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Emergency Use Listing nod to Covaxin expands availability of Covid vaccines: WHO official

The Emergency Use Listing nod to Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, which was found to have 78% efficacy against severe cases, expands the availability of vaccines – the most effective medical tools to end the COVID-19 pandemic, a top World Health Organization … Continue reading

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Government stares at Bt brinjal moment before taking call on GM mustard

NEW DELHI: With the deadline of submitting comments of stakeholders on genetically modified mustard to the central biotech regulator coming to an end on Wednesday, both anti- and pro-GM groups have stepped up their efforts to bring finer points of … Continue reading

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UN’s ‘code red’ warning on climate change: Key takeaways for India

NEW DELHI: In its most direct and unequivocal report on the dire threat of climate change, the UN’s inter-governmental panel on climate change (IPCC) on Monday projected global temperature to reach or exceed 1.5°C of warming over the next 20 … Continue reading

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Citi ​appoints Rajeev Mantri as ​CFO, Citi India and ​cluster ​finance ​head, ​south Asia

Citi has announced the appointment of Rajeev Mantri as chief financial officer (CFO), Citi India, and cluster finance head, south Asia, effective October 5, 2021, said a statement issued today. In this role, Mantri will be based in Mumbai, and … Continue reading

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CBRE appoints Raka Khashu Razdan as marketing & communications head in India

NEW DELHI: Global real estate consultancy CBRE today announced appointment of Raka Khashu Razdan as Head of Marketing and Communications for its India market. In her new role, Raka will be responsible for developing and executing an integrated marketing and … Continue reading

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Old team exiting Contract Advertising: CEO Umesh Shirkhande quits, Ravi Deshpande may resign soon

ET NOW: Just two months after Colvyn Harris was named the JWT South Asia CEO with additional charge of Contract Advertising, the old guard at Contract seems to have decided to check out. Agency executives in the know say CEO … Continue reading

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Cannes Lions 2013: India Wins Silver, Bronze for PR

CANNES: A slightly morbid vibe has set in at Cannes Lions 2013. The song that everyone is humming is not a dance floor friendly Euro pop ditty du jour but a slightly ghoulish song that charts out several dumb ways … Continue reading

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Advertisers like Maruti Suzuki, Honda bikes and Samsung turning to kids’ channels

NEW DELHI: When Lata Diwan went shopping for the household, her 5-year-old daughter Tanya suggested her to choose a certain brand on mosquito repellent. “It will drive the mosquitoes out as well as leave a fragrance around,” the young scholar … Continue reading

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Publicis Groupe acquires Beehive Communication, rebrands firm

MUMBAI: Publicis Groupe has acquired the Indian advertising and communications agency, Beehive Communication. The agency has been rebranded Publicis Beehive. Himanshu Thakkar, Sanjit Shastri and Tej Sahni, have sold almost their entire stake in the agency to the worldwide communications … Continue reading

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GroupM sees print mags ramping up digital spends as ads shrink

MUMBAI: With magazines’ contribution to the total ad pie falling steeply, leading media agency GroupM expects publishers to ramp up investments in the digital space. While the advertising revenue of the magazine segment has been stagnating between 2010 and 2013, … Continue reading

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