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Companies await pick-up in demand to boost manufacturing

With a majority of manufacturing facilities across sectors still operating below optimum levels, India Inc awaits a pick-up in demand to ramp up production capacities as Lockdown 4.0 ends and Unlock 1.0 begins.

Personal letters to Pallonji Mistry give no legal right: Ratan Tata

Cyrus Mistry’s move seeking proportionate representation on Tata Sons board based on these an afterthought, says Tata confidant.

Manufacturers giving incentives to dealers, distributors to push sales

The revised incentives focus on infusing more liquidity into the system, rewarding higher sales performance and taking care of the dealer’s overhead expenses like buying sanitisers and safety equipment. Companies like JSW Cements, Indigo Paints, and JSW Paints are converting the incentives under their loyalty programmes into cash or credit notes.

Rebooting companies embrace staff screening tech

Companies like Infosys, Flipkart, Deloitte, PwC, EY and KPMG are using tools like thermal cameras, face detection software and infrared thermometers to welcome employees. Several companies have created their own applications aimed at helping employees.

Reliance on track to achieve zero net debt: Report

RIL sold stakes in Jio to FB, Silver Lake, Vista Equity, KKR & General Atlantic to raise Rs 78,562 cr.

Silver linings: How companies are identifying islands of opportunities in the ocean of Covid chaos

In sectors with no natural advantages, there is a rush to identify areas that could be recalibrated.

Will workers bear the brunt as companies adopt automation to survive the pandemic?

Amid lockdown and the coronavirus scare, digitisation has gained momentum across sectors.

Why work-from-home is full of challenges for young urban professionals

From rising power bills to cramped work spaces, work-from-home is full of challenges for young professionals

Lockdown needs to have a defined tenure: Anand Mahindra

A day ahead of the fourth phase of nationwide lockdown to end, Mahindra suggested 'Unlock 1.0' for the way forward. "A lockdown, by definition needs to have a defined tenure and perhaps the word itself needs to have a limited shelf life," Anand Mahindra said in a tweet.

Business leaders optimistic of economic revival in 6-9 months

The positives and silver lining in the current COVID-19 and economic slowdown were identified and elucidated at a webinar on ‘New Normal: Impact of Covid on Business and Economy’, organized by CII, Delhi, said a release.

SC issues notice to Tata Sons on cross-appeal of Mistry group firm against NCLAT order

SC issues notice to Tata Sons on cross-appeal of Mistry group firm against NCLAT order

The top court had on January 10 granted relief to Tata group by staying the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) order of December 18 last year, by which Mistry was restored as the executive chairman of the salt-to-software conglomerate.

Motilal Oswal announces bonuses and promotions amid outbreak

Motilal Oswal announces bonuses and promotions amid outbreak

The group made an average bonus pay-out of 18% at group level and paid average incentives of 20%. More than 490 employees were given promotions.

Uncertain times call for certain CXO protocol

Uncertain times call for certain CXO protocol

Several organisations are preparing succession contingencies for senior management.

Sterling and Wilson appoints Raghu Menon as CEO of CoGen Business

Sterling and Wilson appoints Raghu Menon as CEO of CoGen Business

Menon has been with the company as COO since 2018. He will be responsible for business development, market growth and profit and loss for the business, the statement said. Menon has more than two decades of experience across industrial products and turnkey solutions, having played CXO roles in Oil & Gas and Power Generation companies, it said.

Online AGMs: A one-time affair, or a new beginning?

Online AGMs: A one-time affair, or a new beginning?

Online AGMs would make it easier for managements to block out “uneasy” questions on the company’s operation matrices, some investors said. Dissenting shareholders may not even be given a chance to speak, they alleged.

For southern industries trying to crank up, it’s a struggle with 3Ms

For southern industries trying to crank up, it’s a struggle with 3Ms

A broken supply chain has hit small and medium industries across the southern industrial belts. “We can do little except dusting the machine and cleaning the place,” rued Bhargav Sundaram, the chief executive at Callidai. “Mere permission to reopen does not work. The government has to fix issues such as raw material supply, transport and labour.”

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