Author Archives: Loknath

From farm sector to personal finance, here’s The Indian Express’ full coverage of Budget 2020

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, flanked by her deputy Anurag Thakur (to her right) and a team of officials, shows a folder containing the Union Budget documents as she arrives at Parliament Facing one of the steepest slides in growth and just into the first year of its second term, the NDA-2 government decided to play safe when it came ... Read More »

Finance ministry official misses father’s last rites to print Union Budget 2020

From investors to aam aadmi, all are eagerly waiting for February 1 as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is going to table Union Budget 2020-21.The process of printing documents for the Union Budget 2020 had started with a ‘halwa ceremony’ on January 20. While all the finance ministry officials are busy with preparing the budget documents, Kuldeep Kumar Sharma, the man responsible for printing ... Read More »

Bajaj Finance posts 52% rise in Q3 profit, sets aside ₹85 crore for Karvy loan

Consumer durable lender Bajaj Finance on Wednesday reported a 52% year-on-year (y-o-y) rise in consolidated net profit of ₹1,614.11 crore, its highest-ever quarterly profit, on the back of healthy interest income. Bajaj Finance’s interest income surged 39% y-o-y to ₹6,104.84 crore in the December quarter of FY20. The other large component of its revenues was in the form of fees and commission ... Read More »

9 must-read technology books for 2020

How do you keep up with technology change, given the exponential rate of tech advances today? It’s not easy and it’s not optional. Since technology underpins the competitive stance of most organizations, maintaining a working knowledge of current and emerging technologies is as important for IT leaders as building their soft skills or leadership abilities. To that end, we’ve pulled together a reading list ... Read More »

10 Gadgets from CES 2020 that you can buy now.

CES 2020 took over Las Vegas from the 7th to the 10th of January, and as always, was a platform for giants of the tech industry to show-off what they had planned for the future, from foldable tablets and phones, to rotating TV’s, and wildest glimpses into the future of autonomous automotive technology from the likes of Mercedes. However, in ... Read More »

Finance Ministry plans tougher norms for high-value jewellery transactions: Report

The finance ministry is considering tightening norms for high-value jewellery transactions, Business Standard reported. Linking the transactions with Aadhaar or another ID proof has been proposed, the report said. Officials prefer Aadhaar over PAN as ID proof, sources told the paper. Another suggestion is to bring gem and jewellery dealers under the purview of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), ... Read More »

Here are 11 features that need to be in Android 11

Android 10 was a massive release, with a system-wide dark theme, dozens of privacy changes, updated navigation gestures, and much more. That doesn’t mean there’s not still room for improvement, though. The first preview builds of Android 11 will likely show up in the coming months, no doubt with even more features to make our smartphones and tablets more useful. Here ... Read More »

Still Have Your Christmas Tree? Toms River Will Take It

TOMS RIVER, NJ — If you still haven’t disposed of your Christmas tree that was freshly cut, the Toms River public works department will be picking them up. Curbside tree collection will take place beginning Tuesday and continue through Jan. 31. After Jan. 31, all trees must be dropped off at the township’s recycling center, 1672 Church Road. The recycling ... Read More »

Budget 2020: Halwa ceremony to be held in Finance Ministry

Desi sweet dish halwa, which is part of most auspicious ceremonies or events held in the country, has been prepared and distributed among staff and members by successive governments before kick-starting the printing of budget documents. The ceremonial distribution of halwa will be held on January 20 as it marks the official beginning of Budget 2020. The halwa ceremony will be ... Read More »

Finance firm employees robbed of Rs 1.7 lakh in Balasore

Balasore: Two employees of a private finance company were robbed of Rs 1.7 lakh by armed miscreants near Nayakbandha crusher under Soro police limits in Balasore district on Sunday morning. The matter came to light after the victims, employees of a private finance company, Jagannath Swain and Rashmirekha Das, lodged a complaint with the local police this morning. According to sources, ... Read More »