MARKET LIVE: Sensex tumbles 1,000 points; India VIX surges 11%

By | February 26, 2021

LIVE market updates: The Indian markets dropped nearly 2 per cent in Friday’s morning deals, tracking similar feeble trend in the global markets amid contnued sell-off in bond markets. Volatility index, India VIX, meanwhile shot up 11 per cent. The S&P BSE Sensex tumbled 1,000 points and gave up 50,000 to hover around 49,980-mark. The Nifty50 index,… Read More »

As delays hamper some second coronavirus vaccine doses, a debate rages: Prioritize one shot or two?

By | February 26, 2021

The vast majority of recipients of the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are able to get their second shot within the recommended period, according to vaccine data reviewed by The Washington Post. Yet some people are still encountering problems navigating local programs and unplanned delays — such as bad weather or supply shortages. More than a dozen people… Read More »

‘It’s Up to You’: Ad campaign to encourage coronavirus vaccination gets underway

By | February 25, 2021

The campaign — the first concerted effort urging Americans to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus — will further encourage those skeptical of the vaccines to visit a new website,, for the latest information on the safety and availability of vaccines. The campaign was overseen by the Ad Council — the nonprofit communications industry group responsible for… Read More »

MARKET LIVE: Sensex surges 400 points; Nureca lists at 59% premium

By | February 25, 2021

LIVE market updates: The Indian markets traded nearly 1 per cent higher in Thursday’s morning deals ahead of the February series derivative contracts expiry. Among the headline indices, the S&P BSE Sensex zoomed 400 points to 51,210 levels and the Nifty50 index reclaimed the 15,100-mark. Axis Bank rose 3 per cent and was the top Sensex gainer after… Read More »

Book Excerpt: Sustainable Herbs Project – Herbal Academy

By | February 24, 2021

This excerpt is from Ann Armbrecht’s new book The Business of Botanicals: Exploring the Healing Promise of Plant Medicines in a Global Industry (Chelsea Green Publishing, February 2021) and is reprinted with permission from the publisher. Globally, some thirty thousand plant species are said to be used for medicinal purposes, and four to six thousand are traded internationally.… Read More »