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ON THE FAST TRACK • WITH AN OCCUPANCY RATE OF 99.97 PER CENT, THE VANDE BHARAT EXPRESS HAS EMERGED AS ONE OF THE TOP CHOICES FOR RAILWAY PASSENGERS, AS IT SPEEDS UP TRAVEL. HERE ARE THE KEY NUMBERS
HIDDEN TREASURE • The government could garner ₹3.2 lakh crore as disinvestment receipts (excluding LIC) if it decides to cut down its stakes in all public sector enterprises, public sector banks and other financial institutions to 51 per cent. While the government announces its disinvestment target during the Budget presentation every year, it has achieved the target just once in the past five years. Here’s how the potential for divestment looks like at present:
EMPOWERING USERS THROUGH WEB3 EDUCATION: A LEGACY IN THE MAKING • Sumit Gupta, Co-founder and CEO of CoinDCX, shares his vision for the Web3 industry, emphasizing the importance of education and ecosystem building to make the internet an equitable place, where instead of extracting value from their users, Web3 networks will share value by creating opportunities for them.
INTERPRETING MALADIES • The recent bankruptcies of lenders around the world have many lessons for India’s resilient banking sector
THE FAULT LINES • The learnings and implications of bankruptcy of global banks for India’s banking industry
Corridors to the Future • The infra thrust through dedicated freight corridors will propel India towards becoming a global industrial hub
LET IT RAIN • Makers of consumer staples are praying for a normal monsoon and a good harvest to provide a fillip to demand and ease volume pressures
Fever Power • The market for anti-flu drug Oseltamivir in India has grown over 3x in the past three years, with Cipla, Hetero and Macleods being the biggest gainers
LEAN PATCH • Start-ups will see more flat or down rounds in 2023 as investors re-evaluate their portfolios
Screen Test • JioCinema’s strategy to stream cricket IPL for free along with rising telecom ARPUs is stymieing the prospects of OTTs’ SVOD business model in a price-sensitive India
INDIAS NEW BAZZAR • WITH MORE AND MORE STAKEHOLDERS RALLYING BEHIND THE IDEA OF ONDC, THE PROMISE OF AN OPEN AND UNRESTRICTED E-COMMERCE EXPERIENCE IS BEGINNING TO TAKE SHAPE. BUT THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGES TO BE OVERCOME
THE NETWORK EFFECT
AFTER THE BUST • AS THE DUST SETTLES ON THE SILICON VALLEY BANK SAGA, INDIA’S START-UP AND INVESTOR COMMUNITIES ARE TREADING WITH CAUTION. THEIR BIGGEST LESSON LEARNT: DIVERSIFY RISKS FROM DAY ONE
TOUGH LESSONS • TOP TAKEAWAYS FOR START-UPS FROM THE SILICON VALLEY BANK COLLAPSE
MAMMOTH • With sweeping plays in modern retail, kirana connects, FMCG, apparel brands, in-house financial services, and with revenues closing in on ₹2 lakh crore, Reliance Retail is sending shivers down the spines of long-time incumbents in these industries. And this is just the beginning
HOOKING UP TO THE CLOUD • CLOUD SERVICE PROVIDERS SUCH AS AMAZON WEB SERVICES, GOOGLE, MICROSOFT, AND OTHER BIG TECH COMPANIES ARE PARTNERING WITH HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND PHARMA COMPANIES TO EASE THE DELIVERY OF CARE AS WELL AS THE DISCOVERY OF DRUGS
A PRESCRIPTION FOR SUCCESS
TECH CARE • PHARMA FIRMS ARE USING CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES TO DRIVE EFFICIENCIES IN SOME KEY AREAS
INDIA’S DATA CENTRE BOOM • THE BURGEONING NEED FOR DATA ACROSS INDUSTRIES HAS ATTRACTED SEVERAL NEW PLAYERS INTO INDIA’S FLEDGELING DATA CENTRE INDUSTRY, EVEN AS EXISTING PLAYERS ARE ALSO RAMPING UP BIG TIME
‘DATA CENTRE CAPACITY...