The Financial Express | December 12, 2017 5:56 AM
While the power ministry has, over the years, come up with several measures to try and make discoms more efficient and profitable, many of these have not been implemented.
Forget debit cards, use UPI; even as retailers slam RBI merchant discount rates, here is way forwardThe Financial Express | December 12, 2017 5:54 AM
Given how wafer-thin retailer margins are—often 3-4%—it is not surprising retailers are up in arms against the central bank’s latest guidelines on merchant discount rates, or commissions, on debit card transactions.
The Financial Express | December 12, 2017 5:51 AM
That engineering colleges across the country have failed for some years to fill their seats was known—but over half the seats in the country remaining vacant in 2016-17 is shocking indeed.
TV Ramachandran | December 12, 2017 5:49 AM
The telecom service sector in India is well-accepted to be a success story and as a flag-bearer of reforms and liberalisation, having delivered huge benefits to consumers in terms of technology, choice and affordability.
India, China rising even as West slows down; Meghnad Desai explains why this great transformation happenedMeghnad Desai | December 12, 2017 5:44 AM
India has not reached its Lewis moment yet (thanks to bad labour legislation). It can absorb capital looking for higher yield
Anuj Agarwal | December 12, 2017 5:41 AM
Last year, India joined the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change. India accounts for 4.1% of global emissions, and the country opted for increased use of clean and green energy to reduce its emissions relative to GDP, rather than an outright cutting or capping of emissions.
Nandagopal Rajan | December 12, 2017 5:37 AM
Fake news and people trying to game search ranking is a problem as old as the internet itself. However, it has never been under the spotlight like it has been in 2017.
Geethanjali Nataraj | December 12, 2017 5:32 AM
The future of global trade is being negotiated at the 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this week, from December 10-13.
Sunil Jain | December 11, 2017 5:49 AM
Right now, with each one of them holding 25-30 MHz of spectrum in various 4G bands, most telcos are quite comfortable and can service the needs of their customers. Vodafone-Idea, for instance, has around 34 MHz, Bharti Airtel-Tata has around 33 MHz and RJio has around 26 MHz.
The Financial Express | December 11, 2017 5:45 AM
For decades, the gay-rights movement has been trying to convince the world of what scientists have long suspected—that sexual orientation is not a “lifestyle” or by “choice”.
Madan Sabnavis | December 11, 2017 5:42 AM
The advantage of being a commentator is that one can be critical about everything without taking any responsibility. This holds for cricket, where the commentator may have never held the bat or could have been a very unsatisfactory one-day batsman, but may still talk eloquently and critically on the toss, let alone the game.
Sebi has already allowed the Category III Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs), including hedge funds, to participate in the commodity derivatives markets.
E-commerce trade: Should India oppose rules at WTO as many fear it would push country back by years?December 11, 2017 5:29 AM
Member countries of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will be debating the possibility of commencing negotiations for a binding agreement on e-commerce at the ongoing Ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires in Argentina, from December 10-13, 2017.
Dipesh Shah | December 11, 2017 5:25 AM
In today’s hyper-competitive market, the only thing that can provide intrinsic value to consumers is by listening to them.
Tejinder Narang | December 11, 2017 5:13 AM
Many decrees of governments all over the world—though deemed to be issued in public interest—may not be innocent of causing public harm.
Election in Gujarat is about what BJP governments have delivered to people since 1995: P ChidambaramP Chidambaram | December 10, 2017 5:03 AM
A social media commentator has claimed to have analysed the recent election speeches of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 29 rallies and found that Mr Rahul Gandhi got 621 mentions, the Congress 427 mentions and the Gujarat Model none!
Coomi Kapoor | December 10, 2017 4:59 AM
After Rahul Gandhi’s election from Amethi in 2004, Kanishka Singh, his political aide, was a constant presence by his side.
Shamik Chakrabarty | December 10, 2017 4:34 AM
In December 2002, Sourav Ganguly and Harbhajan Singh were fined by New Zealand’s ministry of agriculture for arriving in the country with dirty shoes.
Indirect and induced employment is around 3 million, taking the total employment number to 4 million, according to a new Boston Consulting Group-CII report.
Indians, and in particular men seeking education and jobs, display a puzzling reluctance to cross state borders.
What are the reasons for this surprising migration pattern?
Rajat Kathuria | December 9, 2017 3:34 AM
The next step is for DoT to implement the recommendations either in toto or in part, as it sees fit. Given that DoT is currently immersed in formulating a new telecom policy, Trai’s recommendations could serve as input.
The Financial Express | December 9, 2017 3:27 AM
This will, of course, help create detailed DNA profiles of people, that too in real time. So far, the experiments on identifying DNA granularly have been made just on plants.
The Financial Express | December 9, 2017 3:22 AM
So, SC has called for a law that institutes caps for lawyers’ fees on grounds that the high fees deter the economically weak from seeking legal redress.
The Financial Express | December 9, 2017 3:17 AM
Even today, Shriram Transport Finance is a market leader in the space. To be sure, private sector bankers and financiers have always had an edge over their public sector peers in that the government was not their master.
India can become a global leader in telecom solutions, not just stem job losses, but even reverse itDecember 8, 2017 8:21 AM
Despite the current issues being faced by our telecom industry, its digital transformation initiatives and our growing digital economy will continue to play a significant role in the country’s growth.
Jamal Mecklai | December 8, 2017 11:17 AM
Clearly, shorting bitcoin is a BIG no-no. What about going long? Well, in my view, the risk, while again limited to your investment, is huge and, again, unmeasurable. With each passing day, technology is becoming less and less secure
Civil Aviation Requirements for drones to be in place by December end; India emerges as most promising marketDecember 8, 2017 6:42 AM
However, the role of drones can be extended to civilian requirements as well. In fact, drones are not new to civilian operators—hobbyists have been operating drones for decades.
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