Economy

Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a country in western Asia constituting the bulk of Arabian peninsula. With Riyadh as its capital, the country has gone through an immense amount of changes in terms of its politics, culture, human rights, and education. While some of its features make Saudi Arabia stand out, there are many factors which makes it unappealing...

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The number of cars on the streets has majorly become cabs which, in this age of technology, can be summoned by just a small click of a button on our mobile screens. The most popular of all apps, Uber has a near-monopoly on this business of taxis, with Lyft seconding the position. The unprecedented success of Uber worldwide can be boiled down to reasons including...

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COVID-19 travel guide

  The coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) which has been declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), has strewed upon almost all over the earth. The total number of cases has crossed the number 1,70,000 which comprises of more than 6,500 deaths. Although the fatality rate comes out to be 0.038%, yet appropriate precautions must be taken as this family of viruses is transmitted from...

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An outbreak of deadly diseases is common these days. They can be caused by many microorganisms such as bacteria, protozoa, and viruses. The most recent outbreak is caused by the virus known as Coronavirus.   The disease was found in China in December 2019, when the public health officials of china reported the World Health Organization (WHO) about it as an unknown virus. This virus is usually...

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Natural disasters are called so because of the amount of destruction they bring along with them. In 2019 itself, we experienced over 400 natural disasters worldwide, including tsunamis, earthquakes, and hurricanes. Not only do they affect the economy drastically, but these natural disasters also leave hundreds of people homeless. They can also give birth to an epidemic disease due to lack of hygiene in crowded...

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Madhavi Venkatesan is an assistant professor of Economics at Northeastern University who teaches the paper called “Economics of Sustainability” where they discuss the consequences of excluding social priorities and personal values from the field of economics. She is also the executive director of an NGO called Sustainable Practices, which works to establish a municipal ban on non-emergency single-use plastic bottles across Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She...

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consumer

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘shopping’? We all lure to buy a huge number of items for us but the only thing which reduces this urge is the sky- high prices of that commodity. However, this consumer behavior is flipped onto the head by the huge discounts offered in recent times by the tycoons of...

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As the pages of history turned, the wealthiest states often turned out to be those with the greatest access to resources and technology. In some cases, where resources are aplenty but there is an absence of the technology required to harness their full potential, economic success is harder to observe. Colonial powers from the West, for example, made the best use of their advanced technology...

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On the first view, it is glaringly obvious that gender discrimination is magnified in a corporate sphere. It goes beyond wages and often operationalises itself in social interactions, behaviour in formal meetings, and of course, power dynamics at work. Women are often spoken over, their voices ignored or simply not accorded the same credibility and their mobility slowed down. In Neo-conservative circles, the wage gap...

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