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Real estate attracts $34 billion PE investment since 2014: Report

On the supply side, the report said the current estimate of housing shortage in urban areas is around 10 million units. Most of the housing shortage lies in the Economically Weaker Section and Lower Income Group segment. Indian real estate has attracted USD 34 billion private equity investment since 2014, largely in commercial real estate because of slowdown in housing Read More

What Technology Is Most Likely to Become Obsolete During Your Lifetime?

Certain Boomer basements are little shrines to obsolescence, untidy stockrooms of the one-time cutting-edge: VCRs, corded telephones, immense beige PC monitors, etc. Way fewer Millennials will have basements to store trash in (‘home ownership’ itself quickly verging on obsolete), but presumably, once climate change really hits and they’re all renting cots in corporatized storm shelters, they’ll have little lockers to Read More

Still teething? Two years on, 20% Hyderabad real estate projects yet to register with RERA

HYDERABAD: In spite of repeated extension of the deadline to register a real estate project and enhancing the late fee to Rs 3 lakh, apart from a 10 per cent penalty, a large number of realtors in the State are yet to comply with the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016. While the Act has been implemented fully in other states, Read More

Insurance contracts with United Healthcare will expire

Following months of negotiations, the contracts will expire July 30, 2019, between United Healthcare and several UAB Health System entities, including – among others – UAB Hospital, The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital, and all other UAB Medicine primary care, specialty care and urgent care clinics, UA Health Services Foundation, UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, and Medical West and Baptist Health Read More

The missing number 13 in real estate

NEW DELHI: Buying a house is an emotional decision for many people. Actually, it is one of the biggest investment one makes in their lifetime. That is why for a common man many sentiments are attached to a home. Number 13 – is not only one of the most popular superstitions in the real estate sector but also impacts both residential and commercial sectors Read More

Transformation Without Technology

In our present age of digital disruption, it makes intuitive sense that companies would want to “fight fire with fire,” employing the latest and greatest technology to gain competitive advantage in a digital world. This is flawed thinking. Indeed, just because digital technologies are causing many of the challenges companies face, it doesn’t mean that technology is necessarily the solution to those problems. One Read More

How re-engineering an old technology could give us EVs with 700 miles of range

One of the challenges facing the electric vehicle industry is battery supply. In May of this year, Tesla’s global supply manager stated that the company is planning for a shortage of key battery materials. Automakers are working to vertically integratebattery manufacturing into their business to ensure that they will have access to batteries when needed. In large part, this is happening because Lithium-ion batteries Read More

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Damian Hinds signals extra funds for special needs education

  Children protest in Parliament Square to highlight the funding crisis in special education needs and disabilities (Send). Photograph: Imageplotter/Rex/Shutterstock Spending on children with special educational needs and disabilities is expected to be increased after the education secretary said the government recognised the urgent need to relieve pressures on families, councils and schools. Although Damian Hinds declined to put a Read More

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How women created some of the world’s biggest education tech companies

The Department for Education has unveiled plans to build “the best edtech ecosystem in the world”. Photograph: John Birdsall/Alamy Stock Photo/Alamy Stock Photo Everything’s going digital, and that includes education. From homework management apps to virtual reality geometry lessons, there’s plenty on offer from companies competing for a slice of the sizeable global market for online learning. Education technology (edtech) exports Read More

Goal is to make India a global model for ‘Health for All’: Harsh Vardhan

Dr Harsh Vardhan began his second term as minister in the National Democratic Alliance – II government by cycling from home to the health and family welfare ministry in Nirman Bhavan to highlight the importance of physical activity for health and green transport for the environment. He had not even hopped off his bicycle when his staff informed him about Read More