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Brain Scans Reveal Why "Night Owls" Have It Rough in a 9-to-5 Society

The 9-to-5 workday originated with American labor unions in the 1800s, and today, the eight-hour workday is the norm. But however normalized the schedule, it is directly opposed to something more powerful: biology.

In a new study, scientists report that people whose internal body clocks tell them to go to bed late, but are then forced to wake up early, have a lower resting brain connectivity in the regions of the brain linked to consciousness.

Scientists shared their findings Friday in the journal SLEEP, with the article, "Circadian phenotype impacts the brain's resting state functional connectivity, attentional performance and sleepiness."

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India Offers $1 Billion in Perks to Entice Computer Makers From China

The program will reward companies that expand local production of laptops, tablets and more with cash equal to as much as 4% of the value of their sales



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Why Germany is saying Willkommen to Indian IT companies

While the European country is the fourth-largest economy, its leading enterprises have not outsourced heavily. With the onset of COVID-19, when German companies had to cut costs, they turned to Indian IT firms for help. For Indian firms, Germany has an outsourcing potential of about $40-50 billion.

US plans ‘China-free’ tech supply chain with allies: Can India benefit?

India holds the world’s largest reserves of monazite

Global consulting firm ZS says it plans to hire 3000 employees in India this year

ZS currently has 5,500 employees in India.The 38-year old company currently has openings in business consulting, operations and technology teams.The company

Twitter removes hundreds of accounts related to state-linked information operations

The accounts were removed for violating its platform manipulation policies

Global consumer spending on mobile apps estimated to reach $270 billion annually by 2025: Report

Accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic, consumer spending in mobile apps increased by 30% year-over-year in 2020 to $111 billion

Cabinet approves PLI scheme worth ₹7,350 cr for laptops, tablets, servers

The scheme has an employment generation potential of over 1.80 lakh in the next four years.

India second most targeted country by cyberattackers in Asia Pacific in 2020

Finance and insurance were the most targeted sectors followed by manufacturing and professional services

Wipro Names René Mulder as Country Head and Managing Director, Switzerland

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced the appointment of René Mulder as Country Head and Managing Director, Swit

India needs a dedicated cyber security law

One of the keenly awaited developments in Indian cyber law jurisprudence is the National Cyber Security Strategy. This strategy not only aims to build on the National Cyber Security Policy 2013 but also be a comprehensive guiding gospel for individuals, policymakers as well as other stakeholders. The strategy is likely to throw more light on the appropriate response mechanisms concerning cyber security in government and other sectors. The year 2021 promises to usher in a new era of cyber legal developments and growth as far as India is concerned. This year is expected to witness a plethora of activities which will contribute to evolving cyber legal frameworks and related ecosystems in India.

Facebook now says it's not obligated to appear before Parliamentary panels

The exchange and Facebook’s contention that it could choose not to appear before any institution, as long as it follows the laws, is interesting because it comes at a time when the Union government is readying a framework to regulate social media and digital media companies.

Infosys has been on a live enterprise journey: Nandan Nilekani

Because of its early adoption of digital, Infosys was able to respond quickly and move to a digital platform when the pandemic struck in March last year, Nilekani said

New book throws light on how Infosys tackled the pandemic

The book titled Live Enterprise captures the learnings of the IT services company from its journey in the past three years, including how it reinvented itself during the pandemic.

India renewables firms cry foul as state seeks to renege on pact

The Centre has stepped in to mediate a dispute between Gujarat and solar power developers over the province’s plan to backtrack on bids for a 700 megawatt project because of high tariffs and invite fresh ones

Edtech Startup Kutuki Raises $2.2 Mn From Omidyar Network India, Others

Bengaluru-based edtech startup Kutuki, catering to children aged between three and seven, has announced raising $2.2 Mn (INR 16 Cr) in a seed round, led by Omidyar Network India. The round also saw participation from AET and existing angel investors Better Capital, First Capital, First Cheque and Abhishek Nag. 

Indian government wants its IT hardware industry to be as globally successful as TCS, HCL Tech and Infosys — a

India announced a new production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for IT hardware worth ₹7,250 crore on February 24. This includes boosting the domestic production

One of India’s First Auto Makers Plan a Tesla-Themed EV Comeback

KAB Menon built what is perhaps the first fully Indian-made car, the Aravind 'Baby' Model 3.

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