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AXA Call to Action puts Spotlight on Diversity & Inclusion for 2020 Workforce

Bangalore November 23, 2017: AXA Business Services hosted its second AXA Call to Action event focused on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), a very topical area of focus for all corporates today. The event saw industry experts deliberate on the current practices and emerging aspects of D&I that organisations need to be cognizant of to manage the expectations of the 2020 ...

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What does it mean for the husband when his wife keeps her own surname?

When a woman chooses not to take her husband’s surname after marriage, people perceive her husband as being higher in traits related to femininity and lower in traits related to masculinity. He is also perceived as having less power in the relationship. This is according to a study led by Rachael Robnett of the University of Nevada in the US. ...

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New tool can help job searchers better position themselves in market

With the decline of manufacturing, the U.S. economy has increasingly shifted toward knowledge-based production: industries focused on implementing new ideas surrounding technology, product design, machine learning, and other areas as their source of revenue. In this new economy, it can be challenging to evaluate the skillset of an individual, as combinations of various skills are important. For example, a software ...

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Manushi Chillar Gets Miss World 2017 Crown to India after 17 Years

India’s Manushi Chiller has finally brought India the international glory that was achieved by Aishwarya Rai way back in 1994 and Priyanka Chopra in 2000. Manushi, who represented India emerged the winner after a total of 118 contestants vied for the coveted title. Miss Puerto Rico, Stephanie Del Valle, who won the crown last year, crowwned Ms chiller with 2017 ...

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Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2017 – Declaration of Final Result

The following are the lists, in order of merit of 209 (124+75+10) candidates who have qualified on the basis of the results of the Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2017 conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in February, 2017 and SSB interviews held by the Services Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence for admission to the 144th Course ...

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President Inaugurates 37th India International Trade Fair-2017

IITF 2017

President Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 37th India International Trade Fair (IITF) -2017, on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that IITF is more than just a trade fair or exhibition. Commencing every year on November 14, it is a showcase of India on the global stage. It is also a symbol ...

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2.24 lakh Companies deleted from list by Corporate Ministry

Based on the massive drive undertaken by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Government of India, around 2.24 lakh companies have been struck-off till date for remaining inactive for a period of two (2) years or more. Following the action of striking-off defaulting companies, restrictions have been imposed on operation of their bank accounts in accordance with the law. Further, ...

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Clean Ganga Mission Organises Ek Shaam Ganga Ke Naam

River Ganga has been an unceasing source of livelihood for more than 40 percent of India’s population. It has been unconditionally providing for our needs and has been the very essence of spirituality. In order to acknowledge the river’s importance and celebrate its magnificence, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) organised a cultural evening – “Ek Shaam Ganga ke Naam” ...

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Brand Finance Downgrades India at 8th in Value, down by 1%

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Brand Finance has evaluated the 100 most valuable nation brands of 2017 and placed India as the 8th most valuable nation brand in the world with a value of US$2 trillion, less by 1% year on year attributed to decline in growth for six quarters in a row. David Haigh, CEO of Brand Finance, said, “Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi’s administration ...

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Indian Origin CEO of Spike Unveils New Concorde Supersonic Jet Ahead of NASA

Spike supersonic jet S-512

Reminding the shortest trans-Atlantic Concorde flights in the 1980s, a new supersonic jet that can travel from New York to London in just three hours at 1,354 mph has successfully test-flown on Saturday without any passengers by Spike Aerospace Indian origin CEO Vik Kachoria. The prototype of S-512 Quiet Supersonic Jet can carry 18 passengers and it was test flown unmanned for the ...

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MI-17 V5 Helicopter Accident

An Indian Air Force Mi-17 V5 helicopter crashed at around 0659h on 06 Oct 17 after getting airborne from a helipad North of Tawang. This was the second routine air maintenance sortie of the day for the aircraft at a forward area. The helicopter was carrying supplies to a forward post of the Indian Army in the hilly terrain. The ...

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Turtle Sanctuary to be set up in Allahabad

In order to protect the rich aquatic biodiversity of river Ganga from escalating anthropogenic pressures, development of a Turtle sanctuary in Allahabad along with a River Biodiversity Park at Sangam have been approved under Namami Gange programme. The project at an estimated cost of Rs 1.34 crore would include development of River Biodiversity Park at Sangam (confluence of Ganga, Yamuna ...

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How much is that call worth?

Call centres can be expensive as well as the source of lots of consumer angst. But companies can get more bang for their buck by doing a better job of coordinating marketing decisions that drive customers to call centres with operational ones about handling them once they get there, says a new study from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School ...

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Defence Minister visits Ladakh, J&K

Defence Minister Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman visited the forward locations of Leh, Ladakh and Siachen on Saturday, 30 Sept. to review the security situation in the area. During her visit she was accompanied by The Chief of the Army Staff, The Army Commander, Northern Command and Corps Commander of the Ladakh Corps. The Defence Minister interacted with the soldiers in the ...

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ARPAN Version 3.0 for Defence Security Corps Rolled Out

Defence Security Corps personnel now have a software ‘ARPAN’ which shall ease personal documentation and all issues related to their progression as the software has been rolled out for faster access and retrieval of information, especially the pension. The ARPAN software consisting of seven modules facilitates end to end human resource, financial management of Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks ...

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MRP Plus GST Display Allowed till December

The government has allowed the manufacturers or packers or importers of pre-packaged commodities to declare the revised retail sale price (MRP) in addition to the existing retail sale price (MRP) for three more months from October 1 to December 31, 2017. Earlier, it was allowed for three months from 1st July 2017 to 30th September, 2017. The government said the ...

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President’s Durga Puja Greetings

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind in his message on the eve of Durga Puja has said:- “On the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja, I extend greetings to my fellow citizens and wish them happiness and prosperity. The festival celebrates the triumph of virtue and destruction of evil. Durga Puja is also a festival that cherishes the love ...

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Meet Bilal Dar, the Boy Behind Plastic-free Dal lake

In his “Mann ki Baat” Prime Minister Narendra Modi focused on a boy named Bilal Dar who drew the attention of many for his self-less service to keep the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar free from plastic waste. He is now made the brand ambassador of Srinagar Municipal Corporation. “We can see in “Swachhata Hi Sewa” movement as to how ...

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Japan Provides $76 Million Loan for Alang-Sosiya Shipyards’ Upgradation

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India has signed $ 76 Million loan deal with Japan International Cooperation Limited (JICA) to upgrade Alang-Sosiya Shipyards to upgrade the environment management plan at the recycling yards. The total cost of the project will be $ 111 million, out of which $76 million will be provided as soft loan from JICA. Out of the remaining amount, $25 million as ...

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Building a new India: Pledge to Double Farmers Income by 2022

In order to improve the economic condition of the farmers, Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has set up an ambitious target in front of the nation. The goal is to double the income of the farmers by 2022. It has been for the first time, a Prime Minister has put such a target in front of the compatriots for the ...

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2-day ‘North East Calling’ Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow

Union Minister of State PMO Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the “North East Calling” festival on Saturday in New Delhi under the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), which has declared 2017 as ‘Destination North East series’. The festival is to promote the art, culture, heritage, cuisine, handicrafts, business and tourism of North East India. To be held at ...

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New Rules While Flying Unveiled, No Fly List Next

India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation has unveiled rules to tackle air flight passengers on-board who are disruptive and unruly, making it easy for a unique first ever in the world ‘No Fly List’ to be promulgated soon. Unveiling the rules, Minister for Civil Aviation P Ashok Gajapathi Raju said the new rules will allow for the preparation of a national, ...

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First batch of 1000 E-rickshaws ‘SmartE’ flagged off in Gurugram Today

‘SmartE’ will provide last mile transport connectivity to Metro commuters. Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation flagged off a fleet of first batch of 1000 E-rickshaws from Huda City Centre metro station in Gurugram today. Speaking on this occasion Shri Gadkari said that the E-rickshaw fleet will not ...

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Tracking down the whale-shark highway

Did you know that August 30 is International Whale Shark Day? Whale sharks are the largest fishes on Earth, growing up to 18 meters (60 feet) long, but they feed mostly on tiny drifting animals such as copepods and, occasionally, small fish such as anchovies. To satisfy their immense appetites, whale sharks travel long distances to find dense swarms of ...

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Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi gives National Level Awards to Anganwadi Workers

Massive programme of training AWWs to impart pre-school education being taken up: WCD Minister The Minister of Women & Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi gave away National Level Awards to anganwadi workers to recognize their exemplary voluntary service in the field of child development and related areas under the ICDS Scheme, at New Delhi today. The Awards for the ...

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Modi Assails Bargaining Style of India

In his ‘Mann Ki Baath’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed the countrymen not to bargain too much with autodrvers and vegetable vendors when they could spend huge amounts on their restaurant bills without a second thought. Taking cue from a phone call from one Aparna from Pune who complained about her friend repeatedly bargaining over small amounts with auto drivers, ...

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