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Powerful aides keep Modi's premiership on track

http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Policy-Politics/Powerful-aides-keep-Modis-premiership-on-track GO YAMADA, Nikkei senior staff writer India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi TOKYO -- The new government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 63, and his Bharatiya Janata Party has gotten off to a reasonably good start. With the unveiling of the fiscal 2014 draft budget on July 10, the government's work to put the economy back to a rapid growth track went into full swing. Now, with the help of powerful aides, Modi is tackling a laundry list of other tough issues, a task made all the more urgent by rising oil prices, a weakening rupee and below-average monsoon rainfall.      Some of these aides are elite bureaucrats who have passed India's notoriously difficult exams and built their career at various ministries and regional governments. Others are politicians who have worked with Modi for many years.      Because he became prime minister without any experience in

Five Ways Cisco’s Internet of Everything Will Change the Earth’s Trajectory

The Internet of Everything is all about connected objects, from the mundane to the magnificent BY UNITIV BLOG   http://bigdata.sys-con.com/node/3128206 JULY 28, 2014 11:30 AM EDT   Cisco has been ridding itself of consumer products for some time, which is why it was surprising to see Cisco at the International Consumer Electronics Show this year. According to CEO John Chambers, however, the new IoE (Internet of Everything) plan at Cisco is set to change the trajectory of everyone on Earth, in both the consumer and the professional arenas. Here are some ways IoE is going to impact the world: Bigger than anything that's come before. Now, don't get the wrong idea: Cisco isn't going to sell IoE to consumers directly. But Internet of Everything will impact our daily lives in ways we can't yet possibly imagine. From improved efficiency in the industrial arena to personalized retail encounters to the ability to control an entire building's infrastructure with one s