“Our factory is near Dhulagarh in Howrah and there is still no power. We are spending around Rs 70,000 every day in diesel to run the generators just to maintain the stock and keep the machines running. Every day we used to produce around 50,000 litres of ice cream. But for the past seven days there has been no production,” said Gaurav Khemani, managing director of the company that produces Rollick Ice Cream. … [Read more...] about Ice cream worth Rs 15 crore lost due to power cuts in Cyclone Amphan hit Kolkata
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“Despite humanitarian gestures by big IT firms, the ground reality is different as employees often come under pressure to appear physically at workplaces. As the lockdown gradually eases, IT firms are intent on proving to clients that they are back on track and as a result, managers eagerly summon employees who travel at great risk to physical locations,” he said. Mr. Mane further said while a response from the Union ministry on extension of the WFH model is awaited, the forum has planned to approach the Pune district administration in this regard. … [Read more...] about Extend work-from-home facility for young mothers: IT forum to Centre
A 6.10-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2240 pixels at a PPI of 408 pixels per inch. The Huawei P20 Pro is powered by 1.8GHz octa-core (4x2.36GHz + 4x1.8GHz) processor and it comes with 6GB of RAM. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Huawei P20 Pro packs a 40-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 24-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The device is priced at Rs 59,999. … [Read more...] about Google working on affordable range of Pixel phones, the 3a and the 3a XL
Arun Kumar: As Dr. John pointed out, lockdown is needed to slow the pace of increase of the disease. The apex has to be brought down to the capacity that we have and use the time of lockdown to build the capacity for health to cope with the emergency that is going to come. We need testing, more hospitalisation capacity, more doctors etc. Lockdown gave you time only for that. It is not a cure. In the lockdown, production completely stops, demand also correspondingly falls because of income decline. So what you have is a situation where both supply and demand are affected, the economy comes down, and only essentials are produced. In my judgment only 25% of the economy was working, so you had a minus 75% rate of growth, about 200 million people lost work because 94 % of the employment is in the unorganised sector. That completely stopped as they did not have working capital, supplies. So 94% of the workforce has lost employment. Those in agriculture can continue, and in mining and rural … [Read more...] about Can India’s workforce have a safe return to business?