Gut Bacteria Change as You Get Older—and May Accelerate Aging

The body’s constellation of gut bacteria has been linked with various aging-associated illnesses, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Now a study has found that aging itself is associated with microbiome changes, and that these alterations are distinct from those connected... Read more

Silver lining for IT industry amid dark clouds of coronavirus; here’s what may boost revenue soon

Even as various industries are going through a rough phase and the future remains uncertain too, the IT industry is expected to benefit from the rising inclination of firms towards deploying digital technology. The Indian information technology industry has positive... Read more

Dear Zindagi: Listing may make LIC most valuable company

(This story originally appeared in  on Feb 02, 2020) Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), when it lists, has the potential to zoom straight to the top of market capitalisation rankings in the domestic bourses as it’s expected to emerge as the country’s most valuable... Read more

Chocolate industry may feel the pinch as global cocoa prices rise

KOCHI: Indian chocolate industry is likely to feel the pinch of the rise in global cocoa prices because of a supply crunch. India imports large quantity of cocoa beans and powder to bridge the gap between supply and demand in the domestic market. As per the... Read more

Working overtime? Your company may soon pay more, need your written consent

Companies and establishments may end up paying more as well as requiring the written consent of employees for overtime work. This proposal in the Code on Occupational Safety Health and Working Conditions 2019 states that workers will be paid twice... Read more

National Pension System: Investing Rs 2000, Rs 5000, Rs 10000 per month in NPS? Know what you may get, if it is safe

National Pension System investment: NPS is arguably one of the best government-backed schemes for pension planning. You can start investing a very small amount per month for receiving a decent pension per month. The key to more pension money post-retirement is... Read more

Tesla may be making a perilous mistake trying to make Autopilot into a full self-driving system

Tesla has remained committed to a vision of is Autopilot system becoming a completely autonomous driving system. But nothing about Autopilot suggests that it will be able to move into the new business of autonomous mobility, which is being pioneered by GM’s Cruise... Read more

Electric car may save you over Rs 70,000 in road tax 

 READY: There are plans to provide subsidy to those opting for electric vehicles NEW DELHI: An exemption on road tax of up to 100 per cent, incentives to replace your old vehicle and charging stations across the city — the Delhi government is planning... Read more

The 5 Best Investing Books You May Not Have Heard Of

Shutterstock Nearly every list of the best books on money and investing include the same stalwarts: The Intelligent Investor, A Random Walk Down Wall Street and One Up On Wall Street, to name just a few. Of course, every educated investor should read these titles if they haven’t done... Read more

America’s chemicals industry is booming. But politics may get in its way

It is America’s largest export sector, but it will suffer in a trade war “THIS is what $3bn looks like.” So beams a manager at Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPC), a petrochemical company jointly owned by Chevron and Phillips 66, both... Read more