‘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, getvaccineanswers.org, 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 »

Seed Scarification: What Herb Gardeners Need to Know – Herbal Academy

By | February 23, 2021

Seeds are packaged by nature to survive the elements. A tough outer shell protects the tender plant embryo inside. Some seed coatings are tougher than others. Seeds with the toughest coatings can be hard to crack, which is why they germinate at much higher rates when exposed to conditions like fire, freezing, or digestive processes (for example, being… Read More »

Info Edge shares zoom 5% after Zomato raises another $250 million

By | February 23, 2021

Info Edge shares, on Tuesday, surged 5 per cent to Rs 5,250 in intra-day deals on the BSE after food delivery giant Zomato raised another $250 million in primary fundraise from existing and new investors. Info Edge, the nation’s leading job-hunting platform, also has investments in at least 23 startups, including Zomato. In a… Read More »