Chaaya BaradhwaajWith a population of nearly 1.2 billion people, India makes up for one of the most diversified markets in the world. With a strong retail and consumer base, India is poised to witness certain redefining trends that will effectively shape the future of consumer and retail industry. The key area of focus for brands will be consumer experience and technology will enhance the entire shopping journey for them. Social commerce, or S-commerce, is a next-gen trend expected to reinvent the future of commerce.Social commerce basically refers to the process of selling products directly on social media platforms. It brings in the functionality of e-commerce on social media channels themselves. Social commerce improves the entire shopping experience – right from product discovery and research to check-out and payment – making it a lot more easy, direct and convenient. Rise of Social Commerce The extensive use of videos on social media platforms such as Facebook, … [Read more...] about Social Commerce Concept: How it becomes a requisite business model for brands
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The most coal-dependent U.S. utilities plan to keep around 75% of their coal-fired power plants running for another decade, according to an analysis by the environmental group Sierra Club released on Monday, posing a threat to the climate.The report, which reviewed the plans of the 50 U.S. utilities most invested in coal and gas generation, reflects some of the obstacles President Joe Biden will need to overcome to achieve his administration's goal to decarbonize the power sector by 2035.The Sierra Club analysis of utility public filings found that the companies, which together account for 43% of the nation's power production, have committed to retiring just a quarter of their coal capacity by 2030.It also found the companies plan to add new wind and solar capacity over that period amounting to less than one-fifth of their current coal and gas generation.It said the study shows companies are not moving fast enough to transition away from fossil fuels and are unlikely to reduce … [Read more...] about Many U.S. utilities plan to hang on to their coal plants for a decade
There is an urgent need for the EU and China to take the lead and cooperate in crafting the new rules of the game. To a certain extent China has seized the health crisis not only to show its medical and administrative capacity to deal with crises, but also to boost its international influence. This has helped to form a consensus in the EU supporting constructive engagement with China. It is quite evident that the Chinese system evolves and flourishes as an alternative to the liberal Western-type democracy. … [Read more...] about EU-China relations in a new world order
Rumour has it that Hruta Durgule will be seen in the third instalment of 'Timepass'. Helmed by Ravi Jadhav, Timepass 3 is in its pre-production stage. Ketaki Mategaonkar and Priya Bapat have played Prajakta in previous instalments. Even though there has been no official announcement from the makers, speculation is rife that the hunt for the actors is on. Jadhav has been dropping hints about the third part of this successful franchise on his social media. He had posted a picture saying ‘Aai Baba aani Sai Baba Shappath’, which is a popular catchphrase from 'Timepass'. Read AlsoAfter Ananya, Hruta bags another Marathi film … [Read more...] about Hruta Durgule roped in for Timepass 3?