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Thousands of buildings collapsed like pancakes during Turkey, Syria earthquake. Here's why
World

Thousands of buildings collapsed like pancakes during Turkey, Syria earthquake. Here's why

Even though Turkish authorities are aware that many buildings are unsafe in earthquakes, solving the problem remains difficult. Many of the buildings have already been constructed, and seismic retrofitting may be costly or not prioritised in comparison to other socio-economic challenges

Firstpost Podcast | Explained: All-weather alternative route to Amarnath
Explainers

Firstpost Podcast | Explained: All-weather alternative route to Amarnath

To ease the journey of pilgrims to Amarnath, the Union government is planning an all-weather, 22-kilometre-long road between Chandanwadi and Sangam, including about an 11-km-long tunnel road. What are the issues related to it? Tune in to find out

Lights Out: How the US power grid continues to be a target for terrorists
World

Lights Out: How the US power grid continues to be a target for terrorists

Tens of thousands of people lost electricity over the weekend after one or more people opened fire on two Duke Energy substations in Moore County, North Carolina. This attack is reminiscent of the others that have taken place in the past, illustrating how these facilities are vulnerable

Empty streets and idle lobbies: Why the city built for Qatar's World Cup final is unusually quiet
World

Empty streets and idle lobbies: Why the city built for Qatar's World Cup final is unusually quiet

With soccer's biggest event underway, Lusail, the city built for Qatar's World Cup, is raising concerns about how much use the infrastructure built for the event will receive after more than a million soccer fans leave the small Gulf Arab nation following the tournament

Pakistani finance minister estimates 'close to three years' for recovery from devastating floods
World

Pakistani finance minister estimates 'close to three years' for recovery from devastating floods

Ishaq Dar said that losses from the floods were estimated to surpass $32 billion and that the cost of rebuilding damaged infrastructure will exceed $16 billion

India, Singapore hold 16th round of Foreign Office Consultations; emphasis on multi-faceted relations
India

India, Singapore hold 16th round of Foreign Office Consultations; emphasis on multi-faceted relations

The delegations discussed enhancing cooperation in a number of areas, including, trade and investment, startups and innovation, fintech, smart cities, infrastructure, skill development and connectivity

Opposition slams Uttar Pradesh budget, calls it a web of statistics and cliched exercise
Politics

Opposition slams Uttar Pradesh budget, calls it a web of statistics and cliched exercise

SP's Akhilesh Yadav said that the government failed to run schemes for the poor and for the development of the state's infrastructure

Budget 2022-23: Nirmala Sitharaman makes bold move by focusing on infra development, higher capital expenditure
Business

Budget 2022-23: Nirmala Sitharaman makes bold move by focusing on infra development, higher capital expenditure

By not tinkering personal Income Tax rates while improving the ease of compliance, and with no negative surprises like increase in capital gains tax, wealth tax etc., the finance minister has ensured stability of the tax regime

Budget 2022: Infra spending, sops for green tech are key expectations
Business

Budget 2022: Infra spending, sops for green tech are key expectations

With private sector capex yet to pick up meaningfully, the government’s infrastructure spending programme would be one of the key pillars that would support growth in domestic steel demand

Govt has identified 101 projects under PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan: Sarbananda Sonowal
Sports

Govt has identified 101 projects under PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan: Sarbananda Sonowal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 3 October had launched the Rs 100 lakh crore national master plan for multi-modal connectivity to develop infrastructure to reduce logistic costs and boost the economy

'We introduced 'gati' in development projects': Narendra Modi launches Rs 100 lakh crore Gati Shakti Plan
India

'We introduced 'gati' in development projects': Narendra Modi launches Rs 100 lakh crore Gati Shakti Plan

The PM said that the mega plan will help in not only generating large-scale employment opportunities, but also cut down logistics costs and play an important role in achieving 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan today
India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan today

The project aims to synchronise activities relating to infrastructure building in an area to help Central and state agencies, urban local bodies and the private sector effectively coordinate

PM to unveil Mega GatiShakti master plan on 13 Oct: Platform to bring 16 Central departments together for projects
India

PM to unveil Mega GatiShakti master plan on 13 Oct: Platform to bring 16 Central departments together for projects

Sixteen central government departments, including Railways, Roads and Highways, Petroleum and Gas, Power, Telecom, Shipping, Aviation and user departments like ones that build industrial parks have been roped in.

Narendra Modi to launch second phases of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban, AMRUT today
India

Narendra Modi to launch second phases of Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban, AMRUT today

Modi will launch the two initiatives at 11 am at the Dr. Ambedkar International Centre in Delhi

India will soon have WHO's recommended doctor-to-patient ratio: NITI Aayog member
India

India will soon have WHO's recommended doctor-to-patient ratio: NITI Aayog member

Vinod Paul said India is on the path to having one doctor per thousand population by 2024 and increasing beds from 11 lakh to 22 lakh.

Narendra Modi reviews Ayodhya's development plan, wants future generation to visit temple town 'at least once'
India

Narendra Modi reviews Ayodhya's development plan, wants future generation to visit temple town 'at least once'

PM reviewed the Rs 20,000 crore- Ayodhya development plan on Saturday and asserted that the temple town in Uttar Pradesh should manifest the 'the finest of our traditions' and the 'best of our developmental transformations'

China's May factory activity grew at slower pace, but momentum in services, construction sectors quicken
Business

China's May factory activity grew at slower pace, but momentum in services, construction sectors quicken

While most businesses in China have reopened, many manufacturers are struggling with reduced or cancelled overseas orders as lockdowns push the global economy into recession

Coronavirus Lockdown: Eight core sector output contracts by record 38.1% in April; cement falls 86%, steel by 84%
Business

Coronavirus Lockdown: Eight core sector output contracts by record 38.1% in April; cement falls 86%, steel by 84%

The output of eight core infrastructure industries shrank by a record 38.1 per cent in April due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, according to the official data

People more worried about economic crisis than health issues from coronavirus, finds study
Business

People more worried about economic crisis than health issues from coronavirus, finds study

The study - conducted by Centre for Marketing in Emerging Economies (CMEE) at IIM Lucknow - revealed that majority (79 percent) of people are worried and surrounded by a feeling of fear (40 percent) and sadness (22 percent).

Coronavirus Lockdown: FinMin extends deadline to fulfill contractual obligations of all govt projects by up to 6 months
Business

Coronavirus Lockdown: FinMin extends deadline to fulfill contractual obligations of all govt projects by up to 6 months

The Finance Ministry has extended the deadline for fulfillment of contractual obligations of all government projects, including public-private partnerships (PPP), which were due for completion on or after 20 February, by up to six months in view of COVID-19 crisis