Archive

When you exit the lockdown: A bigger IT bill for the MSME

By : CIOL Bureau

The lockdown was not something that anyone planned for. It is what is called a black swan event—something that is extremely rare and whose impact is severe, writes Krishna Kumar, Chief Executive Officer of KREATIO Software. During the lockdown, some

Have you still registered for the IBM Hack Challenge 2020?

By : CIOL Bureau

The IBM Hack Challenge is a mega hackathon event. Every year, IBM hosts it at pan India level. It is an opportunity to showcase your coding talent, learn new technologies, enrich your resume and win exciting prizes. Who can participate

Wipro Limited Appoints Deepak M Satwalekar to its Board as Independent Director

By : CIOL Bureau

On 29th May, Wipro announced the appointment of Deepak M Satwalekar to its Board of Directors for five years effective July 1, 2020. This regulation is subject to the approval of the shareholders. Deepak will serve as an Independent Director on

It’s time for Watsons, not Sherlocks!

By : Pratima Harigunani

The post-Covid world remains a mystery that businesses and innovators are working hard to crack. Here’s a novel brain that insists on looking at the problem in a bold way. Will we ever get to enjoy the same ‘normal’? Will

CIPET gets a new name; will now be devoted to petrochemical sector

By : CIOL Bureau

CIPET, the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology has today got a new name. It will now be called the Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET). Further, it will also be under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers,

Zoom 5.0 is now mandatory to host or join video calls; Update before 30th May

By : CIOL Bureau

Zoom has gained a lot of attention during the Coronavirus pandemic. As the world went digital, it served as an important milestone. But there were security issues. So, in April, Zoom decided to take 90 days to fix as many

AICTE: Government is now providing 49 online courses with certificate for Programming, UPSE, GATE etc

By : CIOL Bureau

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has launched 49 free online courses for exam preparations. This will include teaching for government and corporate jobs like UPSC, IBPS, GATE, UGC NET, Bank exams, Digital Marketing, Engineering exams and so

Ola Electric acquires Etergo; plans to launch line of two wheeler

By : CIOL Bureau

Ola Electric just came out last year. After venturing into the EV business, Ola-E has taken to expansion. In a recent development, Ola has acquired an Amsterdam-based electric scooter startup- Etergo. Further, it plans to locally produce and launch its

Ola Money announces leadership changes in the company post fundraising

By : CIOL Bureau

Ola is not just the leading cab-hailing service. It has also ventured into various platforms including Ola Money, Ola Foods and Ola Electric. Ola Financial services, the parent company of Ola Money has reportedly raised over Rs 1700 crores in

[Funding] Ola Money reportedly raises Rs 205 crores from matrix partners

By : CIOL Bureau

Ola Financial Services (OFS) is the parent company of fintech venture Ola Money. In a recent development, OFS has raised INR 205 Cr funding from Matrix Partners. Other prominent investors include Gemini Investments LP, Arun Sarin’s family office, and Alpha Wave

Zoom Latest: Velchamy Sankarlingam will join the company as the President of Engineering and Product effective June 12

By : CIOL Bureau

Zoom Communications is a leading video-conferencing company. It connects teams and provides video meetings and virtual conference rooms. In a recent press release, the company has announced that Velchamy Sankarlingam will join the company. He will be the President of Engineering

BCP PlayBook: ITC Infotech fights COVID-19 disruption with ‘BCP Cockpit’

By : Soma Tah

The COVID-19 crisis has hit businesses harder than ever before. Although many large companies had a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in place that they can fall back on in case of emergencies, but they fell short of expectations during this unprecedented

AIHS invites applicants to join a free certificate course on Cybersecurity through SWAYAM Portal

By : CIOL Bureau

Cybersecurity is very important in the digital era. All online operations, social media practices and upcoming technologies like IoT require security. So, it is important to keep online operations safe. Thus, the Government-funded Swayam Portal has a free certificate course

Aarogya Setu goes open source; Govt announces Bug Bounty Programme

By : CIOL Bureau

In the latest release, Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, said that Aarogya Setu is now open source. This means after 27 May 2020, they will upload the digital contact tracing app on the public GitHub repository. Further, it will be available

[Funding] FinTech HomeCapital raises seed funding from Varanium NexGen Fund

By : CIOL Bureau

HomeCapital is a Mumbai-based fintech startup. It focusses on assisting people to find homes and pay for them in India. Recently, this fintech startup has raised its seed funding. has raised a funding round led by Varanium NexGen Fund. What

UGC e-cell: Have a query or a complaint? Here’s the telephone number and email

By : CIOL Bureau

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, UGC has been receiving lots of queries from students, teachers and parents. Everyone wants to know how they will conduct exams and when. Therefore, to address this issue, it has a helpline number and

Uber cuts down 600 jobs in India stating “unpredictable nature of recovery”

By : CIOL Bureau

Uber, one of the leading cab-riding services, is cutting 25% of its workforce in India. Earlier this month, the tech giant laid of 6700  total employees in the world. This move comes to cut costs and move towards a more

India has undergone a dynamic shift

By : Sunil Rajguru

Businesses with advanced digital set-ups have been able to cope with the pandemic much better than those that haven’t feels Rao Surapaneni, VP – Engineering & Head of India Product Operations at ServiceNow. How has the COVID-19 crisis changed the

[Funding] Cloud kitchen Startup Hoi Foods gets $2M in Pre-Series A funding

By : CIOL Bureau

Hoi Foods is a Cloud kitchen startup. According to reports, the food-tech has raised $2 million in its pre-Series A funding round. What is the start-up, Hoi Foods, about? Hoi Foods is a food brand for budget hotels. They bring

IIT Bhubaneshwar plans to conduct online exams; says the tech model is robust

By : CIOL Bureau

While IIT Kanpur has planned not to conduct final exams, IIT Bhubaneshwar will conduct online exams. The model is similar to Wheebox, where the system will use a virtual examination hall. The exam will have actual invigilators they will distribute question