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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

Technology should make us better human beings, says digisexuality expert Neil McArthur

Technology should make us better human beings, says digisexuality expert Neil McArthur

Sexbots or sex robots are increasingly making their way into our society catering to various needs and and sexual desires of people. While on one hand they are being embraced by tech enthusiasts and other people in the society who prescribe to their services, on the other hand, people have also raised their concerns about [...]

September 21, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Technology should make us better human beings, says digisexuality expert Neil McArthur

Restoring degraded land makes business sense too, says UNCCD

Restoring degraded land makes business sense too, says UNCCD

The 14th edition of the Conference of Parties (CoP-14) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) concluded here on Friday with rather ambiguous resolutions on land titles and drought — two major sticking points that the 12-day high-level meet was expected to take up. Though the Delhi Declaration released at the end of the [...]

September 14, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Restoring degraded land makes business sense too, says UNCCD

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

Apple services business grows; CEO Cook says China tensions ease

Apple services business grows; CEO Cook says China tensions ease

Apple said sales for the current quarter would most likely be lower than Wall Street expected, a signal that it continues to face weak demand for the iPhone, especially in China. Apple said it bought back $8.2 billion worth of shares in the quarter ended in December, less than half the $19.4 billion it purchased [...]

January 30, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Apple services business grows; CEO Cook says China tensions ease

Govt reforms bringing desired results, note ban served purpose, says Venkaiah Naidu

Govt reforms bringing desired results, note ban served purpose, says Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the reforms like GST, the law on black money and insolvency code started by the Modi government are bringing desired results and asserted that India has got a bright future. Naidu further said that as more and more people are coming into the banking fold, the tax rate [...]

January 12, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Govt reforms bringing desired results, note ban served purpose, says Venkaiah Naidu

Antidepressants can help delay ageing of brain cells, says this study

Antidepressants can help delay ageing of brain cells, says this study

Administering commonly used antidepressant fluoxetine to mice helped restore youthful flexibility to their ageing brain cells, showed a study. The study provides fresh evidence that the decline in the capacity of brain cells to change, called “plasticity,” rather than a decline in total cell numbers may underlie some of the sensory and cognitive declines associated [...]

August 24, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Antidepressants can help delay ageing of brain cells, says this study

Volvo says US-China trade war will hit the brand

Volvo says US-China trade war will hit the brand

Volvo Car Group’s billionaire owner warned of the looming trade war’s adverse effects, saying consumers and automakers such as his will be among those hurt by the dispute involving the US and China. Li Shufu, whose Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. owns the Swedish carmaker, said both Volvo and his Chinese Geely brand would be [...]

June 30, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Volvo says US-China trade war will hit the brand

Quality of education slipping, says panel

Quality of education slipping, says panel

Sanjeev Singh Bariana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 17 The special committee on schools suggested by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has noted that the level of education in Punjab is slipping. This follows the average pass percentage of 59 per cent in government schools this year. The special committee took into account the findings [...]

June 18, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Quality of education slipping, says panel

Standard of entrance exam for AIIMS cannot be diluted, says Supreme Court

Standard of entrance exam for AIIMS cannot be diluted, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has said that the standard of entrance examination for premier medical college AIIMS cannot be diluted and has refused to do away with the online MBBS under-graduate entrance test for this year. Some candidates have challenged the AIIMS online entrance test for MBBS courses to be held in May 26 and 27 [...]

April 7, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Standard of entrance exam for AIIMS cannot be diluted, says Supreme Court

Walking regularly for 40 minutes makes your heart stronger. Here’s what science says

Walking regularly for 40 minutes makes your heart stronger. Here’s what science says

If you abhor going to a gym everyday, here’s what you could do instead. Walking for at least 40 minutes several times every week at an average to fast pace is associated with a near 25% drop in the risk of heart failure among post-menopausal women, according to a study. The benefit appears to be consistent [...]

March 8, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Walking regularly for 40 minutes makes your heart stronger. Here’s what science says