SBI’s Anshula Kant appointed as World Bank MD and CFO

Anshula Kant, Managing Director of State Bank of India, has been appointed as MD and Chief Financial Officer of the World Bank. Ms Kant will be responsible for financial and risk management of the organisation. Her work will include oversight of financial reporting, risk management, and working closely with the World Bank CEO on the … Read more

Dubai becomes world’s number one destination for hotels

Dubai continues to be the most popular destination for tourists across the world and has now become the world’s number one destination for hotels. The city already holds the distinction of being the world’s top destination for retail. Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing said that that Dubai jumped from its position as eighth … Read more

Drones can be used for beneficial civic or commercial purposes

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently announced that his company plans to start offering 30-minute deliveries via drone-like “octocopters”. But when Bezos took to “60 Minutes” on Sunday to introduce the world to Amazon Prime Air, his idea prompted more questions than it provided answers. So how close are we, really, to door-to-door drones becoming a … Read more

PepsiCo to invest Rs 33000 cr in India by 2020

Global beverages and snacks major PepsiCo will invest 33,000 crore rupees in India by 2020 to spread its operations. PepsiCo Chairperson and CEO Indra Nooyi told reporters immediately after meeting with Finance Minister P Chidambaram in New Delhi that her company will invest in manufacturing, agriculture, infrastructure and innovative projects. Indra Nooyi said India is … Read more

CEOs with wider faces have better-performing companies

Believe it or not, one thing that predicts how well a CEO’s company performs is – the width of his face! CEOs with wider faces, like Herb Kelleher, the former CEO of Southwest Airlines, have better-performing companies than CEOs like Dick Fuld, the long-faced final CEO of Lehman Brothers. That’s the conclusion of a new … Read more

Smoking :: Smokers remain unaware of the health effects of smoking

Despite major efforts to educate the public on the dangers of smoking over the past 40 years, a new national survey conducted by the American Legacy Foundation and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, an industry leader in smoking cessation, indicates major knowledge gaps exist in what smokers believe to be true about the risks associated with smoking compared the actual realities of tobacco-related disease and death. Experts believe these misperceptions may prevent smokers from trying to quit and successfully utilizing proven smoking cessation treatments.

Health Insurance :: Private/public insurance mix is most practical way to achieve universal coverage

Health insurance reform plans that build on a mix of private and public health insurance, where costs are shared among government, employers, and enrollees would have great potential to move the system to high performance and would be the most practical to implement according to a new report released today by The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System. Commissioners are a diverse group of leading health policy experts from government, private industry, health care delivery organizations, academia, and professional associations.

Alzheimer’s Disease :: New blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease

A team of international researchers reported they have identified a group of cell-signaling proteins found in blood that serve as a unique “voiceprint” that can not only be used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, but also classify and predict presymptomatic individuals who will eventually develop the memory-robbing disorder.

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