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KEEPING YOUR WORKFORCE SAFE

Sterling RISQ has proactively taken steps to review product offerings to ensure that it is enabling its clients can get their candidates screened efficiently and quickly. Considering the COVID-19 environment, where movements are restricted, Sterling RISQ is enabling digital address verification in India to reduce turnaround times, increase efficiency, and improve the overall experience. The […]


More delays on Data Protection Bill as panel reopens debate

India’s Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 is proposing changes, including expanding the scope of the Data Protection Authority to cover personal as well as non-personal data. The Bill seeks to regulate the use of individual data by the government and private companies and a Data Protection Authority has been envisaged […]


Facial Recognition Plans for Millions of Indian Examination Candidates

Millions of examination candidates a year will be subject to biometric verification to take common exams administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA) such as the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) for attending certain college courses. The screening is intended to detect impersonation and would require iris and fingerprint […]


STARTUPS AND STRATEGY FOR POST-FUNDING LEADERSHIP HIRING

While background screening does not guarantee business success, it does empower startups to have confidence in the integrity of the right candidate, which could mean the difference in becoming a unicorn. In a joint report by NASSCOM and Zinnov, India is expected to have at least 12 more unicorns in 2021. Surviving and growing in […]


FILM PRODUCER SWAPNA PATKAR ARRESTED OVER ‘FAKE’ PHD DEGREE

India film producer Swapna Patkar was arrested on cheating and forgery charges for allegedly obtaining a fake PhD degree in clinical physiology and using it to get a job in a hospital. Patkar is best known for producing Marathi film “Balkadu”, a biopic of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, which was released in 2015. She […]


NEARLY 28 PERCENT OF JOB APPLICANTS SUBMIT FAKE DEGREES, SAYS ANNUAL TREND REPORT 2020

Two stories of fake degree rackets that discovered almost 40,000 fake degrees and certificates had been issued through schools, colleges, and universities in India came to light in 2021, reinforcing the importance of education verification as part of the hiring process. A few trends in education frauds in India for 2018, 2019, and 2020 have […]


UGC HAS KEPT A LIST OF FAKE UNIVERSITIES FOR 25 YEARS. WHY DOESN’T IT ACT AGAINST THEM?

No Indian university can grant a degree without the regulator’s approval. Yet several unauthorized universities have been doing so for decades despite being on the UGC’s radar. On October 7, 2020, the University Grants Commission issued a list of 24 fake universities. How are university staff responding to fake degree allegations?

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PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION BILL-STATUS OF THE LEGISLATION AND DATA REGULATION REGIME IN INDIA

It’s been a year since the Indian Government introduced the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 in Parliament, however, there is still confusion as to the enactment and implementation of the final version of the legislation. The Indian rules surrounding data protection are still a legal quagmire and the law seems to be still stuck in […]


MANAV BHARTI UNIVERSITY SCAM: 36,000 FAKE DEGREES DETECTED… JUST THE TIP OF ICEBERG

The fake degree controversy of Manav Bharti University (MBU) in Solan is turning into one of the biggest scams, following the detection of 36,000 fake degrees from 14 of the 55 hard disks scanned to date. Officials say it is the largest money laundering case of any educational institution in the country.

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3 IN 4 INDIAN PROFESSIONALS WILL ACTIVELY LOOK FOR A NEW JOB IN 2021: LINKEDIN

More than 3 in 4 professionals will consider changing jobs or actively look for a new role in the next 12 months, says LinkedIn’s new Job Seeker research. India remains resilient towards career growth as 2 in 3 (64%) professionals say they are confident about their future progression, while 2 in 5 think attending networking […]




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