Devangshu Datta

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A decade since the detection of God Particle: Why it matters

A decade since the detection of God Particle: Why it matters

Rediff.com26 Jul 2022

The Higgs filled a gap with its explanation for mass. Knowing the exact characteristics of the Higgs allows scientists to make better guesses of the structure of the universe in the first 10 microseconds after the Big Bang, says Devangshu Datta.

Explained: Why Wikipedia often appeals for funds

Explained: Why Wikipedia often appeals for funds

Rediff.com4 Jul 2022

This was not the first time "Wiki" - a widely used, free resource - was appealing for funds. Finally, reports indicated that Google had agreed to pay for Wikipedia content.

Why most analysts are positive on Nykaa

Why most analysts are positive on Nykaa

Rediff.com4 Jul 2022

FSN E-Commerce Ventures, the parent of Nykaa, has had a roller-coaster ride since listing last November. The initial public offering (IPO) was priced at Rs 1,125 apiece, and the stock listed at a 96 per cent premium, closing the first day at Rs 2,205 apiece. It subsequently hit a high of Rs 2,573 in late November, but has seen steady selling since, hitting a low of Rs 1,208 in May.

How Indians Dominate World Chess

How Indians Dominate World Chess

Rediff.com13 Jun 2022

In 2019, World Champion Magnus Carlsen was asked to guess the nationality of the reigning world champion in 2050. He responded: 'India will have had many by then!'

Aviation Industry Vulnerable To Cyberattacks

Aviation Industry Vulnerable To Cyberattacks

Rediff.com9 Jun 2022

Aviation is a juicy target. It's a 24x7 industry, which cannot afford delays or loss of customer credibility.

Russia's Ukraine War May Impact ISRO

Russia's Ukraine War May Impact ISRO

Rediff.com21 May 2022

Lack of access to the cosmonaut training programmes would also be a hindrance for ISRO's planned manned missions, explains Devangshu Datta.

Defence equipment sector: Street suggests big upside

Defence equipment sector: Street suggests big upside

Rediff.com20 Apr 2022

The move towards indigenisation of defence procurement creates new opportunities for India's military industrial sector. The Government of India (GoI) has so far released five lists of items for positive indigenisation - these should be manufactured in India, rather than imported. Each item on these lists represents an opportunity for some local firm.

Hard-hit businesses stocks are set for a good time

Hard-hit businesses stocks are set for a good time

Rediff.com14 Apr 2022

The key risks against a fast recovery would include long delays in business travel resumption, delays in commissioning, etc.

Expect Faster Growth From Mid-Sized IT Cos

Expect Faster Growth From Mid-Sized IT Cos

Rediff.com6 Apr 2022

But there would be greater safety in the larger ones.

Turnaround in sight for engineering, capital goods firms

Turnaround in sight for engineering, capital goods firms

Rediff.com6 Mar 2022

Operating margins for some companies dipped in Q3, 2021-22 but this sector could be nearing the bottom of the cycle in terms of profits.

Confusion In The Crypto Universe

Confusion In The Crypto Universe

Rediff.com23 Feb 2022

While the tax treatment does legitimise past crypto transactions, there is a possibility that any, or all, private cryptocurrencies will be banned in future.

Chandrayaan-3 Will Head To Moon In 2022

Chandrayaan-3 Will Head To Moon In 2022

Rediff.com8 Feb 2022

ISRO hopes to put a crew on the moon, but it has to learn how to keep people alive and healthy in space first.

Demographic Dividend: Has India failed to cash in?

Demographic Dividend: Has India failed to cash in?

Rediff.com18 Jan 2022

India remains a young nation, but it will not get younger in future. India has not managed to noticeably improve education. Nor has it managed to create employment opportunities, observes Devangshu Datta.

Is the NFT you're buying authentic?

Is the NFT you're buying authentic?

Rediff.com15 Jan 2022

Figuring out the nuances in the NFT market will mean opening and examining multiple new cans of worms.

Uncertain Times? Gold good investment option

Uncertain Times? Gold good investment option

Rediff.com6 Jan 2022

Given the economic trends, it might make sense to allocate some savings to gold.

Enforcing A Ban On Cryptos Is IMPOSSIBLE

Enforcing A Ban On Cryptos Is IMPOSSIBLE

Rediff.com24 Nov 2021

Traders who pay in rupees generate over Rs 50 crore in daily cryptocurrency volumes. Indians actually invest a great deal more in forex-denominated trades, observes Devangshu Dutta, explaining why it is impossible to ban cryptocurrency.

Will Name Change Erase Faceook's Toxic Reality?

Will Name Change Erase Faceook's Toxic Reality?

Rediff.com29 Oct 2021

Adversarial Harmful Networks -- India Case Study, cited in Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen's SEC complaints, revealed, among other things, that Facebook was a preferred platform for 'fear-mongering anti-Muslim narratives' in India, observes Devangshu Datta.

This path-breaking vaccine may win a Nobel, and it's for not Covid

This path-breaking vaccine may win a Nobel, and it's for not Covid

Rediff.com20 Oct 2021

The new malaria vaccine (RTS.S/ AS01, tentatively brand-named Mosquirix) is the very first one to offer immunity against a parasite -- specifically the plasmodium falciparum parasite, which is the deadliest of the five parasites that cause malaria.

El Salvador's crypto foray offers a cautionary tale for other countries

El Salvador's crypto foray offers a cautionary tale for other countries

Rediff.com6 Oct 2021

The tiny Central American nation of El Salvador has embarked on an interesting experiment by recognising bitcoin as legal tender. This is proving painful for many of its citizens but it's a useful "pilot" project for larger economies that are contemplating the peculiarities of this new asset class. El Salvador has a population of 6.5 million and GDP of about $27 billion.

Street finds comfort in hospitality stocks on hopes of recovery

Street finds comfort in hospitality stocks on hopes of recovery

Rediff.com28 Sep 2021

The hospitality sector has been hit very hard by the pandemic. In the past 18 months, it has lost business, first because of the harsh lockdowns and after that because of lack of demand due to the ensuing economic slowdown. Most hospitality businesses have sustained low revenues and losses since April 2020. Is this the classic case of a beaten-down cyclical sector that may be close to bottoming out?

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