Author Archives: Loknath Das

The week ahead in business and finance

Low-cost carrier easyJet will release its latest trading update on Tuesday.  CREDIT: SIMON DAWSON/BLOOMBERG Monday May 15 After Dignity, the UK’s only listed funeral company, cut its earnings guidance just two months ago, it is expected to enjoy a robust first quarter. Earnings before interest and tax are forecast to increase by around 8pc in quarter one to £33.5m, while ... Read More »

What Higher Education Can Learn From Summer Camps

Predicting the future is a fool’s game. But it’s a game that remains irresistible – and necessary – if we are to prepare for what lies ahead. The American higher educational system has proven to be remarkably adaptable and resilient. As we’ve recently learned in the case of Sweet Briar, it’s awfully hard to close a college. The value of an institution – ... Read More »

5 Ways a Blog Can Help Your Business Right Now

There are many benefits of blogging for business today. In fact, blogging is critical. However, bland, run-of-the-mill blog posts won’t cut it. These are lazy and ineffective. So what is effective? Publishing informative, well-written articles that are created with strategy and customer engagement in mind. Blogging helps to: Draw online traffic. Nurture and convert customers. Keep current customers engaged. Differentiate you from other similar ... Read More »

Windows Store to Get iTunes; Fedora, SUSE Linux, and Ubuntu Are Coming as Well

HIGHLIGHTS Ubuntu is already available on Windows Store iTunes is coming soon Fedora and SUSE Lunux will arrive eventually Microsoft’s Build conference is underway, and the company is announcing a bunch of interesting things. Microsoft highlighted all the big features that are arriving with the Windows 10 Creators Update in the fall. One fresh big announcement includes the addition of ... Read More »

Reliance Jio Broadband Preview Offer Expanding to More Cities, Said to Provide 100GB Data at 100Mbps

HIGHLIGHTS Reliance Jio is expanding JioFiber trials to more cities The service is said to come with 100GB data at 100Mbps speed Jio home broadband will reportedly be free for 3 months Reliance Jio customer care had confirmed on Twitter a few days ago that it is conducting trials for the JioFiber home broadband service in six cities at present. ... Read More »

Windows Mixed Reality Development Kits Now Available for Pre-Orders; Microsoft Unveils Motion Controllers

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft earlier said it will ship development kits in March The new VR controllers will not work with HoloLens The new controllers don’t require any external sensors In March this year, Microsoft announced that the company will start shipping development kits for Windows Mixed Reality (earlier called Windows Holographic) later in the month itself. However, the company seemed to ... Read More »

Surya Namaskar A and B: Two Exciting Variations of the Standard Sun Salutation Routine

The age-old science of yoga never really have a comeback, it didn’t need one. It just flourished and proliferated across the world in a way that along with the traditional practice, fitness experts gave it different makeovers. Over the years, traditional yoga has been fused with many other forms of exercises to achieve a greater level of fitness. Though traditionalists ... Read More »

Karnataka II PUC results 2017 declared, check them here

Karnataka’s Pre-University Examination Board on Thursday declared the second year pre-university or Class 12 results on its official website. The exams were conducted from March 9 to March 27. Candidates who had appeared for the examination can check their results here. Key in your registration number and submit. A total of 6,84,247 students appeared for the exam. About 10 lakh ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 4 India Launch Expected on May 16

Xiaomi Redmi 4 is expected to launch in India on May 16, after the company on Thursday sent invites for an event in New Delhi on that date that would see the “launch of the next Redmi device”. Earlier this week, Amazon India announced the upcoming Xiaomi Redmi phone will be exclusive to its platform. Amazon India in the country ... Read More »

NEET 2017 paper leak: Racket kingpin arrested in Delhi

The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Rajasthan police had earlier arrested a gang involved in leaking this year’s NEET question paper. Now, a man alleged to be the kingpin of the racket was arrested yesterday from New Delhi. NEET 2017 paper leak: Racket kingpin arrested The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Rajasthan police had earlier arrested a gang involved in ... Read More »