Over the past two days, perhaps you’ve noticed an increase in pastel pink and blue across your social media feeds, in the daily news, and even lighting up San Francisco’s City Hall. advertisement advertisement On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted that transgender people cannot “serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military” (although, as of this writing, the military has confirmed that the current policy allowing transgender individuals to serve remains in place). In response, people have shown their support for the transgender community using the transgender pride flag, designed by transgender activist and U.S. Navy veteran Monica Helms in 1999. The story behind Helms’s activism and how she created this symbol for the transgender community is a poignant example of the role design can play in the ongoing fight for transgender rights. EVERY American who serves our country should be respected and protected. … [Read more...] about The Designer Of The Transgender Flag Is A Navy Veteran
Flags flying at half mast today
It is suffocatingly dusty, a grey-brown haze looming over the city. People are wearing masks, wheezing or even coughing heavily as though the alveoli in the lungs can’t tell air from dust anymore.The visibility is bleak – 200 metres, I'd say – and people are struggling to keep their eyes open with the particulate matter settling on the eyelashes. Some have eyes which are blood-shot red with irritation.In the midst of this hideous desert-like city of mask-donning, sick-looking people and top-less buildings, my nose surprisingly detects the fragrance of lavender. The stimulus turns my body and I start walking towards the source, astonished that my body still responds to stimulus. I am half-convinced that it’s a mirage –like a thirsty traveller in a desert gets the illusion of a water body.Close Making conscious use of the limited oxygen in my body, I seem to have reached the source. A 15 ft X 5 ft vestibule is selling “pure oxygen”! … [Read more...] about Ground Report | Delhi Pollution: As citizens gasp for breath, oxygen bar offers ‘clean air’ for 15 minutes at Rs 299!
Bajaj Electricals share price fell 4.4 percent intraday to hit a 52-week low of Rs 312 on November 18 after ICRA downgraded its long-term rating.The stock has corrected 40 percent in last six months. It was quoting at Rs 318.00, down Rs 8.35, or 2.56 percent, on the BSE at 1506 hours IST.ICRA downgraded the company's line of credit (long term and short term) to A- from A and to A2+ from A1 respectively, with negative outlook. The rating agency also downgraded non-convertible debenture to A- from A, with negative outlook.Close "The revision in the ratings takes into account significant decline in profitability of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) business of the company, particularly pertaining to the orders in rural electrification in first half of FY20 and the subsequent weakening in the company’s debt-coverage metrics," the rating agency said in its report. related news D-Street Buzz: Metal stocks shine led by Tata Steel, Hindalco; Glenmark … [Read more...] about Bajaj Electricals share price falls 4% after ICRA downgrades rating
Cloudera Inc., the Enterprise Data Cloud Company, has been working with a diverse set of industries such as telecom, pharma, auto and government organisations that are highly data-driven and strongly regulated by data governance and data privacy.With a fair understanding of the challenges these companies face, Cloudera has been building various platforms to address the same.To understand how banks and financial institutions are processing and storing data, and what are the key parameters for BFSI companies to succeed in their data-driven journey, Moneycontrol spoke to Vinod Ganesan, Country Manager – India & South Asia, Cloudera.Close As Ganesan puts it, “BFSI is a classic segment which was never able to adopt public cloud with that intensity though they had lot of use cases. And the biggest issue for them was around Data Sovereignty. However, the good news is that public cloud vendors like Amazon, Microsoft etc., have all now invested in very large data centres in … [Read more...] about Modernization Vs Legacy: Where do Indian Banks Stand?
At the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris—a global trade fair which welcomed the new century—visitors enjoyed attractions like a giant kaleidoscope in the “Palace of Optics” and exotic marine life in a 2,368 foot aquarium. One booth, designed by historian, sociologist, and prominent civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois, was a collection of hand-drawn infographics illustrating data related to black life in post-Civil War America. Du Bois expressed this information in a series of colorful charts—today we’d call them data visualizations—that illustrated everything from household incomes to the number of existing black-owned newspapers. In a new exhibit at London’s House of Illustration, all 63 graphics created by DuBois (and a team of students from his sociology laboratory at the historically black college Atlanta University, now known as Clark Atlanta University) are on display—a first for the United Kingdom, and a reflection of the … [Read more...] about The designer who illustrated racism in America, 120 years ago