Be it retail, healthcare, education, finance or even homes, technology is providing the consumer a totally different experience.
Income, innovation and integration are key to new-age agriculture as opposed to input-intensive monocropping, along with complementary and supplementary enterprises. These will ensure stability for small and marginal farmers, points out Tomio Shichiri.
As the third quarter ends, filing annual GST returns appears to have become a challenge
Online food delivery and discovery platforms are changing the way Indians eat, says Sriharsha Majety. The secret sauce: Logistics, data and technology, all deeply embedded in the granular knowledge of Indian food preferences.
India is now the fifth-largest automotive market and home to nine out of ten most polluted cities in the world. Further rapid urbanisation and spread of cities will require it to adopt innovative mobility solutions.
"The robo-advisory market worldwide will grow to $2.2 trillion by 2020 as against the current estimate of over $230 billion."
"An open source drug discovery programme allows capabilities to be linked and used, at negligible cost. India has already taken a step in this direction," says Samir K Brahmachari, Founder Director, CSIR-IGIB, and Former Director General, CSIR.
Rural and small town India was deprived of the benefits of banking innovations for decades. UPI, with its fast spread and ease of use and adaptability, is breaking the digital divide between India and Bharat.
"The government's larger initiatives like GST and specific ones to transform ports, in tandem with technological innovations such as IoT, robotics, and unmanned vehicles and equipment, will first impact transportation of containers, rather than passengers."
"The day is not far when, with sheer computing power along with AI and robotics, we will be able to deal with unstructured tasks."
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Not all remarkable books are widely popular or become bestsellers. But here is a whole bunch published in 2018 which take a deep dive into all that matters - from AI dominance to the rise of technocracy, the fall of start-up ideology and the woeful impact of climate change.
Fingerprints are used everywhere to unlock and authenticate, but researchers are developing master prints to override them.
Top five innovations that will wow you in 2019.
Fashion is the dominant theme this time, but the gourmet platter and luxe herbals are also here to wow you.
UPI has been the biggest game changer in the digital payment space, but new channels could be rolled out in the new year.
Transaction innovations, faster processing and likelihood of lower interest rates will work in favour of borrowers
Year 2018 was action packed for investors who saw volatile markets just as rupee hit rock bottom against the dollar. The eco-political conditions also changed quickly - RBI's chief made a premature exit, and the ruling party faced defeat in elections in three states. Here's what lies in store for equity investors in the new year.
Gold has time and again proven itself to be a safe haven. It makes sense to make it a part of the portfolio in spite of not-so-great returns.
Expect more customer-centric products such as covers for HIV and mental illness. Plus, technology will make processes much smoother and stress-free.
The entire insurance industry grew in 2018 and the same pace is likely to continue in 2019, too, with some segments such as digital-only products seeing a spurt, says Tarun Chugh, CEO and MD, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance. In an interview with Money Today's Naveen Kumar, he talks about how the insurance industry is using technology to reach new customers. Edited excerpts:
Investors are putting their money into equity funds, but navigating a volatile market will require caution and understanding. Here is what you can expect in 2019.
Managing your money can be tricky. Send your queries, and top-notch industry leaders will help you resolve any issue.
Prices are unlikely to rise and interest rates are under control. It makes sense to buy a house in 2019.