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The pendulum of the on-demand economy, or the uber-ization of everything seems to be swinging in the reverse direction now, with skepticism (and rightly so in many cases) about any new sharing economy concepts. However, there are several lessons that can be taken from the success of Uber, even for large companies. They are well summarized here


Sports
Euro 2016, Wales vs Russia: Top class from Wales for top place finish
Euro 2016, Wales vs Russia: Top class from Wales for top place  finish
Wales topped the group with six points, one ahead of England, to qualify for the last 16.


Sports
Pro Kabaddi League season four to begin on June 25
Pro Kabaddi League season four to begin on June 25
The fourth season of the Pro Kabaddi League will begin on June 25 in Mumbai.


Sports
Heads meet on Tuesday to pick India’s head coach
Heads meet on Tuesday to pick India’s head coach
Ravi Shastri, Anil Kumble and Sandeep Patil are the three most high-profile Indian names among the aspirants.


 


Sports
India vs Zimbabwe: Barinder Sran moves it back, pegs Zimbabwe back
India vs Zimbabwe: Barinder Sran moves it back, pegs Zimbabwe  back
Barinder Sran’s four for 10 on T20I debut leaves hosts Zimbabwe reeling; Mandeep Singh, KL Rahul complete formalities in 10-wicket win.


Sports
Brazil’s coach Adenor Leonardo Bacchi sees risk of not qualifying for World Cup
Brazil’s coach Adenor Leonardo Bacchi sees  risk of not qualifying for World Cup
Bacchi said the five-time World Cup champions run the risk of failing to qualify for the 2018 tournament in Russia.


Sports
Off the plane but still sky-high, LeBron James brings title home
Off the plane but still sky-high, LeBron James brings  title home
Cavaliers not only defied the odds to make history, but they ended Cleveland's pro sports title drought stretching to 1964.


Entertainment
Regina Cassandra plays a ghost in Nenjam Marappathillai
Regina Cassandra plays a ghost in Nenjam Marappathillai
Actress Regina Cassandra will play a ghost in filmmaker Selvaraghavan's highly anticipated Tamil romantic horror film Nenjam Marappathillai.


Entertainment
Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik took reference from Akira Kurosawa for new episode
Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik took reference from Akira  Kurosawa for new episode
For Battle of the Bastards, the 9th episode of Game of Thrones season 6, director Miguel Sapochnik took inspiration from Akira Kurosawa's Ran.


Entertainment
Mike Posner to release book of poetry
Mike Posner to release book of poetry
Mike Posner is set to release a book of poetry following the success of his recent track I Took A Pill In Ibiza.


Entertainment
MS Dhoni biopic release date pushed to September 30
MS Dhoni biopic release date pushed to September 30
Neeraj Pandey's “M.S. Dhoni - The Untold Story”, a biopic on cricket icon Mahendra Singh Dhoni, will now release on September 30 instead of September 2.



Politics
The Shaming Of Two Dalit Women In Kerala Exposes The Duplicity Of CPM
The Shaming Of Two Dalit Women In Kerala Exposes The  Duplicity Of CPM
The arrest of two Dalit women and the use of non-bailable charges against them for their alleged scrap with some CPM workers in Kannur district of northern Kerala has caused a major image-challenge fo


Politics
Could Arundhati Bhattacharya Break The Glass Ceiling At The Reserve Bank?
Could Arundhati Bhattacharya Break The Glass  Ceiling At The Reserve Bank?
Among the seven likely contenders for Reserve Bank's next governor, after the exit of Raghuram Rajan, is Arundhati Bhattacharya, the chairperson of State Bank of India. If she lands the appointment, s


Politics
Stunned To Find His Family In BJP's 'Exodus' List, Hindu Businessman Files Police Complaint
Stunned To Find His Family In BJP's 'Exodus' List, Hindu  Businessman Files Police Complaint
Stunned to find his family in the Bharatiya Janata Party's "exodus" list, Gaurav Jain, a businessman, has filed a police complaint for being dragged into the controversy fanned by Hukum Sing


Politics
Raghuram Rajan Felt Undermined In Weeks Before Quitting, Say Sources
Raghuram Rajan Felt Undermined In Weeks Before Quitting,  Say Sources
NEW DELHI -- Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan's abrupt decision to quit came as he increasingly felt he lacked support from his political bosses Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Pr



Finance
Time to put the Rajan affair behind
Time to put the Rajan affair  behind - Livemint
Now that Raghuram Rajan is on his way out, what will be important for the govt is to announce in short order the choice of a successor who is credible and will be trusted by the markets


Finance
Centre relaxes FDI norms in aviation
Centre relaxes FDI norms in  aviation - Livemint
Centre has decided to raise FDI limit to 100%, with FDI up to 49% permitted under automatic route and FDI beyond 49% through government approval


Finance
How large is FDI in India as a proportion of the economy?
How large is FDI in India as a  proportion of the economy? - Livemint
The government’s latest move to liberalize foreign direct investment (FDI) has come at a time when FDI into the country has been going up steadily


Finance
Raghuram Rajan connects mouldy banking system to latest tech version
Raghuram Rajan  connects mouldy banking system to latest tech version - Economic Times
Under Rajans watch was ushered two of the biggest innovations in the banking sphere UPI (Unified Payments Interface) and BBPS.



Telecom
Amazon partners with Vodafone India to boost offline sales
Amazon partners with Vodafone  India to boost offline sales - Mobile World Live
The e-tailer has tied up with Vodafone India, to provide a touch-and-feel experience of smartphones like One-Plus 3, which sell exclusively on the platform.


Telecom
Mobile Wifi hotspots set to improve communication in future
Mobile Wifi hotspots set to  improve communication in future - Gizmodo India
Nigel Eastwood As internet access becomes an indispensable part of our daily lives, we all want uninterrupted, anytime, anywhere access. At most places internet


Telecom
Call drops: Telcos have shown improvement, says Trai
Call drops: Telcos have shown  improvement, says Trai - Times of India
According to Trai's 'Independent Drive Test Report' for May, there has been "general improvement" in the parameters used for measuring the quality of 2G networks in Delhi-NCR.


Telecom
India LTE device shipments near 16 million in Q1
India LTE device shipments near  16 million in Q1 - Telecompaper (subscription)
In Q1 2016, 15.8 million of LTE devices were shipped in India, of that 97% were smartphones. Samsung, Lenovo and Reliance LYF controlled 60%



Retail
New FDI policy may begin a big food fight between American giants Amazon and Walmart
New FDI policy  may begin a big food fight between American giants Amazon and Walmart - Economic Times
In a food fight between these giants in India, both will sell directly to consumers, since the new policy allows 100 per cent FDI in food retailing.

Retail
Understanding the kirana and its consumer is a struggle
Understanding the kirana and  its consumer is a struggle - here are the trials Walmart, Reliance Retail, and Metro face - YourStory.com
The organised wholesale business is trying to reinvent itself in India. Although its target includes 12 million small businesses, and over 200,000 restaura

Retail
The game is on
The game is on - e-sellers  versus Flipkart-Amazon-Snapdeal - YourStory.com
In the last 6-7 months, e-commerce majors and their sellers have had quite a frictional relationship due to change in commission by and return policies.

Retail
FDI in single-brand retail: Easing of sourcing norm may open doors for Apple Stores
FDI in  single-brand retail: Easing of sourcing norm may open doors for Apple Stores - Economic Times
The nodal agency for clearing foreign direct investment (FDI) proposals, instead, asked the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) to incorporate a definition of the term ‘cutting edge .


Software
Why do we need to deglamourise the word 'startup'?
Experts say the Centre's Start-up India initiative is doing wonders.

 


Software
How automation is threatening the Indian IT industry's service model?
India’s information technology service companies have long held reputations as innovators, but in recent years the ground has begun to shift. The model that allowed them to grow effectively — deploying cheap labour to perform simple IT tasks — is itself being disrupted by advances in technology.

 


Software
Google provides high-speed wi-fi at 19 stations to 1.5 million Indians
Google provides  high-speed wi-fi at 19 stations to 1.5 million Indians
"While we are only at approximately 20 per cent of the rollout schedule for this year, the response has been phenomenal... At this scale, this project is a shining example of bridging the digital divide," Google said.


Software
Healthcare IT spend in India to rise 3.4%, says Gartner
Healthcare IT spend in India to  rise 3.4%, says Gartner
The healthcare software market will grow 6 per cent to $106 million in 2016, Gartner said. Infrastructure spending is expected to grow 4.5 percent to $43 million.



Digital
Flipkart CEO Binny Bansal bringing old friends -- Kalyan Krishnamurthy from Tiger Global and others -- back to revive the company's fortunes and take on Amazon
Flipkart CEO Binny Bansal  bringing old friends -- Kalyan Krishnamurthy from Tiger Global and others -- back to revive the company's fortunes and take on Amazon - News
Binny Bansal, the Flipkart co-founder who took over as the company’s CEO five months ago, is bringing back some of his trusted lieutenants from the past to revive the e-commerce giant’s fortunes and fend off the growing competition from US-based Amazon. As part of this strategy to power up th


Digital
Here's what Ola can learn from its Chinese partner andd investor Didi Chuxing to fend off Uber
Here's what Ola can learn  from its Chinese partner andd investor Didi Chuxing to fend off Uber
Chinese cab-hailing firm Didi Chuxing, the main local competitor for Uber Technologies Ltd in China, has just raised an incredible $7.3 billion in fresh financing. The latest round brings DidiChuxing's war chest to about $10.5 billion, against the $11.5 billion on Uber's balance sheet.


Digital
Govt approves 100% FDI for online grocery startups
Govt approves 100% FDI for  online grocery startups - Times of India
India Monday announced sweeping moves to expand foreign investment in civil aviation, defence and a string of other sectors as part of attempts to open up th...


Digital


Ecommerce

Ecommerce
Flipkart's deferment of placements sends a situational message: Punit Soni
Punit Soni says companies like Flipkart, which recently deferred placements from IIM-A, are tightening their belts in advance.


Logistics
NTPC plans to mop up $250 million via green masala bonds
NTPC plans to mop up $250  million via green masala bonds - Economic Times
NTPC is planning to tap into the offshore masala bond market to raise $150-250 million, said one of the persons, who did not wish to be identified.


Logistics
Indian women turning to female only transport to stay safe, reduce unplesant episodes
Indian women turning to female  only transport to stay safe, reduce unplesant episodes - SBS
Madhu Kushwah is calmly negotiating her way through Delhi’s chaotic traffic, ignoring the relentless honking of horns and apparently unfazed by the cars and auto rickshaws that keep veering dangerously across the road in front of her.  Ms Kushwah seems to be one of the few drivers to have read, and heeded, the street signs urging motorists to “Follow Lane Discipline.”


Logistics

Logistics
Buy 1 get 1 free deals to come under GST
Buy 1 get 1 free deals to come  under GST - The Indian Express
Shifting the onus on the buyer to check whether the seller has paid goods and service tax (GST) is being considered as one of the most onerous provisions in the draft Model GST Law. The draft also contains restrictions on items for which input tax credit can be availed.



Franchise

Franchise
Trends and challenges in the world of franchised desserts
Trends and challenges in the  world of franchised desserts - Franchise Business
Before you invest in a dessert business you'll need to understand the trends and the challenges. So what IS happening in the world of desserts?



HR
How pay, pensions and sloth eat up India's defence funds
How pay, pensions and sloth eat  up India's defence funds - Economic Times
Defence auditor has repeatedly found that revenue component of budget accounts for wasteful expenditure due to outdated processes, lackadaisical mindset.


HR
Women in the workplace: Not yet a better balance
Women in the workplace: Not yet  a better balance - Livemint
Shrinking the gender gap in jobs should be a priority for India as it has the potential to expand the GDP by 27%


HR
On many British Asian minds: Leaving EU will create jobs for citizens of Commonwealth countries
On many British Asian minds:  Leaving EU will create jobs for citizens of Commonwealth countries - The Indian Express
“If the UK decides to leave the single market, these Indian companies will have to set up additional operational structures in Europe, raising business costs substantially.”


HR


Marketing
Marketing is all about the moments of truth : Mainak Dhar, General Mills India MD
Marketing is  all about the moments of truth : Mainak Dhar, General Mills India MD - Daily News Analysis
Marketing is all about the moments of truth: Mainak Dhar, General Mills India MD - In conversation with Dhar about his books, balancing personal with a busy professional life and, most importantly, finding the time to write.


Marketing
Right to advertising of lawyers : Report
“…..the canons of ethics and propriety for the legal profession totally taboo conduct by way of soliciting, advertising, scrambling and other obnoxious practices….” - Justice Krishna Iyer In India the legal profession is considered a noble profe...

 


Marketing
Do digital marketing budgets in India reflect consumer behaviours? : Report
Do digital  marketing budgets in India reflect consumer behaviours? : Report - Econsultancy (blog)
With a population of over 1.3bn and rapidly rising income levels, India looks like an attractive market for Western brands.


Marketing
Nobody Is Comfortable With Digital Media : Digital Futurist
Nobody Is Comfortable With  Digital Media : Digital Futurist - CMO
“Even the companies that use it really well think they’re behind,” says Jeffrey Cole, director of the Center for the Digital Future at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.



Construction
1,336 flats to be allotted under Pimpri Chinchwad's EWS housing scheme
1,336 flats to  be allotted under Pimpri Chinchwad's EWS housing scheme - ET Realty
Currently, 6,250 flats are being constructed at Chikhle.


Construction
Real estate stocks jump up to 4% on relaxation in REIT rules
Real estate stocks jump up to  4% on relaxation in REIT rules - ET Realty
REITs are property trusts that pool investor money to invest in office buildings, shopping malls and rental housing.


Construction
Sudhir Pai, CEO, Magicbricks.com says Housing stays desirable but somewhat unaffordable
Sudhir Pai, CEO,  Magicbricks.com says Housing stays desirable but somewhat unaffordable - ET Realty
Pai feels potential buyers are cautiously watching the prices and policies on the sector and holding on for prices to come down


Construction
Panaji smart city SPV to be registered as a company
Panaji smart city SPV to be  registered as a company - ET Realty
The SPV will plan, appraise, approve, hold and release funds and evaluate the smart city development projects.







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