"Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched two new features of National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) Platform to strengthen agriculture marketing by farmers which will reduce their need to physically come to wholesale mandis for selling their harvested produce," an official statement said. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus lockdown | New e-NAM features allow farmers to trade from warehouse, collection centres
If you are facing a financial crunch due to the Coronavirus Disease’s (COVID-19) economic impact, you can now dip into your employees’ provident fund (EPF) corpus to survive the crisis. After Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s announcement on March 26 permitting such withdrawals, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has now operationalised the process for facilitating this withdrawal. It is termed ‘non-refundable advance’ in official parlance. … [Read more...] about COVID-19: How much can you withdraw from your EPF?
Candoo, a New York company that helps older people navigate technology, has recently taught its customers how to use Zoom and other video calling apps with downloadable guides and phone calls and, in some cases, by taking over their screens and showing them where to click. Candoo charges $30 for a one-hour lesson and $40 for support. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | As life moves online, an older generation faces a digital divide
The New York attorney general’s office is “concerned that Zoom’s existing security practices might not be sufficient to adapt to the recent and sudden surge in both the volume and sensitivity of data being passed through its network,” the letter said. “While Zoom has remediated specific reported security vulnerabilities, we would like to understand whether Zoom has undertaken a broader review of its security practices.” … [Read more...] about New York attorney general looks into Zoom’s privacy practices
Then I happened to find a phone number stenciled on an Arrow bike chained to an unsuspecting sidewalk tree on the Upper West Side. The number belonged to MNC International Trading, which city records list as an electronic parts and equipment company located on Broome Street in Chinatown. “Arrow E-Bike” and “Sale E-bike & Service” appear prominently both in English and Chinese on MNC’s tiny storefront. On the broken clay tile floor sat two Arrow E-bikes. As I walked around the shop, it quickly became clear that MNC is not an electronic parts and equipment company. Nor is it a bike shop. It is Arrow Bike. … [Read more...] about It took a pandemic to halt NYC’s unfair crackdown on delivery workers’ e-bikes