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Space Spinoffs: The Technology To Reach The Moon Was Put To Use Back On Earth

Space Spinoffs: The Technology To Reach The Moon Was Put To Use Back On Earth

The Apollo program was gigantic. The U.S. government spent roughly $26 billion (about $260 billion in today’s dollars, according to one estimate) between 1960 and 1972 to hire contractors and subcontractors who employed hundreds of thousands of people to create and improve on technology that led us to the moon and back. While some of that [...]

July 22, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Space Spinoffs: The Technology To Reach The Moon Was Put To Use Back On Earth

Startups Weekly: The opportunities & challenges for mental health tech

Startups Weekly: The opportunities & challenges for mental health tech

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about Zoom and Superhuman’s PR disasters. Before that, I noted the big uptick in VC spending in 2019. Remember, you can [...]

July 21, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Startups Weekly: The opportunities & challenges for mental health tech

Say Hello to the Colorful Art Deco Kitchen Add-On of Your Dreams

Say Hello to the Colorful Art Deco Kitchen Add-On of Your Dreams

It all started with paperwork. Matiya Marovich, director at Sans-Arc Studio, remembers that this routine chore was how he first met the young couple who live in this whimsical property. One half of the pair was a planner at the Adelaide city council at the time, and she had assisted in getting some of the firm’s [...]

July 19, 2019 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Say Hello to the Colorful Art Deco Kitchen Add-On of Your Dreams

English health index to paint detailed picture of nation’s wellbeing

English health index to paint detailed picture of nation’s wellbeing

The index will allow the government to monitor the effects of policies such as housing and transport on health. Photograph: Adrian Sherratt/The Guardian The government is to set up the most comprehensive database yet to measure the health of people in England as part of leaked plans to improve life expectancy and boost the fight against the [...]

July 17, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on English health index to paint detailed picture of nation’s wellbeing

Private health insurance makes Australia’s system unfair and muddled, report says

Private health insurance makes Australia’s system unfair and muddled, report says

In a paper on private health insurance, the Grattan Institute is critical of how the sector currently works. Photograph: JohnnyGreig/Getty Images Australia’s health system is unfair and muddled and the prescription for its repair depends on the federal government’s approach to private health insurance. In a paper on private cover, Grattan Institute analysts Dr Stephen [...]

July 16, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Private health insurance makes Australia’s system unfair and muddled, report says

Health Board: Upcoming conferences, talks, campaigns and events

Health Board: Upcoming conferences, talks, campaigns and events

1) A Mobile Health Unit will be visiting various locations in Ireland over the next few months in a bid to help people mind their hearts. The Irish Heart Foundation, in partnership with Pfizer Bristol-Myers Squibb, is offering free heart health checks to local communities. The Mobile Health Unit provides the public with a blood pressure [...]

July 14, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Health Board: Upcoming conferences, talks, campaigns and events

Jeffrey Epstein’s $56 million mansion could become a real-estate nightmare

Jeffrey Epstein’s $56 million mansion could become a real-estate nightmare

Jeffrey Epstein lived in what’s reportedly one of the largest private homes in Manhattan, where he allegedly sexually abused underaged girls, an allegation so horrific, real-estate experts say people will go out of their way to avoid walking down the block. Epstein has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Epstein’s seven-story, 21,000-square-foot Upper East Side home near [...]

July 13, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Jeffrey Epstein’s $56 million mansion could become a real-estate nightmare

The influx of technology and its impact on education in Indian society

The influx of technology and its impact on education in Indian society

The Influx of technology and Its impact on education in Indian Society If we need an appointment, we use an app on our mobile phones. If we need any house repairs, we book an electrician, a carpenter, a plumber, online. If we are hungry, we call for food using an app-based food delivery service. Technology [...]

July 12, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on The influx of technology and its impact on education in Indian society

Over 50 per cent builders exit top real estate markets due to entry of large players in nine Indian cities

Over 50 per cent builders exit top real estate markets due to entry of large players in nine Indian cities

A long-drawn sales slowdown coupled with the entry of large players has forced over 50 per cent of developers to exit the realty market in top nine Indian cities, with the number of operating developers going down from 3,538 in 2011-12 to just 1,745 in 2017-18. Experts hint that there could be more churn in [...]

July 9, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Over 50 per cent builders exit top real estate markets due to entry of large players in nine Indian cities

Forget about taxman; focus on business: CBDT to start-ups

Forget about taxman; focus on business: CBDT to start-ups

(Representative image) NEW DELHI: The country’s start-up community should now not worry about taxmen and concentrate on their businesses as concerns related to ‘angel tax’ have been “sorted out”, the CBDT chief said on Saturday. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) chairman P C Mody told PTI in an interview that all “legacy issues” related to start-ups [...]

July 8, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Forget about taxman; focus on business: CBDT to start-ups

Celebrating the accomplishments of women leaders in healthcare

Celebrating the accomplishments of women leaders in healthcare

Boston-based Partners HealthCare recently named its first female CEO, Dr. Anne Klibanski, to lead a system that includes world-renowned Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The American Medical Association continues to place women in its office of the president, including Dr. Barbara McAneny, immediate past president, and Dr. Patrice Harris, current president. All three were recognized [...]

July 7, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Celebrating the accomplishments of women leaders in healthcare

Budget 2019: Real estate looks for infrastructure status, push to rental housing in the upcoming Budget

Budget 2019: Real estate looks for infrastructure status, push to rental housing in the upcoming Budget

Budget 2019-20: Expectation from the government in Budget 2019-20 is to frame a National Rental Housing Policy in order to meet the target of Housing for all by 2022. Union Budget 2019 India: Despite the Narendra Modi government’s constant focus on improving housing, real estate is perhaps the only sector of the economy that has witnessed a [...]

July 3, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Budget 2019: Real estate looks for infrastructure status, push to rental housing in the upcoming Budget