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Foreign realty cheers FDI in broking services : The move to introduce foreign direct investment (FDI) without government approval is expected to improve delivery of broking services, suited to a particular standard.
The Union government, in early January 2018, amended rules relating to 100% FDI (foreign direct investment) in construction development in India under the automatic route, without the need for government approval. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, according to an official statement. The amendments include addition of real estate broking services under the construction sector and development of townships, etc. Essentially, it differentiates real estate broking services and eases norms for direct investment in them.. More here

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Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales hit out at US President Donald Trump on his plans to regulate social media companies, stating that while social media must be careful about information on their platforms, it's not a good idea for governments to threaten them. In an exclusive interview to ET NOW, he also spoke about fighting fake news in India and tackling misinformation arising out of the Covid19 crisis.

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Facebook CEO criticizes Twitter for fact-checking Trump

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Nearly 83 per cent of the value of total consumer transactions were made with cash in 2018, compared to 87 per cent in 2012.

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Australian News Corp shuts down small papers, to go digital-only

News Corp. Australasia executive chairman Michael Miller described the shift that will take effect on June 29 as significant and said jobs will be lost. He did not say how many.

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Kerala's liqour app BevQ gets over 1 lakh downloads in hours, some users unhappy

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The company has gotten under major scrutiny over security and privacy-related issues ever since the reports of Zoombombing came to light.All Zoom rooms will have enhanced encryption between Zoom Rooms Controller and Zoom Rooms enabled starting June 30, 2020

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Microsoft India funds two IIT Delhi projects on Covid-19 detection

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In an interview with ETs Brinda Sarkar, Sumeet Doshi, country manager - India, Kronos, says organisations need to space out how employees join shifts and workforce management solutions can play a critical role in helping organisations plan these staged arrivals.

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"Cryptocurrencies including bitcoin are not an asset class," Goldman Sachs declared in a slide deck released ahead of an investor call on Wednesday.

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BJP plans ‘digital rallies’ to mark Modi govt. anniversary

General secretary Bhupendra Yadav said this at a video presser, while reiterating that the BJP “stood with the general public in the fight against COVID-19”.

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Google deletes over 5 million negative TikTok reviews from Play Store to improve rating

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Mitron app crosses 50 lakh downloads, rivals TikTok on Indias Google Play Store

Mitron app crosses 50 lakh downloads within a month of release, rivaling Tik Tok. Mitron app is from which country and how to download it.

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Massive shift to digital space increases the need for Cyber Security experts

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HR-Tech startup, iXceed forays into digital marketing services

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