China-linked hackers have been using a previously undisclosed vulnerability in American virtual private networking devices to spy on the U.S. Defense industry.
U.S. officials have repeatedly accused Chinese hackers of stealing American military secrets over the years through various means.
Lately networking devices have emerged as a favoured avenue for digital spies. Beijing-aligned hackers were targeting devices manufactured by Citrix Systems Inc and Cisco Systems Inc to break into a host of companies.
Air pollution costs Indian business about 95 billion dollars every fiscal year, around 3 per cent of India's total GDP, according to a research.
The cost is equal to 50 per cent of all tax collected annually or 150 per cent of India's healthcare budget.
India's workers take 1.3 billion days off work annually because of the adverse effects of air pollution on their health, amounting to 6 billion dollars in lost revenue.
Air pollution has also been shown to have significant effects on workers' cognitive and physical performance, decreasing business revenues by up to 24 billion dollars.
The report found that lower air quality also reduces consumers' willingness to venture out of their homes, leading to lower footfall and ultimately 22 billion dollars less revenue for consumer-facing businesses.
The report further shows that India's IT sector is disproportionately affected, losing 1.3 billion dollars due to pollution-induced productivity loss per year.