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PNB Housing Finance raises around ₹690 crore from IFC

New Delhi: PNB Housing Finance Ltd on Monday said it has raised $100 million (around ₹690 crore) from International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, to finance the purchase of affordable housing projects. “The investment was made under the central bank’s automatic route in the revamped external commercial borrowings (ECB) framework,” PNB Housing Finance Ltd said in a regulatory ... Read More »

Students can now take ‘mental health days’ off from school in Oregon—here’s why

As the amount of money companies spend on the mental health of their employees continues to rise, there has been a movement among workersand employers alike to make mental health a priority and even to destigmatize such issues with “mental health days” off for professionals. Now the trend seems to be making its way into schools too. A new Oregon law allows students there ... Read More »

E3 2019 Schedule: 3 Revelations From the Gaming Expo’s Floor Plan

As E3 2019 inches closer, sparkly-eyed gamers eagerly await a flurry of game teasers, product announcements and esports tournaments. The event won’t kick off formally until June 11, but in the meanwhile, gamers can turn their attention to the newly released floor plan for clues about what to expect. E3 only just released the floor plan of the conference on Thursday, and it details ... Read More »

Online Lives: Meet Emma Ratcliffe, the Dublin woman blogging from Spain

Emma Ratcliffe tells Denise O’Donoghue about blogging from sunny Spain Dubliner Emma Ratcliffe treats her blog and social media accounts as ‘digital scrapbooks’ of her experiences. Emma, who is living in Granada, Spain, works full time and uses her blog, Travelstylefood.com, to share her passions. “I’m fortunate enough to be able to work from home so I figured, what better place to call your home ... Read More »

More Americans now get news from social media than from newspapers, says survey

Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images For the first time ever, more Americans now get news from social media sites than from print newspapers, Pew Research said on Monday. Twenty percent of U.S. adults polled by the company say they “often” get news from social media while 16 percent “often” turn to newspapers. Last year the two media were ... Read More »

Most Innovative Gadgets And Technologies From 2018

Ever since the IoT (Internet of Things) category exploded a few years ago, the market began flooding with smart gadgets. Both established and start-up brands began putting chips in toasters, pillows, belts, tables, and whatnot. However, most of these products were rushed to be the first one to jump on the “smart” devices bandwagon. Things haven’t changed much in 2018, ... Read More »

Venues Banned from Hosting Crypto Events in Beijing’s Finance District

Shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, and office buildings in downtown Beijing have been ordered not to provide venues for activities that promote cryptocurrencies. A document, first circulated online on Wednesday, indicates that the district government has now banned commercial properties from hosting events relating to “cryptocurrency talks and promotion.” The missive appeared to have been issued on Aug. 17 from the ... Read More »

Cells From Man’s Pancreas Implanted In His Liver

In a path-breaking medical case, insulin-making beta cells were successfully removed from the pancreas of a 19-year-old motorbike accident victim and transplanted to his liver by doctors in Italy, saving the man from the risk of becoming diabetic. In the pioneering case, surgeons at Brescia’s Civil Hospitals performed a laparoscopy to remove the head and tail of the man’s pancreas, ... Read More »

Banks or NBFCs: Where should you take your education loan from?

Graphic: Mint It is said that education is the biggest wealth that one can accumulate, but getting quality higher education is increasingly becoming expensive. However, people are still going ahead and funding their children’s education, often with the help of education loans. One indicator of higher spends on higher education is the average ticket size of education loans (see graph). ... Read More »

Suffering from UTI? This new discovery can make the treatment better

A new study has found ways to improve diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections. Scientists and physicians at Loyola University Chicago and Loyola Medicine published groundbreaking research that debunked the common belief that urine in healthy women is sterile. The study found that the bladder not only contains bacteria, but the microbes are similar to those found in the ... Read More »