"In July, I chaired a roundtable discussion with several like-minded donors on 5G and digital development. To me, it was extremely important that India and Israel be part of that conversation. And the discussion was richer because of their contributions," she said. … [Read more...] about India, US, Israel collaborating in 5G tech: Official
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Friends, through the entire COVID-19 period and the lockdown, the Government of India was clear on one thing- the poor have to be protected. The ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana’ for India's poor is among the largest support system seen anywhere globally. Free food grainis being provided to 800 million people.This scheme operates for 8 months.800 million people means: More than double of USA's population. Free cooking gas is being provided to around 80 million families. … [Read more...] about Full text of PM Modi’s speech at US-India Strategic Partnership Forum
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 COVID-19 | Manhattan’s office buildings are empty. But for how long?
Deeper reflection leads to more wisdom in business, and leaders guided by enduring principles rather than immediate profit. Brian Chesky recently shared his thought process on Airbnb’s layoffs, which have been widely admired as being more humane and generous than the norm, demonstrating a values orientation even in the toughest of circumstances. Before determining which steps to take, he began by writing principles so he could navigate complex competing interests while staying true to his higher aspirations. “If you don’t know what the outcome is, how do you want to be remembered? What’s the right thing to do? . . . You know what your principles are even in a crisis.” Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, is challenging business leaders with a question that examines their role in inequality: “Those of us with power and privilege must grapple with a more profound question: What are we willing to give up?” … [Read more...] about Our definition of ‘success’ is holding business back—it’s time for a new one
“At present, governments wrongly treat royalties as revenue, not a capital receipt, and merrily spend it, cheating our children and future generations of their rightful inheritance. There are a number of other inheritances that are depleted by mining, including the environment, the social fabric of the local community, the employment and incomes associated and the right to use the ore for useful things. Each of these inheritances is also subject to the inter-generational equity principle, and mining must be planned in such a way to ensure we avoid, restore or offset any damage to these inheritances, and if that is not possible, capture the full value and save it for future generations. This is only ethical, moral, fair, just and right,” Basu remarked. … [Read more...] about Whose minerals are they anyway?