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The Gap Between Affordable And Quality Health Care

The world is moving to a point where the definition of balance tends to change with the rising imbalance around the world. One of the major “taboo” that the world lives in is the fact that if healthcare is affordable,  it will ultimately be highly qualified in terms of the facilities it provides. However, the sad truth is, this assumption fails to lose the authenticity once judged on the parameters of quality and ability to provide the facility. In India, providing fine-tuned and fine quality of healthcare, both are still challenging. The public sector units and the government have done their best to manage a continuum that could accommodate the vision of quality and affordability both in the same kind of settlements.  This, however, seems to face a number of hurdles every time. One of the...

Webcast: GST return filing on 21.02.2020 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Dear All, The Directorate General of Taxpayer Services (DGST), in association with DG Systems and DG NACIN is organizing a webcast on “GST return filing”. The details of the webcast are provided below: Date: February 21, 2020 (Friday) Time: 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM Youtube URL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbzIbBmMvtvH7d6Zo_ZEHDA From the said URL, live streaming of webcase can be taken. We request you to participate in this webcast. This would help you in resolving your queries related to GST return filing. Regards, Tejasvi

Policy Update: Cabinet approves the constitution of a 12-member Technology Group

On 19 February 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the constitution of a 12-Member Technology Group (TG) chaired by Principal Scientific Adviser. The members of the Group includes, six Secretaries from Technology and Science Departments (other Secretaries might also be invited by TG) and five experts from industry and academia. The TG will examine technologies valuable for the economy and society, and advice on their procurement and deployment in the most efficient manner. On this, the TG will get inputs from the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC), and act in a complementary manner. The Group will develop a road map for the commercialization of technologies developed in our national laboratories and ...

How data security affects digital marketing efforts?

– By Mr. Vikram Kumar, Managing Director, SRV Media Pvt. Ltd. Digital marketing is the flavor of the era. It opens up avenues of opportunities for advertising and socializing for any brand. Online presence is a must for a brand to be successful these days and hence they spend a lot of money on their digital marketing campaigns. In the current times, it is crucial to have a good digital marketing strategy to create buzz online. Additionally, another important factor to consider when putting out any data online is the measure taken to ensure data security. A company’s digital marketing strategy must include a robust cyber-security plan as one of its key metrics. Whenever there is data involved, the fear of getting hacked or being introduced to a virus online is not alien. The problem i...

LeaderTalk: In Conversation with Mithun Srivatsa, CEO & Founder, Blowhorn

1. Please share with us the idea behind Blowhorn. What made you realize that tech can address a market which is very fragmented and unstructured? How was the initial response and that special Aha moment which turned the tides for you? I am a Mechanical Engineer. Armed with this background, I had joined Maersk Shipping line, and spent 7.5 years with them. And, learnt all about warehousing, trucking, shipping lines etc. Complete end-to-end logistics so to speak which was to pay me enormous dividends later. It was an incredible experience and I leveraged it to continually move up the aggregation level. But other plans were simmering as well. I went ahead and acquired an MBA qualification from University of Cambridge, hoping that it would land me with a plush job in Consulting. Post MBA, I was...

How Agriculture App Development Reshaping the Years Old Trade

Nowadays we live surrounded by technology. Whatever we do or where ever we go we all are very much dependent on technology. Technology has invaded our professional life also. In every single profession, technology has its own part. Even decades-old agriculture also has its share of technology. You might be astonished after hearing that the oldest traditional sphere is also affected by it. But the truth is agriculture app development is changing the trade of agriculture in many ways than you can probably think of a few years before. Agriculture is years old trade. Mostly human invented it due to the scarcity of foods. They started to grow their own food and keep the flow of the supply of their foods. In the past, they will trade with the help of the grains. Though those days are long gone, ...

IndDIC: Embracing Industry 4.0 With Innovation & Scale

Setting Context – What Is The Future of Industry 4.0 In India?  The Indian economy comprises of a wide range of industries across small, medium and large enterprises that play a vital role in the socio – economic development of the country. In India, every organization has a different outlook towards industry 4.0 and are at different stages of evolution in Digital Transformation. Every organization operating today face a common challenge—the need for connected-ness and access to real-time insights across processes, partners, products, employees and customers in order to enhance productivity, ensure worker safety, Increased cost/operational efficiencies, ensure Higher Sales reach, operational flexibility, efficient process management. Industry 4.0 has reached a new phase in the Indust...

3D Printing Construction Market – Global Forecast to 2024

The 3D printing construction market is projected to grow from USD 3 million in 2019 to USD 1,575 million by 2024, at a CAGR of 245.9 % between 2019 and 2024. The market is growing due to the high demand from the building and infrastructure sectors.

Apprising with the vogue of 2020 – NTLF 2020

28th edition of Nasscom Technology and Leadership Forum (2020) was organized at Grand Hyatt Mumbai between 12th – 14th February 2020 Keeping in mind the importance of  “entrepreneur and the Big- Data” in today’s world, theme for the event was ‘Tech In ’20s: Coming of Age’. Where the repertoire of knowledge was filled with the thoughts of eminent speakers Like Abhiraj Singh Bhal, Co-Founder, UrbanClap who closed the session on an optimistic note by saying “India will change during the coming 10 years as data-enabled life evolves making it imperative to pick short term goals first.” Privacy being in question Brittany Kaiser Own Your Data Foundation stated: “We need to understand ethical & moral compliances when we talk about data being used by companies.” Sh...

Layoffs in the Indian startup ecosystem: Is it the only way to go in times of slow economic growth?

In 2019-2020, the Indian start-ups were found making the following headlines: Ola, the cab aggregator, laid off 500 employees Paytm, mobile payments and financial services company released 500 junior and mid-level employees from service Oyo, the budget lodging website axed 2,400 staffers ShopClues, online marketplace about 250 These are just a few companies; there are more. Firing employees was the new-norm in the start-up ecosystem last year. However, the scenario in India wasn’t always like this. Back in 2007-2008, when the global recession hit the world, the start-up revolution originated making it the golden era of India’s entrepreneurial journey. Even the employees of the country got the highest pay rise in the Asian region (an average increase of 6.3 per cent), as per a report by Hew...