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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Not many women in India make it to boardrooms

While there has been an improvement in the number of women holding positions in boardrooms, the participation rate continues to remain low as compared to the workforce. The number of women holding board positions in companies has increased over the years but this increase has been quite slow. From 12.4 percent participation rate in 2017, […]

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Domestic rose market blooms as exports wither

While the export-oriented Indian flower industry has yet to recover from the pandemic’s losses, rose farmers got a break on Valentine’s Day. After two years, rose exports have managed to dampen the spirits of Indian flower farmers, who are being compensated in terms of price by domestic markets.  Rose markets suffering from poor exports due […]

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Students engage in part-time jobs to be financially independent

Parents think finishing studies should be a priority instead. Intending to improve skills, youths are opting for part-time jobs and internships that will enable them to apply their theoretical knowledge to their workplaces. Megha Bhargava, a final-year architecture student who does a part-time job at Waavie, an architecture firm in Bengaluru, explained, “Studying and then […]

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Textile Industry and Covid-19

Benguluru has a vast textile industry that has been affected adversely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Textile & garments industry in India is expected to reach $223 billion by 2021 from $140.4 billion in 2018, according to Invest India statistics. Manufacturers in the Textile Industry- Motherland Garments Private Ltd’s Managing Director A.J. Pandiam said that […]

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DRDO dismisses Patanjali’s claim on 2DG drug

Patanjali has done nothing much, they did publish a paper but it was based on our study, DRDO said. Gurugram: TheDefense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has said that Patanjali had nothing to do with the research of their new drug 2DG. This comes in response to Patanjali Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Acharya Balkrishna’s claim that the newly-launched […]

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GST council meeting to discuss tax-free covid products today

The 43rd GST council meeting discussed the exemption of Covid-related products from the GST rate slabs. Chandigarh: The exemption of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on Covid-related products was on the agenda of the GST council meeting today, but experts suspect that the exemption might not take place. The Goods and Services Tax Council (GST) met on […]

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Import Restrictions Hit Indian Traders Hard

Bengaluru: To cope up with Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan, local retailers face difficulty in conducting business operations.  With a calculator in one hand and other involved in writing financial reports, Nikhil Prasad, a tyre manufacturer at Velox Tyres Pvt. Ltd. said, “The import restrictions imposed by the government are neither giving us the advantage of increased demands, nor […]

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Green Manufacturing – A hit and miss in Peenya.

Synpack is a company that engages in a practice known as blown film extrusion which is used to manufacture polymer sheets. These polymer sheets are used to produce plastic films used by food packaging and pharmaceutical companies. At the empty plot adjacent to the Synpack factory, in Phase-II of Peenya Industrial Area, is a plastic […]

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