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Airbnb Is Giving Away $1 Million To Help Finance Your Dream Home

In an announcement made by Airbnb Tuesday, the home sharing company has unveiled a new contest to help ten lucky winners finance and build the home of their dreams. Called the Unique Airbnb Fund, Airbnb will be gifting a total of $1 million dollars to find and finance the most “unconventional, creative and unique livable spaces on the planet.” The fund—which is meant to empower anyone ... Read More »

How 15th Finance Commission is trying to manage South India’s anger over tax division – and failing

No other country carries within it the diversity that India does. This trite-but-true dictum extends even to taxation, with different states having markedly different rates of prosperity. Karnataka, for example, has a per capita income that is almost five times that of Bihar. Expectedly, the manner in which India distributes the tax revenue it raises between the Union government and ... Read More »

Is India’s education spending efficient?

India’s public spending on education at about 4% of GDP is lower than that of most middle-income and low-income countries. However, when it comes to using these funds effectively, India may be a relative outperformer in the developing world, a new World Bank study by Élisé Wendlassida Miningou shows. Miningou uses data from 130 countries between 2000-2015 to gauge efficiency ... Read More »

The Education Department is cancelling $10.8 million in student loan debt for students at two shuttered schools

More than 1,500 former students at two shuttered schools will get a fresh start on their finances after the U.S. Department of Education said it will void their student loans. The department will cancel approximately 4,000 loans for ex-students at the Art Institute of Colorado and the Illinois Institute of Art, amid scrutiny from a Congressional committee and a class-action ... Read More »

Is The American Dream Fraying? What We Can Learn From The Finance Industry

Nearly 80% of Americans have a negative perception of big business. High-profile scandals, stagnant wages, harmful products, and poor working conditions are all to blame. That’s why the Business Roundtable made waves in August when it published a revised mission statement, signed by 181 prominent CEOs. According to the new statement of purpose endorsed by financial firms including JPMorgan Chase & Co., BlackRock, Inc., ... Read More »

This is how digital education is fixing education system in India?

This is how digital education is fixing education system in India? Technology keeps on advancing and it is becoming very essential in our lives. People make use of it every day to improve on the way they accomplish specific tasks, and this is making them look smarter. It is being used in various sectors for example, the way we use ... Read More »

AI In Financial Services: Is Finance Ready For AutoML

Windows of Skyscraper Business Office of qingdao ,china GETTY This past month I attended the AI for Finance show in New York where I was the host for a one-hour “tech talk” on the subject of AutoML in the world of financial services. With over 150 people in attendance, the audience was able to provide some pointed input on the topic of ... Read More »

Festive Emilia Clarke Is Already Getting People in the Christmas Spirit

The first trailer for Last Christmas is out, and people are already excited about how festive the Mother of Dragons looks in a romantic Christmas comedy. Emilia Clarke stars in the movie as Kate, a down-on-her-luck aspiring singer who ends up with a job dressing as an elf at a department store (cue the Elf comparisons). There, she meets Tom (Henry Golding of Crazy Rich Asians and A Simple Favor), a charming ... Read More »

Finance (No 2) Bill-2019 is unconstitutional and unrealistic: P Chidambaram

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman It takes a lot of courage to speak in a House of Parliament where the Opposition benches are empty. That is precisely what the Finance Minister, Ms Nirmala Sitharaman, did on July 23, 2019, in the Rajya Sabha! She piloted her maiden Finance Bill, the Rajya Sabha (minus the Opposition) ‘considered and returned’ the Bill, and all ... Read More »

Is Education 4.0 the future of learning?

The basic purpose of education and training is to empower an individual to lead successful life and contribute best to himself, family, society, nation and to humanity Every child is a born genius. He is gifted with potential in certain areas. He comes with a “right to earn a successful life” and the education system must enable him to do ... Read More »