Friday, March 17, 2017

Quick notes: Rupee ride, International students...

  • The Rupee is on a tear: A strong rupee is good news for corporate India. Many firms hold debt in foreign currencies, so a fall in the exchange rate means their interest outgo will reduce.


  • Counter-offensive: India trains Vietnamese soldiers in jungle warfare. Vietnamese sailors are also being trained to operate Russian Kilo class diesel electric submarines at the Navy's submarine training school. 


  • Importing international student = exports: American colleges and universities constitute an enormous economic engine. More international students equals stronger colleges and universities, more productive workers, more American jobs, and higher GDP — ad infinitum, in a virtuous cycle.


  • Theft and damage: The Dark Secret Behind India's Solar Plan.


  • Deep Work: How to double your productivity and work less (really)


  • Smartscooter: The 'Tesla of scooters' is about to rapidly expand in Berlin


  • Nation of Arab worshipers: In Pakistani pulp fiction, the scariest villian is always the Hindu 


  • IIT Madras RISC-V International Conference April 2017: Under the auspices of the IIT Madras Computer Architecture Initiative and the SHAKTI Processor Project, the team at IIT Madras will host RIC2017 this coming April 2nd and 3rd, 2017 in Chennai India.


  • Dead zones: Large Sections of Australia’s Great Reef Are Now Dead, Scientists Find. Australians ask Adani to abandon project: The project involves dredging 1.1 million cubic metres of spoil near the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which will then be disposed off on land. 


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