Govt rewards N-deal maker S Jaishankar with foreign secretary post
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, who played a key role during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US in September and US President Barack Obama's just concluded visit here, will replace Sujatha Singh as foreign secretary
Government accepts Vodafone tax ruling
Vodafone is yet to resolve another, high-profile relating to capital gains tax in its 2007 acquisition of Hutchison Whampoa's stake in the Indian telecom group in Hutchison Essar, which is awaiting international arbitration
Govt to sell 10% stake in CIL to raise around Rs24,000 cr
The sale, which will be conducted through an auction on the stock exchanges, will commence on Friday (30 January) morning and close on the same evening
Sony to cut 1,000 more jobs as smart phone losses mount: report
With the latest round of job-cuts, Sony's workforce will shrink by roughly 30 per cent to 5,000 as of the end of the fiscal year through March 2016
Apple's sales in China jump 70% on changed strategy
Its success in China helped Apple emerge at the top in the first quarter, increasing overall profit to $18 billion on revenues of $74.6 billion
IBM to trim workforce, but denies reports of mass layoffs
IBM has been steadily reshaping its 400,000-plus staff for several years, laying off workers in some areas and hiring others in new growth businesses
US can be India's best partner, says Obama at end of visit
In his final engagement in India, President Barack Obama said "India and the US are not just natural partners, I believe that America can be India's best partner..."
UK recovers with 2.6% GDP growth in 2014
The UK economy has recorded its fastest annual growth since 2007 before the onset of the global financial crisis, and is expected  to grow 2.7 per cent in 2015
 
Interviews
  Super Mario strikes, finally
  It took him several years to convince the Germans, but Mario Draghi has finally committed the ECB to full blown quantitative easing. Though it's late, the flood of additional liquidity should benefit Europe. By Vivek Sharma
  An oil price rebound? Not so fast
  The real reason for the oil price collapse is probably that the market has now realised that prices were previously propped up on premises that are less valid now. When majority of the market participants accepted that, prices had only one way to go - down. By Shivshanker Verma
  The World (in 2030) according to Gates
  The lives of people in poor countries will improve faster over the next 15 years than at any other time in history - all driven by technology - is among the bold prediction being made by Bill and Melinda Gates, billionaire philanthropists, in the 2015 'annual Gates letter,' known as Gates Notes
  Chronicling elections 2014
  Journalist and TV anchor Rajdeep Sardesai, consulting editor of the 'Headlines Today', talks to Swetha Amit about his book 2014 The Election That Changed India
  Oil price slump could make Keystone XL pipeline redundant
  With oil prices plunging to around $46 a barrel on Tuesday, TransCanada Corp's controversial $8-billion Keystone XL pipeline across the US could turn into a white elephant
  Boardroom spirituality is all about values and common sense: Gopika Kapoor
  The author of bestselling books like Spiritual Parenting, Spiritual Pregnancy and Spiritual Relationships, Gopika Kapoor talks to Swetha Amit about her new book, Spiritual Success: wisdom for the boardroom and beyond, co authored with her husband Mohit Kapoor
  Blood work: scientists uncover surprising new tools to rejuvenate the brain
  Researchers have shown that neurons can be generated throughout adulthood, but also that the maddening aspects of ageing, such as memory loss and slower processing speed, can be partially reversed
  2014: The year of a rise, and a fall
  This year will be remembered for two things. The rise of Narendra Modi as a citizen-emperor, an event that is transforming politics in this country in ways few of us had thought possible. Second, the precipitous fall in oil prices that could not have happened at a better time for our economy, notes domain-b columnist Vivek Sharma
  Deciphering God in the lexicon of a banker
  Leading Indian bestselling author, banker Ravi Subramanian is popularly referred to as the 'John Grisham of banking'. In this interview with Swetha Amit Subramanian talks about his latest novel God is a Gamer, his interest in Bitcoins and his future plans
  IAS memories: talking aloud
  Outstation tours can have peculiar consequences on return to home base, writes retired IAS officer Vivek Agnihotri, a former secretary to government of India, and secretary-general, Rajya Sabha
  "We help PC users get organised": Kiron Kasbekar
  Kiron Kasbekar, chairman and managing director of The Information Company, talks to Nasscom's Mukta Anand in an interview about the breakthrough desktop-based software, Organyze, which was recently awarded a patent by the US Patents & Trademarks Office. Reproduced with permission of Nasscom
  Christopher Doyle's Mahabharat quest
  A former multinational CEO, Christopher Doyle, author of 21 titles with more on the way, discusses with Swetha Amit the background of his recent book, The Mahabharata Quest
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