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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

Real Estate Fund First of Its Kind to be Regulated by the FMA

Real Estate Fund First of Its Kind to be Regulated by the FMA

RE Fund Europe has been noted as a leader within digital securities for months now.  Unsurprisingly, it is a European nation, Liechtenstein, in which a new tokenized real estate based fund has been launched. The development of said fund was possible through the collaboration of two companies – Token Factory and Bank Frick. Bringing to the Table In this [...]

January 22, 2020 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Real Estate Fund First of Its Kind to be Regulated by the FMA

Supreme Court clears Centre’s takeover of embattled real estate firm Unitech

Supreme Court clears Centre’s takeover of embattled real estate firm Unitech

Attorney General KK Venugopal told the Bench that the government was agreeable to revisit its 2017 proposal to take over the management control of Unitech and complete the projects so as to bring relief to around 30,000 hassled homebuyers. Accepting the government’s proposal to take over the management control of embattled realtor Unitech, the Supreme [...]

January 21, 2020 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Supreme Court clears Centre’s takeover of embattled real estate firm Unitech

A policy eco-system needed for ‘out of the box’ health options

A policy eco-system needed for ‘out of the box’ health options

As shown globally, fresh approaches will lead to improved outcomes for the public If there ever was a time for thinking innovatively about policy, that time is now. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present this year’s Union Budget amidst a slowing economy, lower-than expected tax revenues, and a fiscally stretched government. Lower resources for the [...]

January 18, 2020 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A policy eco-system needed for ‘out of the box’ health options

‘Can’t nail director not part of daily business for delay to pay TDS’

‘Can’t nail director not part of daily business for delay to pay TDS’

MUMBAI: A sessions court has held that unless shown that a director is involved in the day-to-day activities and conduct of business of a company, he is not liable to face criminal prosecution on its behalf. The court observed this while setting aside a lower court’s order initiating criminal process against a shipping company’s now [...]

January 5, 2020 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on ‘Can’t nail director not part of daily business for delay to pay TDS’

Discovering Interesting Real Estate Investment Options in New York and Miami with Rena Kliot, owner of Pulse International Realty

Discovering Interesting Real Estate Investment Options in New York and Miami with Rena Kliot, owner of Pulse International Realty

As turmoil continues to mount in Hong Kong and beyond, Chinese investors have fixed their gaze on the American real estate market to secure their assets. Although overall, New York City remains one of the most attractive locations, investors are not necessarily looking at condominiums and co-ops in distinct real estate markets like Manhattan. Instead, [...]

January 4, 2020 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Discovering Interesting Real Estate Investment Options in New York and Miami with Rena Kliot, owner of Pulse International Realty

Convergence of activities of Health Ministry & Sports Ministry for ‘Fit India’

Convergence of activities of Health Ministry & Sports Ministry for ‘Fit India’

To give a  thrust to the national ‘Fit India’ movement, it has been decided that  there will be  a convergence of activities of Ministry of Health and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan stated this after meeting Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju yesterday for charting the convergent actions of the two [...]

December 27, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Convergence of activities of Health Ministry & Sports Ministry for ‘Fit India’

Dezeen’s top 10 design and technology trends of 2019

Dezeen’s top 10 design and technology trends of 2019

For our review of 2019, deputy editor Augusta Pownall picks out ten trends that have preoccupied the design and technology industries this year, from the circular economy to the continued rise of China and a focus on privacy. Surveillance and privacy Data is one of the most lucrative resources on the planet, but concern has mounted over protecting digital privacy and the damaging [...]

December 3, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Dezeen’s top 10 design and technology trends of 2019

IoT: The next big leapfrog of technology?

IoT: The next big leapfrog of technology?

The history of technology is littered with beautifully anachronistic tags that were deployed to capture the essence of a new technology. The happy truth is, as these technologies take root and start shaping consumer behavior around themselves, the tags they spawned get confined to the trashcan of history. Today, referring to buying something on Amazon [...]

December 2, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on IoT: The next big leapfrog of technology?

Intel says Qualcomm’s business practices drove it out of the modem chip market

Intel says Qualcomm’s business practices drove it out of the modem chip market

It’s not like this wasn’t among the reasons everywhere suspected when Apple suddenly announced it was buying Intel’s modem business, but now the chipmaker has filed a brief in support of the FTC in an ongoing appeal by Qualcomm of a decision made in May. That decision found in favor of the FTC’s allegations that Qualcomm’s licensing [...]

November 30, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Intel says Qualcomm’s business practices drove it out of the modem chip market

In Latin America, the business of trolling threatens Twitter’s disruptive power

In Latin America, the business of trolling threatens Twitter’s disruptive power

In 2012, the emblematic podcast This American Life did a special on politics in Afghanistan. They noted that in order to be a politician in Afghanistan, one needs to command a personal armed militia. That’s how politics is practiced in a fragmented country with a long history of violence, and without a stable, credible centralized authority. In [...]

September 25, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on In Latin America, the business of trolling threatens Twitter’s disruptive power

World Physical Therapy Day: Importance of physical health

World Physical Therapy Day: Importance of physical health

Physical health forms a major part of our life. Being physically active, maintaining nutritional balance, good rest and sound sleep are a few components of physical health. Giving importance to physical health will reap benefits at all ages of your life. Good physical health can contribute to leading a successful life. Physical activity or exercise [...]

September 9, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on World Physical Therapy Day: Importance of physical health