September 5, 2012

The knowledge economy and internet use in Asia

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How big is the impact of the Internet’s potential on Asia, including the impact on development of the knowledge economy?

We all have a sense that the information and communications technology (ICT) industry has transformed social media, education and the way business is done. But we are not sure what is the best way to use the knowledge economy to propel our future growth.In 1973, American sociologist Daniel Bell predicted the arrival of the post-industrial society by 2000, with a world dominated by the service industry, high-value professional and technical employment, and innovation driven by scientific research.Read More »The knowledge economy and internet use in Asia

India far behind Pakistan and China in nuclear technology: experts

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By Asif Mehmood (Daily Times report)

 * Nuclear experts say Indian missile technology inferior to that of Pakistan

* Indian delivery systems have reliability issues

LONDON: The world’s leading nuclear experts have revealed that Indian nuclear technology and capabilities are far behind than its putative adversaries, Pakistan and China.

Hans M Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists and Robert S Norris, Senior Research Associate Natural Resources Defence Council Inc, Washington, in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists revealed that for New Delhi, the principal means of weapons delivery remains fixed-wing aircraft like the Mirage-2000 and the Jaguar. Unlike Pakistan and China, which have substantial deployed missile arsenals, India’s missile force is lagging, despite the test-launch of the Agni V in 2012.Read More »India far behind Pakistan and China in nuclear technology: experts