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iPhone 7 Top-Selling Smartphone Globally in First Half of 2017: IHS Markit

Last year’s iPhone models have performed admirably well, as per a new report. IHS Markit claims that globally, the iPhone 7 outsold all other smartphones in the first six months of 2017. The next in that list was the iPhone 7 Plus, giving Apple two market leaders. The top bestselling smartphones were rounded off by two Samsung models and one more iPhone model. ... Read More »

Cleaning up Of Legal Profession And Education: Madras HC’s 25 Questions To Bar Council And Others

Justice N Kirubakaran of the Madras High Court made some scathing observations against the unsavoury system in place in India where getting a law degree from “letter pad colleges” is a common practice and asked BCI on what basis it has increased number of law colleges in India which stood at 800 (in 2014) against the needed 175 colleges in ... Read More »

The indifference of families to the education of girls is widening the gender gap in all spheres

Class in progress at Govt Girls Senior Secondary School in Sangam Vihar (Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO) A recent HT report found that government schools in Delhi have an enrolment ratio that is 52% female and 48% male. The same for citywide private schools is 40% female and 60% male. The report discusses case studies of families in which in spite of financial constraints, ... Read More »

German election threatens to clip wings of finance hawk Schäuble

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THIS WEEK IN THE FUTURE OF CARS: TIME TO PROBLEM-SOLVE

SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES ARE well on the way to replacing human drivers. There are just a few problems. No one has a good idea of how to properly test or validate the tech. The hardware’s too expensive. The ethics of how the robots should behave in emergency situations remain unclear. No single company is in a position to upend the way people ... Read More »

Kritikka Infrastructure sells 2.30 crore shares of Indiabulls Real Estate

On September 18, 2017 Kritikka Infrastructure sold 1,45,00,000 shares of Indiabulls Real Estate at Rs 236.26 on the NSE and sold 85,00,000 shares at Rs 235.23 on the BSE. In the previous trading session, the share closed down 3.36 percent or Rs 8.40 at Rs 241.95 on the BSE. The share touched its 52-week high Rs 269.50 and 52-week low Rs 63.25 ... Read More »

We need to focus on the ‘why’ of technology in a ‘why not?’ world

Technology has become a part of every aspect of our lives, even in the places we least expect. The grocery store has a mobile app. The local bank has a chatbot. Strollers in the mall have touchscreens. The checkout counter is DIY. The parking lot has a security robot. Are any of these things bad? No. But how many of them are necessary? ... Read More »

Not obliged to elicit views of finance panel: CoA

CoA has revealed that a panel like the finance committee won’t exist post the adoption of new draft constitution. © AFP The Committee of Administrators (CoA), on Saturday (September 16), reminded BCCI that the innings of some board officials would be over when the newly-drafted constitution is approved by the Supreme Court. In a strongly worded letter to BCCI office-bearers, ... Read More »

Types of crowdfunding and why it is beneficial for real estate sector

Crowdfunding is a method of raising capital through collective effort of friends, family, customers and individual investors. This approach taps into the collective efforts of large pool of individuals primarily online via social media and crowdfunding platforms. Apart from raising capital, crowdfunding is also a way to create awareness among the masses and support for a project from the people ... Read More »

China is considering major investments in European finance as part of its global spending push

After ports and industrial parks, the deal makers leading China’strillion-dollar push to build a modern Silk Road are turning to the financial sector, targeting Europe’s banks, insurers and asset managers to tap funds and expertise. Jason Lee | Pool | Getty Images China President Xi Jinping attends a news conference at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on May 15, 2017 in Beijing, ... Read More »