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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 »

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 »

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 »

Thai court to decide fate of Thanathorn’s Future Forward Party

Bangkok, Thailand – Thailand’s Constitutional Court is set to issue on Friday its verdict on an electoral case that could lead to the possible dissolution of the country’s third-largest political bloc – an outcome that could push the country into another round of unrest. The Future Forward Party (FFP) and its leader, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, are accused of breaking election finance laws when ... Read More »

Hero Motocorp aims to become ‘future of mobility’, invests ₹10,000 crore in R&D

Jaipur: Hero Motocorp will invest ₹10,000 crore in research and development (R&D) in the next 5-7 years, Pawan Munjal, Chairman and Managing Director said on Tuesday. Munjal also announced the new vision and mission of Hero Motocorp called ‘ Be the future of mobility’. Speaking at Hero World 2020 at the company’s Centre for Inovation and Technology, Munjal said the ₹10,000 crore investment in ... Read More »

The son of Saudi Arabia’s Warren Buffett sees a big future for Beyond Meat and plant-based foods

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think about vegan diets, but the son of one of the country’s most influential investors is betting big that plant-based meats will become the norm globally in just a few years. Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed, an avowed vegan and the founder and chief ... Read More »

IBM’s new CEO Arvind Krishna explains why practical future of quantum computing is closer than we think

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman‘s Budget speech was replete with geeky terms. One of them was quantum technology. “Quantum technology is opening up new frontiers in computing, communications, cyber security with wide-spread applications. It is expected that lots of commercial applications would emerge from theoretical constructs which are developing in this area,” Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance, said. “It is proposed to ... Read More »

Urus to drive future growth of Lamborghini in India

Italian super sports car maker Lamborghini expects its premium luxury SUV Urus to drive future growth in India with the model accounting for 50 percent of its sales in the country, a senior company official said. The company, which delivered its 50th Urus in India last year, has an eight-month waiting period on the model at present. “Urus is playing ... Read More »