On September 30, 2013, the last day of Pratip Chaudhuri at State Bank of India (SBI) as the Chairman, there was considerable suspense in the Mumbai headquarters of the bank on his likely successor. There were four names — all managing directors of the bank — who figured prominently in the discussions. And Arundhati Bhattacharya’s name was the least mentioned one. But, far away in New Delhi, top babus in the government already knew the name. The then Union finance minister, P Chiambaram, had already cleared Bhattacharya’s name on September 25. The government announcement appointing Bhattacharya as the first ever woman chief of the country’s largest lender came soon after the clearance from the appointments committee of the cabinet, headed by the then prime minister, Manmohan Singh. Bhattacharya, who was till then the chief financial officer and the youngest MD among the four (she was 57 then), took charge as the new SBI chief. That was a surprise … [Read more...] about Arundhati Bhattacharya, SBI’s first woman chief who loved gadgets, is ready for Salesforce
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Next, we need to stabilize our businesses so that we have places for our people to come back to on the other side. We currently have an inability to make revenue while still facing significant costs, and without reserves to cushion that reality. We need sweeping, full stop-rent relief, for at least two months if not more, and, in turn, landlords should have their mortgage payments forgiven for that period if needed. Consider suspending local sales and federal payroll tax to whatever extent necessary to ease that burden during this free fall. Require business-loss insurers to cover COVID-19 closures for hospitality businesses. Our farmers and other suppliers will need a place to sell, perhaps through CSA presences at supermarkets, which are currently operating at high capacity as essential businesses, and will likely remain open in an official quarantine. Lawmakers can help independent food suppliers to sell at retail. Regulators could work with online platforms such as Caviar or … [Read more...] about Government loves to regulate my restaurant. Where are lawmakers when I need them most?
“Watching the world through a computer screen is agonizing,” Medium editor Sarah Kessler recently wrote about working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Having worked from home for the past 15 years, I know exactly what she means. The screen world is its own place: A world filled with a constant onslaught of too much bad news, too many work demands, and an ever-dwindling number of friends who are willing to hear me complain about it. Even on a great day, the pixels are a poor simulacrum for real life—for actually tasting a great meal instead of looking at one on Instagram, or laughing with friends on a couch instead of through emoji. … [Read more...] about The U.S. is under quarantine. Can technology help us reach out and touch our loved ones?
Obama is not the only proponent of this method. When Tom Hanks announced via social media that he and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the virus on March 12, he said they would be "tested, observed and isolated for as long as required.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Former US President Barack Obama backs event cancellations
Oppo Reno3 Pro is powered by a MediaTek Helio P95 processor, the first in India. The SoC comes with marginal improvement over its predecessor, the Helio P90. The company claims that the P95 offers an enhanced GPU, AI ability, and connectivity with high resource savings. While day-to-day tasks can be handled with a breeze, the Reno3 Pro breaks a sweat during intensive usage. We did notice some lag while playing graphic-intensive games such as PUBG Mobile. We did not make any adjustments and played the eSport in its default settings — HD graphics and High frame rate. We did have a better gaming experience while playing Asphalt 8 and did not come across any sort of lag. The smartphone also did not get warm during our 15 to 20 minutes of extended gameplay. … [Read more...] about OPPO Reno3 Pro Review