The LJP, according to reports, could be looking to turn the clock back to 2005 and repeat a strategy it had then adopted. Then a part of the UPA, the LJP had put up candidates against the RJD, while not fielding candidates against the Congress -- an option it could try now with BJP and JD(U) as the new players. … [Read more...] about Why are NDA allies JD(U)-LJP engaged in tussle ahead of Bihar polls?
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A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus vaccine update September 3 | Here are all the updates on COVID-19 vaccine from around the world
As expected, the video of the song, apart from showing people from across India hailing from varied backgrounds, also has screenshots of media reports on Surgical Strike 2.0 and Indian Air Force attack on Balakot, a narrative that the BJP has been harping on through their poll campaign. … [Read more...] about Here’s what campaign songs of Congress and BJP talk about
The World Economic Forum is working on a comprehensive business scorecard, or “metrics for sustainable value creation.” This includes metrics for the impact on categories they’ve broken out as Planet, People, Prosperity, and Governance Principles. While still framed as a discussion document, it holds some promise that the need to define success more broadly is seeping into the mainstream system. With 75% of American asset managers now offering sustainable investing strategies, the pressure on companies to adopt better environmental, social and governance reporting is increasing. Even titans of the old world, like McKinsey, are advocating this shift: “Purpose-driven brands achieve more than twice the brand-value growth of brands that focus purely on profit generation, and purpose clarity is directly correlated with financial performance.” … [Read more...] about Our definition of ‘success’ is holding business back—it’s time for a new one
A shift to a solid-state battery will mean that a more affordable car can suddenly have a range like the best luxury cars. Just as importantly, the battery can charge to 80% capacity in just 15 minutes. While some EV owners can plug in overnight at home—meaning that charging time isn’t as critical—apartment-dwellers and others have to sit at public charging stations. A fast charge makes the cars much more appealing for consumers who are comparing it to cars that run on gas, and that can help speed the transition to electric vehicles that’s already underway. … [Read more...] about This Gates-backed startup is building a better battery for electric cars