With the cost of medical treatment 65-90% less than the US and Europe, India has become a destination for medical tourism. The Indian medical tourism industry in India, in value terms, is estimated at a little over $3 billion, and is expected to reach $6 billion by 2018.
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Here’s a look at 5 new sports added for the 2020 Olympics
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India's top 7 challenges are- Education, Urbanization, Health, Gender, Sanitation, Water Scarcity & Transparency. All of these issues will be on the agenda at the next India Economic Summit, which will be held from 4 to 6 November in New Delhi under the theme Redefining Public-Private Cooperation for a New Beginning.
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Masayoshi Son (Japanese: 孫 正義 Hepburn: Son Masayoshi?, Korean: 손정의 Son Jeong-ui; born August 11, 1957) is a Korean-descendant (Zainichi Korean) Japanese businessman and the founder and current chief executive officer of SoftBank, the chief executive officer of SoftBank Mobile, and current chairman of Sprint Corporation. According to Forbes magazine, Son's estimated net worth is US $17 billion and he is the second-richest man in Japan, despite having the distinction of losing the most money in history (approximately $70bn during the dot com crash of 2000). Forbes also describes him as a philanthropist. Son was named the world's 45th most powerful person by Forbes Magazine's List of The World's Most Powerful People in 2013. Of Korean ethnicity, Son's family adopted the Japanese surname Yasumoto (安本?) in daily life and Son used this surname as a child. Son pursued his interests in business by securing a meeting with Japan McDonald's president Den Fujita. Taking his advice, Son began studying English and computer science. At age 16, Son moved to California and finished high school while staying with friends and family in South San Francisco. After spending two years at Holy Names University, he transferred to the University of California, Berkeley, at which he majored in economics and studied computer science. Enamored of a microchip featured in a magazine, Son at age 19 became confident that computer technology would ignite the next commercial revolution. Convinced that anything related to microchips could yield a fortune, Son decided to produce at least one entrepreneurial idea a day. He patented a translating device that he eventually sold to Sharp Electronics for $450,000.Applications of the patent include the Wizard series of Sharp PDAs. Son graduated from Berkeley with a BA in economics in 1980,and started Unison in Oakland, California, which has since been bought by Kyocera. In 1990, Son Masayoshi adopted Japanese citizenship. Yahoo! BB Although SoftBank's stake in Yahoo! had dwindled to 7%, Son established Yahoo! BroadBand in September 2001 with Yahoo! Japan in which he still owned a controlling interest. After a severe devaluation of SoftBank's equity, Son was forced to focus his attention on Yahoo! BB and BB Phone. So far, SoftBank has accumulated about $1.3 billion in debt. Yet, Yahoo! BB acquired Japan Telecom, the then third largest broadband and landline provider with 600,000 residential and 170,000 commercial subscribers. Yahoo! BB is now Japan's leading broadband provider. Vodafone K. K. On March 17, 2006, Vodafone Group announced it had agreed to sell Vodafone K.K. to SoftBank for approximately 1.75 trillion Japanese yen (approximately US$ 15.1 billion). On April 14, 2006, SoftBank and Vodafone K. K. jointly announced, that the brand and company name Vodafone will be changed to a "new, easy-to-understand and familiar company name and brand". Masayoshi Son is the CEO (Representative Director) of Vodafone K. K. Sprint Corporation Through SoftBank Masayoshi Son bought 76% in Sprint. SoftBank has further accumulated shares in Sprint (S); to about 80% ownership. Investment in Solar Power In response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011, Masayoshi Son criticized the nuclear industry for creating “the problem that worries Japanese the most today”,and engaged in investing in a nationwide solar power network for Japan. Philanthropy In 2011 Masayoshi Son pledged to donate 10 billion yen ($120 million) and his remaining salary until retirement to help support victims of 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
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Virat Kohli spoke in a recent interview about managing his brand equity and why he is rethinking endorsing products that don’t suit his lifestyle. Virat Kohli is in England for the Champions Trophy cricket tournament, which marks the start of a formidable season for the Indian team in his first year as captain in all three formats of the game. Subscribe Now For Latest Updates- https://tinyurl.com/lbw8nze
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Electric vehicles for public transport is ‘one of the necessary ingredients of a smart city’, Nagpur being one of them Subscribe Now For Latest Updates- https://tinyurl.com/lbw8nze
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In the first five months of this financial year, at least four large cases with loans worth about Rs 14,000 crore have failed and exited from the corporate debt restructuring (CDR) cell, according to data from the CDR cell. Watch this video to know more.
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With Brent crude oil prices dropping from $115/barrel in June to $92/barrel last week, its been widely suggested that it's the perfect time to deregulate diesel prices. Deregulation is a reduction or elimination of government control a particular sector with the intend to ultimately allow more space for healthy competition among those sectors.
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In a span of two weeks, three major banks have announced stock splits. State Bank of India (SBI), announced a 10-for-1 stock split, the board of Punjab National Bank approved 5-for-1 stock split and ICICI Bank Ltd announced its 5:1 stock split. So far this year, seven banks and 69 other companies have also announced splits, according to data by Capitaline. But what is stock split? Watch animated explainer to find out.
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What's the secret of Emma Morano's longevity?
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With wide boulevards, fashionable shopping and a Roman-style amphitheatre, the newly built Palestinian city of Rawabi is the culmination of a decades-long dream for developer Bashar al-Masri. Subscribe Now For Latest Updates- https://tinyurl.com/lbw8nze
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Li-Fi is touted as being nearly 100 times faster than the traditional Wi-Fi technology based on transmission of radio waves. Li-Fi technology, which achieved an amazing speed of 224 gigabits per second in the laboratory, is now rapidly moving to the real world.
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On November 27th 2014, OPEC members met in Vienna to discuss the falling crude oil prices. And they, specifically Saudi Arabia, decided against shoring up prices by reducing production. What will this price drop mean for an emerging country like India?
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To see the challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces to improve India’s ailing infrastructure, ask the state-run company specializing in lending to the sector. It estimates $750 billion of debt is needed for the task.
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After Bangladesh promised to send soldiers to help build shelters and toilets for the Rohingya refugees, a senior general marked a brief but high-profile visit to Kutupalong camp on Thursday Subscribe Now For Latest Updates- https://tinyurl.com/lbw8nze
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The British brand is rolling out two all-new vehicles at almost the same time and expanding its product line by 66% in a blitz of R&D
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In this episode, we chat with Genpact's CEO, Tiger Tyagrajan about business, pleasure, and why he hates golf.
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Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan defines luxury and what it means to her in Mint Luxury Conference 2014.
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Buying a life insurance policy? Which kind should you choose-- single premium or multiple/regular premium? Watch this video to know which kind to choose.
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The International Monetary Fund marginally lowered its 2015-16 growth forecast for India and now expects the Indian economy to grow 7.3% in 2015, lower than the 7.5% it projected in July. It expects growth to accelerate to 7.5% in 2016.
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Ahmedabad was one of three cities, along with national capital Delhi and Mumbai, which were shortlisted for the title. Subscribe Now For Latest Updates- https://tinyurl.com/lbw8nze
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On the 14th September, the Pakistan Fashion Week 2017 wrapped up in Karachi. The 4-day winter-centric fashion week showcased designer line-ups from both newbies and veterans Subscribe Now For Latest Updates- https://tinyurl.com/lbw8nze Song: Sekai - Somebody [NCS Release] Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds. Watch: https://youtu.be/HiM2VWFUom0 Download/Stream: http://ncs.io/SomebodyCr
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Vinay Kumar, Co-founder & CEO, PathShodh Healthcare. talks about his innovation at Emtech India Innovators Under 35 event.
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