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AI’s use in Cancer
Treatments

Intelligence is not solely limited to humans,it is now stretching its reach well enough to machines. Machines are now utilising every bit around them and structurally converting them into the very intelligence that falls in today’s terminology as Artificial Intelligence or AI. Artificial Intelligence uses varies from Strategy formation to production lines to healthcare.

AI intervention into Healthcare is one of very attractive prospects. AI is being used by oncologists (Doctors specialising in Cancer Treatment). AI is largely being used by oncologists and radiologists in order to assist them at spotting malignant cancerous tumours. Through the efficient use of AI, oncologists are more precisely able to mark the cancerous tumours much before they reach to the dangerous untreatable cancer stages. AI also supports in how to particularly target these cancerous cells in a way that is precise, accurate, body friendly and less costly. AI has been revelation in saving human life’s who were suffering from cancers ranging from blood cancer, bone cancer, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer etc.

Artificial Intelligence is also playing a key role in healthcare in order to guide the researchers of how to construct cohorts for costly clinical trials. Still AI’s intervention in healthcare has merely started, numerous scopes lie ahead.

By Prashant Saxena

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Article on Online Transaction (UPI)

Phase 1-
From credit cards to one-click payments, we have made a significant advancement in how payments are done in the last few years. Gone are the days when we always had to carry cash in our wallet. India is growing to be a “cash-less economy” with the rising fintech adoption.
In the pre-internet era, electronic payments, especially credit and debit cards, became one of the most dominant forms of non-cash payments. 
But in 2007, a startup called  Flipkart  opened online for business. Flipkart changed the way people shopped online by giving all products and services in one place.
And as e-commerce business grew, the need for integrating a secure and reliable payment gateway on the website grew too. Payment gateways help in transactions between merchants and their consumers, quickly and safely. The payments are done in one click.

Phase 2-
On 9 November 2016, the Government of India announced the demonetization of all ₹500 and ₹1,000 banknotes. 
That is the turning point came in 2016 with the launch of UPI – Unified Payment Interface, by the Govt of India . It did not take much time for UPI to gain adoption by the people. UPI transactions saw an increase year after year.
The idea behind launching the UPI is to do business online. The online portal interface will allow account holders across banks to send and receive money from their smartphones by using their Aadhaar unique identity number, mobile phone number or virtual payments address without entering bank account details.
UPI will simplify your online payments. Now, we have to use NEFT or a digital wallet such as MobiKwik or Paytm to make a quick payment to the service providers. With the UPI, you simply need to enter your details, and get a billing request on your phone – which you can accept or reject right away.

Taxi aggregators like Uber and Ola, food ordering services like Zomato and Food Panda, online grocery shops like Big Basket and Grofers will be able to take advantage of the UPI system. Most of the similar tech companies are now banking on mobile wallets.
Now through UPI you can easily transfer your money from one account to another account without going into the bank and standing in the line . You can easily send your money to your family and friends.

Phase 3-
If i am talking about the current COVID-19 situation. There is about 42% increase in digital payments by Indians during lockdown.
Paytm and Google Pay are among the top digital payment apps being used by consumers.
For both retail stores and e-commerce grocery orders, one thing is common now days is that many of the consumers are now making their payments via digital payment mechanisms and taking contactless delivery of goods where possible

-MAYANK KUMAR.

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Privacy and security in social media

Social Media has become an important part of people’s lives. This is a proven fact. You can apply this statement to yourself too and would come to know that how much your life circulates around the platform i.e. “Social Media”. We know about one of the basic human needs, that is of social belongingness and networking. Talking about the older times, when the social media platform was not introduced in our lives. The people then also used to fulfill their basic need of social networking by communicating among themselves in person. People living in the same areas and nearby to each other would sit together and communicate for hours. This was also one of the way to refresh their minds or say, a recreational activity. But when social media got introduced in 1997 people got comfortable with this convenient platform. Several instant messaging and social networking sites started hitting the internet and people adapted themselves to them. From then onwards, people became more comfortable with the new technology to interact with people all around the world on a single platform within their reach. then slowly and gradually, more social media applications were developed like facebook in 2004, whatsapp in 2009, instagram in 2010 and so on.
Now, today when the world is all caught up with the new technology, getting accustomed to the digital life and updating themselves with digital transformation these applications and social media platforms have become an important part of their life. Uploading their morning breakfast to their bedtime stories, everything about their personal life is being shared over the social media and across the internet. Where are we visiting, what are we eating, what friends we have, what project and even the business details are being shared on various platforms like facebook, linkedIn etc. Keeping these things in mind we can say that the level of trust of the social media users is quite high as they tend to easily connect and accept friend requests of other social network users.
In professional world also, it is found in research conducted at the “Center for Marketing Research”, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, US, that the engagement of Fortune 500 companies is increasing drastically, on social networks like Instagram, Youtube and Snapchat. The report was basically on the analysis of social media accounts and blogs of these Fortune 500 companies. It was found that LinkedIn is the most popular social network with Fortune 500 companies: 498 firms on the list (98%) have accounts on the platform. Twitter is the second most popular platform (88% of firms have accounts), and Facebook is the third most popular (85%). But we should know, that there are various hackers and cybercrimes who tend to indulge and create security and privacy issues. Thus, privacy on social media is a big and critical issue. Hacking , breach of security, leaking personal information, violating privacy policy and guidelines of companies are some issues that occur which are created by attackers or hackers. Fraud is conducted by criminals by using various techniques by fooling customers on social networks like: Identity theft- where the thief steals the identity of an individual’s personal information and posts about them and uses this identity to access very sensitive information of their target users by gaining their trust. They ask for information like,
 Bank account information

 Passwords
 Credit card numbers
 Using malware(short URL’s or redirect links) to access the users omputer without his/her consent
 Contact information, etc.
Along with these there are various other ways in which the information we share on our social media may be breached and violated for illegal use. So, we need to be very much aware about what we share, how much we engage on a platform, with whom we share our personal information, weather the sites or links we visit are secure or not because at the end we are the one’s who can save ourselves from these issues by being cautious and aware about our doings on the social media platform. We should make sure that our content is being shared among our trusted audiences or we in any way are not making wrong use of the platforms. This only will make the growing usage of social media a healthy and trustworthy thing which will eventually help us in growing as a country.

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Mental health during isolation

When the world is fighting with a pandemic there is one more issue that people are fighting with silently that is poor mental health.
As people around the world self-isolate factors such as anxiety, lack of social interactions and economic stressors can lead to mental health challenges.
However, some have also got this time of self-isolation to sit back and relax or have a sigh of relief as on the contrary many also claim to have an improved mental health during lockdown.
So here’s some of the tips upon how people are holding up and what has helped the stay positive- Mindfulness comes in many forms: meditation, self-affirmations, breathing techniques and writing in a diary, to name a few. Many have found these practices helpful in shaping a more positive mindset. One of the most popular suggestions was to practise gratitude, focusing on the small, pleasant moments each day brings, as well as larger things like family and community.

It’s well known that physical health and mental health go hand-in-hand. Several people reminded others to eat more healthily than usual, while many derived energy and pleasure from daily exercise despite space or equipment limitations. Thus, by staying fit and healthy.
For some, calming and creative activities like reading, cooking and gardening are helpful distractions. Many have also found comfort in connecting with and supporting others, especially loved ones. So these active distractions are helping big time in coping up with the
mental health.

Thankfully there are many organisations who are taking different steps to release the stress of their employees by engaging them in video conferencing, online meditation and many companies are also practising virtual coffee and lunch.
At last you should listen to your body. Many people suggested ignoring external opinions about how productive we should be right now in favour of finding your own rhythm.


By- Shreysii Bhattacharya AND Himanshi Verma

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The Driver of Digital Transformation: Covid-19

Since the unleashing of Covid-19 as a Pandemic, it has quickly got hold of almost every community on the Planet Earth leading to health and economic crisis.
This disruption caused due to the pandemic has already experienced a huge shift in Digital Transformation in last 2-3 months as compared to past 2 Decades.
Various businesses are evolving and innovating which are driven by new mindsets and change in behaviours the society is trying to adopt due to the current scenario.
Businesses like telecom, Internet and Healthcare are evolving although other businesses are struggling to cope up due to the widespread of this deadly infection.
The new adopted solutions such as Video Conferencing, Media sharing over interne, defined official meetings and daily routine activities are here to stay even after the crisis is sorted.
Days are gone when “Let’s catch up in person” was a thing. This has drastically changed into “Let’s meet over digital media platforms, its quick and easy.”
Seeing the newly advanced mindsets, a new world with a wider vision is possibly visible.

In the current situation it can be seen that in this newly formed ‘Digital World’, people will pay more for internet services rather than paying extra for new cars or any other thing as Internet service is becoming an essential part of Human survival just like Air, water, food or shelter. This is possibly visible in current the situation.
In a gist, the world will not remain the same as the pandemic will have long lasting effects and will influence the mindsets and behaviour of people. So the requirement of Digital technology and its worldwide acceptance is accelerating Digital Transformation.

Deepankar Dixit,
Author

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