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DBS Bank aims to triple India business via wholly-owned subsidiary

Singapore-based DBS Bank, that recently converted its Indian branches into a wholly-owned subsidiary — DBS Bank India, on March 4 said it aims to triple the size of its business in the country by increasing exposure to consumer loans. “We will be focusing on SME and retail over the next five years. Our aim is to get the share of Read More

Type 2 diabetes: Here is how the otherwise healthy apples affect your blood sugar levels

Apples have a lot of health benefits like improving digestion, helping in weight loss, keeping the heart healthy, and may also help in warding off breast cancer. Apples also help improve neurological health. Type 2 diabetes: Here is how the otherwise healthy apples affect your blood sugar levels New Delhi: Since childhood, everyone has dreaded going to the doctor because there Read More

Advances in Screening Equipment and Technology

Despite the recent push toward recycling and “green” waste solutions, recovering valuable recyclable materials can be a challenge. Fortunately, recent advances in screening technology and equipment offer significant improvements in this area. With the right machinery, waste material can be sorted quickly and effectively. This means more valuable elements can be recovered, reducing both the financial burden and the environmental Read More

Tripura likely to see a business boom but challenges remain

In the coming years, businessmen will witness the emergence of Agartala as the hub for transportation to the Northeast, and of Chittagong as the biggest trans-shipment hub in the Bay of Bengal.  It remains to be seen if Agartala will be able to capitalise on this geo-political advantage. In some  ways, Tripura has been luckier than most other North Eastern states.  Its Read More

Century real estate in talks to raise Rs 250 crore for home project

Bengaluru: Century Real Estate Holdings is in talks with Piramal Ivanhoe Residential Equity Fund to raise funds for an upcoming residential project in a deal valued at ₹250 crore. The Bengaluru-headquartered developer plans to build a high-end residential project on a 10-acre land parcel it owns in the central business district in the city. “The deal is likely to be a structured Read More

Piaggio Aims to Scale up Two-Wheeler Business in India

Italian two-wheeler maker Piaggio is looking to expand its sales network in India to over 350 dealerships by the end of this year as part of scaling up its business in the country, a top company official said. The company, which currently has around 250 sales outlets, will, however, stick to its premium lineage even as it seeks to grow Read More

GST rates on real estate slashed to boost key sector

Arun Jaitley(REUTERS FILE PHOTO) The Goods and Services Tax Council decided on Sunday to cut the tax on under-construction houses to 1% for properties valued up to ₹45 lakh and to 5% for those in the premium segment in order to boost the troubled real estate sector and provide relief to aspiring homebuyers. The rates will be brought down from Read More

Trump calls for 6G technology — and that isn’t a thing yet

While 5G technology is still trying to find its ground with tricky spectrum allocations, US President Donald Trumphas already made a claim on 6G to be brought in the country. The only problem is — it doesn’t exist. On Thursday, he went on to tweet that 5G and 6G technology are “so obviously the future,” adding that the US needs to “win through Read More

Indian real estate will power Indian economy into the ‘big league’

Globally, real estate development is an important parameter to measure economic growth. If one just looks at the demand for homes in India, the growth potential is huge. Initiatives by the government, including ‘Housing for All by 2022’ offer major growth potential not just for the sector, but also for economic development and GDP growth. Indian real estate is the engine Read More

IAS Preparation for 2019

The notification for the Civil Services Examination will be published by the UPSC next week. Before the examination cycle for IAS begins, here are a few things to remember for UPSC aspirants: Eligibility: Make sure that you fulfil all IAS eligibility conditions before applying. Keep all documents handy just in case. Choice of Centre: Apply early to get the centre Read More