: the Indian counterpart of the US data.gov, features 10280 resources in 3215 catalogs for public perusal. There's a visualization gallery
charting developments like village electrification
or domestic air traffic
or sales of automobiles
. And also a community section featuring apps offering mobile access to some of the data.
An unprecedented five consecutive years of stagnant funding for the National Institutes of Health is putting America at risk
- a few prominent research institutions get together to voice
their concern over flat funding of the National Institutes of Health over the past 5 years, in their report The Broken Pipeline
(pdf). Bloggers comment [1
Cost of Government Day
the date of the calendar year, counting from January 1, on which the average American has earned enough in cumulative gross income to pay for his or her share of government spending (total federal, state, and local) plus the cost of regulation."
Diary of a Collapsing Superpower
- "Seventeen years ago, the Berlin Wall fell, and two years later the Soviet Union broke apart. More than 1,400 minutes published earlier this month in Russia from meetings that took place behind the closed doors of the Politburo in Moscow read like a thriller from the highest levels of the Kremlin. They reveal Mikhail Gorbachev as a party chief who had to fight bitterly for his reforms and ultimately lost his battle. But in doing so, he changed the course of history and helped bring an end to the Cold War."
The avuncular state
- "A smarter, softer kind of paternalism is coming into style"