Air India to hire law firm for assessing labour issues, business contracts

National carrier Air India has invited bids from law firms to assess labour issues, possible liabilities arising out of litigation and group companies’ contracts with various business partners ahead of disinvestment in three of its entities—Air India Ltd., Air India Express Ltd. and Air India SATS Airport Services Pvt. Ltd. (AISATS). The due diligence will cover a range of issues such as existing arrangements with employees, employee benefits and labour disputes along with Air India group’s contracts with a host of business partners valued above ₹50 crore, including aircraft lease and fuel supply arrangements. It…

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Anyone with Passion to Game Can Have a Gaming Career in India: Ubisoft Pune MD

Game development and designing is not just a growing, viable career in India, but is one that can be pursued by anyone that has enough passion in the field, says Jean-Philippe Pieuchot, managing director of Ubisoft Pune. Speaking to News18 at the sidelines of a closed preview of the soon-to-launch Ghost Recon Breakpoint in the newly opened Ubisoft Mumbai studio, Pieuchot sounded strongly upbeat regarding the potential of the gaming industry in India, and for those who aim to pursue a career in it. “Gaming today is a career anywhere…

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Weaving a Future | Best Fashion Colleges in India

About 70 per cent of fashion designers in the country have graduated from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)-Delhi. It was also the only Indian institute to feature in the world’s 20 best fashion institutes in 2017. The institute that has always encouraged creative thinking in its students is You’ve reached your article limit Sign in to keep reading India Today Sign in Sign up NOW to get: Premium content on Aaj Tak HD Channel Unrestricted access to India Today magazine content [“source=indiatoday”]

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Jindal Global University Launches Report On Higher Education In India

Jindal Global University launches report on higher education in India The Jindal Global University (JGU) has launched a report on improving higher education quality in India, a statement from the university said on Wednesday. In the report “Diversity and Inclusion: Towards Building a Diverse, Equitable and Global University”, the JGU high lighted its progress on 16 indicators including national origin, state origin, gender parity, age, religion and caste, education and professional background, disability, academic offerings and interdisciplinary, pedagogy, research and disciplinary diversity. The other indicators are international collaborations and partnerships,…

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Morgan Stanley stays Overweight on India; ICICI Bank, Gail among top 4 stocks in focus list

Finally! Some good news for emerging markets which witnessed huge foreign money outflows thanks to the rise in the US Dollar. In 2018, a tricky handoff in growth, policy and inflation drove a rolling bear market. However, for 2019, Morgan Stanley expects a larger turning point in a number of multi-year trends. Emerging Markets (EM) assets should outperform. The global investment bank thinks that the bear market is mostly over for EM, has further to go in US credit and is about to begin for the US dollar. [“source=cnbc”]  

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India buys Russian missile system, risking US sanctions

India signed a $5 billion purchase of advanced missile technology from Russia on Friday, a deal seen as New Delhi’s response to China’s growing influence in the Indian Ocean. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in New Delhi Thursday to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an annual bilateral summit that’s has focused on energy, security and defense issues. Of particular interest is India’s purchase of the Russian-built S-400 Triumf, a long-range surface-to-air missile system capable of destroying both cruise and ballistic missiles. The order, which has been under discussion since 2015, was finalized on…

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Lenovo Cardio Plus HX03W Affordable Fitness Band With Heart Rate Sensor, Sleep Tracker Launched in India

HIGHLIGHTS The Lenovo fitness band is priced at Rs. 1,999 It will be available via Amazon India from September 9 It comes with detachable straps with band light adjustment feature Chinese technology company Lenovo on Friday launched the Cardio Plus HX03W smart band with multi-interface options and several health and fitness features in India. The new Lenovo fitness band is priced at Rs. 1,999 and will be available via Amazon India from September 9. It comes with detachable straps with band light adjustment feature, and is IP68 certified for water-resistance up to…

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Xiaomi-Backed Huami Amazfit Pace Smartwatch, Amazfit Cor Fitness Band Launched in India

Amazfit Pace and Amazfit Cor are available exclusively on Amazon India HIGHLIGHTS AmazFit Pace has a circular dial, and is available in two colour options Amazfit Cor is available in Black, and is priced at Rs. 3,999 Both the wearables sport an optical heart rate sensor Xiaomi-backed wearable brand Huami has expanded its portfolio in India, and launched the AmazFit Pace and AmazFit Cor smartwatches in the country. The AmazFit Pace smartwatch comes with a round dial, and two colour strap options – Black and Red. The AmazFit Cor fitness band has…

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OnePlus 6: Launch in India ‘Soon’ on Amazon Website

The OnePlus 6 upcoming flagship phone is set to be launched in India soon, with Amazon as the official online selling partner. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer, owned by BBK Electronics is expected to launch their flagship, OnePlus 6 in India on 18th May. With a dedicated page for OnePlus 6 going live on Amazon India, users can now sign up for updates regarding the smartphone via the ‘Notify Me’ Button. The upcoming phone is said to be a proper upgrade over the previous OnePlus 5 and is not supposed to…

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We are facing a silent epidemic. ‘Disturbingly high rates of diabetes’ found in India

India is facing an epidemic of diabetes and high blood pressure, often called “silent killers” because they lead to heart disease, said a report today involving more than 1.3 million people. The rate of diabetes in India is over 6%, while around one quarter of people have high blood pressure, said the first nationally representative figures on the topic, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine. While these rates are lower than the United States and China, experts say a combination of widespread tobacco use,…

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