Nandan Nilekani says India will see ‘significant economic activity’ over next decade

Infosys Co-founder & Non-Executive Chairman Nandan Nilekani. (PTI)

Tech industry veteran Nandan Nilekani on Tuesday said India will witness “significant economic activity” over the next 10 years on the back of open network for digital commerce (ONDC), record aggregating system and Central Government measures such as GST, FAStag and e-way bills. While speaking at the 7th edition of the Global Technology Summit organised … Read more

The Planet Desperately Needs That UN Plastics Treaty

This week in Uruguay, scientists, environmentalists, and government representatives—and, of course, lobbyists—are gathering to begin negotiations on a United Nations treaty on plastics. It’s only the start of talks, so we don’t know how they will shape up, but some of the bargaining chips on the table include production limits and phasing out particularly troublesome chemical … Read more

Bitcoin climb fails to dispel fears that FTX contagion is ‘far from over’

Bitcoin chart patterns continue to flash warning signs about the token’s outlook. (REUTERS)

Worries about contagion from the implosion of digital-asset exchange FTX clouded a rise in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies Tuesday.  The largest token rose as much as 2.1% and was trading at about $16,485 as of 10:23 a.m. in London. Second-ranked Ether also posted gains, while meme token Dogecoin surged 10% at one point. Bitcoin has … Read more

Sydney bids on Academy players, Harry Rouston, GWS trade offer, Max Michalanney, Adelaide, Cooper Vickery, Hawthorn NGA

Sydney Swans list manager Kinnear Beatson has insisted there was no ill-will towards cross-town rivals Greater Western Sydney when his side shook up the perceived draft order early in the AFL draft. The Swans bid on Rowston, an Academy product, with pick No.16, which was a far higher bid than many predicted externally. As Melbourne … Read more

Global Edmonton’s 19th annual Give Me Shelter campaign kicks off – Edmonton

An annual charity drive that collects donations for women and children fleeing domestic violence is officially underway. The 19th annual Global News Give Me Shelter campaign kicks off on Tuesday. Read more: Give Me Shelter donation drive raises more than $218K to help domestic violence survivors Read More Give Me Shelter donation drive raises more … Read more

Soccer takes a back seat to politics in the lead-up to the U.S.-Iran match : NPR

Gregg Berhalter, head coach of United States team, looks on during a training session on Monday in Doha, Qatar. The U.S. faces Iran in a crucial match on Tuesday. Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images Gregg Berhalter, head coach of United States team, looks on during a training session on Monday … Read more

Southern Hospitality’s Leva Weighs in on VPR Comparisons

She also shared how Hospitality differs from Charm in terms of how it showcases the South Carolina city.. “You don’t see this side of Charleston on Southern Charm,” Leva said. “You see the traditional, old school ways of the South and those sort of social circles, but there’s such a young, new South here. This is such a … Read more

Bond yields tad higher as oil prices recover, GDP data eyed

During the day, most market participants refrained from taking large positions due to Tuesday

MUMBAI : Indian government bond yields ended marginally higher on Tuesday as recovery in global crude oil prices weighed on investor sentiment while some traders also trimmed holdings ahead of the GDP data due on Wednesday. The benchmark 10-year government bond yield ended at 7.2791%, after closing 3 basis points (bps) lower at 7.2736% on … Read more