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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

IL&FS likely to sell its headquarters, non-core real estate assets to reduce debt, says report

IL&FS likely to sell its headquarters, non-core real estate assets to reduce debt, says report

Crisis-ridden Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) is planning to sell its Mumbai headquarters, along with other non-core real estate assets, in order to raise up to Rs 6,000 crore to reduce debt, reported The Economic Times. The move comes as the firm tries to reduce close to Rs 94,000 crore debt and improve cash position, [...]

June 2, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on IL&FS likely to sell its headquarters, non-core real estate assets to reduce debt, says report

Real estate sector likely to see consolidation: Report

Real estate sector likely to see consolidation: Report

Driven by reforms: Weaker players exit, quality players will benefit, doubling their market share to 20% by FY24 The real estate sector is headed for consolidation with the organised players expected to gain, driven by reforms such as Rera which is improving transparency and raising consumer activism on account of poor delivery by builders. A [...]

March 8, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Real estate sector likely to see consolidation: Report

Health screening ‘not meeting targets’, report finds

Health screening ‘not meeting targets’, report finds

None of the three main health screening programmes in England – bowel, breast or cervical – met their targets last year, according to a report by the National Audit Office. There were also delays in cervical screening results reaching half of women tested, with a backlog of nearly 100,000 samples. Bowel screening performed best, narrowly [...]

February 1, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Health screening ‘not meeting targets’, report finds

Listed cos account for less than one-third of corporate tax in FY18: Report

Listed cos account for less than one-third of corporate tax in FY18: Report

Listed companies accounted for a little less than a third of the corporate tax in FY18, down from nearly 40 percent in FY17 and 49 percent a decade ago, Business Standard reported. India’s top companies listed in BSE500, BSE Mid-cap or BSE Small-cap index paid Rs 1.88 lakh crore in direct taxes in FY18, against total [...]

December 4, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Listed cos account for less than one-third of corporate tax in FY18: Report

Wealth of top 100 Indians in the real estate sector totals Rs 236,610 crore: Hurun report

Wealth of top 100 Indians in the real estate sector totals Rs 236,610 crore: Hurun report

Richest Indian families The total wealth of top 100 Indians in the real estate sector stood at Rs 236,610 crore – up by 27 percent against 2017, says the GROHE Hurun India Real Estate Rich List 2018. The financial capital of India, Mumbai dominates the list followed by New Delhi and Bengaluru. In Fact, the [...]

November 21, 2018 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Wealth of top 100 Indians in the real estate sector totals Rs 236,610 crore: Hurun report

Google Working on Standalone AR Headset With Cameras and Voice Input: Report

Google Working on Standalone AR Headset With Cameras and Voice Input: Report

Google is reportedly working on a standalone Augmented Reality (AR) headset, codenamed Google A65, according to documents obtained by German news site. The Mountain View firm is said to be working with Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta on the AR headset, the same company that was involved in the production of the Pixel C tablet that was launched in 2015, [...]

May 26, 2018 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Google Working on Standalone AR Headset With Cameras and Voice Input: Report

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S to Be the First Snapdragon 845 SoC Smartphone: Report

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S to Be the First Snapdragon 845 SoC Smartphone: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S is reported to debut at MWC 2018 The Mi MIX 2S will come with a Snapdragon 845 SoC, report claims It is said to go on sale in China in March at CNY 4,000 Weeks ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, Xiaomi is rumoured to be in the development of the Mi [...]

January 31, 2018 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S to Be the First Snapdragon 845 SoC Smartphone: Report

IT Downtime Costs Businesses $1.55 Million Per Year, Report Says (INFOGRAPHIC)

IT Downtime Costs Businesses $1.55 Million Per Year, Report Says (INFOGRAPHIC)

Whether small or big, technology downtime is a concern for all types of businesses. Cost of a Tech Fail According to a new report by Ireland-based IT solutions company, ERS IT Solutions, on average IT downtime costs businesses $1.55 million every year. Technology Downtime Causes Loss of Work Hours Businesses do not only lose money due [...]

January 29, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on IT Downtime Costs Businesses $1.55 Million Per Year, Report Says (INFOGRAPHIC)

Pixel 2 Not Detecting Voice Input Over Bluetooth, Pixel 2 XL Users Report Unresponsive Edges

Pixel 2 Not Detecting Voice Input Over Bluetooth, Pixel 2 XL Users Report Unresponsive Edges

HIGHLIGHTS Pixel 2 largely restricts Google Assistant on Bluetooth headphones Google acknowledges the issue and confirms its fix Pixel 2 XL reported to have unresponsive edges A stable experience is what Google needs nowadays to counter the iPhone X. However, following the massive criticism over the blue-tint display and some premature screen burn-in issues on the Pixel 2 XL, Google’s Pixel 2 is [...]

November 18, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Pixel 2 Not Detecting Voice Input Over Bluetooth, Pixel 2 XL Users Report Unresponsive Edges

Non-communicable diseases cause 61% of deaths in India: WHO report

Non-communicable diseases cause 61% of deaths in India: WHO report

Nearly 61% of deaths in India are now attributed to non-communicable diseases, including heart disorders, cancer and diabetes, according to new data released by the World Health Organisation on Monday. Almost 23% are at risk of premature death due to such diseases. The UN agency has warned countries, including India, against premature deaths due to NCDs and said governments must [...]

September 20, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Non-communicable diseases cause 61% of deaths in India: WHO report

For first time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs: UN report

For first time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs: UN report

For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday. AIDS deaths are also now close to half of what they [...]

July 22, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on For first time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs: UN report