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Man of the future

In a 1998 appearance on Movers and Shakers, Shekhar Suman’s popular talk show, Bejan Daruwalla was asked if he could see the future of the country. The then 67-year-old astrologer nodded vigorously, saying, “The future of India is bright. From 2001, India will be on its path to greatness… Mera nahin, aapka nahin, par apna Bharat desh mahaan (Not mine, ... Read More »

[email protected] is solving problems of the future today. Here’s how this can make our life easy

It’s difficult to think about the future during these testing times but the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad is determined to do it. They want to start thinking about India’s post-COVID economic situation right away. Hence, students and professors of ISB have joined hands to start [email protected], their initiative to help authorities make informed decisions during the crisis which will also help ... Read More »

Used-car dealer accused of gouging in $45 million of masks

A used-car dealer accused of trying to get New York City to pay a 400% markup on millions of respirator masks he didn’t actually have has become the latest target of a federal crackdown on pandemic profiteering. Ronald Romano, 58, of Manalapan, New Jersey, tried to charge city officials more than $45 million for the masks, falsely claiming he was ... Read More »

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 »