Thursday, January 7, 2016

Interesting Links for December 2015

Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I was gone to an off-the-grid no-network place all through the last week of 2015, (to here) and came back to Pune just a couple of days ago. Wow, awesome way to ring in the new year. Slept comfortably in my sleeping bag through the 12am turnover, but hey it was a joyous sleep ;)

Ok, this is supposed to be about LINKSS... for December:

Delhi AAP government has announced that private vehicles with odd and even registration numbers will be allowed on the roads of the national capital only on alternate days starting next month. ( ( ( ( ( ( (
>> similar to the measures being done in Paris, France

Marathi paper carrying the news:
Delhi government may allow women's vehicles to ply on all days of the week
Justice Mukul Mudgal 'Apologises' to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal For 'Avoidable Inconvenience'
"I regret the avoidable inconvenience caused to the Delhi Chief Minister (Arvind Kejriwal), Delhi Administration and the cricketers due to the cancellation of felicitation,"
>> I wonder why they need to put 'Apologises' in quotes
National Campaign for People's Right to Information (NCPRI) has put out a detailed analysis on the Kejriwal government's Delhi Janlokpal Bill 2015. Pointing out that as per the draft the Janlokpal is not independent of the government, the report also questions the silence over how expenses will be met.
>> The title is misleading.. it's only the opinion of one group and no mention of opinions of various other RTI activists and groups.
An earlier one:
Anna Hazare backs Delhi AAP government's Janlokpal bill, proposing some changes which the government has agreed to incorporate. ( ( (
'Swiss Challenge' to help improve city's air quality
...In keeping with the method, the University of Chicago Urban Labs and the Delhi Dialogue Commission, on Tuesday, launched a first-of-its-kind competition focused on improving air and water quality in Delhi by soliciting ideas from citizens, civic leaders, academics and corporations across India.
GenNext demands security to Dr Claude, fearing threat from BJP MLAs
...  Quoting defence minister Manohar Parrikar, GenNext has demanded security cover for Dr Claude Alvares, director of Goa Foundation.
The organisation feels MLAs of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in the mining belt may use money and muscle power against Dr Alvares.
Why aren't we looking into the Saudi role in San Bernardino attack?
Stop burning of garbage in Pune, and take a lesson from Delhi's pollution woes!
An unofficial news site for Auroville. Interesting stuff, and very important for those who want to work on building community.
Indiaspend's initiative : using low-cost arduino tech
Global to Local Webinar Series
New evidence emerging is showing that the Sphinx could be as much as 800 thousand years old
Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

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