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India poised to become third-largest consumer market: WEF

Blog       Jan 09, 2019

  India is poised to become the third-largest consumer market behind only the US and China; and consumer spending in India is expected to grow from USD 1.5 trillion at present to nearly USD 6 trillion by 2030, a World Economic Forum report said on Wednesday.  ...

Robots haven’t eliminated many jobs – so far: World Bank

Risk Management, Technology, Trends, Facts       Jan 04, 2019

  Robots Haven’t Eliminated Many Jobs – So Far: World BankThe rise of automation has so far had a negligible impact on jobs at a global scale, the World Bank chief economist said, despite common gloomy predictions that humans are set to be replaced by machines.  ...

Competition in Artificial Intelligence Is like new space race: Viewpoint

Technology       Jan 02, 2019

  It’s been another year of relentless artificial-intelligence hype and incremental AI achievement. Machines still beat humans only in carefully constructed environments or at narrow tasks. The good news is that, as the technology progresses, the race for leadership is still wide open, and even Europe,...

High debt isn't driving Indian farmers to suicide

Eco/Invest/Demography       Dec 24, 2018

  It’s election season in India and the money is flowing. Governments in many states have begun waiving tens of millions of dollars’ worth of loans to poor farmers in an effort to buy their loyalty. The argument – widely accepted by politicians and journalists, the...

New auto policy, FAME II to drive India's clean mobility push in 2019

  NEW DELHI: With 'clean' being seen as the way ahead, the automobile sector appears all set to ride this bandwagon and the government is keen to give its push in 2019 with a new National Auto Policy and an ambitious 'FAME II' scheme to leapfrog...

Dhirendra Mahyavanshi, Co-Founder, Turtlemint

Life insurance vs Health insurance

Health, Life       Dec 16, 2018

  Individuals who understand the importance of insurance know that a health insurance policy and a life insurance policy are the most important requirements in an individual’s financial portfolio.   However, many individuals perceive health and life insurance plans to be synonymous. They believe that if they...