Draft new education policy is robust, but has its limitations

NEW DELHI: At least 115,000 meetings and two committees later, India’s draft National Education Policy (NEP) was finally shared by the ministry of human resource development for public comment, and may soon become a policy. Notwithstanding the delay, the draft policy prepared by a team of nine experts led by space scientist Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan is perhaps […]

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How FinTech firms can address your business funding challenges

SMB’s play such a significant role across economies, and to quote the World Bank “formal SMEs contribute up to 60% of total employment and up to 40% of national income (GDP) in emerging economies.” The below factors are critical to the success of SMB’S: Access to Market E-commerce and digital payments have opened up access to market […]

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Should you invest in algorithm-based quant mutual funds?

Many equity fund managers have found it difficult to beat the market in recent years. In such a scenario, is an analytics-driven programme to handle a mutual fund portfolio the answer? This is the premise behind quant funds that adopt a rules-based, data-driven approach to build a portfolio of stocks. Fund houses seem keen to […]

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When Will Technology Beat Willpower?

With the development of wearable biometric technology like step trackers and heart monitors, individuals can now – albeit clunkily in most cases – analyze every aspect of their body composition, hydration levels and athletic performance with a glance or a push notification from an Apple Watch. Couple this with groundbreaking work in genetics and nutrition and […]

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The towering Yogi of Indian business

Fondly called Yogi or YCD by friends and admirers, Y C Deveshwar has always been dignified and led from the front. The story of Deveshwar is the story of ITC Ltd, a century-old company,  that he transformed from being a cigarette maker to FMCG giant, hotel, hospitality, agri-business, paper, printing and packaging company. Born as […]

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