Apps cite ‘Ship of Theseus’ for shift to subscription model

Developers prefer subscription over one time purchases but consumers say that the plans are expensive. The Ship of Theseus argument is one of the oldest thought experiments in existence. Named after the mythical founder-king of Athens, it questions whether an object that has had all of its components replaced remains fundamentally the same object. The […]

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Polyester flags unfurl crises for Khadi flag makers

The amendment to the flag code approves manufacture of machine-made polyester national flags. The only Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)  standard approved khadi flag maker, Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha (KKGSS) is facing losses post the change in flag code by the Union Government.  The change in flag code has brought trouble to the lone […]

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Rumours stay rumours: No Muslim shopkeeper targeted

There were rumours about people not buying mangoes and meat from Muslim sellers in several Bengaluru markets. “Politicians and their games. Sitting in power and doing nothing”—these were the words from one of the Muslim mango sellers from the Mango market on Jayachamrajendra (JC) road. “I have not faced any business loss over my religion. […]

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Ukraine war takes its toll on state manufacturing

Profit margins of manufacturers are a casualty of the war. Prices of metals and fuel have spiked. Bengaluru: V. Sudarshan, owner of Spectrum Tool Engineers, a precision machine parts manufacturing company is at a loss—in more ways than one. The cost of most raw materials he uses has gone up by 40 to 50 percent. […]

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MSMEs in aerospace cannot fly

“While big players have the advantage of deep pockets and strong lobbies, MSMEs tend to lag behind though their potential is recognised.” Bengaluru: Years ago, many students joined the Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI) to study aerospace engineering. When they came out, they either joined established aeronautical companies or established their own small and medium […]

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