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How infrastructure push will impact real estate sector

How infrastructure push will impact real estate sector

The Central government has identified 100 cities across the country for infrastructure development under the Smart City Mission. Infrastructure is a key driver of the economy of a country and is known to play a pivotal role in determining the value of properties in any particular region. Lack of road, rail or air connectivity to [...]

February 19, 2020 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on How infrastructure push will impact real estate sector

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

Five Pillars Will Advance the Illinois Technology Plan

Five Pillars Will Advance the Illinois Technology Plan

The Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology was codified into law just last year, under the state’s previous governor, Bruce Rauner. And while current Gov. J.B. Pritzker supports the department, CIO Ron Guerrier still has much to do. At the NASCIO Annual Conference last week in Nashville, Tenn., Guerrier underlined the five pillars he’s established within the department that he spoke [...]

October 25, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Five Pillars Will Advance the Illinois Technology Plan

Walmart will offer mental health and other services at a new clinic in Georgia

Walmart will offer mental health and other services at a new clinic in Georgia

Walmart, the world’s biggest retailer, is moving deeper into the primary care and mental health market, opening a new clinic called Walmart Health in Georgia. The company recently updated its website with a link to Walmart Health, describing its “newest location in Dallas, GA.” It also went online with the site “Walmarthealth.com,” where patients can set [...]

August 30, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Walmart will offer mental health and other services at a new clinic in Georgia

Will scrapping on Article 370 open up real estate sector in J&K, Ladakh?

Will scrapping on Article 370 open up real estate sector in J&K, Ladakh?

Home Minister Amit Shah on August 5 proposed the scrapping of Article 370 that accords special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The Centre informed Parliament that the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) would be bifurcated into two Union Territories (UTs) – Jammu and Kashmir would become a Union Territory (UT) with a legislature while [...]

August 6, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Will scrapping on Article 370 open up real estate sector in J&K, Ladakh?

Will real estate find enough money to come out of doldrums?

Will real estate find enough money to come out of doldrums?

There is not enough money for the industry to build residential houses. So why should you be worried as a property buyer? Unless there is institutional money available to build the towers, you may not get the houses you have booked or are planning to book. “With a plethora of new laws to protect consumers from being [...]

June 28, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Will real estate find enough money to come out of doldrums?

How Will Technology Change the Government by 2030? Federal Leaders Predict 5 Trends and Threats to Expect

How Will Technology Change the Government by 2030? Federal Leaders Predict 5 Trends and Threats to Expect

If I asked you to predict how technology would change your industry 5-10 years from now, what would you say? When it comes to predicting trends, there are a few ways to go about it — and whether you’re surveying thousands of thought-leaders or simply asking a colleague based on their domain expertise — there’s no wrong way [...]

February 26, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on How Will Technology Change the Government by 2030? Federal Leaders Predict 5 Trends and Threats to Expect

A change of mindset will realise the benefits of technology

A change of mindset will realise the benefits of technology

With the rapid development of new technology and the advent of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ which is disrupting traditional processes and the way we live and work, data is becoming a hot commodity. The challenge lies not in obtaining the data, but how to use it to its maximum potential to add real value to [...]

February 22, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on A change of mindset will realise the benefits of technology

Five Trade-Related Issues That Will Worry Markets This Winter

Five Trade-Related Issues That Will Worry Markets This Winter

The trade war is a headwind for stocks. With fiscal stimulus expected to wear off this year, companies that are more dependent on China in their supply chain are expected to see tighter profit margins due to tariffs. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg© 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP Welcome to 2019, the second year of the U.S.-China trade [...]

January 4, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Five Trade-Related Issues That Will Worry Markets This Winter

Walmart CEO worries what consumers will have to pay if trade war escalates

Walmart CEO worries what consumers will have to pay if trade war escalates

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon on the future of the retail industry   12 Hours Ago | 08:36 Walmart is doing its best to keep prices unaffected by the U.S.-China trade war, but if things escalate it could be a different story, CEO Doug McMillon said Thursday. “We worry about next spring, next summer, next fall what [...]

December 7, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Walmart CEO worries what consumers will have to pay if trade war escalates

Tech is getting wrecked — three experts weigh in on whether the turmoil will continue

Tech is getting wrecked — three experts weigh in on whether the turmoil will continue

Technology is the second-worst-performing sector in the S&P 500 in the last week, with names such as Applied Materials, Nvidia, Adobeand PayPal among the group’s biggest losers in that time. Here’s what three market watchers said about tech stocks’ next move: Timothy Lesko, principal and partner at Granite Investment Advisors, said the recent downside isn’t all due to rising interest [...]

October 10, 2018 Loknath Das Business, Real Estate Comments Off on Tech is getting wrecked — three experts weigh in on whether the turmoil will continue

A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look

A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look

In 2009, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched an ambitious project to improve teacher effectiveness among certain primary and secondary schools in California, Florida, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. The goal was to reform teacher evaluations. More effective teachers, the foundation predicted, would improve student achievement, raise graduation rates, and help low-income and minority students get into college. [...]

October 9, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look