MONEYLIFE EVENTS


Moneylife Digital Team 08 September 2023
“Techies always come out with new buzzwords to scare us, so suddenly we have got this buzzword called artificial intelligence or AI. But there is nothing really great in terms of AI, because we have been using it all the time. When you use equipment like a calculator, you’re essentially using...

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Akshay Naik 28 February 2023
“A plumber requires a licence, and so does an electrician. But a builder only requires a sweet tongue and a smiling face. They do not require a licence to operate. With MOFA (Maharashtra Ownership Flats Act) in place, education is there for estate agents, but I believe that more education is...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 September 2022
“While you can successfully counter rejections from the public information officer for requests of information made under RTI, there is no fixed format or guaranteed method to do so. Try to understand the RTI Act, especially the exemptions in section 8 and counter rejections to your RTI...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 February 2022
“Anything in excess can be problematic and this is also the case with food additives. Food safety regulators enforce limits on the use of food additives and colours in our foods, to ensure that the harmful effects are kept to a minimum or are negligible, but consumers still need to make...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 February 2022
“Honey has been used as a super food for centuries. Was it processed, filtered or heated in those days? No…so why is processing required now and is your ‘processed’ honey truly pure?”questioned Mukesh Pathak, beekeeper and founder of Faba Honey, while speaking at a webinar organised by...

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Moneylife Digital Team 03 February 2022
“The sum and substance of all cosmetic products, is that the large print giveth and the small print taketh away,” shared Geeta Prakash, founder and CEO of Parama Naturals, while speaking at a webinar organised by Moneylife Foundation.   Most consumers only read the label on a product...

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 November 2021
“During my tenure in the Multi-Commodity Exchange (MCX), I used to ask my colleagues, why should they not provide information to the people under the Right to Information (RTI) Act? If information is all that is being asked for, as long as it is not revealing the business secrets of your...

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Moneylife Digital Team 28 October 2021
“The way information commission and courts are interpreting section 8(i)(j) of the Right to Information (RTI) Act is extremely regressive. There are judgements in our country that uphold RTI to be a fundamental right of citizens. There are also judgements, like the Puttuswamy judgement, which...

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Moneylife Digital Team 30 September 2021
"The critical assumption of democracy is information, that everyone has equal access to information. Right to Information (RTI) Act is not merely a law but is very critical to the foundation of democracy. It is not just a law but the architecture of our constitution and is a vital link. A lot...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 September 2021
"Look at the name; it is the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund). It is not Modi care fund. If it was the Modi care fund, we would not have asked for the information. It is the prime minister and the PM is a public authority, a...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 August 2021
“The Right to Information (RTI) law is power disseminated. Information is power and hence disseminating information translates into the dissemination of power and what it has done is, is unpacked those centres of power, centres of impunity, which wreaked havoc and that is rare—something which...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 August 2021
“In the securities market investors are likely to be victims of the system again and again because that is flawed. In laws such as the SEBI Act, they have no rights to fight a suit against him, they cannot go to a district court. They can file an appeal in the SAT against a SEBI order, which...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 July 2021
The book, Absolute Power, “chronicles how unrestrained power attracts corruption, like honey attracts flies…this is a tendency, not a law. It’s a pattern that tends to repeat. This book shows us how this happened to NSE,” said Prof. Sanjay Bakshi, renowned value investor and professor of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 June 2021
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued certain conditions for non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) seeking to pay dividends to shareholders from the financial year ending 31 March 2022.    As per the new guidelines, which seek to bring in greater transparency and uniformity,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 June 2021
“As Napoleon said, the fundamental principle behind the law, should be that it should be simple enough for a peasant to read and concise enough to fit into his pocket. This is what encourages the citizens to follow laws. If laws are cumbersome and too many to be counted, how can we expect a...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 June 2021
“A crooked finance minister, compromised National Stock Exchange officials and a cowardly regulatory body, these three came together, not formally but in operations”, said Dr Subramanian Swamy, renowned economist and Rajya Sabha member, at the inaugural launch of Absolute Power, a new book...

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Aravind Natarajan 05 February 2021
“Though the system may not be as cooperative or the environment not as conducive, if you have a will, you can do it. And that’s what we have achieved here and hope to continue improving in the future” added Mr Singh while speaking at a webinar organised by Moneylife Foundation on digitisation...

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 January 2021
MahaRERA chairman Gautam Chatterjee on Tuesday, while speaking at an online event organised by Moneylife Foundation, said that the Maharashtra government’s pragmatic decision to reduce stamp duty rates has resulted in a quantum jump in sales registrations, across Maharashtra. He said that in...

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Moneylife Digital Team 31 December 2020
“The pool account of Karvy Stock Broking Ltd (Karvy) is nothing but a common account. If an investor has shares, which were purchased from Karvy as a broker, he would also have their contract notes. So, now instead of chasing and discussing Karvy’s pool account, the investor should work...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 December 2020
Allaying the panic of investors, Nitin Ambure, vice president, operations at Central Depository Services Ltd (CDSL) explained to investors of Karvy and Anugrah brokerage firms that the depository would be able to provide the trade data and transfers that are required even if the firms were no...

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