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Ira Alok Puranik

Ira Alok Puranik

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Having formerly worked as a business journalist with The Economic Times, News18, Money9 (TV9), and Moneycontrol, Ira Alok Puranik has been working on personal finance, mutual funds, and the stock markets for the last 4 years. An alum of AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, and DU, she is also a 2022 Tow-Knight fellow of Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, City University of New York.


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Economic Survey 2023-24: Where does India stand on the employment, and what's next?

While the agriculture sector has grown at about 4.18% at constant prices over the last 5 years, Ind…

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Stock market closing: Markets take a cautious stance ahead of the budget

Grasim, UltraTech Cement, NTPC, HDFC and Mahindra and Mahindra were amongst the top gainers during …

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Economic Survey shows India's energy needs to grow 2.5x, healthy growth in formal employment

Over the last decade, the manufacturing sector managed to mark an average annual growth rate of 5.2…

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Economic Survey 2024: GDP grew by 8.2%, to sustain 7%+ growth momentum, fiscal deficit down to 6.4% of GDP

Gross Fixed Capital Formation, or investments in long-term, value-generating fixed assets increased…

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Stock market today: India VIX up by 3%, NTPC, BPCL take lead in early morning trade

Ahead of the budget, which is set to be presented tomorrow, all broad market indices opened the day…

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Budget 2024: Three things the insurance sector want from FM Sitharaman this budget.

At present, individuals aged below 60 can claim an annual deduction of up to Rs 25,000 towards hea…

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WazirX announced reward of $23 million to recover stolen funds

​The offer was open for the hacker who had taken control 0f funds in the first place, provided they…

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Wipro Q1FY25 results: Net income jumps 4.6% YoY to Rs 30 billion, operating margin at 16.5%

At 34% of the total quarterly revenue, banking, financial services & insurance was the company's bi…

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Stock market closing: Bloodbath on Nifty, Sensex, metal index loses 3.95%, media down by 2.32% during the day

​Auto was down by 2.4%, while financial services was down by 1.09%. Media lost 2.32%, while metal w…

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Paytm Q1FY25 results: Revenue from payment services plunges to Rs 900 crore, monthly transacting users in June dip to 7.8 crore

On the payment services front, the quarterly revenue stood at Rs 900 crore, while on the financial …

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Stock market today: Infosys, Asian Paints take lead during early trade, realty tumbles over 1% in morning trade on 19th July

Infosys, Asian Paints, TCS, ITC and HCL Tech took lead during early morning trade, while Hindalco, …

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Infosys Q1FY25 results: Net profits jump 7.1%, revenue beats market estimates at Rs 39,315 crore

India's IT giant's Q1FY25 net profit surged 7.1% YoY to Rs 6,368 crore, while revenue was up 3.6% t…

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Stock market closing: Sensex climbs over 600 points to close in green, LTIM, ONGC amongst top gainers

Amongst sectoral indices. IT inched up by 2.22%, while media was biggest loser, down by 3.57%. Real…

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Important dates to remember while filing your ITR this time!

13 days from now, i.e., 31st July 2024 is the last date for salaried individuals, non-resident Indi…

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Stock market today: Sensex, Nifty open in red, media slips by 2% as IT manages marginal lead

In early morning trade, LTI Mindtree, Axis Bank, Infosys, Wipro, and Tech Mahindra gained significa…

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Asian Paints Q1FY25 results: Net profit dips by 25%, revenue also misses market estimates

​​The company's international sales also took a hit, down to Rs 679.1 crore from Rs 695.1 crore, ma…

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Bajaj Auto Q1FY25 results: Net profit, EBITDA, exports see a major jump, leadership change imminent

The company's sales also saw a 7% YoY jump from 11,02,056 units in the June quarter, compared to 10…

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Union Budget 2024: A handy FAQ guide to decode the upcoming budget

​​​Weeks before the budget presentation, the finance minister also meets representatives from vario…

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Stock market closing: Nifty, Sensex close in green, BPCL, Airtel, Coal India amidst top gainers

Coal India (up by 3.01%), BPCL (up by 2.71%), Tata Consumers (up by 2.28%), Hindustan Unilever (up …

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Stock market today: Sensex, Nifty open the day in green, Bharti Airtel, and ONGC lag in early trade on July 16th

During early trade, BPCL, Adani Entertainment, Coal India, HDFC Life, and Tata Steel inched up to g…

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Stock market closing: Sensex, Nifty close the day in green, PSU banks soar by over 3%

ONGC (up by 5.18%), SBI Life (up by 2.95%), Shri Ram Finance (up by 2.88%), State Bank of India (up…

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HDFC Life Q1 results: Profit after tax surges to Rs 478 crore, AUM crosses Rs 3 lakh crore

HDFC Life's Q1FY25 results saw 31% YoY growth in individual APE, total assets at Rs 3,10,244 crore,…

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Zomato's Deepinder Goyal joins elite list of Indian billionaires

Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal became a billionaire after a 2.22% stock surge to Rs 227.40, increasing …

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Stock market 15th July: HCL Tech, Shri Ram Finance take lead in early trade as Nifty, Sensex open in green

During early morning trade, HCL Tech, Ultratech cement, Shri Ram Finance, ONGC, and Wipro took the …

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IREDA Q1 results: Profit after tax jumps to Rs 38,369.34 lakh

On a year-to-year basis, the company also succeeded in bringing down its net non-performing asset r…