Kerry hopes to push India on WTO trade deal as deadline looms
India has refused to ratify the WTO trade-facilitation deal unless it eases restrictions on farm subsidies and food subsidies to the poor
Infosys does not need strategy overhaul: new CEO Sikka
The former SAP executive said he would continue to build on Infosys' deep-rooted set of culture and values
Amazon to outdo Flipkart with fresh $2-bn investment in India
A day after Flipkart announced it had raised $1 billion (Rs6,000 crore) in capital from private equity investors, global e-commerce giant Amazon promised to outdo it with fresh investments of $2 billion
US House of Reps vote to sue Obama
The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives has voted for  a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, for executive overreach
Sonia didn't become PM at Rahul's opposition: Natwar
The former minister says his claims cannot be dismissed as outpouring of a man sacked from Congress
UK Lords slam EU's right-to-be-forgotten ruling
A report by a committee of the House of Lords says the EU's ''right to be forgotten'' ruling was ''unworkable, unreasonable, and wrong in principle''
US Federal Reserve leaves monetary policy unchanged
The Fed said household and business spending was improving, but recovery in the housing sector remained slow
Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies: study
Ozone and higher temperatures can combine to reduce crop yields, warns a new study from MIT. By David L. Chandler,  MIT News Office
Map of hepatitis C strains should help eradication efforts
Researchers have for the first time mapped the global distribution of hepatitis C strains, creating a crucial resource in the fight to eradicate it
 
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  A New York techie returns to aid Indian organic cotton farming
  Apurva Kothari, worked with Fortune 500 companies in the US, before starting No Nasties, an organisation that designs 100-per cent organic T-shirts. The increasing rate of farmer suicides in India propelled him to return to India to work with the farmers directly. In this interview, with Swetha Amit, Kothari talks about his journey as an entrepreneur, organic clothing and his future plans in generating support for this movement.
  Politics not economics caused income inequality in the US?
  A study suggests that the politically-induced decline in the strength of worker unions may have played a pivotal role than previously understood,for the growing income inequality in the United States
  Economics determines Somalian support for piracy: Oxford - Kings study
  Somali communities protect pirates only as a last resort or when there is no alternative source of income, a new study has found
  Budget with clear roadmap for infrastructure
  Given the fiscal constraints, the finance minister has very intelligently calibrated his maiden Budget to promote growth and employment without sacrificing prudence, argues, Hemant Kanoria, CMD, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited
  The perils of Bitcoin as currency
  The similarities between bitcoin and the gold standard go beyond the metaphor of ''mining,'' which describes how new bitcoins are dug up with computing power, argues Rahul Singh, ISPS Director's Fellow in Domestic Policy
  Fairy tales for the corporate world
  Tulika Tripathi, managing director, Asian operations, Hudson Global Inc, talks to  Swetha Amit about her new book, Alice in Corporate Land, which draws career growth lessons from the popular fairy tale Alice in Wonderland and how to be successful in corporate life.
  Demystifying talking ATMs
  In a move to reach out to a wider audience, RBI recently passed a directive asking banks to convert all new deployments into Talking ATMs and set up a road map for converting existing ATMs into ones that "talk". Navroze Dastur, managing director,financials, NCR India, outlines what these machines can do
  Budget to set roadmap for the economy
  The budget must remove hurdles to fast-track capacity creation in vital infrastructure sectors, particularly power and roads. By Hemant Kanoria, chairman and managing director, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited
  Taking a chance with better bankruptcy protection
  New research  finds increased personal bankruptcy protection pre-2005 led to increase in household debt, but without measurable increase in average defaults. By MIT's  Felipe Severino, from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
  Public distrust, threat of severe Russian sanctions impacting global economy: CFO survey
  Chief financial officers around the world indicate that public mistrust of business and political leaders has harmed the business environment. They also say that severe sanctions on Russia would hurt the economies of their home countries.
  Pitch it: parallels between cricket and the corporate
  IT professional and author Dev Prasad has held senior management positions at various American and European multinational firms and worked as a part time freelance copywriter for advertising agencies talks to Swetha Amit about his new book, Pitch It! drawing analogies between cricket and the corporate world
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