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Hindutva’s science envy

fl16-flimpton6The spiritualist metaphysics of Brahmins cannot withstand a serious scientific scrutiny. To cover this obscurantist metaphysics as “science” is a desperate attempt to protect it from the critical scrutiny of real science.

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Women in Kashmir are the oldest brides, those in Jharkhand the youngest

2.4% of women are married off at less than 18 years age as per all India statistics. In West Bengal it is 3.4% and in Jarkhand 5.4%.

The average age for women to marry in Kashmir is the highest among all states at 25.2 years. The average is pulled down by child marriage in other states. 25.2 years is quite high, indicating better status for young women in Kashmir compared to other parts of India.

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Indian IT-BPM industry in 2016 – statistics

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This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series IT/ITES informationInformation source Indian IT-BPM Industry FY16 Performance and FY17 Outlook (conversions based on 1$ = Rs 67 rate) To view larger images click on them Indian IT-BPM industry In 2016 16,000 firms 1,000 GIC/MNCs 4,200 tech startups 37 lakh employees 13 lakh women Indian …

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NEP – Neo-Macaulay+Neo-Manu dharma

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Layoffs at Twitter’s Bengaluru development center as it stops global engineering work

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Modi’s bloody politics on Cauvery issue – Poster

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Modi’s bloody politics on Cauvery issue

Violence against Tamils in Karnataka
100 Buses, Lorries Burnt
Over 25,000 crore wasted

RSS-BJP criminal chauvinism
Modi’s ‘Development’ plank exposed

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TCS earnings warning a symptom of Indian IT sector woes

On September 8th Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) shares dropped as much as 6.4 per cent after the Mumbai-based IT major said it is witnessing “sequential loss of momentum” in the key banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) vertical. TCS shares, which closed 4.85 per cent lower at Rs 2,322, underperformed the broader Nifty that ended …

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Mohandas Pai asks software engineers to drive Ola, Uber cars
Former CFO and HR Head at Infosys Mohandas Pai says “… Why work for 14 hours a day (in an IT company) and earn (only) Rs 3.5 lakh (per annum), when you can earn Rs six lakh to Rs 7 lakh (per year) driving a car?” he said.
This is the attitude of corporate honchos towards IT employees and engineering graduates.
http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/automation-to-shave-off-25k-jobs-in-it-sector-116073100347_1.html

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Union in IT Sector! Hurdles Overcome!

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This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series IT Union – Legal FightsUnion in IT Sector! Hurdles Overcome! Put an End to Injustice and Exploitation!! Dear Friends, We belong to New Democratic Labour Front (NDLF) – I.T Employees Wing. We have been working to unionize IT employees for the past one and half …

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Letter from TN Labour Secretary on Right to Form Union

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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series IT Union – Legal FightsLetter from Labour Secretary Secretariat, Chennai-9 LΑΒΟUR ΑΝD ΕΜΡLΟΥΜΕΝΤ DΕΡΑRΤΜΕΝΤ Letter No.9172/K2/2015 – 6, dated 30.05.2016 From Thiru. Kumar Jayant, I.A.S., Principal Secretary to Government. To iru. S.Karpagavinayagam, Organiser, Puthiya Jananayaga Thozhilalar Munnani, No.110/63, NSK Salai, Kodambakkam, Chennai – 24. Sir, …

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The price we pay for “progress

India generates about 18.5 lakh tonne electronic waste every year. This figure is expected to reach up to 30 lakh tonne per year by 2018. The government, public and private industries contribute over 70 percent of e-waste, while 15 percent comes from households. Out of the total e-waste generated, only 2.5 percent gets recycled. Sectorwise …

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Firing unfair, wants compensation, Employee gets a tribunal to look into the matter

When an low or middle level employee is fired or made to resign by the company, what option do they have? Usually, the only option is to brush up the resume and to start looking for other jobs. In the meantime, worry to death about how to support the family and pay EMIs. But find …

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BPO companies and their customers strive continuously for more and more cost reductions (read more work with less employees, less pay and benefits)

“Customers want beyond 10-15% cost and performance benefits, to which we found the answer in Robotics –non-invasive software technology to quickly increase efficiencies from business processes.”

“BPO 1.0 was about pure offshoring and labor arbitrage based benefits; followed by BPO 2.0 that was about transformation through process harmonization, innovation, and evolving options of business models. BPO 3.0 today is about technology play for improved costs and efficiencies.”

“When we looked around to see what could set us sailing, it was ‘Automation’. Automation isn’t new, it’s been around for a while. But pushing the envelope had the answer to getting right back on the horse.”

“Plonking a robot on the desk and ordering it to do the mundane repetitive tasks that processing advisors carry out would have been ideal…” But, “It’s about doing certain things in sequence in a well-designed manner to make way for robots.”

“A holistic approach to Robotics is required for optimum outcome. It involves 1) a high-end automation platform to reduce human intervention to the maximum extent…”
These are excerpts taken from an article in ciol.com on how to implement automation in BPO industry. What will be the implications for BPO employees and fresh graduates aspiring to join the industry?

To read the full article : When soft robots are at work in the BPOs…

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A new study shows that knowledge of government surveillance causes people to self-censor their dissenting opinions online. The research offers a sobering look at the oft-touted “democratizing” effect of social media and Internet access that bolsters minority opinion.

The study finds that in the wake of widespread knowledge of government surveillance people tend to silence dissenting opinions which are contrary to the commonly accepted views (called “Spiral of Silence”). The participants who shared the “nothing to hide” belief, those who tended to support mass surveillance as necessary for national security, were the most likely to silence their minority opinions.

“The adoption of surveillance techniques, by both the government and private sectors, undermines the Internet’s ability to serve as a neutral platform for honest and open deliberation. It begins to strip away the Internet’s ability to serve as a venue for all voices, instead catering only to the most dominant”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/03/28/mass-surveillance-silences-minority-opinions-according-to-study/

http://jmq.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/02/25/1077699016630255.full.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiral_of_silence

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