The Ather 450X has caught the imagination of consumers looking for a high-performance, connected two-wheeler in India's fast-changing electric vehicle market. With a new factory, the success of the new scooter, and expansion into several cities this year, Bengaluru's Ather Energy is ready to move into serious production mode. 'Positive unit economics' have kicked in too, Ather's cofounders, CEO Tarun Mehta and CTO Swapnil Jain elaborate on everything going on at the EV maker
The World Health Organisation's (WHO) theme this year is 'Commit to Quit'. Nearly 60% of tobacco users around the world want to quit smoking, but only 30% of the global population have access to quality tobacco cessation services. This smoking population is concentrated in 10 countries and India ranks second behind China
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The research paper by IWWAGE, released today, quantifies the factors contributing to the falling labour force participation of rural and urban women in India, while charting out ways to invest in gender-responsive economic recovery
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Paytm's 42-year old founder, billionaire Vijay Shekhar Sharma spoke to Forbes India recently about his plans to get to breakeven and make his company a one-stop-shop for every financial need of millions of consumers and merchants in India. He spoke about coping with the harsh reality of Covid, how his venture has changed over the last few years, the need for experienced people, the aspiration for a publicly listed global Indian company and how he stays motivated. Here are edited excerpts from the interview
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