This is not for a moment trying to take anything away from the importance of the work done by the Central Statistics Office. All that it means is that the estimates are just a first approximation, based, as the CSO itself has said, on extrapolation of trends in the first 6-8 months of the year. And if that is the case, the analysis of these numbers will differ little from the analyses already done on the first half GDP data. … [Read more...] about Opinion | Take the first advance GDP growth estimates with a pinch of salt
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— METRO RAIL KOLKATA (@metrorailwaykol) February 11, 2020Ahead of its completion in 2022, 16.6-km-long rapid transit system connecting the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah is touted as an engineering marvel. The corridor between Sector V and Howrah Maidan stations, in particular, includes a 5.8 km elevated viaduct and 10.8 km underground section. … [Read more...] about Kolkata gets new metro line, Piyush Goyal to flag-off phase 1 today
The packaging can be marked so that consumers know that it should go in a compost bin rather than the trash, or potentially marked with infrared dyes so a recycling plant could correctly separate it. Ultimately, though, the company hopes that the entire industry can transform, so consumers won’t have to think about how to dispose of a particular package. “We believe firmly that the best thing that could happen is that you get to a point where if you are creating packaging for food, it must be compostable,” says Murray-Green. … [Read more...] about This startup created compostable plastic wrap that’s made from shellfish shells
So far, wrist wearables have failed to prove that they make their wearers any healthier than they already are. Previous attempts both by Apple and competitors like Fitbit have focused on fitness and weight loss. In this study, the aim is to influence less demanding behaviors like standing up to stretch ones legs or reducing the amount of salt a person consumes. “If you could do that, it would move the needle in health care,” says Burton. … [Read more...] about Can your Apple Watch help prevent a stroke?
Congratulations on a great rally. The speech I liked the best was Stalin’s, who attempted to speak in what he fondly imagined was Bengali. That really had us rolling in the aisles, clutching our bellies. Of course, your attempts at speaking Hindi too were brilliant and worth many a laugh, but you honestly cannot compete with Stalin. … [Read more...] about Loose Cannon: A worm’s eye-view of Mamata’s Mahagathbandhan rally