Centre to discuss on pension fund investment in startups: DPIIT Secretary

Inter-ministerial body will also examine call for priority sector lending The government will initiate discussion on the possibility of channelising a part of employee provident fund (EPF) investments into financing startups, a senior government official has said. “There is a major demand from startups for the government pension fund in India to carve out a […]

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Want To Improve The Social Determinants Of Health? Here Are 8 Solutions

This wasn’t your typical discussion about social determinants of health. Today at Day 2 of this year’s Forbes Healthcare Summit in New York City, one of the sessions bore the title, “Four Solutions to Improving the Social Determinants of Health, Right Here, Right Now.” Yes, that’s the word “solutions” in the title. Not “problems” or […]

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Brushing your teeth may keep your heart healthy

New research finds that brushing the teeth three or more times a day significantly reduces the risk of atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Brushing your teeth three times or more a day may significantly protect the heart. The bacteria in our mouths may hold the key to many facets of our health. Researchers have found […]

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The Equivocal Business Of Women In The Music Industry

Do you recognise the woman on Germany’s 100 Deutsche Mark bill? It’s Clara Schumann, one of the few known female composers and pianists of classical music. Few women in the 19th century made it to fame in music-related professions. While Clara Schumann was not as known for her own compositions during her lifetime, her recent […]

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Yes Bank claims of an investment offer worth $2 billion

Mumbai: Fund-scouting private lender Yes Bank Ltd., on Friday late evening said after a board meeting that a number of investors have evinced interest to buy Yes Bank equities worth a total of $2 billion via a preferential allotment of shares. The bank said last month that it has received an interest from an international investor to put in […]

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The opportunity cost of state health insurance schemes

Large-scale government-sponsored health insurance schemes (GSHIs) such as Ayushman Bharat are often heralded as the best way to address public health issues. But are they fiscally feasible and optimal for improving health care in India? A new National Institute of Public Finance and Policy paper by Mita Choudhury and others shows how basic healthcare can suffer following […]

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