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Dec 16, 2022 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
I was reading an article on #OPS & #NPS.

1) In 1990-91, Central government's pension bill was ₹3,272 crores.
The total of all state governments' pension bill was ₹3,131 cr.

By 2020-21, center's bill became ₹1,90,886 cr (58 times).
States: ₹3,86,001 cr (125 times)!! 2) Some states are already overburdened with pension obligations.

Himachal Pradesh needs 79.93% of its state revenue just for paying pension.
Bihar 58.9%.
Punjab 34.24%
Rajasthan 30.38%
Chhattisgarh 24.1%.

With the old scheme, their finances would be crippled.

Oct 22, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Long ago, a young man from Gujarat went to WB to get Sanyasa.

The monk looked into his eyes, said - "Not now. This nation needs your service in a different way".

Today, that man @narendramodi has written a front page article in Hosa Digantha Kannada paper on #VaccineCentury !! ...

On #VaccineCentury
moment, we should remember that great Ramakrishna Math Sanyasi who foresaw the need of Modi for India decades ago!! No one could have steered India out of COVID trouble as Modi has done so far..

Read further...
Sep 28, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Some interesting numbers from @myogiadityanath's front page ad today.

1) UP has built/building 5 international airports in the past 4.5 years. 2 intl airports in 70 yrs before that!

Since 2017, 15,246 km of new roads constructed. 14,471 km widened & 925 fly overs/bridges built. 2) Rs.1,866 crore of illegal properties owned by mafia, seized.

Compared to 2016, there is a 70% reduction in dacoity, 69% ⬇ in loot, 29% ⬇ in murders, 35% ⬇ in kidnapping, 52% ⬇ in rapes and 12% reduction in dowry deaths. Clearly Yogi has shown law and order muscle!

May 14, 2021 • 5 tweets • 5 min read
So what did PM @narendramodi do so that a billion+ Indians can get vaccinated against COVID19 in 2021 itself?

June 2020: Pledge to GAVI.
June 2020: Tech platform - COWIN.
Aug 2020: Made in India vaccine prep.
Aug 2020: Sets up National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration.
... PM Modi's vaccine preparation, cont'd.

Nov 2020: Modi reviews Corona vaccine strategy.
Nov 2020: Modi reviews cold storage capacity in states.
Nov 2020: Modi visits 3 vaccine makers facilities.
Dec 2020: Modi reviews vaccine rollout logistics with all involved firms.

May 8, 2021 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
1) India's critical medical infra improvement in the past 1 year under @narendramodi era.

For COVID19 treatment:

India had a total of 62,458 oxygen supported beds on April 21, 2020.
India had a total of 2,55,168 oxygen supported beds on April 9, 2021.

A 309% increase in 1 yr! 2) India had 27,360 ICU beds on Apr 21, 2020.
India had 75,867 ICU beds on Apr 9, 2021.
A 177% increase in 1 year.

India had 13,158 ventilators on Apr 21, 2020.
India had 23,618 ventilators on Jan 28, 2021.
A 80% increase in 1 year.

There are more, but for non COVID patients.
May 8, 2021 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
1) Most of us never observed our breathing techniques till we got to see how Corona Virus targets human breathing.

Oxygen, ICU, Ventilator, Remdesivir and everything else point to only 1 thing eventually.. the COVID patient is unable to breath properly as the lungs are affected. 2) What can you do to at least be in a better physical and mental position if the virus hits you in the future?

Develop better breathing techniques that make lungs stronger, and also make you more healthier mentally and physically. You might have a better chance to fight back.
Apr 16, 2021 • 5 tweets • 4 min read
1) For 13 months continuously, Maharashtra is in news as the worst performing state when it comes to Corona Virus control. Every single month!

Other states got spikes, panic, reliefs, plateaus etc., but if there is one state that was on the top of COVID cases list, it was MH. 2) Here is a recap:

In April Maharashtra became the first state in India to cross the 1000 COVID cases mark.
By May, MH topped 50,000 mark.
By June, MH overtook China, where the Wuhan origin virus originated.
By July, 3 lakh mark reached. Lockdown was mostly in effect still..
Feb 11, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
1) In @VVani4U newspaper, ace columnist Prem Shekhar gives an interesting timeline in a column titled "Farmer Protest or Chinese 5G battle":

Will give key translation.

5-Jun-2020: The centre promulgated three ordinances for the new farm laws. No big protest anywhere. 2)
15-Jun-2020: Small protest in Tamil Nadu by farmer unions - Viju Krishnan.

9-Jul-2020: Mike Pompeo of US Government praises Reliance Jio of India, as "Clean Telco". USA thrashed Huawei for being "tools of the Communist Party of China surveillance state".

Jan 4, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Tax daata and Anna daata case study;:

1) Basavaraj is an Engineer. Worked hard to get to manager level. Now he earns ₹21 lakh Rupees per year.
His take home salary is ₹15.75 lakh after paying ₹5,25,000 in taxes to the goverment. On top, he pays indirect taxes like GST, cess.. 2) Baljit is a farmer. Worked hard on his big 12.6 hectares farm. He earns ₹15.75 lakhs per year.

Pays ZERO direct income tax. Keeps 100% of his income to himself, while enjoying many benefits from the govt in the form of subsidy, MSP..

Of course pays GST & other indirect tax.
Dec 30, 2020 • 7 tweets • 4 min read
1) PM @narendramodi would be remembered by the future generations as the head of a government which built the largest railway infrastructure in India, since the British left in 1947!

Read further for highlights of the super impressive #DedicatedFreightCorridor in below tweets. 2) Dedicated Freight Corridor or #DFC is a total of 2843 km in length in two branches.

1839 km Eastern DFC From Sohnewal in Punjab till Dankuni in West Bengal.

1500 km Western DFC from Dadri in Uttar Pradesh to JNPT in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Dec 29, 2020 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
A gem of an column today in #ET by Praveen Singh Pardeshi.

Some interesting numbers in below tweets on how the new #FarmLaws2020 should help the poor farmers of India big time.

... 1) 80% of India's farms are < 2 hectares. They can become richer by forming Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs).

In Maharashtra 10,000 grape, vegetable & tomato farmers work with Sahyadri Agro Farms, which directly markets their produce to Tesco in Europe. Setup cold storage too.
Dec 4, 2020 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Some observations on the #GHMCElections 2020:

1) Postal ballots heavily in favour of BJP. Almost 65% of seats had BJP leading during Postal ballot counting. Government workers are turning against the ruling party TRS. This is significant.
... #GHMC:
2) Cong has less wins/leads than the number of fingers on its hand symbol! Remember Congress ruled undivided AP from Hyderabad for decades.

3) No more screaming of "EVM fraud". BJP increasing its tally by almost 11 fold, even on paper ballots (EVM not used due to COVID)!
Nov 4, 2020 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
1) In US, all you need is about a dozen big states to become the President. Even there, all you need is coming number 1 (usually 50% votes, but rarely less also will do when more than 2 contestants are there).

That means, you need to win half of these 11 states. Read on... 2) You don't need a single vote in the other 39 states (& DC)! Because winner takes it all in 48 states. So technically you can become the President with just 50% (or close) votes of 22% of states!

California 55
Texas 38
FL 29
NY 29
IL 20
PA 20
Ohio 18
GA 16
MI 16
NC 15
NJ 14
Oct 29, 2020 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
1) Check the five areas which PM @narendramodi highlighted in his #ET interview, as indicators of an Economic revival. His interview is full of facts, figures and optimism. Loved it!

More from his almost three page interview with ET in the following tweets. 2) PM Narendra Modi says: In spite of COVID19 pandemic, India received $35.73 billion FDI between April and August of 2020.

That is 13% higher than the same period in 2019.
Sep 8, 2020 • 10 tweets • 3 min read
I keep criticizing Communist government in China frequently. But here is a thread on the positive side that Communists have created for China.. well the Capitalistic side of those pretending to be Communists on the economy side.

You will be amazed at how fast China has changed. 1) Cashless society: China uses so less cash today, that pickpockets are unemployed! WeChat Pay & Ali Pay are huge.

WeChat is China's largest messaging service today. Owned by Tencent.

Taobao is the world's largest eCommerce site.

42% of the world's eCommerce happens in China!
Sep 3, 2020 • 8 tweets • 8 min read
Persians might have converted to Islam, but many Iranians have kept a lot of their pre-Islamic #Zoroastrian culture and traditions alive.

I read one such refreshing story today on Quora.

Sharing some details here in the thread below. 1) Iranians were mostly of Zoroastrianism religion before the conquest of Islam. Yes, they are mostly Shia Muslims today, but they know about Zoroastrian Ahura Mazda sacred book, and Rasti - Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds.
Some might be even wearing The #Faravahar pendant. Image
Aug 29, 2020 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Listen to @TVMohandasPai for some incredible numbers, facts and viewpoints about India's higher education system, #NewEducationPolicy, more. I will highlight 7 key points.

1) India has the world's largest higher education system - but quality lacking.

2) Universities have become ivory towers without much industry interaction - research suffering

3) Make children use their hands for life skills! Most can't even assemble a cycle even after 12 years of education.

Aug 23, 2020 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
A thread about Zoijila pass:

1) It is a very critical pass in India which connects Kashmir valley to Ladakh. The road is very narrow & extremely steep.

See how our driver was backing car when we had to make way for trucks coming in the opposite direction. Yes, it is dangerous! 2) #Zoijila pass height varies from 10,000 feet to 12,000 feet. Zig zag Himalayan roads and heavy snow area. We saw snow fall even in peak summer there. There are a couple of fun slide mountains too.

For six months this vital road for Indian military, gets closed due to snow. ImageImageImageImage
Aug 19, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Xinjiang province in Communist China (East Turkestan before Communists occupied in 1949) is 1.5 times the size of Pakistan. 12 times bigger than Bangladesh.

It has borders with eight countries including India. Importantly, it has borders with 5 "Islamic countries"!

Cont'd.. ...

Still the Muslim community is silent when Communists are committing atrocities over Uighur Muslims. Why?

Listen to this @ZeeNews video. See before & after pictures.

1) China made a cigarette and liquor store over a demolished 16th century mosque.…
Aug 14, 2020 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
See this @suvarnanewstv report after 1:30.

You can see the faces all those arrested after midnight, for burning police stations & MLA's home in #Bengaluru

There was another report showing that one rioter shot dead, had consumed Ganja at the time of riot Some newspaper clippings on who, why, how, when part of #BengaluruRiots .

214 arrested till now. 80+ shifted to Ballari jail. Massive operation by @BlrCityPolice in the entire DJ Halli and KG Halli police station areas. Plenty of political connections and preparation exposed. ImageImageImageImage
Aug 11, 2020 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Looks like Bengaluru police finally got DJ Halli and KG Halli police station areas violence under control, after three hours of fire, stone pelting and arson.

Police Commissioner @CPBlr talking right now to Dighvijaya news, confirming that things coming under control. Police Commissioner Pant told Dighvijaya News that 3000 to 4000 people were in narrow streets. So it took time for DJ Halli and KG Halli police to bring things under control.

TV9 Kannada showing that 1 dead and 3 injured (fired into legs) near KG Halli police station.