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India emerges 3rd largest ecosystems for successful start ups

Eco/Invest/Demography, Technology       Oct 17, 2019

  With 21 unicorns, India has emerged as third largest ecosystems for more successful start ups right behind China and US but ahead of Britain and Israel, according to Hurun Global Unicorn List 2019.   Leading the pack from the country are payments solutions platform One97 Communications...

Millennials spend more time socializing, sleeping than elders: Study

Eco/Invest/Demography       Oct 17, 2019

  WASHINGTON : The average millennial may sleep and game more than older generations, but are more educated, according to new US government research.   Millennials, or those born between 1981 and 1996, spend about 20 minutes more per day sleeping, and double the amount of time...

India Halved its Poverty Rate Since 1990s, Achieved Over 7% Growth Rate in 15 Years : World Bank

  Washington:: India has halved its poverty rate since the 1990s and achieved a seven plus growth rate over the last 15 years, the World Bank said on Tuesday. India is both critical to the success of global development efforts, including eliminating extreme poverty, and as...

India slips to 102nd rank in Global Hunger Report 2019

Eco/Invest/Demography       Oct 16, 2019

  India has slipped to 102 position in the Global Hunger Index 2019 of 117 countries, slipping from its 2018 position of 95 and behind its neighbours Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh.   Seventeen countries, including Belarus, Ukraine, Turkey, Cuba and Kuwait, shared the top rank with GHI...

Boeing partners with Porsche on electric flying car

Technology       Oct 11, 2019

  U.S. planemaker Boeing Co said on Thursday it was working with Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) sports car brand, Porsche, to develop a concept electric flying vehicle capable of transporting people in urban settings.   Boeing is already competing with arch-rival Airbus SE and other companies to introduce small...

One in five organizations doesn't have cyber insurance: Marsh-Microsoft Study

  Cyber risk is now at the forefront of the corporate risk agenda, but cyber risk management strategies are not keeping pace despite an increasingly complex threat environment and escalating financial impact.    A new global survey of more than 1,300 executives, undertaken by Marsh in partnership...

India Jumps To 7th Position In Brand Finance Nation Ranking

Eco/Invest/Demography       Oct 10, 2019

India jumped two levels to 7th position in the Brand Finance Nation ranking of 2019 despite the reduction in the overall economic growth due to slowdown in the manufacturing and construction sectors.   As per the latest report by independent brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance, India...

India slips 10 places on global competitiveness index; Singapore on top

Eco/Invest/Demography       Oct 09, 2019

  India has moved down 10 places to rank 68th on an annual global competitiveness index, largely due to improvements witnessed by several other economies, while Singapore has replaced the US as the world's most competitive economy.   India, which was ranked 58th in the annual Global...

Nutrition survey finds rising diabetes risk in children

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health       Oct 08, 2019

New Delhi: There is a growing risk of non-communicable diseases among children aged 5 to 9 years and adolescents aged 10-19 years in India. As per the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS) 2016-18, one in 10 school-age children and adolescents were pre-diabetic.   One percent of...

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