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Traces of two unknown archaic human species turn up in modern DNA

Evidence of two unknown, archaic human species has turned up in our DNA(Credit:sprestiges/Depositphotos) Fossils are the most reliable way we can piece together the history of humans, but some clues have been inside us all along. The human genome can tell us where we’ve come from, and it’s hiding more than a few surprises. Now

Rediscovering the ancient practice of Yoga for the future generations

One of the biggest contributions of India to the world is the knowledge of Yoga, now accepted internationally by the United Nations (UN) and the world. International Yoga Day is celebrated every year on the day of Summer Solstice (June 21) since 2014.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO) One of the biggest contributions of India to the world

Bank of Baroda buys ₹3,000 crore DHFL loans

MUMBAI: Bank of Baroda (BoB) has entered into a transaction with Dewan Housing Finance Corp. Ltd (DHFL) to acquire loans worth ₹3,000 crore against its exposure to the non-bank lender, even as a lenders’ consortium to the stressed non-bank lender considers a resolution plan, two people aware of the development said. BoB acquired the pool of loans made

Americans Need A ‘Fitbit’ Of Banking

OBSERVATIONS FROM THE FINTECH SNARK TANK In a recent survey, the Financial Health Network asked financial services executives about their organizations’ most important strategic priorities. The second most-frequently mentioned priority–cited by seven in 10 banks and credit unions–was “improving customer financial health.” I’m not buying it. The Data Doesn’t Add Up If seven in 10 financial institutions are focused

Modern monetary theory- a resurrection of a failed idea

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Policymakers in the developed world have been left gasping amidst the ruins of slow economic growth, high youth unemployment and rising income inequality. Such conditions are usually the perfect breeding ground for heterodox economic ideas. The contemporary avatar of such an idea is the sensational modern monetary theory (MMT).

Merger impact: Bank of Baroda looks to rationalise 800-900 branches

NEW DELHI: State-owned Bank of Baroda (BoB) is considering the option of rationalising 800-900 branches across the country to improve operational efficiency, following its merger with Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank. The merger of Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank with BoB became effective from April 1. It does not make sense to have branches of Dena

View: Economies of scale in bank mergers would be huge

The recent successful merger of two public sector banks (PSBs), Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank, with Bank of BarodaNSE -2.97 % has paved the way for the future road map of PSB restructuring. It has created the right synergy, achieved scale & resulted in better shareholder value creation. It would be wrong to think that this move of GoI was in

The 7 Deadly Sinners of Networking

Business networking is a great tool and should go beyond generating potential new customers. Keeping up-to-date on industry or sector developments, exchanging ideas or brainstorming challenges with others in your field, finding opportunities for collaboration are just some of the benefits of networking. And sometimes it’s just the pleasure of a stimulating conversation! However, networking

Britons less trusting of social media than other major nations

People in developing countries are more trusting of social media, the survey found. Illustration: Guardian Design Britons trust social media platforms less than any other major nation and favour stronger regulation of Silicon Valley’s technology companies, according to a survey of 23 countries. More than four in five Britons distrust platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, with

Drawbacks of open source networking could impede full growth

Over the past few decades, open source software has made significant strides in enterprises. IT leadership has come to embrace a wide array of open source options, such as server and desktop operating systems, web browsers, and IoT devices. Enterprise open source generally lives up to the hype that surrounds it. However, one area of open source