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by Suraj
28 Feb 2021 09:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8815
Views: 1030795

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Only 58K vaccinations reported for Saturday. I hope opening up phase 2 and allowing private players results in numbers staying high even during weekends.
by Suraj
28 Feb 2021 09:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2375
Views: 212626

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I believe Rudradev and Suraj had mentioned this earlier :D Many jittery after Disha arrest After Disha Ravi’s arrest, historian Ramchandra Guha said the government was sending out a message not just to the youth but also to their parents. A cross-section of young people and their parents say the in...
by Suraj
28 Feb 2021 04:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5631
Views: 674392

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

India has never been a particularly major power in large bore gun events . Our strength is air pistol and rifle events. We were the best In the world in the 2019 World Cup season but COVID really hampered the ability to carry that momentum into Olympics. 2019 ISSF World Cup Series With 21 golds we f...
by Suraj
27 Feb 2021 23:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5631
Views: 674392

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

The English have a constant trend of pettiness . It's a cultural and character flaw of theirs. Everyone has flaws, after all. Here are some I can note, seen through an Indian perspective. Australia A pronounced sense of superiority in sporting matters. Since the 70s, they've normalized gamesmanship,...
by Suraj
27 Feb 2021 13:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8815
Views: 1030795

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Covaxin Ph3 data is expected to be out in 2 weeks or less. It was conducted on 25800 volunteers, all over 18. They have submitted a request to extend trials to 5-18 age group but were asked to submit their current adult population trial before clearance for trials on children. Brazil just purchased ...
by Suraj
27 Feb 2021 12:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8815
Views: 1030795

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

770K vaccinations on 26th. Another strong day, with a total now of 14.3 million . Weekend should be lighter in vaccine rate but next week should be interesting since the phase 2 begins Monday.
by Suraj
27 Feb 2021 11:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5631
Views: 674392

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

There's not much to see here, honestly. Old players harrumph and complain about the new generation. There's an element of jealousy particularly between the pre and post IPL eras - the present generation can seek monetary rewards the old folks cannot even dream of. Best to let them say their piece an...
by Suraj
27 Feb 2021 00:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5631
Views: 674392

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

This is one of the best cricket articles I’ve ever read - Karthik Krishnaswamy on the Harbhajan performance in 2001 against Australia. Amazingly well researched, quoting various parties and describing what happened behind the scenes: When Singh was king Australia went out of their way to try to tar ...
by Suraj
26 Feb 2021 23:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8815
Views: 1030795

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Daily numbers trending higher now - 800K vaccinations on 25th, from MoHFW data published early morning of 26th. Total 13.5 million vaccinated.

Phase 2 begins in two days and we should see million+ vaccinations a day then.
by Suraj
26 Feb 2021 23:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360716

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Official CSO report on 3Q performance and second national advance estimate (PDF) Current AE is -8% in real terms (Statement 1, line 3) and -3.8% in nominal terms (Statement 2, line 3) Statement 3 reveals the sectors most impacted: 1. Trade, hotels, transport, communication and services : -18% 2. Co...
by Suraj
26 Feb 2021 21:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360716

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Yes correct all these are real growth numbers so in nominal terms the numbers should be more. I should have been clearer about that . Thanks to Uttam for answering it .
by Suraj
26 Feb 2021 04:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360716

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Just as the GDP drop estimates for this year are being reduced, growth projections for next year are being increased: Moody's revises 2020-21 drop to -7%, increases 2021-22 GDP growth estimate to 13.7% The Indian economy is expected to clock a growth of 13.7 per cent in FY’22, registering a strong r...
by Suraj
26 Feb 2021 01:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 449
Views: 42877

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Rishi Bagree Flag of India
@rishibagree
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Govt puts out user base (in crores) of Big Tech social media players in India

53 Whatsapp
45 YouTube
41 Facebook
21 Instagram
2 Twitter
by Suraj
25 Feb 2021 22:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5631
Views: 674392

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

I don't know about that. The pitch seemed quite true. The puffs seemed exaggerated but that just seems the nature of the top layer. I'd say the pink ball was the bigger factor.
by Suraj
25 Feb 2021 13:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360716

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

PLI Scheme extended to Active Pharma Ingredients (API) for pharmaceutical production: Rs 15,000 Crore PLI Scheme For Pharmaceutical Companies That Aims To Achieve 'Atmanirbharta' In APIs And High-End Medicines The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (24 February) appr...
by Suraj
25 Feb 2021 09:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3968
Views: 769221

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Yes I know - I have family nearby in Vashi, Kopar Khairane, Nerul and elsewhere, and saw it when it was first built :) However CIDCO built showpieces of the suburban rail of a planned city is different from a standard IR station in a tier 3 city, even a state capital. It’s good that IR is letting pr...
by Suraj
25 Feb 2021 09:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5631
Views: 674392

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Destroy and rebuild ? Why ? Does the person in question strike you as someone so megalomaniacal ? Further, consider consider the public implications of such acts. The easiest way to deal with this is openly troll the whole naming exercise. It’s like RaGa stadium with Soros end and Thunberg end. Anyw...
by Suraj
25 Feb 2021 05:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5631
Views: 674392

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Gotta admire the guts to consider that stick with that naming scheme considering the opposition all 3 are currently facing. Why guts ? If I'm in Modi's place and I have to undo decades of ridiculous personality cult around one family naming hundreds of things after themselves, what would I do ? I'd...
by Suraj
25 Feb 2021 03:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3968
Views: 769221

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I thought this was Japan or Europe, but it's Gandhinagar Capital Railway Station, the first privately built station: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eu-ZvnFVcAQ9zeD?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eu-ZvnGVIAI_Rkx?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eu-ZvnFVgAE4BSt...
by Suraj
25 Feb 2021 02:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360716

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The fuel tax add ons were done during the height of the Covid lockdown last year. It wasn't a big deal then because economic activity dropped off a cliff and so did Brent/WTI and crude prices in general. The government took advantage to full up SPRs at rock bottom prices. Now that crude has spiked d...
by Suraj
25 Feb 2021 01:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360716

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Yes, since Budget 2021-22, the government has been telegraphing a level of resolve to get our of the business of running business and to privatize, in a manner no government in India has ever done before. It seems they see the V-shaped recovery process as an opportune moment to jettison state manage...
by Suraj
25 Feb 2021 00:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360716

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India thrice did mini stimuluses/budgets last year due to Covid. For example, it announced a wide-ranging food supply program last spring when economic activity essentially collapsed that quarter (GDP growth in Q1 was -23%): India to Pay $22 Billion to Feed Poor Affected by Coronavirus This has been...
by Suraj
24 Feb 2021 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 5384

Re: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021

Rakesh, thanks! You might like this article posted in the strat forum yesterday: Won't go for foreign vendors for defence equipment that can be Made In India; Negative list a guarantee, Modi assures private sector Yes it's said many times that we should indigenize, but there's some teeth behind the ...
by Suraj
24 Feb 2021 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2375
Views: 212626

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Please stop using terms like right and left. Those don't really apply to India to begin with. If someone does a blind test of all of Modi's policies and asks someone to guess who the person proposing all that is, Modi would end up rating to the left of the US Democrats. Don't perpetuate these terms....
by Suraj
24 Feb 2021 21:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360716

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday (24 February) approved Production Linked Incentive (PLI) schemes for IT and pharma sectors. The Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Pharmaceuticals is expected to promote the production of high value products in the country and increase the value addition in export...
by Suraj
24 Feb 2021 11:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1
Replies: 606
Views: 57528

Re: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1

Nations look at their approach to peaceful existence in various ways. Some are too small to matter. Among major states there are those who for historical reasons avoid a robust armed posture. For the rest, there are countries that express peace through strength (eg US, Russia) and those who negotiat...
by Suraj
24 Feb 2021 08:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2375
Views: 212626

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

India needs a better and clearer statute law on sedition, maintenance of public order and interference against the application of legitimate lawmaking and executive operation. Every major developed country has laws ensuring the power of the state to implement normally legislated laws without interfe...
by Suraj
24 Feb 2021 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 5384

Re: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021

Rakesh and others: thank you for the amazing coverage of these products. A request : could someone please summarize the dates when each of these products met various development waypoints - concept, prototype, flight, trials, IOC etc ? While they’re not all the same challenge by any means, it appear...
by Suraj
24 Feb 2021 01:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360716

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Multiple sources are now projecting that full year GDP growth this year will be better than -7%. Arvind Virmani and Karan Bhasin have a working paper on this: Growth Implications of Pandemic: Indian Economy https://twitter.com/karanbhasin95/status/1363740517784117248 DBS also projects the same now: ...
by Suraj
24 Feb 2021 01:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8815
Views: 1030795

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Another day of ~650K vaccinations. The trend is inching higher now, but the pace needs to pick up above 1M vaccinations/day .

Total 11.8 million vaccinated.
by Suraj
23 Feb 2021 23:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8815
Views: 1030795

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

at the end of the day so called highly mobile return home and get in contact with so called old house wives staying home. it is people fault the other day there were 400 guests in a Banguluru wedding more than 280 found positive inclusive of Bride and groom this is for so called highly Yadookated a...
by Suraj
23 Feb 2021 23:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2375
Views: 212626

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Manish Sharma makes a very important point here. Functional societies need pressure release valves. These need to be allowed to vent regularly, without which bigger problems build. While one would like for at least clear application of law to take place, please understand that the process of doing t...
by Suraj
23 Feb 2021 10:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4448
Views: 892958

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Economic factoid of the day: Pakistan annual budget : PKR 7.13 trillion or $45 billion State of Uttar Pradesh budget: INR 550270 cr or $76 billion State of Maharashtra budget: INR 404800 cr or $56 billion State of Tamil Nadu budget: INR 300390 cr or $42 billion Others likely to overtake Pakistan soo...
by Suraj
23 Feb 2021 08:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8815
Views: 1030795

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I recall reading a news article recently stating that the government was doing the following: 1. Blanket immunization of HCWs 2. Mass vaccination beginning 28 Feb However I cannot find this article. Regardless, the HCW vaccination has gone less smoothly than desired due to the reticence of HCWs in s...
by Suraj
23 Feb 2021 01:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5631
Views: 674392

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Here's an introduction to Team Sprint in cycling. This is the b*lls out relay event. Three riders, three laps. Each team starts off at opposing sides of track. The goal is for one to lead , then after first lap the lead rider moves out and lets the 2nd rider lead, and after second lap the lead skips...
by Suraj
22 Feb 2021 23:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360716

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

PLI provisions target both volume and high value add. In other words, there's an extra incentive bonus for a higher value add. At least that's the way it is set up. So far it's attracted so much attention that clearly they've done something right. It remains to be seen how well the math holds up in ...
by Suraj
22 Feb 2021 22:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360716

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Yes of course, such externalities are hard to quantify exactly , and the image is really simply in offering just the math of the GST return on actual production and export value. The aggregate gain will be much more, due to economic multiplier of activity.
by Suraj
22 Feb 2021 21:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6098
Views: 1360716

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Interesting estimates on PLI outgo vs returns in the form of GST mentioned a few posts earlier:
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