HTLS 2020 highlights: Dr David Sinclair endorses vegetarian diet to fight ageing
Nirmala Sitharaman, Federico Marchetti and Dr David A Sinclair are today's guest speakers.
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In the first session of the sixth day of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke elaborately on India's economic recovery, inflation, Covid-19 vaccine and Budget. On allocating funds for Covid-19 vaccines in Budget, the finance minister said the ministry needs to know more details of the vaccine, whichever gets the nod — the cost per dose, the requirement of doses etc.
In the second session Federico Marchetti, chairman and CEO of Yoox Net-a-Porter, an Italian online fashion retailer, spoke to Shereen Bhan, managing editor, CNBC TV-18 about the evolving face of fashion, online retail and 'entertailing' a term he coined to imply that online retail needs to incorporate entertainment as well.
In the third session, Hindustan Times' health and science editor Sanchita Sharma interviewed Dr David A Sinclair, co-director, Pail F Glenn Centre for Biology of Aging Research, Harvard Medical School, who gave out some handy tips to fight ageing.
This is the first time, the summit is being held virtually owing to the Covid-19 pandemic situation. And in tune with the situation, 'Defining a New Era' has been chosen this year's theme. From politics to sports, from medicine to education and food — the summit has seen a wide array of views coming from the experts of the respective fields on post-pandemic world.
HTLS Live: Nirmala Sitharaman on fiscal deficit
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman says fiscal deficit will be higher than presented in budget this year.
Over 30 crore people received cash during pandemic, says FM
The finance minister said over 30 crore people received cash benefits during the pandemic, which may not be adequate, but they received.
Nirmala Sitharaman hopeful of a solution to farmers protest
"Glad the agriculture minister is meeting the farmers with open mind. Hope a solution is found soon," the finance minister said.
We are serious about MSP: Nirmala Sitharaman
"We procure under MSP. We have proved that this government is serious about MSP," the finance minister said.
Discussions were done: Nirmala Sitharaman on agriculture reforms
"One thing is clear. Under PM Modi a lot of homework happens before taking the final call. Every party has spoken about it. In fact, these reforms were part of their manifestos. I know the agriculture ministry talked with the stakeholders before the laws were finalised," says Sitharaman
Watch: What Sitharaman says on inflation
HTLS 2020: What Sitharaman says on vaccine and Budget
"We don't know the details of the vaccine. Will it be one dose or two dose? Will there be recurrent doses? Unless we get these details, how much per dose will cost, we can't say about vaccine's budgetary provision," Sitharaman said.
Seasonal fluctuation: Sitharaman on inflation
"Inflation on food prices will not continue. It can be attributed to seasonal fluctuation," the finance minister said.
Not festival-driven demand: Sitharaman
Commenting on the rising demand in many sectors, the finance minister said this demand is likely to sustain. "Many industrial leaders are looking at capacity expansion, not just in one unit but across the country," Sitharaman said.
Some may say recovery is patchy: Nirmala Sitharaman
Recovery is there - some say patchy - but it has been happening, the finance minister said.
HTLS 2020: Certainly in a different environment than what it was during budget, says Sitharaman
"The world saw unexplainable challenges in the wake of the Covid-19," the finance minister says in her opening remarks.
HTLS 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman to speak about economic recovery post-pandemic
The finance minister will be speaking to R Sukumar, editor-in-chief, Hindustan Times about India's economic recovery post the pandemic.
HTLS 2020: Sessions with FM Nirmala Sitharaman; ageing expert Dr David A. Sinclair and more | Watch Live
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The act of cooking is an ethical choice. Let’s start asking where our food comes from, and how to secure its future. That was the Italian master chef Massimo Bottura, best known for the three-Michelin-starred restaurant Osteria Francescana in Modena, and his pandemic-era Instagram series Kitchen Quarantine, speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit on Thursday. Read
HTLS 2020: Pain, pressure and pleasure of tennis top couple - Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf
It can be difficult to comprehend that two of the world’s greatest tennis professionals with 30 Grand Slam singles titles between them can feel pain and suffering so deeply. Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf have tasted literally everything there is on the platter at the biggest stage of tennis: Grand Slam success, world No. 1 ranking, Olympic gold. And yet, for them, struggle remained a companion even at the top. Read
First published: Dec 04, 2020 17:13 IST