World's 8 richest men own as much as poorest half, WEF told
Just eight individuals, all men, own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world's population, Oxfam said on Monday in a report calling for action to curtail rewards for those at the top
Unemployment in India seen rising marginally in 2017-18
Job creation in India is not expected to pick up pace in 2017 and 2018 with unemployment rising slightly, representing a near stagnation in percentage terms, according International Labour Organisation (ILO)
Luxottica and Essilor agree on 45-bn merger of equals: report
Italy's Luxottica Group SpA and France's Essilor International plan to create a giant in the global eyewear industry through a merger of equals
Schoolkid inks Rs5-cr MoU for landmine-destroying drone
Wired to locate and destroy, the drone has been equipped with infrared, RGB sensor and thermal meter along with a 21-megapixel camera with a mechanical shutter that can take high resolution picturesl
E-waste in East and Southeast Asia jumps 63% in 5 years
Per capita consumption of gadgets, appliances, other products with a cord or battery, rising quickly with incomes; Report urges clampdown on improper recycling, disposal to conserve resources, avoid serious health and environment threats
China ecstatic: finally, it manages to reinvent the ball-point pen!
Don't laugh: because despite its much-vaunted manufacturing skills, the country has so far lacked the technology to make indigenous ball-points of any quality
Multiregional brain on a chip models connectivity between 3 brain regions
The brain-on-a-chip could be useful for studying any number of neurological and psychiatric diseases, including drug addiction, post traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury
 
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