Shubham Singh

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We Made Plastic. We Depend on It. Now We’re Drowning in It.

Planet or Plastic?<p>The miracle material has made modern life possible. But more than 40 percent of it is used just once, and it’s choking our waterways.<p><b>If plastic had been invented</b> when the Pilgrims sailed from Plymouth, England, to North America—and the <i>Mayflower</i> had been stocked with bottled water …

Pollution

Proud of India, says Palestinian envoy

Palestinians are proud of India and India’s support to the cause of peace in West Asia, the Ambassador of Palestine said, hours after India voted in …

Bundesbank says no euro zone cryptocurrency in sight

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Bundesbank board member Carl-Ludwig Thiele has ruled out the introduction of official digital money for the euro zone and warned of losses from investments in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, according to a German newspaper.<p>A man walks past an electric board showing exchange …

Yanis Varoufakis: 'Bitcoin is the perfect bubble, but blockchain is a remarkable solution'

When I first met Yanis Varoufakis in the summer of 2014, he was a highly respected but relatively obscure economist. Back then, the price of one …

How one of the richest dynasties in American history lost its fortune

Cornelius Vanderbilt might have been the greatest capitalist in history.<p>When he was just 16, in 1810, Cornelius borrowed US$100 from his mother. Using that money, he went on to build a fortune of around US$100 million. That would be worth over US$200 billion today. And it was roughly equivalent to …

Real Estate

Manmohan Singh to PM Narendra Modi: Show more maturity, stop tarnishing every Constitutional office

Manmohan Singh said the Congress “needs no sermons on ‘nationalism’ from a party and Prime Minister, whose compromised track record on fighting …

Generation anxiety as panic attacks in teens rise 59% in two years

Anxiety in children and teenagers has increased 59% in two years, NSPCC figures have revealed.<p>The charity delivered 13,746 ­counselling sessions …

Reality Check: Are 90% of Zimbabweans unemployed?

<b>There are a lot of figures for the rate of unemployment in Zimbabwe doing the rounds, from 95% to 5%, which is surely the biggest range you'll see for estimates of any indicator.</b><p>The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, quoted a figure of 90% on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show last week.<p>So why is there such …

Ageing population ‘poses risks to economy’

An ageing global population could be putting the brakes on economic growth, resulting in an almost permanent squeeze on living standards, a leading investment bank has warned.<p>Older workers are typically less dynamic than younger participants in the labour market, economists believe, while …