Indian travel freaks turn to lenders

Desire to visit exotic spots, expensive tickets seen as reasons; loans offered from ₹50,000 to ₹7.5 lakh Indians are increasingly using debt to finance travel, according to travel portals and lending platforms. “There are two perspectives on this, quantitative and qualitative,” Veetika Deoras, COO, Digital Business at Tata Capital told The Hindu. “Looking at the qualitative, there is an increasing trend one is seeing where people are open to borrowing for experiential elements like travel.” According to Qbera.com, an online lending platform, on an average, people in the age group of 27-40…

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Technology could make us immortal. But there will be consequences.

mmortality has gone secular. Unhooked from the realm of gods and angels, it’s now the subject of serious investment — both intellectual and financial — by philosophers, scientists, and the Silicon Valley set. Several hundred people have already chosen to be “cryopreserved” in preference to simply dying, as they wait for science to catch up and give them a second shot at life. But if we treat death as a problem, what are the ethical implications of the highly speculative “solutions” being mooted? Of course, we don’t currently have the means…

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Economics and finance as a career for science and tech students

The post-2008 crash business world has taken a quantitative turn, focused on data driven and analytics led search for uncovering complex feedbacks that operate in the highly networked economy. The modern economy is a network of multiple markets that connects individuals, small businesses, banks, corporations and governments. Understanding the architecture of the network and how feedbacks operate between these entities has become imperative for businesses. Since consumer choice is both informed and shaped by peer networks, understanding how feedbacks operate in this network of opinions and a perception has become…

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Indus OS Expands Speech-to-Text Feature, Now Supports 23 Indian Languages

Domestic Android-based mobile operating system Indus OS on Wednesday unveiled a new ‘speech-to-text’ feature in their keyboard that would allow users to enter text in their preferred language. Apart from English, the new version of Indus OS Keyboard will now support 23 Indian languages. “The latest version will introduce speech-to-text in Indian languages, allowing users to speak into the phone in their preferred language while the text will automatically be recognised and displayed by just the press of a button,” the company said in a statement. This is the first time that…

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2017 Hyundai Verna Vs Honda City Vs Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Spec Comparison

The 2017 Hyundai Verna is all new and in its 5th generation globally. The new midsize sedan is set to make its India debut on August 22 and in India will be in its third generation. The 2017 Hyundai Verna will take on the likes of the very popular Honda City which has recently received a mid-life facelift and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz which has been moved from the standard Maruti Suzuki dealership network to the more exclusive Nexa dealerships. The Hyundai Verna in its previous offerings has always temped…

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IBPS PO recruitment 2017: How to apply and important dates to remember

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) issued a notification (CWE PO/MT-VII) on Monday for the recruitment of 3,562 probationary officers (PO)/management trainees in various public sector banks and other participating organisations. Out of these, there are 1738 vacancies for unreserved candidates, 961 for OBCs, 578 for SCs and 285 for ST candidates. The online registration process will begin on August 16 and close on September 5. Application process Candidates can apply online only and no other mode of application will be accepted. Before applying, candidates should ensure that he/she…

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RPSC Research Assistant exam: Admit cards released, download them here

The Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) on Wednesday issued the admit card for Research Assistant examination 2016 that will be held on August 24, 2017 between 10am and 1pm. Steps to download the RPSC Research Exam 2016 admit cards: 1) Go to RPSC’s official website 2) Click on link for ‘Admit card for Research Assistan exam 2016’ 3) Enter application ID, date of birth and captcha code on the login page that opens 4) Click on Submit 5) Admit card will be displayed on the screen 7) Take a print-out and…

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HPBoSE Class 10 and Class 12 supplementary re-evaluation results 2017 declared

Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBoSE) on Wednesday declared the Class 10 and Class 12 Supplementary Re-Evaluation/Re-Checking Result 2017 on its official website. The examinations were held in June. Click here to check the HPBoSE Class 10 Supplementary Re-Evaluation/Re-Checking Result 2017 Click here to check the HPBoSE Class 12 Supplementary Re-Evaluation/Re-Checking Result 2017 HPBoSE had declared the Class 10 and Class 12 supplementary examination results on July 13 and July 12 respectively. HPBoSE Class 10 main examination results were declared on May 9 and Class 12 main examination results were declared on April 25….

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Offbeat destination: Old-world charm meets modern-day European city in Bruges

Walking through central Bruges is like a romantic journey into the past. With centuries-old gabled buildings lining a web of canals and cobblestone streets, the vibe is quintessential old-world Europe. Bruges is also one of the most beautiful cities in Western Europe, a place that has been called the Venice of the North. And the best part: you can travel solo. Located about an hour northwest of Brussels, not far from the North Sea, Bruges is the capital of West Flanders in the Flemish region of Belgium. The city was spared…

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IBPS PO recruitment 2017: How to apply and important dates to remember

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) issued a notification (CWE PO/MT-VII) on Monday for the recruitment of 3,562 probationary officers (PO)/management trainees in various public sector banks and other participating organisations. Out of these, there are 1738 vacancies for unreserved candidates, 961 for OBCs, 578 for SCs and 285 for ST candidates. The online registration process will begin on August 16 and close on September 5. Application process Candidates can apply online only and no other mode of application will be accepted. Before applying, candidates should ensure that he/she…

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