Author Archives: Loknath Das

Coronavirus: ‘The future of our nursery is pretty bleak’

Nurseries have joined schools in having to close because of the coronavirus outbreak. But if parents and carers stop paying fees, what implications does this have for the nurseries’ futures? “It’s just a matter of time as to how long we’ve got,” said Denise Williams, who runs Home-Grown Nursery in Malvern, Worcestershire. “Everybody’s really worried. I’ve got parents asking ‘can ... Read More »

Buying a new car right now may be a bad idea—and cost you thousands of dollars, data says. Here’s why

If you’re looking to buy a car, experts will generally tell you to look for a pre-owned model to save money. But if you’re heart is set on driving a shiny new car off the lot, there’s another reason you may want to exercise caution: It could be less reliable than you’d think. As many as 45% of those new or ... Read More »

Parks commission talks future goals, committees

In their first meeting since narrowly avoiding disbandment, Turlock’s Parks, Arts and Recreation Commissioners established goals and new committees for the upcoming year. The PAR Commission now meets quarterly following a vote by the City Council in January, when Council members were tasked with the decision of whether or not to temporarily shut down the group of community volunteers. Meetings ... Read More »

New York auto show postponed for first time since WWII over coronavirus

Organizers of the New York International Auto Show are postponing the 12-day conference until late-August due to the evolving coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. — the first time the annual event has been rescheduled since WWII. The public show, which was set to begin early next month, is now scheduled for Aug. 28 through Sept. 6, the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, ... Read More »

Jyotiraditya Scindia’s break with the Congress and his future in the BJP

March 9, 2020 will be remembered as the day of one of the most massive shake-ups in the recent history of Indian politics. Four-time Member of Parliament, a former union minister and a personal friend of the Gandhi siblings, Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from the Congress. Though there had been talk of Jyotiraditya Scindia joining the BJP for the past six ... Read More »

Future of Work 2020: Industry leaders believe regulators offer opportunities in fintech

On the second day of YourStory’s tech, product, and design conference, Future of Work 2020, three leaders from the Indian startup ecosystem — Chetty Arun, Sidharth, and Dharmesh BA came together to discuss ‘Designing for fintech.’  The trio discussed the regulatory framework and trends in the fintech space, and the limitations of traditional banks. Dharmesh, Sidharth, and BA Chetty Arun (L-R) Regulations as opportunities Five or six years ago, regulators were ... Read More »

GST refunds of apparel exporters blocked: FIEO

NEW DELHI:  The Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) on Monday said that Rs 6,000 crore in duty refunds of apparel and made-ups exporters are blocked under two government schemes and that is why they are facing “acute” liquidity problem. According to FIEO, around Rs 6,000 crore of duty refund claims have not been disbursed under the Rebate of State ... Read More »

Boardman SLR 8.9 Alloy road bike review

. The Boardman SLR 8.9 Alloy is a shining example of how advancements in frame technology and evolution of economies of scale can supply sheer riding enjoyment. Cast your minds back a decade or so and the choice of aluminium road bikes was limited. You were faced with polar options: either a heavy alloy bike peppered with compromises, or something ... Read More »

Future of Work 2020: Building for Bharat and evolving fintech solutions

When Vineeth Narasimhan, CTO, Kristal.AI, received a call from an apple grower in Himachal Pradesh, a first-time investor, asking how he could buy shares in Apple and Google, it was one in a series of examples of the growing aspirations of small-town India or ‘Bharat’. Building for Bharat was one of the key themes at a panel discussion on ‘The ever-evolving ‘tech’ ... Read More »

Geneva auto show canceled as Switzerland bans large events

The Geneva auto show is being canceled after the Swiss government announced an immediate ban Friday on all “public and private” events in the country involving more than 1,000 people as a measure to halt the spread of the new coronavirus. The measure will last until at least March 15, officials said. Among the events that will be affected are the annual Geneva International Motor ... Read More »