Xi seeks global cooperation on technology after Huawei blocked

Xi seeks global cooperation on technology after Huawei blocked

Hong Kong/Beijing: Countries should cooperate in developing the Internet, big data and artificial intelligence, China President Xi Jinping said in a letter to the China International Big Data Industry Expo that started on Sunday in Guiyang, Xinhua reports. China attaches great importance to the development of the big data industry and is willing to explore a growth path with other nations for new technologies, Xi said in the letter, according to Xinhua. The conference, which runs through Wednesday, counts China tech giants including Alibaba Group Holding, Tencent Holdings and Huawei Technologies…

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Fighting for humane mental health treatment

Fighting for humane mental health treatment

This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates. When Faraaz Mahomed surveys the global health landscape, one area jumps out at him, an area where stigma and misinformation maintain a grip, where outdated attitudes hold sway, and where coercion is a routine part of treatment: mental health care. Mahomed, graduating this spring from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s doctor of public health program, has spent the last three years focused on how mental health care is provided around the world, particularly in resource-poor…

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I thought my tennis career was over after pregnancy: Victoria Azarenka

I thought my tennis career was over after pregnancy: Victoria Azarenka

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka was afraid becoming pregnant in 2016 would end her tennis career, but says she returned to the game stronger after the birth of her son. The two-times Grand Slam champion was ranked sixth in the world when she left the WTA tour in July 2016 and returned to the circuit in June the following year. “I was scared, it wasn’t easy,” Azarenka told the BBC. “I knew I was going to come back but my first thought was, ‘Oh my god I’m never going…

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Weaving a Future | Best Fashion Colleges in India

Weaving a Future | Best Fashion Colleges in India

About 70 per cent of fashion designers in the country have graduated from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)-Delhi. It was also the only Indian institute to feature in the world’s 20 best fashion institutes in 2017. The institute that has always encouraged creative thinking in its students is You’ve reached your article limit Sign in to keep reading India Today Sign in Sign up NOW to get: Premium content on Aaj Tak HD Channel Unrestricted access to India Today magazine content [“source=indiatoday”]

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3 Things to Remember When Planning Your South American Adventure

3 Things to Remember When Planning Your South American Adventure

Spending time in another country is a life-affirming experience that everyone should have the pleasure of. That said, travelling abroad can be complicated for the unprepared. If you have your heart set on a voyage through the wilderness of South America, there are risks to your safety that you must bear in mind before setting off. Below are three things you should remember if you are planning a trip to this continent, especially if you are travelling solo. Brush up on your Spanish/Portuguese The joy of South America is that…

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Why Employers Pay Too Much For Health Care

Why Employers Pay Too Much For Health Care

Did you know that employers are paying hospitals more than twice as much as what Medicare pays? At some hospitals they are paying four times as much. Those are the findings from a new study by the RAND Corporation. It wasn’t always so. In fact, as recently as 2000, private payers were paying only 10% more than Medicare. Since then, the gap has been growing by leaps and bounds. What makes this especially surprising is that it has happened at a time when employers have been getting increasingly aggressive about controlling health care costs….

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Two Key Health Datasets Differ, Reveal Incorrect Reporting By States

Two Key Health Datasets Differ, Reveal Incorrect Reporting By States

New Delhi: India’s progress on public healthcare has failed to keep up with its economic growth over the past decades, putting a binding constraint on the economy, Niti Aayog’s 2018 report, ‘Healthy States, Progressive India’, said. Ranking states and union territories (UTs) on a Health Index, the report noted that compared with India’s economic progress and achievements, its rates of improvement in health outcomes have remained lower than those recorded in developing countries with comparable levels of spending on health. This, along with the middle-income trap that a member of the Prime Minister’s…

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Brainstorm Health: Drug Company Profits, Vaccine Skeptics, Pharma Price Fixing

Brainstorm Health: Drug Company Profits, Vaccine Skeptics, Pharma Price Fixing

Hello and happy Monday, readers. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Another week, another dire report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on the historic measles outbreak winding through America. As of May 10, 839 measles cases have been confirmedacross 23 states, a hike of 75 cases in the past week alone, according to the agency. There are now more than ten times as many confirmed measles cases in 2019 as there were in 2010, when the highly infectious disease had nearly been wiped out in the United States. We’ve…

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BACQ to provide loans, debt financing, business assistance to companies

BACQ to provide loans, debt financing, business assistance to companies

There is nothing new about the fact that Sachin Bansal had been in talks with RBI to understand the banking guidelines to reportedly open his own bank. Neither is his financial services agenda and NBFC investments and going bullish on fintech and agritech segment with BAC Acquisitions a breaking news. However, in the latest documents filed by the company with Registrar of Companies at Ministry of Corporate Affairs, certain changes were made to the Memorandum of Associations – a fundamental document on the basis of which a company has to operate. To elucidate, MoA…

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National Technology Day 2019: Will leverage technology for development, says PM Modi

National Technology Day 2019: Will leverage technology for development, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo) On the occasion of National Technology Day 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday greeted the nation and remembered the achievements of the scientific community. President Kovind said India is committed to using technology to accelerate development and ensure every citizen has a dignified existence. PM Modi said the hard work of the country’s scientists has always ensured a stronger and safer India. “May we continue leveraging the power of technology for national progress,” he said. National Technology Day is celebrated annually…

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