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Last updated: 19 Apr, 2019  
It.Thmb.jpg Technology for security
D.C. Pathak | 15 Apr, 2019
I had the benefit recently of listening to a well established American IT expert on the challenges for security strategists in these times of a literal tsunami of technological advancements. He brought out how the incredible speed at which technology was developing made it difficult to assess its repercussions for the future in terms of both global competition in business as well as the evolution of military domain.  
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Realty.9.Thmb.jpg Mission 2019: Ensuring payments and price transparency
SME Times News Bureau | 06 Apr, 2019
The importance of the flow of capital into the power and housing sectors in India cannot be overemphasised. Recent developments in both sectors once again bring to the fore the critical issues of effective payment mechanisms and price transparency as vital factors to boost the economy.  
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Cement.Mill.Thmb.jpg Aggregating small cement businesses can push India's growth
SME Times News Bureau | 30 Mar, 2019
The slowdown in real estate over the last few years and the constraints that India's infrastructure sector have faced due to non-performing assets (NPAs) have had a significant impact on allied industries, none more than on the cement sector itself.  
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India.Growth.9.Thmb.jpg Democracy on test
D.C. Pathak | 25 Mar, 2019
India has over the decades emerged as a leading light in the democratic world on two counts - the masses here have proven their ability to oust well entrenched regimes from power and have demonstrated their wisdom in opting for clean governance, assurance of development and national stability and security. And this has happened in spite of that typically Indian social phenomenon of caste and creed affinities ruling the political turf. 
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Coffee.9.Thmb.jpg From tribal hamlets to world markets: The amazing journey of Araku coffee
Mohammed Shafeeq | 17 Mar, 2019
From tribal hamlets to Paris, Araku coffee has come a long way and is set to lure the taste buds of New York's coffee aficionados this year. 
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Election.9.Thmb.jpg NDA will marginally fall short of majority but form government
IANS Election Special | 10 Mar, 2019
The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will fall marginally short of a majority in the Lok Sabha but will comfortably form the government with post poll tie-ups. In the eventuality of no Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance of opposition parties) in Uttar Pradesh, the Narendra Modi-led NDA will walk home with over 300 Lok Sabha seats. 
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Information.9.Thmb.jpg Are you well-informed?
D.C. Pathak | 28 Feb, 2019
We live in the Age of Knowledge that set in with the success of the information technology (IT)revolution at the beginning of the Nineties -- 1991 is, in fact, acknowledged as the cut-off year between the new era and the earlier Industrial Age. It gifted a new level of connectivity across geographical frontiers that brought in 'globalisation' unleashing a different degree of competitiveness in business and sharing of ideas that would force socio-political transparency. 
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Infrastructure.Thmb.jpg Land, as vital as ever
Taponeel Mukherjee | 23 Feb, 2019
The availability and usability of land to many investment sectors are essential, and yet these are areas that do not get the attention they deserve while making investment decisions and formulating policies. In the Indian context, this issue assumes greater importance 
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India.Growth.9.Thmb.jpg India should start a Well-Being Index
Frank F. Islam | 19 Feb, 2019
2018 was not a bad year in general for India. GDP growth has been relatively good, the Modi administration has launched several new initiatives, and Indias status and world image has strengthened. The problem is that these are all top-line measures and do not get down to how the Indian people are feeling. 
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Infrastructure.9.thmb.jpg Indian infrastructure: Time to refocus on the basics
Taponeel Mukherjee | 12 Feb, 2019
With 2019 underway, it would serve us well to look at some of the most pressing needs of Indian infrastructure. Trends in global capital markets and the needs of Indian infrastructure have broadly remained the same, but so have the challenges. 
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budget-indiaTHMB.jpeg A budget that is good politics and economics rolled into one
Amit Kapoor | 02 Feb, 2019
As was expected, the interim Budget presented by Piyush Goyal was not a traditional vote-on-account by any means. Contrary to the election-year convention, a full Budget was introduced by the government to pacify the voters.  
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APEC.9.Thmb.jpg India should be an APEC member: Australian Shadow Trade Minister
Biswajit Choudhury | 24 Jan, 2019
With trade becoming fundamental for global peace and stability and preventing the US-China kind of trade wars, it is vital to push for an Indo-Pacific free trade zone like the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) that should include India, a leading Australian politician has said. 
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It.Thmb.jpg Increase in digitalisation and other SME trends in 2019
Sameer Vakil | 17 Jan, 2019
The recent announcement that the GST Council is further easing the compliance requirements for SMEs will come as good news for the sector, which is acknowledged as the growth engine of the Indian economy. There is a collective sigh of relief now that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has raised the sales threshold for GST registration from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 40 lakh. 
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FB.9.Thmb.jpg New Indian IT rules take social media giants to task
IANS | 14 Jan, 2019
As India gears up for general elections, owners of global social media platforms are in a huddle over how to curb the spread of misinformation and fake news in a country where deep mobile penetration has made Facebook, its messaging service WhatsApp and Twitter available at the fingertips of millions.  
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Indo-Us.9.Thmb.jpg Ties with US, Russia, trade talks India's diplomatic priorities in 2019
Aroonim Bhuyan | 04 Jan, 2019
Maintaining a balance between ties with the US and Russia, talks on free trade agreements with Europe and Southeast Asia, and making the Indo-Pacific concept gain global acceptability will be among India's top foreign policy priorities in the year ahead. 
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