India is resisting the push towards driverless cars in order to protect jobs, its transport minister has said.
Even with the fastest growing startup ecosystem in the world, India is a bleak place for women entrepreneurs. India was ranked 29th, in a new study of 31 countries, for the support it provides to women entrepreneurs. Continue reading… “The startup scene in India one of the worst in the world for women”
“It’s an electric car, except you don’t drive it,” Ollie Mikosza said while describing Metrino pods, individual units of his personal rapid transit system that the Indian government is looking into. Continue reading… “Reducing traffic congestion in India with suspended, driverless pods”
The taxi hailing app war is heating up in India. Late last week, news of Ola’s latest $310 million funding round surfaced, then just a few hours later, Uber introduced its first service that allows for cash payments in the country. Continue reading… “Uber’s new auto rickshaw service in India, allowing cash payments for first time”
India plans to offer subsidized LED lamps to households to reduce power demand and improve energy efficiency.
Measures have been initiated by the ministry of power in India to keep the promise of Prime Minister Modi to provide electricity supply and lamps to all households in the country by the end of the decade. The latest measure is aimed at households and energy efficiency.
Thorium is an alternative to uranium as a way of doing nuclear fission.
Although the chemical element thorium sounds like the kind of material used as a plot device in a comic book blockbuster, it could solve the fuel crisis in the real world.
India has been polio free for the past 3 years.
India had over 200,000 cases of polio reported in 1988. For the past three years, they’ve had 0. At the end of this month, the WHO will announce the end of polio in India.
The use of Bitcoin will evolve beyond ‘store of value’ or ‘transactions’
There was a lot of speculation and excitement about Bitcoin in 2013. A good way to start 2014 is with a list of predictions for Bitcoin. These predictions are based on growth patterns of similar networks, the traction in various ecosystem activities last year, and conversations with various Bitcoin enthusiasts.
The Reserve Bank of India says it is “closely watching” the growth of bitcoins.
The virtual currency, Bitcoin, has been gaining popularity globally this year and is catching the attention of India’s youth.
India’s booming surrogacy industry sees thousands of infertile couples hire the wombs of local women to carry their embryos through to birth.
British restaurateur Rekha Patel, dressed in a green surgical gown and cap, cradled her newborn daughter at the Akanksha clinic in northwestern India as her husband Daniel smiled warmly, peering in through a glass door.
Air pollution in India
The World Bank has released a report that says pollution and other environmental degradation costs India $80 billion a year, nearly six percent of gross domestic product.
It’s a hard job in developed countries to maintain a safe, clean network of public toilets is where most people have other places to go to the bathroom. In countries like India, with limited facilities and a big “floating population,” it’s doubly difficult. Facilities easily get damaged and misused, and quickly become no-go places. (Video)