Enhancing last mile in healthcare delivery by retail health-kiosks

  The Indian public healthcare system strenuously lacks healthcare facilities especially in rural areas where the ratio of population and infrastructure is skewed. Internet and mobile apps bring healthcare in the hands of the consumers but a personal and human touch is missing. Among urban population, although healthcare awareness is increasing, the clinical encounters mostly

2017-09-23T12:26:31-05:00Tags: , |

How to use PSB ESOPs to improve profitability

Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) is an employee compensation strategy wherein eligible employees are awarded equity shares at a pre-determined rate, generally lesser than the market value of such shares. ESOP is not an alien term anymore. In fact, it has gained significant recognition and acceptance worldwide. In India, too, ESOP has evolved as an

2017-09-24T16:03:26-05:00Tags: , |

How India Can Export Sunshine Around The World

By Darshan L. Goswami, M.S., P.E. Project Manager (Ret.) US Department of Energy India’s next big export industry could be its sunshine, as game-changing technology makes it easier to generate, store, transport and deliver its energy as “Solar Fuels.” Introduction Solar energy is a free source of renewable energy that is sustainable and totally inexhaustible.

2017-09-23T12:11:16-05:00Tags: , |

UK healthcare sector sees opportunities in India

LONDON: The term "brain drain" once referred to Indian medical professionals, among others, going to the UK, but now opportunities are arising for UK healthcare providers and investors to invest in hospitals in India and go there to share skills and learn from their Indian counterparts. According to McKinsey, India will have a total bed

2017-09-23T12:20:29-05:00Tags: , |

India adopting digital modes in healthcare faster than US, China

NEW DELHI: India has progressed better than US and China in terms of its specialist doctors adopting digital modes to interact with patients and prescribe medicines, a study revealed on Friday. The study stated that digital channels are slowly but surely gaining ground over traditional ones. This year, the gap further narrowed to around 12%.

2017-09-23T12:16:25-05:00Tags: , |

Smart Cities: Viable and Sustainable Solution to India’s Energy Challenge

The country has been on a fast track growth path over the last few years. The faster the country’s development, the greater the strain on its resources and the higher the demand for energy, thereby sharpening the effects of climate change. However, slowing down this development drive is out of the question as urbanisation gathers

2017-06-05T07:19:06-05:00Tags: , |

India has 31% of world’s poor kids: report

About 31% of the world’s “multidimensionally poor” children live in India, according to a new report by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), a poverty reduction project grounded in economist Amartya Sen’s ‘capability approach’. “In terms of countries, fully 31% of the 689 million poor children live in India, followed by Nigeria (8%),

2017-06-02T17:10:27-05:00Tags: , |

Poor pay, training impede India’s health workers

Nearly a million workers — forming the frontline of India’s faltering public health system — are inadequately trained and are underpaid, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of Health Ministry data, imperilling the country’s healthcare efforts. Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) — considered to be voluntary workers — are paid a honorarium by the government and most

2017-05-17T08:36:58-05:00Tags: , |

Archaeogeneticist pinpoints Indian origins

In addition to its vast patchwork of languages, cultures and religions, the Indian Subcontinent also harbours huge genetic diversity. Where did its peoples originate? This is an area of huge controversy among scholars and scientists. A University of Huddersfield PhD student is lead author of an article that tries to answer the question using genetic

2017-05-11T07:40:59-05:00Tags: , |

ESOPs in India – Benefits, Tips, Taxation & Calculator

You must have heard stories of crorepati employees of Infosys or some other big organisation – I am talking about 10 years back when salaries were comparatively low. Most of the Indian’s still don’t understand the power of equities but those employees knowingly or unknowingly get benefitted from ESOPs. Last week I was working with one

2017-04-16T07:37:50-05:00Tags: , |

India: High-tech sensors to monitor low-tech cook stoves

High-tech wireless sensors that measure cook stove usage can make cleaner cooking technologies more affordable for the global poor, a study finds. The study, jointly conducted by researchers from the US-based Nexleaf Analytics and the University of California San Diego and the India-based The Energy and Resources Institute, supports climate financing efforts to encourage the

2017-02-23T09:35:03-05:00Tags: , |

In 2016, India became free of yaws and neonatal tetanus

India, where just 1.5 per cent of the GDP goes to healthcare, took some promising steps to uplift patient care in 2016 — a year that also saw it becoming the world’s first country free from yaws, an infection common in children, and neonatal tetanus, a lethal consequence of unhygienic deliveries. The development won India

2017-02-23T09:35:48-05:00Tags: , |

Clean energy share rises to 7.54% in India’s power generation

Power generation from renewable energy sources like solar and wind has increased to 7.54 per of the total electricity generated in the country during April-September this fiscal, Parliament was informed today. During the period, out of total power generation of 631.84 billion units (BU), 47.62 BU was generated from renewable energy sources, New & Renewable

2017-02-23T10:22:20-05:00Tags: , |

Fighting pollution: What Delhi needs to do, short and long term

Way back in 1972, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had famously and inextricably linked poverty and environmental pollution at the United Nations Conference on Human Environment in Stockholm. Much earlier, Mahatma Gandhi stated that "the earth provides enough to satisfy every mans need, but not every mans greed". Air pollution, which now is a pervasive phenomenon

2017-01-21T13:51:43-05:00Tags: , |

Renewables Are Outpacing Coal in India

In the race to fully energize India, renewables are beating coal. That is one of the most surprising findings in the new report Financing India’s Clean Energy Transition, which was researched and written by Bloomberg New Energy Finance with support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. According to the report, released earlier this month,

2017-01-21T13:51:47-05:00Tags: , |