Facts

Trillions of dollars paid in bribes, stolen through corruption every year: United Nations

Eco/Invest/Demography       Dec 11, 2018

  Trillions of dollars - equivalent to more than five per cent of global GDP - are paid in bribes or stolen through corruption every year, according to the United Nations.   Secretary-General Antonio Guterres deemed corruption "an assault on the values of the United Nations," in...

Child marriage costs countries billions in lost earnings, World Bank

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health       Dec 05, 2018

  ACCRA:  According to a new World Bank report, more than a third of girls in sub-Saharan Africa marry before their 18th birthday, which costs countries billions of dollars in lost earnings.   Estimates for 12 countries suggest some $63 billion (55.5 billion euros) is lost because...

Why Some Patients Lie To Their Doctors

Health       Dec 03, 2018

  If you tend to stretch the truth while answering your doctor on questions related to exercise or diet, you have company. Some people lie to their doctors to avoid being judged, while others feel simply too embarrassed to tell the truth or just do not...

Antarctic Ozone hole is healing: IIT Kharagpur study

Climate Change       Dec 01, 2018

  The Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the ozone layer is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer. A research team of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur have come up with new data "confirming" that the Antarctic Ozone hole is on a...

70% Indians confident about finding better opportunities: LinkedIn

Eco/Invest/Demography       Nov 29, 2018

  NEW DELHI: Despite concerns over a "difficult jobs market", 70 per cent of people in India are confident of finding better opportunities next year, according to a LinkedIn survey on Wednesday.    Nearly two out of three Indians (62 per cent) are optimistic about the general...

India Inc increasing focus on employees’ emotional and financial wellbeing:Willis Towers Watson

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Life, Non-Life, Pension       Nov 21, 2018

  New Delhi: India Inc is beginning to take a more holistic view of employee health and wellness, going beyond physical wellbeing to include emotional and financial, according to the India Health and Wellbeing Study 2018 released by Willis Towers Watson, the leading global advisory, broking...

UAE seeks rich, educated foreigners with long-term visa scheme

Eco/Invest/Demography, Wealth Management       Nov 25, 2018

  The United Arab Emirates will offer long-term visas to rich property investors, senior scientists and entrepreneurs in an effort to support its economy and real estate market, which have been hurt by low oil prices.   Until now, visas for foreigners to live in the Arab...

More Indians leaving India as India becomes wealthier

Eco/Invest/Demography, Policy, Wealth Management       Nov 22, 2018

  As India has become wealthier, more of its citizens are leaving its shores. An estimated 17 million Indians were living abroad in 2017, making India the largest source country for international migrants globally, up from seven million in 1990 and a 143% increase, according to...

Indians work hardest, happy with working 5 days a week, says study

Health       Nov 21, 2018

India leads the way as the hardest working country with 69 per cent of full-time employees saying they would work five days a week even if they had the option to work fewer days for the same pay, according to a survey.   Mexico was the...

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