“We, being housekeeping staff, were not permitted to eat in the main cafeteria or on our seats. Going to a nearby public canteen to eat meant a 20-minute walk and I was often reprimanded for being absent for a long duration. The company often cut half-day pay for this. Hence I ended up skipping meals regularly,” said Kadhir. … [Read more...] about Class divide in India Inc: Are companies choosing to ignore it?
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Researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Israel’s Educational Neuroimaging Center recently published a study in JAMA Pediatrics that focused on cognitive-behavioral risks of exposing preschool-age kids to screen-based media. That includes video games, TV, websites, and apps. Phones are particularly problematic, the study found, because they provide mobile access to all of this media. They found that screen exposure impedes the formation of nerve systems involved in language development, expression, and reading skills. … [Read more...] about Secondhand screen time may be just as dangerous as secondhand smoking
The Centre has suggested that state governments adopt a pay-per-use model, in which they will provide space to companies in district hospitals, while the companies will provide infrastructure, instruments and manpower for treatment of non-communicable diseases. … [Read more...] about Ayushman Bharat: Govt to bring private players on board in district hospitals
“We’ve had several meetings thinking about the risks and responsibilities that come with owning and managing the kind of data we are collecting,” said Kamil Shafiq, cofounder of Poket, a mobile app that maps previously unmapped, offline merchants through crowdsourcing in countries such as Nigeria. “It’s important to take a very careful look at both the planned and unplanned use cases for things like location data.” These risk assessments influence their company’s product design, reducing the potential for the compromise of information through data breaches and cyberattacks. … [Read more...] about How tiny startup teams handle big privacy issues