India’s richest woman to head an IT Firm

In what is being seen a big boost to female entrepreneurship, Roshni Nadar Malhotra will head HCL Technologies after her father Shiv Nadar stepped down from the post.

The board of the directors of the company chose Roshni as the new chairperson of the company. Shiv Nadar will continue be remain as the Managing Director of HCL group and will hold the title of ‘Chief Strategy Officer’. 

Roshni had joined the HCL group in 2009 and was the Vice-Chairperson of HCL technologies. Roshni is India’s richest woman and is the first woman to head a listed Indian IT company.

HCL is the third largest IT firm in India after TCS & Infosys. It is estimated that Roshni has a net worth of Rs 38,000 crore & was ranked on the 59th position in Forbes’ 2019 list of World’s 100 most powerful women.

Hasan Rouhani: Iran has 25 million coronavirus infections

Iran’s president Hasan Rouhani has revealed that nearly 25 million of his countrymen could be infected with Covid19 and asked citizens to take the pandemic seriously.

Rouhani said, “We have to estimate that 30 to 35 million people will be exposed to the virus, which is very important.  Iran has seen the worst outbreak in the Middle East, with more than 270,000 confirmed cases and at least 13,979 deaths.”

While citing a study conducted by Iran’s Ministry of Health Ministry, Rouhani added that 30 to 35 million could be infected in the next few months.

However, no official explanation was given on what these estimates were based on. The study has also predicted that the  hospitalisation will double as compared to the last 4 months.

The Iranian parliamentary report said that death toll was ‘nearly double the officially reported figures’ and the number of people infected at the time was probably “eight to 10 times” higher than the reported figures.

Following a massive rise in cases, new restrictions have been imposed in capital city of Tehran. Coffee shops, zoos, and indoor swimming pools is now closed for public.

Government issues notice to Twitter after Bitcoin Heist

India’s cyber security nodal agency CERT-In has issued a notice to  micro-blogging platform Twitter seeking details of the recent global hack targeting high-profile users.

Sources suggest that Center has sought complete information on number of Indian users affected as well as impact on data.

Twitter has been asked to furnish details of Indian users who may have visited the malicious tweets and links, and whether the affected users have been informed by the platform about unauthorized access to their Twitter accounts.

The company has been asked to furnish information of vulnerability exploited by attackers and modus-operandi of the attack and remedial actions taken by them to mitigate the impact.

On July 15th Hackers accessed Twitter accounts of several high profile users such as ex-US President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk to pull off a Bitcoin scam. 

Sushant Singh Rajput death case: Aditya Chopra records his statement

Yash Raj Films Chairman, Aditya Chopra recorded his statement with the Mumbai Police in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case.

Aditya Chopra’s statement was recorded in connection with the contract signed between Rajput and YRF. Police is also investigating as to why Rajput ended his contract with YRF.

The police have recorded statements of 34 persons, including Rajput’s family members and close friends like actors Rhea Chakraborty and co-star Sanjana Sanghi, in connection with the case.

In the meanwhile, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh dismissed the need for a CBI probe into the death case of Rajput, saying the Mumbai police are capable of handling the matter.

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