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India Plans To Create 12 Times The Number Of Colleges As The U.S. By 2020

After 20 years of economic reforms, India is emerging into a new prosperity thanks to progressive polices and globalization, which has reduced poverty and helped its middle class thrive. But now, the country faces a seemingly insurmountable task: educate a generation of workers over the next decade to compete in a global workforce. So how big is the problem? Try 100 million young people entering the workforce between now and 2020


Full Story: Singularity Hub

Posted at 5:54am and tagged with: education, India, demographics,.

India Plans To Create 12 Times The Number Of Colleges As The U.S. By 2020


After 20 years of economic reforms, India is emerging into a new prosperity thanks to progressive polices and globalization, which has reduced poverty and helped its middle class thrive. But now, the country faces a seemingly insurmountable task: educate a generation of workers over the next decade to compete in a global workforce. So how big is the problem? Try 100 million young people entering the workforce between now and 2020

Full Story: Singularity Hub

theeconomist:

Daily chart: all the phones in China. China is about to sign up its billionth mobile subscription; India is not far behind with over 900m. The Chinese numbering system theoretically allows for 100 billion mobile numbers, and India’s 10 billion, so neither is likely to run out of numbers anytime soon.

Posted at 3:40pm and tagged with: Trends, China, India, Mobile,.

theeconomist:

Daily chart: all the phones in China. China is about to sign up its billionth mobile subscription; India is not far behind with over 900m. The Chinese numbering system theoretically allows for 100 billion mobile numbers, and India’s 10 billion, so neither is likely to run out of numbers anytime soon.

Slip-sliding away

EXPECTATIONS for India’s economic growth rate have been sliding inexorably. In the early spring there was still heady talk about 9-10% being the new natural rate of expansion, a trajectory which if maintained would make the country an economic superpower in a couple of decades. Now things look very different. The latest GDP growth figure slipped to 6.9% and industrial production numbers just released, on December 12th, showed a decline of 5.1% compared with the previous period, a miserable state of affairs. The slump looks broadly based, from mining to capital goods, and in severity compares with that experienced at the height of the financial crisis, in February 2009, when a drop of 7.2% took place. Bombast is turning to panic. 

Full Story: The Economist

Posted at 5:54am and tagged with: economic, India,.

Slip-sliding away




EXPECTATIONS for India’s economic growth rate have been sliding inexorably. In the early spring there was still heady talk about 9-10% being the new natural rate of expansion, a trajectory which if maintained would make the country an economic superpower in a couple of decades. Now things look very different. The latest GDP growth figure slipped to 6.9% and industrial production numbers just released, on December 12th, showed a decline of 5.1% compared with the previous period, a miserable state of affairs. The slump looks broadly based, from mining to capital goods, and in severity compares with that experienced at the height of the financial crisis, in February 2009, when a drop of 7.2% took place. Bombast is turning to panic. 

Full Story: The Economist
Facebook said in New Delhi on Tuesday that it expects to see its largest user base coming from India soon, with the primary driver of growth being usage on mobile phones, according to a report by The Economic Times.

Posted at 6:14pm and tagged with: India, Google, tech, internet,.

The Google Internet Bus has traversed ten states in India and arrived in Patna, the capital of Bihar, on Tuesday. Speaking at the launch event, Peeyush Ranjan, Google India’s managing director of R&D, said that more than 1.5 million people had gone online for the first time after visiting the bus, according to a report by The Times of India. The bus has so far made stops at over 2000 locations in 120 cities and towns all over the country.

smartercities:

Tube City: A sustainable water-purifying city for Delhi

Tube City is a design for a 21 km long tube running over the Yamuna River in the city of Delhi. Conceived by Abhinay Sharma, the tube itself would be a living sustainable city with in-house farms and residential, commercial and office zones. A central metro spine and road network would keep the tube well connected, and the structure could also draw in water from the river for purification and consumption.

(via Ufahari)

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Posted at 5:53am and tagged with: India, Tube City, achitecture, design, sustainability, water, cities,.

smarterplanet:

Mobile Apps That Reward Impoverished Students With Food, Medicine | Fast Company

In exchange for taking small actions that might break the cycle of poverty—like going to school—mPowering’s users earn points that can be exchanged for important goods. The company was founded by veterans of Apple and Salesforce.com.

Posted at 3:41pm and tagged with: India, food, mobile, nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, startup, appli, applications, gaming,.

smarterplanet:

Mobile Apps That Reward Impoverished Students With Food, Medicine | Fast Company
In exchange for taking small actions that might break the cycle of  poverty—like going to school—mPowering’s users earn points that can be  exchanged for important goods. The company was founded by veterans of  Apple and Salesforce.com.

In India, Dynamism Wrestles With Dysfunction


With its shiny buildings and galloping economy, Gurgaon is often portrayed as a symbol of a rising “new” India, yet it also represents a riddle at the heart of India’s rapid growth: how can a new city become an international economic engine without basic public services? How can a huge country flirt with double-digit growth despite widespread corruption, inefficiency and governmental dysfunction?

Full Story: New York Times

Posted at 8:36am and tagged with: India, economic,.

In India, Dynamism Wrestles With Dysfunction

With its shiny buildings and galloping economy, Gurgaon is often portrayed as a symbol of a rising “new” India, yet it also represents a riddle at the heart of India’s rapid growth: how can a new city become an international economic engine without basic public services? How can a huge country flirt with double-digit growth despite widespread corruption, inefficiency and governmental dysfunction?
Full Story: New York Times