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  • New Delhi’s battle with WhatsApp mirrors high-stakes global battle over encryption May 29, 2021 09:00 AM IST

    New Delhi’s battle with WhatsApp mirrors high-stakes global battle over encryption

    The debate over end-to-end encryption isn’t just about crime: It rests on the belief that there is a tech-fix for social behaviours like inflammatory rumour or pornography. The advocates of these ideas should think again.

  • Explainer: What set off the latest round of violence in Jerusalem? May 11, 2021 12:16 PM IST

    Explainer: What set off the latest round of violence in Jerusalem?

    On May 11 Israeli army said it hit 130 'military targets' in Gaza in retaliation, after Palestinian militant groups launched rockets towards Israel. The recent clashes began at the start of Ramadan on April 12.

  • Explained: Government bond yields and impact on equity markets Mar 07, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    Explained: Government bond yields and impact on equity markets

    One of the ingredients of equity valuation is the cost of capital which is directly linked to government bond yields. So if the bond yields rise, the implied cost of capital increases.

  • Explained | The journey of an IPO—from naming merchant bankers to listing on bourses Feb 22, 2021 11:44 AM IST

    Explained | The journey of an IPO—from naming merchant bankers to listing on bourses

    Before it hits the market, an initial public offering goes through a rigorous process of checks and balances, which can take months, if not more. We look at various stages that go into the making of an IPO.

  • Explained | Why is Walmart entering the fintech space and what it means for the retail giant Jan 14, 2021 09:55 PM IST

    Explained | Why is Walmart entering the fintech space and what it means for the retail giant

    The US retail chain Walmart owns a fintech startup in a strategic partnership with Ribbit Capital. The company may now have to manage open banking, embedded payments, alternative payroll, and point of sale credit. But why is Walmart eyeing fintech space and what will be the composition of Walmart-Ribbit Fintech start-up? Here's all you need to know about the Walmart-Ribbit Capital partnership.

  • SC stays farm laws | Concerns, impact and benefits explained Jan 13, 2021 10:13 PM IST

    SC stays farm laws | Concerns, impact and benefits explained

    Thousands of farmers are staging a sit-in protest demanding rollback of the new farm reform laws. After SC's decision to stay the implementation of the legislation, who is set to benefit?  Let's find out

  • Explained | How India is wooing tech giants like Samsung, Apple Dec 16, 2020 12:14 PM IST

    Explained | How India is wooing tech giants like Samsung, Apple

    South Korean conglomerate Samsung is set to invest Rs 4,825 crore in Uttar Pradesh to shift its mobile and IT display production unit from China, reports suggest. This would make India the third country to have Samsung’s mobile and IT display production unit, according to an Uttar Pradesh government official. Here is what could have aided this move and how India is able to woo tech giants.

  • Explained | Will the COVID-19 vaccine rollout give a booster shot to the real estate sector? Dec 12, 2020 10:23 AM IST

    Explained | Will the COVID-19 vaccine rollout give a booster shot to the real estate sector?

    The possible roll-out of vaccines has raised hopes of economic revival.  But will it give a booster shot to the real estate sector? Will it have an impact on property prices? Will mortgage rates continue to remain low? Moneycontrol breaks down the impact of vaccine news on the real estate industry. 

  • Honey adulteration scam explained | Its origins and what it means to you Dec 09, 2020 02:41 PM IST

    Honey adulteration scam explained | Its origins and what it means to you

    A study reveals nearly all honey consumed in India is adulterated with sugar syrup. So, is your honey safe to consume? If not, who's to blame? What is FSSAI's take on this? Here's everything you need to know about the honey adulteration scam.

  • Explainer: Why is fantasy gaming so hot, how does it really work, is Dream11 unique, and other questions answered Oct 14, 2020 09:27 AM IST

    Explainer: Why is fantasy gaming so hot, how does it really work, is Dream11 unique, and other questions answered

    Whether it is a game of skill or a game of chance has long been debated. This question has reached the Supreme Court and the top court has suspended legal proceedings for now. It is legal in most states now. So, play and enjoy. If you’re lucky, you can get richer by Rs 1 cr.

  • How is inflation faring in the lockdown, why should it matter and other annoying questions answered Sep 08, 2020 10:12 AM IST

    How is inflation faring in the lockdown, why should it matter and other annoying questions answered

    While identifying the change in consumption seems like an arduous and impossible task, availability of improved technology for better quality data collection and new digital software for surveying could be the secret weapon we are currently missing.

  • How the hidden COVID-19 carriers are spreading coronavirus May 19, 2020 11:23 AM IST

    How the hidden COVID-19 carriers are spreading coronavirus

    Watch to know how asymptomatic people are spreading COVID-19.

  • Explained | COVID-19: Positive Case-To-Test Ratio May 08, 2020 10:15 AM IST

    Explained | COVID-19: Positive Case-To-Test Ratio

    Moneycontrol's Shraddha Sharma explains the importance of the COVID-19 positive case-to-test ratio and how it is calculated.

  • Explained | Impact of the COVID-19-led crash in oil prices Apr 29, 2020 10:03 AM IST

    Explained | Impact of the COVID-19-led crash in oil prices

    Moneycontrol's Shraddha Sharma explains how this historic oil crash impacts India.

  • Explained | Role of WHO and impact of US funding halt Apr 22, 2020 09:59 AM IST

    Explained | Role of WHO and impact of US funding halt

    Moneycontrol's Shraddha Sharma explains what WHO does and how will it be impacted by the US cutting its funding.

  • Explained | COVID-19: Could it be just viral fever? Should I see a doctor right away? All your doubts cleared Apr 03, 2020 02:45 PM IST

    Explained | COVID-19: Could it be just viral fever? Should I see a doctor right away? All your doubts cleared

    Moneycontrol's Shraddha Sharma tells you how to distinguish between a normal fever and COVID-19 and the right time to see a doctor.

  • Latha Venkatesh explains what the 75 bps RBI rate cut means for borrowers Mar 27, 2020 10:45 PM IST

    Latha Venkatesh explains what the 75 bps RBI rate cut means for borrowers

    RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, in a statement, permitted banks to allow a moratorium of three months on equated monthly instalment (EMI) payments

  • Explained | What is Hantavirus? Is it as deadly as Coronavirus? Mar 24, 2020 07:07 PM IST

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

    Hantaviruses are not new and have been around for a while

  • Explained: Here is what happens when stocks enter a bear market Mar 12, 2020 01:40 PM IST

    Explained: Here is what happens when stocks enter a bear market

    The Nifty50 took a vertical fall from the high of 12,430 recorded on January 20 to 9,648, which is the intraday low as on March 12 — a fall of 22 percent

  • Explained | WHO on coronavirus: Threat of pandemic ‘has become very real’ Mar 11, 2020 09:49 PM IST

    Explained | WHO on coronavirus: Threat of pandemic ‘has become very real’

    Moneycontrol’s Sakshi Batra discusses all that you need to know about the pandemic and how it is different from other epidemics.

  • Explained | Why LNG prices are falling and what's the outlook Feb 15, 2020 09:54 AM IST

    Explained | Why LNG prices are falling and what's the outlook

    The impact of China's coronavirus outbreak on LNG market could worsen in the coming weeks as economic activity in manufacturing hubs struggles to rebound, keeping a lid on natural gas demand and triggering more LNG trade flow disruptions.

  • Explained | What is fiscal deficit and what is the ideal target for India? Jan 04, 2020 10:00 AM IST

    Explained | What is fiscal deficit and what is the ideal target for India?

    Fiscal deficit is the difference between total revenue (or income) of the government in comparison to the total expenditure.

  • Explained | Donald Trump impeached: What it means and what happens next? Dec 21, 2019 11:59 AM IST

    Explained | Donald Trump impeached: What it means and what happens next?

    In this week's explainer, we reveals why a US president can get impeached and why it was done with Donald Trump.

  • Explainer: Why is rural demand important for India's consumption story? Sep 05, 2019 12:25 PM IST

    Explainer: Why is rural demand important for India's consumption story?

    High base means firms posted high volume growth rates in 2018

  • Explainer | Power Plays - Understanding India's power purchase dynamics Aug 03, 2019 08:35 AM IST

    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

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