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5 Ways in Which the Indian Internet Will Change in the Next 5 Years

The internet has become an integral part of our lives. We rely on it for entertainment, news, communication, and information. Declining data rates, increasing speeds and incessant technological modifications have done more in the last 3 years than what was done in the last 25. As India metamorphoses into an Internet state, the next 5 year will bring the kind of change ... Read More »

GST Council met 30 times, took 918 decisions in 2 years: Finance Ministry

The all-powerful GST Council, chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, has met 30 times and taken 918 decisions related to laws, rules and rates for the new tax regime within a span of just over two years, the Finance Ministry said Sunday. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, which comprises state finance ministers and Union Minister of State in ... Read More »

LinkedIn India User Base Doubles in 4 Years to Cross 50 Million

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn on Tuesday said its India member base has doubled in the past four years to cross 50 million in the country. India is LinkedIn’s fastest-growing and largest market outside the US. Globally, the professional networking platform has over 562 million members. “Our members-first, localised approach has helped us cross the 50 million mark in India. We are at the beginning ... Read More »

After years of shunning fixed maturity plans, Franklin Templeton re-enters the segment

Among the top 15 fund houses in terms of fixed income assets, 78.9% of Franklin Templeton’s fixed income assets lie in securities rated AA & lower; the most in such companies. What is special about Franklin Templeton Asset Management (India) Ltd launching a new fixed maturity plan (FMP)? On 20 March, it launched a new fund called Franklin India Fixed ... Read More »

Fourteen Years After Its Release, Should You Bother Getting Started With World of Warcraft?

HIGHLIGHTS 2016’s Legion is the latest expansion to World of Warcraft It brings dramatic changes to this 14-year-old game It’s the best entry point for newcomers to World of Warcraft World of Warcraft is one of the longest-running and most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) around. It’s seen spin-off card games, movies, and novels too. Since its inception in 2004, ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Confirmed to Receive Android Version Updates for 3 Years

HIGHLIGHTS Google has promised version updates for Pixel 2 series until 2020 Previously, the Pixel phones received security updates for three years This is another attempt by Google to influence the buying decision Google will roll out Android version updates to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL for the next three years – until October 2020. The fact had been revealed at launch, but the ambiguous ... Read More »

Am I unqualified to teach after 26 years working in education?

‘For 10 years I was a head of sixth form and then university tutor in an independent girls’ school,’ writes Dr Claire Seymour. ‘And yet I am deemed to be unable to guarantee children’s safeguarding, control a class or adapt teaching to respond to the needs of all pupils.’ Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA I am one of these “unqualified” teachers (60% ... Read More »

​This Computer Can Predict If You’ll Die Within 5 Years

Death and taxes are both inevitable, and while the latter roles around each year like clockwork, no one’s quite sure when the Grim Reaper will come calling for them. But a new technological advance might provide a little more clarity for your expiration date: An artificial-intelligence computer can predict your lifespan, new research from the University of Adelaide in Australia ... Read More »

8 Financial Choices You’ll Regret in 5 Years

Financial success will come easier if you can avoid these common mistakes. More If your goal is getting ahead financially, the formula for success is simple: Maximize tax-advantaged retirement accounts early, boost your savings with a Roth or traditional individual retirement account, choose investments you feel comfortable with and avoid debt like the plague. If you do those four things, ... Read More »

Diesel car sales drop nearly by a half in last four years

Diesel cars which once were once seen a budget option in the long term, is now no longer considered to be a viable option. Reports indicate that back in July 2012 diesel cars contributed to around 52 per cent of overall sales while petrol cars held the other 48 per cent. The numbers have now dropped by less than a ... Read More »