SAARC clinches deal to create regional electricity grid
Pakistan, which wants China to play a larger role in SAARC as a member nation than as an observer, has refused to agree on two agreements on road and rail connectivity among the regional members
US e-commerce giant Amazon initiates talks to buy Jabong for $1.2 bn
Amazon is reportedly in early stage talks to acquire Jabong.com for around $1.2 billion a move designed to ward off stiff competition from entrenched rivals Flipkart and eBay-backed Snapdeal
Medtronic's $42.9-bn Covidien deal approved by US regulator
Medtronic Inc,  the world's fourth-largest medical device maker, has received US regulatory approval to acquire Dublin-based Covidien Plc, subject to the condition that it sells its drug-coated balloon catheter business
After O2, BT in talks to buy mobile phone operator EE
British telecom giant BT Group Plc is in talks to buy EE from its joint venture partners Orange of France and Deutsche Telekom, a few days after it initiated talks with Telefonica's O2
Renewables overtake N-power to emerge Scotland's top energy source
Renewable energy has emerged as the main power source in Scotland, displacing nuclear-generated energy
Biochemists build largest synthetic molecular 'cage' ever
New nanoscale protein container could lead to synthetic vaccines and offer a way to deliver medicine inside of human cells
 
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  IAS memories: so, what's in a surname?
  Retired IAS officer Vivek Agnihotri, a former secretary to government of India, and secretary-general, Rajya Sabha, recounts some parochial scrapes that his surname has landed him during his career
  Security impact of drones
  With the globally inevitable use of drones in armed conflict and the development of drone technology can deliver significant benefits for national security policy and the economy, says a new report in the UK
  A spiritual outlook towards money
  Mehrab Irani, general manager, Tata Investment Corporation, talks to Swetha Amit about his financial thriller, Mad Money Journey, : A Financial Adventure that delves into the relationship between man and money
  Less-numerate investors swayed by style, presentation of CSR reports
  Less-numerate investors are more susceptible to style and presentation effects in corporate social responsibility reports, according to research from W. Brooke Elliott, the Roedgers Fellow in Accountancy and Professor Ken Perry Faculty Fellow at the College of Business, University of Illinois
  Destimoney's strategy factored in its weakness: Sudip Bandyopadhya
  Sudip Bandyopadhya, managing director and CEO of full service financial organisation Destimony Securities,  talks to Swetha Amit about what sets Destimoney apart from its counterparts, its business models and their future plans
  Do we need banks for financial inclusion?
  Government must collaborate with new and existing players by way of technology, platform, product, distribution, points of presence, merchant base, delivery channel, brand, etc to plug the crucial last mile for direct benefit transfers, says Probir Roy and Dr Sumita Kale
  Mars One (and done?)
  MIT team independently assesses the technical feasibility of the proposed Mars One mission, involving sending four astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars, where they would spend the rest of their lives building the first permanent human settlement
  Sailing solo around the world in 151 days
  Abhilash Tomy, Commander, Indian Navy,  has become the first Indian to complete a solo unassisted circumnavigation around the globe in 151 days. He recounts his solo days on the sea in an interview with Swetha Amit
  Fast, cheap, and under control
  A new book, The Innovator's Hypothesis, argues that inexpensive, employee-driven business experiments can help drive innovation.
  Saffron divorce: war of the roses
  Maharashtra has queered the pitch for the BJP, and in a way even for Narendra Modi, with five-cornered contests that will result in legislators with wafer-thin majorities leading to an ideological vacuum, cautions senior journalist and political commentator Kumar Ketkar
  Importance of boardroom diversity, adaptability
  Corporate board members should embrace digital technology, harness risks and diversify their boards if they want to seize new opportunities and help the companies they serve succeed in the digital world, say corporate executives at the 12th annual Corporate Governance Conference held at University of Texas at Dallas' Naveen Jindal School of Management
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