India must consciously rid its digital infrastructure of systemic vulnerabilities that could be exploited by an enemy power to bring the country to its knees. It has been reported that Chinese companies have been entrusted...
In an exclusive interview with ET, Advait Vaidya, business head - mobile communications at LG Electronics, said the brand has seen 10 times increased sales of smartphones in the past two months due to the anti-China sentiment.
Mangu Singh, DMRC’s managing director talks about how hard the pandemic will hit the corporation and the public transportation system, in general. As the country goes through a phased opening now, there is still no clarity on when the transportation lifeline of the National Capital Region will be allowed to restart operations.
"Indian companies and consumers may face higher costs in the short term, but with government support Indian manufacturing can quickly achieve economies of scale. The government wanted to open up the economy and be more competitive, but we forget for how many decades China protected their economy before they became competitive," Naik tells ET.
UGC has already issued guidelines on examinations and the academic calendar on April 29, 2020. UGC is reassessing the situation with respect to Covid-19 and may issue revised guidelines about reopening of higher educational institutions at the appropriate time, he said.
We have generated employment for 50,000 people in India, including Xiaomi India team members and everybody that works exclusively for Xiaomi, said Xiaomi India MD Manu Kumar.
Talking about the steps being taken to contain the spread of Covid-19, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal, however, cautioned that the new normal means people will need to take precautions until a vaccine is found.
Reviving the business of the company to your previous level seems almost impossible. There were 75 million subscribers in Aircel, who have given up your connection and to restart the telecom services, a huge amount of capital is required. The environment is also not conducive, because the existing players are also struggling.
Lakshminarayanan said that Covid-19 has impacted its deal pipeline, delaying conversions and is hopeful that the second half of FY2021 will be better than the first. He added that high debt continues to be a problem and the company is looking at various options to bring it down, including infusing equity, paring investments and selling its land parcels.
A lot of activities which were not seen as lending themselves to automating will now be so. That means much displacement in people and working equations. Tech will underpin many basic and complex activities. Knowing how to navigate the new world will make you indispensable and not knowing it will make you dispensable, says the COO of IndusInd Bank.
The newly elected national president of the women's wing of FICCI talks about their priorities, which are aimed to sustainable livelihoods and economic empowerment of women in rural areas., and also commissioning a multi-state field study on COVID-19 impact on women’s livelihood in key sectors.
"We are also looking forward to further high and highest levels engagements in the framework of BRICS, SCO and RIC, where Russia is currently chairing, in order to expand mutual understanding and mutual trust for the sake of stability and sustainable development, particularly in Eurasia," Ambassador Nikolay Kudashev said.
Despite sharing a 1,300-kilometer long border and strong trade ties with China, Vietnam managed to restrict its number of Covid-19 cases to 332 by acting early and swiftly. Pham Quang Thai, deputy head of epidemiology at Vietnam’s National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, explains how the country got there in a Skype interview.
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Drying trends have been reported in Krishna and Kaveri and the pollution problem in the Ganga is well recognised. The future of our rivers appears bleak.
Isn't it high time that we are talking only and lesser actions can be seen to protect our rivers.Apart from household and human wastes being dumped into rivers why don't we realize the more percentage of pollution is created through chemical wastes piled into by manufacturing industries?Let's foresee a water war if nothing is done!
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