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 […]

Jun 252015
Tokyo Becomes World's Top City for Quality of Life

Once again this year, the editors of Monocle magazine have published their annual Quality of Life Survey, ranking major cities around the world. This new version has some twists and drama compared to last year’s. Tokyo came in at first place “due to its defining paradox of heart-stopping size and concurrent feeling of peace and quiet,” the magazine said in a statement. Tokyo was in second place last year. Meanwhile, Copenhagen, No. 1 for 2014, fell all the way to No. 10, largely because what […]

Jun 252015
Panama tops the rankings of the world's happiest countries: Report

Panama tops the rankings of the world’s happiest countries for the second year in a row, according to a new report. In 2014, people living in the Central American country known for it’s man-made canal scored the highest on a yearly survey of global well-being created by Gallup-Healthways. In contrast, Afghanistan scored the lowest out of the 145 ranked countries. More than 146,000 people all over the world questions about five aspects of their well-being: their sense of purpose, social relationships, financial situations, community involvement […]

Jun 242015
World’s most attractive but dangerous flowers

Who would have thought that a flower could ruin your holiday? Strange as it may sound, some seemingly harmless plants can be deadly. To help keep you out of the hospital bed on your next trip, we’ve sussed out the world’s most attractive but dangerous flowers. 1. Autumn Crocus This is one flower you don’t want to encounter on your next break. One of the most endangered plants in the world, Autumn Crocus is also the most poisonous. It contains colchicine, a drug used to […]

Jun 242015
Top 10 Most Expensive Homes in the World

If you want to live big, you have to pay big. Some of the greatest, largest, most exquisite, most expensive homes in the world are on the market, but before you write out that initial deposit, remember your place in the world. If you go to the store and buy an extra can of Chef Boyardee because you got a bonus at work and feel like celebratin’, then you probably can’t afford any of the expensive houses below. But just which home is the most […]

Jun 232015
India remains the most preferred equity market for global investors

India still remains the most preferred equity market for global investors among emerging markets, even though they have withdrawn some of their investments in those markets recently. Global investors have cut down their exposure to emerging markets in the wake of poor corporate earnings outlook, slowdown in Chinese economy and a strengthening dollar, states a report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA-ML). Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico, Korea, Thailand and South Africa are the other countries that figured in the list. In June, India and Taiwan […]

Jun 222015
Alto, the mini car from Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, emerges as the country’s top-selling car

Alto, the mini car from Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, has emerged as the country’s top-selling car for a fifth straight month. It sold 22,595 units in May, up 30.52% over the year-ago period. Alto was followed by Maruti’s other models such as Swift, Dzire and Wagon R at second, third and fourth positions, respectively. The top 10 passenger cars had six representatives from Maruti Suzuki, with Celerio hatchback at 8th and Ciaz sedan at the 10th position. Honda’s sedan City was placed seventh. Contributed By […]

Jun 202015
11 Things humans do that dogs hate

There are many ways you can drive a dog nuts — and you probably aren’t even aware of them. So if you want to be your dog’s best friend, find out how you can fix your annoying habits. Dogs try to be our best friends, but boy do we ever make it difficult sometimes. Here are some of the things we do that might make dogs question whether they want to remain best buds or cut ties completely Using words more than body language We’re […]

Jun 202015
Top 9 World's Largest Dog Breeds

The range of size, shape, color, personality and purpose for which dogs are bred is jaw-dropping. Over centuries, different dogs in different geographic locations have been honed by humans to play certain roles, from hunter to guardian, from herder to companion. For some of these breeds, size has been a significant player in the search for perfection, whether that was to hunt bigger or faster game or guard a home with more intimidation, or even just to have the mass to survive in freezing locations. […]

Jun 182015
Pakistan among world's top hosts for refugees: Report

Conflicts and violence raging around the world sent the number of people forced to flee their homes soaring to a record 60 million last year, the United Nations said Thursday. That is 8.3 million more refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) in the world than in 2013 — the highest-ever increase in a single year, the UN refugee agency said in a report titled “World at War”. At the end of 2014, the world’s top host for refugees was Turkey, sheltering 1.59 million people, followed […]

Jun 182015
Nearly half of the world's population lives in China, India, Japan, South Korea and Australia

Nearly half of the world’s population lives in China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which have a combined GDP of $21.2 trillion. More importantly, these countries all also happen to be part of the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a “mega-regional” trade agreement. Still, overall, “their anticipated depth and breadth of coverage could promote structural reform across much of the world economy Contributed By Sonia Narula