MUMBAI:The country’s toughest examination is about to change with the changing times. After a decade, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) which conducts the CA exam, has approached the ministry of corporate affairs to improve the curriculum, introduce new subjects, electives, and open book tests in a few papers. In a complex world where tracking financial crimes calls for special skills like forensic audit and lower trade barriers along with free flow of capital emphasise the importance of transfer pricing rules, an updated course for CA students, it’s felt, could better prepare future Indian auditors, accountants, finance executives and CFOs. “Globalisation,” said ICAI President M Devaraja Reddy, “has brought to the fore not only opportunities in areas of national and international financial reporting, taxation, finance and corporate laws but also challenges to the chartered accountancy profession.” The institutefs … [Read more...] about CA exam to be tweaked to stand test of time; ICAI may introduce new subjects
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Vikramjeet Roy is a superstar chef, well known and celebrated for his Japanese food (he started out at Wasabi) and his modern takes on Korean and Chinese food. Roy has joined hands with Anurodh Samal, in my view, the best restaurant manager in India to open Hello Panda in Gurgaon. This is a deeply personal venture. Both men are much in demand but have decided to do it alone, sinking their own savings into this restaurant. … [Read more...] about Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: And the winner is…
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NEW YORK: Probably people in the country where the first effective vaccine is developed.About a dozen different vaccines are in various stages of testing worldwide, including in Britain, China and the US. This week, Dr Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease expert, said he is cautiously optimistic there will be a Covid-19 vaccine by the end of the year or early 2021.Coronavirus outbreak: Live updatesSeveral wealthy countries have already ordered millions of doses of those experimental vaccines.Britain and the US, for example, have invested in a vaccine candidate being developed by Oxford University and produced by AstraZeneca. If it works, UK politicians have said Britons will be vaccinated with it. The US expects to start stockpiling it this fall and also has invested in other vaccine candidates.More on Covid-19Coronavirus pandemic: Complete CoverageUnlock 1.0: What's open & from when in MHA's phase-wise reopening planIt's time to mask up and stay safe: Join TOI's #MaskIndia … [Read more...] about Who would be the first to get a Covid-19 vaccine?
WASHINGTON: Doctors can examine the blood of Covid-19 patients to identify those at greatest risk of severe illness and to pinpoint those most likely to need a ventilator, according to researchers, including one of Indian-origin.The research could lead to new treatments to prevent deadly "cytokine storms" seen in severe cases of Covid-19, the researchers said.It also may help explain why diabetes contributes to worse outcomes in patients with the coronavirus, they said.The scientists, including Mayuresh Abhyankar from the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine in the US, found that the levels of a particular cytokine in the blood upon diagnosis could be used to predict later outcomes.Cytokines -- proteins produced by immune cells -- are responsible for severe overreactions by the immune system, known as cytokine storms, associated with Covid-19 and other serious illnesses, the researchers said.They said the discovery could become part of a scoring system to let doctors flag … [Read more...] about Blood test can predict severity of Covid-19: Study