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Minimum wage increases aren’t a job killer: Small business survey

Minimum wage increases aren’t a job killer: Small business survey

A rally for a $15 minimum hourly wage in New York City in 2015. The city raised its minimum wage to $15 in 2018, while New York State raised its minimum wage to $11.80 in December 2019, and that will increase statewide at the end of 2020 to $12.50. Getty Images Looking for another sign [...]

February 21, 2020 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Minimum wage increases aren’t a job killer: Small business survey

How infrastructure push will impact real estate sector

How infrastructure push will impact real estate sector

The Central government has identified 100 cities across the country for infrastructure development under the Smart City Mission. Infrastructure is a key driver of the economy of a country and is known to play a pivotal role in determining the value of properties in any particular region. Lack of road, rail or air connectivity to [...]

February 19, 2020 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on How infrastructure push will impact real estate sector

NCR sitting on unsold real estate inventory worth over Rs 77,000 crore: Report

NCR sitting on unsold real estate inventory worth over Rs 77,000 crore: Report

With residential sales on the decline, real estate developers in NCR are sitting on an unsold inventory worth over Rs 77,000 crore, a study has said. Housing sales declined 38 percent in Noida during the third quarter year-on-year while sales numbers fell by 6 percent in Gurguram. In terms of launches, Gurugram witnessed a YoY [...]

February 18, 2020 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on NCR sitting on unsold real estate inventory worth over Rs 77,000 crore: Report

Explainer: How much radiation is harmful to health?

Explainer: How much radiation is harmful to health?

Radiation is everywhere. We catch it from the sun’s rays in the sky, and from the rocks beneath our feet. It comes from television sets, radios and mobile phones. We absorb it from certain fruits, vegetables and nuts. But not all radiation is equal. Electromagnetic radiation, including radiowaves, microwave, visible and infrared light is known [...]

February 17, 2020 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Explainer: How much radiation is harmful to health?

Innovative infrastructure: how technology is changing airport construction

Innovative infrastructure: how technology is changing airport construction

New global airport construction projects are springing up like never before. According to a recent report from Business Wire, the value of projects at the execution stage totals $377.6bn, while those in the planning stages account for $215.8bn. The aviation industry should be applauded for its forethought. With global passenger numbers expected to hit 8.2 [...]

February 12, 2020 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Innovative infrastructure: how technology is changing airport construction

Deciphering the nexus of science, technology and society

Deciphering the nexus of science, technology and society

Professor Sheila Jasanoff of Harvard University has been described as the preeminent scholar on a relatively new genre of scientific inquiry — Science and Technology Studies (STS). Originally from Kolkata, but now an American citizen, Professor Jasanoff described STS as a field dedicated to the study of science and technology as institutionalized forms of human activity. But her work is much more than that. In [...]

February 11, 2020 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Deciphering the nexus of science, technology and society

10 booked for threatening real estate firm staffer

10 booked for threatening real estate firm staffer

Representational Photo : Get Ready for the Best Innings of Your Lives With Dosti Realty’s “I Pay Less” Campaign A legal officer working with a real estate company behind Rajpath Club has filed a complaint of threatening and intimidation and use of obscene language against 10 persons with the Vastrapur police. Kaushik Patel (42), resident of Rajyog [...]

February 10, 2020 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on 10 booked for threatening real estate firm staffer

Kim Kardashian West breaks down a bad business deal: ‘We’d get, like, almost nothing’

Kim Kardashian West breaks down a bad business deal: ‘We’d get, like, almost nothing’

When it comes to business, Kim Kardashian West has seen enormous success. After all, she boasts a personal net worth of more than $370 million, according to Forbes, thanks to a thriving career that’s encompassed television, social media, fashion, cosmetics and even mobile apps. However, the reality TV megastar says that not every business deal she’s made has [...]

February 8, 2020 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Kim Kardashian West breaks down a bad business deal: ‘We’d get, like, almost nothing’

RBI measures for commercial real estate to boost market, economy mood: Yashpal Gupta, Repco Home Fin

RBI measures for commercial real estate to boost market, economy mood: Yashpal Gupta, Repco Home Fin

Repco does not have a very large exposure to commercial loans. But in general, you have to identify the importance of this move. How will life change for a commercial real estate lender? First of all, we have zero exposure to commercial real estate but this move is definitely positive. One, it changes the mood [...]

February 7, 2020 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on RBI measures for commercial real estate to boost market, economy mood: Yashpal Gupta, Repco Home Fin

Top LA real estate agent’s $1 million mistake is now his biggest lesson for aspiring entrepreneurs

Top LA real estate agent’s $1 million mistake is now his biggest lesson for aspiring entrepreneurs

Aaron Kirman Starting your own business is one of the most difficult career paths to navigate, and even the most successful entrepreneur makes mistakes. But to really succeed, you need to take risks and understand you will not be successful right from the get-go. It takes a long time to grow a business — and [...]

February 5, 2020 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Top LA real estate agent’s $1 million mistake is now his biggest lesson for aspiring entrepreneurs

Public Health Update: Novel Coronavirus

Public Health Update: Novel Coronavirus

On Sunday, a Cornell student presented symptoms that met criteria for testing for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. As the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the only entity in the U.S. able to test for Novel Coronavirus, they are currently processing the laboratory tests and results could take a full week. The student, [...]

February 4, 2020 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Public Health Update: Novel Coronavirus

Jean-Paul Gaultier is leaving the fashion industry after 50 years. Here’s a look back at the legendary designer’s career, from dressing Madonna to starting his own haute-couture house.

Jean-Paul Gaultier is leaving the fashion industry after 50 years. Here’s a look back at the legendary designer’s career, from dressing Madonna to starting his own haute-couture house.

After 50 years in fashion, legendary designer Jean-Paul Gaultier has retired. The designer announced his retirement via Instagram on January 17, in which he said that his couture show during Paris Fashion Week would be his last. “I have opened all my drawers, taken back all my old collections,” he said in his goodbye note. “I have used [...]

February 2, 2020 Loknath Das News Comments Off on Jean-Paul Gaultier is leaving the fashion industry after 50 years. Here’s a look back at the legendary designer’s career, from dressing Madonna to starting his own haute-couture house.