This slow air exchange is not good when you want to limit the spread of an airborne virus. The higher the ventilation rate the better—so how much fresh air is ideal? While the exact exchange rate depends on the size of a room, as an example, a 10-by-10-foot room with three to four people inside should have at least three air changes an hour. In a pandemic this should be higher, and the World Health Organization recently recommended six air changes per hour. … [Read more...] about If you have to be indoors with others, here’s how to make the air cleaner
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Fear of any public criticism causes corporate paralysis for any meaningful action Everything that companies say today is subject to scrutiny, but the inclination to say nothing—rather than risk saying something objectionable—is not a strategy. Every corporate stance may bring criticism, but companies need to rethink the way they view criticism by acknowledging that smoke is not always fire when it comes to reputational impact, and accepting that some criticism is worth weathering in the short term to fight for what is right and gain reputational value in the long term. … [Read more...] about 10 lessons from CEOs on how to manage corporate reputation in a new era of activism
Of the Rs 5,650 crore investment, Rs 3,650 crore is planned from CIL’s capex till 2023-24, while the rest will be funded through joint venture models under the initiative – for example, CIL and NLC India have together floated Coal Lignite Urja Vikas, a JV with NTPC and MoU with SECI for 1 GW solar projects each. Progress for these are being worked out individually, it said. … [Read more...] about Coal India to setup 3 GW solar power projects worth Rs 5,650 crore by 2023-24
Vamsi Krishna, CEO and Co-Founder, Vedantu, said, "As a brand we are going the extra mile to make quality education accessible. Our partnership with Airtel DTH is in this direction and we are delighted to use our collective strengths to sustain India''s learning needs in smaller towns and villages." … [Read more...] about Airtel Digital TV, Vedantu team up to offer students ‘affordable’ access to quality education
Standing up against the Four Pushing back against this growth is difficult—there is little that individuals or even companies can do when firms become this powerful. This is the role of government. But big tech has public opinion on their side, hundreds of lobbyists, and they move faster than regulators can keep up. Laws written by the light of coal power don’t work against digitized monopolies. Traditional antitrust principles focus on consumer harm through the prism of prices. Low prices are good, high prices are bad. It’s not a framework well suited to companies that don’t charge consumers, like Google or Facebook, or that relentlessly lower prices, like Amazon (and Apple with Apple TV+), but that nonetheless limit competition and cause consumer harm in other ways besides high prices. Nor does the current mainstream antitrust framework account for the ability of these firms to consolidate markets and outcompete competitors through their unique access to … [Read more...] about Big Tech was already dominant. Has coronavirus made it unstoppable?