Rohit Parvatikar

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Tomorrow’s world: seven development megatrends challenging NGOs

Climate change, urbanisation and geopolitical shifts are some of the key areas international development organisations should focus on this year<p>As we move into 2015, many UK-based NGOs are wondering how to meet the challenges of a crucial year. What is the unique and distinct value that each …

Vitamin B.S.

How people came to believe the myth that nutritional supplements could make them into better, healthier versions of themselves<p>In 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt summoned hundreds of scientists, doctors, and food manufacturers to Washington, D.C. to discuss a weapon that would help the …

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Bill Gates on The Verge: Can we eradicate some of the world's worst diseases by 2030?

mass drug administration has helped interrupt river blindness transmissions in 14 of Uganda’s 16 disease hot spots<p>In 2007, about 37,000 Rwandans tested positive for HIV; by 2013, that number went down to 13,000

5 Easy Theses

There’s so much talk about innovation these days that it’s become a buzzword, drained of clear meaning. So when writing a book about the Digital Revolution, I decided to focus on some specific examples of how innovation actually happened in the real world. How did the most imaginative innovators of …

Louis van Gaal: I will stick to my philosophy at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal has insisted he has no problem changing Manchester United’s 3-5-2 system after adding six players during the summer transfer window.<p>The manager switched to the formation on taking over yet he is still seeking a first Premier League win after taking only two points from nine. With …

The Gold Apple Watch Could Cost As Much As $1,200

A jewelry contact familiar with the matter told TechCrunch that the gold, 18-karat version of the Apple Watch could cost around $1,200 retail when it launches in January. This has been corroborated, based on size and weight, by jewelers familiar with the material Apple is using to make its Apple …

40,000 Xiaomi Redmi 1S Units to Go on Sale via Flipkart on September 16

Xiaomi has announced that 40,000 Redmi 1S units will be going on sale for the third flash sale next week on Flipkart.<p>The company, also referred to as …

McIlroy lurks after rare bounce, strong finish | Reuters

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A bizarre bounce of his ball into a spectator’s pocket and an unexpected birdie-birdie finish helped Rory McIlroy surge into contention for the Tour Championship with a sizzling display in Friday’s second round.<p>Sep 12, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Rory McIlroy walks onto the first …