Author Archives: Loknath Das

Parties’ education promises won’t help poorer pupils – study

 None of the parties have a coherent strategy to improve access to good school places, the EPI says. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Voters should not be blinded by the main parties’ spending promises on education as their plans are unlikely to improve results for England’s most disadvantaged children, according to a thinktank. The Education Policy Institute said that while the Conservative, Labour and ... Read More »

30 Under 30 In Finance 2020: The Top Young Traders, Dealmakers and Financial Innovators

The top young financial minds can be found these days at buyout shops, hedge funds and investment banks, as well as innovative companies that do everything from facilitate payments to lend cryptocurrency. The rise of private equity and new financial technologies can especially be seen on this year’s 30 Under 30 Finance list. The rising stars of finance are working ... Read More »

Armenia proposes universal health insurance – and a hefty tax increase

Armenia’s Ministry of Health has proposed an ambitious program for implementing a mandatory, universal health insurance system in the country. But many Armenians are balking at the cost, which the ministry said would require a 6 percent income tax on every working citizen. The ministry published a draft of program on November 22, resulting in much social media grumbling. On the website where the ... Read More »

THE DIGITAL HEALTH ECOSYSTEM: An in-depth examination of the players and tech trends reshaping the future of healthcare

Until now, healthcare was the only remaining industry that had yet to feel the rapid impact of digitization endured by retail, banking, and media. But consumer adoption of digital tech, regulatory overhauls, and a shifting reimbursement model are forcing healthcare players’ hands. Business Insider Intelligence Digital health innovation offers market incumbents new opportunities to combat constricting margins, labor shortages, and ... Read More »

Home First Finance plans to raise Rs 1,500 crore, files IPO papers with SEBI

Home First Finance Company (HFFC) on November 29 filed a draft red herring prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for its proposed initial public offering (IPO). The housing finance company is expected to raise Rs 1,500 crore through the public issue. The IPO comprises a fresh issue of Rs 400 crore and Rs 1,100-crore offer for ... Read More »

NI health system ‘at point of collapse’ say surgeons

Northern Ireland’s healthcare system is “at the point of collapse” the Royal College of Surgeons has claimed after waiting times reached an all-time high. More than 300,000 people are waiting to see a consultant, according to figures from the Department of Health. Mark Jones from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) described the figures as “distressing” and “unacceptable”. “Patients in the ... Read More »

Guardian Public Service Awards: public health and wellbeing winner

 The Blue Light project brings together partners including police, social care staff and local GPs. Sandwell council: the Blue Light project When people with an alcohol dependence are in the depths of despair, they can sometimes be quite suspicious of support. They may be suffering from complex physical and mental health problems compounded by other social issues. Gaining the trust of ... Read More »

Top 10 Health Care Industry Predictions For The Year 2020

As we near the end of the year, it is again time to go to the crystal ball and issue predictions for what the year 2020 holds in store for health care. This year, I consulted three well-known Venice Beach astrologers, two reputed Chakra healers, and an old Ouija board to arrive at 10 predictions that have a 50/50 chance ... Read More »

Deals Buzz: Ujjivan Small Finance Bank raises capital in pre-IPO round

Mumbai: Mint brings you your dose of the top deals news, reported from newsrooms across the country Ujjivan Small Finance Bank raises capital in pre-IPO round Ujjivan Small Finance Bank has raised ₹250 crore in a pre-initial public offering (IPO) round led by India Infoline (IIFL) group’s funds, a private equity fund of Avendus Capital and Akash Bhanshali of Enam Group, Mint reported. The pre-IPO ... Read More »

Opinion | Align personal values and financial decisions to live life on your terms

Are your money values in line with your personal values? Money values are important as financial decisions are based on them. They are driven by one’s experience in managing money and outlook on money. Often, I find that money values are not in line with personal values and this is the cause for being perennially worried about finances. The way ... Read More »