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Andhra Pradesh, Telangana celebrate Rakshabandhan with fervour

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Hyderabad:  The festival of Rakshabandhan which celebrates the pious relationship between brothers and sisters, was celebrated with gaiety in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

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Schoolgirls and Brahma Kumaris tied rakhis on E.S.L. Narasimhan, the joint governor of the two states, at a function held at the Raj Bhavan here.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu celebrated the festival with cabinet colleagues in Vijayawada. Ministers Paritala Sunita, P. Sujata and K. Mrunalini tied ‘rakhi’ to the chief minister.

Speaking on the occasion, the Telugu Desam Party chief assured women of both the Telugu states that he would work for their protection.

At the office of BJP’s Greater Hyderabad unit, the party’s women leaders tied rakhis on central minister Bandaru Dattatreya.

Leaders of women’s wing of Telangana Rashtra Samithi tied the thread to Irrigation Minister Harish Rao.

Foreign students joined the celebrations at a function organised by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad in Osmania University.

In Andhra Pradesh, women leaders of the main opposition YSR Congress Party tied ‘rakhi’ to policemen during the day-long shutdown called by the party to protest delay in according special status to the state.

(With inputs from IANS)

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84% Indians Hope to Retain Their Jobs Despite Automation: WEF

Indians see automation, but hopeful of keeping jobs

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Although majority of Indians think their jobs would be automated in the next 10 years, 84 per cent hope to retain their jobs. (Representational Image) Pixabay

Although majority of Indians think their jobs would be automated in the next 10 years, 84 per cent hope to retain their jobs, supported by their skills, according to a report by World Economic Forum (WEF) and Ipsos.

India tops the list in terms of expectation of jobs automation, as around 71 per cent respondents expect their jobs to be automated. Saudi Arabia comes second with 56 per cent respondents expecting jobs getting automated, and in China 55 per cent respondents feel the same.

“Interestingly, 84 per cent of urban Indians polled are confident of keeping their jobs, using the skills they possess. The survey also shows across all markets, Indians are most confident, followed by the Netherlands (83 per cent) and the US (82 per cent),” the report said.

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Indians realise while automation is likely they know it will act as an enabler to improve efficiencies in deliverability. Pixabay

The markets least confident of holding onto their jobs in the face of automation, include Japan (23 per cent), South Korea (33 per cent) and Russia (50 per cent).

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Commenting on the survey, Parijat Chakraborty of Ipsos India said, “Indian job market is hierarchy driven, promotions are skills and performance-led. Indians realise while automation is likely they know it will act as an enabler to improve efficiencies in deliverability; human intellect, skill-sets and capital will still be needed to get the job done.” (IANS)