Businesses Adopt Microsoft Teams

The nationwide lockdown has made CEOs and CXOs, who were earlier against video calling, comfortable with Microsoft Teams in not just conferencing with customers but also doing actual collaborations and integrating business processes within the solution, a top Microsoft India executive has stressed. According to Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India, this one solution has taught

Indians hold Hope for Economy

A nationwide IANS-C-Voter survey shows losses in jobs and incomes across the board along with rising concerns over possible job losses. But there seems to be hope too. There has never been any doubt since March 25, 2020, ever since the lockdown came into effect in India to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, that the economic

61% Experiencing Mental Health Issues

Sixty one per cent Indians are experiencing mental health related issues because of the uncertainty and looming financial crisis during the lockdown, said a survey. According to the eRebooting 2020: A Story of Covid-19, and Shifting Perceptions’ survey by The Mavericks India, Gen-Z and millennials have been impacted the most with 27 per cent of

Malware Targets Banks

Cybersecurity researchers on Monday warned of a Trojan malware campaign which is targeting India’s co-operative banks using COVID-19 as a bait. Seqrite, the enterprise arm of IT security firm Quick Heal Technologies, detected the new wave of Adwind Java Remote Access Trojan (RAT) campaign. Researchers at Seqrite warned that if attackers are successful, they can

India Faces Trust Issues with Social Media

 A C-Voter nationwide survey indicates that the trust levels of Indians in social media is very low, particularly compared to mainstream media platforms like newspapers and TV channels. One of the most dangerous phenomenon during a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic is the viral spread of misinformation and outright lies through social media platforms. But

Health Minister Claims Pandemic a “Blessing in Disguise”

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said that the coronavirus pandemic has come in India as a blessing in disguise as it has given impetus to various activities under the Make in India project. The Health Minister while addressing a video conferencing with autonomous institutes and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) under the Department of

Biocon Executive: India Should Open Lockdown from May 3rd

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Executive Chairperson of Biocon, feels that India should start opening its lockdown from May 3 and become fully operational by end of June. In an exclusive interview with IANS, Shaw said that data indicate that India is entering into a safe zone and has done a phenomenal job of flattening the Covid-19

Summer May Spiral Spread of Corona

Sunshine and summer may ebb the spread of the coronavirus, and BCG vaccine (already given to all Indians) also may offer partial immunity, says Ravi Godse, Director of Discharge Planning, UPMC Shadyside Pennsylvania, the US. Godse recommended the use of plasma therapy for serious patients in an email interview with IANS. Here are the excerpts