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India's Rare Earths Industry

The creation of knowledge in the rare earths domain in India is confi ned to a few government-run complexes with no major links to commercial industry. With interaction between the research community and industry non-existent, India's position as a player in the global rare earths ecosystem is bound to be weak. Further, in the absence of a cohesive national strategy for moving the country up the value chain in rare earths into the intermediate and fi nal product space, India continues to be a low-cost raw material supplier to the global rare earths industry.

Innovative Use of Digital Technology for National Development-Case of INSAT

National Development Case of INSAT S Chandrashekar The coversion of the existing analogue telecommunications and TV networks into digital information networks is a worldwide trend. Digital transmission technologies have resulted in significant increases in capacity, improvements in performance as well as an increase in the variety of services that are offered over the network. This article looks at the satellite component of such a network, particularly telephony through INSAT, in an attempt to assess the impact of going digital for rural telecom applications.
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