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?
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
Some sectors (such as real estate) were facing difficult times even before COVID-19 hit us. I think government and/or banks should provide relief to businesses that were profitable before the pandemic. For restructuring, we need to know the full impact of lockdown on certain businesses. Since that situation is still evolving, it's too early to chalk out restructuring plans. As of now, we need temporary measures to keep businesses functioning (such as moratorium extension, easing access to working capital etc). … [Read more...] about ‘Need more stimulus with focus on GST cut, wage support, higher MNREGA spend’
Some commuters will still have to take the train to work, but that doesn’t mean they’ll want to drive their car for the “first and last mile,” says Paul Priestman, designer and chairman of PriestmanGoode, in a press statement. “As urban planners in our major cities close roads to traffic to ease pressure on public transport systems and move people on to alternatives such as bikes, the revision to the Island Bay seating configuration supports that goal too.” With more bike-friendly trains, you can keep your distance in a small space—and replace the bus or subway that bookends your commute entirely. … [Read more...] about How social distancing could make public transportation more bike-friendly
The French Ambassador's comments also came in the backdrop of efforts by a large number of countries as well as the 27-nation European Union (EU) to ensure equitable access to any vaccine or medicine for the treatment of coronavirus infection through their mass production under voluntary patenting. … [Read more...] about India will have to play key role in mass production of COVID-19 vaccine: French envoy