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Mint Visionaries | Bill Gates talks to Rishad Premji about climate change, AI

Watch Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in conversation with Rishad Premji, chairman, Wipro Ltd., on a topic very close to his heart: Technology For Social Inclusion. Mint Visionaries seeks to showcase a whole host of issues like technology, empowerment, new economy, social change, urban solutions, alternative modes of development, mobility, migration, renewable - all of which are defining a new India.

(Left) Rishad Premji, chairman of Wipro Ltd, in conversation with Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at the Mint Visionaries event in New Delhi
(Left) Rishad Premji, chairman of Wipro Ltd, in conversation with Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at the Mint Visionaries event in New Delhi

Mint Visionaries | Poor will suffer most due to climate change, says Bill Gates

  • Bill Gates talked about 'Technology for Social Inclusion' with Wipro chairman Rishad Premji at Mint Visionaries event
  • 'One thing that will help India in a big way is to get rid of malnutrition, which reduces potential of kids and their IQ levels,' said Gates

Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Aayog, at Mint Visionaries event in New Delhi on Sunday. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Aayog, at Mint Visionaries event in New Delhi on Sunday. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

India needs explosive pace of technological growth: Amitabh Kant

  • Kant says India is witnessing a radical transformation by sheer use of technology, which includes the use of biometrics, driven Aadhaar as well as mobile
  • Niti Aayog CEO also says data will fuel change in India and enable startups to use them to spearhead change

Saudi Arabia is pulling out all the stops to ensure the success of the IPO
Saudi Arabia is pulling out all the stops to ensure the success of the IPO

Aramco declares $1.71 trillion valuation in blockbuster IPO

  • Aramco said it would sell 1.5% of the company in a blockbuster initial public offering worth at least $24 billion
  • The much-delayed offering is scaled down from original plans, but it still rivals the world's biggest listing so far

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The government must do more for infrastructure when there is a slowdown as it helps in a pickup. (Reuters )
The government must do more for infrastructure when there is a slowdown as it helps in a pickup. (Reuters )

AIIB says projects, cost overruns biggest negatives of India

  • The bank was established in 2016 to fund developmental projects as part-time of which it takes both equity and debt interests in projects
  • The bank has $ 3 billion exposure to India which has a lot of appetite for credit and will continue to be the largest borrower in the near future

Net worth of overseas entity in this case should be at least $10 million (Photo: Bloomberg)
Net worth of overseas entity in this case should be at least $10 million (Photo: Bloomberg)

New norms to ease restrictions on FDI by JVs of Indian companies

  • The existing legal framework under FEMA does not permit FDI by an overseas JV or WOS of an Indian party without the prior approval of RBI
  • The changes have become important in the backdrop on slowing of the Indian economy and resultant lack of investment by the corporate sector

Ronojoy Dutta, IndiGo chief executive officer. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
A file photo of KA 226T helicopters
A file photo of KA 226T helicopters

India delaying signing helicopters deal, says Russia

  • Russian Helicopters CEO said it would benefit India if the planned order for over 100 rotorcraft for the Indian Navy could be combined with the 140 helicopters it is looking to buy for the Army
  • India, Russia signed a deal in 2015 under PM Modi's ‘Make in India’ programme for the supply of 140 KA 226T helicopters

A file photo of Sri Lanka People Front's presidential election candidate and former wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa (Photo: Reuters)
A file photo of Sri Lanka People Front's presidential election candidate and former wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa (Photo: Reuters)

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka strongman, wins presidency by big margin

  • Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be sworn into office in an ancient Buddhist temple on Monday
  • The election commission said Rajapaksa won 52.25% of the votes in Saturday's election, while Premadasa got 41.99%

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The Supreme Court, in its verdict in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title case on 9 Nov , said the entire 2.77 acres of disputed land should be handed over to the deity Ram Lalla, who was one of the three litigants (Photo: Mint)
The Supreme Court, in its verdict in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title case on 9 Nov , said the entire 2.77 acres of disputed land should be handed over to the deity Ram Lalla, who was one of the three litigants (Photo: Mint)

Ayodhya verdict: AIMPLB to seek review of SC judgement

  • The land of the mosque belongs to Allah and under the Sharia, it cannot be given to anybody, AIMPLB secretary Zafaryab Jilani said
  • Earlier in the day, the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind also decided to file a review petition challenging the Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict

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Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint (Indranil Bhoumik/Mint)

'Make in India' hub Noida to churn over 30 crore mobiles in 5 years

  • In 2014, India had just two mobile phone manufacturing units. Due to the "Make in India" push, the country now has 268 mobile handset and accessories manufacturing units
  • During 2018-19, India saw the production of 29 crore units and the bulk of the production came from the Noida-Greater Noida region

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The vehicle insurer settled the insurance claim with the man but the hotel denied to pay the value of the car and compensation. (ANI )
The vehicle insurer settled the insurance claim with the man but the hotel denied to pay the value of the car and compensation. (ANI )

Hotels cannot deny claim for theft of vehicle handed over for valet parking: SC

  • The top court has held that the burden of proof lies on the hotel to explain that any loss or damage caused to the vehicles parked was not on account of its negligence
  • The vehicle insurer settled the insurance claim with the man but the hotel denied to pay the value of the car and compensation

Ranjan Gogoi, 46th Chief Justice of India (PTI)
Ranjan Gogoi, 46th Chief Justice of India (PTI)

CJI Ranjan Gogoi: The man and his legacy

  • Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi demits office on 17 November
  • As the head of administration of the Supreme court, Gogoi also passed orders on making available the top court’s judgments in seven languages including English and Hindi

Further FPI flows will mostly depend on both the global and domestic headwinds. (Photo: Mint)
Further FPI flows will mostly depend on both the global and domestic headwinds. (Photo: Mint)

FPIs infuse 19,203 crore into Indian capital markets in Nov so far

  • Trade deal between the US and China was one of the major global factor contributing towards FPI inflows
  • The consistent flows depict that FPIs are fast gaining confidence in the Indian equity markets, said an analyst

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Photo: Bloomberg

CAIT asks for pricing parity in online, offline market

  • The CAIT also said that it is the responsibility of the brands to advise their buyers to sell their products at MOP to maintain the market hygiene
  • The CAIT also said that there should be a uniform policy of discounting by brands both for online and offline trade

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A train arrives at the Nowgam Railway station in Srinagar as the rail service connecting Banihal to Baramulla got resumed on Sunday (Photo; ANI)
A train arrives at the Nowgam Railway station in Srinagar as the rail service connecting Banihal to Baramulla got resumed on Sunday (Photo; ANI)

Rail services resume in Kashmir Valley after three months: All you need to know

  • A train passed through Srinagar station and the stations in south Kashmir before reaching Banihal
  • Firozpur Division will commence a limited passenger service of running three pairs of trains between Banihal-Baramulla-Banihal starting 18 Nov

CJI-designate Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde arrives during the farewell function of Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi at Supreme Court. ((ANI Photo))
CJI-designate Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde arrives during the farewell function of Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi at Supreme Court. ((ANI Photo))

Next CJI Bobde part of historic verdicts like Ayodhya, Right to Privacy

  • Justice Bobde will have a tenure of over 17 months as the CJI and is due to retire on April 23, 2021
  • Hailing from a family of lawyers from Maharashtra, he is the son of eminent senior advocate Arvind Shriniwas Bobde

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Fox Business Network on Friday that some rural carriers need the temporary licenses and are dependent on Huawei for 3G and 4G networks. (Photo: AP)
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Fox Business Network on Friday that some rural carriers need the temporary licenses and are dependent on Huawei for 3G and 4G networks. (Photo: AP)

US to extend license for its companies to continue business with Huawei

  • The extension of around two weeks is far shorter than the prior 90-day extension and a longer extension is in the works
  • US Commerce Department has allowed it to purchase some American-made goods in a move aimed at minimizing disruption for its customers

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Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis pays tribute at the memorial of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray on his seventh death anniversary, in Mumbai (Photo; PTI)
Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis pays tribute at the memorial of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray on his seventh death anniversary, in Mumbai (Photo; PTI)

Fadnavis heckled by Sena workers at Bal Thackeray's death anniversary function

  • Fadnavis and his entourage, which included several senior BJP leaders, moved on without reacting to the jeers
  • Earlier in the day, Fadnavis had tweeted a video containing some of the late Sena patriarch's rousing speeches, and had added his voice-over as a tribute

Kia plans to launch multi-purpose vehicle Carnival during the Auto Expo next year in February. ( Twitter/KiaMotorsIN )
Kia plans to launch multi-purpose vehicle Carnival during the Auto Expo next year in February. ( Twitter/KiaMotorsIN )

Kia Motors to expand sales network to over 300 touchpoints

  • The company's orderbook for Seltos currently stands at over 62,000 units
  • The company, which has raced to fifth position in terms of sales in the domestic passenger vehicle segment with just one model in its portfolio

Andhra Pradesh CM Y.S.Jagan Mohan Reddy.) (ANI)
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Home Minister Amit Shah at the launch of winter-grade diesel suitable for extreme winters (Photo: @dpradhanbjp on Twitter)
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Home Minister Amit Shah at the launch of winter-grade diesel suitable for extreme winters (Photo: @dpradhanbjp on Twitter)

Indian Oil launches special winter-grade diesel for UT of Ladakh

  • This fuel will remain unfrozen at minus 33 degree Celsius
  • The transportation fuel would help provide year-round access to snow-capped border regions, and is part of India’s efforts to speed up strategic road connectivity

Auto major Maruti Suzuki pays an average royalty of around 5.5 per cent of its net sales to its parent Suzuki. Photo: Reuters
Auto major Maruti Suzuki pays an average royalty of around 5.5 per cent of its net sales to its parent Suzuki. Photo: Reuters

Govt considering to reintroduce restrictions on royalty payments

  • A proposal in this regard will soon be circulated by the DPIIT for inter-ministerial consultation
  • Royalty is paid to a foreign collaborator for the transfer of technology, usage of brand or trademarks

While plastic is all around us, one of the most common and widely implemented uses of single-use plastic globally is packaging. Almost every retail product we buy, order or consume today comes packaged in plastic.
While plastic is all around us, one of the most common and widely implemented uses of single-use plastic globally is packaging. Almost every retail product we buy, order or consume today comes packaged in plastic.

Can we resist our plastic temptation?

  • With no alternatives in sight for single-use plastic in packaging, Lounge takes a look at why plastic remains so pervasive
  • From using recycled paper to reverse logistics, the likes of Amazon and Flipkart recently announced sustainable packaging measures

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Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint

Anil Ambani resigns as director of Reliance Communications

  • Ambani along with Chhaya Virani, Ryna Karani, Manjari Kacker, Suresh Rangachar have resigned as directors of RCom.
  • RCom, which is currently going through insolvency process, has posted a consolidated loss of 30,142 crore for July-September 2019

Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar. Photo: Mint
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Opinion | Maybe multilateral trade ideals will return after this interlude

Pragmatism may have turned the world towards preferential trade pacts but these have distortive effects that are avoidable