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Mutual funds managing more equity assets than insurers for the first time: ICRA report

Mutual funds managing more equity assets than insurers for the first time: ICRA report

Finance
For the first time, mutual funds have managed more money in equities than insurers in the month of October 2018, according to the data released by National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL). As per the data, equity assets managed by insurance companies came in at Rs 9.22 lakh crore as against Rs 9.32 lakh crore by mutual funds. Data released by Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) showed that assets under management (AUM) of the mutual fund industry grew at 8.08% month-on-month (MoM) and 5.45% year-on-year (YoY) basis to Rs 24.03 lakh crore in November 2018. Equity AUM (including equity linked savings scheme), balanced funds and ETFs run by mutual funds stood at Rs 10.44 lakh crore in November 2018, up by 3.74% (MoM basis) and 8.92% (YoY basis). As per ICRA report, the mutual fun...
Childcare: 'I left my job to spend time with my baby'

Childcare: 'I left my job to spend time with my baby'

Business
James Cornwell found it tough to return to work after his baby son was born. He and his wife had no family help and the baby kept him awake much of the night. When his firm refused to offer him more flexibility to help him cope, he quit. The struggle of juggling a job with family, whether that's kids or elderly relatives, is familiar to many of us.Some firms try to help. US bank Goldman Sachs, for example, recently said it would offer staff emergency nannies or carers. But should firms do more?Goldman's new policy allows UK staff 20 days of emergency "in-home" care, charged at £4 an hour, well below the market rate. Workers can use it to pay for an emergency nanny, to look after an ill child or to take care of an elderly relative who needs short-ter...
Japanese airborne troops jump from U.S. aircraft onto Japanese soil for first time

Japanese airborne troops jump from U.S. aircraft onto Japanese soil for first time

Business
Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A C-130J Super Hercules Special Operations cargo and transport plane from the U.S. Air Force 36th Airlift Squadron became the first U.S. aircraft to drop Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers on Hiju-dai drop zone in Japan as part of the Keen Sword exercises. The jump took place in Oita prefecture, Japan, on Nov. 4, during exercise Keen Sword with 120 paratroopers from the JGSDF's 1st Airborne Brigade and observers from the U.S. Army. "It is great that we are finally able to drop JGSDF paratroopers from U.S. aircraft in Japan," Keen Sword C-130J mission commander and 36th AS C-139J pilot Capt. Jeffrey Larkin said in a press release. "Also, this is the first time that the 36th AS will fly over Hiju-dai drop zone. This is another exciting moment for us because we can fly ...
Daylight saving time: How it affects your sleep, and tips to adjust to the extra hour

Daylight saving time: How it affects your sleep, and tips to adjust to the extra hour

Health
It’s here, some people’s favorite weekend between Halloween and Thanksgiving –- the end of Daylight Saving Time. Remember to “fall back” this Sunday – most of our nation gets a bonus. But don't make a common mistake: Turning that extra hour into an extra hour of sleep. We'll explain, but first, the basics. November 4 at 2 a.m., most of the country will move from Daylight Saving Time (DST) to Standard Time (ST). No. If you live in Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and most of Arizona, your clocks will stay the same. For the rest of you –- enjoy your bonus hour. Janet Kennedy, PhD., clinical psychologist and founder of NYC Sleep Doctor, says the best strategy is to switch to the new time right away -- stick to ...
Too much screen time, too little sleep linked to child development problems: Study

Too much screen time, too little sleep linked to child development problems: Study

Health
The average American child spends 3.6 hours staring at a computer, television, tablet, or smartphone daily -- an amount of screen time associated with inferior cognitive development and academic performance, according to a new study of over 4,500 children between the ages of eight and 11 published yesterday in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. The study was conducted by Canadian researchers, but examined children in the U.S. using the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth. Those guidelines recommend that children get nine to 11 hours of uninterrupted sleep, less than two hours of screen time and at least one hour of physical activity every day. The children who scored best on tests for assessing language abilities, memory, executive function, attention, and proc...