Posts From CIOL Bureau

Pink Slips to US Employees: OYO furloughs staff due to reduced revenues amid COVID-19

By : CIOL Bureau

Ritesh Agarwal, CEO of OYO, in a video address today talked about his plans for OYO. He reported a 50-60% loss in the entire tourism and hospitality industry. Even in February 2020, OYO fired 360 employees in the US. Besides the

Michael Drieu sues Zoom Communications for overstating and not disclosing privacy, security flaws

By : CIOL Bureau

Zoom Communications Inc was slapped with a class-action suit by one of its shareholders on Tuesday. The suit accuses the video-conferencing app of overstating its privacy standards and failing to disclose that its service was not end-to-end encrypted. In a

Indian eCommerce sees a drastic 30% decline during Janata Curfew

By : CIOL Bureau

Wibmo Inc., released insights into consumer shopping behavior for card transactions as the nation doubles down on protecting its citizens. Online shopping fell by a whopping 30% on March 22, the day of Janata Curfew. In the coming week, Indian

Fighting Misinformation During The Ongoing Pandemic

By : CIOL Bureau

While the whole world is fighting against COVID-19, the amount of fake news and misinformation circling around on people’s phones are also posing huge obstacles for the administration. In the current circumstances, infodemic is causing more issues than the pandemic.

WhatsApp Latest News: Easy group video calls with a single click amid Coronavirus

By : CIOL Bureau

WhatsApp has made it easier to start a group video call now. You can now group video call your friends and family directly from a group chat. In a twitter release, WhatsApp said: We’ve made it easier than ever to

WhatsApp New Update: Forward only to one chat at a time to curb fake news

By : CIOL Bureau

With billions of people unable to see their friends and family in person due to COVID-19, people are relying on WhatsApp more than ever to communicate. People are talking to doctors, teachers, and isolated loved ones via WhatsApp during this

Will the lockdown extend? What will happen if it does or does not?

By : CIOL Bureau

The Union government is likely to announce a conditional lifting of lockdown restrictions on April 15. Delivery of essential services will continue but the nationwide ban on public congregations will remain. Cinema halls, food courts, restaurants and religious places too might stay

NSDC approved Imarticus learning launches free courses for professionals

By : CIOL Bureau

With some of India’s largest corporations, a swathe of startups and multinationals asking employees to work from home, considering the number of Covid-19 cases have risen to well over 100 in the past few days across the country, there is

Five cybersecurity best practices for organizations embracing ‘Remote Work’

By : CIOL Bureau

To deal with the Coronavirus threat, organizations across the world have resorted to Remote Work culture overnight. To ensure business continuity, organizations have been rushing to embrace technology to allow collaboration and ensure productivity with various tools for video conferencing,

World Health Day 2020: App mSakhi in “Support of Midwives and Nurses”

By : CIOL Bureau

The World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7 to spread the awareness around maintaining good health and a balanced lifestyle. The WHO released the theme for World Health Day 2020, earlier this year. The theme is “Support

Arvind Krishna as the new CEO of IBM announces several leadership changes in a letter on his first day

By : CIOL Bureau

Arvind Krishna takes over as CEO of IBM this morning. He is an accomplished technologist also co-authored 15 patents. His life’s new challenge is to lead the 109-year-old company into a new era of growth after a long period of

Tim Cook announces Apple will be shipping face shields, protective masks for US Health Workers

By : CIOL Bureau

Tim Cook, Chief Executive at Apple, on a twitter post shared two new updates regarding the company’s policy of helping the world in fighting Coronavirus. All over the world, medical health professionals are facing an acute shortage of Personal Protective

COVID-19: Manufacturing industry and Cyber Security

By : CIOL Bureau

The COVID-19 outbreak has triggered discussion around the world on business continuity planning (BCP), though many organizations have BCP plans the COVID-19scenario has exposed a widespread inadequate scenario planning and stress testing of the plans. In the manufacturing segment, Cyber

After PM Modi’s appeal for lightning diyas, WhatsApp news begin: What is hoax and what is the truth

By : CIOL Bureau

PM Modiji in his speech on 3rd April asked people to light diyas, candle and torches on 5th April at 9 PM for 9 minutes. This has given WhatsApp users another area to brew new stories. The rumours, facts and

Disney+Hotstar in India: Here’s what happens if you are existing Hotstar VIP or Premium User

By : CIOL Bureau

Disney took the opportunity of Coronavirus Pandemic and has rebranded Hotstar to Disney+Hotstar. Walt Disney had earlier acquired Star Networks owned the 21st Century Fox and thus, Hotstar. With the new logo and the new name, comes a new package.

Bione launches India’s first Rapid COVID-19 at-home screening test kit

By : CIOL Bureau

Bione has launched a rapid COVID-19 at-home Screening test kit and has established itself as the first healthcare company in India to achieve the feat. The easy-to-use kit displays accurate results within minutes, instrumental in the timely screening of the

IIT Kanpur launches a 3 months free Python Online Coding Course

By : CIOL Bureau

Software is the background of all technical advances. It is the factor that holds the socio-economic sector of the country. It is also a budding sector and requires capacity building and large human resource. IIT Kanpur has, thus, developed a

DRDO develops bio suits with Seam Sealing glue using nanotechnology for healthworkers

By : CIOL Bureau

DRDO or the Defense Research and Development Organisation produces cutting edge technology fit for the defence of the country. In the new line of the fight against COVID-19, they have developed a Bio suit for medical professionals. The medical health

How Future Ready Schools Are Taking Up the Challenge Of A Lockdown?

By : CIOL Bureau

Is this the VUCA world we were preparing for? Though we had certainly believed that the future will be volatile and uncertain, we were certainly not ready to be overwhelmed by an unseen deadly virus. The coronavirus pandemic has forced

The requirement for remote learning and remote teaching in the BFSI industry

By : CIOL Bureau

Around the world, educational institutions are one of the first establishments, which shut their doors on the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in each country/region. Authorities see this as a major step to contain the spread of the pandemic since social