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by a_bharat
11 Aug 2020 14:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7246
Views: 728030

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The theory of 40-50% people not being susceptible to the virus has many counter examples. Can't explain mass infections at TTD or Tablighi event etc. But it also has supporting data and examples of NYC and stockholm which seem to have reached Herd Immunity at 20% infection rate.
by a_bharat
11 Aug 2020 13:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7246
Views: 728030

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Came across some information, based on which it looks like: ⋅  Not all people are susceptible to Covid-19 ⋅  Some 40-50% unexposed people already have immunity from T-Cells (from earlier corona viruses, so this virus is not so "novel") ⋅  80-90% of family memb...
by a_bharat
21 Jul 2020 11:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5363
Views: 1094013

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^^ Japan, South Korea and Taiwan developed technology and were able to manufacture goods useful for the rest of the world. Once you are able to produce things competitively, you automatically become a huge trading nation. In India's case, we just gave away the huge prize of Indian market to everybo...
by a_bharat
17 Jul 2020 11:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5363
Views: 1094013

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I would like to understand the benefits of WTO membership for India. I only see the downside and not much upside. Indian domestic market will be huge in a decade. We are giving foreign entities access to this huge market and what are we getting in return? We mostly export raw materials and low value...
by a_bharat
06 Jul 2020 15:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6837
Views: 753005

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

It is very important for the App ban to continue for atleast 1 more year so that good desi alternatives get established. Even after that, Govt should ban app bundling by OEM which would favor Chinese who control 80% of the market. Otherwise whenever the ban is lifted, all Chinese apps will be back ...
by a_bharat
06 May 2020 11:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1591
Views: 263723

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

A few months back there was some discussion (probably on EV thread) about Aluminum-Air batteries and Indian Oil Corporation's collaboration with Israel's Phinergy on this technology. Here is an update on this: IOC-Phinergy to begin metal-air battery field trials; in talks with auto companies Metal-a...
by a_bharat
03 May 2020 18:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3668
Views: 645619

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Top leadership of the country is squarely responsible for the stupid restrictions leading to unnecessary deaths of security personnel. Everybody wants to be a Mahatma in this country, sacrificing others' lives.
by a_bharat
22 Apr 2020 18:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6615
Views: 853340

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Gyan wrote:Once Upon a time even if BRF everyone was RRR fan. I was given a Board warning for posting an article written by MD Nalapat Critical of RRR, even though I did post any additional comments.

Once upon a time, MMS was a revered figure on this forum -- I think right upto the S-e-S moment.
by a_bharat
07 Apr 2020 16:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6615
Views: 853340

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

GOI can't absorb more pressure on the deficit. That is the problem - unlike the US, we can't print money against bonds that China will buy, so that US will buy more of their goods. Only other options are foreign borrowings (sovereign bonds at low interest), cracking down heavily on the high value d...
by a_bharat
02 Apr 2020 12:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6615
Views: 853340

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Saar, I hope you are right and I am wrong.
by a_bharat
02 Apr 2020 11:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6615
Views: 853340

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

GoI (and state governments) appear unnerved and clueless as to how to deal with Muslims, be it the Shaheen Bagh protesters, Tablighi a****les or the aam crowd pelting stones on cops and healthcare workers. How shameful is it for a country of India's size to send the NSA at 2:00 AM to convince plead ...
by a_bharat
27 Mar 2020 18:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7246
Views: 728030

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Crossed 800 today. Rapid rise. I expect the next 2-3 days to see rapid rise, as lot of people came in between 21-23. 5 days incubation period cases coming up. Reporting 843 now. https://www.covid19india.org/ The official site https://mohfw.gov.in/ has not yet updated the count (still 724). https://...
by a_bharat
25 Mar 2020 18:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7246
Views: 728030

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Came across a 3 year old story about an inexpensive, full-featured, portable ventillator created by an AIIMS doctor and an engineer to help patients needing ventilator support get care at home. They have since productized it: https://www.agvahealthcare.com/ . Here's a video on the quint: https://fit...
by a_bharat
25 Mar 2020 09:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7246
Views: 728030

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Currently, no company manufactures 100 percent indigenous ventilators in India. Most companies either import, assemble or partially produce it with components sourced from Europe, US and China. But this supply has been hampered with the countries restricting critical exports owing to the COVID-19 p...
by a_bharat
20 Mar 2020 18:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7246
Views: 728030

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

A Deshmukh wrote:we were at 197 in the morning. 250 now.
https://www.mohfw.gov.in/


223 (191 Indian + 32 Foreign)
by a_bharat
03 Mar 2020 04:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5363
Views: 1094013

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/govt-planning-to-launch-lottery-offer-under-the-gst-from-1-april-11583064993731.html Looks like Smt. Nirmala'jis ministry is monitoring this pages and copying ideas from here. Total lift and drop. I think BRF should open a whine thread where its ideas are copied ...
by a_bharat
14 Feb 2020 13:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1154
Views: 184632

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

^^^ Thanks for the answer. The way I see it, GoI doesn't want to show any leniency towards the telcos for the fear of being charged with bribery. DoT did give some extra time (2 years?) and today SC got angry with that. Interpretation of the contract by SC may be OK when the issue is seen in a narro...
by a_bharat
14 Feb 2020 11:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1154
Views: 184632

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

I am surprised by SC's attitude on the AGR issue, forcing Vodafone to go belly up and severely damaging Airtel's financial position. The obvious beneficiary is Reliance Jio.

Can somebody with better insights into the issue explain?
by a_bharat
08 Feb 2020 09:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5363
Views: 1094013

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Found this in my twitter feed: Taiwan's innovation to prevent tax evasion

GoI should adapt similar ideas or come up with some original, creative mechanisms, instead of meaningless/ineffective tinkering in every budget.
by a_bharat
04 Jan 2020 13:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6615
Views: 853340

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2020/jan/03/govt-studies-if-rte-exemption-to-minority-schools-helping-children-2084320.html Centre studies if RTE exemption to minority schools helping children “This study is mainly aimed at missionary schools as they are paid institutions where a large numb...
by a_bharat
23 Dec 2019 13:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 589
Views: 102441

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

For a benchmark, Nissan Leaf with 40 kwh battery claims a range of 240 kms.
by a_bharat
17 Dec 2019 13:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1684
Views: 388879

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Death Sentence to Musharraf in high treason case

Pakistan court hands death penalty to former president Pervez Musharraf on charges relating to the imposition of extra-constitutional emergency in November 2007
by a_bharat
08 Dec 2019 06:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713505

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^ Sure, there was public anger, but I don't think that was the reason. The police tried to cover up their inaction from the time the victim's family sought police help (around 11:00 pm) till the time a burning body was reported by a villager at around 5:00 am the next morning. Actually, it was muc...
by a_bharat
23 Nov 2019 08:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713505

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Googly. Though there was speculation on this, this was unexpected at this time.
by a_bharat
10 Nov 2019 08:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713505

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^
You still have to go through the paper work. I had done this for my children when PIO was phased out.
by a_bharat
09 Nov 2019 12:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 103189

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

Was expecting a cop out judgment from SC. Glad that they didn't try to showcase their psecular, fiberal credentials to the world by trampling on majority sentiments.
by a_bharat
03 Oct 2019 21:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 713505

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Beautiful speech by young CRPF jawan: watch the last 1 minute if you are in hurry.

by a_bharat
14 Sep 2019 04:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3146
Views: 531582

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Maria Wirth @mariawirth1 10h10 hours ago Sometimes truth shows up: today's paper IANS: in UK a high of 58k rapes in 2018/19. Conviction rate: 3 %. Compare 34k rapes in India (2015). conviction rate:26% UK has 5 times the number of rapes when related to population. yet India is rape capital for Brit...
by a_bharat
29 Aug 2019 07:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.
Replies: 176
Views: 21844

Re: Policy Changes in India: Electric Vehicles, Pollution Control, Energy Source Mix, Etc.

What exactly is a "1 GW battery plant"? Is there some DDMitis somewhere here? Do they mean that they will produce enough batteries every second, to store 1 GJ of energy? Or is the plant going to consume 1 GW of power to make the batteries? Not making sense, somebody please enlighten me. E...
by a_bharat
28 Aug 2019 12:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5363
Views: 1094013

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

That is what the ex-RBI governor Bimal Jalan led committee looked into and came back with the answer that for this fiscal, 1.78 lakh crore can be transferred to GOI* Of course now everybody is clamoring that GOI must: 1. Put the money into banks and clean up their balance sheets 2. Pay down its exi...
by a_bharat
27 Aug 2019 16:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5363
Views: 1094013

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Last 5 years hard work is beginning to pay dividends. I read about this a lot. Still can't figure our where RBI got all this surplus. Take a look at this link that nicely explains RBI reserves: Summarizing from the above link: RBI makes money in different ways: Print money and lend to banks, earnin...
by a_bharat
11 Aug 2019 12:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3668
Views: 645619

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

“Give me a chance”, Rashid Engineer begged his interrogators (Former J&K MLA arrested by NIA in terror-funding case) According to the sources in the army, Engineer cried over the phone and begged the army commander to help him “get away”. In return, the source said, Engineer expressed his willi...
by a_bharat
11 Aug 2019 06:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3668
Views: 645619

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

When Governor's rule was there in J&K after the fall of BJP-PDP govt, GoI went to SC that, milords SC-STs of J&K cannot get benefits like other SC STs of India, bliss to do something. SC in all it's glory to help SC - STs asked GoI what options were available. Cunning Baniya Modi said since...
by a_bharat
08 Aug 2019 13:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 77492

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Since GoI got support of more than 2/3rd legislators in each house on the issue of making 370 inoperative, I wish it goes ahead in the next parliament session to make the constitutional amendment to completely remove it. A future GoI should not be able to make the 370 operative again by simply issui...
by a_bharat
06 Aug 2019 06:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 639604

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

A twitter thread on the events: Aayush Narayan @AayushNarayan3 16 hours ago, 21 tweets, 14 min read Read on Twitter Step 1. Withdrawal of support from mehbooba mufti Government. This was Important so that the power to give consent moves to Governor. Live: BJP quits J&K govt.; Mehbooba resigns, s...
by a_bharat
02 Aug 2019 08:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5363
Views: 1094013

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Finance Ministry needs to move away from Socialist policies: Surcharge on rich was wonky enough, new CSR norms are beyond ridiculous But the budget made a catastrophic blunder by the imposition of the surcharge on the rich. When it became apparent that the surcharge would also apply to trusts, that...
by a_bharat
22 Jul 2019 18:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2215
Views: 310328

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

The plot is a bit confusing. Horizontal axis is time in seconds. White vertical axis shows rel velocity. What is the red vertical axis? Is it altitude? But it doesn't correspond to the read out. At 944.5 secs, read out says altitude is 171.4 km but graph corresponds to 550. It would seem like under...
by a_bharat
07 May 2019 11:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 623329

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

This forum is becoming increasingly intolerant to views other than Modi/BJP bhajan. There used to be a time when people used to say "Indira is India". Now it has become "Modi is India" on this forum. For me no individual or party is above criticism. All have their warts. In 2014,...

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