Tag Archives: Technology

Infosys admitted glitches in I-T portal, resolving them: Finance Ministry

By | July 20, 2021

Infosys has acknowledged the technical issues in the new Income Tax portal and some of the initial glitches like slow functioning of the portal and non-availability of certain functionalities have been mitigated, Parliament was informed on Tuesday. The portal www.incometax.gov.in had a bumpy start from the day of its launch on June 7 as… Read More »

Gig economy takes centre stage as tech boosts opportunities for workers

By | December 13, 2020

The pandemic has seen technology play the role of a great leveler as location and time zones become less relevant. This has boosted opportunities for gig workers, and for providers of platforms enabling a gig workforce marketplace. A gig economy is a free and global market in which firms set short-term gigs that are flexible and… Read More »

Govt’s online OPD initiative sees 700,000 consultations: Health ministry

By | November 7, 2020

The Union Health ministry said its telemedicine initiative eSanjeevani crossedseven lakh consultations on Saturday with the last one lakh online consultations taking place in 11 days. This novel digital modality to deliver OPD services virtually has been rapidly gaining popularity, it said. “With over 10,000 consultations being recorded on eSanjeevani per day,… Read More »

Jack Ma was right: Can’t regulate an online lending platform like a bank

By | November 6, 2020

Jack Ma was right: You can’t use rules for a railway station to run an airport. Or, regulate a cutting-edge online lending platform like a traditional bank. Chinese authorities effectively took the founder of e-commerce behemoth Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. to task for such views by suspending the $35 billion initial public offering of… Read More »

Ant’s botched IPO: Inside the chaotic unraveling of Ma’s $35 bn stock debut

By | November 5, 2020

    The mid-level bureaucrats left China’s richest man waiting as they prepared for a meeting that would send shockwaves across the financial world.   It was Monday morning in Beijing, and Jack Ma had been summoned to the China Securities Regulatory Commission just days before he was set to take Ant Group Co. public in the biggest… Read More »