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Mint Views Daily Dispatch.
Mint Views Daily Dispatch.

Mint Views | Will Yogi govt’s bid to change Agra’s name impact its brand value?

The Uttar Pradesh government has asked the Bhim Rao Ambedkar University to find out if the city of Agra where the Taj Mahal resides has an ancient name. This suggests the government is planning to rename it, as it did in the case of other cities such as Allahabad, which is now called Prayagraj. We debate if there is merit in the move or is it another attempt to remove the symbols of India’s Mughal history. Mint Views Daily Dispatch brings you scenes from the Mint edit table where ideas are mooted, discussed and debated before they make it to the coveted editorial page of the paper.

A Mint analysis of 1,462 firms showed net sales in the September quarter was the lowest in at least 27 quarters.
A Mint analysis of 1,462 firms showed net sales in the September quarter was the lowest in at least 27 quarters.

Mint Explainer | Post tax cut why earnings revival is far away?

Earnings for the latest quarter have ushered mixed news for the corporate sector. While the recent cut in corporate tax rates led to better-than-expected profit and restrained the pace of earnings downgrades, businesses continued to reel under pressure in the three months ended September. A Mint analysis of 1,462 firms showed net sales in the September quarter was the lowest in at least 27 quarters. Net sales decelerated 2.23% year-on-year, much lower than the 5.15% growth in the preceding three months, according to data provider Capitaline. Mint's Nasrin Sultana analyses Q2 corporate earnings.

Do you invest only in real estate?
Do you invest only in real estate?

Do you invest only in real estate? That’s not a good idea | Why Not Mint Money

For 10 long years, Bengaluru-based Sai Pramod G.N. invested only in real estate by channelling all his savings in repaying a home loan. That can never be a good idea because the real estate asset class is illiquid in nature and by doing this, you end up putting all the eggs in one basket. Fortunately, Pramod went for a course correction after that period. Here’s his story

If the ICICI Bank QIP goes through, it will be largest QIP ever in the country
If the ICICI Bank QIP goes through, it will be largest QIP ever in the country

ICICI Bank may raise 20,000 crore aiming to fill credit gap left by NBFCs

ICICI Bank Ltd. is planning to raise at least 20,000 crore via a qualified institutional placement (QIP) within this fiscal year. ICICI Bank has reached out to investment banking firms on the proposed capital raising and may soon give a formal mandate to some of the bankers. If the ICICI Bank QIP goes through, it will be largest QIP ever in the country.

Under Section 9 of IBC, salaried employees can initiate insolvency proceedings against a corporate debtor
Under Section 9 of IBC, salaried employees can initiate insolvency proceedings against a corporate debtor

Mint Views: Impact of SC order on Air India pilot’s insolvency plea

The Supreme Court has directed the National Company Law Tribunal to consider afresh a plea filed by an Air India pilot to initiative insolvency proceedings against the company. Under Section 9 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, salaried employees can initiate insolvency proceedings against a corporate debtor. But allowing individual employees to do so could create hurdles and defeat the purpose of the IBC, which is to quickly resolve stressed assets. Mint Views Daily Dispatch brings you scenes from the Mint edit table where ideas are mooted, discussed and debated before they make it to the coveted editorial page of the paper.

The promoters have sought an extension for repayment of loans taken from Sterling and Wilson
The promoters have sought an extension for repayment of loans taken from Sterling and Wilson

Mark to Market | What’s behind the fall in Sterling and Wilson shares?

Shares of Sterling and Wilson Solar, a solar engineering, procurement and construction company, touched the lower circuit again on Tuesday on the National Stock Exchange. With this, the stock has fallen over 60% from its issue price of Rs780 apiece during the initial public offering (IPO). What gives? The promoters have sought an extension for repayment of loans taken from Sterling and Wilson. Promoters had originally promised to clear the dues within 90 days of listing and investors are seemingly disappointed that the promoters have not kept their word.

Vineet Nayar, former CEO of HCL Technologies and Chairman, Sampark Foundation, talks about how IT companies need to invest in new technologies
Vineet Nayar, former CEO of HCL Technologies and Chairman, Sampark Foundation, talks about how IT companies need to invest in new technologies

Investing and not harvesting is the way to beat legacy slowdown

In the latest episode of Mint Dispatch, Vineet Nayar, former CEO of HCL Technologies and Chairman, Sampark Foundation talks about how IT companies need to invest in new technologies - as that is the right way to beat legacy slowdown. In a wide ranging discussion, he also opens up on the critical role of philanthropy in India to achieve India' target of a $5 trillion economy and there should be more startups build to last than to sell.

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It’s never too late to streamline your finances.
It’s never too late to streamline your finances.

It’s never too late to streamline your finances | Why Not Mint Money

Usha and Rajan Sanklecha got into a financial plan pretty late in their lives, but it helped them take away an important financial lesson: that it’s never too late to streamline your finances and it’s important to put your money life in order even when you just have a handful of goals left to achieve. In the process, the Sanlechas also learnt that one needs to invest in liquid assets to be able to use them when the need arises, instead of piling everything in an illiquid asset like real estate. We tell you their story.

Gates said that while technology can help free up more time for humans, it can't tell us what to do with that extra time
Gates said that while technology can help free up more time for humans, it can't tell us what to do with that extra time

'I don't need to work...': Why Bill Gates called himself a 'weird case'

Towards the end of the inaugural Mint Visionaries interaction, Wipro's Rishad Premji asked billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates a philosophical question. Premji asked what, according to Gates, is the one thing in human life, which can't be affected by technology. Gates said that while technology can help free up more time for humans, it can't tell us what to do with that extra time. While elucidating his case, Gates also called himself a 'weird case'. Watch the full video to know why.

With fake news emerging as a major challenge on social media, Wipro's Rishad Premji picked Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates' brain about how to counter the menace
With fake news emerging as a major challenge on social media, Wipro's Rishad Premji picked Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates' brain about how to counter the menace

'Ban micro-targeting': Bill Gates on social media fanning extreme opinions

With fake news emerging as a major challenge on social media, Wipro's Rishad Premji picked Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates' brain about how to counter the menace. Gates and Premji were in a conversation at the inaugural edition of Mint Visionaries. The billionaire philanthropist said that he believes that banning micro-targeting on social media sites could be a way of preventing extreme opinions from getting propagated.

Bill Gates speaks at length about the challenge of climate change facing humanity
Bill Gates speaks at length about the challenge of climate change facing humanity

Bill Gates on climate change and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Mint Visionaries

Bill Gates, the billionaire philanthropist, graced the first edition of Mint Visionaries. He spoke at length about the challenge of climate change facing humanity and how he personally as well as via the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is involved in looking for solutions to prevent further damage. He also recalled an anecdote about Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar. Watch the full video for more.

The billionaire philanthropist spoke about the increasing deployment of artificial intelligence in various fields
The billionaire philanthropist spoke about the increasing deployment of artificial intelligence in various fields

'Can't read a book': Bill Gates on limitations of artificial intelligence

Highlighting the inaugural edition of Mint Visionaries, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates spoke about the increasing deployment of artificial intelligence in various fields. While speculating about what the future versions of AI might be like, the Microsoft co-founder also said that it has limitations like the inability to read a book. Watch the full video for more.

Watch Bill Gate speak on a topic very close to his heart: Technology For Social Inclusion
Watch Bill Gate speak on a topic very close to his heart: Technology For Social Inclusion

Full Video: Bill Gates and Rishad Premji in conversation I Mint Visionaries

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. The conversation is the very first in a series with people who are inspiring a new future under the Mint Visionaries umbrella. Mint Visionaries seeks to showcase a whole host of issues like technology, empowerment, new economy, social change, urban solutions, alternative development, mobility, migration, renewable - all of which are defining a new India. #MintVisionaries #MintWithBillGates

According to the third round of YouGov-Mint Millennial Survey, pessimism grew among millennials between mid-September and mid-October
According to the third round of YouGov-Mint Millennial Survey, pessimism grew among millennials between mid-September and mid-October

Mint Views | YouGov-Mint Survey: Indian millennials and their job worries

According to the third round of YouGov-Mint Millennial Survey, pessimism grew among millennials (those aged between 23-38 years of age) between mid-September and mid-October. Surprisingly, millennials with higher educational qualifications were more pessimistic than those with lesser qualifications. Given that the economy is in a slowdown, the pessimism is perhaps understandable, and may be a temporary blip that would correct once the economy picks up pace. But could it be that there are deeper problems such as a lack of job skills or excessive mechanization that we may be ignoring? Mint Views Daily Dispatch brings you scenes from the Mint edit table where ideas are mooted, discussed and debated before they make it to the coveted editorial page of the paper.

Niti Aayog CEO at Mint Visionaries event
Niti Aayog CEO at Mint Visionaries event

‘Technology is radically transforming India’: Amitabh Kant I Mint Visionaries

‘India needs explosive pace of technological growth,’ said Amitabh Kant, chief executive officer of government's policy think-tank Niti Aayog. He was speaking at the Mint Visionaries event in New Delhi. Kant added that India is already witnessing a radical transformation by sheer use of technology, which includes the use of biometrics driven unique identification number Aadhaar as well as mobile.

Bill Gates on fake news
Bill Gates on fake news

'A challenge to be more clever': Bill Gates on social media, fake news

Speaking at the inaugural edition of the Mint Visionaries series, co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates commented on the problem of fake news amplified by social media. Gates, a billionaire philanthropist, said that he feels that there may be a need to ban 'micro-targeting' of users on social media sites. He also said that the issue of fake news can be seen as a challenge to be more clever with positive messaging.

Mistakes to avoid when investing at a young age.
Mistakes to avoid when investing at a young age.

Why Not Mint Money | Mistakes to avoid when investing at a young age

It’s always a good idea to start investing when you are young. You get adequate time to invest and given the long investing period, the money gets enough time to multiply manifold and help you meet your goals. But it’s important to steer clear of some of the common investing goals. Saloni Mehta, 23, made some of these but her finances were back on track when she hired a financial planner to give her the direction she required. Here’s her story.

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