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Payment secrets hidden in the global gaming economy

From the developers and designers who create the games to the esports athletes who compete on grand stages during tournaments, the global gaming economy is a major industry with over $150 billion in gaming revenue and an 11 percent annual revenue growth, according to Newzoo. As gaming forms its own economy, seamless payment experiences at every level are critical for the ... Read More »

Tamil Nadu’s success in education underlines empowering, assertive populism

Of the 860 institutions ranked, 182 institutions (accounting for 21 per cent) are from Tamil Nadu (TN). (Express Photo: Sahil Walia/ Representational) The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking for 2019 has just been released. This year, 860 higher education institutions are ranked, up from 445 in 2018. The NIRF ranking covers institutions from nine categories, such as overall, university, ... Read More »

9 Small but Impactful Health Habits to Lock Down in Your 20s

Your 20s can spark a rocky journey into self-sufficiency that makes it very easy (tempting, even) to put your health on the backburner. For many of us, it can feel like a hamster wheel of working and socializing and doing Big Things—while things like sleep, nourishment, and exercise fall by the wayside. (Take it from this seasoned 28-year-old.) It also doesn’t help that ... Read More »

Great moments in PC gaming: Breaking demos for extra play

Great moments in PC gaming are short, bite-sized celebrations of some of our favorite gaming memories. Long before the internet was a smorgasbord of free or near-as-free games, most of us only got something new for birthdays, Christmas, and the occasional convenient death of a family member around the launch of a new Ultima game. (Your mileage may vary on ... Read More »

This $10 multi-use kitchen gadget is a strainer, scooper, and server all in one – and it helps reduce the clutter in my kitchen

In a small kitchen, every object needs to serve a deliberate purpose to earn its spot – if it’s multipurpose, that’s even better. When countertop and cabinet space is prime real estate, there’s no room for unused kitchen gadgets, too-large tools, or any other products that will create unnecessary clutter. The good news is that there are plenty of multipurpose products ... Read More »

Aspirin can aid in fight against tuberculosis: Study

According to the World Health Organization, Tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. In 2017, 10 million people fell ill with TB, and 1.6 million died from the disease. Aspirin can aid in fight against tuberculosis: Study (Representational image)  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images Sydney: Aspirin can prevent tuberculosis (TB) bacterium from hijacking immune cells and allow ... Read More »

Upcoming SUVs in India: Hyundai QXi Sub-Compact SUV Teased

The Hyundai QXi SUV teaser offers distant glimpses of the car that will face competition from the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, and Ford EcoSport. Upcoming Hyundai QXi SUV Hyundai QXi, the upcoming entrant for the sub-4 metres SUV segment, has been teased in a new video by the South Korean carmaker’s Indian arm. The teaser offers distant glimpses ... Read More »

Team first and always: PUBG Mobile pro team God’s Reign on their success in national championship

PUBG has surely emerged as one of the most-popular mobile games in the country. It will not be wrong to call it a rage among teens. However, there’s also a flip side to this huge popularity. As many parents see the game as one of the biggest threats to their kids’ studies. In fact, so much so that one section of ... Read More »

ICICI Bank buys 9.9% stake in Kisan Rural Finance for Rs 17.82 crore

ICICI Bank has bought a 9.9 percent stake in non-banking finance company Kisan Rural Finance for a cash consideration of Rs 17.82 crore. Kisan Rural, incorporated on December 7, 2017, had a net loss of Rs 4,800,000 (Rs 0.48 crore) on revenue of Rs 400,000 (Rs 0.04 crore) in FY2018. The deal will involve the acquisition of roughly 1.49 crore equity shares with ... Read More »

Opinion | The role of finance commissions in sustainable development

Irrespective of controversies around the remit of 15th Finance Commission (FC), it is evident from its terms of reference that the government wants it to play a key role in fostering sustainable development in India. Indeed, constitutional status and the ability to suggest far-reaching reforms on financing, allocation and use of funds by three tiers of governance makes the central ... Read More »