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Will govt NPS hike equity investment from 15% to 50%?

As of now, private NPS allows up to 50% investment in equities directly and 75% through life-cycle based strategy; the equity limit will move up to 75% even under the direct or active choice, as per a recent board decision. Photo: iStock While the private sector National Pension System (NPS) is set to increase the equity investment limit in the ... Read More »

Google says Duplex AI will explicitly tell callee they’re talking to a bot

Google’s demo of its Duplex technology looked straight out of a sci-fi movie and the crowd at this year’s I/O conference couldn’t control its excitement. It did look fascinating, but as the dust settled and excitement levels came down, other voices started getting louder. Voices that criticized the feature, saying it mimics human voice and effectively deceives the person who’s on the ... Read More »

Heart attack patients, these exercises will help you live longer

There are many benefits of exercise and it can help prevent diseases. Now, it turns out, it is even more beneficial after a heart attack and it may help stave off death for longer. A study done by Swedish researchers followed 22,000 heart attack survivors aged 18-74, and found that those who boosted their exercise levels after being discharged from ... Read More »

OnePlus 6 will finally be waterproof

OnePlus manufactures top-notch smartphones, but all its devices lack a feature found in all the competitors – waterproofing. All phones until the OnePlus 5T do not have IP67/68 capabilities, but according to the company, the upcoming OnePlus 6 will finally be safe from the natural elements like water, especially rainwater. Other features and specs that the OnePlus 6 will have are a 3.5 mm ... Read More »

Stay calm and meditate. It will improve attention span in old age

If you wish to remain attentive and focused in your old age, regular meditation is the key, according to a study. The research evaluates the benefits that people gained after three months of full-time meditation training and whether these benefits are maintained seven years later. Lead author Anthony Zanesco, now at the University of Miami in the US, however, cautions ... Read More »

MG Motors’ ZS SUV will be Hyundai Creta rival; Launching next year

MG Motors has taken over General Motors’ Halol factory in Gujarat, and come 2019, the first MG-branded cars meant for the Indian market will roll out. In a press conference that happened moments ago, MG has announced that the ZS compact SUV will be the first vehicle that will be launched in India. The MG ZS will take on the ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Will Be Available via Airtel Online Store, Pre-Registrations Now Open

Airtel has announced that it will sell the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ via its online store, and pre-registrations are now open. The latest flagship smartphones were recently unveiled by Samsung at the Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event ahead of MWC 2018. Meanwhile, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ pre-bookings had already commenced in India via Samsung’s online and offline channels. As mentioned, the pre-registrations for the Samsung Galaxy S9 ... Read More »

iPhone Battery Replacement Programme Will Cost Apple $10 Billion From Reduced Sales: Barclays

Apple’s offer to replace old batteries at cheaper rates may affect new iPhone sales in 2018. Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz, in a note, says that even a small percentage of people opting for battery replacement over upgrade could affect the sale of new iPhone models. Apple had recently apologised for slowing down iPhone models and offered a new battery replacement programme. Under the ... Read More »

Bail-in clause in FRDI Bill will only be used sparingly: Finance ministry

Subhash Chandra Garg, secretary in the department of economic affairs in the finance ministry. New Delhi: Seeking to assuage concerns of depositors, the finance ministry on Tuesday defended the bail-in clause in the FRDI Bill and said the provision will only be used sparingly. The ministry also said the bail-in clause in the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017, is ... Read More »

How Modi’s big announcement will improve higher education

By B Venkatesh Kumar, Alan Ruby and Matthew Hartley Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s centenary address at the University of Patna in Bihar included the announcement of a competition to identify 20 Indian universities that have potential to become “world class”. Offering them financial support and “unshackling” them from regulations and restrictions, they will be free to develop their own roadmaps and pursue ... Read More »