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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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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Rural Sanitation in India: a Herculean Task

Rural Sanitation in India: a Herculean Task

Poor sanitation and lack of toilets cost India nearly $ 54 billion a year .The hygiene related illness causes loss of productivity of the people .This is the economic implication of poor sanitation.However the problem is not only economical but also a matter of human dignity. Recently supreme court stressed upon the need to eliminate the practice of manual scavenging which is one of the worst form of human rights violation.The government is yet to take effective step to address the problems of rural sanitation to India. Sanitation in broad…

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Cyber Security Issues and Challenges

Cyber Security Issues and Challenges

The United States whistle blower Edward Snowden’s revelation has raised the cyber security issues and challenges to privacy which the world is facing today. For the past 6 to 7 years, United states intelligence agencies has been collecting and analyzing huge amount of data available in the cyber space. The National security agency’s PRISM monitoring programme has collected information from the cyber space by monitoring the cyber activities in popular social media sites and important search engines like Facebook, Google etc.The NSA has collected meta data information, which is data…

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PROBLEMS IN MINING SECTOR IN INDIA

PROBLEMS IN MINING SECTOR IN INDIA

The natural resource forms an important asset which contributes positively to the development of any country or region. World over, countries have explored and exploited the mineral and other natural resources of the country for industrialization. India is rich in mineral resources especially Iron ore, bauxite, limestone. The mineral sector’s contributes around 2.6 % to overall GDP of the country. However its importance lies in the fact that the mining sector supplies the basic raw material  required for growth and development of other industries  In 1905 the country has set…

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Indias National Security Challenges -by NSA MENON

Indias National Security Challenges -by NSA MENON

Indias National Security Challenges -SHIVSHANKAR MENON-So how should one think about the national security of a country like India, a subcontinent, with a unique geography, with plurality in every respect, which faces 21st century challenges in cyber space and primeval tribal insurgencies at the same time? Let me state my bias or assumption at the outset.Hard security, or external defence and internal security as traditionally defined, are core and are essential conditions for India to be able to transform itself and seek prosperity and opportunity for its citizens What are…

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