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Indian businesses ahead of global peers in preference for PE: Report

About 56% of family-owned businesses in India will seek private equity funding as they look to grow their businesses, a new survey found. Globally, just 39% such businesses are willing to partner PE funds, it added. According to India’s Family Business Survey 2019 by audit and consulting firm PwC, 29% of Indian businesses were currently sourcing funds from PE and venture capital firms, against just 16% worldwide. About 25% of Indian family businesses were about to start using PE capital, the report said. PwC interviewed 2,953 family businesses globally for the survey,…

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Theresa May calls for mental health to be priority

Every new teacher in England will be trained in how to spot early warning signs of mental illness, under a plan being unveiled by Theresa May later. Mrs May, using some of her remaining political authority before leaving office, has called for improvements in preventing problems. “Too many of us have seen first-hand the devastating consequences of mental illness,” says Mrs May. Labour’s Barbara Keeley said the prime minister only offered “warm words”. The shadow minister for mental health said the “reality” was support services being “stretched to breaking point”….

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SBI education loan for vocational studies 2019: Check expenses covered, rates, other details

State Bank of India (SBI) offers the facility of education loan for vocational studies under which resident Indians can avail a term loan for pursuing skill development courses in India. State Bank of India grants a maximum loan of Rs 1.5 lakh for vocational training and studies.  |  Photo Credit: BCCL New Delhi: State Bank of India (SBI) offers the facility of education loan for vocational studies under which resident Indians can avail a term loan for pursuing skill development courses in India. SBI educational loan for vocational training and studies covers…

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Mental health patients detained in hospital wards for up to 21 years

 Library image. One patient at Birmingham and Solihull mental health NHS foundation trust spent 7,914 days – more than 21 years – in one of the wards. Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian A patient locked in a secure ward for more than 21 years is among hundreds of people with mental health problems being kept in what one MP has called “old-style asylums” in NHS hospitals, an investigation can reveal. Keeping people in so-called “locked rehabilitation wards” has been condemned as “outdated and sometimes institutionalised care”, by the NHS watchdog, with many patients…

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Delta Reveals New Business Class Seats For Boeing 767-400s

Since it unveiled its all-suite business-class concept back in August 2016, Delta has been hard at work revamping the premium cabins across its fleet. The first Delta One Suites with closing doors went into service aboard the airline’s Airbus A350s back in October 2017, and the airline currently has 12 of those aircraft in its fleet. Delta is also in the process of retrofitting its Boeing 777s with the new suites, and fliers can already find them aboard the aircraft on routes such as those from Los Angeles to both Shanghai and Sydney. The…

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Manisha Mehta shares incredible ways for a healthy lifestyle change

Thursday saw Mumbai’s glitterati and popular fitness and lifestyle coaches along with renowned doctors of Mumbai gather for nutritionist Manisha Mehta’s book launch at a popular bookstore situated in Kemps Corner, Mumbai. Titled (B)eat another bite, the book was launched by Bollwyood actress and anchor Tara Sharma. It was also a reason for Mumbai’s renowned gastroenterologist Dr Sharad Shah, an occasion to feel proud because it was his daughter who debuted as an author. Dr Shah said, “Fitness is important but how you bring a lifestyle change with your eating habits is…

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