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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Israel, on the other hand, is gearing up for large scale serology tests in order to gauge the proportion of population which has developed antibodies against the novel coronavirus. Israel, whose aggressive response to the coronavirus has held its fatality rate to a fraction of those of the United States and other hard-hit nations, is readying a nationwide serological test of 100,000 citizens. Moshe Bar-Siman-Tov, director-general of Israel’s Health Ministry, said that if antibody tests show a sizable portion of the population has developed antibodies, that could mean Israel is on its way to “herd immunity” and would be well equipped to withstand further outbreaks. Meanwhile, studies have estimated the percentage of Israelis with antibodies range widely, from less than 1% to upward of 10%. … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?
Devidayal, who opened Iktara before COVID caused a lockdown, had to shut it down three weeks into operations. “Five days after the shutdown was declared, we resumed the bakery operations first and then Iktara, using the team we still had in Mumbai. Ensuring that we picked the right people and convincing their families that we will take every safety precaution was a difficult task. We have hired private vehicles to pick and drop the team members.” … [Read more...] about Riding COVID-19 storm: Restaurants rewrite home delivery rules with special menus, DIY kits
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In the 1950s, the cutting-edge technology of the day was automobiles, not computers. At the time, Detroit was on top of the world. The top three global car companies were headquartered there. The world’s leading entrepreneurs flocked there for access to talent, capital, and culture. Detroit was leading the way in automotive technology, which promised to reinvent the ways we built our cities, organized our society, and lived our lives. Then innovation started to take root all over the world. Car companies emerged in France, Italy, Germany, Poland, Sweden, and Japan. Over time, certain regions specialized, and in time surpassed Detroit. Italy became the home of the best and fastest sports cars, and Germany to raw engineering. Silicon Valley and Shenzhen are the leaders in electric cars. The playbook on car making was also rewritten abroad. Toyota, for instance, pioneered the transformative approach of “just in time” manufacturing. Detroit was left behind. … [Read more...] about Here’s how Silicon Valley can avoid Detroit’s fate