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Rich economies not a promise of education equality, new report finds

The report incorporates new data from 41, wealthy, member countries of the European Union and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Countries were assessed on their children’s access to quality education, and differences in performance among children from preschool to primary school levels. According to the report, some of the poorest countries surveyed, such as Latvia and Lithuania, Read More


PM Modi in Japan: ‘Ease of doing business my top priority’, says PM at ‘Make in India’ seminar

At the event, the Prime Minister told the Indian community, “India is going through a massive transformative phase today. The world is appreciating India for its efforts towards services towards humanity. The policies being made in India, the work being done towards public welfare, for these the nation is being felicitated today.” PM Narendra Modi in Japan for 2-day Visit; Read More


Home & Decor turns 31

Home & Decor, which marks its 31st year next week, has charted the evolution of interior decor styles in Singapore over three decades. The first issue was launched in October/November 1987, with features on famous Singapore chef Violet Oon’s three kitchens, 18th-century classic American style and dressing tables. The magazine’s first editor, Ms Betty L. Khoo-Kingsley, 74, says that in Read More


First-time property buyers, take heart! This Zomato for real estate agents can help you make the right choice

The walls were closing in on Mohit and Nidhi B Sancheti. As first-time buyers of real estate, the couple came face to face with multiple problems: connecting with multiple agents who added no value to the property scouting process, wading through a barrage of information, and struggling to find quality amid the quantity. The problems led them to think of Read More


Residential real estate continues to struggle, office leasing strongest in three years

Sales in the residential housing segment has been gradually coming down since 2013-14, and the sector is struggling even after almost five years of sluggishness. As a result, inventory level continues to remain high in the segment, despite fewer project launches. However, commercial real estate, especially the office segment, is in a healthy state if we consider demand and leasing. Read More


Real estate sector to chart new growth story, will grow 35% annually in next 5 years: Niranjan Hiranandani

Though the real estate sector is under stress for the last few years, this could be the beginning of a new growth story, said Niranjan Hiranandani, president (national), National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) and chief managing director of Hiranandani Communities. The survival trick for developers and investors is to adapt to the changing environment and government policies. The real Read More


Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate plans to enter warehousing segment

Looking to further diversify its portfolio and tap the growing warehousing sector, Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate plans to enter the segment and is in talks for strategic partnerships, a top company official has said. The company is in the process of identifying locations to develop grade A warehousing stock across the country, Shapoorji Pallonji CEO Venkatesh Gopalakrishnan told PTI. “We Read More


CBSE Class 10 Math Preparation Tips

Class 10 is undoubtedly the most relevant of the formal education. But have you ever wondered what makes it so special? It marks the onset of adulthood and at this age one undergoes turbulent psychological and hormonal changes. The class 10 board exams is the first national level exam a school grader appears. Hence, the 10th board results are pretty Read More


Keeping Human Stories at the Center of Health Care

Caring for the health and well-being of our fellow humans has always been viewed as a combination of art and science. With all the recent advances in technology, there is no doubt the health care industry as a whole gets an “A” in science. The tradeoff, however, is that we’ve become so focused on using the technology (as this HBR article points Read More


Pune real estate duped on lakhs for ‘freeing’ Facebook friend from customs

The Swargate police have booked an American national for duping a city-based real estate agent to the tune of ₹47 lakh. According to the police, the accused Antheshia Smith, initially befriended the 59-year-old victim on Facebook and interacted with the real estate agent for a few days. The accused was interested in investing in the real estate sector in Pune. Read More