A digitally connected India will bring ‘tremendous power’ in the hands of citizens by connecting them to the rest of the world, Ratan Tata said on Friday, lauding the government's 'Digital India' programme. "I'm delighted that the Prime Minister has decided to give so much preference and priority to the fact that India will be a digitised nation," Tata said in Mumbai at the launch of an initiative to deepen Internet usage among rural women. Tata Trusts, chaired by Ratan ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago
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Surinder Kapur’s relentless pursuit of quality made Kapur a highly efficient manufacturer of automobile components, notes Bhupesh Bhandari. Image: Surinder Kapur was the biggest proponent of Japanese manufacturing practices in India Surinder Kapur died on June 30 in Munich after being ill for about a fortnight. He had sizeable business interests in Germany and had set up home in Munich. In the last few years, he would spend more and more of his time there. He was ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago
The HC had earlier refused to grant relief to Nestle by rejecting its plea for stay of the impugned orders of the food regulator banning nine variants of Maggi noodles. The Bombay High Court today allowed Nestle India to export Maggi noodles after Food Safety and Standards Authority of India said it had no objection to the company selling the product abroad though it stood by its decision to ban nine variants of the food snack in the country for being hazardous to public health. "Why blame us.Rediff.com, 4 days ago
'I was screaming at the top of my voice when my name was announced because I couldn’t believe it,' Manik Paul tells Rajul Hegde. Kolkata boy Manik Paul, 23, has been declared the winner of the sixth season of India’s Got Talent in a grand finale on Saturday. He is best known for his breathtaking aerial acts on the show. A gymnast, Paul beat five finalists -- shadow-artist Prahlad Acharya, Punjabi singers Harmanpreet Kaur and Parry G, Thane-based dance group XIX, Beat Breakers ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
Strong macroeconomic fundamentals offer India a ‘reasonable degree of resilience’ to fight uncertainties, but poor asset quality of banks and managing expectations are key challenges for regulators and the government, says the Financial Stability Report. "There has been a significant improvement in the macroeconomic environment, and going forward, economic performance is expected to be better," the six-monthly FSR released by the Reserve Bank said on Thursday. However, managing ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Declining inflation ‘should propel’ the Reserve Bank of India to continue with its rate cut to support demand and boost industrial production, Indian industry bodies said on Monday. Industry chamber Confederation of Indian Industry said that the administrative measures taken by the government to rein in inflation provide hope that the rate of price rise would continue to remain range bound and within the specified RBI’s target. "This should propel the RBI to continue with its ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago Why does a rate cut matter? Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Given India’s political scenario, where parties seek votes on the basis of caste and religion, the issue of using mother tongue in schools is more of a political vendetta, says Devanik Saha. In 2009, the Right to Education Act was enacted which made education a fundamental right of every child between the ages of 6 and 14. It specifies several norms and practices to be followed by government as well as private schools. The act was formulated and implemented by a 14-member committee set up ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Honeywell India debuted its first-of-its-kind study to rate buildings across the country on their ‘smartness’. While airports and hotels are among the smartest buildings, educational institutes and residential properties scored the lowest. Alex Ismail, global president and chief executive officer of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions, and Anant Maheshwari, president, Honeywell India, talk to Business Standard about the opportunities the smart cities initiative provides.Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Highlighting India’s growth story, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said it is imperative to maintain high growth rates. "China maintained over nine per cent growth rate for almost three decades. We have to learn how to maintain a high growth rate for a reasonable amount of time and establish a strong manufacturing sector," said Jaitley said speaking on ‘India’s Economic Future’ at an event held at Stanford University on Tuesday. "Sustaining the high growth rate for a ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Should Mahendra Singh Dhoni step down as India’s ODI captain following the series loss to Bangladesh? Harish Kotian/Rediff.com asks former selectors for their views. India's ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images The fall-out of India’s first ever ODI series loss to Bangladesh could prove costly for several members of the team. In fact, it didn’t take long for some of the game's aficionados in the country to point fingers at captain Mahendra ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago Captaincy approach of every individual is different: Dhoni Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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