Author Archives: Loknath Das

How playing in a brass band could give your health a boost

New research from the United Kingdom suggests that people who play in a brass band experience a wide array of mental and physical health benefits — partly from playing an instrument, and, in part, thanks to the feeling of inclusion in a group. Share on PinterestBeing in a brass band could bring you many physical and mental health benefits, recent ... Read More »

Saying goodbye to Windows 10 Mobile: Microsoft ends support for its mobile OS

Windows on mobile is dead. Again. Today ends the support for all Windows 10 Mobile products, meaning there will be no new security updates, no non-security hotfixes and no free support. It’s not all over, though, the Office apps for Windows 10 Mobile phones will continue to be supported until January 12, 2021. This means that Word, Excel, PowerPoint and ... Read More »

The Future of Finance: Trends, Strategies, and Predictions

The ever-changing technological and business landscapes are impacting every aspect of your business, especially your financial operations. Are you and your company prepared for the trends that are happening in 2020 and beyond? Join us for The Future of Finance: Trends, Strategies, and Predictions, a free webinar presented by Oracle NetSuite and produced by Entrepreneur. We’ll unveil what you and your business need to ... Read More »

Dramatic health benefits following air pollution reduction

Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and dramatic impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, according to findings in “Health Benefits of Air Pollution Reduction,” new research published in the American Thoracic Society’s journal, Annals of the American Thoracic Society. The study by the Environmental Committee of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) reviewed interventions that have ... Read More »

Improving Our Educational Standing In The World Means Doubling-Down On What Works

As any business leader will tell you, we live in a global world. We know today’s students will one day compete in it when they enter the workplace. That’s why U.S. scores released this week on an international exam are so troubling. The performance of America’s 15-year-olds in math on the 2018 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) was below ... Read More »

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 »