Author Archives: Loknath Das

Place of learning or piece of real estate?

shutterstock.comSeason in the sun Nalanda University of old University towns, typically, nurture an environment of ideas. Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be happening in India As India continues with the twin tasks of building universities and developing urban centres the links that are emerging between the two are worth pondering over. There is a strong tendency for universities to gravitate Read More


Who’s lending to Indian businesses?

Banks’ share in new credit fell in FY17, as corporate bond issuances rose 56% and NBFCs lent more With the banks busy chipping away at their mountain of bad loans and operating on precarious levels of capital, who will fund the credit needs of Indian businesses? Reserve Bank of India’s recently released annual report for 2016-17 shows that many new Read More


Researchers develop tool to measure wisdom. Here’s how it works

Researchers say there is evidence to suggest that level of wisdom is dictated to a large degree by neurobiology, and that distinct regions and systems in the brain govern the identified components of wisdom.(Shutterstock) Researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new tool to assess an individual’s level of wisdom. Called the San Read More


Avoid Alzheimer’s with active lifestyle, say doctors

Usually, relatives don’t identify Alzheimer’s at earlier stages affects short-term memory.  Representational image CHENNAI: Alzheimer’s disease, a very common old age disease affects around four million people in India as per the latest dementia fact sheet released by the World Health Organisation. In spite of affecting a large population, no specific cure has been found for Alzheimer’s disease till date in Read More


Trump Laces Into McCain Over His Opposition to Health Care Bill

President Trump in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday. Mr. Trump’s latest weekend Twitter fusillade came the morning after Senator John McCain announced he would not support the latest health care proposal.CreditTom Brenner/The New York Times SOMERSET, N.J. — President Trump on Saturday morning lashed out at Senator John McCain of Arizona for breaking with him and opposing Republicans’ latest plan to Read More


Madarsas should also impart modern education: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan

Chouhan said children should be given modern education besides religious training to make them good human beings.(HT File Photo) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged the madarsas to impart modern education to students along with religious training. Chouhan, while addressing the 20th foundation day of Madhya Pradesh Madarsa Board here on Friday, also announced to raise the annual Read More


iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus Pre-Bookings Begin in India: Where to Buy, Best Offers, and More

HIGHLIGHTS The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus pre-orders will be open till September 29 Flipkart, Amazon, Jio, and Infibeam are taking iPhone 8 pre-bookings iPhone 8, 8 Plus can also be pre-ordered offline via Redington outlets iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus pre-bookings have commenced in India via online and offline channels. There are several iPhone 8 pre-booking offers being provided by online Read More


Flipkart vs Paytm Mall vs Amazon Sale Offers: The Best Deals Available Today

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon and Flipkart are offering iPhone 7 at Rs. 38,999 MacBook Air can be purchased for Rs. 44,990 Google Pixel is available for Rs. 36,549 after cashback With the Amazon and Flipkart sales in full swing, there are a number of offers you can check out to make big savings this festive season. Both the e-commerce brands are offering great deals on iPhone Read More


Jio Offers on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus Pre-Bookings: Rs. 10,000 Cashback, 70 Percent Buyback, Exclusive 4G Plans

HIGHLIGHTS Jio is launching iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus pre-order offers The new Apple smartphones go on sale in India on September 29 iPhone 8 price starts at Rs. 64,000, and iPhone 8 Plus at Rs. 73,000 iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus pre-bookings in India have opened, with both offline stores and online retailers providing deals to lure customers. Read More


Top Five Ways Technology Will Challenge Companies In The Connected Era

An attendee wears a virtual reality (VR) headset outside the Daimler AG exhibition stand ahead of the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg Technology continues to play a critical role in the evolution of society, including the upheaval of consumer-facing industries. For example, artificial intelligence opened the door to merchants and Read More