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Can we do statement stuffing? A brokerage/investment firm and travel agency can mutually profit by recognising that each relies heavily on HNIs and affluent retirees. The brokerage can insert an enticing cruise leaflet in its statements, and the travel agency can include a flier about tax-free bonds in its ticket envelopes. Credit card statements can […]

Agriculture 2.0: With drones, analytics and mobile apps, agri-tech startups are tackling India’s farming problems

Three years ago, when Naveen Kumar V, then a banker, had been to his hometown, Warangal, he witnessed the funeral of a farmer, who’d committed suicide. At HDFC and later at apnaloanbazaar.com, he’d sanctioned loans to many farmers. So, to see one from his hometown ending his life because of low yield of cotton moved […]

Palm oil producers in Malaysia look to prisons, rehab centres to solve labour crunch amid Covid-19

“We are looking at prisons for those who are going to be released in the next few months,” Sime Darby’s Chief Financial Officer Renaka Ramachandran said in a webinar. “We have also gone to drug rehabilitation centres and try to employ anyone who could be appropriate.”

Authorities defend response to toy gun seen in online class

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities are defending their decision to send two school resource officers to a Colorado home where a 12-year-old Black boy pointed a gun that turned out to be a toy at a friend during an online class they were taking together.

Eyeing China, Taiwan urges alliance against ‘aggressive actions’

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on Tuesday for an alliance of democracies to defend against “aggressive actions” and protect freedom, alluding to Chinese actions in the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait as major threats to regional stability.

Slack’s Q2 above estimates, but company struggles to gain CIO attention amid pandemic

Tech Earnings Splunk’s Q2 and Q3 outlook disappoint Box posts solid Q2 results with focus on existing customers NetApp handily tops first quarter expectations HPE posts Q3 results, solid as-a-service growth Intuit rebounds from challenging tax season Salesforce delivers strong Q2 Best Buy’s Q2: Digital sales made up 53% of US revenue Palo Alto Networks […]

Microsoft, Non-Profits and employer partners launch program to increase employability for people with disabilities in Asia Pacific

To expand the talent pipeline for partners and connect job-seeking PwDs to tech roles, the program will also feature a virtual job fair, held at the end of second quarter of 2021, that brings together the Microsoft partners and NPOs. PwDs can use the opportunity to showcase their skills, experience from their job attachments and […]

Can New Education Policy boost tech adoption?

The new education policy emphasises on an experiential, integrated, student-focused, collaboration-based and analysis-driven pedagogy, aiming at holistic development of the child. Technology will play a huge role in achieving these objectives. To keep up with the digital transformation across the globe, educators and school principals must use technology as the key instrument to shape the […]

IIT Bombay’s robotics competition is seeing numbers surge

Kavi Arya, professor of computer science & engineering at IIT Bombay, believes this season’s e-Yantra Robotics Competition (eYRC) will attract even more talent than last year. The competition, which his department organises, hit a record 34,500 registrations last season. Eight years ago, when it was launched, that number was 4,500. This year, the competition has […]

Meet the educator elevating Vietnam’s schools to next level

“The only forms of studying that interested me were learning via newspapers, virtual lessons, and field experiences. Such things deeply inspired me and helped me become aware of the importance of life-long learning and essential skills in the new era,” Duc said.