Business Today

Cover story | April 7, 2019

Plug And Play

Plug And Play

India is emerging as one of the largest gig economies thanks to technology and digital economy.

Money

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5 ways to maintain a healthy credit score if you are using a credit card

While credit cards seem like a landmine and its correct usage is slightly tricky, here are five simple ways in which you can maintain a healthy credit score while using your credit card

Editors note

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Changing The Goalposts

As more millennials join the workforce, many of the old theories are being tested and found wanting.

The Buzz

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Race Against Time

In its last meeting before 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Union Cabinet met thrice and cleared as many as 70 matters, issuing 78 notifications.

Deterrent Measures

The government was likely to introduce a provision within existing regulations for compensation in future cases of faulty medical devices and implants.

Inaccurate Signals

The global ban in the wake of two tragic crashes, however, has rendered this aircraft's future uncertain for the time being.

PSUs Feel The Heat

The government is struggling to meet tax collection targets.

Mittal's Foray

The entry of steel baron L.N. Mittal's firm as a steel manufacturer in India will change many industry dynamics.

Risk on Returns

SEBI has reduced the scope of amortisation-based valuation for debt securities to 30 days from the earlier 60 days.

In Public Interest

In early March, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), India's drug price regulator, fixed the ceiling prices of 463 brands of cancer medicines.

On Hold

The government's much vaunted New Industrial Policy appears to have been put on hold.

Virtual Battle

Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are gearing up to combat fake news.

First Off The Block

Banks operate in a very competitive environment. The current low deposit growth restricts banks' ability to cut rates.

On Shaky Ground

Even with fairly respectable macros, the state of the economy is nothing to write home about.

Election Bonanza

"In election years, sales always increase substantially, so we are hopeful about next year."

Sinking Ship

The state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. has announced revival plans more than once but remains the most inefficient operator on various counts.

Accounting Jugglery

In the last fiscal, the government had transferred 97 per cent of its capital expenditure budget by the end of January 2018.

The Power Of Simplicity

The Bengaluru-based company offers innovative solutions to simplify products and claim settlement.

The Battle Is On

The Election Commission's social media guidelines might not be enough to contain fake news during the upcoming polls.

The Hub

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'Russia, China Created Oligarchs, Princelings Via Disinvestment'

The government has stuck to its Rs 80,000 crore disinvestment target for 2017/18, even as data from DIPAM shows proceeds of only Rs 61,000 crore so far through 24 completed transactions. Atanu Chakraborty, Secretary, DIPAM, talks to Rajeev Dubey & Dipak Mondal. Edited excerpts:

The Break-Out Zone

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A Cut Above

Instead of a notch at the top, the S10+ display stretches from edge to edge and a small hole punch on the top right that houses a dual-camera set-up at the front - a 10 MP selfie shooter and an 8 MP depth sensor.

Beware Of Killer Genes

Mutant genes and unhealthy lifestyle can increase cancer risks, but knowing the challenges and acting accordingly often help.

Pose for Your Boarding pass

Snapshots taken at self-check-in kiosks are being used to activate face recognition and move passengers quickly.

Digital Dose For Pharma

Indian pharma companies need to move fast on THE digital highway to stay relevant in the future.

Enemy At The Gates

As cyber attacks become more intrusive and intense, owners of IoT devices and connected homes must step up their digital defence.

Best Companies to Work For 2019

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The Right Choice

Employers who recognise the value of their employees and act to make their teams a dynamic force attract the best talent. Here are 14 companies that made the right moves.

How We Did It

This year's study includes what gig workers and women employees consider important.

Reinventing Jobs

Deconstruction is a critical first step to understanding how to apply automation to transform work; the exercise also reveals new work from automation.

Human Intelligence Better Than Artificial Intelligence

New technologies will displace jobs but also create jobs

Democratic Republic Of Work

The corporate workforce in India is young and wants more freedom in work.

Getting Future Ready

Accenture India creates an environment that allows employees to upskill as often as technology trends change.

Decoding Diversity

TCS encourages diversity and uses its workforce as a tool to get an edge.

The Dream Job

A BT-PeopleStrong survey reveals what makes companies tick for employees.


Re-Skilling For Future

Infosys offers numerous training modules and courses that help employees stay abreast of latest technologies.

Catching Them Young

Employees' ability to influence change and work on complex projects early in their career makes ICICI Bank the most preferred workplace in the BFSI segment.

The Global Start-Up

Google, the winner of the Best Companies to Work For Survey is all about achieving ambitious targets.

Tech Power

Amazon is using its tech prowess to keep employees engaged.

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