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Public surprised by Nadiem’s appointment as education and culture minister

Public surprised by Nadiem’s appointment as education and culture minister

The appointment of Gojek founder Nadiem Makarim as the new education and culture minister has been met with mixed public opinion, with a number of people using memes relating his new office to the app-based business. While others have expressed their support, some others have questioned his ability to address various problematic issues in the [...]

October 23, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Public surprised by Nadiem’s appointment as education and culture minister

How Technology Is Being Used By Students To Cheat On Tests

How Technology Is Being Used By Students To Cheat On Tests

Chinese exam officials have taken to monitoring examination rooms as part of their efforts to crack down on cheating in tests in China. (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images) VISUAL CHINA GROUP VIA GETTY IMAGES Technology is defined by two primary characteristics: its ability to enhance particular human [...]

September 13, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on How Technology Is Being Used By Students To Cheat On Tests

After the wildfire: treating the mental health crisis triggered by climate change

After the wildfire: treating the mental health crisis triggered by climate change

The nightmares kept coming and David Leal knew he was in trouble. A navy veteran with a can-do attitude and a solidly middle-class IT job at a hospital in Santa Rosa, California, he didn’t think of himself as mentally vulnerable. But when the Tubbs fire snatched his house off the face of the earth in the early [...]

August 26, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on After the wildfire: treating the mental health crisis triggered by climate change

Kneesworth House rated inadequate by health watchdog

Kneesworth House rated inadequate by health watchdog

An independent mental health hospital run by the Priory Group has been rated inadequate by the health watchdog. Hertfordshire’s Kneesworth House was downgraded from good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after it highlighted serious concerns. The hospital, in Royston, specialises in acute mental health for over 65s, patients with learning disabilities and those at [...]

July 30, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Kneesworth House rated inadequate by health watchdog

Arizona Retirement System plans $2.7bn real estate investments by 2023

Arizona Retirement System plans $2.7bn real estate investments by 2023

Arizona State Retirement System intends to invest $2.7bn (€2.4bn) in real estate over next the four years to enable it to reach its 20% allocation target. In a board meeting document, the $38bn US pension fund’s consultant RCLCO Real Estate Advisors said part of the plan would involve the selling of some existing non-strategic real [...]

July 27, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Arizona Retirement System plans $2.7bn real estate investments by 2023

Backed by real estate giants, Housr enters India’s fast growing co-living market

Backed by real estate giants, Housr enters India’s fast growing co-living market

Housr, the newest entrant in the co-living industry, announced its operations on Tuesday. Founded by two real-estate veterans, Deepak Anand and Kalpesh Mehta, Housr is a super aggregator of properties, which creates experiences, fosters communities through state-of-the-art technology-enabled co-living spaces. Housr has received investment from marquee real estate veterans like Abhishek Lodha, MD & CEO, [...]

April 30, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Backed by real estate giants, Housr enters India’s fast growing co-living market

How Will Technology Change the Government by 2030? Federal Leaders Predict 5 Trends and Threats to Expect

How Will Technology Change the Government by 2030? Federal Leaders Predict 5 Trends and Threats to Expect

If I asked you to predict how technology would change your industry 5-10 years from now, what would you say? When it comes to predicting trends, there are a few ways to go about it — and whether you’re surveying thousands of thought-leaders or simply asking a colleague based on their domain expertise — there’s no wrong way [...]

February 26, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on How Will Technology Change the Government by 2030? Federal Leaders Predict 5 Trends and Threats to Expect

Real Estate May Add 13% to India’s GDP by 2025. Here are the Hurdles that Lie Ahead

Real Estate May Add 13% to India’s GDP by 2025. Here are the Hurdles that Lie Ahead

The Indian real estate sector is expected to contribute 13 percent to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025, according to the ‘Indian Real Estate and Construction: Consolidating for growth’ report by National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) and Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA). In 2017, the realty sector contributed about 6-7 percent [...]

February 5, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Real Estate May Add 13% to India’s GDP by 2025. Here are the Hurdles that Lie Ahead

Army officer’s wife cheated by real-estate agent

Army officer’s wife cheated by real-estate agent

  Representative image GURUGRAM: The wife of a senior Army officer was allegedly duped of Rs 31.5lakh by a real-estate agent in a fake land deal. The accused allegedly sold two plots in a non-existent real-estate project located in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, promising 25% annual returns under the buyback scheme. Reji Kurian, a resident of Delhi Cant [...]

February 3, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Army officer’s wife cheated by real-estate agent

Trump is telling people he wants to replace Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross by the end of the year

Trump is telling people he wants to replace Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross by the end of the year

President Donald Trump is telling people he wants to replace Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross by the end of the year, according to three people familiar with the matter who are close to the president. Trump favors Linda McMahon to replace Ross in the role, said these people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. He [...]

November 10, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Trump is telling people he wants to replace Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross by the end of the year

A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

Using wind power to generate the electricity the US needs could cause a surprising amount of local warming, according to a new study. But wind power would still help the world stop pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which would fight climate change and global warming. There’s concern that fossil fuel interests might misuse this idea to argue [...]

October 5, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

People who have suffered a stroke are more likely to develop dementia, a study conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School confirmed. The study involved an analysis of 3.2 million people across the world. Researchers found that the link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, [...]

September 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%