In Wipro, after CEO Vivek Paul's exit in 2005, Azim Premji assumed the role for three years till 2008. Between 2008 and 2011, the company was led by Girish Paranjpe and Suresh Vaswani, both of them old-timers, who quit in 2011 on grounds of personal reasons. By then, Wipro's growth began to slump. … [Read more...] about Wipro’s new CEO: Can foreign executives succeed in Indian IT firms?
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Zuckerberg’s neutrality may ultimately prevail. On Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order that encourages regulators to curtail a section of a law that allows social networks to take down content on their sites without having to worry about lawsuits. Some researchers also feel that Facebook is wise to avoid making judgments on petty political spats. Paul Barrett, a professor at NYU who studies political disinformation, writes in an op-ed for Politico that the platform could insert itself into content in ways that have the potential to do great damage. “The platforms cannot and should not try to referee every trivial fib that politicians tell about each other,” he writes. “They should prioritize the consequential issues and statements of the day, much as Facebook’s fact-checkers already try to do.” Misinformation surrounding COVID-19, however political, could be but one such subject. … [Read more...] about As health misinformation and politics collide, social networks face a choice
Minnesota Freedom Fund. This fund pays bail for protesters, as well as those imprisoned for immigration and criminal offenses. The group sees pretrial bail requirements to be unjust, wealth-based discrimination. Donate here. The Legal Rights Center. Provides criminal defense and legal services for low-income people of color in and around Minneapolis, including arrested protesters. Donate here. Northstar Health Collective. Medics for protesters. The group of nurses, doctors, and healthcare providers was originally founded to maintain community safety during the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul. Donate here. Black Visions Collective. “A political home for black people across Minnesota,” this Minnesota nonprofit is dedicated to safe, autonomous black communities. Donate here. Official George Floyd Memorial Fund. A GoFundMe campaign organized by Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, for Floyd’s children’s care and education, as well as family … [Read more...] about How to help Minneapolis: 6 things you can do right now for the George Floyd movement
Giving details, Paul said there are eight industry candidates, of which four are ahead of others. There are six candidates from national labs of the Indian Council of Medical Research, Department of Biotechnology, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, of which they are really hopeful of two or three candidates. … [Read more...] about Work on about 20 COVID-19 vaccines showing ‘good progress’: Report
Public transportation systems across the world have struggled with how to adapt their service to meet social distancing guidelines even with limited service. Some countries, such as South Korea and China, are minimally enforcing social distancing on public transportation; meanwhile Rome’s public transportation system is using large stickers to designate seats that should be left empty, according to The Wall Street Journal. Public transportation capacity will be reduced to 10% in the U.K. for the foreseeable future. But biking and walking are already seeing a 70% increase compared with pre-COVID-19 figures. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called it a “golden age for cycling,” according to The Guardian. … [Read more...] about How social distancing could make public transportation more bike-friendly