Social stigma, hostility, near-boycott - Indians who were studying abroad and came back home are facing all of this and then some. Local citizens are responding with various degrees of hostility to those with travel history.
According to IAMAI, this could adversely impact the delivery of medicines by making it difficult for them to deliver medicines, even though by definition medicines fall under "essential services," as allowed by the government under lockdown.
Practo said it had received requests from a large number of hospitals and clinics to make the online consultation services live for them, and that it was also reaching out to a lot of establishments so that they could continue providing consultations to their patients online.
Indians, stuck at home due to the lockdown induced by the Covid-19 pandemic, are turning to podcasts to keep themselves entertained as they go about their daily chores, giving a boost to the fledgling industry.
Open’s app store currently has 10 apps, including ones for marketplace listings, tax filing, and bookkeeping. It plans to open up this app store to developers in the coming months.
GlobalData said One97 Communications, the parent company of Paytm, became the first fintech unicorn in India after securing $1.6 billion in 2019.
In an advisory sent on Friday, the government asked social media platforms to start awareness campaigns, remove misinformation from the platform and promote authentic information on the virus.
Account aggregators are responsible for transferring, but not storing, client data. An AA ecosystem, as envisaged by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), would be a platform for financial services companies to reach out to the consumer to seek consent before using their personal data to optimise their product offerings.
Earlier in the week, the Yeshwantpur Police in Bengaluru registered an FIR against ShareChat for alleged copy rights violation based on a complaint from Lahari Recording Company. IAMAI on Friday stated that the usual process in such cases of alleged copyright violation is “notice and takedown” mechanism as stipulated under the IT Act (Amended) 2008.
Surveillance tech is changing the contours of law enforcement and private enterprises, with startups in the space seeing their businesses boom.
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