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Climate change tops list of world’s ‘extreme risks’

  LONDON: The Thinking Ahead Institute’s (TAI) Extreme risks 2019 report and ranking, which categorises rare events that could have a high impact on global economic growth and asset returns, has a new top three: global temperature change, global trade collapse and cyber warfare.   The Thinking...

AI, analytics among tech skills highest in demand: Infosys

  New Delhi: Technical skills that are in the greatest demand today are analytics, user experience, automation, IT architecture and Artificial Intelligence, revealed new research from Infosys on Thursday.   Infosys looked at two perspectives on the barriers that prevent sufficient demand-supply match of talent -- tangible...

91% Indians feel smart devices improve their overall health

Technology, Trends, Facts       Sep 12, 2019

  BENGALURU: Technology is making the Indians feel much younger, healthier and more emotionally connected, with 91 per cent respondents believing that smart devices, such as computers and smart displays are having a positive impact on the ability to improve their overall health, a study said...

World safest cities index: Tokyo tops list of 60, New Delhi ranks at 53

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health       Sep 04, 2019

  There’s a new surprise member of the world’s safest cities club. Washington, DC, has entered the top 10 in the Safe Cities index for the first time, while Hong Kong is a noticeable no-show after plummeting down the rankings. Tokyo took the No. 1 spot...

Cancer now a bigger killer than heart diseases in rich nations: Study

      Sep 03, 2019

Cancer has become the leading cause of death in rich nations, overtaking heart disease, according to the results of two landmark, decade-long global surveys of health trends released Tuesday.   Heart disease remains the leading cause of mortality among middle-aged adults globally, accounting for more than...

Unemployment rate among Indian women more than double of men: Study

Eco/Invest/Demography       Aug 30, 2019

The unemployment rate among women in India is more than double of that of men with similar qualifications, a new study has revealed. Titled "Gender Inclusion in Hiring in India", the study by two Harvard students, Rachel Levenson and Layla O'Kane, noted that 8.7 per...

HNIs in India spend most on art, prefer investing in the UK; like Old Monk

Eco/Invest/Demography, Wealth Management       Aug 30, 2019

  New Delhi: While real estate and stock market are the most preferred personal investments for high-net-worth Indians (HNIs), the most popular Indian liquor brand for them is Old Monk, a new Hurun India report said on Thursday.   The UK is the most preferred overseas investment...

Weak systems and funding gaps jeopardize drinking-water and sanitation in the world’s poorest countries:WHO

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health       Aug 28, 2019

  The World Health Organization (WHO) and UN-Water today sounded the alarm for an urgent increase in investment in strong drinking-water and sanitation systems.     The call came as the international water sector meets in Stockholm for its annual conference during World Water Week (25-30 August 2019)....

Why are Amazon fires potentially sparking global climate crisis?

A record number of fires ravaging the Amazon has drawn international outrage because of the rainforest’s importance to the global environment and prompted Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to dispatch the military to assist in firefighting.   Here is what you need to know about the disaster.  ...