New Delhi: The government on Wednesday approved a 2 per cent interest subsidy scheme for Shishu loan account holders under the Mudra Yojana to help small businesses tide over difficulties created by the lockdown following outbreak of coronavirus disease. Under Shishu category, lenders provide collateral-free loans of up to Rs 50,000. The 2% interest subvention is estimated cost of the exchequer approximately Rs 1,542 crore, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadeka told to reportersthat after the Cabinet meeting. “Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister approved the scheme for interest subvention…Read More
Indian companies need to deploy robust measures to deal with increasing cyber attacks: PwC
NEW DELHI: Indian companies pursuing remote working policies need to deploy robust preventive measures to deal with spike in incidence of cyber attacks following COVID-19 outbreak, said a PwC report. “…cyber attacks on Indian companies doubled between January and March 2020. February saw a sudden spike, most focused on exploiting vulnerable services and obtaining easy access to remote desktops. \”There were untargeted phishing campaigns too wherein attackers impersonated personnel from various agencies battling COVID-19. After two primary sustained waves in February, attack volumes fell to a median level,” the report…Read More
Cyber attacks in India surge since lockdown !!
MUMBAI: Cyber security attacks and breaches in the country may have jumped by as much as 500% since the lockdown was first announced in March, according to security experts. Internet service providers ET spoke with said they receive cyberattack alerts from corporate clients almost every alternate day compared with an average of once a week before lockdown was announced as part of measure to contain the spread of Covid-19. “There could be as much as a 500% increase in cyber security incidents since March. Most of the attacks are below…Read More
Apple Brings New Translate App That Supports 11 Languages, Works Offline!!
Apple has a new Translate app that will come with iOS 14, which was unveiled on Monday. The app offers side-by-side translations in two languages and comes with support for 11 languages. The Translate app by Apple also features an offline mode for voice and text translations. The Cupertino-based tech giant will hope to give stiff competition to Google’s Translate app with this newly introduced app. iPhone and iPod touch users are slated to get the next-generation iOS update by the end of 2020. Translate app features: According to Apple,…Read More
NASA’s Next Mars Rover Perseverance Honours Medical Teams Fighting Coronavirus !!
NASA’s next Mars rover is honouring all the medical workers on the front lines of the covid-19 battle around the world. With just another month until liftoff, the space agency on Wednesday revealed a commemorative plate attached to the rover, aptly named Perseverance. The rover team calls it the COVID-19 Perseverance plate, designed in the last couple months. The black and white aluminium plate — 3-by-5 inches (8-by-13 centimetres) — shows planet Earth atop a staff entwined with a serpent, a symbol of the medical community. The path of the spacecraft…Read More
Ahead of Rath Yatra, curfew imposed for 41 hours in Puri; 700 priests go in for Covid-19 test !!
Odisha: Hours after the Supreme Court allowed the Rath Yatra in Puri on Tuesday with restrictions in view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Odisha government imposed a 41-hour curfew in the temple town of Puri and started Covid-19 tests of 700 temple priests who would pull the 3 chariots. The SC said in its order that each chariot would be pulled by not more than 500 people, including officials and police and there has to be an interval of 1 hour between pulling of chariots. More than a dozen…Read More
Rapido launches Rapido Store in India !!
Bike taxi service Rapido launched the Rapido Store in India today. The Rapido Store is a business delivery service that will enable local businesses to take care of multiple customer deliveries simultaneously in the most affordable and trusted manner. Additionally, it will also enable users to track all their deliveries across customers simultaneously. This service is currently available in Bengaluru and Vijayawada and it will be available in other tier I and tier 2 cities where Rapido is available in the coming days. While in Bengaluru, the base price of…Read More
On International Yoga Day, President Kovind, PM Modi stress on benefits of yoga !!
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the leaders who talked about the benefits of yoga on Sunday on behalf of International Yoga Day as the covid-19 pandemic kept many at home. PM Modi talked about yoga as a message for unity & brotherhood in his address to the nation on the sixth edition of the International Yoga Day and President Kovind tweeted about its importance during stress and strife. Here is what President Kovind, PM Modi and others said: “Greetings on #InternationalYogaDay. The…Read More
Undeterred by spine-chilling sub-zero temperature, security personnel perform yoga !!
On the occasion of International Yoga Day 2020, people across the country were seen performing yoga asanas and pranayama. While some stayed indoors and followed this year’s theme ‘Yoga at home and Yoga with family’, many others were seen performing pranayama in small groups, adhering social distancing norms at the same time. The spirit of Yoga Day was exhibited in Sikkim and Ladakh where security personnel were seen performing yoga in sub-zero temperature. Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel performed yoga at an altitude of 18,800 feet in North Sikkim on the…Read More
PM Modi addresses nation on International Yoga Day!!
NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the nation on the occasion of International Day of Yoga where he highlighted how pranayam breathing techniques can help strengthen the respiratory system in our fight against Covid-19. With the theme of ‘Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family’, this year’s celebrations are being done digitally to ensure social distancing norms. PM Narendra Modi’s address to the nation on Yoga Day: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the occasion of International Yoga Day 2020. Following his address, demonstration of a…Read More