80% professionals are confident about skilling opportunities, while 79% are confident about the strength of their CVs. However, the latest edition of the Workforce Confidence Index shows a dip in India’s overall confidence, as the composite score dropped from +58 in December 2020 to +54 in January 2021. The survey attributes this dip in optimism to the workforce’s growing concerns about the status of the pandemic, surmounting expenses, and job availability in the present economic climate. This professional uncertainty comes right after the year-end holiday season, when India’s hiring rate dropped to 17% year-over-year in December 2020, according to the latest edition of LinkedIn’s Labour Market update.
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Microsoft rolled out “Kids Mode” for Safe Browsing in Edge Browser
When kids are spending more time online nowadays, parents are equally more concerned about the incidental exposure of kids to inappropriate stuff. To address this issue, Microsoft has recently introduced “Kids Mode” — a convenient browsing mode inside Microsoft Edge that has been designed specifically for kids. This feature, however, is limited to US English on Windows and MacOS.
Madness awaits in ARKHAM HORROR: MOTHER'S EMBRACE, which is now available for Pre-order on Steam, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch
Asmodee Digital, a leader in video game entertainment inspired by board games, has recently announced that Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace, the upcoming narrative-driven tactical RPG based on the award-winning Lovecraftian adventure board game, is now available for pre-order on Steam, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, at $15.99 (/15,99 €).
Facebook introduced BARS - a new Beta Test empowering Rappers to Create and Share
Designed to make it easy to create and share raps, so rappers can focus on and experiment with the content, rather than investing heavily in equipment and production, Facebook’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) team has introduced BARS, a new app in closed beta that’s initially available for download through the Apple’s U.S. App Store. One can sign up for the waitlist in the app or follow the BARS page on Instagram to stay up to date on invites.
Gen X bets on work experience, Millennials focus on upskilling: LinkedIn Workforce Confidence Index
LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, announced the findings of the latest LinkedIn Workforce Confidence Index, a fortnightly pulse on the confidence of the Indian workforce. Based on the survey responses of 1,752 professionals, findings from January 1-29 reveal that professionals in India are confident about career progress despite growing uncertainties about the job market and financial future in the current environment.
Adobe makes it easier to share Photoshop and Illustrator projects with collaborators
Adobe is making it easier for multiple people to work on the same file in Photoshop, Illustrator, or Fresco. The three apps are getting a new feature called “invite to edit,” which will let you type in a collaborator’s email address to send them access to the file you’re working on.
How Artificial Intelligence Is Helping Fend Off Cyberattacks: Know What Experts Have To Say
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the ability of technology to think and act like a human and is being utilized to help fight off potential cyberattacks. Employing AI and machine learning to detect vulnerabilities significantly enhances human capabilities, as AI can analyze and report millions of cyberthreats in the time it might take a person to do the same.AI can get “smarter” and “learn;” as an AI algorithm continues to search and monitor data, it can improve its understanding of diverse types of potential attacks.According to a study by PwC and Data Security Council titled “Cyber Security India Market: What lies beneath,” Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) will be powering the “cyberwar rooms” in organizations to help them protect from increasing cyberattacks, as well as detect, predict and respond to the same.
5 Ways To Secure Your Hybrid Workforce In The New Normal
For many of us, home has become the new office and for a few, traveling to the office has begun and we all have adjusted well to the new normal where the hybrid working model has taken center stage. There is also an ongoing concern, especially when it comes to the security of confidential organizational data and information when working outside of your company’s secure networks.
Twitter Acquired A Startup That Lets You Virtually Hang Out With Friends
Twitter has acquired Squad, an app that lets you hang out with your friends via screen-sharing and video chat. Squad will help Twitter “bring new ways for people to interact, express themselves, and join in the public conversation,” Twitter’s VP of product, Ilya Brown, said in a tweet.
How To Capture Stunning Floral Photos With Iphone 12 Pro Models
Taking beautiful professional-quality floral photos is now made even easier with iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. From Portrait mode to Apple ProRAW, Nathan Underwood, Co-founder and COO of Tulipina, one of the world’s leading floral design studios, said that the advanced camera systems on iPhone 12 Pro models have helped bring a fuller bloom to his floral photography.
10 Hot Consumer Trends 2030- Connected Intelligent Machines
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An Exclusive Interview With Nandakumar Narasimhan
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A Room for Dad
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THE DANGAL IN THE JUNGLE, PART 1
YOU KNOW YOU’RE SOMEBODY WHEN YOU’VE APPEARED ON AN INDIAN DANGAL POSTER — IN OTHER WORDS, IN A WRESTLING ADVERTISEMENT.
WOUNDS AND THE WOMB
JULIE PETERS explores how to heal a relationship with the sacred womb, a place of death, life, and possibilities.
Giant squirrels, giant lessons? Animal chaplain SARAH BOWEN explores what squirrels can show us about mindfulness.
E8 Caste and the Indian Tech Ivies
IIT grads are highly sought after in Silicon Valley. Are they bringing deep-rooted prejudices with them?
Turn Up the Positivity
What’s ahead in 2021 is uncertain, to say the least. To keep moving your business forward, follow these steps to keep yourself (and your team) feeling focused and hopeful.
Entrepreneurship Is a Mindset
I cofounded LinkedIn, invest with Greylock Partners, and host the Masters of Scale podcast. Take it from me: Success in entrepreneurship must begin in your head.
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IN SEASON Chickpeas (GARBANZO BEANS)
Chickpeas appear in early recordings in Turkey well over 5000 years ago. India produces the most chickpeas worldwide but they are grown in more than 50 countries. An excellent source of carbohydrates, protein, fiber, B vitamins, and some minerals, they are a nutritious staple of many diets. The name chickpea comes from the Latin word cancer, referring to the plant family of legumes, Fabaceae. It is also known by its popular Spanish-derived name, the garbanzo bean. Kidney beans, black beans, lima beans, and peanuts are other familiar foods found in this legume family.