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India's demographics are mind-boggling: By 2020, it will have 900 million people of working age, and the average age of its citizens will fall to 29. This army of workers -- tens of millions of young people enter the workforce each year -- could be the key that finally unlocks India's vast potential. Millions will be lifted out of poverty if they're able to find good jobs. But unless India makes big improvements in how it educates and trains students, this demographic boom could instead saddle the country with another generation of unskilled workers destined to languish in low-paying jobs. The education problem starts early. Pupils in India are expected to perform two-digit subtraction by the age of seven, but only 50% are able to correctly count up to 100. Only 30% of the same students are able to read a text designed for five-year-olds, according to education foundation Pratham. Full story here


Entertainment
Adnan Sami defends Fardeen Khan against body-shaming trolls on Twitter
Adnan Sami defends Fardeen Khan against body-shaming  trolls on Twitter
Adnan Sami came to Fardeen Khan's defence and asked people not to judge anyone by their physique.


Entertainment
Priyanka Chopra wants to be James Bond
Priyanka Chopra wants to be James Bond
Priyanka Chopra, whose name was being thrown around as one of the candidates for the role of Bond girl, says she rather wants to play James Bond.


Entertainment
Paa liked my performance in Sarbjit: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Paa liked my performance in Sarbjit:  Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is happy with the way her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan reacted to her performance in "Sarbjit".


Entertainment
Rajinikanth is a gem of a person, very inspiring: Radhika Apte
Rajinikanth is a gem of a person, very inspiring: Radhika  Apte
In conversation with the IndianExpress.com during a press conference of Phobia in Delhi, Radhika talks about her upcoming film Phobia, her experience of working with Rajnikanth and winning the best actress award for Madly.


Entertainment
I felt violated while shooting in a langot in Sultan: Salman Khan
I felt violated while shooting in a langot in  Sultan: Salman Khan
Salman Khan, who is known for his shirtless avatars, admitted to feeling violated while walking out in a langot on the sets of Sultan.


Entertainment
The worst way to discover Shakespeare is by reading: Sir Ian McKellen
The worst way to discover Shakespeare is by reading: Sir Ian  McKellen
Kicking off his global tour to present ‘Shakespeare Lives on Film’, legendary British actor Sir Ian McKellen talks about learning to act, his conflicts as a gay actor and why the Bard is a very modern writer


Sports
What a shot! 30 amazing sports photos
What a shot! 30 amazing  sports photos
Take a look at 30 amazing sports photos from May 17 through May 23.


Sports
Ashish Nehra to undergo knee surgery in London
Ashish Nehra to undergo knee surgery in London
Ashish Nehra, who played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2016, was ruled out of the tournament due to the injury.


Sports
Cristiano Ronaldo declares himself fit for UEFA Champions League final
Cristiano Ronaldo declares himself fit for UEFA Champions League  final
Cristiano Ronaldo had limped out of training for three sessions in a row on Tuesday after a clash with goalkeeper Kiko Casilla.


Sports
Rio 2016 Olympics medal winners to be considered for Khel Ratna, Arjuna
Rio 2016 Olympics medal winners to be considered for  Khel Ratna, Arjuna
Sports Ministry said the decision has been taken so that athletes need not wait for a year after their medal-winning performances at the Olympics.



Retail
Amazon Tatkal to help SMBs sell products online
Amazon Tatkal to help SMBs sell  products online - Business Standard
It is a specially designed studio-on-wheels, offering launch services such as registration, imaging and cataloguing , and basic seller training mechanisms

Retail
Bread's got cancer? Food safety standards need to be upgraded and expanded on a war footing
Bread's got cancer? Food safety  standards need to be upgraded and expanded on a war footing - Times of India (blog)
In yet another case that casts serious doubts about our food safety standards, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has found high levels of potassium bromate – identified as a possible carcinogen by WHO...

Retail
Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved may set up manufacturing facility near Delhi
Baba Ramdev's  Patanjali Ayurved may set up manufacturing facility near Delhi - Economic Times
The company is in discussion with the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) to buy a 200-acre plot for around Rs 320 crore, said people in the know.

Retail
Govt to soon decide on Apple's single brand retail proposal
Govt to soon decide on Apple's  single brand retail proposal - Economic Times
The company has sought exemption from the local sourcing norms as it makes state-of-the-art and cutting edge technology products for which local sourcing is not possible.


Politics
BJP-mukt Bharat? With insecure Sonia and Rahul, Congress needs to be Gandhi-mukt first
BJP-mukt Bharat? With insecure Sonia and Rahul,  Congress needs to be Gandhi-mukt first
As Congress suffers setback after setback, senior leaders compete with each other to heroically shoulder the blame while some accuse the rising sun, falling rain and even crashing waves for conspiring against them.


Politics
Ten things Pinarayi Vijayan must do to turn Kerala into a truly ‘God’s own country’
Ten things Pinarayi Vijayan must do to turn Kerala  into a truly ‘God’s own country’
What Pinarayi Vijayan must do to turn Kerala into a truly ‘God’s own country’


Politics
Sarbananda Sonowal sworn-in as Assam chief minister in grand ceremony
Sarbananda Sonowal sworn-in as Assam chief  minister in grand ceremony
Sarbananda Sonowal was on Tuesday sworn-in as the first BJP chief minister of Assam at a gala event here attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his senior cabinet colleagues and tens of thousands of BJP supporters.


Politics
Will the Bombay High Court Order a CBI Probe Into How the Ambanis Acquired Land For Antilia?
Will the  Bombay High Court Order a CBI Probe Into How the Ambanis Acquired Land For Antilia?
The contest over the claim to the land on which Antilia stands has been ongoing since 2005, but neither the state nor the court has ordered any action.



Telecom
The Do Not Call List Used to Be Magical. Now Robocalls Are Out of Control. What Happened?
The Do Not Call List Used to Be  Magical. Now Robocalls Are Out of Control. What Happened? - Slate Magazine
Once upon a time, way back in 2003, the federal government set up a list where Americans could register their phone numbers, and telemarketers could no ...


Telecom
Android, Anna, BITS and Bengaluru reign in India's app development landscape
Android, Anna,  BITS and Bengaluru reign in India's app development landscape - Livemint
Report says 60% of India’s overall fresher and mid-level app developer talent is based in Bengaluru and NCR


Telecom
Apple to set up Maps development center in India as part of region-wide expansion plans
Apple to set up Maps  development center in India as part of region-wide expansion plans - Mobile Business Insights (blog)
A new development center focused on the Apple Maps app is slated to open in Hyderabad, India, according to the company's CEO.


Telecom
Apple Said to Hit Setback in Push to Open Stores in India
Apple Said to Hit Setback in  Push to Open Stores in India - Bloomberg
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook went to India last week to push his bestselling iPhones. The trip may not have paid off.



Franchise
Franchisee Journey: From financially unstable self-employed artists to Wine & Design franchisees
Franchisee Journey: From  financially unstable self-employed artists to Wine & Design franchisees - Entrepreneur
Marianne and Craig Burt, seasoned fine artists who had faced financial ruin, are now thriving, having opened their second 'paint and sip' franchise in North Carolina.


Franchise
Top 5 preschool franchises in India with the best ROI
Top 5 preschool franchises in  India with the best ROI - Franchise Advice
preschool franchise is one of the most profitable businesses and has a lot of scope in India, It is probably the best investment option.



Software
How Tim Cook plans to bring Apple products at your neighbourhood stores?
How Tim Cook  plans to bring Apple products at your neighbourhood stores? - Economic Times
The strategy is aimed at expanding availability of these Apple products, which are currently sold through exclusive stores and large, high-street electronic retail chains.


Software
Infosys bags 5-year outsourcing deal to run German bank Commerzbank's IT operations
Infosys bags 5-year outsourcing  deal to run German bank Commerzbank's IT operations - News
The IT major will streamline the investment bank's IT architecture and consolidate its systems and applications to service clients better.


Software
DataWind pips Samsung, Lenovo to become top tablet player in India
DataWind pips Samsung, Lenovo  to become top tablet player in India
The Indian tablet market in Q1 2016 remained flat over previous quarter with total shipments of 0.86 million units (including slate and detachable form factors), the research firm said.


Software
Indian tablet market grows 1.3% YoY in Q1 2016, says IDC
Indian tablet market grows 1.3%  YoY in Q1 2016, says IDC
Datawind led the market with 27.6 per cent share, followed by Samsung (15.2 per cent), Lenovo (13.6 per cent), Micromax (11.3 per cent) and iBall (8.7 per cent).



Construction
Greater Hyderabad civic body's plan to go paperless faces IT glitch
Greater  Hyderabad civic body's plan to go paperless faces IT glitch - ET Realty
According to officials from the GHMC, residents who paid their property tax in April, were eligible for a five per cent tax rebate, in view of the 'ea..


Construction
1.6 lakh suggestions received by Vadodara civic body for Smart City Project
1.6 lakh  suggestions received by Vadodara civic body for Smart City Project - ET Realty
Municipal commissioner H S Patel said that the Smart City proposal prepared by the civic body for submission to the Center will also be put up on the ..


Construction
Jharkhand govt to purchase 441 acre land for Ranchi smart city
Jharkhand govt to purchase 441  acre land for Ranchi smart city - ET Realty
Ranchi scored a below 50% score (44.04%) in the contest for smart cities organized by the union ministry and placed in the list of cities to be develo..


Construction
Redevelopment projects will bolster Orderbook by Rs 20,000-30,000 crore: Anoop K Mittal, NBCC
Redevelopment projects will  bolster Orderbook by Rs 20,000-30,000 crore: Anoop K Mittal, NBCC - ET Realty
Anoop K Mittal, CMD, NBCC, said that the future for NBCC is in redevelopment and presently they are enjoying the status that no one has in that segmen..



Digital
Capital is the last thing which is needed to ward off Amazon: Flipkart CEO Binny Bansal
Capital is the  last thing which is needed to ward off Amazon: Flipkart CEO Binny Bansal - News
"As a market, it's huge and there's a lot of room for innovation. I think it's a narrow view to look at this as merely a competition with Amazon or any other player who is coming in with money."


Digital
Government will not ease sourcing norm for Apple in India
Government will not ease  sourcing norm for Apple in India
Apple can set up single-brand retail stores in India but it will have to meet the 30% local content sourcing requirement, they said.


Digital
Snapdeal chief product officer Anand Chandrasekaran quits to launch own startup
Snapdeal chief  product officer Anand Chandrasekaran quits to launch own startup - Businessinsider India
At a time when Indian startups are seeing several major senior-level exits and shakeouts, it's Snapdeal's Chief Product Office Anand Chandrasekaran this time.


Digital
Baba Ramdev's Patanjali to now take on online healthcare startups
Baba Ramdev's  Patanjali to now take on online healthcare startups
Patanjali, Ramdev's Haridwar-based company, is lining up an online platform (chikitsalaya) for ayurvedic consultation and treatment.



Finance
Modi government's fix for banking: Cut number of public banks from 27 now to 6
Modi  government's fix for banking: Cut number of public banks from 27 now to 6 - Economic Times
Rai, appointed this year to run the new Banks Board Bureau, says govt stood ready to inject fresh funds beyond the $3.7 billion earmarked.


Finance
India Inc bats for Raghuram Rajan's second innings at Reserve Bank
India Inc bats  for Raghuram Rajan's second innings at Reserve Bank - Business Standard
Many corporate leaders have come out in support of RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan getting a second term in office because of his performance


Finance
Why lowering interest rates will not work for Indian economy
Why lowering interest rates  will not work for Indian economy - Business Standard
Government has been working hard to fasten the GDP growth and aspiring to take it to the double-digit mark from the current 7.5 per cent.


Finance
RBI may have to go back to diaspora if stress on rupee persists
RBI may have to go back to  diaspora if stress on rupee persists - Economic Times
A stronger dollar (buoyed by the possibility of an early Fed rate hike) could add to the pressure on the rupee and force RBI to sell a slice of it.




Ecommerce
Anand Chandrasekaran resigns as the chief product officer at Snapdeal, a year after joining the e-commerce major
The company declined to provide details on who will be heading the position on his behalf.

Ecommerce
TVS Automobiles acquires a majority stake in automobiles accessories portal Jazzmyride.com; seeks to establish a foothold in the e-commerce sector
TVS Automobiles acquires a  majority stake in automobiles accessories portal Jazzmyride.com; seeks to establish a foothold in the e-commerce sector - VCCircle
TVS Automobiles Solutions Ltd has acquired a majority stake in automobiles accessories portal Jazzmyride.com, as the operator of the multi-brand car servicing

Ecommerce
IIM-A asks Flipkart to guarrantee jobs of recruits, says Rs 1.5 lakh compensation for late joining unaccepatable
IIM-A asks Flipkart to  guarrantee jobs of recruits, says Rs 1.5 lakh compensation for late joining unaccepatable - Economic Times
The email, a copy of which ET has, suggested that the delay should be shortened and said the compensation of Rs 1.5 lakh offered by Flipkart was “utterly unacceptable.”

Ecommerce
Company is looking to expand offline by offering on-ground support for real estate transactions: Housing.com CEO Jason Kothari
Housing.com chief executive Jason Kothari says the company is looking to expand offline by offering on-ground support for real estate transactions


HR
In Charlotte, Healthcare Jobs May Be Pathway Out of Poverty
Access to middle-income jobs within the healthcare industry could turn the tide for residents among the nearly 25 percent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents living in poverty. Last year, a Harvard study ranked the region last for economic mobility.

 


HR
Rise in Factory Automation Driving the Industrial Robotics Market in APAC Through 2020, Says Technavio

According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the industrial robotics market in APAC is expected to grow at a CAGR of almost 9% during the forecast period.

 


HR
Women in India earn nearly 19% less than men: Report
Women in India earn nearly 19%  less than men: Report - Financial Express
According to Korn Ferry Hay Group, women globally earn 17.6 per cent less than men and the figure for India stands higher at 18.8 per cent.


HR
Nokia could cut 10000-15000 jobs worldwide: Finnish union
Nokia could cut 10000-15000  jobs worldwide: Finnish union - Times of India
Telecom network equipment maker Nokia is likely to cut 10,000 to 15,000 jobs globally as part of a cost-cutting programme following its acquisition of Franco-American rival Alcatel-Lucent, a Finnish union representative said. Nokia targets to slash $1 billion of operating costs by 2018.



Logistics
Japan willing to fund two more road projects in northeast India, has pledged Rs 67.1 billion to improve roads in India overall

Japan is keen to fund two more road projects in India’s northeast, a priority area for the Narendra Modi government both in terms of domestic politics and strategic reasons.

 


Logistics
Ban on diesel vehicles to help consolidate Maruti’s market position
Ban on diesel  vehicles to help consolidate Maruti’s market position - Economic Times
Maruti enjoys 60% market share in the petrol vehicles as against 28% in diesel sales volumes. The petrol passenger car has been the companys forte.


Logistics
Air ambulance crash lands in Delhi's Najafgarh after an engine failure, all escape unhurt
Air ambulance crash lands in  Delhi's Najafgarh after an engine failure, all escape unhurt - The Indian Express
The small plane that crashed reportedly suffered an engine failure following which it made an attempt to land in Najafgarh area.


Logistics
Challenge for Indian airlines as ATF increasing prices
Challenge for Indian airlines  as ATF increasing prices - Catch News
Will rising ATF prices cut into the costs of Indian airlines or will they be able to weather the storm?



Marketing
What Do CMOs Want In An Agency Partner? : Report
What Do CMOs Want In An Agency  Partner? : Report - CMO
Even with expected increases in digital marketing budgets, mounting evidence shows a deterioration in the relationships between marketing agencies and clients.


Marketing
How Indian advertising lost its puritanism : No squeeze, no wheeze, no navel please
How Indian advertising lost its  puritanism : No squeeze, no wheeze, no navel please - Scroll.in
Between Doordarshan and the Advertising Standards Council of India, ads could not be remotely racy, but the agencies kept trying anyway.


Marketing
Why CX Is The Crux Of APAC Marketing : The CMO Show
Why CX Is The Crux Of APAC  Marketing : The CMO Show - CMO
PwC’s Philip Otley delves deep into the world of branded content and customer experience.


Marketing
10 Up-And-Coming Trends In Online Marketing
10 Up-And-Coming Trends In  Online Marketing - Forbes
If you want to outpace the competition, you need to be on the forefront of the latest trends. Here are the top 10 up-and-coming trends in online marketing.






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