There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Impact | Seven ways the pandemic has changed how we shop for food
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Office commute startup Shuttl has seen the worst of the pandemic, as have all startups in the travel and hospitality space. Not only did people start working from home for months on end during the lockdown, even once things normalise, the work from home is expected to continue for a few days a week for most employees. … [Read more...] about For startups, the CFO role comes of age
A leading publicly traded fashion retailer saw firsthand the benefits of integrating operational and information technology when it activated its crisis response at the start of the pandemic. The organization pivoted quickly to producing masks and gowns for businesses who needed to protect their employees and comply with local health recommendations. Capgemini designed a new B2B commerce solution that digitally connected the fashion retailer’s newly manufactured protective equipment to its customer base. The seamless integration of IT and operations enabled the organization to quickly get its products to those who needed them. … [Read more...] about 3 realities leaders must embrace to navigate the post-pandemic economy
If you’re picturing a chess match as a drawn-out slog — well, you’re not wrong. A classical game without time limits can last five hours. But many online battles, including nearly all the games that Nakamura streams, are blitz chess. Each player has just a few minutes to complete all of his or her moves, leading to an aggressive, risky style of play that fans say is exhilarating to watch. … [Read more...] about Chess (Yes, chess) is now a streaming obsession
While corporates form a majority of their customer base, besides participants of big conferences and events, Ahluwalia says often individuals rent out cars to ferry their relatives visiting from abroad, or people they are doing business with. “We get about five to seven individual requests a day. Sometimes, a family may want to travel on a mini-vacation and book our cars for the vacation. Back in the 70s and 80s, stars like Sunil Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan rented Mercedes. Now, we get requests for a Rolls Royce. We ensure that they hire the car and the driver since the self-driving infrastructure is not great in India and our drivers are well trained,” he adds. … [Read more...] about Don’t have enough dosh to spend on a Prada gown, Gucci bag or a Rolls Royce? Just rent it!