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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

Forget about taxman; focus on business: CBDT to start-ups

Forget about taxman; focus on business: CBDT to start-ups

(Representative image) NEW DELHI: The country’s start-up community should now not worry about taxmen and concentrate on their businesses as concerns related to ‘angel tax’ have been “sorted out”, the CBDT chief said on Saturday. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) chairman P C Mody told PTI in an interview that all “legacy issues” related to start-ups [...]

July 8, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Forget about taxman; focus on business: CBDT to start-ups

Budget 2019: Real estate looks for infrastructure status, push to rental housing in the upcoming Budget

Budget 2019: Real estate looks for infrastructure status, push to rental housing in the upcoming Budget

Budget 2019-20: Expectation from the government in Budget 2019-20 is to frame a National Rental Housing Policy in order to meet the target of Housing for all by 2022. Union Budget 2019 India: Despite the Narendra Modi government’s constant focus on improving housing, real estate is perhaps the only sector of the economy that has witnessed a [...]

July 3, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Budget 2019: Real estate looks for infrastructure status, push to rental housing in the upcoming Budget

Will real estate find enough money to come out of doldrums?

Will real estate find enough money to come out of doldrums?

There is not enough money for the industry to build residential houses. So why should you be worried as a property buyer? Unless there is institutional money available to build the towers, you may not get the houses you have booked or are planning to book. “With a plethora of new laws to protect consumers from being [...]

June 28, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Will real estate find enough money to come out of doldrums?

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

California to provide healthcare to some undocumented immigrants

California to provide healthcare to some undocumented immigrants

California is set to become the first US state to extend healthcare benefits to some low-income, undocumented immigrants. Democrats in the state legislature on Sunday agreed to make adults between the ages of 19 and 25 eligible for the state’s Medicaid programme, which provides health insurance to low-income individuals, as well as those living with disabilities. Not [...]

June 11, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on California to provide healthcare to some undocumented immigrants

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

Modi 2.0―A stable government likely to further boost Indian real estate

Modi 2.0―A stable government likely to further boost Indian real estate

The Modi Government in its first term is credited for bringing some landmark steps to vitalise and boost the Indian real estate industry. Real Estate [Regulation and Development] Act (RERA), demonetisation, real estate investment trust (REIT) and GST have been instrumental in bringing the industry towards more organisation, transparency and structure. The government has also [...]

May 26, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Modi 2.0―A stable government likely to further boost Indian real estate

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