Feb 5, 2018 - Jaitley's 'words' on cryptocurrency in budget misinterpreted: IAMAI panel

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Budget 2018 'positive' for power sector though fails to address safeguard duties on solar panels

Although there has not been enough for the power sector in terms of what was proposed and what the Union Finance Minister has actually offered in the Budget 2018, the industry has taken it positively. The general perception is the thrust towards ensuring electricity access to all rural households, under Saubhagya and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna, is likely to provide a boost to energy demand, apart from improving the quality of life for rural households.

Further, the mechanism proposed to buy surplus solar energy from solar pumps by the distribution utilities as well as push for deployment of solar energy under smart city programme would facilitate solar capacity addition, given the improved tariff competitiveness of solar energy.

However, the uncertainty over imposition of duties, import duty / safeguard duty / anti-dumping duty including timelines and quantum thereof continues for the solar energy sector. Read More

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Over 34 new tech startup funds were launched in 2017, reveals Inc42’s Annual Indian Tech Startup Funding Report 2017.

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Pune-based Alacrity India Startup Fund, focused on B2B SaaS startups, announced that it has received the approval of SEBI to be registered as a Category I Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) venture capital fund in India.

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Amid Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s India visit, India and Canada have signed a bilateral agreement to provide market access for startups from both countries.

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Google app can helps users in various ways by offering features of other apps within its interface

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A report titled ‘Internet in India 2017’ expects the number of Internet users in India to reach 500 Mn by June 2018.

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Unlike BHIM, PhonePe or Google Tez, all of which had to start from scratch, WhatsApp represents a unique threat to Paytm: it is already one of the most-used internet platforms in India

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The algorithm could distinguish the retinal images of a smoker from that of a non-smoker 71 per cent of the time, the study found

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“We are on track to be a billion-dollar company where our organic growth will take us to 900 million plus (by 2020),” said Shashank Samant, chief executive of GlobalLogic.

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The number of unconnected Indians in the country is a staggering 1 billion and most of these people reside in the rural places of India, says Osama Manzar.

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