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Canada Pension Funds may drive in Rs 4000 crore to India

Canada Pension Funds may drive in Rs 4000 crore to India

Finance
Canada-based pension funds PSP Investments and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) are in talks to invest Rs 4,000 crore in an investment platform co-promoted by the government of India-sponsored National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), persons directly familiar with the matter said. The funds could invest in a special purpose vehicle (SPV) floated by NIIF to fund toll and annuitybased road projects, they said. The three parties are currently negotiating the structure of the partnership, which could entail the creation of a supervisory board in which the funds will have representation. The board will monitor investments made by the SPV. NIIF may invest a similar amount of money in the SPV to acquire a proportionate equity holding in the investment platform or may rope in ot
How to Make the Protein-Packed Breakfast Mindy Kaling and Jessica Alba Love

How to Make the Protein-Packed Breakfast Mindy Kaling and Jessica Alba Love

Health
The easiest way out of a food rut? Steal your friends' favorite recipes. That's what Mindy Kaling did last weekend when she copied Jessica Alba's "dope breakfast sandwich," made with broccoli, grape tomatoes, turkey bacon, and flaxseed bread (yum).Lucky for us, The Mindy Project star—who is pregnant with her first child—shared step-by-step snapshots of the prep process in an Instagram Story, so we can replicate Alba's quick-and-portable brekky too.@mindykaling/InstagramRELATED: The 20 Best Foods to Eat for BreakfastTo start, wash the broccoli florets and grape tomatoes; then slice the tomatoes in half. These veggies offer up a good dose of nutrients to help you power through your morning. Tomatoes are packed with the antioxidant lycopene and immune-boosting vi
Toys R Us files for bankruptcy protection

Toys R Us files for bankruptcy protection

Business
Toys R Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada as the chain grapples huge debts, tough competition and pressure from suppliers.The company, which has 1,600 stores worldwide employing more than 60,000 staff, said its operations outside the US and Canada did not come under the so-called Chapter 11 filing in Virginia and its Canadian equivalent.The announcement suggested there was no prospect of an immediate knock-on effect for its 110 stores, 2,500 staff or website in the UK.The chain is trading as normal worldwide.The proceedings across the Atlantic are designed to give loss-making Toys R Us time to reorganise its finances by protecting it from creditor demands as it tackles a debt pile of $ 5bn (£3.6bn) with a $ 400m bill looming next year.The private equity-owned compa
Security software infects 2 million computers

Security software infects 2 million computers

Technology
More than two million people who downloaded security software CCleaner have been infected by malware on their computers, its developers have confirmed.Piriform, the company behind the software, said on its website that a new version of the app had been tampered with before being released.The malicious code was added to the legitimate code for CCleaner, which allows users to wipe unwanted files from their hard-drives, and could have allowed hackers to take over the devices of 2.27 million people.Known as a "supply chain attack", hackers often target trusted software to bypass security checks that target organisations might have in place.Image:CCleaner allows users to wipe unwanted files from their hard-drives. Pic: Talos/CiscoThe version of the software which had been "illegally modified" h...
Size matters when it comes to extinction risk

Size matters when it comes to extinction risk

Science
The biggest and the smallest of the world's animals are most at risk of dying out, according to a new analysis.Size matters when it comes to extinction risk, with vertebrates in the so-called "Goldilocks zone" - not too big and not too small - winning out, say scientists.Action is needed to protect animals at both ends of the scale, they say.Heavyweights are threatened mainly by hunting, while featherweights are losing out to pollution and logging. "The largest vertebrates are mostly threatened by direct killing by humans," said a team led by Prof Bill Ripple of Oregon State University in Corvallis, US."Whereas the smallest species are more likely to have restricted geographic ranges - an important predictor of extinction risk - and be threatened by habitat degradation."The research adds t...