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Daily Current Events – 08 Sep 2016

2016-09-08T20:58:58+00:00

Publish FIRs online within 24 hours: SC :- Upholding the right of an accused to information and putting a check on the authority of the police to deprive a person of his liberty, the Supreme Court recently ordered States and Union Territories to upload, on police or government websites, First Information Reports (FIRs) within 24 hours of their registration in police stations. […]

Daily Current Events – 08 Sep 20162016-09-08T20:58:58+00:00

Economy Watch – Realising energy sector targets – Can we have 175 GW of renewable capacity by 2022 ?

2017-02-13T23:47:58+00:00

Background – Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s style is to set ambitious targets with impossible-looking deadlines. Perhaps he is inspired by a Gujarati poet who said, “Nishaan chuk maaf, nahi neechu nishaan” (missing the target can be forgiven, setting a low target cannot). This challenges his colleagues and staff to accomplish much more than what they would otherwise. Thus Mr. Modi was able to get 24×7 electricity to nearly all villages in Gujarat in two and a half years. The targets set for power, coal, and renewable energy show the same determined approach: set up 175 gigawatt (GW) of renewable capacity [...]

Economy Watch – Realising energy sector targets – Can we have 175 GW of renewable capacity by 2022 ?2017-02-13T23:47:58+00:00