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Small retailers can improve economic recovery if they move to online marketplaces

The coming festive shopping season will be a good opportunity for small retailers to leverage e-commerce platforms. However, certain regulatory changes will make the transition easier.
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Mumbai’s Government Law College wins grand finale of ConQuest 2020

The preliminary rounds of the quiz had more than 600 students from colleges across India participating, after which were four knockout rounds. Eight teams made it to the finale.
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Four more teams qualify, stage is set for ConQuest grand finale on 25 October

Delhi University’s Ramjas College, NLSIU Bangalore, Government Law College Mumbai and NIT Jamshedpur have qualified for the grand finale.
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Knockout rounds of fifth edition of ConQuest begin, four teams qualify for grand finale

More than 180 three-member teams from across disciplines participated in preliminary rounds over the weekend of 3-4 October.
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Fifth edition of ConQuest kicks off online, preliminary results out

The ConQuest questions were an interesting mix of Indian political and constitutional history, with some being pegged to contemporary developments, both in India and abroad.
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RBI’s oversight framework for digital payments is a myopic approach towards regulation

The RBI’s oversight framework, coupled with localisation of payments data, can seriously deter the capacity of the digital payment sector in detecting frauds and ensuring the security of the user in the digital payment ecosystem.
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ConQuest is back to test your knowledge of the Constitution, and this time it’s going digital

5th edition of India’s premier quiz on the Constitution will be held every weekend from 3 to 25 October. UG & PG students from all disciplines can participate.
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Alexa voice commands can help MSMEs get back on their feet after lockdown

The MSME sector has been impacted badly by the Covid-19 pandemic, but e-commerce has shown resilience. It’s time for MSMEs to embrace voice commands.

Surveillance a massive challenge for mental health, so India needs robust data protection laws

Psychological effects of data breaches include insomnia, social anxiety, depression etc. If right to privacy isn’t protected, there can be dangers to democracy.

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What ails Arab economies is older than Covid-19

Dependence on oil and natural-gas exports and an over-reliance on Europe and US as trade partners have made it difficult for the region's integration into the world economy.
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Bengaluru-based startup FreshToHome raises $121 million from investors, including US govt

FreshToHome is one of the largest players in the $94 billion Indian fish and meat market, processing some 1.5 million orders a month and about $85 million in annual sales.

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The 3 foundational agreements with US and what they mean for India’s military growth

Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, the last of the key foundational agreements between India & US, was signed Tuesday. LEMOA was signed in 2016 and COMCASA in 2018.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.