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Sonu Sood backs post K-12 mentoring startup Intercell, comes on board as Co-Founder

New Delhi [India]: Youth icon Sonu Sood and Post K-12 Mentoring startup Intercell have announced a strategic alliance to assist the youth by providing seamless and affordable career mentoring services through technology solutions.

The collaboration aims to provide career advice and direction to new Graduates and Young Professionals through mentoring by leading Industry professionals across the world.
Post pandemic, there is a growing need to guide and assist career aspirants, especially in challenging times, amidst the plethora of opportunities available to them. Intercell solves the problem of finding the right mentors to guide students and professionals.

Arunabh Varma, Founder and CEO Intercell, remarked, “We are extremely excited to partner with Sonu Sood to establish the category of Mentoring in India. He is a Youth Icon with a massive following and will help Intercell to position itself in both the B2C and B2B category. We aim to provide seamless Mentoring services to Graduates and Young Professionals. To uncover the secret of a successful career, our network of Global Mentors come to the aid of innumerable students and professionals across the globe.”

Commenting on this partnership, Sonu Sood said, “It is very important to help Graduates and Young professionals succeed in their careers. With the help of technology now we will bring the best Mentors from the world to give Career Mentoring to our youth in India.”

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3 in 4 Indian firms feel AI/ML skill gap hampering innovation

Nearly three in four Indian enterprises (74 per cent) feel that the lack of skills impedes overall innovation and about 30 per cent of organisations plan to focus on artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) as key areas to hire or reskill their workforce in the next six months, an IDC report said on Monday.

With an aim to meet business goals along with accelerated digital transformation, the IDC report showcased how lack of skills impacts meeting the business objectives.

“About 76 per cent of respondents said that lack of skill sets in employees impacts customer experience/customer satisfaction and profit growth. Reskilling workforces would help them in staying ahead of the technology adoption curve, meet changing business demands, and customer expectations,” explained Rishu Sharma, Associate Research Director, Cloud and AI at IDC India.

About 50 per cent of those surveyed find it significantly difficult to develop softer, non-technical skills in the next six months.

“Organisations must start with relatively small training investments, and should examine outcomes to understand how well skill development initiatives are working,” added Swapnil Shende, Senior Market Analyst, Artificial Intelligence at IDC India.

Enterprises should identify skill shortages and target areas/departments that should undergo skill enhancement.

“While technology skills such as AI, ML, and cloud become critically important for organizations to target new revenue opportunities, enterprises are becoming aware of employee reskilling and upskilling,” the report noted.

The report provided insights into organizations’ skill development goals, the importance of technology skills in digital transformation goals, and the overall business impact arising from lack of skills.

Biden drops case against TikTok, ByteDance: US Court Document

Washington, Jul 13: President Joe Biden has asked a US court to dismiss his predecessor Donald Trump’s case against the Chinese social video platform TikTok and its parent ByteDance, a court document revealed.

“Defendants-appellants hereby move to voluntarily dismiss this appeal, with each party to bear its own fees and costs for the appeal,” the document, filed in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that named TikTok as the plaintiff and Biden as the defendant, said on Monday.
The September 24 appeal was originally filed by the Trump administration after the court denied the former president’s bid to legally outlaw TikTok and ByteDance in the United States.

Earlier in June, Biden cancelled at the government level Trump’s executive order to ban TikTok.
While Biden has undone most of Trump’s executive orders on immigration, climate change and other matters, he has left intact his predecessor’s tariffs imposed on China, indicating he might use them to pressure Beijing into making concessions on trade and other issues.

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