Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: WEF

64% workers globally would trust a robot manager more than their human boss

Sales of industrial robots in India jumped by 39 per cent in a year, while China is aiming to become one of world’s most automated nations by 2020.

A Dutch butcher is winning hearts by making plants taste just like meat

For every 1 kg of beef, almost 3 kg of human-edible feed is needed to feed the cow. So the Vegetarian Butcher just cuts out the middle-man (or cow in this case).

How Kolkata with electric buses and ferries plans to fight air pollution

Kolkata averaged a PM 2.5 concentration of 85.4 micrograms per cubic metre of air in 2018, more than eight times the recommended limit.

That’s not his name: 5 things you do not know about Leonardo Da Vinci

500 years after Da Vinci's death, the largest exhibition of his work is being held in Paris. It has taken years to organise, but has not been free of controversy.

Less than 20% menstruating girls & women in India use pads. Here’s how to overcome barriers

Most girls remain unaware of menstruation until their first menstrual cycle. The lack of awareness means they do not prioritise it as an essential health need.

This is how we can empower 8 billion minds by 2030

Mental health disorders are among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide and could cost the global economy some $16 trillion by 2030.

Rising air pollution is fuelling violent behaviour, say scientists

A team from Colorado State University in US calculated that 10 per cent reduction in particulate levels could save $1.4 billion in crime costs per year.

Schools in Australia show how happiness apps can improve student mental health

Such apps can have limits, but can work wonders for those who live in countries lacking facilities, or because they simply can’t afford to get professional help.

Greenhouse gas emissions have already peaked in 30 major cities like New York, Paris, London

Almost four years after nearly 200 countries signed the Paris Agreement, the world is far from meeting its goals. Global emissions hit a record high in 2018.

A Turkish artist has built a wall of shoes for women killed by domestic violence

In Turkey, when someone dies, there is a tradition of placing their shoes outside an entrance.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.