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Pfizer and BioNTech launch trial of Omicron vax
PFIZER AND BIONTECH said on Tuesday they started a clinical trial to test a new version of their vaccine specifically designed to target the Covid-19 Omicron variant, which has eluded some of the protection provided by the original two-dose vaccine regimen.
‘Omicron will peak sometime in February, start dropping by March-April'
Chennai-headquartered Apollo Hospitals Group has already provided 8 million Covid19 vaccinations through its 200 centres across the country, launched Stay-i(quarantine facilities provided jointly with hotels) and ramped up healthcare initiatives. The group's president, Dr K Hariprasad, tells Rajesh Kurup that more variants of the virus are expected to emerge, but with less virulence than the initial strain. The increasing home healthcare and quarantine facilities have also provided a fillip to telemedicine, he added.
SC to hear on Friday plea by SpiceJet against Madras HC's winding up order
THE SUPREME COURT on Tuesday agreed to hear on Friday the Ajay Singh-owned SpiceJet's appeal against a Madras High Court order to wind up the company for nonpayment of unpaid dues to the tune of $24.01 million to Swiss stock corporation Credit Suisse AG.
Raise customs duty on aluminium scrap to 10% says AAI
AAl said the duty increase will encourage recycling of domestic scrap and restrict growing imports
Markets stage a smart recovery
IMF cuts India's growth forecast to 9% in FY22
THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY Fund (IMF) has cut India's economic growth forecast to 9% for the current fiscal year ending March 31, joining a host of agencies which have downgraded their projections, on concerns over the impact of a spread of the new variant of coronavirus on business activity and mobility.
Hyundai Motor's profit in Q4 almost halves, misses estimates
Analysts warn that soaring prices of raw materials and logistical bottlenecks are likely to drive up costs in the current quarter
Banks seek relief from GST notices, special disputes mechanism
Asset Quality Improves: Axis Bank Net Profit Jumps Threefold To ₹3,614 Cr In Q3
Axis Bank on Monday reported an over three-fold jump in its net profit to ₹3,614 crore in the quarter ended December 2021 on strong growth in loans and improvement in asset quality.
Google Set To Open New Facility In Pune This Year
Google on Monday announced the opening of a new facility in Pune, Maharashtra. The new location is expected to be opened in the second half of this year.
THE ANIMAL-HUMAN CONFLICT
RAJESH MENON is a wildlife photographer and environmental conservationist living in North India. Here he shares some ideas for solutions to the animalhuman conflicts that are apparent in all regions of the world today.
Passion and Love for Community
Dr. Prakash Tyagi is the executive director of Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS), an NGO dedicated to working in impoverished rural regions of India, including the Thar desert, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Bundelkhand. In part 2 of this interview with Kashish Kalwani, he speaks about how things have changed due to the pandemic and the importance of passion and love for community.
India Is on a Tear
Massive modernization presents opportunities for investors.
Ola's Scooter Factory Isn't Making Many Scooters
Trouble at such a high-profile project is a bad sign for India’s electric vehicle industry
Love, Non-violence, and Truth
DR. PRAKASH TYAGI is the Executive Director of Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti (GRAVIS), an NGO dedicated to working in impoverished rural regions of India, including the Thar Desert, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Bundelkhand. In part 1 of this interview with KASHISH KALWANI, he speaks about applying the Gandhian principles of love, non-violence, and truth to support communities in need.
WISDOM FROM MY FATHER
The tempo 1 was ready to depart. It was a short 30-minute journey from Bhatkal to Uppunda, a sleepy village in coastal Karnataka, India. My father, sister, and I were traveling together.
GM's Exit From India Hits a Roadblock
The long-delayed sale of its plants to a Chinese company faces local labor and political opposition
ELIZABETH DENLEY has been a student of both science and spirituality all her life. Trained as a scientist, she turned her field of inquiry and research skills to the field of meditation and spirituality after starting the Heartfulness practices in the late 80s. Here she shares some thoughts on the importance of selfacceptance.
The New Storytelling:We Are All Indigenous Global Citizens
WAKANYI HOFFMAN is a Global Education Specialist and founder of the African Folktales Project. In Part 2 of her interview with SARA BUBBER, Wakanyi shares the value of storytelling, passing down wisdom through generations, her Kikuyu culture, and how we are all indigenous global citizens.
The Vaccine's Last Mile Problem
India is racing to vaccinate its villages, including many in remote and desperately poor areas where suspicion of the government’s motives runs deep