Business

Google, Paytm spat a precursor to several more

Google, Paytm spat a precursor to several more

September 22, 2020

On September 19, Google suddenly removed from its Play Store the online payment application, Paytm, country’s largest digital payments company, citing breach of its anti-gambling policy. It also dropped Paytm fantasy gaming app, Paytm Games First, hours before start of the firs...

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Industries that pipped the pandemic

Industries that pipped the pandemic

September 20, 2020

“I stopped taking food from local tiffin service since April. I switched to ordering from Swiggy regularly as it assured me of following all possible safety and hygiene measures including the body temperature of the delivery person and cleanliness rating of the restaurant I ord...

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Why India should not rush into a free trade deal with UK or EU

Why India should not rush into a free trade deal w...

September 15, 2020

Last week the UK and Japan announced that they had reached a bilateral free trade agreement that would govern their trade ties from the year 2020 when the UK completed its exit from the European Union and hence also exited the ambit of the EU-Japan trade pact. Both the countries ...

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Pandemic to cloud Indian automobile market despite August uptick

Pandemic to cloud Indian automobile market despite...

September 12, 2020

On Thursday, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said that the passenger vehicle sales in August stood at 215,916 units, a rise of 14 pc as compared to August 2019, ending a 9-month long losing streak that had clouded the mood in the world’s fourth largest automob...

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Pollution spikes as governments shift focus from ecology to economy

Pollution spikes as governments shift focus from e...

September 8, 2020

Euphoria over clean environment during lockdown is replaced with despair as pollution levels soar again & leaders look for economic recovery at all costs, especially cost of environment.

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India’s GDP meltdown: Unprecedented but not unforeseen

India’s GDP meltdown: Unprecedented but not unfo...

August 31, 2020

The only shock about India’s first quarter GDP numbers is the extent to which the economy has tanked. However, it may not be enough to shake Nirmala Sitharaman out of her stupor. Finally, the cat’s out of the bag. It’s official and on record. The catastrophic drop of 23.9 p...

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Outbound travel firms gasp for survival in bubbles

Outbound travel firms gasp for survival in bubbles

August 26, 2020

Over five months after international flights were suspended in view of the coronavirus pandemic, outbound travel business in India is in deep trouble in absence of any clarity over resumption of regular flights. Confusion over who can fly and to where confounds the problem furthe...

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No silver lining on economy’s dark clouds

No silver lining on economy’s dark clouds

August 21, 2020

Despite various measures announced by the government, there is no sign of any revival in the Indian economy which has continued its sharp decline since March. Inflation continues to rise, job losses spread across sectors and the economy continues to contract.

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RBI data on consumer confidence spells trouble for AatmaNirbhar Bharat

RBI data on consumer confidence spells trouble for...

August 8, 2020

Over a month of hyped up campaign about Aatmanirbhar Bharat has failed to boost consumer morale as latest data from the Reserve Bank of India shows.

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Work from home, no panacea for the pandemic

Work from home, no panacea for the pandemic

July 28, 2020

Over the past four months, Indian government, ably assisted by several corporate leaders, has falsely been projecting work from home as the panacea for dealing with coronavirus pandemic. A very large majority of Indians cannot work from home and have been left behind.

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