Urban Transport In India

Urban Transport In India

Cities and towns play a vital role in promoting economic growth and prosperity. Although less than one-third of India’s people live in cities and towns, these areas generate over two-third of the country’s income and account for 90% of government revenues. In the coming years, as India becomes more and more urbanized, urban areas will play a critical role in sustaining high rates of economic growth. But, economic growth momentum can be sustained if and only if cities function efficiently – that their resources are used to maximize the cities’…

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BIOMETRICS : NEW GENERATION TECHNOLOGY

BIOMETRICS : NEW GENERATION TECHNOLOGY

BIOMETRICS : NEW GENERATION TECHNOLOGY -Biometric technology is used for automatic personal recognition based on biological trait —fingerprint, iris, face, palm print, hand geometry, vascular pattern, voice—or behavioral characteristics—gait, signature, typing pattern. Fingerprinting is the oldest of these methods and has been utilized for over a century by law enforcement officials who use these distinctive characteristics to keep track of criminals.READ FULL ARTICLE

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Radio Frequency Identification : RFID

Radio Frequency Identification : RFID

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is the application of radio wave communication system .It uses a system of  Tag,antenna,reader etc. for reading and capturing information. Radio frequency identification (RFID) has been used in a number of practical applications, such as improving supply chain management, tracking household pets, accessing office buildings, and speeding up toll collection on roadways. RFID is used to automatically identify people, objects, and animals using short range radio technology to communicate digital information between a stationary location (reader) and a movable object (tag).Hundreds of items which are placed at a distance could be…

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SAARC Energy Agreement and Energy security

SAARC Energy Agreement and Energy security

India is a growing economy with more than a billion population. More than 70 percent of its energy requirements is met through imports. Energy Security has thus acquired greater importance in the foreign policy of the country. In the recent period India has attempted to diversify the import sources beyond West Asia. The ONGC Videsh Ltd has acquired stakes in countries like Russia, Sudan. India is involved in partnership with Vietnam for oil  exploration in South China Sea. South Asia as a whole is facing energy deficit. The rationale thus for signing…

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ELECTRONIC WASTE IN INDIA

ELECTRONIC WASTE IN INDIA

Electronic waste in India (e-waste) is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the country. Growth of Information and Communication Technology sector has enhanced the usage of the electronic equipment exponentially. Faster obsolescence and subsequent up-gradation of electronics product, are forcing consumers to discard old products, which in turn accumulate huge e-waste to the solid waste stream. E-waste is growing in India at the rate of 10%. Major recycling of e-waste is carried out in the non-formal sector using primitive and hazardous methods. Adequate legislative measures and cost-effective, environmental…

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India’s initiatives on climate change

India’s initiatives on climate change

India’s initiatives on climate change are crucial to achieving a world which is environmentally sustainable.Following are some of India’s initiatives on climate change. The Ministry of Environment and Forest has brought out a book on the India’s initiatives on climate change.It includes setting up of Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change,eight missions under National Action Plan on Climate Change, Other National and Sub National Initiatives like National Clean Energy Fund, Auto Fuel Vision and Policy 2025 etc. National Mission for a Green India is an India’s initiatives on climate change which…

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Portable information devices

Portable information devices

Portable information devices-Portable information devices are changing the face of communication, entertainment and healthcare and are also influencing how business is conducted and information is managed. Technological innovation has allowed information devices to become portable due to reduction in size and weight. Advances have also led to increased power in terms of processing speed and storage. The spread of wireless environments has been another factor in making computing mobile.READ FULL ARTICLE

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Drug trafficking in India And Border Security

Drug trafficking in India And Border Security

Drug trafficking in India:Case border security-For the last three decades India has become a transit hub as well as a destination for heroin and hashish produced in the ‘Golden Triangle’ and the ‘Golden Crescent’. In addition, various psychotropic and pharmaceutical preparations and precursor chemicals produced domestically as well as in various parts of the world are also trafficked through Indian territory. The two-way illegal flow of these drugs and chemicals not only violates India’s borders, but also poses a significant threat to national security.Drug trafficking in India And Border Security thus have linkages. Across the India Pakistan…

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India Africa Relations : Oil Diplomacy

India Africa Relations : Oil Diplomacy

India Africa Relations :Oil Diplomacy Energy security has attained prominence in India’s national security and foreign relation. In 2005, Indian oil imports from any African countries was nil. In 2013, more than 20 per cent of India’s oil and gas imports are from Africa. Apart from the trading segment , Indian oil companies have also started  investing in the energy sector in Africa.State-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has just acquired a 10 per cent stake in an offshore gas field of Anadarko Petroleum Corp in Mozambique for $2.64…

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India Bangladesh Relations

India Bangladesh Relations

Bangladesh shares long border with India in the North Eastern part of the country. Bangladesh shares  water border with India in the Indian ocean relation.Both are members of regional groupings like SAARC. Thus India Bangladesh relations assumes great significance. India played a key role in the 1971 liberation struggle of Bangladesh and its emergence as an independent country from Pakistan.Even since that, India has maintained close relations with Bangladesh.However India is yet to settle land and water disputes with Bangladesh.An agreement on sharing of water at farakka of river ganga is in operation….

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