Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with Nykaa founder Falguni Nayar, HCL chairperson Roshni Malhotra and Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw became the only four Indian women to be listed under Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women 2021.
HCL founder Shiv Nadar, D Mart founder Radhakrishan Damani, Serum Insitute of India founder Cyrus Poonawalla secured the 3rd, 4th and 5th positions respectively.
The number of billionaires increased to 140 from 102 last year and their collective wealth doubled to $596 billion during the last year.
According to Bloomberg Billionaire Index, Adani’s net worth saw a gain of $16.2 billion in 2021 taking his worth to $50 billion.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Zhong’s net worth has soared $70.9 billion this year to $77.8 billion, making him the 11th richest person in the world.
Forbes' annual list of the highest earning sportswomen was dominated by tennis players, who made up nine of the top 10
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in on Thursday, along with 57 other ministers, 51 of whom, including the PM have assets worth over one core, with SAD's Harsimrat Kaur Badal being the richest of the lot.
India saw the third highest outflow of wealthy individuals last year. Nearly 5,000 millionaires, or high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), left the country, which is 2 per cent of the total number of HNWIs in India
Addressing a rally in Barak valley of Assam, Congress president Rahul Gandhi alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi made false promises over giving two crore jobs, fair prices to farmers and depositing Rs 15 lakh in everyone's bank accounts.
At least 10 candidates in four Lok Sabha seats, located in the poverty zone of Odisha and going to polls in the first phase on April 11, are crorepatis.
In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Amazon said MacKenzie Bezos now controls four percent of the company's outstanding common stock.
Oxfam further said that 13.6 crore Indians, who make up the poorest 10 per cent of the country, continued to remain in debt since 2004.
The annual list is a compilation of the super-richest Indians having a net worth of Rs 1,000 crore or more
While Ambani was estimated to be worth $44.3 billion on Friday as RIL shares rose 1.6 percent, Ma's wealth stood at $44 billion, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
"The Hindujas' trading empire is spread over five continents and run by four brothers and their children .
The business tycoon, with $3.1 billion is now ranked 766th this year, down from a 544th ranking last year.
In 2017, India had as many as 101 billionaires.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.