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Budget 2019: What real estate body NAREDCO thinks is the best way to revive the sector

The Indian residential real estate industry is in distress. Bankruptcy, diversion of funds, delayed deliveries, and projects not taking off at all have hurt homebuyers like never before. Industry body the National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO), in its pre-Budget memorandum says that “as an industry, we do realise that there can be good developers and bad developers. The idea Read More

Top health insurance plans for you

How do you buy a health insurance plan? If you settle with the plan your agent sells or are happy knowing you have bought the cheapest plan, there is a bit of unlearning and a lot of learning in store for you. To give you a ready comparison, we designed Mint SecureNow Mediclaim Ratings (MSMR). The full ratings can be seen Read More

‘Real estate mafia responsible for destruction of envt’

Legislative council former chairman B L Shankar said that the real estate mafia is responsible for the destruction of the Western Ghats and farming activities have not harmed the nature. Speaking at a session on challenges on entrepreneurship and employment generation in the district, at the Zilla Kannada Sahitya Sammelana, on Saturday, he said, “Forest Department officials are responsible for Read More

Why hasn’t technology improved government effectiveness?

ver the past 20 years, the increase in computing power by about eight to 10 orders of magnitude has brought the costs of using digital technologies down to a tiny fraction of their year 2000 levels (Figure 1). Figure 1. The costs of using many technologies are dropping rapidly From Charting Pathways for Inclusive Growth: From Paralysis to Preparation, Pathways to Read More

Real estate outlook: 6 trends that may shape the property market in 2019

Divya Seth Maggu Moneycontrol Contributor The Indian real estate sector has been evolving over the past few years. It has witnessed both flux as well as growth and this is likely to be the trend in 2019 as well. Owing to numerous reforms introduced, the sector has gone through changes in the tax, regulatory as well as the business environment. Read More

What To Expect For Real Estate Sector In Budget. Here’s A List

Union Budget 2019: The real estate sector has faced a slack in the recent past The government is due to present Interim Budget 2019 in Parliament on February 1. For the real estate sector, a slowdown in demand across segments has highlighted many challenges ahead. The real estate sector – which relies highly on borrowings – has faced a slack in the Read More

2018 Rear View Mirror: 2019 Has Strong Growth in Cards For Real Estate

According to a joint report by CREDAI and JLL, India’s real estate sector is projected to reach $180 billion by 2020 from $126 billion in 2015. As the growth trajectory looks strong, let’s take a look at how 2018 ushered the massive structural changes in, and what 2019 looks like for Indian real estate. 2018: The Year of Change The Read More

How Technology is Enhancing Local-Level Governance

With the increasing penetration of internet through 2G, 3G and broadband technologies, including social media platforms, mobile phones have enabled communication at an unparalleled rate in India. According to a recent report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), India will have more internet users than the entire population of six G7 countries by 2021 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and Read More

Vodafone Hackathon 101 to foster technology innovation

To align their strategic objectives after their 20th anniversary in Egypt, Vodafone hosted its first 010 Hackathon 2018 for three consecutive days, starting the 13th until the 15th of December, offering a unique opportunity for all young software developers in Egypt to come up with innovative ideas for a the chance to win valuable monetary prizes along with NanoDegree Scholarships Read More

Deepak Chopra Has A Prescription For What Ails Technology

Deepak Chopra’s prescription for what ails technology is more technology, just used in a different way   LAS VEGAS:  Deepak Chopra pulls back his sleeve to show me his Fitbit. His heart rate is 69 beats per minute. “I can consciously bring it down,” he says. “This technology is helping me become a better Yogi.” Chopra, a physician and celebrity Read More