Aug 2022

Aug 2022/
Monday
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Cryptic Crimes

WazirX—India’s biggest cryptocurrency platform is being investigated for money laundering. But here’s the bewildering bit. No one knows who really owns it: a superhot Indian startup or the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world—a Chinese company called Binance. .

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Aug 2022/
Friday
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LIV-ing Large

The golfing world has been upended by a maha-yudh between the venerable PGA and an upstart league called LIV—funded by Saudi Arabia. You may not care much about golf, but it offers an eye-opening look at the sport—how it’s played and who makes the big bucks. FYI: There are no real villains in this story.

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Aug 2022/
Thursday
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The Pride of Gujarat

The lions are the only remaining Asiatic lion population in the world. Environmentalists have secured a direct order to move a number of them to Madhya Pradesh—to ensure we don’t put all our eggs in one basket. But they remain in Gir despite a direct Supreme Court order. Why?

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Aug 2022/
Wednesday
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Say Yes-ji to 5G

Jio emerged as the biggest winner in the recent auction of 5G licences. But what does that mean to you as a consumer? Also, how do these government auctions work? Here’s a quick guide to all things 5G in India.

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Aug 2022/
Tuesday
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Book Owners Unite!

Back in 2013, Penguin merged with Random House to become the biggest publishing house in the world. Then last year, it inked a deal to acquire Simon & Schuster—and was promptly hit by an antitrust lawsuit by the US government. Is there anything wrong if one company publishes most of the books on the market?

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Aug 2022/
Monday
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City of Dreams

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman recently unveiled new designs for a $500 billion city in the desert named NEOM. Its fantastic vision has sparked both amazement and eye-rolling scepticism. Here’s a guide to this seemingly insane plan for a grand Saudi makeover.

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