Insights into Editorial: Uniqueness of India’s smart cities + MINDMAPS on Current Issues

Insights into Editorial: Uniqueness of India’s smart cities + MINDMAPS on Current Issues 03 December 2015   India is moving to its cities and it is now widely accepted that urban centres will be critical to country’s overall cultural and economic growth. But it is also clear that, because of the absence of proper planning …

Insights Into Editorial: Solar power: make hay while the sun shines + MINDMAPS on Issues

Insights Into Editorial: Solar power: make hay while the sun shines + MINDMAPS on Issues 28 November 2015 When the union government, in 2014, proposed five-fold increase in targeted installed solar power capacity from 20 GW to 100 GW by 2022, it seemed an overambitious target. The nation producing the highest amount of solar energy …

Insights into Editorial: Planning for the Next Flood + Mindmaps on Current Issues

Insights into Editorial: Planning for the Next Flood + Mindmaps on Current Issues Archives 20 November 2015   Record amounts of rain have hit Chennai and other parts of northern Tamil Nadu. A low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal has meant that Tamil Nadu, coastal Andhra Pradesh and parts of Sri Lanka have been …

Insights into Editorial: Beyond UDAY Scheme + Mindmaps on Issues

Insights into Editorial: Beyond UDAY Scheme + Mindmaps on Issues 09 November 2015 The government of India recently unveiled its Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY). UDAY provides for the financial turnaround and revival of Power Distribution companies (DISCOMs), and importantly also ensures a sustainable permanent solution to the financial mess that the power distribution is …

Insights into Editorial: Why Competition will be Good for the Bureaucracy + Mindmaps

  Insights into Editorial: Why Competition will be Good for the Bureaucracy  07 November 2015 Many experts are of the opinion that the bureaucratic system in India has not evolved according to the changing nature of administrative challenges and a growing economy where the activity is shifting towards the private sector. In 2012, Political & …