The Korean stock market has reportedly dropped following the warning issued by Jerome Powell, the US Federal Reserve Chairman, about the continued rate hikes. Powell’s warning came at the Jackson Hole economic symposium held over the weekend that sent shockwaves across US stock markets. On the first day following the economic symposium, regional stocks fell by over 2%. The benchmark KOSPI (Korea Composite Stock Price Index) fell by 2.18% from the previous trading day to end at 2,426.89 as international and institutional investors so
VMware’s now generally available VCF 4.4 platform showcases Nvidia’s AI enterprise suite Unique features of VCF 4.4 include multiple security fixes, flexible upgrades in vRealize products, user activity logging and more VMware spearheaded the endeavor to incorporate IT virtualization 20 years ago and transformed the conventional operating systems adopted by enterprise, ensuring easily movable and controllable workloads. Edging its game, the virtualization tech company is approaching next-generation infrastructure development using artificial intelligence
The United States has recorded a sharp decline in its unemployment rates, with several Americans claiming unemployment benefits have dropped to a pandemic low. According to weekly pandemic claims report by the Labor Department, the number of jobless Americans has decreased for the first time since March 2020. This is interesting considering the country’s economy almost came to a halt last year owing to nationwide lockdowns to keep the spread of the Coronavirus at bay. The rise in manufacturing employment in the mid-Atlantic region a
Amid rising concerns regarding greenhouse gas emissions, countries worldwide have announced measures like the adoption of renewable sources of energy and a shift to electronic vehicles. AGL Energy Limited, Australia’s largest carbon emitter and leading power producer, is reportedly planning to speed up the phase-out of its coal-fired plants. However, this is unlikely to happen before 2048. Climate activists in Australia have started pressuring the company to shut down its coal-fired plants by 2030, following a report by the United N
Wizz Air, a low-cost Hungarian air carrier, has reportedly announced that it is scaling-up pilot recruitment across its network, with a goal of hiring 4,600 new pilots by the end of 2030. According to reports, the air carrier has already trained more than 150 additional pilots to fly more than 100% of its pre-coronavirus capacity this summer, and it plans to hire 300 more by the end of 2021 to meet its growth plans in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pilots coming onboard Wizz Air will have the chance to fly on more than 800 routes
After officially listing itself on the stock market and entering the major league, Duolingo is now working on a math app that will be focused on young learners. The potential math app is still in the early development stage and users will learn more at Duolingo’s annual free conference, Duocon. Confirming the news, the co-founder and CEO Luis von Ahn stated that the move will allow the popular language-learning platform to expand its product suite. The company intends to achieve this through upcoming acquisitions, which should prevent it from putting a ton of resources
Twitter, the sensational social media platform now owned by American billionaire Elon Musk, has reportedly announced to offer free write-only API to bots who are giving good content. Last week, the company announced to discontinue free accessibility to its APIs from February 9. However, after receiving the developer’s feedback, the firm tends to change its decision. This move is just as unclear as some of the other ones made under Musk's leadership. There is no clarity on what ‘good material’ is or who would decide what is adequate content. But if Twi
Ryanair and EasyJet, two leading low-cost carriers based out of the UK, have reportedly urged employees of the freshly bankrupt British airline, Flybe, to apply for openings with them. For the uninitiated, Flybe declared bankruptcy on Saturday last week, causing over 277 workers to lose their jobs. Concerned Flybe staff reportedly called the British Airline Pilots' Association (Balpa) in the early hours of Saturday morning. The union's leader, Martin Chalk, insisted that there are positio
As the cold snap continues across the United Kingdom, Britain's energy generators have reportedly been obligated to fire up coal-fired power plants for the second time this winter. It would be crucial to note that selected homeowners will also be paid to reduce their power consumption for the first time following the cold wave. The electricity system operator (ESO) recently stated that it had requested Drax power plant to begin warming up a couple of its coal units at its North Yorkshire facility, and EDF to do the same with one at its West Burton factory in Nottingham