Monday, January 25, 2016

Jan 25, 2016 - Delhiites, come Febuary you can pick up your online purchases from nearest metro station

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The story of the ambitious entry plan of American retailer Target into Canada and how it ultimately bombed (bankruptcy protection after $7bn in investment) is something that anyone in (Retail) Operations can learn from. From aggressive targets, to bad software decisions, to a lack of understanding of local nuances, anything that could go wrong went wrong. Also, the human stories of how bad business decisions can affect the lives of thousands of employees is telling - Comment

Retail
Delhiites, come Febuary you can pick up your online purchases from nearest metro station
Delhiites, come Febuary you can  pick up your online purchases from nearest metro station - Daily News & Analysis
- E-commerce companies, in a bid to ensure pick-up convenience, are likely to start delivering select products to metro stations.


Telecom
Telecom sector will need 41.6 lakh skilled workforce by 2022: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Telecom sector  will need 41.6 lakh skilled workforce by 2022: Ravi Shankar Prasad - Daily News Analysis
Telecom sector will need 41.6 lakh skilled workforce by 2022: Ravi Shankar Prasad - Stressing on the need to train people, Prasad said India should develop an architecture whereby it becomes the supplier of skilled workforce everywhere.



Finance
New banks to complement existing banking system, says Kochhar
New banks to complement existing  banking system, says Kochhar - Business Standard
Kochhar said payment banks can complement the existing banking system and ICICI Bank will explore opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships.




Software
How will Zero Distance initiative at Infosys can help clients save $1 bn a year?
How will Zero  Distance initiative at Infosys can help clients save $1 bn a year? - Livemint
The Infosys CEO has for the first time put a number to measure the success of the approach introduced last year



Ecommerce
Amazon's net loss from India business widens to Rs 1,724 crore even as sales jump six-fold in the year ended March 2015
Amazon India’s portal was the most-visited site in the country and also had the fastest-growing shopping app among all ecommerce companies in 2015.


Digital
Fashion discovery app Wooplr ropes in Koovs' Rajesh Kamra to head social commerce; Arvind Sports' Rajiv Mehta as senior advisor
Fashion discovery app Wooplr  ropes in Koovs' Rajesh Kamra to head social commerce; Arvind Sports' Rajiv Mehta as senior advisor - News
The company founded in 2012 pivoted from an offline to online discovery platform to an ecommerce affiliate model in 2015.




HR
Over 80 per cent engineering graduates in India unemployable: Study
Over 80 per cent engineering  graduates in India unemployable: Study - Economic Times
In terms of cities, Delhi continues to produce the highest number of employable engineers followed by Bengaluru and the western parts of the country.



Logistics
Air India to lease out 17000 sq ft of commercial space at erstwhile Mumbai headquarters, will earn an amount of 5 crores per annum on lease amount

The airline has already rented out most of the 4,49,000 sq ft space of the iconic Air India Tower facing the Arabian Sea in the country's financial capital.

 



Construction
Housing finance companies in the slow lane on account of lower disbursement and higher repayment
Housing finance companies in the  slow lane on account of lower disbursement and higher repayment - Livemint
The moderation in the loan book was on account of lower disbursement growth and higher repayment as customers switched to housing loans from banks, which have lowered their lending rates



Marketing
Will enhance marketing strategy to make airports commercially viable : AAI
Will enhance  marketing strategy to make airports commercially viable : AAI - Daily News Analysis
Will enhance marketing strategy to make airports commercially viable: AAI - At the Airport Marketing Conference held recently in Gurgaon, officials and experts chalked out a strategy to make commercial use of airport infrastructure in the country.




Politics
‘War criminal’: How did a ‘fake’ letter about Netaji Bose create so much controversy?
‘War criminal’: How did a  ‘fake’ letter about Netaji Bose create so much controversy?
Amid the 100 files pertaining to Netaji Bose that the centre put up in the public domain on Saturday, the one that stole the show was not even part of the declassified documents.



Sports
Government should not get involved in sports: Abhinav Bindra
Government should not get involved in sports: Abhinav  Bindra
Calling for professionalisation of the sports federations, India's only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra on Sunday said the government should not involve itself in sports.



Entertainment
Oscar boycott has already been effective: Daniel Radcliffe
Oscar boycott has already been effective: Daniel  Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe says the threat of boycotting Oscars is already changing Hollywood.


 
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