ET Q&A Two years ago, his controversial decision to revoke network, or net, neutrality in the US triggered a massive backlash. Unfazed by the criticism, Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, argues that rolling back net neutrality — a principle that requires internet service providers to treat all communication on their networks equally — can in fact spur fresh capital investments, particularly in emerging and developing economies such as India. In an interview with Surabhi Agarwal on the sidelines of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, he said that while every country has to take its own decision (on the issue), “since India has a close relationship with the US, the lines of communication on this front are open”. Edited Excerpts. Your decision to repeal net neutrality was widely criticised. Are there any signs that it was beneficial?I remember a lot of predictions were made about it being the end of the internet as we know … [Read more...] about Rolling back net neutrality can spur investments in economies like India: Ajit Pai
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The Prime Minister, who has held power since 1985, is due to face an election later this year, but last November he successfully pressured Cambodia's Supreme Court to dissolve the main opposition party, the Cambodian National Rescue Party. … [Read more...] about Cambodia’s future uncertain amid casinos, Chinese investment and corruption
NEW DELHI: This Rs 4.5 lakh crore asset manager has lost market share across segments in recent months, and has seen revenue fall sequentially for six straight quarters till September, 2019. But the stock has rallied 126 per cent year-to-date. Analysts now expect returns from the stock to moderate after a steep rally, even as valuations, on the face of it, appear to be at a steep discount to the closest listed peer. The stock is Nippon India Mutual Fund (erstwhile Reliance Nippon Life AMC or RNAM). But peer comparison makes the stock look cheap. Nippon India Mutual Fund commands a market capitalisation of Rs 22,000 crore, which is 5 per cent of the total asset under management (AUM) of Rs 4,53,517 crore that the AMC had as of September 30. Rival firm HDFC AMC commands a market capitalisation of Rs 76,000 crore, which is 21 per cent of the assets it manages. One major recent trigger for the Nippon India Mutual Fund stock was a change guard at the company after Japanese partner … [Read more...] about This Rs 4.5 lakh crore asset manager is losing market share, but stock is up 100%
As the world debates and deliberates on how to reduce the harmful effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) on climate change and our environment, a relatively unknown gas is threatening to derail climate change targets. Methane is the second most dominant greenhouse gas emitted due to human activities. Methane has 25 times greater impact on climate change than CO2 over a 100-year period and rapidly developing economies such as India and China are among the top methane emitters in the world. From being a by product of natural gas extraction, methane is also generated in huge volumes by cattle when it belches or passes gas. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations global livestock contribute 14.5 percent of all greenhouse gasses and most of it is methane. Although the harmful effect of methane is well understood, no one really knows what to do with it. Up until now. “The idea stemmed from an innate urge with the both of us to make a true difference and a … [Read more...] about Transforming methane gas to meat equivalent. String Bio is making it possible
महेश कई सालों से HDFC Tax Saver Regular Plan (dividend) में निवेश कर रहे हैं. फरवरी, 2019 में वह HDFC Tax Saver Direct Plan (growth) में स्विच कर गए. पिछले डिविडेंड प्लान में निवेश के बदले उन्हें ग्रोथ प्लान में 9,500 रुपये मूल्य की यूनिटें … [Read more...] about क्या MF के रेगुलर प्लान से डायरेक्ट प्लान में स्विच करने पर टैक्स छूट मिलेगी?