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Million Renewable-Energy Jobs Predicted for India 2022

Million Renewable-Energy Jobs Predicted for India 2022

  As India–the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases but 127th in terms of per capita emissions–ponders an energy-future balancing growth, jobs and environment, there is encouraging news from a…

More Poor Children in School, 30% Suffer Malnutrition

More Poor Children in School, 30% Suffer Malnutrition

  97% of 12-year-olds were enrolled in elementary schools in 2013; up from 89% in 2006. Almost a third of children continue to show signs of malnutrition at age 12…

Land-Acquisition Warnings From India’s Special Zones

Land-Acquisition Warnings From India’s Special Zones

DLF Cyber City in Gurgaon, Haryana, one of the 91 SEZs in the country’s IT/ITES sector.   “Not one inch of land acquired under the proposed new law will be…

Teachers Get 80% Of Education Expenditure: New Report

Teachers Get 80% Of Education Expenditure: New Report

  Up to 80% of India’s public expenditure on education is spent on teachers–salaries, training and learning material, according to a new six-state report.   Yet, the quality of learning…

First Time in 20 Years, Indian Mobile-Phone Sales Drop

First Time in 20 Years, Indian Mobile-Phone Sales Drop

  Indian mobile-phone sales have dropped for the first time in 20 years, raising the question: Is a slowdown at hand for the world’s fastest-growing smartphone market?   Source: CyberMedia…

Modi vs Manmohan: Both Global Roamers

Modi vs Manmohan: Both Global Roamers

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi is executing his “fast-track diplomacy”—as his government calls it—with gusto: Including his current China visit, he will have been abroad for 53 of 365 days…

Regular Missile Tests Maintain India-Pakistan Status Quo

Regular Missile Tests Maintain India-Pakistan Status Quo

The Agni-V Missile in a dress rehearsal for the Republic Day Parade in January 2013.   Last month, India tested its indigenously-developed 3000-km Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) Agni III,…