Railway roadmap: Govt to invite private players to run routes

The Vande Bharat Express, India’s first semi-high speed train, was flagged off by PM Modi in February. (PTI) The Narendra Modi-led government has started its second term by laying out the blueprint for a substantial boost in India’s infrastructure. A key element of that is the upgrade of Indian Railways. However, during the Budget presentation, Finance […]

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Oyo Hotels acquires Innov8, expands co-working space business

BENGALURU: OYO Hotels and Homes, the world’s third-largest chain of hotels, homes, managed living and workspaces, on Tuesday confirmed its acquisition of Innov8, a co-working spaces provider, highlighting the company’s increasing focus on the fast-growing segment. While Oyo did not disclose financial details of the Innov8 acquisition, it is pegged to be around $30 million, according […]

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India June Business Sentiment Lowest Since 2016: Survey

India’s slowing economic growth, water shortage and regulatory hurdles have taken its business sentiment in June to the lowest level since 2016, a survey by market research firm IHS Markit showed on Monday. The aggregate of private-sector companies forecasting output growth during this year fell to +15% in June from +18% in February. The level […]

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Agri-Business Incubation Centre started in Chhattisgarh

An Agri Business Incubation Centre has started in Chhattisgarh. The centre has been set up by the Union Agriculture Ministry in Indira Gandhi Agriculture University of Raipur. AIR Raipur correspondent reports that  Agri Business Incubation Centre is set up under the National Agriculture Development Scheme- RAFTAAR. The objective of the scheme is to make farming […]

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Building a business ecosystem in Coimbatore

Selvakumar Varadharajan, founder, Layman Agro Image: C P Shanmugham for Forbes India Eight years in Bengaluru until 2013 gave Selvakumar Varadharajan, 38, almost everything: Career, money, exposure to a cosmopolitan society, and the blues. The bling was blinding. Renouncing a big city life would have taken longer had this humbling realisation not dawned upon him. […]

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Could Dropouts Be The Solution To The Education Crisis?

In the United States, more students drop out of college than receive a degree. According to the U.S. Department of Education, only four in 10 students receive a degree within six years and only 20% graduate with an associate’s degree from a two-year institution within three years. Over the past 20 years, more than 31 million students have […]

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Can Beto O’Rourke Catch Up On Education Policy?

Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke during a meet and greet at the Beancounter Coffeehouse & Drinkery, in March 2019, in Burlington, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ASSOCIATED PRESS Beto O’Rourke is one of the Democratic hopefuls who hasn’t articulated much of an education plan. On his official website, education doesn’t even make the list of issues. His kick-off speech included […]

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Paytm announces expansion in education space, wants to offer test preparation content, academic loans and more

Indian digital payments giant Paytm on Tuesday said that it is looking to significantly expand the education services category on its platform. At present, the company claims to be working with private and government educational institutions to offer admission forms, exam results, applications for government jobs, coaching, test preparations, scholarships, study abroad, skill development, certification […]

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