UK strain scare: 5% of positive samples to be sequenced in Gujarat

Published on March 7, 2021 AHMEDABAD: The state government has decided to send 5% of the RT-PCR positive cases randomly for genetic sequencing to ascertain the presence of different variants of Covid-19 in Gujarat. The decision has come in the wake of three Covid-19 cases in Surat which tested positive for the UK strain. A … Continue reading UK strain scare: 5% of positive samples to be sequenced in Gujarat

How big a stock portfolio to cut market risk? Over 40, says study

Published on March 5, 2021 Ahmedabad: What’s a good number of stocks in the portfolio to assure investors a better cover against the proverbial ‘market risks’? A study carried out by an IIM Ahmedabad (IIM-A) professor and a Singapore-based investment firm director assessed more than 50 Nifty stocks over six years and deduced a safe … Continue reading How big a stock portfolio to cut market risk? Over 40, says study

‘We waited for 3 years to hear her speak after 3 surgeries’

Published on March 3, 2021 Ahmedabad: The Masani family of 15 was overjoyed when Mahavir, the eldest brother among five siblings, gave news of a childbirth four years after his marriage. The Sanand-based family was however crestfallen when they got to know that the child had cleft lip, had a hole in her heart, could … Continue reading ‘We waited for 3 years to hear her speak after 3 surgeries’

‘Genetic factors in Gujarat behind high morbidity’

Published on March 2, 2021 Ahmedabad: Gujaratis may want to blame the ‘foreign gene variants’ behind the high morbidity and mortality among the Covid-19 patients in Gujarat, but it could be their own specific genetic makeup, revealed a study carried out by state government-run Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre (GBRC). A paper titled ‘Host genetic factors … Continue reading ‘Genetic factors in Gujarat behind high morbidity’

‘Fintech, medtech, edutech likely sunrise sectors for 2021’

Published on March 1, 2021 Ahmedabad: The year 2020 was a year of status quo for many entrepreneurs – both budding and established – but the early signs of 2021 are positive, said experts at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) during the Fourteenth Biennial Conference on Entrepreneurship that got concluded on February 27. The … Continue reading ‘Fintech, medtech, edutech likely sunrise sectors for 2021’