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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Childhood obesity and depression: How are they linked? Tips to help your child maintain a healthy weight

Childhood obesity and depression: How are they linked? Tips to help your child maintain a healthy weight

A recent study says that obese kids are at greater risk of suffering from emotional problems, suggesting a close link between obesity and mental health. Childhood obesity and depression: How are they linked? Tips to help your child maintain a healthy weight  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock New Delhi: Childhood overweight or obesity is a serious health problem that has reached epidemic levels in many parts of the world, including India. It can have both immediate and long-term health consequences. According to a recent study, obese kids are at greater risk of suffering…

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Biggest honour of my life and career to play for the country: Sunil Chhetri

Biggest honour of my life and career to play for the country: Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri (Getty Images) NEW DELHI: For a country obsessed with cricket, it isn’t easy being a household name if you play another sport. But Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri has managed to do just that as he is undoubtedly the face of the game in this country. From a young striker who played second fiddle to the legendary Bhaichung Bhutia to taking on the leaders mantle with elan, Chhetri had done it all. With 67 goals in his kitty, Chhetri is the second highest international goal-scorer among active players ahead of even Lionel…

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The best eco fashion instagram accounts to follow now

The best eco fashion instagram accounts to follow now

If you’re at all into fashion, you’re probably well aware of the sustainability and environmental issues currently surrounding the industry. In 2017 it was reported by the Global Fashion Agenda that if the industry doesn’t change, its impact on the climate is expected to increase by 49% by 2030. If you’re looking for ways to reduce your own clothes consumption and move away from fast fashion(fashion that is cheaply and quickly produced to follow trends), take inspiration from these fashion accounts on Instagram – they all promote eco friendly fashion and offer tips for getting…

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Opinion | Azim Premji saw education as way to bring about lasting social change

Opinion | Azim Premji saw education as way to bring about lasting social change

It all began with a simple idea, with Azim Premji exploring the option of starting a liberal arts school in 1997. The seed has now grown into a big tree of around 2,000 people, and has field presence in 50 districts across six Indian states and a university dedicated to education and development domains. When we discussed the idea, I realized, deep down, that Premji had a big discomfort with the state of affairs in our society. Somewhere he felt that “a different education” was the solution. The restlessness in…

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How To Change Careers, According To 50 People Who Made A Pivot

How To Change Careers, According To 50 People Who Made A Pivot

The most unsettling periods of my own life have been when I made a major career change, whether that involved quitting medical school to pursue a career in business, relocating from San Francisco to London, or leaving the corporate world to start my own career consultancy. Make no mistake, career pivots involve more friction, disruption, and risk than simply staying on a more linear, traditional career path. Having experienced the emotional ups and downs of navigating career changes myself during the past two decades of my professional life, I’m now…

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Health insurers can’t refuse to renew plan because you are a senior citizen

Health insurers can’t refuse to renew plan because you are a senior citizen

I am 62 and have retired from a public sector company. I have a family floater policy from my organisation for ₹2.5 lakh. At present, I am healthy. Do I need to top up my cover? If yes, then by how much? —Parol Ramani A sum assured of ₹2.5 lakh will be inadequate for most advanced surgeries, at prevailing medical prices. At current costs and your age, a ₹10 lakh cover is the minimum you should have. This should be enhanced based on your lifestyle and family medical history. Further, at 62, you…

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6,000 to get a second chance at education starting Monday

6,000 to get a second chance at education starting Monday

Asif, Nitish and Manish at the Special Training Centre at Shaheed Hemu Kalani Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Lajpat Nagar, on Friday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo) Sitting in a classroom at a government training centre in south Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar on a sunny Friday morning, 13-year-old Mohammad Asif is busy scribbling in his notebook. He wants to be careful and not make mistakes. “Mai somvar se school jana shuru karunga. Mai bhi apne padaus ke bachhon ki tarah dost banaunga. Mai kadi mehnat karunga aur apne mata pita ka ke sapno ko pura…

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Venture Catalysts to invest $10-15 million in early stage health startups

Venture Catalysts to invest $10-15 million in early stage health startups

Venture Catalysts, India’s first integrated incubator that backed companies such as OYO Rooms in early stages, said it plans to invest around $10-$15 million in 8-10 early stage healthcare startups in coming three years. Venture Catalysts so far invested around $5 million in four health startups such as Impact Guru (crowdfunding platform), Hospals (Medical tourism aggregator), Assure Clinics (chain of skin and hair clinics), and WonDRx (prescription digitising firm). Wallfort, the parent company of Venture Catalysts will soon launch Rs 300 crore early-stage venture capital fund for the purpose. Accelerator…

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Use This Process To Find Lasting Happiness In Your Career

Use This Process To Find Lasting Happiness In Your Career

Could it be that our basic beliefs about how to achieve lasting happiness are wrong? That’s what Dr. Alex Lickerman, a primary care physician, and Dr. Ash ElDifrawi, a clinical psychologist and marketing professional, claim in their book The Ten Worlds: The New Psychology of Happiness. The two doctors argue that we have erroneous beliefs deeply embedded in our thinking that produce a fragile and temporary sort of happiness, which we often mistake for happiness that will last. Based on two decades of research into the latest science and real-life patient…

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