Once installed in aa smart phone, the app detects other nearby devices with AarogyaSetu installed. The app can then calculate the risk of infection based on sophisticated parameters if any of these contacts is tested positive. The App will help the Government take necessary timely steps for assessing risk of spread of COVID-19 infection, and ensuring isolation where required.
The commerce ministry, which is giving final shape to the much-awaited e-commerce policy, is soon expected to provide recommendations related to the governance of data to the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), which is looking to regulate personal as well as non-personal data.
A group of seven top industry associations representing internet and technology giants such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and Adobe has sought withdrawal of the new equalisation levy that comes into force from April 1, due to its widespread negative impact on American companies.
From a vertical perspective, HCL's exposure to verticals which have seen a major disruption due to the CorovaVirus like Oil & Gas, Travel & Hospitality, High-End Retail is in single digits. HCL said that its business model is a healthy mix of recurring product revenues, managed services and discretionary spend led professional services.
From virtual parties to food delivery, firms are going all out to fill the void left by water cooler conversations and cafeteria lunches.
The tax is on global companies that offer digital products and services to Indian residents. It comes into effect from April 1 after the government expanded the scope of the levy to all overseas e-commerce transactions originating from India in the amended Finance Bill that was passed by Parliament on Monday.
The Challenge has already received more than 7,000 entries and has ideas ranging from Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions for contact tracing of suspect positive cases to solutions on how to build low-cost ventilators. The govt has also made scores of data sets public for researchers, who can use them while coming up with solutions.
Government services such as tax administration, egovernance, cloud operation, passport services; healthcare and insurance-related processing; support to utilities such as gas, electricity, mobile network, broadband, etc and ecommerce services and support to banking and payment services have been identified as “essential services”.
After the bill was introduced in Parliament in December last year, it was referred to the joint parliamentary committee, which had asked stakeholders to send their feedback by February 25. The committee had also expressed its willingness to allow stakeholders to express their concerns in person. However, the process to do so has yet to begin.
It has extended the priority sector status for bank loans to NBFCs for on-lending in FY21.
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