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Kirana stores are being swept up in a big wave of digitization
Kirana stores are being swept up in a big wave of digitization

Beyond the Bezos vs Ambani battle for India’s retail market

Another war rages over control of what corner shops stock and sell

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Municipal workers in Srinagar in early March, 2020. By 3 March, 2020, the fact that this was going to be a fast-spreading virus became clear. (Photo: Reuters)
Municipal workers in Srinagar in early March, 2020. By 3 March, 2020, the fact that this was going to be a fast-spreading virus became clear. (Photo: Reuters)

How citizen data led India’s covid battle

  • When the government failed to serve up data needed to make key decisions, public-spirited citizens stepped up.
  • With new variants now altering the course of both the pandemic and vaccine development, transparent data has become even more important in the pandemic’s second year

Jio becomes biggest buyer in 4G spectrum auction
Jio becomes biggest buyer in 4G spectrum auction

Jio becomes biggest buyer in 4G spectrum auction

  • India’s telecom operators bid for spectrum worth 77,814.80 crore in the two-day auction for 4G wireless service
  • Bharti Airtel Ltd bought spectrum worth 18,698.75 crore, while Vodafone Idea Ltd’s (Vi) participation was limited as was estimated by sector experts

Haryana implements 75% reservation for locals in private jobs (HT_PRINT)
Padget Electronics is among five domestic manufacturers who have been approved to receive the benefits of India’s new production-linked incentive scheme. MINT
Padget Electronics is among five domestic manufacturers who have been approved to receive the benefits of India’s new production-linked incentive scheme. MINT

Electronics exports hit record high of 8,806 cr in December

  • Boosting electronics exports is high on the government agenda right now. The Narendra Modi-led government announced its PLI scheme for the same last year.
  • The scheme, which offers 4-6% cash incentives on incremental sale of mobile phones manufactured in India, for the next five years.

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