Day: May 15, 2020


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Everyone “knows” that sponsoring podcasts is, quite often, one of the most effective and easiest ways to launch a modern startup and set it on a fast-growth trajectory. Although podcast audience numbers are down slightly during the pandemic, most industry observers predict they will bounce back up once the stay-at-home orders are rescinded and commutes resume.

Podcasting is especially attractive for advertisers, since it enables distribution of content when the audiences want it, wherever they want it and in whatever platform they choose to consume it.

When plans are laid to launch a modern marketing campaign, spending money on podcasts is almost certainly going to be strongly considered. According to Triton Digital, a provider of technology for the podcast industry, there are more than 800,000 active podcasts available, with 54 million episodes. 

Taking those first few


The new tax regime comes with just a couple of deductions. Most significantly, a deduction for investments and expenses eligible under section 80C of up to Rs 1.5L is not available in the new regime. This has left steady investors of PPF, EPF, and other savings instruments in doubt about whether they should continue with these investments or not.


Individuals and HUFs can opt for a new tax regime from FY 2020-21 by giving up about 70 deductions/exemptions. The old regime allows for a deduction at the stage of investment which is unavailable in the new regime. While exemption for interest income and exemption on the maturity proceeds continues to be available in the new regime. So should one continue with these EEE investments? Let’s understand more.



In the table below, an individual having total income in the bracket Rs 5


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These days, pretty much every company uses computers to manage at least some part of their operations. Even “old school” small businesses will use digital tools to track inventory, income, payroll and more.

While all of this can reduce clutter around the office and help your team become more efficient, it also opens your company up to a new threat: hackers.

According to a report from CNBC, 43 percent of hacking attacks target small businesses. On average, a successful attack costs a business roughly $200,000, which causes 60 percent of impacted companies to go out of business within six months of the cyberattack.

Needless to say, the threat is very real, and the types of data hackers are trying to steal — outlined below — further illustrates the importance of improving your company’s digital


The National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX), India’s largest agri-centric commodity futures trading platform, is planning to launch first of its kind a tradable composite agri index “Agridex” by the end of May which will be open for retail and institutional participants to hedge risk in the underlying


The cash settled agri index comprises 10 leading liquid contracts on platform which includes soybean, chana, coriander, cottonseed oilcake, guargum, guar seed, mustard seed, refined soy oil, castor seed and jeera. The value of this index is generated based on the spot and futures of these underlying



All these would have different weightage in this index depending upon the liquidity on the exchange platform and their production and consumption along with significance in the physical market.


had launched its first agri index ‘Dhaanya’ in