Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicInformation Technology

Topic: Information Technology

Scaler Academy review: creating equal opportunities for software engineers in 2021

Scaler Academy prides itself on having placed over 1500 of its learners in tier-1 product-based companies in the past two years.

How 3 non-techie women are helping fight fear of technology among Indian non-profits

They may not have an educational background in tech, but 3 women from different parts of India are helping non-profits channelise its potential to strengthen their work.

They came but were still absent — BJP ‘rebellion’ scuttles IT panel meet on Pegasus

BJP members on IT panel refuse to register their attendance, forcing meeting to adjourn due to lack of quorum. Chairman Tharoor and non-BJP members raise issue with Speaker.

This one Indian sector beat bleak Covid trend, saw profits, promotions & salary hikes

Some of India's top IT companies did take a knock as the pandemic first emerged and the nation went into lockdown, but the recovery was quick and the trend holds.

Why changes to ‘obsolete’ OSP rules could herald a new era for ITeS & BPO firms

The Modi govt’s new rules for ‘other service providers’ are expected to remove all red tape governing these firms and make it easier for them to do business in India.

Modi govt blocked 3,635 websites & webpages in 2019 — over twice of 2017 figures

Instances of content that had the potential to incite hatred and violence increased with higher internet usage, Union minister Sanjay Dhotre informed the Lok Sabha.

Dot-com bubble survivors give their verdict on the current tech boom

The consensus is that the virus has fueled the dominance of big tech companies. Much of this growth has already been priced into the likes of Facebook, Amazon and Apple.

How Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved made a ‘secret’ tech entry with its own IT start-up

Patanjali’s IT venture Bharuwa Solutions is a low-profile initiative registered in May last year. It is believed to own four patents.

Accenture MD in Twitter row as poster claims he is ‘guest of honour’ at Chennai RSS event

Accenture MD Rama S. Ramachandran says he never agreed to attend event, but RSS insiders dispute claim. Poster also names Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu as chief guest.

Liberal democracy is under threat from digitisation as govts, tech firms gain more power

Democracy is not only about individual voice or decision-making by majority, it is just as much about limiting the power of individuals.

On Camera

YourTurn

Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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