Author Archives: Loknath

New vehicle for long-term infra finance on the anvil

India is proposing to create a new entity for financing infrastructureNSE 2.95 % that will seek to bolster lower-rated bonds issued by companies in the sector. The National Housing Bank (NHB), National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) and India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd will be roped in as investors for the proposed entity National Infrastructure Credit Enhancement Ltd or NICE. ” We have had ... Read More »

T-Mobile ‘crazy in love’ promotion of OnePlus 7 Pro tweeted from iPhone

It was so hard to contain the excitement of having #OfficiallySwitchedtoAndroid that even a media influencer working for T-Mobile forgot to actually use the BKK OnePlus 7 Pro she was “crazy in love with” and instead tweeted out her new device relationship status from her iPhone. The promotion for the product, occurring at a San Francisco T-Mobile retail store, intended ... Read More »

Bajaj Finance puts up a strong show, but consumption slowdown emerges

Investors have nothing but adulation for Bajaj Finance Ltd, which is visible in the outperformance of the stock compared to the broader market since last December. The fact that the scrip gained more than 4% intraday on Thursday shows investors were happy with its fourth quarter performance. It closed the day with a gain of 3.6%. After all, net profit growth ... Read More »

Clark Gilbert: Higher education doesn’t just have an access problem — we have a completion problem

Education is the gate to opportunity and a path to economic and social mobility. It can and should be one of the great equalizers of access to the American dream. Rightly so, much attention has been placed on ensuring we increase access, particularly in disadvantaged communities. We applaud efforts to help fund access to learning and to offer on-ramps to ... Read More »

CRPF Bans Troops to Play PUBG Mobile as it Affects Their Operational Capabilities

PUBG has emerged as one of the most popular games around the world. Now in a recent development, the Central Reserve Police Force has instructed commanding officers to enforce a ban on troops playing PUBG on their mobile phones. According to a report, a senior CRPF officer, posted in the paramilitary force’s Delhi headquarters, said the “addiction had affected the ... Read More »

NR Madhava Menon, father of modern legal education in India, passes away

Professor NR Madhava Menon, a towering personality in modern Indian legal education, passed away on Tuesday night at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. He was 84. Madhava Menon founded the National Law School of India in Bengaluru, National University of Judicial Sciences in Kolkata and the National Judicial Academy in Bhopal. He was the first head of all these institutions. ... Read More »

The OnePlus 7 Pro will be exclusive to T-Mobile in the US

T-Mobile has announced that it will be the only US carrier to sell the OnePlus 7 Pro when it’s released on May 17th. This follows T-Mobile’s exclusive on last year’s OnePlus 6T, which was OnePlus’ first partnership with a US carrier. We won’t know exact pricing details for the OnePlus 7 Pro until OnePlus’ event on May 14th, though it’s rumored to ... Read More »

Samsung has just launched a new sensor for ultra-high resolution mobile photography

Mobile photography is evolving, and the new sensors are likely to help smartphones capture images at vibrant ultra-high resolution. The world’s leader in advanced semiconductor technology, Samsung Electronics has come up with ISOCELL Bright GW1, which is a 64MP image sensor. This is the new addition to Samsung’s 0.8 micrometer pixel image sensor line up, which is now available from ... Read More »

Get the world’s best smartphones with these £24/pm mobile phone deals

If the past year or so has proved anything, it’s that a phone price of over £1,000 is the new normal. Keeping up to date with the latest and greatest phones has become a costly investment many are no longer willing to make. But luckily, there are still some options if you look closely enough. Yes, some of the top ... Read More »

Trump Reignites War On Christmas In May, But Twitter Users Aren’t Having It

President Donald Trump offered yet another strangely out-of-season shoutout to Christmas on Wednesday night and once again took credit for people saying “Merry Christmas.” Speaking at an interfaith dinner ahead of Thursday’s National Day of Prayer, Trump said: “Now everyone’s very proud to be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again. There was a time when we went shopping and you wouldn’t see ‘Merry Christmas’ on the ... Read More »