Between Sips: With World Beer Day approaching, here are some picks of the top Indian beers to try

The strong beer category is an oxymoron as a beer can be ‘strong’ or ‘weak’ depending on the brewer I have always wondered why certain drinks are accorded a ‘day’ in the calendar year. It’s not like any of us, who do enjoy the pleasures of the tipple, need an excuse to drink. But then … Read more

Afraid of catching Covid infection from currency notes? Here’s what latest research suggests

The results revealed that while the stainless steel still had traces of virus after the passage of seven days, the virus did not survive on the 10-euro banknote after three days. Even as close to two years have passed since the disease Covid-19 first entered the world, answers to questions like how Covid spreads, whom … Read more

Air India to increase flight frequency to US from August 7 as demand from students grows; check details

Apart from the flights run by Air India, the American airline companies United and Delta are also running a limited number of flights between the two countries. Amidst the dipping level of Covid-19 infection and opening of US universities for the fall semester, the government run Air India has increased the frequency of flights to … Read more

Revenge of goldfish! Attention exotic pet owners – what NOT to do when you become bored hooman

Releasing pets into the wild is becoming more common now. Pets and natural environment: People love having exotic pets instead of native breeds, like getting Golden Retrievers or Huskies or even Goldfish. While these pets are beautiful and justify being among the “chosen ones”, sometimes owners can change their minds after caring for the pets … Read more

Coronavirus Live Updates: At 41,649, India reports marginal dip in daily caseload; Kerala enters total lockdown from today

A health worker collects samples of passengers for Covid-19 test at city railway station in Bengaluru. (PTI Photo) Covid Coronavirus Third Wave India Live Update, Coronavirus Latest Statistics India Live News July 31st: India on Saturday recorded a marginally lesser number of new Covid cases, the morning health bulletin said. The morning update said that … Read more

Don’t blame the Kerala model, reinforce it & ramp up vaccination, says expert

What also emerges is that Kerala has managed to keep a large percentage of its population unexposed until vaccines arrived. When it comes to dealing with the virus – Nipah earlier or Covid now, most had come to believe that Kerala cannot go wrong. Yet the plantation economy-based south Indian state, known for a record … Read more

Covid-19: Sputnik, AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine combination safe, finds RDIF study

Initial data from the interim analysis on the immunogenicity of the combined use of the AstraZeneca and Sputnik V vaccines has demonstrated a “high safety profile” and “no serious adverse events or cases of coronavirus after vaccination”, RDIF said. A study combining the first component of the Sputnik V vaccine and the AstraZeneca-Oxford University vaccine, … Read more

Covid-19: CII joins hands with SII to take vaccines to small towns, rural areas

The CII partnership with SII will catalyse industry participation to reach out to communities at large. CII will connect the community, hospitals and corporates to fast-track vaccination Narendran said. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has entered into an agreement with vaccine maker Serum Institute of India (SII) to take Covid-19 vaccines to small towns … Read more

Air cargo – the potential force multiplier to achieve USD 5 trillion economy vision

The National Air Cargo Policy 2019 (“NACP”) rightly proposes to capitalise on this advantage by highlighting the creation of transportation hubs at all major Indian airports in the run up to 2025. By Ajay Singh The global air cargo industry is a USD 117 billion industry that deploys over 1,870 freighters. Combined with the pre … Read more