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by Vasu
30 Mar 2018 17:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4260
Views: 792968

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The gap between 1 and 2 is more than India's entire electricity generation!! That gap will remain unless majority of the Indian homes have an Air Conditioner. Millions of Indians are expected to cross that threshold in the next 10-15 years, so analysts expect demand for room air-conditioner demand ...
by Vasu
28 Mar 2018 09:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1577
Views: 247199

Re: India's Power Sector

Larsen & Toubro wins Rs 747-cr contract from NPCIL “The heavy engineering arm of Larsen & Toubro has received orders worth Rs 747 crore from NPCIL to supply steam generators and end shields for its indigenously designed 700 MWe Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) to be set up at the Gor...
by Vasu
26 Mar 2018 16:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 755073

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Upstarts Are Swiping Business From Visa and Mastercard in India Global card companies like Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. are losing market share to upstarts in the world’s most innovative payments market: India. Transactions through India’s homegrown Unified Payments Interface -- which allows mobil...
by Vasu
23 Mar 2018 12:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4260
Views: 792968

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India to add 10 million tourism jobs in the next decade The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) forecasts that the total number of jobs which are dependent in some form on Travel & Tourism will increase from 42.9 million in 2018 to 52.3 million in 2028. India is currently the seventh larg...
by Vasu
23 Mar 2018 12:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1577
Views: 247199

Re: India's Power Sector

EESL floats second tender for smart meters Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has floated its second tender for procuring five million smart meters to be installed on a pan-India basis. A JV of PSUs under the power ministry, EESL had last year invited bids for five million smart meters to be dep...
by Vasu
19 Mar 2018 18:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1474
Views: 146651

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

@Sarabpal, that's a pity, hopefully they'll solve the teething issues. At least I hope the airconditioning worked. Meanwhile, in Hyderabad, In its first 100 days, over 80 lakh people ride Hyderabad Metro Over 80 lakh passengers travelled in the Hyderabad Metro Rail in the first 100 days after it was...
by Vasu
16 Mar 2018 12:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1474
Views: 146651

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

Such a significant development this week and no murmers here? Delhi Metro inaugurates the first line of Phase III - the Pink line, also significant as it connects the North and South campuses of Delhi University. The Line was inagurated by Union MoS HS Puri and Yugpurush. Delhi Metro Pink Line opens...
by Vasu
12 Mar 2018 17:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1273
Views: 167064

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

China’s share of global and Asian exports is falling In 1978 when the country began to reform and open up, it accounted for less than 1% of global exports of goods. For the next 37 years, its share grew remorselessly, accelerating around the time of its entry into the World Trade Organisation in 20...
by Vasu
07 Mar 2018 12:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1145704

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

http://www.livemint.com/Home-Page/gVW7Ak63dymJ4rg9O9e66O/Reliance-looks-to-NAL-to-make-carbon-fibre.html The way the "Still-a-faithfool-US-poodle' Japani behaved in terms of dictating technology denial to India .... has been par for the course for the Indian Missile Program since a long time. ...
by Vasu
06 Mar 2018 14:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3460
Views: 582231

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Probably relevant for multiple threads, but clearly a big leg up from border security POV as well. IAF's Dornier aircraft lands at Pakyong airport The first aircraft landed today at the newly-constructed greenfield Pakyong airport in Sikkim, an airport official said. The IAF aircraft was a fixed win...
by Vasu
27 Oct 2017 00:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3540
Views: 555298

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

What happens if GE sells the business while its IR contract for 1000 diesel locos is underway? I think the GoI already made a mistake by signing for 1000 diesel locos and now GE is offering them no window to change to electric.
by Vasu
26 Apr 2017 13:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement Tracking - Modi 2.0 Govt - No Discussions
Replies: 1210
Views: 240319

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

Modi’s push to make Indian kitchens safer sees nation overtake Japan for LPG imports India toppled Japan as the world’s second-largest importer of liquefied petroleum gas as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pledge to provide cooking gas cylinders to the poor and wean them off polluting fuels drove up...
by Vasu
19 Apr 2017 18:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement Tracking - Modi 2.0 Govt - No Discussions
Replies: 1210
Views: 240319

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

Visa, MasterCard lobby government to ensure they don’t lose out to homegrown apps like UPI, BHIM The multidecade old MNC players like VISA & MasterCard are rattled to their bones with GOI's BHIM Aadhar pay initiative. Don't want to start a discussion but do want to highlight the importance of I...
by Vasu
06 Apr 2017 18:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2524
Views: 232607

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

India plans high speed diesel pipeline to Bangladesh India plans to build a pipeline to carry high-speed diesel (HSD) to Bangladesh, similar to a project it announced last week to supply fuel to Nepal. The cross-border pipeline will run from Siliguri in West Bengal to Parbatipur in northern Banglad...
by Vasu
04 Feb 2017 21:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion
Replies: 704
Views: 60246

Re: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion

Four chicks cheer conservationists protecting critically endangered Indian vulture The Pala Rapu cliff, located in an isolated yet picturesque corner of the Bejjur mandal of the Komaram Bheem Asifabad district, is abuzz with activity once again. Four chicks have hatched in the last few days, which ...
by Vasu
18 Jan 2017 17:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion
Replies: 704
Views: 60246

Re: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion

Local activists are claiming the authorities at Nagarahole National Park killed the slightly injured tigress through tranquilizer overdose (they darted her four times). If its true, terrible display of incompetence. Another tiger dies in Nagarhole A tiger, which was darted and tranquilized close to ...
by Vasu
18 Jan 2017 17:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion
Replies: 704
Views: 60246

Re: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion

Terrible news from Coimbatore. Elephant, calf electrocuted at Mettupalayam An elephant and its calf were found electrocuted in a private farm, while another calf was rescued on Tuesday in Mettupalayam in the district, police said. The bodies of the 30-year old elephant and two-year-old calf were not...
by Vasu
13 Jan 2017 11:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Africa News and Discussion
Replies: 448
Views: 51480

Re: India-Africa News and Discussion

What RwandAir’s direct flights to Mumbai mean for trade, tourism The move by RwandAir to start direct commercial flights to Mumbai, India in quarter two of the year will ease market access and help reduce transport costs, the business community and experts have said. It could also boost tourism arr...
by Vasu
05 Jan 2017 12:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 771
Views: 71409

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

Global Natural Catastrophes Cost Insurers $50B in 2016: Munich Re Insurers paid out around $50 billion for natural disaster claims last year, almost double 2015’s payout of $27 billion, reinsurer Munich Re said in its annual natural catastrophe review on Wednesday. Earthquakes in Japan and devastat...
by Vasu
05 Jan 2017 12:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7860
Views: 755073

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

With economies of scale kicking in, it will become cheaper to go digital for the business community, given the relatively high costs of maintaining the digital transaction infra by a small shop owner. SBI to end PoS transaction fees for small merchants State Bank of India (SBI) plans to remove trans...
by Vasu
02 Jan 2017 11:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 883611

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Indian Navy to get 100 warships next year http://pragativadi.com/indian-navy-get-100-warships-next-year/ This news item is of GRSE delivering its 100th vessel to the Indian Navy in 2017. Unfortunately, the reporter wasn't smart enough to pick that up, unnecessarily giving us SDREs palpitations that...
by Vasu
21 May 2014 11:39
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1271591

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Javed Akhtar defends Modi's secular credentials :rotfl: What a bunch of immoral, spineless boot-licking snakes! Ch**tiya kahin ka. Here is Javed Akhtar is 2013... Narendra Modi can never be a good PM: Javed Akhtar Narendra Modi followers are of a low quality: Javed Akhtar Just like we have a Paki t...
by Vasu
30 Apr 2014 09:55
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 655861

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Big day today. Modi voted for Advani ji. :twisted:
by Vasu
13 Mar 2014 09:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 164731

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

A female colleague who just retired (SSC) from the Air Force after 11 years said that the recent legal wrangles for more opportunities for women in the AF has left a bad taste in many people's mouths.

As a woman, she felt that the attitude of some had hardened even more towards female staffers.
by Vasu
26 Feb 2014 10:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 176607

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Smoke detected on Indian Navy submarine off Mumbai coast, 4 sailors moved to hospital An Indian Navy submarine is headed back to the Mumbai shore after it was forced to surface when smoke was detected on board. Reports said four or five sailors were rendered unconscious from suffocation and have be...
by Vasu
26 Feb 2014 10:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 176607

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Times of India is tweeting that 4-5 sailors airlifted to Navy Hospital in Mumbai as smoke detected from INS Sindhuratna off Mumbai coast.
by Vasu
31 Jan 2014 08:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Shipping Sector
Replies: 424
Views: 100908

Re: India's Shipping Sector

Why India has failed to attract foreign investment in shipping Thirteen years after India allowed 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) in shipping, not a single global shipping company has used the option to invest and start a shipping company in the country. There are obvious reasons for this. The...
by Vasu
17 Jan 2014 10:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 768403

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

indranilroy wrote:Yes, they are even rebuilding their website professionally.


Can we please forward the memo to HAL?
by Vasu
24 Dec 2013 08:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3033
Views: 292379

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Can any of the Gurus name all the badges/insignia on the gentleman on the left in this pic http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/8/lukb.jpg It looks like the IMA. Their POP was on 14th December. That looks like Chetwode Hall or its whereabouts in the right background. As a factoid, 51 Afghan soldiers ...
by Vasu
20 Dec 2013 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 426
Views: 49186

Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

Indian Coast Guard ships arrive in Trincomalee for marine exercise Two Indian Coast Guard ships have arrived in the eastern Sri Lankan port of Trincomalee to participate in a three-nation marine exercise. ICGS Vishwast and ICGS Rajkamal were welcomed in accordance with naval traditions on arrival. ...
by Vasu
13 Nov 2013 11:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3033
Views: 292379

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Rambha Sunbathing 8) at Jodhpur http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/middle/7/4/1/2345147.jpg [/url] Michael ne yeh kheench to liya, but its against the law! Clicking photos is strictly prohibited when landing into the airport or at the airport! And he's put it in the public domain. :mrgree...
by Vasu
30 Oct 2013 09:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 705047

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

PMO unconcerned about scientist deaths Hard hitting article about the apathy (I'd say even connivance) of PMO regarding the unnatural deaths of our key defence personnel - scientists & engineers - working on INS Arihant. Even Iran takes better care of its key people They had apparently been poi...
by Vasu
19 Oct 2013 11:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion
Replies: 1084
Views: 132181

Re: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion

Nearly 19,000 Bangladeshis detected in Meghalaya Nearly 19,000 Bangladeshi infiltrators were detected in Meghalaya in less than six years, a police official said Friday. According to the Meghalaya government figures, in the past five years until September 2013, 18,951 Bangladeshis were “detected” i...
by Vasu
30 Sep 2013 18:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 345713

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Whats that vehicle in the right background in the second picture? Its unlike any other SDRE vehicle i've seen.
by Vasu
14 Aug 2013 13:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Re: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 582
Views: 37093

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

A really sad day for all. My condolences to the families of the deceased. Praying that that we can save as many submariners as possible. Some Tweets are reporting that Navy divers are unable to open the emergency hatches. This was a few hours ago, I really hope things have changed. Dumb f$#@ Hindust...
by Vasu
12 Aug 2013 16:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 426
Views: 49186

Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

The Hindu has a nice picture of the vessel. http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/icgs-rajveer-to-be-commissioned-today/article5009217.ece http://www.thehindu.com/multimedia/dynamic/01547/10VZPAGE2-ICGS_RAJ_1547097f.jpg The patrol vessel manned by five officers and 30 men under the comma...
by Vasu
12 Jul 2013 13:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 768403

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

Apologies if posted elsewhere. Couldn't see it in other threads. Govt clears Pipavav’s joint venture with Mazagon Dock Ship maker Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Co. Ltd on Friday said the government had cleared its proposed joint venture with state-run Mazagon Dock Ltd to build warships fo...
by Vasu
08 Jul 2013 13:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: UttaraKhand Reconstruction Thread-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2325

Re: UttaraKhand Reconstruction Thread-2013

Updated: July 07, 2013, Uttarakhand: Hundreds of villages still cut-off, government to ask for all-weather choppers With incessant rains over the last two days hampering relief operations in Uttarakhand, the state government today geared up to requisition choppers which can be flown even in bad wea...
by Vasu
08 Jul 2013 11:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 146039

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

From Bloomberg: Hyundai Heavy to Raise Ship Prices as China Yards Falter A third of China’s yards may shut down in about five years as they struggle to win orders, an industry group said last week. About 483 shipyards in China won $10.5 billion worth of orders in the first six months of this year, w...
by Vasu
02 Jul 2013 16:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: IRNSS Launch and Discussions
Replies: 246
Views: 13742

Re: IRNSS Launch and Discussions

Meanwhile I am sure most of you must have heard that Russia's Proton M rocket carrying 3 GLONASS satellites erupts into a ball of fire and crashes seconds into its launch in Kazakhstan.

Being the God fearing dhoti shivering Hindu that I am, can't help but notice the changing fortunes.

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