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The 3 payment banks have plans for your money

MUMBAI, MAY 24:   With three players launching their payments bank services, consumers now have more choice for their banking needs. Going by the rate of interest being offered for deposits, Airtel seems to be the most aggressive. The telecom operator’s payments bank provides the highest interest raṭe on deposits at 7.2 per cent, followed by India Post at 5.5 per ... Read More »

Thousands of Class 12 students will pay the price for government’s botched-up reform of marks policy

Late in April, when the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development announced that officials of 32 state and central boards of education had decided to scrap the moderation of marks – also known as the grace marks policy – from 2017, school teachers across cities felt conflicted. Most agreed that the practice had to go. It involves giving extra marks ... Read More »

Africa A Top Priority For India, Says PM Narendra Modi At African Development Bank Meet

PM Narendra Modi said India was working with US and Japan to support development in Africa. GANDHINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Africa was a top priority for his government’s foreign and economic policy and pitched for an Asia-Africa Growth Corridor with the support of Japan. PM Modi, who officially inaugurated the 52nd Annual Meetings of the ... Read More »

Financing for Family-Run Farms and Ranches: What You Need to Know

  Many Americans take out loans for residential real estate or even commercial real estate, but agriculture loans such as farm mortgages are entirely different. There are a number of FSA, or Farm Service Agency, loans available for various agricultural uses. Direct Operating Loans Direct Operating Loans are loans designated to be used for purchasing farm equipment; fuel; chemicals necessary ... Read More »

Trump’s grade on the economy: a B, for now

More than anything else, the performance of the economy during the next several years is likely to determine whether Donald Trump succeeds or fails as president. So how’s he doing? And how should we measure his success in the future? Well, for starters, the economy has earned a solid B since Trump took office in January, according to an exclusive ... Read More »

Proven Strategies for Building Trust in the New Sharing Economy

While the sharing of resources among individuals is not new, the last five years have seen an explosion in collective sharing thanks to the Internet. From AirBnb and Uber to Car2Go and Rover, the new sharing economy business model gives consumers access to unused goods and services. From power tools to dog sitting to a ride to the airport, the sharing economy is revolutionizing how to acquire ... Read More »

Petrol, Diesel Prices Poised For A Cut. How Much Could You Save

Your visit to a fuel station to fill up petrol or diesel after the 15th of this month may leave you surprised: your bill might be less than you think. Global fuel prices have fallen over the past fortnight while the rupee has remained stable. Oil marketing companies like Indian Oil (IOC) and Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) have already passed on ... Read More »

Business Enhancement 101: Simple Strategies, Solutions, And Systems For Optimal Success

Savvy business owners tend to spend a great deal of energy focusing on how they can make their companies more successful. If business optimization is one of your primary objectives as a corporate leader, you should know that there are several simple strategies, solutions, and systems for optimal success. Three of them include: 1. Optimize Your Commercial Space. If you’re ... Read More »

4 Tips for Improving Safety on the Manufacturing Floor

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the manufacturing industry receives an average of about 400,000 reports for non-fatal injuries and a little over 300 cases of work-related fatalities each year. With over 12 million people employed in the industry, that means 3 out of every 100 workers get involved in work-related accidents. Each work-related accident in the manufacturing ... Read More »

Public sector bank merger healthy for banking system RBIs Urjit Patel

New York: RBI governor Urjit Patel has said the Indian banking system could be better off if some public sector banks are consolidated to have fewer but healthier entities, as it would help in dealing with the problem of stressed assets. “As many have pointed out, it is not clear that we need so many public sector banks. The system ... Read More »