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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

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

Business and pleasure – How Russian oil giant Rosneft uses its corporate jets

Business and pleasure – How Russian oil giant Rosneft uses its corporate jets

Jets used for corporate travel by Russian state-owned oil major Rosneft flew at least 13 times to Mallorca, Ibiza, Sardinia and the Maldives when CEO Igor Sechin or people from his social circle were in the same vacation spots. Using publicly available data, Reuters tracked 290 Rosneft flights between January, 2015 and May, 2019. Of those round trips, 96 took place during Russian public holidays or between Friday lunchtime in Moscow and [...]

June 15, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Business and pleasure – How Russian oil giant Rosneft uses its corporate jets

Scientists Have Worked Out The Optimal Dose Of Nature Required For Health And Wellbeing

Scientists Have Worked Out The Optimal Dose Of Nature Required For Health And Wellbeing

It is well-accepted that getting outside is good for both physical and mental health. But now scientists have figured out that we should be spending a minimum of 2 hours outside in nature, per week to promote health and wellbeing. The study published today in Scientific Reports and led by researchers at the University of Exeter in the U.K., considered [...]

June 14, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Scientists Have Worked Out The Optimal Dose Of Nature Required For Health And Wellbeing

Whose health scheme is better? Arvind Kejriwal and Centre spar

Whose health scheme is better? Arvind Kejriwal and Centre spar

Harsh Vardhan had this week written to the chief ministers of Delhi, Bengal, Odisha and Telangana, asking them to join the Jan Aarogya Yojana, a public-funded scheme that provides hospitalisation cover of up to Rs 5 lakh per household per year.Telegraph file picture AddThis Sharing Buttons Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday described a [...]

June 9, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Whose health scheme is better? Arvind Kejriwal and Centre spar

Glimmers of Hope and Reform in the National Education Policy Draft

Glimmers of Hope and Reform in the National Education Policy Draft

A first review makes for a collective sigh of relief – the draft report of the new National Education Policy 2019 is devoid of any strong saffron colouration and is instead a call for a significant restructuring of the educational system and its governance. It assigns a key role to both public and private capital [...]

June 7, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Glimmers of Hope and Reform in the National Education Policy Draft

US Universities And Retirees Are Funding The Technology Behind China’s Surveillance State

US Universities And Retirees Are Funding The Technology Behind China’s Surveillance State

HONG KONG — Princeton University and the US’s largest public pension plan are among a number of stateside organizations funding technology behind the Chinese government’s unprecedented surveillance of some 11 million people of Muslim ethnic minorities. Since 2017, Chinese authorities have detained more than a million Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in political reeducation [...]

June 1, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on US Universities And Retirees Are Funding The Technology Behind China’s Surveillance State

Business author Julian Guthrie on the biggest difference between ‘alpha’ men and women

Business author Julian Guthrie on the biggest difference between ‘alpha’ men and women

If you’ve been out and about in Silicon Valley in the last month or so, chances are you’ve heard of “Alpha Girls,” a new book written by journalist Julian Guthrie about four investors who’ve made a big impact on the world of startup investing. The book recognizes them — Theresia Gouw, MJ Elmore, Sonja Hoel [...]

May 25, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Business author Julian Guthrie on the biggest difference between ‘alpha’ men and women

Technology, Fears of Cultural Submergence, and Video Regulation in India

Technology, Fears of Cultural Submergence, and Video Regulation in India

The practice of determining the legality of a publication based on its ownership and on the nature of its contents has existed for almost as long as recordable communication has existed. We are, of course, no longer confined to the basic forms of communication such as the written word, and content laws, once unabashedly censorship [...]

May 8, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Technology, Fears of Cultural Submergence, and Video Regulation in India

Weight loss: 5 small steps you can take to slim down and maintain good health

Weight loss: 5 small steps you can take to slim down and maintain good health

Want to boost weight loss and improve health? Follow these simple tips and tricks to remain fit and avoid unwanted pounds, especially around the belly, from creeping up on you. Weight loss: 5 small steps you can take to slim down and maintain good health  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock New Delhi: Maintaining a slim body will not [...]

April 8, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Weight loss: 5 small steps you can take to slim down and maintain good health

5G’s Potential, and Why Businesses Should Start Preparing for It

5G’s Potential, and Why Businesses Should Start Preparing for It

A new Accenture survey of nearly 2,000 technology and business executives in 10 countries revealed deep uncertainty about next-generation mobile network technology, known as 5G. Few of those surveyed, for example, believe industry predictions about the dramatically improved speeds of 5G networks. And more than half don’t expect the technology will enable them to do much that they can’t [...]

March 6, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on 5G’s Potential, and Why Businesses Should Start Preparing for It