The 180 Pulse

With thought-provoking articles covering varied domains, 180DC SRCC aims to create student leaders through a holistic learning experience.

Read to take a deep dive into looking at world issues from the eyes of a consultant.

 BUSINESS AND FINANCE

An Acquisition to Remember

An Acquisition to Remember

Launched in 2006, Twitter is a social media platform that allows users to send and read short messages called “tweets.” Twitter has become a popular platform for news, information, and communication, with many individuals, organizations, and businesses using it to share updates, engage with their audiences, and promote their brands. The platform has also been used for activism, political campaigns, and social movements, with hashtags and trending topics often used to rally support and raise awareness on important issues.

In April 2022, famous business magnate Elon Musk, to the surprise of the world, made an offer to buy Twitter for 44 billion dollars. This takeover, with a worldwide viewership, housed numerous controversies and legal battles.

Go check out Avi Soni’s article, “An Acquisition to Remember”, to gain insight into the takeover of the century.

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The Tree That Grows Money

The Tree That Grows Money

We have grown up listening to our well-wishers saying how money doesn’t grow on trees and therefore, we should spend our hard-earned money wisely. This is true in all respects except that there actually exists a mechanism which can exponentially increase the value of our money.

Dealing with one’s personal finance carefully is an essential ingredient to create an unencumbered adult life.
This involves several decision-making stages that nobody can ever run away from.

Check out Vrinda Gupta’s article to get acquainted with the process of sowing the seeds of this money-growing tree!

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Rainbow Capitalism: Pride or Greed

Rainbow Capitalism: Pride or Greed

Rainbow capitalism is the practice of companies using LGBTQ+ imagery and taglines as a means to boost profits. While some organisations may genuinely care for the community, others cash in on this opportunity to make profits.

As the clock strikes midnight, you can almost hear the sounds of disgruntled designers and PR managers who create a rainbow-coloured version of their company’s logo and products to attract the fabled ‘pink dollar’. Don’t let that rainbow wash out the truth.

This begs the question: Is support sincere, or is it only another kind of advertising? If there were no financial benefits, would they still carry out these campaigns?

Check out Aakriti Goel’s article on “Rainbow Capitalism- Pride or Greed” which delves deeper into the pitfalls of these issues.

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing

A problem that would otherwise take the world’s fastest computer Fugaku 600 million years to complete, was solved in a matter of 200 seconds. Solely through quantum computing. Taking the world of technology by storm, quantum computing is revolutionising sectors including healthcare, finance, banking and entertainment.

Read the latest article on 180 Pulse, wherein Gaurika Manchanda breaks down Quantum Computing bit-by-bit. The future is here, thanks to this technology.

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Gaming Console Market And Its Road Ahead

Gaming Console Market And Its Road Ahead

Gaming consoles contribute a huge proportion of revenue in the gaming industry, with Sony and Microsoft being the dominant players. Being a volatile industry, it has to face several challenges and has to adapt to the current trends, while simultaneously working towards innovation and technological advancements as they are the market drivers.

PlayStation by Sony or Xbox by Microsoft? This exhilarating article on “Gaming Console Market and it’s Road Ahead” by Keshav Garg gives a wider view about gaming consoles, the current competitors and what the future holds for them.

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The Opportunity Cost of Bitcoin

The Opportunity Cost of Bitcoin

The day is January 3rd, 2009. The sun shines in the clear skies and the planet wakes up with endless opportunities. Satoshi Nakamoto, whoever they might be, turns on their system and mines the genesis block. The world, for better or worse, has been set on a path of change. Within a small period of just over a decade, Bitcoin reached a market cap of almost $1.2 trillion in April 2021, and over the years, it has grown to be much bigger than, perhaps, what it was supposed to be.

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ECONOMIC AND PUBLIC POLICY

Sustainable Transformation: Key to a Company’s Development

Sustainable Transformation: Key to a Company’s Development

The term, ‘sustainable transformation’ is often confused with a company’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) impact. However, such is not the case. Sustainable transformation is a term that is very vast as a concept and encompasses many attributes. It primarily aims to serve as an umbrella term for all that a company is trying to do to increase its impact, for the better, in the world.

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A $1.6 tonnes Burden

A $1.6 tonnes Burden

Imagine you’re skydiving with a friend. Both of you reach the same altitude by the same airplane but you jump with a faulty parachute which opens up minutes before you hit the ground. You might crash, you might live to see another day, nobody knows. Your friend opens his parachute on time and smoothly sails to safety. That’s what a student loan is.

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The Unexpected Mother

The Unexpected Mother

The Surrogacy Industry in India has seen a significant boom in recent times with technological advances such as In-Vitro Fertilisation. The Indian government, with a keen interest on imposing a blanket ban on commercial surrogacy, passed the Surrogacy Bull in June, 2020. Though the bill has a promising objective, some of the issues with the same are not brought to light. Read on to gain a better insight into the well-established Surrogacy Industry in India, the Surrogacy Bill of June, 2020 and the subsequent issues with the same.

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PSYCHOLOGY & HISTORY

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