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Mint Primer

Mint Primer

Mint - HT Smartcast



In this podcast adaptation of the renowned Mint Primer, host Rohan delivers concise, digestible Q&A sessions on headline stories. Every morning, gain valuable insights into major, intricate narratives for a comprehensive understanding. Dive deeper into Primer's breaking news, opinions, special reports, and more.

This is a Mint production, brought to you by HT Smartcast.

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Available Episodes

04:44
Mayday: the  take-off woes of  ailing airlines
EPISODE 315
29 Feb 2024

SpiceJet boss Ajay Singh and Busy Bee Aviation have submitted a rescue plan for bankrupt airline Go First. Previously, efforts to revive Jet Airways have met with limited success. ... Read more

29 Feb5 MINS
04:42
Who’s calling?  Truecaller faces  Indian challenge
EPISODE 314
27 Feb 2024

India makes up two-thirds of users of Truecaller, the Swedish caller identification app. Now the Centre’s telecoms department may soon introduce such a service as a default telco o ... Read more

27 Feb5 MINS
04:42
India and the Red Sea sharks: crisis  without an end?
EPISODE 313
23 Feb 2024

Houthi attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea, in reprisal for Israeli bombing of Gaza, continue unabated and the disruption they are causing is beginning to pinch. As the cris ... Read more

23 Feb5 MINS
05:04
Is the market’s PSU narrative overstretched?
EPISODE 312
22 Feb 2024

Stocks of public sector undertakings (PSU) have had a sterling rally this year. The 56-stock BSE PSU Index’s doubling outshines the Sensex’ modest 24% return this fiscal amid a val ... Read more

22 Feb5 MINS
04:59
Will new SEZ  rules help fill up  vacant offices?
EPISODE 311
21 Feb 2024

The Centre’s move to allow partial denotification of special economic zones (SEZs) into non-SEZs in IT and IT-enabled services parks has prompted developers and real estate investm ... Read more

21 Feb5 MINS
04:32
Why commercial card spending has been paused
EPISODE 310
20 Feb 2024

The Reserve Bank of India has asked a card network to pause payments under a system that allowed companies to make card payments to certain other businesses. RBI did not name the n ... Read more

20 Feb5 MINS
04:30
Why aren’t bike-taxis in India  bigger already?
EPISODE 309
19 Feb 2024

Bike-taxis could be an answer to our urban mobility woes but often face regulatory hurdles. While the Centre has recently clarified their legality, state-level concerns about licen ... Read more

19 Feb5 MINS
04:44
10, 9, 8, 7... Small rocket mission’s going slow. Why?
EPISODE 308
15 Feb 2024

The Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV), first proposed in 2016, was meant to be India’s challenge to the dominance of the US in space launch services. But in the past two years, ... Read more

15 Feb5 MINS
04:55
Tax mop-up: the  back story and  the year ahead
EPISODE 307
14 Feb 2024

Net direct tax collection has surged 20%, led by a sharp increase in personal income tax payments. This has helped the government reduce borrowings and speed up fiscal consolidatio ... Read more

14 Feb5 MINS
04:42
From Europe to  India, why are  farmers angry?
EPISODE 306
13 Feb 2024

Farmers have laid siege to European cities with tractors protesting subsidy cuts, cheap imports, high energy prices and imposition of green policies. In India, farmers are preparin ... Read more

13 Feb5 MINS
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