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"India see almost equal number of casualties caused by Road Accidents, as much as Deaths caused by #coronavirus every year" #RoadSafety

Aah! I hate such Cliched comparisons yet cant avoid it to start an Important thread to have attention of @MORTHIndia @RajCMO @NHAI_Official 1/n
Highway journeys are integral part of my life with some unforgettable memories of travelling with my father since early yrs & exploring nature, as well as places, food & ethnic culture of specially d rural parts of India & Rajasthan.

On a #Highway, Life is always a #PatakhaGuddi
Last week, travelled thru NH552 in Rajasthan & it was good to be on a road journey after a long time & happy to see the Highways busy again.

Team @NHAI_Official has done brilliant work in the construction of Highways in ensuring excellent spine to India's infrastructure. Yet..
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.@INCIndia trolls elated at minus 7.3% GDP growth in FY21,forgetting this was a #Pandemic year,in fact the worst pandemic in 102yrs

Good News in 4Q👇

GDP growth was 1.6% despite consensus of minus 1.4%

GVA growth was 3.7% Vs consensus of 2.6%

Industrial growth was solid 6.9%
In fact,both in Q3&Q4FY21,India reported positive GDP&GVA growth

Industrial growth also was +ve for 2 qtrs in a row at 1.7%&6.9%

Agricultural growth has been a positive 3%+ in every single qtr,in last 4 qtrs

Construction growth has been a massive 6.5%&14.5% in Q3&Q4
#Economy
Some channels conveniently showing how WPI under @narendramodi govt has risen sharply,to 10.49% in April 2021

It is not #WPI but #CPI that matters& #RetailInflation measured by CPI was just 4.2% in April,with food inflation at 2.02%&Vegetable Inflation at minus 14.18%
#Economy
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This weekend #engineering talk on....cranes! Cranes are used widely however they are generally used for lifting heavy/awkward things, so their use is strictly controlled & planned to ensure it all happens safely 1/ Image
Lifting operations in the UK are legislated by the Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 - this is a UK law that governs how lifts are carried out, and places legal requirements on suppliers of cranes & those planning lifts 2/
LOLER has two main requirements 1) that the lifting equipment is safe for use, and 2) that the lift is planned & managed by competent persons 3/
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Lots of angry people in Nottingham currently due to delays caused by the #A52 #CliftonBridge emergency closure over the River Trent, so a quick thread to help explain why these sorts of things happen (and why we can expect more of them) 1/ Image
There are two bridges over the Trent at Clifton; the west bridge (on left in photo) opened in 1958. The east bridge (closed) opened in 1972. It is an unusual arrangement in that on the northbound A52, the lanes split with lane 1 using the west bridge & lane 2 using the east! 2/ Image
The west bridge is made of post-tensioned concrete and due to its age was strengthened in the late 90s due to over 25% of the tendons being corroded. Put simply, tendons are long steel strands fixed under tension to pull the bridge together 3/
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A detailed #thread on the important #schemes launched by Sri #NarendraModi led #BJP Govt.

Sri @narendramodi ji has launched many #welfare schemes. These #schemes varies from welfare of #Farmers, #housewives, #labourers, #students to small #shopkeepers etc.
@PMOIndia @BJP4India
1. PM-KISAN: This scheme promises to pay all poor #farmers (small and marginal farmers having lands up to 2 hectares) Rs 6,000 each every year in 3 installments through Direct #Bank Transfer. It would reportedly benefit around 14.5 crore farmers all over #India.
2. Pradhan Mantri #Kisan Pension Yojana: To address the problems of farm sector distress, the Modi 2.0 Cabinet has approved a proposal to provide small and marginal #farmers with a minimum Rs 3,000 per #month fixed #pension, costing Rs 10,774.5 crore per annum to the exchequer.
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