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Business and pleasure – How Russian oil giant Rosneft uses its corporate jets

Business and pleasure – How Russian oil giant Rosneft uses its corporate jets

Jets used for corporate travel by Russian state-owned oil major Rosneft flew at least 13 times to Mallorca, Ibiza, Sardinia and the Maldives when CEO Igor Sechin or people from his social circle were in the same vacation spots. Using publicly available data, Reuters tracked 290 Rosneft flights between January, 2015 and May, 2019. Of those round trips, 96 took place during Russian public holidays or between Friday lunchtime in Moscow and [...]

June 15, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Business and pleasure – How Russian oil giant Rosneft uses its corporate jets

How technology is part of the greenhouse gas problem

How technology is part of the greenhouse gas problem

Paris — Technology is often touted as a solution to the world’s environmental challenges, but it is part of the problem: industry executives are facing rising pressure to clean up their energy and resource-intensive business. How much energy, for example, does it take to send a 1MB e-mail? About 25W/hr, representing 20g of carbon dioxide emissions, [...]

May 20, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on How technology is part of the greenhouse gas problem

How Virtual Reality Can Help The Global Mental Health Crisis

How Virtual Reality Can Help The Global Mental Health Crisis

The World Health Organization has reported that one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently have such conditions. Considering that mental disorders are among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide, VR is a welcome additional treatment. Studies have [...]

May 15, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How Virtual Reality Can Help The Global Mental Health Crisis

How yoga may enhance heart health

How yoga may enhance heart health

Many people think of yoga mainly as an activity that promotes flexibility and balance. But this ancient tradition also includes breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation. Together, these practices can lead to measurable improvements in factors connected with cardiovascular health, such as lower blood pressure, better sleep, and less artery-damaging inflammation. “There are four distinct but [...]

March 20, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How yoga may enhance heart health

How to live more with less technology

How to live more with less technology

For a computer scientist and best-selling author, Cal Newport keeps a low profile on the internet. “You won’t find him on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram,” says the bio on the flap of his recent book, Digital Minimalism: On Living Better With Less Technology. This “outsider status”, as Newport calls it, hasn’t stopped him from giving [...]

March 17, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on How to live more with less technology

How Technology Is Changing The Real Estate Market

How Technology Is Changing The Real Estate Market

How will technology change residential real estate over the next ten years? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Andrew Collins, CEO and Co-founder at Bungalow, on Quora: Residential real estate, particularly the rental sector, has been notably slow to experience the same radical [...]

February 27, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on How Technology Is Changing The Real Estate Market

How Will Technology Change the Government by 2030? Federal Leaders Predict 5 Trends and Threats to Expect

How Will Technology Change the Government by 2030? Federal Leaders Predict 5 Trends and Threats to Expect

If I asked you to predict how technology would change your industry 5-10 years from now, what would you say? When it comes to predicting trends, there are a few ways to go about it — and whether you’re surveying thousands of thought-leaders or simply asking a colleague based on their domain expertise — there’s no wrong way [...]

February 26, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on How Will Technology Change the Government by 2030? Federal Leaders Predict 5 Trends and Threats to Expect

How Vodafone’s Chatbot Technology Is Helping It Cut Jobs

How Vodafone’s Chatbot Technology Is Helping It Cut Jobs

Vodafone, like any other storied telco giant today, has been urgently seeking ways to trim costs. Not only are its revenues under pressure from smaller upstarts in Spain and Italy, it must also spend heavily on upgrading its network infrastructure to handle faster, 5G data speeds. One cost-cutting idea that Vodafone has chased is to [...]

February 9, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on How Vodafone’s Chatbot Technology Is Helping It Cut Jobs

Technology in deep time: How it evolves alongside us

Technology in deep time: How it evolves alongside us

If you consider our place in the history of the Universe, it is easy to see humans as an insignificant temporal speck, flickering in an unspeakably vast cosmos. One common analogy illustrates this by telling the story of our planet’s 4.7-billion-year history as if it were the 24 hours of a single day. If you [...]

February 8, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Technology in deep time: How it evolves alongside us

How technology is reshaping accounting

How technology is reshaping accounting

Jane Cheng, head of ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Hong Kong, believes that technological advances can provide significant benefits to accounting and finance professionals if they are willing to embrace them. To continue to add value to employers and clients, Cheng says accounting professionals need an optimal combination of professional competencies that integrate technical [...]

January 18, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on How technology is reshaping accounting

Barbara Corcoran: The key to making a fortune in real estate is finding the next hot neighborhood—here’s how

Barbara Corcoran: The key to making a fortune in real estate is finding the next hot neighborhood—here’s how

The key to making a fortune in real estate, says Barbara Corcoran, who sold her real estate empire, The Corcoran Group, for an astounding $66 million in 2001, “is to always buy in the up-and-coming areas.” You’ll get in at a lower price and, if you make a smart bet, you’ll see “tremendous appreciation,” she [...]

December 16, 2018 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Barbara Corcoran: The key to making a fortune in real estate is finding the next hot neighborhood—here’s how

A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look

A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look

In 2009, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched an ambitious project to improve teacher effectiveness among certain primary and secondary schools in California, Florida, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. The goal was to reform teacher evaluations. More effective teachers, the foundation predicted, would improve student achievement, raise graduation rates, and help low-income and minority students get into college. [...]

October 9, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on A $1 billion Gates Foundation-backed education initiative failed to help students – here’s how the foundation’s next $450 million project will look