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by Vasu
17 Aug 2018 11:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1140
Views: 59912

Re: Indian Health Care Sector

Can Indu Bhushan deliver PM Modi’s promise of healthcare? But occupying his desk and mindspace today is a large, poster-size checklist of states and Union Territories that the Centre is targeting for Ayushman Bharat — National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) – the world’s largest sponsored heal...
by Vasu
25 Jul 2018 13:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4512
Views: 318551

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

This has been a busy month for the Navi Mumbai Airport. Significantly, the project has achieved financial closure, with Yes Bank being the Lead Manager for Phases I and II. GVK achieves financial closure for Navi Mumbai airport Completion of financial closure on July 7, 2018 is considered as the app...
by Vasu
04 Jul 2018 16:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion
Replies: 699
Views: 44912

Re: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion

Large mismatch between the forest cover claimed by the Government of India versus what is estimated by Global Forest Watch, driven primarily by India's liberal use of the definition. For example, in Kerala, forests are being replaced by plantation crops, and India's Forest Survey counts them as fore...
by Vasu
04 Jul 2018 16:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3697
Views: 179756

Re: Indian Education System

Higher education in India gets a Rs 8,000 crore boost To increase investment in higher educational institutions, the Union Cabinet today approved a proposal for expanding the scope of Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) by expanding its capital base to Rs 10,000 crore and tasking it to mobilis...
by Vasu
19 Jun 2018 13:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 851
Views: 103623

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

some more commentary on the Malaysia's escape from OBOR. Malaysia gives a big jolt to China's One Belt, One Road projects Kuala Lumpur's previous regime, led by scandal-mired Najib Razak, had warm ties with China and signed a string of deals for Beijing-funded projects, including a major rail link a...
by Vasu
28 May 2018 13:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Banks & Financial System
Replies: 128
Views: 14032

Re: Indian Banks & Financial System

Aadhaar has emerged as key document for new bank accounts: Survey https://www.livemint.com/rf/Image-621x414/LiveMint/Period2/2018/05/28/Photos/Processed/w-aadhaar-U20573096912OFB--621x414@LiveMint.jpg Aadhaar has emerged as an enabler for financial inclusion with 76% to 95% of new accounts opened i...
by Vasu
28 May 2018 13:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1465
Views: 115909

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

Delhi Metro's Magenta Line to be inaugurated today, will reduce Gurgaon-Noida travel by 30 minutes The 24.82-km-long Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir stretch of the Delhi Metro's Magenta Line is all set to be inaugurated on Monday that will bring domestic terminal of the city airport on the DMRC netwo...
by Vasu
28 May 2018 13:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2880
Views: 231288

Re: Indian Roads Thread

The inauguration of the Eastern Peripheral Expressway in the NCR region was a significant milestone. Narendra Modi opens Eastern Peripheral Expressway Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the 135 km-long Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE), which will channel away traffic not destined ...
by Vasu
25 May 2018 14:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1465
Views: 115909

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

Two crucial Chennai Metro stretches to be inaugurated today The Chennai Central Metro Rail station will open on Friday, allowing commuters to travel directly from the station to two crucial transport hubs — the CMBT and the airport. Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Union Minister of State...
by Vasu
24 May 2018 09:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4512
Views: 318551

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Here is a decent write-up on the so-called 'hill airports' of India, because there is no official definition for such. Very good information nuggets here. For example, did you know that the new airport at Pakyong in Sikkim is only a 100 km from Doklam? UDAN: India's hill airports, their unique chall...
by Vasu
24 May 2018 09:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 687
Views: 125145

Re: Infrastructure News & Discussion

Wonderful leg-up for the logistics sector. DHL sets up a wholly owned trucking company in India aiming to own 3,500 trucks by 2020. DHL launches transportation company; aims to own 10,000 trucks by 2028 "We have been checking all the different markets we are in worldwide. And looking at what's ...
by Vasu
23 May 2018 14:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1140
Views: 59912

Re: Indian Health Care Sector

India ranks 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access, quality India ranks 145th among 195 countries in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare, behind its neighbours like China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan, according to a Lancet study. The Global Burden of Disease study, however...
by Vasu
23 May 2018 12:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1856
Views: 282498

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Yesterday, the GoI released the Model Contract Farming Act, 2018 Union Government releases Model Contract Farming Act, 2018 The main motive behind drafting the Model Contract Farming Act is to integrate farmers with bulk purchasers for better price realization. Concept of Contract Farming ⋅&nbs...
by Vasu
23 May 2018 11:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and ASEAN / East Asia
Replies: 651
Views: 54730

Re: India and ASEAN / East Asia

This news on the latest Amnesty Report is blowing up globally this morning. ARSA militants killed Hindu villagers in Rakhine violence: Amnesty Campaign group Amnesty International said on Tuesday it had gathered evidence that insurgents from a Rohingya Muslim armed group killed scores of Hindu civil...
by Vasu
22 May 2018 14:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 406
Views: 37455

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

India's urban local bodies are thoroughly ill-equipped to do things differently, so it is no surprise that something so forward-looking and technology-intensive as Smart Cities is sputtering in their hands. I believe the extreme level of politicization is also huge part of the problem. Lack of fundi...
by Vasu
22 May 2018 14:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion
Replies: 699
Views: 44912

Re: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion

India falling short of meeting conservation goals on biodiversity India is failing to meet its conservation goals amid declining global biodiversity, even as the world celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD) on Tuesday. India is a treasure trove of biodiversity, hosting 7-8%...
by Vasu
22 May 2018 10:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 406
Views: 37455

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

Some updates on Namami Gange. http://www.uniindia.com/~/30-stp-would-be-completed-this-year-in-up-sources/States/news/1222130.html 30 projects of Sewage Treatment Plants with capacity to treat 607 million liter per day will be completed by the end of December of Uttar Pradesh. Along with the STP, 1,...
by Vasu
22 May 2018 09:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Renewable Sources of Energy
Replies: 289
Views: 25913

Re: Renewable Sources of Energy

Don't go on the size, go on the intent. Arunachal gets its biggest solar plant The one megawatt-capacity plant, implemented by the Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA), was commissioned on April 1 this year with an estimated cost of Rs 850 lakh received as incentive grant under the 13...
by Vasu
22 May 2018 09:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4512
Views: 318551

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Another historic day for civil aviation in the North-East yesterday, as the first commercial flight lands at Pasighat in Arunachal. Khandu Among 25 Passengers On Board First Flight to Arunachal Arunachal Pradesh today found a place on the aviation map of the country as the state's first commercial f...
by Vasu
21 May 2018 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 9260

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

Tata Safari Storme For The Indian Army Revealed: Specifications, Features & Images https://www.drivespark.com/four-wheelers/2018/tata-safari-storme-indian-army-4x4-2-door-soft-top-camo-wrap-025476.html Tata Safari Storme Army Edition Deliveries Begin https://www.drivespark.com/img/2018/05/tata-...
by Vasu
21 May 2018 11:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2445
Views: 287085

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

In Pics: Guwahati railway station is the first in North-East to run completely on solar power The total cost of the project, as per Indian Railways estimates, is approximately Rs 6.7 crore. The agency which has provided fund for the green project is CONCOR. The solar plant has been installed by Sah...
by Vasu
10 May 2018 14:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2075
Views: 246922

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

China’s ZTE Ceases Major Operations After U.S. Trade Ban ZTE Corp. has suspended all major activities after the U.S. crippled its ability to buy crucial American technology, signaling the potential collapse of one of the world’s largest makers of phones and networking gear. China’s No. 2 telecom eq...
by Vasu
10 May 2018 13:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion
Replies: 1077
Views: 110225

Re: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion

Manu Pubby reporting in TOIlet: After Meghalaya, Assam in line to be free of Afspa The government is considering Assam as the next state from where it may remove the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (Afspa) after Meghalaya, as high-level consultations are going on between the Centre and...
by Vasu
10 May 2018 13:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2880
Views: 231288

Re: Indian Roads Thread

India's longest road-rail bridge to be inaugurated by PM Modi this year In a major boost to defence logistics along the border with China, India's longest road and railway bridge connecting Dibrugarh in Assam to Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh is likely to be inaugurated later this year by Prime Mini...
by Vasu
09 May 2018 11:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Renewable Sources of Energy
Replies: 289
Views: 25913

Re: Renewable Sources of Energy

Renewable power sector employs over one crore people globally; Solar leads the clean energy drive With the countries across the globe gradually moving towards clean energy in sync with their goals under the Paris Agreement on climate change, jobs in the renewable energy sector globally crossed 10 m...
by Vasu
09 May 2018 11:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1465
Views: 115909

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

Nearly 50% of pillars ready, Metro 2A to start in 2020 “Nearly 481 of the total 957 piers have already been cast. Moreover, work is in progress on construction of all 17 stations,” said an official of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). Kasturi Park in Malad will be the first ...
by Vasu
08 May 2018 16:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2880
Views: 231288

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Big news this morning. R Infra-Astaldi JV bags Rs 7k cr Versova-Bandra sea link project in Mumbai Reliance Infrastructure(RInfra) and Astaldi S p A (Italy) in a joint venture have bagged Rs 7,000 crore order for construction of the second sea link in Mumbai. The JV has bagged the engineering, procur...
by Vasu
08 May 2018 16:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 406
Views: 37455

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

E-office system implement in all government departments in UP The e-office system, aimed at enhancing movement of files, was implemented in all the state government departments on Monday, an official said. The new system, which was announced by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on October 27 last year...
by Vasu
08 May 2018 16:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Red Menace
Replies: 3741
Views: 234312

Re: The Red Menace

Government sets up multi-disciplinary group to choke Naxal funds Government has set up a multi-disciplinary group to initiate action to choke funding sources of Naxals and to seize assets of their leaders, officials said today. The group comprises officers from various central agencies and the stat...
by Vasu
07 May 2018 12:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1072
Views: 98454

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

China is about to give global finance the chance of a lifetime To deliver on longstanding pledges and help stave off the threat of tariffs from U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese officials have set a June 30 deadline to ease ownership and business restrictions for banks, securities firms, asset m...
by Vasu
04 May 2018 14:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2445
Views: 287085

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Meanwhile, back at Rail Bhavan..... Indian Railways gets ready for Accrual Accounting The 165-year-old Indian Railways will usher in its most profound accounting reform since Independence as it prepares its financial statements for the current fiscal under the accrual-based accounting system, the pr...
by Vasu
04 May 2018 14:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Renewable Sources of Energy
Replies: 289
Views: 25913

Re: Renewable Sources of Energy

Here's how two rural entrepreneurs are powering Centre's 'gobar-dhan' scheme "Poo to Power" may sound awkward and impractical, but Aditya Aggarwal and his brother Amit have done it in Karnal, Haryana. Two industries, one producing wire nails and another tinner rivets, owned by the family ...
by Vasu
04 May 2018 12:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3697
Views: 179756

Re: Indian Education System

This looks promising, notwithstanding the typical sensationalist headline from ET. There's been a buzz for quite a while on bringing India's fragmented higher education regime together. Modi government prepares to change higher education forever in one sweeping strike Accessed by ET, the draft legis...
by Vasu
30 Apr 2018 15:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3899
Views: 287741

Re: Internal Security Watch

From height of rocks to exits, how GPS mapping gave forces the edge When Gadchiroli police mapped the Kasnasur-Boriya forest about a month ago as part of an exercise, little did they realise that their knowledge of the lay of the land would give them the advantage in a firefight. “The commandos kne...
by Vasu
30 Apr 2018 15:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1856
Views: 282498

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Government mops up Rs 1.5 lakh crore additional tax, to chase 65 lakh non-filers The Union government's drive towards higher compliance has already helped it garner additional Rs 1.5 lakh crore in direct taxes during 2017-18 and get a record number of new filers. But it is not done yet with the tax...
by Vasu
27 Apr 2018 12:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2880
Views: 231288

Re: Indian Roads Thread

NHAI signs first TOT agreement with Australia’s Macquarie The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) signed its first toll-operate transfer concession agreement with Sydney-based Macquarie Group on Thursday. Under the model, the right to collect toll on nine selected national highway stretches...
by Vasu
26 Apr 2018 16:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4512
Views: 318551

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Across the creek... Cidco plans to go ‘full blast’ to meet Navi Mumbai airport’s 2019 deadline Already working to a tight deadline, Cidco is facing an uphill task of relocating project affected persons (PAPs) and clearing the land by flattening Ulwe hill and diverting Ulwe river by December-end. Thi...
by Vasu
26 Apr 2018 12:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 406
Views: 37455

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

This is significant as it will guide Mumbai's development from here onwards. Of course, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and when it comes to Mumbai, the pudding itself changes to a Halwa by the end of it, that too undercooked. Mumbai Development Plan 2034 puts focus on affordable homes an...
by Vasu
25 Apr 2018 12:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Preserving, Enhancing and Improving Water Resources of India
Replies: 110
Views: 12914

Re: Preserving, Enhancing and Improving Water Resources of India

The massive STP construction and upgradation drive that this Government has undertaken in the Gangetic belt will have a significant positive impact on the health of the Ganges river system, and I feel it isn't talked about as much as it should. Similarly, the massive drive to make villages and towns...

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