Tuesday, June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016 - Yes, I have applied for the chief coach's post: Ravi Shastri

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So India's black money economy is bigger than the whole economy of Thailand or Argentina. The government's "crackdown" on black money has had some intended and some unintended consequences. The black money economy has been shrinking since the 90s. However, more regulation and closer scrutiny has led to black money moving from property and gold (traditional havens) to hard cash, and not into formal banking channels (where deposits have gone down). With the reduction in bank lending to sub-investment grade projects (due to the NPA cleanup), this demand has shifted to the informal economy, where lending rates have gone up from 24% to 34%. Comment


Sports
Yes, I have applied for the chief coach’s post: Ravi Shastri
Yes, I have applied for the chief coach’s post: Ravi  Shastri
Ravi Shastri is the biggest name that has so far applied for the coveted post apart from current chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil.


Sports
Eden Gardens set to host India’s first pink ball match
Eden Gardens set to host India’s first pink ball match
The BCCI technical committee has already put forward the proposal to play the Duleep Trophy matches in the coming season with under lights.


Sports
Leander Paes’ Rio dream hinges on Rohan Bopanna
Leander Paes’ Rio dream hinges on Rohan Bopanna
Placed 46th on the charts, Paes, who won the mixed doubles title with Martina Hingis at the French Open, is India’s highest-ranked doubles player after Bopanna.


Sports
French Open 2016: Who said what about Novak Djokovic’s win
French Open 2016: Who said what about Novak  Djokovic’s win
Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday in French Open 2016 final.


Sports
Vijender Singh to face ex-Euro champ Kerry Hope in WBO title bout in New Delhi
Vijender Singh to face ex-Euro champ Kerry Hope in WBO title  bout in New Delhi
Vijender Singh has been unbeaten since turning pro last year, winning all his six contests so far via knockouts.


Sports
Euro 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo even more important for Portugal than Real Madrid, says coach
Euro 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo even more important for  Portugal than Real Madrid, says coach
Cristiano Ronaldo's presence is a boost for Portugal who lost 1-0 to England in a friendly last week.


Entertainment
Hrithik Roshan starrer Mohenjo Daro’s motion poster out, watch video
Hrithik Roshan starrer Mohenjo Daro’s motion poster out,  watch video
Hrithik Roshan starrer Mohejo Daro's first motion poster looks promising giving details about the time in which the film is set.


Entertainment
Muhammad Ali changed my life: Will Smith
Muhammad Ali changed my life: Will Smith
Hollywood star Will Smith has credited Muhammad Ali changing his life after portraying the boxing champion in the 2001 biopic Ali.


Entertainment
Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls joint tour not happening
Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls joint tour not happening
Backstreet Boys have shut down the rumours claiming that they and Spice Girls are planning a joint tour.


Entertainment
Code Black season 2 cuts two cast members
Code Black season 2 cuts two cast members
Raza Jaffrey and Bonnie Somerville will not return to Code Black as series regulars.



Retail
LG Electronics hires Saif Iqbal, Snapdeal employee to reshape its eCommerce strategy
LG Electronics  hires Saif Iqbal, Snapdeal employee to reshape its eCommerce strategy - Economic Times
LG plans to launch televisions, white goods and smartphones exclusively for online sales so as to minimise conflict with brick-and-mortar retailing.

Retail

Retail
HUL quietly builds force to master e-comm
HUL quietly builds force to  master e-comm - Hindu Business Line
FMCG major has been steadily upgrading its technology and making large investments

Retail
Amazon ties up with Storeking for offline push
The partnership will dovetail with the firm’s Udaan initiative to woo customers wary of online shopping


Telecom
Digital revolution: 7 steps taken by Modi government in telecom sector
Digital  revolution: 7 steps taken by Modi government in telecom sector - Financial Express
In May 2014, when the new Government commenced its term, hopes were high and India’s 1.25 billion citizens eagerly awaited a radical transformation capable of steering India on a high growth trajectory.


Telecom
4G LTE will be the fastest technology to be deployed in India: Nokia's Milivoj Vela
4G LTE will be the fastest  technology to be deployed in India: Nokia's Milivoj Vela - ETTelecom.com
He says India is economically a very good ecosystem for newer telecom technologies but Indian telecom operators will look at acquiring new spectrum be..


Telecom
The Death of CDMA in India
The Death of CDMA in India -  Technology Personalized
A new TRAI consultation paper on net neutrality could pave the way for Facebook to relaunch Free Basics in India.


Telecom
Operators lock horns with regulator over VoIP rules
Operators lock horns with  regulator over VoIP rules - Business Standard
It noted that mobile phone operators realize only around a sixth from a data call made over the communications apps compared to what they realize from a normal voice call.



Politics
Akhlaq Couldn't Have Eaten The Cow Alone, Says Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan As Dadri Remains Tense
Akhlaq Couldn't Have Eaten The Cow Alone, Says Union  Minister Sanjeev Balyan As Dadri Remains Tense
Dadri is yet to bury the ghost of its violent past, but Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Sanjeev Balyan, has reportedly made communally-charged comments that have the poten


Politics
Kanhaiya Kumar's 'Attacker' Hangs Out With BJP Chief Amit Shah, Posts Selfies
Kanhaiya Kumar's 'Attacker' Hangs Out With BJP Chief Amit Shah,  Posts Selfies
PUNE -- Manas Deka, accused by the JNU students leader Kanhaiya Kumar of trying to "strangle" him on board an aircraft in April, today led a delegation of Assamese youths which greeted BJP p


Politics
Rajasthan BJP MLA Gyandev Ahuja Says He Accpets Black Money And Uses It To Save Cows
Rajasthan BJP MLA Gyandev Ahuja Says He Accpets Black Money  And Uses It To Save Cows
Gyandev Ahuja, the BJP legislator from Rajasthan, has been in the news of late. A couple of months ago, Ahuja exposed one of the biggest cover-ups in the then ongoing crisis at the Jawaharlal Nehr


Politics
Mathura DM, SSP Transferred After 29 Killed In Violence
Mathura DM, SSP Transferred After 29 Killed In Violence
Uttar Pradesh government today transferred the District Magistrate and the Senior Superintendent of Police of Mathura following the violence in the district that left 29 dead even as a probe is on int



Finance
What turns Tata Payment bullish on white label ATMs?
What turns Tata Payment bullish  on white label ATMs? - Economic Times
TCPLs Indicash WLA Network has crossed the 8000 ATMs Milestone, with more than 50% year-on-year growth, the company said.


Finance
SBI may house bad loans in separate company
SBI may house bad loans in  separate company - Economic Times
What might complicate plans are the reservations that Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan has expressed over the bad-bank concept.


Finance
How to make your credit card work for you
How to make your credit card  work for you - Livemint
A credit card can be a smart tool to manage your finances. Use it responsibly to make the most of it


Finance
The big business of small investors
The big business of small  investors - Livemint
Mint Money looks at how a change in financial regulations is impacting MF distributors. In the first of a 3-part series, we tell you stories of distributors who bring in investors by the bus load



Ecommerce
Flipkart joins Amazon in increasing seller fees; increases the commission by 5-6% for sellers across multiple categories
The Bengaluru-based e-tailer Flipkart is set to introduce a new policy for sellers entailing an increased fee as it looks to rev up revenues and cut l..

Ecommerce
Alibaba starts setting up its core India team by getting on board Bharati Balakrishnan, ex-chief business officer at local services marketplace LocalOye
Soumitra Sharma, former associate at IDG Ventures India, who joined Alibaba as director of global strategies earlier this year, is expected to work wi..

Ecommerce
How to herd money towards ecommerce companies; check out Betaout
How to herd  money towards ecommerce companies; check out Betaout - Financial Express
Betaout’s marketing tool seeks to drive more revenue for e-commerce firms with better customer insights

Ecommerce


Franchise
Are you clear about what support your franchisor will provide you with?
Are you clear  about what support your franchisor will provide you with? - Franchises About
The support that a franchisee receives from the franchisor depends on such variables as the type and size of the franchise organization.


Franchise
Rise of the franchisor: How this simple buying group transformed into a franchise giant
Rise of the franchisor: How  this simple buying group transformed into a franchise giant - Franchise.Co.Nz
From our archives - March 2006. Garry Donoghue oversaw the transformation of a company that started out as a simple buying group into the biggest retail franchise in New Zealand. Here Garry, who retired as CEO of Paper Plus in 2005, shares the strategies that went into building the organisation and fending off competition.



Logistics
Indian Railways' first Wildlife tourism train the 'Tiger Express', flagged off from Safdarjung on 5th on Environment Day
Indian Railways' first  Wildlife tourism train the 'Tiger Express', flagged off from Safdarjung on 5th on Environment Day  - Oneindia
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on World Environment Day flagged off IRCTC's Tiger Express, a semi-luxury tourist train launched to spread awareness among people regarding tiger conservation.


Logistics
Delhi International Airport Limited celebrates 10 years of establishment, becomes worlds no 1 airport in the ( 25-40 MPPA) category
May was a merry month for Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL). It celebrated its tenth birthday as a private entity and, more importantly, it did so with a bang: it became the World No. 1 Airport (25-40 MPPA category) in the ACI ASQ (Airports Council International’s Airport Service Quality) for 2015 (it was its second consecutive award).

 


Logistics
Railways sets a new target: 1.40 lakh bio-toilets to be installed by 2019
Railways sets a  new target: 1.40 lakh bio-toilets to be installed by 2019 - The Indian Express
Railways has installed about 37,000 bio-toilets in coaches till now.


Logistics


Software
Telecom players pushing to regulate communication apps like WhatsApp, Skype
Telecom players  pushing to regulate communication apps like WhatsApp, Skype - News
Experts say this could mean the apps wouldnt be able to offer calling and messaging services virtually for free because of the increased costs.


Software
Apple may get 2-3 years’ breather on sourcing norm for setting up India stores
Apple may get  2-3 years’ breather on sourcing norm for setting up India stores
The finance ministry has argued that mandatory sourcing was needed for local production and creating jobs in the country.


Software
By 2020, almost 6 in every 10 digital businesses to face service failures, says Gartner
By 2020, almost 6 in every 10  digital businesses to face service failures, says Gartner
Organisations will learn to live with acceptable levels of digital risk as business units innovate to discover what security they need and what they can afford.


Software
Is TCS's new problem the same as Infosys's old one?
Is TCS's new problem the  same as Infosys's old one? - Livemint
Infosys has witnesses strong cash flow generation, but has lagged considerably in terms of shareholder returns. Is TCS now falling into the same trap?



Digital
Paytm to spend Rs 600 crore on branding, marketing in FY16-17
Paytm to spend Rs 600 crore on  branding, marketing in FY16-17 - News
The company, is backed by Chinese ecommerce behemoth Alibaba Group, and its affiliate Ant Financial, has been on a advertising spree over the last year.


Digital
Ola to become India's first ride-hailing app service to operate under valid licence
Ola to become India's first  ride-hailing app service to operate under valid licence
This comes two months after the implementation of the Karnataka On-demand Transportation Technology Aggregator Rules 2016.


Digital
Biz2Credit bets big on the $300 billion funding market in India
Biz2Credit bets big on the $300  billion funding market in India - YourStory.com
Biz2Credit to Revolutionize the $300 Billion Indian Funding Market through Online Financing


Digital
Netflix going global, looks to India for its next original series
Netflix going global, looks to  India for its next original series
Netflix has struck its first deal to air an original series from India. The



HR
India to be US$ 5 trillion economy in few years: Arun Jaitley
India to be US$ 5 trillion  economy in few years: Arun Jaitley - Indiainfoline
India’s failure at controlling population has resulted in the creation of a very large and young population, which is not only one of the largest markets of the world, but also a potential supplier of trained and skilled human resources for the world, which is one of the reasons why the size of the Indian diaspora has been increasing in most countries, Jaitley said.


HR
IIT opens doors to world
IIT opens doors to world -  Bangalore Mirror
The tough-to-crack JEE test will be held in 10 nations, including Pak


HR
How this Wall Street analyst used woman-power to build a financial consultancy services startup
How this Wall Street analyst  used woman-power to build a financial consultancy services startup - YourStory.com
Sandeep Shroff started myStartupCFO, a platform that helps startups navigate through the different financial aspects of the business.


HR
J.P. Morgan, PwC skirt away from formal dress codes
Half of bosses say staff wear less formal clothing today than they did 5 years ago. Are Asian firms ready for this cultural change?



Construction
Green City plan for Kolkata's New Town
Green City plan for  Kolkata's New Town - ET Realty
Prodded by chief minister Mamata Banerjee, the Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (Hidco) has started preparing a plan to develop New Town..


Construction
Waste to be recycled in Indore's Townships plan
Waste to be recycled in  Indore's Townships plan - ET Realty
According to experts the housing societies generates an average of 400-500 kg of waste per day out of which 60 per cent is organic waste from food ite..


Construction
Infrastructure projects to benefit after land hurdles are cleared by Bengaluru government
Infrastructure projects to  benefit after land hurdles are cleared by Bengaluru government - ET Realty
The public private partnership (PPP) projects too will stand to benefit, though the May 31 government order, does not mention that explicitly.


Construction
NBCC secures big-ticket projects worth Rs 1,900 crore business in May
NBCC secures big-ticket  projects worth Rs 1,900 crore business in May - ET Realty
National Buildings Construction Corporation has secured some big-ticket projects including redevelopment of exhibition centre of ITPO and AIIMS.



Marketing
How digital marketing is incomplete without email marketing : Report
How digital  marketing is incomplete without email marketing : Report - Gizmodo India
TechGig.com in association with SendinBlue recently organised a round table discussion on digital marketing and its drivers and got some of the top companies


Marketing
Personas Are Dead, The Future Is Social Intelligence : Report
Personas Are Dead, The Future  Is Social Intelligence : Report - CMO
Forget personas; they don’t cut it anymore. Let’s start marketing to people and not demographics.


Marketing
Zomato’s unit economics for food delivery in India : Deepinder Goyal
Zomato’s  unit economics for food delivery in India : Deepinder Goyal - Medianama
By Deepinder Goyal In earlier posts, we spoke about what our online food ordering business has taught us, and how we built the transactions DNA at Zomato over the past year despite having been a content-centric business so far. In this post, we will zoom in and look at the unit economics of


Marketing
The Rise Of Empirical Storytelling
The Rise Of Empirical  Storytelling - CMO
Savvy CMOs in the Asia-Pacific region are developing new messaging strategies to get their messages across and engage (or re-engage) customers.







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