India has launched a sex offender registry. The establishment of the database comes as the country is experiencing a daily wave of sexual crimes.
The information in the registry, however, will only be available to law enforcement officials. In contrast, in the United States, the public has access to information in sex offender registries.
A home ministry statement said the 440,000 names in the Indian database includes people convicted of rape, gang rape, child sex crimes and sexual harassment. The registry also includes photos of the offenders, plus their addresses and fingerprints.
The latest statistics from India’s National Crime Records Bureau show the number of sexual crimes rose 12 percent between 2015 and 2016. The figures for 2016 show there were more than 100 reported rape cases in India every day. (VOA)
Microsoft-owned professional networking platform LinkedIn on Monday launched “Open for Business” in India — a feature that allows freelancers and small business owners to add their services to their LinkedIn profiles.
Initially rolled out in the US in July, the feature is now live in India and rest of the world and is a way for freelancers and small businesses to indicate they are “open for business”.
Acording to the company, this feature underlines its commitment to supporting small and medium businesses (SMBs) and freelancers across the world.
“With 660 million members and 30 million companies on the platform across the world, LinkedIn is uniquely positioned to help freelancers and small businesses be more productive and successful, whether they are based in Dubai or Dundee (Scotland),” Allen Blue, Co-founder and VP of Product Management, LinkedIn, said in a statement.
Based on the company’s research, small businesses are found to rely heavily on word of mouth, in order to bring in new customers.
“Open for Business” aims to digitise this word of mouth concept by making it easy for members to find, message, and provide references to each other.
With over 60 million users, India is LinkedIn’s fastest-growing and largest market outside the US.