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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‘Game of Thrones’ locations witness massive increase in tourist interest

Due to the popularity of the Game of Thrones show, themed tours which showcase the most famous filming locations have surged in almost every destination, says a report compiled by TripAdvisor. “They offer a new and entertaining way to discover popular destinations, with the Game of Thrones Walking Tour of Dubrovnik in Croatia as the most booked tour to date,” it says. Trsteno Arboretum, Croatia- Game of Thrones Filming location. (Shutterstock) “Pop culture and television can have a powerful influence on travel and our data reveals that the ‘Game of…

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How to Increase Your Pace When Long Distance Walking

Long distance walking can be a great way to get exercise and it can also be done for a good cause, such as a charity challenge walk. If you are going to be attempting to tackle a very long walk, you will want to train so that you build up your level of fitness and endurance. If you can build up your pace you will be able to cover ground more quickly and complete the long distance walk in less time. Improving your walking pace comes with practice and over…

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How to increase your impact with academic social media

Want to get your ideas out to a wider audience? Get involved in the busy, brilliant world of anonymous academics on Twitter ‘Creative, flexible academic voices are emerging, more closely linked with the public rather than the ivory towers.’ Photograph: Alamy The rise of social media is viewed by many as yet another means of procrastination. Yet academics are increasingly turning to Twitter, not just for entertainment and networking, but to engage audiences in a new way. One of the best-loved academic accounts [email protected]; a feed that blends aphorisms, jokes…

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Increase in takers for Science and Arts streams but Commerce remains the popular choice

This year the Science and Arts streams have seen an increasing number of takers among the top high scorers, even though Commerce remained the most popular choice with high scorers. On Tuesday, June 16, the first merit list was put up for admission to degree colleges. The cut-off for Science has increased by almost 8 percent, 4 percent for Arts and has crossed the 90 percent mark at the Ramnarain Ruia College which is probably for the first time in recent years. The admissions to the Art courses in the…

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