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Canadian parliament shut after shootout at war memorial
Reports said Parliament was locked down and Prime Minister Stephen Harper had left the building safely as police converged on the area
Rajan pushes through major organisational revamp in RBI
A key element of the restructuring introduced by governor Raghuram Rajan is the separation of the Reserve Bank's supervisory and regulatory functions
Coca-Cola plans to cuts costs by $3 bn a year
Coca-Cola plans to cut costs by $3 billion a year following dismal sales and flat volume growth
India may open commercial coal mining to private sector, foreign firms
India is ending the 42-year monopoly of state-run Coal India Ltd by opening up commercial coal mining to the private sector, including foreign companies with subsidiaries or joint ventures incorporated in India
Apple posts new security warning to iCloud users
Security vendor Netresec says the hacks appeared to be conducted over networks belonging to China Telecom, and China Unicom, two state-controlled broadband providers
AbbVie calls off $55-bn acquisition of Shire over US tax rules
AbbVie said the new US tax rules would keep it from gaining access to its overseas cash without having to pay hefty US taxes
Hong Kong pro-democracy protests to continue as talks make no headway
Protesters want to nominate and vote for candidates in 2017, while China says that only those approved by it would be allowed to stand which protesters dismiss as "fake democracy
Nobel laureate Yousufzai gets US Liberty Medal as well
Previous recipients of the Liberty Medal who went on to win the Peace Prize include former South African President Nelson Mandela, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and former US President Jimmy Carter
IAF grounds entire Sukhoi-30 fleet after Pune crash
The grounded aircraft represent almost a third of the country's fighter fleet
Angling chromium to let oxygen through
A new semiconducting material works at temperatures low enough to improve fuel-cell efficiency
 
Union Budget: 2014-15
Economic Survey : 2013-14
Foreign Trade Policy for 2009-14
  Do we need banks for financial inclusion?
  Government must collaborate with new and existing players by way of technology, platform, product, distribution, points of presence, merchant base, delivery channel, brand, etc to plug the crucial last mile for direct benefit transfers, says Probir Roy and Dr Sumita Kale
  Mars One (and done?)
  MIT team independently assesses the technical feasibility of the proposed Mars One mission, involving sending four astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars, where they would spend the rest of their lives building the first permanent human settlement
  Sailing solo around the world in 151 days
  Abhilash Tomy, Commander, Indian Navy,  has become the first Indian to complete a solo unassisted circumnavigation around the globe in 151 days. He recounts his solo days on the sea in an interview with Swetha Amit
  Fast, cheap, and under control
  A new book, The Innovator's Hypothesis, argues that inexpensive, employee-driven business experiments can help drive innovation.
  Saffron divorce: war of the roses
  Maharashtra has queered the pitch for the BJP, and in a way even for Narendra Modi, with five-cornered contests that will result in legislators with wafer-thin majorities leading to an ideological vacuum, cautions senior journalist and political commentator Kumar Ketkar
  Importance of boardroom diversity, adaptability
  Corporate board members should embrace digital technology, harness risks and diversify their boards if they want to seize new opportunities and help the companies they serve succeed in the digital world, say corporate executives at the 12th annual Corporate Governance Conference held at University of Texas at Dallas' Naveen Jindal School of Management
  Research examines consumers' sense of "deservingness"
  Devoted customers have high expectations of special treatment, even in contexts where they shouldn't, finds a study by Rebecca Walker Reczek, associate professor of marketing at The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business
  Corporates and the Parliament
  Discussing the synergies between the finance minister's Budget speech and the prime minister's Independence Day address, retired IAS officer Vivek Agnihotri, who was a former secretary to government of India, and secretary-general, Rajya Sabha, marvels at the speed of implementation of decisions by the new government
  A journey to Gifted
  Journalist and writer Sudha Menon and VR Ferose talk to Swetha Amit about  Gifted, their book on the inspiring achievements of differently-abled individuals who have overcome their challenges to stand out in their respective fields
  The CMO survey: social media spending high, but impact difficult to prove
  Chief marketing officers from top companies expect to spend more than ever on social media, but many remain unsure how to demonstrate its impact on their businesses, a new survey reveals
  Implication of a Yes vote on the UK's civil service
  A Yes vote would see the UK civil service face its biggest test since since the creation of the Irish Free State in 1922, says noted British social scientist, Professor Perri 6, (he changed his name from David Ashworth to Perri 6 in 1983) from School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London
  "Rules of the game was a tongue in cheek title": Dr Sumit Chowdhury
  Dr Sumit Chowdhury, president, Reliance JioInfocom, and author of the book Rules of the Game, and an avid marathon runner and a cyclist who has several runs and long distance cycling trips to his credit, a musician and an artist, talks to Swetha Amit about learning to manage ones career as a game
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