30115727.ece In reply to a supplementary, the Railways Minister said that there are several bullet trains under consideration. “A...
by A Nandy
16 Nov 2019 18:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3642
Views: 615105

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://urbantransportnews.com/indias-first-bullet-train-project-will-be-completed-in-27-tender-packages/ India’s First Bullet Train Project will be completed in 27 tender packages Exclusive Q&A with Achal Khare, Managing Director, National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited. As a special purpo...
by A Nandy
03 Nov 2019 15:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 430
Views: 108524

Re: India's Shipping Sector

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/infrastructure/can-india-use-bangladeshs-rivers-to-unlock-its-landlocked-northeast/articleshow/71870598.cms?from=mdr How India plans to use Bangladesh's rivers to unlock its landlocked Northeast? ​​India’s northeast is a prisoner of geography. Landlo...
by A Nandy
03 Nov 2019 15:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 487
Views: 66507

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

https://swarajyamag.com/insta/germany-announces-1-billion-investment-for-green-urban-mobility-sector-in-india Of the €1 billion investment, a major share of €200 million will be channelled by Germany into reforming the bus transport sector in the southern State of Tamil Nadu. She also pushed for Ind...
by A Nandy
02 Nov 2019 15:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4222
Views: 963019

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

https://www.livemint.com/science/news/chandrayaan-2-isro-to-attempt-second-soft-landing-soon-says-dr-k-sivan-11572678130008.html "On technology side, we could not succeed in completing a soft landing, but all systems of the mission, functioned well till about 300 metres from the moon surface. D...
by A Nandy
28 Sep 2019 13:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655430

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://swarajyamag.com/insta/scorpene-class-attack-submarine-ins-khanderi-shivalik-class-frigate-nilgiri-commissioned-into-the-indian-navy https://twitter.com/rajnathsingh/status/1177805251253948416 Scorpene Class Attack Submarine INS Khanderi, Shivalik Class Frigate Nilgiri Commissioned Into The I...
by A Nandy
28 Sep 2019 12:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3607
Views: 608255

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

https://twitter.com/hussain_imtiyaz/sta ... 8195665921

People are going about their lives. Restrictions will probably be there till winter sets in.
by A Nandy
27 Sep 2019 15:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 611
Views: 114157

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

https://swarajyamag.com/insta/india-uae-food-corridor-7-billion-to-be-invested-by-uae-firms-over-the-next-three-years Emaar Group is coordinating with the Government of India in respect of the investment relating to food security in the UAE. The investment will be made by other UAE entities, the det...
by A Nandy
26 Sep 2019 00:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3642
Views: 615105

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/trains-on-demand-delhi-mumbai-howrah-freight-corridor-indian-railways-6006788/ Railways will be able to run passenger trains “on demand” and free of “waiting” list on the busiest Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah routes in the next four years with the construction...
by A Nandy
20 Sep 2019 02:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 487
Views: 66507

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

They're buying BYD buses. Whats there to cheer about! These guys will flood our market given govts all over planning to go electric. Well hopefully an Indian player will now step into the game given the market size: https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/specials/auto-focus/ashok-leyland-ahmedabad-el...
by A Nandy
19 Sep 2019 00:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 487
Views: 66507

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

https://hyperloop-one.com/virgin-hyperloop-one-and-kpmg-estimate-18-million-new-jobs-and-36-billion-socioeconomic-benefits-region “The Pune-Mumbai Hyperloop Project is well on its way to becoming the first of its kind transit option, creating new economic opportunities for hundreds of millions of Ma...
by A Nandy
13 Sep 2019 23:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5009
Views: 1005000

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

We need to expand the road network in our cities dramatically.

No we don't! We need to concentrate on metro, bus lanes and move people to public transport. If every person in the coming years buys a car, there will be no life left in our cities.
by A Nandy
13 Sep 2019 00:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5009
Views: 1005000

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Profit will usually mean getting economies of scale, which means labour laws have to be corrected to allow 100+ employees easily, which means the labour unions have to be convinced which requires political will.
by A Nandy
12 Sep 2019 22:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 487
Views: 66507

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

Electric buses beginning to come online :D https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/three-firms-shortlisted-for-e-buses-charging-depots-on-track/story-C47hUncUvibYtRkQaCqGVJ.html Three firms shortlisted for e-buses, charging depots on track The transport department has also completed civil work in Delh...
by A Nandy
12 Sep 2019 22:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 430
Views: 108524

Re: India's Shipping Sector

TAfaLTbfhkE Done! https://www.republicworld.com/india-news/general-news/sahibganj-witnesses-inauguration-of-a-riverine-multi-modal-terminal Through the route of the waterway, the Multi Modal Terminal will open up industries of Jharkhand and Bihar to the global market. It is specifically going to be...
by A Nandy
09 Sep 2019 16:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 430
Views: 108524

Re: India's Shipping Sector

Cargo traffic on #nationalwaterway-1 during April-July 2019 was 2.84 million tonne – a significant jump of more than 90% compared to the same period in 2018.

https://twitter.com/IWAI_ShipMin/status ... 1936124933

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by A Nandy
08 Sep 2019 20:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3642
Views: 615105

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Thank you VSunder Sir and Arshyam for the detailed reply. Its incredible the amount of effort you take to get detailed information and identify the core issues and I(and many others) really look forward to your posts. I wonder why a large number of machines cannot be bought or leased, to at least do...
by A Nandy
07 Sep 2019 14:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 297682

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 019770.cms

With this kind of support, nothing can stop us :D

Far bigger challenges lie ahead. We will try AGAIN :)
by A Nandy
06 Sep 2019 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 297682

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/chandrayaan-2-india-on-the-cusp-of-moon-landing-were-confident-says-isro-chief/articleshow/71013702.cms Landing & Rover Deployment Post midnight, Vikram will begin the 15-minute final descent between 1am and 2am. As per Isro’s plan, about 10 minutes late...
by A Nandy
06 Sep 2019 15:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 297682

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

What kind of soil is expected around the lunar South Pole? Loose sandy type? Given the frigid temperatures and possibility of water can the surface be icy?

From what I last read, I don't think its that icy. All water locked up in regolith.

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