Dehli Air Pollution is Seven Times Higher Than Beijing

India is taking over from China as the country with the worst air pollution. Dehli levels of dangerous particles (PM2.5, 2.5 micron) are about seven times higher than in the Chinese capital Beijing. An Indian health ministry official said the city’s pollution monitors did not have enough digits to accurately record pollution levels, which he …

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India Plans Fleet of 17 Additional Nuclear Reactors

India is aiming to build a fleet of future nuclear power plant projects in order to reduce costs and construction times, according to Kamlesh Vyas, chairman of the country’s Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). Kamlesh said 17 nuclear power reactors are planned in addition to those already under construction. Vyas noted the overall contribution of …

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Tesla and CATL Interested in India Gigafactories for Batteries

Tesla and China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd (CATL) and other companies that have shown an initial interest in the Indian government’s plan to build large battery factories at an investment of about ₹50,000 crore (US$7 billion). India’s plan to set up 50-gigawatt hour (GWh) factories. The final tender expected to be awarded by February, …

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Bangladesh, China and India Could Have Conflicts Over the Brahmaputra River

The Brahmaputra River starts in China and runs through India and Bangladesh and there are serious concerns for regional stability in conflicts over the water of the Brahmaputra River. China and India are actively constructing dams and considering water diversion plans. Bangladesh faces human security pressures that will be magnified by upstream river practices. China …

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Seven Years of India GDP Growth Was Overstated at 7% Per Year Instead of 4.5%

Official Indian estimates placed annual average GDP growth between 2011-12 and 2016-17 at about 7 percent but new research estimates that actual growth may have been about 4.5 percent with a 95 percent confidence interval of 3.5 – 5.5 percent. The evidence, based on disaggregated data from India and cross-sectional/panel regressions, is robust. India’s former …

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