Technology

India asks TikTok, Facebook to remove users spreading coronavirus misinformation

Facts       Apr 07, 2020

  NEW DELHI:- India has told Facebook and Chinese video app TikTok to remove users found to be spreading misinformation about the coronavirus following concern about videos intended to mislead Muslims, according to a government source and a letter seen by Reuters.   The move follows a...

Robots help combat Covid-19 in world, and maybe soon in India too

Facts       Mar 31, 2020

Stepping in where humans should not, robots are being used for jobs such as sanitising hospitals and delivering food and medicines in many parts of the world and perhaps soon in India where experiments are underway to increase their role in combating Covid-19.   As health...

From quills to qwerty: Lloyd's underwriters adapt to home working

International News       Mar 28, 2020

LONDON: Thousands of London’s underwriters took their stamps and fountain pens home last week, which they use to sign insurance contracts, but they won’t need them.Working at home due to the coronavirus lockdown, they have abandoned the normal tools of their trade and are turning...

India proposes online platform for SAARC to jointly combat coronavirus

International News       Mar 28, 2020

  New Delhi, India has proposed setting up of a common electronic platform for all SAARC nations to share expertise and best practices to jointly combat the spread of coronavirus, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly pitched for a regional approach to deal with the...

Bruce Carnegie-Brown, Lloyd’s Chairman,

Lloyd’s gears up to tackle COVID-19 crisis,returns to profitability after 3 yrs 

International News       Mar 26, 2020

  London: Returning to profitability after three years, with a net income of £2.5bn in 2019  Lloyd’s of London has today confirmed that the market is in a strong position to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 and support its customers and business partners.   Announcing its...

Ageas is first UK insurer to use AI to create end-to-end car damage assessments and estimates

International News       Mar 25, 2020

  London: For the first time, one of the UK’s insurers is employing artificial intelligence to create end-to-end assessments and estimates of vehicle damage.    Ageas is using an AI solution, developed by technology company Tractable, to support some of the complex tasks that a human assessor...

As Coronavirus threatens gig workers, Uber presses for new worker classification

International News       Mar 25, 2020

  As independent contractors, U.S. ride-hail drivers for Uber and Lyft benefited from soaring trip demand and flexible work hours.   But as the coronavirus brings large parts of the country to a halt, drivers and companies are facing the downside of an ambiguous contractor model. Many...

E-commerce companies face disruption as India locks down to curb coronavirus

Indian News       Mar 23, 2020

  NEW DELHI: E-commerce and online groceries faced disruption to their warehouse and delivery operations in India on Monday as dozens of cities including New Delhi went into a lockdown to tackle the spread of coronavirus, industry executives said.   At least 75 districts across India were...

Caronavirus Pandemic: Companies' recruitment strategy shift to virtual platforms

Facts       Mar 23, 2020

  New Delhi:  Following the unforeseen disruption of the coronavirus pandemic, companies are now resorting to intelligent automated systems that offer virtual screening environment and interviewing experience, instead of conducting in-person interviews.   Companies have taken the rising global health crisis very seriously and are concerned about...

India plans e-commerce regulator, tighter controls under new policy

Indian News       Mar 20, 2020

NEW DELHI: India wants to set up an e-commerce regulator and force companies such as Amazon to swiftly turn over information sought by authorities as part of a new policy being drafted, two sources familiar with the plan told Reuters. The new policy will be...

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