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One of the most important tussles in the Mumbai North West constituency saw Amol Kirtikar from Shiv Sena -Uddhav Balasaheb Thackrey (SSUBT) losing by just 48 votes to Shiv Sena's Ravindra Waikar. Surprisingly, the third biggest vote puller in this constituency turned out to be 'None of the...

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Indian elections have a major lacuna.   Usually, about 2/3rd of the eligible voters actually vote. If a party gets about 45% + of these votes, it wins a majority.  Therefore, votes from just 30% of the total electorate are enough to win an election.    Is this really a 'popular'...

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Moneylife Digital Team 31 May 2024
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has moved 100 tonnes of gold from the UK to its vaults in India, marking a significant shift in gold storage, says a report.   In the report, Times of India (ToI) says this is the first time at least since early 1991, when RBI has added precious metal at this scale...

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Mumbai-based Shishir Kumar (name changed), a retired director of a public sector unit (PSU), wanted to dabble in online trading. By clicking a link on a Facebook ad, he was added to a WhatsApp group. He was also 'trained' by experts representing a foreign investment firm. He 'invested' nearly...

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Moneylife Digital Team 31 May 2024
State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has awarded a Rs132 crore contract to US-based Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to strategise a revival roadmap for the telecom company. However, a union of employees of BSNL has termed the deal as 'futile', says a report from Economic Times.   According...

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While describing the challenges in Mumbai, Bambai or Bombay—as the city has been known over the years—Johnny Walker, in the 1956 Hindi superhit film CID, warned saying, "Zara hat ke zara bach ke, yeh hai Bombay meri jaan". Nearly seven decades later, the message of this evergreen number sung by...

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Moneylife Digital Team 04 June 2024
Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has launched an updated version of its mobile app, 'Saarthi 2.0', to help investors with their personal finances. This app includes various tools designed to make understanding complex financial concepts easier.   The 'Saarthi 2.0' app app...

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Moneylife Digital Team 30 May 2024
India's healthcare sector, mainly hospitals, has attracted significant private investment. This sector reflects the country's economic and demographic diversity, from primary care at local clinics to advanced treatment at world-class facilities. Demand is driven by favourable demographic shifts...

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I was recently asked if I could write an article on, ‘Do you want to be an entrepreneur?’ which could be a summary of my book written many years ago, titled Entrepreneur – You Can Move Mountains.    There are those who choose a steady employee career and will be happy doing this throughout...

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The antivirus app installed on your mobile device is expected to protect you, right? But what if the same app is also handing over your browser history to a major marketing company? In January 2020, PC magazine found out that user data was being shared between Avast and its subsidiary Jumpshot....

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Moneylife Digital Team 28 May 2024
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, innovator companies were actively seeking ways to mitigate risks associated with relying on a single country for their supply of key intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). India emerged as a reliable second source for these materials and the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 June 2024
The electric vehicle (EV) sector is predicted to grow in the near future as the world shifts to greener alternatives. Its main component is a lithium-ion battery. According to one estimate, lithium-ion battery consumption would increase by 17 times by 2030, resulting in lower per-unit battery...

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Shirish Shanbhag 30 May 2024
Occasionally, the ground floor of housing societies is demarcated as commercial area and shops or other businesses are allowed to offer their services to the public from therein. Such shop-owners are still considered to be members of the cooperative housing society (CHS/the Society) and are...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 May 2024
Shaktikanta Das, governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), launched three major initiatives of RBI, a platform for regulatory application, validation and authorisation (PRAVAAH) portal, a retail direct mobile app and a fin-tech repository. These three initiatives were earlier announced as part...

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Moneylife Digital Team 30 May 2024
The worldwide pharmaceuticals market, based on invoice price levels, is projected to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3%-6% until 2027, reaching approximately US$1.9trn (trillion). Regional trends are expected to vary, with developed economies maintaining steady growth rates due...

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SnapEdit is a one of the best photo editing apps using artificial intelligence (AI) with a mission to make your editing easy, smooth and fun. Transform your photos like never before with SnapEdit which is designed to effortlessly remove unwanted objects with one click, enhance image quality...

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Ratna Singh (Bar  and   Bench) 31 May 2024
President of the Madhya Pradesh High Court Bar Association, Jabalpur DK Jain recently delivered a scathing speech criticising judges who take it as their "right" to disrespect advocates.    While speaking at a farewell ceremony held for Chief Justice (CJ) Ravi Malimath, Jain took the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 03 June 2024
Just a day before the counting of votes for the general election, motorists from across the country using expressways will have to pay more for toll as the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to hike tolls by an avarage of 5%. The toll hike would be applicable  at 1,100 toll...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 May 2024
Here is a government company that undertakes e-auctions on behalf of government entities. A smaller part of the e-commerce business also involves e-procurement wherein it digitally procures goods for its clients. In the e-commerce business, it follows a fixed as well as variable (based on a...

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Aman Singh  and   Udisha Srivastav (IndiaSpend) 24 June 2024
Savita (name changed on request) was shocked to discover that her Urban Company ID had been blocked in February 2023 because she did not meet the monthly target of 40 clients. “My mother-in-law passed away and I took a break of one month from work. I was left without any means of income,” the...

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