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74% Indians prefer to work from home after Covid-19: Survey

According to the data, 91 per cent of respondents in India agree that they have increased their usage of laptops during this pandemic, even higher than the global average of 85 per cent.

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New Delhi, July 22 : At least 74 per cent of people in India say they will continue to work from home more than they did before the Covid-19 pandemic, a new survey revealed on Wednesday.

A new report from the global PC market leader Lenovo showed that 62 per cent of respondents in the country are concerned that new technologies could even eliminate their jobs. The survey revealed that 82 per cent of the Indian respondents said that their biggest concern was personal data protection.

According to the data, 91 per cent of respondents in India agree that they have increased their usage of laptops during this pandemic, even higher than the global average of 85 per cent.

“The insights from Lenovo global research signals a fundamental shift in the way a modern workforce operates and we are doing everything in our capacity to empower them,” Rahul Agarwal, CEO and MD, Lenovo India, said in a statement. The report revealed that 95 per cent of participants in India already agree that they “became their own IT person” while working from home.

The company said that 81 per cent of those surveyed in India also confirmed a complete shift in their daily work dynamic during the last three months, even greater than the 72 per cent of respondents globally who agreed with the same statement.

Although most respondents from India said technology makes them efficient and more productive. The report showed that 78 per cent of respondents in India believe that the technology they use at work is becoming more intuitive and user-friendly, while 84 per cent think they could do their job better if they had better technology skills.

According to the survey, 70 per cent feel it is important to have separate devices (personal computers/phones) for work and their personal life. “This data gave us valuable insights on the complex relationship employees have with technology as work and personal lives are becoming more intertwined with the increase in working from home,” said Dilip Bhatia, Vice President of Global User and Customer Experience at Lenovo.

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With Fadnavis, Covid drives 4 prominent BJP leaders out of Bihar campaign

On Saturday, Devendra Fadnavis, in-charge of the election, also tested positive, providing a setback to the BJP.

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Patna: The Covid-19 virus is making its presence conspicuous in the Bihar assembly elections.

BJP’s election in-charge and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also tested corona positive on Saturday.

With this a quartet of prominent BJP leaders have been compelled to keep away from campaigning in Bihar because of testing positive for Coronavirus.

Talking about corona-infected leaders, former state deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi, star campaigner and former union minister Shahnawaz Hussain and MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy have also tested positive.

Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi and Shahnawaz Hussain are undergoing treatment at AIIMS.

On Saturday, Devendra Fadnavis, in-charge of the election, also tested positive, providing a setback to the BJP.

All these leaders have had to keep away from electioneering and go into isolation.

On Saturday, Fadnavis appealed to those who came in contact with him to exercise the necessary vigilance.

BJP sources said, the BJP may end up facing some degree of difficulty in election management, but the national party has a number of other prominent political leaders.

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Everybody in India must get Covid vaccine free, says Kejriwal

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New Delhi: According to the Delhi government, every Indian must get the Coronavirus vaccine free of cost, whenever it is ready.

The BJP has included the promise of providing the Covid-19 vaccine free of cost in its manifesto issued for the Bihar assembly elections, stirring up a political controversy.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday, “The entire country must get a free vaccine. It is the right of every citizen in the country,” Kejriwal said on the sidelines of an event in which he inaugurated two flyovers.

Earlier, the Aam Aadmi Party had said that those who do not vote for the BJP must also get free vaccine.

More than 3.48 lakh corona infections have been reported in Delhi so far. Over 6,000 persons have died of Corona in Delhi. There are more than 26,000 active cases in the national Capital.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said in Bihar’s election manifesto that every person in Bihar would be given free Covid-19 vaccine once it is ready.

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Harsh Vardhan expresses hope that Covid-19 vaccine will be made available in country by January next year

Dr Harsh Vardhan also appealed to the people to follow Covid appropriate behaviuor to check the spread of virus in view of the coming festive seasons.

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Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has expressed hope that Covid-19 vaccine will be made available in the country by January next year.

Speaking at a programme on DD News, Dr Vardhan said there are three vaccine candidates in India, out of which one is at the advanced stage of clinical trial of phase-3. Of the other two vaccine candidates, which are in clinical trial of phase-2, one has recently entered the third phase trial.

Dr Vardhan also said, if the preparations in this regard made so far progress well then 400 to 500 million doses of the Covid vaccine will be available in the country before June and July of next year.

Dr Harsh Vardhan also appealed to the people to follow Covid appropriate behaviuor to check the spread of virus in view of the coming festive seasons.

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