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by Kakkaji
31 Mar 2021 03:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10227
Views: 1188693

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Everyone older than 45 years will be eligible for vaccine from Apr 1, says India's Health Min The Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Tuesday announced that from April 1 all people above 45 years will be eligible for vaccination. He stated that advance appointments for vaccination can be booke...
by Kakkaji
31 Mar 2021 03:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10227
Views: 1188693

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Less than 13 lakhs today until 7 pm. I think the number of vaccine-eager seniors has tapered off. Given that all 45+ will be eligible from Thursday, I am hoping for a big spike in the number of vaccinations per day. India needs to go above 5 million vaccinations per day and consistently achieve it ...
by Kakkaji
30 Mar 2021 05:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 709
Views: 151045

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

Potential gain: Cow dung paint, a potential income booster for farmers The daunting goal of doubling farmers’ income needs action on multiple fronts. A steady source of additional income for cattle growers is being explored by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) with the innovative t...
by Kakkaji
30 Mar 2021 02:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6238
Views: 1434043

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Modi’s Nal Se Jal brings tap water to 4 crore households since launch, 3 states achieve 100% target Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship ‘Har Ghar Nal Se Jal’ scheme has so far provided tap water connections to nearly 4 crore households — over 20% of its target — since its launch in 2019. The sc...
by Kakkaji
30 Mar 2021 02:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10227
Views: 1188693

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Covid-19 second wave in Maharashtra: BMC to release asymptomatic patients to ensure beds for needy As COVID-19 cases are going up rapidly in Mumbai, the city civic body on Monday decided to discharge asymptomatic patients at the earliest to vacate beds for the patients with more serious symptoms. T...
by Kakkaji
30 Mar 2021 02:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10227
Views: 1188693

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Not Covid-specific, but related to future of vaccine development in India: Bharat Biotech ropes in its related firms to deepen tie-up with IICT for new vaccine platforms & key inputs Bharat Biotech International, the company that in collaboration with select government organisations developed Co...
by Kakkaji
30 Mar 2021 02:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10227
Views: 1188693

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Dr Reddy's expects Covid vaccine to get nod from India in next few weeks Pharma major Dr Reddy's Laboratories expects the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V to get approval from the Indian regulator in the next few weeks, a company official has said. Observing that trials of the vaccine have bee...
by Kakkaji
28 Mar 2021 23:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10227
Views: 1188693

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Here is the news story I had referred to earlier: Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute seek funds worth Rs 100 crore to ramp up Covid vaccine production Bharat Biotech has written to the central government to seek funds worth Rs 100 crore to ramp up production of the coronavirus vaccine, 'Covaxin'. Sourc...
by Kakkaji
28 Mar 2021 04:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10227
Views: 1188693

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Bharat Biotech has asked the Government for Rs 100 crores assistance to be able to scale up. I will find the news story later and post it
by Kakkaji
28 Mar 2021 02:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 738
Views: 205590

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Don't want to be a party pooper, but it looks like it will be a while before SP-25 and SP-26 will actually join IAF service, even though they flew today. On the accounting books, they will probably be transferred to the IAF before March 31st. This happens every year. I hope HAL can even out the deli...
by Kakkaji
28 Mar 2021 01:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10227
Views: 1188693

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Interesting information, hence posting in full. Bharat Biotech asked to raise Covaxin production As the Covid-19 vaccination drive in India is set to open up for all people above 45 years from April 1, the Centre has asked Bharat Biotech, the manufacturer of Covaxin, to “significantly raise its prod...
by Kakkaji
28 Mar 2021 01:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10227
Views: 1188693

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Story behind a paywall, but the headline is informative: Once approved, Sputnik V will be made in India possibly by five manufacturers: Dr Vinod K Paul, NITI Aayog I think the Sputnik will be the next one to be approved for use in India, hopefully in April. Zydus Cadilla vaccine will be the next aft...
by Kakkaji
27 Mar 2021 07:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10227
Views: 1188693

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Govt planning to bring more population groups under COVID-19 vaccination drive: Harsh Vardhan The Centre is planning to widen the scope of the COVID-19 immunisation drive by bringing more population groups under its ambit, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Friday, days after everyone abov...
by Kakkaji
27 Mar 2021 06:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10227
Views: 1188693

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Trial for second SII Covid vaccine begins in Pune The clinical trial for the second Covid-19 vaccine being manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII), developed by US-based Novavax, have started in Pune. The first three volunteers were administered a dose of the vaccine, Covovax, on Friday. The...
by Kakkaji
27 Mar 2021 04:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10227
Views: 1188693

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

If UP and Bihar can ramp up, the national totals will start moving up significantly.
by Kakkaji
27 Mar 2021 03:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10227
Views: 1188693

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

State-by-State description of issues affecting the vaccination drive in India: [https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/hesitancy-infra-issues-plague-vaccination-drive/article34172551.ece]Hesitancy, infra issues plague vaccination drive[/url] Seventy days into the Covid vaccination programme, some...
by Kakkaji
26 Mar 2021 02:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10227
Views: 1188693

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Private hospitals are already allowed to charge up to Rs. 250 per dose. Supplies are the main constraint at this time just going by published numbers of production capacity. vera ji The Rs. 250 per dose includes Rs. 150 as the cost of vaccine (It is the cost at which the GoI supplies the vaccine to...
by Kakkaji
25 Mar 2021 20:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10227
Views: 1188693

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I think the GoI should increase the limit on the service charge being collected by the private facilities to at least Rs 150 per dose. Without some monetary incentive, it will be difficult to ramp up the number of doses administered per day. You need to enlist small private clinics in urban and rura...
by Kakkaji
21 Mar 2021 07:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3544
Views: 375656

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Can Shiv Sena be split ? The split unit can be merged with BJP and that should get BJP extra numbers to achieve majority. I don't think that would be good for the BJP in the long-term. If the MVA splits up, it is better for the BJP to let the President's Rule be imposed on the State. Start clean-up...
by Kakkaji
13 Mar 2021 07:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 709
Views: 151045

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

Agri-reforms & food business: A win-win combination Lot of good information from a GoI official The food business environment is undergoing changes owing to various policy initiatives taken by the government. Youth are willing to participate in various food business activities and are also enco...
by Kakkaji
08 Mar 2021 07:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3780
Views: 763970

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Story for those BRFites who say the GoI is not following its agenda in J&K: 170 Rohingyas detained in Jammu, scores flee homes Around 170 Rohingyas have been detained in Jammu for living without valid documents. Fearing detention, scores have left their homes while some also protested, demanding...
by Kakkaji
28 Feb 2021 04:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 709
Views: 151045

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

Govt finalises products under scheme to increase farmer income, exports The government on Saturday said it has finalised a list of products from agriculture and allied sectors that will be promoted in a cluster approach in 728 districts across the country as part of its effort to boost farm exports...
by Kakkaji
28 Feb 2021 04:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 437
Views: 129760

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

Modi govt has been quietly following the idea of Aatmanirbharta for the past seven years During the peak Covid period in May last year, Swedish automotive safety equipment supplier, Autoliv, was scouting for a land parcel of 50-60 acres to build a new manufacturing facility for airbag inflators. Ex...
by Kakkaji
26 Feb 2021 06:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 3012
Views: 584748

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Indian Army in process of acquiring 556 Augmented Reality Head Mounted Display systems The Indian Army is in the process of acquiring 556 Augmented Reality Head Mounted Display (ARHMD) systems, the defence ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. ARHMD is conceived as capability enhancement to La...
by Kakkaji
26 Feb 2021 06:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4440
Views: 896457

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Indian Army likely to start using SAI for internal communications from April 1 From April 1, the Indian Army is likely to start using SAI (Secure Application for Internet), a messaging platform, for internal communications, Army chief General M M Naravane said on Wednesday. He said the application,...
by Kakkaji
21 Feb 2021 07:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4440
Views: 896457

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

How CISF plans to absorb retired Army personnel into its ranks New Delhi: To help and rehabilitate retired Army personnel, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is all set to engage 2,000 of them in the ranks of sub-inspector and below, in various units across the country on contractual basi...
by Kakkaji
21 Feb 2021 02:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 709
Views: 151045

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

The rise of the agripreneur: Agritech startups trying to fix some major issues faced by agriculture sector While there has been a lot of controversy around the new farm laws—with talks between the Centre and the protesting farmers resulting in a stalemate every time—a group of young entrepreneurs a...
by Kakkaji
19 Feb 2021 06:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3643
Views: 781739

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Centre okays 18 border foot tracks in Arunachal Pradesh The government has approved creation of 18 border patrol tracks in Arunachal Pradesh to improve patrolling along the India-China border, as proposed by a home ministry committee, said officials. This will help the Indian Army and Indo-Tibetan ...
by Kakkaji
19 Feb 2021 02:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 250248

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Title of the article: " In boost to Atmanirbhar Bharat , security forces to get India-made Israeli assault rifles" Screwdrivergiri, now being done by private players, is now being branded as Atmanirbhar :roll: In defense of screwdrivergiri, isn't that what the 'Strategic Partnership' mode...
by Kakkaji
18 Feb 2021 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3544
Views: 375656

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

BJP plans to reach out to khap leaders in western Uttar Pradesh The BJP is planning to reach out to khap (community) leaders in western Uttar Pradesh in an attempt to contain the spiralling agitation led by the Jats against the three central farm laws in a region where the party has enjoyed overwhe...
by Kakkaji
18 Feb 2021 06:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5287
Views: 1166378

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Ka-226T utility chopper has 33% indigenous content: HAL https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ka-226t-utility-chopper-has-33-indigenous-content-hal/article33769304.ece 06 Feb 2021 From the above link: “In Ka-226T when we talk of 70% indigenous content, it is not the same as the Light Combat Aircra...
by Kakkaji
18 Feb 2021 06:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 437
Views: 129760

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

Nod to Rs 12,000-crore PLI scheme for telecom equipment The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a Rs 12,195-crore production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for telecom equipment manufacturing in the country, which like the one approved for mobile phones earlier, is designed to offer incentives to th...
by Kakkaji
15 Feb 2021 08:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1243
Views: 320109

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Only 118? How many T90s have been ordered? Boss, just for one day can you shake off the pessimism please? Arjun Mk1A order immediately following the LCA Mk1A order. Reason enough to be happy for one day. There was a time when we had given up hope for either one. Think positive. Since this is Mk1A, ...
by Kakkaji
15 Feb 2021 08:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1243
Views: 320109

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

This is a day that we on BRF have been waiting for maybe 10 years now. 8)

Previous member Jcage must be very happy today. :wink:
by Kakkaji
14 Feb 2021 08:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3643
Views: 781739

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The app ban was one of the non-linear targeted response to LAC confrontation. China expected only border response. The follow-up actions are continuing to disengage economically from China as much as possible. The PLI schemes for mobiles, electronics, Textiles, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals are being r...
by Kakkaji
14 Feb 2021 03:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3643
Views: 781739

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Forgotten hero who brought Tawang under Indian Union to be honoured Tawang: Major Ralengnao Bob Khathing, who was instrumental in bringing Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh under the Indian Union, will be honoured for the first time on Sunday here in presence of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat...
by Kakkaji
14 Feb 2021 03:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3643
Views: 781739

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Parliamentary panel on defence intends to visit Galwan Valley, Pangong in eastern Ladakh: Sources The parliamentary standing committee on defence intends to visit the Galwan Valley and the Pangong lake in the eastern Ladakh region which has been witness to a violent stand-off between the troops of ...
by Kakkaji
14 Feb 2021 03:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 437
Views: 129760

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa says Tesla to set up electric car manufacturing unit Tesla Inc will set up an electric car manufacturing unit in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, TV reports said on Saturday, citing Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa. Last month the company incorporated Tes...
by Kakkaji
14 Feb 2021 02:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Replies: 709
Views: 151045

Re: Indian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry

Yes I have no problem with the argument that MSPs lack rational basis in many cases. But specifically for pulses , they have a history that is different from that of say, rice or wheat that we produce in excess of demand. Dal has historically been produced in too little quantity due to it being a t...
by Kakkaji
13 Feb 2021 23:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3544
Views: 375656

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

pappu has become increasingly brazen with his lies and attacks on the PM Rahul’s remarks part of Congress-China MoU: Nadda Feb 13, 2021 NEW DELHI: Several BJP members reacted strongly to Rahul Gandhi’s remarks against PM Modi and his allegation that India had ceded territory to China with party chi...

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