May 18, 2020 - For India’s $200-billion IT industry, what does a post-lockdown future look like?

TradeBriefs Newsletter
View online   Advertise
              from India Software






TradeBriefs Editorial

From the Editor's Desk

Azim Premji: The interests of workers, businesses are deeply aligned, especially in these times of crisis

Enhancing social security is the most important action to mitigate the widespread humanitarian crisis. Food security must be ensured – we must universalise and double the PDS ration for 3-6 months and distribute it free through doorstep delivery along with cooking oil, pulses, salt, masala, sanitary pads and soap in advance to all.

Emergency cash relief of Rs. 7,000 per month for at least three months (without biometric authentication) to each poor household/migrant worker. Minimum wages for 25 days per month should be released to all poor urban residents for the period of the lockdown and at least for two months month following the end of the lockdown. Full autonomy and freedom should be provided to stranded and migrant labourers in deciding their travel plans, while ensuring all measures for containment of the pandemic. No one should be forced either to stay back or to return to their home states. Stranded migrant workers should be allowed to travel for free on buses and trains.

This is not comprehensive but just a sample of measures we could consider. Nor can this be achieved overnight. A one- to two-year detailed implementation plan needs to be developed quickly, by appropriate experts, and fully involving the states and civil society. But the size and nature of measures do need to be this ambitious to be able recover.

As we come out of this crisis, which we eventually will, we must also see this devastating experience for what it truly is. A tragic wake-up call to the nation, to build a more just, equitable and humane society.

The writer is founder chairman Wipro

Continued here


TradeBriefs: What's important, not just what's popular!

Advertisers of the day

Emeritus: PG Diploma in Digital Business by Emeritus in collaboration with MIT Sloan & Columbia Business School Executive Education | Accepting Applications

Emeritus: Accepting Applications for the Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership | 6 Months, Online

Emeritus: PG Diploma in Innovation & Design Thinking | Accepting Applications

Our advertisers help fund the daily operations of TradeBriefs. We request you to accept our promotional emails.


HCL Tech records revenue worth $10B, surpasses Wipro and Others

HCL Technology has crossed a USD 10 billion revenue mark surpassing Wipro in competition and many other technology start-ups.



Today's TradeBriefs Cartoon

Centre planning scheme to push for production, export of drones

India ranks low globally when it comes to production of drones and robots, and the country’s drone regulatory policy is still a work in progress. The scheme to push production of robotics and drones will be rolled out with PLIs on the lines of those offered to mobile handset makers.

Hike messaging app shuts down: Here's a look at its journey

Hike Sticker chat, which was launched back in December 2012 has been shut down and removed from Google Play-store and Apple’s App Store.

Wipro completes Rs 9,500-crore buyback programme

Post completion of buyback, the promoters hold 73.04 per cent stake in the company, while the remaining 26.96 per cent stake is held by foreign investors, financial institutions and others

WhatsApp put up its own status on privacy issues

WhatsApp users woke up to a series of 'Status' put up by the social messaging app itself saying 'we are committed to your privacy' on Sunday.The development comes a day after the Faceb

Signal restores services after facing outage as number of users surge

Messaging app Signal on Sunday restores its services after a major outage.Many users across the globe began facing issues with the app late Friday evening. Singal acknowledged the issues on Twitter at

'Among Us' -most downloaded mobile game worldwide in December 2020: Report

Among Us from InnerSloth was the most downloaded mobile game globally in December 202, according to data from Sensor Tower.The game clocked 41.2 million installs in December, over 36 times increase fr

India may urge Joe Biden administration to revoke new rules on H1B visas

One of India’s first things could ask newly elected US President Joe Biden to overturn President Donald Trump’s recent decisions on H1B visas.On January 12 the Department of Labour (DOL) published an

Princeton partners on $30 million grant to advance internet infrastructure

Princeton University researchers are partners on a major initiative to help shape the next generation of computer networks. The effort, known as Project Pronto, aims to build and test new types of …

The Five Biggest Issues for Technology Companies in 2021

Antitrust lawsuits and maintaining growth are among the challenges, while electric vehicles and government help for U.S. chip makers are seen as bright spots. .After a year of startling growth, the tech industry faces a more vexing 2021.

Most Indian IT firms to post high single-digit growth in 2021: Balakrishnan

The year 2021 will be good for India's information technology sector and most of the companies in the space are expected to clock high single digit growth, said industry veteran V Balakrishnan

Amazon Prime Video to invest in more Indian content as OTT competition continues

India is among the fastest-growing markets for Amazon Prime Video globally.The introduction of mobile-only plan will help the brand further take on its rivals Netflix, Zee5, Disney Hotstar and others

Privacy policies online are illegible and ‘consent’ is broken

By educating and empowering every Indian, we will enable her to participate fully in India’s digital economy, and thereby create a meaningful digital life for every Indian.

TradeBriefs Publications are read by over 10,00,000 Industry Executives
About Us  |  Advertise Privacy Policy    

You are receiving this mail because of your subscription with TradeBriefs.
Our mailing address is GF 25/39, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi 110008, India