This 34-year-old chess champion is India’s youngest billionaire
16 January 2021 | 7:00 am
Nikhil Kamath's trading platform has been dubbed the Robinhood of India, amassing millions of users and earning him billionaire status amid the pandemic. CNBC Make It's Karen Gilchrist spoke to the 34-year-old co-founder of Zerodha about how it all started with a game of chess.
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A green mobility initiative in the city of Bhubaneswar aims to provide a livelihood to marginalized sections of society, like transgender people, women and HIV survivors.
The iPhone maker's top supplier Foxconn plans to boost production in India, with a new facility in Bengaluru. But the move westward could be beset by red tape and quality control issues.
Maids in India risk being assaulted, tortured and forced to work under laws that deny them even the most basic labor rights. On International Women's Day, DW looks into the struggle to improve their position.
Many believe capital punishment is needed to deter people from committing serious crimes though critics say there is no evidence for this. India refuses to abolish capital punishment but the number of executions is low.
Weddings in India are often grand affairs but as awareness grows of the harm they cause the environment many couples are opting for more low-key and eco-friendly celebrations.
Thousands of people, especially farmers, are killed every year after being bitten by venomous snakes in India. But little attention is given to treating this "poor man's disease."
After the Indian government said it opposes same-sex unions, India's Supreme Court has referred petitions seeking recognition of same-sex marriages to the five judge Constitutional Court.
An Indian newspaper report alleges that New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is home to 77 smuggled antiquities. According to UNESCO estimates, some 50,000 pieces of art stolen from Indian temples are currently in Western museums or private collections. Faced with this enormous challenge, police forces, international institutions and art enthusiasts are working together to dismantle art mafias and bring back India's stolen idols. Our correspondents report.
India has topped the global list of states that cut off the internet to their citizens for five successive years. Critics say shutdowns paralyze daily life and the economy.
Sales of electric vehicles are expected to surge in India by the end of the decade as the government pledges to slash carbon emissions.
People residing in and around the Sundarbans — the world's largest mangrove forest — are being forced to spend their meager incomes on buying drinking water as climate change and local policies exhaust their options.
India and Pakistan traditionally have hostile relations, but there is hope on one front, at least. In order to enable the Sikhs from India to make a pilgrimage to one of their holiest shrines, a "peace corridor" has been opened between the two countries.
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