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by Uttam
05 Mar 2021 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2515
Views: 229179

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

With JE Menon’s support, I had my first article published on SwarajyaMag: Why BJP Should Be Considered A Hindu Democratic Party Very well written article. I don't think BJP itself knows or has even tried to highlight their achievements. I loved the way you peppered citations all over the article, m...
by Uttam
05 Mar 2021 19:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8899
Views: 1041903

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Here is an update from my elderly relatives in India. Everybody who wanted to get vaccinated has already received their first dose. A few skeptics need some convincing. My dad, who is a retired Doctor, is working on that. Most of them went to Govt. hospitals to get it as a walk-in. A few went to pri...
by Uttam
05 Mar 2021 00:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8899
Views: 1041903

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Another 1 million today. Cumulative to 1.77 crores. Great improvement but we need it to go even faster. Are the vaccines being administered only in the existing medical facilities? OR temporary vaccination centers are being set in marriage halls, stadiums, etc? Here is my experience with the US. The...
by Uttam
03 Mar 2021 19:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8899
Views: 1041903

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN COVID-19 Vaccine Demonstrates Interim Clinical Efficacy Of 81% * SAYS COVID-19 VACCINE DEMONSTRATES INTERIM CLINICAL EFFICACY OF 81% * COVAXIN DEMONSTRATED 81% INTERIM EFFICACY IN PREVENTING COVID-19 IN THOSE WITHOUT PRIOR INFECTION AFTER SECOND DOSE * DATA FROM 25,800 PART...
by Uttam
03 Mar 2021 02:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8899
Views: 1041903

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Covid vaccines may stop spread ‘almost completely’ with jabs working ‘better than any of us could have imagined’ B ritain’s Covid-19 vaccines may stop people passing on the virus “almost completely”, the head of immunisation at Public Health England has revealed. Dr Mary Ramsay said grounds for hop...
by Uttam
03 Mar 2021 01:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8899
Views: 1041903

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In the US a 30-minute observation after both doses is needed for Moderna as well as Pfizer vaccines. The observation period is not strictly enforced but is highly recommended as both vaccines have shown a rare side effect of anaphylaxis. In fact, the medical observer (usually a nurse) keeps a few do...
by Uttam
03 Mar 2021 01:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8899
Views: 1041903

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Here is another issue with the Phase 2 vaccination campaign: For taking Covaxin dose, beneficiaries have to give an undertaking and also document of adverse event following immunization This is a problem especially for the elderly population who find it difficult to fill the consent form. (I am sure...
by Uttam
03 Mar 2021 00:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2515
Views: 229179

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

many unauthorised have availed of the vaccinations here and that can only happen with connivance. I am no expert in vaccination, but as per my understanding, the way community vaccination works is that even if I am not vaccinated, I get a benefit if my neighbor is vaccinated. It is a matter of redu...
by Uttam
02 Mar 2021 01:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8899
Views: 1041903

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

UK finds vaccines 80% effective at preventing hospitalisations in over-80s The Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are more than 80% effective at preventing hospitalisations from COVID-19 in those over 80 after one dose of either shot, Public Health England (PHE) said on Monday, citing a pre-print stud...
by Uttam
01 Mar 2021 22:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8899
Views: 1041903

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

PM takes indigenous vaccine as India expands COVID-19 inoculation coverage "Registration and booking for appointment for #COVID19 vaccination is to be done through #CoWIN Portal: http://www.cowin.gov.in. There is NO #CoWIN App for beneficiary registration. The App on Play Store is for administ...
by Uttam
01 Mar 2021 21:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1367998

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Govt has generated over Rs 77,000 crore from auction vs Rs 45,000 expected: Ravi Shankar Prasad India is auctioning 2,251.25 megahertz (MHz) of 4G airwaves valued at Rs 3.92 lakh crore up at base price. On sale are seven bands - 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz and 2500 MHz b...
by Uttam
01 Mar 2021 21:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1367998

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

GST collection in February tops Rs 1 lakh crore; 7% increase from the year-ago month

Revenue collection crossed Rs 1 lakh crore for the fifth time in a row and crossed Rs 1.1 lakh crore-mark for the third time in a row post pandemic, the department of revenue said Monday.
by Uttam
01 Mar 2021 19:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8899
Views: 1041903

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

7-day average confirmed cases in Maharashtra have gone up from about 2500 at the end of Jan. to 7500 at the end of Feb. The increase seems to have happened across the state and not isolated to any district. Very disturbing.
by Uttam
01 Mar 2021 05:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1367998

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Healthy growth for port volumes in January

Major ports’ volumes grew by 4.4% y-y (+1.5% m-m) in Jan 2021, led by strong growth in container volumes (+6.4% y-y in tonnage terms) and POL volumes (up 3.1% y-y, the first month of y-y growth since Feb’20).
by Uttam
28 Feb 2021 17:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 158
Views: 35153

Re: Indian Interests_2

YashG wrote:In his pathbreaking mega epic - 'Guns, Germs & Steel', Jared Kushner


I suppose you meant Jared Diamond!
by Uttam
26 Feb 2021 21:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1367998

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

NHAI daily toll collection through FASTag reaches record ₹104 crore

A very important benefit of electronic toll collection through FASTag:
This will enable correct valuation of road asset in the future and will encourage more investors to invest in the Highway infrastructure of the country.
by Uttam
26 Feb 2021 21:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1367998

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Suraj-saar, The growth mentioned there is the real growth, correct? Not the nominal growth that is affected by currency valuation, inflation, etc? So, all in all, the nominal growth, should be rising ~17-18%? Replying on behalf of Suraj. Yes, these are real growth estimates. Inflation is likely to ...
by Uttam
26 Feb 2021 01:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1367998

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India’s average ship turnaround time at major ports improves The average turnaround time for ships at major ports in India has reduced by 35 percent over the last six years, indicating a significant improvement in the country’s port management infrastructure. ......... Ships’ average turnaround at ...
by Uttam
25 Feb 2021 01:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1367998

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I agree that the govt. has used this tax revenue very wisely. Without the food subsidy, we would've been looking at a famine of the proportion seen only during the "Raj". I also agree that India was able to do all of that without running a budget deficit to an unsustainable level. My comme...
by Uttam
24 Feb 2021 23:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1367998

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

As much as I appreciate the need for tax revenue to spend on infrastructure, health care, etc., the fuel tax needs a serious relook. India is now at a significant competitive disadvantage due to high transportation fuel prices. Here is some data as of Feb 24th 2021: Country Petrol price in INR India...
by Uttam
24 Feb 2021 21:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1367998

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Yessss!!!! PM Modi: We have targetted to monetise 100 govt-owned assets with mantra of monetise and modernise Underscoring the concept of minimum government and maximum governance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the government has targetted to monetise 100 public sector enterpri...
by Uttam
24 Feb 2021 21:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1367998

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 Uttam
22 Feb 2021 22:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8899
Views: 1041903

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

This is why we need more people to vaccinated as quickly as possible: Covid vaccines - 'spectacular' impact on serious illness The first results of the UK vaccination programme suggests it is having a "spectacular" impact on preventing serious illness. Research led by Public Health Scotlan...
by Uttam
22 Feb 2021 22:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1367998

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: I believe there is a lot more financial gain for the government than just GST. What about income tax from people employed in such establishments? Also, the GST from the increase in consumption by these p...
by Uttam
18 Feb 2021 00:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1367998

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Privatisation of CPSEs during recession time a horrible idea: Sen Privatisation of central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) in a recession time is a "horrible idea" as legitimate requirement of the financial sector to meet current requirement is further eroded, former chief statistician ...
by Uttam
17 Feb 2021 04:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1367998

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Electronic tolling will also be of great help. Asset monetization depends on investors being able to recover their investments with a healthy ROI through tolls. Without electronic tolling, there was a tremendous amount of theft. With universal electronic tolling, the risk to investors is really low....
by Uttam
17 Feb 2021 02:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1367998

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The decoupling of construction and tolling risk from funding risk has been happening because most projects are awarded under EPC route. Gone are the days of BOT, and politicians issuing all kinds of tolls waivers. I agree that SPVs help isolate project-specific risk and not affect the entire organiz...
by Uttam
17 Feb 2021 01:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1367998

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

NHAI plans to monetise projects worth Rs 3 lakh crore The authority plans to raise Rs 20,000-25,000 crore through the SPV model, and Rs 10,000 crore through the toll-operate-transfer model in 2021-22, the official said. A second infrastructure investment trust (InvIT) worth around Rs 6,000 crore is...
by Uttam
15 Feb 2021 22:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8899
Views: 1041903

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Is there already heard immunity in India? I don't know the answer but here is a publication that seems to suggest that infections were a lot more than caught. Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Karnataka, India By: Manoj Mohanan, PhD1; Anup Malani, PhD2; Kaushik Krishnan, PhD3; Anu Acharya, MS4 Author Affi...
by Uttam
15 Feb 2021 21:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1367998

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India's exports up 6.16 percent in January Some more details here : The country's exports grew by 6.16 percent to $27.45 billion in January 2021 as compared to $25.85 billion in the same period last year. This was attributed to growth in pharmaceuticals, iron ore and engineering sectors. Top five c...
by Uttam
11 Feb 2021 21:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8899
Views: 1041903

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

COVID-19: Vaccines cut infection rates after the first jab by up to two-thirds - study Vaccines cut infection rates after the first jab by up to two-thirds, according to a British study likely to put pressure on Boris Johnson to lift lockdown faster. Early results of the vast UK study on the impact...
by Uttam
11 Feb 2021 03:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8899
Views: 1041903

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

A study from Isreal Vaccine reduces spread risk even before 2nd shot, Israeli study indicates however same Israel published editorial that one dose of Pfizer unable to prevent covid infection, after which UK govt has preponed 3 months interval to asap, now. I agree. There is a lot of unknown. This ...
by Uttam
11 Feb 2021 00:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8899
Views: 1041903

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

A study from Isreal Vaccine reduces spread risk even before 2nd shot, Israeli study indicates When people test COVID positive, viral loads are 4 times lower if they’re vaccinated, finds first-of-its-kind research; expert calls it ‘game-changer’ in pursuit of herd immunity “Our results show that infe...
by Uttam
10 Feb 2021 02:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1367998

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

To add to that, cess and taxes on fuel have a significant impact on industry. These cess and taxes translate into increased transportation cost, in turn reducing competitiveness of our industry. Thankfully, a lot of these cess and taxes are used to improve transportation infrastructure like road, po...
by Uttam
09 Feb 2021 02:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8899
Views: 1041903

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

but I do struggle with the idea that I may be missing a lot of opportunities to save or improve lives for fear of being a pariah in my medical community. Pariah is a strong word. What problems does a doctor in the US face that prevents them from prescribing these to patients ? Malpractice Lawsuit i...
by Uttam
05 Feb 2021 19:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8899
Views: 1041903

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

AstraZeneca Covid vaccine works against UK variant, Oxford says AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s Covid-19 vaccine has similar efficacy against the “Kent” coronavirus variant currently circulating in Britain as it does to the previously circulating variants, the university said on Friday. The fin...
by Uttam
04 Feb 2021 03:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8899
Views: 1041903

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Only a quarter of the study population was given the placebo, or 1/3 the number who was vaccinated, so it really should be (62x3 - 16)/ (62x3) = 91.4%. It's probably not exactly 1/4 of the folks got placebo, so the ratio is not exactly 3 to 1, hence the 91.4 vs 91.6% difference. That makes sense. T...
by Uttam
03 Feb 2021 19:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8899
Views: 1041903

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

AstraZeneca vaccine can slow the spread of Covid, and delayed second dose works, Oxford data shows *The U.K.’s decision to delay the second shot of the AstraZeneca-University of Oxford coronavirus vaccine has been found to be an effective strategy. *Oxford researchers found that the Covid vaccine w...
by Uttam
02 Feb 2021 20:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8899
Views: 1041903

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine 91.6% effective in late-stage trial Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine was 91.6% effective in preventing people from developing Covid-19, according to peer-reviewed results from its late-stage clinical trial published in The Lancet international medical journal on Tuesday. The re...

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