We’ve highlighted below some of the most recent developments and occurrences in youth-related news and events. In this week's Friday news we speak about India being the world's leading nation in terms of science and tech graduates, potential decrease in the number of international students in the Netherlands and Malaysian university staff's call for more autonomy from politicians.
Anyone who has subscribed to mailing lists in recent years will have received an avalanche of emails concerning privacy policies and data handling. Some people might mistake this for concern, or a reflection of corporations’ guilty consciences. In reality, firms are scrambling to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on Friday May 25. Although the GDPR is theoretically supposed to grant consumers more power and control over their data, few people have a clear understanding of what it actually is and what it means for them. The regulation has been criticised for being too complex, even by corporate law standards. Here Youth Time will try to bring some clarity to a confusing and complex issue.
Growing up in India, where access to medical treatment was often mission impossible, her personal experience with medical care had a massive impact on dr.Akshaya Shanmugam’s career choice. Her hard work made her become CEO of Lumme Labs, a scientist and an entrepreneur, but her ambition and vision put her on this year’s prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 list of innovators. Her company, Lumme Inc., has raised $1.7 million in non-dilutive fundingand has produced a device that will help people quit smoking! Dr. Shanmugam spends all of her time bringing cutting edge technology and behavioral psychology together to push the boundaries in treating addictions. She talks about her dedicated team, their efforts, and her extraordinary journey in an interview for Youth Time magazine.
Founded by the earliest British settlers in what they named as New England is historically best known for the Boston Tea Party when tea shipped by the British East India Company was to be sold without taxes in the U.S. This led to protests by the local settlers who would have lost their own tea business due to being rendered uncompetitive. They decided to raid the ship carrying the tea and dump it into the sea. The protest led to the revolution that eventually set the U.S. free from British colonisation.
Not just another middle eastern country to visit. While the country was established based on the UN resolution of 1947 to divide the state of Palestine for the formation of Israel, the country has grown to be one of the most powerful in the world, militarily, economically and technologically.