Digital India

With BigBasket, 1mg & CureFit in the bag, Tatas get serious about online shopping

With BigBasket, 1mg & CureFit in the bag, Tatas get serious about online shopping

June 11, 2021

Better late than never, seems to be the message emanating from Bombay House, the headquarter of the oldest and most diversified Indian conglomerate, the House of Tatas, as it finally ventured into online grocery, one of the fastest growing segments of the Indian economy. Last wee...

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Record high digital payments expose big gaps in backend infrastructure

Record high digital payments expose big gaps in backend infrastructure

April 14, 2021

On April 1, 2021, the first day of the new fiscal year, the failure rate of Immediate Payment Services (IMPS) and Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions shot up dramatically. While total number of transactions for the day were much lower than usual, the failure rate had sh...

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India seizes the top spot for most digital transactions in 2020

India seizes the top spot for most digital transactions in 2020

April 5, 2021

While the pandemic and accompanying lookdown brought many segments of economy to their knees, the digital transaction sector thrived as fear of contracting the virus drove people to opt for online modes of payment.

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Digital voter ID – a double edged sword

Digital voter ID – a double edged sword

February 1, 2021

The Election Commission of India, on January 25, 2021, rolled out the electronic version of the voters’ photo identity card which can be stored on mobile phones and downloaded on personal computers.

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Stage set for battle of giants over India’s e-tail market

Stage set for battle of giants over India’s e-tail market

October 19, 2020

As Mukesh Ambani stitches series of deals to establish market leadership in India’s e-commerce and retail market, rivals, notably Amazon and Walmart, are not likely to stand by and watch.

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Independence Day 2020: New Normal and Better Normal

Independence Day 2020: New Normal and Better Normal

August 15, 2020

As India marks its 74th independence day, it is an occasion to see how far have we come since our ‘tryst with destiny’ began on that fateful day of August 15, 1947. For a nation ruled by foreign powers for centuries, 74 years of independence is not a lot of time. But in a rel...

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India can help bridge digital divide: Prabhu

India can help bridge digital divide: Prabhu

August 25, 2019

India’s sherpa to G7, Suresh Prabhu, says that India has made unparalleled progress in empowering the masses digitally and India can help other countries bridge their digital divides.

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Fighting inequality by focusing on inclusive growth

Fighting inequality by focusing on inclusive growth

August 21, 2019

Vijay Rupani, chief minister of the west-Indian state Gujarat in an interview with Biz@India talks about the challenges faced by the state in fighting inequality and initiatives taken by the government to address the issue.

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Budget 2019 highlights

Budget 2019 highlights

July 6, 2019

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her first Union budget in the Parliament on July 5 lays out the roadmap for growth to a USD 5 trillion economy. Nirmala Sitharaman who became the first full time woman finance minister of India presented her maiden annual budget on July 5. A...

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The era of digitisation or digital fraud?

The era of digitisation or digital fraud?

March 15, 2019

It is estimated that ad frauds will grow at 23 pc in 2019 due to the “sophisticated techniques being employed by fraudsters attracting higher payouts”.

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Reboot, Not Replace OS Modi 1.0

Reboot, Not Replace OS Modi 1.0

January 21, 2019

A few months before the general elections, the report card of the Modi government reads rather well, even if there is need for the government and Modi to do some retuning and adjustments.

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Jobs, economy yet to recover from twin shocks: AIMO

Jobs, economy yet to recover from twin shocks: AIMO

December 21, 2018

Job loss in the TMSME sector was reported at the rate of 43 pc in the trader segment, 32 pc in the micro segment, 35 pc in the small businesses segment, and 24 pc loss in the medium businesses segment.

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