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Microsoft Wants To Become Africa’s Internet Plug

For the past 2 years Microsoft’s Airband initiative has been providing internet access to rural households in the U.S. and is now expanding internationally by focusing on Africa and Latin America. The program is on track to connect more than 3 million people across the U.S. by July 2022, thanks to unused TV White Space. This could finally be the ... Read More »

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to meet public sector bank heads today

NEW DELHI : Continuing efforts to increase credit disbursement, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will meet the heads of public sector banks (PSBs) today to take stock of recent steps taken by the government, including the first phase of the ‘outreach programme’ across over 200 districts during the festive season, a senior government official told Mint. It is learnt that the minister is expected ... Read More »

How to Keep Sports Fun For Kids

You always hear that coach before you see them. They’re yelling something about being out of position or not running hard enough for the ball. On a recent Saturday morning, the coach on the next field over was yelling at a pair of boys running past that they should “play soccer.” They stared at him with confusion. The girls on my team giggled because ... Read More »

The Shift Toward Decentralized Finance: Why Are Financial Firms Turning To Crypto?

A wave of crypto startups has washed upon the shores of the financial industry in the last couple of years. The industry leaders, aka banks and exchanges, have seemed invincible up until now. Nowadays, there are dozens of crypto startups racing to take over the stage. With the existing global financial system contributing to numerous inequalities, these startups have recognized ... Read More »

Love Samsung smartphones? Want to buy? Company to offer finance to buyers

Samsung Electronics is to provide finance to potential smartphone buyers, a company executive said on Thursday, in a bid to boost smartphone sales in India where it faces fierce competition from rivals such as China`s Xiaomi. The financing product, for which Samsung has tied up with a local shadow banking firm, will help the South Korean tech group offer quick ... Read More »

Finance ministry sets up task force to identify infrastructure projects worth ₹100 trillion

The government has set up a task force to identify technically and economically viable infrastructure projects that can be kick started in the current financial year and can be included in the ₹100 trillion plan for the sector in the next five years. The finance ministry on Saturday said the task force will draw up plan for the ‘national infrastructure pipeline’ from 2019-20 ... Read More »

Muthoot Finance threatens to close strike-hit branches

Kerala-based Muthoot Finance Company, facing a protest by a section of employees demanding revised salary structure and other benefits, on Tuesday threatened to close some of its branches in the state. The management of the nationwide network of non-banking financial services company alleged that some vested interests had launched the strike and the frequent strikes affected the operations of some of ... Read More »

5 smart gadgets to help you eat better

Most of us think we will exercise after a heavy meal. However, many of us are deskbound and as a result, hardly move around. This may lead to a lot of health issues, the most common one being obesity. Luckily, now, we have technology by our side that helps us find ways to improving our health. These days, we have ... Read More »

Google promises to increase use of recycled plastic in gadgets

Google has ramped up efforts to curb its environmental impacts, with fresh promises yesterday to increase its use of recycled plastics and slash emissions from product shipments. In a pair of pledges outlined by Google’s sustainability chief Anna Meegan, the tech giant promised that by 2022 all ‘Made By Google’ products will contain recycled plastic, and that by 2020 all product shipments will ... Read More »

India Post Payments Bank to be converted into small finance bank

New Delhi: The postal department said it has decided to convert the India Post Payments Bank into a small finance bank, enabling it to offer small loans to customers. Besides, the department looks to open one crore accounts for IPPB in 100 days. The decisions were taken at the annual Heads of Circles Conference held at Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir from July ... Read More »