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    E-waste becoming global challenge, but initiatives by companies give hope for better future

    The environmental hazard is worsening, but some companies are beginning to take e-waste management seriously. LG, Dell and Xiaomi, among others, are taking steps to take back old electronic products from consumers and dispose of them responsibly. A strong EPR policy could help buttress their efforts and reduce India’s electronic dump.

    Cholamandalam Investment and Finance MD Arun Alagappan quits; to assume larger role within group

    Alagappan has tendered his resignation as MD and as a director of the company as he wishes to move ahead to assume larger responsibilities within the group and the board has accordingly considered and accepted the same, Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company said in a regulatory filing.

    Company Law Committee recommends decriminalisation of LLP Act, introduction of 'small LLPs'

    The committee also suggested the introduction of the concept of a small LLP in line with small companies under the Companies Act, and provision for issuance of non-convertible debentures (NCDs) by LLPs to raise funds.

    Govt asks Antrix to file petition to wind up Devas Multimedia

    The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has cited a rule in the Companies Act, 1956 that allows a petitioner to file for the winding up of a company if it has, in the petitioner’s opinion, been formed for “fraudulent and unlawful purposes”.

    Indian companies prepare to buy vaccines for employees

    As governments rush to inoculate the most vulnerable, however, most corporations globally have so far been quiet on whether they would seek to secure early supplies for employees.

    India beats emerging markets peers in boardroom gender parity

    A study by global index provider MSCI showed that women constituted 17% of Indian boards against 13% in China, 10% in Russia, 9% in Mexico and 14% in Brazil. But India trails South Africa (29%), Thailand (19%), the US (28%) and the UK (34%) in ensuring diversity at the highest decision-making body of a company.

    Infosys Foundation to construct 100-bed hostel for girls at IIIT - Tiruchirapalli

    ​​The foundation stone-laying ceremony of this facility took place on Monday, in the virtual presence of Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, and Prof N S V N Sarma, Director of IIIT - Tiruchirapalli, an Infosys Foundation release said.

    Lessons from TVS Group rejig: Towards filling each other’s cup but not drinking from the same cup

    The TVS rejig suggests an attempt to simplify the ownership structure at the group level and doing away with crossholdings. It also points towards a greater alignment of interests between the owners and managers. Over time, the influence of a unit of the family over the companies managed by other units of the family may come down.

    DLF restructures existing loans to lower interest costs, targets to save Rs 300 crore annually

    “In March 2020, most of our loans were at 9% interest rate, by December, we had reduced it to 7.5%,” Ashok Kumar Tyagi, whole-time director at DLF Ltd, told ET. “Our existing lenders are offering aggressive rates. We believe the average interest rate should be around 7.5%.”

    Adani refutes Swamy’s tweet allegations, claims “impeccable” credit record

    “The Adani Group strongly objects to a factually incorrect tweet posted by Mr Subramanian Swamy...” said the group with interests in coal, infrastructure, electrical supply and airports in a tweet from its official Twitter handle.

    Include certain elements in vaccination programme towards CSR spend: CII to govt

    Include certain elements in vaccination programme towards CSR spend: CII to govt

    The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Taskforce has made several important submissions to V K Paul, Member, Niti Aayog and Rajesh Bhushan, Health Secretary and the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC), sources said.

    Two of India’s richest men caught in crossfire over farming

    Two of India’s richest men caught in crossfire over farming

    The protests, one of Modi’s toughest political challenges yet, follow an eventful 2020 when the combined fortunes of Ambani and Adani swelled by almost $41 billion, even as millions of Indians lost their jobs to the pandemic that pummeled the $2.9 trillion economy.

    Adani Group rebuts allegations, says no loan to it turned NPA

    Adani Group rebuts allegations, says no loan to it turned NPA

    "The group maintains an impeccable record of not a single NPA in the three decades of its existence," it said responding to a tweet by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy.

    Companies using WhatsApp's business API solutions also seeking more clarity on new privacy policy

    Companies using WhatsApp's business API solutions also seeking more clarity on new privacy policy

    "We want to keep in mind that you get full time to read and accept these conditions, so we have extended the date. This means that no account will be suspended or deleted on 8 February," WhatsApp said in a statement on Saturday.

    Mahindra Group registers interest to seek COVID-19 vaccines for employees

    Mahindra Group registers interest to seek COVID-19 vaccines for employees

    "We have registered our interest to seek vaccines for our employees, in accordance with the priorities and sequence to be specified by the government," a Mahindra Group spokesperson said in a statement.

    Vaccine supplies at risk without indemnity for companies: Poonawalla

    Vaccine supplies at risk without indemnity for companies: Poonawalla

    Vaccine makers in India have been pushing the govt to include an indemnity clause in their purchase agreement considering the extraordinary situation and urgency caused by the pandemic.

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