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Didi Chuxing investors in dilemma over SoftBank cash infusion

News from India - 28. March 2017 - 11:20
Didi Chuxing’s move to court SoftBank means current shareholders may be forced to decide whether to double down on their existing investment

Technology dominance and charitable giving

News from India - 28. March 2017 - 8:46
The battle for real dominance of a corner of IT takes at least 15 years, after which the ruptures begin. A look at four of the fissures that cause the eventual rupture

Snapdeal’s woes show e-commerce isn’t doing enough

News from India - 28. March 2017 - 8:44
There’s a pattern to why e-commerce start-ups like Snapdeal and ShopClues, or even Flipkart, are suffering 

Entrepreneurship lessons: From slums to Silicon Valley

News from India - 28. March 2017 - 7:57
Running away to live in a slum forced me to develop new ways of thinking that have shaped my decisions as a founder, CEO, investor and mentor

Narendra Modi’s alarming power grab in unleashing ‘tax terror’

News from India - 28. March 2017 - 4:46
With the finance bill, the expansion of his government’s power suggests Narendra Modi’s chosen path for India is far less liberal than earlier hoped

Trust, Trump and Grumpy Indians

News from India - 27. March 2017 - 23:16
Could low levels of trust in governments be a reason for the rise of anti-establishment parties in the developed nations? Where does India stand in all this?

State finances

News from India - 27. March 2017 - 20:16
An IMF working paper says greater fiscal decentralization is usually associated with a stronger fiscal balance but can lead to more pro-cyclical fiscal policy

Campaign finance—what really matters?

News from India - 27. March 2017 - 20:15
Removing the limits on donations to political parties also opens up the only visible chance for a wild card new entry into Indian state or national politics

How to produce fewer terrorists in prison

News from India - 27. March 2017 - 20:05
Apart from studying the linkages between immigration, extremism and terrorism, look into how penal systems operate

Donald Trump’s China policy muddle

News from India - 27. March 2017 - 20:01
To tackle the little bully, North Korea, US President Donald Trump (like Barack Obama) is seeking the help of the big bully, China

Farm loan waiver is no solution for Indian agriculture

News from India - 27. March 2017 - 20:01
In the case of repeated farm loan waivers, it makes sense for borrowers to default strategically

Who sold a dummy to whom?

News from India - 27. March 2017 - 20:00
On balance, actions after demonetisation are enabling concentration of information and discretionary power in the hands of the government

Dismantling the permit raj in housing

News from India - 27. March 2017 - 19:56
Stringent land-use regulations have been a major source of housing market distortions in Indian cities

The foundation of Aadhaar

News from India - 27. March 2017 - 19:40
While the government has shown urgency in expanding the coverage of Aadhaar, it is yet to take concrete steps to allay the fears of those who are going to use it

Loving to learn: A new management system standard for educational organizations

News from ISO - 27. March 2017 - 16:18
Education is not only a basic right, but a fundamental part of society, so the quality of educational providers is everyone’s concern. While they can’t necessarily guarantee outcomes, there is a lot that...

Earth Hour: When lights were turned off around the world

New from UNFCCC - 27. March 2017 - 15:59
Source: AFP - Millions of people from some 170 countries and territories took part in the annual bid to highlight global warming caused by the burning of coal, oil and gas to drive cars and power plants.

Iconic Jamaican beach vanishing as pollution, climate change take a toll

New from UNFCCC - 27. March 2017 - 15:59
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Hellshire Beach, one of Jamaica’s cultural icons, has appeared in countless documentaries, movies and travelogues about the island nation. The strip of sand, a half-hour drive from the capital and backed by seafood restaurants, is a weekend favorite for Kingstonians, a place to kick back and “lyme” – the local term for “chill”.

In Germany, a clean energy shift is politics-as-usual

New from UNFCCC - 27. March 2017 - 15:59
Source: Climate Home - As Trump reverses the US climate stance, Germany touts its “Energiewende” as a matter of national pride – regardless of who wins the upcoming election

Kenyan Met Office predicts rains to fail sparking crisis worse than 2011

New from UNFCCC - 27. March 2017 - 15:59
Source: Climate Home - Study released on Thursday shows a 2016 drought was made worse by climate change – but with March rains predicted to fail, the Met Office has warned of worse to come

Women Saving the Planet: Patricia Espinosa of Mexico

New from UNFCCC - 27. March 2017 - 15:59
Source: Pacific Standard - COP16 [in Cancun] changed my life. Of course I was aware of climate change problems before then, but my depth of knowledge increased so much that I realized we could not ignore the problems. It needed to be a priority.


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