"Kerala is the first state to declare the internet as a fundamental right of the citizen. As part of this, the K-FON project was launched to provide quality internet free of cost to the poor and at affordable rates to others. No other state in India has implemented such a scheme. Despite the delay due to the lockdown, M V Gautam, CMD of consortium leader BEL, has promised to complete the project by December this year," Vijayan said. … [Read more...] about Kerala’s free internet project to be commissioned in December: CM Pinarayi Vijayan
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However, it said that a recent announcement by the government allowing extension of time of six months due to COVID-19 pandemic impact would be helpful given that majority of the projects under execution by Voltas are either government projects or are sponsored by them. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 impact | Re-mobilisation of workforce at project sites an arduous task: Voltas
"According to the respondents (of the survey), given that COVID-19 is already having a major economic impact on people's lives, most cannot sustain the high cost of treatment. Therefore, need of the hour is for the central and state governments to cap the treatment charges or at least standardise them based on hospital categories or ratings," Gupta said. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | 57% worried of high-priced COVID-19 treatment in pvt hospitals: Survey
Neither can we expect that the corporates would take good responsibility, safety and job assurance of labourers & family. Unorganised sector is hugely impacted which accounts for 85 percent of India's labour force of 50 crore (unorganised are basically small business including MSMEs and SMEs). … [Read more...] about Market still expects more reforms for corporate and sectors that are highly impacted by COVID-19
No matter how it plays out, however, Trump has sparked a larger debate about the responsibilities of online publishers to moderate user content—and that debate may evolve in unpredictable ways. Congress will almost certainly take up a thorough review of Section 230—especially since both Trump and Joe Biden have called for its repeal. And while Trump embracing this issue could drive sympathetic Democrats in the opposite direction, there’s a good chance that we’re seeing the beginning of the end of an era for Silicon Valley. Even if Congress takes a few years to overturn Section 230, the specter of revoking immunity alone will encourage the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general to speed up their existing antitrust investigations into the major platforms. However you look at it, change is coming. … [Read more...] about Trump vs. Twitter: Is there a silver lining in the Section 230 fight?