Monthly archives: May, 2020

Future Vaccines, Wearable Bio-sensors, Tissue Engineering and Aerospace Navigation: Meet the 2020 Cohort of Young Scientists

World Economic Forum honours 25 Young Scientists under the age of 40 in recognition of their contribution to cutting-edge research The 2020 cohort features 25 leading academic from 14 countries across the world Meet the Young Scientists here Geneva, Switzerland, 26 May 2020 – The World Economic Forum today announces its Class of 2020 Young …

Blockchain Principles Launched to Preserve and Protect User Rights

16 user rights make up the newly launched Presidio Principles – the foundational values for a decentralized future This ‘Blockchain Bill of Rights’ establishes a global baseline for building blockchain applications that respect participant rights, safeguard data and protect users It was developed for over a year by the World Economic Forum Global Blockchain Council, …

April 2020 crude steel production

2 May 2020 Brussels, Belgium World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 137.1 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2020, a 13.0% decrease compared to April 2019. Due to the ongoing difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, many of this month’s figures are estimates that may be revised …

UNITED NATIONS LAUNCHES GLOBAL INITIATIVE TO COMBAT MISINFORMATION

NEW YORK, 21 May (UN Information Service) – Today the United Nations is launching ‘Verified’, an initiative to combat the growing scourge of COVID-19 misinformation by increasing the volume and reach of trusted, accurate information. “We cannot cede our virtual spaces to those who traffic in lies, fear and hate,” said UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, …

Indian economy will contract by over 10 percent in FY21, with potential losses of USD 1 trillion, says Arthur D. Little report

London, May 20, 2020 Global management consultancy Arthur D. Little (ADL), today released a new report that aims to provide a realistic picture of the economic impact COVID-19 has had on India, and what is needed to rebuild a dynamic and equitable economy. The report, titled India: Surmounting the economic challenges posed by COVID-19, provides …

I too, have a dream – Atul Koirala.

Atul Koirala is a bundle of delightful contradictions. As a child he wanted to become a pilot and spread his wings in the azure skies. Destiny, however, had other plans and he could not pursue his dream. But he didn’t give up and today, he is instrumental in helping numerous youngsters chase their dreams, his …