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Source: Times of India

LONDON: A well-known Indian-American surgeon and writer Atul Gawande will deliver this year's prestigious BBC Reith Lectures in four global cities, including Delhi. Dr Gawande, a Harvard professor and best-selling author, will give four talks later this year, grouped under the title 'The Future of Medicine'. 

The 48-year-old said he was "flattered and grateful" to be invited to speak in Boston, London, Edinburgh and Delhi. "I hope to use the lectures to bring together my thinking on how medicine is changing and must change globally," he said in a statement. Read more...

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Source: Times of India

CHENNAI: American doughnut chain Krispy Kreme has launched its first shop in Chennai at Express Avenue mall. This is the company's 13th shop in India and the company will add four more outlets in Chennai over the next few months. 

Krispy Kreme has entered the Indian market in partnership with Citymax Hotels India, the hospitality division of Dubai-based retail and hospitality conglomerate Landmark group. Read more...

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Source: blueandgreentomorrow.com, timesofindia.com

The BRICS group, made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, have established their own international bank, to promote sustainable investment and to act as an emergency reserve. In a declaration, the nations said: “BRICS continue to face significant financing constraints to address infrastructure gaps and sustainable development needs ....These initiatives show that, despite our diversity, our countries are committed to a solid and productive association," Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said at a summit in the northeastern seaside city of Fortaleza.

To ease worries of any nation getting more power than the other, BRICS leaders agreed to put the bank's headquarters in Shanghai. The first president will be Indian while the first board chair will hail from Brazil. Read more...

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