Groundwater, which supplies almost 50% of our drinking water and about 40% of the water needed for irrigation, faces increasing pressure due to human activities and climate change.
Asia has dominated the world in churning out graduates in the fields of STEM for more than a decade. China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia have seen large numbers of STEM graduates.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education has helped to create intelligent interactive programmes that enhance student learning. Exciting years are ahead as AI in education continues to evolve with experiential learning and gamification technology.
The global workforce now comprises men and women almost equally, but discrimination against women remains.
Ed-tech has made a big impact on preschool education. Apps, e-books, websites, streaming videos and online tutorials have changed the way pre-schoolers learn.
For many start-ups, crowdfunding also serves as a marketing tool that gathers customer feedback for product development and connects them to suppliers and retailers. As a result, many MNCs are jumping on the crowdfunding bandwagon as part of their marketing strategy.
By some estimates, more than 40% of workers around the world considered quitting their job. The trend has come to be referred to as the “Great Resignation” or the “Big Quit”. The worst hit were the leisure, hospitality, retail and healthcare sectors.
From banks and cryptocurrency exchanges to e-commerce giants, logistics and even the news media, hackers and data thieves are hitting industries hard. Forecasts suggest that by 2025, cybercrime will rack up a toll of US$10.5 trillion annually.
The Covid-19 pandemic’s disruption of the labour market has been a strong driver of the growth of the gig economy. Notorious for its lack of regulations, gig economy workers are pressuring for better working conditions.
The automotive sector is already recovering from the economic consequences of the pandemic, and even faster in Asia.