Jul 232015
 
Let's Take a Look at World’s Top 15 Social Media Sites

When you talk about Social Media sites, most people will quickly think about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Of course, those appear to be the most popular but there are quite more than those four. Social Media sites are created for different purposes; some for fun, others for business and other engagements. Most business owners now depend on the Social Media for profitable gains, as it provides a constant and steady flow of web traffic, which is the lifeline of every modern business. The number […]

Jul 222015
 
Chimpanzees can quickly identify the faces like humans do

Chimpanzees can quickly identify the faces of other chimps, as well as those of human adults and babies. These new findings could shed light on human and chimp evolution, scientists say. Faces are key to human social lives, conveying key data about how one feels. As such, humans are wired to pay special attention to faces. For example, when pictures of faces are mixed in with pictures of other items such as cars and houses, people can detect the faces effortlessly. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Jul 222015
 
London becomes world's most expensive office locations

London’s West End continued to be the world’s highest-priced office market but Asia dominated the world’s most expensive office locations, accounting for four of the top five markets. The study also found that the real estate recovery in the Emerald Isle (Ireland) remained on track, with Dublin (26.1 percent) and Belfast (13.3 percent) showing the largest and fourth-largest year-over-year prime occupancy cost increases, respectively among the 127 cities surveyed. In North America real estate fundamentals remained strong with Seattle (Downtown), San Francisco (Peninsula) and Vancouver […]

Jul 172015
 
Qatar becomes the richest country in the world: Study

Qatar has been named the richest country in the world in a new study which includes all six Gulf states in the top 34. Qatar, Luxembourg and Singapore were ranked the top three in the research published this week which ranked countries by their wealth according to their gross domestic product. The Gulf state, which will host the FIFA World Cup in 2022, came top of the list with a GDP in 2013 of $105,091 per person while the UAE also featured in the world’s […]

Jul 172015
 
China becomes the world's biggest ice cream market

One third of all ice cream bought globally is consumed in China, which became the largest ice cream market in the world in 2014, beating the US by a lick with $11.4bn in sales compared with $11.2bn. Ice cream sales in the US are on track to catch up to $11.4bn this year, by which point China will have reached $12.6bn as its growing middle class enjoys higher disposable incomes while increasingly health conscious Western consumers weigh on developed markets. Chinese people spent 54pc more […]

Jul 132015
 
Meet! Jia Jia, world’s longest living giant panda, turns 37

Meet Jia Jia, a giant panda living at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park theme park. Jia Jia is not just another giant panda. At 37-years-old she is currently the world’s oldest giant panda. Jia Jia was born in 1978 in China and was later gifted to Hong Kong to mark the second anniversary of the city’s handover from Britain. The current world record for the world’s longest living giant panda was held by DuDu – who died at age 37 back in 1999. Jia Jia would […]

Jul 102015
 
Top 10 Most Exclusive Streets in the World

Eighteen months after Billionaire.com compiled its first Top 10 Most Exclusive Streets list, many of the streets featured there have not registered a single housing transaction, such is the dearth of supply on these Bollinger boulevards. “A top property on one of the world’s most expensive streets may come to market only once in a generation,” says Yolande Barnes, head of residential research at Savills. “The owners of these homes are unlikely to need the money and tend to hang on to such prized real […]

Jul 102015
 
Sakari Momoi, the world’s oldest living man, dies at 112

Sakari Momoi, the world’s oldest living man, died at 112 from kidney failure at a Tokyo nursing home, Saitama city official Aya Kato said Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. A former high school principal who loved Chinese poetry, he has said in the past that sleep was his secret to long life. The title of world’s oldest living man would now go to another 112-year-old Japanese man, Yasutaro Koide, according to the most recent chart tracking super-centenarians compiled by the Gerontology Research Group. Contributed By […]

Jul 082015
 
World’s oldest living person Susannah Mushatt Jones turns 116

The world’s oldest living person Susannah Mushatt Jones celebated her 116 birthday on July 6. The occasion was marked privately with her family. Jones is the daughter of Alabama sharecroppers and the third of 11 children. She has outlived all her siblings and although she has no children of her own she has more than 100 nieces and nephews. The elderly lady was presented with a certificate proclaiming that she’s now the world’s oldest living person. Jones’ recognition comes after the death in June of […]

Jul 082015
 
Japan's Kyoto becomes the best city in the world

Kyoto in Japan has been named the best city in the world for visitors, for the second year in a row, by the influential Travel + Leisure magazine. The city of temples and gardens was described by the magazine as offering the “quintessential Japanese experience”. It offers visitors everything “from history (in the form of spiritual shrines) to notable cuisine (shojin ryori) and encounters with the infamous Geisha dancers”, the magazine said. If a theme could be discerned among this year’s winners, it perhaps involved […]

Jul 022015
 
World's Most Dangerous Beaches

Beaches are paradise getaways under the sun, with sand and surf aplenty. But some beaches are home to a number of hidden dangers and hazards that can ruin any vacation—or even potentially kill you. From the “Shark Attack Capital of the World” to “The Beach of the Dead,” here are 10 of the world’s most dangerous beaches. 1. Cape Tribulation, Australia – Dangerous Creatures Located in northern Queensland, Australia, Cape Tribulation has a name that may serve as a warning for many travelers. The area […]

Jul 022015
 
World's tallest cow dies aged 13

The world’s tallest cow of all time – who stood at an udderly massive 6ft 4in tall – has passed away. Blosom, who dwarfed other cows with her giant stature, was named the tallest living cow in the world last year by the Guinness World Records. But after she died in May from a leg injury, Guinness World Records have now given her a second accolade – the tallest cow EVER. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Jun 262015
 
China to become the world’s biggest cross-border investor by 2020: New research

China will become the world’s biggest cross-border investor by the end of this decade, with global offshore assets tripling from $6.4tn presently to nearly $20tn by 2020, according to new research. While much of the total will be in the form of foreign exchange reserves and portfolio investment, a growing share will come from direct Chinese investment in developed western countries, according to a joint report by the economic research firm Rhodium Group and the Berlin-based Mercator Institute for China Studies. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Jun 262015
 
Top 10 Commerce colleges of India

The word ‘commerce’ has a Latin origin and comes from the word commercium, with ‘com’ meaning together and ‘merc’ standing for merchandise. Commerce has increasingly come to be the most sought after academic stream in India. The field has grown to include a complex system of companies that try to maximize their profits by offering products and services to the market, which affects the business prospects of an economy or a nation-state. The students with a degree in the field of commerce focus on subjects […]