Algo trades flourishing but SEBI yet to regulate the system

Since its legalization in 2009, algorithmic trading has evolved significantly but due to unregulated algo trades, market manipulations pose a threat to transparency. Algorithmic trading has become popular in the Indian market, despite the accompanying risks. The recent National Stock Exchange (NSE) co-location scam illustrated the dangers of algo-trading and highlighted the need for regulation. Half of […]

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Information gaps abound in government websites

These hamper our right to information, say activists. If you have applied for benefits under a government scheme, and want to check the status of your application, chances are you’ll see ‘error code 404: this page doesn’t not exist’ on the screen. If you are researching the details of a ministry’s fund disbursement, you may […]

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‘Govt’s grand plan to go after free speech’

Social Media and all ‘intermediaries’ – every entity that helps transmit data or store data online – stand to lose with the new ‘unconstitutional’ social media framework and guidelines, experts say. Bangalore:  M V Rajeev Gowda, a former member of parliament in the Rajya Sabha and a national spokesperson for the Indian National Congress, said […]

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A year of education lapse, thanks to digital divide

With limited or no means to continue their learning, slum children skip a year’s education.     The pandemic highlights how digital divide could halt education, the most basic necessity of Bangalore’s slums’ upgrading. The schools have remained shut due to the onset of the pandemic. They were shut until December 2020, when the Karnataka government […]

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Chinese smartphones need not worry about their place in the Indian mobile market share

Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, Realme(owned by Oppo), Redmi(owned by Xiaomi), Samsung(Korean company) are the people’s choice in India when it comes to buying a smartphone. Bengaluru: There is no doubting the fact that people love using phones. (An ever evolving generation of gadgets which fits the world into one’s fingers) and it is nothing short of […]

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Homemakers use social media to resell clothes, lifestyle items

Customers find it a convenient way to buy stuff. Gujarat: Homemakers in Gujarat are increasingly getting involved in the reselling business through social media platforms. Ashal Bhogesara, an apparel reseller who owns FabFashion, said, “Amid the pandemic, when several people are losing their jobs, this business is offering employment to women. Also, due to the […]

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