Since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, Chinese surveyors have conducted six rounds of scaled measurement and scientific research on Mount Qomolangma and released the height of the peak twice in 1975 and 2005, which was 8,848.13 meters and 8,844.43 meters respectively. Enditem … [Read more...] about Remeasuring team heading to Mt. Qomolangma summit again after delayed twice by bad weather
Sonar cannot add the same measure twice
The Coronavirus outbreak has added to the woes of an already struggling auto industry. Before the outbreak, the Indian auto industry was already suffering from a prolonged slump owing to many reasons – a global slowdown, stressed financial sector, weakened consumer demand, drop in private investment, the transition to BS-VI norms, confusion over EV adoption deadline. The pandemic had initially disrupted only the supply chains, but then with the lockdown, the production also came to a halt. It is having a major impact on the auto industry, with manufacturers either totally shut down following the directives issued by local governments or are running with minimal staff at production units to keep their personnel safe. As per the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)’s estimates, the auto industry lost INR 2,300 crore in production turnover for every day of closure. This coupled with a slowdown in aggregate demand with uncertain recovery timeline portents a rough … [Read more...] about Opinion: Reviving Indian auto industry post COVID-19 by taking cue from global measures & assessing industry’s demands
BENGALURU: E-commerce major Amazon India on Friday said it will add 50,000 'seasonal' or temporary roles to meet the surge in online demand for products, particularly from those most vulnerable to being out in public in the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. The 50,000 seasonal roles will be across its warehousing and delivery network, and the move comes at a time when economic activities and e-commerce operations are slowly chugging back to life outside containment zones, as the country eyes a staggered exit from lockdown, with fewer curbs. The opening of seasonal roles at Amazon India also comes amid the spate of layoffs by tech-led companies like Swiggy, Zomato, ShareChat, Ola and some others over the past few days. " Amazon India today announced that it has opened close to 50,000 seasonal roles to meet the surge in demand from people relying on Amazon's service, particularly those most vulnerable to being out in public. "This will be a variety of roles in their fulfilment … [Read more...] about Amazon India to add 50,000 temporary roles for warehousing, delivery network
Asked why a sound public health system needed the military’s direct involvement — from contact tracing to running quarantine centres — in pandemic response, Dr. Jasinghe says: “We don’t have the capacity to build or prepare quarantine centres that fast. We have about 50 now, mostly run by the army. A few are run by the navy and air force. But for their support, we couldn’t have managed this.” … [Read more...] about ‘Targeted and tough control measures helped Sri Lanka arrest virus spread’
It is, of course, a matter of contestation whether 'draconian' regimes of confinement are necessary to prevent or reduce transmission of SARS-CoV 2 and whether the 'cure is worse than the disease' given the economic carnage it is wreaking, especially on the poor in developing countries. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 adds new words to the dictionary!