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by Vasu
08 May 2018 16:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 479
Views: 60110

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: 293429

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...
by Vasu
07 May 2018 12:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1273
Views: 167032

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

China is about to give global finance the chance of a lifetime To deliver on longstanding pledges and help stave off the threat of tariffs from U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese officials have set a June 30 deadline to ease ownership and business restrictions for banks, securities firms, asset m...
by Vasu
04 May 2018 14:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3540
Views: 555210

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Meanwhile, back at Rail Bhavan..... Indian Railways gets ready for Accrual Accounting The 165-year-old Indian Railways will usher in its most profound accounting reform since Independence as it prepares its financial statements for the current fiscal under the accrual-based accounting system, the pr...
by Vasu
04 May 2018 14:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Renewable Sources of Energy
Replies: 315
Views: 38701

Re: Renewable Sources of Energy

Here's how two rural entrepreneurs are powering Centre's 'gobar-dhan' scheme "Poo to Power" may sound awkward and impractical, but Aditya Aggarwal and his brother Amit have done it in Karnal, Haryana. Two industries, one producing wire nails and another tinner rivets, owned by the family ...
by Vasu
04 May 2018 12:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3757
Views: 252525

Re: Indian Education System

This looks promising, notwithstanding the typical sensationalist headline from ET. There's been a buzz for quite a while on bringing India's fragmented higher education regime together. Modi government prepares to change higher education forever in one sweeping strike Accessed by ET, the draft legis...
by Vasu
30 Apr 2018 15:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4606
Views: 539548

Re: Internal Security Watch

From height of rocks to exits, how GPS mapping gave forces the edge When Gadchiroli police mapped the Kasnasur-Boriya forest about a month ago as part of an exercise, little did they realise that their knowledge of the lay of the land would give them the advantage in a firefight. “The commandos kne...
by Vasu
30 Apr 2018 15:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4255
Views: 792195

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Government mops up Rs 1.5 lakh crore additional tax, to chase 65 lakh non-filers The Union government's drive towards higher compliance has already helped it garner additional Rs 1.5 lakh crore in direct taxes during 2017-18 and get a record number of new filers. But it is not done yet with the tax...
by Vasu
27 Apr 2018 12:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 290327

Re: Indian Roads Thread

NHAI signs first TOT agreement with Australia’s Macquarie The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) signed its first toll-operate transfer concession agreement with Sydney-based Macquarie Group on Thursday. Under the model, the right to collect toll on nine selected national highway stretches...
by Vasu
26 Apr 2018 16:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5585
Views: 515591

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Across the creek... Cidco plans to go ‘full blast’ to meet Navi Mumbai airport’s 2019 deadline Already working to a tight deadline, Cidco is facing an uphill task of relocating project affected persons (PAPs) and clearing the land by flattening Ulwe hill and diverting Ulwe river by December-end. Thi...
by Vasu
26 Apr 2018 12:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 479
Views: 60110

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

This is significant as it will guide Mumbai's development from here onwards. Of course, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and when it comes to Mumbai, the pudding itself changes to a Halwa by the end of it, that too undercooked. Mumbai Development Plan 2034 puts focus on affordable homes an...
by Vasu
25 Apr 2018 12:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Preserving, Enhancing and Improving Water Resources of India
Replies: 126
Views: 20242

Re: Preserving, Enhancing and Improving Water Resources of India

The massive STP construction and upgradation drive that this Government has undertaken in the Gangetic belt will have a significant positive impact on the health of the Ganges river system, and I feel it isn't talked about as much as it should. Similarly, the massive drive to make villages and towns...
by Vasu
24 Apr 2018 14:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 994
Views: 154009

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Highlights how disliked the Chinese are increasingly becoming across the third world for their highhandedness, racism and unwillingness to follow rules, while Europe, in this case France, pussyfoots as usual. Trouble in Paradise: A Chinese Occupation in Tahiti China’s strategic and military interest...
by Vasu
23 Apr 2018 17:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion
Replies: 1084
Views: 132141

Re: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion

AFSPA removed from Meghalaya, restricted in Arunachal Pradesh The Union Home Ministry has removed Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from Meghalaya and reduced it to eight police stations in Arunachal Pradesh, an official said on Monday. The Act has however been extended by another six month...
by Vasu
20 Apr 2018 11:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4255
Views: 792195

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Indian IT sector has been very quick and meticulous in transitioning to the digital economy. A friend in one of the IT biggies was telling me the other day they set up dedicated business units exclusively for things like blockchain, fintech, etc, a while ago. Their R&D has also gone up manifold....
by Vasu
20 Apr 2018 11:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results
Replies: 105
Views: 26498

Re: Clean India - Places, Options, Initiatives & Results

Mumbai: BMC seals Rs 558 crore deal to reclaim Mulund dump yard The BMC has come up with a Rs 558-crore five-year plan to reclaim the land on which the Mulund dumping ground exists. The plan comprises breaking down the 7,000 million-ton mountain of waste that has accumulated at the dump over the de...
by Vasu
17 Apr 2018 15:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4255
Views: 792195

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

IMD's normal monsoon forecast has sent a positive sentiment across the market. Of course, India must continue focusing on improving its long term water security and usage efficiency. IMD monsoon forecast showers Indian economy with cheer Rainfall is likely to be normal during the June-to-September s...
by Vasu
16 Apr 2018 15:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 994
Views: 154009

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

posted last night on Forbes.com. Members are well aware of the unfolding story itself. What Is China Doing To Pakistan? The Same Thing It Did To Sri Lanka One day, China will turn Pakistan into its own “semi-colony,” as it did recently with Sri Lanka. China has been nice to Pakistan, on the surface ...
by Vasu
16 Apr 2018 14:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 290327

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Had been meaning to post this earlier. R Jagannathan's article in Swarajya. Gadkari’s Ministry Moves A Step Closer Towards Tolling Without Toll Plazas A proposal by Nitin Gadkari’s Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry to charge tolls only for the distance travelled by a vehicle on national hig...
by Vasu
16 Apr 2018 13:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5585
Views: 515591

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Large scale airport expansion being taken up by AAI in 2018. AAI receives bids to manage Jaipur and Ahmedabad airports Airports Authority of India (AAI) has received three and four bids, respectively, for the management of Ahmedabad and Jaipur airports after the state-run airport developer made chan...
by Vasu
16 Apr 2018 12:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1577
Views: 247170

Re: India's Power Sector

ReNew Power's USD 900 million IPO coming soon. The company has 5.6 GW of RE under it, 65% of which is operational. Two more IPOs also on their way. ReNew Power Ventures set to file for $900 million IPO ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd, the largest green energy company in India, will file draft share sa...
by Vasu
16 Apr 2018 11:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5395
Views: 510016

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Here's a interesting read relevant to this discussion. Why (almost) no one wants to host the Olympics anymore Pyeongchang, South Korea, built a brand new Olympic stadium to host the Winter Games this year. The 35,000-seat stadium cost $109 million to build. And it will be used just four times before...
by Vasu
16 Apr 2018 10:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 290327

Re: Indian Roads Thread

What is the point of that argument ? When we had bad roads, we had high accident rates. With much better quality roads now than we did 10-15 years ago, we still have high accident rates. Logically, that indicates that driver sense is not linked to state of road. If you're appealing to emotion, i.e....
by Vasu
13 Apr 2018 13:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 290327

Re: Indian Roads Thread

most of commercial vehicle accidents are not due to road but careless driving by someone or bad luck. we have numerous CCTV footage of road accidents in india on youtube and none to my viewing are due to the roads. no road can save from yahoo drivers and some vehicle types like big buses are unsafe...
by Vasu
12 Apr 2018 12:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5395
Views: 510016

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

In swimming, I feel India doesn't look at the right places. I have seen young kids with my own eyes jump in a rapidly flowing Ganga canal in Haridwar to fetch a football which fell into it and swim right out. Many rural Kids on India's coasts, or kids who grow up in villages adjacent to rivers or l...
by Vasu
12 Apr 2018 11:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1503
Views: 227809

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Part of Aramco's global strategy to secure buyers and move up the value chain. Significant FDI if the MoU materializes. Saudi Aramco's $44-bn deal may change the entire oil game for India NEW DELHI: Saudi Aramco, the world's biggest oil company, on Wednesday announced a $44-billion deal to build a g...
by Vasu
11 Apr 2018 18:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5395
Views: 510016

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

In swimming, I feel India doesn't look at the right places. I have seen young kids with my own eyes jump in a rapidly flowing Ganga canal in Haridwar to fetch a football which fell into it and swim right out. Many rural Kids on India's coasts, or kids who grow up in villages adjacent to rivers or la...
by Vasu
11 Apr 2018 16:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive news from the Middle Kingdom
Replies: 66
Views: 8359

Re: Positive news from the Middle Kingdom

Eight Chinese police officers hurt in clashes with 100 ‘eviction officials’ A long-running dispute over a property development in central China escalated into violence on Sunday as police clashed with urban management officials accused of intimidating people into leaving their homes, according to a...
by Vasu
11 Apr 2018 10:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-EU News & Analysis
Replies: 1630
Views: 174182

Re: India-EU News & Analysis

First India-Nordic summit to boost ties with 5 nations Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet leaders of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark & Iceland for the first India-Nordic Summit in Stockholm on April 17. Modi will be the first Indian PM to visit Stockholm since 1988. The only other instance...
by Vasu
11 Apr 2018 10:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 994
Views: 154009

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Australia sounds the alarm over Chinese 'interference' Last November, Clive Hamilton, one of Australia's most prominent public intellectuals, was in the final stages of preparing to publish his latest book when he received an email from his publisher. The book, an investigation into the Chinese Com...
by Vasu
10 Apr 2018 16:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 290327

Re: Indian Roads Thread

India's killer roads strike big the last two days. 9 April: Himachal Pradesh: School bus mishap claims 27 lives Twenty three children and four others killed as school bus falls into deep gorge in Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi express ...
by Vasu
09 Apr 2018 12:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 717
Views: 111625

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Logistics sector outlook: Long and exciting road ahead The logistics sector has been in limelight in the past couple of years and is undergoing a significant transformation on account of various reform initiatives and policy changes. The major reforms include the introduction of GST (goods & se...
by Vasu
09 Apr 2018 12:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5395
Views: 510016

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

India's faced similar disappointments in archery. India should be killing it in shooting and archery, or so we tell ourselves before every games. :(
by Vasu
09 Apr 2018 12:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 754989

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

May have been posted elsewhere, but didn't see this in this thread. From Jan 2017 to Feb 2018, a total of INR 6.44 cr in fake currency has been seized from across the country. As one would expect, the border states lead in maximum seizures. Gujarat tops India in fake currency seizure A total of Rs 2...
by Vasu
05 Apr 2018 14:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3880
Views: 551213

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

https://www.sebi.gov.in/sebi_data/attachdocs/mar-2018/1522144575098.pdf DRAFT RED HERRING PROSPECTUS Dated: March 26, 2018 GARDEN REACH SHIPBUILDERS & ENGINEERS LIMITED I just hope they price it right. Retail investors have been avoiding the DPSU IPOs like a plague, and only idiot jingos like m...
by Vasu
04 Apr 2018 18:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1577
Views: 247170

Re: India's Power Sector

L&T, two other bag Uttar Pradesh power meter deal Infrastructure major Larsen and Toubro (L&T), Genus Power and Allied Engineering have bagged a contract to supply 10 million pre-paid meters to Uttar Pradesh under the Saubhagya scheme, which aims to add more than 40 million households to th...
by Vasu
04 Apr 2018 17:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 524
Views: 80177

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Impressive how Maruti has been able to regain the 50% marketshare, which fell to under 40% five years ago. Maruti Suzuki grabs 50% market share in passenger vehicles segment Maruti, India’s biggest car maker, also sold more than 1.5 million units for the first time in its over-threedecade history. A...
by Vasu
03 Apr 2018 17:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 539856

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

HAL declared its unaudited and provisional results today. Hope this is the right thread for this. Indian Aerospace Behemoth Clocks Highest-Ever Sales; Makes 40 Aircraft in a Year India's state-owned aerospace manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has reported its highest-ever sales turnover o...
by Vasu
02 Apr 2018 17:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4255
Views: 792195

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code set for major overhaul The ministry of corporate affairs is finalizing a series of IBC amendments based on a panel’s recommendations to remove difficulties in turning around businesses and to strike a balance between the interests of lenders, customers of failed busin...
by Vasu
30 Mar 2018 17:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1577
Views: 247170

Re: India's Power Sector

This is the big reason why per unit rates of solar are falling in India, and elsewhere across the world. I understand the economies of scale are being met, but like much else, China has cornered most of the manufacturing and dumps it across the world. The most immediate negative impact of this fall ...

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