Category archives: Business

Meet Canada's youngest billionaire on 2019 Forbes ranking

Forty-five Canadians have made Forbes magazine’s annual list of billionaires, with the youngest Canuck being 37-year-old e-commerce founder Peter Szulczewski. With a net worth of US$1.4 billion, the Polish-Canadian entrepreneur came in at number 1,605 on the global list, but ranked 34th out of the 45 Canadians. Shopify founder Tobi Lutke was the second-youngest Canadian on the list at 38 years old, followed by StumbleUpon’s 40-year-old Garrett Camps. Szulczewski is […]

Billion Dollar Fund for Women Expands to Canada

It is a well-understood fact that there is a clear lack of diversity when it comes to gender representation in VC firms. Billion Dollar Fund for Women is looking to even the tables by increasing total investments for women-led companies, and now the initiative has come to Canada to recruit local VC firms. The fund will be led in Canada by Lally Rementilla, the president of Quantius, a Toronto-based IP […]

India wants to make medical tourism a $9 billion industry by 2020

New Delhi (CNN) There are many reasons people go to India: the culture, the food, the weather. But in recent years, another factor drawing visitors is health care. India’s medical tourism industry could grow by 200% by 2020, hitting $9 billion, according to Ministry of Tourism figures. As it tries to expand the industry, the country is trying to make it easier for people to come for medical reasons. It’s […]


After a long period of relative calm, investors have faced more volatile markets in recent months. In Q4 last year, the S&P 500 came within 63 basis points of a technical bear market, dropping -19.37% from a high of 2,930 in September to a Christmas Eve low of 2,351. Risk assets have since recovered ground, but with volatility likely to remain higher in 2019 and global growth slowing even in […]

Ending country quota for Green Cards will lead to Indian, Chinese domination on path to US citizenship: Report

Removing country limits for Green Cards will drastically reduce waiting time for those in queue, mostly from India and China, and protect them from exploitative employers, but will also lead to people of these two countries dominating this route to US citizenship, according to a new report. “Indian (and to a lesser extent Chinese and Filipino) nationals wait in much longer queues of pending employment-based petitions” for Green Card than […]

Prajapatis Get Their ‘Kohinoor’: Two Labourers To Get Rs 2.30 Crore For Panna Mine’s One Of The Biggest Diamonds

The two labourers, Motilal and Raghuveer Prajapati, who found a large diamond in the mines of Panna District two months ago are set to see a sudden increase in their bank balance. They had their diamond auctioned last Friday for Rs 2.55 crore, and will soon receive the amount, reports Times of India. The diamond officer of Panna, Santosh Singh, said that a Jhansi-based jeweller and a BSP leader from […]

Top Tips for Building New Credit at Any Time

Top Tips for Building New Credit at Any Time Whether you are a student, entrepreneur or any other individual with an interest in building new credit, then you need some helpful insights. Considering the numerous things that can lead to a tpoor credit score, many people out there have already suffered a major blow. Bad credit mainly puts people at a disadvantage when they want to access loans either for […]

GST standard rate to be fixed between 12-18% as revenues increase: Arun Jaitley

Going forward, as tax revenues significantly increase, India will have GST slabs of 0 per cent, 5 per cent and a standard rate between 12-18 per cent for commonly-used items, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Monday. Luxury and sin goods will, however, continue to be taxed in a higher bracket. In a Facebook post titled Eighteen Months of GST’, Jaitley said, of the 1,216 commodities which are used, broadly 183 […]

Soon, no more free incoming calls on Airtel, Vodafone-Idea

Telecom operators Airtel and Vodafone-Idea may soon do away with life-time free incoming plans by charging a minimum amount from subscribers to keep their number in use. Telcos feel that the aggressive competition in the market led by Reliance Jio has not only impacted their revenue, but also have led them to revamp the current tariffs. Customers will no longer be able to avail life-time free incoming calls. This comes […]


Technical Guruji becomes world’s first tech YouTube channel with 10 million subscribers

Technical Guruji, a YouTube channel run by Dubai-based Gaurav Choudhary, which is one of the most subscribed tech YouTube channel has now become the world’s first tech YouTube channel with 10 million subscribers and over 800 million views. Gaurav Choudhary, the man behind the world’s only most subscribed tech YouTube channel — Technical Guruji — rose to fame for his tech videos in Hindi. Technical Guruji basically provides information and […]