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Scientists to publish first-ever land health report

Scientific Facts       Mar 26, 2018

Scientists will publish the first-ever analysis Monday of the global state of land and its ability to sustain a fast-growing human population that relies on it for 95 percent of all food.   The diagnosis is likely to be dire, providing a comprehensive overview of what...

How Railways Is Trying To Create "Zero Accident" Network

Risk Management       Mar 24, 2018

  SHIMLA:   In a move to create a "zero accident" network, the Indian Railways has decided to install coach-defect monitoring systems on 65 rail sections across the country. Officials said these include 25 sections on Central and Western Railway, both of which have an extensive rail...

Robots can be risky,Allianz

Technology       Mar 22, 2018

Chatbots, autonomous vehicles, and connected machines in digital factories foreshadow what the future will look like: The widespread implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications brings many advantages for businesses such as increased efficiencies, fewer repetitive tasks and better customer experiences. However, in the wrong hands,...

Warming climate will displace millions in coming decades: World Bank

Climate Change       Mar 20, 2018

The number of people fleeing crop failures, droughts and rising sea levels will grow drastically over the next three decades if world governments do not intervene, according to a World Bank report released today.   By 2050, 86 million "climate migrants" will be displaced in Sub-Saharan...

India most vulnerable country to climate change: HSBC report

Climate Change       Mar 20, 2018

India is the most vulnerable country to climate change, followed by Pakistan, the Philippines and Bangladesh, a ranking by HSBC showed on Monday.   The bank assessed 67 developed, emerging and frontier markets on vulnerability to the physical impacts of climate change, sensitivity to extreme weather...

Climate change heightens key risks for P&C insurance, reinsurance sectors: Moody's

Climate Change       Mar 17, 2018

Climate change creates significant challenges for the property and casualty (P&C) insurance and reinsurance sectors and has a net negative credit impact on the industry, Moody's Investors Service says in a new report. To a lesser degree, climate change also presents opportunities for firms to...

Finland tops 2018 global happiness index

Health       Mar 14, 2018

Fans of skiing, saunas and Santa Claus won't be surprised to hear Finland is the happiest place to live.  The World Happiness Report published Wednesday ranked 156 countries by happiness levels, based on factors such as life expectancy, social support and corruption.    Indians, it appears,...

Foreign investors' bearish stance continues in March; outflow at Rs 60 bn

Economy       Mar 11, 2018

Foreign investors have pulled out nearly Rs 60 billion from the Indian capital markets in just six trading days of the month primarily due to better opportunities in other emerging nations.Net withdrawal by foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) from equities stood at Rs 24 billion during...

Health savings to outweigh costs of limiting global warming in India, China

Climate Change       Mar 04, 2018

Paris: The estimated cost of measures to limit Earth-warming greenhouse gas emissions can be more than offset by reductions in deaths and disease from air pollution, researchers said on Saturday.It would cost $22.1 trillion (17.9 trillion euros) to $41.6 trillion between 2020 and 2050 for...