Jan 182016
 
Air pollution becomes one of the world's biggest health crises

Air pollution in cities has reached such toxic levels that the world is confronting one of the “biggest public health issues” it has faced, the World Health Organisation (WHO). Exposure to air pollution has now been linked to cardiovascular disease. The World Health Organisation has issued a stark new warning about deadly levels of pollution in many of the world’s biggest cities, claiming poor air quality is killing millions and threatening to overwhelm health services across the globe. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Dec 182015
 
Bangladesh to overtake China as the world’s biggest cotton importer

As China’s economy has grown, it has become the largest importer of raw materials from copper to iron ore. Yet for one commodity, at least, it’s poised to lose that title. Bangladesh will probably overtake China as the world’s biggest cotton importer in the current crop season, which lasts through July, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Nov 052015
 
Italy becomes biggest wine producer in the world 2015, France second

Italy is the biggest wine producer in the world this year, pushing France back into second place, as good weather in most European countries pushes up production — and keeps a lid on prices for consumers. The European Union’s farm federation said that quality and yields of the harvest were good, with production rising 2.7 percent to 171.2 million hectoliters. Contributed By Sonia Narula

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 […]

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 022015
 
Let's take a look at the top 10 biggest banks in the world

Among the world’s 100 largest banks, China takes the top spot with 13 in total, while the US comes second with 11. Canada is at third with six, followed by the UK, Japan, Spain, and France, according to Forbes Global 2000. China’s “Big Four” banks, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, and Bank of China occupy the top four spots this year. The Forbes Global 2000 is a comprehensive list of the world’s largest, most powerful public companies, […]

Sandisk launches world’s highest capacity SD card with 512GB of storage

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Sep 202014
 
Sandisk launches world’s highest capacity SD card with 512GB of storage

While 128GB seemed like an enormous storage space fitted inside a minuscule memory card, Sandisk has now taken a leap by launching a gigantic 512GB SD card. The Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I packs in 512GB into its flat frame – the highest ever seen on an SD card. SanDisk unveiled its first 512MB SD card in 2003, though capacity demands have increased exponentially in just over a decade. The new 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I card represents a 1,000-fold capacity increase at the […]

Top Biggest Lies Society Taught You to Believe

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Sep 042013
 

Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the biggest liar of us all? Not you nor me but Society. We all lie, and explain away our lies with reasons galore because we have to. But it so seems that society is the fattest liar of us all. Thank Heavens society is not a schoolmarm with a birch rod, ready to wield it on anyone calling it so. Even if it was, we would still tell you how society has fed you lies, and made you […]

Top 5 Largest Hydropower Plants in the World

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Sep 192011
 

1. Three Gorges Dam, China (22,500 MW): The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, located in the Yiling District of Yichang, in Hubei province, China. It is the world’s largest electricity-generating plant of any kind. The dam body was completed in 2006. Except for a ship lift, the originally planned components of the project were completed on October 30, 2008, when the 26th generator in the shore plant began commercial operation. Each generator has a […]