Friday, 20 May, 2022
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Automation & AI won’t make low-skilled jobs disappear

Companies must ensure that employees don’t get stuck in low-skilled jobs, but are instead able to grow in knowledge and skills.

Humans aren’t naturally designed to be happy

The happiness and positive-thinking industry is worth $11 billion a year, but happiness is an abstract idea with no equivalent in actual human experience.

Building thick houses & eating tomatoes: The unexpected realities of living on the moon

The question is whether we as a society have the stomach for lunar settlement, as well as lunar lettuce, or not.

Why South Korean women will soon outlive us all

Women born in South Korea in 2030 are projected to be the first in the world to have an average life expectancy of above 90, a new study has found.

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo agree on one thing – making sustainable drinks bottles

Plastic has become public enemy number one – and two giants of the beverage world are taking steps to find alternatives.

Indians are getting richer faster than people of any other economy, but there’s a problem

India is estimated to overtake China as the fastest wealth-accumulating country in the world soon, but this fortune will be concentrated in the hands of a tiny minority.

India is now producing the world’s cheapest solar power

Costs of building large-scale solar installations in India fell by 27 per cent in 2018.

You eat a credit card’s worth of plastic a week, finds research

People around the world are consuming about 5 grams of microplastic a week, and experts say there's no way to escape it.

A freelancing boom is reshaping Bangladesh and its economy

Rapid digitalisation and a high rate of educated unemployment has made Bangladesh the second largest exporter of online labour.

Night owls – people with cooler lives but more prone to mental & physical problems

A country’s economic health can be damaged in the event of an epidemic of poor sleep.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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