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Should corporate taxes finance anti-poverty programmes?

The government’s move to reduce the corporate tax was in keeping with the principle of broadening the base. Congratulations to Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, along with Michael Kremer, for winning the Nobel prize for their research in applying randomised control trials for anti-poverty interventions. We, Indians—and, more particularly, the economists’ community—are proud of their achievement. With the achievement, comes ... Read More »

Manappuram Home Finance NCD: Should you invest?

Manappuram Home Finance has hit the market today with secured Non-Convertible Debentures (NCDs) offering up to 10.65% in interest (called coupon). The issue has a base size of ₹100 crore and the company can retain up to another ₹100 crore in case of oversubscription. The issue opens today (30 September 30) and closes on 29 October 29. The minimum investment is ₹10,000. The ... Read More »

5 Reasons Personal Finance Should Be Taught In School

Piggy bank with glasses and blackboard GETTY Having basic personal financial skills is one of the most important things you can do to live a healthy, happy and secure life. Your level of understanding around the fundamentals of budgeting, saving, debt and investing will impact every part of your life and can mean the difference between prosperity or poverty. With ... Read More »

Sex education: Llanelli MP says no child should be excluded

There is a “strong case” for scrapping parents’ right to remove children from sex and relationships education, according to a Welsh Labour MP. Llanelli MP Nia Griffith told BBC Wales she did not “want to see any child excluded from those lessons”. The Welsh Government is considering whether to make the lessons compulsory. A consultation on the issue has concluded ... Read More »

There should be a mechanism by which GST Council and Finance Commission can coordinate: N.K. Singh

N. K. Singh, Chairman 15th Finance commission, at a press conference in Mumbai on September 19, 2018. File photo: Vivek Bendre The Fifteenth Finance Commission is up against unprecedented challenges. First, the Goods and Services Tax has introduced an element of uncertainty in the revenue projections of the Union and State governments. More importantly, the Terms of Reference notified for the ... Read More »

Should you wait for Black Friday to upgrade your PC?

Ask Reddit if you should wait until Black Friday to upgrade your PC, and you’ll get a stream of comments dismissing it as a time for good deals. They’re not wrong, but they’re not exactly right, either. If you’ve got your eye on a very specific part, your chances of a deep discount are generally a toss-up. For most components, ... Read More »

7 Amazing Hair Growth Foods You Should Be Eating Daily

Long, strong and shiny hair is almost everyone’s dream yet not everyone is able to fulfill it. Of course, it’s important to keep your scalp healthy, but it’s also critical to pay attention to your diet. You can have dry, frizzy, smooth or silky hair – all these are signs of your inside health. Each strand is made up of ... Read More »

Religious instruction should be banned in schools

YES Erodes secularity Against Constitution…  India is a secular country in which Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Jews and even animistic cultures thrive. Religious instruction in schools can erode the secular fabric of this ancient nation. Even if multi-religious instructions are taught, it would create hatred and blind obedience. Sudipta Mandal, Class IX, The Levelfield School, Suri, Birbhum Religion is something which should ... Read More »

Apple Should Address Youth iPhone Addiction, Say Two Large Investors

Apple shareholders Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System are urging the smartphone maker to take steps to address what they say is a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple’s iPhones, Jana partner Charles Penner said. Jana, a leading activist shareholder, and CalSTRS, one of the nation’s largest public pension plans, delivered a letter to Apple on ... Read More »

Translation technology is useful, but should not replace learning languages

The benefits of language-learning go far beyond being able to translate. 9to5google.com For many years now, there have been calls for Australians to learn languages, particularly Asian languages, as the world economy pivots to the Asia-Pacific. But the number of students learning languages in Australia has remained stubbornly low. Rapid improvements in machine translation and speech recognition technologies in recent years appear ... Read More »