Indian tech company Infosys is going to close its office in Russia. A new report has emerged indicating that the tech giant is looking for replacement roles for its employees who work at its office in Moscow.
a report good The BBC by British publication cited some sources claiming to be aware of the move. Apparently the company was under pressure to shut down its operations. The pressure also mounted after Britain’s Chancellor Rishi Sunak was criticized for profiting from the company’s operations in Russia. Sunak is the son-in-law of the company’s founder NR Narayana Murthy. Murthy’s daughter and Sunak’s wife Akshata Murthy have shares in Infosys.
According to the report, a leader of the Labor Party in the UK asked the chancellor to explain whether his family was benefiting from the firm’s operations in Russia. Responding to the allegations, Sunak claimed it was “very disturbing”. He even compared his situation to that felt by Will Smith at the Oscars when comedian Chris Rock mocked his wife, who lost her hair due to a medical condition.
Many tech companies began to withdraw their businesses from Russia within the first few weeks of the war. Apple was one of the first companies to stop selling its products in the country. Google has also limited some of its services to limit access to critical personal data that could help Russian forces. SpaceX also assigned some of its satellites to provide internet connectivity. Meta has also provided some additional privacy features to Facebook users in both areas.
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