A O Smith is expanding the market of its water purifiers to cover 46 cities by the end of 2018. In a span of three years, water purifiers have grown fast, contributing 25 per cent of the company’s sales in India.
With the Supreme Court on Monday upholding the NCLAT decision to approve Binani Cement Ltd’s sale to UltraTech Cement Ltd for Rs 7,900 crore, the latter, which is already the largest cement manufacturer in the country, seems well set to further strengthen its position in the Indian cement market. The NCLAT had last week decided in favour of UltraTech Cement as the winning bidder. While upholding the NCLAT decision, the apex court has dismissed a petition by competing bidder Rajputana Properties Ltd owned by the Dalmia Bharat Group.
With the success of Satya Nadella at Microsoft, Sundar Pichai at Google, Indira Nooyi at Pepsi and others of their ilk, stories of Indian managers making it big overseas is now less surprising news for people back in India.
But, ask the question what makes the Indian professionals such a hit worldwide and one may have to keep waiting for an affirmative answer. Answering the question, while making a worthy attempt to crack the illusive code, is a new book, aptly titled The Made-in-India Manager.
Something is not quite right at the country’s e-com rockstar, Flipkart, after it hit a $16 billion Walmart jackpot in May this year.
If sheer data is anything to go by, over 6,500 employees of Flipkart and its subsidiaries, including Myntra, Jabong, PhonePe and Ekart, are actively job hunting on the country’s top notch career site, Naukri.com. That means, more than 20 per cent of the company’s total employees -- over 30,000 -- are exploring career prospects outside Flipkart.
The US microchip major Intel has set up its latest state-of-the-art design house in Bangalore at an investment of Rs 1,100 crore.
Extending Intel’s R&D presence in India, it will house technologists who work on cutting-edge engineering across hardware and software.
The design facility was inaugurated by Manoj Sinha, minister of state (IC) for communications and minister of state for railways and Bob Swan, CFO and interim CEO of Intel Corporation.
Profitability of public sector banks has been impacted by higher loan loss provisions due to ageing of bad loans, mark-to-market (MTM) provisions and lower contribution from treasury income. While the large PSBs showed sequential improvement in slippages, the performance of banks under the RBI’s Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) remained weak and they continued to report losses for the second quarter ended September 30, 2018.
The Technology hiring landscape globally, and in India, is currently witnessing a huge churn of talent, owing to the advent of digital and automation technologies that are deep and disruptive in nature. As traditional IT roles vanish, companies are betting big on artificial intelligence (AI) and other deep tech areas to further growth. By 2021, approximately 75 per cent of enterprise applications will use AI according, to a report by IDC.
Binny Bansal, who quit as Chairman and Group CEO of Flipkart, has strongly refuted the allegations of “serious personal misconduct” raised against him by an unnamed complainant.
The Bharatiya Janata Party faced a morale set back with its most prominent and active leader, who made an indelible mark both in Karnataka and national politics, suddenly leaving the scene.
ISRO has invited proposals from the international scientific community to carry out novel experiments on its planned Venus mission, scheduled to launch in 2023, the space agency said.
The call presents an opportunity for scientists from foreign space agencies, research laboratories and academic universities to study Venus, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said in a statement.
Venus is often described as the “twin sister” of the Earth because of the similarities in size, mass, density, bulk composition and gravity.