Universal basic income is a form of social net where the population receives a sum of money on a regular basis, no strings attached. In this article, we look at the pro’s and con’s to UBI and why it may be a good way to keep a country’s economy growing.
Call for Code is a global challenge launched by IBM urging developers, thinkers, and innovators to participate in an endeavor to overcome known challenges faced by the planet. In the handful of years that this initiative has been active, it has aimed to solve major challenges like mitigating natural disasters, improving preparedness for natural disasters, and fighting climate change.
What do you think are the horrible things we are doing right now that would shock our future generations?
Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address When John F. Kennedy pronounced the above statement to rekindle the feeling of patriotism inside the people of USA, he not only uttered an eloquent thought but
The latest trend of today’s world is ‘tattoo’. It has occupied its place everywhere- from the muscular chest to the irresistible flat abs- from bare shoulders to intimate hidden places of body- tattoo has its access everywhere. For a lot of people, the biggest obstacle to overcome when deciding whether
It takes some metal to move a crowd with just words. But these words of great mean were more than just words. The speech they gave changed the world, changed the onset of mind of people who heard them.
Kashmir the state which has been lauded as “heaven” on Earth but instead is a haven for terror. But did you ever wonder when it all started? It all began when newly formed Pakistan attacked the princely state of Kashmir, which was not a part of the “newly independent” India.
Twitter is one of the primary social network + micro blogging site out there. On twitter instead of friends we have “followers”. But did you ever wonder that from those hundreds or thousands of followers how many had that “blue tick” against their twitter name. Or in simple words how
Maldives comprises of 1,192 islands in the Indian Ocean and is the world’s lowest country, just a few feet above the sea level. Sea levels have been rising globally since 1900. If the global warming continues like this then the sea levels would rise by two more feet by 2100.
Enterprise technology is changing the picture of the world globally. It is changing the way you find your job, the way you work and even the kind of work that you find. It is attracting investors and evolving. Where Facebook’s IPO was a mess, enterprise IPOs from Jive, Splunk, and Infoblox were
The Apple vs Samsung battle still continues. Apple has now succeeded in banning Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 all over Europe. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 was found to have infringed on Apple drawings in the year 2004. It may sound ridiculous to some people but it is the order by the law. After losing
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as already faced a lot of disgrace by being termed as a robot, remote controlled, puppet and a lot more. After facing such criticism from his fellow countrymen, outsiders are also hitting him now. He has long been lauded for his pivotal role in liberalising the Indian economy.
There has been a 49% rise in the amount of internet content censored in India as stated by the internet giant Google. This trend of blocking content is increasing among the governments around the world, more surprisingly in Western democracies. Google stated that it has received over 1000 requests from
Everybody on the internet isn’t trying to make money or get fame. There are a few people who are working to make the world a better place too. Some companies have used technology to empower the people by activities like rewarding volunteers for their exceptional work or by making petitions
At the time of Cold War, both sides employed the use of bugs (remote listening devices) in order to spy the other side by listening in on a room, a building, or, in the case of East Berlin, an entire city. But in case of America’s war with Afghanistan, the US
A Japanese inventor known as “Watanabe” has come up with a special pot that creates a whirlpool in the pan or heating pot and mixes the food thoroughly while it is being cooked. The pot would be amazing for cooking dishes like soups and curries which require continuous stirring to prevent clogs
Earlier Arvind Kejriwal had demanded a special investigation team to probe allegations of corruption against 15 ministers of the Congress government. Now the External Affairs Minister SM Krishna has rejected all the allegations against him and has warned that such actions would mount to over-reaching a judicial process. There are
Access now restored (update 21st May) Access to the Twitter site had been blocked for 8 hours on Sunday, but it had no real effect on the ability to tweet, with users able to use smartphones and download apps to avoid the ban. According to the Washington Post the blockade
All other brands should just quit right now, because Brazilian juice company Camp Nectar has objectively the hands-down best ad campaign in the history of the juice-boxing business—all thanks to the creative agency AGE Isobar. It took two years of experimenting, but ultimately they were able to produce lemons, guavas, passion
Researchers are putting viruses to work in the lab, using them to build tiny devices that gather energy from mechanical forces, like the press of a finger, to run a small liquid-crystal display. “More research is needed, but our work is a promising first step toward the development of personal
By far one of the greatest challenges of sign language has been to translate it for everyday folk that wouldn’t know where to begin a conversation with the deaf. Cornell University engineering students Ranjay Krishna, Seonwoo Lee and Si Ping Wang — along with some help from Jonathan Lang — used their final project time this past semester
Skylines are so passed. In an attempt to give travelers better—or at least closer—ocean views, Dubai-based construction company Drydocks World and Swiss consulting, engineering, and brokerage firm BIG Invest Consult will build the Water Discus Hotel, a luxury underwater hotel in Dubai. Poland’s Deep Ocean Technology designed the hotel, surrounded by a coral reef, to have
Here’s what’s not going to happen this year: the earth won’t end on Dec. 12; it won’t be swallowed by a black hole, consumed by the sun or get taken out by a collision with the imaginary planet Nibiru. Here’s what will happen: as of today, more people than ever
It was in the 19th week of 1992 that controversial first-person shooter Wolfenstein 3D made its first splash. Twenty years later and it’s back, reprogrammed for the browser age. Wolfenstein was released as DOS shareware in 1992. It was designed by John Romero. The web was largely unknown and bulletin
Even before Indian citizens and state governments went hysterical over the topic of discussion on Aamir Khan’s TV show Satyamev Jayate – female foeticide – actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was offered a chance to campaign for the girl child by visiting United Nations Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon. This happened at the Ambani party, to which the high-profile gentleman