Saturday, October 01, 2016

Valuable lesson for China .

With Pakistan's isolation in international arena on promoting and encouraging terrorism against its neighbors and Western nations, has China earned itself an inglorious reputation by backing Pakistan ?

Should and can China think straight in this regard ? Will India be able to extract it's pound of revenge for the 1962 humiliation it suffered ? 👍

Will China ever learn from its mistakes or continue to join hands with Pakistan to dig it's own grave ? 😳 Either way suits us ..

Thursday, September 29, 2016

GIC under able leadership.. !

General Insurance Corp of India's (GIC) *share of dividend to GoI for 2015-16 has surged by 50%* (the third largest dividend provider to the Govt of India after SBI and LIC) from INR 560 crores to INR 860 crores.

*Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes*. :- Peter Drucker

Women leadership displaying it's mettle !👍

My sister Alice with Indian FM..

George.. ..

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Pratham, IIT Bombay satellite aboard PSLV C34 ..

For the first time from IIT Bombay, Pratham, the 10.2 kg satellite of app 30 cm cube designed by a 30 member student team from IITB will be one among the eight payloads (incl the main payload, the 377 kg SCATSAT 1 and five satellites from US, Canada and Algeria in two diff orbits of 730 km and 670 km altitude) getting lifted to a sun synchronous polar orbit of 670 km on Monday Sept 26 at 9:12 AM from SDSC, Sriharikotta .

Every day at 11.30 am, Pratham will cross over India for the next four months and give the electron count in that part of the upper atmosphere ..

It makes great economic sense for US cos to launch complex light satellites through the ISRO work horse PSLV to polar sun synchronous orbits ..

Though UK scientists have downplayed our earlier launches and said, what's so great !,  it is a disgrace that the same smart people have not launched any on their own other than thru ESA .. 

The disease is quite common, it's called - Envy !!

Nalanda, Taxila and Oxford Uty ..

Oxford U, the world's oldest from UK, 800 years old, is back in global reckoning as top global Uty this year. Born from the ashes of Nalanda and Taxila in ancient South Asia,  the only ancient centres of learning of the world from 800 AD - 1200 AD, Oxford is the oldest centre of modern learning.

It is quite sad that none of Indian Univs could find a decent place even in top 200. It is also a great irony that these same top Univs and Institutions from US, Europe and South East Asia, lacking the necessary hi-tech environment, approach India for their advanced technology needs, ( no match for India), to get their satellites launched from India.

We in India produce great institutions, scientists and technologists, where do we lack and how can we get reckoned in the global top 10 ?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Global top 10 , IT presence ..

In just 10 years,  from one co. Microsoft Corp in the global top 10 by market capitalisation in 2006, by 2016, that number has swelled to 5 in the global top 10. Apple (1), Alphabet-Google (2), Microsoft (3), Amazon (6) and Facebook (7) .

Does that signify something ?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Alzheimer's day Sept 21

Good morning

World Alzheimer's Day,

September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer's organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning.

Every 68 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer's disease (AD). At current rates, experts believe the number of Americans living with Alzheimer's will quadruple to as many as 16 million by the year 2050.

Alzheimer's disease is often called a family disease, because the chronic stress of watching a loved one slowly decline affects everyone. 5.4 million are living with Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the World and the only cause of death among the top 10 that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.

With the increases in life spans and baby boomers coming of age, support for Alzheimer's research is more critical to our families than ever.

There are app 4 million AD patients in India from a population of 1250 million (incidence of 0.003 per million population), while there are 5.4 million AD patients in US with 315 million population (incidence of 0.017 per million population). India AD patients will touch 8 million by 2030 AD.

Per million population US is 6 times more likely to contract AD than India.

From symptoms, is AD an affluence disease ?

Watch "Auto Nozzle" on YouTube to save 98% water ..

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Tata JLR

A luxury model of Jaguar cars ..
Finally it needed Indian skills and managerial prowess to urn around an WEnglish pride ..

A 2013 Telegraph report of the biggest turnaround in automobile history in the modern world. ...

A hundred years back we had English masters and Lords and culturally and intellectually superior Indians serving them as workers. 
Just seventy years after freedom from the British, now we have Indian masters and Lords and Englishmen serving their Indian masters !

A loss making, troubled Jaguar Land Rover with labour problems and low worker productivity  was bought by Tata Motors around 2007-8 for app £ 1.3 billion.
The real Jaguar ready for a pounce.. ..

The global renowned Tata Motors, turned around the company where the "so-called" majors Ford (who had boughtJaguar) and BMW of VW group (who had bought Land Rover and later sold to Ford) had miserably failed.

The story goes this way - When Ratan Tata approached Ford top mgmt initially to buy Jaguar Land Rover from Ford, Tata was told bluntly by Ford that cos. making  small cars should never venture for big luxury cars and Tata should not ever dream of acquiring a luxury car company like Jaguar !

Ratan Tata took the insult positively.

Later finding that Ford was not managerially competent to turn around JLR, the same haughty Ford Management  approached Tata and "requested" him to buy JLR from Ford.

Ratan Tata took the challenge and showed Ford and BMW what Indians are made of. English workers and Managers are more than pleased and delighted to work under a highly competent, professional, benevolent, hardworking Indian top management..

The profits of  Tata-JLR  (before tax) had dipped from £2.6 billion by March 31, 2015 to £1.6 billion by March 31, 2016 despite record sales of more than half a million units due to a dip in China sales. As per latest reports, US sales has risen.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Wind Turbines and power generation ..

1500 MW Muppandal energy farm, Tamil Nadu ..
Energy is an inseparable component of modern day human life as we are dependant on electrical energy for almost all of our daily living systems, and on travel too, with electric trains and metro getting popular and fast with every passing day.

As the living standard of a society improves, its power consumption keeps increasing.

The basic parts of a wind power turbine.
It is found that a typical home in India on an average consumes 5200 KWh of energy every year, while a family of four in US consumes approx 28,600 KWh annually and a typical family in China consumes 15000 KWh per year. (2013 data)

The per capita energy consumption world average (as per World Bank data) is 3100 KWh, ie. a family consumes about 12400 KWh per year.

Click here for per capita energy consumption (World Bank data) for all countries of the world.

Wind energy tops the list of renewable power generators in India with Muppandal from Tamil Nadu and Jaisalmer from Rajasthan topping the list with 1500 MW and 1064 MW power generating capacity respectively.

Wind power generating is not time specific and can happen throughout the day and seasons of the year, unlike solar energy. 

Click here for an excellent initial light reading material to prepare you for a good understanding of wind power generation.