Free Press Journal
  • Eating out and items of daily use get cheaper on lower GST

    As many as 178 items of daily use were shifted from the top tax bracket of 28% to 18% , while a uniform 5% tax was prescribed for all restaurants, both air- conditioned and non-AC. Earlier AC restaurants attracted 18% GST, while non-AC ones levied 12%.

  • Japanese scientist turns crab shells into nanofibers

    Tokyo: A Japanese scientist has developed a method to turn discarded crab shells into nanofibers, which can be used in food or beauty products, the media reported on Tuesday. The project’s leader, Professor Shinsuke Ikufu of the chemistry and biotechnology department at Japan’s Tottori University, said that after seeing thousands of tonnes of crab shells discarded every year, he decided to develop a method to recycle and take advantage of the raw material,

  • Falguni Nayar

    Nykaa.com; Beauty at the click of a mouse

    Nykaa.com, brainchild of Falguni Nayar, former Managing Director Of Kotak Mahindra Capital Company, is an attempt to give the beauty and cosmetics industry, quite literally, a new face. With a combination of exclusive launches, product innovation and CSR, the Nykaa team aspires to change the way the industry operates in the country. In a conversation with Saurabh Sinha, CEO, Uber Content, Nayar shares the