Author Archives: Loknath

PUBG Mobile Arrests: Tencent India Attempting to Find a ‘Reasonable Solution’

Days after the Rajkot police had arrested 10 people for playing PUBG Mobile, Tencent India has finally commented with its plans to engage with the authorities to lift the PUBG ban in states like Gujarat. The company claims its on the side of its burgeoning player base. Odd when you consider its silence regarding events leading up the arrests which ... Read More »

Warburg buys into education NBFC

Last month, Blackstone had acquired Aadhar Housing Finance, an affordable housing finance firm, from WGC and others, including DHFL.(Shutterstock) AddThis Sharing Buttons Global private equity giant Warburg Pincus Group is acquiring a nearly 80 per cent stake in education NBFC Avanse Financial Services from Dewan Housing Finance Corporation (DHFL) and Wadhawan Global Capital (WGC). WGC is one of the promoter ... Read More »

Siemens’ finance arm buys 46% stake in Greenko’s wind unit

Mumbai: German engineering conglomerate Siemens’ financing arm has signed a pact with Greenko group to acquire 46% stake in its 200 MW-Poovani wind powerproject, German conglomerate said on Monday. This is SiemensNSE 0.61 % Financial Services’ first investment in a wind farm in Asia. Its group company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is building the project for Greenko. “Completing our first equity investment in ... Read More »

My Gadget Life – Nikhil Chinapa

His MTV roots take him back so far that he has no qualms calling himself DJ Dinosaur. That aside, here’s a sneak peek into what he’s listening to and what brought him to SulaFest last weekend… The number of times I’ve heard that people have grown up watching me… phew! I’m just gonna call myself DJ Dinosaur. I think I will ... Read More »

Watch Out Goop, Marie Kondo Is Launching Her Own Lifestyle Site

There’s something in the pH-balanced water. First, Kourtney Kardashian teased us with Poosh, now Marie Kondo is doing the opposite of KonMari-ing her brand. Her team of cleaning consultants are quietly raising $40 million from various investors ready to take organizing to the next level. According to TechCrunch, this is the second round of funding the KonMari company, founded in 2015 by Marie Kondo ... Read More »

Fashion, food and fitness: How ‘most polluted’ Delhi has adapted its lifestyle

  Over the last few months, our stories showed how Delhi has adapted its lifestyle to deal with the toxic air A recent report by Greenpeace and IQAir AirVisual has put Delhi and Gurgaon on top of the world’s most polluted cities list. While Delhi is the most polluted capital, Gurgaon is the most polluted city. But this does not ... Read More »

An Indian view from Wall Street on women in finance

My inspiration has come from within my own family. My mother who had a doctorate and was a Professor at a time when women in India barely went to college. She took a leap of faith from Dalal Street to Wall Street to manage some key initiatives at S&P DJI. Alka Banerjee shares her views on how hard it is to stay ahead of ... Read More »

Budget 2019 likely to boost India’s education sector

ndia’s Annual Budget decides the way ahead for different sectors in the country. In this year’s Budget, the Government has emphasised on education along with other sectors. How the Budget 2019-20 will pave way for improvement in education sector, observes Akhil Shahani, Managing Director, The Shahani Group, for Elets News Network (ENN). Akhil Shahani, Managing Director, The Shahani Group The acting Finance ... Read More »

PUBG Mobile Update 0.11.1 to Add Bonus Challenge to Convert BC to UC: Report

An upcoming PUBG Mobile update would add what’s known as a Bonus Challenge. According to a recent report, PUBG Mobile update 0.11.1 brings this feature which allows players to convert Battle Coins (BC) to Unknown Cash (UC). This would grant access to rare weapon skins and outfits. Unlike the previous PUBG Mobile Crew Challenge, Bonus Challenge is for solo players rather ... Read More »

As the Internet turns 30, is it an ‘out-of-control monster’?

MEYRIN, Switzerland: Thirty years ago this month, a young British physician working at a lab near Geneva invented a system for scientists to share information that would ultimately change humanity. But three decades after he invented the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee has warned that his creation has been “hijacked by crooks” that may spell its destruction. Berner-Lee’s old office ... Read More »