Author Archives: Loknath Das

Dhoni Is Faster Than A Computer: Akhtar

London: Former Pakistan quick Shoaib Akhar said MS Dhoni is faster than a computer when it comes to cricketing acumen. “Dhoni is faster than a computer. Whatever a computer can say about playing on a certain wicket, I believe that MS Dhoni can do it faster,” said the former Pakistan pacer in his YouTube channel. Dhoni scored 34 and effected a ... Read More »

Avail Finance gets $ 9 million from Matrix Partner

BENGALURU: Blue-collar workforce focused financial technology startup Avail Finance has raised $ 9 million from venture capital firm Matrix Partners India. This is on top of the last round led by the Bengaluru-based company, when it raised over $17 million last year in a mix of equity and debt funding. It counts Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal, Cred founder Kunal Shah, Ola founders Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit ... Read More »

Family finance: Why Singhs need to buy life, health insurance at the earliest

Kaushal and Babita Singh are both employed and get a combined monthly salary of Rs 3.42 lakh. They stay with their children aged 20 and 24 and their portfolio is worth Rs 3.7 crore. It comprises Rs 2.3 crore in real estate in the form of two houses and two plots of land, Rs 12.3 lakh in cash, equity worth ... Read More »

Schools, businesses grapple with schools’ computer education

TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas leaders in business, education and politics are considering ways to update the state’s school curriculums to teach students computer science skills that will prepare them for how technology is changing the world. Making the changes would require overcoming several obstacles, including how to add more computer science courses without reducing time for traditional science subjects, and ... Read More »

In Major Revamp, Draft Education Policy Does Away With 10+2 Model of Schooling, Brings in 5+3+3+4 Format

New Delhi: The draft New Education Policy (NEP), 2019, has recommended the restructuring of the school curriculum and pedagogy in a new “5+3+3+4 design”. This is a major departure from the legacies of the National Policy on Education, 1968, which follows the “10+2” format in the school education system. The NEP committee, headed by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan, is of ... Read More »

Low internet speed leaves users fuming

Slowing of the internet speed by the telcos on the orders of the state government following the killing of militant commander Zakir Musa has left the users in Kashmir fuming with the business community complaining of incurring losses. The state government ordered the telecom companies operating in Kashmir to reduce the internet speed from 4G to 2G in the wake ... Read More »

6 Best Wicket-Taking Celebrations in IPL 2019

The bowler who takes the most wickets in an IPL season gets to wear the purple cap throughout the season in field. And the bowler who takes the most wickets till the end of the tournament then wins the Purple Cap award. In the 11th edition of IPL, the Purple Cap award went to Andrew Tye of Kings XI Punjab ... Read More »

Viewpoint | Everyone desires for an Amit Shah but are you ready to be Narendra Modi?

This article is not to propagate the political achievements of any individual or party but used as an analogy of our own behavioural aspects towards personal finance and life in general. The images of the resounding victory of the ruling party and the mammoth confidence shown in the leadership qualities of one man in the recently concluded elections are fresh in ... Read More »

Trade bodies begin pre-budget consultations with finance ministry

With days remaining for the new government to take charge and the new council of ministers to be sworn in, all eyes are already on the finance ministry. With the economy losing steam, a number of trade bodies have already started their pre-budget consultations with the finance ministry. Even though the chambers of ministers are empty at North Block, the ... Read More »

FM Arun Jaitley meets 5 finance ministry secretaries amid hospitalisation rumours

Though reports suggest that Arun Jaitley might not take another tenure as India’s finance minister under the upcoming Modi Cabinet, he seems unperturbed. Amid rumours of his ill health, the Finance Minister today met five secretaries of the finance ministry, including Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg, at his residence. Other top ministry officials who met Jaitley included Revenue Secretary Ajay ... Read More »