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Data Science has paved its way into various areas. Here are the recent developments in the field of Data Science and Analytics that have taken place over the past week. 

Role of Data Science in fighting COVID-19

None of us would have expected to live through a global pandemic, but due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we are experiencing overwhelming amounts of calamities. Today, we are living through the digital age, and technology is helping us in unimaginable ways, compared to the past. We can process data in a much faster manner than before. With the excess amount of data available today, and the number of tools that Data Science provides us with, we can provide insights and analysis way quicker than ever before. Health monitoring has become easier. All the information required is available on various tracking apps set up in different countries. Various countries in Europe have jointly come out with PEPP-PT, an app for contact tracing. In India, the Aarogya Setu app is gaining much popularity.

Also Read: Global AI Initiatives to fight COVID-19

Top Data Science Salaries in India- June 2020

Data Science has gained attention and companies are working on volumes of data collected from websites, mobile apps, social media, and other sources. Businesses seek data analytical skills because they want to derive meaningful insights from the available data. Here is where Data Scientists come into the picture. They can extract meaningful data and insights that will help businesses stay ahead of the competition. Data Science is continuously changing and advancements are expected to take place in the coming years. Companies are actively looking for professionals who can work towards driving efficiency. According to Glassdoor, the average salary in India is close to INR. 10,25,512. 

Also Read: Data Scientist Salary in India

Stellenbosch University opens African data science academy

Stellenbosch University (SU) has established the African Data Science Academy (ADSA), to facilitate human capacity-building in Data Science. This academy is said to develop and present courses offered by SU’s School for Data Science and Computational Thinking. It will also facilitate courses for industry and academic partners. 

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