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India Post Payments Bank to be converted into small finance bank

New Delhi: The postal department said it has decided to convert the India Post Payments Bank into a small finance bank, enabling it to offer small loans to customers. Besides, the department looks to open one crore accounts for IPPB in 100 days. The decisions were taken at the annual Heads of Circles Conference held at Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir from July ... Read More »

Gag on media freedom: Journalists condemn finance ministry restricting entry of journalists into North Block

After the finance ministry put in place restrictions on media from entering the North Block, a tug of war has ensued between Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and reporters. According to the new rules, the finance ministry issued a notice which read, “Entry of media persons, including those holding a PIB accredited card will be on the basis of prior appointment.” ... Read More »

Warburg buys into education NBFC

Last month, Blackstone had acquired Aadhar Housing Finance, an affordable housing finance firm, from WGC and others, including DHFL.(Shutterstock) AddThis Sharing Buttons Global private equity giant Warburg Pincus Group is acquiring a nearly 80 per cent stake in education NBFC Avanse Financial Services from Dewan Housing Finance Corporation (DHFL) and Wadhawan Global Capital (WGC). WGC is one of the promoter ... Read More »

DELVE INTO BLOCKCHAIN AND SPORTS WITH NASBC IN AUGUST

When is the event on? August 7th & 8th with VIP Reception evening of August 6th Where is it happening? JW Marriott LA Live Los Angeles, CA Why should people attend this? Opportunity! The inspiration behind the NASBC comes from the convergence of the burgeoning markets of Blockchain and Sports. As sports have continued to rise to a $500 billion ... Read More »

Sport NZ launches review into athlete welfare as cycling, football scandals emerge

Sport NZ is reviewing integrity in sport including match fixing, doping, corruption and athlete duty of care. Sport NZ is examining whether national sporting bodies are failing in their duty of care to athletes as Cycling NZ and NZ Football grapple with allegations of bullying, intimidation and inappropriate behaviour in its elite programmes. The national governing body has commissioned top sports lawyer Stephen ... Read More »

How Microsoft is wading into ‘fake news’ with Bing opinion-based search results

On Wednesday, Microsoft told a roomful of journalists that, on Bing, “alternative facts” would be considered the equivalent of the Washington Post. Sure, that’s just my opinion. But that’s also the new approach that Bing’s rolling out over the next week: striking out beyond facts into a brave new world in which opinions matter, too. Eventually, Bing will respond to certain questions ... Read More »

How Gwyneth Paltrow Turned Starting a Lifestyle Brand Into the Logical Next Step for Celebrities

From “homespun weekly newsletter” to niche guide for the well-heeled to burgeoning lifestyle behemoth (still mainly for the well-heeled), look at what has become of Gwyneth Paltrow‘s goop. “I never really knew where I wanted it to go when I was starting it,” the Oscar winner, who realized she had become her friends’ go-to lifeline to ask about bathroom renovations, told USA Today in 2008. She had ... Read More »

From nursery to university: Emerging market investors buy into education

Buildings housing the Varsity College, owned by Johannesburg-listed ADvTECH Group, are seen in Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa, September 22, 2017. Picture taken September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings LONDON (Reuters) – Two decades after Yusuf Karodia launched Mancosa, a distance learning school to teach South Africans business skills, he sold up to UK private equity firm Actis. From nurseries to ... Read More »

3 reasons to turn your Raspberry Pi into a DNS server with dnsmasq

I love my little Raspberry Pi. The $35 computer has a ton of uses, from the utilitarian to the hobby project. But in practice, how many of us are going to build a homebrewed Amazon Echo? My guess is not many. But there is one use for a Pi that I’ve been a big fan of for almost a year: ... Read More »

We turned headphones into a lifestyle accessory: Sennheiser CEO

For quality sound, the outer part of a headphone is as relevant as its inner part, says Sennheiser CEO Andreas Sennheiser Q. What are the key elements of a good pair of headphones? One important thing is experience. Because building headphones is partly science, partly art, and a lot of trial and error through many decades. Sometimes our engineers know ... Read More »