Appreciating India's Aadhaar digital ID, this World Bank report ssays that the initiative is estimated to be saving the government about $1 billion annually by curbing corruption as it underlined that digital technologies can promote inclusion, efficiency and innovation.

Technology can contribute simultaneously to the economic, environmental and social dimensions of sustainability, according to findings of the UN Industrial Development Organization's (UNIDO) flagship publication, the 'Industrial Development Report (IDR) 2016.' IDR 2016, titled ‘The role of technology and innovation in inclusive and sustainable

This paper applies a program evaluation technique to assess the causal effect of adoption of agricultural related technologies on consumption expenditure and poverty measured by different indices. The paper is based on a cross-sectional household level data collected during 2014 from a sample of 270 households in rural India.

Nature has created excellent technologies around us, and as such, it is the chief mentor to humans on creativity and technology development. Nature uses fibre as a building block – natural structures like wood, bamboo, bone, muscle, etc. all have fibrous structure. Fibre spinning and weaving technologies are available in nature since time immemorial. Nature has also demonstrated sophisticated technologies useful in the development of technical textiles like functional surfaces, camouflage, structural colour, thermal insulation, dry-adhesion, etc.

Heterogeneous photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) is one of the most active research areas in environmental purification. Recently, research on PCO technologies-based air cleaners and building materials has been intensively conducted for indoor/outdoor air treatment. The innovative technology is dedicated to decompose gaseous pollutants using photocatalysts under illumination of UV or solar light without extra energy added. Comprehensive knowledge on the properties and performance of PCO for treatment of air using batch reactors or continuous reactors has been established.

Self-consciousness would seem to be a sine qua non for moral competence in a social world. You and we are morally competent in no small part because you know what you ought to do, and we know what we ought to do. A mouse, in contrast, cannot say to itself: “I ought to share this cheese, even if my brother refuses to do so.” But can robots be self-conscious?

Technology has altered the trade of wildlife products including ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales, exotic birds and live apes. The Internet has boosted trafficking by lowering barriers of entry into criminal markets, facilitating communication and exchange of information, as well as reconfiguring relations among supplies, intermediaries and buyers. However, technology can also offer support to national environment, wildlife and law enforcement agencies.

In 2010 an estimated 31% of the food in U.S. stores and homes went uneaten, and Americans shipped approximately 34 million tons of food waste to landfills. When food decomposes under anaerobic conditions—for instance, buried beneath other waste in a landfill—it produces methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, landfills are the third largest producer of methane in the United States, accounting for about 18% of methane emissions in 2013.2

In Malawi, increasing demand for housing has put tremendous pressure on the building material sector, resulting in deforestation, rising costs and poor quality construction. Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln technology offers a resource efficient and financially viable option for the production of quality bricks.

The end of 2015 is the target date for the Millennium Development Goals. Governments across Asia and the Pacific have been striving to meet the Goals, particularly on reducing income poverty.