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by Yugandhar
25 Mar 2020 08:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7700
Views: 837433

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Dr Uday, Sanjay and other hakims, Please read this and decode it. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.21.001586v1.full.pdf Ramana, The paper bases its analysis on a single isolated strain of Indian SARS-CoV2 (NCBI-ID : MT050493.1). We don`t even know how many prevalent strains are there...
by Yugandhar
29 Nov 2018 08:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4818
Views: 462037

Re: Deterrence

Happymon Jacob is a hoax. His recent article in The Hindu on the Arihant subject elicited all angry responses. He had also said "There is no honour in dying of pulmonary oedema". It was a dig against those standing to defend Siachen. That was so cheap, I stopped my subscription of The Hin...
by Yugandhar
23 Sep 2018 21:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1284804

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Depleted Uranium is not radioactive as even natural uranium. It is 'depleted' of the radioactive isotope and is a byproduct of the uranium enrichment process . It is still a health hazard as uranium is a heavy metal. All heavy metals are toxic.
by Yugandhar
27 Oct 2017 06:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4362
Views: 1047226

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

As the heat shield is intact, it may protect the satellite during reentry. Is there any chance of recovering a functioning satellite? . There is the issue of impact with the ocean and then the whole thing disintegrating. But is this even remotely possible?
by Yugandhar
08 Jul 2017 13:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4362
Views: 1047226

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Hazarding a guess here on LN2 tanks. It is likely that LN2 is a by product in the production of liquid Oxygen/Hydrogen. You could sell it as it has a market. The other thing is that I vaguely remember LN2 being used to flush the cryogen storing tanks in the rocket before LOX or LH2 is pumped. This i...
by Yugandhar
17 Nov 2016 21:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7876
Views: 875835

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Wondering how to catch those repeatedly visiting banks to exchange old notes for others or for themselves?? Is it technically feasible to track mobile phones and if repeatedly geo-located to banks on multiple days, so that these people can be interrogated unless they are bank staff. Is mobile phone ...
by Yugandhar
28 May 2016 18:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1110
Views: 144864

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

column 4( BDA/HSBC/BMRDA/KHB CITI? OTHER CITY DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES DERIVED/CONVERTED/BBMP ETC SITES) Govt estimated market value per sq mt = 115200 column 5 (VALUE OF BUILT APARTMENTS OR FLATS) (for buildings with mosaic/ceramic/vitrified tiles) per sq mt super builtup area = 80600 column 6 ( marble/...
by Yugandhar
16 Feb 2016 07:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2960
Views: 236125

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

There is an op-ed in The Hindu by a JNUite Happymon Jacob who writes, "there is neither valour nor glory in death due to cerebral edema or hypothermia". What a shameful author and what a shameful newspaper. Atrocious. Link Happymon? Happymoron more like. I am cancelling my subscription to...
by Yugandhar
09 Jul 2015 17:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3978
Views: 198608

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

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district wise child mortality rate for India. Full article in the Lancet available here
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(13)70073-1/fulltext?rss=yes
by Yugandhar
22 Aug 2014 20:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2974
Views: 430816

Re: International Military & Space Discussion

This C28A ship has no exhaust? :eek: :shock:
by Yugandhar
10 May 2014 09:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1142568

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

IMO This is a move in the right direction to find synergies internally http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/joint-venture-planned-for-manufacturing-gas-turbines/article5995146.ece Public sector behemoths Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL), along wit...
by Yugandhar
08 May 2014 06:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4019
Views: 281002

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

K4 successfully launched on March 24th says The Hindu The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested an underwater-launched missile called K-4 with a range of about 3,000 km on March 24. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/success-on-debut-for-undersea-launch-o...
by Yugandhar
14 Apr 2014 19:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1176
Views: 109820

Re: Indian Health Care Sector

The first pilot vaccine was made in 1996 and a clinical trial was conducted in USA. I am assuming that must have been done in 1996/1997 or atleast before 2000. Was that clinical studies program stopped and hence it was re-started again in India? I am trying to understand the motivation behind makin...
by Yugandhar
08 Apr 2014 18:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1176
Views: 109820

Re: Indian Health Care Sector

chandrasekhar.m wrote: Too bad they didn't give any more information about that observant doctor or a more detailed story. True, I was also disappointed. That single doctor is "Dr. MK Bhan", who was also DBT secretary till Vijayaraghavan took over. Such an observation was also made at IIS...
by Yugandhar
11 Jan 2014 13:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 233341

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Indranil, now you have successfully sown the seeds of doubt. I think it was the LCA. I have never seen the Mirage coming in to land/take off near the ORR area. But it is surely tricky to say with 100% certainity. I am reasonably sure it is the LCA.
by Yugandhar
11 Jan 2014 12:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 233341

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Saw one of the birds flying back home at around 12.30 noon today. It had an IFR probe sticking out of its nose. :eek: :eek: 8)
by Yugandhar
13 Oct 2012 17:33
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012
Replies: 3973
Views: 171815

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012

A recent article in the journal Nature Biotechnology has an interesting article. Innovative drugs and vaccines in China, India and Brazil volume 30 number 10 OCTOBER 2012 nature biotechnology they looked at the number of pharma companies and the number of innovative products which are not copycat st...
by Yugandhar
07 Jun 2012 06:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 667102

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

OT, but beautiful zooms of another heavy's first flight


mindboggling!!!! They managed to get even stage separation and beyond on camera. clear sky to help matters but that must be some hell of a zoom lens or telescope on the camera. :eek: :eek:
by Yugandhar
16 Nov 2011 17:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1176
Views: 109820

Re: Indian Health Care Sector

Another reason is the Rotavirus vaccine industry. Showing inflated numbers is very profitable for their business. Even if this virus kills only a small number of the newborn children, 100% of the kids will get vaccinated. There is money when enough fear is generated. we already have a few vaccines a...
by Yugandhar
13 Sep 2011 07:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 667102

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Why did we abandon Thumba? is it because of the population around it? we do continue to use it for sounding rockets. does anyone know the reasons?

thanks
by Yugandhar
31 Aug 2011 08:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 242398

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

Prem ullah sir,
you should be immediately crowned BRF`s resident poet. :D
please keep it coming..
by Yugandhar
29 May 2011 09:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 667102

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

India this week committed Rs 10,000 crore to indigenously develop the world’s fastest supercomputer by 2017. The Planning Commission agreed in principle to provide the funds to the Indian Space Research Organsiation (ISRO) and Indian Institute of Science (IIS), Bangalore to develop a supercomputer ...
by Yugandhar
22 Feb 2011 18:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1176
Views: 109820

Re: Indian Health Care Sector

http://www.livemint.com/2011/02/22000649/IISc-designs-India8217s-fir.html?h=E IISc designs India’s first needleless drug device Bangalore: Scientists at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have designed a pen-shaped, needleless drug delivery device, the first such in India that will use superson...
by Yugandhar
26 Jan 2011 18:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy Republic Day!!!
Replies: 157
Views: 13125

Re: Happy Republic Day!!!

Anybody seen this?

Silent Version of the National Anthem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk02qPln ... ata_player

simply awesome
by Yugandhar
20 Oct 2009 17:17
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 876534

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Doctors work much harder than PhDs. IMO, most PhDs are useless. In fact, IMO, all PhDs in humanties, arts are useless. And IMO, only a few say 20% PhDs in science, engineering are useful. While doctors do real work and save real human lives. Doctors are GOD, no sarcasm, no kidding. So lets not comp...
by Yugandhar
29 May 2009 19:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 664
Views: 129819

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

something very esoteric Story of the 'Bidi' http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/may252009/1335.pdf The bidi received a further impetus when the educated class started smoking it instead of cigarettes, to show solidarity to the Swadeshi movement. Several Muslim leaders like Hassan Imam openly supported the ...
by Yugandhar
24 May 2009 20:58
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 786833

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

a very interesting talk


Sean Gourley on the mathematics of war

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emn28FrJ6CI&feature=channel

I wonder if a similar study can be done for our own insurgencies.
by Yugandhar
25 Apr 2009 20:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 430646

Re: Indian Railways Thread

SSridhar

Siridhar sir, it could also be 'Athithi devo bhava' :)
by Yugandhar
04 Apr 2009 09:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 519
Views: 37593

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Gerard Post subject: Re: Indian Space Program Discussion India plans to test space shuttle in next 12 months Excuse me, but why would a 'Challenger like' shuttle land in the ocean??? :shock: :shock: Is this DDM for the SRE-2 mission?? :-? How on earth could we complete a space shuttle in 12 months ...
by Yugandhar
01 Mar 2009 08:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 335014

Re: Chandrayan-1 moon mission

Special issue in Current Science on the Chandrayaan. A goldmine for those interested in results. http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/contents.htm First Results from Chandrayaan http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/feb252009/Cspread.pdf Chandrayaan-1: India’s first planetary science mission to the moon J. N. Goswam...
by Yugandhar
28 Feb 2009 11:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Leapfrog / Disruptive Technologies
Replies: 426
Views: 89032

Re: Leapfrog / Disruptive Technologies

Genome Sequencing for $100: http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/22112/ where did he pull the $100 number from? The cost of the Chip+fluorescent reagents+reading machine etc would definitely be much higher. He has not even demonstrated sequencing, only the ability to seperate large fragments...
by Yugandhar
07 Feb 2009 13:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 466640

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

Talk by Shiv Shankar Menon http://www.outlookindia.com/full.asp?fodname=20090205&fname=Shivshankar+Menon&sid=1 At their most general, the goals of India's foreign policy are no different from those of other countries – we seek peace and prosperity, or security and development. Our foreign po...
by Yugandhar
17 Jan 2009 11:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1002543

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Pakistan receives 8 Chinese-made jet trainers http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/Pak_receives_8_Chinese_jet_trainers/articleshow/3990556.cms The planes — known as Hongdu JL-8s in China and Karakoram K-8P trainers in Pakistan, were formally handed over at an unidentified Pakistani air force bas...
by Yugandhar
14 Jan 2009 12:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3169
Views: 461814

Re: Indus Water Treaty

manjgu, what the pakis will give shall be call 'information' not 'evidence'. the foriegn office should give payback with the very same pakiness. nothing less..
by Yugandhar
13 Jan 2009 20:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3169
Views: 461814

Re: Indus Water Treaty

crossposting http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/KA13Df01.html Pakistan's hydro project, with an underground power station, will be built at Nauseri, near Muzaffarabad. Pakistan has signed up the help of Chinese companies, namely the CGGC-CMEC Consortium China, to build the project with the aim ...
by Yugandhar
14 Nov 2008 08:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 335014

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

SridharS Sir
What happens to CY1 at the end its mission? Will it crash land on the moon or will it be simply deorbited and flung out into deep space??? I know for earth satellites we have to either deorbit or send them to some junkyard orbit. What have people been doing with moon missions?
by Yugandhar
17 Oct 2008 08:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully
Replies: 200
Views: 64659

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission discussion

Mass(earth) 5.9x1024kg (moon) 7.475x102kg :shock: I have never really understood the need for the MIP. Well I read that the suggestion came from APJ Kalam. I guess the Mars exploration programme did something similar.. moon soil/rock samples are available (NASA) and a lot of analysis must have been...
by Yugandhar
04 Aug 2008 19:02
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Emergency Response
Replies: 59
Views: 14059

Re: Emergency Response

enqyoob sir
here is the official babudom`s website
http://www.ndmindia.nic.in/
by Yugandhar
12 Jul 2008 08:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Technolgies useful for Indian problems
Replies: 703
Views: 139932

Re: Technolgies useful for Indian problems

ramana

Prof. Anilkumar at IISc physics dept works on that. He is retired officially, but most people retain labs and continue work till funds/students dry up.

http://sif.iisc.ernet.in/anil/res.htm

Maybe there are few others at RRI, TIFR etc

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