Source: whiskey image via ShutterstockIndia exports over $415 million worth of hair a yearHindus donate their hair in temples as a spiritual offering, especially those who can’t afford to donate money or jewellery. About 40,000 pilgrims are believed to donate their hair every day. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesIndia’s 25 richest people have a combined net worth of $174.8 billion, which is about as much as Ukraine’s GDPMukesh Ambani is India’s richest man and is worth $24.2 billion. Ukraine has a nominal GDP of $176.2 billion, according to the IMF. Source: Lewis WhyldAbout 25% of India’s land is turning into desert – that’s the equivalent of three United KingdomsOveruse and changing rainfall patterns have led to massive land degradation in India. Some 81 million hectares of land in the country face “desertification.” This has raised concerns about food security. Source: Press Association ImagesIndia has the world’s largest dairy cow populationThere were 44.9 million dairy cows in India in 2011 and about 260 dairy million cows in the world. Of the world’s dairy cows, 17.2% reside in India. Source: Aijaz RahiIndia saw 371 suicides a day in 2012In 2012, 135,445 people died by suicide in India, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Suicide rates were the highest in Puducherry at 36.8 for every 100,000 people. Student suicides are a huge problem as well. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesIndia was the fourth most dangerous country for journalists last yearIndia saw 13 reporters killed in 2013, according to the International News Safety Institute (INSI). Syria and Iraq, both countries dealing with armed conflict, had the highest number of deaths, followed by the Philippines. Activist Narendra Dabholkar who edited a weekly magazine in the country was gunned down in August last year. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesThe most expensive home in India cost $1 billion to build, about the same as Somalia’s GDPIndian billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s home, Antilla, cost $1 billion to construct, making it the most expensive home in the world. Somalia has a GDP of $1.3 billion. Source: Arun K. Mishra/Dinodia- Mamita Badkar.Read: New visa to let Chinese and Indian tourists travel freely between Ireland and UK>Read: Ten wounded in sword fight at Indian temple> INDIA IS ONE of the world’s largest economies, and it has the second largest population.This means things in India tend to be fairly large-scaled — consider its network of roads, consumer spending, or its youth population. But it also experiences some problems on a large scale like suicides and road accidents.We pulled together some staggering statistics from the sub-continent that you probably didn’t already know. If you did, well done smarty-pants.India’s road network is long enough to loop around the Earth over 117 timesIndia’s road network totals 4.7 million kilometres and is the second largest in the world. Earth has a circumference of 40,075 kilometres. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesNew Dehli’s air is the most polluted in the worldThe World Health Organization found that New Delhi’s PM 2.5 — particulate matter that is 2.5 micrometers or less and that is dangerous for lungs — mean was 152 micrograms per cubic metre. This was nearly three times that of Beijing which has an annual mean of 59. Source: PA Archive/Press Association ImagesThe wettest place in the world is in India, and it averages about 40 feet of rain a yearWhile Cherrapunji, India, likes to advertise itself as the wettest place in the world, it is argued that a neighbouring town, Mawsynram, could in fact top it. On average, Mawsynram gets about 467.35 inches of rain per year, while Cherrapunji gets up 463.66 inches. Hawaii’s Mount Waialeale receives about 450 inches of rain each year. Source: Mahesh Kumar A.One person died on the roads in India every three minutes in 2012India saw 138,258 people die in road collisions in 2012. But in terms of the number of deaths per 100,000, India’s road death rate equalled 18.9 for every 100,00 people, only slightly higher than the global average of 18. Source: Rajesh Kumar SinghIndia will become the world’s youngest country by 2020By 2020, the median age in India will be 29. The population in the 15-34 age group is expected to rise from 430 million in 2011 to 464 million in 2021. Source: Rajesh Kumar SinghIndia consumes about half the world’s whiskeyIndia consumed about 1.2 billion litres of whiskey in 2012. While India is the world’s largest whiskey market by volume, on a per capita basis, France takes the top spot.
Mi TV Stick vs Fire TV Stick Lite vs Mi Box 4K vs Fire TV Stick 4K: Which is the best budget streaming device for TVs in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Google Maps will soon have a new Trips tab in Timeline on Android that will show users a summary of past vacations and total kilometres travelled. This is a part of the new features Google is introducing related to trips and travelling. Google Photos will soon be receiving Timeline as well that will allow users to see the paths they took on a certain day, alongside photos. You can also see and share past trip itineraries, including hotels and restaurants, you’ve received confirmations for in your Gmail by tapping on the Trips tab on the desktop site, google.com/travel.The Trips tab in Timeline on Google Maps will show an estimate of places you may have been to and routes you may have taken, based on your location history. According to Google, you will be able to see a summary of your past vacations, information about the places you have visited, total kilometres travelled, and the modes of transportation you used through the tab.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – You can edit your timeline at any time and choose to delete your Location History. Timeline can be viewed on Google Maps app version 9.12 and up, and the Trips tab will soon be available in the app for Android users.Google said that Timeline will soon be rolling out to the Google Photos map view as well. This will let you see the paths you took on a particular day alongside your photos, including pictures you clicked while hiking or driving. It is also possible to hide your Timeline from your map view’s settings in Photos.Google had recently also added a COVID-19 layer in Maps that allows users to get information about COVID-19 cases in a particular area. Google Maps will soon be able to show you how busy a location is directly from map view.- Advertisement –
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But Modi’s experience has shown him that India has no good military options to compel changes in Pakistan’s behaviour; each option comes with unacceptable costs to India, Always need your support & blessings. pictwittercom/zZydNA0Y4v — Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) December 19 2016 Earlier the director had met Subramanian Swamy and exchanged notes on Emergency with him While the film has the name Indu in its title it is believed that the movie will not have a direct reference to the late PM Indira Gandhi Also music composers Anu Malik and Bappi Lahiri are coming together for the first time to create music for Indu Sarkar Also read |I have the capacity to carry a film on my shoulder: KirtiKulhari The film has Delhi as a backdrop and will be shot in the national capital Mumbai and Pune The National Award-winning director Madhur has planned to wrap up the movie in 35-40 days The movie will go on floors in the first week of December More from the world of Entertainment: We just can’t wait to see yet another realistic hard-hitting film from the director’s stable Stay tuned for more updates For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsPublished: September 2 2014 12:57 am The government has been funding private skills/ training providers to impart market-driven skills to the target group The support to the private sector to enable skill development has been devoid of terse quality protocols (Source: PTI) Related News BY:Anoop K Satpathy and Nikhil Raj But will a nodal ministry at the Centre solve all issues in a federal structure such as ours India stands at the cusp of a demographic dividend and several people have expressed the urgent need to leverage this dividend to enable jumps in GDP growth The formation of the National Skill Development Mission (NSDM) signalled the high priority attached to skill development The NSDM created three distinct structures namely the Prime Minister’s National Council on Skill Development the Skill Development Coordination Board at the Planning Commission and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) The first two were subsequently shelved and replaced by the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) The NSDC however was retained as an entity under the NSDM Now the NDA government has brought all skill development initiatives under one umbrella ministry probably motivated by various governance and management issues Rapid change in the policy focus on skill development with attendant modifications in governance structures reflected that initially the preferred approach was for the implementation to be done in mission mode rather than as a regular Centrally sponsored scheme But the mission mode approach failed to achieve the desired momentum and monitor and regulate the activities of various stakeholders thereby undermining the delivery of sufficient numbers of skilled manpower to potential employers It also showed that skill development initiatives both in government and the private sector were far too stretched and hence needed to be coordinated and monitored by a nodal agency There were about 17 ministries and departments directly or indirectly contributing to skill development Apart from the NSDC the ministries of labour and employment and human resource development were deeply involved During the last few years however the focus seems to have shifted from developing suitable implementation strategies for these ministries and departments The government has been funding private skills/ training providers to impart market-driven skills to the target group The support to the private sector to enable skill development has been devoid of terse quality protocols The governance management quality assurance and monitoring frameworks are at variance across various skill development schemes Even for similar types of skills or trades provisions differ in terms of target groups per-trainee cost duration curriculum pedagogy competency testing and certification systems Skills gap analysis is yet to be institutionalised as a process that informs the design and implementation of skill development programmes Skills required by the manufacturing sector which needs a relatively high dose of capital investment do not find many service providers (apart from the established Industrial Training Institutes) Assuming that budgetary resources have not been a constraint the supply-demand mismatch continues to be a critical gap Further in terms of growth in the rural non-farm sector skill development in rural areas was seen to provide in situ opportunities of employment for youth However skills training at present is largely confined to urban locations (at best district headquarters) and industrially advanced regions within states With no emphasis on imparting “marketable skills” and poor linkages between training and post-training employment there have been few improvements in the labour market outcome of training in terms of improved earnings Largescale outsourcing by big players in the skill development space to smaller players at the local level (apparently against the programme guidelines of various schemes) further affected the quality of the workforce being trained In practice even if employment were assured under certain schemes the tenure of employment provided was not sustainable The follow-up by private providers was limited to ensuring continued employment The aggregate picture was of a number of scattered initiatives working towards a national agenda The urgency to put skill development at the core of the development agenda is reflected in what Prime Minister Narendra Modi refers to as the trio of “skill speed and scale” The formation of the new ministry of skill development needs to be viewed in this perspective But even as the government gives physical shape to the skill development ministry there are a few aspects that warrant deliberation to build a more cohesive implementation design for skill development For instance will the NSDA emerge as a regulatory standardisation and oversight body (such as the AICTE) much needed in the lower-rung skills space Further with the NSDC to be merged with the new ministry any change in the autonomy of similar agencies will have to be jointly agreed on by government and industry as a number of private companies contribute to the NSDC’s skill development targets The HRD ministry’s target of skilling 50 million persons and the ministry of labour’s target of skilling 100 million people is largely sought to be achieved through the expansion of polytechnics and the Skill Development Initiative Scheme (SDIS) respectively Designing relevant course curriculum evaluation and certification will require detailed discussion Large programmes such as the Craftsmen Training Scheme managed by the labour ministry that have elaborate institutional structures for delivery will be difficult to merge and need to be considered if the ministry is not to become yet another coordinating and review platform With a number of departments providing similar skills particularly those at the base of the skill pyramid de-duplication of effort is needed for improved efficiency in resource utilisation And what about a closer look at the programmes and agencies engaged in the skill development of people at the upper rungs of the skill pyramid What about the University Grants Commission the AICTE and the Medical Council of India Would these be left out or be brought under the skill development ministry Do we take that the skill development ministry is mandated only for skill development of persons at the lower rungs of the skill pyramid Will convergence at the Central level solve all pertinent issues relating to skill development in a federal structure such as ours and when vocational training and skill development is listed as a subject matter under the Concurrent List Almost all skill development programmes are implemented by respective departments at the state level and inter alia through their nodal agencies at the district level Viewed from this perspective it is safe to conclude that unless convergence is concurrently taking place at the state level its full benefits at the aggregate level may not reach target groups In the short run however the state skill development missions that have been set up under the leadership of respective chief ministers could serve as umbrella entities to liaise with the new ministry Better matching of supply with demand imparting quality skills and improved labour market outcomes for trainees should ideally form the nucleus of the agenda for the new ministry with adequate focus on standardisation of content skill-testing and certification systems Finally there is a need to improve governance management and monitoring at all levels leading to greater accountability The writers are at the VV Giri National Labour Institute Noida For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express 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During her 112-ball stay, 2016 8:11 pm Mithali Raj guides India home in the third and final ODI against Australia. The Modi government can address these challenges only if it is prepared to undertake a comprehensive reform of India’s defence policies. Taneja turns back and says “You have to die now” . ? Since Duterte’s term began 14 months ago," she said.100 men, The public carrier has accumulated losses of nearly Rs 30, those who argue for “strategic autonomy” can be shown to be living in a fantasy.
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HALIFAX — A third well exploration effort off Nova Scotia has failed to find commercially viable levels of oil in the deep waters of the Scotian Shelf.Hess Corp., the drilling partners on the BP-operated Scotian Basin Exploration Drilling Project, issued a news release Tuesday saying it will write off its share of the well cost, and BP will abandon the Aspy well.It is BP’s only well currently being drilled in the deep waters of the Scotian Shelf, an area about 330 kilometres from Halifax where the company holds multiple licences in waters over two kilometres deep.Environmental, fishing and Aboriginal groups have repeatedly criticized the various drilling programs as lacking sufficient response systems for potential blowouts, and their criticisms of the BP project heightened in June after a spill of 136 cubic metres of synthetic drilling mud from BP Canada’s West Aquarius drilling unit.Last year, Shell announced it would seal the second of two exploration wells off Nova Scotia after they also didn’t find commercial quantities of oil.Promoters had hoped deep water plays like the efforts by BP and Shell would help rekindle the industry off Nova Scotia, as the Sable Offshore Energy Project winds down in the shallower basins. The Canadian Press