However, Alex Cobham, CEO of the Tax Justice Network was emphatic that “minimising Indian tax revenues is not a justification.” Cobham pointed out Sunak’s complicity adding: “India needs its tax revenues for schools and hospitals. We must hope that the chancellor himself is committed to the progressive taxation of wealth and top incomes, or the UK will only see the deepening of the stark individual, racial, gender and regional inequalities that the pandemic has laid bare.” … [Read more...] about Explainer | Why is Akshata Murthy’s wealth controversial?
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Avita is a relatively lesser-known name in the Indian laptop market, but their products are impressive for the price. This particular model offers a 14-inch screen with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and is powered by AMD Ryzen 3 processor. You also get 4GB RAM and 256GB SSD for smooth performance. In addition to these specifications, the Avita Pura weighs just 1.34kg, has a USB Type-C port, up to 8 hours of battery life and comes with a one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365. The only catch is that it runs Windows 10 Home in S mode that limits installing apps from Microsoft Store. … [Read more...] about WFH Tips: The best laptops priced under Rs 50,000
In Myst, you explore an ornately detailed island that leads to other vaguely Victorian sci-fi worlds (called ages) created by a character named Atrus. You’re presented with lushly detailed screens—punctuated by animations—depicting the scene around you, and can point and click your way through puzzles that feel woven perfectly into the tapestry of the game. Despite its largely static nature, its groundbreaking pre-rendered visuals (which many people called photorealistic at the time) made Myst feel like the first convincing virtual reality experience, at least in the sense of feeling physically present in a fictional world. … [Read more...] about Myst at 25: How it changed gaming, created addicts, and made enemies
Besides being home to a varied species of flora and fauna, the ghats form a natural tiger corridor between Goa and the Kali Tiger Reserve in Karnataka. These Ghats are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and home to 17 percent of the planet’s tiger population. “It has been proposed to declare this area a tiger reserve. Forest fragmentation will disrupt the movement of animals, change the natural habitat and be detrimental to our tiger population,” said Claude Alvares, Director – Goa Foundation, an environmental monitoring action group. He added: “These ghats are the lungs of Goa. The government must find a different, more sustainable model for growth.” … [Read more...] about Maka naka. Go! Here’s why Goa’s youth are protesting a ‘development’ project
“There’s a lot of parts of the country that rely on aging infrastructure like DSL with much slower speeds than the FCC recommended 25 Mbps, especially on the upload side, where the average will fall below what’s required for a Zoom call,” explains SatelliteInternet.com staff researcher Tim Tincher. “If we have aging infrastructure that can’t support Zoom calls, like DSL or even satellite Internet, that can be a major blocker to building out the economies of these more underserved areas.” … [Read more...] about Remote work can’t change everything until we fix this $80 billion problem