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Years of conflict in Iraq hit health services in Basra

Years of conflict in Iraq hit health services in Basra

Iraq’s vast oil wealth once paid for some of the best health services in the Middle East. But decades of conflict and political unrest have led to, as the government admits, a crisis in hospitals. Things are particularly bad in Basra province where people have long complained of government neglect. Around 70 children are being [...]

June 16, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Years of conflict in Iraq hit health services in Basra

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

Vedanta to challenge winding up of Zambian business in court

Vedanta to challenge winding up of Zambian business in court

LUSAKA: Vedanta Resources on Tuesday plans to challenge the appointment of a provisional liquidator and the intended winding up of its Zambian business without the chance to be heard through lawyers of its choice, documents filed in court show. According to a notice filed in court on June 6, Vedanta wants to be represented by lawyers Nchito [...]

June 12, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Vedanta to challenge winding up of Zambian business in court

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

How technology is part of the greenhouse gas problem

How technology is part of the greenhouse gas problem

Paris — Technology is often touted as a solution to the world’s environmental challenges, but it is part of the problem: industry executives are facing rising pressure to clean up their energy and resource-intensive business. How much energy, for example, does it take to send a 1MB e-mail? About 25W/hr, representing 20g of carbon dioxide emissions, [...]

May 20, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on How technology is part of the greenhouse gas problem

Eight Ways To Stay On Top Of Real Estate Technology Changes

Eight Ways To Stay On Top Of Real Estate Technology Changes

Technological disruptions are happening more frequently, and to every industry. When you are focusing on managing the relationships you have with your clients while also staying up to date on trends in the market, it may seem like there isn’t enough time to keep up with what’s new in technology as well. However, it’s important [...]

May 10, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Eight Ways To Stay On Top Of Real Estate Technology Changes

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

ITC’s hospitality forays – the less talked about business interest of tobacco/FMCG giant

ITC’s hospitality forays – the less talked about business interest of tobacco/FMCG giant

Hotel Leelaventure’s Rs 3,950 crore asset sale to Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management has run into a roadblock with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) putting the transaction on hold after a complaint by minority shareholder ITC. The tobacco giant, which owns 7.9 percent in Hotel Leela, has alleged that rules on valuation and related-party [...]

April 26, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on ITC’s hospitality forays – the less talked about business interest of tobacco/FMCG giant

UP RERA rejects applications of 36 real estate projects

UP RERA rejects applications of 36 real estate projects

Uttar Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority (UP RERA) has rejected applications of nearly three dozen commercial and residential real estate projects located in Lucknow, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Ghaziabad, Varanasi, Agra, Bareilly and Meerut as the concerned developers had not completed the formalities or the requisite documentation required for registration, top UP RERA officials said. The [...]

April 23, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on UP RERA rejects applications of 36 real estate projects

Motilal Oswal Real Estate achieves second close of realty fund with commitments of Rs 850cr

Motilal Oswal Real Estate achieves second close of realty fund with commitments of Rs 850cr

Motilal OswalNSE 4.26 % Real Estate (MORE), the real estate private equity arm of Motilal Oswal Financial Services, has achieved the second close of its fourth real estate fund – India Realty Excellence Fund IV (IREF IV) – with commitments totalling Rs 850 crore. It has raised funds mainly from high-net-worth individuals and family offices. “We have raised [...]

April 6, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Motilal Oswal Real Estate achieves second close of realty fund with commitments of Rs 850cr

Ministry of Health helps overweight staff lose weight

Ministry of Health helps overweight staff lose weight

Dubai: In an innovative programme to encourage a positive change among government employees, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched ‘Lose to Win’ programme to help overweight people shed extra kilos. Serving the employees of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development in its current edition, the programme guides and encourages those struggling with weight [...]

March 24, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Ministry of Health helps overweight staff lose weight

AirAsia announces launch of new technology centre in Bengaluru

AirAsia announces launch of new technology centre in Bengaluru

MUMBAI: Malaysian budget airlines groupAirAsia Thursday announced the launch of a new technology centre in Bengaluru to help it design and create custom-built solutions for the group’s airline and digital businesses. The move is a part of the global initiatives that the company is exploring to drive its digital transformation, a release said. India is a [...]

March 1, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on AirAsia announces launch of new technology centre in Bengaluru