SoftBank offers up to $40b investment for Indonesia’s new capital

Indonesia’s coordinating minister for maritime affairs and investments Luhut Pandjaitan said that Japanese conglomerate SoftBank would likely invest US$30 billion to US$40 billion for the development of Indonesia’s new capital city in East Kalimantan province, the Indonesian part of Borneo island, according to Bloomberg. The statement followed SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son’s visit in Jakarta last week to meet President Joko Widodo. During the encounter that was also attended by Grab’s CEO and co-founder Anthony Tan, Son expressed his interest to fund “the new Jakarta.” Pandjaitan said the president will announce his…

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Why we need government schools: They are the only educational lifeline for 60% of India’s children

There is change in our government schools if one cares to look for it. In a survey my colleagues conducted in 2005 in northeast Karnataka, only four out of ten schools had obtained uniforms and books in time for the start of the academic year. Today, this number has more than doubled. Nearly every school I visited had planned and procured books and uniforms well in time, even if it meant that their teachers had to sacrifice some holidays. In most schools that we visited, attendance was over 90 per…

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Livingfoodz.com rises in the ComScore India report for Lifestyle

livingfoodz.com, the digital arm of LF -India’s premium multi-platform lifestyle brand from the Essel Group with presence in TV, Digital and Events has hit the 2. 4 Mn users mark in December, 2019. Securing the top 10 position (excluding food ecommerce) in comScore has placed livingfoodz.com ahead in lifestyle over many legacy players owing to its unique content, its distinctive focus on trends and Tv catch up. Speaking to the curious at heart who love to explore, travel and live life to the fullest; livingfoodz.com caters to the adventurous foodie,…

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Today, health tips: Keep your bladder healthy with lifestyle changes

Today, health tips from us will show you how to take good care of your bladder. This is an important organ in your body. The urine from the kidneys collect here before it is passed out from your body. Unfortunately, most of us take this organ for granted. We barely spend any time thinking about our bladder health. It is only when it suddenly malfunctions that we wake up to the importance of our bladder health. One of the first signs of bladder problem may be pain while urinating or urine leakage.…

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Warren Says Swift Change in Health Care Could Make People Uneasy

Elizabeth Warren said Saturday that a big change in the U.S. health-care system would make a lot of people “uneasy,” emphasizing she wouldn’t immediately push a full Medicare for All plan until people have three years to try it. At a town hall in Manchester, Iowa, one voter asked Warren why her Medicare for All plan would take three years to implement rather than putting it in place right away. She said the phase in would give her administration enough time to secure the congressional votes she would need to…

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India can explore $82 bn export potential in 20 products in China: Report

India can explore an annual $82-billion export potential in twenty products, including electrical equipment and ferro alloys, in the world’s second largest economy China, according to a report. Indian exporters have a competitive advantage as far as these twenty goods are concerned. Currently, India meets only 3.3 per cent or $2.7 billion of the total annual import demands of $82 billion for these 20 products in China. India’s exports of these 20 products are worth around $15 billion to the world, which is 4.5 per cent of the country’s annual…

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