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#IRCTC Offers Rail Platforms For Installing 2000 ATMs; Platforms Would Be Now Used For Destination Weddings!

You would be surprised to know that Indian Railways earn less than 5% of their revenues via non-fare sources. In order to increase this share, and to introduce innovative approaches for generating revenue, IRCTC is all set to unleash few major plans in the coming days. Last year in October, we had reported that IRCTC will monetize 100 terabytes of passenger data. After Railway Minister asked Zonal heads of all 16 Railway Zones to come up with ideas pertaining to increase non-fare revenues to Rs 2000 crore within a year, there…

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#Almost 76 per cent of the world’s population is ‘overfat’

About 5.5 billion people -up to 76% of the world’s population -are `over fat’, warn researchers. They said that the new pandemic had overtaken the planet and argued for a change in global health efforts against chronic and metabolic diseases. The researchers, including those from Auckland University of Technology, have put forth a specific notion of overfat, a condition of having sufficient excess body fat to impair health. They argued that how, in addition to those who were overweight and obese, others falling into the overfat category included normal weight people. “The overfat pandemic has…

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#Study shows, Living near heavy traffic increases risk of dementia

Study tracking 6.6 million people estimates one in 10 cases of Alzheimer’s among those living by busy roads could be linked to air and noise pollution People living near a busy road have an increased risk of dementia, according to research that adds to concerns about the impact of air pollution on human health. Roughly one in 10 cases of Alzheimer’s in urban areas could be associated with living amid heavy traffic, the study estimated – although the research stopped short of showing that exposure to exhaust fumes causes neurodegeneration….

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#H-1B visa concerns: IT stocks slump, top 4 companies lose over Rs 22,000 crore in market valuation

60% of the H1-B work visas issued annually by US are grabbed by Indians; as a result, H1-B visa holders contribute $1 billion to the US Govt. every year. Besides, Indian IT industry creates around 4 lakh direct and indirect jobs in US, which generates $5 billion of tax revenues for them. But it seems, these stats are mere numbers, when it comes to the ‘protectionism’ concept of the most powerful nation of the world. Two US lawmakers have reintroduced a bill in the US Congress, which will make issuing H1-B…

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#Technology trends that will define 2017

No one can predict how the future will shake out, but we can make some educated guesses. Global design and strategy firm frog has released its 2017 forecasts for the technologies that will define the upcoming year. Last year, the firm correctly predicted that virtual reality would explode in popularity and that sensors in things like appliances and thermometers would continue to shrink in size. Get ready to step into the future. Buildings will harness the powers of nature Around the world, large companies are leading the way in building solar-powered offices…

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#The 10 Worst Entrepreneurs of 2016

All entrepreneurs fail. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but when their misdeeds take investors, employees and customers down with them, that is. In terms of dysfunctional screw-ups and negative stakeholder impact, here is this year’s list of the worst entrepreneurs of private companies, counting down from … 10. Matt Harrigan, founder and former CEO, PacketSled On election day, Harrigan threatened to get a sniper rifle and kill Donald Trump. The Facebook post blew up social media, including Twitter and Reddit. The cybersecurity entrepreneur says he was drinking and joking, but…

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#Entrepreneurs,Google,CEOs,Fun Facts,Sundar Pichai

On Wednesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai visited his alma mater, IIT-Kharagpur in India. Answering questions from students, Pichai recalled his old school days, shared some thoughtful advice and discussed his hopes for the future. More than 3,500 students and guests attended the event and livestreamed it on Google and YouTube. Check out these six tidbits that Pichai revealed during his Q&A at IIT-K. 1. He met his wife in college. Pichai and his wife, Anjali, were classmates at IIT-K. Pichai recalls his days in college — a time before the…

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#Kanwal Rekhi Calls Flipkart a Foolish Startup, Says Govt Must Not Bail Out Companies

Kanwal Rekhi, the Indian-American venture capitalist currently serving as the managing director at Inventus Capital Partners thinks it is unfair for Flipkart to seek government help in bailing the company out. He says people like Flipkart founders just didn’t have it. “They were trying to do something which was sort of undoable and they were throwing money at it. And now they have wasted billions of dollars and have failed in the marketplace and are now looking for protection. That’s not the right way to think.” Rekhi believes companies should…

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#These 5 Tips by Indian-American Top VC is Gospel for Startups

The word of a venture capitalist is important. And when it comes to a venture capitalist who has spent nearly 35 years being an entrepreneur, an angel investor and worked in both of the world’s biggest Silicon Valleys, every advice given is gospel. Kanwal Rekhi, a venture capitalist angel investor who currently serves as the Managing Director at Inventus Capital Partners needs no introduction. He was the first Indo-American Founder & CEO to take a venture-backed company public on the NASDAQ. Rekhi has invested in more than 50 startups of which he…

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#Video game secrets that gamers were not supposed to find

As long as developers have made video games, they’ve hidden secret Easter eggs in them for their own entertainment, or as a practical joke. Sometimes, features in a game may be scrapped before the title hits the shelves, and unfinished content is left inside for anyone smart enough to find it. While some of these secrets were definitely meant to be discovered, there are just as many gaming Easter eggs that the devs never intended to be found. Lucky for us, some seriously smart players over the years have managed…

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