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Car sales slump: Buyers’ sentiment should get a boost, says Maruti chairman RC Bhargava

Bhargava asserted that the petrol variants of Brezza and Ertiga — the two best-selling diesel models — will be launched. “Customers need not worry about spare parts for their cars. We have also announced a five-year warranty on diesel cars to give t

Industry News

Talent crunch: 2.5 lakh high-end tech jobs up for grabs, but skilled candidates short in supply

According to a 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF) report titled ‘The Future of Jobs 2018’, the fourth industrial revolution will make 75 million jobs obsolete by the year 2022 but will also create 133 million new jobs — a net gain of 58 million.

Jobs and Education News

PSU banks to crack the whip, to review farm credit to stop diversion

As per the latest NITI Aayog calculations being cited for this purpose, crop loan disbursement to states far exceeded their cost of production in FY18, clearly suggesting a massive diversion towards other consumption purposes.

Banking & Finance News

Tata Sons will not be bogged down by slowdown: N Chandrasekaran

It’s hard to put a number at this point, we will invest whatever is necessary. As a keen follower of technology, how are you reading the evolution of fintech?

Industry News

Are live classes killing offline coaching business?

Offline players must realign their coaching models to meet needs to new learners.

Education News

Advantages of being a multilingual

Giving equal importance to both English and Hindi.

Education News

Data analysts, AI specialists highly in demand

We are witnessing demand for specialised job roles, such as AI specialists and data analysts. These are new roles, not an advanced version of a pre-existing jobs, a trend similar to how the role of a shop-floor foreman was introduced two centuries ago dur

Education News

Azent: Disrupting the overseas education advisory sector

The startup has 1200 universities across US, UK Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Ireland and Singapore on its portfolio to help students pick the best fit.

Industry News

Startup boosters: FinBlue to mentor fintech startups

The Centre of Excellence at STPI Chennai, named FinBlue, will be an incubation facility for fintech startups.

Industry News

How Port Community System, an e-commerce portal, is changing India’s maritime infrastructure

PCSIx, a cloud-based new generation system, brings together the different stakeholders of the maritime sector on a single platform.

Infrastructure News

Mutual Fund Investment: Six steps to shortlist the right mutual fund

Understanding the merits of investing in mutual funds is one side of the story. What is more important is to ensure that you find the right fund.

Money News

Stock markets: Don’t let slowdown talk scare you away from equities

It is important not to panic and pull out your invest-ments, especially if they are trading at a low price. Slowdown is a good time to revisit your portfolio and diversify your investments.

Money News

Motherson Sumi rating | Buy — Interest, tax expenses took toll on PAT

We believe SMP has undertaken various measures to improve productivity, cost synergies and reduce wastage.

Markets News

Indraprastha Gas rating | Add — A strong performance in first quarter

Standalone estimates raised by 1-2%; TP revised to `340 from `330; ‘Add’ retained.

Markets News

Jindal Steel rating | Buy — Impressive Q1 result for the company

We believe JSPL is better placed than peers in a challenging price environment owing to its imminent production ramp-up and product mix improvement.

Markets News

Tech Bytes

Wipro has developed multiple solutions such as large-scale simulators for autonomous systems, including a grounds-up autonomous vehicle built on a Wipro IP platform capable of perceiving and navigating through state-of-the-art cognitive algorithms.

Industry News

Lumiford 2.1 Subwoofer Dock: Good performance for the price

I played some music stored on my mobile phone and HD sound was delivered through its handset engineered with two full range 6W speakers in tandem.

Industry News

Now, gram panchayats bite the digital bullet

Common Service Centre SPV has signed an MoU with the ministry of panchayati raj (MoPR) to convert all gram panchayats into ‘digital panchayats’.

India News

Ubon, Riversong headphones: Super sound at right price

Rock, Jazz, Country and Deep Bass. It has coverage area of 10 metres, frequency range of 2.402–2.480 GHz, there’s a 500mAh battery that supports 10 hours of talk/play time, and three hours of charge time.

Industry News

Galaxy Note10 gives Samsung a solid edge in premium segment

Our go-to-market is actually again deeply rooted in how we make it easier for the consumer to select, choose, buy—it’s the entire spectrum that we look at.

Industry News

Maruti Suzuki XL6: When an MPV meets an SUV

The XL6 builds on Ertiga’s utility, and adds premiumness to it. Unlike Ertiga’s seven seats, the XL6—‘XL’ stands for exclusive, and ‘6’ stands for a six-seater vehicle—has six seats.

Industry News

In The News: Mullen Lintas wins creative mandate for Saffola

He will report to Simi Sabhaney, CEO, Dentsu India. In the past, Malhotra has worked with agencies such as Bates CHI & Partners and Ogilvy.

Industry News

Reebok, Sprite, Cars24: How ads are doing on screen

People are seen going about their lives while a doctor is able to monitor them remotely. Although the ad evokes curiosity, it does not address people’s fear of inserting a device into the body or reveal how the ‘breakthrough’ technology works.

Industry News

Entertainment channels going with reality shows, are they playing safe?

Multiple reality shows in the same genre is a trend most GECs are following. Easy fix or strategic programming?

Industry News

Voting rights ushering in a new era of capital raising

Differential voting rights allow for more Silicon Valley inspired investment structuring and negotiations, and could have avoided the debacle of a public Indigo fallout or Mindtree’s hostile takeover.

Opinion News

Angel tax: Not dead, merely deferred

If the intention is to bring relief, then the February 2019 circular should be amended to state that loans and advances in the ordinary course of business should be allowed provided the PAN of the recipient is provided.

Opinion News

Policy on vaping is in contrast to the policy on cigarette

The Centre’s proposed policy on vaping is in contrast to its policy on cigarette/beedi smoking.

Opinion News

CACP’s proposed price-deficiency scheme is a bad idea

If subsidies given to farmers by the states are subsumed, this cost could fall. But, even if the subsidies continue, this amount isn’t very different from what the government would likely incur as the cost of a price-support scheme.

Opinion News

Linking social media to Aadhaar is serious overkill

The government, it is true, doesn’t want to have the detail of everyone’s Aadhaar-linked-social-media accounts. It only wants them in certain cases.

Opinion News

The economic slowdown is structural

Monetary and fiscal policy measures alone cannot do the trick. Sustained growth requires a reforms policy.

Opinion News

Arun Jaitley: The politician who won hearts across all divides

From abiding friendships with many fierce rivals in politics to pals and protégés in court and Cabinet, Jaitley won hearts across all divides.

Opinion News
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