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Mar 8th, 2016
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Jab zero diya mere bharat ne… You won’t find an Indian whose heart will not fill up with pride to hear the song. Ancient Indians did a stellar job in innovation and discovery; from algebra and decimals to surgery and Fibonacci numbers. Coming to modern times, we felt being on star when Venkatraman Ramakrishnan won Nobel in Chemistry in 2009. We take pains to claim Har ...
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Mar 7th, 2016
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Ambitious programs like Make in India cannot achieve full potential without a strong innovation culture Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative has caught many eyeballs for its potential to unleash India’s latent manufacturing capability. There has been much talk about the initiative and how this thrust can transform India’s economy to the next level,...
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Mar 7th, 2016
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Foreign universities are able to remain ahead of Indian universities in research and innovation through concept of creating centres of excellence within the university framework, long history of industry-academia-society interactions and ability to connect national level vision of their government with industry through academic networks. This in simple terms benefits i...
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Feb 8th, 2016
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Pollution is undoubtedly one of the most pressing problems today. Even the new year which normally commences with the wishes of ‘Happy New Year’ has begun with the debate on the odd-even formula initiated by the Delhi Government. While everyone is agreeing that the pollution levels should come down to acceptable levels, if not zero– the puzzling aspect is that no...
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Feb 8th, 2016
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In India’s metropolitan cities, commuting is nothing less than an ordeal. For those taking public transport, the miseries they have to face on a daily basis is untold. The consequences that such inefficiency in the system can have on people’s lives do not bode well with the country’s vision of holistic development. With the population increasing at an ever faster rate ...
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Feb 8th, 2016
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Urbanization is the most common and prevalent demographic phenomenon of last two hundred years, globally. Cities have emerged with amazing speed in all parts of the world and have largely tracked the economic growth. So, first it was Europe, followed by North America and East Asia, and finally South East Asia and China, which saw emergence of large cities over last cou...
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Jan 5th, 2016
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There is a growing opportunity for MSMEs in defense sector India ranks among the top 10 countries in the world in terms of military expenditure, thanks to its snowballing defense budget that makes the country rich enough to handle any war-crisis. But bizarrely, bulk of defense procurement’s is made by way of imports. Need not to worry now. The government’s ‘Make ...
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Jan 5th, 2016
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The federal structure of India makes it an uphill task In a country of over billion people, MSME sector has a large potential in providing employment opportunities to the increasing number of youth in the economy. It contributes nearly eight per cent of national GDP, employs over eight crore people in nearly four crore enterprises and accounts for 45 per cent of manufa...
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Jan 5th, 2016
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MSMEs need to move up the tech ladder The growth story of the Indian Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) has been a rather peculiar one. The sector which is hailed as the backbone of Indian economy and which is the country’s second largest employment provider has a contribution of only 8 per cent to the GDP. The lack of technological penetration is perhaps the most ...
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Jan 5th, 2016
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MSMEs struggle for funds in spite of their big contributions to the economy and employment When independent India chose industries as an important growth driver, it was a decision that defied all logic. For a country that was predominantly dependant on agriculture and where industrialization was still at its nascent stage, it was a giant leap to take. Though this decis...