Centre to enact mining law reforms in 6-8 weeks: Jain

‘Going to open up sector, opt for reward-and-punish regime’ The Centre is looking at mining reforms, including amendments to the Mining Act and auction rules, Coal and Mines Secretary Anil Kumar Jain said. These were progressing well and in the next six to eight weeks, the reforms were likely to get adopted in the statute book, he added. The statement […]

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EU charges Amazon with anti-competitive action, opens second probe

The company can ask for a closed door hearing to defend itself. An EU decision could come next year. EU regulators charged Amazon on Tuesday with distorting competition in online retail and opened a second investigation into its business practices, as antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager takes aim at another U.S. technology giant. The European Commission has been investigating Amazon’s dual […]

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China’s Oct. exports surge, imports rise

Outbound shipments jump 11.4% China’s exports grew at the fastest pace in 19 months in October, while imports also rose, official data showed on Saturday, as the world’s second-largest economy continued to recover after being hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis earlier this year. Exports rose 11.4% from a year earlier, beating analysts’ expectations of a 9.3% increase and quickening […]

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Telcos resist differential licensing, unbundling of layers; say move regressive

Debt-laden Vodafone Idea says that that there is an urgent need to address underlying issue. Telecom operators have collectively opposed any move to introduce differential licensing via unbundling of various layers, arguing that the proposal goes against regulatory consistency and would wreak unknown and unpredictable impact on investments made, leading to investor uncertainty. The operators Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea, and […]

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False Ideas And Beliefs About Online Slot Machines

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A good deal of these false beliefs, myths, and misconceptions are harmless and have no positive or negative influence on the outcome of the game. However, others can frustrate you and turn a fun day of casino games into a dark night. No other casino game has benefited as much from technological advancements as slot machines. Slots, after years of […]

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Apple sees record September quarter in India

In September, Apple launched its first online store in India. Tech giant Apple has posted a record September quarter revenue of USD 64.7 billion, with strong performance across markets including India. “Geographically, we set September quarter records in the Americas, Europe and Rest of Asia Pacific. We also set a September quarter record in India, thanks in part to a […]

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Work-from-home spurs Epson India printer sales

E-learning also aiding demand: Kumar Printer maker Epson India has reported a surge in sales during the second quarter of FY21, triggered by high demand for its EcoTank printers from work-from-home (WFH) and e-learning consumers, said a senior official. “After witnessing a decline in the first quarter sales due to COVID-19 and stoppage of billing from March 15, we are […]

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Ask us: On investments

Try investing the remaining 15% or so in a Nifty-based equity index mutual fund. Q. I’m an MBBS graduate. I have saved ₹75,000 from my internship and want to invest the same for the long term (3-4 years), gain returns and use them to fund my higher studies. What would be my best investment option? Suhas G. A. You have […]

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