US charges 3 Indian-origin ex-executives of health tech start up in $1 bn fraud

Washington: Three Indian-origin ex-executives of a Chicago-based health tech start-up have been charged by the federal authorities for their alleged roles in a fraud scheme which involved falsifying the company’s financial performance to raise nearly $1 billion in debt and private equity. The co-founders of Outcome Health Rishi Shah, 33, and Shradha Aggarwal, 34, and former executive Ashik Desai, 26, are among six people accused of fraud “that targeted the company’s clients, lenders and investors,” the US Department of Justice said on Monday. “Outcome’s former executives and employees allegedly deceived lenders,…

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Five Reasons Why It’s Never Too Late To Start A Business

Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook when he was 19 years old. By 25, his company was valued at over $5 billion. At 28, he took Facebook public. Now, at the age of 35, he is among the top 10 richest people in the world. When we think of entrepreneurs, we tend to think of the Mark Zuckerberg’s of the world – youthful visionaries who disrupt traditional businesses with a new and better ways of doing things. New research, however, challenges the view that youth is advantageous to entrepreneurial success. Perhaps a better…

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Despite calls to start over, US health system covers 90%

America’s much-maligned health care system is covering 9 out of 10 people, a fact that hasn’t stopped the 2020 presidential candidates from refighting battles about how to provide coverage, from Bernie Sanders’ call for replacing private insurance with a government plan to President Donald Trump’s pledge to erase the Affordable Care Act and start over. The politicians are depicting a system in meltdown. The numbers point to a different story, not as dire and more nuanced. Government surveys show that about 90% of the population has coverage , largely preserving gains from…

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How to start your own ecommerce business in India

Bill Gates once said: “If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business.” The ecommerce industry is ushering in the next wave of change for the Indian economy and if you’ve been thinking about venturing a foot into its world of infinite profits, then the clock is ticking…the time is ripe to start your own ecommerce business in India. Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal all showed us that ecommerce truly is the future. And the only way they became as big as they did was because…

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OnePlus 3, 3T Start Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo-Based OxygenOS 5.0 OTA Update

HIGHLIGHTS Android Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0 now rolling out The new update available for OnePlus 3, 3T OnePlus 5T to receive Oreo-based open beta by end of December OnePlus seems to be setting an example for other Android OEMs with its (relatively) timely Oreo updates. The Chinese company has unveiled OxygenOS 5.0, the first official Android 8.0 Oreo OTA update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones. OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users have already experienced the Android 8.0 Oreo update before as part of the company’s closed beta programme as well as, more recently, the Open…

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Having trouble remembering things correctly? Start sleeping on time

A team of researchers has shed new light on sleep’s vital role in boosting our memory. Sleep, they show, helps us to use our memory in the most flexible and adaptable manner possible by strengthening new and old versions of the same memory to similar extents. Previous research suggested that sleep-deprivation is similar to being drunk, and leads to memory lapses, while stimulating the brain during sleep strengthens memory. The University of York researchers also demonstrated that when a memory is retrieved — when we remember something — it is updated with…

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Ultimate running guide for beginners: What to eat, how to start, distance and more

For gym-phobes and those who hate exercising, running can make for a perfect way to stay fit and healthy. Research shows that running can benefit the spine and reduce back pain, keep your knees healthy and ensure complete mind-body well being. Here is a guide of everything you need to know about it: * Who can run? Running is for everyone irrespective of your age, size or background. Start slow and gradually you will observe that you are able to run for a longer span of time. Don’t push yourself too hard in the…

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CBSE board exams may start from Feb 15 and end in March from next year

Class 10 and 12 board examinations conducted by the CBSE may start from mid-February rather than March to provide more time for the evaluation of answer scripts, sources said. According to a senior CBSE official, a committee being set up to suggest systemic changes in the evaluation process followed by CBSE for board exams will explore this aspect. “At present, the exams start on March 1 and usually go on for a month. This also coincides with the start of summer vacations and hence, a number of teachers go on…

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Delhi University announces admission dates, online process to start from May 22

Delhi University will start the online registration process for admissions to around 54,000 seats in undergraduate courses from May 22. The university is starting the online registration process almost two weeks ahead of its usual schedule for courses in which admission is based on cut-off. The last date to fill the admission form has not been finalized yet. “Students can start filling the online registration form from May 22. As we are starting the registration earlier, students will have enough time to get their certificates and other documents in place,”…

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Why You Should Start Your Day With a Glass of Warm Water

The world is made up of two types of people, simplistically speaking. Those who like their water warm and those who like to throw in plenty of ice cubes. Water plays an essential role in our well-being, from skin care to good digestion and even avoiding migraines, there is a lot that merely the consumption of water can fix. However, according to science, both ancient and modern, the temperature of water when it is consumed is critical as well. From Ayurveda to ancient Chinese medicine, the one thing everyone seems…

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