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by Vasu
22 Oct 2018 14:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2499
Views: 395024

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

This recent blip was missed out mostly. PM Modi's panel wants mandatory R&D funding by companies The Prime Minister’s Science Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) wants to make it mandatory for medium and large enterprises in key sectors to set aside funds for research and devel...
by Vasu
21 Sep 2018 15:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion
Replies: 703
Views: 47869

Re: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion

11 Lions Found Dead in Gir in 10 Days, Gujarat Govt Orders Inquiry The carcasses of 11 lions were found in Gujarat’s Gir forest, prompting the state government to order an inquiry, officials said on Thursday. All the bodies were found in Gir (east) division, mainly from Dalkhaniya range in the last...
by Vasu
10 Sep 2018 15:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1504
Views: 203745

Re: India's Power Sector

India readies a slew of power sector reforms The government has readied a raft of power sector reforms, including implementing the direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme in the electricity sector for better targeting of subsidies, freeing renewable energy from licensing requirement for generation and...
by Vasu
10 Sep 2018 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 946
Views: 120605

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Pakistan mulling to review agreements made under CPEC: Report Pakistan is mulling to consider reviewing or renegotiate agreements under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as pressure ratchets up over the country’s economic vulnerabilities. A report in the Financial Times on Sunday said Pak...
by Vasu
07 Sep 2018 12:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 946
Views: 120605

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Meanwhile, public perception against China still seems strong in Kenya, despite China building one of its posterchild OBOR projects there, the Nairobi Mombasa rail line. This is from the Kenyan press. China a threat to Kenya's economy, new survey shows More Kenyans believe that China constitutes the...
by Vasu
07 Sep 2018 12:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 946
Views: 120605

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

This news largely went unnoticed. This happened the same time China was hosting African leaders. Chinese man arrested after calling Kenya's president a 'monkey' Kenya has arrested a Chinese businessman after a video of him making a string of racist remarks was widely shared on social media, the gove...
by Vasu
31 Aug 2018 13:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1031
Views: 129016

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Vodafone-Idea complete merger, create India’s largest mobile operator The merger of Idea Cellular and Vodafone India has been completed, creating India’s biggest telecom service provider with over 408 million subscribers, the two companies said today. A new board has been constituted for the merged...
by Vasu
31 Aug 2018 13:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion
Replies: 703
Views: 47869

Re: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion

NATIONAL REDD + STRATEGY RELEASED The national Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) strategy for India prepared by Indian Council of Forestry and Education, Dehradun for the Government was released in New Delhi by Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Ch...
by Vasu
28 Aug 2018 20:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4771
Views: 352017

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Was a pleasant surprise today seeing India competing in men's synchronized swimming!
by Vasu
22 Aug 2018 14:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4735
Views: 351947

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

GVK is yet to come out with their plans on the functioning of the two airports once Navi Mumbai airport starts operations. There are little chances of clear demarcations (Domestic/Regional only VS international or budget carrier Vs full service mode) between the two airports. For connectivity betwe...
by Vasu
17 Aug 2018 11:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1147
Views: 64117

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: 4735
Views: 351947

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: 703
Views: 47869

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: 3715
Views: 189205

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: 946
Views: 120605

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: 14739

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: 120652

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: 2904
Views: 239650

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: 120652

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: 4735
Views: 351947

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: 126762

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: 1147
Views: 64117

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: 2499
Views: 395024

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: 55968

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: 420
Views: 40037

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: 703
Views: 47869

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: 420
Views: 40037

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: 309
Views: 29863

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: 4735
Views: 351947

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: 49
Views: 10805

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: 2920
Views: 356655

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: 2498
Views: 316787

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: 1079
Views: 113654

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: 2904
Views: 239650

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: 309
Views: 29863

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: 120652

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: 2904
Views: 239650

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: 420
Views: 40037

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: 3744
Views: 243143

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...

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