Among those hardest hit are the self-employed artisans and weavers, dependent on seasonal retail sales and direct orders from global fashion brands. As Dusanj points out, “In the global fashion industry, brands typically pay their suppliers weeks or even months after delivery. Suppliers usually pay upfront for the materials or fibres used to make the products. In response to the pandemic, many major fashion brands and retailers are cancelling orders and stopping payments for orders already placed, taking no responsibility for the impact this has on the people working in their supply chains.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus lockdown | India’s 7-million strong artisans’ community faces supply disruptions, cancelled orders & financial hardships
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Nifty50 has begun the June Futures & Options (F&O) series on the back of the positive sentiment. Trend support is seen at 8,800 and buying on dips is advisable. Maximum open interest (OI) is seen at 9,000 strike Put Options and 10,000 strike Call Options. This indicates the broader range for the June series. … [Read more...] about The weekly dossier: Here’s what top voices have to say about the market
Japan has since eased its rules to allow those who test positive but are asymptomatic to stay in hotels. It is preparing to begin limited testing for antibodies, hoping to get a better grasp of the number of people who have been infected. It also plans to introduce a smartphone app to help with contact tracing. … [Read more...] about Testing is key to beating coronavirus, right? Japan has other ideas
When our body contracts an infection, it automatically produces antibodies to fight off that infection. Otherwise, vaccines, which often carry the disease-causing microorganism in a dormant or inactive state, help the body produce those antibodies so as to protect an individual from catching the infection, making him/her immune to it. Besides, if an individual is immune to a disease, he/she cannot pass it on to others. … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?