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World Mosquito Day 2019: Elimination of Dengue, Malaria and other vector borne diseases possible! Here’s how

All major vector-borne diseases including chikungunya, filariasis and Japanese encephalitis that are prevalent in India.

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Why Narendra Modi’s Skill India alone can’t resolve unemployability issue

Skill India Initiative needs the introduction of key strategic and judicious changes to achieve its proposed goal.

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IL&FS case: Kotak-led board to meet on August 21 on speeding up group firm’s resolution process

Earlier this month, the board was pulled up by the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) for slow progress in the resolution of IL&FS group entities.

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Jet Airways may face liquidation in absence of strong bidders

Jet Airways has been grounded since April 17, when lenders refused to extend emergency funding to carry out operations. Lenders to Jet Airways tried to sell the airline in April.

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Artificial intelligence and the world of tax litigation

Combined together, the claims for indirect and direct tax stuck in litigation (appellate tribunal and upwards) by the quarter ending March 2017 amounted to over 4.7% of GDP.

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Industry must leverage right technology to reduce its own water consumption

Domestic consumers can recycle wastewater within communities and use water-efficient fixtures. Industries can adopt technologies to reduce, reuse and recycle water.

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Resolution plan: Bankers want Kapil Wadhawan to step down from DHFL

While MFs are still awaiting the Securities and Exchange Board of India’s nod to become signitories to the the ICA, they insisted that the resolution plan should follow the law. Bankers are concerned that any possible legal

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Why financial planning is essential early in your career

Try to save 30% of your net-of-tax earnings and don't fall prey to debt traps by spending more than your earnings.

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PM Modi’s concerns over rising population: Policy prescriptions for tackling the issue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on August 15, 2019 expressed concerns over the growing population of the country which brought the focus on the demographic trends in India.

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Multiplying reach, easing cash flow: How e-commerce is transforming MSMEs by solving two biggest issues

Technically, MSMEs cannot increase their area of presence due to wide-ranging challenges. But the paradigm is changing with their digital adoption and the rise of e-commerce segment in India.

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How to get a loan against a life insurance policy?

Opting a loan against a life insurance policy is also known as pledging, where a loan can be issued by the insurance companies itself, or any other financial institutions.

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5 emerging trends in residential real estate

Presently the realty sector is at the cusp of transformation and is set to become much more vibrant & dynamic with policy reforms.

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Labour law amendments boost Rajasthan’s MSME sector

The latest Economic Survey of India praised Rajasthan, holding it up as a role model for the rest of the country.

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Heavy discounts on Dzire, Swift, Ciaz, i10, Amaze as car sales slump

To be sure, if consumers are waiting to see whether the government cuts GST on automobile products — as the industry is demanding — to fuel demand, the prices aren’t going to be much different than what one’s getting

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Car sales slump: Mahindra MD fears dealers may go bankrupt

Goenka said job losses could be more in the suppliers and dealer fraternity. “I am more concerned over suppliers and dealers, and less about OEMs and that is only because OEMs have an ability to withstand a slowdown longer

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TV advertisements dwindle as brands tighten purse strings amid slowdown

Media buying experts have noted that the auto industry, which has suffered the worst decline in sales in the last 20 years, has had to cut down on ad spend during the first half of the year.

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Agrarian crisis: Free up land-lease markets

The Committee is supposed to submit its report within two months. The Committee’s terms of reference (ToR) largely focus on agri-market reforms ranging from agricultural produce and livestock contract farming and Services A

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The eight stages of human development

Erik Homburger Erikson (1902-94) was a German-American developmental psychologist known for his theory on psychological development of human beings.

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Rooftop solar hardly going through the roof

RTS has the potential to contribute significantly to mitigation and has strong linkages to the local economy, but state governments and distribution utilities are not supportive of RTS.

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Cyber Security: Are IoT deployments in India safe from hackers?

The attacks originated in European countries such as Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia predominantly and were aimed at New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru in India.

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Taking a home loan? Five steps to plan your home loan EMIs

If you do not have existing debt, lenders ask you to pay 40% of your income towards loans. If you sense you will earn a higher salary in the future in the form of hikes, bonuses, incentives, you can continue paying higher EMI

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Lock in higher rate of return on annuities now

With interest rates falling, insurers are likely to reduce the annuity rate. Those aged 50 and above must buy annuity policies at current rates to enjoy high income rest of their life

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Online Retail: E-tailers up the grocery game

According to RedSeer Consulting, the grocery market in the country is valued at over $500 billion, out of which online grocery currently has only 0.2% share, amounting to $1.2 billion.

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Facebook versus Others: Social network losing sheen to native content platforms

With TikTok, Dailyhunt, ShareChat and even OTT players Zee5, Amazon Prime and Hoichoi letting users post, watch and share content in the language of their choice, few are spending considerable time on Facebook.

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Education can be an instrument of peace in Jammu and Kashmir

Reliance Industries Chairman, in the company’s annual general meeting, said that “you will see several announcements for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in the coming days.”

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Mandating SMEs to undertake CSR goes against govt’s own commitment towards their growth

The recent amendment to the CSR provisions, though yet to be brought into effect, has struck at the heart of such a goal, swapping its nature from “responsibility” to “mandate”.

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Waiting Period in Health Insurance: Here’s all you need to know before making an insurance claim

Numerous people buy health insurance without knowing its numerous exclusions, one amongst which is waiting period. Here's all you need to know.

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