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The Universal Basic Income debate often boils down to 'do you trust individuals to make better decisions with money handed to them vs the state deciding for them in the form of subsidies and benefits in areas that the state believes it needs to support individuals in?' The historical precedent is that individual humans will ultimately make better decisions for themselves than the state can for them. There will always be bad apples, but most will act responsibly in how they use their handout money!

India's Reliance Jio launches Zoom rival with 100 participant limit

India’s biggest carrier Reliance Jio has officially launched its Zoom rival — called JioMeet. The app is available across platforms, including the web, iOS, and Android, with support for 100 participants in one meeting. The company had first announced the service on April 30, and now it has made JioMeet available for everyone. During its test …

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Airtel's Ajai Puri to chair COAI, Jio's PK Mittal appointed vice-chairman

Telecom industry body COAI on Thursday announced the appointment of Bharti Airtel chief operating officer for India and South Asia, Ajai Puri, as its ..

Why Sunil Mittal is placing a bet on OneWeb’s satellites?

The low orbit satellites could work like a cellular tower in the sky

Chinese smartphone brands put investments on hold in India amidst geopolitical tensions

Oppo and Vivo in fact are yet to register for India’s ambitious production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for manufacturing, even though the likes of..

Fixing floor tariff by regulator can be suicidal: Former Trai chief

Pradip Baijal, former bureaucrat and chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) who have written a book, 'Containing the China Onsla..

Samsung likely to gain as Chinese smartphone brands suffer amid anti-China sentiment: Analysts

China's loss appears to be Korea's gain, atleast as far as smartphones are concerned. Samsung may regain its number two position, displacing Vivo, by ..

Telcos are reinventing as digital enablers in response to demand: IBM

Telecom operators are embracing open ecosystems to control network resources better, using everything from hybrid cloud to artificial intelligence and automation

OnePlus to launch new TV series in India today with starting price under ₹20,000

OnePlus has put up a dedicated page for the new range of products on Amazon India’s website.The TV range is expected to extremely slim as OnePlus has compared it to the own flagship smartphone

LAVA launches contest to design the 'next Indian' smartphone

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) As chorus grows against the use of Chinese brands, domestic mobile manufacturer Lava on Thursday launched 'Design in India contest,

Voda Idea’s Rs 74k cr loss is India’s biggest

India Business News: Beleaguered telecom operator Vodafone Idea on Wednesday reported a staggering Rs 73,878-crore loss in fiscal 2019-20 — the highest ever by any Indian

Apple's struggle to conquer the Indian smartphone market

Apple’s market share in India remains disappointingly low. While the firm plans to open its first physical store in the country in 2021, more needs to be done to improve its fortunes in the world’s second-largest smartphone market

Government panel in first meeting ratifies Chinese app ban

The Indian government said its decision was based on close to 300 documents and reports seeking a ban on the Chinese apps, claiming that they were com..

How's the impact of migrant movement on retail FMCG consumption?

From buying local brands to change of loyalty and the need for trust, we deep dive to see how migrant labout movement has changed retail FMCG consumption.

Netizens disappointed after HUL renames Fair Lovely to Glow Lovely

Hindustan Unilever's decision on Thursday to rename 'Fair and Lovely' to 'Glow and Lovely' and this has left Netizens disappointed and furious.

Covid pushes ITC to expand personal and home hygiene portfolio

ITC has launched over four to five products under Savlon since cases of covid-19 started to surge in India

Here’s how Britannia is eating into ParleG’s market share for five years now⁠— and now wants more of it

The Wadia group company added nearly 3,000 distributors last year, according to its fourth-quarter report. “With the pandemic, all FMCG players (with the reasonable

When one manufacturer pushes an untested product in an unethical manner, why does it vilify Ayurveda as a whole?

With this enormous effort available, and given that the spirit of inquiry guides science, it could well have been expected that communication between science, these worlds of Ayurveda and the public would be fostered. This would have been a great contribution to medical knowledge, for humanity as a whole.

P G says will not disclose advertising decisions as Facebook ad boycott grows

"Our approach has been to not to make public declarations of where we stand with individual partners," a P&G spokesman said.

FMCG firms wait for small shops in cities to get back into business

Demand for products ranging from chocolates to cold beverages and candies will take time to rebound.Sales of Prataap Snacks is back to 80-85% of pre-covid levels in June as in-home sales rose

Flipkart Discounts On High-Performance Laptops To Buy In India

If you are planning to buy a new high-performance laptop, then this could be the right time, as Flipkart is offering a huge deal on some of the latest high-performance laptops available in India. Do note that, the list of laptops that we have included comprises both macOS and Windows OS- powered devices.

Indian traders on Alibaba seeing more discounts

​​Top trade bodies shared this observation at a webinar organised by Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on plans of expansion of the ban Chinese products campaign.

Myntra's mailers turn the focus on WFH fashion

Majority of India's workforce is working from their homes and people don't need different clothes for different occasions... Or do they?

Paytm to Flipkart: List of top Indian startups/companies funded by Chinese investors

India on Monday banned 59 apps Chinese Apps, including the hugely-popular TikTok and UC Browser. Apart from applications, Chinese investments are deep-rooted in the Indian economy in myriad sectors, including Indian startups and tech companies, like Paytm, Flipkart, OYO. Here's a list of Major Startups/Companies in India with Chinese investors:

Cyber insurance still at a nascent stage in India

According to the Internet Crime Report for 2019, released by FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Centre, India ranks third among the top 20 countries that are victims of cybercrimes.

IBM study says more than half of Indian companies report data breach in last two years

Despite the increased attempts by organisations to improve cybersecurity response planning, containing cyberattacks is still a major issue for them, according to an IBM study.Cyberattacks have been on

NPCI to set up ₹500-crore data centre to handle digital transactions

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) will set up a ‘Smart Datacentre’ in Hyderabad with an investment of ₹500 crore.Telangana Information Technology and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao la

In future, the world of large campuses is dead: Tiger Tyagarajan

Real estate should be flexible, not fixed. There are risks with the model of large campuses. You will have 1,000 people instead of 10,000 and people won’t have to travel 90 minutes to work.

Why Indian IT Professionals Are Looking To Upskill Themselves In Cloud Computing

This internet boom over the last two has led to the growth in the demand for bandwidth from data centres. Lack of access to quality data networks and fully amped data centres in India is truly felt among organisations during this novel Coronavirus pandemic. To counter the pressure of work from home scenarios, Indian organisations…

How to evaluate IT sector’s Q1 numbers in a likely washout quarter

Limited relevance should be given to the headline financials of IT companies in Q1FY21, said CLSA report. For top-five IT players, expect a 5-8 percent QoQ decline US$ revenues in constant currency terms. Infosys and HCL Technologies are our key picks, said the report.Get latest Information Technology online at cnbctv18.com

Cybersecurity top priority for Indian CIOs post Covid-19: Adobe

As hacking threats increase from nation-state bad actors from China and North Korea, a staggering 89 per cent of CIOs in India say that cybersecurity remains to top investment area for them.

TikTok’s parent company Bytedance could lose $6 billion after ban in India: Report

The recent ban of 59 Chinese apps by India has also gained the attention of news portals based in China. Recently, state-run media The Global Times published a report on the ban and speculated that By

Zoom released 100 new security features in 90 days

On 1 April, the company pledged to make a number of enhancements to address security and privacy issues.The 90-day freeze was put in place to focus all engineering and product resources in the direction of safety

Why we travel: William Dalrymple on how living in India has changed him

William Dalrymple didn’t set out to become Britain’s leading chronicler of Indian history, but a chance trip to the subcontinent started a lifelong obsession. Thirty years on, he’s still living in Delhi, a city with a “tangible sense of history”.

3 Indian firms among top 10 in ‘Everest Group Engineering Services Top 50’ list

HCL Technologies, TCS, Wipro rank third, seventh and 10th respectively

IT sector hiring again, recovery in sight by second half of FY21

Investments in automation and by the BFSI segment are driving IT sector recovery

Why it is important to re-balance India’s digital ecosystem

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said that India's digital journey focused on empowerment, inclusion and digital transformation and its positive impact is being felt in all aspects of the lives of Indian citizens.

Affle acquires 8% stake in Singapore-based OSLabs | Digital

The deal worth Rs 21 crore should be completed by 25 July

Google is quietly killing the Pixel 3a, its $400 Android phone that ended up being one of the best smartphones

Google is discontinuing the $400 Pixel 3a, the more affordable version of its Pixel 3 phone that it launched last spring. The company said it had completed

Foreign firms have to follow India’s rules pertaining to data security and privacy: MEA

MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said India has adopted a very ‘open regime’ for attracting FDIs, but global companies have to abide by the country’s rules.

A policy roadmap for India’s digital transformation

The telecommunications industry has helped keep people and businesses functioning smoothly during the covid disruptions but a clear policy roadmap is needed to accelerate its growth and help India transition to a digital economy.

MSME Week: How MSMEs are championing India’s technology-led transformation

As part of the MSME week, SMBStory organised a panel discussion to understand how MSMEs are using technology to survive the coronavirus crisis.

Covid-19 impact: Accelerating towards a contactless economy

Covid-19, the global pandemic has taught us new ways of living in all spheres of life. Across the globe, citizens now have to practice social distancing, governments are forced to impose lockdowns, billions of corporate...

8 MNC workers get Covid-19, CEO booked

The Pune rural police have sealed the manufacturing plant of a multinational company at Varve Budruk, about 30km from Pune, near Khed Shivapur in Bho

How COVID -19 has made these Indians pick up an alternative career

Many Indians have chosen alternate careers to make ends meet to rise above the challenge

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