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Vikram Chaudhary

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Reimagining the workforce: ‘Upskilling & reskilling most effective tools to bridge skills gap amongst employees’

The report also brought to light the fact that companies increasingly prefer to offer tuition assistance and support programmes to address this talent-skill gap.

“Upskilling and reskilling are the most effective tools to bridge the skills gap amongst employees,” they noted. (Representative image)

Post-Covid-19: Online degrees gaining traction

Over 40% students are inclined towards online degree courses: Shiksha.com survey report

For non-technical streams like arts, commerce and science, the willingness of students to opt for online degree courses is higher as compared to students from technical streams.

Hospitality students tend to perform well in overall services sector: Noémie Danthine, sustainability director, EHL Group

The hospitality industry is facing a high amount of pent-up demand now that it is safer to travel again, re-gaining its consumers by continuously applying hygiene measures and using advanced technologies.

Noémie Danthine, Sustainability Director, EHL Group

BMW 6 Series GT: In the Gran scheme of things

The 6 Series GT fills the gap between the 5 Series and the 7 Series

Car features you don’t see anymore and those that may stay around for long

While a lot of physical button controls are disappearing from the dashboard with the arrival of bigger touchscreens, in entry-level cars button controls will continue to be offered in the foreseeable future.

SIS reports 9.8% revenue growth in Q1FY22

The demand for private security services increased during the second wave: Rituraj Kishore Sinha, SIS

Skoda enters 100 cities; to launch new sedan

According to FY21 sales data from Siam, sales of sedans/hatchbacks dropped 9.06% in the pandemic year, but those of SUVs/MUVs grew 12.13%.

Skoda Octavia India Launch Live, Skoda Octavia Price in India

Future Workplace: Most people want to work from anywhere

Marching Sheep survey notes 81% want flexibility in terms of location of work

The second highlight of the survey is the expectation around improved work-life balance through systematic and structural changes.

The ‘image’ of the mechanic needs resurrection: Nikunj Sanghi, chairman, ASDC

The ASDC was created because the automotive industry was concerned that students passing out from ITIs and other educational institutions are not industry-ready.

Nikunj Sanghi, President, Automotive Skills Development Council

Instrucko raises $1 million in pre-series A

“The amount raised will be utilised for business expansion across India and the Middle East, with a core focus on providing children between the ages of 3 to 15 access to the most premium content across the world,” the st

“We pride ourselves on creating superior content to improve the learning pedagogy. Our mission is to equip learners with the skills needed to succeed globally. This funding will help us expand, create more content and focus on technology and AI-powered analytics.”

The darkest shade of grey: Tata Motors Dark variants launched

Tata Motors has launched a ‘Dark’ variant in four models. Would you pay a premium of Rs 20,000 to Rs 45,000 for this?

Audi launches three EV variants, aims at 15% electric sales in India by 2025

Audi India has also introduced a buyback policy with the e-tron. “If a customer decides to sell the e-tron after a year, we will give her 60% of the cost of the car, after two years we will give 55% of the cost price back,

Used car platform Spinny raises $108 m in Series D

Round led by Tiger Global; it has raised $230 million since 2017 

Mahindra Bolero Neo: Is it a TUV300 by another name?

At a starting price of Rs 8.48 lakh (ex-showroom), the Mahindra Bolero Neo is a relatively ‘affordable’ SUV, but is it ‘aspirational’?

Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback: One electric car, two avatars

The e-tron will have two specifications: e-tron 50 and e-tron 55, and the aerodynamic e-tron Sportback, with its curvaceous coupe-like rear, will have one specification (55).

TeamLease Edtech report: 40% to 60% learning loss due to Covid-19, say students

More painfully, the survey finds that, it may take three years to repair this gap.

EY Parthenon report: The role of publishing in this decade

Although there is a shift towards the adoption of digital media, print books dominate (90%) the publishing landscape in India

Neeraj Jain, president, API, and MD, Scholastic India, added, “We look forward to witnessing the opportunities that are yet to be seized in the market.”

Changing gears: India’s love for SUVs going strong

Head-to-head, UVs outsell sedans, hatchbacks in Q1FY22

The growing trend towards SUVs has led to the segment selling more than sedans and hatchbacks

Indians bought a Rs 4 crore Lamborghini every 10 days in 2020

The average ticket size of a Lamborghini car in India is Rs 4 crore—buyers spend about 20% over it on customisation and personalisation.

Sharad Agarwal talks about the sales and future of Lamborghini in India

Interview: Santosh Iyer, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India

We speak to Santosh Iyer post the launch of their two new Mercedes-AMG vehicles - the E 53 4Matic+ and E 63 S 4Matic+. The company has been adding more and more vehicles to their AMG portfolio.

Santosh Iyer with the new Mercedes-AMG E 63 S

Logistics companies look towards investing in the power of IoT

About 56% of Indian logistics companies use map-based solutions for shipment monitoring; IoT, automation, EVs and location technology are among APAC logistics industry’s key investment priorities

Logistics: The power of location

Lessons for India from Rajasthan’s skill development initiatives: Ashok Chandna, State Minister, Government of Rajasthan

The MMYKY was launched in 2019 to provide employable skilling to students of second/final year of graduation in government colleges of Rajasthan.

Ashok Chandna, State Minister, Government of Rajasthan

Hero Electric raises Rs 220 crore funding from GII, OAKS

Right now, with petrol prices rising and FAME-2 providing higher subsidies to EVs, Munjal said it’s a golden moment for the EV segment.

Skoda Kushaq – A brave reboot for Skoda India

With the Kushaq, the Czech carmaker aims to carve a niche for itself in the Rs 10-20 lakh SUV space, and not challenge the Koreans.

Skoda Kushaq at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Shiksha report: Thinking beyond IITs; apart from JEE Main, preference for MET, KIITEE

For students in north India, Delhi NCR continues to be the top choice for pursuing engineering.

IIT, engineering

Entrepreneur First: Helping the country start up

Since January 2019, Entrepreneur First has invested in 34 tech start-ups

entrepreneur first
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