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Poor Countries Are Running Out of Time to Get Rich

Source: Bloomberg

The United Nations currently predicts that by 2027, India will overtake China as the world’s most populous country. Estimates suggest India and Nigeria will together add 470 million people in the next three decades — almost a quarter of the world’s population increase to 2050. In many parts of India, for instance, the total fertility rate —…

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Coronavirus Hastens the Rise of the Cashless Economy

Source: Bloomberg

Across the globe, Covid-19 is fueling the rise of  the cashless economy as employees and consumers alike worry that the direct handling of paper currency could spread the coronavirus.But while the change means convenience and fewer virus worries for some, concerns abound for people who don’t have sufficient bank, credit or digital access. In the U.K., the consumer…

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COVID-19: This is when life will return to normal, according to the experts

Source: World Economic Forum

After second-guessing everything from hugging our loved ones to delaying travel, there is one big question that everyone is likely thinking about: will we ever get back to the status quo? The answer may not be very clear-cut. Today’s graphic uses data from New York Times’ interviews of 511 epidemiologists and infectious disease specialists from…

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Online child abuse rising during lockdown warn police

Source: BBC

Police forces across the world are warning that criminals and paedophiles are using the coronavirus lockdown to target children.In the UK, where 300,000 people are considered a threat to children, there were nearly nine million attempts in the last month to access child sexual abuse websites which had been previously blocked by the Internet Watch…

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On the Cusp of Adulthood and Facing an Uncertain Future: What We Know About Gen Z So Far

Source: Pew Social Trends

Gen Z on track to be the best-educated generation yet Gen Z is more racially and ethnically diverse than previous generations Gen Zers and Millennials have similar viewpoints on many major issues of the day Younger generations see family, societal change as a good thing Generations differ in their familiarity and comfort with using gender-neutral…

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