UPL is a leading producer of agrochemicals, specialty and industrial chemicals. It primarily deals in agricultural products (91 percent of the portfolio), which includes seeds, crop protection (herbicides, insecticides and fungicides), pest control and soil fumigants. The second segment the company deals in is industrial chemicals and specialty products (9 percent). … [Read more...] about UPL Q3 on a fertile pitch, Lat-Am steers the show
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In 2019, Google announced that users would be able to turn on a microphone hidden inside Google Nest Guard that it hadn’t previously disclosed, surprising users who hadn’t realized there was a mic inside the device. The company later said the mic was never intended to be secret and the omission was a mistake. Bloomberg reported in April that Amazon employees are listening in to whatever you say to Alexa, and CNET found in May that even when users delete their audio recordings from their Amazon account, the company keeps the transcripts (Amazon said this was a bug). In 2017, the New York Times reported that some gaming apps can utilize a phone’s microphone to detect what television shows and advertisements the person is seeing, even if the app isn’t open. Many of us have had the uncanny experience of having a conversation with someone and then seeing an ad that references that conversation not long after (even if it might be pure coincidence and the result … [Read more...] about The hardware trend Google and Apple are throwing their weight behind
Higher productivity will only lead to lower prices of the produce. Unless there is a mechanism in place to ensure better prices to the farmer DBT will only increase the farmer’s agony; the only difference is this time it will be more transparent. If this leads to new rounds of loan waivers the benefit of DBT will come to naught. … [Read more...] about Is extending direct benefit transfers to fertilizers a boon or bane?
In Asian markets, Japan's Nikkei lost 2.5 percent on rising fears the Olympics planned in July-August may be called off due to the coronavirus, the report said. Australian shares dropped 3 percent to a six-month low while South Korean shares shed 1.4 percent. … [Read more...] about Bloodbath on D-Street! Sensex plunges 1,000 pts; 5 factors weighing on market
The industry is going through a transition which is causing pain among the producers. From a feed-in-tariff based system to an auction-based system. However, the pain seems to be temporary at least till the central government announces a final policy. The delay in launching of the wind power policy is adding to the pressure on the sector. … [Read more...] about Is it labour pains for the wind power sector?