However, humans are generally bad at judging distances, which is why Google’s new tool might be of some help. The tool, called “Sodar” (get it? Social distancing radar), allows a user to projects an augmented reality circle around them with a six-foot radius. Looking through their phone’s display when the tool is running will allow the person to see if anyone else is within their six-foot social distancing space. … [Read more...] about Google releases free AR tool to help you social distance in the COVID-19 age
Our monetary policy response has been very active since the onset of COVID-19. Along with rate cuts, the RBI has done a lot of things to ease pain such as moratorium on term loans, easing access to working capital, increasing WMA limit for government etc. However, the fiscal response has been relatively modest. Although the government announced Rs 21 lakh crore stimulus package, the actual fiscal cost of the package is around 1 percent of GDP. … [Read more...] about ‘Need more stimulus with focus on GST cut, wage support, higher MNREGA spend’
Sweden has largely remained open while most of the countries observed an overall shutdown of business. Opting for the rather controversial approach of keeping restaurants, schools and parks open for public (while banning gatherings of more than 50 people and shutting museums), Sweden’s Chief Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said that the country is focusing on long-term sustainability over drastic short-term tactics. In fact, Sweden’s ambassador to the United States said last month that the capital of the Nordic country, Stockholm, could reach Herd Immunity in May. … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?
PR: I’m hoping people get a vicarious thrill. I’m hoping that since we can’t go now that they can go with me on the show. I don’t want people to watch and be sad or think, “Oh look what we used to be able to do.” I understand thinking that way, because we’re in the middle of this tragic time right now, but we all know that this will pass. The whole point of our show is to show you that the world is worth seeing. So I don’t want people to watch that with melancholy or sentiment, but with the thrill of knowing we can go there. … [Read more...] about Phil Rosenthal dishes on his Netflix series, camels, saving restaurants, and the genius fix for to-go fries
Seated in his spacious and technologically advanced stretch limo, he asks to be driven to a barbershop, ignoring the advice of a security officer who worries about heavy traffic because of a presidential visit. The limo stutters across town and on the way, Packer has a rendezvous with his wife, a liaison with another woman, and meetings with medical and company officials. He witnesses a violent and prolonged anti-capitalist protest, attends the funeral of a beloved Sufi rap star, and is targeted by a “pastry assassin”. All along, he bets against the rise of the yen until he meets his nemesis, a disgruntled ex-employee. … [Read more...] about Reading Don Delillo’s ‘Cosmopolis’ during social and financial uncertainty