Can paperless finance technology increase household income in India?

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) committee looking into household finance has several fascinating takeaways into what impedes Indian families from saving, insuring, and investing better. Headed by Tarun Ramadorai, professor of Financial Economics at Imperial College London, the committee report says households can significantly augment their annual income if they had access to formal financial institutions and products, and that technology has a key role to play in ensuring this access. A good money management plan can help augment a household’s income. The household finance report determines this augmentation…

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Can institutional safeguards prevent campus sexual harassment?

Students protesting at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) had said that women on campus were constantly subjected to harassment with the administration paying no heed to their complaints. Photo: PTI New Delhi: The last few weeks saw the campus of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) witnessing massive protests by students who felt that the administration’s response to complaints of sexual harassment were inadequate. According to several students, this was not a one-off incident and women on campus were constantly subjected to harassment with the administration paying no heed to their complaints. “Each time…

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Travelling on a budget? These Indian destinations can give you an international experience

International tours make for great memories, but they also come with a heavy expense. Here are some places to visit within India that will give you an international vacation experience without burning a hole in your pocket: * Shillong—The Scotland of the East: With its surging meadows, rivers and lush widespread grasslands, Shillong and its surroundings can be compared to Scotland. Waterways are the means of transportation in Alleppey. (Shutterstock) * Pondicherry—The French Town: Pondicherry retains its Dutch and French architecture from colonial times. It is interesting to note the smooth transition of…

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How Anyone Can Save on a Luxury Vacation

Millennials are spending less on things and paying more for experiences. Luxury travel has roared back as a status symbol in a world awash with things, because it shows that one has both the money and time to indulge in it. However, you don’t have to spend a fortune to take a luxury trip. Let’s learn how anyone can save on a luxury vacation. Find Destinations Closer to Home to Save on Travel Look for destinations that are similar to what you are dreaming of but don’t require international airfare….

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Travel diaries: The cities where you can find luxury, for less

Istanbul, Bangkok, and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam have been identified as some of the international destinations where travellers can sleep like a king, on a pauper’s budget. After crunching the numbers from 2016, online booking site Hotels.com has come up with a list of the destinations where travelers can find luxury for less. That is, stay in five-star hotels for $150 (approx Rs 10,000) or less. Charles Bridge (Karluv Most) and Old Town Tower, the most beautiful bridge in Prague, Czech Republic. (Shutterstock) A scan of the top…

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Tamil Nadu Board (TNBSE) Class 12 results: Here’s how you can check

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Board Higher Secondary Exam (TNBSE), Class 12 results were declared by the Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education on Friday, 10 am. Click here to check your results. Key in your registration number and date of birth and click on get marks. Your results will be displayed on the screen. About 8,98,763 students appeared for the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations. Here’s how students can check their results: Log on to the official website Submit roll number, other details The results will be displayed. Take a printout…

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From NYC to Paris: Why be a tourist when you can explore like a local?

In London, the most popular attraction for tourists is The Tower of London. For locals, that changes to Borough Market. In New York, tourists are more likely to check in to the Hard Rock Café. But when it comes to eating at a restaurant chain, locals in the know prefer eating at the burger joint Shake Shack. That’s according to a breakdown by TripAdvisor, which created a chart comparing the most popular places of interest among tourists and locals in cities around the world. For the lists, analysts looked at…

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Can a scrum master be a product Owner

The Scrum is one of the finest technologies which make work place a better one and gives a thrust in the production system of the company and certainly makes itself the important one and it can be said that it can be a product owner. The technology introduces the software which helps in raising the rate of production. It gives equal division of labor and each department has a team leader and the supervisor to check whether everything is going ok or not. The team leader also provides the workers…

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Top 5 Unusual Things You Can Do With Modern Drones

Drones have been primarily used for military and recreational purposes alike, but some people have stepped that game up to use drones for purposes that may be more unusual to others. Now that drones are quickly gaining ground where popularity and awesome developments are concerned, there are more uses for them than simply just flying around and taking pictures and videos. And today we’re going to show you some of the most unusual ones. #1: Delivering Food Straight to Your Front Door If you’ve never heard of the German company…

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How information security professionals can help business understand cyber risk

Information security is continually moving up business and board agendas, but information security professionals find it challenging to help business leaders to understand fully the cyber risks across increasingly digital businesses. The challenge comes as businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on digital and online systems, making it all the more difficult to achieve a good understanding of cyber risks across the whole company. In the digital era, new points of entry are opening up for most business from email to cloud environments, from mobility to applications, from the payment gateway…

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