Miscellany

Miscellany

Milap looks to bridge gap between healthcare cost and affordability

Milaap, India’s leading crowd funding platform for personal and social causes and especially for medical crowd-funding, is betting big on the expanding gap between India’s private healthcare spending and out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, which include savings, borrowings and support from friends and family.

Manchester eyes Indian tech startups

Manchester, often billed as the football capital of the UK, has many other things to offer to India and its soccer capital – Kolkata in particular.

FIMI appoints Sunil Duggal as president

The Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) – an all-India apex body to promote the interests of mining (including coal), exploration, mineral processing, metal making and other mineral-based industries – has appointed Sunil Duggal, the CEO of Hindustan Zinc, as its new president. 

5 out of 10 best paid US jobs in healthcare

For the fourth consecutive year, the technology sector boasted the highest-paying jobs in the US, according to an annual report from Glassdoor.

Thirteen of the 25 highest-paying jobs this year were in tech, up from 11 in 2017, according to the report, which was released on Wednesday. Within the industry, enterprise architects, software development managers, software engineering managers and software architects received the highest pay, with the lowest average base salary well over $100,000.

Aster DM to invest Rs 950 cr on hospital projects

Aster DM Healthcare will be investing Rs 950 crore before the end of next fiscal on setting up new hospitals in India and Gulf region. The healthcare chain with operations in India and Gulf region will be adding new hospitals, clinics and pharmacies in the current as well as next fiscal. In India, this year it will commission a Greenfield project – 200-bed multi-specialty hospital in Kerala’s Kannur district and a 220-bed hospital in Bangalore, which is under operation and management contract. Next year, it will enter the Chennai market with a 500-bed tertiary care hospital.

Like it or not Goggle tracks your movements Associated Press

Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.

An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you've used privacy settings that say they will prevent it from doing so.

Computer-science researchers at Princeton confirmed these findings at the AP’s request.

Tirumala temple hundi collection falls to Rs 73 lakh

The ongoing six-day vedic ceremony at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara has affected daily collections at the sacred 'hundi,' which hit a record low of Rs 73 lakh against Rs 3 crore today, a temple official said.

The temple hundi attracts cash offerings to the tune of Rs 3 crore or more besides gold and other offerings on a daily basis, the official said adding the income registered a dip due to restrictions on entry of devotees into the shrine on account of 'Astabandhana Balalaya Maha Samprokshanam' ritual.

NASA launches first mission to 'touch Sun'

NASA on Sunday blasted off its first-ever spaceship to explore the Sun, the $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe, on a strategic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms.

The launch of the car-sized probe aboard a massive Delta IV-Heavy rocket lit the night sky at Cape Canaveral, Florida at 3:31 AM (0731 GMT).

The unmanned spacecraft's mission is to get closer than any human-made object ever to the center of our solar system, plunging into the Sun's atmosphere, known as the corona, during a seven-year mission.

Why diesel cars are spoiling the summer

Europeans aren’t just sweating through the long, hot summer. City dwellers may be coughing and wheezing more, too.

Diesel vehicles, which still command nearly half the market for new cars, are left with barely any pollution controls when temperatures soar above 35° Celsius (95° Fahrenheit), according to France’s Petroleum and New Energies Research Institute. That means smog-inducing nitrogen oxide emissions that were at the centre of the Volkswagen AG scandal spew into the environment unchecked.

IPL brand value grows 19% to $6.3 billion in 2018

The overall value of the IPL ecosystem grew 18.8 per cent to $6.3 billion from $5.3 billion in 2017, mostly due to the surge in the broadcasting rights fee. The Mumbai Indians, with a brand value of $113 million, continues to top the charts for the third season in a row. Star India, the new broadcasting partner for the Indian Premier League (IPL), increased the broadcast rights fee by 18.9 per cent. Under Star, content delivery expanded to its various regional channels with commentary in eight different languages.

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