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#Notebandi frontlines: Small stores struggle to survive
Alison Saldanha | 16 Jan, 2017
There are about 12 million to 14 million kirana shops -- family-run corner-shops/mom-and-pop or convenience stores selling groceries and other products -- across India, and they are vulnerable to losses from 'notebandi -- as demonetisation is called colloquially. A population, roughly speaking, equivalent to that of France or Thailand, depends on these stores for a living.
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Demonetisation fallout: ATM makers get a big boost in new orders
Meghna Mittal | 16 Jan, 2017
The government's November 8 move last year to demonetise higher-denomination currencies was said to be aimed at tackling the issues of black money and counterfeit notes. But it has also uncovered the skewed ratio of ATM machines, as compared to the population, providing a boost to the makers of such machines.
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Demonetisation: Govt propelling a wishful narrative
Rakshita Swamy | 09 Jan, 2017
One would assume that an economic decision as important as demonetisation was based on, and driven by, evidence and strong data. It is, however, clear by now that this decision has been taken without any robust assessment of the proportion of black money held in cash, the quantum of notes with the public, and the number of notes actually in circulation.
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2017: 4 things India can look forward to
SME Times News Bureau | 02 Jan, 2017
An increased focus on renewable energy, more reliable power supply to villages, growing spread of Aadhaar -- the national identification system -- and greater use and spread of the Internet. Those, according to IndiaSpend, are the four things India can look forward to in 2017.
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Year End Review 2016: Report card of MSME Ministry
SME Times News Bureau | 27 Dec, 2016
During the year 2016, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) launched various initiatives to improve the ease of doing business and to make MSMEs more globally competitive. These initiatives include...
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New notes: Several discrepancies emerge in RBI, Govt figures
SME TImes News Bureau | 20 Dec, 2016
Several new and large discrepancies have emerged in the stated positions of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the government on the printing and distribution of new currencies following the demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes on November 8.
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Digital And Cashless Economy : A new way of life after demonetization
Deepak Razdan | 20 Dec, 2016
Pay Digital and Win Prizes! As India moves towards a digital and cashless economy, the Government announced on 15th December, 2016 two schemes Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana to give cash awards to consumers and merchants who utilize digital payment instruments for personal consumption expenditures.
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Cyber Security: How Rahul, Congress Twitter accounts may have been hacked
Nishant Arora | 12 Dec, 2016
India still does not have a dedicated legislation on cyber security or bullying when it comes to social media platforms. The country, given its vision of becoming an IT super-power, needs to have a dedicated cyber security law on this at the earliest.
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Digital banking may eat into ATM business
Venkatachari Jagannathan | 02 Dec, 2016
With the government nudging people towards digital banking modes -- payments through mobile phones, Point of Sale (PoS) machines and others -- ATM players may find their business in a flux in the coming years.
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Donald Trump: A turning point or stopgap?
Saeed Naqvi | 28 Nov, 2016
After a convivial evening at King's College on the Strand, when he boarded the Victoria Line to Earl's Court, Professor Ron Geaves experienced the first public reaction to a Donald Trump victory.
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