An Introduction To Operating Systems

Introduction In this era of technology, there is no sphere of life where computers are not used. From large production systems to small-scale local businesses all use computers to manage and optimize their workflows. If we talk about computers in general, every computer is built on an IPO logic that is Input, Process, and Output. Now there are several devices that are meant to function according to this IPO logic. Input consists of devices like a mouse, keyboard, or webcam. These are devices that can initiate a process for the…

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Buying an Electric Vehicle?

The allure of the electric vehicle has never been stronger. Tesla is raking in record profits. General Motors plans to sell only electric cars by 2035. Volkswagen is aiming to make them cheaper than gasoline-powered vehicles. And surveys show that at least two-thirds of American drivers are open to buying an E.V. Many people still have concerns about cost, choice and charging, but those barriers are falling fast and President Biden hopes to speed things along with tens of billions of dollars in incentives. It can feel overwhelming and exciting to someone in the market for a car. Here’s how you…

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AN INSIGHT INTO THE INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS IN THE US

What is the meaning of an Individual Retirement Account (IRA)? The IRA, short for ‘individual retirement account,’ is a tax-advantaged investing tool that individuals use to reserve retirement savings funds. There are different types of IRAs. Traditional IRAs Roth IRAs SEP IRAs SIMPLE IRAs Individual taxpayers can establish either Roth or traditional IRAs, while self-employed individuals and small-business owners set up SIMPLE and SEP IRAs. An IRA must be opened only with an institution that has received Internal Revenue Service (IRS) approval to offer these accounts. The options include brokerage…

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How to understand “salable fake goods” and “unsalable quality goods”? An insight from the view of quality responsibility and consumers’ brand loyalty

Abstract A body of theoretical and practical research suggests technology innovation is the driving force for enterprise survival and development and that maintaining business ethics is an important guarantee in sustaining these enterprises developments. Fulfilling the “hard responsibility” of product quality based on technical standards and the “soft responsibility” of product quality based on business ethics is an important principle stimulating the benign interaction and continuous progress of technological innovation and business ethics, and realizing a balanced development of enterprises and society, which could promote positive brand and enterprise image…

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Opinion | Danger signals from an esoteric corner of finance

King dollar is rising. Other currencies are falling like ninepins. But to gauge the impact of this surge on Asia, you have to move beyond spot exchange rates and into an esoteric corner where tens of trillions of dollars of off-balance-sheet debt lives in the accounting footnotes of banks, investors and even central banks. That corner is currency swaps. These are deals in which parties exchange funds from one currency into another and reverse the trade, say, five years later. Every three or six months, each earns a benchmark money-market…

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Sustainable travel has an image problem. Let’s fix it

Sustainable travel is described as the hottest trend in the travel industry. Around the world, businesses ranging from high-end properties to mass tour operators recognize that offering sustainable choices is essential to ensuring that destinations are protected and continue to generate income. In India, too, travel companies like SOTC and Thomas Cook have added to their sustainable travel offerings over the past year. Despite this, sustainable travel seems to have an image problem. Travellers often don’t know how it is defined, or what it can involve. According to a 2019…

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An open letter to finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Dear Madam Finance Minister, Welcome to the exciting world of finance that you have just taken charge of. I have covered this space as a beat reporter for 25 years and so I am taking the liberty to give a glimpse of this sector as I see it. First, my biases: I have a gender bias and I am truly happy that India has her first woman finance minister (the only previous instance was more a part-timer). Not just me, but even men say women bring more sincerity, honesty,  integrity…

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Ticketmaster put an end to screenshots with new digital ticket technology

Ticketmaster is turning to new technology to help fight ticket fraud. The ticketing giant today unveiled its next-generation digital tickets, “Safetix,” which are tied to the ticket holder’s mobile device through an encrypted barcode that automatically refreshes every few seconds. The tickets will also support NFC technology, allowing fans to enter venues through a “tap and go” experience. The company says ticket holders will later this year be able to add their contactless ticket to Apple Wallet, so they can enter a venue with their iPhone or Apple Watch. This…

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An MBA or a master’s in finance? Breaking down the debate dollar by dollar

It’s a question that elicits plenty of responses with seemingly nothing close to a consensus answer. Some believe that a master in finance has trumped a two-year business degree as the key qualification for getting a front-office job in banking or other high-paying roles in financial services. Others still see an MBA as the bigger differentiator. The truth is, judging simply by the numbers, it’s all about how much time and money you are willing to invest upfront. An MBA requires a much bigger down payment in all aspects, but…

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Technology as an enabler in the social sector

There are hundreds of NGOs in India that are striving to make a measurable impact for the greater good. But running an NGO comes with a number of challenges – of which raising funds is a major one. Other issues linked to this are getting volunteers on board and maintaining a long-term relationship with them. Unfortunately, this sector has lacked substantial transparency, and not all NGOs are involved in serious work with large-scale impact. Technology has helped organisations take a step in the right direction and has enabled ease of…

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