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Running makes you smarter. While intense exercise literally creates brain cells, they are basically stem cells waiting to be put to use. A recent Cell Metabolism study examined Cathepsin B (CTSB) protein secretion during running. By assisting in the expression of BDNF, this protein had beneficial effects on cognition, specifically enhanced adult brain cell growth in the hippocampus and spatial memory function. But there's still that question: why does the body need to reward us with greater cognitive function and more effective spatial memory and awareness just because we run? The answer may lie in natural selection. More here

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Sports
Want more football players to play outside India: Gurpreet Singh
Want more football players to play outside India: Gurpreet  Singh
In India for the international friendly against Puerto Rico, Gurpreet Singh says quite a few U17 players could play abroad for better exposure.


Job: Lead Software Engineer | JRC Technologies | 2-4 yrs | Mumbai
JRC Technologies is the umbrella company for three e-commerce plays – in 3 varying industries: Travel, Fin Tech and Fashion – namely xplorz.com, makemyreturns.com and bookdlook.com. We are looking at developing a revamped platform for each of these companies with a focus on adopting newer technologies and artificial intelligence based on buying patterns that we have acquired over the years. The lead will be in charge of all 3 projects and will have to be an integral part of the conceptualization and thinking process. The lead will also be in charge of the junior developers that the company will hire subsequently. Apply Now

 


Sports
Dale Steyn: Put on Earth to bowl in Test cricket
Dale Steyn: Put on Earth to bowl in Test cricket
Bharat Sundaresan tells you why Dale Steyn is head and shoulders above not just his contemporaries but also the legends of the past.


Sports
‘Mini IPL’ in USA plans put on hold, says Anurag Thakur
‘Mini IPL’ in USA plans put on hold, says Anurag  Thakur
The main hurdle of of putting hold on hosting a 'mini IPL' in the USA, according to Anurag Thakur, is the time zone difference.


Sports
How medals change metals: Why athletes are retested for doping
How medals change metals: Why athletes are retested for doping
Amid reports of Yogeshwar Dutt’s 4-year-old London Olympics bronze being upgraded to silver because the original medallist has failed a dope test, Indian Express explains how and why samples are retested.


Sports
Harsha Bhogle’s Column: Home boards need to pay if their negligence leads to loss of play
Harsha Bhogle’s Column: Home boards need to pay if their  negligence leads to loss of play
I believe that, except in unforeseen conditions, you always start on time and the losses should be borne by whoever is responsible for the delay.


Sports
Bastian Schweinsteiger bows out as Germany beat Finland 2-1
Bastian Schweinsteiger bows out as Germany beat  Finland 2-1
Bastian Schweinsteiger played for 68 minutes before going off to a standing ovation.


Entertainment
You will never believe how much Kapil Sharma and his team earn from The Kapil Sharma Show
You will never believe how much Kapil Sharma and his team  earn from The Kapil Sharma Show
Kapil Sharma reportedly charges a whopping Rs 60 lakh per episode of The Kapil Sharma Show, which brings his earning per month close to Rs 5 crore approximately.


Entertainment
Ranbir Kapoor performed on Ae Dil Hai Mushkil song before I gave it my voice: Arijit Singh
Ranbir Kapoor performed on Ae Dil Hai Mushkil  song before I gave it my voice: Arijit Singh
Arijit Singh says he crooned the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil song after carefully observing the mannerisms of Ranbir Kapoor in the video already shot for the track.


Entertainment
Rustom was a gamble: Neeraj Pandey
Rustom was a gamble: Neeraj Pandey
Neeraj Pandey is happy that they took the risk of making Akshay Kumar starrer Rustom on instinct.


Entertainment
Ranbir Kapoor is open to play homosexual onscreen, all thanks to Fawad Khan
Ranbir Kapoor is open to play homosexual onscreen, all  thanks to Fawad Khan
Ranbir Kapoor also said he is willing to play a second lead in a movie, but conditions apply.



Retail
Zapmart to raise USD 10 million from first round of funding
Zapmart is keen to raise USD 10 million from its Series A round of funding, in which they are in talks with few angel investors and are looking out fo..

Retail
Hybrid model gives buffer to online grocery
Until a couple of months ago, the neighbourhood kirana store was the go-to-shop for regular groceries and staples but growth of online grocery stores changed the story.

Retail
Arvind to sell 15% at $1bn valuation in brands arm
Textile tycoon Sanjay Lalbhai-led Arvind has met with merchant banks ahead of its plans to raise Rs 900 crore ($134 million) by divesting about a 15% stake in the fully owned subsidiary Arvind Lifestyle

Retail
Ananya Birla to launch luxury venture Curocarte.com in September
Curocarte.com will sell handmade products sourced from around the world to India’s elite and also to a global audience


Telecom
From big oil to big data: Inside Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani's $20 billion start-up
From big oil to big data:  Inside Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani's $20 billion start-up - VCCircle
At the vast open-plan headquarters of Indian telecom start-up Jio (Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, or RJIL), billionaire oil tycoon Mukesh Ambani stands in short sleeves beneath a digital tracker that logs every new subscriber to his service [...]


Telecom
India's data tariffs much higher than other developing countries
India's data tariffs much  higher than other developing countries - ETTelecom.com
Indian users spend an average 2.6% of per capita gross national income on data usage compared to 0.4-0.5 percent in developed economies.


Telecom
WhatsApp lands in hot water in India over privacy policy changes
WhatsApp lands in hot water in  India over privacy policy changes - Mashable
Taking note of the concerns raised by petitioners Karmanya Singh Sareen and Shreya Sethi, the high court has asked DoT and TRAI to file their replies by September 14.


Telecom
How Reliance Jio has shaken the Indian telecom sector

The effect of Reliance Jio is such that even before its commercial launch, it has completely shaken up the market and forced giants like Airtel and Vodafone to cut their tariffs and offer free calls and services in order to remain relevant and compete with Jio.

 



Politics

Politics
The Tyranny Of The Unelected Is Thwarting The Will Of Delhi's People
The Tyranny Of The Unelected Is Thwarting The Will Of Delhi's People
In the last few weeks, Delhi has been reduced to a Middle Eastern constitutional monarchy. We have an elected legislature, but the Sultan of Delhi, Najeeb Jung, doe


Politics
Azadi Resurrected: A Referendum In Blood
Azadi Resurrected: A Referendum In Blood
As I write this, it is the 51st day of protests in Kashmir. The number of those killed by the Indian forces is 69+; the injured are more than 8500; more than 570 have had their eye


Politics
GST: 14 states ratify; cos want 18% rate but states seek assurance on passing on benefit
GST: 14 states ratify; cos want 18% rate  but states seek assurance on passing on benefit
The state governments have sought an assurance from the corporates that they will indeed pass on the benefits of lower rate to the consumer



Digital
E-tailing has left the king of India's private sector retail Kishore Biyani scathed - twice

Kishore Biyani has been an unrivalled of the private sector retail business in India for a long time now. However, retailing over the internet has left Biyani scathed—twice.  Business Standard, earlier this week, reported that Kishore Biyani, CEO of Future Group will be closing Big Bazaar Direct within a week just three years in the business due to lack of a viable business model. Like Future Bazaar, his first online venture, Big Bazaar Direct will also shut as the businesses fail to make money. 

 


Digital
CarDekho.com parent Girnar Software launches BusesDekho.com
CarDekho.com parent Girnar  Software launches BusesDekho.com
Jaipur-based Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd, the company behind several auto portals, including CarDekho.com, BikeDekho.com and Gaadi.com, has launched BusesDekho.com, a new portal in the passenger commercial vehicle segment. BusesDekho will bridge the gap between manufacturers and bus owners in th


Digital
Vishal Sikka wants Infosys to hardsell its automation, ecommerce plans to clients
Vishal Sikka  wants Infosys to hardsell its automation, ecommerce plans to clients
Infosys said it was hoping to become the go-to IT provider for its customers and reducing the amount of work that comes from requests-for-proposals (RFP).


Digital
AI-based personal mobile assistant app Mihup secures $6.7 million from Accel Partners
AI-based personal mobile  assistant app Mihup secures $6.7 million from Accel Partners
Kolkata-based Mihup Communications Pvt Ltd, which operates an artificial intelligence-based personal mobile assistant app, has secured over Rs 45 crore ($6.7 million) from Accel Partners. The VC firm is picking up 20% stake in the startup. Besides Accel, Stayzilla’s chief technology officer a



Software
Data tariff in India has a scope for 75% cut, says study
Data tariff in India has a  scope for 75% cut, says study
The study said that India's data tariff (based on current average revenue per GB of Rs 228) is significantly higher than that of developed and developing countries.


Software
US must commit not to discriminate against Indian companies, says Nasscom
US must commit  not to discriminate against Indian companies, says Nasscom
"The US should revisit the issue of hike in visa fee, and find appropriate alternatives to fund their (social) objectives," R Chandrashekhar, President of Nasscom said.


Software
Micromax to revive Yu brand to take on Chinese smartphone makers like Vivo, Oppo and others
Micromax to revive Yu brand to  take on Chinese smartphone makers like Vivo, Oppo and others
Yu will be elevated as the flagship brand targeting youth in the premium segment and Micromax will focus on feature and smartphones priced under Rs 12,000.



HR
Top 6 IT jobs that will survive automation pressure
Top 6 IT jobs that will survive  automation pressure - Gizmodo India
Automation is being projected as a threat to jobs, but some job profiles will indeed grow even in that era! Diksha Gupta, TechGig.comEver since automation


HR

HR
India should focus on low-end manufacturing: Chinese media
India should  focus on low-end manufacturing: Chinese media - Economic Times
India should be realistic in addressing its employment issue and focus more on developing its low-end industries to create more jobs.


HR
Panel on state jobs yet to submit its report
The state government's apathy towards implementing the important condition of providing jobs proportionate to each region's population has come to fore yet again, with the special cabinet subcommittee formed to present a status report yet to submit its report though a year has elapsed.

 



Finance
Reliance Jio: A peep into Mukesh Ambani’s $20 billion start-up
Reliance Jio: A  peep into Mukesh Ambani’s $20 billion start-up - Livemint
The prospect of Reliance Jio, which has not yet been commercially launched, has raised hopes of cheaper, more reliable data for Indian users


Finance
Banks may soon urge customers to link Aadhaar to account via ATM
Banks may soon urge customers  to link Aadhaar to account via ATM - Economic Times
UIDAI, the implementing agency of Aadhaar numbers, is of the view that ATMs could be the key considering there are about 1.5 lakh ATMs in the country and they enjoy high daily footfalls.


Finance
India's top woman banker Arundhati Bhattacharya sees cracks in glass ceiling
India's top  woman banker Arundhati Bhattacharya sees cracks in glass ceiling - Economic Times
As hiring managers complain about a lack of talented women candidates for board-level jobs, her view is that they simply have not looked hard enough.


Finance
NPCI starts pilot for Bharat Bill Payment System
NPCI starts pilot for Bharat  Bill Payment System - Economic Times
It is an integrated platform connecting banks and non-bank entities in bill aggregation business like billers, payment service providers, retail bill outlets etc.



Marketing
Two way battle for live sports in India : Sony to acquire TEN Sports from Zee for $385 million
Two way battle for live sports  in India : Sony to acquire TEN Sports from Zee for $385 million - Medianama
Looks like the sports broadcasting business in India is in for some competition, and it's going to be a two way battle between Sony and STAR: Sony Pictures Networks India is buying TEN Sports and its portfolio of channels from the Zee group company Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited.


Marketing
Millennials, A Demographic As Diverse As The APAC Region Itself : Report
Millennials, A  Demographic As Diverse As The APAC Region Itself : Report - CMO
Members of this group are the most digitally engaged sector of the population. However, Asia-Pacific marketers continue to get it wrong when they target them as a homogenous group.


Marketing
Nissan looks to double market share in India by 2020 : Report
Nissan looks to double market  share in India by 2020 : Report - Economic Times
On the rationalisation of variants, he said it is regular process which is being taken with the purpose of making it easy for the customer with lesser number of grades.


Marketing
Speak The Language Of Hispanic Shoppers
Speak The Language Of Hispanic  Shoppers - CMO
Appealing to Hispanics, a powerful and growing shopper segment in grocery and other retail sectors, requires marketers to have a deeper understanding of Hispanic shopper behavior.



Logistics
President to notify GST council as Goa becomes 15th state to ratify bill
President to  notify GST council as Goa becomes 15th state to ratify bill - The Indian Express
Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar termed the GST Bill as "historical, revolutionary and far sighted".


Logistics

Logistics
Regional connectivity, who takes on smaller cities first: AIR India, SpiceJet make the cut; bigger jets stay away
Regional connectivity, who  takes on smaller cities first: AIR India, SpiceJet make the cut; bigger jets stay away - Economic Times
While Alliance Air, the regional subsidiary of Air India, operates a fleet of 70-seat ATRs, SpiceJet has similar-sized Bombardier Q400 aircraft.


Logistics
Get your marriage on Track: Take your wedding vows aboard a Luxury Indian Train
Get your  marriage on Track: Take your wedding vows aboard a Luxury Indian Train - The Better India (blog)
Couples can customise their experience, choosing from luxury or semi-luxury coaches, travel circuits, food, and decorations.



Construction
Magicbricks launches new services to improve home buyers experience and bring in more transparency in property listings
Magicbricks launches new  services to improve home buyers experience and bring in more transparency in property listings - ET Realty
The new services launched there are PropWorth, Advice, Magicbricks Forum and MB Premium, which are set to make home buying process a hassle free and a..


Construction

Construction
10 Residential Projects Put on Hold in Bengaluru after builders Openly Flout Order
10 Residential  Projects Put on Hold in Bengaluru after builders Openly Flout Order - News18
Ankshu Ecstasy of TGR Projects India, a prominent residential project, has even constructed the entire apartment complex despite being denied environmental clearance.


Construction
Cabinet action boosts construction firms stocks, HCC, Gammon India, ARSS Infra lead
Shares of construction firms rallied on Wednesday as the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved various measures to revive the construction sector which has been undergoing stress.



Franchise
Should you care about culture in your franchise business?
Should you care about culture  in your franchise business? - The Balance
Don Fox, Firehouse Subs CEO on company culture - the one thing that will most strongly influence the success or demise of a business or a brand.


Franchise
Considerations while creating the profile of your ideal franchisee
Considerations while creating  the profile of your ideal franchisee - The Balance
Once you know who you want as your franchisee it becomes easier to create a message targeted to that audience.



Ecommerce
Mountain Capital to invest in Paytm; investment will be used for expansion and scaling up, boosting payments and commerce
Mountain Capital to invest in  Paytm; investment will be used for expansion and scaling up, boosting payments and commerce - Economic Times
NASSCOM in its representation said the sector is creating huge job opportunities and allowing small industries to sell their products.

Ecommerce
Fashion rental platform Flyrobe raises $5.3 milion in Series A funding led by IDG Ventures
Fashion rental platform Flyrobe  raises $5.3 milion in Series A funding led by IDG Ventures - knowstartup (press release)
Flyrobe, a fashion rental platform, announced on Tuesday that it had raised $5.3 million in series A funding.

Ecommerce
With 4000 jobs lost, AskMe employees talk about horrible events that led to its downfall
With 4000 jobs lost, AskMe  employees talk about horrible events that led to its downfall - ETtech.com
After temporarily suspending operations a few weeks back, Gurgaon-based e-commerce website Askmebazaar has now reportedly shut down and laid off 4000 employees owing to a severe fund crunch.

Ecommerce
Why 2016 has not been too great for Indian start-ups
Why 2016 has not been too great  for Indian start-ups - Business Today
Business Today
In fashion, there were at least 10 established names, including Myntra, Jabong, Yepme and Limeroad. Similarly, there are five prominent players now in the Indian furniture e-tailing category: Pepperfry, Urban Ladder, FabFurnish, Homelane, and Livspace.






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