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America still leads in technology, but China is catching up fast

America still leads in technology, but China is catching up fast

Arare thing happened in an industrial park near Washington, dc,last November. Construction began on a $3bn extension to a semiconductor foundry owned by Micron Technologies, a maker of advanced memory chips, based in Idaho. “A few years ago, opening that sort of extension would have people saying, well, that is going to be moving to China soon, [...]

May 18, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on America still leads in technology, but China is catching up fast

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

West Virginia Education Bill Stirs Up Controversy

West Virginia Education Bill Stirs Up Controversy

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The debate is fierce in the West Virginia Senate, over a 140-page Education Reform Bill. It includes popular items such as another 5% pay raise for teachers and a fix for their health insurance. But it also contains controversial items like allowing charter schools, creating education savings accounts, and weakening the [...]

January 29, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on West Virginia Education Bill Stirs Up Controversy

This week in MFs: AUM up 8% in Nov-end but equity inflows dwindled

This week in MFs: AUM up 8% in Nov-end but equity inflows dwindled

Mutual funds’ asset base rose to a little over Rs 24 lakh crore by November-end, an increase of 8 percent from a month ago led by strong inflow in liquid schemes. According to data on Association of Mutual Funds of India (AMFI), the asset under management (AUM) of 42-player mutual fund industry jumped from Rs [...]

December 8, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on This week in MFs: AUM up 8% in Nov-end but equity inflows dwindled

An evening walk down Dalal Street | Indices off to a flying start; Sensex up 373 pts; HUL up 5%

An evening walk down Dalal Street | Indices off to a flying start; Sensex up 373 pts; HUL up 5%

Shares were off to a flying start on Monday, thanks to a sharp rally among consumption names in the last couple of hours. These, combined with a positive move on the rupee helped the indices end on a strong note. The Nifty closed above 10,600-mark. Recovery in prices of crude oil too failed to have [...]

November 26, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on An evening walk down Dalal Street | Indices off to a flying start; Sensex up 373 pts; HUL up 5%

Top VC deals: Chinese AI robots land $150 million; a high school esports league picks up a major league backer

Top VC deals: Chinese AI robots land $150 million; a high school esports league picks up a major league backer

Autodesk Autodesk president and CEO Andrew Anagnost. Autodesk this week agreed to buy construction software company PlanGrid for $875 million. The San Francisco-based start-up previously raised $69 million in funding from investors including YCombinator, Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital. PlanGrid enables real-time construction tracking for contractors and and architects. Autodesk “makes software for people who [...]

November 25, 2018 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Top VC deals: Chinese AI robots land $150 million; a high school esports league picks up a major league backer

Tips to sleep better, 5 simple shortcuts before bedtime to ensure you wake up fresh

Tips to sleep better, 5 simple shortcuts before bedtime to ensure you wake up fresh

Sleep is crucial for good health. A lot of studies have thrown light on how not getting enough rest can affect you. Insufficient sleep can double your chances of dying from heart disease or stroke, particularly in people with risk factors like diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol. And according to a study conducted by the Columbia [...]

August 17, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Tips to sleep better, 5 simple shortcuts before bedtime to ensure you wake up fresh

Feeling the blues, pick up a bicycle and pedal your worries away

Feeling the blues, pick up a bicycle and pedal your worries away

Turns out, cycling is the ideal mode of transport associated with the greatest health benefits, it improves self perceived general health, mental health and reduces the feelings of loneliness, a new study reveals. The study was led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health. It formed part of the EU funded PASTA project and was [...]

August 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Feeling the blues, pick up a bicycle and pedal your worries away

Amazon’s offering a rare discount on the adapter that speeds up your Fire TV Stick or 4K Fire TV

Amazon’s offering a rare discount on the adapter that speeds up your Fire TV Stick or 4K Fire TV

\ At just $17, the UGREEN Ethernet Adapter for Fire TV Stick and All-New Fire TV is the best accessory you can buy if you have a streaming device from Amazon. Rather than rely on spotty Wi-Fi, this great adapter lets you connect your streaming dongle to Ethernet for the fastest, most reliable connection possible. And yes, [...]

June 6, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Amazon’s offering a rare discount on the adapter that speeds up your Fire TV Stick or 4K Fire TV

Good cholesterol may up gastro, pneumonia risk

Good cholesterol may up gastro, pneumonia risk

While bad cholesterol has been blamed for increasing risk of heart disease, variations in the good cholesterol levels may also lead to infectious diseases such as gastroenteritis or pneumonia, according to a study. Individuals with very low high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol had a 75 per cent higher risk of infectious disease, whereas the risk was [...]

April 15, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Good cholesterol may up gastro, pneumonia risk

Soak up the sunshine: Vitamin D reduces risk of early mortality

Soak up the sunshine: Vitamin D reduces risk of early mortality

A normal intake of vitamin D can reduce the risk of early death substantially in people with cardiovascular disease, a study has found. The research concludes that people who have suffered from cardiovascular disease, and have a normal intake of vitamin D, reduce their risk of morality as a consequence of the disease by 30%. [...]

March 8, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Soak up the sunshine: Vitamin D reduces risk of early mortality

Common disinfectants may up antibiotic resistance risk

Common disinfectants may up antibiotic resistance risk

Exposure to triclosan, an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in domestic products like toothpaste, soaps, detergents, toys, etc., may increase the risk of developing antibiotic resistance, a research has warned. Antibiotic resistance is when bacteria evolve and develop ways to evade the antibiotic drugs, rendering them ineffective. The findings showed that when some bacteria develop [...]

August 4, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Common disinfectants may up antibiotic resistance risk