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China is considering major investments in European finance as part of its global spending push

After ports and industrial parks, the deal makers leading China’strillion-dollar push to build a modern Silk Road are turning to the financial sector, targeting Europe’s banks, insurers and asset managers to tap funds and expertise. Jason Lee | Pool | Getty Images China President Xi Jinping attends a news conference at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on May 15, 2017 in Beijing, ... Read More »

Minority education push

Muslims are educationally and socially the most backward among minorities in India. Low literacy rate apart, the difference in enrolment rate between Muslims and other communities is alarming. Average years of schooling among Muslim students is less than that of other minority communities. They also suffer from lack of access to quality education. These are the findings of an 11-member ... Read More »

Apple, Cisco Push for Cyber-Security Insurance Discounts, Unveil ‘Security Connector’ App

HIGHLIGHTS The two companies are collaborating with insurance industry heavyweights Cisco will create systems that allow for continuous security monitoring Cisco Security Connector app is meant to protect against phishing attacks Apple is working with Cisco Systems to help businesses that primarily use gear from both companies to get a discount on cyber-security insurance premiums, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim ... Read More »

Microsoft, Experts Push for Global NGO to Expose Hackers

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft and independent experts are pushing for a new global NGO It will be aimed at unmasking the hackers behind several cyber-attacks Microsoft already floated the idea of an anti-hacking NGO in June 2016 As cyber-attacks sow ever greater chaos worldwide, IT titan Microsoft and independent experts are pushing for a new global NGO tasked with the tricky job ... Read More »

Windows 10’s 500 million devices snub Cortana, impacting Microsoft’s AI push

Windows 10 has hit a milestone: 500 million devices have installed it, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced Wednesday in his keynote opening the company’s Build 2017 developer conference. Another number, however, is more troubling: Just a fraction of those devices frequently use Cortana, Microsoft’s digital spokesperson for its push into artificial intelligence. Just 141 million devices, or about 28 percent ... Read More »

Facebook’s Hiring Process Hinders Push to Diversify Workforce

Facebook has put itself at the forefront of efforts to recruit a more diverse workforce, including a targeted internal recruiting strategy in 2015 designed to bring in female, black and Latino software engineers. Yet within Facebook’s engineering department, the push has been hampered by a multi-layered hiring process that gives a small committee of high-ranking engineers veto power over promising ... Read More »

Airtel, Vodafone’s New Offers to Compete With Jio, India’s Cashless Push, and More: Your 360 Daily

HIGHLIGHTS Airtel launches new unlimited voice calling packs Vodafone cuts 4G data tariff by 50 percent in Delhi circle Government announces measures to boost cashless transactions Today in the world of personal technology, Airtel and Vodafone announced new offers to lure customers away from Reliance Jio, government announced new steps to push cashless payments, and Pebble was shut down. Read ... Read More »

Government to Push for Activation of RuPay Debit Cards

Government to Push for Activation of RuPay Debit Cards HIGHLIGHTS The city has around 36 lakh Jan Dhan accounts 70-80 percent of the Jan Dhan accounts have RuPay cards Around 60 percent of those cards are active Delhi government will push for the activation of RuPay Debit cards, linked to Jan Dhan accounts, to help people tide over the cash ... Read More »

Government Says Good Monsoon To Push Growth To 8% In 2016-17

New Delhi: The Finance Ministry expects India’s growth rate to climb to 8 per cent in the current financial year on the back of above normal monsoon. Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das expressed hope that the likely passage of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in Parliament would further add to the business sentiment, fuelling growth. “We will certainly ... Read More »

Push for US Encryption regulation Falters in spite of Apple Case highlight

After a rampage that left 14 human beings dead in San Bernardino, key US lawmakers pledged to are seeking for a law requiring generation corporations to give regulation enforcement companies a “againdoor” to encrypted communications and electronic devices, which include the iPhone used by one of theshooters. Now, most effective months later, lots of the support is gone, and the ... Read More »