India's 2014-15 GDP growth pegged lower at 7.3%
The decline in growth is attributed to lower production in the agriculture sector in 2014-15, which has shown a lower growth rate of 0.2 per cent against the growth rate of 1.1 per cent in the advance estimates
Adani's Carmichael project faces aboriginal challenge
The mine is expected to extract four billion tonnes of coal during its operating life of approximately 90 years
Avago Technologies to acquire Broadcom Corp for $37 bn
The combined company would be the third-largest US semiconductor maker by revenue, behind Intel and Qualcomm
Google hopes to gobble up e-comm giants with 'buy' button
If Google manages to bring online buyers on its website, it could stop users and advertising revenues from flowing into e-commerce sites like Amazon, Flipkart and Alibaba
Venezuela inks $14-bn oil deal with Russia's Rosneft
Rosneft has already invested $1.8 billion in Venezuela and expects its oil production to increase five-fold to 8 million tonnes per annum
Researchers bust myths of Jihadi brides
The idea that most young women are joining ISIS and other extremist groups simply to become 'jihadi brides', is a myth, new research claims
Teva settles US antitrust charges for $1.2 bn
The world's biggest generic drug maker Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has agreed to settle US antitrust charges for illegally blocking competition to its blockbuster sleep-disorder drug Provigil
Genetically engineered virus shown to ''cure'' patients of skin cancer
T-VEC is a modified form of herpes simplex virus type-1 which multiplies inside cancer cells and bursts them from within
 
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Interviews
  After the tsunami: rebirth of an island
  Air Commodore Nitin Sathe, who currently heads a premier services selection board for the IAF talks to Swetha Amit about reviving an island back to life post the Asian Tsunami in 2004
  A ''graduation'' from poverty
  Known as the ''Graduation'' program, the study was aimed at testing whether helping the poor in multiple ways simultaneously could be especially effective in fighting poverty
  Viewing India in a different light
  Hindol Sengupta, editor-at-large at Fortune India and author, talks to Swetha Amit about revolutionising the largest democracy in the world by celebrating the spirit of its unsung, everyday entrepreneurs
  How British elections represent the State of Europe
  The British elections represent the current state of Europe. There is the deep ambivalence about the European Union and the rise of the anti-European parties not yet ready to govern but still affecting the system (as shown by Cameron's promise to hold a referendum on Britain's EU membership). By George Friedman. Republished with permission
  Corruption decreases technology adoption in emerging markets
  Corruption's hidden costs on the economy, growth, and development may be even bigger than the visible and known effects, notes s new study co suthored by professors K Sudhir , Yale School of Management, and Debabrata Talukdar, State University of New York at Buffalo
  Frugal Innovation: the art of doing more with less
  Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu, authors of business bestsellers Jugaad Innovation and Frugal Innovation talk to Swetha Amit about the transition in the concept of innovation in organizations
  Indian authors commanding more shelf space: Crossword chief
  Kinjal Shah, CEO of Indian lifestyle bookstores chain Crossword Bookstores, talks to Swetha Amit about the changing reader preferences in India over the years, which has led to the success of Indian authors and the factors that have helped Crossword thrive in the backdrop of the threat to booksellers by ecommerce giants
  Hilary Clinton's stature seen as both asset and liability
  Hilary Clinton's prominence, and lack of serious rivals in the Democratic Party, may help her presidential bid; but at the same time her well-publicised past will provide fodder for the Republicans
  The brain in the supermarket
  Typical models of consumer thought often treat the brain like an always-running computer, and hold that consumers constantly worry about the ways in which their choices interact. However, MIT researchers suggest that your brain makes a simpler calculation when you shop - likely deploying an ''index strategy'' of straightforward ranking of products, explains MIT's Peter Dzikes
  The global oil price drop may last for the next couple decades, says Stanford economist
  Stanford economist Frank Wolak says the drop in oil prices and demand reflects heightened energy production in North America, better technologies and the declining market power of the OPEC countries
  Know thy banker - it could keep you solvent
  An MIT Sloan School of Management study shows banks that have good working relationships with their customers reduce loan defaults
  Behind the phenomenon called good luck
  Ashwin Sanghi, entrepreneur and bestselling author who is currently working on, Sialkot Saga, a business thriller with a historical twist, talks to Swetha Amit, about luck, and the success factor of business leaders and entrepreneurs and how his tryst as an author was purely good luck.
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