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Ravi Shankar Prasad work from home may become new norm amid COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted severely and changed our ways of living and working drastically.
The Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that work from home can turn out become a new norm on Thursday in G20 meeting.
During on-going lockdown due to Coronavirus, work from home can become a new trend.  Ravi Shankar also highlighted India’s action plan to fight coronavirus by leveraging digital technology and called for a coordinated global digital response to fight the pandemic.

Ravi Prasad said on Twitter that India’s IT/ ITeS industry in providing uninterrupted support to global businesses during COVID-19 by switching to the work from home mode. He also spoke about the need for developing digitally connected and more resilient global supply chains supported by innovations.
As on Thursday an extra ordinary virtual ‘G20 Digital Economy Ministers’ meeting was convened to discuss the challenges faced by Coronavirus pandemic that has killed  over 2.17 lakh people globally. On Thursday the death toll rose to 1,075 and the number of cases climbed to 33,610 in the country.

Prasad said “India is an attractive destination for businesses who are willing to set up such resilient supply chains,” to handle Coronavirus download Aarogya Setu app using geo-fencing for quarantine management. The app has mandatory for government employees and people applying for e-pass in some jurisdictions.

The statement stated,  At the end of the summit, a G20 Digital Economy Task Force COVID-19 ministerial statement was issued which called for a coordinated global digital response to fight the pandemic, adopting measures to strengthen communication infrastructure and network connectivity, non-personal data exchange in a secured manner, use of digital solutions for healthcare, cyber-secured world and measures to strengthen resilience of businesses,”

-Davinder Singh, NMTV News


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