1. Zanskar Frozen River Trek(Ladakh)
The Zanskar Frozen River Trek is one of the most exciting treks to take in one’s lifetime. The flowing river of Zanskar is frozen for close to two months which makes this trek possible. You won’t believe it, but you will be trekking on the sheet of ice under which there is a live river flowing for the rest of the year. Also known as the Chadar Trek, the route takes you through some ancient Buddhist monasteries and abandoned villages.The temperature is around -25°C to -30°C and you’d need adequate food, good equipment and a will of steel to handle adversities to make it through the trail.
2. Valley of Flowers Trek(Rishikesh )
When a group of lost British mountaineers decided to look for an alternate route, they happened upon a valley full of flowers. Struck by the amazing beauty of the place, they named it “The Valley of Flowers”.
The breathtaking valley is at an altitude of 3500m above sea level. The place comes to life during summer when sun’s rays melt away the snow and when flowers start to bloom. Over 520 different species of flowering plants are found in the area which is a declared National Park since 1982.
3. Chembra Peak Trek(Wayanad )
The Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad and offers a pleasant trekking experience for adventure enthusiasts. The entire trek can be completed in a single day. However, if you are willing to take a longer route, then an extra day can be accommodated.The main tourist attraction along the route is a heart-shaped lake which is said to have never dried up. This place is halfway through the journey and you can rest there for a while before resuming your trek.
4. Roopkund Trek(Uttarakhand)
The Roopkund Trek takes more than just excitement and a sense of adventure to complete. The trek is a little hard and hence you would need to be in good physical shape to take it. The famous tourist attraction in the place is the Roopkund Lake which has human skeletons at the bottom of it.Set at an altitude of 4,800 meters, the trek is demanding on your physical self. It has three different trekking routes which are equally challenging and rewarding.
5. Markha Valley Trek(Leh )
This beautiful trek takes you through lands where you can get a real glimpse of the cultures of people living in Ladakh and Tibet. The barren lands, clear blue skies, and multicolored flags along the way will leave you totally excited and amazed.The 80-kilometer trek is set at an altitude of 5,300m above sea level. Though you can wrap up the trek in about 10 days, you can continue to extend it to about two weeks if you plan on enjoying the journey a little longer.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
For the last year, there has been an intense debate over the Artificial Intelligence. While some believe that someday it will take over our world, others have more sensible and logical approach. Artificial Intelligence does not pose a threat to work communities and varied positions in the business world. it works in a completely opposite way. It helps to make work smooth and easy. It also automizes performing daily, repeating tasks.AI is making the business world open to technological changes. There are many functions in which AI can be extremely helpful. It already works as a virtual assistant on many platforms and it’s worth to stay open to the little miracles it can do for a company. It not only aids in business management but also makes team’s work more productive.
One of the fast-growing trends of 2017 were cryptocurrencies. They can be defined as electronic monetary instruments. Although they were supposed to be used only for making anonymous payments, public opinion accepted them as the fast but risky way for multiplying assets.And this is one of the examples of using recently established blockchain technology. It’s a decentralized information system of blocks cooperating and combined with each other. Not going deep into technical details, only advantages of this solution can be observed as well as the perspective of this modern technology development in many business areas. Its appliance depends only on its users. And for many companies, it can surely be useful because of its transparency, accessibility, and the lack of control of the government over it. Everyone who is on the internet can use it anonymously. It’s impossible to track history and a total security is kept.
Millennials and Generation Z
Over the past decade, Millennials have been in the center of attention. There were many controversies over their attitude towards the world, especially towards business world. Not anymore! And here’s why.Generation Z, those born after the generation of Millennials, are slowly entering the market. And when in the past questions raised over how Millennials will cope with the harsh world of business, employers now have to learn about Generation Z and their attitude, customs, and work perception. Z’s are children born in the era of highly developed technology. They don’t know the world from the era of no internet when access to many things and information wasn’t available to everyone and people were looking into books instead of into smartphones. They live in the world in which they can have everything within their reach.
Cryptocurrencies are essentially digitally coded scripts that attempt to replicate modern-day currencies. Bitcoin was first launched in 2009, and more than a thousand digital currencies are in existence today with an aggregate value north of US$300 billion (S$404 billion). The backbone of a cryptocurrency network is made up of “miners”: individuals or syndicates who use highly efficient networks of computers to solve complex mathematical sequences in exchange for transaction fees and, in some cases, newly minted cryptocurrency.
Cryptocurrency supporters typically point to their decentralised nature as the foremost virtue; supply and demand forces determine their value instead of a central bank, rendering them immune to government manipulation. Also, transactions are designed to be low-cost, secure and, in many cases, anonymous, thanks to the use of a publicly viewable digital ledger, called a blockchain, to track payments. Unfortunately, this also makes digital currencies the perfect tool for criminal activities such as money laundering and tax evasion.
While they are gaining interest globally as an asset, cryptocurrencies may never achieve mainstream acceptance as a medium of exchange. A critical barrier to widespread adoption is that cryptos will unlikely be accepted for the world’s most important activity the payment of government taxes, which remains the greatest advantage of government-backed currencies.
Blockchain is essentially a distributed database that is shared and continuously reconciled. Unlike traditional databases, where a trusted party alone holds complete authority, every user in the blockchain system has a copy of the database and is required to approve the transactions. This structure reduces costs (individual users need not rely on a central party or intermediary to transact) and improves security and reliability (there is no central party at risk of cyber attack or malfunction).
Just as the Internet has transformed our lives with e-mail, e-commerce and smartphone apps, blockchain could do the same for infrastructure technology through distributive ledgers, smart contracts, tokens and identity management. Emerging markets could be key beneficiaries, as blockchain helps build “trust” and allows countries to leapfrog stages of digital development.