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All the new health & fitness features coming to iOS 13 & watchOS 6

The Health app Launching the Health app, it looks immediately different from that seen in iOS 12. No longer do four tabs span the bottom —they have been replaced with only two for Summary and Browse. Summary View The Summary view brings all relevant information to the front, populated by the health metrics you track. This can be dependant on what ... Read More »

10 Crucial Questions To Make Your Résumé Land A Job

Business people handshake GETTY Your résumé is probably something you consider when changing careers or looking for a new job. Job searching doesn’t have to be as hard as we make it, especially if we focus on what I wrote about in this column. Thinking about the job search process and how it compares to things in your everyday life helps you ... Read More »

Employee Provident Fund: Left job? Want to keep contributing to EPF? Read this

Employee Provident Fund (EPF) contribution rules: You can’t contribute after leaving job. Representational Image/Pixabay Employee Provident Fund (EPF) contribution rules: If you have left service, you cannot contribute to EPF anymore. As per rules, any contribution to the EPF by an employee must be matched by the contribution of the employer. The EPFO rules say, “In the absence of wages and ... Read More »

US to use fake social media to check people entering country

US Citizenship and Immigration Services officers can now create fictitious social media accounts to monitor social media information on foreigners seeking visas, green cards and citizenship. An updated Homeland Security Department review of potential privacy issues dated July 2019 that was posted online on Friday essentially reversed a prior ban on officers creating fake profiles. A USCIS statement explaining the ... Read More »

Bernie Sanders endorses a targeted advertising tax to fund local journalism

On Tuesday morning, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) unveiled a comprehensive plan to protect journalism, including revamped antitrust action against Facebook and Google and new collective bargaining powers for media companies. But Sanders also calls for a more ambitious idea that has been floating around left-wing policy circles all year: a tax on targeted advertising that would funnel money directly from ... Read More »

7th Pay Commission: No fee for government job application! These candidates to benefit

7th pay commission: Central government has taken a big decision for recruitment to posts reserved for Divyangs (Persons with Disabilities, PwD). The government has waived off the application and examination fees for entrance examinations for candidates applying under PwD quota. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the exams to fill vacancies in the central government. ... Read More »

Two-thirds of job-seekers tend to distrust cos with no employer info: Survey

BENGALURU: Seventy one per cent of job-seekers would not apply for a post if there was no information about a companys employer reputation online, a survey by a job site – Indeed – has revealed. A vast majority (97 per cent) of job aspirants in the country deem it essential to have insight into an employer reputation when they are considering a new job ... Read More »

Digital ad spend in regional media set to grow to $3 billion by 2023 as internet user base swells

Fuelled by a growing base of online users, digital advertising spend in the regional media is set to grow from $300 million in 2018 to $3 billion by 2023, said a report titled ‘Vernacular is NOW, not the future’ by RedSeer Consulting. Facebook and Google currently account for 80 per cent of Indian digital advertising spend. According to the report ... Read More »

Amazon Web Service to help startups in social sectors

KOLKATA: Amazon Web Services (AWS), a division of Amazon Internet Services Private Limited, will help start-ups in the social sector like education, healthcare, agriculture, e-governance and MSME by providing them with learning content and promotional credits. Rahul Sharma, president-public sector (India) of Amazon Internet Services Private Limited, said that the initiative is a part of AWS’ global programme which focuses on providing ... Read More »

$11 million: What Google is paying to settle job seekers’ age-bias claims

Google agreed to pay $11 million to end a lawsuit accusing the internet giant of discriminating against older job applicants, a deal that amounts to an average payout of more than $35,000 for 227 people who joined the class action. The settlement also calls for the Alphabet Inc. unit to train employees and managers about age bias, to create a committee ... Read More »