China plans to launch its own digital currency
China's central bank - the People's Bank of China (PBC) - has stepped up efforts to roll out its Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP) as it seeks to stay ahead of the competition among central banks around the world and help preserve financial sovereignty, state-run Global Times reported.
Personal Data Protection Bill: India’s digital safety kit
PDPB will serve as a model for ensuring that Indian citizens have autonomy in the d...
France rejects 'optional' US digital tax proposal
France has been at the forefront of efforts to tighten taxation of digital giants and parli...
France, US Spar over Digital Tax
The French parliament infuriated the administration of President Donald Trump in July by adopting a law taxing digital firms like Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon for revenues earned inside the country. Talks to resolve the issue have so far failed, and on Monday Washington threatened to impose tariffs of up to 100% on $2.4 billion in French goods.
$650-750 million digital presence opportunity for India’s web pros
The report provides an overview of the current digital transformation underway amongst small & micro businesses and the opportunities it opens up for web professionals.
TCS study says German Cos have hiked spend on digital transformation
According to the report, almost every second company uses ‘change management’ methods to adapt to new structures and prepare the workforce, versus 36 percent in 2017. Among large companies with 500 or more employees, 57 percent rely on change management methods.
Adopting Blockchain is at the top of govt’s to-do ledger
Sanjay Dhotre, minister of state for electronics and IT said, “Blockchain technology is one of the important research areas having application potential in different domains such as governance, banking and finance, cyber security and so on.”
Digital risk management strategy required: Deloitte India
The ‘Through the Risk Lens’ paper says that half of the workforce is likely to be millennials or gen Z workers by 2020, and by 2025, a fifth of the workforce will be contract workers. Furthermore, AI will displace 40% of the world’s current tasks, similar disruptors will help create 1.75 million technology-enabled jobs.
Who are you – digitally determined or digitally distraught?
Digitally determined businesses are those that have the bigger picture in mind and plan a roadmap towards advanced changes with a view of the entire business.
NITI Aayog preparing draft model Land Title Act, 2019
Conclusive land titles are guaranteed by the state for their correctness and entail provision for compensation by the state in case of any disputes. Guaranteed title systems have been developed and adopted in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
How smart MSMEs are harnessing digital wave to come out of twin shocks of GST and note ban
A digital wave and formalisation are ending old practices, helping sturdier and stronger companies emerge.
HRD minister launches draft 'Industry Guidelines on Digital Learning'
The 2018 event was an international conference organised by the UNESCO, the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) and the Andhra govt. On the occasion of the 40th UNESCO general conference in Paris, the roundtable was jointly organised by the governments of Finland and India, in partnership with UNESCO and MGIEP.
States should dismantle APMCs, adopt eNAM for farmers' benefit: Nirmala Sitharaman
e-NAM is a pan-India electronic trading portal which networks the existing APMC mandis to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities.
9.2 million MSMEs to benefit from fintech era, 49% of them still prefer traditional lending over digital: Survey
Illustrating the increasing popularity of digital payment technology in recent times, the report, by digital payment solution provider further highlights that currently digital payment technology is marked by a high level of MSME user satisfaction.
TCS plans to remove digital classification from its business
With digital becoming part of most deals, CEO says firm may switch to traditional segmentation of services.
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