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The world came to a standstill when dark clouds of smoke smothered the skies of Brazil for days on end. It made us understand environmental significances and concepts which shook us up to fully understand how deep underwater we are when it comes to the degradation of our surroundings. But what is  the causation and impact of this fire?   The Amazon has been prone to burning...

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As the election of 2015 had redefined the fate and perception of the superpower that is the United States of America, the election of 2020 is touted to make even bigger waves in the global scenario. This is owed to the deep dark abyss that is the Electoral College, as well as Donald Trump’s interspersed measures from time to time to carry on his incumbency....

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From economic cost-benefit analysis to moral philosophy and ethics, the notion risk is all-pervasive. Neil Gaiman once wrote, “If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you have gained.” As a successful novelist, Gaiman is lucky. It is easy to retrospectively write about the importance of taking risks, largely because for someone like Gaiman, it has paid off. The real...

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Meme culture has grown rapidly in the 21st century. From the political to the historic to even entertainment, no sphere of life has been spared by this, a unit of cultural information spread largely through social media. Pictures, videos, vines, gifs; they come in many forms. The origins of the meme lie in a book about evolutionary biology by Richard Dawkins, but the online version...

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This contemporary age can rightly be called the "Age of Digitalisation". Never in the hitherto existing history of human civilisation have humans been so closely interlinked. Many call it a cure, many call it a boon but the reality remains that in the present times, everyone has their presence in the digital world of the Internet. The society has turned to this development so fast...

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emergence

In nature, no single individual bee has the intellectual or organisational capacity to build a beehive, yet a group of several thousand bees—each with the same limited intelligence—can accomplish this sophisticated task.   “No one can explain how it happens.  However, this is an emergence,” says Chris Riedl, a professor of business and computer science at Northeastern University, who is interested in crowdsourcing innovation. His past research...

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Facebook

Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey has decided to “stop all political advertising on Twitter globally” and it was something that was expected of Mark Zuckerberg for Facebook but was done by Dorsey. It might also be seen as something that was the right thing to do at the right time. The paid-for political reach enabled by “highly optimised and targeted” messaging’s extent is largely unknown...

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Virtual connectivity

Globalisation where on one hand, has improved the business world and promoted communication and relationships across borders and cultures, on the other hand, it has also made business models more and more complex. Communication gaps are proving to be a big challenge and may turn into a threat, depending on the situation.   The managers cannot be present everywhere at all times and for every occasion. In...

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