BJP exuberant as victory in Gujarat, Himachal becomes clear
The BJP predictably called the results a vote for development under Prime Minister Narendera Modi, the tireless star campaigner in both states, while the Congress took solace in the fact that it is set to better its tally in Gujarat
Irdai panel reviews investment norms for life insurance sector
Given that 50 per cent of insurers' investments are in government securities, which currently yield about 6.7 - 7.2 per cent annually, generating at least 8 per cent return is a tall order
Google News bars publications masking country of origin
Google has moved to block from its news search publications that mask their country of origin or intentionally mislead readers in a further step to curb the spread of fake news
Oracle to buy Australian cloud-based software developer Aconex for $1.2 bn
Melbourne-based Aconex is a cloud-based solution that manages team collaboration for construction projects and digitally connects owners, builders and other teams, providing management of data, documents and costs across all stages of a construction project lifecycle
Airtel banned from e-KYC over opening unauthorised bank accounts
The UIDAI suspended the e-KYC licence key of Bharti Airtel and Airtel Payment Bank after finding that Airtel was using the Aadhaar numbers given for SIM cards to open bank accounts without customers' consent
Union Budget: 2017-18
Economic Survey: 2016-17

  Interweaving fact and fiction
  Banker trned writer Ravi Subramanian, author of eight books, in conversation with Swetha Amit about his latest thriller In The Name of God, and how logic, superstition and greed play an influential role in decision-making
  2018: what we can predict about cyber security
  In 2018, we expect cyber criminals to cause major service disruptions around the world with greater frequency and deadlier results,  as these attackers will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to launch even more potent attacks, warns Tarun Kaura,director, product management, APJ, Symantec
  Experts see dawn of environmental sustainability in technology-driven 'Age of Optimization'
  The world is entering "a technology-driven Age of Optimization" bringing about more sustainable production, consumption and work in many manifestations and at every scale
  Real estate: the struggle for reforms
  RERA will eliminate fly-by-night operators entering the business of real estate. As the new paradigm emerges, it is clear that developers need to be highly compliant, transparent and extremely well capitalised, says Surendra Hiranandani, CMD, House of Hiranandani
  No cock-and-bull on the road, but real life experiences
  A unique social venture, launched by a former journalist and backed by Mahindra & Mahindra, works for the education of daughters of Indian truck drivers. Ramesh Kumar reports
  First white-box testing model finds thousands of errors in self-driving cars
  Researchers have created the first efficient testing approach for deep learning platforms used in self-driving cars, malware-detection and other systems
  Sita's Sister: a most unusual theme

Kavita Kane, best-selling author of Karna's wife: the outcast's queen, Sita's sister', Menaka's choice and 'Lanka's princess, and a self-confessed afficionado of theatre and cinema,  in conversation with Swetha Amit about her books.

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