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India Today - - 17 GLOBAL INDIAN -

Be­cause even be­fore de­mon­eti­sa­tion, Banga was talk­ing about how cash, used to evade taxes and buy drugs, is hard to track. Banga doesn’t just want Mastercard to turn a profit, he wants some­thing more—a cash­less so­ci­ety

Be­cause all US pres­i­dents seem to love him. While Obama had elected him to a cy­ber­se­cu­rity panel, Don­ald Trump in­vited him over for din­ner at his pri­vate golf course

Be­cause he re­cently called for a ma­ha­gath­band­han that will see more In­di­ans study in the US and more Amer­i­cans serve in In­dia

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Since Mastercard’s US head­quar­ters are sprawl­ing, Banga, ac­cord­ing to a For­tune re­port, “or­dered 35 Xootr scooters for the 1,500 em­ploy­ees here to use for get­ting to meet­ings”

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