Future of Digital Economy

Developing new economic and business models that are digitally driven, creating sustainable value for an inclusive economy. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is rapidly driving transformational disruption across every sector. By 2022, over 60% of global GDP will be digitised. An estimated 70% of new value created in the economy over the next decade will be…

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Transforming Food System

Historic productivity gains in the food sector have come at alarming environmental and health costs. To meet the aspiration of establishing inclusive, efficient, sustainable, nutritious and healthy food systems capable of achieving the SDGs, a comprehensive transformation is required. We need to fundamentally change the way food is produced, including the practices of agri-industrial operations…

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Political Fragmentation

In recent decades, political party systems across Europe have fragmented and electoral volatility has increased. The number of parties represented in parliaments across the continent has grown and the formerly dominant mainstream parties have seen their support base collapse, forcing parties into often uncomfortable and unstable coalitions. From the United Kingdom to Germany, politicians and…

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Child Safe

Today, more than 50% of the world’s children experience violence every year. In 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all the world’s nations, representing a global commitment to a better future for all. SDG 16.2 calls for an end to all forms of violence against children by 2030; target 9.C calls for…

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A New Leadership

A recent headline, Narcissists Horrible People but Happy struck a nerve globally, at least on the social media channels that I follow. The story focused on research by Queen’s University Belfast that found narcissists to be happier, less stressed and depressed despite their grandiose, shameless and socially toxic behaviour. Admittedly the study made me think of a…

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Our Youth in Addiction

Our youth is the very important and emotional stage of their lives, where every youngsters are similarly addicted to good things and bad things. Youngsters are getting affected when taking up responsibilities such as unpaid works, experiences, different cultural perspectives, traditions or sexual relations. Here, 9 types of addiction’s category are mentioned :  1. Addiction…

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The Game of Vermilion

Whenever we are talking about Durga Puja, one thing always make bengali Hindu women more excited, and that is “Sindur Khela”(Vermilion Play). Sindur khela is a very colourful bengali hindu festival which celebrate on Vijayadashami. According to the one theory, the zamindar houses to usher bonhomie among the housewives, around 200yrs ago.And the second theory,…

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Wildland Farms

Just 25 km from the constant buzz of planes taking off at London’s second busiest airport, Gatwick, there’s a very different cacophony of sound. “When you go out at dawn, you can feel your chest vibrating with the sheer volume of noise,” says rewilding pioneer Charlie Burrell. “That was the big difference: that vibrant noise…

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Is Data the New Oil ?

The 1970s saw heated debates in the international community with regard to the ownership of natural resources, centered on the methods and institutions that would manage their price and supply, and the strategic routes and chokepoints that determined access to these resources. Oil was the most important such resource—simultaneously a fuel for 20th century industrialization…

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Breathe

Pollution, a major contributor to climate change, is a growing concern in India, as it is around the world. The country faces one of the highest disease burdens from air pollution in the world, with an estimated 100% of the population living in areas with PM2.5 concentrations – pollution particles that have a diameter of less…

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