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Rina Chandran

From drones to social media, big data helps confront more complex disasters in Asia

22 Aug 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Technological innovations - from unique digital identities for drought-hit farmers to use of data from drones and social media - can better predict increasingly complex disasters in the Asia-Pacific region and limit their impact on vulnerable people, the United Nations said in a report on Thursday.

From drones to social media, big data helps confront more complex disasters in Asia

22 Aug 2019

BANGKOK, Aug 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Technological innovations - from unique digital identies for drought-hit farmers to use of data from drones and social media - can better predict increasingly complex disasters in the Asia-Pacific region and limit their impact on vulnerable people, the United Nations said in a report on Thursday.

No minorities, no meat? Gig economy deepens cities' divides

22 Aug 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When an Indian customer of online food delivery service Zomato tweeted that he had canceled his order because it had been assigned to a non-Hindu worker, and his request for a Hindu denied, thousands weighed in.

ANALYSIS-No minorities, no meat? Gig economy deepens cities' divides

22 Aug 2019

BANGKOK, Aug 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When an Indian customer of online food delivery service Zomato tweeted that he had cancelled his order because it had been assigned to a non-Hindu worker, and his request for a Hindu denied, thousands weighed in.

Flat-packed cities: wooden skyscrapers sprout over concrete concerns

21 Aug 2019

HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For more than a century, countries have raced to build the world's tallest buildings with concrete and steel. Now, a quiet contest in constructing tall wooden buildings, from Amsterdam to Tokyo, underlines growing environmental concerns over concrete.

FEATURE-Flat-packed cities: wooden skyscrapers sprout over concrete concerns

21 Aug 2019

HONG KONG, Aug 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For more than a century, countries have raced to build the world's tallest buildings with concrete and steel. Now, a quiet contest in constructing tall wooden buildings, from Amsterdam to Tokyo, underlines growing environmental concerns over concrete.

Factbox: Seven Indian land laws that give special rights to people, places

19 Aug 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India has revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir state in a bid to fully integrate its only Muslim-majority region with the rest of the country.

FACTBOX-Seven Indian land laws that give special rights to people, places

19 Aug 2019

BANGKOK, Aug 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India has revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir state in a bid to fully integrate its only Muslim-majority region with the rest of the country.

With no phones or internet, Kashmiris struggle to reach families

14 Aug 2019

BANGKOK/ NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With no phones and internet for 10 days, Indians are using their feet, cars and planes to move essential supplies into Kashmir as it deals with a communications blackout on a scale rarely seen in today's world.

With no phones or internet, Kashmiris struggle to reach families

14 Aug 2019

BANGKOK/ NEW DELHI, Aug 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - W ith no phones and internet for 10 days, Indians are using their feet, cars and planes to move essential supplies into Kashmir as it deals with a communications blackout on a scale rarely seen in today's world.

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