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The COVID Academic Slide Could Be Worse Than Expected

The COVID Academic Slide Could Be Worse Than Expected

Three years later, the COVID slide hasn’t stopped. New research suggests students still haven’t regained the academic ground they’ve lost in the disruptions of the ongoing pandemic, and many high school students will continue to struggle after graduation. The average high school junior who took the ACT college-entry test in spring 2021 fell from the [...]

February 4, 2022 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on The COVID Academic Slide Could Be Worse Than Expected

Covishield will be administered at 75 hospitals, COVAXIN at 6

Covishield will be administered at 75 hospitals, COVAXIN at 6

As India awaits the vaccine roll-out anxiously, the Delhi government on Friday announced that the Serum Institute of India (SII)-manufactured Covishield vaccine will be administered at 75 Delhi government and private hospitals while Bharat Biotech`s COVAXIN will be given at six hospitals run by the Central government in the national capital. “Such a clear classification [...]

January 12, 2022 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Covishield will be administered at 75 hospitals, COVAXIN at 6

Instagram May Soon Allow Longer Videos of Up to 60 Seconds to Be Posted as Stories

Instagram May Soon Allow Longer Videos of Up to 60 Seconds to Be Posted as Stories

nstagram has started testing a major update to its Stories platform whicht would let users post videos as long as 60 seconds in the form of Stories. The feature was spotted by an Instagram user in Turkey. Currently, any video which is longer than 15 seconds is automatically split into multiple Stories when it gets [...]

December 21, 2021 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Instagram May Soon Allow Longer Videos of Up to 60 Seconds to Be Posted as Stories

Struggling To Find a Home To Buy? New Construction May Be an Option.

Struggling To Find a Home To Buy? New Construction May Be an Option.

There’s no question that the financial benefits of selling a house are outstanding today. Now is truly a great time to list if you’re ready to make a change. But if you do sell your house right now, you may be wondering where you’ll go when you move. With so few homes available to buy right now, you might [...]

December 13, 2021 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Struggling To Find a Home To Buy? New Construction May Be an Option.

Real Estate Fund First of Its Kind to be Regulated by the FMA

Real Estate Fund First of Its Kind to be Regulated by the FMA

RE Fund Europe has been noted as a leader within digital securities for months now.  Unsurprisingly, it is a European nation, Liechtenstein, in which a new tokenized real estate based fund has been launched. The development of said fund was possible through the collaboration of two companies – Token Factory and Bank Frick. Bringing to the Table In this [...]

January 22, 2020 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Real Estate Fund First of Its Kind to be Regulated by the FMA

Want to be happier this year? Mental health experts share their resolutions for a less-divisive, healthier 2020

Want to be happier this year? Mental health experts share their resolutions for a less-divisive, healthier 2020

It’s that time of year, aka, the start of a new one, when we assess areas of our life we’d like to improve and determine to make a change. Of course, we’re talking about New Year’s resolutions, a tradition that tends to get a bit of a bad rap because such promises to ourselves can be [...]

December 31, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Want to be happier this year? Mental health experts share their resolutions for a less-divisive, healthier 2020

Fear not, Modi tells businesspersons: Business offence to be no longer a crime; will amend law

Fear not, Modi tells businesspersons: Business offence to be no longer a crime; will amend law

Hardselling his administration’s pro-business approach, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the government is working to decriminalise provision of Companies Act to make it easier to do business in the country. Speaking at an Assocham event, he said the recent cut in corporate tax has brought rates to all-time low for businesses. He, however, said labour [...]

December 22, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Fear not, Modi tells businesspersons: Business offence to be no longer a crime; will amend law

What ails real estate and how can it be put back on track?

What ails real estate and how can it be put back on track?

The Modi government for the last few years has been doing its best to give a boost to the sagging realty market. Real estate is in limbo. Not only now, but for a long time. Probably from the time the economic downturn began in 2008. Anyway when the global financial crisis gripped almost the entire [...]

September 27, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on What ails real estate and how can it be put back on track?

Private trust cannot be used to defraud legitimate rights of business creditors

Private trust cannot be used to defraud legitimate rights of business creditors

How do I create a private trust so that in case if something happens to me or my business gets affected, all my assets will rightfully go to my legal heirs? Also, I want to ensure that in case of business problems, the creditors will not attach my private assets. Who can I approach for [...]

July 31, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Private trust cannot be used to defraud legitimate rights of business creditors

Genetic diseases, mental illness cannot be excluded from health insurance coverage: IRDAI

Genetic diseases, mental illness cannot be excluded from health insurance coverage: IRDAI

The insurance regulator has said genetic disorders, menopause, mental illnesses among several such health issues cannot be excluded from health insurance coverage. As part of an exposure draft on the standardisation of exclusions, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) said any disease contracted after taking the policy also have to be mandatorily covered. [...]

May 17, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Genetic diseases, mental illness cannot be excluded from health insurance coverage: IRDAI

A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

Using wind power to generate the electricity the US needs could cause a surprising amount of local warming, according to a new study. But wind power would still help the world stop pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which would fight climate change and global warming. There’s concern that fossil fuel interests might misuse this idea to argue [...]

October 5, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

Oculus Quest impressions: This no-hassle wireless VR headset could be a breakout hit

Oculus Quest impressions: This no-hassle wireless VR headset could be a breakout hit

Surprised. That’s how I felt coming out of Oculus Connect 4 last year, where for the first time we got a glimpse of “what’s next” in VR. At the time it was called Project Santa Cruz, a standalone VR headset—meaning no wires—that nevertheless had full position- and hand-tracking capabilities. “I thought we were further away from [...]

October 3, 2018 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Oculus Quest impressions: This no-hassle wireless VR headset could be a breakout hit