Sunday, December 5, 2021
Wisdom through maxims

Wisdom through maxims

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Mr Levy defines these maxims as "one-sentence nuggets of wisdom meant to immortalise an important idea" Topics BOOK REVIEW | Literature Maxims for thinking analytically: The wisdom of legendary Harvard Professor Richard Zeckhauser Author & Publisher: Dan Levy Price: Rs 2,173 If people who have reached middle age reflected on some of their big decisions, they would…
The myth of being your own boss

The myth of being your own boss

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The aura around the heroes of the start-up world has added to the lure of entrepreneurship Topics BS Opinion | Entrepreneurship | Startups Recent headlines across international media and in India suggest that the pandemic has pushed thousands of “employees” to realise their entrepreneurial dreams. From trudging along as “workers”, they have now taken a leap of faith and…
Adding economy to defence

Adding economy to defence

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Make in India for defence equipment is languishing in the absence of large orders that can make local production viable Topics Defence | BS Opinion | Indian military A fortnight ago in Jhansi, as part of the “Rashtriya Raksha Smarpan Parv” to mark the 75th year of Indian Independence, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi handed over to the Indian…
UIDAI dealing with World Bank, UN to take Aadhaar innovation abroad

UIDAI dealing with World Bank, UN to take Aadhaar innovation abroad

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UIDAI is also looking forward to having more partners from India who can help it in taking the Aadhaar technology overseas. its CEO Saurabh Garg said Topics World Bank  | Aadhar card | United Nations The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is working with the World Bank and United Nations to replicate the Aadhaar architecture in other…
Suspended animation

Suspended animation

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All MPs must observe parliamentary etiquette Topics Parliament | Business Standard Editorial Comment | Rajya Sabha The dramatic dharna by the 12 suspended members of the Rajya Sabha under a statue of Gandhi and further disruption in both Houses of Parliament on their behalf have only served to highlight a chronic problem in the conduct of legislative business in…
LS passes costs on assisted reproductive tech, offenses to be punishable

LS passes costs on assisted reproductive tech, offenses to be punishable

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The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2021 provides for penal provisions with offences punishable with hefty fines and tougher sentences Topics Lok Sabha | Parliament | indian government The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a long awaited bill to regulate and supervise assisted reproductive technology(ART) clinics and to establish a national registry and registration authority in the country which…
Live news: India grows fastest amongst significant economies, omicron threat seen

Live news: India grows fastest amongst significant economies, omicron threat seen

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Laetst live news: Parliament's Winter Session was held up for the third day as opposition parties continued protests demanding 12 suspended Rajya Sabha MPs be taken back. Opposition MPs shouted slogans in Lok Sabha, as their suspended colleagues sit on a dharna (sit-in protest) in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament complex. The government…
Companies offer vaccine peace of mind for Omicron; WHO recommends versus travel restrictions

Companies offer vaccine peace of mind for Omicron; WHO recommends versus travel restrictions

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News of Omicron's emergence wiped roughly $2 trillion off global stocks on Friday, after it was first identified in southern Africa and announced on Nov. 25. Topics Coronavirus | Coronavirus Tests | Coronavirus Vaccine Reuters  |  Frankfurt/ Berlin  Last Updated at December 1, 2021 06:24 IST The World Health Organization warned countries on Tuesday not to impose blanket travel…
India will remain a coal-dependent economy well into the future

India will remain a coal-dependent economy well into the future

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Despite diplomat-speak at Glasgow, the country will remain a coal-dependent economy well into the future Topics coal sector | coal industry | Indian Economy S Dinakar  |  New Delhi  Last Updated at December 1, 2021 10:18 IST Pollution be damned, we didn’t contribute. We need coal to grow. This was, in essence, India’s position at COP26, if you eliminate…
If provided PLI, we’ll make India a center, state electrical cycle business

If provided PLI, we’ll make India a center, state electrical cycle business

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The Indian cycle industry (including e-cycles) is estimated to be 22 million units pa with revenues of $1.3 billion. Topics Electric Vehicles | Bicycle | Indian companies For India to become a global player in electric cycles, manufacturers should be eligible for the government’s automotive production linked scheme or PLI. That is the message manufacturers, led by Hero Motors,…