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by Suraj
11 Dec 2018 04:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392868

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Your post is factually wrong, in the sense that Urjit Patel's or any prior Governor's disagreements with GoI far precede any recent RBI board appointments. You have offered no reason why the appointment of one person 3 months ago to a part time position is somehow the reason 'the whole atmosphere be...
by Suraj
11 Dec 2018 03:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392868

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Direct tax collections jump 16% in April-November period In a boost to the government, the direct tax collections during April-November period are up nearly 16 percent as against the corresponding period of the last year. The provisional figures are at Rs. 6.75 lakh crore which is 15.7 percent high...
by Suraj
11 Dec 2018 03:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355943

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Train 18 a super hit! Indian Railways asks ICF to make 4 more engine-less Train 18 sets this fiscal year With trials of Indian Railways first engine-less train for long-distance travel proving to be a success, Piyush Goyal-led Railway Ministry has asked ICF, Chennai to expedite manufacturing of mor...
by Suraj
11 Dec 2018 03:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392868

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Please avoid sophisticated politics trolling - it's very transparent and will get very little leeway here - at the very least posts will disappear. Gurumurthy was appointed to the RBI board in mid August 2018 in a part time capacity. Urjit Patel's departure has been in the making since much before t...
by Suraj
09 Dec 2018 23:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4770
Views: 351830

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

India plays winner of Netherlands vs Canada in the Hockey World Cup quarterfinal. Semifinal opponent Australia. Great news about the fencing success. Commonwealth fencing championships has been a gora family club until Singapore made some inroads in 2014. 2018 results are here - total gora sweep exc...
by Suraj
07 Dec 2018 21:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1631
Views: 201263

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Things have changed - the IBC law now puts the creditor in control right away, and the borrower gets offered one or more terms they're required to pick from. IBC does not apply to Mallya Personally and as far as Kingfisher Airlines Concerned there is hardly any assets for Banks to recover. It is mo...
by Suraj
07 Dec 2018 21:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355943

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

WAG11 vs WAG12 is another 'do we need both ?' question. Both are permanently coupled locos with 12000hp. Until a few years ago, IR had nothing >7000hp. Then the Prima IIs were bought from Alstom as the 12000hp WAG12, and now they have permanently coupled WDG4 conversions as a 12000hp WAG11. IR's cur...
by Suraj
07 Dec 2018 20:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392868

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Please avoid politics and election discussions here.
by Suraj
07 Dec 2018 06:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4735
Views: 351870

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Indigo was cofounded by Rakesh Gangwal, formerly CEO of US Airways and EVP at Air France .
by Suraj
07 Dec 2018 03:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392868

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Jaggi takes on the topic Uttam mentioned above - the overestimation of inflation by the RBI's MPC, the primary reason for the criticism of the government directed at RBI for its hardline stance: Despite Getting CPI Wrong Repeatedly, MPC Continues To Tilt At Windmills Give someone a hammer, and every...
by Suraj
07 Dec 2018 02:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355943

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Agreed. Looks like the nomenclatures are: W = broad gauge A = A/C traction CA = A/C and D/C traction D = diesel traction G = goods P = passenger M = mixed use C = permanently coupled I was familiar with most of the nomenclature terms except C , and the interesting dual-source WADP4 . After years of ...
by Suraj
06 Dec 2018 23:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4770
Views: 351830

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

That's already over. They drew. The last two matches in Pool D are Ned vs TSP, Germany vs Malaysia. Currently they're ranked Ger, Ned, TSP, Mal. It'll probably stay that way. We are Pool C toppers right now, with Bel in #2, Canada #3 and SA #4 . Saturday we play Canada and Bel plays SA. We should fi...
by Suraj
06 Dec 2018 23:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355943

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

It hasn't been acknowledged so much, but several PSUs seem to have taken inspiration from Make In India to become more proactively involved in designing cool new stuff under their own initiative, rather than sit around cranking out, potentially decades old, foreign ToT designs. Train 18 is the most ...
by Suraj
06 Dec 2018 01:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1631
Views: 201263

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

"Sad" ? His tweets sound like he's been reading too many of POTUS's tweets. The guy needs to realize it's not for him to sit around in his Hampshire mansion 'proposing things' anymore. He's already a defaulter. He seems to think the old rules apply, where court case after court case can dr...
by Suraj
06 Dec 2018 01:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392868

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

And now... RBI Governor Urjit Patel hints at rate cuts on positive dataprints The Reserve Bank chose for the status-quo at the Wednesday policy review to “pause and reflect” on incoming dataprints, Governor Urjit Patel said, hinting rate cuts are possible if headwinds to inflation do not materialise...
by Suraj
05 Dec 2018 08:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355943

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Signaling standards are not a one tier solution . There are levels of them, with established compatibility between higher and lower tiers . Please look over the ETCS and CTCS links earlier - they describe tiers that add additional capabilities. Such an ‘ITCS’ standard means we can apply some or all ...
by Suraj
05 Dec 2018 03:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2128
Views: 179710

Re: Understanding the US - Again

He said India is cursed by Geography while China is historically blessed. You can't be serious. The Chinese have by a long distance the worst history of both external invasion and internal cataclysmic warfare. They have half of the top 10 cornered in the list of worst wars by casualities , not to m...
by Suraj
05 Dec 2018 03:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355943

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

There are established signaling standards that address requirements for HSR - the Japanese have their own standard, and multiple ETCS tiers (and the Chinese copycat CTCS tiers) address various tiers of technological gear and speeds of the trains. No need to reinvent the wheel here, just establish ou...
by Suraj
04 Dec 2018 23:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355943

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Smart of Mr Sudhanshu Mani and IR to give the public so much daily insight into Train 18 testing. They're aware there's a massive group of geeks keenly following it and lapping it all up in excitement, and they're getting plenty of useful feedback in the process. One suggestion offered on Twitter wa...
by Suraj
04 Dec 2018 18:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355943

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The E5/E6 designs were - as far as I can recall - not the result of conventional aerodynamic concerns . They’re all quite aerodynamic in that regard . The reason for the design is minimizing tunnel booms:
Interesting story
Yup, Japanese law requires tunnel exit noises to be restricted to 70dB.
by Suraj
04 Dec 2018 11:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355943

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Never quite liked the N700 look myself, having seen it up close on multiple trips on Tokyo-Osaka. Superbly well run and butter smooth ride yes, but a face only a mother would love, especially the frontal view where it looks puff-cheeked. It looks better from a side on view. The E5/E6 Shinkansens wer...
by Suraj
04 Dec 2018 11:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392868

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Modi’s big Ease of Doing Business push: These changes in customs duty on cards to help importers, exporters as Govt aims for Top 50 rank A few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the target of breaking into top 50 of the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index by December end, the governm...
by Suraj
04 Dec 2018 04:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355943

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Yes, Sapsan is a Siemens Velaro . Karthik S has been going Allah ke naam pe Velaro de de baba on this thread for MAA-BLR route for as long as I can remember :) If the Germans are offered MAA-BLR-MYS, that might run on our tracks.
by Suraj
03 Dec 2018 22:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355943

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Looks like it can do another 20-30km/h , from exterior and interior views. Very stable, no pantograph oscillation and sparking, primarily a question of track and signaling .
by Suraj
03 Dec 2018 22:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355943

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

6ydCTJAbwYo 180 KMPH cockpit view. Got to say, cockpit looks modern. BTW, overall train seemed stable. Next govt. must improve tracks and signalling in Shatabdi and Rajdhani routes to enable 200 KMPH. Great video. First time I'm seeing a cockpit video on IR where it actually looks like it's going q...
by Suraj
03 Dec 2018 14:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392868

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Services export data for September was released a couple of weeks ago: Services trade data September 2018 September 2018 Exports: $16.4 billion Imports: $9.9 billion April-Sept 2018: Exports: $101.1 billion Imports: $62.6 billion Surplus: $38.5 billion Services trade continues to remain robust throu...
by Suraj
03 Dec 2018 13:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355943

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Not my point. My point is that the shell Is ICF's design and has nothing to it to deserve the name of a now defunct company to be used any longer.
by Suraj
03 Dec 2018 12:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355943

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I have already said what it means. (1) Shell structure and (2) bogies. Bogies are the truck or "mini chassis" to which the axles/wheels are attached and that the shell rests on via a flexible shock absorbing coupling. I don't think the original LHB company is anymore, we are basically the...
by Suraj
03 Dec 2018 10:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355943

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

What is 'basic LHB design' and how does it differ from 'basic non-LHB design' or whatever ? :) They're all coaches, and beyond some differences they all look the same - whether a Shinkansen coach or an IR standard chaircar dabba. I'd really like to see first hand statement from IR/ICF rather than g...
by Suraj
03 Dec 2018 09:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355943

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I still have no reference anywhere suggesting Train 18 coaches are modified LHBs. I tried looking on Youtube, and there are some videos, but they cut in scenes of what are clearly other kinds of coaches being made (the frame and windows looked way different) so it's hard to tell. I don't think going...
by Suraj
02 Dec 2018 23:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355943

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I’m very interested in knowing what kind of power electricals and traction motors they have in Train 18 or even WAG-11 or WAG-12. The latter is presumably Alstom gear, but for Train 18, I hope they have or will have local gear rather than stuff from usual industry leaders like Hitachi and Toshiba . ...
by Suraj
02 Dec 2018 23:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355943

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Both track and signalling need updates. In cab signalling via a train control system using balises and other means is a requirement. The Chinese pretty much did what they do best here - reverse engineered ETCS to create their CTCS standards. In fact their HSR collision incident was partly a result o...
by Suraj
02 Dec 2018 22:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355943

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

It seems fairly clear at this point that further speed gains are not a matter of the train itself but the track . Ballastless continuously welded rail tracks bedded with laser based XYZ axis precision are a requirement for HSR or even speeds of 200+. Train 18 itself could do 220–225km/h top speed li...
by Suraj
02 Dec 2018 05:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392868

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The works of an authorised charitable foundation conflict with the duties of an RBI governor? There's nothing anywhere stating that being on the pay of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - an American organization - in any way 'authorizes' you to work at the RBI. Shri Natarajan Chandrasekaran : ...
by Suraj
02 Dec 2018 02:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392868

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Conflict of interest with his private $$ job at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would be perfectly reasonable grounds for removal from the RBI board .
by Suraj
01 Dec 2018 01:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355943

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Where is it mentioned that Train 18 coaches are based on LHB ones ? They look very different in their interiors, beyond being two metal tubes. LHB looks like the 30 year old technology it is. Train 18 is quite chic, with a large toilet and vestibule area, touch operated doors into the passenger seat...
by Suraj
01 Dec 2018 01:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392868

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

GDP data is in line with estimates by analysts beforehand. Official CSO report: Press note on Q2 2018-19 GDP Some observations: * Growth in nominal terms is back to double digits now - 13.8% in Q1 and 12% in Q2 (Statement 4). H1 Nominal GDP growth is 12.4%, up from 8.6% in H1 prior fiscal (Statement...
by Suraj
29 Nov 2018 02:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2477
Views: 392868

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Govt revises GDP growth data for past years with base year revision Recalibrating data of past years using 2011-12 as the base year instead of 2004-05, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) estimated that India's GDP grew by 8.5 per cent in the financial year 2010-11 (April 2010 to March 2011) and no...
by Suraj
29 Nov 2018 01:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355943

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Some of the 'nitpicks' about Train 18 are really missing the wood for the trees. I'm much more interested in IR's available information on how this train operates. What sort of ATCS and in cab signalling platforms are they developing ? At higher speeds, visual signaling is less reliable, and automat...
by Suraj
29 Nov 2018 01:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2919
Views: 355943

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

You can't be serious. The Chinese HSR system is not 'standardized on a tech' . They basically got everyone to bid and stole from everyone to create their own home grown variants. Their sequence roughly reads: China Star : First homegrown effort, only a prototype, didn't work well at all. All subsequ...

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