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Independent Consultants – Benefits of Joining with a Network of Consultants

Independent Consultants are professionals with expertise in any specific domain or a set of its related domains. The Consulting industry prefers those who possess knowledge advantage in specific domains combined with years of experience in the industry.  At the same time, there should be a need for such skill sets in the market.  Independent Consultants are expected to collaborate with clients in order to bring out unique business insights. Such Consultants guide clients in their business operations Read more [...]

Homage to Alexa.com from DART Consulting – What are the Trending Alternatives to Alexa.com

Alexa.com was the darling of many of the Market Research and Analytics firms.  Alexa.com was offering a collection of Internet marketing data for the past 20 years. We, at DART Consulting, widely had used Alexa.com to get a quick overview in competitor analysis, digital market research and preparing many market intelligence reports.   As a first step, we pay homage to the domain which expired in its prime time for any valid reasons not known to us.  There were reports that its Internet's Read more [...]

What is UN Global Compact – Global Compact and UN Climate Change Conference (COP 27)

It is a fact that the human beings have drastic influence over the sustainability on earth’s natural processes.  Another set of key influencers of these global changes are Corporates & Industries.  This has compelled to set up a non-binding United Nations pact named UN Global Compact to encourage businesses firms around the globe to adopt a set of effective sustainable and socially responsible policies in conducting their business. The UN Global Compact revolves around the corporate Read more [...]

Top UPI Applications and Total Addressable Market in UPI Transactions – Growing UPI Market and Digital India

After demonetization, the Indian government is pushing for digital and Unified Payments Interface (UPI) payments to achieve the much-needed digitization in financial transactions and accountability.  The transaction through UPI generates payment track and it helps tax authorities to track transactions for all monitoring purposes including taxation.  This is much needed to reduce the influence of cash in the economic system which helps economic planners to take the right decision. UPI is a mobile Read more [...]

Agnipath Scheme – Conscription and Short-Term Services in the Military

The launch of the new Agnipath scheme has ignited the flame of controversy about the selection and recruitment process of the Indian armed forces.  Does short-term recruitment affect the effectiveness of the armed forces? Do these short-term recruits have the same kind of motivation and determination as to their counterparts? Are we the first ones to come up with this kind of recruitment model? Conscription is a term connected with such short-term recruitment for military service. Conscription Read more [...]

Business Models Change during Pandemic 2019 – 21 in India – New Focus Areas are Digitization, Remote Labour, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning

According to the saying "If your neighbor gets laid off, it's a recession.  If you get laid off, it's a depression," (courtesy - of Harry S.  Truman).  It is a fact that any drop in economic growth results in ripple effects in society.  Recently, most of the countries had experienced a drop in economic growth due to the impact of Covid – 19.  Technically, a recession is two consecutive quarters of negative growth in the gross domestic product (GDP) which was equally occurred in India also. Thus, Read more [...]

Unified Payments Interface payment and its Growth – UPI Transactions and Growing Accountability in Financial System with Payment Digitization

Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is a mobile app-based payment system that brings multiple bank accounts to one platform. It results in an effortless funds transfer experience which is quite unique in the industry.  UPI combines various banking services, smooth fund routing, plus merchant payments into a single mobile application (of any participating bank). It also handles "Peer Peer" collection requests, which can be scheduled and paid according to need and convenience. UPI was introduced in Read more [...]

Growing Digital payment in India and Its Benefits. Types of Digital Payments in India

Digital payment or electronic payment is a transfer of funds from one account to another through a digital device.  No physical exchange of money is involved in digital payment.  Digital payment is completed with the help of a mobile phone, POS (Point of Sale), or computer, and a digital channel of communication.  In digital payment, both parties use electronic mediums to exchange money.  Payments made via bank transfers, mobile money, and payment cards, including credit, debit, and prepaid cards, Read more [...]

Spanish Flu and Covid- 19 –Similarities of 1918 Flu and Covid – 19 – Interesting Anti-mask Protests of Spanish Flu and Covid – 19

Spanish flu or ‘influenza pandemic of 1918’ has been considered a similar pandemic as we experienced in Covid – 19 in the recent past, per reports.  Spanish flu was reportedly caused by the H1N1 virus, which has a gene of avian origin.  The flu or its virus was circulating around the world between 1918 and 1919, according to media reports.  It was identified in the United States, in the spring of 1918, among the soldiers in the beginning. Letter carrier in New York wearing mask for Read more [...]

FOREIGN CURRENCY RESERVES AND ECONOMIC STABILITY – BUILDING UP FOREGIN CURRENCY RESERVES AND ITS BENEFITS

The foreign currency reserve is a metric to judge a nation's economic well-being.  Any drop in foreign currency reserve indicates the falling ability of a country to pay for its critical imports. Countries utilize their foreign currency reserves to maintain a fixed exchange rate for their currencies. China is an excellent example since its currency, the yuan, is pegged to the dollar. When China accumulates dollars, it increases the dollar's value relative to the yuan. This reduces the cost of Read more [...]
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