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Rating Agencies with ‘Poor Standards’? Questions India’s Chief Economic Advisor

India’s chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian today lashed out at the functioning of the rating agencies in India for keeping India at a lower rating than China. Playing on the name of S&P rating agency that was earlier known as Standard & Poor’s, he said the rating agencies have “Poor Standards” and blamed them for not upgrading India “despite clear ...

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Will India Ever Become a Cashless Economy?

An unfortunate customer visited a MORE store that belongs to Aditya Birla group in December last year and made a purchase for Rs.107. When his debit card was swiped, the power went off in the store and the lady at sales insisted to re-swiping the card. The customer had already received a message on his mobile that the amount was ...

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Why PM Modi’s 3rd Independence Day Speech Radically Different? (Photos)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s third address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on 70th Independence Day, Monday, is noticeably different from his earlier two speeches delivered from the podium in the past, indicating a huge and radical shift in Modi Think-Wave. While rhetoric was pervasive with references to Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, ...

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Kanhaiya Kumar Criticises Bihar Education System, Seeks Change

When it comes education and students, Jawaharlal Nehru Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar, spares nobody whether they are allies of his parent party or the Congress that supported him during his arrest, as is evident in his speech on Sunday. Reacting to Bihar toppers’ scam, Kanhaiya Kumar said that the state is not serious about the the education system, ...

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UK Minister Seeks India Pay 5-yr-old Dues for Delhi Commonwealth Games TV Coverage

Speaking in the House of Commons, British Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Hugo Swire expressed his hope that the issue of the £29 million owed to British company SIS in connection with its broadcast contract for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi would be resolved before Indian Prime Minister Modi visit London next month. Responding to a ...

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What Government Said on Encryption Policy?

The government, though scrapped the encryption policy for WhatsApp, said it was required to ensure secure transactions in Cyber Space for individuals, businesses and Government. In a statement, it said, “A High Level Expert Committee’s recommendations on Encryption Policy were recently put up on its website by the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY) for public comments. DeitY has ...

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India Leopard Census: Why Some States Left Out?

The first ever leopard census of India which revealed the estimated population of the wild species at 7,910, which may sum up to 12,000 to 14,000 all over the country after extrapolation of the numbers. The census area covered 350,000 sq km of forest habitat across the Shivalik hills and Gangetic plains, central India and the Western Ghats and 17,143 ...

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