Sweden has largely remained open while most of the countries observed an overall shutdown of business. Opting for the rather controversial approach of keeping restaurants, schools and parks open for public (while banning gatherings of more than 50 people and shutting museums), Sweden’s Chief Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said that the country is focusing on long-term sustainability over drastic short-term tactics. In fact, Sweden’s ambassador to the United States said last month that the capital of the Nordic country, Stockholm, could reach Herd Immunity in May. … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?
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Roger Federer is the world's highest-paid athlete, says Forbes Indian carriers in 'survival' mode, need sustainable revival: IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac Coronavirus wrap May 29: Jharkhand airlifts migrant workers from Leh; India's COVID-19 death toll surpasses that of China … [Read more...] about Portugal prepares to welcome back tourists, says no compulsory quarantine for those flying in
In February as the world began to shut down, Devidayal got together with Chef Amninder Sandhu — the woman credited with making Arth and slow cooking a phenomenon in Mumbai — to launch a home delivery-only brand, Iktara. “We are working on a brick-and-motor project, but we decided to launch the home delivery brand first since we had the infrastructure and the time was right. The idea is to deliver great Indian comfort food to homes across the city.” … [Read more...] about Riding COVID-19 storm: Restaurants rewrite home delivery rules with special menus, DIY kits
Organisations such as Fashion Revolution India encourage eschewing fast fashion fixes and investment in locally crafted and Fairtrade pieces by sustainable brands. “A lot of the independent and sustainable brands are asking their communities to buy gift cards for future orders so that the artisans can continue producing,” says Dusanj. “We have worked with incredible independent brands like Iro Iro zero waste in Jaipur, Ka-Sha in Pune and Bodice in Delhi for our Fashion Open Studio dialogues so that our audiences understand the commitment these brands have to sustainability.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus lockdown | India’s 7-million strong artisans’ community faces supply disruptions, cancelled orders & financial hardships
Focusing on different industries: Silicon Valley needs to refocus its strengths in innovation aimed at solving global challenges. By one count, only 18% of U.S. unicorns focus on solving problems in healthcare, education, financial inclusion, and agriculture. These are untapped opportunities with huge upside and impact potential. For instance, there are 55 million Americans that are underbanked and over 80 million who have no or limited health insurance. Additionally, these needs are critical to the well-being of the general populous, and many innovations in this space will continue to progress even through a potential downturn, as spending starts to slow on luxury or excess consumption. … [Read more...] about Here’s how Silicon Valley can avoid Detroit’s fate