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Five Year Plans and Planning Commission (India)

The Five Year Plan was the method adopted for the planned development of India. During the initial stages of formation of the country, it was decided to follow the principle of planned economy to have a successful economic journey.  What were the objectives of the five year plans? The objective of five year plans was

Global Dimming 

Global dimming is the process which causes reduction of heat reaching the earth. Global warming is caused by greenhouse gases produced by fossil fuels. Burning of fossil fuels produce some  by-products also that lead to global dimming. Such by-products like Sulphur dioxide, soot, ash etc are the root cause of global dimming.  Global dimming is

Internet of Things (IoT) and the Challenges Ahead

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? The Internet of Things (IoT) is the technology that allows controlling and interconnecting of multiple physical devices through a network by employing powers of internet.  The term was first coined  by Kevin Ashton of Procter & Gamble in 1999. Things in IOT refer to a wide variety of

YouBionic 3D Printed Hand

YouBionic is an Italian start-up in ‘augmented human’ field.  It has launched a double-hand prosthetic to give human beings two extra hands.  The device is named as ‘Hand’. The 3D printed Hand can be strapped onto your own hand. According to the company, they have introduced a product that the world has not seen so

Green Building and LEED Certification

Green Building means application of environmentally responsible process throughout the life cycle of a building. LEED is the most widely used rating system for such processes.  What is Green Building?  Green building is a concept that brings together various best practices, processes, skills and talents to reduce and eliminate the impacts of structures on environment