China must hire more Indian techies, says state-run media
The opinion piece highlights the importance of high-tech Indian talent, and says China's mistake is to ignore Indian talent and opting for talent coming from the United States and Europe
Axis Bank, 2 other firms under probe for Aadhar misuse
For the first time, three firms, including Axis Bank, are being probed for allegedly attempting unauthorised authentication and impersonation by using stored Aadhaar biometrics
India clears Rs17,000-crore missile deal with Israel
Delivery of the first MR-SAM system for the Army, which will have a strike range of up 70 km, will  be ready for deployment by 2023
'Doomsday' seed vault in Arctic gets 50,000 new samples
Some 50,000 new samples from seed collections around the world have been deposited in the world's largest repository on an Arctic island built to safeguard against wars or natural disasters wiping out global food crops
 
Union Budget: 2017-18
Economic Survey: 2016-17

Interviews
  Has Warren Buffet written the requiem for retail stores?
  Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway recently sold $900 million of Walmart stock, leaving Buffet with nearly no shares in the brick-and-mortar retailer, even as he sings the praises of thriving online rival Amazon. By Jagdeep Worah
  A billion dollar journey
  Saurabh Mukherjea, CEO, Institutional Equities, Ambit Capital, in conversation with Swetha Amit about his book The Unusual Billionaires
  How startups can use engagement to reduce attrition and increase productivity
  Ask most startups what their biggest challenge is, and they're quick to say ''Talent''. In other words, 'manpower', and they are right, says Hardik Harsora, co-founder of Effex Business Solution
  Union Budget 2017-18: good, even if not inspiring
  The finnce minister delivered an elaborate and meticulous Budget, mostly  within  stated  policies.  It laboured more than it inspired. India still   awaits   a   transformative   and  inspiring  follow-through  after demonetisation. By Dipen Sheth, head, institutinal research, HDFC Securities
  Rendezvous with the master story teller
  Master Story teller Lord Jeffrey Archer in conversation with Swetha Amit on writing seven books for his Clifton Chronicles series
  What's new about Union Budget 2017-18?
  The demand shock posed by demonetisation derailed the consumption growth story especially in rural areas. Now,expectations are high that the government might announce various measures and increased allocation in the agriculture and social sector says  Dr Arun Singh, lead economist, Dun & Bradstreet India
  Incredible people
  Former Indian Navy officer, Bijay Nair, served for 10 years before taking a voluntary retirement after being diagnosed with a severe thyroid disorder. After participating in marathons of up to 42 km in 13 countries, he deceided to write a book on the extra-ordinary efforts of ordinary people who took to running marathons despite coping with extreme illnesses like cancer or total vision loss. He talks to Swetha Amit about his book on them, They INSpire
  Superbugs may be spreading faster than thought: study
  A family of superbugs known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE may be spreading more widely than previously thought and India is notorious for this type of bacteria. By Jagdeep Worah
  The world behind 'Em and the Big Hoom'
  Jerry Pinto, recipient of the Sahitya Akademi award, and the 2016 Windham Campbell Prize for fiction for Em and the Big Hoom in conversation with Swetha Amit
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