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Opening up of space sector shows regulatory framework is rapidly evolving, says Skylo CEO Parthsarathi Trivedi

BUSINESS

Opening up of space sector shows regulatory framework is rapidly evolving, says Skylo CEO Parthsarathi Trivedi

India will also need insurance companies and financial institutions to buy and sell risk in the space sector but most importantly, it will need brave entrepreneurs to come forward to take the country to new heights, says Trivedi.

Private trains: Will rail coaches give airlines a complex and other questions answered

BUSINESS

Private trains: Will rail coaches give airlines a complex and other questions answered

On July 1, Indian Railways invited proposals from private companies to run 151 modern passenger trains. We try to catch the signals of change three years ahead of schedule.

COVID-19 impact | Inspirational leadership is need of the hour: Harshvendra Soin, Global Chief People Officer and Head of Marketing, Tech Mahindra

BUSINESS

COVID-19 impact | Inspirational leadership is need of the hour: Harshvendra Soin, Global Chief People Officer and Head of Marketing, Tech Mahindra

"COVID-19 has initiated a 'Big Reset'. We expect to see a hybrid model of working - a mix of remote and physical working mode. This will be the new paradigm for a long term," he said.

Coronavirus | IIP and CPI become a casualty when data is having its moment

BUSINESS

Coronavirus | IIP and CPI become a casualty when data is having its moment

Policy agility and nimbleness guided by quick and reliable time series data is crucial for India’s economic revival

Unlock 1.0: Can I step out, which shops are open and other important questions answered

INDIA

Unlock 1.0: Can I step out, which shops are open and other important questions answered

The lockdown has been extended in containment, or high-risk, zones but significantly eased elsewhere. Below are answers to all your essential queries on the fifth phase of the lockdown, or Unlock 1.0, as the government prefers to call it:

Q4 GDP estimates: Four things to watch out for

BUSINESS

Q4 GDP estimates: Four things to watch out for

The Central Statistics Office will release GDP growth estimates for fourth quarter (January-March) and for FY 20 on May 29 at 5.30 pm.

COVID-19 | Helicopter drop of money gets mainstream policy attention

BUSINESS

COVID-19 | Helicopter drop of money gets mainstream policy attention

Why doesn’t the RBI print money, hand it over to the government and let it distribute the cash among those who need it the most? The policy toolkit has no levers to deal with economy-wide forced lockdowns for an undefined period of time. It may just be the right time for a helicopter drop of money. For, no one knows how long this slide will last.

Covid-19| Born again PSU policy may usher in a consolidation spree

ECONOMY

Covid-19| Born again PSU policy may usher in a consolidation spree

As of 2018-19, there were 248 operational public sector undertakings (PSUs) in India. Seventy of these were loss making, posting a combined net loss of Rs 31,635.30 crore in the year

Lockdown 4.0: All your questions answered

INDIA

Lockdown 4.0: All your questions answered

We at Moneycontrol try to answer all your lockdown related queries to keep away the coronavirus blues.

COVID -19 | Agri reforms can give the much-needed pricing power to farmers

BUSINESS

COVID -19 | Agri reforms can give the much-needed pricing power to farmers

Farmers often find themselves at the mercy of a buyers' group that dictates prices. Reforms in APMC, amendment in the Essential Commodities Act and an early price signalling system are aimed at dismantling many chronic distortions that have crept into India's agricultural markets over decades.

Govt amends Essential Commodities Act to enable better price realisation for farmers   

BUSINESS

Govt amends Essential Commodities Act to enable better price realisation for farmers   

The removal of restrictions, based on an expert panel recommendations, will enable merchants to directly purchase produce from farmers in large quantities

COVID-19 impact | Petrol and diesel are states' and Centre's trusted milch cows. Here's why

BUSINESS

COVID-19 impact | Petrol and diesel are states' and Centre's trusted milch cows. Here's why

The lockdown announced to contain the COVID-19 pandemic has had a debilitating effect on both central and state finances.

Home vs livelihood: The dilemma of transporting migrant workers to villages explained

BUSINESS

Home vs livelihood: The dilemma of transporting migrant workers to villages explained

On April 29, the Union Home Ministry allowed state governments to transport migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students, patients and others stranded due to the lockdown to their respective states from different parts of the country.

Covid-19| Migrants’ prospects could still be better in truncated factories and construction sites

BUSINESS

Covid-19| Migrants’ prospects could still be better in truncated factories and construction sites

Such workers send back Rs 1.5 lakh crore annually to their families in villages; these money transfers serve 10 percent of households in rural India and finance over 30 percent of household consumption in remittance-receiving households, buttressing the importance of urban growth for rural families

Coronavirus lockdown 3.0: Do’s and don'ts

INDIA

Coronavirus lockdown 3.0: Do’s and don'ts

Here are some frequently asked questions and do's and don'ts regarding the lockdown extended to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus lockdown extended: All you need to know about what is allowed, what is open, zonal activity etc

BUSINESS

Coronavirus lockdown extended: All you need to know about what is allowed, what is open, zonal activity etc

Want to know what you can or cannot do during the extended lockdown, which shops will remain open, what is allowed or which zone you fall in? Read on to know answers to all your questions.

COVID-19 fight | Reacting early to threat has kept us in good stead: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel

BUSINESS

COVID-19 fight | Reacting early to threat has kept us in good stead: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel

In this interview with Moneycontrol, he speaks about his strategy to contain the outbreak and the way ahead.

Jio-Facebook could usher in Uberisation of India’s hyper-local micro shopping

BUSINESS

Jio-Facebook could usher in Uberisation of India’s hyper-local micro shopping

The alliance offers an opportunity for the emergence of a new class of fintech companies to replicate the success of consumer durables financing schemes in micro and hyper-local shopping.

COVID-19| Centre looks at Rs 70,000 crore financial package for embattled power companies

CORONAVIRUS

COVID-19| Centre looks at Rs 70,000 crore financial package for embattled power companies

The Union Power Ministry will likely take the proposal for Cabinet approval as early as next week, which could offer debt moratoriums and reworked loans over a seven to eight year period to power companies

Covid-19| Plunging crude offers India chance to top up its strategic oil reserves in underground caverns

CORONAVIRUS

Covid-19| Plunging crude offers India chance to top up its strategic oil reserves in underground caverns

India is raising its crude oil storage capacity to equivalent of 87 days of demand, which include 67 days’ worth of commercial stocks held by refineries

Exclusive | Full economic activity may resume only by September: Mark Matthews, Julius Baer

CORONAVIRUS

Exclusive | Full economic activity may resume only by September: Mark Matthews, Julius Baer

In an exclusive interview with Moneycontrol, he said the government will accelerate the reforms process to tackle the slowdown.

COVID-19 | Sitharaman must press the reset button and present Budget 2020 2.0

INDIA

COVID-19 | Sitharaman must press the reset button and present Budget 2020 2.0

Almost every component in the annual accounting exercise, and every element of assumption and projection now requires a second look

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