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Boosting literacy might unlock a $50 bn opportunity in India's e-comm space

Economy, Technology       Aug 09, 2018

  Enhancing literacy and building locally relevant solutions can drive usage and transactions among Internet users in the country, helping unlock a $50 billion opportunity in the e-commerce space, a report said on Thursday.   The report by Google, Bain & Company, and Omidyar Network stated that...

Laptop Battery fire in checked luggage could bring down an Airliner: Study

Non Life-News, Risk Management       Aug 04, 2018

  A single personal electronic device that overheats and catches fire in checked luggage on an airliner can overpower the aircraft’s fire suppression system, potentially creating a fire that could rage uncontrolled, according to new government research. Regulators had thought that single lithium battery fires would...

Indian married women have sexual autonomy like right to say 'no': SC

Life-News       Aug 02, 2018

  New Delhi: If a woman has right to say 'no' then it has to be accepted that she also does not lose her "sexual autonomy" after marriage, an Indian Supreme Court judge today said.   Justice D Y Chandrachud, who was part of a five-judge Constitution...

AI system can identify your personality from eye movements

Technology       Jul 29, 2018

  Scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence system that can track a person's eye movements to identify their personality type. Researchers, including those from the University of Stuttgart in Germany and Flinders University in Australia used state-of-the-art machine-learning algorithms to demonstrate a link between personality...

Extreme Weather in Europe and Asia Sparks Wildfires, Floods

Climate Change, Disaster Management       Jul 27, 2018

  Extreme weather that’s gripping northern Europe and parts of Asia may persist through early August, prolonging a deadly heatwave that’s parched crops and sparked devastating forest fires.   Temperatures have risen to a record from Japan to Norway because of a stationary blocking high-pressure system, the...

New model can predict landslides caused by earthquakes

Disaster Management       Jul 27, 2018

  Scientists have developed a model that can estimate the likelihood of landslides caused by earthquakes anywhere in the world.   The estimates can be available within minutes, providing potentially life-saving information to people who are affected by earthquakes and the agencies and organisations charged with responding...

Climate Change Is Beginning to Shift Planet’s Seasons: Scientists

Climate Change       Jul 23, 2018

  Poring over four decades of satellite data, climate scientists have concluded for the first time that humans are pushing seasonal temperatures out of balance—shifting what one researcher called the very “march of the seasons themselves.”   Ever-mindful of calculable uncertainty and climate deniers, the authors give...

Mumbai most expensive for expats living in India, says survey

Economy       Jun 26, 2018

The cost of living for expats in Mumbai is the highest in the country, and more expensive than its global peers like Melbourne and Frankfurt, a survey has said. The financial capital of the country is ranked at the 55th spot in terms of cost...

World's most powerful supercomputer unveiled

Technology       Jun 18, 2018

  US scientists have unveiled the world's most powerful and smartest scientificsupercomputer that can complete over 200,000 trillion calculations per second - providing unprecedented computing power for research in energy, advanced materials and artificial intelligence (AI).  The US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)supercomputer...

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