Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: WEF

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.

One of India’s biggest cities is running out of water fast

According to a 2018 Niti Aayog report, 21 Indian cities, including Chennai, are expected to run out of groundwater by 2020.According to a 2018 Niti Aayog report, 21 Indian cities, including Chennai, are expected to run out of groundwater by 2020.

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.