The big burger you eat, every weekend, will not be substantially cheaper after the new GST slab of 5 per cent on eating out at restaurants - it was 18 per cent earlier considering you splurged in an air conditioned restaurant. However, a preliminary analysis suggests that food services companies can, if they want, make your bill a tad thinner. Restaurants owners, thus far, have been reluctant to pass on the GST rate cuts to the customer because the Input Tax Credit (ITC) has been disallowed.
At the RICS Real Estate Conference in Delhi on November 15, the talk was about transparency - what you see is what you buy. The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, which came into force this year, is forcing many developers to revamp their business models. The industry, some said, was in a "phase of cleaning up". Here are the key takeaways:1. What does "transparency" mean? Developers will now sell by "carpet area" rather than the pre-RERA practice of quoting super built-up area.
Indian manufacturing has excess capacity today. In fact, roughly 30 per cent of the country's capacity lies untilised. A company out of Pune thinks it can help with higher utilisation by matching industrial capacity owners with potential capacity seekers online. Business Today spoke to Jayesh Desai, the Founder and Chairman of Shareconomy. The website is live for just three months now, but the company already claims customers such as ITC and Patanjali. Here's what we found:1.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".