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Modi launches `Jan Dhan Yojana' with 15 million new bank accounts
For those opening bank accounts before 26 January 2015, the PMJDY offers other benefits, including a RuPay debit card, Rs1 lakh accident insurance cover and an additional Rs30,000 life insurance cover, besides a Rs5,000 overdraft facility
Maruti plans big expansion with new SUV, LCV models
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd says it plans to nearly double the number of its models to 25, including an entry into the SUV and light commercial vehicles  segments
India Inc optimistic about Modi govt, but awaits basic reforms
India's business leaders are optimistic that the Narendra Modi government will boost the economy, but most are not bearish on new investments as there are no signs yet of improvement on the ground
Sun-Ranbaxy merger: competition panel demands more details
This is probably the first instance where the fair trade watchdog has ordered a public scrutiny of a proposed merger and acquisition deal to ensure compliance to fair trade regulation
CBI can't charge me as probe incomplete, Maran tells SC
Former telecommunications minister Dayanidhi Maran today urged the Supreme Court to restrain the CBI from filing a charge-sheet against him in the Aircel-Maxis deal as investigation of the case is yet to be completed
PM appoints two-man panel to prepare law reform bill
The government says archaic laws which hamper governance need to be identified and weeded out
Fully functional immune organ grown in mice from lab-created cells
Scientists have for the first time grown a complex, fully functional organ from scratch in a living animal by transplanting cells that were originally created in a laboratory. The advance could in future aid the development of 'lab-grown' replacement organs
Cheap, effective system for constant blood glucose monitoring on cards
Researchers have developed a new continuous glucose monitoring material that changes colour as glucose levels fluctuate, enabling doctors and patients to use it for automatic insulin dosing – something not possible using current point measurements like test strips
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  A sandwich is a sandwich even if the filling is different
  Ashwin Sanghi, entrepreneur and novelist to Swetha Amit talks about his latest book, Private India which he co authored with American thriller writer James Patterson
  Do we have a Right to Service?
  Maintenance is not considered a responsibility by most governmental institutions…Be it in the case of road construction, rail services, low-income housing and much more, says well-known quality consultant Suresh Lulla, founder and mentor, Qimpro Consultants
  Don't flirt with rural marketing
  Doyen of rural communications and marketing, R V Rajan, founder, Anugrah Madison Advertising, talks to Swetha Amit about his new book Don't Flirt with Rural Marketing, and what it takes for companies to enhance their sustainability in the rural markets
  Who is running the show?
  In the days ahead the new government will face a multitude of internal contradictions, pressures from self-interest groups, and events outside its control within the country and outside, says senior journalist and political commentator Kumar Ketkar
  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
  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
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