The covid-19 pandemic is certainly the next big thing in the world history and sure to find a place among the miles stones marking mankind’s calendar.
Ushering in a “new normal”, the pandemic has brought into stark relief all the challenges that have beset the 21st century-problems arising of climate change, globalisation, rampant urbanisation, and the scourge of the “divides”.
Shaking the very foundations of the world’s economic and social edifice, it is compelling us to introspect, unlearn what we have lived comfortably with. There is now an understanding that this event could be the reason for yet another historic global shift.,
The Covid-19 phenomenon is no dead-end. No, humanity is just too resilient for that. Humanity knows just what it means to be at a crossroad today.
The IT industry in India has played a critical role in helping it deal with the Covid-19crisis. Had it not been for digital platforms, schools and colleges would not have been able to attend classes and continue with their education.
Digital to the rescue:
People would have been paralysed during lockdowns, unable to make online payments and money transfers securely and order food, medicines and other essentials without stepping out their homes. Most importantly, professionals would not have been able to Work From Home and prevent India’s economy from going into a tailspin. Telecommunication and IT liberalised connectivity and became the lifesaver to many people around the globe.