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Finance Minister launches EASE 3.0 initiative

Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman recently unveiled the initiative of Public Sector Banks named ‘EASE 3.0’. The initiative aims to enhance Ease of banking in all customer experiences, using information technology. The EASE agenda was initially launched in 2018 by Public Sector Banks, for providing smart and effective banking to customers.

Facebook to pay users who agree to record their voices

‘Viewpoints’ is a market research application of the tech-major Facebook. It asks user to participate in surveys, tasks and product-testing and reward them for the same. It was in news recently as the company announced that it would financially reward the select group of users, who agree to record their voice to improvise the firm’s ..

Five Indian Institutes of Information Technology to get INI status

The Union Cabinet recently approved the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020, to confer the status of Institution of National Importance (INI) to five Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs). The Five IIITs in Public-Private-Partnership mode at Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur are to conferred with the INI status. After the ..

Wipro’s CEO Abidali Neemuchwala resigns

Abidali Neemuchwala recently submitted his resignation from the Chief Executive Officer post at the leading Indian Information Technology firm Wipro. He has served as the CEO and the Group President of the company for four years and Managing Director since July 2019.  Abidalli has sought resignation citing family commitments. He will continue to serve in ..

ITBP launches Matrimonial Portal

One of the five Central Armed Police Forces of India, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police(ITBP) has launched a matrimonial site to help its unmarried, widowed and separated personnel in finding a suitable soulmate. The dedicated website portal was started last week will be managed by the Information Technology(IT) wing of the ITBP and will only be ..

Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship launches Skills Build platform

The Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has recently launched the  SkillsBuild platform in collaboration with IBM to offer digital learning content from IBM and partners such as CodeDoor, Coorpacademy and Skillsoft. This initiative is part of IBM’s global commitment to create a job-ready workforce and to build the next generation of skills needed ..

MHRD to launch a new public-private partnership scheme

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)  has decided to launch a new public-private partnership scheme – National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) – using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to make learning more personalized and customized as per the learner’s requirements. The scheme is expected to begin operations by early November 2019 & aims to harness technology ..

National Conference on Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics hosted in New Delhi

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) hosted the 1st National Conference on Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics which will be organized at the CBI Headquarters in New Delhi, India. The conference was inaugurated by the CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla. What has happened? A two-day national conference on Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics ..