How Biometrics May Be Key In Reducing The Hassles Of Travel

Facial recognition began as a tool of law enforcement and now is making travel easier. GETTY Mixing biometrics and travel usually means one thing for most countries — making sure the wrong people don’t get in. The United States, for example, has an advanced system of facial recognition that analyzes more than 100 points of reference on each face to evaluate whether people are who they say they are. It has become the aspirational standard for dozens of nations that are employing or looking to employ biometrics to screen people…

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Need to closely monitor asset-liability mismatch in financial sector: Krishnamurthy Subramanian

NEW DELHI: Chief economic adviser Krishnamurthy Subramanian has said there is a need to closely monitor the asset-liability mismatch in the financial sector and called for an improvement in the disclosure framework for defaults, as embattled non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) face a liquidity squeeze and rating downgrades. In a wide-ranging interaction at the ET office, Subramanian termed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) a big change, and said the economy had done well by growing at an average 7.5% over the past five years even though there has been a slowdown in…

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Prudential Singapore seeks collaboration with technology companies to chart the future of insurance

In a world that is seeing game-changing disruptions across geographies and sectors, Singapore has positioned itself as a centre of innovation. Much like India, the financial services industry in Singapore is also undergoing transformation. Today, the digital wave is changing the way we work. Several organisations in Singapore like Visa, PayPal, KPMG, DBS and more are working with technology companies to deal with the digital disruption. Prudential: Bridging scale-ups globally to enter the Singapore market Prudential, one of Singapore’s leading and longest-standing life insurers, is riding this transformation wave –…

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Measures to Protect Your Work Truck from Sun and Heat Damage

There are a lot of measures that you can take to make sure that you keep your work truck in perfect working condition. Driving safely and avoiding all kinds of accidents ensures that you and your truck are both safe from damage, but there is more to taking good care of your truck than just protecting it from accidental mishaps. Did you know that sun damage and heat damage affects your truck a lot as well? Sun protection is also one of the most important measures to help keep your…

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This Will Be The Biggest Disruption In Higher Education

Driven by several converging forces, we will see a talent acceleration shift from “going to college to get a job” to “going to a job to get a college degree.” GETTY Instead of going to college to get a job, students will increasingly be going to a job to get a college degree. What does this mean exactly? Today, the #1 reason why Americans value and pursue higher education is “to get a good job.” The path has always been assumed as linear: first, go to college and then, get a good job. But what…

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2020 Kia Soul EV Drive Review

I haven’t driven a whole lot of electric cars in my life. But, the few that I have, have always been on top of their game. And expensive. And futuristic. No wonder I have never imagined owning one. The Kia Soul EV though, is different. It’s still on top of its game –which we will get to in a bit – but it’s also very mainstream. And, it doesn’t cost the earth. But, given that it costs twice as much as its petrol-powered twin, well we still won’t call it great value….

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Aye Finance reaches ₹1,000 cr in AUM

Aye Finance, a CapitalG-backed fintech lender to the MSMEs said on Tuesday that it had reached ₹1,000 crore Asset Under Management (AUM) milestone within five years of inception. CapitalG, earlier known as Google Capital, is the late-stage growth venture capital fund that helps companies grow faster with the support of Google’s resources. Started in 2014, the lender has disbursed ₹1,700 crore to over 1,25,000 micro enterprises so far, said Sanjay Sharma, founder and Managing Director, in a statement. Aye is a pioneer in transforming the micro enterprise financing in India by innovating…

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Features to Look for in a Channel Manager

Hotel channel management software helps in the smooth distribution of rates and inventory on different OTAs (Online Travel Agencies). The process involved in the software aids a hotel to maximize bookings and increase the revenues. If you run a hotel and get to diversify your hotel’s reservation sources, you have a greater chance of getting full occupancy, and channel managers help you cater to exactly that. Not only does the hotel channel management software help in bringing a lot of bookings, it also helps in solving the problem of overbooking…

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4 Ways Tech Is Changing the Health Industry

Since the launch of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), the U.S. has embarked on a major program to modernize its health system with three objectives: Enhance the patient experience. Improve U.S. overall health. Reduce patient and state healthcare costs. With the advent of technologies such as system miniaturization (MEMs), sensor multiplication, wireless connectivity, augmented reality, 3D printing and data management, many possibilities are no longer unimaginable as they were ten years ago. All this has fostered a new era of Digital Health.  1. Technology Convergence & Health…

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UP Board Result 2019: India Today Education is hosting Class 10, 12 Results 2019, steps to download

UP Board Results 2019 will be declared soon on the official website. UP Board Results 2019 can be checked directly via India Today Education at https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/results. Although the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) will announce the UP Board 12th and UP Board 10th result on its official website upmsp.edu.in, it might tend to crash due to the influx of candidates. This year, over 30 lakh students had registered for UP Board Class 12 Exams. This year over 58 lakh students registered themselves for the UP Board exams out of which…

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