Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicVideo chats

Topic: Video chats

Suffer from Zoom fatigue? Try these creative ways to leave your call politely

A new study shows that most virtual conversations don’t end when people want them to. This is why bringing calls to their conclusion has become an art form.

Bail plea in baniyan to pressure cooker whistles – a nightmare called WFH in India

Many Indians have historically had little work-from-home experience. It’s playing a role in bringing productivity to an all-time low.

Ayodhya matter could have been heard faster if we had the technology back then: CJI Bobde

The CJI was addressing an online seminar organised to unveil the e-filing module, developed by SC’s e-committee to facilitate online filing of cases on a 24x7 basis.

Zoom shot to coronavirus fame, but competition is starting to heat up

Zoom has created a broader market, and whet investor appetite for stocks well placed to profit from the move to working from home.

Are Indian states capable of marking Covid zones and planning their own exit strategies?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday held a video conference with chief ministers to discuss the Covid lockdown exit strategy.

Video meetings might cause ‘Zoom fatigue’, but it’s an overall upgrade over the office

Video meetings create a level playing field, are more likely to start on time, makes attendees more attentive, and gets to the point with less chit-chat.

Zoom boosts privacy and security, says it’s as safe as its peers

Zoom is launching a feature called Security that sets all privacy settings to highest level, including putting passwords and filtering conference attendees.

UN Security Council to discuss coronavirus pandemic in closed session on 9 April

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will participate as a briefer. It remains to be seen whether any press statement on the COVID-19 situation is issued after the meeting.

Yes, Zoom messed up, but it’s really not the villain

While it’s true Zoom has made mistakes, its problems stem from unintended consequences of demand explosion in unexpected ways than from nefarious behaviour.

Missing your friends? Here’s the app that can help you during lockdown

The app raked in 2 million global downloads last week and is growing at a much faster pace than competitors like Zoom, Skype and Google Hangouts.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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