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Third wave of Covid-19 may not hit children as feared: VK Paul, member, health, Niti Aayog

Schools will not be reopened in a hurry. Reopening them would depend on many factors such as vaccination of teachers and support staff, social distancing in schools, and vaccination of children.
Paul expressed concern over crowding in public places and the rush in malls after restrictions were relaxed.

Railways plans Rs 56,955 cr spend in 5 years for signalling, telecom systems

The Cabinet had announced earlier this month, on June 9, the allocation of 5 MHz spectrum in 700 MHz band for the Railways which will be used for providing LTE based mobile train radio communication a

The CCTV system to improve security has been provided at 801 stations and balance are also planned.

Caring for the environment: Green cloud computing is the new flavour

As companies accelerate cloud adoption, Accenture’s myNav Green Cloud Advisor can help them reduce carbon emissions and waste with greener IT practices.

Kishore Durg

Bharat Biotech says current price of Covaxin not sustainable

The supply price of Covaxin to the government of India was at Rs 150 per dose and most of the doses were supplied to the state and central governments. Less than 10% of the total production has gone t

The prices for Covid-19 vaccines internationally have varied between Rs 730 to Rs 2,700 per dose.

Delta Plus variant of virus identified, to be tracked

The new variant has been found and is a variant of interest, but has not yet been classified as variant of concern, V K Paul, member, health, Niti Aayog, said at a health ministry briefing on Tuesday.

Variants of concern are those variants in which there are adverse consequences to humanity with increase in transmissibility and severity, Paul said.

Co-Win system not hacked, says RS Sharma

Dr R S Sharma, chairman of the Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration (EGVAC), clarified that the claims of so-called hackers on the dark web, relating to alleged hacking of the Co-WIN system and d

The system now allowed for correction in name of the vaccinated in the vaccine certificate and two lakh mistakes had been corrected so far.

WhatsApp’s new policy: A privacy bogey?

The policy has larger implications for data relating to WhatsApp Business accounts than regular accounts

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Hospitality sector: The way ahead for hospitality students

With the sector impacted the most due to Covid-19, should hospitality students wait for relevant jobs, upskill themselves or look for jobs in other sectors?

The impact of Covid-19 on the hospitality sector has been severe.

Coursera Global Skills report: India still trails in data skills

This is despite high skills proficiency in machine learning and mathematics. Also, Indian women are opting to upskill in STEM-related fields; share of enrolments increased second highest globally

However, workforce displacement due to the subsequent waves of the pandemic is compounding the existing gap.

Crimson Education, global admissions consulting & advisory brand, launches in India

Aims to become a market leader in the Indian edtech service delivery space

It aims to become a market leader in the edtech service delivery space through investment in technology, including a student-tutor matching algorithm and the proprietary Crimson App.

‘Mural, mural on the Wall’: Street art breathes new life into concrete walls, and brings about change

Today, street art is stimulating conversations and has become a powerful tool for change, transforming the way we view cities

Artists like Nanjundaswamy have left an indelible mark on the city's crumbling infrastructure, with street art that not only breathes life into concrete walls, but also stimulates conversations.

The Farting Trees: Study reveals how some trees expel greenhouse gases in the air

Recent research finds that standing dead trees in coastal wetland forests contribute to global warming

researchers measured emissions of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide from dead pine & bald cypress snags in five ghost forests on the Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula in North carolina

Film and Freedom: Documentary on police violence & people’s resistance raises pertinent questions

JNU alumna Pallavi Paul wowed audiences at the Rotterdam festival with a new film on police violence and a speech on people’s resistance

A year later, The Blind Rabbit, directed by Paul, an acclaimed contemporary artist and filmmaker, had its world premiere at the IFFR on June 2 in a rare physical screening in the port city of the Netherlands.

Turning the Page: How online self-publishing platforms have transformed the literary landscape

Online self-publishing platforms have not just opened up the arena for new authors and connected them with readers, but also aided them in landing lucrative publishing deals.

The platform not only empowers diverse voices to share their stories, but also allows readers and writers to express themselves freely and talk about topics that are often under-represented.

Book Review — Makers of Modern Dalit History: Profiles by Sudarshan Ramabadran & Guru Prakash Paswan

A chronicle of the life, times and struggles of notable Dalit personalities fills a major gap

A file photo of a man selling pictures of Dalit leaders in New Delhi (Express photo)

Ringside View | Book Review — India’s Power Elite: Class, Caste and a Cultural Revolution by Sanjaya Baru

An insider’s account of the wheeling and dealing in the country’s power circles

A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi Express photo

Father’s Day Reads: Books that tell heartwarming tales of fatherhood

As Father’s Day approaches on June 20, we bring you some books that tell heartwarming tales of fatherhood.

You can read these yourself, gift them to your dad or read them to your kids this Father's Day.

Joining the dots: Now CIOs are enablers of a digital-first economy

An Adobe report says 98% of Indian CIOs (compared to 92% in US) saw their responsibilities expand during Covid-19

Nitin Singhal

Airbnb, Oyo, Yatra & EaseMyTrip join hands to form Confederation of Hospitality, Technology and Tourism Industry

Governments across the world imposed intermittent lockdowns and restrictions to curb the spread of the virus, crippling the hospitality and tourism industry.

The fear of contracting the virus has also prompted people to shun travel and outdoor activities.

Asus ZenBook Duo: Plenty of power in this dual-screen wonder

Asus ZenBook Duo is a feature-rich laptop with high-quality build, top-notch design and powerful specs

The Control Panel is customisable and works with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, Premiere Pro and After Effects.

Going strong: STPI to add 12 more centres on emerging tech

STPI has in the past launched 13 CoEs at Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Mohali, Bengaluru, Pune, New Delhi, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Shillong, Imphal and Lucknow.

Omkar Rai

Hiring outlook stable in September quarter, says survey

The survey of over 1,300 Indian employers, undertaken by ManpowerGroup India, found that 46% did not know when they were likely to resume regular hiring, while 54% said they would hire by June. Howeve

"With the government and organisations across the board working on an aggressive vaccination programme, we are hopeful for quicker restoration of normalcy and accelerated hiring scenario," he added.

Genome sequencing of 30,000 Covid-19 samples done by INSACOG

28,252 mucormycosis cases in India, health minister says

He also said that RT-PCR tests along with PPE kits for health workers should also be stocked in sufficient quantities in view of the threat of the third wave.

A new threat: Beware, security threats may be hiding in your mailbox

Malicious emails spend 83 hours in users’ inboxes before they are removed: Barracuda researchers

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