Plastic building blocks I study plastic waste with the specific aim of finding interesting ways to remove it from the environment. Since 2009, I have developed a number of building materials made of post-consumer plastics mixed with different waste-stream materials. From agricultural wastes such as sugarcane bagasse—a by-product of the sugar industry in Brazil—and coffee dregs, to concrete waste and construction debris, compounded with recycled plastics, there are many ways to obtain materials to produce bricks, roof tiles, plastic lumber, and other useful elements for building. … [Read more...] about All plastic is technically recyclable. Why does so much of it end up in landfills?
Textbooks pave the way to sustainable development
In 2017, Konnikova, who holds a Ph.D. in psychology, decided to take on a year-long project: learning poker as a way to better understand the difference between skill and luck. She convinced Poker Hall of Fame inductee Erik Seidel to be her mentor and immersed herself in strategies of the game. After a fair share of setbacks and folds, she eventually started winning. And about a year later, she had earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from Texas Hold’em tournaments, won a major title, and got a sponsor. … [Read more...] about What poker can teach you about living through a pandemic
Ease of transaction is the biggest benefit for millennials. Get the know-your customer (KYC) process done in minutes, completely online, link your bank account and you’re good to go. Saurav Basu, Head of Wealth Management at Tata Capital says, “The financial apps are providing tutorials to investors, conducting video interactions with the fund managers, educating new investors with blogs, newsletters, etc. that help investors make an informed investment decision. Also, the interface is easy, which makes investing an enjoyable experience.” … [Read more...] about Millennials love investing via apps, but are they aware of the pitfalls?
“Without the involvement of top government officials, it was not possible for the coins to be taken out of India,” says Ajay Agnihotri, the former Assistant Director General of Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB), who assisted then CEIB director, ML Wadhawan, in investigating the case. Now, the Indian government is keen to get the coins back because it genuinely believes the coins were smuggled out of India and is in the possession of some private collector. … [Read more...] about The curious case of the missing Mughal era gold coins
“We are shocked, terrified. We do not know what to do?” Avni wrote on her Facebook page. Avni alleged that the mobsters were led by Sharad Agarwal, Manju Agarwal, sister of Prabhu Shankar, the brother who was given the eastern part of the Haldiram empire, and Manju’s son, Vatsal Agarwal. She alleged that the troika entered the shop forcibly, cut CCTV cameras telephone lines, stole hard discs of computers, assaulted and forced employees to divulge the bank account details and passwords of emails operated by the late Mahesh Aggarwal. The hoodlums also took away account books, legal papers, property papers, official stamps, share certificates, signed cheques, purchase bills, Income tax files, balance sheets and many other documents, including Mahesh’s laptop and pen drives. She claimed the damage caused to their property was over Rs 80 lakh. Avni further said she is scared about the safety of her businesses, employees and lives of her family members. … [Read more...] about Bitter fight erupts in Haldiram’s group over property after death of family elder