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Advocacy: How to hasten open access : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

Advocacy: How to hasten open access : Nature : Nature Publishing Group | Library Information Updates | Scoop.it
Three advocates for a universally free scholarly literature give their prescriptions for the movement's next push, from findability to translations.

Via Venkitachalam Sriram
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A billion brains: A better education system calls for more than money

A billion brains: A better education system calls for more than money | Library Information Updates | Scoop.it

In 2010 India had just over 500,000 civil engineers when it needed nearly 4m, and 45,000 architects when it needed 366,000. By 2020 the cumulative shortfall of core professionals involved in the building trade could be in the tens of millions.


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No economic turnaround till 2018: IMF

No economic turnaround till 2018: IMF | Library Information Updates | Scoop.it
Global economy will take a decade to recover from the financial crisis, says Olivier Blanchard, the International Monetary Fund's Chief Economist.
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Data Portal India | India

Data Portal India | India | Library Information Updates | Scoop.it

Government portal data.gov.in, which will be used to share official data with the public, is set to be fully functional soon.

With this, India joins the rank of a growing number of nations that plan to use open data as a tool to promote transparency and efficiency in government.

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Flagging India’s missing freedom

Flagging India’s missing freedom | Library Information Updates | Scoop.it
The rules against lampooning the tricolour place the largest democracy in the company of the most authoritarian regimes...
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Neglect of manufacturing a serious error: Anand Mahindra

Neglect of manufacturing a serious error: Anand Mahindra | Library Information Updates | Scoop.it

The logic that India can “leapfrog” China by focussing attention on software services instead of developing manufacturing capability was “a serious error of policy”, said Anand Mahindra, Chairman and Managing Director of Mahindra and Mahindra.

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The US is using climate finance to kill the Indian solar panel industry: CSE | India Environment Portal

The US is using climate finance to kill the Indian solar panel industry: CSE | India Environment Portal | Library Information Updates | Scoop.it

Currently, 80 per cent of the Indian manufacturing capacity is in a state of forced closure and debt restructuring with no orders coming to them, while the US manufacturers are getting orders from Indian solar power developers. US Exim Bank and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation offering low-interest loans to Indian solar project developers on the mandatory condition that they buy the equipment, solar panels and cells from US companies. Unethical practice, will do more harm than good to domestic industry.

           

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Universities, ours and theirs

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by Krishna Kumar

 

There are four critical differences between universities of the western world and ours. The first is that they do all they can, when they recruit young faculty, to make way for excellence. We do everything to block its entry.

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MEET THE AVERAGE CHINESE MILLIONAIRE: 39, Plays Golf, And Owns An iPad

Hurun Report and GroupM, a Chinese think tank, just released a report analyzing millionaires across China.
The most interesting findings:
There are 1.02 millionaires across mainland China, an increase of 6.3 percent over the previous year. The report also estimates that for every "known" millionaire, another two exist under the radar. Beijing is home to the highest number of wealthy individuals, with 179,000 millionaires and 10,500 super-rich (worth $16 million or more).

And more insights from new report....

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Plan panel may cut back on growth target for 12th Plan

Plan panel may cut back on growth target for 12th Plan | Library Information Updates | Scoop.it

With the deteriorating global situation, the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said that achieving an average growth rate of 9 per cent in the next five years is not possible.

"It is not possible to think of an average of 9 per cent (in 12th Plan). I think somewhere between 8 and 8.5 per cent is feasible,” Mr Ahluwalia said on the sidelines of a conference of State Planning Boards and departments. The approached paper for the 12th Plan, approved last year, talked about an annual average growth rate of 9 per cent.

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Power scenario looks grim

Power scenario looks grim | Library Information Updates | Scoop.it

The situation is so bad that nearly two dozen thermal power plants are said to be having only a week’s coal stocks

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Farm sector performance ‘most alarming’

Agriculture’s contribution to State GSDP has declined from 16 p.c. to 12 p.c., says FKCCI paper

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IMF Recruitment -- Experts for Short-term Assignments

To help IMF staff to deliver the program of TA and training, the IMF draws on an extensive and carefully vetted roster of subject matter experts from around the world to undertake short-term assignments in its member countries. The Fund is constantly seeking to add to this roster of experienced senior professionals.

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Politics of Domestic Resource Mobilization for Social Development | Political and Institutional Dynamics of Social Development | Research | UNRISD

Call for Expressions of Interest
Between 24 October and 25 November 2012, there is an open Call for Expressions of Interest in this project. For more on the Call, please click here. To read the project proposal, to download the poster advertising the Call, or to download the Expressions of Interest form, please use the links on the right of this page.

About the Project
The project seeks to contribute to global debates on the political and institutional contexts that enable poor countries to mobilize domestic resources for social development. It will examine the processes and mechanisms that connect the politics of resource mobilization and demands for social provision; changes in state-citizen and donor-recipient relations associated with resource mobilization and allocation; and governance reforms that can lead to improved and sustainable revenue yields and services.

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50 Search Engines You Probably Don’t Use Yet

50 Search Engines You Probably Don’t Use Yet | Library Information Updates | Scoop.it
Looking to become an expert in something? Need a hand with your research? Forget Google for a minute and check out these 50 other search engines you should start using.
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Let’s not overrate foreign investment

Let’s not overrate foreign investment | Library Information Updates | Scoop.it

Dr. Pulapre Balakrishnan. The Hindu. 

The government’s claim that it will dampen inflation, bring higher prices for farmers and lower prices for customers may be somewhat exaggerated...

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Lesson from the oil shock

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‘Supply-side inflation tends to spill over through its impact on expectations’... 

 

The Reserve Bank of India has been under pressure from across canvass to cut the key policy rates. The rate cut demand has become vociferous of late. Will the apex bank give in to this demand when it meets on October 30 for the second quarter review of the monetary policy? An eminent economist, Subir Gokarn as Deputy Governor handles monetary policy at the central bank.

In this interview with The Hindu, he gives an insight into the RBI thinking on very many issues.

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‘Fiscal deficit likely to widen’

With Rs.3.70 lakh crore already mopped up during the first half of 2012-13, which works out to 65 per cent of the Centre’s budgeted market borrowing programme of Rs.5.69 lakh crore, the government, on Thursday, decided to raise the balance Rs.2 lakh crore during the second half of the fiscal year.

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It’s all about easy composting

It’s all about easy composting | Library Information Updates | Scoop.it
A huge quantity of organic matter, so valuable in farmland, is considered waste in a city...

In rural households, vegetable peels, plant clippings, coconut husks and other organic waste are all tossed under a tree or into a trench and eventually find their way back into the nutrient cycle of the garden. In the city, we are more fussy about what parts of a vegetable we use; we throw out vegetables that have wilted and rotted because we forgot about them. We have no cows and chicken to eat the food we won’t eat, so we accumulate much more vegetable waste.

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Rediscovering the growth magic

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For a robust economic recovery, India must promote domestic demand and drive investment into infrastructure development...

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E-books overtakes traditional paperbacks in UK

LONDON: Days of hardbound and paperback could soon end as e-books take over! With growing popularity of virtual books which can be downloaded on book reading devices, the real paper books have...
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The growth model has come undone

The growth model has come undone | Library Information Updates | Scoop.it

MRITIUNJOY MOHANTY

Unsustainable import competition and the end of the investment subsidy that the sale of under-priced resources provided to Indian companies are the main reasons why the economy has slowed down.

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Competition panel finds Springer guilty of unfair trade practices

The Competition Commission of India has found publisher — Springer India — guilty of abusing its dominant position in the market for academic journals.

While imposing a penalty of 5 per cent of the average turnover for the last three years, CCI warned Springer India against imposing unfair prices and sale conditions. It was also asked to lift the ban on experts from writing for other publications.

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Public health delivery will be improved, says Sivakumar

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The Healthcare Service Persons and Healthcare Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage to Property) Bill, 2011 is with the Subject Committee and it will be enacted as a law in the current Assembly session, Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar has said.

Inaugurating a function here on the occasion of Doctors’ Day on Sunday, he said the government was committed to improving the public health sector and making it more efficient by providing additional human resource. The government was concerned at the fact that only 67-68 per cent of the Central allocation under the National Rural Health Mission was being utilised by the State and said that an action plan would be chalked out for better utilisation of funds.

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Micro and Macro: The Economic Divide

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By G.Chris Rodrigo - Why economics is split into two realms...
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