"In a lot of ways what people were trying to look for was behaviour change which is the hardest change to make happen. Imagine ten years ago there was no Ola, Uber or Flipkart...many of these brands did not exist...you cannot imagine your daily life without them now... somebody had to subsidise their market creation," Khanna said justifying the move of VC firms who poured in millions of dollars in India. … [Read more...] about India’s startup ecosystem in a correction mode: Trifecta Capital
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Israel, on the other hand, is gearing up for large scale serology tests in order to gauge the proportion of population which has developed antibodies against the novel coronavirus. Israel, whose aggressive response to the coronavirus has held its fatality rate to a fraction of those of the United States and other hard-hit nations, is readying a nationwide serological test of 100,000 citizens. Moshe Bar-Siman-Tov, director-general of Israel’s Health Ministry, said that if antibody tests show a sizable portion of the population has developed antibodies, that could mean Israel is on its way to “herd immunity” and would be well equipped to withstand further outbreaks. Meanwhile, studies have estimated the percentage of Israelis with antibodies range widely, from less than 1% to upward of 10%. … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?
“We must have answers not only for us but for the rest of the world. This pandemic has underscored the crucial importance of building up America's economic independence, reshoring our critical supply chains, and protecting America's scientific and technological advances. For years, the government of China has conducted illicit espionage to steal our industrial secrets of which there are many,” Trump said. … [Read more...] about Trump says US terminating relationship with WHO; takes steps against China
The DICGC came to be fully owned by the RBI and the board strength was raised to nine. The Act provided for either the RBI Governor or the Deputy Governor (DG) heading the board, but tradition led to one of the DGs chairing the board. The integration of the two also allowed funds to be transferred from one arm to another in case of a financial problem. Indeed, in 1978, the CG fund had to be bailed out by the DI fund as the former had more claims to settle compared to the collected fee income. The claims had partly gone up as the guarantee cover had increased from 75 percent to 90 percent, which also led to a rise in moral hazard. … [Read more...] about Credit guarantees of 1970s make a comeback
Fort Challenge, inviting families to get creative with their pillow forts. Its website offers three free blueprints and instruction manuals that will help you construct hideaways such as an outdoor campsite made from a clothesline and three sheets. If you want to design a fort from scratch, you can download a “create-your-own” blueprint that lets you customize the three fort structures. … [Read more...] about Take your pillow fort to the next level with these elaborate free designs