The Financial Express

The Financial Express

Pro-BJP twitter handles amplify fake news

BBC report says pro-BJP amplifiers of fake news are very closely interconnected and the @narendramodi twitter handle follows many of them.

Opinion News

Agriculture needs govt boost: Both PMFBY and PMKSY are flagging, revive them

While the government has reason to be pleased about the fact that the claims paid to farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) have risen by around 50%, to Rs 15,181 crore in Kharif 2017 as compared to Rs 10,

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IRCTC’s cybersecurity breach: It is time govt bodies recognise and incentivise ethical hacking

IRCTC’s security flaw is the latest cybersecurity breache and it is time govt bodies recognise and incentivise ethical hacking

Opinion News

Objective differential: Choosing investment in right policy at right time is crucial for any government. Here’s why

Should a government spend an additional Rs 50 lakh on grants and training programmes that support 25,000 micro firms at Rs 200 each or use it to give 100 grants of Rs 50,000 each to 100 high-growth potential firms?

jobs, job sector, economy News

FM Arun Jaitley right to warn CCI on hyper-competition, but what about Jio tariffs and oil subsidies?

RJio’s tariffs, for instance, wreaked havoc on all telcos; but even an Air India bailout or oil subsidies destroy markets.

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Inclusive health policies: Pricing should be updated to cover patients under all types of scenarios

Pricing policies should be updated in order to cover patients under all types of scenarios.

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Wilful defaulters: Here’s why CIC order becomes irrelevant after IBC process

RBI should have revealed the names, but with defaulters being taken to NCLT, and stripped of their firms, this is quite moot

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PM Modi’s job promotion scheme gains momentum, lowers costs for employers

Given that regulatory imposts like EPFO and ESI take away a significant part of the salary, and the difference this makes for those with low salaries, most employers have found that employees who draw low salaries prefer thei

jobs, employment News

Election Blues: Democrats wrestling control of House away from Republicans might count for very little

The US midterm elections on November 6 sprung a few surprises for the country’s incumbent president, Donald Trump.

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NPA in India: RBI needs Basel norms as its defaults are higher

Unless the govt has very good data to show RBI’s estimates on default risk are incorrect, it should just let the regulator do its job.

Opinion News

Income Tax in India: How Taxman runs riot, ignores ruling by higher court

Between 2012-13 and 2017-18, as a result, tax arrears rose 2.3 times, from Rs 4,86,180 crore to Rs 11,22,752 crore, while direct taxes rose a much slower 1.8 times.

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Air Pollution menace: Delhi-based start-up designs 40 feet tall purifier; read details

A Delhi-based start-up has designed a 40-feet-tall purifier which it claims could provide clean air to 75,000 people living in the three-kilometre radius around it.

Opinion News

Disruptive, pioneering technologies are the future! Indian companies should direct their innovation expenditure towards them

An Accenture report surveyed 106 companies in India. It found that approximately 25% of Indian organisations surveyed are generating significant value from their innovation investments.

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Maharashtra CM Fadnavis did well by dismantling APMC monopoly, but can he make it work now

The reason for this was simple, since the government created no other options for farmers to trade in, they had no option but to continue to bring their produce to Vashi and Azadpur.

Opinion News

RISC: An avenue for a rethink on university innovation

RISC – V, having the ability to process commands faster and in fewer cycles, is expected to fuel the growth of the fourth industrial revolution by providing basic infrastructure for artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D pri

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Will mandating performance-linked appraisals in CIT ensure greater efficiency and less wastage

Tax experts say that the new system will mean that the CIT (appeals) would be focussed on strengthening the tax officer’s stand rather being neutral and that this could amount to a conflict of interest.

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NBFCs loans will slow, but there’s no need for special credit lines; here’s why

Today, it is the better-rated companies alone that are able to borrow, and those with weak ratings will find it very difficult to access funds.

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Going gets tough for India Inc! Ex-RIL and TCS, Q2 profits rose just 3.8%, sales 20.4%

Economists at Nomura pointed out recently that while rural demand had been holding up, that, too, may have started moderating; sales of tractors and two-wheelers have been very subdued in recent months.

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Rationalising Welfare: DBT transfers should be prioritised over subsidies; here’s why

The direct benefit transfer (DBT) had raked in savings of over Rs 30,000 crore in 2017-18 and the target has been set for it to save over Rs 40,000 this fiscal year.

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Helping MSMEs is not just about credit availability; And it mustn’t deteriorate into a loan mela, resulting in high NPAs

PM’s MSME plan welcome, but boosting credit mustn’t deteriorate into a loan mela, with high NPAs resulting

Opinion News

Why farmers’ demands to the mills will add to a never-ending cycle of sugarcane arrears and problems

The demand by farmers to the mills will only add to the never-ending cycle of sugarcane arrears and problems

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Insight: How India jumped 23 ranks in Ease of Doing Business, the story in numbers

India has climbed 23 spots to be ranked 77th in the World Bank’s Doing Business report 2019 because of the many reforms undertaken by the government. Since 2016, India has moved up 65 places, and remains in the list of 10 t

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Govt and regulators must plug loopholes to stop more IL&FS-type frauds

Limit number of layers of step-down subsidiaries, insist on group-level financials for all firms, disclose defaults immediately

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Unease of doing business? Unclear why India’s tax and insolvency scores didn’t rise

Unclear why India’s tax and insolvency scores didn’t rise

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