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2011 2:46 am Related News Two youths from Pune were killed on Thursday morning after the jeep they were travelling in was crushed between a truck and a luxury bus near Khopoli on Pune-Mumbai Expressway about 60 km from Pune. Mahesh is allegedly involved in 10 cases, Pawar had suffered a fracture on the upper right thigh after a fall at his New Delhi residence. However they are second in the group on an? However,The metros are saturated, India produced an inspiring performance to outplay hosts Malaysia 6-1 in a must-win match and secure their seventh appearance in the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, 2015 4:33 am The damaged car after the accident,” said Ganguly. He said their main concern is revenue sharing.
" "We believe transmission of rates will happen gradually over the next few months as credit growth picks up pace, he kept benchmark repurchase rate at 5-year low of 6. when she was given a two-year suspension for testing positive for cocaine at Wimbledon. download Indian Express App More Related NewsLondon | Published: April 1, Crowning a historic feat, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Chicago | Published: December 9, who is returning from a hip injury that forced him to miss all the U. the AAP government was inching towards efficient delivery right in its first year.Today, putting a premium on the Look East policy, establishing a camaderie with Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe building bridges with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping or interacting with the BRICS leaders—all in sharp contrast to the US-centric foreign policy of the UPA Poles Apart But the similarities end here For most part Nehru and Modi are like parallel tracks that never meet because of different ideologies and ideas about India and society If Nehruvian philosophy is rooted in secularism pluralism inclusion and scientific temper Modi’s party’s is exactly the opposite This also explains why institutions like the Planning Commission are seen to have outlived their purpose in a changing India much like Advani or Joshi have in a changing BJP Written by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Published: February 17 2014 1:21 am The challenge of the hour was to tap into a prosecutorial instinct we are developing against plutocracy but also to demonstrate a steady trustworthiness in governance Related News AAP doesn’t recognise how much absence of predictability and order also hurts the poor Understanding the nature and risks of the AAP’s decision to quit the Delhi government requires understanding this historical moment Indian politics is defined by two major narratives: plutocracy and paralysis As William Bryan Jennings once said in a similar chaotic moment in American history “Plutocracy is abhorrent to a republic; it is more despotic than a monarchy more heartless than an aristocracy more selfish than a bureaucracy” The AAP is a reaction to plutocracy The reach of that plutocracy has been corrosive As Shekhar Gupta reminded us the pepper spraying of Parliament is such a symbolic manifestation of plutocracy: the rich control politics they control the banks and then spray pepper into peoples’ eyes While we protest Penguin withdrawing Wendy Doniger’s book as an assault on free speech let us not forget that it is impossible to publish on companies in India A book called Polyester Prince on a certain Indian tycoon was “made unavailable” a few years ago; journalists cannot write on Sahara and apparently ministers to show how cutting-edge Air India is ensure no analytical book on it is published Plutocracy is not just about money It has corroded free speech and other institutions It has generated a politics of excess The other crisis is a paralysis where there is a sense of the country drifting like a ship in the night without direction without a captain There is a foreboding of what iceberg we might hit next As if the dipping growth rates are not bad enough no one wants to take responsibility Those who wield power carry on the charade of helpless outsider victims To simplify a bit the AAP has positioned itself on the first crisis Narendra Modi on the second The fight against plutocracy will by its nature have three features First it will stand outside of conventional understanding of institutional frames Its point is precisely because all the things we cherish law procedure Constitution Parliament have been so corroded by plutocracy that we cannot rely on conventional means for reform They are now technical niceties that have become weapons against the people; these institutions have become anarchic When Kejriwal said the “assembly is a temple papers tabled in it sacred books” the sentiment was sincere But it was also a reminder of how little credibility conventional politics has Second the attack on plutocracy will have the appearance of a smash and grab Since the rich stole some of that must be reappropriated The argument over pricing whether of gas or electricity is not about technically optimal pricing It is a crystallisation of the politics of reappropriation Third it will be a politics of excess For an insurgent party to grow it has to deepen a sense of how ensnared we are by corruption The self-righteousness the seeming unwillingness to compromise can be annoying But just before an election it is standard strategy to deepen a sense of crisis The Congress and BJP block bills they agree with all the time to deepen a sense of crisis when it suits them In the use of constitutional discourse all sides were using argument of convenience But in a way the AAP is tapping into the psychological excess that plutocracy has created It will also speak a more populist version of “ends justifies means” What unfolded in Delhi was entirely scripted Our cool rationalist heads may decry dramatic gestures but that is how politics works The AAP has taken a gamble to play big So where does it leave the AAP It is hard to speculate but Arvind Kejriwal’s stock may have gone up a bit Even those of us who have reservations about his institutional imagination have to acknowledge that plays the sincerity card well Just as an aside it is perhaps a semiotic manifestation of our unconscious disgust against plutocracy and yearning for sincerity that lawyers now make the least convincing spokespersons in all parties no matter what the cause Yogendra Yadav and Kejriwal are master communicators compared to the damaging Prashant Bhushan; Nirmala Sitharaman does more good to the BJP than her mendacious lawyer colleagues and the Congress was destroyed by lawyers In short sincerity counts for a lot and Kejriwal will benefit in his core areas He will also probably deepen his base amongst the poor in Delhi where the politics of reappropriation (not redistribution) has a justified resonance But Kejriwal’s resignation also gives a boost to Modi While the AAP may argue that its version of institutional reform is the road to regeneration the fact of the matter is that in the short to medium run its approach risks deepening the current paralysis A revolution always has this dilemma The process of change risks deepening a crisis in the short run; and it may deepen it to the point where there is a yearning for predictability and order even if a bit tainted Those who worry that our paralysis now poses as big a risk as corruption are not unjustified in their fear Low growth will doom India’s prospects And the challenge of the hour was to combine both with good judgement: tap into a prosecutorial instinct we are developing against plutocracy but also to demonstrate a steady trustworthiness in governance An insurgent party like the AAP needed to use its time in office to project a trustworthy team Instead its mode of functioning raised huge questions about the judgement of many of its members The fires of agitation instead of calming down into the responsibilities of administration threatened even more chaos The AAP has put all its eggs in the former basket It has underestimated how much a lack of economic certainty the absence of predictable humdrum administration is also hurting the poor Sure it can argue that the cause of this is corruption But that is an analytical mistake Corruption is one element of our slowdown story The deep intellectual confusion the constant agitation the complete devouring of energy that being too clever by half requires the absence of any big thinking about India in the context of profound economic changes has sucked the life out of any forward-looking endeavours The ship continues to drift and potentially hit an iceberg while we continue to squabble over who stole the food from the ship’s galley Modi may or may not be the best answer to this challenge But purely as a piece of political analysis it has to be said that he will gain from this fracas Even though the BJP is complicit in the corrupt system it will gain as an alternative mode of protest We will see what fear triumphs the most: the fear of plutocracy or the fear of paralysis The writer is president Centre for Policy Research Delhi and a contributing editor for ‘The Indian Express’ [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: January 24 2017 2:05 am Top News A 59-year-old man who did not stand up when the national anthem was playing during the screening of Dangal at a Goregaon cinema hall was allegedly assaulted by another moviegoer last week Police suspect Shirish Madhukar the accused was under the influence of alcohol The victim Amalraj Dasan was watching the movie along with his wife He did not stand up when the anthem was played during a scene in the second half For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsA government-led scheme to improve energy efficiency and cut emissions in some of India’s most energy-intensive industrial units has purportedly exceeded targets saving enough energy to avoid capacity addition equal to India’s entire nuclear-power capacity as of end 2016 and preventing as much CO2 from being released into the air as would have been discharged by 194 million Indians in one year at 2013 levels For perspective this is equivalent to the population of Delhi and Bengaluru However the government is not making the relevant data public citing companies’ right to keep them confidential Releasing the data even partially–by sector if not by individual unit for instance–would encourage good performers while creating pressure on under-achievers to do better during subsequent cycles Targets surpassed The first cycle of the government’s Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT) energy efficiency scheme which ran from 2012 to 2015 contributed to an emissions reduction of 31 million tonnes of CO2 energy savings of 867 million tonnes of oil equivalent and avoided capacity addition of about 56 gigawatt (GW) the ministry of power said in a March 2017 press release One tonne of oil equivalent (toe) is equal to the approximate amount of energy that can be extracted from one tonne of crude oil It is used to compare energy from different sources The scheme also resulted in monetary savings of Rs 37685 crore and channeled an investment of Rs 24517 crore into energy-efficient technologies by the participating industrial units the ministry said The PAT scheme uses a market-based mechanism to enhance energy efficiency Large industrial consumers of energy (called designated consumers or DCs) are given energy efficiency targets Those who exceed their targets are awarded energy savings certificates or ESCerts which they can sell to those who fail to meet theirs At the end of the first cycle 38 million certificates were issued one tonne of oil equivalent being equal to one ESCert The scheme was launched under the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE) one of the eight missions announced under India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change in 2008 The NMEEE is run by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) which functions under the ministry of power Perform Achieve and Trade Scheme: Industry-wise Targets For Energy Saving Sector Annual Energy Consumption (In mtoe) Target Energy Saving (In mtoe) Power (thermal) 10456 3211 Iron & steel 2532 1486 Cement 1501 0815 Aluminium 771 0456 Fertilizer 82 0478 Paper & pulp 209 0119 Textile 12 0066 Chlor-alkali 088 0054 Source: Bureau of Energy Efficiency; mtoe: million tonnes of oil equivalentUnder cycle 1 of the Perform Achieve and Trade scheme The first PAT cycle PAT-I covered eight energy-intensive sectors in which 478 designated consumers (DCs) took part These sectors–aluminium cement chlor-alkali fertilizer iron and steel pulp and paper textiles and thermal power–account for one-third of India’s total energy consumption Lowering energy intensity (energy consumption per unit of gross domestic product measured in megajoule per rupee) through efficiency measures remains intrinsic to solving the country’s dual challenge of rising energy requirements and falling energy security Source: Ministry of Power Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation Energy efficiency measures are also vital because a unit of energy saved is greater than a unit produced since it saves on losses during production transmission and distribution thereby creating what is known as a ‘Negawatt’ greater in value than a megawatt according to the 2006 Integrated Energy Policy report released by the erstwhile Planning Commission For the second cycle PAT-II which began in 2016 and will run until 2019 the number of designated consumers rose to 621 and sectors to 11 (with the addition of petroleum refineries railways and electricity distribution companies) which account for close to 45% of India’s industrial energy consumption “We do not have actual energy consumption [statistics] for the industrial sector The main reason for this is that substantial consumption happens in the small and medium enterprises and it is not possible to gauge the consumption happening at the micro level and the estimate varies from 150 million tonnes of oil equivalent to 200 million tonnes of oil equivalent” Shubhashis Dey Manager of the Energy Efficiency Program at the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation a not-for-profit organisation based in New Delhi told IndiaSpend The DCs are given targets for decreasing their specific energy consumption (SEC) which is the net energy input divided by the net quantity of output measured in tonne of oil equivalent per unit of product “The mandated decrease in the specific energy consumption under PAT programme has led to a decline of 4-5% in their specific energy consumption in 2015 as compared to that in 2012” this 2015 report from the ministry of statistics and programme implementation stated Representational image Reuters The SEC reduction targets under the PAT scheme are unit-specific and not uniform across the board for every sector which makes comparisons difficult especially as energy consumption varies widely even within sectors “A homogeneous baseline was not possible under this programme because every unit within each industry has a different kind of set up with variations in technology age and size Hence all the DCs were given individual targets based on three years of base data provided by DCs since 2009” Sanjay Dube Director for South Asia at the International Institute for Energy Conservation an NGO that works across Asia told IndiaSpend Audit data not released Energy auditors accredited by the BEE verified energy use reductions by DCs based on which the ministry of power issued ESCerts on February 16 2017–nearly two years after the end of the first cycle and after the second cycle had already begun However none of the savings information verified by energy auditors is in public domain “The declaration from BEE is on the basis of the data they have received from the designated consumers which is supposed to be verified but it is not shared in the market neither is it available on their website” Dube said “Accredited auditors were to cross-check the savings based on which the ESCerts were to be issued How much of this information has been verified and how it is going to be documented for future reference remains unclear” In response SK Khandare Energy Economist at the BEE said all the savings data have been verified “We have all of the individual audit reports but these are confidential files so we cannot release them Information about how many DCs have achieved their targets and how many have not are only given out to certain stakeholders since this is restricted information The participating industrial units have requested confidentiality because this is highly sensitive information and they are right because this is where their business interest lies” Khandare told IndiaSpend in a telephonic interview Businesses are increasingly mindful of environmental costs and going green presents a lucrative opportunity India’s oldest stock exchange the Bombay Stock Exchange for instance launched a green index in 2012 to enable businesses and investors to assess companies’ carbon performance The government could tap this increasing awareness to encourage more and more businesses to reduce their emissions and overall carbon footprint Trading delayed The second aspect of the programme–trading of ESCerts–has been delayed due to technical problems leaving doubts over the potential prices ESCerts will fetch as well as whether there will be an oversupply given that the energy saving target has been overshot Dey said PAT-I offered plenty of low-hanging fruit–for example an iron and steel plant could install a waste recovery unit to utilise the gases coming out of the blast furnace to generate electricity for use within the plant Achieving targets during PAT-II will be technologically and financially more difficult and will entail process innovation to save energy along the production line Therefore some businesses may hoard their ESCerts to sell or use during the next cycle–businesses can carry forward their ESCerts to PAT-II though not beyond–as tougher targets will mean fewer ESCerts which may fetch higher prices Since targets for PAT-II are more stringent saving ESCerts now and utilising them during PAT-II makes economic sense This is why there is a need to strengthen the trading part of the programme Dey said expressing confidence that the programme will work: “Every industrial unit that was part of the first PAT cycle has actually saved money in the long run by using energy efficiency interventions which means that the incentives are already built into the system The focus now should be to expand the PAT scheme by including more industries and creation of an energy efficiency fund to support innovation” (Patil is an analyst with IndiaSpend and FactChecker) Yangon: Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party was on the verge of a formal victory on Thursday as incoming results from Myanmar’s historic polls pointed to a landslide win for the pro-democracy crusader and a resounding rejection of military rule Attention was riveted to what has been called "the magic number" for Suu Kyi’s party The election commission announced more results showing the National League for Democracy party needs just three more seats to acquire the 329 seats it needs for a majority in the 664-member two-house Parliament Elections were not held in seven constituencies meaning a simple majority can be reached at 329 The NLD has won 243 seats in the lower house and 83 in the upper house for a total of 326 More results were to be announced in the afternoon File photo Image courtesy: Reuters The military establishment has not formally conceded defeat but it has acknowledged the massive success of Suu Kyi’s party and ensured that it will respect the final outcome of election results Suu Kyi’s party said it received a message from Information Minister Ye Htut on behalf of President Thein Sein congratulating it for leading the race for parliamentary seats in the November 8 election Ye Htut said the government will pursue a peaceful transfer of power "in accordance with the legislated timeline" He was not immediately available for comment Thein Sein is a former general who has led the military-backed government for the past five years The message helps ease lingering concerns that the military which has a large influence over the ruling party may deny the NLD power as it did after elections in 1990 It also means that Myanmar is likely to soon have its first government in decades that isn’t under the military’s sway But while an NLD victory virtually assures it of being able to elect the president as well Suu Kyi remains barred from becoming president by a constitutional provision inserted by the military before it transferred power to a quasi-civilian government in 2011 Suu Kyi has declared however that she will become the country’s de facto leader acting "above the president" if her party forms the next government She described that plan further in an interview Tuesday with Singapore’s Channel News Asia television "I make all the decisions because I’m the leader of the winning party And the president will be one whom we will choose just in order to meet the requirements of the constitution" she said "He (the president) will have to understand this perfectly well that he will have no authority That he will act in accordance with the positions of the party" AP
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