IT wins, tails IT gains
Budget this year has been please-all and the IT sector has been the
happiest of all barring the cyber cafť sector, wherein service tax
has been imposed. In a nutshell, it has given a boost to the IT and
telecom sectors. The endeavour of the Government is to sustain and
encourage the momentum of growth achieved in both sectors. Concessions
given to IT under Sections 10A and 10B of the Income Tax Act will be
continued, even in the case of amalgamation of de-merger. The value of
pre-loaded software has been excluded for the purpose of charging
excise duty on computers.
up, teaching down
companies in India hire over 60 per cent of fresh engineering
graduates, and this trend may affect the growth of manufacturing
sector and also the quality of teaching faculty in the long-term,
according to a study by the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B).
Students from all branches of engineering are being lured by software
firms which offer high wages compared to the old economy sectors, the
initial findings of the study, based on placement data available with
IIT-B since the early nineties till date.
agro-products through Web
are unexplored potentials for electronic media in domestic as well as
international agricultural marketing. An agricultural producer is
facing unrelenting pressure for efficiency, myriad choices and
marketing volatility, brought on by discerning consumers, quality-
conscious buyers and a global marketplace. In order to compete and
thrive in an era of constant change, there is a requirement of a
pro-active marketing mindset, an intimate knowledge of production
costs and a detailed knowledge of the quality of the commodities
artwork goes digital
the first time in India, preservation of rare artworks of Amrita Sher-Gil
and Rabindranath Tagore will go digital. Global IT major HP in
partnership with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)
has taken up a pilot project to digitise over 200 rare art works of
Tagore and Sher-Gil from the Delhi-based National Gallery of Modern
You have wasted equivalent of 7 years of married life in
removing spams, 4 in sending e-mails, 3 in receiving them...
days for dotcom stocks
long winter is over for the Internet stocks. Three years in the frozen
wilderness and e-stocks look hot again. The USA is nervously calling
it the dotcom comeback. And investors who got burnt when the dot boom
bombed are now doing a double take.
idyllic isolation of the Shetland Isles, off the north coast of
Scotland, became a desolate prison for Kate Richardson when she
developed anorexia nervosa. With her weight below 42 kilos, Kate (not
her real name) had scarcely enough energy to leave her home, let alone
make a gruelling 12-hour ferry trip or costly flight to the nearest
eating-disorders service in Aberdeen, on the Scottish mainland.
revolution confined to private schools only
Technology is entering the schools in a big way. From CD ROMs to
online assessment packages and even mathematical tools - a number of
technologies have been developed, especially keeping the Indian
children in mind. Many software majors are also sponsoring
scholarships and programmes to make Indian children computer savvy.
Websites get cooking
was too happy. She was getting married to the love of her life. As the
ceremonies proceeded, she was welcomed with great love and fervour.
And now she had to prove herself. She was asked to make something
sweet in the future kitchen of her dreams.
eyes India, shares code with China
Gatesí Microsoft has more plans to move software development work to
India to help the firm save money and increase production, according
to a presentation made at an internal office meeting. Moving some work
to India could leverage the Indian economyís lower cost structure,
Brian Valentine, senior vice president of the Windows operating system
group says. Microsoft has 150 workers in a development centre in India
and plans to increase them to 500 by 2005, Drake said. It also has
sales offices in the country.