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New Wage Code Bill: A jolt to formal job creation?

The Union cabinet has cleared the labour code on minimum wages.  The wage code bill has proposed a minimum wage of Rs 18,000 which experts say could impact job creation at the entry level since not all companies will be in a position to increase their wage bill across all locations in adherence to the law. Rituparna Chakraborty, Executive Vice ... Read More »

Twitter is having a very bad day

Twitter reported its second-quarter earnings today, and it did not go over well. As a result, the stock is down more than 12% in trading today — which is a very Twitter thing to happen, so to speak. Here’s the chart, which could pretty much be summed up with a 😐: Today also wiped out most of the gains that it accrued ... Read More »

A media company known for supermarket magazines is upending the digital publishing model

Bauer Xcel Media US wants to be at the forefront of using data and analytics. The US digital offshoot of the German media giant encourages its editors and sales teams to collaborate Bauer editors take into account what content will make the most money from ads when making decisions on what to cover. Editors are supposed to think about what their readers ... Read More »

Prince William quits his day job to become a full-time Royal

Prince William is set to become a full time Royal tonight after he finishes his current night shift as a helicopter rescue pilot. Today is the Duke of Cambridge’s last day working for the East Anglian Air Ambulance service, where he has been stationed for the last two years. The Duke’s resignation was announced in May. “It has been a ... Read More »

Menstrual leave is a good idea, but will it help break the taboo?

Menstruation in India is still a taboo subject. Most women ask their female colleagues for a pad in hushed tones, making sure their male colleagues do not overhear them. In a situation like this, going up to your boss, especially if he is a man, and demanding a leave on account of your period is not something that a lot ... Read More »

A dirty stethoscope may spread superbug infections

If your doctor is monitoring you with unhygienic stethoscopes, chances are that you may contract infections by antibiotic-resistant superbugs, researchers have warned. Infection control guidelines from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention state that re-usable medical equipment, such as stethoscopes, must undergo disinfection. However, the study showed that healthcare providers rarely perform stethoscope hygiene between patient encounters, despite its ... Read More »

Cheers to a good heart!

Drinking one pint a day has been linked to reduced risk of developing several serious heart conditions in new large-scale study. Moderate drinking, usually defined as no more than 14 units of alcohol a week – equivalent to around one and a half bottles of wine or seven pints of regularstrength lager – is associated with a lower risk of ... Read More »

A Marketing Technology Cheat Sheet For Business Owners

Shutterstock Entrepreneurs have no choice but to become marketing experts. These days, that means you need to become a bit of a tech expert, too. It also entails understanding how user behavior, media consumption and advertising tactics are changing. Advertising is no longer just about digital display and video, let alone prime-time TV and newspaper ads. The industry has made ... Read More »

George A. Romero, father of zombie movies, dies at 77

American film director George Romero poses for a photo during the Lucca Film Festival on April 7, 2016 in Lucca, Italy. George A. Romero, creator of the zombie film genre with “Night of the Living Dead” and a series of sequels that left a lasting impact on horror movies, died of lung cancer in a Toronto hospital on Sunday, his business partner ... Read More »

The pleasures of a good video game horizon See those mountains?

There’s a wind farm being built just outside of Brighton. It’s a huge project and so it seems to be taking forever. And at the same time, it seems to be moving ludicrously fast, a vast ship zipping back and forth across the edge of the sea, leaving silver stilts in its wake – the poles which will soon be ... Read More »