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Budget 2019: Finance minister took the easier route instead of catching those who avoid tax

Union Budget 2019: While the FM has settled for earning `12,000 crore more, slashing rates and the resultant increase in compliance could have generated several times more than this amount. Budget 2019: Given how precarious the government’s finances are—FY20 tax collections need to rise 18.3% versus FY19’s 8.4% if you use the numbers put out by the CGA—it is not ... Read More »

Union Budget 2019-20: Hardly any mention of health sector in Budget speech

There was hardly any mention of healthcare in Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman’s maiden budget speech. It did not touch upon even flagship schemes of the Narendra Modi government as expected by experts. Instead, Sitharaman just gave a passing reference to the sector, stating that according to the vision presented in the interim budget, a healthy society would remain ... Read More »

India’s Defence Budget is Nearly Five Times the Health Budget

New Delhi: An analysis of the government’s budget allocation on major items shows that India continues to spend approximately five times more on defence than on health care. Defence accounts for 11% of India’s overall expenditures and health accounts for 2%. India’s defence allocation this year (2019-2020) is Rs 2,82,733 crore and health allocation is Rs 63,538. The defence budget is 4.8 times ... Read More »

Redmi S2 Budget Phone With Dual Camera, Face Unlock Reportedly Coming to India

HIGHLIGHTS Specs and features of the Redmi S2 has surfaced online Redmi S2’s camera may come with facial recognition technology Phone may sport dual cameras with 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel sensors Xiaomi is reportedly planning to launch the Mi 6X (Mi A2 in India) at event it is hosting on April 25, but it might not be the only new handset coming our way. A new ... Read More »

Why Budget 2018 gets a C for addressing education crisis

Cape Town – The education of South Africa’s youth has been highlighted as one of the top three national priorities in Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s 2018 budget speech. Soria Hay, head of corporate finance at Bravura, says that, while Budget 2018 gets an A for the commitment to fee-free higher education and training for South Africa’s disadvantaged youth, it deserves ... Read More »

10.or D Budget Smartphone Launched in India Under ‘Crafted for Amazon’ Programme: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Crafted for Amazon products are made in India The 10.or D will go on sale on January 5 10.or D price in India starts at Rs. 4,999 10.or D has been launched in India, following teasers from earlier this week. Part of the company’s 10.or (pronounced tenor) private label for smartphones, the launch of the 10.or D follows the launch of the ... Read More »

T-Mobile’s Revvl: Specs, features, pros and cons of T-Mobile’s budget phone

When we think of smartphone brands, Samsung, LG, and Apple generally come to mind, not T-Mobile. But the Un-Carrier wants to change that perception with the launch of a new budget phone, the Revvl. T-Mobile isn’t the first carrier to launch a branded smartphone, but the Revvl is more compelling than the typical carrier phone. Here are a few things we ... Read More »

The best laptops of 2017: Ultrabooks, budget PCs, 2-in-1s, and more

Choosing the best laptop can be difficult these days. With companies like Dell, HP, Acer, and Asus continually launching updates of popular notebooks and expansions of product lines, we’re all but swimming in options right now. Summer has pushed even more convertibles, 2-in-1s, and traditional notebooks onto store shelves. The most interesting ones poke holes in existing assumptions about certain ... Read More »

Samsung’s upcoming budget smartphone Galaxy Stellar 2 leaked: Price, Specifications and more

As such, new reports suggest that Samsung is now gearing up to launch a new smartphone that will be the successor to the original Samsung Galaxy Stellar which was launched in 2012. Basically, the upcoming device is touted to be Galaxy Stellar 2 and this is smartphone will reportedly be launched in all markets around the globe. Interestingly, specifications of ... Read More »

How Trump’s Budget Would Weaken Public Health

First things first: The White House’s budget is not law, nor will its latest iteration likely become law. President Trump’s proposal, released to the public Tuesday, is instead a signaling of his administration’s priorities—which congressional Republicans will likely ignore or heavily edit when they negotiate their own figures. Still, as has been said ad nauseam since Trump’s initial funding blueprint ... Read More »