Why drive to work when you can arrive in your own pedal-powered pod car, far above traffic? That’s the vision of a Canadian company called Shweeb, which hopes to soon begin installing what it calls the “most sustainable form of public transit” in cities around the world. advertisement advertisement Hanging from rails up to 80 feet above the street, the Skysmart system uses a series of personal pods that run on either solar power or pedaling from the passengers inside. Unlike a train or bus, users can hop on immediately without waiting on a platform. “It can move 10,000 people per hour with tremendous efficiency,” says Stephen Bierda from Shweeb. “What happens with conventional transit is it’s not on demand, so you have to plan your arrival at the station, and there are a lot of stops. That means your average speed is slower.” Skysmart is also designed to provide a little exercise on the way to work. “You don’t have … [Read more...] about These Pedal-Powered Pod Cars Travel Above City Streets, So You Can Avoid Traffic
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The widespread practice of payments for prescriptions, where pharmaceutical companies pay doctors in cash or kind, to generate prescriptions and increase sales, continues unabated, as the government drags its feet to bring in a stringent regulation.A study co-authored by Dr Arun Gadra and Dr Archana Diwate, titled 'Promotional Practices of the Pharmaceutical Industry and Implementation Status of Related Regulatory Codes in India', documents unethical practices and failure of regulations while also offering suggestions to improve the exiting regulatory framework.The study is based on 50 in-depth interviews conducted across six cities, primarily involving medical representatives who are the front-line key persons on the field promoting drugs to doctors.Close It highlights direct deals between pharma companies and doctors, citing some cases, for instance, where pharma companies pay installments on a doctor's car purchase. There were extreme cases, where a few doctors even … [Read more...] about Pharma wrap: Why we need to give teeth to regulation to curb unethical pharma marketing practices
The 'Incredible India Road Show' will be held in Singapore on Monday, positioning the country as a preferred destination for tourists.The road show, being hosted by a 25-member Indian delegation, will provide a platform to the stakeholders of India's tourism industry to interact with their Singaporean counterparts, said the India Tourism Office in Singapore on Sunday.The Indian delegation consists of 25 tour operators and destination management companies along with representations from the state governments of Punjab and Madhya Pradesh.Close Business-to-business meetings are scheduled to showcase India's diverse tourism products and services. related news HAL's Goa helicopter MRO project to be functional soon: Naik For second straight day, all flights remain cancelled at Srinagar airport US-based start-up expands in India, Southeast Asia and China The Indian tourism outlook is certainly very promising with an upward trend in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs), it said.India … [Read more...] about Stage set for Incredible India Road show in Singapore
In clinics around the world, a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning is starting to supplement or replace humans in common tasks such as analyzing medical images. Already, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, “every one of the 50,000 screening mammograms we do every year is processed through our deep learning model, and that information is provided to the radiologist,” says Constance Lehman, chief of the hospital’s breast imaging division. advertisement advertisement In deep learning, a subset of a type of artificial intelligence called machine learning, computer models essentially teach themselves to make predictions from large sets of data. The raw power of the technology has improved dramatically in recent years, and it’s now used in everything from medical diagnostics to online shopping to autonomous vehicles. But deep learning tools also raise worrying questions because they solve problems in ways that humans can’t … [Read more...] about Machine learning could transform medicine. Should we let it?
Most of us have seen banners, hoardings, advertisements in newspapers, television and the internet saying, 'Secure your family’s future with Rs 1 crore life cover at just Rs x per month'.Well, it does sound like a great opportunity to get life cover at nominal prices. But is Rs 1 crore life cover sufficient?Coming across such term insurance ads promoting the magical number of Rs 1 crore, we may think that it is wonderful. A large financial cover that takes care of the family at such a nominal amount, the premium amount turns out to be what we normally spend on tea/coffee every month, does seem exciting.Close However, before you buy that Rs 1 crore life cover, stop and consider this: Is a cover of Rs 1 crore really enough for me?Mahavir ChopraHead - Health & Accident Life Insurance|coverfox.com IRDAI’s circular: The regulator steps in to ensure enhanced health insurance coverageBolster your term insurance cover with ridersCan NRIs purchase life insurance in India?On … [Read more...] about Viewpoint | Is life cover of Rs 1 crore enough?