India’s Supersonic Missile Interceptor Successfully Test Fired

On December 28, 2017, India successfully test-fired its in-house designed and developed Advanced Air Defense (AAD) supersonic interceptor missile capable of destroying any low altitude incoming ballistic missile. This was the third supersonic interceptor test carried out for the year. The single stage solid rocket-propelled AAD interceptor missile is part of India’s planned two-layered ballistic […]

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January 9, 2018   No Comments

India’s Stock Exchange Regulator Eases Rules for Foreign Investors

To ease rules for foreign investors and safeguard their interest, the Securities and Exchange Board of India announced reforms which include approval for trading of both stocks and commodities on a single exchange, and capping of cross-holdings in rating agencies as well as in mutual funds. For foreign portfolio investors, the Board relaxed entry norms […]

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January 8, 2018   No Comments

India’s Rooftops to Boost Solar Power

India increased its rooftop solar power capacity in 2017 by more than the previous four years combined, adding 715 megawatts in rooftop photo-voltaic power and recording a compound annual growth rate of 117% since 2013. That makes solar the fastest-growing area of the country’s clean energy market, and solar rooftop panels are the fastest growing […]

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January 8, 2018   No Comments

European Researcher Concludes that Vedas Improve Brain Function

Among India’s ancient learning methods, textual memorization is the norm: traditional scholars (“pundits”), master many different types of Sanskrit poetry from the Vedas, the oldest scriptures of Hinduism. Pundits train for years to orally memorize and exactly these texts ranging  over 100,000 words. Dr. James Hartzell, a postdoctoral researcher at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain […]

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January 6, 2018   No Comments

Startups in India’s Defense Sector Forge Ahead

With the Government of India permitting 100 percent foreign direct investment in India’s defense industry, many startups in India’s private sector have started to design technologies that can be used in manufacturing defense equipment. Bangalore-based Aadyah Aerospace builds electro-mechanical actuators, control actuation systems and electro-optics systems for missiles and launch vehicles. Since military equipment can’t […]

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December 29, 2017   No Comments