Modi urged to make reality match Make in India hype

first_imgThousands of people and lion mascots swarmed the weekend opening of a “Make in India” drive to attract foreign direct investment, pitched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “the biggest brand that India has ever created”.The week-long event, the boldest since Modi launched the initiative to emulate China’s export miracle back in 2014, got off to an inauspicious start when a huge fire engulfed the stage at a cultural event on Sunday. Nobody was hurt.Even as the Make in India hype scales new heights, some bosses questioned Modi’s delivery on promises to make it easier to do business, while marketing experts cautioned against creating unrealistic expectations.”When you over-communicate and you under-deliver, the biggest risk is that you begin to lose trust,” said Chandramouli Nilakantan, CEO of Blue Lotus Communications, a branding and public relations consultancy.On buzz alone, the effort got off to a great start, with the prime ministers of Sweden and Finland attending Saturday’s gala opening hosted by Modi.On Sunday, delegates thronged the 10 pavilions erected for the event in Mumbai, India’s financial capital. Around 2,500 foreign and 8,000 domestic companies were expected to attend, organisers said.Yet on the ground, the experience of businesses is more prosaic. Twenty months after Modi swept to power with a promise of growth and jobs for India’s 1.3 billion people, executives say more needs to be done, including improving infrastructure.More pressingly, key legislation such as a goods and services tax and land acquisition bill are stuck in parliament, just as global competitors such as Vietnam step up their own reform efforts.”Make in India is a great initiative and has created a lot of positive sentiments,” Vikas Agarwal, general manager of mobile phone maker OnePlus in India, told Reuters.”Now the government needs to follow up with policies. That includes providing custom duty and export incentives, tax rationalisation and removal of ambiguous land acquisition policies.”MAJOR WINSMake In India has scored major wins, including a pledge by Taiwan’s Foxconn to invest $5 billion in a new electronics manufacturing facility.That has helped foreign direct investment to nearly double to $59 billion last year, the seventh highest level in the world, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.Yet in critical aspects, India remains far behind its goals.The proportion of manufacturing to gross domestic product has been stuck at around 17 percent for five years, below the government’s goal to ramp it up to 25 percent, according to the Boston Consulting Group.India has only created 4 million manufacturing jobs since 2010, according to Boston Consulting. At the current rate, India may only create 8 million jobs by 2022, well below the government’s goal of 100 million.Professor Ravi Aron, a US-based expert in manufacturing, said India was ill-suited for a Chinese-style export boom, because it lacked the infrastructure and the skills for its exports to compete internationally.”It should not be called ‘Make in India’ but ‘Make In Spite of India’,” said Aron, of Johns Hopkins University, advising the Indian government to scale back its ambitions and focus on its growing domestic market.($1 = 68.2750 Indian rupees)last_img read more

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Saaho Psycho Saiyaan Kadal Psycho teaser review Viewers desperately wait for full

first_imgNavyasree999‏ @Navyasree9991 This song is going to rock #PsychoSaiyaan Can’t watch for the full song…. On repeat mode… Goutham‏ @goutham4098 WOW! the duo #Prabhas ‘n’ @ShraddhaKapoor looking SUPER HOT in the 1st glimpse of #SaahoFirstSingle #PsychoSaiyaan out on 8th July. Loved the teaser, eagerly wait for the video … #Saaho @UV_Creations @TSeriescenter_img Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor’s dashing new look in the first Saaho song Kadal PsychoTwitterThe makers of Saaho released the teaser of Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam versions of its first song Psycho Saiyaan / Kadal Psycho on Friday, July 5. The video is getting positive responses from music lovers. Saaho, which is Prabhas’s next release after Baahubali 2, is scheduled to hit the screens on August 15. The makers of the movie have kept most of its promos under wraps.However, the Baahubali actor’s fans have been desperately waiting for the release of its songs and trailer. The makers revealed the title of its first song Psycho Saiyaan / Kadal Psycho on Thursday and said that they would soon release its teaser.The makers announced on Thursday that they would unleash the teaser of all the four versions of the first soundtrack from Saaho. The bosses of UV Creations tweeted, “Get ready to catch a glimpse of our #PsychoSaiyaan/#KadalPsycho from #Saaho! Teaser out tomorrow.”The UV Creation took to Twitter on Friday to post the links of the teaser. “Just a little tease by our Saiyaan is enough to make you go Psycho! Here comes the teaser of #PsychoSaiyaan/#KadalPsycho from #Saaho! Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam,” they tweeted.The teaser of the groovy track shows that the music video of the song is set against a party backdrop. The soundtrack is going to have trendy lyrics, foot-tapping music and beautiful voices. The teaser ends with the revelation of its release date, which is July 8.The teaser is not just an instant hit with the music lovers but has also doubled their excitement for listening to the full versions of the song.The teaser is now trending on top in all the social media channels. Here is what some audience say about it on Twitter.Shiv. Dutta▫▫‏ @imshiva17 #psychosaiyaan teaser out nw actorprabhas did jst few steps in teaser( v can expect many more steps in full song )bt mindblowing @shraddhakapoor also,their pair is amazing in d song #saaholast_img read more

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4 children of a family among 5 killed in Coxs Bazar landslides

first_img4 children of a family among 5 killed in Cox’s Bazar landslides. Photo : Prothom AloAt least four children of a family among five were killed in separate landslides in Cox’s Bazar district early Wednesday.Witnesses said three daughters and a son of a Saudi expatriate, Md Jamal Hossain, were killed in a landslide in Bancha Mia Ghona area of Cox’s Bazar municipality.The deceased are Marzia Akter, 14, Kafia Aktar, 10, Khairunnesa, 6, and Abdul Hai, 10.Local people said Jamal Hossain’s wife Chinuara was injured in the incident.Abdullah Mamun and Gias Uddin, residents of the municipality, told Prothom Alo that a 70-80 feet hill collapsed on the house of Jamal Hossain around 6:00am.All of the family members were asleep then, the locals added. Locals, according to the witnesses, rescued the injured and sent them to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital where doctors declared the children dead.In Ramu upazila’s Mithaichhari area, a landslide killed another child.The deceased is Morshed Alam, 6, son of a certain Zafar Alam.Cox’s Bazar Sadar Model police station officer-in-charge Farid Uddin Khandakar has confirmed the casualties in the incidents this morning.The bodies of the deceased are kept in the hospital morgue, the OC added.last_img read more

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Dingoes like wolves are smarter than pet dogs

first_imgDingo The dingo is considered a “pure” prehistoric dog, which was brought to Australia tens of thousands of years ago by the Aborigines. While they have in the past been associated with humans, they have adapted to surviving “wild” in the Australian outback. The dingo lies somewhere between the wolf, its ancient ancestor, and the domestic or pet dog, and has cognitive differences between the two. There has been little research done on dingoes, even though studies would aid in the understanding of the evolution of dogs, and it was unknown whether the dingo was more “wolf-like” or “dog-like”.Researchers in South Australia have now subjected the Australian dingo (Canis dingo) to the classic “detour task,” which has been used by previous researchers to assess the abilities of wolves (Canis lupus) and domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) to solve non-social, spatial problems. The detour task involves placing a treat behind a transparent or wire mesh fence. The dog can see the food but cannot get to it directly and has to find its way along the fence and through a door and then double back to get the food. Previous research has shown wolves are adept at solving the problem quickly, while domesticated dogs generally perform poorly and fail to improve significantly even after repeated trials. The wolves were also able to adapt easily when conditions were reversed, but pet dogs also generally fared poorly at this task.Until now dingoes had not been tested, so lead researcher, PhD student Mr. Bradley Smith of the School of Psychology at the University of South Australia, decided to subject 20 sanctuary-raised dingoes (Canis dingo) to the V-shaped detour task, in which a V-shaped fence is the barrier to the treat (a bowl of food) placed at the intersection point of the V, and the detour doors swung either inward or outward.The dingoes were randomly assigned to one of four experimental conditions previously used to test dogs and wolves. These were the inward or outward detour (with doors closed), inward detour (with doors open), and inward detour (with a human demonstrator). Each dingo was tested four times and then given a fifth trial with the conditions reversed.The results showed the dingoes completed the detour tasks successfully, and they achieved fewer errors and solved the problems more quickly (in around 20 seconds) than domestic dogs tested in previous research. Unlike domesticated dogs in previous studies, the dingoes did not look to humans for help, and only one dingo even looked at the human when solving the problem. This behavior was much more similar to findings with wolves than for pet dogs.The findings were published in the journal Animal Behaviour. All tests were carried out at the Dingo Discovery Centre in Victoria. (PhysOrg.com) — Studies in the past have shown that wolves are smarter than domesticated dogs when it comes to solving spatial problems, and now new research has shown that dingoes also solve the problems well. Citation: Dingoes, like wolves, are smarter than pet dogs (2010, June 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-06-dingoes-wolves-smarter-pet-dogs.html © 2010 PhysOrg.com More information: References: — dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2010.04.017 — courses.media.mit.edu/2003spri … ciallearningdogs.pdf– dx.doi.org/10.1006/anbe.2001.1866 Study challenges popular image of dingo Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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