Met forecasts below-normal rains during 2014 southwest monsoon
The 2014 June to September monsoons over the country as a whole is expected to be 88 per cent (± 5 per cent) of the normal long period average
China toughens environment laws as pollution peaks
A new law gives the Chinese environmental protection ministry the power to shut down and confiscate the assets of polluters
Apple stock gains 8% after earnings beat Wall Street
The results followed blockbuster iPhone sales, with the company selling 43.7 million units
Facebook 1Q earnings nearly triple on ad revenue boost
This is the fourth consecutive quarter in which Facebook has beaten market forecasts
Suntory, Tilaknagar Industries in race to buy Imperial Spirits
Japan's second-largest brewing and distilling company Suntory Holdings and Mansion House brandy maker Tilaknagar Industries, are in the race to buy Coimbatore-based Imperial Spirits
GE in talks to buy Alstom SA for $13 bn
General Electric Co (GE) is in talks to buy French power equipment and rail infrastructure giant Alstom SA for about $13 billion
Personal touch signature makes mobile devices more secure
A new system that provides security by monitoring how user touches the screen has been developed to make data in mobile devices more secure
Foreign Trade Policy for 2009-14
Union Budget: 2013-14
Economic Survey : 2012-13
  Online retailers have clear advantage by not collecting sales tax
  Two studies show that consumers spend less at online retailers when they have to pay sales tax – and investors are quite aware of the threat these firms face from new tax-collection laws
  Plugging the hole in Hawking's black hole theory
  Recently physicists have been poking holes again in Stephen Hawking's black hole theory – including Hawking himself
  7 Myths of CEO Succession: are boards taking the right steps to find the next CEO?
  The CEO's departure is, sooner or later, inevitable – but are companies prepared for it?
  How widespread is tax evasion?
  Every 1 per cent increase in the top US tax rate leads to an increase of 2.1 per cent to 2.8 per cent in foreign portfolio investment (FPI) from tax havens by Peter Dizikes
  "We focused on service over rapid growth": Rajiv Srivatsa
  After a tryst with IIM (B) and the corporate world, Rajiv Srivatsa co-founder of 'Urban Ladder'decided to venture into a home décor and furniture start-up. In this interview, he talks to Swetha Amit about the challenges in setting up the online business and its future plans
  What's next for Ukraine?
  While Western leaders are scrambling to find a way to limit Russia's actions, some of  suggest that Russia could incur serious long-term costs from economic sanctions or reduced access to capital. Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office
  Global attack needed to catch credit thieves
  Online credit theft is a global problem that requires a global solution, argues Michigan State University criminologist Thomas Holt in a new report for the National Institute of Justice
  Attractive men fare best in gaining venture capital: MIT study
  You can't judge a startup by the looks of its founder - but many potential investors do;  women and less-attractive men lag in the effort to find financial backing for startups.By Peter Dizikes
  Countries most at risk from Ukraine-style revolt identified
  A teaching tool developed to investigate the relationship between digital technology and political upheaval correctly identified Ukraine as the country most-likely to undergo a revolution
  One ''villain'' of the housing crisis played only a small role
  One of the major factors blamed for the sub prime mortgage crisis may have actually played only a minor role in the housing meltdown, new research by Itzhak Ben-David, an author of the study and assistant professor of finance at Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business, suggests
  Managing Gen Y's expectations is a challenge: Dr Ganesh Natarajan
  Dr Ganesh Natarajan, vice chairman and CEO of Zensar Technologies, talks to Swetha Amit about his new book What we really want, which explores the aspirations of Gen Y, the role of the corporate sector in dealing with these aspirations and the future of the IT industry
 search domain-b