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When Hillary Clinton told her audience at a rally in Las Vegas on Thursday "Here's what I believe," she punctuated those words with not just a vocal flourish but a physical one. Up went her hand, placed over her heart. Michelle Obama put her hand on her heart multiple times when she mentioned her daughters. Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim United States soldier killed in combat, did the same when the crowd applauded his son's sacrifice. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada may have inspired the trend: He put his hand to his heart so humbly and so often before cheering audiences during his campaign last year, it became almost a trademark. The gesture is more common as a greeting or a sign of respect in parts of Asia and the Middle East, so it's possible Mrs. Clinton picked it up while traveling as secretary of state. More here

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Retail
ShopClues launches worldwide market with top global brands
ShopClues launches worldwide  market with top global brands - Economic Times
The ShopClues' worldwide market will showcase coveted items from across the globe at a price point of Rs. 110-13,00,000, inclusive of customs, foreign currency conversion and logistics cos

Retail
'Logistics sector could save $200 billion annually post GST'
'Logistics  sector could save $200 billion annually post GST' - Economic Times
Moreover, he added, the GST will allow companies to operate one large central warehouse, rather than having multiple warehouses.

Retail
Amazon Great Indian Sale: Here is what to expect
Amazon Great Indian Sale: Here  is what to expect - The Indian Express
Amazon Great Indian Sale started at 12AM midnight on August 8 and will be on till August 10. Amazon Prime members will get early access to the deals

Retail
Luxury Quotient India acquires fashion portal Elitif
Luxury Quotient India acquires  fashion portal Elitif - Economic Times
Amit Rawal, who joins Luxury Quotient as president of the Elitify division said, Its very exciting for Elitify.com to be a part of the Luxury Quotient Group.



Telecom
Google outpaces FB on getting India connected | ET Telecom
Google outpaces FB on getting  India connected | ET Telecom - ETTelecom.com
When it comes to connecting India's population to the internet, Google CEO Sundar Pichai is having better luck than his Facebook counterpart, Mark Zuc..


Telecom
Trai proposes stricter quality norms for telecom companies
Trai proposes stricter quality  norms for telecom companies - Times of India
Trais planned review comes as telcos increasingly switch over to internet protocol-based networks using optic fibre from systems that were built with copper cables.


Telecom
PMO Mobile app launched by PM Modi as a part of MyGov initiative
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi launched an app on Saturday creating a portal for citizens to have discussions and directly submit grievances to the Prime minister’s office (PMO) right from their smartphones. The app was launched as a part of the MyGov’s anniversary and the first ever Town Hall event in New Delhi.

 


Telecom
Focus on best service, quality for Indian smartphone users: Oppo
Focus on best service, quality  for Indian smartphone users: Oppo - ETTelecom.com
Smartphone maker OPPO -- sometimes called the Apple of China -- does not bother with sales figures in India, but focuses instead on "best service and ..



Franchise
Stop freaking out about the franchise investment decision
Stop freaking out about the  franchise investment decision - The Franchise King
The Franchise King®, Joel Libava writes that when you're looking for franchises, there's nothing to be afraid of. Check out this helpful post.


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Digital
RupeePower founder buys back a part of Snapdeal's stake
RupeePower founder buys back a  part of Snapdeal's stake - News
Jasper Infotech is now a minority shareholder in RupeePower after founder Tejasvi Mohanram has bought back a part of Snapdeal's stake in the four-year-old company.


Digital
US-based startup 8TV raises $500000 funding from Google exec and others to enter Indian market
US-based startup 8TV raises  $500000 funding from Google exec and others to enter Indian market - Daily News Analysis
San Francisco-based startup 8TV gets US $500,000 funding, to enter Indian market - 8TV offers short form video network for brands.


Digital
NDTV’s ecommerce marketplace Mojarto raises $445,000
NDTV’s ecommerce  marketplace Mojarto raises $445,000
NDTV’s e-commerce marketplace for art discovery Mojarto.com has raised Rs 3 crore ($445,000) in its first round of funding from undisclosed investors. The funding came through NDTV’s subsidiary OnArt Quest Ltd. Founded by Manisha Lath Gupta along with Tara Roy in December 2015, Mojarto is an art


Digital
Express WiFi: Facebook plans commercial launch of rural WiFi
Express WiFi: Facebook plans  commercial launch of rural WiFi
Express WiFi is a Mark Zuckerberg headed Internet giants initiative aimed at taking affordable broadband to the rural areas of the country.



HR
City to get 8 new hospitals, more jobs
City to get 8 new hospitals,  more jobs - Times of India
To provide adequate facilities for maternal and child care in the city, eight new maternity hospitals and their wings with cumulative 770 beds have been readied to start taking in patients from September.


HR
Mamata poaching leaders with money, jobs: Congress
Mamata poaching leaders with  money, jobs: Congress - The Indian Express
"The chief minister is using the DMs and SPs of several districts to influence Congress leaders and workers to join Trinamool Congress," state party president Adhir Chowdhury.


HR
Improving your concentration
Concentration is the ability to keep one’s mind steadily on a subject for a given period of time. The good news is that, it can be learnt and consistently impro...


HR
Latest scholarship opportunities
Latest scholarship  opportunities - The Hindu
German Chancellor Fellowships For prospective Leaders 2017 The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 50 German Chancellor Fellowships to university graduates from five countries every year,



Software
Apple acquires artificial intelligence startup Turi for $200 million
Apple acquires  artificial intelligence startup Turi for $200 million - Times of India
Taking another foray into the field of artificial intelligence (AI) AND machine learning and to make its digital assistant Siri better, Apple has acquired Seattle-based machine learning startup Turi for nearly $200 million.


Software
Cognizant's bold bets to capture digital opportunity pays off
Cognizant's  bold bets to capture digital opportunity pays off - Forbes India
New Jersey-headquartered Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTS), posted second quarter revenues of $3.37 billion, up 9.2% from the year-ago period and up 5.2% sequentially.


Software


Logistics
GST legislation is fine, but the absence of other major reforms will harm Indian economy
GST legislation is fine, but  the absence of other major reforms will harm Indian economy - Firstpost
What exactly are the big bang reforms left to be legislated in a country which is no longer socialist?


Logistics
Serious differences between states and Centre over fixing GST rate: Chidambaram
Serious  differences between states and Centre over fixing GST rate: Chidambaram - Hindustan Times
Former finance minister P Chidambaram said there is a lot of work to be done to finalise the GST tax structure.


Logistics
China's 'straddling bus' which plies above the road and allows cars to move beneath it, trial catches PM's eye
China's 'straddling  bus' which plies above the road and allows cars to move beneath it, trial catches PM's eye - Times of India
Imagine a bus that can straddle the road, and allow traffic to pass under it! What a boon it would be for India's traffic woes! China is actually testing such a tunnel-like Transit Elevated Bus!


Logistics
Logistics Sector could save $200 Billion annually post-GST due to faster movement of goods and less idle hours
Logistics Sector could save  $200 Billion annually post-GST due to faster movement of goods and less idle hours - Experts - NDTV
GST, the biggest economic reform since 1991, is likely to sail through in the Lower House.



Finance
India is riskier for business than Bangladesh
India is riskier for business  than Bangladesh - Economic Times
India ranks 4 in Verisk Maplecroft's list of countries losing out on business opportunities due to civil unrest, after Syria, Yemen and Libya.


Finance
How railways is banking on social media and apps to address passenger complaints
How railways is  banking on social media and apps to address passenger complaints - Economic Times
After receiving 1,000 tweets and 200 complaints, IR has been contemplating new features to allow passengers to connect with senior rail management.


Finance
RBI has launched a website to warn and fight against ponzi schemes
RBI has launched a website to  warn and fight against ponzi schemes - Livemint
The website has been launched to enable early identification of illegal collection of deposits


Finance
Banks going all out in recovering dues from both public and private lenders
Banks going all  out in recovering dues from both public and private lenders - Economic Times
Union Bank of India, which reported its quarterly earnings over the weekend, also saw its cash recoveries improve significantly to Rs 350 crore.



Marketing
Mercedes India Appoints Michael Jopp As VP Of Sales Marketing : Report
Mercedes India  Appoints Michael Jopp As VP Of Sales Marketing : Report - DriveSpark.com
Mercedes-Benz India appoints Michael Jopp as VP of Sales & Marketing.Michael Jopp will be replacing Boris Fitz, who will be moving to Mercedes-Benz Turkey.


Marketing
How To Improve CX With Proximity Marketing : Mobile Minded
How To Improve CX With  Proximity Marketing : Mobile Minded - CMO
Proximity marketing using mobile and beacon technology can provide countless new opportunities for brands. Here are three particular scenarios marketers should consider that will take their customer experience to the next level.


Marketing
Ethos of Indian ads : Report
Ethos of Indian ads : Report -  Deccan Herald
Reading Ambi Parameswaran's Nawabs, Nudes, Noodles: India through 50 Years of Advertising is like a journey down memory lane, revisiting some of the oldest junctures in the phenomena of time past that comprise you.


Marketing
Cooking Up A Culturally Relevant Brand Dish
Cooking Up A Culturally  Relevant Brand Dish - CMO
Do you think to succeed globally it is enough to have the same name and packaging design in all the countries where the brand is available? Think again.



Ecommerce
Myntra working with Tech Connect Retail as it seeks to comply with new FDI regulations for e-commerce firms
Myntra has started working with a new seller called Tech Connect Retail, owned by former Bharti Airtel CEO Sanjay Kapoor

Ecommerce
RupeePower founder takes control post share buyback from Snapdeal as both look to pursue independent strategy in the financial technology space
RupeePower founder takes  control post share buyback from Snapdeal as both look to pursue independent strategy in the financial technology space - Economic Times
Jasper Infotech is now a minority shareholder in RupeePower after founder Tejasvi Mohanram has bought back a part of Snapdeal's stake in the four-year-old company.

Ecommerce
ShopClues features hard-to-find imported goods on its worldwide market; to enable easy access to top-rated goods from international markets
The ShopClues' worldwide market will showcase coveted items from across the globe at a price point of Rs. 110-13,00,000, inclusive of customs, foreign..

Ecommerce
Work life imbalance, the only danger of starting up in Goa
Work life imbalance, the only  danger of starting up in Goa - Economic Times
Roadhouse Hostels, a chain of backpacker hostels, was cofounded by three alumni of Mayo College — Uday Jhamb, Rajesh Borah and Shubham Garg — two years ago.


Construction
Repco Home Finance Q1 net jumps 31% to Rs 39 crore
Repco Home Finance Q1 net jumps  31% to Rs 39 crore - ET Realty
Company's net profit stood at Rs 30.24 crore in the same quarter of previous fiscal 2015-16, Repco Home Finance said in a regulatory filing.


Construction
Smart City zone 'power'less for 2 days in Pune
Smart City zone  'power'less for 2 days in Pune - ET Realty
At present, the residents of Baner-Balewadi would be content with regular power supply.


Construction
JK Cement Q1 profit zooms to Rs 61 crore and Net sales at 886.7 crore
JK Cement Q1  profit zooms to Rs 61 crore and Net sales at 886.7 crore - ET Realty
The company's net profit in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal was Rs 1.05 crore, JK Cement Ltd said in a BSE filing.


Construction
Q1 net profit at Rs 23 crore for Mangalam Cement
Q1 net profit at Rs 23 crore  for Mangalam Cement - ET Realty
It had clocked a net loss of Rs 18.91 crore in the April- June quarter of the last fiscal, the company said in a filing to BSE.







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