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by Uttam
19 May 2018 21:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257770

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Claim: "Every $10 increase in the price of a barrel knocks 0.2% to 0.3% off India's growth rate, according to the country's latest economic survey. " From CNN: http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/18/news/economy/oil-prices-india-saudi-arabia/index.html One should be very careful in establishing ...
by Uttam
04 May 2018 21:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257770

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Here is a news article in support of the view that Demonitization was a lot more than just capturing Black Money or removing the fake currency note. It was a lot to do with formalization of the economy.

Big winners from India's cash clampdown are private bankers
by Uttam
17 Apr 2018 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1838
Views: 359656

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Singha wrote:night ops by tejas
watch with full sound

https://twitter.com/IAF_MCC/status/984451477182734343


From the video:

Tejas Stationary at 0.32 sec
Tejas in the air at 0.55 sec
by Uttam
14 Apr 2018 00:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1470
Views: 188988

Re: India's Power Sector

Uttam, when you have factual data which you are posting to counter another poster's argument, why do you need to speculate about their motives or "agenda"? Refrain from doing that henceforth. You are already countering their argument. That is enough. Same goes for everyone else. Thank you...
by Uttam
13 Apr 2018 19:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1470
Views: 188988

Re: India's Power Sector

Price of energy is normalized over a period of time taking into account low and high generation due to seasonal or daily changes over 24 hours. Solar and wind when normailzed are not as cost effective as hydro, thermal or nuclear, but are cheap and fast to setup and that is their only advantage. Wh...
by Uttam
12 Apr 2018 23:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1470
Views: 188988

Re: India's Power Sector

Offshore capacity factor is close to 60%. I don’t buy that if coming from wind turbine manufacturers. It is probably off by a factor 2 and is probably closer to 30% max. How does it matter to the consumer as long as the power supplied is at a competitive price as compared to other sources. Right no...
by Uttam
05 Apr 2018 20:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257770

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

RBI keeps key policy rate unchanged at 6%, lowers FY19 inflation projection Five of six members on the monetary policy committee (MPC) voted for a hold, while one wanted a hike in the repo rate The Reserve Bank of India kept its policy rates on hold on Thursday and retained its "neutral" ...
by Uttam
15 Mar 2018 20:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257770

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Here is Worldbank'sIndia Development Update

It has a tonne of data and econometric analysis useful in understanding the progress India has made in last few years. Most of the data ends in 2016.
by Uttam
13 Mar 2018 19:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 432
Views: 49443

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

ppl need to be incentivised to buy EV perhaps with a full or partial waiver of taxes which add upto to a lot in india I am in full support of EVs but we have to look at govt finances more closely before taxation is changed. Currently, fuel tax provides a larger amount to the govt. Reducing tax on E...
by Uttam
03 Mar 2018 20:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257770

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The election results in the 3 states in the Northeast are an important data point for Indian Economy. 1) The good performance of BJP and allies in states where there is a Christian majority is an indicator that BJP has come a long way in finding board support. 2) It is a also indicator that the poli...
by Uttam
01 Mar 2018 23:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257770

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

There is no way to prevent NPA. There will always be NPA. All this effort to fix NPA may cause hard to get loans. Banks would become risk averse. The problem is not whether there will be NPAs or not. By the the more appropriate term is "Bad Loans". The problem is who pays for the bad loan...
by Uttam
01 Mar 2018 00:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257770

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

This is a great News for the infrastructure sector in India. This kind of monetization is extremely important for India as it releases upfront funds for new infrastructure. Macquarie wins road projects under TOT for Rs 9,682 crore NEW DELHI: In a big boost to government’s asset monetisation programm...
by Uttam
28 Feb 2018 01:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1838
Views: 359656

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

^^ Hot refuelling picture with engine intake covered and engine shut down. No hot air flow on tail pipe either! :lol: Mango log key liyay chalta hai. The LCA has auxiliary intakes on the side of the primary intake that probably can provide enough airflow at idle power. See the 2 HAL guys on the lef...
by Uttam
28 Feb 2018 01:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257770

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I don't know much about Raj and MP but rural MH had fall in cattle sell (I come from semi rural area in MH), because there was lot of agrarian stress sell in 2013-2015 due to drought. Last 2 years there is reduced cattle sell as most farmers are not selling due to good grass feed availability. Howe...
by Uttam
27 Feb 2018 00:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257770

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Lot of good things happened - DBT saving a lot of money - Coal/Mining/Telecom auctions fetching funds for Govt. - Increase in FDI - Lower Oil biils Results: Lower Debt/Deficit Still Economy looks and feels bad. Does anyone have a finger on the pulse of the economy to explain in layman's terms. Is i...
by Uttam
24 Feb 2018 01:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 212210

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

However, Reuters is now saying this: Global watchdog to put Pakistan back on terrorist financing watchlist: sources https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-militants-financing/global-watchdog-to-put-pakistan-back-on-terrorist-financing-watchlist-sources-idUSKCN1G70X7 Same is being independently...
by Uttam
22 Feb 2018 03:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1470
Views: 188988

Re: India's Power Sector

Nuclear and LNG for the base load, then solar + wind for peak load. Nuclear for base load is good but not LNG. In fact, most plants run on gas are used for peak load. Natural gas based plants for a base load is a very recent phenomenon because the prices of all petroleum products fell. It may not s...
by Uttam
20 Feb 2018 22:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1470
Views: 188988

Re: India's Power Sector

Thermal power plants also get water almost free. I wonder by how much will the price of thermal electricity change once we start accounting for the cost of fresh water. Given the rapid decline in availability of fresh water in India, this is another big problem with the thermal power plants.
by Uttam
11 Dec 2017 21:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2432
Views: 278185

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

$3 billion project to speed up Del-Mum, Del-Kol route to 160 kmph being sent for cabinet approval. Should be seen in context of DFC along same routes freeing up passenger traffic. https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/delhi-kolkata-delhi-mumbai-rail-routes-to-be-fenced-for-high-speed-run-1786315 Is incre...
by Uttam
10 Dec 2017 19:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4391
Views: 305836

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

NCR greater noida airport is happening. it will be first metro with 2 large airports. blr is building both a new terminal and runway together. capacity is maxed today at 20mil. When I compare Bangalore and Delhi T3 with other international airports in the West, I find Bangalore and Delhi terminals ...
by Uttam
21 Nov 2017 19:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 474740

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

First solid evidence of how Sovereign Rating upgrade is going to help the economy: The Moody's effect: RIL raises $800 mn at lowest rate ever for 10-yr bonds The bonds were priced at 3.66%, the lowest coupon ever achieved by an Indian corporate for a 10-year issuance, says RIL This is just 130 basis...
by Uttam
17 Nov 2017 21:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 474740

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Moody upgrades India's sovereign ratings from Baa3 to Baa2, is this really a big deal? Some perspective can be had from looking Moody's rating for nations in sorted order (click on rating's up/down arrow) from this Wikipedia Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_credit_rating#Moo...
by Uttam
17 Nov 2017 21:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 474740

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Here is the list of other nations in Baa2 and Baa3: Country GDP (in billions) Moody's rating South Africa 314.6 Baa2 Philippines 284.8 Baa2 St. Maarten 1.5 Baa2 Colombia 292.1 Baa2 Panama 52.1 Baa2 Uruguay 53.4 Baa2 Bulgaria 12.9 Baa2 Italy 1821.5 Baa2 Spain 1199.1 Baa2 Namibia 11.5 Baa3 India 2095....
by Uttam
17 Nov 2017 20:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 474740

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Press Conference On Moody's Upgradation Of India's Rating: Highlights https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/finance-minister-arun-jaitley-press-conference-on-moodys-upgradation-of-indias-rating-highlights-1776649?browserpush=true This is a BIGGGG f******* deal!!! Though long...
by Uttam
20 Oct 2017 19:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 474740

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

JayS wrote:At the time when Indian economy is at its nadir due to Demonetization and GST, Hero Sold 3 lakh units in single dayon Diwali. Highest ever, A record. LOL..


Add to that the Fuel consumption in India grew by 10% in September, an all time record!!
by Uttam
23 Sep 2017 00:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2432
Views: 278185

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Also the falling prices of electricity from all sources: solar -> because of falling panel prices and improving tech. wind -> No more feed-in-tariff, plus the advent or 4 - 8 MW rated turbines that work at low / medium wind speeds coal -> increased domestic production and drop in import hydro -> (al...
by Uttam
22 Sep 2017 08:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 474740

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Thank you! Please help add more stats to it.
by Uttam
22 Sep 2017 01:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 474740

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

So what is causing a slowdown in India. Here is my list of whats going on: 1) High real interest rate . The monthly CPI has averaged about 2.7% whereas the REPO rate has been above 6% during this period. What makes it worse is that the difference between commercial loans and inflation is even higher...
by Uttam
08 Sep 2017 23:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 474740

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Raghuram Rajan is stating the obvious. But look at what NaMo inherited: 1. A system where the cost of land is way way higher than any comparable economy of similar income per capital. 2. Probably the worst labor laws among Asian countries. 3. A financial system that's bankrupt. 4. A non functioning...
by Uttam
19 Jul 2017 00:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4269
Views: 161745

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

First Australian Uranium shipment is on its way to India NEW DELHI: The first ever shipment of uranium from Australia -- having world's biggest reserves of yellow cake -- is on its way to India elevating strategic partnership to a new level, informed visiting foreign minister Julie Bishop. She also...
by Uttam
12 Jun 2017 20:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 474740

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

India's retail inflation eases to lowest since 2012

This drop in inflation is concerning. I wonder if RBI is getting too cautious.
by Uttam
17 May 2017 19:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 474740

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Thanks! I think the GOI's credit rating is the lowest possible within the "investment grade" class? What credit rating would make a meaningful difference? Maybe demonetization will have brought sufficient new taxpayers into the net to take away one objection against raising India's credit...
by Uttam
12 May 2017 20:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1470
Views: 188988

Re: India's Power Sector

Solar power tariff drops to historic low at Rs 2.44/unit NEW DELHI: Solar power tariff dropped further to hit a new low of Rs 2.44 per unit in the auction conducted for Bhadla solar park. "In another auction for Bhadla Solar Park 3, solar power tariff touched record low of Rs 2.44/unit," ...
by Uttam
04 May 2017 21:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 552868

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Video grabs comparing mijjile size with plume size. Warhead produces a 25 story high plume - taller than Bengaluru's tallest building http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k566/bennedose/brahms-4a_zpswui5fol2.png The missile is in motion at the very high velocity. The 48 pixels probably overstate the...
by Uttam
18 Apr 2017 18:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 474740

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Merchandise exports grow for 7th straight month The above news of exports growing despite INR versus USD going up by almost 8% shows that there is a lot of efficiency in the system to be exploited before currency movement will significantly impact export growth. The 8% gain in INR value is despite ...
by Uttam
17 Apr 2017 19:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 474740

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Very significant impact of public policy on the lives of masses. The reduced consumption of Kerosene will result in health benefit, it will help reduce petrol adulteration, etc. Great news. Use of kerosene, diesel falls, LPG consumption rises on clean energy drive Consumption of kerosene dropped by ...
by Uttam
14 Mar 2017 22:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 474740

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-13/sliding-asian-bond-risk-shows-region-a-haven-in-face-of-the-fed India's Sliding Bond Risk Shows Asia Is a Haven From the Fed The popularity of emerging Asian notes can also be seen in inflows, with overseas investors buying $577 million of Indian b...
by Uttam
13 Mar 2017 19:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 474740

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

The international rating agencies are screwing up India. Here is some evidence of that... Indian firms raising cheaper funds abroad Indian companies, specifically banks, in international markets are raising money through bonds at a finer rate than many financial institutions from other countries rat...
by Uttam
24 Feb 2017 19:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1470
Views: 188988

Re: India's Power Sector

India's wind power tariffs hit new low in push for renewables NEW DELHI: Indian wind power tariffs fell to a record low in a government-run auction on Friday, weeks after solar power rates too hit an all-time low, as the country looks to cut chronic electricity shortages in one of the world's bigge...
by Uttam
10 Feb 2017 22:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1470
Views: 188988

Re: India's Power Sector

Kalpakkam to have two more prototype fast breeder reactors: Govt NEW DELHI: The Department of Atomic Energy will construct two Prototype Fast Breeder Reactors (PFBR) of 600 MW each at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu, besides the present one of 500 MW capacity which is expected to go fully functional by Oct...

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