21 insights to maximise your L&D investment

Learning and development is popular these days. Budgets are up and responsibilities are growing. The number of resources for upskilling workers is at an all-time high. Mobile, social, and cloud technologies are reinventing how employees learn, adding more flexibility and autonomy to the experience. And yet, learners aren’t happy. Their satisfaction levels don’t reflect the […]

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Introspection is the key to good investing

The economic objective of investment is to ensure that future contingencies such as marriage, children’s education, recession and medical expenses do not lead to a shock to our consumption and we are able to maintain, if not improve, our current lifestyle. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom Aristotle Very little importance is given […]

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Vijay Mallya offers to curtail ‘lavish’ lifestyle

Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya is willing to curtail his “lavish” lifestyle to satisfy numerous Indian banks trying to recoup some of the nearly 1.145 billion pounds owed to them, a UK court was told. The 63-year-old had been sanctioned an “ordinary living expenses allowance” of a maximum of 18,325.31 pounds a week, which he […]

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Artificial Intelligence To Drive Business Of OTT Players

Over-the-top aka OTT players have seen a glut in the last few years with 2018 being the inflection point where subscribers reached a meaningful mass thanks to higher speed connectivity and falling data prices in India. In fact, a recent study showed that India is the cheapest country for mobile data in the world and […]

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Choking investment will give teeth to fight against tobacco

It’s time for #ustoo movement in investments In October 2018, a major development in Australia escaped the attention of Indian news media and tobacco activists alike. An epoch-making moment, it signifies a big shift in the fight against tobacco. The Australia-based not-for-profit, Tobacco-Free Portfolios, launched the world’s first ‘Verified Tobacco-Free’ certification stamp. It will be […]

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Emilia Clarke says response to health battle revelation has been ‘overwhelming,’ ‘profoundly moving’

‘Game of Thrones’ star posts emotional farewell to hit show Emilia Clarke took to Instagram Friday to share a video thanking fans for their “overwhelming” response to her recent New Yorker essay where she revealed she underwent two brain surgeries and had a close call with death. “I had to put a video up to say thank you,” the […]

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6 fixed income investments to help you save tax under section 80C

Fixed income instruments are typically meant for risk-averse investors who want safety of capital and assured returns. Along with these two aspects, schemes like the Public Provident Fund (PPF), National Savings Certificate (NSC), and Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana (SSY) etc., also provide tax-saving benefits under section 80C of Income Tax Act. PPF and SSY in fact, […]

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Why Did Boeing Put So Much Technology in the 737 MAX? To Make Money

President Trump implied  that complicated technology might have led to the Boeing 737 MAX disaster (a point since vigorously attacked), tweeting:  “Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly. Pilots are no longer needed ….and the complexity creates danger. All of this for great cost yet very little gain. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want Albert Einstein […]

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