Surabhi Agarwal

  • Govt launches AarogyaSetu mobile app to track spread of coronavirus

    Govt launches AarogyaSetu mobile app to track spread of coronavirus

    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.

    Efforts on to line up e-commerce & data laws

    Efforts on to line up e-commerce & data laws

    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.

    Big tech takes equalisation levy row to US govt

    Big tech takes equalisation levy row to US govt

    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.

    HCL says Covid impact not 'significant'; bookings on track

    HCL says Covid impact not 'significant'; bookings on track

    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.

    Tackling the virus: Big tech, ecomm pitch in for PM Innovate Challenge

    Tackling the virus: Big tech, ecomm pitch in for PM Innovate Challenge

    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.

    Coronavirus impact: Mission critical IT-BPO staff can work from office

    Coronavirus impact: Mission critical IT-BPO staff can work from office

    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”.

    Joint parliamentary committee wants more time to submit data bill note

    Joint parliamentary committee wants more time to submit data bill note

    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.

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