Apps as we know them will disappear. Luxury will trickle down to the masses. VR will go mainstream. These are just a few of the major design and technology trends shaping the world in 2016. The trends we’ve identified focus on issues we–a firm with over 600 designers and developers–expect to tackle in the coming year. They reflect what clients are asking for, our experiences as citizens and users, and our well-informed guesses (we hope!) on the impact of emergent technology. advertisement advertisement 1. Micromoments will be mighty. Today, someone is always listening. We have listening devices strapped to our wrists that encourage us to run farther or put down that extra slice of cake. Devices in our homes listen and respond. Listening technology allows us to act on any impulse whenever, which has broken down the customer journey into a plethora of real-time, intent-driven micromoments. It follows a very predictable pattern–immediate need, … [Read more...] about 10 Key Design Trends For 2016 (And How To Make The Most Of Them)
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In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Samir Arora, Founder & Fund Manager at Helios Capital gave his take on Arun Jaitley's Union Budget 2018 and his outlook on the road ahead.Long-term capital gains (LTCG) tax should be paid but at the same time, people should not say that it does not matter. Nobody minds LTCG if that is what you want but please also admit that it matters. It is wrong to say that imposition of LTCG tax doesn’t affect investors, he said.According to him, India is growth and therefore nobody can live without it.Close India should now, unfortunately, underperform global peers, emerging market peers by 5-10 percent, he added.Samir AroraFund Manager|Helios Capital Management 'If there is no fiscal expansion in Budget, market will fall'India did better than expected given PNB scam, LTCG tax: Samir AroraYear 2018 will be much tougher for the market than 2017: Samir AroraRally in India is driven by strong US market, he further mentioned.Speaking of money flow, he said … [Read more...] about LTCG will hurt FII behaviour; will make India underperform other EMs, says Samir Arora
In 1985, the Government of India introduced a public housing scheme called Indira Awas Yojana. The chief objective of this scheme was to construct houses for the deprived sections residing in rural areas. In 1996, the project was taken under the aegis of the Ministry of Rural Development and aimed at eradicating rural poverty and empowering the people residing in rural areas through various development programs. From April 1, 2016, Indira Awas Yojana was restructured to become a part of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, a flagship project of the Government to provide affordable housing for all sections of the society. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana has two categories: Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Urban and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin.The mission of PMAY Gramin is to provide pucca houses equipped with basic amenities to every homeless person and those who currently reside in Kutcha and dilapidated homes by 2022. Features of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana GraminFollowing are … [Read more...] about Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Gramin: Types, eligibility, features and benefits
Women are losing ground in the C-suite. The newest S&P Capital IQ found that only 21 women held the top job among S&P 500 companies. This is down from 25 in 2014. advertisement advertisement The report is a result of analysis of CEOs running S&P 500 companies between 2006 to 2015. Where multiple CEOs existed for a company, the longest serving would be counted. Overall, the study is not only a good indication of trends because of the length of time examined, but it’s an important measure, as this group of companies accounts for about 75% of the U.S. equity market by capitalization. Taken together with some other recent studies, the gender diversity picture is still starkly off balance. For example, McKinsey and LeanIn.org found that we are more than 100 years away from seeing women occupy the C-suite in half of the major businesses in the U.S. Although more than 50 years have passed since the Equal Pay Act was signed into law, one estimate from the Institute … [Read more...] about Bad News: The Gender Gap Is Widening In The C-Suite At Major Public Companies
In the hierarchy of things New York City residents kvetch about, housing ranks near the top. A dearth of affordable apartments has the city in a stranglehold and there’s seemingly no end to escalating rents. (Good luck finding a studio in Manhattan for less than $2,300 per month, the average going rate in the borough.) To tackle this problem, former mayor Michael Bloomberg staged a competition in 2012 to design a micro-units development. In just three years, the experimental buildings have hit the market. But is it enough to alleviate the affordable housing crisis? Short answer: it opens the conversation about retooling the city’s supply of apartments, but it’s not exactly a panacea for NYC’s housing headaches. advertisement advertisement Designed by the Brooklyn-based firm nArchitects, Carmel Place (formerly known as MyMicro) is located in Kips Bay, a neighborhood on Manhattan’s east side, familiar to many as “The place where that movie … [Read more...] about Micro Apartments: Utopia or Dystopia?