Hackers target 1 Indian firm over 1,500 times a week: Report

January 27, 2020

A single organisation in India was attacked an alarming 1,565 times per week on average in the past six months, compared to 474 attacks per organisation globally, says a new report. According to researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point Research, 93% of malicious files in India were delivered via the web, compared to 35% of malicious files globally. The most common vulnerability exploit type in India is information disclosure,…

Read More >>

Budget 2020: Govt may allow tax exemptions of up to Rs 2.5 lakh for savings under Section 80C

January 27, 2020

New Delhi: The Union Budget 2020-21 on February 1 could have some good news for salaried taxpayers as the government is reportedly considering giving tax exemptions of up to Rs 2.5 lakh for savings under the 80 category and carve out a separate section under 80C of the Income Tax Act to provide tax exemptions up to Rs 50,000 for National Savings Certificate (NSC). Furthermore, the finance ministry is contemplating…

Read More >>

Budget 2020 may bring relief to salaried, middle class

January 27, 2020

New Delhi: The middle class has high expectations from the Union Budget 2020-21 that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present on February 1. The finance ministry is actively contemplating restructuring of personal income tax rates in an attempt to put money in the hands of taxpayers and boost consumption. Earlier, several news reports mentioned that the government constituted Direct Tax Code task force had suggested five tax brackets of 5…

Read More >>

Coronavirus scare in India: Nearly 100 people under observation, PMO reviews preparedness

January 27, 2020

Over 100 people have been kept under observation in Kerala and Maharashtra following screening for a possible exposure to novel coronavirus (nCoV) as the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Saturday reviewed India’s preparedness to deal with any situation amid mounting global concern over rising cases in China. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said no positive case has been detected in India so far though samples of seven passengers have been…

Read More >>