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Angel Broking introduces smallcase services for thematic investments in equities and ETFs

Angel Broking introduces smallcase services for thematic investments in equities and ETFs

Finance
Empowering its customers to build their long-term equity portfolio with superior transparency and professionally managed stock baskets, Angel Broking Ltd. has now integrated smallcase offerings into all of its platforms. The latest integration will enable Angel Broking customers to purchase curated baskets of stocks or ETFs based on an objective, theme, or strategy. Smallcases are portfolios of stocks/ETFs that are created & managed by India's top SEBI-registered advisors and research professionals. All investments are based on a market opportunity derived from an objective, theme, or strategy such as 'Smart Beta', 'Thematic and Sectoral', 'All-Weather Investing', and ETF-based smallcases alongside others. These smallcases can be further categorized based on their risk exposure and the...
Microsoft introduces Viva software for remote work market

Microsoft introduces Viva software for remote work market

Business
Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Microsoft announced Thursday an employee experience platform called Viva aimed at improving work. The new Viva platform is designed to unify the employee experience across four key areas -- engagement, wellbeing, learning and knowledge, Microsoft said in a statement. Advertisement Viva was launched Thursday, with parts of the platform rolling out through 2021. It is designed to build on the Microsoft Teams communication platform, which is part of Microsoft 365 products. The need for employee experience platforms has grown as more people have shifted to remote work amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Analysts estimate a $ 300 billion annual market for such platforms. "As the world of work changes, the next horizon of innovation will come from a focus on creativity, engagement and ...
South Korea introduces mask mandate in COVID-19 fight

South Korea introduces mask mandate in COVID-19 fight

World
SEOUL, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- South Korean health authorities issued a new order that makes wearing face masks mandatory in high-risk areas including public transportation, hospitals, long-term care facilities and mass rallies, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency announced Tuesday. Individual violators of the rule will face fines of up to $ 87, while operators of facilities and organizers of rallies who fail to enforce the mandate can be hit with fines of $ 2,600 and could face closure. Advertisement The new regulations went into effect on Tuesday, but a grace period of one month will be in effect before the fines are implemented, the KDCA said. The announcement comes a day after South Korea eased its social distancing guidelines from Level 2 to Level 1 on its three-tier scale as th...
UK introduces new fast-track visa to attract scientists

UK introduces new fast-track visa to attract scientists

Technology
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has introduced a new fast-track visa to attract more of the world’s best scientists to the U.K. in hopes of creating a global science “superpowerByThe Associated PressJanuary 27, 2020, 12:07 AM2 min readLONDON -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced a new fast-track visa to attract more of the world’s best scientists to the U.K. in hopes of creating a global science “superpower.” Johnson paired the announcement of the Global Talent route program with a pledge of 300 million pounds ($ 392 million) for research into advanced mathematics. The money will help fund researchers and doctoral students whose work in math underpins myriad developments such as safer air travel, smart phone technology and artificial intelligence. The new visa route wil...
‘The Bachelor’ introduces Peter Weber’s bachelorettes

‘The Bachelor’ introduces Peter Weber’s bachelorettes

Entertainment
Dec. 16 (UPI) -- ABC released a promo for the new season of The Bachelor Monday that introduced the new contestants. Peter Weber is the bachelor in the season that premieres January 6. The contestants' names are Victoria P., Hannah Ann, Victoria F., Kelley, Mykenna, Lexi, Maurissa, Savannah, Tammy, Jade, Payton, Eunice, Sydney, Natasha, Kelsey, Deandra, Courtney, Alayah, Lauren, Sarah, Madison, Katrina, Shiann, Kylie, Alexa. Five more introduced in an ABC press release include Avonlea, Jasmine, Jenna, Kiarra and Megan. Contestants Victoria P and Hannah Ann gush about Weber. "He's perfect," Victoria P., a 27-year-old nurse from Alexandria, LA, says. "He's really cute," Hannah Ann, a 23-year-old model from Knoxville, Tenn. says. Scenes showed a shirtless Weber hosing down an airplane. "Are...