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Mastering Change: Every business needs to function like a digital native

Leadership is critical as every business becomes a technology business, says an Accenture report
Paul Daugherty, group chief executive – technology and chief technology officer at Accenture

Covid surge in Maharashtra and Kerala: Rise not due to UK or SA strains, says govt

Speaking of the E484K strain along with the N440K one that has been detected in Kerala and Telengana, Paul said, “The three variants (UK, South Africa and Brazilian strains) as well as the N440K and

With the government saying the UK and South African mutations are not responsible for the surge in Maharashtra and the high absolute numbers in Kerala, the focus is back on the failure to observe Covid-appropriate behaviour.

Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor: NHSRCL awards Rs 1,390-crore contract to L&T-IHI combine

The heavy civil infrastructure business of L&T Construction secured a contract from two packages [P4(X) & P4(Y)] of the MAHSR with ISI of Japan, in January 2021, to procure, fabricate, assemble, paint

This is the third significant contract awarded by NHSRCL for the project.

PM Modi unveils Rs 3,000-crore railway connectivity projects in West Bengal

The commissioning of the 30 km long third line between Kalaikunda and Jhargram will improve mobility in the Kharagpur-Adityapur section as well as ensure seamless movement of passenger and freight tra

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Telangana regional ring road: Nitin Gadkari gives in-principle nod to ‘game-changer’ Rs 10,000-cr project

Talking to media after a meeting with Gadkari at the latter’s New Delhi residence, Reddy said 40% of the people of Telangana will be benefitted from the construction of the ring road which might tak

The Centre has spent over Rs 17,000 crore for development of around 1,918 km national highways in the state in the last six years, he said.

Covid-19: The future of work has changed

Remote work is here to stay; gig work may expand

This could affect custodial jobs in offices, public transportation, and restaurants and retail in urban areas, if fewer workers commute to office jobs.

Over half Indian students don’t have internet access

Manish Mohta, MD, Learning Spiral, added, “A challenge of remote learning is disparity in access—from electricity and internet connection to devices like computers or smartphones.”

“While 85% of urban household children who study in universities have access to the internet, only 41% are likely to have access at home.

Post-pandemic: How to train future managers differently

B-schools have to reinvent their curriculum

Hence, B-schools need to redesign their classrooms, course material and the curriculum.

Apprentices Act: Why it needs reforms

Degree apprenticeships are the future of learning, be it at educational institutions or at the workplace

Since Covid-19 has set the precedence of remote working, apprentices should be allowed to undergo on-the-job training remotely for such roles.

Covishield: Asked to prioritise for India needs, says SII’s Poonawalla

SII has been directed to prioritise to cater to the huge needs of India and along with that balance the needs of the rest of the world, Poonawalla tweeted. Serum was trying its best to do this, he sai

SII has already supplied 20 million doses to the Indian government. Around 30 million doses have been despatched by the company so far.

Understanding the truth and malice of cryptocurrencies: Beware of the dodgy coin

The recent trends of billionaire club entrepreneurs investing billions in cryptocurrency has led to a sudden rise in their value. What started as a joke eventually promoted Dogecoin's--less non-open-s

While an IPO involves the issuance of securities in return for an investment, an ICO entails offering a crypto coin or a token in return for investment.

Breathing a new life: India should try benchmarking domestic ventilators to European or American standards

What we need is to manufacture world-class medical devices as per international standards and nothing below that level.

According to their risk level, the classification of medical devices under Medical Device Rules 2017 and 2020 entails a four-category division.

FliX S1 Smartwatch: Insights about your health, straight from the wrist

The smart wearable measures body temperature and heart rate in real-time, besides sleep and daily activity tracking

The first in the category is S1 Smartwatch that delivers insights about your health, straight from the wrist.

Whatfix: Helping businesses on their digital journey

Whatfix offers a unique digital adoption platform – in-app walkthroughs, videos, and guides for using new software solutions and features

Khadim Batti, CEO & co-founder, Whatfix

Nokia 5.4: Shoot like a pro with this Nokia phone

Nokia 5.4 is a sturdy and fast phone with great cameras, long battery life and good all-around performance

The impressive combo of a 48MP quad camera and 16MP front camera allows you to take pretty good photos and videos.

Richer harvests: Advent of technology in agriculture sector has proven to be a game-changer

With the rapid usage of precision data, artificial intelligence and machine learning found their place in the agriculture industry.

Thirukumaran Nagarajan Portrait

We are building devices that meet today’s demand for blended learning: Rahul Agarwal, CEO & MD, Lenovo India

Lenovo is determined to ensure smarter technology for education and equal opportunities are available for all communities.

RAHUL AGARWAL, MD & CEO, Lenovo India

Gegadyne Energy: Fast-charging battery tech for the future

This Mumbai-based startup has developed a technology which allows a non-lithium based battery to charge from 0 to 100% in just 15 minutes

(L-R) Gegadyne Energy co-founders Jubin Varghese and Ameya Gadiwan

I am one of the few girls who got away unscathed: Priyanka Chopra Jonas at JLF

The global actor writes that she had decided early on in her career that though she was on the verge of becoming a public figure, a line would be drawn, that her personal life would never be for publi

Priyanka Chopra, Unfinished, Jaipur literature Festival, Proyanka on her personal life, Priyanka on Nepotism

Is a ministry of fashion the need of the hour?

Nations are becoming increasingly conscious about regulating carbon emissions from the fashion industry.

Simply put, overproduction of fashion items, use of synthetic fibres and agriculture pollution of fashion crops are a few factors that contribute to waste pollution.

Climate change is here and for real: Here are some disasters that have taken place in recent times

Climate change is here and for real. The year 2020, in fact, saw many instances of climate change-related disasters that resulted in loss of lives, property, as well as destruction of nature.

An example of the most recent climate change disaster is the Uttarakhand floods of 2021 in Nanda Devi National Park, a Unesco World Heritage site. It is believed to have been caused by a landslide or a glacier burst at Nanda Devi.

Beyond Covid’s Shadow review: Group of luminaries examine the pandemic’s economic and social impact

A group of luminaries come together with their diverse voices to examine the pandemic’s economic and social impact

Baru has his say in his essay, where he openly says that the lockdown was draconian, as it affected people’s lives and the economy.

‘Those who write recipes forget the role of biochemistry in it’

There is also a growing scientific recognition of the advantages of meditation and also the curative properties of traditional ingredients such as turmeric.

The only reason there are more professional male chefs is the fact that women were relegated to cooking at home and not as a career till very recently, and even now, vast swathes of the country place restrictions on what kinds of careers women can take up.

The big 10: Celebrating 10 years of Comic Con in times of pandemic

The recently-concluded Comic Con was a week-long celebration to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the event in India

Jatin Varma, founder, Comic Con India; and file photos of visitors at Comic Con
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