Indian airports on high alert after terror threat
The threat, received at Kolkata, warned of possible targeting of an Ahmedabad-Mumbai flight today followed by an attack on a flight on the Mumbai-Kochi sector on Saturday
Google teams up with Oxford University to research AI
Following its acquisition of the secretive AI firm DeepMind, Google has allied with Oxford University to research artificial intelligence
Microsoft quarterly revenue rises over 25% to $23.2 bn
Microsoft said third quarter revenue from commercial cloud services grew 128 per cent, but did not give actual figures
India to sign memorandum to set up Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank
India will be the second-largest shareholder in what is being seen as a move by the Indian government to ensure that it has a say in running the new multilateral lending institution being created at China's behest
RuPay opens payments channel to Amazon, Jet Airways
The RuPay debit cards that are acceptable at all ATMs and 9.8 lakh point of sales (PoS) terminal in the country can now be used to shop best deals on Amazon and book air tickets on Jet Airways
India's e-commerce industry seen touching $90 billion by 2021
India's e-commerce industry, which is currently worth around $13 billion, is expected to touch $90 billion by 2021, recording a growth of nearly700 per cent
Strong start to Samvat 2071 as Sensex, Nifty close higher
The first trading session of  Samvat 2071 (the Hindu New Year) concluded on a positive note on Thursday with the BSE Sensex rising over 63 points and the NSE Nifty regaining the 8,000-mark, extending gains for the fifth straight session
 
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  Do we need banks for financial inclusion?
  Government must collaborate with new and existing players by way of technology, platform, product, distribution, points of presence, merchant base, delivery channel, brand, etc to plug the crucial last mile for direct benefit transfers, says Probir Roy and Dr Sumita Kale
  Mars One (and done?)
  MIT team independently assesses the technical feasibility of the proposed Mars One mission, involving sending four astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars, where they would spend the rest of their lives building the first permanent human settlement
  Sailing solo around the world in 151 days
  Abhilash Tomy, Commander, Indian Navy,  has become the first Indian to complete a solo unassisted circumnavigation around the globe in 151 days. He recounts his solo days on the sea in an interview with Swetha Amit
  Fast, cheap, and under control
  A new book, The Innovator's Hypothesis, argues that inexpensive, employee-driven business experiments can help drive innovation.
  Saffron divorce: war of the roses
  Maharashtra has queered the pitch for the BJP, and in a way even for Narendra Modi, with five-cornered contests that will result in legislators with wafer-thin majorities leading to an ideological vacuum, cautions senior journalist and political commentator Kumar Ketkar
  Importance of boardroom diversity, adaptability
  Corporate board members should embrace digital technology, harness risks and diversify their boards if they want to seize new opportunities and help the companies they serve succeed in the digital world, say corporate executives at the 12th annual Corporate Governance Conference held at University of Texas at Dallas' Naveen Jindal School of Management
  Research examines consumers' sense of "deservingness"
  Devoted customers have high expectations of special treatment, even in contexts where they shouldn't, finds a study by Rebecca Walker Reczek, associate professor of marketing at The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business
  Corporates and the Parliament
  Discussing the synergies between the finance minister's Budget speech and the prime minister's Independence Day address, retired IAS officer Vivek Agnihotri, who was a former secretary to government of India, and secretary-general, Rajya Sabha, marvels at the speed of implementation of decisions by the new government
  A journey to Gifted
  Journalist and writer Sudha Menon and VR Ferose talk to Swetha Amit about  Gifted, their book on the inspiring achievements of differently-abled individuals who have overcome their challenges to stand out in their respective fields
  The CMO survey: social media spending high, but impact difficult to prove
  Chief marketing officers from top companies expect to spend more than ever on social media, but many remain unsure how to demonstrate its impact on their businesses, a new survey reveals
  Implication of a Yes vote on the UK's civil service
  A Yes vote would see the UK civil service face its biggest test since since the creation of the Irish Free State in 1922, says noted British social scientist, Professor Perri 6, (he changed his name from David Ashworth to Perri 6 in 1983) from School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London
  "Rules of the game was a tongue in cheek title": Dr Sumit Chowdhury
  Dr Sumit Chowdhury, president, Reliance JioInfocom, and author of the book Rules of the Game, and an avid marathon runner and a cyclist who has several runs and long distance cycling trips to his credit, a musician and an artist, talks to Swetha Amit about learning to manage ones career as a game
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