In the summer of 1944, hundreds of royals gathered for the opening of Umaid Bhawan Palace, a magnificent sandstone edifice that dominates the skyline in Jodhpur. It was the last of its kind. Three years later, India was free from British colonial rule, and more than 500 princely states — the semi-sovereign principalities ruled by royal clans — faced an uncertain future. Most have faded into obscurity, but the family that built this palace continues to thrive — in part by converting a section of it into a hotel.
The risk of cyber attacks targeting ships’ satellite navigation is pushing nations to delve back through history and develop back-up systems with roots in World War II radio technology.
Ships use GPS (global positioning system) and other similar devices that rely on sending and receiving satellite signals, which many experts say are vulnerable to jamming by hackers.
Bitcoin’s underlying software code could be split to create a clone called “Bitcoin Cash,” potentially providing a windfall for holders of the digital currency.
Mukesh Ambani has elbowed past Li Ka-shing to become Asia’s second-richest man as investors rallied behind his efforts to arm India’s poor with cheap data-loaded phones. Some analysts are beginning to focus on the costs of his ambition.
Facebook Inc chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg on Sunday called on governments and firms to do more to close the gender pay gap and said both girls and boys should be encouraged to become leaders from an early age. “We need to start paying women well and we need the public policy and the corporate policy to get there,” she said.
“But certainly women applying for jobs at the same rate as men, women running for office at the same rate as men, that’s got to be part of the answer,” she told BBC.
India’s army of jobless citizens is expanding at breakneck speed and lakhs of employed are also becoming redundant due to increasing automation and quick advances in artificial intelligence (AI).
In a country where women travellers face myriad dangers, one Indian airline has an idea: chivalry, and no middle seats.
With its woman flyer service, Vistara has begun offering to help women flying solo with their bags, escort them to and from their ground transportation, and give them preferred window and aisle seats on their flights — no middles.
The New Delhi-based airline says around 75-100 women use the complimentary service each day. It is believed to be the first airline to offer such a service.
A surge in Amazon.com Inc shares on Thursday morning in advance of the online retailer’s earnings report has propelled founder Jeff Bezos past Bill Gates as the world’s richest person.
Bezos owns about 17 per cent of Seattle-based Amazon, which has surged 40 per cent this year through Wednesday, helping to add $24.5 billion to his net worth. He started 2017 as the world’s fourth-wealthiest person and has since surpassed Buffett and Inditex SA founder Amancio Ortega, 81, who ranks third with $82.7 billion.
Richard Liu gave up a seven-figure salary this month to get into one of the hottest financial instruments around right now: initial coin offerings (ICOs). The former China Renaissance dealmaker has since backed a clutch of cryptocoin sales that have raised millions — sometimes in seconds — often without a single product.
Two of the world’s richest and most intelligent men are arguing about the future of artificial intelligence (AI). It’s a titanic battle in the offing.
Tesla boss Elon Musk and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg are locked in a very public feud over artificial intelligence.
Musk has repeatedly warned about the dangers of AI, describing it as a potentially existential threat to the human race.