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Coronavirus lockdown: Here's how you can apply for an e-token to buy liquor in Delhi

BUSINESS

Coronavirus lockdown: Here's how you can apply for an e-token to buy liquor in Delhi

The new e-token system allows only 50 people to take the token per hour

Madhya Pradesh updates labour laws: All you need to know about what has changed

BUSINESS

Madhya Pradesh updates labour laws: All you need to know about what has changed

The concessions will be in place for the next 1,000 days to help industries “get back on their feet”

Investment banking activity generates $222 million in fees, Axis Bank bags 8.3% share

BUSINESS

Investment banking activity generates $222 million in fees, Axis Bank bags 8.3% share

This is down by 33.6 percent from Q1FY19, and is also the lowest Q1 activity fee since $122.9 million generated in Q1FY16

Explained | What is Hantavirus? Is it as deadly as Coronavirus?

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Explained | What is Hantavirus? Is it as deadly as Coronavirus?

Hantaviruses are not new and have been around for a while

Meet George Soros: Legendary trader, billionaire philanthropist... and the 'devil' himself

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Meet George Soros: Legendary trader, billionaire philanthropist... and the 'devil' himself

George Soros carries the dubious distinction of being the subject of countless conspiracy theories, ranging from nasty to borderline crazy.

British scientists discover 'all-cancer cure' by accident

BUSINESS

British scientists discover 'all-cancer cure' by accident

Lead author of the study and Cardiff expert Professor Andrew Sewell called the discovery “highly unusual” and indicated that it could be developed into a universal, broad-based therapy.

Mumbai goes 24x7: All you need to know about all-night retail in the ‘city that never sleeps’

BUSINESS

Mumbai goes 24x7: All you need to know about all-night retail in the ‘city that never sleeps’

Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray told reporters the government's decision could help generate more revenue and jobs

India slips 10 points in Democracy Index 2019; world average ‘worst’ in years

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India slips 10 points in Democracy Index 2019; world average ‘worst’ in years

The EIU Democracy Index provides a snapshot of the state of world democracy for 165 independent states and two territories.

Explainer: Gold off the throne, why are palladium prices on a tear?

BUSINESS

Explainer: Gold off the throne, why are palladium prices on a tear?

In fact, price of the precious metal has trebled over three years, toppling even gold off the top spot in terms of monetary value.

Internet blackouts | India loses $1.3 billion in 2019

BUSINESS

Internet blackouts | India loses $1.3 billion in 2019

India was also the country which imposed internet restrictions more often than any other country, with over 100 shutdowns documented in 2019, clocking 4,196 hours

TikTok faces data breach risk, company assures user issues patched in latest app update

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TikTok faces data breach risk, company assures user issues patched in latest app update

In a report, Check Point Research listed and detailed the multiple vulnerabilities that its research teams discovered within the application.

Explainer: SC's decision on adjusted gross revenue to lead to Rs 92,000 crore hit for telcos

BUSINESS

Explainer: SC's decision on adjusted gross revenue to lead to Rs 92,000 crore hit for telcos

Telecom companies will have to pay up as much as Rs 92,642 crore to the government, more than half of which are owed by Airtel and Vodafone.

Starlink Satellite: All about Elon Musk's new space-based broadband internet venture

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Starlink Satellite: All about Elon Musk's new space-based broadband internet venture

Starlink is a "satellite constellation" under construction by Musk's SpaceX. But, as radical and disruptive as this sounds, there is still a long way to go before those apart from Musk gain Starlink access.

Global Hunger Index | India slips to 102nd, scores lower than Pakistan, Nepal & North Korea

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Global Hunger Index | India slips to 102nd, scores lower than Pakistan, Nepal & North Korea

The rank is significant because the country seems to have regressed from its 95th rank in 2010 and stands way below its neighbours and BRICS' peers

IMF says India still the fastest-growing economy despite grim global projections

BUSINESS

IMF says India still the fastest-growing economy despite grim global projections

Globally, India stood in contrast to IMF’s gloomy economic projection of a 'synchronised slowdown'

Four reasons why IUC should be scrapped – in TRAI’s own words

BUSINESS

Four reasons why IUC should be scrapped – in TRAI’s own words

Scrapping IUC would incentivise technological evolution, preserve competition and ultimately benefit consumers.

World Tourism Day: Travel industry contributes close to 10% of India's GDP in 2018

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World Tourism Day: Travel industry contributes close to 10% of India's GDP in 2018

This influx of travelers has generated 42,673 million jobs, which is 8.1 percent of those employed in 2018

Google’s 21st birthday: 21 facts about the company that are worth knowing

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Google’s 21st birthday: 21 facts about the company that are worth knowing

While the company was founded on September 4, no one can pinpoint a particular date for Google's birthdate. Since 2006, the celebration has been on September 27

Are steep traffic fines unfair? Deconstructing the arguments

BUSINESS

Are steep traffic fines unfair? Deconstructing the arguments

When rules are imposed with little introspection on tackling the root cause of the offences, are we really moving to a better, safer society?

From Anand Mahindra to Maruti Suzuki's RC Bhargava: What car company bosses think of FM's Ola-Uber theory

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From Anand Mahindra to Maruti Suzuki's RC Bhargava: What car company bosses think of FM's Ola-Uber theory

Two auto industry stalwarts cannot agree on whether Ola and Uber are a major reason for the auto slowdown.

Nirmala Sitharaman's millennial theory is correct: Ola, Uber do influence the ‘perfect storm’ in auto sector

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Nirmala Sitharaman's millennial theory is correct: Ola, Uber do influence the ‘perfect storm’ in auto sector

With the aspirational value for cars diminishing and the current city infrastructure making ownership of one an unappealing prospect, Uber and Ola have come up trumps.

Phone review: Is the RealMe 5 a bang for your buck at Rs 10,000?

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Phone review: Is the RealMe 5 a bang for your buck at Rs 10,000?

RealMe has significantly improved their share in India's smartphone space from 1 percent in Q2 2018, to 9 percent in Q2 2019, according to Counterpoint Research.

Explainer | Power Plays - Understanding India's power purchase dynamics

BUSINESS

Explainer | Power Plays - Understanding India's power purchase dynamics

The Power Ministry is considering allowing gencos to sign PPAs with discoms without specifying the source plant to significantly reduce transmission cost and allow discoms leeway to not increase consumer tariffs

$1 billion support programmes in Andhra Pradesh to continue: World Bank

BUSINESS

$1 billion support programmes in Andhra Pradesh to continue: World Bank

The statement was posted on the World Bank’s website on July 21 after reports emerged that the financier would no longer support the Amaravati city project in Andhra Pradesh

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