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  • Global Cybersecurity Index 2017: Singapore Tops the List

    Global Cybersecurity Index 2017: Singapore Tops the List

    The recent high-profile global cyber security attacks such as WannaCry Ransomware and NotPetya caught many countries off-guard, forcing them to adopt more stringent measures to protect their networks and infrastructure. WannaCry Ransomware, which struck in May 2017, affected thousands of computers around the world. According to estimates, around 150 countries were affected. Over the past
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  • Countries With the Highest Percentage of Smartphone Owners

    Countries With the Highest Percentage of Smartphone Owners

    In today’s world, smartphone has become an integral part of an individual’s life. Apart from staying connected with family and friends, one can also indulge in a number of other activities on a smartphone such as browsing the internet, accessing Facebook, YouTube and a lot of other things. The past few years have witnessed an
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  • Get to Know How Nations Stand on the ICT Development Index

    Get to Know How Nations Stand on the ICT Development Index

      Every year the International Telecommunications Union publishes the ICT Development Index (IDI) which provides a comparison of the state of the ICT development among the various countries around the world. The report comprises 11 indicators. These are grouped in three sub-indices which are access, use and skill. The ICT Development Index is an important
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  • Electricity Generation From Natural Gas by Country

    Electricity Generation From Natural Gas by Country

      Natural gas is an important source of electricity and is much more environment-friendly when compared to coal. Due to low carbon content in methane, natural gas emits much less CO2. Moreover, the last few years have witnessed improvements being made to turbines, thereby leading to efficiency in gas-fired power stations. Though, a number of
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  • Countries With the Most Nuclear Reactors in Operation; USA at the Top

    Countries With the Most Nuclear Reactors in Operation; USA at the Top

    Currently, there are 442 nuclear reactors in operation in 30 countries around the world. These reactors are mainly responsible for the generation of electricity. Of these, the United States has the largest number of nuclear reactors in the world. According to a data by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United States has 99 nuclear
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  • China and India Rank the Highest in Mobile Cellular Subscriptions

    China and India Rank the Highest in Mobile Cellular Subscriptions

      Life is today unimaginable without the mobile phone. But that was not always so. Some 30 years ago, people relied on a bulky black box which sat in the corner of every house. The good old telephone was the common property of the household and would never move out of the house. But advancing
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  • The Number of Researchers in Science Per Country, On A World Map

    The Number of Researchers in Science Per Country, On A World Map

      Scientific and technological research plays a pivotal role in the development of a nation. In fact, the number of researchers in a particular nation is a direct indication of the role scientific and technological research plays in its development. The more the number, the better indicator it serves to be. According to the UNESCO
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  • Is Alternative and Nuclear Energy The Answer To World’s Environmental Problems?

    Is Alternative and Nuclear Energy The Answer To World’s Environmental Problems?

      The world is waking up to the threats of global warming and environmental pollution. Realizing that it is not too late to save the environment, many nations are resorting to the use of alternative and nuclear energy for a cleaner and greener world. Some nations have taken the threat to the environment seriously and
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  • Non-Solid Fuel Gaining Popularity Around the World

    Non-Solid Fuel Gaining Popularity Around the World

      Non-solid fuel, which comprise liquid and gaseous fuels, is widely used around the world. Some examples of non-solid fuels are kerosene, ethanol and natural gas. In many countries, a significant percentage of the population has access to non-solid fuels. However, in other countries a very large percentage of people still rely on solid fuels,
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  • Top 10 Countries with Most Robot Density

    Top 10 Countries with Most Robot Density

      We all have seen robots in Hollywood movies — contextually conceived with the idea of making life easier for humans and eventually taking over the world after developing human intelligence. Well, that particular incidence might be a distinct possibility in the distant future, but as of right now industrial robots are being used by
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