MobiKwik CEO Bipin Preet Singh said Google removed the app from the Play Store as it had a link to the Aarogya Setu app. Singh told Gadgets360 that the company had received a warning from Google a week ago for promoting the Aarogya Setu app, after which it said the warning was a mistake. Despite this, Google removed MobiKwik from the Play Store. … [Read more...] about Aarogya Setu link | Google Play removes MobiKwik for violating ads policy
The handing of the ministry to the veteran diplomat, who has been ambassador to both the United States and China, could be Modi’s most astute move as he seeks to pursue a stronger U.S. relationship and to intensify efforts to strengthen Chinese ties. … [Read more...] about Modi picks China expert and former envoy to U.S. to steer India’s foreign policy
SINGAPORE: Singapore has been an "important" partner in the advancement of India's Act East policy and the country in many ways has shaped New Delhi's engagement with South East Asia, India's new envoy said here. "Singapore in many ways has led or shaped India's engagement with South east Asia, and beyond so it has been an important partner in the advancement of India's Act East policy," India's High Commissioner to Singapore Jawed Ashraf told tabla! a Singapore Friday weekly. Ashraf feels Singapore's extraordinary success is a source of inspiration to everyone. India also sees Singapore and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) as important partners in building a peaceful, stable and increasingly integrated region, which can continue to anchor prosperity across Asia and the Pacific. The need for such shared pursuit has become even more urgent and important in these times of many challenges and uncertainties, stressed Ashraf. However, he added that a good … [Read more...] about Singapore important partner in India’s Act East policy: Indian envoy Jawed Ashraf
There’s been a shift from banning speakers to taking out disciplinary procedures against staff membersfor anything someone takes offence at, which often gets called “hate speech”. It’s a really dangerous trend. Disciplinary issues are conducted in small, private hearings, and people are told they’re not allowed to talk to anyone about them. There’s also, increasingly, the use of suspensions and other disciplinary action, often just for saying things in personal conversations, or on social media. I don’t think censorship on campus now is about people violently trying to stop other people from speaking. It is much more institutionalised. … [Read more...] about Is Sam Gyimah right to be worried about safe-space policies?
The Covid-19 pandemic may drag the Indian automotive market by a decade and there is a desperate need for a stimulus package to help revive the industry, Soumitra Bhattacharya, managing director of Bosch, tells Ketan Thakkar and Nehal Chaliawala in an interview. Without a dedicated package, it may take at least 4-6 years for the industry to regain the previous peak. On its part, Bosch has already put in 717 crore to restructure its operations, and the company will rely on more content per vehicle to outpace the market. Edited excerpts: Can you review for us FY20 and the restructuring plan put in place? During 2019-20, the automotive market dropped 17% and our turnover dropped by 18%. Our net profit before tax, before exceptional items for the year was down by 17%. Given the environment, we have provided for a substantial amount of 717 crore for our restructuring programme, which was started pre-Covid, and for redeployment and reskilling. This also includes some amount of impairment … [Read more...] about GST relaxation, scrappage policy needed to lift Auto Inc: Soumitra Bhattacharya, MD, Bosch