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 Despite COVID-19 revenue losses, confident about sponsorships: St Lucia Zouks, Kings XI Punjab CEO
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Following viewers’ complaints of increasing duration and distracting format of ads, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has dusted the rule book and reminded the broadcasters of the 12-minute ad cap introduced in 2012, a rule observed more in the breach than in compliance. It even triggered a legal battle and the next hearing in the case is in September. … [Read more...] about Explained | What is the 12-minute ad cap that TRAI is asking TV channels to follow?
Consumer startups in particular in India have been founder-led, with a product manager often the founder’s immediate port of call, based on a legacy of product obsession from the days of Steve Jobs at Apple. Even the startups which did have finance heads, these are often people whose jobs is to balance the books, deal with the auditor, and similar smaller roles, nowhere at par with founders or product leaders, in terms of experience, authority or pay. … [Read more...] about For startups, the CFO role comes of age
Looking further into the future CEOs like to point to the value created under their tenure by pointing to the valuation appreciation under their watch, but what if short-term maximization is followed by long-term decline—is that success? After Jack Welch left GE (with a golden parachute of $417 million), its valuation collapsed to under 15% of its peak. Was Jack Welch successful? Simon Sinek explores this conflict between short-term and long-term success in his most recent book, Infinite Game, which highlights the absence of a “finish line” in business, meaning the definition of “winning” is moot. If more leaders considered multi-generational success, many business practices would change, from what to invest in, to how to treat people. … [Read more...] about Our definition of ‘success’ is holding business back—it’s time for a new one
There’s a phrase going around Silicon Valley: while all of us are in the same storm, we are each in different boats. Individual employees should be given the flexibility to take the time and actions necessary to ensure their health and well-being and that of their family. Since not everyone is equal in the burdens they may be experiencing outside of work, some team members may not be able to do as much, and others may have to pick it up. This is what great teams do, and you should expect it of yours too. … [Read more...] about What would Bill Campbell do?