YouTube will now warn users before posting offensive comments

YouTube will now warn users before posting offensive comments


To encourage respectful conversations, is launching a new feature that will warn users when their comment may be offensive to others, giving them the option to reflect before posting.


From the reminder, the commenter can move forward with posting the comment as is, or take a few extra moments to edit the comment before posting it.



The notification will appear before the comment YouTube’s AI-based systems deem offensive.


Johanna Wright, Vice President of Product Management At YouTube, said that in order to help creators better manage comments and connect with their audience, the company will test a new filter in Studio for potentially inappropriate and hurtful comments that have been automatically held for review.


“So that creators don’t ever need to read them if they don’t want to. We’ll also be streamlining the comment moderation

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RBI strengthens grievance redress framework of banks for better service

RBI strengthens grievance redress framework of banks for better service


The (RBI) has decided to put in place a comprehensive framework to strengthen and improve the efficacy of the internal grievance redress mechanism of the banks and to provide better customer service.


Accordingly, it has decided for enhanced disclosures on customer complaints by the banks and undertaking intensive review of grievance redress mechanism and supervisory action against banks that fail to improve their redress mechanism in a time bound manner.



A system of monetary disincentive in the form of recovery of cost of redress of complaints from banks when maintainable complaints are comparatively high has also been proposed.


The Ombudsman mechanism instituted by the Reserve Bank is an alternate grievance redress mechanism. The fresh measures would further strengthen the mechanism.


The framework would be put in place during January 2021, RBI said in

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Know Which 2020 IRS Form to Use if You Paid Independent Contractors?

Know Which 2020 IRS Form to Use if You Paid Independent Contractors?

Beginning with the 2020 tax year, Form 1099-NEC will replace Form 1099-MISC box 7 for reporting non-employee compensation, which includes payments to ICs.

Be Clear on When to Use Form 1099-NEC

To put it simply, the new 1099-NEC performs the exact same function as 1099-MISC box 7. It captures payments of $600 or more to service providers that are either sole proprietors or members of a partnership. Depending on the needs of your business, you may have utilized any number of independent contractors, such as:

  • Graphic designers
  • Web developers
  • Cleaning professionals
  • Freelance writers
  • Landscapers
  • And other self-employed individuals

For these and other ICs, you must distribute the 1099-NEC to recipients by February 1, 2021 (since January 31 falls on a Sunday). This is also the date you must file these forms with the IRS – whether you are filing via paper or electronically.

What About Form 1099-MISC?

Because you’ll no

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Services sector grows for second straight month, but rate falls in Nov: PMI

Services sector grows for second straight month, but rate falls in Nov: PMI


Services, the biggest sector of India’s economy, saw a dip in growth in November, but it was the second straight month to have witnessed growth after 7 months of continuous decline, showed the widely-tracked IHS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI). While domestic demand remains strong, that from overseas markets declined.


The index declined to 53.7 in November from 54.1 in October. In the PMI lexicon, any reading above 50 is expansion and any print below that is contraction.



The commentary associated with PMI said the latest reading was still indicative of a solid pace of expansion.


“Companies that signalled output growth commented on better demand conditions and a relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions,” it said.


Sub-sector data highlighted transport & storage as the best performing category in November, with rates of growth for output and sales surpassing those seen

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Trump’s biggest H-1B changes blocked: What it means for Indian techies

Trump’s biggest H-1B changes blocked: What it means for Indian techies

A US court has blocked two H-1B regulations proposed by the Trump administration to restrict the ability of American companies to hire foreign employees

Topics
H-1B norms | Indian IT industry | H1B Visa



Sukanya Roy  | 
New Delhi 


There is some good for tens of thousands of Indian professionals and top American


A US court has blocked two H-1B regulations proposed by the Trump administration to restrict the ability of American companies to hire foreign employees. The two rules were about – significantly hiking wages and restricting eligibility norms.


The US issues up to 85,000 H-1B visas each year. Usually, they’re issued for three years and then renewable.Most of the nearly 600,000 holders are from India and China.




Listen to the

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Salesforce Acquires Slack – Small Business Trends

Salesforce Acquires Slack – Small Business Trends

In a whopping $27.7 billion deal, Salesforce announced it is buying Slack. The combination of the leading CRM and enterprise communication platforms is going to, according to Salesforce, create the operating system for the new way to work. An all-digital world that demands tools to seamlessly bring resources together no matter where they are. And nowhere was this need evident than the past nine months of the pandemic.

As companies large and small tried to remain operational, many of them identified the shortcomings of their digital presence. And this is what both CEOs explain in the announcement for the sale.



Salesforce Acquires Slack

Marc Benioff, Chair and CEO, Salesforce, goes on to say “Together, Salesforce and Slack will shape the future of enterprise software and transform the way everyone works in the all-digital, work-from-anywhere world.”

Stewart Butterfield, Slack CEO and Co-Founder, adds, “As software plays a more and

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