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Time Mindtree, L&T top brass sat and talked real business: Phaneesh Murthy

The Indian IT industry, which went through a high growth curve, has now entered a more mature phase. Many Indian companies today compete effectively against global peers across geographies. It is typical of a mature industry to undergo consolidation through mergers and acquisitions and the Indian IT industry is no different. From targeted IP-driven acquisitions to mergers such as the ones between iGate and Patni and then subsequently Capgemini and iGate, KPIT and Birlasoft, as well as Atos acquiring Syntel, this consolidation trend is here to stay. All these, however, were done with buyers…

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Chinese investment in Europe: A story of cash and concerns

PARIS: Chinese firms have plowed at least 145 billion euros ($164 billion) into Europesince 2010, but investment has been slowing recently as several European governments tighten rules on acquisitions by foreign firms. As President Xi Jinping makes a crucial visit to Italy promoting China’s new Silk Road project, the EU remains divided over the best approach towards Beijing. Chinese direct investment into the European Union in 2010 totaled just 2.1 billion euros. That climbed rapidly to 20.7 billion in 2015 and then jumped to 37.2 billion in 2016, according to a study by Rhodium Group, as Chinese…

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The complicated truth about social media and body image

If you mindlessly scroll through Instagram or Facebook whenever you get a few seconds of downtime, you’re far from alone. But have you ever wondered how all those images of other people’s bodies – whether your friend’s holiday snap or a celebrity’s gym selfie – could be affecting how you view your own? Much has been made over the years about how mainstream media presents unrealistic beauty standards in the form of photoshopped celebrities or stick-thin fashion models. Now that influencers fill up our feeds, it’s easy to imagine that…

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Health tips for students preparing for exams: 5 ways to boost your memory and keep you awake while studying

You need to study hard if you want to score high grades in school or exams. Here are five simple yet healthy ways to improve your memory, help you stay awake while studying for exams. 5 healthy tips to help you stay awake while studying for exams  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock New Delhi: Studying for long hours can be a challenging task for many students, especially after a long day of classes. The fact is that you need to study hard if you want to score high grades in school or exams….

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Guess who’s working on a health data-slurping digital tool. Bzzt! Nope, it’s the UK Department for Work and Pensions

The UK’s Department for Work and Pensions is drawing up plans for an internal service that allows it to automate slurps of medical data on claimants to dole out health-related benefits. In an ad posted on the UK’s Digital Marketplace, DWP said the work was currently in alpha and it now wanted a supplier to deliver a technical proof of concept to expose NHS data to the department’s systems. The aim, it said, is to cut down the time and cost involved in gathering information the department needs to make a…

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SBI warns customers about fraudsters and fake social media accounts

New Delhi: State Bank of India (SBI) has advised its customers to interact with only verified and official handles of SBI to avoid fraud. In a recent tweet, SBI said: ‘Always check for the verified ‘tick’ sign before you follow, tag and interact with banking officials through their social media accounts.’ “Do not invest your time and money interacting with fake accounts on social media. Follow, tag and interact with only the verified, official handles of SBI, to ensure that your comments, complaints, and enquiries get adequately addressed and you are not scammed…

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