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It’s Raining Weddings In Start-ups

It’s Raining Weddings In Start-ups

Jul 01, 2022

A record 189 M&As have already happened this year, a much high figure than the preceding two years. Amid a funding winter and shaky sentiments, are M&As good news for India’s start-up segment?

Why India Needs Its Own Twitters, Facebooks, Instagrams

Why India Needs Its Own Twitters, Facebooks, Instagrams

Jun 30, 2022

This Social Media Day, we assess the significance of social media in our lives, how these platforms – who have often been accused of disseminating misinformation or fake news and using data to infringe on users’ privacy – are handling such accusations, and why multilingual platforms can be the next step forward for social media users

Inheritors of Reliance Empire: Know Everything about Akash and Isha Ambani

Inheritors of Reliance Empire: Know Everything about Akash and Isha Ambani

Jun 29, 2022

The latest developments seem to be unfurling the succession plan charted out by RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani to secure the future of India’s most valuable company

Clean Energy, Infrastructure: What G7 Summit Had In Store For India

Clean Energy, Infrastructure: What G7 Summit Had In Store For India

Jun 28, 2022

PM Modi also held bilateral talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Canadian President Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the summit

Why Singapore’s Competition Commission Has Raised Concerns For Air India’s Acquisition By Tata Group 

Why Singapore’s Competition Commission Has Raised Concerns For Air India’s Acquisition By Tata Group 

Jun 08, 2022

The Singapore’s competition regulator has cited the cause of concern to be based on the information received from Talace Private Limited and the third parties

Why Indian Airlines Have Scant Regard For Safety Protocols

Why Indian Airlines Have Scant Regard For Safety Protocols

Jun 07, 2022

The recent incidents of a SpiceJet 737 Max aircraft making an emergency landing in Karachi owing to a technical glitch, and the delay of as many as 900 IndiGo flights last week add to the multiple incidents in the past few months where airlines have taken scant regard for customers’ safety and comfort

India’s Poor Forced To Swallow The Bitter Pill As Medical Inflation Nibbles At Their Life Savings 

India’s Poor Forced To Swallow The Bitter Pill As Medical Inflation Nibbles At Their Life Savings 

May 31, 2022

From medical procedures to medicines, everything has been attracting a higher price tag as medical inflation gnaws at India’s poor  

How Gujarat-Born Issa Brothers Have Locked Horns With Mukesh Ambani For Boots

How Gujarat-Born Issa Brothers Have Locked Horns With Mukesh Ambani For Boots

May 20, 2022

Reliance Industries has decided to foray into the UK’s retail sector by acquiring Boots—a popular pharmacy brand in the country

What Led To The Brakes On Pawan Hans Sale For Fourth Time

What Led To The Brakes On Pawan Hans Sale For Fourth Time

May 19, 2022

Pawan Hans is a joint venture by the government of India and the state-owned ONGC which holds a 49 per cent stake in the company

Why Your Next Flight Ticket Is Likely To Be Expensive

Why Your Next Flight Ticket Is Likely To Be Expensive

May 16, 2022

For the past nine months, the ATF prices have surged by Rs 49,017.8 per kilolitre (Rs 49 per litre), or nearly 55 per cent.

Why Major FMCG Brands Have Opted For ‘Shrinkflation’

Why Major FMCG Brands Have Opted For ‘Shrinkflation’

May 14, 2022

In India, major industry players like Dabur, Hindustan Unilever, Nestle, Britannia, Coca Cola, Pepsi Co, and P&G have opted for Shrinkflation

Can Govt Untangle Spectrum Pricing Problem For Faster 5G Rollout In India?

Can Govt Untangle Spectrum Pricing Problem For Faster 5G Rollout In India?

May 12, 2022

India seems to have fallen behind and the issues between the telecom companies and the TRAI have emerged as the main villains in the country’s 5G saga

Will Kejriwal’s Gambit Pull Startups Out Of Bangalore? 

Will Kejriwal’s Gambit Pull Startups Out Of Bangalore? 

May 10, 2022

Arvind Kejriwal wants to make Delhi the startup capital of India and the world. Can the AAP government achieve this feat? 

Did Ola, Okinawa's Strategy To Launch EVs Ahead Of Legacy Players Backfire?

Did Ola, Okinawa's Strategy To Launch EVs Ahead Of Legacy Players Backfire?

May 07, 2022

There is one prominent thread running through all the incidents—how quickly these young start-ups rolled out their vehicles one after the other

Here Is Why Loan EMIs Are Set To Go Up After RBI’s Repo Rate Hike

Here Is Why Loan EMIs Are Set To Go Up After RBI’s Repo Rate Hike

May 04, 2022

Surprising everyone, the RBI on Wednesday, hiked the repo rate by 40 basis points(bps). The new repo rate now stands at 4.40 per cent.

Why Is Mukesh Ambani Headed To London With Boots And Other Acquisitions?

Why Is Mukesh Ambani Headed To London With Boots And Other Acquisitions?

Apr 30, 2022

In the last two years, India’s richest man has acquired or shown interest in a series of companies in the UK, the latest being a bid for pharma chain Boots. Is he imagining a global role for himself in the coming years?

Explained: Why India Is Witnessing Electric Vehicles Explosions

Explained: Why India Is Witnessing Electric Vehicles Explosions

Apr 22, 2022

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari announced on Thursday that any EV company found to be negligent with customer safety will be penalized heavily. He also issued orders to recall the defective electric vehicles.

SAP Transitioning Into A Cloud Company, Says India MD Kulmeet Bawa

SAP Transitioning Into A Cloud Company, Says India MD Kulmeet Bawa

Apr 15, 2022

From turning its attention to start-ups and the long tail of fintech to building a robust cloud ecosystem, SAP India is poised to reinvigorate itself in India, targeting mid-market companies and digital native unicorns, according to its Indian leadership

RBI Introduces Card-Less Cash Withdrawal Facility Using UPI Across All ATMs

RBI Introduces Card-Less Cash Withdrawal Facility Using UPI Across All ATMs

Apr 08, 2022

In addition to enhancing the ease of transactions, the absence of the need for a physical card for such transactions would help prevent frauds such as card skimming, card cloning, etc, Governor Das said.

Will Your Dream House Become Unaffordable Due to Russia-Ukraine War?

Will Your Dream House Become Unaffordable Due to Russia-Ukraine War?

Mar 23, 2022

The supply-chain crunch across the Black Sea region amidst the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis has further added to the woes of homebuyers

'If It's Boeing, I'm Not Going': Questions Galore As DGCA Puts Boeing 737 Fleets Under Enhanced Surveillance

'If It's Boeing, I'm Not Going': Questions Galore As DGCA Puts Boeing 737 Fleets Under Enhanced Surveillance

Mar 23, 2022

A Boeing 737-800 plane of China Eastern Airlines crashed into a mountain, killing more than 130 people on board

Ukraine War: Why Rupee Is Depreciating While BRICS Currencies Hold

Ukraine War: Why Rupee Is Depreciating While BRICS Currencies Hold

Mar 17, 2022

The Indian currency crossed Rs 76 per dollar mark on March 16, compared to Rs 74.5 per dollar before February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine.

Air Travel In India To Get Costlier As Oil Retailers Increase ATF Prices

Air Travel In India To Get Costlier As Oil Retailers Increase ATF Prices

Mar 16, 2022

The ATF prices are revised on the 1st and 16th of every month depending on the average international crude oil prices in the preceding fortnight.

Breaking The Glass Ceiling: These Women-Led Startups Entered Unicorn Club

Breaking The Glass Ceiling: These Women-Led Startups Entered Unicorn Club

Mar 08, 2022

According to a report by MSCI ESG, companies with women leadership generated a return on equity of 10.1 per cent compared to 7.4 per cent globally.

'Why My Brother Chose To Study Medical Science In Ukraine'

'Why My Brother Chose To Study Medical Science In Ukraine'

Mar 02, 2022

It’s a bit strange to know why thousands of medical students flock to Ukraine to pursue their dreams. Why would they study in a conflict zone rather than their homeland, which also has high standards of education?

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