View: It's time to scrutinise the link between poverty and income inequality
Why does the rise of crorepatis cause poverty to increase? Much of their wealth gains are due to property and stock market booms, which do not translate into greater employment opportunities. Worse, these gains accrue at the expense of those at the bottom of the wealth ladder. The distributions of wealth and power also affect the allocation of investment opportunities.
Trump's threat to target Iran cultural sites sparks backlash
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted Sunday that any US military action again...
Unhealthy coconut oil, beef ban, Maggi row: Food controversies that didn’t fail to amuse us this decade
Indians love a good food controversy.
GE T&D India appoints Pitamber Shivnani as CEO & President
As part of this role he will be responsible for managing GE’s Grid Solutions markets for India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar from this region. Shivnani has an experience of over 30 years in the transmission and distribution sector in India. He joins GE T&D India from ABB where he was President of Power Grid Division.
From Oxford to Harvard, universities abroad see protests against police crackdown in Jamia, AMU
Over 400 students from different US universities have issued a joint statement expressing solidarity with Jamia and AMU students lathi-charged by the Delhi Police during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act that turned violent.
Matches made in heaven or genome?
There may finally be a face-off between astrologers and biochemists to decide.
India facing 'Great Slowdown', economy headed to ICU: Ex-CEA
"It is India's Great Slowdown, where the economy seems headed for the ICU," Arvind Subramanian said.
For foreign degree, Indians can go anywhere
The overseas affairs ministry, which recently shared the data on Indians studying in various corners of the world, found that the total number of students who have travelled out for a foreign education rose from 5.7 lakh students in 2016 to over 8 lakh in 2018. The numbers, though, could be higher as data from several countries was being compiled when the statistics were provided.
Suits & Sayings: Round-up of weekly whispers & murmurs
Yash and Avanti Birla hosted Hollywood heartthrob Gerald Butler of 300 fame and his girlfriend Morgan Brown in their Rishikesh home for a deep spiritual sojourn – dip in the Ganges, satsang, yoga, meditation and treks in the foothills.
Should Prince Andrew be fired? Why the British monarchy needs to get serious about brand management
The royalty's resignation from public duties following a disastrous interview doesn’t quite go all the way.
Meet DeepRole: An AI bot which is capable of defeating you in tricky multiplayer online games
As both a teammate and an opponent, DeepRole consistently outperformed human players.
ETPanache Exclusive: December wedding for Rohan Murty & Aparna Krishnan
The couple have known each other for about three years.
IIT Delhi launches Global Alumni Endowment Fund, targets $1 billion over 7 years
The institute aims to achieve a target of $1 billion over a period of 7 years for the newly launched fund that will work towards the development of the institute, encourage innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. The earnings will be utilized under the guidance of a Governing Board of Advisors consisting primarily of alumni and the IIT Delhi administration.
Robin Hood Army enters Harvard classroom
Founded in Delhi in 2014, the Robin Hood Army operates in 158 cities in nine countries and serves an average of 200,000 people a week — without accepting any money for their services. It has served more than 26 million meals so far. When restaurants tell them they have surplus food, volunteers — who number more than 40,000 — use their own vehicles to pick and distribute the food.
IIT-Madras incubated YNOS secures seed funding
IIT Madras Incubation Cell also joined the round as a part of its Seed Support Funding Scheme to its incubatees. The founder promoters also participated in the round. The startup was co-founded by Thillai Rajan, co-founder of YNOS and Professor of IIT Madras, who is also an Associate at the Mossavar-Rahmani Centre for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University.
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