India today invoked a never-used WTO peace clause to raise the subsidy ceiling for rice farmers for the marketing year 2018-2019. Meanwhile, the Covid-19 casualty count crept up to 50 in the country, with 1,965 confirmed cases. Here are all the developments from today... THE COUNT SO FAR 12 new cases in Indore, total count of city rises to 75 30 new positive cases and 3 deaths reported in Telangana Second COVID19 case confirmed in Dharavi 8 more people test positive in Gujarat; Total now 82 11 more test positive in Rajasthan; Total tally 129 3 more test positive in Maharashtra (2 from Pune & 1 from Buldhana) 21 more cases in Andhra Pradesh; case count now 132 65-yr-old succumbs in Indore; MP toll reaches 7 Kargil man tests positive AIIMS Delhi doctor tests positive Cases rise to 33 in Haryana, active cases now 20 World India Global Death Toll 937,567 1,965 47,256 … [Read more...] about Covid headlines on April 2: A cluster case keeps India on tenterhooks as deaths hit 50
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has tweeted that his company is ready to provide free FDA-approved ventilators as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. In his most recent tweet, Musk said that Tesla is ready to ship ventilators that across the world — areas that are within Tesla delivery regions — but only on one condition. Musk said that the ventilators must be needed immediately and not for storing in warehouses for future. Musk tweeted, “We have extra FDA-approved ventilators. Will ship to hospitals worldwide within Tesla delivery regions. Device & shipping cost are free. Only requirement is that the vents are needed immediately for patients, not stored in a warehouse. Please me or @Tesla know.” We have extra FDA-approved ventilators. Will ship to hospitals worldwide within Tesla delivery regions. Device & sh… https://t.co/34PQmddogo … [Read more...] about Tesla CEO Elon Musk is offering free ventilators, on this one condition
In customer engagement, the world is moving towards messaging, and in India, WhatsApp is the most important channel through which businesses will engage with customers, says KT Prasad, country sales director at Zendesk India, a US-based customer relationship management (CRM) software provider. Prasad joined the Indian office of Zendesk in September 2016 and has been focusing on helping customers transform their customer service into meaningful customer engagement with simple solutions. "One of the findings from our recent customer trends report released earlier this year found that customers want to engage with businesses like they do with family and friends," says Prasad. "This conversation may be over multiple interactions over multiple platforms, like phone call, e-mail, WhatsApp chat, chatbot, Twitter, etc, but these multiple interactions should be part of a single thread. And more importantly, in the India context, since customers engage with family and friends on WhatsApp, the … [Read more...] about In India, WhatsApp will be customer complaint no.
NEW DELHI: Social networking giant Facebook has announced that it is expanding its Community Help feature, which will enable neighbours request and offer assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Facebook introduced the feature in 2017 and it is used by people to help each other after any natural or man-made disasters and now Facebook has decided to use it for health crisis as well. Presently, the company has rolled out the feature in the UK, US, France, Canada, Australia and it will be expanding to other regions soon. Users can access the Facebook Community Help section through the COVID-19 information Center placed on the top of your News Feed. Once there users can then filter the posts that are offering or requesting help. Users can also select the kind of help they are looking for with the help of categories like transport, food, baby supplies, and others. In an official post, the company said, “Facebook is supporting the global public health community’s work to keep … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Facebook expanding its Community Help feature
Microsoft has cancelled its 'IoT in Action' conference in Melbourne owing to the new Coronavirus outbreak. Several customers and partners withdrew from the event that began its journey in 2017 from San Jose. "After close consultation with our partners and community, we've made the difficult decision to cancel the IoT in Action Melbourne event this March 5, 2020," Microsoft told attendees in an email. The event was aimed at building new IoT experiences and rapid innovation via the intelligent edge, reports ARN. Australia on Monday reported the country's first death because of COVID-19. Australia has reported 26 confirmed cases of the coronavirus to date. There has been a cascading series of technology conference cancellations, starting with Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 in Barcelona, following by GDC and Facebook's F8 conference. "Thank you for your continued support of IoT in Action and we will be in touch shortly with details of upcoming events," Microsoft said. In … [Read more...] about Coronavirus outbreak: Microsoft cancels IoT in Action event in Melbourne