H C Singh

India and China Shine

According to International Monetary Fund (IMF) GDP growth of China and India is the highest in the entire world. India comes as number one because India is a democracy while, though China’s GDP, set to grow during 2010, is a little higher, China is a dictatorship with controlled economy, though with doses of liberalism. However it is heartening to note that whole of Europe America and even Japan are far behind in GDP growth. According to latest IMF figures of GDP growth during 2010 of selected important countries of the world is as under:

High growth countries of GDP

China – 10.5%

India – 9.5%

Brazil – 7.1%

Modest growth of GDP

Mexico – 4.5%

Russia – 4.1%

USA – 3.3%

Slow growth of GDP

Japan – 2.4%

France – 1.4%

Germany – 1.4%

UK – 1.3%

Negative growth of GDP

Spain (-) 0.4%

There are more than one hundred countries whose growth of GDP% has not been mentioned in the Newspapers. There are countries of Europe like Holland, Denmark, Italy and Portugal as well as Czechoslovakia and other countries of Eastern Europe. No country of Middle East and Africa has been mentioned. P-rosperous countries like Turkey, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand have been forgotten.

Just as Chinas high GDP is because of China’s dictatorship under Maoist communism but India’s highest GDP amongst Democracies of the world is despite India’s 30 per cent people living below poverty line and most of them not in regular organized or unorganized employment because they are either landless farmers or from so called SC and other backward classes. In addition India’s polities and political parties are not stable. Besides there are many corrupt leaders of political parties, other politician and even civil servants and some army officers.

In spite of all these shortcomings India is shining because of industrial growth which is highest, mainly due to cheap labour. A worker in American and European industry costs 50 times more than an Indian worker. Thus India’s achievement is remarkable in export of textiles, handicrafts etc. In addition India’s Technocrats of information technology, Business managers and doctors as well as world famous entrepreneur like Mittals amongst the Richest ten people of the world. They have done India proud and has contributed the most in India’s growth to make India shine, almost the most, in the comity of nations.

July 13, 2010 Posted by | India, Indian Economy, USA, World | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Decline of Global Warming Imminent

Solar power aircraft invented and successfully launched by Swiss Scientists heralds a new era which will certainly lead to decline in the use of petroleum and other fossil fuels for energy. Not only that the solar powered aircraft cruised round the world during sunlight but even at night it continued its 24 hours journey round the world with solar energy that had been collected in the aircraft and preserved for use during the night. It is a great and almost unprecedented landmark in the use of solar energy.

Since more than a decade solar energy is being used all over the world for democratic purposes as well as for villages in India, in particular in place of electricity. In Germany use of fossil fuels has almost been ended and replaced by solar energy and nuclear power. All over the world use of fossil fuels has come down because of consciousness to reduce global warming as it is causing havoc because of unprecedented floods in parts of Northern Europe and Alaska in North America because of melting of snow in the Arctic.

Now about some facts about the aircraft that travelled round the world with solar power on 8th of July 2010 as reported by Reuters’. “The Solar Impulse HB S/A, a glider like aircraft with 63.4 metre wingspan (almost as wide as an airbus A 340’s) set world records for the longest and the highest solar power flight in Thursday morning by remaining airborne for 26 hours and 9 minutes. At night it used solar energy in stored batteries.”

“ The carbon fiber aircraft reached a maximum speed of 68 knots (126 kmph) and a maximum altitude of 8564 metres.”

“The projects next milestone will be a solar powered Atlantic crossing for which another prototype will be built.”

There are photographs of the Chief Engineer Scientist as well as the caleberated pilot. “ Solar Impulse team Chief Bertrand Piceard and CEO and pilot Andre Borschberg celebrate after landing at the Payerne airport in Switzerland on Thursday morning. Piceard already holds the record for completing the first round the world flight in a hot air balloon in 1999.”

Journey round the world from a balloon in 1999 to solar powered aircraft in 2010 is a remarkable achievement and it gives Switzerland and the whole world, pride and hope that during next 10 years, at the most there will be further outstanding achievements in the use of solar power. A day may come that all aircrafts all over the world use solar power in all their flights though it will take time to manufacture new aircrafts made of carbon fiber or some newly invented material for using and preserving solar energy.
Eliminating use of petroleum products and fossil fuels will certainly not only lead to decline in global warming but may in a decode or so absolutely eliminate global warming.

July 13, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment