It was co-chaired by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai. Foreign ministers of all ASEAN member countries attend the meeting, the Ministry of External Affairs said. The 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is considered one of the most influential groupings in the region, and India and several other countries including the US, China, Japan and Australia are its dialogue partners. … [Read more...] about India, ASEAN review strategic ties; adopt new five-year plan of action
Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time. … [Read more...] about Don’t take coronavirus lightly; people need to wear face masks: PM Modi
Researchers traced 1,172 public companies for two decades, and found that companies helmed by Elons and Vitaliks and Heywards and Safras have more distinctive and unorthodox strategies than other companies. Put another way, unusual names correlated with unusual competitive moves. … [Read more...] about Want a boss who keeps things interesting? Don’t work for a CEO named Jim, Bob, or Bill
WHY WE CARE: It is possible, likely even, that in 2017 there will be a strong appetite for storytelling that depicts the little guy taking on an authoritarian regime and winning. Let this touching student-made ad blaze the trail. The spot made at a noted German film school and directed by its commercials director Eugen Merher, is set in a rather unlovely care home for the elderly. One of the residents is a former marathon runner who seems broken by the daily grind of his monotonous existence. … [Read more...] about UPDATED: We Don’t Know If This Is A Real Adidas Ad Or Not, But It’s Pretty Awesome
Besides fashion, in India, the big rental or pre-owned category is of luxury cars. According to Vinod Kothari, founder of Vinod Kothari Consultants that offers financial consultancy to brands and companies, “Brands such as Volvo and Daimler now allow leasing for three to four years and then agree to take back the asset, charging only about 60-65% of the asset cost over the lease term. In essence, the customer has the exclusive possession and use of the asset for those years, while paying only for a part of the asset cost. If the car is used for business, the rentals are tax-deductible.” … [Read more...] about Don’t have enough dosh to spend on a Prada gown, Gucci bag or a Rolls Royce? Just rent it!