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23% of Earth's natural habitats could be gone by 2100, study finds

Climate change and global food demand could drive a startling loss of up to 23 percent of all natural habitat ranges in the next 80 years, according to new findings published in Nature Communications.

Habitat loss could accelerate to a level that brings about rapid extinctions of already vulnerable species. Shrinking ranges for mammals, amphibians and birds already account for an 18 percent loss of previous natural ranges, the study found, with a jump expected to reach 23 percent by this century's end.

Global food demand currently fuels agricultural sectors to increase land use, moving into habitats previously untouched. What results - deforestation - leaves more carbon dioxide in the air, increasing greenhouse gas emissions, the main driver of climate change. In the U.S. alone, agriculture-related emissions measure 11.6 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, which include carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide.

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UK-based Revolut to launch in India, hires ex-Airtel Money exec as CEO

Revolut is making a multi-million pound investment in India over the next five years and has committed itself to the creation of 300 new jobs in the country



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Use of Artificial Intelligence will transform judiciary but technology will not be allowed to decide case

India News: NEW DELHI: As the Judiciary has decided to use Artificial Intelligence with the adoption of specially designed software to assist judges, the Chief Ju.

Coinbase hires Pankaj Gupta from Google Pay to lead India centre

Pankaj Gupta, as vice president of engineering at Coinbase Global, will be the cryptocurrency exchanges site lead for India, responsible for building the team here from scratch.

Netflix focused on getting its content fit right in India: Co-founder Reed Hastings

India and Brazil are the only two markets where the production of content is currently shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings says during a post-earnings call.

Delhi Hight Court lays down guidelines for ensuring removal of offensive content from the internet

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday laid out directions to tackle the issue of removing offensive content from the internet and preventing errant parties from re-posting and re-directing such content. Observing that “the internet never sleeps; and the internet never forgets,” Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani said that despite orders passed by the court, online platforms […]

Indian apps reach 97% of TikTok user levels

Homegrown short-video apps, including MX Takatak, Moj, Roposo and Josh, have hit almost 97% of once dominant TikTok’s user count, within a year after the Chinese app was banned in India

Microsoft-Discord acquisition deal said to be off the table

Discord wants to focus on building the chat platform and making money from its user base that has grown quickly during the pandemic. A public listing ..

HDFC Bank says it does not face server capacity issues, IT audit in final stages

HDFC Bank said that its information technology or digital infrastructure does not have server capacity issues and that each of the five technical outages the bank has faced in recent years are fundamentally different. During a recent earnings call for the banks’ fourth quarter results, the banks’ management also said that the Reserve Bank of […]

Trust but verify: A narrative analysis of “trusted” tech supply chains

The contours of global supply chains in the 2020s and beyond will be shaped by the evolving understandings of “trust.”

Tech law: Tech delayed is tech denied

Adoption of technology is imperative for advancement of the rule of law

Facial recognition technology is the future of safety and security in India

Facial recognition is becoming an important tool for many applications involving people and cameras. As we continue to exit out of this global pandemic, facial recognition and more broadly facial analytics will continue to build in importance, even as the associated technical challenges and required capabilities grow, says Abhijit Shanbhag- Founder and CEO of Graymatics

India's medical oxygen crisis: Who is responsible and how soon can it be resolved?

With Covid-19 cases rising rapidly, the nation is facing an acute shortage of medical oxygen supply at several hospitals. In the face of this crisis, India Today's Rajdeep Sardesai brings together doctors, politicians and an oxygen supplier to discuss the major questions surrounding this issue.

India is driving global transformation for DXC Technology

A lot of DXC Technologys innovation around modernisation, migration to cloud and connected cars is being done out of India, India MD Nachiket Sukhtankar says.

Serum's Covishield comprises over 90% of 12.76 cr COVID jabs administered in India so far

Experts said Covishield is being produced at a much higher scale than Covaxin due to which its availability is more

The Driving Force behind India’s EdTech Revolution

The Driving Force behind India’s EdTech Revolution. Get latest Technology online at cnbctv18.com

Need a Role Model? Meet 3 inspiring Women Using Tech To Transform India

From battling gender disparity to enabling quality education in the country’s remotest corners, these women have efficiently used technology to do it all.

Oracle's GoldenGate now a cloud-native, fully-managed service

Cloud major Oracle on Wednesday announced that it's making GoldenGate, its popular real-time data fabric, available as a highly automated and fully-managed cloud service to help ensure that valuable customer data is always available.

Coinbase hires former Google Pay exec to lead India ops, is hiring aggressively and looking for startup acquis

The cryptocurrency firm has hired Pankaj Gupta, Google Pay’s engineering lead in India and Asia Pacific, as the VP of engineering and site lead for India.

Cryptocurrency: Could India become a tech powerhouse for innovation if it lands a pro-crypto policy?

In other words, the evolution of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies holds economic importance similar to the internet in the 90s.

More organizations in India using third parties to manage their IT needs: report

Organizations who expect to have 75% or more of their IT managed by third parties will more than double from 12% to 28%, according to the 2021 Global Managed Services Report by NTT

India records 22 IPOs worth over $2.5 billion in January-March period

There were 22 IPOs that mopped up USD 2,570.44 million in the first quarter of this year, including five in the SME space

Explained: India’s New Vaccine Policy

It seems certain that many recipients will pay more than in the first three phases of vaccination, but key questions about availability, distribution, prioritisation remain unanswered. Here's what is known so far.

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