The draft national telecom policy has stirred up debate on the overambitious targets of the government outlined in the policy document. It is good news for the Indian pharmaceutical industry. After two years of stagnancy, exports grew 2.91 per cent to $17.27 billion in FY2017/18. Banking haircuts have been in the limelight ever since the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code has been implemented. However, it has not stopped bankers from trying to get a good deal. Record production and subdued prices for purchase have traditionally been a problem that increased the payment burden on sugar mills. The RBI's latest report on states finds that economic growth is well spread out even as southern states lead in social spending. The NCR-based start-up is giving the stodgy sanitary napkin a premium twist with a chic, all-natural product. Artificial intelligence could add at least a trillion dollars to our economy by 2035. Walmart announced it had signed agreements to become the largest shareholder in Flipkart. How to keep the US happy without offending Iran is the question of the hour for India. Social media platforms' efforts to curb fake news are not enough.
One look at the Amazon Echo Spot will make you nostalgic. Its circular design is reminiscent of the analogue alarm clock people used back in the day. The specifications of the Asus Max Pro M1 on paper seemed too good to be true - the right hardware running stock Android at an unbelievable price. Smartwatches are often only as smart as the phones they are paired with. They have a brain of their own but need a borrowed heart (read phone) that really puts a soul in their bodies. A detailed account of India's struggle with its colossal waste problem. As we head into the summer months, keeping an eye on water consumption and other precautions can help protect renal health. The low-down on the best in art, fashion and food. Companion robots are making their way into homes and classrooms. Telepresence is all set to give your office a Star Trek feel.
Reliance Retail's multi-platform business touches a record high. Rajesh Exports aims to grow its retail business with an eye on cost efficiency. The top five companies in each category The IT major is taking big strides with digital at the centre of its growth story. JSW Steel comes back from the brink and is now ready to face the challenges. With a new leader at the helm, the Indian IT bellwether revisits its growth strategy. Bharti Airtel has retained market share despite rising competition. Maruti Suzuki is having a dream run. It is also getting ready for the future. Damani's conservative approach has Avenue Supermarts' DMart valued at three times more than all its competitors put together. Unlike last year, the revenue benchmarks have been changed to Rs 1,000 crore and above.
A clear objective, good governance and a shrewd business sense are required to script success. David Kenny, Senior Vice President, IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, tells Goutam Das that there is a strong case for diversity in AI. Mondelez Internationals disappointing run in India ended in 2017. But it needs to look beyond Cadbury to keep the momentum going. Smaller car makers are increasingly tapping the export market to stay relevant in India. Too many players may spoil the co-working space party. Initial Coin Offerings are all the rage, but while a few soar, many others crash and burn. Online renting companies are changing the way Indians use products by disrupting the very idea of ownership. The venture debt market is coming of age in the Indian start-up ecosystem.
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Editor's note by Prosenjit Datta
Lack of regulations governing cryptocurrencies an impediment for ICOs in India.