New Silk Road: First London-China train arrives in Yiwu
The freight train took 20 days to cover the 12,000 km between London and the eastern Chinese trade hub of Yiwu, the second-longest route in the world – the longest being the China-Madrid link
Privatise banks instead of wasting taxpayer money: RBI dy governor Acharya
Nationalisation did not help private sector banks shape up, instead it only resulted in governance issues and accumulation of bad loans, RBI deputy governor Viral Acharya says
Google pays CEO Sundar Pichai $200 mn for 2016
Google's 44-year-old India-born chief executive Sundar Pichai received nearly $200 million in compensation, double the amount he got in 2015
DoCoMo to exit TTSL as Delhi HC okays $1.18 bn arbitration award
The Delhi High Court rejected RBI's objection stating that there is no provision in law which permits RBI to intervene in a petition seeking enforcement of an arbitral award to which RBI is not a party
US appeals court blocks $54-bn merger of insurers Anthem and Cigna
A US federal appeals court yesterday upheld a lower court's decision to block health insurance provider Anthem Inc's $54.2-billion merger deal with peer Cigna Corp as the transaction would lead to higher prices for healthcare
Germany imposes burqa ban, tightens security measures
The new laws follow several jihadist attacks, including a truck rampage through a Berlin Christmas market last year that claimed 12 lives
Stem cells edited to fight arthritis
Using CRISPR technology, a team of researchers rewired stem cells' genetic circuits to produce an anti-inflammatory arthritis drug when the cells encounter inflammation. The technique eventually could act as a vaccine for arthritis and other chronic conditions
 
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Interviews
  Discounted tickets all booked on new Shimla-Delhi flights
 
  Bahubali: the backstory of a blockbuster in 100 days
  Bestselling author Anand Neelkantan talks to Swetha Amit about his new book The Rise of Sivagami-part 1of the Bahubali series
  Juggling between reality and idealism
  Authors Padmashri Sudha Murty, Roopa Pai and Ranjit Lal in conversation with Swetha Amit on their experience of writing stories for children and adult segments
  Struggling with different work identities? Your work may suffer
  A new study from Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business suggests that how employees juggle different work identities may affect their job performance
  Curiosity skills the marketer
  Harish Bhat Brand Custodian, Tata Sons and chairman of Tata Global Beverages Ltd. and Tata Coffee Ltd director on the boards of Titan, Trent, Tata Starbucks, Infiniti Retail, Tata Unistore and Tata AIA Life Insurance Company, talks to Swetha Amit about his recent book The Curious Marketer,
  The physics of wealth inequality
  Adrian Bejan, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke University, says in a new paper published in the Journal of Applied Physics, that the growing income disparity between the rich and poor is part of the laws of physics
  Indian consumer goods sector could grow 9-17% over 3 years: study
  India is at the cusp of the FMCG 'S-curve', with significant room to grow over the next 5 to 10 years – but the winning brands will be those that achieve greater household penetration, a CII-Bain & Co report says
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