By Miscellaneous | Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 09:31
The Narendra Modi government has been in office for almost two years. There have been some strong areas of performance and other areas where the government has not had stellar performance and much needs to be done.
Let us start from the traditional responsibilities of the nation state like security, health and education, among others.
By Miscellaneous | Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 19:39
India will need to generate 280 million jobs between now and 2050, the year when the working-age population (15 to 64) will peak, according to a new report, amid indicators that the country’s demographic dividend could be at the cusp of disaster.
By Miscellaneous | Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 12:28
Why it is difficult to reverse more than half-a-century of land-reform failures?
Five facts, gleaned from the 2011-12 agricultural census and 2011 socio-economic caste census and this correspondent’s data, summarise the failure of India’s land reforms:
* No more than 4.9 percent of farmers control 32 percent of India’s farmland
By Miscellaneous | Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 19:30
No more than 17.6 percent of urban solid-waste (garbage) was processed as of March 2016, against a target of 30 percent set last year under the Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
By Guest | Friday, April 29, 2016 - 22:13
In an interesting twist, this work may even shed light on virus self-assembly just as our understanding of some nanoscale biomolecular motors unexpectedly related to rotary car engines
By Miscellaneous | Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 10:43
Gone are the days when laptops were marketed as fastest, smartest, biggest or best on the list. Being skinny is the new buzzword and the global computer and laptop giant -- while re-jigging their notebook portfolios for the premium segment -- have joined the race to shed weight and go thin in recent months.