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Cybercriminals targeting institutions instead of individuals: Kaspersky

Cybercriminals targeting institutions instead of i...

March 21, 2022

Even as 2021 saw an unprecedented adoption of the digital economy and online meetings in order to beat the severe lockdowns imposed around the world,  there was also a sharp spike in the activities of cybercriminals. According to Financial cyberthreats in 2021, a report by cyber...

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Big gambles at IPL auction

Big gambles at IPL auction

February 17, 2022

By the time, the two-day long Indian Premier League auction wound down to a halt late in the evening on February 13, a total of INR 5.5 billion (USD 73.3 million) had been spent by 10 teams, vying for their favourites from amongst the 600 players that were part of the pool that h...

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LIC IPO: Modi on mindless selling spree

LIC IPO: Modi on mindless selling spree

February 15, 2022

On Sunday, the government confirmed that the Life Insurance Corporation, the largest financial institution in the country, had submitted its draft red herring prospectus, a comprehensive document that is submitted to the stock market regulator by any company before its Initial Pu...

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UK-India FTA: Building bridges beyond Brexit

UK-India FTA: Building bridges beyond Brexit

February 7, 2022

Five years ago, on June 23, 2016, the British people stunned the world by voting yes in the referendum on Brexit. Although the countdown to leave the European Union began in the British summer, Britain had already been working towards establishing direct trade and economic relati...

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Covid-19 pushes engineering students further behind

Covid-19 pushes engineering students further behin...

January 20, 2022

In 2018, after spending over INR 800,000 for four years for a B Tech degree from one of the top engineering colleges in Delhi, Raj Sharma (name changed) sat in the placement drive organised by his college. Despite having a degree in mechanical engineering, he was rejected in the ...

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Zee and Sony merger to raise heat in television space

Zee and Sony merger to raise heat in television sp...

January 2, 2022

Seeking to consolidate its entertainment businesses, sprawled across the world, Japanese conglomerate Sony had zeroed in on India as a market where it would either seek to be in the top three players or exit the market entirely. As part of this exercise, Sony had been aggressivel...

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India 4th most prone to spam calls & cyber crime

India 4th most prone to spam calls & cyber cri...

December 23, 2021

Over 202 million calls were made from just one number in India in a period of 10 months, or over 664000 calls every day, 27000 calls every hour of every day or 450 calls per minute every minute of every day in the period. That mindboggling figure explains the extent of spamming t...

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Cryptocurrency still under crosshair in India

Cryptocurrency still under crosshair in India

December 19, 2021

Unlike gold, silver or physical banknotes, a cryptocurrency is a digital form of money in form of a few lines of code. Until now, no Central Bank has issued any cryptocurrency in the world, which are created by using blockchain technology and a cryptography network. The cryptogra...

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Need to be vigilant against farmers’ exploitation by large companies: Activists

Need to be vigilant against farmers’ exploit...

December 9, 2021

Last week, an intellectual property right given to foods giant, PepsiCo, was nullified by the Protection of Plants Varieties and Farmer’s Right Authority (PPVFRA). Using the Plant Variety Protection (PVP) certificate, Pepsi had demanded large amounts of compensation from fa...

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Beginning of new era for e-sports in India

Beginning of new era for e-sports in India

December 3, 2021

On December 1, 16 teams from around the world gathered in Berlin to participate in the Valorant 2021 Champions Tour (VCT) where they have been testing their mettle in e-sports in order to claim not just the championship, but also the prize money of USD 1 million. Though India doe...

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