The retail landscape is rapidly changing and Amazon has been dominating the e-commerce market for too long and has become a behemoth of a company in all the areas of e-commerce where the numbers are doing the talk.
Amazon’s share of the US Ecommerce Market is now 49 percent where it’s rivals like ebay is in single figure percentages(6%).
New numbers from researchers at eMarketer reveal that Amazon is set to clear $258.22 billion in the US retail sales in 2018.
The Report goes on to mention that Amazon’s pace has not slowed down.”It’s sales are up 29.2 percent versus a year ago , when it commanded 43 percent of all e-commerce retail sales” reports TechCrunch.
Amazon being a behemoth of a company and being fueled by a strong marketplace network of third party sellers,an ever expanding range of goods from groceries to fashion.
With Amazon Prime being a very popular loyalty program more people will be spending money with amazon, than with any other retailers combined.
Though these new numbers may renew the prospect of anti trust action being brought against the online giant.
Rag-Pickers play a major role in saving the urban environment.None really pays any attention to contribute towards society.They collect the garbage and further segregate it.
This is a major health concern for them as it contains all sorts of germs.Due to their unawareness and no education ,they are left with nothing but only this to do.The garbage that they collect has fine glass pieces which many a times injure them.
But to earn their livelihood,they have to bear all sorts of pains and injuries.They collect the house garbage and segregate the articles that can be recycled and sell them to earn their livelihood.
the remaining is disposed off.Virtually,in absence of rag-pickers,our surroundings will a dumping ground of garbage. They are the unsung saviours of our environment.
Rivers are the biggest source of fresh water.They are therefore our lifeline for survival.It is really sad to see that most of our rivers are increasingly being polluted because of our negligible and irresponsibility.
Untreated sewage and waste from industries are continuously dumped into rivers.Religious ceremonies are also responsible for river pollution.Immersing idols and disposal of garlands and flowers end up in polluting the water.
Similarly,ashes after cremation are also poured into rivers.River pollution can pose a serious threat to both the environment and the human health.Continuos river pollution can disrupt the ecological balance and lead to the loss of biodiversity.
River pollution is thus a critical problem and the government must implement necessary steps to mitigate it.
Astronomers have found 60 new planets near our own, boosting the chances of finding one that could support life.
A team of International scientists found a further 54 potential planets ,meaning that in all the researches might have discovered a full 114 planets.And at least some of those might be like Earth,and able to support life ,the researchers have said.
The observations were part of the Lick-Carnegie Exo-planet Survey,which was started in 1996 by astronomers Steve Vogt and Geoffrey Marcy from the University of California and Paul Butler,from the Carnegie Institute of Science, in washington.
Astronomers released the largest ever compilation of exoplanet detecting observations made using a technique called the radial velocity method.The radial velocity method takes advantage of the fact that the planet’s gravity also affects the star.Astronomers are able to use sophisticated tools to detect the tiny wobble the planet induces as its gravity tugs on the star.
The virtual mountain of data was gathered as a part of a two decade radial velocity planet hunting programme that uses a spectrometer called HIRES,mounted on the 10-metre Keck-I telescope of the WM Keck Observatory atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii.
The compilation includes almost 61000 individual measurements made of more than 1600 stars.By making the data public , the team is offering unprecedented access to one of the best exoplanet searches in the world.