No cash in ATMs: Two reasons behind currency shortage that have gone unnoticed

India faces yet another currency shortage but nobody seems to know what has caused this. Most explanations are in the realm of possibilities with little facts backing them. While a host of reasons are being provided to explain the cash crunch, here are two factors that would have contributed very significantly to the shortage of […]

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V Kamakoti committee on Artificial Intelligence only skims the surface

The report of the ‘Task Force on Artificial Intelligence for India’s Economic Transformation’, constituted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and headed by  V Kamakoti of IIT Madras is finally out (dipp.nic.in/whats-new/report-task-force-artificial-intelligence). It is a set of preliminary recommendations, and not as detailed as perhaps the subject demanded or even some of the other task force […]

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‘Our evolved travelers are looking for different kinds of destinations and experiences’

Vasim Shaikh founded The Q Experiences, a luxury expedition company catering to affluent travelers looking for curated experiences, in 2012. His 70-people trip to the white continent Antarctica last December, that had Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar on board, grabbed headlines. In an interview with Business Today’s Manu Kaushik, Shaikh discusses his plans to expand the […]

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“We have zero tolerance for bad actors,” says Google’s Head of Trust & Safety

  At the recently held ‘Grow with Google’ event in Singapore, Arjun Narayan, the company’s Head of Trust & Safety, based in the company’s Asia-Pacific headquarters in the city, was peppered with questions around data security, particularly in the light of the developments at Facebook. Narayan said that Google is trying to reconcile its own […]

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