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By NewsGram Staff Writer

With the Aam Aadmi Party government preparing a detailed plan to ease regulations on event management, organizing cultural,corporate and social events are all set to become simpler.

The multiple NOC regime that has been prevailing hitherto will now be replaced with speedy clearances through a single window without human interference.

Sources report that the capital had over the years earned the tag of being an event-unfriendly city. By revamping the approval system, the government hopes to attract more events to the capital.

As an initial step, the department of excise and entertainment tax on Friday put the process of approval of non-ticketed events online. This is expected to be extended to ticketed events by end of September.

A report prepared by excise commissioner Sanjay Kumar on easing of regulations around event management in the capital is now with the office of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for consideration. Apart from doing away with multiple NOCs, the report recommends that the state explores the possibility of online bank guarantees for security deposits.

The report also recommends the creation of a special force under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 to monitor and keep vigil during events. “The force could be sustained through payments obtained from event organizers,” it says.

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‘Events’ Tool by LinkedIn to Ensure Safe Online Conversations: Report

Apart from 'Events', the team is developing and testing other avenues to connect members using QR codes, business cards, and proximity-based beacons

LinkedIn introduces Scheduler feature to make things easier. Wikimedia Commons
LinkedIn also introduces Scheduler feature to make things easier. Wikimedia Commons


Microsoft-owned professional networking platform LinkedIn is set to launch a ‘Made in India’ feature called ‘Events’ that will allow members to create and attend events directly on both the app as well the web.

LinkedIn Events will be available on October 17 globally, starting first with English-speaking markets. It will roll out to non-English markets later.

The USP of the product is the ability to enable safe online conversations and offline events.

With the new feature, members would be able to meet and talk to a like-minded group of members with ease by having control of the attendee list, Ajay Datta, Head of Product, LinkedIn India told IANS.

“LinkedIn Events is the first product built out of the Bengaluru R&D Centre for a global audience. The Bengaluru R&D Centre has also conceptualised and built LinkedIn ‘Lite’ Android app in 2017, which has now scaled to 70-plus emerging markets across the world and supports 21 plus languages,” Datta informed.

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The Microsoft-owned professional networking platform said each of these top stories is curated by the LinkedIn editorial team. Pixabay

The catalyst for LinkedIn ‘Lite’ was a field research trip in Nashik where broadband challenges prevented page loading. To address this, LinkedIn Lite was developed for mobile web and rolled out in India first with significant impact.

With over 54 million users, India is LinkedIn’s fastest-growing and largest market outside the US.

The ‘Events’ feature will help attendees meet, talk to one another, see updates in the event feed and who else is attending, and connect with them.

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“LinkedIn has empowered every member with tools to report and block a suspicious or spam event or conversation. We are deploying proactive and reactive measures to ensure the conversations on ‘Events’ are safe and trustworthy,” said Datta.

Apart from ‘Events’, the team is developing and testing other avenues to connect members using QR codes, business cards, and proximity-based beacons. (IANS)

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