The initial screening and registration of volunteers is done online by collecting details such as name, age, gender, body mass index, allergic reactions to drugs, vaccines and food, current symptoms (cough, fever, breathlessness etc), existing medical conditions such as pregnancy, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, asthma and so on. Those who meet the eligibility criteria are enrolled for the trial. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 vaccine: How do pharma companies get volunteers for trials, what are the risks, and other questions answered
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The pressure cooker of a tournament can be compared to living through a pandemic. “Right now, we are being bombarded with information overload,” she says. “People want certainty. They want to know when they can start seeing people again. When we’ll have a vaccine. The human brain doesn’t like uncertainties, but we don’t know the answers to these questions.” … [Read more...] about What poker can teach you about living through a pandemic
Two years back, he came across an online app that sensitized him to goal-based investing as well as spoke about the importance of a risk profile as a crucial step before investing. Kalpesh was impressed; he opened an account on this app, transferred his existing mutual fund schemes here and started investing. The advisor at this app firm reviewed my portfolio and suggested many changes for repairing the portfolio. From 10 mutual fund schemes, Kalpesh now invests in just four. His portfolio has also been doing well, despite the COVID-19 induced market volatility. … [Read more...] about Millennials love investing via apps, but are they aware of the pitfalls?
Historians in Hyderabad, however, have a different story to narrate. They claim the coins left Indian shores long before the country gained Independence. “It will be great if the coins can be brought back. I do not ascribe to the story that the coins were smuggled out of India in the 70s. The coins left long before 1947 and Mukarram Jah got it back from his aunt because he needed cash badly,” claimed Mohammed Saif Ullah, seasoned historian and a member of the protocol team of the Telangana government. Saif Ullah, who had imported a catalogue of the auction from Switzerland, said the coins are someone’s property. “I do not know where the coins are but getting them back will be a tough call.” … [Read more...] about The curious case of the missing Mughal era gold coins
Pratik was asked to pay Rs 1 lakh a month to his mother for her pocket expenses. Mahesh had also made arrangements for educational expenses of his daughters and also allotted Rs 3 crore each for his daughter’s marriage (whenever that happens). Pratik and sister Avni, for the record, live in Kolkata. Elder daughter Anchal is a scientist and works with Sandisk in San Francisco while another daughter Antara is studying in Durham University, UK. Besides Haldiram outlets in the city, the properties also included some real estate and a Monotel, a luxury business hotel close to the Kolkata airport. … [Read more...] about Bitter fight erupts in Haldiram’s group over property after death of family elder