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To see the grotesqueness of what’s happening in … this is not the America I dreamed of as a child. This is not the America I grew up wanting to be a part of, the America where I served in the military. 

I was born in New York and raised in . When I was 16, my parents saved enough to send me back to the United States. My first job was at a McDonald’s. Since then, I served in the Air Force and created content and technologies for the likes of , Lucasfilm, Universal Music, Miami Children’s Hospital and Microsoft Xbox. Today, I am the head of CEEK Virtual Reality, where we are working to create innovative content solutions and tools for virtual reality and augmented-reality experiences.

As a owner,


Ahead of the (GST) Council meeting next week, the Centre on Thursday released compensation worth Rs 36,400 crore to states for three months up to February 2020.


The much-delayed compensation comes at a time when state finances are under severe stress due to the Covid-19 lockdown.



“Taking stock of the current situation due to Covid-19 where state governments need to undertake expenditure while their resources are adversely hit, the central government has released the for the period between December 2019 and February 2020 on Thursday,” the Ministry of Finance said in a release.


The of Rs 1.15 trillion for April-November 2019 was released earlier, the government said. This stands against Rs 95,551 crore collected as cess in the compensation fund in 2019-20 (FY20).


The compensation mechanism to states under


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Although the streets of America have never actually been paved with gold, the pervasive dream of “making it big” here persists among newcomers. Thousands of successful American entrepreneurs weren’t born in the U.S., and there shouldn’t be a wall between immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs and financing. 

According to Fundera, 28 percent of all “main street” businesses are owned by immigrants. These businesses are the kinds of providers most people visit all the time – grocery stores, nail salons, restaurants, clothing and liquor stores and more. Nearly half of all business growth from 2000 to 2013 was due to immigrant business owners.

Related: The Immigrant Entrepreneurs Behind Major American Companies (Infographic)

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur who doesn’t have a long financial history in this country, here are the funding sources you should know about. 


Economic liberalisation has done good to India, and the country needs to knock down imposed on many products in the last three years, former Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman said on Tuesday.


Panagariya also pointed out that Covid-19 pandemic may lead to integration of global labour market.



“Liberalisation has done good to us. We are reversing something from which we benefited. I thought that in 1991, India had give up import substitution, but in the last three years, import tariff on many products have been raised,” he said while addressing CII Annual Session 2020.


“India needs to open up more and knock down import tariff imposed on many products in the last 3 years. We should bring tariff to 7 per


cent and sign trade agreement with the US, and European Union,” he said.


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No one likes to hear that their work has fallen short. Whether it’s a harsh product review or a less-than-thrilled client, criticism rarely feels good. I’ve also found that high achievers, including entrepreneurs, are extra sensitive to tough feedback. However, learning to embrace criticism can give your business an edge.

According to William B. Irvine, a professor of philosophy and the author of Why Insults Hurt, the ancient Greek and Roman Stoics saw criticism as a personal favor – but only when it came from trusted friends and mentors. In other words, consider the messenger. Difficult critiques from people who know, love, and respect you represent an opportunity to improve. These people want you to succeed, and they can often see into your blind spots.

On the other hand, feel free to ignore that nasty


Famous offshore tax haven Cayman Islands is now the 10th largest source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for India, leaving behind major nations like South Korea and the United Arab Emirates.


While inbound from tax havens have risen over the past few years, estimates released by the earlier this week show it spiked unprecedentedly in 2019-20.



Foreign direct equity investments in 2019-20 grew by 14 per cent, a four-year high, to a record $49.8 billion, according to the data released by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) on Thursday.


The figures are expected to comfort policymakers who were worried about tepid growth in equity investments, which had contracted by 1 per cent in 2018-19 and risen only 3 per cent in the year before that.


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