Are we lacking knowledge /or behind in terms of technology that every time we need help from US?
No other country fosters so much of innovation as US does , Not only USA has its own great scintific talent pool but they welcome talent from all over the world.
This progress in US is not a one day affair , At the time when Shahjan emptyed his coffers by building Taj Mahal in USA Harverd University was founded as small college. Tajmaha and such wasteful expenditurel made India what it is today and Harvard made USA what it is today.
Universities like Harvard , Yale , Princeton , MIT , Caltech and Stanford has made USA what it is. On the other hand our good institutes are extremely narrow focused like IIT or IIM and other broad based universities are den of political activities and corruption and not sear of education.
It has also rightly been said that Innovation is the backbone of all economies. Most of the innovations happening around the world are by Indians. It is in India that this knowledge treasure was not being explored. But recently, there has been a surge in acknowledging and rewarding Indian Innovations.
I recently attended this function called Marico Innovation Foundation's Innovation for India awards. My friend was one of the finalist with his startup so I accompanied him. These awards were held to recognize 7 leading innovations from 379 entries. And therewere industry ...more
I give one example--long back we need brake pads for MIG fighters we purchased from Russia
we run short of these pads so our Airforce Chief asked Indira Gandhi to request Prez Breznev for brake pads then PM Indira said try to make here then formally requseted to Indian Institute of science
of Bangalore they developed these brake pads within a month tested fixed on Mig fighter proved very effiicient then big story Russia started to place orders for indian brakepads for their Airforce! you got it
An overview of CAST is given below :
The Commercial Aviation Safety Team was
founded in 1998 with a goal to reduce the
commercial aviation fatality rate in the
United States by 80 percent by 2007. By 2007
CAST was able to report that by implementing
the most promising safety enhancements, the
fatality rate of commercial air travel in the
United States was reduced by 83 percent.
Today CAST continues to apply its integrated,
data-driven strategy to reduce commercial
aviation fatality risk in the United States
and promote new government and industry safety
initiatives throughout the world.
Key aviation stakeholders acting
cooperatively to lead the world-wide aviation
community to the highest levels of global ...more