April 2020 (Page 20)

It may not feel like it, but now is the time to plan for great things.

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I used to know what time was for. I could divide it into clean blocks: family time, work time, personal time. Now it’s a messy jumble, where I struggle to focus on any one thing. And for other people, whose jobs are on hold or whose companies have no clear path forward, time might feel like time is in sudden abundance—a bounty of unused hours.

No matter the circumstance, I hope you’ll consider this:

Our time matters more now than it ever has.

Do not waste it.

Use it.

I often think back to a moment just before the world turned upside down. I was at dinner with a bunch of entrepreneurs, and got to chatting with Meghan Asha, the CEO of a company that hosts trade

The supply of pulses is likely to improve in the next one week as the government has taken a series of steps to smoothen processes across entire value chain. So far, dall mills have been complaining of a squeeze due to the closure of mandis, labour shortage and unavailability of transport facilities, following the 21-day

Dal mills are currently operating at less than 40 per cent of their installed capacities due to the shortage of raw materials, as supply of whole-grain pulses deteriorated due to the closure of agricultural mandis across the country. The sudden announcement of the has brought transportation of all essential and non-essential commodities to a halt. While intermittent transportation continues with permission from the local authorities, mathadis, truckers and others involved in the supply value chain remained apprehensive, resulting in massive disruptions in pulse supplies.

No, PR and SEO are not the same thing. But for best results, they belong together.

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Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Interestingly, although I lead a PR company, we don’t do SEO. However, I strongly consider SEO know-how one of the most essential advantages a PR business can have. The guiding rule of PR, in my estimation, is to provide relevant and value-add information for the people who want to receive it. 

The job of SEO, then, is to direct that content to ensure it is seen. So in that respect, PR and SEO are best friends. As my friend Dan Posner, business development lead for Big Leap, likes to put it: “PR and SEO are like diet and exercise. Why would you attend to one without the other?” I agree. 

Since Google updated its core algorithm in September, SEO practices

This financial year, taxpayers will be able to choose between two sets of slab rates and pay their taxes accordingly. They could either opt for the new rates announced in Budget, or stick to the existing slabs. Under the new regime, there is no on annual income up to Rs 2.5 lakh, while 5% is payable on income above Rs 2.5 lakh and up to Rs 5 lakh, and 10% on income over Rs 5 lakh and up to 7.5 lakh. For income betwen Rs 7.5 lakh and Rs 10 lakh, tax has to be paid at a rate of 15%. Income between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 12.5 lakh attracts 20% tax, while 25% tax is payable in the Rs 12.5 to Rs 15 lakh bracket. Anything above Rs 15 lakh attracts 30% tax. These rates are lower than those prevailing under the old

A nation-wide to prevent the spread of has brought an already struggling auto industry to its knees.

India’s automobile sales dropped by an average 64 percent as all manufacturers shutdown plants due to the is a primary barometer of the country’s economic health and a sharp drop signals the magnitude of effort required to restart the economic engine post the pandemic health crisis.

Maruti, which sells one in every two cars in India, said it sold 83,792 units in March, down 47 percent from a year earlier, although it said the number was not comparable with 2019 due to the suspension of operations from March 22.

Export sales were down 55 per cent to 4,712 units from 10,463 in the year-ago period.

In the domestic market, light suffered a blow of 71.5

Commodity traders have asked India’s regulator to restore trading hours till 11.30 pm to contain trading volatility and losses seen after the coronavirus pandemic since December 2019.

Narinder Wadhwa, president of Commodity Participants Association of India (CPAI), said in a letter to Santosh Kumar Mohanty, executive director and whole-time director of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), said the request is based on an opinion poll of its members who voted for restoration of the original trading timing.

After the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, reduced the trading hours on commodity to 9 am-5 pm from the earlier 9 am-11:30 pm to help exchange employees and traders practise social distancing.

However, the shortened trading hours, the association claimed, have increased their risks and thus, the possibility of losses.