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Why is everyone so obsessed with going to Mars? Here are some other worlds ripe for exploration

Why is everyone so obsessed with going to Mars? Here are some other worlds ripe for exploration

<span><a href="https://theconversation.com/profiles/gail-iles-761554">Gail Iles</a>, <em><a href="https://theconversation.com/institutions/rmit-university-1063">RMIT University</a></em></span>Last month, China successfully landed and <a href="https:...

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How Lower Minimum Wage Terms May Hurt Indian Workers In The Gulf

How Lower Minimum Wage Terms May Hurt Indian Workers In The Gulf

Mumbai: Indian migrant workers, hit by the pandemic-led downturn, are confronted with a new challenge--a reduction in the Minimum Referral Wages (MRW) mandated by the government to protect them from exploitative employers abroad. MRW applies to poorly educated, low skilled blue-collar workers who ha...

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Desi networking portal raises funding from Tiger Global at a valuation of half a billion

Desi networking portal raises funding from Tiger Global at a valuation of half a billion

Mumbai: Home-brew networking platform Apna has raised a $70 million Series B round led by Insight Partners and Tiger Global.Existing investors, Sequoia Capital India, Lightspeed India, Greenoaks Capital and Rocketship VC also participated in the round.With this investment Apna has now raised over $9...

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Buying or Selling Gold? You may require this from today

Buying or Selling Gold? You may require this from today

Mumbai: Planning to buy or sell Gold? It is advised that you opt only for hallmarked Gold in your transaction.The deadline for mandatory hallmarking of Gold jewelry commences from June 15.The previous deadline to this rule was extended by a fortnight keeping in mind the Covid-19 related lockdowns ac...

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SEBI fines Franklin Templeton's India CEO, trustee among others

SEBI fines Franklin Templeton's India CEO, trustee among others

New Delhi: In yet another blow for Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund, the SEBI has now imposed a penalty on Franklin Templeton Trustee Services and the head of India operations, Sanjay Sapre among other key officials in the matter of winding of six debt schemes last year.The capital market regulator on...

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US labour market: Heed the signs (Opinion)

US labour market: Heed the signs (Opinion)

Imported tightening is a possible risk to the Reserve Bank of Indias (RBI) current accommodative monetary policy stance, but it is likely mitigated now.The US Fed's new framework places high weightage on equitable job growth, does not link monetary policy action to only a headline employment number ...

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Is a boom in retail shareholder activism imminent in India?

Is a boom in retail shareholder activism imminent in India?

On May 22, 2020, Hertz – the world's first car rental company begun during the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918 – filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US.Lockdowns caused the business to collapse and from a high of $20 in February, Hertz's share price plummeted to $0.56 on May 26. But it rose again ex...

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Cabinet Clears Model Tenancy Act, here's five things tenants and landlords should know

Cabinet Clears Model Tenancy Act, here's five things tenants and landlords should know

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared the Model Tenancy Act on Wednesday.The Act will be circulated to States and Union Territories for adaptation by way of enacting fresh legislation or amending existing rental laws suitably.According to a government notification, the Mo...

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Mehul Choksi could easily land in Indian jail

Mehul Choksi could easily land in Indian jail

New Delhi: Mehul Choksi, among prime accused in the Rs 13,000 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case, could soon land in an Indian jail. That, if former CBI director AP Singh is to be believed.Singh, in a news report, said, the Republic of Dominica may allow Choksi to be deported to India rather than...

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Mamata sweeps Bengal, BJP in Assam and LDF in Kerala

Mamata sweeps Bengal, BJP in Assam and LDF in Kerala

New Delhi: Mamata Banerjee rode the Bharatiya Janata Party challenge to take her Trinamool Congress to triumph for a third consecutive term in West Bengal on Sunday while the BJP was set to return in Assam and the Left Democratic Front in Kerala, signature victories for ruling parties which decisive...

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