Oral Covid-19 vaccine on the way
Oral Covid-19 vaccine on the way

Premas, Oramed and other shareholders, have formed Oravax Medical, which has received exclusive licenses from Oramed and Premas to develop oral COVID-19 vaccines.

Oral Covid-19 vaccine on the way

Premas, Oramed and other shareholders, have formed Oravax Medical, which has received exclusive licenses from Oramed and Premas to develop oral COVID-19 vaccines.

Pandemic saga: Desperate attempt to sell old wine in a new bottle
Pandemic saga: Desperate attempt to sell old wine in a new bottle

Politicians and bureaucrats have become great fans of the highly disgusting and notorious word “lockdown“, which appeared in Maharashtra’s air again amid the "rising number" of Covid-19 cases. At the fag-end of February 2021, eleven months after the doomed lockdown was set out, the threat of a similar lockdown would only mean hell. According to Dr Giridhara Babu, an epidemiologist, “Lockdown was necessary in March 2020 as the health system had to be upgraded to ensure adequate oxygen supplies, medicines as well as human resources.” After settling everything down and people finding no difficulty even without vaccinations, we see a topsy-turvy. Roiled in the rising number of infections, some States, using their own set of rules for entry and exit of people, act like erstwhile local princely states with absolute power.

Pandemic saga: Desperate attempt to sell old wine in a new bottle

Politicians and bureaucrats have become great fans of the highly disgusting and notorious word “lockdown“, which appeared in Maharashtra’s air again amid the "rising number" of Covid-19 cases. At the fag-end of February 2021, eleven months after the doomed lockdown was set out, the threat of a similar lockdown would only mean hell. According to Dr Giridhara Babu, an epidemiologist, “Lockdown was necessary in March 2020 as the health system had to be upgraded to ensure adequate oxygen supplies, medicines as well as human resources.” After settling everything down and people finding no difficulty even without vaccinations, we see a topsy-turvy. Roiled in the rising number of infections, some States, using their own set of rules for entry and exit of people, act like erstwhile local princely states with absolute power.

Toolkit and sedition: Gainers and losers of controversies
Toolkit and sedition: Gainers and losers of controversies

One may argue that the government has taken a hasty decision of arresting the environmental activists and allege the government for distracting public attention from farmers’ strike. While the action rewarded the antagonists with a chance for gaining popularity, the protagonists seem to have lost a manageable battle. Often aggressive government action, sans wisdom, breaks […]

Toolkit and sedition: Gainers and losers of controversies

One may argue that the government has taken a hasty decision of arresting the environmental activists and allege the government for distracting public attention from farmers’ strike. While the action rewarded the antagonists with a chance for gaining popularity, the protagonists seem to have lost a manageable battle. Often aggressive government action, sans wisdom, breaks […]

Is too much transparency and liquidity in Equity, tempting investors to take too many decisions?
Is too much transparency and liquidity in Equity, tempting investors to take too many decisions?

A Investor, while calculating the return from the conventional investment products like real estate or gold, is done over a long period, returns from equities are calculated on a microsecond basis daily.

Is too much transparency and liquidity in Equity, tempting investors to take too many decisions?

A Investor, while calculating the return from the conventional investment products like real estate or gold, is done over a long period, returns from equities are calculated on a microsecond basis daily.

Risk Capacity vs Risk Tolerance
Risk Capacity vs Risk Tolerance

There are two aspects linked with an investor's risk tolerance actual financial capability (risk capacity) to bear unforeseen losses and emotional capability (risk tolerance) to live with the loss.

Risk Capacity vs Risk Tolerance

There are two aspects linked with an investor's risk tolerance actual financial capability (risk capacity) to bear unforeseen losses and emotional capability (risk tolerance) to live with the loss.

Why do more a savings get channeled into real estate and gold?
Why do more a savings get channeled into real estate and gold?

The process of putting money in real estate or buying gold requires neither home-work nor support of a consultant. but a broker/agent/jeweller For insurance products, there are 2-3 million agents who keep selling.

Why do more a savings get channeled into real estate and gold?

The process of putting money in real estate or buying gold requires neither home-work nor support of a consultant. but a broker/agent/jeweller For insurance products, there are 2-3 million agents who keep selling.

A rise in EPF subscriptions
A rise in EPF subscriptions

The rejoining of the EPF exited members indicated that workers were returning to their jobs as India recorded a decline in active Covid-19 cases. In October, there was a steep rise in EPF members, showing that the job market began to pick up. The provisional payroll data of EPFO released on 20th December 2020 reveals […]

A rise in EPF subscriptions

The rejoining of the EPF exited members indicated that workers were returning to their jobs as India recorded a decline in active Covid-19 cases. In October, there was a steep rise in EPF members, showing that the job market began to pick up. The provisional payroll data of EPFO released on 20th December 2020 reveals […]

Tripura Project: ADB, India sign pact
Tripura Project: ADB, India sign pact

The funding will support the State’s objectives of improving the contribution of tourism to the local economy and support the development of integrated tourism infrastructure plans. It is expected that after 2030, the revenue surplus generated would be adequate to finance future capital investment and also take the burden of debt service ratio of the […]

Tripura Project: ADB, India sign pact

The funding will support the State’s objectives of improving the contribution of tourism to the local economy and support the development of integrated tourism infrastructure plans. It is expected that after 2030, the revenue surplus generated would be adequate to finance future capital investment and also take the burden of debt service ratio of the […]

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Kalyan Developers’ luxury apartments

Kalyan Developers, a division of Kalyan Jewellers has launched three luxury apartment projects across Kerala in Calicut, Trivandrum and Thrissur.Kalyan Courtyard, in Chevayur is Kalyan's 1st project in Calicut.

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Myth about “No GST” on home buying

The construction cost is down due to GST implementation, thanks to the input tax benefit. This must be passed on to the buyers. Buyers of constructed property are convinced that there is no GST on sale...

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Real Estate Investment: Forecast – Cloudy with Hints of Sunshine

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Covid-19: count and estimates

Covid-19: count and estimates Who is afraid of the virus? By mid of September, India’s Covid-19 caseload crossed a million mark. Ever since, the world’s worst hit India’s large population began to endure it fearlessly. One and half months late...

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India’s preparation for vaccine distribution : To work like poll exercise

India has the experience of conducting elections in an admirably efficient manner. A similar mechanism will be put in place to deliver the vaccine. The government has started preparation for delivery and distribution of the vaccine. Three vaccine...

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Hunt for a Vaccine : Too many candidates on the highway

When will Covid-19 vaccine be ready for distribution? Currently, there are 137 Covid-19 vaccines under various stages of development. While 49 are in clinical trials on humans, 88 are in pre-clinical stage under test on animals. According to vari...

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Oral Covid-19 vaccine on the way

Premas Biotech, a developer of novel biotherapeutic and vaccine candidates, with Oramed Pharmaceuticals, announced the development of an oral Covid-19 vaccine that has shown efficacy after a single dose. Premas, Oramed and other shareholder...

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Hunar Haat

Hunar Haat is an effective platform for talented artisans and craftsmen from Indian villages. The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and MSME, Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the Hunar Haat through video-conference. Economic developmen...

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Voosh with seed-funding

Voosh aims to create India's most trusted family of delivery-only brands by catering to the needs of customers by location while empowering its restaurant kitchen partners. India's first kitchenless virtual restaurant brands company. Voosh. today...

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Covid-19 took the lives of nearly 1.9 million people in 2020, with the biggest toll reported by the US and Brazil. The year saw over 84 million people infected, while the exact number recorded in China, the epicenter was not known to the world. Indi...

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We cannot look at the climate changes indifferently, colour changes of fruits, vegetables and leaves of plants and trees. Yesterday, it was in Kerala, today it is in Uttarakhand, tomorrow it may be somewhere else. One day, the tragedy will knock at ...

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The professions which lost their greatness

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The FM announced that more economic corridors are being planned to boost the development of roadways to improve inter- as well as intra-state connectivity.

The annual budget brings in good news for commercial vehicles as well with 18,000 crore to be allotted for procuring and maintaining 20,000 buses as well as the construction of road infra to support the sale of commercial vehicles.

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A rise in EPF subscriptions

The rejoining of the EPF exited members indicated that workers were returning to their jobs as India recorded a decline in active Covid-19 cases. In October, there was a steep rise in EPF members, showing that the job market began to pick up. The...

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Tripura Project: ADB, India sign pact

The funding will support the State's objectives of improving the contribution of tourism to the local economy and support the development of integrated tourism infrastructure plans. It is expected that after 2030, the revenue surplus generated would...

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The National Rail Plan

The Railway may not require Central budget support once the National Rail Plan is implemented. Indian Railways has come up with a Draft National Rail Plan to address the inadequacies of capacity constraints and improve its modal share in the tota...

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Textiles Industry: Bigger space for MSMEs

The government will support small-scale manufacturers, who are meeting export compliances, meeting delivery schedules and support them with finance, legislation, certification, quality control programs and R&D to make them leaders in their r...

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India`s energy efficiency focus: New strategies

Oil marketing companies have invested over 32,000 crores to upgrade their refinery processes to produce BS-VI grade fuel. Given the abundance of biomass in India, the use of compressed bio-gas will be promoted in a big way in automotive, industrial ...

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Self-certification: Reforms in the boilers sector

On 19th February in a meeting for stakeholder consultation under the chairmanship of Piyush Goyal, Commerce and Industry Minister was held in Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi in which leading boiler manufactures, users, foundries, forges, pipes and tubes mak...

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ICICI Lombard’s Health Insurance with unique benefits

ICICI Lombard, one of India’s leading private sector non-life insurance companies, has launched ICICI Lombard Complete Health Insurance offering with new health plans and benefits. The plans – Health Shield, Health Shield Plus, Health Elite and Healt

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As a shareholder, Rana Kapoor's principal aim naturally was to add value to his holding. For this, he used to declare aloud and repeated several times that he wanted to build the world's best bank in India. Finally, he landed in jail. YES, would ...

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