For a more-human interaction, Teams is introducing Reflect messaging extension which gives managers, leaders and teachers an easy way to check in with how their team or students are feeling — either in general, or about a specific topic like work-life balance, the status of a project, current events, or a change within the organisation. The feature, however, needs to be incorporated by the admin team on the backend, following which employees will see an extension that provides suggested check-in questions and the ability to add custom questions that team members can respond to in a poll-like experience. Managers or teachers can also choose to make poll results anonymous. … [Read more...] about Microsoft Teams gets AI-powered Together Mode, live reactions and a plethora of new features
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Highlights- GDP springs a positive surprise after better-than-expected corporate earnings - Overall top line growth of India Inc in line with demand picture reflected in GDP data - Q2 corporate earnings picture had benefits of moratorium and SC standstill on NPAs - Cost optimization key driver of Q2 profitability - Extreme cost control might crimp demand and drag future growth - If companies revert to near pre-COVID expenses, then earnings surprise could be limited - Q2 has by far been the biggest surprise and is unlikely to be repeated … [Read more...] about Is the recovery here to surprise us quarter after quarter?
"Markets will first react to the GDP numbers next week. Besides, the auto sales numbers and upcoming RBI policy meet would be on their radar. We expect prevailing consolidation to continue in the index however there’ll be no shortage of trading opportunities in broader markets. Traders should maintain a “buy on dips” approach while keeping their focus on the selection of sectors and stocks," said Ajit Mishra, VP - Research, Religare Broking. … [Read more...] about NSE, BSE shut today on account of Gurunanak Jayanti
If you are specifically looking for a convertible touchscreen laptop, then the HP Pavilion x360 is the only option available in the sub Rs 50,000 price segment. Powered by a 10th generation Intel Core i3 processor, the x360 has 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD storage for zippy performance and up to 7 hours battery life with fast charge support. Weighing 1.58kg, the x360 has a 14-inch full HD display with sleek bezels and edge to edge glass. You get the Windows 10 Home operating system and Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 preloaded on the laptop. … [Read more...] about WFH Tips: The best laptops priced under Rs 50,000
The IHS Markit Manufacturing PMI rose to 58.9 in October, the highest in more than a decade, compared to 56.8 in September, driven by robust sales. State Bank of India (SBI) revised their second-quarter GDP projection to a contraction of 10.7 percent from a contraction of 12.5 percent earlier, according to a research report from SBI Ecowrap. … [Read more...] about Q2 GDP prints likely to show significant sequential pullback; will it cheer the market?