Jaitley hints at subsidy curbs to rein in deficit
The centre will rationalise subsidies to ensure that only the deserving benefit from them and that the subsidy bill is kept in check
Criminal cases against MPs can't be automatically fast-tracked: SC
The Supreme Court today said the Indian judiciary cannot automatically fast-track criminal cases against MPs or treat them as a separate category
Microsoft required to turn over customer's emails stored abroad: US Judge
Microsoft  had challenged a criminal search warrant for emails stored abroad
India's factory output at 17-month peak; optimism continues
July data confirmed reports of further improvements in demand as new orders increased at an accelerated pace, extending the current sequence of growth to nine months
India won't let Pak get away with murder: new Army chief Suhag
India's new Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag today warned that India's response to any provocation by Pakistan  would be "more than adequate; intense and immediate"
Domestic manufacturing of solar panels may help save $42 billion: KPMG report
If a sustainable domestic solar manufacturing is promoted, it can save $42 billion in equipment imports by the turn of 2030
Remains of mystery ship under Twin Towers site dated to 1773
The mysterious ship was probably built in the 18th century in a shipyard near Philadelphia, most probably in 1773
WTO to meet in September as Geneva talks deadlock
India and other developing countries have refused to ratify any agreement on trade issues until a permanent solution on food security is finalised
Cops to crack down on Delhi's killer e-rickshaws after HC order
There are around 70,000 battery-operated rickshaws plying on the roads in the national capital
Hummingbirds v/s helicopters: the birds have better flight dynamics
A quantitative analysis of hummingbird wings shows that they generate lift more efficiently than the best microhelicopter blades. The findings could lead to more powerful, bird-inspired robotic vehicles
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  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
  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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