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Amid turning tide, AIDS claimed 1 million lives in 2016: UN

AIDS claimed a million lives in 2016, almost half the 2005 toll that marked the peak of the deadly epidemic, said a UN report on Thursday proclaiming “the scales have tipped”. Not only are new HIV infections and deaths declining, but more people than ever are on life-saving treatment, according to data published ahead of an AIDS science conference opening ... Read More »

Finally, startups get a healthy dose of ‘vitamins’ B and C in 2017

Overall venture capital and private equity funding nearly doubled to $7 billion in the first half of 2017 (H1 2017) over the comparable period last year. However, the number of deals fell from 536 to 387, resulting in a higher average deal size. The euphoria of 2015 is a distant memory, as is all the talk about winter coming (or ... Read More »

Digital platforms to drive growth in media and entertainment: Report

According to EY’s report on the industry growth in digital media businesses would far outpace TV, print, radio or music concerts at 26 per cent CAGR between 2016 and 2021. MUMBAI: India’s media and entertainment industry is forecast to touch $34.8 billion by 2021, logging a CAGR of 11.8 per cent in the preceding five years, paced by significant growth in digital platforms that ... Read More »

What you need to know in advertising today

Instagram Instagram appears to be turning the screws on Snapchat, luring marketers and advertisers by offering them a chance to test new ad products free. Business Insider spoke with six advertising executives about Instagram’s strategy, who said Instagram regularly looked to incentivize advertisers to spend more on the platform by offering them free chances to test new ad products or ... Read More »

Irish business seeks €1bn in EU aid to protect firms hit by Brexi

Dublin-based trade body seeks to protect Irish exporters after Brexit. Photograph: Marco Cristofori/Getty Images Irish business leaders have called for a €1bn state aid programme to guard against Brexit disruption, in the event that the UK quits the customs union. The Irish Business and Employers Confederation wants the EU to cushion Irish exporters caught up in the chaos this would ... Read More »

Start-ups in Karnataka to receive Rs400 crore boost

A file photo. The Karnataka government will hold open houses to identify startups in Mangaluru, Kalaburgi, Mysuru and Hubli, after they had pitched their ideas to Elevate Team, said state IT and BT Minister Priyank Kharge. Bengaluru: The Karnataka government will spend Rs400 crore to ‘elevate’ 100 startups by providing them funds and mentors to help them turn their ideas into ... Read More »

Single-parent kids may have lower well-being in adulthood

Single-parent kids may have lower well-being in adulthood (Image: Shutterstock) Children who grew up in a single-parent family are more likely to have lower levels of well-being and life satisfaction in adulthood, according to new research. The study showed that children brought up by a single parentearn 30 per cent less and are more likely to be unemployed. Further, they are ... Read More »

Two New Cases of Human Plague Have Been Confirmed in New Mexico

Two new cases of plague have been confirmed in New Mexico, bringing the total number of cases of human plague in the state this year to three. The New Mexico Department of Health reported that two women, ages 52 and 62, from Santa Fe County were diagnosed with plague. The first case of plaguein Santa Fe County this year, found in a 63-year-old ... Read More »

What Happens If You Put Two Drops Of Garlic Juice In Your Ears?

There are a lot of people out there suffering from ear infections. Digging your ears with buds will only worsen the problem and hence it is recommended to go for a natural solution to treat this problem. This infection can hence be treated effectively without any drugs. Garlic juice is known to be very beneficial for treating ear infections, as ... Read More »

Business Outsourcing in Travel and Tourism: Challenges and Opportunities

The travel and tourism industry has grown exponentially in recent years with rise in disposable incomes, improved connectivity, smartphone penetration, and arrival of tech-savvy millennials. As the industry evolves and competes more aggressively, new business models have emerged in this fast-paced business. For the business process management (BPM) sector, travel and tourism presents new opportunities. Online travel companies and new ... Read More »