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  • How sheer quantity gave China an edge over India in science & tech
    on June 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    If you had compared India and China in the late 1980s, there would not have been much difference in their science and technology capabilities. In the early 1990s, China had started moving ahead, but the two countries were not too far apart in their preparations for the 21st century industries. But in the 1990s, China invested heavily in education and research and started moving ahead very quickly. It has continued this thrust ever since. Now the two are poles apart in science and technology […]

  • No mobile signal? You may soon get to use Wi-Fi networks to make calls
    on June 20, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    NEW DELHI: Mobile phone users may soon have the choice to make voice calls over a Wi-Fi network, besides the traditional form of voice calling, which may prove especially useful in areas with poor call connectivity.The department of telecommunications (DoT) on Wednesday amended licence conditions, allowing telcos to allot a single mobile number for both cellular mobile service and internet telephony service, which will open doors for carriers to offer voice over Wi-Fi service – even […]

  • No mobile network? Soon you may not need WhatsApp to make voice calls over WiFi
    on June 20, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    NEW DELHI: Mobile phone users may soon have the choice to make voice calls over a Wi-Fi network, besides the traditional form of voice calling, which may prove especially useful in areas with poor call connectivity.The department of telecommunications (DoT) on Wednesday amended licence conditions, allowing telcos to allot a single mobile number for both cellular mobile service and internet telephony service, which will open doors for carriers to offer voice over Wi-Fi service – even […]

  • Linking of rivers put on fast track to tackle water woes
    on June 20, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    NEW DELHI: The government has fast-tracked the interlinking of 30 rivers as a deepening water crisis threatens to worsen the living conditions of hundreds of thousands of people across the country.A senior official said the water resources and river development ministry, led by minister Nitin Gadkari, has lined up Rs 45,000-crore worth of development projects to interlink four rivers in the first phase of this initiative.The development work will cover two phases of Ken-Betwa, Damanganga-Pinjal […]

  • Margadarsi Chit surpasses Rs 10,000 cr turnover mark, eyes Rs 20,000 cr by 2025
    on June 20, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    One of India’s leading chit fund firms Margadarsi Chit Fund has announced surpassing Rs 10,000 crore mark in turnover by fiscal to March 2018.Founded in 1962 with first branch at Himayatnagar in Hyderabad by media baron Ramoji Rao of Eenadu newspaper, the chit fund company currently operates 105 branches spread across four Southern India states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.At present, the chit fund firm, part of Ramoji group, is headed by his daughter-in-law […]

  • Why the stint with PDP was just another planned move by BJP in 2019 poll game
    on June 20, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    When examining BJP’s decision to pull out of the coalition with People’s Democratic Party (PDP), it may be appropriate to recall, with a few modifications, the first line in Albert Camus’ The Outsider, “My mother died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don’t know.” If India’s states were given literary names, Kashmir must be recognised as Mersault, The Outsider’s protagonist, in the Indian Union.The imposition of Governor’s Rule in J&K on […]

  • Tech Mahindra sets up its R&D arm in US & Germany
    on June 20, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Technology, digital, engineering and consulting services provider Tech Mahindra has announced strategic investments in the US and Germany. A research and development center ‘Makers Lab’ has been inaugurated today in Munich, Germany and at Plano, Dallas, USA, according to a release.With the launch of these two labs in the US and Germany, Tech Mahindra now has seven R&D centers globally.The Maker’s Lab is a research & development hub for co-innovation of solutions and […]

  • Midcaps give short-term pain but offer deep value: Motilal Oswal
    on June 20, 2018 at 11:31 am

    If due to some reason, midcaps fall, they will become even more valuable, says Manish Sonthalia, Chief Investment Officer and the Director of the India Zen Fund, Motilal Oswal Asset Management-PMS. Sonthalia tells ET Now that you cannot make serious money in largecaps.Edited excerpts:The last time we chatted was in the midst of a midcap carnage and you said this is going to stop soon, it is going to last at most one week. And sure enough, it did. Ever since then there has been a meaningful […]

  • Alarm bells for engineer, MBA students: AICTE chief says jobs are drying in IT, BPO sectors
    on June 20, 2018 at 10:53 am

    The head of India's premier technical education body sees a grave future for engineering and MBA students on the job front. "Days for big recruitment sectors such as IT and BPO industry are over and there would be no mass hiring industries in India in the near future," All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe told a TV channel in an interview.The job scenario in large-scale industries, according to Sahasrabhudhe, is stagnating but small and medium […]

  • Only one theme to work for next 12 months: Nilesh Shah
    on June 20, 2018 at 6:21 am

    This is the time to go for defensive sectors, largecaps and quality, It is best to avoid momentum, Nilesh Shah, MD, Kotak AMC, tells ET Now. Shah says only the consumption theme will get supported over next 12 months.Edited excerpts: What is the big rise with India theme that you are studying this summer? There are global macro headwinds including the rising cost of capital with rates going up. Back home, we have started talking elections even though that is not a pet theme right now. There is […]

  • Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, says democracy in danger
    on April 21, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha, who has been at loggerheads with the party leadership in recent years, announced on Saturday that he is quitting BJP. "Today I am taking 'sanyas' from any kind of party politics, today I am ending all ties with the BJP," Sinha while addressing the first meeting of Rashtra Manch, founded by him.Sinha said democratic institutions were being undermined under the NDA regime and vowed to work for the protection of democracy in the country. He said that though he […]

  • MahaRERA slaps penalty on 8 Mumbai Builders for violation of rules
    on March 13, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    MUMBAI: The Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) has slapped penalty of Rs 2 lakh to Rs 10 lakh on 8 builders in Mumbai for advertising real estate project without mentioning the authority’s website address and advertising a non-registered project. MahaRERA has taken this action on Suo-Motu basis.Of the 8 realty developers, builder Tridhatu Morya has been fined Rs 10 lakh for advertising a non-registered project. Rest of the 7 builders including Sumit Group, The Wadhwa […]

  • Meet the Amit Shah of China: How a professor-turned-politician powers Xi Jinping
    on March 12, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Now that a constitutional amendment abolishes presidential term limits, it has become possible for China's president Xi Jinping to rule as long as he lives. China's shift from a collective rule indicates how it prizes Xi who has articulated the ambition of China becoming the world leader by displacing the US. Xi has turned China from an inward nation to a country focused on winning the world. Behind Xi's ideological offensive is brainy professor-turned-politician Wang Huning who has guided two […]