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Real Estate: Housing fund to provide equity, debt support to stuck projects

Real Estate: Housing fund to provide equity, debt support to stuck projects

The fund will be professionally managed by experts who will examine the projects that can get funding. The government will set up the Rs 20,000 crore fund to provide last mile funding to the stuck housing projects on the lines of the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF). The fund will be professionally managed by [...]

September 17, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Real Estate: Housing fund to provide equity, debt support to stuck projects

WHO calls for urgent action to reduce patient harm in healthcare

WHO calls for urgent action to reduce patient harm in healthcare

Millions of patients are harmed each year due to unsafe health care worldwide resulting in 2.6 million deaths annually in low-and middle-income countries alone.  Most of these deaths are avoidable. The personal, social and economic impact of patient harm leads to losses of trillions of US dollars worldwide. The World Health Organization is focusing global [...]

September 15, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on WHO calls for urgent action to reduce patient harm in healthcare

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

Government urged to renew ‘do no harm’ pledge on public health

Government urged to renew ‘do no harm’ pledge on public health

 A letter signed by 29 health groups expresses concern that a no-deal Brexit with impact public health standards. Photograph: Alamy The country’s leading health organisations, including those representing doctors, nurses, surgeons and mental health charities, have called on the government to confirm it will abide by its duty to “do no harm” to public health [...]

September 4, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Government urged to renew ‘do no harm’ pledge on public health

Landis, A Stanford Real Estate Startup, Raises $15M To Put Americans On The Path To Homeownership

Landis, A Stanford Real Estate Startup, Raises $15M To Put Americans On The Path To Homeownership

Homeownership is considered a core part of achieving the American Dream. However, that achievement is slipping out of reach of many Americans these days. U.S. homeownership has been at record lows throughout this decade. More Americans are renting as a response while managing with stagnant wage growth. The path to homeownership in today’s America has [...]

August 25, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Landis, A Stanford Real Estate Startup, Raises $15M To Put Americans On The Path To Homeownership

A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

The intention is to guide teachers as well as students through the entire syllabus without leaving any gaps in the teaching-learning process. (Photo: Representational image) India does not have a system of education,” proclaimed Prof. Krishna Kumar in his recent talk on “Teaching the Indian Constitution” at a conference in Kolkata. “We have a system [...]

August 13, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

Private trust cannot be used to defraud legitimate rights of business creditors

Private trust cannot be used to defraud legitimate rights of business creditors

How do I create a private trust so that in case if something happens to me or my business gets affected, all my assets will rightfully go to my legal heirs? Also, I want to ensure that in case of business problems, the creditors will not attach my private assets. Who can I approach for [...]

July 31, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Private trust cannot be used to defraud legitimate rights of business creditors

3 Tips For Business Leaders Who Are New To Managing Gig Workers

3 Tips For Business Leaders Who Are New To Managing Gig Workers

The freelance economy is no longer an uprising. It’s a true revolution few business leaders are fully prepared for. Mid-market companies in the US (with an annual turnover of $100 million to $5 billion) already have an 18% contingent workforce and the number will hit 20% in just one year from now, per EY estimates. McKinsey [...]

July 28, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on 3 Tips For Business Leaders Who Are New To Managing Gig Workers

Space Spinoffs: The Technology To Reach The Moon Was Put To Use Back On Earth

Space Spinoffs: The Technology To Reach The Moon Was Put To Use Back On Earth

The Apollo program was gigantic. The U.S. government spent roughly $26 billion (about $260 billion in today’s dollars, according to one estimate) between 1960 and 1972 to hire contractors and subcontractors who employed hundreds of thousands of people to create and improve on technology that led us to the moon and back. While some of that [...]

July 22, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Space Spinoffs: The Technology To Reach The Moon Was Put To Use Back On Earth

Say Hello to the Colorful Art Deco Kitchen Add-On of Your Dreams

Say Hello to the Colorful Art Deco Kitchen Add-On of Your Dreams

It all started with paperwork. Matiya Marovich, director at Sans-Arc Studio, remembers that this routine chore was how he first met the young couple who live in this whimsical property. One half of the pair was a planner at the Adelaide city council at the time, and she had assisted in getting some of the firm’s [...]

July 19, 2019 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Say Hello to the Colorful Art Deco Kitchen Add-On of Your Dreams

English health index to paint detailed picture of nation’s wellbeing

English health index to paint detailed picture of nation’s wellbeing

The index will allow the government to monitor the effects of policies such as housing and transport on health. Photograph: Adrian Sherratt/The Guardian The government is to set up the most comprehensive database yet to measure the health of people in England as part of leaked plans to improve life expectancy and boost the fight against the [...]

July 17, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on English health index to paint detailed picture of nation’s wellbeing

Over 50 per cent builders exit top real estate markets due to entry of large players in nine Indian cities

Over 50 per cent builders exit top real estate markets due to entry of large players in nine Indian cities

A long-drawn sales slowdown coupled with the entry of large players has forced over 50 per cent of developers to exit the realty market in top nine Indian cities, with the number of operating developers going down from 3,538 in 2011-12 to just 1,745 in 2017-18. Experts hint that there could be more churn in [...]

July 9, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Over 50 per cent builders exit top real estate markets due to entry of large players in nine Indian cities