Some graduates may be better off by staying in school to pursue another degree. They may have plenty of company: Enrollment typically rises during recessions. Staying in school will make graduating during a recession less likely and could help graduates land a higher-paying job later on. Continuing students should be cognizant of additional student debt, but also the potential boost in earnings from further education. Another consideration is that the implicit cost of being in school–the income given up because an individual is in school instead of working–is now lower than normal. … [Read more...] about A COVID-19 recession could shrink the paychecks of the Class of 2020 for years
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Corona Kavach tracking appIndian Government has launched a coronavirus risk-tracking app called ‘Corona Kavach.’ Jointly developed by the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the app uses a person’s location to assess whether they are in the high risk geographical zone or not. The app is now available for download — in beta — for Android phones on the Google Play Store. Corona Kavach is designed to provide information about COVID-19 and capture information. It will track the data of the users every one hour to alert them of whether they have crossed paths with any person who has tested positive for the infection.Close … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic: 5 tech platforms that offers support in COVID-19 combat
Finally, it has had an impact on people’s ability to work efficiently as a team. In a startup, achieving lofty goals on impossible timelines with limited resources requires peak performance from everyone involved. There’s a reason why founding startup teams often operate out of houses instead of offices. Everyone huddled up in the same room around the clock can be a powerful catalyst for productivity. But with everyone sheltering in place and isolating themselves to slow the spread, how can things possibly hum along as smoothly? … [Read more...] about 3 things startups can do to survive the economic fallout of COVID-19
Local makers that are part of the SHOFCO Women Empowerment Program, which teaches business skills to women living in the Kibera and Mathare slums with HIV, are producing and distributing soap, more than 5,000 50ml bottles so far, along with masks for community health workers. The nonprofit has also set up six health clinics in Kibera and is bulk-purchasing food essentials such as cooking oil and rice that it can offer below retail costs, along with providing meals to students even as schools are closed by a government mandate. … [Read more...] about What will coronavirus do to one of Africa’s largest slums?