Author Archives: Loknath Das

Health security’s blind spot

The severity of this year’s influenza virus is a reminder of the daunting task facing the global health community as it struggles to prevent infectious diseases from sparking deadly epidemics. Today, yellow fever and cholera continue to spread in Africa, while Brazil is in the midst of a major yellow fever outbreak. It was only recently that Zika virus and ... Read More »

PayPal’s Shivananda: The future of financial services is algorithmic and experience-centric

Sri Shivananda, senior vice-president and chief technology officer of PayPal. Mumbai: PayPal Holdings Inc.’s digital payments platform is available in more than 200 markets worldwide and used by 227 million active account holders. Sri Shivananda, senior vice president and chief technology officer of the company, is a geek at heart who earlier worked at eBay Inc. as a software engineer and ... Read More »

Hangouts Chat makes G Suite more powerful productivity solution

Hangouts Chat faces competition from Microsoft Teams, which also allows users to chat, share and collaborate with team members over docs, sheets and slides in real time. Google has integrated its chat-based collaboration solution Hangouts Chat into G Suite, making it available to all. Until now it was only available under beta to a few companies. Like most collaboration apps ... Read More »

Organizations increasingly using more than one cloud: Raghu Raghuram

VMware Inc’s Raghu Raghuram. Raghu Raghuram is the chief operating officer for products and cloud services at VMware Inc. A technology veteran, he also co-leads the company’s software-defined data centre division and previously worked with AOL, Bang Networks and Netscape. He will be speaking at EmTech India 2018—an emerging technology conference organized by Mint and MIT Technology Review—on 9 March in Gurgaon. In ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Will Be Available via Airtel Online Store, Pre-Registrations Now Open

Airtel has announced that it will sell the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ via its online store, and pre-registrations are now open. The latest flagship smartphones were recently unveiled by Samsung at the Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event ahead of MWC 2018. Meanwhile, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ pre-bookings had already commenced in India via Samsung’s online and offline channels. As mentioned, the pre-registrations for the Samsung Galaxy S9 ... Read More »

Samsung Leader in 4G LTE Device Shipments in India Last Year: CMR

With 21 percent market share, Samsung retained the top spot in the 4G LTE device shipments in 2017 while Chinese handset maker Xiaomi stood second with 18 percent share, market research firm CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Wednesday. The 4G LTE shipments in India grew 80 percent in 2017 Year-on-Year (YoY), with total shipments reaching 148.3 million units, according to CMR’s annual “4G LTE ... Read More »

Xiaomi Opens First Mi Home Experience Store in Chennai to Showcase Products Not Launched in India

When launching the first Mi Home store in India, Xiaomi’s own store last year, the company’s Global Vice President, and Managing Director India, Manu Kumar Jain said the goal was to have a store where you could see not just the products launched in India, but everything that Xiaomi had to offer. On Wednesday, Xiaomi launched its first Mi Home Experience store in India, ... Read More »

5 things to know about fat loss

If you are new to fitness and fat loss is your goal, you may be tempted to eat too little and work out too much to make the process go faster. Unfortunately, instead of helping, this may actually hamper your progress. Here are a few things you need to know about weight loss to make the most of your fitness ... Read More »

Religious instruction should be banned in schools

YES Erodes secularity Against Constitution…  India is a secular country in which Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Jews and even animistic cultures thrive. Religious instruction in schools can erode the secular fabric of this ancient nation. Even if multi-religious instructions are taught, it would create hatred and blind obedience. Sudipta Mandal, Class IX, The Levelfield School, Suri, Birbhum Religion is something which should ... Read More »

6 lessons for your first job

Unless you are extremely lucky, your first job is usually not your dream job. Sometimes, it is a pain the neck. Keep in mind, however, that no matter how much you hate it, this is where you will learn the ropes. The lessons – sometimes painful – you learn here will equip you with the skills necessary to land the ... Read More »